ETF2L 6v6 Season 10
After the hiatus of the previous season, the admins have entered into an agreement with the Premiership division teams that development of the meta game should not be achieved by introducing a high number of unlocks into the game, and as such, Season 10 was the first of the most common series of seasons that have gone back to the roots, banning all the unlocks except for some medic items everyone was already accustomed with. A major change was applied to the table structure, reducing the number of teams in each division to eight. This resulted in shorter seasons, which made it easier to fit 3 seasons into every year. Most teams that participated in Season 9's boycott came back to ETF2L for the anniversary season. Because of the new division structure and the returning teams, Division 1 was split into two sub-divisions. The play week structure was changed as well. While the play weeks were previously running from Monday to Sunday, since Season 10 they last from Sunday to Saturday, with the week's default date being set the Friday before the week starts. This was done to address the lazy scheduling attitude of some teams (previously, default dates were set later into the week, leading to many delayed matches).
It was also the first season to welcome cp_obscure_remake and cp_snakewater, another of the most popular maps in the league to this day, into the map pool. The maps were voted directly by the ETF2L users in a poll.
A few weeks into the competition, a timer bug was ‘discovered’ on cp_gravelpit, making it impossible to proceed with the round if capping of a point would finish after the timelimit. Due to the community urging the admins to take a decisive action, all matches that would otherwise be played on the map, could be, with an approval from both teams, be played on another map from the pool, excluding the other map played during that match. It was also the first sign of cp_gravelpit being rejected from the league in upcoming seasons.
Season’s playoffs also provided everybody with some clutch moments and nail-biting performances from all the teams, especially Epsilon eSports who managed to score an all-kill, coming up from the third place in the tables to take the championship and proceed to dominate the Premiership in the upcoming seasons.
- Signups open: August 27 , 2011
- Signups close: September 12 , 2011
- Schedule Week: September 18 - September 24, 2011
- Main Season: September 25 - November 12, 2011 (7 weeks)
- Catch-up Week: November 13 - November 19, 2011
- Playoffs: November 20 - December 12, 2011
- 1st Place: 6x SteelSeries Sensei
- 2nd Place: 6x SteelSeries Siberia v2 Green
- 3rd Place: 6x SteelSeries 9HD
- Division 1 Winner: 6x SteelSeries 4HD
The hardware prizes were provided by the main sponsor SteelSeries.
The maps were voted directly by the ETF2L users. 1,475 users took part in the Season 10 map vote with a total of 8,479 given votes. Each user could choose up to 6 maps.
The following maps were available in the map poll to choose from:
- Week 1: cp_badlands, cp_gullywash_pro
- Week 2: cp_gullywash_pro, cp_gravelpit
- Week 3: cp_gravelpit, cp_granary
- Week 4: cp_granary, cp_obscure_remake_b3
- Week 5: cp_obscure_remake_b3, cp_badlands
- Week 6: cp_badlands, cp_snakewater
- Week 7: cp_snakewater, cp_gullywash_pro
|Baby Face's Blaster||Banned|
|Bonk! Atomic Punch||Banned|
|Pretty Boy's Pocket Pistol||Banned|
|Cow Mangler 5000||Banned|
|Sharpened Volcano Fragment||Banned|
|Ali Baba's Wee Booties||Banned|
|Buffalo Steak Sandvich||Banned|
|Fists of Steel||Banned|
|Gloves of Running Urgently||Banned|
|Killing Gloves of Boxing||Banned|
|Darwin's Danger Shield||Banned|
|Your Eternal Reward||Banned|
|Cloak and Dagger||Banned|
- 1 TCM-Gaming played only one match with three of their roster before folding for the rest of the season.
|December 4, 2011|
Epsilon 5-1 Relic
Epsilon 4-3 Relic
Epsilon [TBD] Relic
|Epsilon eSports||6||0||Crack Clan|
|December 13, 2011|
Epsilon 4-1 cc//
Epsilon 6-1 cc//
Epsilon [TBD] cc//
|December 15, 2011|
Epsilon 3-4 (GC) infs
Epsilon 5-0 infs
Epsilon 3-2 infs
|Epsilon eSports win ETF2L Season 10 title|
The playoff to decide who gets to proceed in the Division 1 promotion playoffs was forfeited by I don't Know?. Exotic-island got put through to play Team Dignitas for Season 11 Premiership relegation.
|December 6, 2011|
d.intel 5-0 exotic
d.intel 3-2 exotic
d.intel [TBD] exotic
|Team Dignitas keep their spot in the Premiership Division. Exotic-Island stays in Division 1.|
|December 6, 2011|
broder 6-1 yoyotech
broder 0-3 yoyotech
broder 6-3 yoyotech
|broder gets direct promotion to the Premiership Division and wins the Division 1 prize. Team Yoyotech receives another chance for promotion against eQuilibrium.|
eQuilibrium ends up forfeiting their relegation match against Team Yoyotech and are dropped to Division 1. Team Yoyotech receives promotion to the Premiership Division.
- Division 1A
- Winners - broder
- 2nd place - Exotic-island
- Division 1B
- Winners - Team Yoyotech
- 2nd place - I Don't Know?