Announcing Highlander Season 23 and Preseason Cup!

Date January 7, 2021

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Announcing Highlander Season 23 and Preseason Cup!

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

The tier systems that we use will be fully dependent on the final signup numbers.

Preseason Cup

This will be a small cup to test out some maps and weapons. The cup consists out of a small round robin group stage. The maps are primarily updates.

Whitelist

The whitelist.tf page for this whitelist can be found here. https://whitelist.tf/11465.

For server admins, remember that the command to execute the whitelist is the following: “rcon tftrue_whitelist_id 11465”.

Unbanned:

  • Beggar’s Bazooka
  • Red-Tape Recorder

Schedule

Signups are open now until January 13th at 20 CET.

 

Highlander Season 23

Season Schedule

  • Signups: January 4th –January 20th, 21:00 CET (Premiership signups will close early, on January 16th at 21:00 CET)
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: January 20th
  • Publishing of Final Divisions: January 23rd
  • Premiership Qualifiers: January 17th – January 22nd
  • Main Season: January 24th – February 26th
  • Playoffs: February 27 – March 8th

Plugins

The following plugins will be enabled starting this season:

  • Winger Jump Bonus only applies when fully deployed – Similarly to the Atomizer, the jump bonus from the Winger will only apply when fully deployed.
  • Gunboats Always Apply – Gunboats currently do not apply the damage resistance when shooting enemies. With this plugin enabled they do.
  • Projectiles Ignore Teammates – Projectiles consistently pass through teammates.

Map pool

The following maps are already confirmed for the season.

Sign-up Process

Division 1 and 2 remain in place. 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 logs.tf 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 ETF2L.org
  • 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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77 Comments

  1. DuMmTm: woofwoof - COGU said:

    where is propaganda

  2. BlastFM: BAP - DORF said:

    Lakeside wtf

  3. DuMmTm: woofwoof - COGU said:

    anyway ty admins for not caving into whatever the hell happened in ugc last season with the whitelist

  4. messy: SCHIZO - L9 said:

    REMOVE LAKESIDE REMOVE LAKESIDE EVERYONE FUCKING HATES THIS MAP PLEASE REMOVE LAKESIDE NO ONE WANTS THIS NO ONE WANTS THIS

  5. FLARES: STARS said:

    yooooo lakeside

  6. qbown: EMPiRE - DORF said:

    We finally have some fresh wind in HL and people instantly cry about it. Hope you keep the changes and don’t change it because people cry

  7. Hjonk: RC said:

    messy: D925 – L9 said:

    Today, 23:17

    REMOVE LAKESIDE REMOVE LAKESIDE EVERYONE FUCKING HATES THIS MAP PLEASE REMOVE LAKESIDE NO ONE WANTS THIS NO ONE WANTS THIS

  8. ziggokill: RAG - SeG said:

    – lakeside
    + borneo

  9. Makemake: sloba - MoB said:

    REMOVE LAKESIDE REMOVE LAKESIDE EVERYONE FUCKING HATES THIS MAP PLEASE REMOVE LAKESIDE NO ONE WANTS THIS NO ONE WANTS THIS

  10. sintyre: Ѧ - Ѧ said:

    fuck lakeside ngl……………………….. :'(

  11. sintyre: Ѧ - Ѧ said:

    “fresh wind”???????????????????? none of these maps are new nor fresh, they’ve all been played

  12. Woona: SCHIZO - L9 said:

    there are so many actual GOOD maps that havent been played either ever or in many seasons, lakeside is completely broken with sightlines from spawn to spawn and general aids spamfest that everyone hates

  13. Lightclaw said:

    ty admins very nice map pool wish i could be you so i dont have to play it

  14. classy.: RETARD - 9INE said:

    where signup button

  15. 4hp: COGU said:

    re: the cup, prowater is worth testing vs pro_v9 and I’ve been in favour of vigil and ashville for a long time. I think lakeside has been proven time after time to be a bad idea, though. RGL has even attempted to run pro versions of it and the results are always the same.

    with that said it’s good to see more commitment to rotating the map pool.

