Announcing Highlander Season 21 Powered by Mannco.store!

Date March 6, 2020

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Announcing Highlander Season 21 Powered by Mannco.store!

All the information regarding the coming Season can either be found in this newspost, or will be released shortly!

For tiers we’ll be aiming to run swiss again for Open and Mid. This is still potentially subjected to change depending on the final signup numbers.

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Season Schedule

  • Signups: 6th March – 20th March 21:00 CET (Premiership signup deadline is Match 13th 21:00 CET)
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: 20th March
  • Publishing of Final Divisions: 21st March
  • Premiership Qualifiers: 14th – 21st March
  • Main Season: 22nd March – 1st May (5 Weeks)
  • Break for Copenhagen Games. No games will be played between 8th – 11th April
  • Playoffs: 3rd May – 24th May

Prize Pool

Thanks to our friends at Mannco.store we are happy to announce that the winners of the Premiership Division will receive $200 of Mannco.store funds which can be cashed out or used on TF2 items.

gold medal 1st Place – $200 Mannco.store funds

Map pool

The map pool will be staying the same for Season 21.

Map Rotation

Whitelist

There are no changes to the whitelist this season.

The whitelist for Season 21 can be found here.

Sign-up Process

Division 1 and 2 remain in place. Teams looking into playing in either of these divisions will need to sign up to High tier when signing up for the season. If teams would want to specify to which of these Divisions they want to be placed in, we strongly encourage teams to send in an application to us with the said method below.

Make sure to choose your desired tier when signing up for the season in the sign-up process. If you created a new team, feel free to apply for the tier you believe you deserve you should be in. To prove you are capable of the tier you applied for, we require you to submit screenshots or logs of results from your recent practice matches or tournaments where you scored decent results against teams that play on the level you aim for, send an application to [email protected] (details listed below) with a suitable subject. Emails with subjects like “Hello”, “Hi” or anything else that cannot be identified as a team applying for a tier by mail may be ignored. Teams signing up for the high division are advised to send an email whether they have a preference to either play division 1 or 2. If no email is send by a team signing up for high they will get placed by admins based on the roster of the team.

Additionally, since it happens time and time again, you do not sign up by mail, you sign up on the site and apply by mail if you are a newly formed team playing in anything higher than Open.

The quantity of screenshots or logs is not the most important factor in this case, it’s more of a helpful measure for us to figure out if your team will be able to keep up with the pace. There is no magical, minimum or maximum number of screenshots or logs that you have to submit.

When sending links to logs on logs.tf or similar it is highly recommended that you include a short explanatory comment for each linked log, e.g. who your opponents are supposed to be and where they played last season. Also helpful for us, but not a must, however, is adding who the opposing team is in each screenshot or log (and maybe even the division they played in the last time). That makes it easier for us because sometimes it can be quite hard (especially in the lower tiers) to figure out who the teams in the screenshots are. We will not accept plain lists of logs without any comments!

Please note that the success of your request also strongly depends on the free slots in the tier you aim for. Established teams will be favored over new teams or teams that request to jump a tier. The screenshots have to be uploaded to an online image storage service (for example, you can use Imgur or Dropbox). Keep in mind that if you opt for zipped archives with tons of pictures attached to an e-mail, your application will be ignored. Keep it clean.

If you are applying for Open tier (which is our entry division), you do not have to provide any proof that you are capable of playing at that level.

Please send your application to [email protected]. The tier assignment request has to include the following information in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will be ignored!

  • Do not use HTML in your e-mail. If you want to add a link, just paste the link in the e-mail as you would enter it in your browser.
  • Team name
  • Team link on ETF2L.org
  • Tier you are applying for
  • Link to the online photo album with comments
  • Reasons why your team deserves to be placed in the tier you applied for (optional)

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31 Comments

  1. derdan: DIABLO - CHIKEN said:

    the whitelist link moves you to http://whitelist.tf/configure think you want to fix that…

  2. mezzo: LMG - SDCK said:

    finally i can quit my job gg

  3. bluR-: op_sqd said:

    ^

  4. Lucian: $$$ said:

    mezzo: OPFOR – SDCK said:
    Today, 00:04

    finally i can quit my job gg

  5. Dwapking: Feeder - COGU said:

    why does this start during 6s playoffs?

  6. AlesKee: (League Admin) - SDCK said:

    Because avoiding overlap is pretty much impossible.

  7. samii: KANKERBOYS said:

    YES

  8. supra: █▀█ █▄█▀█▀ said:

    derdan:

    the whitelist link moves you to http://whitelist.tf/configure think you want to fix that…

    thanks to Wiethoofd it’s fixed already

  9. Citrus: ВТ. said:

    the banner is cool

  10. Adje: want it? - POYO said:

    no preseason cup?

  11. Clark: SDCK said:

    What for though? Maps are the same, so is the whitelist.

  12. Adje: want it? - POYO said:

    That’s the very reason I’m asking.
    The last time we had a different map (not counting pro versions) was Propaganda which instantly got swapped for Warmtic again after a season. Other than that no changes have been made to the map pool since Season 14 where we had Process instead of triple koth. That was 2-3 years ago.

  13. Laiky: . - |FV| said:

    swiftwater instead of steel pog

  14. HartzFartz: (ETF2L Donator) - T9! - ᴏғᴏ said:

    I feel like at this point we can just drop gullywash as well and replace it with a 4th koth map like lakeside or reservoir.

  15. Dave_the_Irate: v4 said:

    Does anyone actually like badwater_pro_v9? I know there are a lot of people who outright hate badwater. But among those that do like badwater is v9 really preferred over both the original and newer versions? Unless all the newer versions are broken (and I’m unaware) I see no particular reason to use v9.

  16. HartzFartz: (ETF2L Donator) - T9! - ᴏғᴏ said:

    Sad thing is pro_v9 is one of the worse pro version of the map. Barely fixes anything while breaking other things and at the same time it adds things that nobody asked for.

  17. Dwapking: Feeder - COGU said:

    Three koth maps is enough imo.

    Upward, badwater and steel are also still worth twice the points of the other four maps during the regular season.

  18. NuTRiCuLa: op_sqd said:

    steel in 2020 omegalul

  19. TendoN: мге Park - sex said:

    this is so fucking retarded REMOVE STEEL LMFAO

  20. ollitf: o5. - Tissi said:

    selling printed out maps of cp_steel for 5€ ea.

  21. 31 said:

    this is so fucking retarded REMOVE STEEL LMFAO

  22. Big Papa MattJ: ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    this is so fucking retarded REMOVE STEEL LMFAO

  23. b33p: (ETF2L Donator) - PHEMXX - -st- said:

    Nice.

    But needs more gravelpit)

  24. Detoed.: V.B - $$$ said:

    remove yourself idiot, steel its best map in this game (after dustbowl)

  25. 31 said:

    this is so fucking retarded REMOVE DETOYED LMFAO

  26. Sketis: v4 said:

    pls add another different pl map

  27. AxioMr: COGU said:

    where’s my preseason cup?

  28. HartzFartz: (ETF2L Donator) - T9! - ᴏғᴏ said:

    omfg get rid of week 1 and add week 7 & 8. what the heck is wrong with the admins

  29. smrk: Opa! said:

    What happened to vigil?

  30. BlastFM said:

    Vigil is a happy resident of a country “rubbish bin”

  31. Big Papa MattJ: ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    vigil is too confusing for both new players and prem players apparently

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