Announcing Highlander Winter Season 2023 and Preseason Cup

Date January 4, 2023

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Welcome to our Winter Season of Highlander!

The wait is finally over and we are very happy to announce that our signups are now open until the January 18th, 23:59 CET!

 

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

Premiership prize pool

TBA

Highlander Winter Season 2023 Schedule

  • Signups: January 4th – January 18th 23:59 CET
    – Premiership and Division 1 signups will close early, on January 15th at 18:00 CET
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: January 19th
  • Publishing of Final Divisions:  January 21th
  • Premiership Qualifiers: January 15th – January 18th
  • Main Season: January 22nd – February 24th

Map pool

For the Premiership & Division 1 we might adapt the picks and bans system previously seen in the 6v6 Summer Season 2022, which is still under discussion for now.

The following maps are already confirmed for the season.

Whitelist

There are no changes to the whitelist for the Highlander Winter Season 2023 so far. We are going to see how whitelist changes will be seen by the players after the Preseason Cup.

Preseason Cup

The cup will have the format of a 3 matches group stage with a playoff stage, and will be played on January 14th and Sunday January 15th.

The map pool will consist of pl_problitz_rc2, koth_proot_b4b, and pl_divulgence_b4b.

We’ll also use the preseason cup to try a couple of small whitelist changes:

  • Flying Guillotine – banned,
  • Reserve Shooter – allowed.

The whitelist can be found here: https://whitelist.tf/etf2l_9v9_s28pre and can be executed with the following command: “rcon tftrue_whitelist_id etf2l_9v9_s28pre”, or “rcon tftrue_whitelist_id 13501”.

Schedule
Signups are open from January 4th until January 12th at 20:00 CET.

Group Stage – Saturday January 14th:

Playoff Stage – Sunday January 15th:

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

Promotions

Last season’s 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 to 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 here: 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 Division
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 the ETF2L 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 the Premier Division

e.g.

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)

e.g.

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)

e.g.

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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7 Comments

  1. wiitabix: :D - moro said:

    can we try unbanning diamondback? :)

  2. Luigixby: CROCKET - Slava! said:

    mge lords are happy for this

  3. fnzkie: kiti said:

    best banner i have seen

  4. Dejvi: JNY - inVincible said:

    No Croissant in the season…

  5. Matek: Choke - -ƒ$- said:

    fnzkie: AVN said:
    Thu 5 Jan 2023, 21:01

    best banner i have seen

    “Yo can I copy your homework”
    “yeah but change it a little so the teacher doesn’t notice”

  6. Buck824: MWA said:

    Are season numbers being replaced with seasons now btw? wondering for descriptions etc

  7. tenshi.: POCCUЯ said:

    where is Publishing of Provisional Divisions: January 19th

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