Highlander Season 7 powered by Tt eSPORTS: Provisional Divisions

Date October 25, 2014

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Provisonal Divisions

The signup count for Highlands Season 7 powered by Tt eSPORTS is 128 teams. The divisions are still subject to change, there is no guarantee for anyone except those teams who earned promotion or stayed comfortably in the middle of their division.

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If you are not happy with the division that your team has been placed in, please contact an admin in IRC as soon as possible. Keep in mind that much like during the signup process, you must provide evidence of your ability to perform at the level of the division you wish to enter. This means, at minimum, a screenshot album displaying performance of your team against other similar-skilled teams. These pictures can be taken from PCWs, scrims, cups, other leagues and so on. However we do not necessarily take into consideration screenshots that were submitted after the deadline.

If you cannot find your team on the Provisional Divisions you most likely ended up on the Waiting List. That can happen, even if you sign up in time, because we can only fit in teams in groups of eight. So signing up on the last day is always a risky thing to do. But as already stated elsewhere, during the first two weeks between 10-20 teams will drop out of the season. Those teams will then be replaced by teams on the Waiting List.

48 Comments

  1. ducky said:

    LAWL NICE DI…wait this is highlander? nobody cares about highlander…

  2. [email protected]: MERKEL - owo said:

    Ewww, got placed higher than we wanted :S

  3. nevier: (XD ͜ʖXD) said:

    i will never understand why admins put teams in the divs they dont even wanna go to. we signed up for d2 and not d1 and we also have proven enough screenshots to prove that

  4. juju said:

    nevier quz d1 is gonna be 2ez

  5. Hildreth: MUUQ - bad said:

    I hope your comments are a joke Ducky, otherwise take that (League Admin) tag off your name.

  6. asadawarf: #ΣDM - (°)> said:

    where is soup-a-stars… where is my team :(

  7. Alycidon said:

    I’m surprised that people complain about being placed in a higher division than they originally applied for, especially coming from the HLO teams that did really well into the knockout stages. You should be grateful that the admins thought you deserved to be placed among the better teams for whatever reason.

  8. Karx: ㄕサ said:

    hlo teams are in d2…

  9. Scissors: (ETF2L Donator) said:

    Damn straight, Hildreth. Highlander should be respected for the artform it is

  10. Asaaj said:

    LAWL NICE DIVS

  11. foungi: IA6 - Ѧ said:

    digi is shit, got beaten by a team that was placed in div3
    please judge by experience and results, not by the name of some 6s nerds who cry about perma snipers in highlander

  12. Droodl3: TSM said:

    we were offclassing foungi :P hence ams on demo and zappis on spy

  13. Permzilla: (Legend) - doggo - WiK? said:

    Yeah let’s have divisions of 5 instead of placing teams higher? If there are spaces free it means that the standard is lower than expected.

  14. Scissors: (ETF2L Donator) said:

    I know you were being sarcastic, but I’d actually be in favor of that solution, to be honest

  15. Fuxx: SENS said:

    because reducing div size automatically fixes highlander

    the divs are bad mainly because the teams are bad, but they are bad for your pre-conceived standards. Imagine if team epsilon and team broder used the same argument for 6v6

    In the end the better teams will shine anyway so why get all anal about someone else getting a bottlecap medal

  16. Bulow: bad said:

    This is what everyone wanted this time last year. Bigger divisions are better. The standard might be lower this season (at the top) but overall teams lower down are playing with better understanding than they have previously. Reducing the number of games again would a) send the wrong message about highlander and b) reduce the amount of time teams spend scriming and improving.

    Sadly they’ll have to improve at gravelpit, but I have a feeling that if divisions were reduced to 2, Perm would make us play that #fuckgpit

  17. Scissors: (ETF2L Donator) said:

    I don’t know, in my opinion halving the division size, atleast in the top 3 divisions, would benefit everyone. We would get closer and better games, teams could play eachother twice a season to make more accurate rankings, it encourages rivalry AND makes the higher divisions more exclusive, which in turn motivates lower div teams, or div 1 or 2 teams to reach prem.

