Borneo (competitive)

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Borneo (competitive)
Pl Borneo.jpg
Basic information
Map type Payload
File name: pl_borneo
Release date: May 9, 2011
Developer(s): Sean "Heyo" Cutino
Matt "vhalin" Leahy
Map Info
Environment: Jungle
Setting: Daylight, overcast
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Smallhealth.png ×10   •   Mediumhealth.png ×9   •   Largehealth.png ×1
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Smallammo.png ×6   •   Mediumammo.png ×9   •   Largeammo.png ×4

Borneo is a single-stage Payload map with four checkpoints that BLU must capture. It is a valley connected by a tunnel that ends in a facility that BLU team must destroy. It is a staple Highlander and Prolander map that is played in all leagues. It is a relatively noteworthy payload map in that all checkpoints are considered viable to defend with no points being considered passive holds.

Locations

Checkpoint 1

  • House: This is the first house that BLU will encounter. Rarely, the combo may go by this path but this is typically considered the flank, and the RED team's flank classes will play here. There is a medium health kit and a medium ammo kit at this location. The balcony connected to it is considered part of House, and is used to harass BLU team in the beginning stages as they come out of spawn by the RED flank.
  • Alley: This is the path to the left (if approaching from BLU Spawn) of House and is typically used as a sniper position and a call out of where the sniper is.
  • Tree: (RED) The tree located to the left of BLU spawn infront of house is a common sniper spot, and is used as a callout of the sniper's location if on RED. (BLU) This tree is located just after the track bends right and is a common sniper location for the RED sniper, and is a callout for his location if on BLU.
  • Rock: The location known as 'rock' refers to all the rocks on the highground over looking the track. This is a common location for the teams flanks to battle for control of the high ground located here. There is a medium healthkit and full ammokit located here.
  • Patio: This is the patio connected to the long building to the right of the point. RED's Combo and engineer play in this location and it is normal for the sentrygun to be built in the doorway on patio by the RED Engineer. Red's Combo classes may also walk out on the porch overlooking the cliff to harass BLU's Combo.
  • Cliff: This is the cliff on the right side of the point (from BLU's perspective) and is the normal path for the BLU team's combo to travel to the first point.

Checkpoint 2

  • House: This is the house that is connected to Checkpoint 1 and Patio. It is the common path for BLU's combo to push through to 'Corn'. It has a medium healthkit and a medium ammokit.
  • Corn: This is the house to the right of the track with the dropdown. It has a full ammokit and a medium health kit. The RED engineer builds a sentrygun on the dropdown overlooking the track to deny the cart. The RED combo plays in the room with three stairs and battles BLU's combo here.
  • Under: This is the area under the bridge, and behind the 'Corn' house. The RED team's flank plays here, and behind the walls just before Checkpoint 2 with the goal of denying cart. There is a medium ammokit and medium healthkit located here.
  • Tree: This is the tree to the right of the Tunnel. The RED team's sniper typically plays here.
  • Tunnel: Self-explanatory. RED team's sniper also typically plays here.
  • Pub Spot: This is considered a passive second hold, it is the two story concrete building connected to tunnel where the RED team may hold, typically they would hold here if they recently lost corn but still have enough players to contest the point.

Checkpoint 3

  • Forward Hold: This is above RED's first spawn. If RED team does an aggressive forward hold, this is the location where they will be holding. There is a medium health kit and a medium ammo kit here.
  • Grass: This is the area with the trees and the right entrance to the three story warehouse that the third checkpoint is located in. The BLU and RED team's flanks play here and on the stairs inside the warehouse. There is a small ammokit and small healthkit here.
  • Patio: This is the wooden area infront of BLU's last forward spawn point. BLU's combo plays here normally before attacking the RED team's combo inside the warehouse. There is a small ammokit and small healthkit located here.
  • Upper: This refers to the third story platform overlooking the track and point. RED's combo holds here on the stairs and in the hallway to the right on the second story of this high point. The RED engineer normally places a sentrygun here along with a dispenser.
  • Hallway: This refers to the hallway on the left side (from BLU's perspective) on the second story. RED's flank typically holds here as well.
  • Stairs: This is the right side (From BLU's perspective) of the warehouse. It has all the stairs. It is typically played on and contested by the flanks.

