Highlander Season 21 Powered by Mannco.store: Premiership Qualifiers!

Date March 13, 2020

The Highlander Season 21 Premiership Qualifiers are hereby announced. Luxembourg SDCK! sponsored by tf2hunt.com and UnitedStates POYOTECH will keep their Premiership spot based on last seasons performance, Uganda Ugandan Pizza Police will be granted a Premiership spot for winning the Division 1 last season. Based on the applications received and past results we have decided that Italy BANK HEI$T will receive an automatic spot. This leaves four teams to fight for two spots in a double elimination bracket.

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The Highlander Open #3 powered by KEYS-STORE.COM: Tables and Fixtures Released!

Date March 8, 2020

The groups and fixtures for the competition have been released. You’ll get paired up against another team in your group every week at Sunday morning depending on both teams’ availability so make sure to get your leaders to set your teams availability here.

A guide on how to change availability among other things related to playing matches on ETF2L can be found here.

The FAQ and whitelist for The Highlander Open #3 can be found here.

Remember that all agreements about mercs should be recorded on the match page and that during the group stages stopwatch maps are to be played as best of three.

If you have any questions about the event, contact an admin.

N.B. We have not reviewed rosters yet, if a team has over experienced players that aren’t tagged as buddy or leader the players will be removed from the roster. If a team wants to check if their team has over experienced players they should contact an admin.

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

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Saturday Evening Bans and Staff Changes

Date February 22, 2020

Bans

Please note that some of these bans were enacted before the release of this newspost!

Anti-Cheat

The following players have been caught cheating by the Anti-Cheat team. They have been banned from ETF2L for one year:

The following player abused the Quantum Crouch exploit in an official and was banned until the end of Highlander Season 20:

League

The following player showed extreme disrespect at the passing of a League Admin and will be banned for five years:

The following player showed inappropriate behaviour around a minor and has been banned for six months:

The following players were involved in a case of non-permitted acquisition of profits and have been banned until the end of 6v6 Season 35:

The following players were banned from ETF2L for severe flaming and racism:

The following player was banned from ETF2L for heavy screenshot abuse:

Demo Bans

The following players failed to provide a requested demo several times. They have been banned from ETF2L for their respective durations:

  • Belgium senko – not uploading demos twice – Two weeks
  • Bulgaria Odin. – not uploading demos twice – Two weeks
  • Russia Fridge :] – not uploading demos twice – Two weeks
  • Luxembourg CazaroC – not uploading demos three times – Two months
  • France Big Papa MattJ – not uploading demos three times – Two months

VAC Bans

The following players have been caught with VAC bans possibly affecting TF2, and will be banned from ETF2L for one year:

+ 65 inactive ETF2L accounts.

As these players have not been caught cheating by our staff, their match results are not affected.

If you were banned due to a VAC ban on your Steam account that doesn’t affect TF2, please contact an admin to get the ETF2L ban removed.

Staff Changes

We are happy to announce that Poland supra and  England proky have successfully completed their trial periods and are now (/again) part of the League Admin Staff.
We additionally welcome Germany juni in our Anti-Cheat team, who has also successfully completed his trial period.


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Announcing Highlander Open #3 powered by KEYS-STORE.COM!

Date February 15, 2020

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Tell me if this sounds familiar, you are new to competitive TF2 and:

  • You want to play competitive TF2 but you are afraid you’re not good enough.
  • You want to play competitive TF2 but you find it hard to find a team.
  • You want to play competitive TF2 but you have no idea what you’re doing.

Welcome to the long overdue third edition of the Highlander Open! Here we host a tournament designed mainly for those NEW TO COMPETITIVE TF2.

However those who are long-standing members of ETF2L, we need your help as well, there will be (hopefully) hundreds of new players in need of guidance and we’re calling on you to be the ones to offer them insight on how to play the 9v9 format. The top buddies will be rewarded with prizes (more info on that in a later newspost).

If you’re organising a team for this event we recommend looking for an experienced player (buddy) to help you out. We also recommend that you read through our match guide as well as this signup guide so you can get a good idea on how this whole thing works.

Prizes

Thanks to our friends at KEYS-STORE.COM, wiethoofd from whitelist.tf and buddhapest from trade.tf and bazaar.tf we are very happy to announce the prize pool for this event will be 108 keys!

1st – 54 keys (6 each)
2nd – 27 keys (3 each)
3rd – 18 keys (2 each)
4th – 9 keys (1 each)

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