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Provisional Divisions & Map Schedule for Season 12, Highlander Updates and Staff Changes

Date April 21, 2012

Season 12: Provisional Divisions

First of all of course the topic everyone was waiting for: The provisional divisions! Complaints should be directed to an admin in private, praise can be posted in our public forum, as usual. Please also note that the divisions are still subject to change and the final divisions will be released on Sunday, when more information about the upcoming season should also be released.

Season 12: Map Schedule

Week 1: cp_badlands & cp_gullywash_final1
Week 2: cp_gullywash_final1 & cp_granary
Week 3: cp_granary & cp_snakewater
Week 4: cp_snakewater & cp_gravelpit
Week 5: cp_gravelpit & cp_badlands
Week 6: cp_ badlands & cp_obscure_final
Week 7: cp_obscure_final & gullywash_final1

Staff Changes

ETF2L has always tried to have more than one active Head Admin on staff, so that no important decision could pass with just one person’s approval. Sadly due to Netherlands RaCio‘s ongoing inactivity it has become time to assign a new Head Admin to fill the gap. It is no secret that Germany CanFo has been crucial in keeping the wheels of ETF2L turning, this very post announcing him as the new Head Admin is a testimony to that. He had to be the one pushing for someone to write some kind words about him, to quote himself: “[…] and someone needs to write a little text that praises me in an appropriate manner”. Congratulations on the promotion!

500 Pound Sterling for the Highlander Showmatch

You may have heard about the Highlander Showmatch on April 25 that features all players from Europe’s top 3 6v6 teams UK Team InfusedEuropean Epsilon eSports and European Crack Clan. If you have not, you can still take part in the decision process for who plays which class.

As a little incentive to take the match a bit more seriously, a generous anonymous (and most likely mystical, maybe even a bit shadowy) person has donated £500 towards this match. We do not want to betray too much for now but we will include a viewer competition. More on the use of the prize pot in a later post!

Highlander Season 2: Catch-up week

We are approaching the last play week of the second ETF2L Highlander Season. With many matches still unplayed (ಠ_ಠ Division 1 teams) we are giving everyone one extra week to schedule and play their matches if both teams agree. The final deadline for all matches is May 6 06:00 CEST. Please note that no default dates are set to any day after the week 5 deadline (April 28), if you want to use the catch up week you need to schedule the match(es) yourselves.

As usual, wildcards are not allowed during the last play week, which starts this Sunday (April 22nd). If your opponent uses a wildcard, please either agree to a reschedule on the match page or make them aware that the old schedule is still valid, and that they should contact an admin to sort out the situation.

Highlander Nations Cup!

Some of you have noticed that we have added a new team-type, the National Highlander Team. The rumours are true, we are planning a Highlander Nations Cup that will most likely run in June. We are, as always, willing to experiment with this cup. For example we are thinking about running this with fixed playdates, so as to run similar to a real world cup – and make the combination with a 6v6 Nations Cup possible. Please direct all your comments on what the map pool, the unlocks ruleset and scheduling type should be to our feedback forum.

At the moment, we are looking for volunteers to become Team Captains of their respective countries. To be considered the true representative of your nation, you will need the approval of the Highlander admin team. Candidates should drop an email to [email protected] to claim captaincy. Players who have proven themselves in previous Highlander seasons as reliable leaders and have a good reputation in the scene will have priority over those who do not.

Wireplay 9v9 Season 1

Still not enough Highlander? The Wireplay Team Fortress 2 League is opening the signups for their very first Highlander League. Maps and unlocks are still to be decided and your feedback is appreciated.

  • Deadline for signups: May 4
  • Start of week 1: May 14

For more information visit the Wireplay page or ask the friendly admin staff around b0nes (not the one from the movies but not less awesome) on IRC in #wptf2l.


  1. Elm0: LAME said:

    gz for head admin:]

  2. ashkan said:

    CanFo best admin EU

  3. Nuck: TIDS - TSGHUH said:

    congrats CanFo, may the force be with you!

  4. Comedian said:

    canfo, best hugger etf2l staff!

  5. irfx: EPA said:

    CanFo iz ze credit to team!

  6. atomic said:

    gz CanFo <3

  7. Brainmaster: GoT<3 - #WW said:

    Good to see etf2l also advertising for wireplay. :)

  8. Tardus: ez-sports.ru said:

    can we have some drama about divs already plz

  9. TheShadoW: trolltech - [MC] said:

    ^worst division placement ever

  10. Tardus: ez-sports.ru said:


  11. Tawks said:

    gogo Canfo!

  12. Pynklùùùnningen: CotC said:


  13. Admirable: (Toucan Ambassador) said:

    Big thanks to RaCio!

  14. d2m: vertex » - derptex9 said:

    Congrats CanFo! Only about a year late :D

  15. hoppi: TIDS said:

    baerbel for head admin!

  16. Kiler4fun: SUAVE said:

    Gz CanFo!

    Also let eQ. play for better divs :D

  17. CanFo: (Legend) - [HA] - #T4F said:

    Pinky, that was … borderline :D

  18. doks said:

    gz CanFiii :)

  19. Pynklùùùnningen: CotC said:

    PLEASE don’t put all the good div3 teams in one div

  20. Oxy: TC.Express said:

    I will purposely do my best to make your div as hard as possible pinkeh :D
    Thats right

    gz to canFo :D

  21. Mike: TEZC said:

    finally! about time someone else became head admin, gz canfo!

  22. Trath said:

    I have submitted my application. Please dont forget to look at it.

  23. Permzilla: (Legend) - (☞゚ヮ゚)☞ - WiK? said:

    well deserved canfo gz :D

  24. lolage: TSPAG said:

    canfo to save tf2 from dieing

  25. Swifty: ξ(゜ヮ゜)ξ said:

    Seriously, to save TF2, have Canfo, baerbel and kaidus as head admins. It will save TF2.

  26. Trent: ‹Con› said:

    Oh Trath…

  27. CanFo: (Legend) - [HA] - #T4F said:

    Thanks for the kind words! I have actually been doing head admin tasks for the past ~1.5 months already but there were so many more important challenges than announcing it :D

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