Checkpoint 4

  • Crates 1: This is the area immediately to the right of Checkpoint 3. It is a very common aggressive hold location by RED team. The sentrygun will typically be located here or above the track on the roof. There is a medium ammokit and a medium healthkit here.
  • House: This refers to the house behind the Upper warehouse hold. It contains a full healthkit.
  • Hallway: This refers to the hallway to the left (BLU's perspective) that leads to the platform overlooking the final checkpoint. The RED and BLU team's combos will typically skirmish and fight for control over this location.
  • Upper: This refers to the immediate area infront of RED's spawn, overlooking the final checkpoint. RED's Combo and Engineer typically play in this location. There is a small healthkit in this location.
  • Crates 2: This is typically what the RED Sentrygun will be built ontop of, with a dispenser immediately behind it.
  • Catwalk: This is the catwalk to the right (BLU's perspective) that leads to Upper. It has protection from the RED sentrygun and is a relatively common uberpush location for BLU's combo.
  • Flank: This refers to the entire first floor right side level (BLU's perspective) where the RED and BLU team's flanks battle each other. There is a medium healthkit and a full ammokit in this location.
  • Door: This callout refers to the door the cart is pushed through. The RED and BLU team's flanks also commonly play in this location.

Strategy

Attacking

First Point

  • The soldier and scout should play along the left flank to take control of Rock, this will give the combo the ability to fight over Patio. They should also attempt to destroy the sentry gun from Rock.
  • The spy should focus on backstabbing the sniper.
  • The combo should move along cliff and take control of the front of patio.
  • The engineer should push the cart up until he is being harassed. When he can safely push the cart again he should do so.

Second Point

  • The soldier and scout should focus on pushing the cart, destroying the sentry gun, and playing the area under and behind 'Corn'.
  • The engineer should focus on pushing the cart and supporting his team however possible.
  • The Combo should push through the right house and push the RED Combo and engineer out of 'Corn'.
  • The spy should focus on killing the sniper to open up the area for flank.

Third Point

  • The soldier and scout should play along stairs with the goal of controlling the right side of the warehouse so that they can coordinate a push with BLU's combo on 'Upper'.
  • The engineer should push the cart as far as he can and then support his team.
  • The Combo should play along the left side of the point, skirmishing until they are ready to push with their team to clear out 'Upper'.
  • The spy should focus on killing the RED sniper, and should harass the engineer and combo however much he can.

Last Point

  • The soldier and scout should push the cart as far as they can and then play along the flank, with the goal of destroying the Engineer's sentry gun so that the BLU team can freely push 'Upper'.
  • The engineer should build a teleporter as soon as possible and push the cart and support his team.
  • The spy should prioritize coordinating with his team to destroy the RED sentrygun.
  • The combo should play along the left side to take control of that hallway, if they control the hallway they can freely uber push onto 'Upper'.

Defense

First Point

  • The first point of Borneo is typically defended with a sentry on Patio with the Heavy ontop of it, the demoman infront of the Patio or on it, and the Pyro roaming between it and the Tree.
  • The engineer should build a sentrygun in the doorway of patio. He should also build a dispenser behind the wall to the right. A teleporter is absolutely essential to holding this point.
  • The flank should fight over House and Rock.
  • The Spy should prioritize killing the enemy sniper, pushing this point is difficult if the defending team has a sniper with free reign.

Second Point

  • The combo should hold corn, holding in the wide room with stairs and a drop down. The further away the BLU Combo has to use their Uber to push, the easier it is to save the sentrygun and Corn.
  • The engineer should build a sentrygun on the dropdown to under. It perfectly denies cart in this position. There should be a teleporter blocking the stairs, and a dispenser blocking the stairs in the wide room behind the crates.
  • The flank should play along the tracks and under, coordinating with each other to deny cart.
  • The pyro should roam between the combo and the sniper, keeping the sniper alive on this point is very strong to holding the path along tracks and harassing the BLU combo when they try to push Corn.

Third Point

  • The engineer should build a sentrygun on 'Upper' as soon as possible, with a dispenser either blocking the stairs immediately behind it or in the corner. A teleporter is essential to holding this location.
  • The flank should play along the stairs and the doorway, harassing the BLU combo on Patio when possible.
  • The Combo should make it as hard as possible for the BLU combo to enter the hallway, with the pyro protecting the sentrygun and Combo from the BLU spy. The sentrygun is very important at this point.

Last Point

  • The engineer should build a sentrygun ontop of the Crates as soon as possible at this point, with a dispenser immediately behind it.
  • The combo should play along the right side of the point, denying hallway and the cart at the same time whenever possible.
  • The flank should play along the flank and coordinate to keep the other team from being able to harass the sentrygun, the sentrygun is very important at this point.

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