ETF2L Premiership: Curiouser and Curiouser


March 8th Gossip
Tagged: etf2l Gossip premiership Season 17

Admirable — I wrote a few words about the recent goings-on in the division they call Premiership outlining all the juicy gossip you need to be aware of in the lead up to the ETF2L Season 17 Playoffs.

“With two weeks until ETF2L’s Season 17 powered by Tt eSports Premiership Playoffs begin I felt it would be timely to research and report on a few recent movements and mishaps that have taken place amidst one of the closest seasons we have witnessed in Europe since some bright spark thought it would be a good idea to put numlocked, Mike and Stefan on the same team. Bear witness to the fruits of my labour below.”

Caution is advised when reading the gasoline soaked words over on TeamFortressTV. I won’t be held responsible for any singed eyebrows.

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ETF2L Highlander Season 6 – Premiership Preview


March 4th Announcement
Tagged: etf2l highlander NA tf2

Hildreth — Who would have thought this time last year when SNSD were adding shelves to their growing trophy cabinet that India would be the new superpower in European Highlander? Well I may be perhaps exaggerating the influence of the sub-continent country but alas, a team bearing the international flag with their long standing esteemed nayak Pancake took the ETF2L crown and established themselves as the current best team in Europe. I am of course talking about Kill Switch who claimed this accolade with a win over Highpander in a DDOS affected Final and earning themselves a hefty 500 Euros to convert into rupees and pay their multi-national roster. 3rd placed side Itsallgood arguably gave Kill Switch a harder game than the final itself as they narrowly lost the regular season playoff match with the champions, earning a respectable bronze whilst former champions DAROUTOUTOU and SNSD came 4th and 5th respectively. Former runners-up Parrot Gapers dropped after one match whilst, Legolas were relegated via playoffs losing to Division  1 runners-up Stacked who finished behind Chessclub Techniques, both securing a Premiership spot for this season. Finally Sookie Doing Work, finishing 6th place did secure themselves another season in the top flight however amid some roster troubles they have folded and this leaves one spot available in the Premiership for Season 6.

So there you have a quick recap of Season 5 and how it impacts season 6’s proceeding, ultimately we have seen a rise in a “new generation” of teams in Europe with some of the old guard being knocked off the top and the rest being succumbed to history. The result of this is nothing short of fantastic, as between seasons we have seen the new established top teams building, the former champions reshaping their rosters to rise back to glory and new additions to Prem coming in with ambitions beyond avoiding relegation. To make up the numbers, the newest addition to ETF2L Prem is a challenge like no other for our resident European teams, the challenge of the Americans in the form of current UGC Platinum leaders  Electric Temptations putting out a side to try and snatch the intercontinental cash monies. Speaking of money, the prizes they are all fighting over will be a €1000 prizepool thanks to another anonymous donation (this league is floating with charitable rich sponsors) and courtesy of TteSports by Thermaltake, nine sexy Tt BLACK Gaming Mice will be won and handed out to the winning team alongside their slice of €500, with second place settling for €350 and third place getting to share €150 euros.

Excited? No?! What if I told you Admirable was playing Medic this season for one of the teams? Convinced now? I thought so…onwards to the previews!

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ESEA vs CEVO, round 2, fight!


February 24th Gossip

Arie — While here in Yurp season 17 of ETF2L is chugging along nicely, the Yanks are in crisis mode. ESEA, the league of seasons past, is looking to implode as too few teams are signing up to support the Invite fat cats wanting to go to their socialized LAN.
The bitcoin scandal seems to be the final straw (or convenient excuse) for many teams to make the switch and it seems inevitable that ESEA NA will turn into the same joke as ESEA EU.
In typical American fashion, the league looking to replace it, CEVO, is also pay2play. The NA scene played on CEVO before switching to ESEA, a move remembered by the few players still in the game. The thread on has gotten pretty messy with arguments between these loyalists and seperatists. To give you an idea of the quality of some of the arguments, here’s one young man responding to our dear friend konr’s statement on European TF2.


