Season 10: Rewards and the LFT Initiative

In-Game Rewards for Season 10!

Have you ever wanted some bling to go with that win? Well, now you can. Unknown Worlds is kindly supplying the division winners of Season 10 with their own special badges. Show off your victory on the battlefield, in a gather or in a pub, and let others become green with jealousy. The design isn’t completed yet, but we’ll make a post showing it off when it is, because it sounds damned cool.

Both divisions will receive the badges, meaning that they are never out of reach. Well, until the season ends, that is. So get them while supplies last!

Looking for a Team (LFT) Initiative

If you’re interested in receiving those badges and participating in Season 10, but you don’t have a team, we have a solution! Inspired by one of caster’s experiences in a Dota 2 pickup tournament, we have a way to effectively seed teams low on players, by merging groups or individuals into existing teams. More importantly, this allows us to merge together these maverick parties to form bonds of friendship and competition, creating brand new teams. That means, if you can’t find a team, we will help you find one. We are very excited to see some of these experimental systems in store for Season 10.

If you wish to be part of this pool of players, sign-ups for the LFT are here after registering an account on the site! If you’d prefer to do this the old fashioned way, the Recruitment forum is available here. If you have any question, feel free to message Tico on the forums, Steam, or Discord.

Map Tests

Ayumi has been added to the gathers! Test it out, see how it plays, and join the NSL forums to talk about map feedback. Please leave your feedback in the Feedback forums, here.

Remember, Season 10 sign-ups end on October 13th! Let’s get ready to rock! If you’re still not registered, sign-up with the instructions below!

Joining the ENSL

If you don't have a team or have yet to join the NSL, it's easy to create an account or team with the following steps. If you want to register a pre-existing team, skip to step 4.

  1. To create a team, register an account and create a new team! Creating a team is not necessary, nor is joining a team. If you’re looking to join a team, find a team and select the Request to Join button on their page. You’re free to use the NSL website without any pressure from any teams.

  2. Get your players to register and tell them to Join your team in their Agenda, which you can find at the top of the page! You can meet players in-game, in NSL gathers, or on the NSL or Unknown Worlds forums. As per usual NSL rules, you must have at least six players for a valid Season 10 team!

  3. To accept your players on the team, go to Agenda → Click your team name → Edit and scroll down → Members → Change their status from Joining to Member, Leader, or Deputy. These roles can define what a player is to your team.

  4. To join the tournament, go to Agenda → Click your team name → Edit (scroll down) → Contests → Join Season 10 Signups. This will reserve your space in the upcoming Season 10. Get ready to rock!

  5. Verify that your team name exists on the Contest page. If your team does not appear here, please follow these steps again. If all else fails, contact an admin.

Zavaro on 27 September 16 07:24
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Season 10 deadline extended!

New to the ENSL?

Welcome to the Natural Selection League. If you’re looking for getting more out of your Natural Selection 2 experience, look no further. Power plays, crackpot strats, and the greatest competitive minds of Natural Selection 2 converge here to duke it out on the battlefield. Talk strategy, metagame, and high-level concept Natural Selection 2 on our forums, or enjoy a gather and fight to the top of the food chain. If you’re looking for more information, check the bottom of this post.

Any questions can be directed to our help desk or by messaging an admin on ENSL, Steam, by email or Discord. A full list of current admins can be found here.

Deadlines

Brace yourselves, Season 10 is upon us! But.. we will be extended the deadlines for signups for two weeks. The signup deadline for Season 10 is now October 13th. We want the potential to seed a lower division as high as possible, with the intent of more and better matches. A reminder to sign-up if you haven’t already, as time is ticking!

For all new players, you need a team of at least six players to compete in Season 10, please read the final section of this post on how to create or join teams.

Gathers

Gathers have picked up steam and are running again. You can join a gather by registering an account and joining up here. Joining is easy, and practice can come in handy for the upcoming Season 10. Be sure to play more rounds to familiarize (or refamiliarize yourself on Mesh (formerly Docking2), Nexus, and Mineral, as these custom maps are staples of an ENSL season, and some have changed for the new Season.

Map Tests

Some of our mappers have come forward concerning high-level gathers on ns2_ayumi, a reimagining of the Natural Selection 3.0 map of the same name. Huge changes have happened recently with the map concerning balance, and feedback is necessary. Contact Kasharic or Mephilles for more information. If you have another map you’d like to see played in gathers, contact an admin.

Joining the ENSL

If you don't have a team or have yet to join the ENSL, it's easy to create an account or team with the following steps. If you want to register a pre-existing team, skip to step 4.

  1. To create a team, register an account and create a new team! Creating a team is not necessary, nor is joining a team. If you’re looking to join a team, find a team and select the Request to Join button on their page. You’re free to use the ENSL website without any pressure from any teams.