  16. rise said:

    add borneo

  17. Not Steven: WRONGDOG said:

    lakeside feeling kinda weirdChamp

  18. Whip_Cactus: McV - [MB] said:

    Ban the wrangler

  19. Adje: DaKrib - :) said:

    no warmtic, potential for ashville without shutter gun and red tape unban?

    give team now

  20. None_: Veli - DORF said:

    Welp, any new map beats playing the same maps every season. So I’m happy

  21. tsd.: DaKrib - Bestest said:

    REMOVE LAKESIDE REMOVE LAKESIDE EVERYONE FUCKING HATES THIS MAP PLEASE REMOVE LAKESIDE NO ONE WANTS THIS NO ONE WANTS THIS

  22. rulliez: WRONGDOG said:

    I BEG YOU PLEASE DONT ADD LAKESIDE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

  23. [email protected]$Y: DaKrib - Bestest said:

    add warmtic remove lakeside

  24. Axio: Orange - :) said:

    prowater? sure
    ashville? i’d prefer coal but whatever
    vigil? yes please
    koth_lakeside_final? no thank you

  25. eden: WRONGDOG said:

    team get merc for lakeside week i think i will be gone!

  26. Kumis: CA$H - kzS said:

    Warmtic,map with a really good positioning on close distances.
    Lakeside,orange x3 100% crits,randomizer,x1000000,vsh,death run.

  27. Kumis: CA$H - kzS said:

    Nobody asked to add a lakeside to the SEASON rotation, NOBODY. People have already suffered after playing ugc.

  28. eden: WRONGDOG said:

    cya s24!

  29. Sketis said:

    only 1 payload map in highlander !!! very nice

  30. The Ambassador!: CFT - CFT said:

    Gullywash, Lakeside, Steel… If I had a rifle, I would’ve shot myself.

  31. TendoN: fuckweebs - Snack said:

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  32. redlix: WCS said:

    I have to agree with 4hp here.
    It’s nice to see commitment for a change, but lakeside turned out to be a – simply- bad map throughout the leagues.
    I would advise the Staff to reconsider putting lakeside into the final map pool and add bagel instead if the KOTH game mode should be kept.
    The changes in the whitelist is rational and was a must to implement – thank you for improving the gameplay for us, players.

  33. monty: RETARD - 9INE said:

    remove lakeside

  34. wiitabix: ATTENTION - Bestest said:

    sketis u actually had to read past the bit with 2 potential payload maps to get to the bit with one confirmed payload map

  35. Hikari: SeG said:

    no lakeside

  36. Akio: DaKrib - D: said:

    badwater out, lakeside out.

    vigil in :)

  37. Sabesaroo: SS - [BR] said:

    imagine adding lakeside but not sd_doomsday

  38. laiky: kid - Bestest said:

    ONLY PEOPLE WHO WON UGC SILVER AND PLAYED LAKESIDE IN THE FINALS ARE ALLOWED TO SPEAK

  39. Fry_Friday: 9INE said:

    Asheville? Why? Coalplant was a good map…

  40. dragon_slayer72: pizza said:

    cp_croissant now or dead league

  41. TBourdon: BUSTA - ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    replace lakeside with anything pls

  42. red: ZDG - STARS said:

    LMAO LAKESIDE MED BOUTTA GET FUCKING RAPED BY SNIPERS

  43. dwo69: (inactive) - inv said:

    replace lakeside with anything pls

  44. Sheezer: tI - DORF said:

    Lakeside *-*

  45. Dejvi: Ѧ - 0FO said:

    dragon_slayer72: pizza said:
    Today, 06:58

    cp_croissant now or dead league

    This ^

  46. gedu: czur - SDCK! said:

    koth_lakeside_final

  47. hondjo: gains - ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    replace lakeside with anything except warmtic pls

  48. Axio: Orange - :) said:

    pl_barnblitz_pro or bust

  49. deli69: (inactive) - D: said:

    replace lakeside with warmtic lol

  50. Temrane: cooking - beans said:

    etf2l admins so smart, put in lakeside so ppl dont complain about gully!!!

