Announcing Highlander Season 18!

Date February 22, 2019

Announcing Highlander Season 18!

All the information regarding the coming Season can either be found in this newspost, or will be released shortly!

For tiers we’ll be aiming to run swiss again for Open and Mid. This is still potentially subjected to change depending on the final signup numbers.

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Season Schedule

  • Signups: 22nd February – 8th March 21:00 CET (Premiership signup deadline is March 1st 21:00 CET)
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: 7th March
  • Publishing of Final Divisions: 8th March
  • Premiership Qualifiers: 1st – 8th March
  • Main Season: 10th March – 12th April (5 Weeks)
  • Break for Copenhagen Games. No games will be played between 13th – 20th April
  • Playoffs: 21st April – 12th May

Map pool

This will be remaining the same, the results of the preseason polls can be found here.

Map Rotation


Here are the whitelist changes for Season 18:

  • Spy-cicle will be unbanned

While the poll voted to ban the Detonator due to the results being so close, and having looked through feedback from the forum thread we have decided to leave the weapon in the whitelist.

The whitelist for Season 18 can be found here.

Sign-up Process

Division 1 and 2 remain in place instead of High Tier for Season 18. Teams looking into playing in either of these divisions will need to sign up to High tier when signing up for the season. If teams would want to specify to which of these Divisions they want to be placed in, we strongly encourage teams to send in an application to us with the said method below.

Make sure to choose your desired tier when signing up for the season in the sign-up process. If you created a new team, feel free to apply for the tier you believe you deserve you should be in. To prove you are capable of the tier you applied for, we require you to submit screenshots or logs of results from your recent practice matches or tournaments where you scored decent results against teams that play on the level you aim for, send an application to [email protected] (details listed below) with a suitable subject. Emails with subjects like “Hello”, “Hi” or anything else that cannot be identified as a team applying for a tier by mail may be ignored. Teams signing up for the high division are advised to send an email whether they have a preference to either play division 1 or 2. If no email is send by a team signing up for high they will get placed by admins based on the roster of the team.

Additionally, since it happens time and time again, you do not sign up by mail, you sign up on the site and apply by mail if you are a newly formed team playing in anything higher than Open.

The quantity of screenshots or logs is not the most important factor in this case, it’s more of a helpful measure for us to figure out if your team will be able to keep up with the pace. There is no magical, minimum or maximum number of screenshots or logs that you have to submit.

When sending links to logs on or similar it is highly recommended that you include a short explanatory comment for each linked log, e.g. who your opponents are supposed to be and where they played last season. Also helpful for us, but not a must, however, is adding who the opposing team is in each screenshot or log (and maybe even the division they played in the last time). That makes it easier for us because sometimes it can be quite hard (especially in the lower tiers) to figure out who the teams in the screenshots are. We will not accept plain lists of logs without any comments!

Please note that the success of your request also strongly depends on the free slots in the tier you aim for. Established teams will be favored over new teams or teams that request to jump a tier. The screenshots have to be uploaded to an online image storage service (for example, you can use Imgur or Dropbox). Keep in mind that if you opt for zipped archives with tons of pictures attached to an e-mail, your application will be ignored. Keep it clean.

If you are applying for Open tier (which is our entry division), you do not have to provide any proof that you are capable of playing at that level.

Please send your application to [email protected]. The tier assignment request has to include the following information in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will be ignored!

  • Do not use HTML in your e-mail. If you want to add a link, just paste the link in the e-mail as you would enter it in your browser.
  • Team name
  • Team link on
  • Tier you are applying for
  • Link to the online photo album with comments
  • Reasons why your team deserves to be placed in the tier you applied for (optional)

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  1. Vclox_: 0BO - BMS said:

    Hard disagree

  2. BlastFM said:

    *Spy-cicle gets unbanned

    Thank god, the flimsy frenchman is a bit less flimsy now

  3. CazaroC: bzzz - :) said:

    This map pool lokks sick ! oh wait…

  4. CazaroC: bzzz - :) said:


  5. Clark: ZGDUHD - SDCK! said:

    “Week 1: pl_badwater”


  6. AlesKee: SDCK! said:

    still waiting for snakewater highlander…

  7. samii: KANKERBOYS said:

    next comment is gay

  8. Adje: FM - رمال said:


  9. Psycho_TF2 said:

    croissant comeback when

  10. MatTj: ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    rip vigil :(

  11. MatTj: ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    I still think that at least badwater could have been updated to pro v12 tbh

  12. Mr British: 9INE said:

    Perfect. Apart from product but w/e; I’m never winning that argument I guess.

  13. TBourdon: PRXSM - SDCK! said:

    alloy > warmtic

  14. Gladius: Punch - DNUTS said:

    HL players too brain dead to learn more than 7 maps lmao

  15. Peace Sells said:

    If votes for badwater stock and pro were so close why not trying out the pro version then? Votes for detonator were equally close and with feedback from community it got unbanned. Really good points were also brought about pro vs stock badwater and how pro would be a better option.

  16. Nolmo: QC - MJ12 said:

    I’m sick of current hl map pool, pls change smth

  17. STiNGHAN: inv said:

    Yay, New map rotation without broken stock Badwater, ty

  18. MoreBuckets! said:

    I have a big De Ja Vu with that map rotation…

  19. Josh: ヤクザ - (✿◠‿◠) said:

    can we get vigil please and thanks

  20. MoreBuckets! said:

    also great artwork btw!

  21. magistr: ZGDUHD - kiti said:

    Vclox gang is gone

  22. ddf said:

    Fuck detonator

  23. Dave_the_Irate: DSR6 - SDCS! said:

    The admins have done a good job with collecting and implementing the feedback. Perhaps not much has changed from last season, but that is perfectly healthy because the consensus is that we already have a good mappool and whitelist.

  24. supra: Inactive said: