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Highlander Experimental Highlander Cup #3
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As the fifth season of RGL HL has concluded, we are now preparing for the sixth season! This preseason cup will focus on testing potentially new and viable maps that could be played during the season. It is a two-day weekend tournament for teams / groups of friends of ANY skill level to play. It is also completely free.

We are looking into rewarding participants with medals. Medals need to be accepted by Valve and shipped in a future TF2 update before we are able to distribute this. Please note that this is an experimental cup for potential maps that could be played during the season. If you are in favor or not of a map being played, we encourage you to sign up, play the cup, and voice your on this thread. This is a way for us to gauge community opinion on the map list. Thanks.

Map Pool and Schedule

Each division will have divided into round robin groups consisting of four teams, which can lead to multiple groups for each individual division. Teams that sign up earlier will have priority in terms of placement and getting a spot into the preseason cup, so please sign up as soon as possible instead of waiting until the deadline.

  • Sign-ups end: May 14th
  • Group stage round 1: May 16th @ Saturday 9:30 PM EST - koth_clearcut_b14d – This map is being tested as a potential replacement for a king of the hill map.
  • Group stage round 2: May 17th @ Sunday 9:30 PM EST - koth_synthetic_rc6a – This map is being tested as a potential replacement for a king of the hill map.
  • Group stage round 3: May 23rd @ Saturday 9:30 PM EST - koth_ashville_rc2a – This map is being tested as a potential replacement for koth_ashville_rc1.
  • Finals: May 24th @ Sunday 9:30 PM EST 

All three king of the hill maps will be played first to four. This also includes the finals matches.

NOTE: This only applies to the experimental cup. 



Possible FAQ

Q: What servers do we play on?

A: If asked beforehand, we will be able to distribute a server to a match in the event that both teams do not have a server. This reservation must be made in a prompt manner to an administrator or moderator, as we have limited servers to hand out.

Otherwise, teams will need to locate their own servers. It is the responsibility of the home team to locate a server.

We recommend players and teams use na.serveme.tf to rent a server if they do not own a server. This service should have the maps installed and the latest version of the RGL HL configs and whitelists.

You can also rent your own server for only around $10 a month, here are a few different providers.
Nodecraft
Gameservers
Fragnet

Q: What skill levels can play in the Highlander Experimental Cup?

A: All Skill Levels are welcome! Teams will not select their division to play in, but Admins will look at the teams past comp experience and place you with other teams of similar skill. This will help against teams purposefully sandbagging and help make a fun competitive environment for new competitive players, as well as highly experienced players.

When we are deciding what divisions to place teams in. We will weight a team’s skill level more heavily on their best players and less on their worst.

Q: What does the Experimental Cup mean in relations to the divisions in the standard HL?

A: Although this is a map testing cup, results of returning and potentially new teams for the upcoming season will be looked at to help determine division placement. We encourage all teams to try their best to not only help generate feedback for the new maps, but also to help practice for the next season.

Q: I'm looking for a team to join

A: We encourage you to make a post in the websites Looking For Team (LFT) section and also post in our Discord #lft channel.

You should also contact leaders of teams who need a player. You can find them listed in the Teams Looking for Players (LFP) section and also the LFP section of our Discord #lfp channel.
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remove clearcut

add rapids

remove clearcut

add rapids

remove clearcut

add rapids
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lft (:
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just out of curiosity, what are the stats on people wanting to play synthetic? this is the third experimental cup it's been in and it still hasn't been voted in
Obviously the group of people I know don't necessarily represent the majority, but I've yet to talk to anyone that actually likes the map, only people that are indifferent or hate the map
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#5
put product in over clearcut Smile
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#6
seconding rapids. it's the steel killer
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(04-25-2020, 09:56 PM)tua Wrote: just out of curiosity, what are the stats on people wanting to play synthetic? this is the third experimental cup it's been in and it still hasn't been voted in
Obviously the group of people I know don't necessarily represent the majority, but I've yet to talk to anyone that actually likes the map, only people that are indifferent or hate the map

There is a question for that on the current survey. Results for that will be released after the survey closes.

(04-25-2020, 10:12 PM)figsy ´ ▽ ` )ノ Wrote: seconding rapids. it's the steel killer

(04-25-2020, 08:30 PM)Alto Wrote: remove clearcut

add rapids

remove clearcut

add rapids

remove clearcut

add rapids

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Map developer's thoughts here. Once the map moves from an alpha stage, having the map playtested in a league-scale would be more appropiate.
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rapids also needs to change last pretty significantly as there is zero ways to flank on respawn for defense in order to retake final capture when blue takes room.

I think the rest of the map was pretty nice though :o
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Back when I neeted out and played ETF2L I played Med on Clearcut during one of the map cups. It was a lot like Cascade but bearable for Med

I think that once we actually develop real HL strategies for that map it could be fun
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Team registration should be fixed now. Sorry for people that had to deal with that bug.

// also, yay, 500 posts Smile
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We currently have 7 Invite teams registered for the cup. - https://rgl.gg/Public/LeagueTable.aspx?g=412&s=73&r=35

I do plan to have a survey to give to players after the cup, so please participate in the cup if you want to help determine the map pool for next season. Thanks.
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#12
ramjam instead of clearcut Tongue
Why are there two Congos
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#13
idk synthetic is like the only bad map there

I'd prefer warmtic over synthetic
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(05-07-2020, 05:22 PM)Über Alles Wrote: idk synthetic is like the only bad map there

I'd prefer warmtic over synthetic

no you dont
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(05-07-2020, 05:22 PM)Über Alles Wrote: idk synthetic is like the only bad map there

I'd prefer warmtic over synthetic

i'd rather jump into the alligator exhibit in the zoo while being cloaked in freshly butchered meat, while simultaneously being stomped on by an elephant, than play warmtic
Florida #1
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#16
no stopwatch for the cup damn
kinda wanna tryout millstone or something
#wno
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#17
Take it from someone who has played highlander ctf. Its terrible laid out map that hasn’t been updated to warrant another play test.
I will always be a pyro main <3
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(05-08-2020, 08:37 AM)jel Wrote: no stopwatch for the cup damn
kinda wanna tryout millstone or something

millstone is EPIC, let's bring it back :^)
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millstone is epic for spy, sniper, heavy, and nobody else
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whats the experiment for ashville_rc2a, to see how fun it is to play with more frame drops? scrimmed it tonight and it didnt feel optimized at all.
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