Welcome to the first ever 6v6 competitive season hosted by TFCL.
To get some things out of the way, here are the key details to make sure that this season goes smooth for everyone involved.
$120 Take All Prize
There is no prize for second place, only for being #1. The best team, determined via a short playoff bracket at the end of the regular 8 week season, will be awarded $120 via PayPal roughly two weeks after the end of the season. The team owner will receive the full amount, and is required to distribute the amount evenly to the rest of the team.
The default match date is set to Saturday at 9:30 PM Eastern. Each team may choose to schedule for a new date by using our online scheduling system. Create a new request, and if it is accepted, that new suggested time will become your new default, overriding the Saturday time and day. This way, you are in control over when you play your match.
WIth that said though, you will need to play & report your match before Monday at 9:00 PM Eastern Time, as that is when the next week is going to be generated. Failure to play by that deadline will result in a forfeit of your match.
Whitelist, servers, and configs
We are using the updated Global Whitelist, which sees things such as the Soda Popper and Quick Fix banned in competitive play. In addition, you are required to use the UGC configuration files,as this is simply more convenient for the majority of our players, as almost all of you will already have UGC’s files on your server, and all auto-server providers (such as serveme) have those configs preinstalled. In future seasons we will be creating our own configuration files and whitelists for other modes and game types, and we fully intend to provide an automated service via our own network of dedicated servers, similar to ESEA. They will automatically be configured with our configs, and will be available at all times for scrims, pugs, and matches. Until this network has launched, please use your own servers, with the UGC configs.
Rules & Guidelines
We’re currently using our own ruleset, which is very similar to both UGC and ESEA. Go here to view the ruleset – http://tfcleague.com/6v6-rules/
Note that those rules are currently incomplete, but are basically a mirror of UGC’s ruleset. If you’re not entirely sure if what you’re doing is against our rules of play, simply try to abide by the rules of UGC.
In addition to those rules, we may also enforce “common sense” rules that are otherwise not stated in our current document. These will be determined on a case by case basis. One example, is if we determine that a certain player or team is constantly showing unsportsmanlike behavior, or are otherwise a toxic addition to our league, and disrupting regular league play, we may put restrictions on the team or player, even if what they are doing isn’t specifically against our current ruleset. So basically, don’t be a jerk, and play fairly.
It’s still not too late to participate in the season. If you’re on a team, or looking to start a team for TFCL, be sure to get 6 members onto your roster, and ready your team up. This can be done up until the start of the second match, so if you wanna play, hurry. 🙂
That’s about it for now, guys! If you should ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to comment below, or talk with us in our Discord.