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Highlander Season 15 Playoffs Prelude

Date April 29, 2018

Written by England chando

This 15th season of Highlander has seen a surge teams both new and prosperous and veteran to the premiership pool. The influx of fresh talent has made for an interesting season as far as which team has seeded where.

:elephant:

Rising above the rest and with great comparison to their name, European :elephant: stands at the top of the table, remarkably having a perfect 30 point run in the group stage (one of the best group stage results we’ve seen for a long time in ETF2L Highlander). Despite being a “new team”, the roster is mostly an amalgamation of former premiership powerhouse Luxembourg Super Dickmann's KANNONEN! with some former Highlander legends filling the gaps. Notably, the pick up of the notorious pick class Germany Der_Milchmann who has gone to great lengths to deliver consistent results against the competition despite taking a long break from the premiership division.

Other standout players this season include, soldier Israel JackyLegs who currently is leading in kills per minute and reaching second in damage per minute throughout the season. Netherlands SandBurn has also had no trouble holding onto the best heavy currently in Europe, completely dominating the competition. Currently he holds the highest kills per minute, damage per minute, least deaths per minute and amazingly least damage taken per minute. Needless to say engie extraordinaire UnitedKingdom cherryrendezvous also holds the current top spot for both kills per minute, damage per minute and second in deaths per minute.

This behemoth of a roster is certainly a mighty challenge for the remaining teams fortunate enough to squeeze into playoffs.
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Meet Your Map Cup! Update

Date April 28, 2018

Meet Your Map Cup

The groups are live and some minor adjustments have been made.

First up, both Cardinal and Synthetic have received updates. You can find their latest versions listed down below

Due to the large amount of teams signing up we’ll be needing an additional round in the playoff stage resulting in the following schedule.

Schedule

Group stage – Saturday April 28th

Round 1: 18:00 CEST – cp_cardinal_rc1a

Round 2: 18:45 CEST – cp_propaganda_b3

Round 3: 19:30 CEST – koth_synthetic_b5

The round of 16 match may be rescheduled onto Sunday if both teams agree. Results do have to be submitted before the start of the next round which is at 18:00 CEST.

Playoff stage – Saturday April 28th

Round of 32: 20:30 CEST

Round of 16: 22:00 CEST

Playoff stage – Sunday April 29th

Quarter final: 18:00 CEST

Semifinal: 19:30 CEST

Grand final: 21:00 CEST


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Highlander Season 15: Playoffs and Tiebreaker Scores

Date April 23, 2018

Welcome, everyone, to the conclusion of the 15th season of ETF2L Highlander for Open, Mid, High 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 High, Mid and Open tiers, the schedule for the playoff matches will be the following.

  • Quarter final matches will be played from 23rd April – 28th April.
  • Semi Finals will be played from 28th April – 5th May.
  • Grand Finals will be played from 6th May – 13th May.

For Premiership, the schedule for the playoff matches will be the following.

  • The Semi Final results must be submitted by 30th of April and the grand finals must be played by 13th of May. If you need to play outside of these dates contact an admin.

Premiership

For the Premiership Tier, we are going with single elimination bubble bracket.

Matches:

Semi Final: Poland Feila eSports finanzieren durch DROPS vs Sweden Lucrosa

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

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Beater Presents: Meet Your Map Cup!

Date April 21, 2018

Meet Your Map Cup

With ETF2L Season 29 almost wrapped up the time has come to announce a brand new cup! Prepare for two action packed days featuring three brand new, never seen before maps selected by none other than Denmark Beater himself. Signed up teams will be assigned to a random non-seeded group with 4 teams in total. Fear not, all teams that sign up will go through to the playoff stage. Due to some gracious donations a 150€ prizepool will be available for the finalists of this cup. After the cup each team will be able to vote for their favourite map. Only teams participating will be eligible to vote, team leaders will be contacted for further information after the cup.

If you want more information about all the created map or the map competition you go and check out the thread on the TF2Maps forums.

>>>Signup now!<<<

Signups close April 27th at 23:00 CEST

Prizepool

This will go to teams that end up partaking in the upper playoff stage.

1st: 100€

2nd: 50

Schedule

During the groups stage maps are played best of one with draws being allowed. During playoffs this will be done by golden cap with a timelimit of 15 minutes, the team that holds mid when the timelimit is reached wins.

Group stage – Saturday April 28th

Round 1: 18:00 CEST – cp_cardinal_rc1a

Round 2: 18:45 CEST – cp_propaganda_b3

Round 3: 19:30 CEST – koth_synthetic_b5

After the group stages the top and bottom two teams of each group will go through into a separate playoff stage. This playoff stage will be played as a single elimination bracket with its size depending on the amount of signups. All games in the knockout stage will be played as a best of three. During playoffs

The playoff scheduling is still subjected to change! This due to it depending on signup numbers, if changes occur an updated schedule will be posted as soon as signups close.

Playoff stage – Saturday April 28th

Playoff round 1: 20:30 CEST

Playoff stage – Sunday April 29th

Quarter final: 18:00 CEST

Semifinal: 19:30 CEST

Grand final: 21:00 CEST

Whitelist

This cup will not be used to test new weapons/unlocks and will thus use the season 29 whitelist. You can find it here.

Season 29 Grand Finals: Se7en vs Ascent.EU

Date April 19, 2018

Written by Aelkyr

Strap in, as the ETF2L S29 Grand Finals are about to happen. At the start of the season, they were 8, and after some surprising results, last minute folds and roster shufflings, only those 2 teams stand tall, ready to face each other for the third and final time this season.

UnitedKingdom Se7en are coming from the upper bracket final, where UnitedKingdom Se7en were able to dispatch France Ascent.EU in 2 close maps. The talent-filled roster led by UnitedKingdom kaidus went through some major changes this season, with the iconic soldier duo of England Drackk and Netherlands kaptain, as well as UnitedKingdom Raymon stepping down, and replacing them are England Thaigrr, Slovakia adysky and England seeds. France Ascent.EU have managed to keep the same roster for all of the season.

Now, UnitedKingdom Se7en are looking a bit stronger, having won the last two confrontations, seemingly unfazed by their roster changes, but France Ascent.EU are the kind of team that can dig deep and carry on, as last season they managed to reach the grand final despite coming into the playoffs as the 4th seed and having never played a prem final before. Now that they have a more experienced roster, is it going to be all downhill for UnitedKingdom Se7en? Or will the lucky numbers be too much and UnitedKingdom Se7en will win their 7th title tonight? Tune in to twitch.tv/teamfortresstv with England TurboTabs and Denmark Beater on the microphone with England gemm on the camera at 20:45 CEST to find out!

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