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#128 froyotech benched from playing as a team in RGL in TF2 General Discussion

In a world where this rule is a good and positively perceived way to tackle this "problem" of a superteam, I am not even sure if this would solve the issue.

Correct me if I am wrong, but over the course of the 16 mentioned ESEA seasons only one player has been on the team for every single one of them. From what I gather by scrolling thru this thread there are 20something players only from last and next iterations of ESEA, RGL and i63 on froyotechs roster. All of which won titles, thus can indubitably be counted as "one of the best players in North America". The only player (as far as I am aware) that won all of these seasons with ever-changing teammates is b4nny.
Most players from Froyo will simply opt to not play in the season, because they cba playing with - in their minds - B level players (or the for them unbeloved format), leaving b4nny to form another unbeatable team.
b4nny himself by being "too good" is the problem. But fortunately he can't and shouldnt be banned for that, so they are trying this approach

(All of this was written assuming having a superteam is a problem.)

(PS: Se7en is safe.)

posted 2 weeks ago
#115 Ban Pred and Degu v2 in Off Topic

The following reflects my personal opinion, not the one of ETF2L or any of its staffmembers:

I have been struggling with banning these two players up until fairly close to when we published the post. I am aware that it seems arbitrary to ban these two players for something that happened on twitter.
For me, what really pushed me over the edge is that not only did they not apologise, pred kept taking the piss on the previous thread. Degu, while posting a statement, also did not show a hint of remorse for his actions.
For the people thinking degu "only posted a picture": he also liked pred's tweet, showing that he did not only post a meme, he also openly supported the racist insult of his friend (acquaintance?). He made a conscious decision when he did both of those things.
Degu's ban is 2 months. One of which is the off-season. So we are effectively banning him from the league for one month, aka 3-4 weeks of ETF2L gameplay. He has been dropped by his Highlander team "Strong Opinions" before we even made our decision.
Pred's ban is not even 5 months long. I do not understand how some people think he is banned for 12 months (seriously, he is banned "until the end of the year" and it is august), which basically means: you are not allowed to play Season 31.
Pred has been labelled as a "leader" in "the bin"s roster. As such, although he is not actively playing most of the matches, he has the power to schedule matches, accept or deny mercs (for our NA friends: ringers), request demos.... etc. The team that gives a man like him these kind of powers cannot complain if they are held accountable for his actions. Of course I am aware that there are people on the team who do not support the way he behaved, but we also didn't scratch 100% of the earnings. From what I understand at least muuki (a teammate), if not others, still do not see how any of this warrants an action from our side.

Is this treatment harsh? Yeah. Have we not treated similar or related cases like this in the past? Likely. We do not deny that this case is a matter of setting a precedence. Sometimes it takes an additional shove to second-guess yourself. However, just because we made mistakes in the past, it doesn't mean we should keep doing them in the future. And it's not like we have deleted the two players forever: they have a chance to redeem themselves after 2 and 4 months.

The goal has to be to learn from our past mistakes. And this case, for numerous reasons, marks a change in the way we are looking at these behaviors.

posted 1 month ago
#45 Ban Pred and Degu v2 in Off Topic

Our statement:

posted 1 month ago
#59 Getawhale vs & i63 in TF2 General Discussion

I don’t think it’s necessarily about expecting a massive show. It’s about the common sense to actually bother enough to answer people who are literally willing to put hundreds of bucks of their private money on the line to basically enslave themselves for 4 days at LAN + preparation. It’s about respect for the person on the other side, who has experience in helping at events like these and give enough fucks to say „Yes, we are gonna need your help, appreciate it!“ or „Nah man, we good.“
I feel ya, Getawhale

posted 1 month ago
#76 MasterNoob :thinking: in The Dumpster

Toxicity, racism and even disrespect is intolerable.
That being said, punishing people for a comment, a post or a match on third party websites or even a public server is harsh. Of course it depends what kind of comment it was, but up until a certain point, you gotta have a thicker skin.
It is 100% correct to keep your website clean in order to preserve the experience for other users. And yes, people who trashtalk in pubs tend to do that in lobbies as well. But myeehh...

