Although a few weeks overdue, welcome to a new year at the NSL. For the first time since the Natural Selection 2 World Championships, people outside of the leadership of the NSL or AusNS2 are organizing competitive events for players outside specific communities. Tudy and friends from TAW have been working hard at organizing a tournament for players and teams with little to no experience in competitive play. Also, Schwa has organized a tournament for Division 4 level teams. I want to commend all the people involved in organizing these events. The NSL isn't always able to satisfy the need for more events because of the available manpower and its own schedule. It's refreshing to see players step up, put themselves out there, and contribute to fill a need in the community. More info below.
TAW Newcomer Tournament
WHEN: Sundays, February 1st & 8th at 11AM EST / 16 GMT / 17 CET
You can head over to Tudy's post on the UWE forums for more specific information.
There's also a lot of ways to help out with this tournament. You can be a referee, caster, provide servers, and even provide mentorship for players and teams.
How can you help? http://www.ensl.org/topics/1298
Patrons and Mentors http://www.ensl.org/topics/1296
WHEN: The weekend of February 21st & 22nd
Schwa's wants to hold monthly NS2 tournaments for specific divisions. This first one is for Division 4 level teams, but will eventually be open to teams in higher divisions also. It's an open competition for both North American and European teams.
More information is available at: http://gghaven.com/2015/01/01/registration-entry-fee/
Admins & Referees Requested - http://www.ensl.org/topics/1295
Season 6 Sign Ups & Season 5 Finals Replays
While we're still slogging away trying to finish up Season 5, sign ups for Season 6 are open. The format is to be determined by the number of teams we have signed up and will likely start in late February/early March. More info to come in the next few weeks.
Premier Finals - TBD
Division 1 Finals - Gnacolepsy vs Singularity - http://www.twitch.tv/feathermonster/c/5717552
Division 2 Finals - HBZ vs DoctorsWithoutGorges - http://www.twitch.tv/vindalo0/b/614571918
Division 3 Finals - Destiny's Child vs TAWific - TBD
Division 4 Finals - Battle Gorge Royale vs GIEF Robot - casted by Vindaloo