Attention Premiership Highlander Teams: koth_lakeside_r2 has been changed to koth_lakeside_f2. please use this version of the map instead for your Scrims & Officials.

Experimental Highlander Cup #3

Date September 24, 2012


It’s that time of the year again for ETF2L to step into untested waters and experiment with new or untried maps for our league. We hope during this tournament not to crash into any icebergs or navigate through a rough sea of bugs, bad design and unexciting gameplay. Rather we hope to give everyone a chance to test out 3 potentially superbly exciting, unique maps and give us feedback – you can give us feedback in our Idea Box forum. All information regarding this tournament can be found on its hub page.

Signups are now closed!


Brackets will be linked as soon as they are available


The the cup will be held on Thursday, September 27th, starting at 20.00 CEST. All teams will be divided into bracktes of 16 teams. You can sign up with both, Highlander and Fun teams. The signups are open and will close on September 26 at 21 CEST. The cup will be single elimination with all matches up to the final played on the same night. The finals are to be played before Sunday, October 7th

  • 20:00 CEST – Round of 16 Starts – ctf_haunt_a1
  • 21:00 CEST – Round of 8 Starts – cp_gorge
  • 22:00 CEST – Round of 4 Starts – pl_swiftwater_ugc
  • Finals – To be scheduled by the teams and played until Sunday, October 7 – Best of three, maps are picked with the ETF2L map pick system [Explanation]


Payload and CP Maps

  • Bo3 – All matches will be a Bo3 of AB rounds
  • Screenshots of each AB rotation are required
  • To enter the score, each AB rotation counts as a map. Therefore if you won 2 – 0, enter the score as 2-0 for 2 maps (both pl_swiftwater or cp_gorge). If you won 2 – 1, enter the scores as 2 – 1 for both, and tick the golden cap box

CTF Maps

  • Matches will be played as first to 7 (Bo13) and with timelimit 20
  • In the event of a draw play a Bo1 GC round with timelimit 10

Make sure to let admins know if your match is running more than 5 minutes late! If you are 10 minutes late then set mp_timelimit to 15 minutes, and so on. This is to keep the next round on time.


As well as the unlocks previously allowed in S2, we are allowing all of these newer items. Provide feedback on these items here

The updated whitelist can be found here


  • Baby Face’s Blaster – [Link]
  • Pretty Boy’s Pocket Pistol – [Link]
  • Flying Guillotine – [Link]


  • Beggar’s Bazooka – [Link]




  • Hitman’s Heatmaker – [Link]
  • Cleaner’s Carbine – [Link]


  • Red-Tape Recorder – [Link]

Special Rules

For this cup more mercs than in the league are allowed. Instead of the usual 1 merc being allowed, and 2 if the opponents agree, 2 mercs are allowed by default and 3 if the opponents agree!

For everything else, standard ETF2L 9v9 rules apply.


  1. Kalhó: MM - Nave said:

    For when a mge cup?

  2. Oxy: TC.Express said:

    Looks great, would have liked to seen the Beggar’s Bazooka banned since that can result in some real BS plays but others than that real nice stuff :)

  3. Muuki: sirkkels - GG said:

    yeah well this is an EXPERIMENTAL cup for a reason

  4. Ritalin: [d¿s] said:

    swiftwater is already a staple of good HL map pools. what’s experimental about having it in this cup?

  5. SabaSaba: [hePPa] said:

    ETFl has never had it. That’s why.

  6. Casual: prtyboiz - T⑨ said:

    ‘Soilder’, nice proofreading.

  7. Spride: iveR - SOAS said:

    we are still waiting for the HIGHLANDER SEASON 2 MEDALS..

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  9. ashkan said:

    Gorge, whoo!

  10. THE_WILLY said:

    I’d like to merc, can almost everything :) add me

  11. MInd: [hePPa] said:

    Shooting a people in swiftwater setup time allowed? You can shoot trought the windows with any hitscan.

  12. fraac: JOHN - CENATION said:

    who picked the brackets? i’m very much not high bracket. jesus

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