Season 36 Premiership Grand Finals: SVIFT vs. nerdRage

Date August 16, 2020


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The grand finale of the Premiership division between the dominant UnitedStates SVIFT and UnitedKingdom nerdRage is upon us. UnitedStates SVIFT earned the top seed thanks to their regular season results and as such were given a direct invite to the grand finals. However, UnitedKingdom nerdRage had to slog, claw, and fight tooth and nail to get there.

UnitedStates SVIFT only dropped 1 point the entire season in the second week against UnitedKingdom nerdRage, the team they are facing again tonight, scoring perfect 6-0 victories in the remaining fixtures, so the game is shaping up to be a good one.

UnitedKingdom nerdRage had a rocky start to the season, losing their first three matches of the season before they found their footing. Interestingly enough, the teams they lost to early on are the teams they are facing in the playoff stages. So far UnitedKingdom nerdRage have been able to overturn their losses against Norway The Church of Jezunis and France Les darons de l'edition to win the first two of their playoffs games. Will they be able to complete their comeback and take the title?
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Sunday Evening Bans

Date August 2, 2020

Bans

Please note that some of these bans were enacted before the release of this newspost! There might be more older bans mentioned than usual due to data loss.

Anti-Cheat

The following players have been caught cheating by the Anti-Cheat team. They have been banned from ETF2L for one year:

The following player used an alternate account with the intent of smurfing in Highlander Open #3 and was banned for 3 months:

The following player used an alternate account to evade their ban. Their ban has been extended for one year:

League

The following players were involved in a case of non-permitted acquisition of profits and have been banned for their respective durations:

Demo Bans

The following players failed to provide a requested demo several times. They were banned for their respective durations:

  • Scotland DaFuQWiZaT – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
  • Israel R0lz – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
  • Hungary 6red – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
  • Israel princess dvs – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
  • France NeverDieu – not uploading demos twice – 2 weeks
  • Portugal 31 – not uploading demos three times – 2 months

VAC Bans

The following players have been caught with VAC bans possibly affecting TF2 on their main and/or alternate accounts and have been banned from the league for one year:

+ 110 inactive ETF2L accounts.

As these players have not been caught cheating by our staff their match results are not affected.

If you were banned due to a VAC ban on your Steam account that doesn’t affect TF2, please contact an admin to get the ETF2L ban removed.


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Announcing Highlander Season 22!

Date August 1, 2020

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Announcing Highlander Season 22!

All the information regarding the coming Season can either be found in this newspost, or will be released shortly!

For tiers we’ll be aiming to run swiss again for Open, Low and Mid. This is still potentially subjected to change depending on the final signup numbers.

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Season Schedule

  • Signups: August  1st – August  25th 21:00 CEST (Premiership signup deadline is August 19th 21:00 CEST)
  • Publishing of Provisional Divisions: August 27th
  • Publishing of Final Divisions: August 29th
  • Premiership Qualifiers: August 21st – August 30th
  • Main Season: August 30th – October 2nd (5 Weeks)
  • Playoffs: October 4th – October 23rd

Map pool

Although we won’t be able to cram in a  preseason cup we are considering a map pool change.For this however we want some community input which can be done through the polls down below.

The following maps are already confirmed for the season.

Configs

The highlander config will be getting synced up to the 6s config which includes the addition of the following commands:

sm_deterministic_fall_damage 1
sm_fix_ghost_crossbow_bolts 1
sm_fix_slope_bug 1
sm_fix_sticky_delay 1
sm_remove_halloween_souls 1

More information on them can be found here https://github.com/ldesgoui/tf2-comp-fixes. If you’re running your own server make sure to also have the plugin.

Whitelist

We’re still discussing potential changes to the whitelist. Expect an update on this in the near future.

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Season 36: Playoffs & Tiebreaker Scores

Date July 26, 2020

Welcome everyone to the conclusion of the 36th season of ETF2L 6v6.

We hope you enjoyed the matches, and for the teams that made it through, congratulations.

If you find yourself on the list of these teams expect an admin to add you and request your availability. If there is no information given, or it is insufficient, we will have to decide your match dates for you. Keep in mind that we will try and accommodate both teams, but the match date may still vary from your provided days if for example none of the days matches with your opponent’s, but your opponent offered more days than you did. Deadlines listed for the matches are flexible and may be changed in certain situations if admins are contacted about allowing extensions on these.

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End of the Year Schedule: A Follow Up

Date July 19, 2020


Looking at the communities response to our scheduling update published yesterday we feel the need to clarify certain topics further as they were not explained thoroughly in the initial post. We will not be leaving you without any competition in the fall of 2020, we apologize if yesterday’s post felt like that would be the case.

Why did we decide to delay season 37?

To open up room for testing a handful of community projects. If we had filled in the open slot with a 6s season there would have been no time for this. Secondly, if we would have scheduled in a season with an appropriate break after season 36 it would have ended around the middle/late December. However as we are hopeful for Copenhagen Games being able to happen in 2021 we want to make sure we have a season that leads up to that event for teams to solidify. The season would have to start late January to match up with that schedule and thus in a best case only leaving slightly more then a month break for playoff participants.

tl;dr We want to be able to test some things community members have been asking for as well as avoid back to back seasons without decent downtime.

A sidenote as well, the nations cup schedule as mentioned is a draft. This event also does not impact other ideas we have for the majority of the 6s playersbase.

What are we trying to plan for the fall of 2020?

We’re currently working out how we exactly want to approach the time frame as there has not being something of this sort within recent history. As referenced in the above a section it will most likely be spent and trying out new things.
A couple of the idea that have been considered but not properly analyzed yet are:

  • A number of shorter cups in which things like maps, plugins, promod, whitelist, … changes can be tested. If you have a great idea for a short cup feel free to inform a league admin about your idea.
  • A multiple week scout speed/Promod cup: This multiple week spanning cup will gave both the player base and the admin team a better understanding of the impact of these changes on the game. This extra gathered data will help us setup S37, with a ruleset that a majority of the community agrees on.

If these ideas were to fail we will do our best to fill it up with a replacement. This might be a long cup/mini season or something else along the lines. We hope to have more details in the near future so teams can adjust and schedule accordingly.


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