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Announcing Season 31!

Date September 2, 2018


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Welcome to our 31st Season of 6v6 Gaming!

After an exciting season 30 there is no time to waste to announce the upcoming season. We are very happy to be able to announce that our signups are open right now until September 21st 20.00 CEST!

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We are proud to announce that ETF2L is partnering up with the one and only Copenhagen Games! Copenhagen Games have organised a series of LAN events all over the Danish capital since 2010. In 2018, for the first time ever, they hosted a Team Fortress 2 tournament in co-operation with ESU.
It has been recently announced that TF2 will return to Copenhagen in 2019. To celebrate the second showing of our wonderful game at their LAN, Copenhagen Games generously offered us

… for the premiership winners of ETF2L Season 31!

Sponsorship

That said, we are also looking for additional sponsors that would like to chip in to Season 31. If you are interested or know a company, an organisation or an individual who is, do not hesitate to contact any staff member or send an email to [email protected]!

Season Schedule

  • Signups: September 2nd – September 21st, 20:00 CEST (Premiership signups will close early, on September 15th at 21:00 CEST)
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: September 21st
  • Publishing of Final Divisions: September 22nd
  • Pre-Season Premiership Qualifiers: Septmeber 15th – September 22nd
  • Main Season: September 23rd – November 10th (7 Weeks)
  • Playoffs: November 11th – December 1st
  • Premiership Finals: November 25th

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Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf: It’s a wrap!

Date August 30, 2018

Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf is officially over!

Congratulations to UnitedKingdom Se7en for defending their ETF2L title and taking home 1000 € on top!

The winning squad is comprised of:

Right behind our old and new champions European SVIFT sponsored by STN.TF placed second winning 650 € with the 3rd place being awarded to UnitedKingdom the bin (175 €).

Although we all enjoy watching top-notch Team Fortress 2 gameplay, ETF2L is not only about the Premiership Tier. The following teams placed top of their tables in the lower tiers:

Division 1

1.  – European Faint Gaming
2.  – England Quaint Gaming
3.  – Japan Weebtunnel Tactics
3.  – Israel Foreskings

Thanks to generous item donations by you guys to our ETF2L Steam accountEuropean Faint Gaming will be awarded 41 keys for winning our second highest tier! Congratulations!

Division 2

1.  – European SLED GANG
2.  – European throw sum mo
3.  – UnitedKingdom THE JOE ZONE
3.  – European Animate

Mid Tier

1.  – Latvia Spacemen
2.  – UnitedKingdom monkey business
3.  – Netherlands Louis van Gaal's Army
3.  – UnitedKingdom Shit On It

Low Tier

1.  – Russia ЦИРК УРОДОВ
2.  – Sweden Alex Alligator Fanclub
3.  – Poland Spy Boys
3.  – European The Compound

Open Tier

1.  – UnitedArabEmirates h0t b0ys
2.  – European Vague
3.  – Hungary Meat Department
3.  – Lithuania tik is bi

Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading and scrap.tf: Awards

Due to Insomnia 63 the casting / streaming organisations had no opportunity to host an awardshow. Since we have no time anymore to schedule one at this point, here is a simple list of the award winning gamers:

  •  Best Player of the Season: Denmark Thalash
  •  Demoman of the Season: UnitedKingdom kaidus
  •  Medic of the Season: England seeds
  •  Pocket of the Season: Finland amppis
  •  Roamer of the Season: Slovakia adysky
  •  Scout of the Season: Denmark Thalash
  •  Off-classer of the Season: Russia Mr.Epic
  •  Best Premier Division Debut of the Season: Bulgaria shampain
  •  Caster of the Season: Denmark Beater

Congratulations to all award winning teams and players!

Shoutout to our sponsors!

Last but not least, we would like to thank STN-Trading and scrap.tf for their support during Season 30! Make sure to check out their services in the future!

Season 31 is just around the corner. Make sure you gather your players and be on the lookout for that announcement!


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Highlander Season 16: Playoffs and Tiebreaker Scores

Date August 25, 2018

Welcome everyone to the conclusion of the 16th season of ETF2L Highlander for Open, Low, Mid, Division 2, Division 1 and Premiership.

We hope you enjoyed the matches, and for the teams that made it through, congratulations.

All tiers will have playoffs, all playoff matches will be using the Map Elimination system. Note that all dates are estimates and teams are able to negotiate other days by scheduling with their opponents.

