Announcing The Highlander Open #4!

Date February 26, 2024

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Calling all Uncletopia sweats, Casual players and Experienced Highlander players! The Highlander Open is returning once again for a 4th time! What happens when you put fresh meat into the chaotic gamemode of Highlander?! Chaos. Which is why, Highlander Veterans, we need YOUR help to coach these newcomers and to show them the ropes on how Highlander works! Whilst leading them all the way to glory, and making sure cp_steel won’t swallow them all up on their way there.

Cup Format

  • The Cup will be held in a Swiss style competition
  • There will be a total of 5 matches, with 1 match per week.
  • Rosterlocks will be applied at the start of Week 5. (29th April.)

Schedule

  • Signups: NOW! – March 31st 18:00 CET
  • Group Stage: April 1st – May 5th
  • Knockout Stage: May 6th – May 26th


Maps

Whitelist

Rules, Q&A and FAQ

Q: Who can play?
A: Anyone can play! As long as they don’t meet any of these criterias:

– Anyone with experience outside of ETF2L and RGL is NOT eligible to play in this cup. (e.g FBTF & ozfortress.)
– A maximum of 10 matches in ETF2L Open played. This does not include cups.
– Played in ETF2L Open playoffs or above. This does not include cups.
– A maximum of 10 matches in RGL Newcomer played. This does not include cups.
– Played in RGL Newcomer playoffs or above. This does not include cups.
– Played in Quarter Finals or higher in the previous Fresh Meat/Highlander Open Tournaments.

If you are unsure about a player’s eligibillity in The Highlander Open #4, don’t hesitate make a League Admin ticket in our discord – https://discord.etf2l.org/ to check if they are eligible to play or not!

Q: I heard you can have buddies, what are they exactly? and what can they do?
A: The Highlander Open #4 is also open for more experienced players. These players are limited to be 2 per team. They cannot play for your team, but they can provide coaching! which can include things such as: Map talks, Demo Reviews and Callouts! However, live coaching is NOT allowed. (e.g Streaming your game via Discord and having them help you with callouts or enemy team’s positioning during a game.)

Q: Can I get anything for participating in or winning this cup?
A: Just like in our previous Fresh Meat/Highlander Open tournaments, there will be Medals for everyone participating! And for those who end up making it to the Top 3, there will be Bronze, Silver and Gold medals!

Q: What is the format for The Highlander Open #4 and when will it happen?
A: The cup will be like a regular Highlander 9v9 season, which means that you’ll be playing 5 matches in 5 weeks, followed by a 3 week knockout stage:

Signups: NOW! – March 31st 18:00 CET
Group Stage: April 1st – May 5th
Playoffs: May 6th – May 26th

Q: How can I join a team or create one?
A: You can find players looking for teams and teams looking for players here: https://etf2l.org/recruitment/ – There is also a link at the top saying “Create or edit a recruitment post”, click that to be taken straight to the page where you can make your own Player or Team recruitment post!
Tip: It’s best to contact these players/team leaders via Steam or Discord instead of commenting on the recruitment post for quicker responses.

Q: I don’t really know what Highlander is. Are there any guides?
A: Yes there are. We have one of our own and you can check it out here – https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=163882605

Q: I’m still not sure about other things, is there an FAQ page that I can refer to?
A: More information about the website and how other things work can be found here in our FAQ – https://etf2l.org/faq/ If you still can’t find what you are looking for, then don’t hesitate to join our Discord – https://discord.etf2l.org/ and open a League Admin ticket for further support!

Group Stage

  • Week 1: 1st April – 7th April
  • Week 2: 8th April – 14th April
  • Week 3: 15th April – 21st April
  • Week 4: 22nd April – 27th April
  • Week 5: 29th April – 5th May

Knockout Stage

The top 8 teams will proceed to the Knockout Stage.

All matches will be played as a Best of 3.

  • Quarter Finals: 6th May – 12th May
  • Semi Finals: 13th May – 19th May
  • 3rd Place Playoff and Grand Final: 20th May – 26th May

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3 Comments

  1. jonatan.leandoer96: CAKE said:

    buddies cant even play med?
    -rep

  2. Sothis: :flag_rs: said:

    lft 🔥🔥🔥

  3. Bona_ said:

    @raccoon

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