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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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Thoughts on Nationality in European TF2

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November 20th Commentary
Tagged: language nationality tf2


Natural — In a time of ever-growing European unity, where even the French speak English to a somewhat understandable degree, the room for national belonging would appear to be slight. Indeed, the current trend is one of internationalisation with little room for the conservative conformism of being defined by one’s nationality. We are all European citizens as well as citizens of the world.

This not only holds true in the everyday lives we lead, it is also a factor when we play TF2 competitively. Whenever we go on IRC to find a game, it is an international environment. Every time we play a match, we are likely to square off against a multitude of nationalities. However, the pluralism of cultures does not only apply to our in-game foes: Even our own team mates are often going to be natives of other countries than the one we hail from. While I recognise the necessity for team diversity within a community that essentially isn’t very large, I also feel that the lack of single-nationality rosters is a shame.

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ETF2L Season 16 Premiership Week 5 TLR vs Decerto

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October 27th Announcement
Tagged: beasly Blackout Gaming cp_badlands cp_gullywash_final1 decerto


byte — Another premiership action packed night, with TLR on a roll, can they make it 3 match wins in a row, or will the ‘desperately needing points’ decerto be able to steal all 6 points!

The subtle difference tonight will be how well the scouts can focus fire on what the demomen do, with big boy Hildreth outputting so much damage on average will the scouts be able to focus fire and destroy the enemy?

A win tonight for decerto will help them dramatically to avoid the relegation playoff’s, and aid them to stay in prem for next season.

eu TLR nadir, HYS, evilmoon, kiler4fun, rake, kalho

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Decerto.Ozone eu furbo, zoob, sheepy, Hildreth, shifty, Bulle

ETF2L ETF2L Season 16 Premiership Week 5 TLR vs Decerto.Ozone
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  • Sunday October 27th
  • 21:15 cet
  • 15:15 est (na)
  • 07:15 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • Decerto.Ozone (100%, 1 Votes)
  • TLR (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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Join VanillaTV tonight at 21:10 with konr & that sexy man (and voice) beasly along with that supreme Russian director Rinta

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ETF2L Season 16 Week 1 Premiership causeWEcan vs Evokate gaming

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October 24th Announcement
Tagged: arie Byte causeWEcan cp_badlands cp_granary


byte — Evening ladies & gents, as I have the night off from TSE, I decided to cover a must win game for either team but for different reasons. evokate gaming to stay in contention of the playoff spots, and causeWEcan earning their first points to avoid the relegation playoff’s.

I’ll be watching that beast of a demo Brego, also will beavern & wltrs be able to aid him on his quest of sublime damage? Or will they crumble and die first. On the other hand, evokate gaming have tek as pocket soldier and the beast dmer T-mac on roam, with T-mac not being on a leash now (unlike last season) be the key to him shining in prem this season?+

 

eu causeWEcan slate, WalKeR, Brego, Snyppis, wltrs, BeaVerN

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Evokate Gaming

Evokate Gaming fr Tek36, T-Mac, PlaPla, Flippy, kustom3, Exon

ETF2L Season 16 powered by BlackOut Gaming Premiership Week 1
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  • Thursday October 24th
  • 21:15 cest
  • 15:15 edt (na)
  • 07:15 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • causeWEcan (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Evokate Gaming (50%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 2

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Either way, join VanillaTV tonight at 21:10cest, with Byte & our prestige co caster konr and the magician dutch man that is Arie

 

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ETF2L Season 16 division 1 Week 3 d-d-d-Did I Stutter vs The MIPC

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October 10th Announcement
Tagged: beasly cp_badlands cp_metalworks_rc5 division 1 etf2l


Byte — An exciting division 1 match between two fine teams competing for premiership next season. While MIPC have been practicing hard, a draw against fenneks eSports means it’s all to play for in division 1. Losing is not a option for them, and a win will put them back in contention and the right track for potentially that automatic promotion spot.

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ETF2L Season 16 Week 2 Division 1 LEGO vs Fenneks E-sports

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October 6th Announcement
Tagged: arie division 1 etf2l Fenneks E-sports LEGO


Byte — An exciting match for you tonight, with the legendary F2 moving forward with LEGO. They survived their first test against the solid but content Israeli team ahvaT hA neshariM winning in a close fought match on cp_gullywash 5-3 and cp_granary 4-3.

Fenneks e-sports on the other hand secured a draw versus the powerhouse finns The MIPC Organization, narrowly losing out on granary but deservedly winning gullywash, a straight win versus LEGO would overtake LEGO and put Fenneks right back in automatic promotion for Premiership next season.

LEGO’s roster:

Medic – F2
Demoman – Dr.Phil
Soldiers – crizzl and Natural
Scouts – helberg and zen

I caught up with F2 for a few words going into this match tonight:

“I believe it will be a really close match where small mistakes will decide who wins. Their players have more experience at this level, but with our controlled play style, I believe we have a good chance of winning both maps. Also, shoutout to calm

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Medic – skeej
Demoman – kr4tos
Soldiers – Salmon and Killari
Scouts – gf_18 and delzic

kr4tos had a few words to say going into this match:

“After our playoff match and our week 1 match were not that what we really wanted to score in these matches. we are looking forward now to play our week 2 match now. we know LEGO is not an easy opponent since they tried really hard and playing together for a long time, but we are prepared for this match and we feel ready”

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Fenneks eSports by SimRai.com eu

ETF2L Season 16, Division 1, Week 2
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TIME
  • Sunday October 6th
  • 21:15 cest
  • 15:15 edt (na)
  • 07:15 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • LEGO (100%, 2 Votes)
  • Fenneks eSports by SimRai.com (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 2

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Join VanillaTV tonight with Skully + 1 and Arie on the camera like a boss! at 21:10cest.

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ETF2L Season 16 Division 1 Playoff Final 4-25 vs Elemental Violence

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September 18th Announcement
Tagged: 4-25 Division 1 Playoff elemental violence etf2l haydn


Byte — After last nights performance by 4-25, will they have enough fuel in the tank to compete against the reformed elemental violence? Shrike410 the brains and leadership behind this clan has reformed the old elemental violence, into potentially something better(!)

I caught up with msh…

Q: How do you feel going into this match versus Elemental Violence?

A: Yday we had a game against Superstars. As we saw their 20pcw logs, they destroyed elem.v like 5-0. Hope we can do the same, but i dont expect an easy game here.

Q: Do you think your team will from fatigue playing 2 in a row officials?

A: I guess its bit hard to get 2 officials in a row, yday we had 5 maps + 2 Gc, 1st time for me tbh.

On paper you couldn’t predict which team would win this, both teams will be giving it their all, to stay in division 1 and have that contention of competing in the premiership division in season 17.

eu Elemental Violence Germans + mix

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ETF2L ETF2L Division 1 Playoff Season 16: Elemental Violence vs 4-
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TIME
  • Wednesday September 18th
  • 21:15 cest
  • 15:15 edt (na)
  • 07:15 est (aus)

Who will win this match?

  • 4-25 (71%, 10 Votes)
  • Elemental Violence (29%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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Join VanillaTV tonight, 21:15cest with Skully & a bunged up Haydn, be gentle his voice is kinda messed up! With Rinta directing the play.

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