  2. Get your players to register and tell them to Join your team in their Agenda, which you can find at the top of the page! You can meet players in-game, in ENSL gathers, or on the ENSL or Unknown Worlds forums. As per usual ENSL rules, you must have at least six players for a valid Season 10 team!

  3. To accept your players on the team, go to Agenda → Click your team name → Edit and scroll down → Members → Change their status from Joining to Member, Leader, or Deputy. These roles can define what a player is to your team.

  4. To join the tournament, go to Agenda → Click your team name → Edit (scroll down) → Contests → Join Season 10 Signups. This will reserve your space in the upcoming Season 10. Get ready to rock!

  5. Verify that your team name exists on the Contest page. If your team does not appear here, please follow these steps again. If all else fails, contact an admin.

Zavaro on 19 September 16 08:11
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Season 10 Update, or however many that is.

Deadlines!

The deadline for signing up Season 10 will be September 29th at 12 A.M. EDT. The season will officially start a few days later on October 1st. Hurry up and sign-up, manchildren well-adjusted individuals, so that we can figure out the logistics of it.

 

Divisions!

Currently we haven’t decided on if or how divisions will be (or can be) assigned given as the pool is still unable to be approximated based on our early signups. This probably won’t change until near the deadline for those. We’re currently aiming for at least two tiers of divisions, a high and low. Again, more news on that closer to the deadline.

 

Servers!

On the servers: Many of the former servers went offline and Tico’s Overwatch addiction kept him from trying to remedy the situation. Red, of House of Awesome, has been kind enough to help us out here, but we are still lacking in EU servers (..if you know anyone, hint hint. I might be able to swing one, though). We’re trying to aim for having a West Coast server for Aussies, and EU servers for S10.

 

Introducing... Schu and Raydiana!

In addition, we have a few new admins: Schu, our belligerent frontman (god bless him), is a new talking head that enjoys long walks on the beach and alcoholic beverages with (or without) lime. We also have Raydiana as our new lead caster, so please go to this guy if want to become a one. He’s bretty good.

 

Referees!

If any of the past referees are interested in coming back just send us a direct message or bother us (read: Tico) on Steam. This season will be the same as all other seasons. There won’t be anything new or exciting, unless you live in Syria, which sucks.

 

Balance!

We will be using Steelcap’s balance mod on the previous season’s (S9) map pool. If the mod for whatever reason goes down, we will continue the season without it.

 

Join Up!

If you don't have a team, it's easy to create one with the following steps. If you want to register a pre-existing team, skip to step 4. We will be using the Newcomer Tournament as an example.

  1. To create a team, register an account and go to Agenda -> Create a new team
  2. Get your players to register and tell them to Join your team in their Agenda.
  3. To accept your players on the team, go to Agenda -> Click your team name -> Edit (scroll down) -> Members -> Change their status from Joining to Member, Leader, or Deputy.
  4. To join the tournament, go to Agenda -> Click your team name -> Edit (scroll down) -> Contests -> Join Season 10 Signups
  5. Check the Contest page for your team name to see if you've done it correctly.
Zavaro on 07 September 16 04:27
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Short Update!!

Season 10 Update

Alright everyone the sign-ups for season 10 are now up! Unfortunately for right now that is the only news we have to offer because we are still fleshing out some ideas for this upcoming season. However there will be more news about season 10 coming in the next few days, such as when the sign-ups will be closing, when the season will actually start, the use of a comp-mod, etc.

For now we just wanted to get the sign-ups out so people could sign-up and we could hopefully start getting an idea on how many teams are still out there.

How to create a team and sign up

If you don't have a team, it's easy to create one with the following steps. If you want to register a pre-existing team, skip to step 4. We will be using the Newcomer Tournament as an example.

  1. To create a team, register an account and go to Agenda -> Create a new team
  2. Get your players to register and tell them to Join your team in their Agenda.
  3. To accept your players on the team, go to Agenda -> Click your team name -> Edit (scroll down) -> Members -> Change their status from Joining to Member, Leader, or Deputee.
  4. To join the tournament, go to Agenda -> Click your team name -> Edit (scroll down) -> Contests -> Join Season 10 Signups
  5. Check the Contest page for your team name to see if you've done it correctly.

Good luck and have fun everyone!

p.s. zavaro lives in squaller.

Tico on 02 September 16 22:04
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The Road to NSL Season 10

NSL Competitive Mod is now on the NS2 workshop and has most of the changes added that we wanted to initially make. This is the first step to getting the comp scene going in the right direction. The plan is to keep tweaking if necessary as we move through the summer and work towards a season 10. We welcome play-testing and feedback in the forums about the mod. Hopefully we can get the mod on all competitive servers soon and start getting gathers going again.  

Deck on 16 July 16 23:15
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