Category: Highlander

Highlander Season 1 Announcement (HLS1)

We’re proud to announce our first official Highlander Season! This season will have medals.  It will consist of 8 regular season rounds + playoffs.

Season 1 (winter season) starts on November 26th.


Season 1 Registration

To register your Highlander team for Season 1, go to our Highlander Hub and follow the How To Compete instructions.


Starting immediately, TFCL will host a total of 3 seasons per year.
Winter Season: November  – January
Spring Season: March – May
Summer Season: July – October


Ranking / Divisions

B Rank is our equivalent of ESEA Open, and is our primary free rank.


Maps / Schedule

Week 1: pl_upward
Week 2: koth_product_rc8
Week 3: cp_steel
Week 4: cp_gullywash_final1
–Holiday Hiatus–
Jan 7 Week 5: pl_borneo
Week 6: pl_swiftwater_final1
Week 7: pl_badwater_pro_v11
Week 8: koth_lakeside_final1


Important Dates

Team Registration: October 16th
Season Start: November 26th


Have questions? Post to our Forums or to our Discord, and we’ll answer them as soon as we can. 😀

Highlander and 6v6 Delays & Deadline Update

Highlander and Sixes have both been delayed until July. This was mostly to sync our league with our Ultiduo season, so everything starts at the same time.

New start dates

Highlander: July 9th.
Sixes: July 8th.
Ultiduo: July 8th.

The registration deadline for all three formats is now set to Thursday July 6th at approximately 6:00 PM ET. Once the deadline has passed, schedules will be sent out for all three formats at the same time.

Announcing Season 1 Highlander! $252 Prize Pool

We’re proud to announce our first official highlander season! This season will have medals, a prize pool, and a single division. It will consist of 8 regular season rounds + a 16 team double elimination playoff.

Config: Coming Soon
Whitelist: http://whitelist.tf/tfcl_9v9_s1
Rules: Coming Soon
Bracket: http://tfcleague.com/bracket/hl-season-1a

Registration Deadline: June 13th
Week 1: June 18h

Total Pool: $252
First Place: $135 (avg. $15/player)
Second Place: $72 (avg. $8/player)
Third Place: $45 (avg. $5/player)

 

We’re the only league in North America to offer prizes for Highlander, and we’re damn proud of that fact. To get started, simply create a team, roster 9 players, and ready up. You’ll be added to the season automatically, and will be notified when it starts.

TFCL League Updates & News for May 13th

This article contains a mismatch of information that details key changes and announcements coming to TFCL.

  1. TFCL will provide prizes for Sixes and Highlander. Everything else is on a per-season basis.
    -This does not rule out the possibility of us providing a prize pool for Fours, or other formats.
  2. Niche formats such as Ultiduo and bball will still be supported, but on a less frequent basis. These niche formats will have a prize pool.
  3. TFCL will provide three main divisions and one sub division, categorized below. These divisions will be introduced over time for 6v6, highlander, and 4v4 formats.
    -S Rank: This is the highest division possible, and is comparable to Invite/Platinum
    -A Rank: The second highest rank, comparable to Gold/Intermediate
    -B Rank: This is the lowest main rank, and is comparable to Open/Gold-Steel
    -C Rank: This is a “training” rank used primarily for total beginners to competitive TF2. Will introduce this in 2018/2019.

    Currently, all single-division seasons and tournaments are considered B Rank.

  4. Medals will be distributed a week after the end of a major season.
    -Everybody that has competed up until this point will receive a special alpha medal. Pictured below is the alpha medal with first, second, third, and participant variants. -The alpha medals will be distributed end of May, early June.
  5. The Toronto LAN is currently set for September 2017.
    -The LAN is hosted by Hidi.

 

That’s it for now guys.

Soft Launch – Season 1A

 

Hey guys, Sidular here. For those of you unfamiliar, I’m the head administrator and creator of TFCL. Pretty much all of the articles will be coming from me, so get used to my pretty face, will ya? 😛

Now, as some of you may know, we’ve already had one semi-successful Ultiduo season, which was held over on our development website. End Game, featuring b4nny and nursey, ended up winning the tournament, and taking home the prize for first place. I’d like to once again congratulate them, and to thank everyone else that happened to compete in that tournament. Without your early support and participation, we wouldn’t be where we are today. As an extra show of thanks, everyone that participated in that tournament will be receiving a special TFCL Alpha Medal. Same goes for anyone that happens to compete in Season 1A. You’ll get a unique medal that basically shows that you were here before everyone else. Kinda cool, right?

Anyway, we’re now officially at a stage in our development, where we feel comfortable with bringing TFCL public, for anyone and everyone to use and enjoy. So today, we’re announcing our first ever official season; Season 1A.

Registration for Season 1A is now open for both Highlander and 6v6. This is quite honestly a test season to see how many teams we can get for each of these two formats. TFCL is still in active development, so if something goes wrong, report it.

Prizes

Highlander – $90
Sixes – $120

This is a full 8 week season + playoffs, for a total of 16 weeks. There is only a single division.
Teams are expected to provide their own servers.

Default times

Sixes – Saturday at 9:30 PM Eastern
Highlander – Sunday at 8:30 PM Eastern

Highlander matches must be played before Tuesday at 9:00 PM Eastern.
Sixes matches must be played before Monday at 9:00 PM Eastern.
Failure to play your match before the cutoff date will result in a forfeit.

maps

Highlander Maps
Sixes Maps
(note: also contains detailed schedule and time information, including default start date for week 1 match) 

Configs

Currently, you are expected to use the UGC configuration files for all of the respective modes. The UGC whitelist is also being enforced for Highlander.

Casting

We may end up casting some of the matches throughout this season. Remember to follow us on Twitch to know the instant we’re online. Who knows, we may end up casting your match! 😀

Expect more announcements in the near future, as we continue our development, and introduce new features and services.

 

Also, as a side disclaimer. If we do not receive enough team registrations, the Prizes, Season Length, or the season itself, may be changed and/or cancelled.