Meanwhile in North America, I have been flexing my weedy arms across the ocean to organise in partnership with TeamFortress.TV – A Highlander invitational double elimination tournament to help raise funds for UGC Prizepool. The action is due to start tonight, around 11pm CEST with the 8 best Highlander teams in North America facing off in a one night wonder. Though this will be late for many Europeans, some are more manlier than others when it comes to needing no sleep, enter to the fray Ryushi on casting duties alongside Kip to guide you through the tournament up until stupid o’clock in the morning, with a little help from Dash on cameraman duties (who am I kidding, A LOT of help). I don’t think this little blurb will do justice to the articles on TeamFortress.TV right now, click the link and read it you cart pushing fools, here is a section of it quoted below:
Restuarante de Wesker and Unlimited Frag play against each other on the maps that won TF2Maps.net 72hour mapping classic competition: cp_aly_72_4, the first place map and possibly arena_bakscratch, the second placed map.Tonight, we have the best two South American Highlander teams:
A video showing entries into the competition can be found here:
Myself and the lovely Agro from Kritzkast will be covering this event on the Kritzkast channel at 23 CET tonight!
Already fading from the memory and no doubt the cause of much roster slashing and burning yet to come, the TFTV Zowie Invitational – European Edition (or something like that) gave us a preview into the shape of the ETF2L season to come. I’ll be taking the usual overview, faking credibility, indulging in sparkling hyperbole and prognosticating on the season to come.
The dead ringers have rung their last, the crit-a-colas have all gone flat, and the ullapool cabers have shot their loads leaving a trail of sticky red gibs behind them. ETF2L Highlander Season 5 is over, and Kill Switch have been crowned the new kings. In a season that signalled a changing of the guard unpredictable results heralded the decline of former superpowers and the arrival of a new highlander elite.
In this review I’ll be looking at which players excelled in their respective roles, who roster rode their way to glory and who dragged their otherwise stellar teams into the gutter. The players will be the regulars on their positions who put in a lot of time, but one hit wonders will get a special mention for extraordinary performances, and totally abject cameos will not be allowed to fly under the radar.
In the interest of parity the Parrot Gapers logs have not been used.
Enough of the small talk, let’s get into the meat of it
We’ve just announced an exciting new eight team invite tournament happening this Sunday.
The spectacular finale of TeamFortress.TV’s first ZOWIE Invitational proved to be a foretelling of the future. It was to give us our first glimpse of Classic Mixup playing to their full potential against an iT roster that was undefeated at the time. These were performances that would be emulated again in Dallas and it is with ESEA’s Season 15 LAN Finals still fresh in our memory that TeamFortress.TV are proud to present to you a second competition of the highest standard in partnership with ZOWIE Gear.
The dust has settled on the the battlefields of North America… for now. It’s as quiet as a backcap out there. In darkened rooms the shadowy figures of the invite illuminati plot each other’s demise, bargaining with the gods of Team Fortress 2 for future riches and glory. Across the Atlantic Ocean a new dawn is breaking upon European soil where the throne lays empty. It is there that our story continues…
Read the full announcement over right here.
The playoffs have gone according to league position and the top two regular season teams face off in the final – for the bloodshed, and the money.
Shuffling in the gloom of my sickroom I can see the difference between the teams this season has been Kill Switch’s failure to pick up decisive wins, settling for golden caps on several occasions when Highpander have bullied their way to the maximum points, but in doing so Killswitch have shown an ability to adapt tactically and turn around losing situations.
Their victory over IAG in the second playoff round showcased this, coming from a round down on cp_steel and stopping a comeback in its tracks on koth_lakeside. Both maps were won by seconds, and all rounds on both maps were won by narrow margins as well. Given how close this match was will they really be able to challenge Highpander who have reigned supreme over the highlander scene this season?
We’re gonna show these guys they’ve finally met their match
Emilio Estevez – Young Guns
This Sunday the first round of the ETF2L Highlander playoffs takes place (no cancellations please) with itsallgood taking on reigning champions Daroutoutou. The Frenchies have struggled to meet expectations this season although they finished ahead of SNSD whereas itsallgood have surprised having had to fight to get into the division in the first place.
I’m taking a player by player look at the two teams to see how they match up. Disclaimer: there could be one merc in the final, there could be lots. We know JoeNUFC has been requested as demo by IAG on the match page, but for the purposes of this article apart from this exception I’ll assume their usual players will be in the match.