The European Team Fortress 2 League has announced all the details regarding its 34th season, with the map pool undergoing several changes to reflect the opinions expressed in the pre-season community poll.
The regular season is planned to run from September 22nd to November 8th, with playoffs for all divisions running from November 10th to 24th. While sponsors have not stepped forward to support this season, ETF2L’s partnerships links as well as ad revenue granted a prize pool of 420€ for the Premiership division's Top 2, divided as follows:
- 1st Place: 300€
- 2nd Place: 120€
The pre-season poll ran by ETF2L regarding the number of maps in the map pool, as well as the content of said map pool, showed that a large majority of voters preferred having less maps. Among the maps in contention to join the 6 more established battlegrounds, French-favorite cp_reckoner_rc2 ultimately came out on top.
The following 7 teams have been confirmed as part of the top flight:
- Faint Gaming
- wer das liest ist doof
- Ora Elektro
The Pre-Season Premiership Qualifiers were also announced, with The Bus Crew and The Gatekeepers clashing. The winner of that game will face off against last season’s 8th place karnax : ok donc nice calmonie for the only Prem spot still up for grabs.
Additional information regarding this season such as the complete map pool can be found on the official ETF2L website post.