April 26, 2021
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It has been long waited but it is time for the best players of each country to group up together and prove that their country is the best!
The Cup will feature a Group Stage and a single-elimination Tournament, and will take place throughout May and June. Each country will be represented by one team consisting out of players of the same nationality, led by a Captain chosen through the applications process.
- Captains Applications: 26th April – 9th May
- Announce Captains & Groups: 10th May
- Group Stage Round 1: 16th May – 22nd May
- Group Stage Round 2: 23rd May – 29th May
- Group Stage Round 3: 30th May – 5th June
- Tiebreakers: 6th June – 12th June
- Round of 16: 13th June – 16th June
- Quarter Finals: 17th June – 22nd June
- Semi Finals: 23rd June – 27th June
- Grand Finals and Bronze Match: 28th June – 1st July
IMPORTANT! We do encourage teams to make use of their roster of up to 13 players. Mercs will not be allowed! (Although we may be more lenient regarding the verification time.)
National teams are created and managed by Captains chosen out of submitted applications. Each Captain will pick the best possible roster from among their countrymen and lead their glorious squadron to victory. There are no restrictions on which players you can field in your team, so long as they are of your country’s nationality and are eligible to play in ETF2L. We are not allowing players to change nationalities, if you have previously been connected to a nations cup team, 6v6 or Highlander you are locked to that country and may not play for a different nation. If you have any queries please contact the admin team.
To apply, send an email to [email protected], explaining why you should be your country’s captain and describe your planned national roster. Applicants who have experience leading successful ETF2L teams and a good reputation in the scene will be given priority. This should be self explanatory but you should include at least your nickname and your ETF2L profile link in the application letter.
Also please use the pre-fix [ETF2L] in your email’s subject, for example [ETF2L] NC8 Captain’s Application France.
Captain Applications will close on Sunday, May 9th at 20:00 CEST. Only approved Captains and their National Teams will be added to the competition. Up to 32 countries can be represented so if we reach that number before the deadline applications will be closed. However if we do not reach 32 teams we may have to reduce numbers to 16.
Maps and Whitelist
The map rotation for group stages will be the following:
- Round 1: cp_process_f7 + cp_metalworks
- Round 2: cp_granary_pro_rc8 + cp_snakewater_final1
- Round 3: cp_gullywash_final1 + cp_sunshine
For the elimination stages teams will pick and ban their choices from the following maps:
The season 38 whitelist will be used, which can be found here.