The TF2CSA Team has decided to take on the series of “Draft Leagues” that were created by Skillbill and launch the 3rd edition of this league to keep momentum on the TF2 competitive community. For those of you who are unfamiliar how a draft league works, it basically consists out of a set number of captains who take turns to choose from a pool of players to create a team to compete in the league. Each team will consist of 8 players, who will be picked on IRC by the captains at a set time after registrations close.
This can be good opportunity for players from the Low Tier teams and those that are clanless to show their skills as they will be playing the same team with some of the TF2 best players so this will be a golden opportunity for some as long as you get picked. Remember that Draft Teams are basically mixed teams and there will be some limitations like example no more than 3 players from the same clan on a draft team but we will get you more details once the final rule set it’s done.
This time we would like to see a better use of the 8 players that get picked on draft teams as on previous Draft Leagues some teams did not rotate their 8 players and some did not get to play which is not good as we are trying to help the less experienced players to get some chance to show what are they capable to do.
We will be looking to get at least 4 teams of 8 players each but if registrations exceed 32 players we can create more teams accordingly.
Well at the moment we are already on 42 so I’ll lock signups on 48 guys to keep 6 teams as this Draft League v3 should be finished before the end of August because on September the TF2CSA Cup v2 “Custom Maps” challenge will be taking place
Note: The schedules have been brought forward as seems like the community is very amped to get this draft league going so check carefully the new dates below:
Registrations Open: 27th July
Registrations Close: Sunday 1st of August 11:59PM or up to the limit of 48 sign-ups is reached
Draft Picking on IRC #tf2: Monday 2th of August Time 08:30
Kick off: Sunday 8th of August
The rules for the league will be very simple starting with a single group stage, each team will play against every other team once on 2 maps. We will only use 2 maps for the group stage cp_badlands and cp_freightfinal1. Each map counts as a “match”, and the winning team will be awarded 2 points for a win (per map), the losing team will not receive any. Round difference will be taken into consideration at the end of the group stage should 2 or more teams be tied – to determine which teams will advance through to the final.
The final will be played by the two teams who placed first and second after the group stage is complete. The final will consist of three maps – cp_badlands, cp_freightfinal1, and cp_gravelpit ) Gravelpit will be played BO3, ABBA style) will be played as the decider if required.
The tournament will follow TF2CSA 6v6 Rules, (5 Winlimit / 30 timelimit ) so the first team to reach 5 points difference on a pushmap wins the match. If no team has reached 5 points difference after 30 minutes of play, the team in the lead will be declared the winner, or the match will go to golden cap if the teams are tied. The draft will commence on Monday 2nd August at 20:30 on IRC, where each captain will take turns to choose their squad.
Note: **No subs allowed because a 8 players squad should be enough to cover any lineup problems and all the players that signup should be available and commit** **No more than 3 players from the same clan on the team including captain** I will be considering to ban players to take part on TF2CSA tournaments that disappear through a competition for unknown reasons so be responsible guys.
The tournament schedule will be the following:
Sunday: 8th of August (Time to be arranged by captains)
Mid-Week: To be decided by captains
Sunday: 15th of August (Time to be arranged by captains)
Mid-Week: To be decided by captains
Sunday: 22th of August (Time to be arranged by captains)
Final Sunday: 29th of August 8:00 PM
The pre-selected captains ( 4 of 6 ) at the moment are:
**Vomitshovel pending if needed**
**GrimAndy pending if needed**
**Headshot pending if needed**
Remember captains that this league is more about helping new talent rather than looking for a big win so just to have fun and try an organize your team in-game is good enough, I’ve added myself as captain if needed. Hopefully the 6 spots left gets covered soon then on Sunday night I’ll organize a proper list with the players registered.