beach — The second ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup draws to a close tomorrow (Monday 2nd September…it was Sunday when I wrote this, okay..), when either The United States of America or Team France will be crowned Highlander Champions!
beach — Wireplay’s highlander season is back, this time with a bigger prize pool than ever thanks to its mystery benefactor. b0nes (not the movie maker) has decided once again to open Wireplay’s doors for another highlander season, beginning in the early weeks of September. Here are the dates:
Signups Open – Now
Signups Close – Friday 30th Aug
Provisional Divisions – Sunday 1st Sept
Fixtures Generated – Tuesday 3rd Sept
Week 1 Starts – Monday 8th Sept
As well as the usual 20-man servers on offer for Division 1 3rd place and 1st place in all other divisions, Wireplay have secured funding to allocate €450 to the winner of Division 1 and €225 for second place. As well as the main season, the top 3 places in Division 1 will participate in a separate playoff to determine who is eligible for the prizes. This is very exciting news for Wireplay; a smaller league still managing to dish out prize money deserves support and signups are definitely welcomed and encouraged by b0nes and the rest of the admin team.
For more information you can contact an admin directly in #wptf2l on irc.quakenet.org, or go to the Wireplay highlander page, where you will find further details of the league as it progresses.
byte — Back for some more highlander action following on from Sunday’s action between Russia vs Finland. This time it’s the vikings chance to dent Netherlands dreams of advancing to the quarter finals.
While both teams Denmark and Netherlands haven’t had a roll with the results, they will be looking to make their presence known tonight.
byte — You couldn’t ask for more vodka than in this game. You can’t help but feel if you made a dare to both teams, to drink a shot of pure vodka for everytime they get a kill, it’d be a funnier battle; it’s a pity we don’t have the team comms for this one. Russia will be wanting to advance to the quarters , however they didn’t have a smooth ride, convincingly losing one game to the polskis on pl_upward and cp_gullywash_final1.
Finland on the other hand had a smooth grasp so far in this seasons nations cup, winning convincingly 6-0 in Group D, they’ll be looking for a challenge versus the Russki’s with the raw power Finland have, the favourites have to be Finland. Russia will have to play their finest hour of gaming in a best of 3 maps to gain a place in the quarter finals of the ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup.
SuddenlyStarMia — As we go on over to Week 3 of the ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup, we see a match in the group stages between last year’s champions, Germany and the underrated Ireland. So far, Germany has picked up a comfortable 6-0 against Iceland last week and a default win vs Israel in week one. In the meanwhile, Ireland are not looking so strong with a firm loss against Denmark and a default loss from Israel. Both teams need all the points they can to guarantee a chance to be in the playoffs. Could the Irish pull it back tonight or are the Germans just too strong?
We caught up with Germany’s Pyro, Anoobis for a few quick words:
Anoobis: I am feeling pretty confident going into the match tonight. Our roster is pretty strong even with a few subs here and there. It will be a nice match to watch. Ireland have a strong roster containing of highlander and 6v6 people and they should give us a good run. Maybe we’ll also see Admirable – that’ll be hilarious. Gravelpit should be really exciting to watch because in contrary to Viaduct, Gravelpit requires a lot of coordination – a lot of people have mixed feelings about it.
Whilst our favourite potatoman caster, Admirable, had just this to say:
Admirable: oh man it will be a rape Admirable: quote me Admirable: :D
Scout – RazorsEdge
Soldier – KLar
Pyro – Anoobis
Demoman – Brego
Heavy – Schmuse
Engineer – quintosh
Medic – Homer J.
Sniper – Der_Milchmann
Spy – Solid
International Gaming League is proud to announce our TF2 Highlander Ladder.
With support from great community sites like backpack.tf & teamfortress.tv IGL has gained quite the following! With over 160 teams registered for June’s ladders, it’s sure to be an exciting journey to the top of the ladder!
So… What makes IGL ladders so great?
You’ll always have time for IGL!Matches 24×7 – 365
Play in another league? Don’t think you have time? You’ll always have time for IGL! Teams can register for an hourly match pool where the captains vote for the map of the hour. Once the top of the hour hits, teams are paired against someone of their skill set & the match begins! There’s also the traditional ladder challenge feature available as well, where you can challenge a specific team, date/time & map of your choice. We’re totally flexible!
Awesome ranking system Each team starts with 100 points. If you beat a team with more points than you, you get 5% of their points. If you beat a team ranked lower than you, you receive 2.5% of their points. We also award teams who go on a hot streak, by providing 1 additional point per win once you’ve reached 5. Want to climb to the top fast? Challenge the big guys! You don’t have much to lose; but they do!
Fair matches Every15 days the ladder divisions are re-aligned to ensure you’re always competing versus teams within your own skill & activity level
We provide EVERYTHING!
Don’t have a server? Don’t have a team? That’s no problem at IGL! IGL provides servers in all 4 corners of the continental USA, as well as North & South Central servers. Thats a total of over 60 servers in 6 locations. You’ll always have a great ping! We find the best server location for you & your opponent then reserve it specifically for your match!Our advanced team builder feature allows captains to invite friends via email, or recruit players off of the free agent system. Players can also apply directly to teams from the team profile page, join automatically via password, or a captain can invite a player to their team from the free agent list, or players’ profile. There’s many ways to find a team at IGL!
Staying in touch & joining a match has never been easier! The IGL platform sends REAL-TIME, on-site notifications to players upon challenges, match start, and forum discussions. We make it easy for captains to gather their team before a match. Joining matches could not be any simpler for TF2 teams. When it’s match time, visit your Matches tab in your player dashboard where you will be presented with a PLAY button where you can instantly join the match server,
The BIG league experience All teams at IGL have the potential to be broadcasted in an official IGL match with professional broadcasting technologies, including cutting-edge transitions, instant replays and enthusiastic commentators.
Gain a following Buried among the league and all of it’s match centric featuresis a social media aspect. Players can now follow other players, teams, and matches. Get real-time updates on players you’re following, find out when your favourite team has a match, or get reminded when your next opponent is about to play that important match.
Front-page exposure Get your team & brand exposed to thousands of gamers every day by having your upcoming match featured on IGL’s home page. Popular matches are featured on the home page. Increase your personal & team following to gain popularity. Have your friends vote for your match to further increase your exposure & chance of being broadcasted.
All this and much much more are available at www.playigl.com
beach — For those of us who can’t get enough highlander, Wireplay head admin b0nes has decided to open his doors once more for another 9v9 season. UGC is over and ETF2L is entering its concluding stages, so a new highlander season is certainly called for!
Signups Open – Now
Signups Close – Friday 3rd May
Provisional Divisions – Sunday 5th May
Fixtures Generated – Tuesday 7th May
Week 1 Starts – Monday 13th May