Ultiduo Season 4 Announcement

We’re proud to announce our fourth official Ultiduo Season! This season will have a $300 prize pool and medals.  It will consist of 8 matches, spread out over a 4 week period.

Season 4 (winter season) starts on November 25th.


Season 4 Registration

To register your Ultiduo team for Season 4, go to our Ultiduo Hub and follow the How To Compete instructions.

Don’t have a team? Create one here. (requires you sign in first)


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


PRIZE BREAKDOWN

1st. $200 ($100 per player)
2nd. $60 ($30 per player)
3rd. $40 ($20 per player)

Total: $300


Maps / Schedule

Week 1: ultiduo_baloo_v2
Week 2: koth_ultiduo_r_b7
Week 3: ult_lookout
Week 4: ultiduo_gullywash_b2
–Holiday Hiatus–

This ultiduo season will consist of 4 regular season weeks, and 8 total matches.
Matches are to take place every Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 PM Eastern, with the first match scheduled for November 25th. Default time to report scores is Wednesday at 11:00 PM Eastern.


CFG & WHITELIST

You can download our main Ultiduo CFG here.
You can also view our whitelist separately here – http://whitelist.tf/tfcl_ultiduo


RULES

You can view our Ultiduo rules here – https://tfcleague.com/rules/ultiduo/


TWITCH.TV

Regular Season: https://www.twitch.tv/tfcleague


Important Dates

Team Registration: October 21st
Season Start: November 25th


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

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_v9
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. 😀

Sixes Season 3 Announcement (6S3)

We’re proud to announce our third official Sixes Season! This season will have medalsa prize pool, and up to two ranks. It will consist of 8 regular season rounds + playoffs. Oh, and congrats to ~Cat Noises~ on winning Season 2! We’ll have prizes and medals out by the end of October, so stay tuned for that.

Season 3 (winter season) starts on November 25th, with team registration opening up on October 16th.


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

S Rank will be created if we have at least six invite/platinum level teams signed up and ready.
B Rank is our equivalent of ESEA Open, and is our primary rank/division if S Rank criteria isn’t met.


Maps / Schedule

Week 1: cp_sunshine
Week 2: cp_process_final
Week 3: cp_metalworks
Week 4: koth_product_rc8
–Holiday Hiatus–
Jan 6 Week 5: cp_prolands_b2c
Week 6: cp_snakewater_final1
Week 7: cp_cardinal_b2
Week 8: cp_gullywash_final1


Important Dates

Team Registration: October 16th
Season Start: November 25th


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

Ultiduo Changes – Season Feedback + Medal Information

As you may know, we are the first and only league to offer a seasonal Ultiduo format. Unfortunately, that also means that there is a fair chunk of trial and error involved in making sure that Ultiduo fits the season structure as well as possible. This article seeks to address some of your feedback and concerns with Ultiduo, and how we plan to remedy them moving forward.

Length. This is the biggest point of feedback we’ve been receiving throughout the last two seasons of Ultiduo. You guys seem to think our season is too long, and the reward for playing in TFCL doesn’t quite outweigh the amount of time put into running an Ultiduo team. There are only 6 regular season games, spread out over the course of 6 weeks. This is, quite frankly, too long of a season, with too few games. Especially for a smaller format such as Ultiduo.

Well, we’ve heard ya loud and clear! The next season of Ultiduo will consist of 4 weeks, and 8 matches. You’ll get two matches per week, instead of the previous one. The goal is to speed up the season, while also providing as many matches as possible just so things aren’t boring for those of you competing. You know, so there’s less downtime now between matches.

Maps. Yes, we know. Our Ultiduo map pool is receiving some relatively mixed reception. Though let’s be honest here, there aren’t very many quality Ultiduo maps to begin with. I mean, other than Baloo and r7, what else is there? Maybe gullywash, if we’re being generous.

To hopefully help strengthen the Ultiduo map pool, we will be working with various talented mappers to create entirely new Ultiduo maps for use in TFCL and beyond. We’ll also begin to host our own version of the “New Map Cup”, where we test the latest and greatest maps this community has to offer. This might take several seasons though, so for now at least, you should expect the same map used multiple times throughout the season.


