Season 38 Preseason Cup and Main Season Sign-ups are open

Date February 23, 2021

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Welcome to our 38th Season of 6v6!

Season 38 Preseason Cup

The cup will be a simple 3 match group stage and playoff stage on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of February. Signups are open until Friday 26th of February at 19:00 CET.

Group Stage – Saturday 27th:

Playoff Stage – Sunday 28th:

  • Quarter Finals BO1: 19:15 – Pick/Ban
  • Semi Finals BO1: 20:15 – Pick/Ban
  • Grand Finals BO3: 21:00

For the grand final the order of the maps gets decided by the teams.

Season 38 Main Season

Without further ado, we are very happy to be able to announce that our signups are open right now until the 11th of March 21:00 CET!

>>>> Sign up now! <<<<


Prize Pool

Firstly, we’ll be having a prize pool for Season 38’s Premiership Tier. The split will be the following:

  • gold medal 1st – 750 euros
  • silver medal 2nd – 450 euros
  • bronze medal 3rd – 300 euros

Season Schedule

  • Signups: February 21st – March 11th, 21:00 CET (Premiership signups will close early, on March 6th at 21:00 CET)
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: March 11th
  • Publishing of Final Divisions: March 13th
  • Premiership Qualifiers: March 7th – March 13th
  • Main Season:14th March – 2nd May (Roster Lock will be active starting from April 25th, 00:00 CEST)
  • Playoffs: May 2nd – 16th May

Map Pool

We’re confirming 5 maps so far. Expect updates and a finalized map pool once we get closer to the season.

  • cp_gullywash_final1 (Potentially cp_gullywash_f4 depending on when it gets released and its exact contents)
  • cp_process_f7
  • cp_snakewater_final1
  • cp_sunshine
  • koth_product_rcx


As we had stated in our season 37 wrap-up post the medic scout speed plugin will be removed from season 38. Next to this we will have the addition of the mercy plugin.

  • Removal of Medic scout speed plugin – Medics will again run at the speed of their heal target.
  • Mercy Rule plugin – Players can vote to concede by typing “concede” within the console. Certain conditions need to be met before this is possible. Being that only 3 minutes may be left within the map. This might be expanded upon in the future. Due to the way it is implemented it only affects 5cp maps. In order for a vote to go through a majority of 4 players is needed.

This brings along the following changes within the 6v6 cfg.

sm_concede_command 1;
sm_concede_command_vote 4;
sm_concede_command_timeleft 3;

Sign-up process

Teams looking into playing in either division 1 or 2 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 sent 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)

Season 37 Promotions/Demotions

All Open and Low playoff teams, finalists of Mid tier and Division 2, as well as the winners of Division 1, will receive a promotion to the next highest tier unless their starting roster has changed by more than half of their players.

The bottom two teams in Premiership will be demoted and will not have a confirmed Premiership spot. This means that they might have to compete with any potential premiership teams in the preseason playoffs if they wish to stay in Premiership. Additionally, the bottom two teams of Division 1 and 2 groups will also be demoted to the next lowest Tier.

All promotions and demotions are open for admin discretion. This is in order to make sure the tiers are as good as they can possibly be. If you are uncertain about being promoted or demoted you can follow the above mentioned sign-up process to give additional information about your team.

If you intend to sign up for the Premiership Tier we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. Due to the Premiership Qualifiers happening while signups are still open, we will only consider teams for the Premiership Qualifiers that signed up before  March 6th at 21:00 CET. Additionally, we expect teams without a guaranteed Premiership Division spot to be able to compete on the provided Premiership Qualifier dates.

We expect all aspiring Premiership Tier teams to send either us an email or directly contact a league admin on Steam or Discord with at least your intended roster. You must also include evidence of your ability to compete with premiership level teams.

Teams that do not send an email or contact admins risk losing their spot in the Premiership Qualifiers.

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  1. Igov Драгови: TANK said:

    What’s wrong with you , everyone practiced with med speed and now you are removing it , ffs

  2. Rahmed: thanks - ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    Removal of Medic Attach Speed – Medics no longer run at the speed of their heal target.

    Wait, is that a typo?

  3. Sodium: (Head Admin) - D925 - CHIMP said:

    Thanks for catching that, corrected the typo

  4. Rahmed: thanks - ᵍaₑtᵃ said:

    Thank you mr admin, very nice

  5. red: GYRO$ - STARS said:


  6. Igov Драгови: TANK said:

    Nvm then all good, can’t wait for some 6s.

  7. Hjonk: RC said:

    Aoshi taken out another student loan to pay for prem prizepools

  8. shizuu: Orange said:

    pls let us use winger script i miss that thing it was so cool

  9. Fr3unen said:

    Good luck both in preseason and the season games. Gonna be lots of fun :).

  10. voxtec: FAINT said:

    Please keep either Metal or Gran in! I don’t think its very beneficial to switch out 2 maps which have an unique flow and interesting class imbalances for another scout centered map like reckoner…
    I get if we want to have two koth maps in order to add more importance to this gamemode, but pls only removing one of these maps for one new map!

    Also would be very cool if etf2l could release the data from the survey they took, I’d be really interested on what they base their decisions on when it comes to maps and unlocks :).

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