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ETF2L Nations Cup #6 viewer’s guide
posted in News
Snivy
July 19, 2016

Ah Europe. A glorious continent filled with windmills, cities, mountainous ranges, and people trying to remove that so called “gimmick” meme that was casted by those darn Yankees.

If the EURO 2016 football cup has filled your heart with all that pride, then be ready to show your colors in TF2 as well, as the ETF2L Nations Cup is here! And after two years, it’s returning to it’s roots with good old 6v6. With so much stuff going on, we've compiled a viewer's guide to keep you on track throughout the summer-long cup.

kaidus will be leading England in the Nations Cup (picture by Austen "tagg" Wade) kaidus will be leading England in the Nations Cup (picture by Austen "tagg" Wade)

Format

Taking place throughout the hot summer, the Nations Cup will kick off with a group stage, where thirty-two countries will be split into groups of four. In each group, the teams will play each other in a fixture of two maps, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the knockout stage.

After the group stage, the remaining sixteen teams will be placed in a single-elimination bracket, where they’ll attempt to climb their way up the Alps and claim their spot on the throne as the best team in Europe (the throne comes with free bratwurst!).

Be wary of shock tactics (picture by Epsilon eSports) Be wary of shock tactics (picture by Epsilon eSports)

Map Pool

The group stage will have fixed maps for each match. The map fixtures are:

  • Round 1: Badlands & Gullywash

  • Round 2: Gullywash & Process

  • Round 3: Process & Badlands

The knockout stage however will allow teams to pick and ban maps from the ETF2L Season 24 map pool for each fixture. The map pool is:

  • Badlands

  • Snakewater

  • Process

  • Product

  • Reckoner

  • Gullywash

  • Granary Pro

Barrels of fun! (or death) (picture by Austen "tagg" Wade) Barrels of fun! (or death) (picture by Austen "tagg" Wade)

Teams

Thirty-two countries will be charging into the heat of battle in the Nations Cup. The countries and captains for the Nations Cup will be:

  • Austria (basti)

  • Bulgaria (tim.)

  • Croatia (Van Darkholme)

  • Czech Republic (degu)

  • Denmark (Dr. Phil)

  • England (kaidus)

  • Estonia (Hei)

  • Finland (Cauthon)

  • France (Medico)

  • Georgia (Blinky)

  • Germany (schocky)

  • Hungary (Luigi)

  • Iceland (cmd)

  • Ireland (Crayon)

  • Israel (JackyLegs)

  • Italy (pierzzz-)

  • Latvia (walters)

  • Lithuania (NeuTronas)

  • Netherlands (TimTum)

  • Norway (fishyard)

  • Poland (Graba)

  • Portugal (Kiler4fun)

  • Romania (Shampoo)

  • Russia (Eniere)

  • Scotland (sheepy dog's hand)

  • Slovakia (adysky)

  • Slovenia (Jan)

  • Spain (So||o Wo|o)

  • Sweden (alle)

  • Switzerland (HartzFartz)

  • Ukraine (Ihor)

  • Wales (Funs)

Schedule

The ETF2L Nations Cup starts with the group stage on July 20th, and will end with the Grand Finals around the end of August/the beginning of September. The schedule is as follows:

Group Stage:

  • July 20th - 24th: Group Stage Round 1

  • July 25th - 27th: Group Stage Round 2

  • July 28th - August 1st: Group Stage Round 3

  • August 2nd - 4th: Tiebreakers

Playoffs:

  • August 7th - 10th: Round of 16

  • August 11th - 16th: Quarter Finals

  • August 17th - 22nd: Semi Finals

  • August 23rd - 24th / August 31st - September 1st: Grand Finals

Note: Grand Finals schedule has been adjusted due to Insomnia 58 conflicting with the Grand Finals week (August 26th - August 29th)

Conclusion

It's a Euphoria Free for All! Be sure to cheer for your favorite country as they prepare to battle for the title of best country in Europe!

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#1
16 Frags +

atleast this time we get to participate (#euro2016)

atleast this time we get to participate (#euro2016)
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#2
6 Frags +

https://i.gyazo.com/8c83d8ac70b324fa0ff9ca9ad1d6d76a.png

on paper, england and germany are strong favorites to win it all

[img]https://i.gyazo.com/8c83d8ac70b324fa0ff9ca9ad1d6d76a.png[/img]
on paper, england and germany are strong favorites to win it all
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#3
8 Frags +

You beat me to it!

Can we get the right flag, please?

EDIT: thank you!

You beat me to it!

Can we get the right flag, please?

EDIT: thank you!
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#4
11 Frags +

sweden looks p good

sweden looks p good
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#5
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Smesion paper, england and germany are strong favorites to win it all

Sweden?
EDIT: ninja'd by 0 seconds

[quote=Smesi]on paper, england and germany are strong favorites to win it all[/quote]
Sweden?
EDIT: ninja'd by 0 seconds
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#6
8 Frags +

I wish NA could do some version of this like regions or cities

I wish NA could do some version of this like regions or cities
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#7
23 Frags +

Crayon???