[..] European TF2 is not dead to the few that said that. It isn’t dead by any means. People quit and come back in every league and always have. Top players don’t necessarily quit for any league reason either so that’s almost irrelevant to say in response to someone saying “we’re okay with a community league in europe”. On the flipside I think saying “we only have i-series” is a bit silly because we’re really lucky to have a big lan like i-series supporting our game so often. That being said I think getting a small place for LAN really should not be too hard for either top players or CEVO to arrange in the future.

Also one thing I think you should play for (however the funding to get here may be an issue) if you’re an invite player that needs an endgame is to come to one of our LANs and compete vs the best teams from all over! I’m not sure how we could possibly fund that on a constant basis but if we could how sick would that be? Don’t write off a game that you love playing just because a small LAN that you could easily replace is gone. I’d go more into detail to avoid people getting what I’m saying wrong as far as context is concerned but I’m tired man.


1. lans are much easier/cheaper to get to in Europe because US public transportation sucks.
2. euro lans as an endgame is barely feasible for one team with community support, let alone four.

Many of the old school players have voiced their concerns about returning to CEVO, while many of the newer teams are happy to try something new. So what’s our take on this Europe? Should the North American have stuck with ESEA, or are they going to be better off in CEVO?


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ETF2L Pre-Season Companion on TFTV


January 14th Gossip
Tagged: etf2l Gossip Season 17

Admirable — I put together a few words on all the teams intending to compete in Divison 1 and the Premiership in the upcoming ETF2L Season 17 over on as a companion to guide you through all the skewed opinion, trash talk and insight of the Fully Charged! Europe: Episode 5 – ETF2L Season 17 Preview.

Welcome to what will hopefully be a fairly objective and concise look at the forthcoming season of European Team Fortress 2, more precisely the teams set to feature in Division 1 and the Premiership. If you clutch this companion guide in your sweaty little paw, tonight when a panel of experts pour golden, syrupy insight in to your lugholes live on Fully Charged EU, you might just find yourself in a frenzied state of hype… but hold off on getting that Epsilon tattoo until I’ve illuminated you a little.

Read the full thing and catch the YouTube VOD over on TFTV.

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ETF2L “Grand” Finals :/


December 11th Announcement

Arie — After another Epsilon dominated ETF2L season, it looks like the grand finals are going to be even more one-sided than one could have possibly imagined. Due to scheduling issues, the match is set to be played on Friday the 13th and WWCF has about half a team available.

Sleep well EU TF2.

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Team Infused? You mean Crack Clan*


October 2nd Gossip
Tagged: Gossip infused ipz kick roster

SuddenlyStarMia — As if the new season wasn’t exciting enough with all this preseason turmoil of old teams splitting, new teams forming (or reforming) and players switching teams more than  Zebbosai switches class preference, you lucky folk have the cherry on top of your proverbial gossip cake. As the dust settled after the qualifiers and  Admirable wrote the last “Pre-Season Movers & Shakers”, we made a cup of tea, tuned into Twitch and snuggled down in a slanky to watch Season 16 play out. Hold your horses! Week 2 has barely started and we already have a bit of juicy scandal at the top of the TF2 food chain:  Team Infused are on the brink of what appears to be a fold. With their Week 2 official vs  Team Decerto looming and 5 players on their roster, three mains have been removed by  ipz-, with  Zebbosai pre-emptively jumping the ship. “So what happened?” I hear you ask.


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i49 – The All Star Team Results


September 3rd Gossip
Tagged: i49

Beta — After a week of public voting, we are now able to release YOUR i49 All Star team!

We had over 250 votes in each category, of which some are very close and only separated by a single vote. You would of seen two great articles released regarding damage input, did that sway the results?

Hit “Continue reading” to find out the results as well as some extra special voting polls.

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