Announcing Highlander Season 26 and Preseason Cup

Date February 28, 2022

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Announcing Highlander Season 26 and Preseason Cup!

All the information regarding Highlander Season 26 and the Preseason Cup 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.

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

Preseason Cup

The cup will be a simple 3 match group stage on Saturday the 12th March with Playoff stage on Sunday 13th March.

Whitelist

The whitelist.tf page for this whitelist can be found here. https://whitelist.tf/etf2l_9v9_s26pre.

For server admins, remember that the command to execute the whitelist is the following: “rcon tftrue_whitelist_id etf2l_9v9_s26pre”.

During the Preseason cup we will test Flying Guilotine removal and addition of the Reserve Shooter.

In order to prevent breaking balance by players switching teams from higher to lower divisions during the Preseason Cup, the Roster Lock will be in effect starting at the end of the Signups. The Roster Lock will be lifted shortly after concluding the competition on Monday 14th March. Moreover, during this competition all matches with 2:3 score on King of the Hill map will not be counted as Golden Caps.

Schedule

Signups are open 28th February until Friday 11th March at 19:00 CET.

Saturday 12th:

Round 1: 19:30 – koth_proplant_fence, made by Netherlands hondjo
Round 2: 20:15 – cp_caldera_b5b, made by Poland Doom
Round 3: 21:00 – pl_divulgence_a2a, proposed by International FlipFTW

Sunday 13th:

Round 1: 19:30 – Quarter Finals
Round 2: 20:15 – Semi Finals
Round 3: 21:00 – Grand Finals

Highlander Season 26

Schedule

  • Signups: 28th February – 16th March 21:00 CET (Premiership signups will close early, on March 8th at 21:00 CET)
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: 17th March
  • Publishing of Final Divisions: 19th March
  • Premiership Qualifiers: 11th March – 17th March
  • Main Season:  20th March – 30th April
  • Playoffs: 1st May – 22nd May

Map pool

The following maps are already confirmed for the season.

The remaining part of the whitelist will be announced at a later time.

Whitelist

TBA

Prizepool

TBA

Promotions

The winners of each Division/Tiers will automatically be promoted to the next higher Division/Tier unless their starting roster has changed by half or more of their players.

All promotions 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 you can follow the below mentioned sign-up process to give additional information about your team.

Sign-up Process

First and foremost you must sign up your team from there: https://etf2l.org/wp/wp-admin/index.php?page=comps

An email does not count as signing up to the upcoming season and is only meant to give further information regarding your team and its placement.

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.

  • Premiership:

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 the scheduled deadline. 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 either send us an email ([email protected]) or directly contact a league admin on Steam or Discord with the following:
– Team name, Division you apply for and ETF2L link
– Roster
– Recent results and logs associated to them
– Reasons why your team deserves to be placed in the tier you applied for (optional)

i.e.
Team BIG EXPLOSION, Premiership, https://etf2l.org/teams/1/
announce the roster with the classes

5-2 vs Team Aoshis All Stars (Prem) : https://logs.tf/012345

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

  • Division 1 and Division 2 (High):

If you intend to sign up for Division 1 or Division 2 you must sign up to “High tier” when signing up for the season. We encourage you to send us an email ([email protected]) with the following:
– Team name, Division you apply for and ETF2L link
– Roster
– Recent results and logs associated to them
– Reasons why your team deserves to be placed in the tier you applied for (optional)

i.e.
Team Blood is back, Division 2, https://etf2l.org/teams/1/
announce the roster with the classes

5-2 vs Team Permzilla (Div2) : https://logs.tf/012345

Teams that do not send an email or contact admins risk not the be put in the division they hoped for.

  • Mid (Division 3 and 4) and Low (Division 5):

If you intend to sign up for Division 3 (Mid), Division 4 (Mid) and Division 5 (Low) and wish to be placed in a specific division/tier we encourage you to send us an email ([email protected]) with the following:
– Team name, Division you apply for and ETF2L link
– Roster
– Recent results and logs associated to them
– Reasons why your team deserves to be placed in the tier you applied for (optional)

i.e.
Team Sunny White, Mid, https://etf2l.org/teams/1/
announce the roster with the classes

5-2 vs Team niGhtHeaLeR (Mid) : https://logs.tf/012345

Teams that do not send an email or contact admins risk not the be put in the division they hoped for.

  • Open (Division 6):

If you are applying for Division 6/Open tier (which is our entry division), you do not have to provide any proof that you are capable of playing at that level.

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17 Comments

  1. Mong: HARRYHILL - BRIT said:

    no warmtic pls. it’s been played for like 3 seasons in a row

  2. frost: VoI - ooh ginky said:

    Don’t listen to mong, warmtic is goated map

  3. DuMmTm: TFTV - COGU said:

    Don’t listen to mong, warmtic is like ok i guess

  4. Mong: HARRYHILL - BRIT said:

    only people who play the game can give their opinion sorry

  5. AlesKee: SDCK! said:

    whats happening with cornwater and cascade? testing them in a preseason league and then ditching them without any polls?

  6. supra: (League Admin) - SIMP - BIRD said:

    whats happening with cornwater and cascade? testing them in a preseason league and then ditching them without any polls?

    i’ve prepared a poll which will be released in the wrap-up post which i think we’ll do today and based on the poll from the experimental cup + preseason games we’ll decide what do we put into the season

  7. AlesKee: SDCK! said:

    nice

  8. dod: (League Admin) said:

    HL HYPE! ✨

  9. Benaty said:

    Warmtic > Cascade >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Product

  10. kanon: BARBER - moro said:

    where is my badwater

  11. CacTus: TFK's 6s - TFKs said:

    ^^

  12. adje: ONCE said:

    when the preseason cup is more experimental than the experimental cup

  13. Morbus: ngr said:

    Warmtic should be definitely in map pool!
    and then maybe proplant and lakeside vs gullywash is a debate i guess

  14. Sabesaroo: UG - COGU said:

    warmtic out lakeside in

    or cp_croissant

  15. sintyre: 6VI - 256 said:

    CP_CROISSANT

  16. STiNGHAN: COCK - inv said:

    remove gully, add cascade pls

  17. Chonkerton: 2001 said:

    add badwater, lakeside is for rgl goblins