Yup, that’s pretty much it. If you guys have any more feedback, we’re all ears. Would love to hear about your experience playing in TFCL, and how you think we can improve our league. So just post whatever in the comments, and we’ll get right on it! 😀 \

Oh yeah, medals. Almost forgot!

So, as you all know, TFCL provides medals for pretty much everything. However, as you are also fully aware, we’ve yet to distribute them out to everybody. I’d like to touch on that in a brutally honest and open way, just so there’s no confusion or whatever.

To start off, here’s the tool that Valve gave us.  It’s pretty straightforward, and unfortunately, also quite limited. We had to modify it quite extensively, as the version we were given only let us give one medal to one person at a time. That’s kinda limiting, and definitely not ideal for a league setting. So, we’ve had to modify the tool, which is why things have been running somewhat slowly. I mean, let’s face it here; we’re going to be using this tool pretty much for as long as our league remains active, so we just don’t wanna mess this up. We’ve ended up building a more or less custom tool that’ll handle medal distribution moving forward, which meant more time spent on development, and less time actually distributing the medals.

Right now, we should have everything sent out by October 10th.  At least, that’s the general plan. At this point, it should just be a matter of collecting all of the steam ids, and sorting them into a text document. Then we import them into our tool, and send out the proper medals to the proper people with a single click of a button.

So that’s kinda what we’ve been doing. I know everyone and their mother has been looking for the TFCL medals, and wondering where they are. So, hopefully this article answers that. But if you’re too lazy to read it, here’s a TLDR: we got sent a very limited tool from Valve, and have been working hard to modify it so we can distribute medals. The extra development work is why we had to delay the overall distribution. 

Ultiduo Season 3 Playoffs

Welcome to the playoff, boys! Here’s some key information for Ultiduo S3 Playoffs.

Format: Double Elimination
Schedule: Sat @ 8:00 PM, Sun @ 8:00 PM.  (eastern time)
Score Deadline: 11:00 PM same-day. (eastern time)
Duration: 3 Weeks, 6 Matches.

Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/tfcleague
We will be streaming select matchups on our Twitch channel.

Ultiduo Season 3 – $250 Prize Pool [updated]

update: we delayed the launch of our Ultiduo season to August 12th, with the registration deadline being August 9th. 

We’re proud to announce our third official Ultiduo season! This season will have medals, a prize pool, and a single division. It will consist of 6 regular season rounds + a 16 team double elimination playoff.

Prize Breakdown

1st. $200 ($100 per player)
2nd. $40 ($20 per player)
3rd. $10 ($5 per player)

Total: $250

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Maps

View Maps
The playoffs will be played on a mix of the regular season maps.

cfg & whitelist

You can download our main Ultiduo CFG here.
You can also view our whitelist separately here – http://whitelist.tf/tfcl_ultiduo

Season Format & Schedule

This ultiduo season will consist of 6 regular season weeks, followed by a double elimination bracket.
There will be a total of 6 regular season matches. Matches are to take place every Saturday at 8:00 PM Eastern, with the first match scheduled for August 12th.

Rules

You can view our Ultiduo rules here – https://tfcleague.com/rules/ultiduo/

Twitch.tv

Regular Season: https://www.twitch.tv/tfcleague

Join Up

If you already have a team, simply sign into TFCL, and go to the Ultiduo bracket. Near the bottom there is a “Register for this bracket” button. Select that, choose your Ultiduo team, and you’re good to go. (be sure to ready up)
https://tfcleague.com/bracket/ultiduo-season-3/

If you don’t have a team yet, sign into TFCL and go to Teams > Create Team.
https://tfcleague.com/team-create/
Fill out the form and select Ultiduo. Next just get a minimum of two people on roster, and follow the steps above to register for the bracket.

Best of luck everybody! May the best duo win! 😀

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 2 Sixes, $248 Prize Pool!

We’re proud to announce our second official 6v6 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: Global
Rules: Coming Soon
Bracket: https://tfcleague.com/bracket/sixes-season-2

Registration Deadline: June 13th
Week 1: June 17h

Total Pool: $248
First Place: $120 (avg. $20/player)
Second Place: $80 (avg. $13/player)
Third Place: $48 (avg. $8/player)

To get started, simply create a team, roster 6 players, and ready up. You’ll be added to the season automatically, and will be notified when it starts. Already have a team from last season? No worries! just ready it back up, and you’re good to go for Season 2. 😀

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: https://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.