Polls and Changes Coming to Season 25

Tue, Apr 24, 2018 by Kumori

Greetings, Mercenaries!

With Season 24 having drawn to a close, here are some changes to look out for going into Season 25!
 

Highlander Polls for Season 25

The polls are open for everybody to participate, so share away!

Official Highlander Season 25 Polls

The goal of the polls is to give all players a voice in what maps we play next season and their thoughts on recent unlock changes. The polls will be our guide for Season 25.

Please keep in mind that this survey is for your advantage so be respectful of the process.

The polls will be closed out on Saturday, May 12th, 23:59 EST
 

Changes to Silver and Steel Placement Guidelines

We are adjusting the placement guidelines for Silver and Steel in effort to better balance the divisions and combat attempts at sandbagging. We are also cleaning up rules that may have caused confusion and removing the ".5" language entirely.

The following changes to Silver and Steel will be amended to the Rules shortly:

Former Silver guidelines:
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.

New Silver guidelines:
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 2 Platinum players or (1 Platinum + 1 Invite/Prem) 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.
 

Former Steel guidelines:
Steel - Is the lowest skill division for teams with no competitive experience or teams that could not secure 3+ legitimate wins in Silver in a prior season. Rosters are expected to be a mix of players with experience on low Silver teams, established Steel teams and new teams. Teams are permitted to have no more than 3 Silver players from teams with established records (3+ legitimate wins) in a single season over the past 3 completed seasons and current season. Teams are not permitted to have any players with established experience in Platinum or Gold. ESEA-I and ETF2L Premiership players are not permitted to play in Steel. See rule 3.2 for more information.

New Steel guidelines:
Steel - Is the lowest skill division for teams with no competitive experience or teams that could not secure 3+ legitimate wins in Silver in a prior season. Rosters are expected to be a mix of players with experience on low Silver teams, established Steel teams and new teams. Teams are permitted to have no more than 2 Silver players from teams with established records (3+ legitimate wins) in a single season over the past 3 completed seasons and current season. Teams are not permitted to have any players with established experience in Platinum or Gold. ESEA-I and ETF2L Premiership players are not permitted to play in Steel. See rule 3.2 for more information.

We would like 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.

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