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TFCL unveil league reboot with Season 5
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June 17, 2019

After announcing their planned return back in May, the Team Fortress Competitive League (TFCL) have announced their first season in their bid for the NA scene as the end draws near for ESEA.

Divisions

TFCL will feature "Premier" paid divisions and "Standard" free divisions which will be structured as:

Premier:

  • A: IM equivalent
  • B: Open equivalent

Standard:

  • C: Open equivalent, free

Higher divisions will only be played if there are enough signups. If the target of team signups is not reached, the upper divisions will be merged. TFCL also intends to add a Rank D in the following Fall Season, which will serve to accommodate newer players.

Whitelist

TFCL joins ETF2L, ozfortress, and UGC in using the global whitelist, which is slightly more restrictive than that introduced in Season 30 of ESEA notably including bans for the Cow Mangler 5000 and Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol, which are both unbanned under ESEA's current whitelist.

Ruleset

TFCL's ruleset will share many similarities to ESEA in its ruleset.

  • 5CP: Winlimit 5, two halves with halftime at 3 rounds to a side or 30 minutes and a 30 minute second half.
  • KOTH: Winlimit 4, two halves with halftime at 3 rounds to a side or 30 minutes and a 30 minute second half. There will also be the addition of a golden cap no time limit overtime, eliminating the possibility of a tie. Rankings are based on wins/losses and ties in ranking will be decided by match point difference.

Maps

TFCL will use mostly the same map pool as ESEA, with the addition of koth_clearcut, on a weekly rotation throughout the season. For ranks A-C, teams will play two matches per week over two weeks in the regular season.

Mercs

Teams will be allowed to field up to four unrostered replacements per match. These players must be confirmed with the other before the start of the match, and players are not allowed to merc below their skill level. Ringers will not be charged a fee, however teams may only use any specific player once per season.

Fees & prizes

TFCL will provide a minimum of $1,000 in prize money to any paid division.

Prize pool breakdowns are as follows:

  • A: $2,000 with $1,000 for 1st, $600 for 2nd, and $400 for 3rd
  • B: $1,000 with $550 for 1st, $250 for 2nd, and $200 for 3rd
  • C: $150 with $75 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, and $25 for 3rd

Fees for the league are paid per player, per season, and are currently set to:

  • S: $50
  • A: $30
  • B: $15
  • C: Free

We reached out to league owner Sidular, who shared some insight on his vision for the league.

We want people playing in TFCL to feel like they're still playing in ESEA. That's why we're focusing heavily on automating the entire league experience, while also offering similar prize pools to ESEA Open and Intermediate in our equivalent divisions.

More information can be found on the TFCL blog post. Signups for TFCL are available on TFCL's website, with league play beginning on July 30th.

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dont ban scratchh

dont ban scratchh
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tfcl must prove itself better than rgl

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ban scratchh
tfcl must prove itself better than rgl

[spoiler]ban scratchh[/spoiler]
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NA TF2 Battle Royale, only one league will survive

NA TF2 Battle Royale, only one league will survive
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What about ESL sixes? We are all counting on ESL....

What about ESL sixes? We are all counting on ESL....
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ESL took themselves out of the running a good while ago.

DuMmTmNA TF2 Battle Royale, only one league will survive

Actually multiple may "survive" and run sad crappy seasons while pulling apart the player base and ultimately hurting the health of the scene.

ESL took themselves out of the running a good while ago.

[quote=DuMmTm]NA TF2 Battle Royale, only one league will survive[/quote]

Actually multiple may "survive" and run sad crappy seasons while pulling apart the player base and ultimately hurting the health of the scene.
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Menachemtfcl must prove itself better than rgl
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ban scratchh

scratchh is so dubm that hes already banned from rgl, don't worry

[quote=Menachem]tfcl must prove itself better than rgl

[spoiler]ban scratchh[/spoiler][/quote]
scratchh is so dubm that hes already banned from rgl, don't worry
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whys every option we have for a league gotta have shit admins dude

im hoping tfcl pulls thru :)

whys every option we have for a league gotta have shit admins dude

im hoping tfcl pulls thru :)
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H0jinWhat about ESL sixes? We are all counting on ESL....

ESL Play axed TF2 a few weeks ago after low interest responses in the NA Interest Form survey (needed ~>45 teams, got only ~38 or something) and low player numbers in the EU cups.

https://i.imgur.com/qgcnx9K.png

[quote=H0jin]What about ESL sixes? We are all counting on ESL....[/quote]

ESL Play axed TF2 a few weeks ago after low interest responses in the NA Interest Form survey (needed ~>45 teams, got only ~38 or something) and low player numbers in the EU cups.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/qgcnx9K.png[/img]
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Hycerest of the world plays cp_logjam

... what did I do to piss off my own country

god dammit sid

can we at least play my obstacle course I made for you for a half time game show during finals or something

[quote=Hyce][i]rest of the world plays cp_logjam[/i]

... what did I do to piss off my own country[/quote]

god dammit sid

can we at least play my obstacle course I made for you for a half time game show during finals or something
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TFCL
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HyceHycerest of the world plays cp_logjam

... what did I do to piss off my own country

god dammit sid

can we at least play my obstacle course I made for you for a half time game show during finals or something

Not even kidding, if you add 50 more chainsaws (and entirely new areas so those 50 chainsaws have homes) I'll host an entire tournament on it with like, idk, 50 keys or something as a prize pool. And yes, I will count the chainsaws.

edit; if you can also add raining chainsaws, all the better. Maybe some lasers, too... and chainsaws that shoot lasers.

[quote=Hyce][quote=Hyce][i]rest of the world plays cp_logjam[/i]

... what did I do to piss off my own country[/quote]

god dammit sid

can we at least play my obstacle course I made for you for a half time game show during finals or something[/quote]
Not even kidding, if you add 50 more chainsaws (and entirely new areas so those 50 chainsaws have homes) I'll host an entire tournament on it with like, idk, 50 keys or something as a prize pool. And yes, I [i]will[/i] count the chainsaws.

edit; if you can also add raining chainsaws, all the better. Maybe some lasers, too... and chainsaws that shoot lasers.
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