S10Finals+ Newcomer Tourn.+ Need Coders+ Comp Mod

Season 10  Semis + Finals



The scheduled timeline for playoff matches and finals has been extended:

For Semifinals, the match deadlines are extended until the 15th of January.

For Finals, the match deadlines are extended until the 29th of January.


The winning teams from each division will be awarded with badges.

Upcoming Newcomer Tournament:



The purpose of this tournament is to introduce new players to our NSL Community.



When is the Newcomer Tournament?

We aim to have this Tournament on either 28th and 29th January or on 4th and 5th February. You can vote for your preferred weekend here:



Where do I Join Up?


  1. Register an account at ensl.org This video explains the process till 2:32.

  2. Click here and click [Request to join]

  3. Introduce yourself and if you want to play with Friends in a Team mention it there. (IF YOU DONT FIND YOURSELF IN THE LIST DONT PANIC WE UPDATE IT DAILY)



Who can register?

All players who have not played in any of the Natural Selection League Seasons of NSL/AusNSL can participate.

Current NSL members / veteran players can offer their support as coaches and advisors but they themself cannot play unless they played only a partial season before.


Even if you already played in the Season, you can Register. You may still be able to play, just get in contact with us, and we will figure something out.

PS: We need coaches/Commanders for each team (unless they dont have their own ones.



But the fun starts when you are ready. You can Play Gathers!

We strongly advise that all players who wish to take part start playing some Gathers.

How to play Gathers:http://www.ensl.org/topics/1751

(They usually happen often from 20:00 CET to 4:00 CET)

This will give you a feel for fast-paced competitive 6v6 NS2 before the tournament!


Looking for suggestions for improvement as well as coders / contributors on Github



If you have a suggestion how to improve gathers, the season, the ENSL website, a rule or anything else, please post on the Forum

or/and write us on Discord: https://discord.gg/tHte2pS

or/and write us on Steam (add people here): http://www.ensl.org/about/staff.

You can also contact admins directly using the Contact Button on the ensl.org webpage.



It would be even better if you can code:


Gather Website (node.js > 4.0 and MongoDB)


SteamGatherbot (Visual Studio?)


Ensl Website (Ruby 2.23)



There are plenty of ideas for improvements. The ideas are just waiting on coders so please contact us if you can help! :)


Comp Mod evolution after the season:



We will be working on adding a section to the website to view comp mod changes.


All players are welcome to join the discussion for future comp mod changes by posting on the forums:


Mega_noComm on 04 January 17 05:45

Season 10 Wrap Up

Season 10 is ending!


S10 News!

Season 10 playoffs are nearly here! There are still a few days left to get games in for playoffs, with the deadline on December 11th. On that day, those playoff matches will be determined and posted. If you fail to complete your Division games by that date, tough luck.


Badges are still in the process of being produced. Unfortunately, with the NS2 Halloween updates and as well as Hive 2, they fell on the backburner. They’re being worked on again this week. Badges will work just as any other badge in NS2, attached to Hive. Only the winners will receive badges.


New Admins!

Given the tenacity of NS2’s community, it’s no surprise four years on there would still be a competitive scene. While it hasn’t been the smoothest ride for S10, starting with the unfired Newcomer’s Tournament to the experimentation with dual-bracket Div 2, it’s awesome that players can still play NS2 in an organized fashion at a high level.


Most of these problems and issues stem from Zavaro and I, as these were experimental ideas which we hoped would help grow the community. It’s important to conclude from these that people are still (and to an extent increasingly moreso) interested in comp-play, with 81 sign-ups before the deadline for the unfired Newcomer’s Tournament. To reiterate that point, we had many players sign up and play this season initially without teams, and joining those by way of the Looking for Team system which proved an incredible tool for new players. On dual-bracket Div 2: we received some pretty decent feedback which illuminated that some serious refinement needs to happen if it is used again. Overall, the season was an incredibly rewarding learning experience, and helped a lot of new players enjoy NS2 in the most rewarding way.


Unfortunately, due to the increasing encumbrance of stresses and obligations outside of NS2 and the ENSL, Zavaro and I will be stepping down from our respective positions. Consider this our apology: please welcome Deck, Mephilles, Mega,and Knox as your new admins!


Note: Due to these time constraints, Zavaro has halted all of his active involvement with Natural Selection 2. If you have map issues, please post them on the official forums in the map thread!

Tico on 08 December 16 22:19

Very Late Update!!

Division 2


The division 2 schedule has finally been updated so that every team only plays each other one time, I am very sorry it took this long to be updated. With the matches now finally being updated. Any team that did play a duplicate match, the score has been revoked. And we will be keeping the score from the first game that was played between the two teams. There should only be a few matches left now before the playoffs can be scheduled. So let’s get them played everyone!


*Please message me politely if I missed a match or overlooked something, I will adjust it accordingly.




Please note that December 11 will be the DEADLINE FOR ALL MATCHES. So if there is any match left unplayed it will stay unscored and the playoffs will be scheduled accordingly. There will be no adjusting of the deadline, especially since we have drastically cut the amount of matches that will be played in Division 2.


So far I would like to think we have had a successful season, especially after the meltdown that occured last season. And that would not be possible without the participation of all the teams that have signed up this season. We have had some very great casts so far, thank you to everyone that has tuned into them and thank you to all of our casters! Hopefully we can finish out this season as strong as we started! Good luck to all the teams that still have matches left to be played.


And to all the Americans today, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tico on 24 November 16 18:23

NSL Competitive Mod Lockdown and Updates!

The plan is to lockdown the NSL Competitive mod when the season starts for the duration of season 10. Only small adjustments, if needed, (after the lerk one) will be made between now and the first scheduled match. After the first match, no major changes are planned. We may have to adjust things depending on what UWE does during the season. We will decide after an update by UWE if it changes the game in any meaningful way. In that case, we would try to revert the change. If it's a small thing, perhaps we keep it in comp mod. We also may make additional updates like bug fixes. 

The biggest change we are making right before the season starts is to the lerk. The lerk movement changes introduced in build 310 will be added to comp mod. The goal is to have most of the movement in comp mod match vanilla NS2. If you are a lerk player, please keep this in mind going into the season that there will be a change in comp mod to match vanilla's movement. 

Deck on 18 October 16 02:24

Season 10 begins!

Ready, Set, Go!

Season 10 is officially underway, with 15 teams divided into two divisions! Get playing! If you want to see your bracket, check under Contests at the top of the page!


Current official rules can be located here. These are more or less the same as any other seasonal event, so if you have played in the NSL prior, you probably know these. In addition, there are many new NSL members this season, so remember to be extra kind and respectful as you beat each other to death.


The official deadline for all Season 10 matches is December 11 00:00 GMT. This is a hard deadline, and there are no excuses, so play all your matches prior to thate date. If there is some unavoidable issue, please be sure to message Tico or another admin prior to this date.


Remember: Season 10 winners in either division will also receive an in-game badge! We still have yet to see it, but when we do, we will certainly make a post.

Try your best, and good luck!


Due to Pubstars #2 not being able to form a team for the season, they have been removed from division 2B. Because of their removal from the season Pubstars will be moved from div 2A to 2B and substituting for all of Pubstars #2 matches. All of the matches created for Pubstars in div 2A have been removed. I apologize for the loss of matches in the bracket for 2A, luckily none of the matches for Pubstars in 2A have been scheduled so it shouldn't be much of an issue. Sorry for the inconvience for all the teams in 2A.

Zavaro on 14 October 16 03:15