Crayon???
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#8
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flufI wish NA could do some version of this like regions or cities

UGC did a highlander event like that
http://www.ugcleague.net/forum/showthread.php?48415-Region-Wars-Signups

If you want a 6s one why dont you run it. If you put enough effort in events can be very popular even if they arent run by a "big" league. Just look at the current 2v2 cup going on.

[quote=fluf]I wish NA could do some version of this like regions or cities[/quote]

UGC did a highlander event like that
http://www.ugcleague.net/forum/showthread.php?48415-Region-Wars-Signups

If you want a 6s one why dont you run it. If you put enough effort in events can be very popular even if they arent run by a "big" league. Just look at the current 2v2 cup going on.
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#9
7 Frags +

groups are out http://etf2l.org/nations-cup-6-group-stage/

groups are out http://etf2l.org/nations-cup-6-group-stage/
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#10
19 Frags +

Maybe when Faceit launches we can organize an NA regions cup on it

Also something I made; going by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis regions and national regions of Canada, the NA regions would be:

  • New England
  • Mideast
  • Great Lakes
  • Plains
  • Southeast
  • Southwest
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Far West
  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • New Brunswick
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Foundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

What do you guys think about an NA region cup?

Maybe when Faceit launches we can organize an NA regions cup on it

Also something I made; going by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis regions and national regions of Canada, the NA regions would be:

[list]
[*] New England
[*] Mideast
[*] Great Lakes
[*] Plains
[*] Southeast
[*] Southwest
[*] Rocky Mountain
[*] Far West
[*] British Columbia
[*] Alberta
[*] Saskatchewan
[*] Manitoba
[*] Ontario
[*] Quebec
[*] New Brunswick
[*] Prince Edward Island
[*] Nova Scotia
[*] New Foundland and Labrador
[*] Northwest Territories
[*] Nunavut
[/list]

What do you guys think about an NA region cup?
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#11
7 Frags +

Alright, it's preds time

Group A :
1. England
2. Russia
3. Slovak Republic
4. Slovenia

Group B :
1. Wales
2. Portugal
3. Lithuania
4. Hungary

Group C :
1. France
2. Iceland
3. Romania
4. Croatia

Group D :
1. Denmark
2. Latvia
3. Ireland
4. Georgia

Group E :
1. Sweden
2. Czech Republic
3. Italy
4. Estonia

Group F :
1. Israel
2. Scotland
3. Ukraine
4. Switzerland

Group G :
1. Finland
2. Netherlands
3. Austria
4. Spain

Group H :
1. Germany
2. Poland
3. Norway
4. Bulgaria

Alright, it's preds time

Group A :
1. England
2. Russia
3. Slovak Republic
4. Slovenia

Group B :
1. Wales
2. Portugal
3. Lithuania
4. Hungary

Group C :
1. France
2. Iceland
3. Romania
4. Croatia

Group D :
1. Denmark
2. Latvia
3. Ireland
4. Georgia

Group E :
1. Sweden
2. Czech Republic
3. Italy
4. Estonia

Group F :
1. Israel
2. Scotland
3. Ukraine
4. Switzerland

Group G :
1. Finland
2. Netherlands
3. Austria
4. Spain

Group H :
1. Germany
2. Poland
3. Norway
4. Bulgaria
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#12
6 Frags +

Group A :
1. England
2. Slovak Republic
3. Russia
4. Slovenia

Group B :
1. Wales
2. Portugal
3. Lithuania
4. Hungary

Group C :
1. Iceland
2. France
3. Romania
4. Croatia

Group D :
1. Denmark
2. Latvia
3. Georgia
4. Ireland

Group E :
1. Sweden
2. Italy
3. Czech Republic
4. Estonia

Group F :
1. Scotland
2. Israel
3. Ukraine
4. Switzerland

Group G :
1. Finland
2. Netherlands
3. Austria
4. Spain

Group H :
1. Germany
2. Poland
3. Bulgaria
4. Norway

Iceland to win it all

Group A :
1. England
2. Slovak Republic
3. Russia
4. Slovenia

Group B :
1. Wales
2. Portugal
3. Lithuania
4. Hungary

Group C :
1. Iceland
2. France
3. Romania
4. Croatia

Group D :
1. Denmark
2. Latvia
3. Georgia
4. Ireland

Group E :
1. Sweden
2. Italy
3. Czech Republic
4. Estonia

Group F :
1. Scotland
2. Israel
3. Ukraine
4. Switzerland

Group G :
1. Finland
2. Netherlands
3. Austria
4. Spain

Group H :
1. Germany
2. Poland
3. Bulgaria
4. Norway

Iceland to win it all
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#13
6 Frags +

CYMRU!