  51. Big Papa MattJ: BUSTA - ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    -warmtic :)

    +lakeside :^|

    if you’re gonna replace throat cancer with type B hepatitis, lets hope at least badwater doesnt return and vigil makes it in AT LAST
    but we all know nothings gonna change as always

  52. stylish raptor said:

    5cp still in mappool

    20 minutes 1st round lets go

  53. dragon_slayer72: pizza said:

    Badwater
    Upward
    Borneo
    Croissant
    Steel
    Product
    Coalplant

    Epic map pool for gamers by gamers

  54. dragon_slayer72: pizza said:

    Steel best map btw, anyone who disagrees should uninstall

  55. Polarium said:

    people cry about no maps being changed and now they finally do and immediately people start to cry again like bruuuuhhh, just stop playing at this point lmao

  56. qbown: EMPiRE - DORF said:

    Everyone who said or says remove lakeside after this comment has a tiny wiener

  57. Lolik 3: ALTFS said:

    REMOVE LAKESIDE REMOVE LAKESIDE EVERYONE FUCKING HATES THIS MAP PLEASE REMOVE LAKESIDE NO ONE WANTS THIS NO ONE WANTS THIS

  58. Basil's Creed: Sampler HL said:

    ideally keep the criticism constructive rather than spamming

  59. STiNGHAN: LR - inv said:

    remove gullywash add warmtic back

  60. Sabesaroo: SS - [BR] said:

    Keep gully best map

  61. Inna: D: said:

    dw giving constructive criticism doesnt do anything with admins like theese anyways

  62. nagle: FGM - Wow, swag said:

    more koth please

  63. nagle: FGM - Wow, swag said:

    also remove lake

  64. Antibite said:

    etf2l is dead

  65. HartzFartz: (ETF2L Donator) - opa! - 0FO said:

    All these people wasting their energy complaining about Lakeside to get it replaced.
    Use your energy more wisely and complain about Aoshi so he gets replaced by catman!

  66. Citrus said:

    Big thanks to admins finally removing gully after a few years of us complaining. Oh wait.

  67. messy: SCHIZO - L9 said:

    gully is good, add actual good maps to freshen it up like vigil or something

    BUT DW GUYS I THINK SNIPER IS TOO WEAK LETS ADD A MAP WHERE LITERALLY NOWHERE IS SAFE FROM THE SNIPER UNLESS UR IN SPAWN :DD::DD::D:D

  68. Buck824: WCS said:

    Only 1 payload map in highlander when its the only competition type to use payload seems a bit weird so this is going to be an “interesting” season that’s for sure. I’d personally like a minimum of 2 always at least but hey ho

  69. DCS: (Legend) - GUCCI - BOJO said:

    I thought I had successfully killed lakeside for good… :(

  70. DuMmTm: woofwoof - COGU said:

    there wont be just 1 pl map, 2 maps will be added after the cup, vigil or one of the badwaters and one of the koth maps (coal, ash)

  71. Kumis: CA$H - kzS said:

    I have 2 dads,I live in Trance and I enjoy taking dicks in my ass
    I complain about toxic russians and stupid racists!!!! yes i hate them
    My gender is battle helicopter but everyone hates me pls ban them
    add me on twitter https://twitter.com/IssacFoxHusky

  72. Kumis: CA$H - kzS said:

    i love lakeside i met here my first bf
    its really good and funny map for ppl like me
    ignore others,we need this map!!!

  73. _sNb: GUCCI - kzS said:

    Why are we still not enabling the plugin that fixes the Iron bomber’s enormous broken hitbox?

  74. Fire: WCS said:

    Why are we still not enabling the plugin that fixes the Iron bomber’s enormous broken hitbox?

  75. Anzu: RC said:

    Anything but not lakeside

  76. Makemake: sloba - MoB said:

    please, no lakeside

  77. sunflower: CA$H - ted bundy said:

    -vigil
    -Lakeside
    +Cascade

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