    I literally can’t see any downside to doing this, except some shitters wont get a pixel prem medal for losing all their matches

  18. Fuxx: SENS said:

    I think you should focus your energy on trying to work out instead why HL is bleeding so many good teams and players instead of suggesting peculiar duct-tape temporary fixes

  19. Scissors: (ETF2L Donator) said:

    Why is it a “duct-tape” fix? It may not increase the overall skill level of highlander, but it will raise the quality of the divisions. Let’s be completely honest here, some of the teams in prem and div 1 would be so much more “useful” in terms of making the season interesting and close in the division below the one they got.

    Like I said, what motivates a team to improve the most, a league where it’s easier or harder to get to the top?

  20. b33p: (ETF2L Donator) - -st- said:

    One of the most interesting seasons yet…

  21. Lazybear: MUUQ - itsallgood said:

    The fact that the divisions were increased in size is the only reason my old team itsallgood got into prem in the first place, and we placed 3rd that season, and 2nd in the next. Even though a handpicked 6 team div has some benefits, you’ll find way more competition in the current setup. Sure the bottom teams of the divs might not get many wins, but it’s still a valuable stepping stone for a team to improve rapidly.

    What used to be a completely closed club of god tier SNSD + meh teams, is now a very competitive div with multiple top teams that can take wins from each other.

  22. Clark: TSM - SDCK! said:

    Leave the division size as it is right now. There’s absolutely no need to get back to a 6-team division system just for the sake of making a more tighter season and pleasing the highlander top-tier circejerk.

    I don’t consider the argument that “some of the newcomers are not prem material” to be a valid one. If they’re not – they will improve to be. If they won’t, next season they will be replaced by someone with more potential to do so. That’s how easy it is, and that’s how it been so far.

    Also, considering the latest scrim results and TF.TV Invitational, this season could go sideways for practically any team in prem except maybe Highpander who are obvious favourites, and hePPa who will be fighting to steal at least some points from others.

    And I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m really looking forward to it.

  23. Scissors: (ETF2L Donator) said:

    It will not only improve prem to do it, it will also raise the level for atleast div 1 and 2 too. Many of the teams who got put in a higher div this season than last season, only got it because so many teams dropped. By doing this, we can maintain the level in the divisions, and actually make them more interesting. I’d strongly prefer a div 1 and 2 where teams have something to fight for.

  24. b33p: (ETF2L Donator) - -st- said:

    Lazybear, I understand what you’re saying but what happens in the following scenario? Teams which finish 6th and 7th (7th wins their playoff) in premier division can both be beaten by teams which finished mid table in division 1 S7 by the time S8 rolls around. Do the bottom prem teams stay simply because they got into prem S7 though fluke, because teams dropped, or do the better teams squeeze them out into division 1 S8?

    Just a hypothetical situation but it could happen.

  25. jakeowaty said:

    scissors + b33p = prem elitism

    Making divs smaller to ‘ensure’ quality is literally the dumbest argument I’ve heard here.
    Take football for example: you have divisions with 16 teams each. There are some top teams that everyone roots for. They have good players, good trainers, good manager, lot’s of money. And then you have the middle and lower part of the table. Sure, they might not be as good but they do bring in some excitement into the game.

    Everyone should have a chance to have some fun, but here I only see arrogance, that I’m going to translate into ‘We don’t think heppa, Voodooh and Premtech should be in prem, because they do not deserve it.’

    Give them a chance like iag got before, and teams before iag. And stop the arrogant bullshit, because it’s only a game we mostly play for fun anyways.

  26. DCS: (Legend) - CD said:

    because it’s only a game we mostly play for fun anyways.

    This man has a point.

  27. Selek: Dr. med. said:

    I think jakeowaty made a great point.

    Additionally, isn’t it a good idea to play against better teams to improve faster and profit more from “trickle-down strategy”? While scrims are decent to achieve this, I would claim officials are way more important.

  28. Scissors: (ETF2L Donator) said:

    It’s not about deserving it, the quality of BOTH div 1 and prem, maybe even div 2, is lowered so hard because we have to stretch the few teams we have so much. I don’t see any downside to doing this.

