Welcome to UGC Highlander Season 23

Fri, Aug 18, 2017 by Kumori

Teams... get your clans ready!!!


UGC is excited to officially announce the 23rd season of our Highlander league!

If you have a team from a prior season and would like to play make sure to sign-in with your leader account and accept our invite to join the current season!
If you are a new team registering with UGC for the first time, WELCOME!
 

Important Dates
Monday, August 21st - Highlander Season 23 Polls Close
Monday, September 11th - Week 1 of Highlander Season 23 (schedules will be posted a few days prior)
Tuesday, September 19th - Highlander Sign-ups Close
Tuesday, October 24th - Highlander Fulltime Rosterlock
Monday, November 6th - Playoffs Start
 

Highlander Season 23 Polls

The polls for this coming season will be closed out on August 21st. If you haven't participated.. please give us your feedback! See this news post for more information.

Highlander Season 23 Polls

Season Format

This seasons format will feature 8 regular weeks with 4 weeks of playoffs (3 playoff weeks and Grand Finals). There will be a fulltime rosterlock after the default match day of Week 7. All players will receive a participation medal assuming they were rostered on a team for a majority of the season. Regional divisions, and Platinum and Silver will receive placement medals for top 3 teams.
 

Team Placements

Team placements are underway. Please be patient, all teams will be placed before the start of the season. Remember that you need 9 people on your roster to be considered for placement! If your team is not yet placed into a skill division please submit a division change request from your leader panel.
 

Reminder to All New and Returning Teams

After you have been placed into a division and have at least 9 players on your roster, don't forget to set your team to Ready in your leader panel to be scheduled for matches!
 

Changes to Roster Guidelines and Team Placements

We are progressively adjusting the placement guidelines for Silver with Gold experience having decayed. The following changes will be amended to the Rules shortly.

Silver - Is the intermediate skill division. Rosters are expected to be a mix of players with experience on low Platinum teams, established Silver teams and high Steel teams. Teams are permitted to have no more than 3 Platinum players from teams with established records (3+ legitimate wins) in the past 3 completed seasons and current season. Teams are permitted to have no more than 1 ESEA-I or ETF2L Premiership player rostered. See rule 3.2 for more information.


We also want to remind everyone that placement guidelines are just that - guidelines. Admins reserve the right to use discretion to place teams into a division where they will be most appropriate.

Team placements will be more fluid this season for North America and Europe to better spread our teams across the three divisions. This means that divisions will be divided based on roster strength of the teams in those divisions, combined with the new guidelines for Silver displayed above. This requires a lot of work and will likely result in many adjustments so please be patient and work with us if you have any concerns.

This is an effort to better balance the divisions now and in the future. Further, this is a pilot geared towards checking the viability of completely removing placement guidelines in the future, which we feel will allow to us to place teams more adequately.
 

Map Rotation and Whitelist

The new map rotation and will be announced following the closing of the Highlander Season 23 Polls and after receiving feedback from the Platinum Advisory.
Once our maplist is available it will be posted here.

We are using the same whitelist as Season 22, it is available to download here.
 

Chat Support

Our league's Chat Support is held over the Discord application.
If you are logged in as a player or leader, this support option is on your menu. We've also embedded the Discord widget on this page.
For more details please visit this forum thread.
 

Support Tickets

If you have an issue that requires admin attention, please use our support ticket system. Players who login via Steam can submit a ticket as well as leaders who login with a special leader username/password. The ticket system can be located in the Support Menu once you login as a player or a leader.
 

GOOD LUCK TO ALL MERCS AND THEIR TEAMS!
- Kumori
UGC Head Admin

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  • HL Season 23 Fulltime Rosterlock October 24th, 2017
  • HL Season 23 Playoffs Start November 6th, 2017
  • Mon, Aug 21 - HL Season 23 Polls Close
  • Mon, Sep 11 - HL Season 23 Begins
  • Tue, Sep 19 - HL Season 23 Sign-ups Close
  • Tue, Oct 24 - HL Season 23 Fulltime Rosterlock
  • Mon, Nov 6 - HL Season 23 Playoffs Start
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  • Number Match Weeks: 15
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