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April Fool's: ETF2L bars UK players from Season 36, citing Brexit
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Recurse
April 1, 2020

With Season 36 being the first to take place in a post-Brexit world, ETF2L has announced that all players of British nationality will not be allowed to participate in all future ETF2L events.

The United Kingdom began the process of leaving the European Union in the aftermath of a non-binding referendum in 2016, which saw "Leave" edge out "Remain" in a 52-48 margin. After invoking Article 50, negotiations were strenuous, with much controversy surrounding the choice between a "hard" or "soft" Brexit as well as how to resolve the Irish border without troubles. Nevertheless, three-and-a-half years and two Prime Ministers later, the UK officially left the EU on January 31, 2020.

This took place roughly a week after the commencement of ETF2L Season 35, gifting British players with a few more months of league inclusion. However, with the season coming to a close, the league has followed suit with their political compatriots in excluding Great Britain from European affairs.

ETF2L Head Admin DCS briefly spoke to the league's decision.

Ever since the Brexit referendum, we have noticed a growing aversion of our British player base against the leadership of our league, which consists largely of REAL Europeans. Now that the Brexit has in fact become a reality, we came together and decided to follow the political decision and exclude players of any British nationality from our competitions; I mean who are we to simply ignore the decisions of the most powerful Politicians of our continent?

Due to this new policy we are also hoping to attract new players to join our league as Brits are widely known to be rather toxic.

Since both Scotland and Northern Ireland were both strongly in favor to Remain, ETF2L is considering the option of granting their citizens league participation. Dependent on community feedback, Scots would be allowed to play as their own nation, while Northern Irish would be permitted to play under the Irish banner.

It is yet unknown whether the formation of a UK-specific league is underway.

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CappingTV
43 Frags +

Long live BTF2L!

yes i'm not sorry we integrated the european anthem into the article deal with it

Long live [url=http://btf2l.eu5.org/]BTF2L[/url]!

yes i'm not sorry we integrated the european anthem into the article deal with it
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#2
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Damn, they left Wales out. Also it's the Republic of Ireland, thank you.

Damn, they left Wales out. Also it's the [i]Republic of Ireland[/i], thank you.
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#3
eXtelevision
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concordeDamn, they left Wales out.

No funs allowed. :(

[quote=concorde]Damn, they left Wales out. [/quote]

No funs allowed. :(
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#4
11 Frags +

whales are extinct

whales are extinct
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#5
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this scared me man dont do that

this scared me man dont do that
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#6
4 Frags +

Nooooo!

Nooooo!
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#7
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MitchLong live BTF2L!

holy shit i made this ages ago and lost the link and couldn't find it, so amazed that this is still up

[quote=Mitch]Long live [url=http://btf2l.eu5.org/]BTF2L[/url]![/quote]
holy shit i made this ages ago and lost the link and couldn't find it, so amazed that this is still up
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#8
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april fools is cancelled this year guys

april fools is cancelled this year guys
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#9
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Good riddance.

Good riddance.
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#10
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we tried to get sheepy for a comment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr9mmd0XS24

we tried to get sheepy for a comment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr9mmd0XS24
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#11
28 Frags +

Good, make Doughy play in his own damn league.

Good, make Doughy play in his own damn league.
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#12
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Can't believe I get no credit for this being my idea, tftv is rigged so editors can get nerdstars

Can't believe I get no credit for this being my idea, tftv is rigged so editors can get nerdstars
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#13
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fellas this is pretty pogchamp

fellas this is pretty pogchamp
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#14
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dempseyCan't believe I get no credit for this being my idea, tftv is rigged so editors can get nerdstars

[12:34] ire: etf2l brexit edition
[12:34] ire: uk league backed by the crown directly
[12:34] Recurse: oh shit that one is funny
[12:34] Aelkyr: yeah its not bad

[quote=dempsey]Can't believe I get no credit for this being my idea, tftv is rigged so editors can get nerdstars[/quote]

[12:34] ire: etf2l brexit edition
[12:34] ire: uk league backed by the crown directly
[12:34] Recurse: oh shit that one is funny
[12:34] Aelkyr: yeah its not bad
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#15
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iredempseyCan't believe I get no credit for this being my idea, tftv is rigged so editors can get nerdstars
[12:34] ire: etf2l brexit edition
[12:34] ire: uk league backed by the crown directly
[12:34] Recurse: oh shit that one is funny
[12:34] Aelkyr: yeah its not bad

genuine fake news

[quote=ire][quote=dempsey]Can't believe I get no credit for this being my idea, tftv is rigged so editors can get nerdstars[/quote]

[12:34] ire: etf2l brexit edition
[12:34] ire: uk league backed by the crown directly
[12:34] Recurse: oh shit that one is funny
[12:34] Aelkyr: yeah its not bad[/quote]

genuine fake news
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#16
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dempseyire[12:34] ire: etf2l brexit edition
[12:34] ire: uk league backed by the crown directly
[12:34] Recurse: oh shit that one is funny
[12:34] Aelkyr: yeah its not bad
genuine fake news

[23:26] dempsey: @ire i swear i came up with the brexit thing
[23:27] ire: prove it
[23:27] dempsey: lazy

[quote=dempsey][quote=ire]
[12:34] ire: etf2l brexit edition
[12:34] ire: uk league backed by the crown directly
[12:34] Recurse: oh shit that one is funny
[12:34] Aelkyr: yeah its not bad[/quote]
genuine fake news[/quote]
[23:26] dempsey: @ire i swear i came up with the brexit thing
[23:27] ire: prove it
[23:27] dempsey: lazy
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#17
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GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
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#18
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finally no more blimey

finally no more blimey
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#19
30 Frags +

Death to the English

Death to the English
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#20
4 Frags +

There goes half my team bye guys hf out there

There goes half my team bye guys hf out there
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#21
30 Frags +

We all wish this was real

We all wish this was real
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#22
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Don't Leave Me With Doughy Please

Don't Leave Me With Doughy Please
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#23
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Don't Leave Me With Yeehaw Please

Don't Leave Me With Yeehaw Please
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#24
19 Frags +

Don't Leave Me With Copper Please

Don't Leave Me With Copper Please
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#25
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Glad to be getting these Toxic Fuckers out of the league. We'll be better off without them.

Glad to be getting these Toxic Fuckers out of the league. We'll be better off without them.
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#26
23 Frags +

British people be like "I'm Bri ish"

British people be like "I'm Bri ish"
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#27
8 Frags +

dint wanna play with thirdies anyway

dint wanna play with thirdies anyway
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#28
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ZestyGlad to be getting these Toxic Fuckers out of the league. We'll be better off without them.

Betrayer

[quote=Zesty]Glad to be getting these Toxic Fuckers out of the league. We'll be better off without them.[/quote]
Betrayer
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#29
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what the hell happened here? imma make a podcast just for this shit along with some csgo stuff but this is rediculous

what the hell happened here? imma make a podcast just for this shit along with some csgo stuff but this is rediculous
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#30
TFNew
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cre-8what the hell happened here? imma make a podcast just for this shit along with some csgo stuff but this is rediculous

please do, there is nothing in the world i'd like to see more

[quote=cre-8]what the hell happened here? imma make a podcast just for this shit along with some csgo stuff but this is rediculous[/quote]
please do, there is nothing in the world i'd like to see more
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