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HIGHLANDER SEASON 5 POWERED BY BLACKOUT GAMING!
Welcome to the landing page for ETF2L’s 5th season of Highlander! The Highlander league is a recurring appearance after the success of the ETF2L Highlander Community Challenge with over 800 participating teams in 2010. The current season is supported by the wonderful BlackOut Gaming community! Please swing by on one of their servers next time you are looking for a fun public gaming session.
Signups for Highlander Season 5 are still open, teams will join the waiting list to compensate for teams dropping early.
If you are new to 6v6 or competitive TF2, or haven’t played in ETF2L before, take a look at the [Newcomer guide] first. It should get you started in no time!
Every team is placed into a Division that matches their skill level, with 8 teams per Division. The lowest ranked division is Division 6, and the highest is Premiership. Teams from one Division will meet each other once. There will be 7 regular season matches, with playoffs for the top 4 of the Premiership Division and potential tiebreakers for other divisions.
The Season 5 Premiership teams play for their share of the total cash prize of €1,000, generously provided by BlackOut Gaming. The distribution is as follows:
- Premiership winner: €500
- Premiership runner-up: €350
- Premiership third place: €150
As in previous seasons and thanks to Valve Software and Ruskeydoo, players in all divisions will receive in-game medals for winning the group, as well as participation medals for finishing the season. The Premiership Division will have gold, silver and bronze medals for the first three places.
The regular season has 7 match weeks, followed up by three weeks of title playoffs in Premiership or two weeks of potential tiebreakers for other divisions. Here’s the full schedule:
- Signups close: October 24
- Publishing of Provisional Divisions: October 25
- Publishing of Final Divisions: October 26
- Schedule Week: October 27 – November 2
- Main Season: November 3 – December 21 (7 weeks)
- Catch-up Week: Played by January 5
- Tiebreakers and Playoffs: Jan 5 – 25
ETF2L Season 5 banlist is the same as the Highlander Nations Cup #2.
The full list of banned items is as follows:
- The Vita-Saw
- The Enforcer
- The Pomson 6000
- The Phlogistinator
- The Holiday Punch
- The Cleaner’s Carbine
- Pretty Boy’s Pocket Pistol
- The Red-Tape Recorder
- The Huo Long Heatmaker
- The Jingle Belt
- The Bootie Time
- High Five Taunt
- Darwin’s Danger Shield
You can discuss the unlock rules in the Feedback forum [here].
LEAGUE RULES AND CONFIGS
A complete list of all rules governing Season 5, as well as server configs and whitelists can be found in the [Rules Section]
HALL OF FAME
- Season 4 (03/2013-04/2013) – DAROUTOUTOU [Full Archive]
- Season 3 (11/2012-01/2013) – SNSD sponsored by Belial e-Sports [Full Archive] [Secondary Playoffs]
- Season 2 (3/2012-05/2012) – SNSD [Full Archive]
- Season 1 (11/2011-01/2012) – SNSD [Full Archive]