That being said, TF2Center is a good website and a good service... it's what we as users make out of it that makes it cancer. If there are no decent games because gamers are just trolling, guess what: its not TF2Center's fault. MN as has a "distinct" character, his admins are a bit... antsy... when it comes to punishments, especially bans. But you know that and you can just not be an ass to people. Want to use his website? Fine... Don't want to use it? Your call. But don't complain about the system if you are one of the people disrespecting it.

Unpopular opinion.

posted 1 month ago
#53 froyotech to i63 in TF2 General Discussion

i63 was always an international LAN. Now it's intercontinental. Pleeeease.

Good stuff though!

posted 2 months ago
#12 i63 announced with £7,500 prize pool in News


posted 3 months ago
#2 i63 announced with £7,500 prize pool in News


posted 3 months ago
#38 ETF2L replacing Sunshine with Cardinal (also money in TF2 General Discussion

Fricking weebs... kill me

posted 4 months ago
#28 ETF2L replacing Sunshine with Cardinal (also money in TF2 General Discussion

Hey everyone!

We already had a map test cup and due to the delays caused by Copenhagen Games we do not have time for another one...
We decided to put cardinal into the map pool because it was the most promising out of the ones we recently tested.
While sunshine is a solid map, we felt like it does not have a unique feel to it (it falls in the bucket of process-esque maps) and there are still quite some players that deeply dislike it. The nail in the coffin (for S30 at least) was the fact that it is a final map, meaning it is not actually being developed anymore. While this is true for a number of maps in our pool, out of the final maps it is the weakest.
One could argue granary is also bad, but it is seeing some developement - whether for the better or worse we will have an eye on.
We have decided some time ago that we will always switch up the map pool by rotating at least 1 map in order to make it feel a little less stale. Playing, learning and understanding new maps is an important part of the competitive experience and we will hold on to this philosophy for the foreseeable future. Who knows, maybe after playing it more than once in a fun cup people will actually dig this map and the developer will gain enough feedback to make the necessary adjustments! Snakewater and process eventually became what one could refer to as "standart maps"... cardinal may be the next one. (:

Hope you will all sign up to the season and have a great time with your friends! <3

posted 4 months ago
#175 i63 Confirmed in TF2 General Discussion

In b4nny's defence, I would probably declare Rewind the superior LAN too if it was only an hour drive from my home...

posted 4 months ago
#142 i63 Confirmed in TF2 General Discussion

Looking for a PC that runs TF2 for me and my friend for a small fee and many hugs :3

maybe cu@?

posted 4 months ago
#21 Copenhagen Games Shoutouts in LAN Discussion

Shoutout to Esport United. For the "average" streamviewer and LAN attendee it may seem like Kritzkast and Essentials carried the workload, but without them this LAN would have been nothing!

Shoutout to the TF2 staff. Crazy how much work was being done with this little sleep.

Shoutout to the caster setup that decided to not work anymore as soon as I sat down at the desk.

Shoutout to shoutouts.

posted 5 months ago
#98 Copenhagen Games 2018 TF2 - Highlander & 6v6 in LAN Discussion

- Updated tournament info
—> final mappool
—> formats for groupstage and knockouts ( 6v6 and Highlander)
- slightly changed the schedule (moved a HL round on Thursday to a later spot, thus 6v6 will start off the LAN with round 1 of groups)
- added tournament rules. We highly recommend every player - at least every team leader - to read through them!


posted 6 months ago
#65 ETF2L Allow potential cheater to play in Playoffs in TF2 General Discussion

Good evening!

We will not ban the aforementioned player right away. We will apply the rules and policies on this case like we have done in the past and thus act consistent in our ruling. Our last banpost was published on 9th march, which is fairly recent. We will ban the player for almost the entirety of season 30.
Please note that this is no "special treatment" of anyone. On the contrary: If we were to ban him right now, that would be a special treatment.

The player in question cannot simply blatantly cheat in his remaining playoff games. There are other ways to prove someone is cheating than watching a POV, it just makes things much easier. Furthermore, if he fails to upload again (and lets be honest, there will be demorequests in playoffs) then we will ban him for a whole year.

Is our policy perfect? No, but it is what has been applied for years and we are not going to change the rules right now. You never change a rule in order to apply it immediately. That is arbitrary and absolutely leads to total chaos and individual targetting. That being said, interesting points have been raised during this discussion. We are already and will be discussing ways to handle this differently - better - in future seasons and competitions. So thank you! (:

Cu@, Stinson_Out

posted 6 months ago
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