August 31, 2009
Nations cup start
After one week of sign-ups, the ETF2L nations cup is ready to start. 30 countries from all around Europe signed up for this event. The event will go as follows:
All teams will participate in the group stage, which will consist of six groups of four teams, and two groups of three. The groups with three teams will play matches of three maps, this way every team will play six maps total in the group phase. After everyone has played a match against the rest of his group, the best two of each group will continue to the playoff stage, which will be a single elimination tournament.
To create balanced groups, and balanced play-offs, we have seeded the participants into three pots. A, B and C, based on their skill and past performance. Pot A has also been seeded 1 to 8, in order to try to make the play-offs more interesting. Each group stage group will consist of one team from Pot A, one from Pot B and two Pot C teams.
The seedings are as follows:
- 1. Finland
- 2. Sweden
- 3. England
- 4. Belgium
- 5. Germany
- 6. Russia
- 7. France
- 8. Norway
- Czech Republic
These groups have been randomly seeded into divisions, which you can see here:
This means each team will have to play either two or three matches. The final deadline for these matches is 1st of October. This means 1 match per week, and 1 additional week for catchups.
Rules, maps and details
- Maps Week 1 (1-7 September): cp_badlands, cp_gravelpit, (3rd map for Group A+B: cp_granary)
- Maps Week 2 (8-14 September): cp_granary, ctf_turbine, (3rd map for Group A+B: cp_fastlane)
- Maps Week 3 (15-21 September): cp_freight, cp_well, (3rd map for Group A+B: cp_badlands)
- Unlocks: All unlocks allowed, for any class, except for the sandman.(A detailed post with our new rules and config will be released in a few days from today.)
Please start scheduling and playing your matches as soon as possible.
Public server update
As some of you have already noticed, our public server recently changed its IP address. Its physical location has remained the same. You can now find the server at the address pub.etf2l.org (or 188.8.131.52). Please update your favorites accordingly. The server status can always be seen on the widget in the rightmost sidebar.