If you find yourself on the list of these teams expect an admin to add you and request your availability, if there is no information or insufficient information given we will have to decide your match dates for you. Keep in mind that we will try and accommodate both teams, but the match date may still vary from your provided days, if for example none of the days match with your opponent, but your opponent offered more days than you did. Deadlines listed for the matches are flexible and may be changed in certain situations if admins are contacted about allowing extensions on these.

Schedule

For Mid, Low and Open tiers, the schedule for the playoff matches will be the following.

  • Quarter final matches will be played from 26th August – 1st September.
  • Semi Finals will be played from 2nd – 8th September.
  • Grand Finals will be played from 9th – 15th September.

For Premiership, Division 1 and Division 2 we are going with single elimination bubble bracket, the schedule for the playoff matches will be the following.

  • The Semi Final results must be submitted by 5th of September and the grand finals must be played by 15th of September. If you need to play outside of these dates contact an admin.

Premiership

Matches:

As UnitedStates JOEYOTECH Feila lost head to head against European Strong Opinions they will face European opeen_squad #borninthewrongdiv in the Semi Final.

Semi Final: UnitedStates JOEYOTECH Feila vs European opeen_squad #borninthewrongdiv

The losers of this match will be knocked out, while the winners will advance to the grand final to play against European Strong Opinions.

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Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf: Award Polls!

Date August 14, 2018

The best team in Europe right now is UnitedKingdom Se7en, but who are the best individual performers?
Their premiership level peers decided who has the honor to be nominated… However, it is up to YOU to determine the winners of each category!

So without any further ado:

Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf: Scout of the Season

Total Voters: 467

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Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf: Roamer of the Season

Total Voters: 443

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Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf: Pocket of the Season

Total Voters: 440

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Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf: Demoman of the Season

Total Voters: 446

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Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf: Medic of the Season

Total Voters: 429

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Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf: Offclasser of the Season

Total Voters: 448

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Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf: Debut of the Season

Total Voters: 401

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Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf: Player of the Season

Total Voters: 432

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Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf: Caster of the Season

Total Voters: 424

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Official statement

Date August 7, 2018

The European Team Fortress 2 League and its sponsors STN-Trading and scrap.tf distance themselves from the behavior of two premiership players, Croatia Pred and CzechRepublic degu, on the social media platform Twitter. The aforementioned individuals are in no way representatives of our league, its staff or its community. We strictly condemn any kind of racism, sexism or intolerance towards people of different cultures, religions, countries, genders or sexual orientation. Our entire staff is shocked by the abuse that one of our most respected and loved members of this community had to suffer and feels nothing but compassion for Canada uberchain.

Like everyone else we believe it is our duty to take action in the matter. However, it is important to consider that neither Croatia Pred or CzechRepublic degu, as insulting and disgusting as their behavior was, have broken any match or forum rules. The offence in question happened on a third party service without an affiliation to ETF2L or the TF2 community. Unlike professional esport leagues we do not have any kind of contract with our teams and players that would have been broken. The expectation of some to remove these players from the league altogether cannot be met.

That said: premiership players, while not being representatives of the league, often function as role models for beginners and younger players. We cannot and will not let this matter simply slide. We want to raise everyone’s awareness of toxic behavior inside our small community and call out the people responsible for creating an unpleasant environment.

Behaving in such a way will not be rewarded.
Thus, as a result of their actions, CzechRepublic degu will not be eligible to nominate or be nominated for the Season 30 sponsored by STN-Trading & scrap.tf award polls.

We will also be issuing the following bans:

CzechRepublic degu will be banned from all ETF2L competitions for 2 months.
Croatia Pred will be banned from all ETF2L competitions until the end of the year.

Furthermore, UnitedKingdom the bin– who Croatia Pred is a leader for and hence is a representative of the team – will only be awarded 50% of their prize money for season 30. The other half of €175 in total will be donated to a charity of Canada uberchain‘s choice which supports victims of sexual harassment and abuse. Our sponsors as well as Canada uberchain have welcomed the idea of sending a message this way. We are aware that this is only a small gesture, but a signal like this can go a long way.

Reconsidering our approach

The events of this week will have us relook at our rules and policies. In the past some violations of our rules regarding verbal abuse and harassment have not been followed up on thoroughly. We will question ourselves, our rules and the punishment for violations of those for the future. At the time of this post being published there are already plans to huddle up with other community websites and services in order to work out a community-wide report system.

Toxicity and discrimination have no place in our league and our community!


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