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Highlander Nations Cup #7: Captains & Group Stage

Date July 16, 2021

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The captains have been decided! Here is a list:



6v6 Season 39: Provisional Tiers

Date July 1, 2021

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Provisional Tiers

Down below are this season’s provisional tiers. If you can’t find your team it could be due to you recently changing your team name. Teams marked in yellow are more likely to be moved if there is a need to change teams around.

Unhappy about your place? Feel free to contact us over at our Discord Server. These tiers are still subjected to change if teams make a good case as to why they should be moved.

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ETF2L Anti-Cheat Then and Now – Transparency Post

Date June 28, 2021

“Nothing stokes my ire like a cheater. Deception, duplicity, murder — these are merely tools in a toolbox one can use to ensure a job done well. But cheating? I cannot even wrap my head around the point of it. Wouldn’t you know you had cheated? How on Earth could you maintain crisp certainty of your superiority to all others? And if you’re unable to do that, what’s the point of anything?”
Text Source: https://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=6679

Why we are publishing a Transparency Post

Every now and then we receive questions about how the ETF2L Anti-Cheat team operates and how we have operated in the past. As most of these questions revolve around the same topics, we want to give the community a chance to gain a better insight by explaining some of our workflows as well as describe changes that happened over the years. This post was written by Head Anti-Cheat Admin Germany Amaterasu with the help of former Head Anti-Cheat Admin Germany quintosh, who also had the main idea for a post like this, and former ETF2L admin Sweden ashkan.

We will start with the question that we probably receive the most:

“The ETF2L Anti-Cheat team has wrongly banned innocent people for cheating before, why should we believe that they can’t be wrong now too?”

Whatever your opinions on the more recent ban decisions may be, ETF2L unbanned Sweden BeaVerN in 2011 after a new set of Anti-Cheat admins re-opened an investigation into the case. They believed the evidence was insufficient and did not prove with any certainty that he was in fact cheating. After that case, actions were taken in an effort to minimize the likelihood of reaching an incorrect cheating ban verdict again for all future cases. If you want to read up on the staff response at the time you can find it here.
In order to understand what exactly happened and what changed after that event in 2011, we need to take a short look at the history of how the admin staff of ETF2L operated. Due to it being more than ten years since then, some things cannot be recounted with 100% accuracy, but the general progression seems clear.
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6v6 Season 39: Finalisation & Premiership Teams

Date June 28, 2021

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No Premiership Qualifiers

For the Season 39 we received 8 Premiership applications. Therefore there won’t be any Premiership Qualifiers. The teams going straight to Premiership are:


We’ll be having a prize pool for Season 39’s Premiership Tier. The split will be the following:

  • gold medal 1st – 132 euros
  • silver medal 2nd – 78 euros

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Announcing The Highlander Nations Cup #7

Date June 25, 2021

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6v6 Nations Cup is almost over and we are on the brink of beginning the Highlander Nations Cup. Will Poland defend their Crown? Will we see the return of the USA?

The Cup will feature a Group Stage and a single-elimination Tournament, and will take place throughout July and August. Each country will be represented by one team consisting out of players of the same nationality, led by a Captain chosen through the applications process.


  • Captains Applications: 26th June – 14th July
  • Announce Captains & Groups: 18th July
  • Group Stage Round 1: 19th July – 25th July
  • Group Stage Round 2: 26th July – 1st August
  • Group Stage Round 3:  2nd August – 8th August
  • Tiebreakers: 9th August – 12th August
  • Round of 16: 13th August – 16th August
  • Quarter Finals: 17th August – 21st August
  • Semi Finals: 22nd August – 25th August
  • Grand Finals and Bronze Match: 26th August – 29th August

IMPORTANT! We do encourage teams to make use of their roster of up to 20 players. Mercs will not be allowed! (Although we may be more lenient regarding the verification time.)

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