European Team Fortress 2 League
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|European Team Fortress 2 League|
The European Team Fortress 2 League, commonly abbreviated as ETF2L, is an organization dedicated to promoting TF2 events across Europe. Unlike many of the other leagues, ETF2L is dedicated solely to TF2, and is one of the three professional bodies Valve co-operates with, handing out various medals to participants. Hardware supplier SteelSeries was providing prizes for seven seasons, since January 2012 the league is sponsored by Tt eSPORTS. The British server hoster and LAN organizer MULTIPLAY is also a long term sponsor, providing the league with several servers located in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Frankfurt (Germany) and Chicago (Illinois, USA) to lend out for the competing teams.
ETF2L provides a news portal focusing on TF2 news and events across Europe, and a forum for players to discuss league changes, maps, movies and upcoming events. The main forum caters for English speaking users, and subsections are provided for Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Russian, and Scandinavian users. There is also a Training & Tactics Forum for players to discuss various tactics and share videos to help other players. Videos can include anything from frag videos to jump movies to cinematic productions.
Players and teams registered with ETF2L are able to recruit in the forum to join a new team or fill any gaps in a roster.
As well as having standard 6v6 and 9v9 leagues and tournaments, ETF2L used to host Ladders for both gamemodes up until October 2012.
6 vs. 6
The 6v6 season is the mainstay of ETF2L. Each season teams are seeded into a premiership division and six lower divisions. Every team of one Division will meet each other once during the Season and play a Two-Map-Game. The top 4 teams of the premiership division are playing a playoff stage to determine the overall winner after the group stage.
A team will get 3 points for every won map, 2 points for winning a golden cap after a drawn map, 1 point for losing such a golden cap, and 0 points for a lost map.
Previous Season Winners
|Season 5||Team Dignitas1|
|Season 6||Team Dignitas1|
|Season 7||I don't know?2|
|All Fucking Summer (AFS)||TCM-Gaming|
|Season 8||Epsilon eSports2|
|Season 9||Team Thermaltake|
|Season 10||Epsilon eSports2|
|Season 12||Epsilon eSports2|
|Season 13||Epsilon eSports2|
|Season 14||Epsilon eSports2|
- 4Kings were renamed to Team Dignitas upon being invited to the Dignitas organisation.
- Similarly, I don't know? were later renamed to Epsilon eSports.
The ETF2L Highlander Community Challenge (HCC) is arguably the most well known 9v9 competition, with over 800 teams participating from all over the world. After the tournament, ETF2L started a 9v9 league with over 300 sign-ups in its first season. Because of this, each division except division 1 and the premier division have been named in an alphanumerical fashion, the last division being named 6T.
ETF2L Highlander rules permit most weapons except those that are recent in circulation and certain weapons that are considered overpowered or bugged, based on community feedback.
Previous Season Winners