CYMRU!
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#14
3 Frags +

Hopefully shadowburn and forsaken will be on the Russian team

Hopefully shadowburn and forsaken will be on the Russian team
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#15
1 Frags +
BBiA_duchessHopefully shadowburn and forsaken will be on the Russian team

nope http://etf2l.org/teams/302/

[quote=BBiA_duchess]Hopefully shadowburn and forsaken will be on the Russian team[/quote]

nope http://etf2l.org/teams/302/
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#16
1 Frags +

.... I predict England, Sweden or Germany personally, but I'm not EU so what do I know. Are rosters going to be announced soon or have they been updated and I should just hunt them down?

Edit: Actually has anyone besides Medico been confirmed for France?

.... I predict England, Sweden or Germany personally, but I'm not EU so what do I know. Are rosters going to be announced soon or have they been updated and I should just hunt them down?

Edit: Actually has anyone besides Medico been confirmed for France?
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#17
1 Frags +

England all the way if they pick the right team

England all the way if they pick the right team
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#18
1 Frags +

It's only natural Portugal is going to win the nations cup :^) we done it in euros, and we shall do it again

Where is this going to be casted?

It's only natural Portugal is going to win the nations cup :^) we done it in euros, and we shall do it again

Where is this going to be casted?
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#19
0 Frags +

my boy funs going to be killin' 'em out there!

Funs hype!

my boy funs going to be killin' 'em out there!

Funs hype!
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#20
0 Frags +

Will any of this be streamed somewhere?

Will any of this be streamed somewhere?
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#21
9 Frags +

cymru am byth

cymru am byth
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#22
0 Frags +

Sweden, England, and Germany are my bets for the top placing teams. Who knows though, this is gonna be super fun to watch!

Sweden, England, and Germany are my bets for the top placing teams. Who knows though, this is gonna be super fun to watch!
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#23
9 Frags +
SnivyMaybe when Faceit launches we can organize an NA regions cup on it

Also something I made; going by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis regions and national regions of Canada, the NA regions would be:
  • New England
  • Mideast
  • Great Lakes
  • Plains
  • Southeast
  • Southwest
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Far West
  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • New Brunswick
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Foundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

What do you guys think about an NA region cup?

no clue how feasible getting 6 players from nunavut would be

[quote=Snivy]Maybe when Faceit launches we can organize an NA regions cup on it

Also something I made; going by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis regions and national regions of Canada, the NA regions would be:

[list]
[*] New England
[*] Mideast
[*] Great Lakes
[*] Plains
[*] Southeast
[*] Southwest
[*] Rocky Mountain
[*] Far West
[*] British Columbia
[*] Alberta
[*] Saskatchewan
[*] Manitoba
[*] Ontario
[*] Quebec
[*] New Brunswick
[*] Prince Edward Island
[*] Nova Scotia
[*] New Foundland and Labrador
[*] Northwest Territories
[*] Nunavut
[/list]

What do you guys think about an NA region cup?[/quote]
no clue how feasible getting 6 players from nunavut would be
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#24
4 Frags +

The group stage will have fixed maps for each match. The map fixtures are:

Round 1: Badlands & Gullywash

Round 2: Gullyawsh & Process

The group stage will have fixed maps for each match. The map fixtures are:

Round 1: Badlands & Gullywash

Round 2: [b]Gullyawsh[/b] & Process
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#25
18 Frags +
roboprodIt's only natural Portugal is going to win the nations cup :^) we done it in euros, and we shall do it again

Portugal to win every game on golden cap and to go on to win vs Germany in the final.

[quote=roboprod]It's only natural Portugal is going to win the nations cup :^) we done it in euros, and we shall do it again[/quote]
Portugal to win every game on golden cap and to go on to win vs Germany in the final.
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#26
28 Frags +

Iceland to knock out England in the first round of playoffs!

Iceland to knock out England in the first round of playoffs!
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#27
7 Frags +

one day there'd better be a tf2 world cup....

one day there'd better be a tf2 world cup....
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#28
25 Frags +
toads_tfone day there'd better be a tf2 world cup....

don't you think USA would have a massive advantage in that in terms of players? in comparison to everyone else, also DANMARK VINDER!

[quote=toads_tf]one day there'd better be a tf2 world cup....[/quote]
don't you think USA would have a massive advantage in that in terms of players? in comparison to everyone else, also DANMARK VINDER!
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#29
1 Frags +

DANMARK VINDER!

DANMARK VINDER!
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#30
-3 Frags +

sweden will win if hp doesnt play. iceland is top4 material for sure.

for real though anything but england on top would be a major upset

sweden will win if hp doesnt play. iceland is top4 material for sure.

for real though anything but england on top would be a major upset
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