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ETF2L Highlander Season 6 – Premiership Preview

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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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Wireplay Highlander Season 12 Sign Ups open!

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February 16th News
Tagged: highlander wireplay


SuddenlyStarMia — A new year and a new season of Highlander! Can’t wait until ETF2L HL S6 to get your bite of 9v9? Yep, Europe’s oldest Highlander league, Wireplay, has Season 12 coming up. With last season keeping us on our toes as we watched  Kill Switch,  DAROUTOUTOU and  Highpander battle it out in the playoffs for €450 of prize money, with the runner up receiving €225. Division 1 was filled with top teams, such as  Kaften and  Heppa making rare appearances out of ETF2L. Division 2 was filled with the rest of UGC Platinum equivalent teams (and the lower divisions battled it out for free 20-man TF2 servers), with  Tourettes Chessclub emerging victorious, closely followed by  Dig Deep and  One Round Wonders. The Division 1 finals kept us on our toes, as  Highpander and  Kill Switch duked it out over one the most intricate maps in the game, as it was casted by  HiGPS and  jakeowaty on Blackout TV.

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ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup Final – USA vs. France

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September 2nd Announcement
Tagged: etf2l final france highlander Nations Cup


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!

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ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup #2 Playoffs: Grand Final
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  • Monday September 2nd
  • 21:15 cest
  • 15:15 edt (na)
  • 07:15 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • France (79%, 41 Votes)
  • United States of America (21%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 52

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Wireplay Highlander Season 11 – Signups Open Now!

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August 18th Announcement
Tagged: 9v9 highlander season 11 wireplay


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.

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ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup #2: Playoffs – Netherlands vs Denmark

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August 6th Announcement
Tagged: denmark etf2l haydn highlander Holland VanillaTV


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.

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ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup #2: Playoffs: Round 1
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  • Tuesday August 6th
  • 21:00 cest
  • 15:00 edt (na)
  • 07:00 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • Team Denmark (80%, 4 Votes)
  • Netherlands (20%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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Join VanillaTV tonight for an action packed event with Skully & Haydn on the microphones and Rinta on the stream, at 21:00cest

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ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup playoff – Finland vs Russia

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August 4th Announcement
Tagged: arie Byte etf2l finland highlander


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.

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ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup #2 Playoffs: Round of 16
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  • Sunday August 4th
  • 20:30 cest
  • 14:30 edt (na)
  • 06:30 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • Finland (64%, 7 Votes)
  • Russia (36%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Join VanillaTV tonight for an action packed vodka event with Skully & Byte on the microphones and Arie on the stream, at 20:30cest

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ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup – Germany vs Ireland!

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July 23rd Announcement
Tagged: 9v9 arie etf2l germany highlander


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

The Rosters

 Germany
Scout – RazorsEdge
Soldier – KLar
Pyro – Anoobis
Demoman – Brego
Heavy – Schmuse
Engineer – quintosh
Medic – Homer J.
Sniper – Der_Milchmann
Spy – Solid

 Ireland
Scout – dougiie
Soldier – Josh
Pyro – b33p
Demoman - troot
Heavy – Anti
Engineer – Daft Cans
Medic – Bulow
Sniper – MurlocJonny
Spy – Dewotter

Join VanillaTV tonight at 21 CEST for some 9v9 action with  Skully &  SuddenlyStarMia on the mics, alongside  Arie working the camera!

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ETF2L Highlander Nations Cup Group Phase Germany vs Ireland
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  • Tuesday July 23rd
  • 21:00 cest
  • 15:00 edt (na)
  • 07:00 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • Team Ireland (54%, 7 Votes)
  • Team Germany (46%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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