    Also, I don’t see why you are accusing me, or b33p for that matter of being arrogant, we have provided arguments, whereas you just say it’s “literally the dumbest argument I’ve heard”, and then you refute it by comparing it to football?

  29. Permzilla: (Legend) - doggo - WiK? said:

    Who cares about the quality of a div? If you’re suggesting there are 6 top teams, then there are still 6 top teams regardless of the size of the division. It just means teams play less matches per season which is a downside. I don’t see any upside to doing this.

  30. Scissors: (ETF2L Donator) said:

    The difference between top and bottom is minimized in all divs. Prem games will be closer, div 1 games will be closer, div 2 games will be closer.

  31. Permzilla: (Legend) - doggo - WiK? said:

    What you’re saying there is reliant that there are exactly 6 good teams in each div. In that case we should review the divs each season and change the number of teams in a div each season. Doesn’t make any sense. If 8 good teams suddenly came along in prem you’d want it to be moved back up to 8 teams. Much simpler to stick as it is and weigh the ebbs and flows.

    http://etf2l.org/leagues/highlander-season-7-tables/

  32. Everton1992 said:

    Interested, I will deal with another Chilean clan hahahahaha.

  33. Scissors: (ETF2L Donator) said:

    I disagree with many of the decisions you guys took about this season, just seems poorly thought out imo

  34. Linus: [d¿s] - 007 said:

    finally highlander is improved in a great way, but this causes upsets from some people because their super duper secret circlejerk club is in danger of being shown up by some “unknown” shitters?

    ha, ha. Maybe now you are forced to schedule games properly and play more than 2 teams in pcws??

    And, wasn’t more officials what everyone wanted?

  35. Fuxx: SENS said:

    someone’s butthurt

  36. Scissors: (ETF2L Donator) said:

    I love how instead of presenting your arguments, the majority are just like “omg haha r u mad??? xddd r u butthurt?????”

    whatever, it’s not like it’s gonna impact me personally, it’s mostly for the good of the entire league, I could personally not care less seeing as it wont impact our season anyways

  37. Fuxx: SENS said:

    I was saying that to linus, not you scissors. Just because I disagree with you does not mean I am on a vendetta against you.

    grow up

  38. Clark: TSM - SDCK! said:

    Scissors, I think you’ve been presented with enough solid arguments already for you to cut the crap.

  39. Scissors: (ETF2L Donator) said:

    Cut the crap? Excuse me for having a perfectly valid opinion that I have elaborated.

  40. firej said:

    scissors has his opinion that he doesnt like the divs, some other ppl have their opinions that they like the divs, cant we all be friends now ? :c

    i mean you cant make the divs perfect for everyone obviously because ppl have different opinions about how it should be, so let scissors give his critism do what is done.

    im not trying do defend his opinion, nor anyone elses but atm scissors is just objective and says directly what he doesnt like and some ppl get personally.

  41. Linus: [d¿s] - 007 said:

    yes im very butthurt fuxx, since im not even playing tf2 anymore, it really affects me deeply!

    supporting more teams in a div so more teams can show what they can do and more officials getting played is certainly the sign of being butthurt… lol.

  42. Clark: TSM - SDCK! said:

    Linus, if you read Fuxx’s posts above you’ll see that he actually has similiar opinion about div size as you do.

    I believe him saying “butthurt” doesn’t relate to the div question, but instead to you saying things like “super duper secret circlejerk club”, correct me if I’m wrong, Fuxx.

  43. Linus: [d¿s] - 007 said:

    Perhaps, but my comment is based on my experience of playing all the seasons so far at the highest division. The denial of such a circlejerk existing would be rather silly, too.

  44. Fuxx: SENS said:

    Clark is right yes

  45. NKF: [HA] - #T4F said:

    ducky: (League Admin) – #T4F said:

    1 week ago

    LAWL NICE DI…wait this is highlander? nobody cares about highlander…

    nice league admin :/

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  48. Claude said:

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    tnx.