Season 11 Signups are NOW open!

Newcomer Tournament early 2017 THANK YOU ALL

First of all we would like to thank everybody who took part at last week’s Newcomer Tournament.

We hope both participants and spectators enjoyed it as much as we did.

 

In addition a special thanks goes out to Ixian, Luchs and Hoeloe who casted this event and every ensl.org referee and admin.

Because without them this tournament would never have happened.

 

 

Season 11 Signups are now open - Time to Join Up!

 

 

Pros of signing up for Season 11:

  1. Play NS2 together with your friends.

  2. Play against similar skilled players/teams in each league’s division.

  3. Improve your in-game teamwork and enjoy NS2 at it’s finest.

  4. Improve your map awareness, decision making, time management and class/lifeforms play in competitive NS2.

  5. Get another fancy in-game badge.

  6. Earn your spot on the Hall of Fame of Competitive NS2:http://www.ensl.org/articles/402

 

So don’t be shy! Grab your team and sign up.

 

How to Create a Team/Join a Contest (Season 11/SwS Tournament):

http://www.ensl.org/topics/1773

 

How to Find a Team:

http://www.ensl.org/topics/1774

 

To see which teams have signed up for Season 11:

http://www.ensl.org/contests/357

 

Season11 is estimated to start early/mid of March (usually on a Sunday) depends on how fast we get enough teams together and will take something from 2 to 3 months with around 1 match per week to freely schedule them through match pages.

 

Please sign up as early as possible so we can start playing seeding matches / talk about seedings and create / assign teams where its needed.

 

Skulks with Shotguns Tournament

We also have another event just waiting for you to sign up.

A Skulks with Shotguns tournament will be held if enough people are interested

We encourage you to try the mod on one of the following servers while you wait for a Gather:

 

Under the Arcade Tab in the Serverbrowser play on one of the following SwS Servers:

Ensl.org - NA Comp #1

password: ns2nsl

 

Ensl.org DE | SWS #2 Tuchanka

password: ns2nsl

 

How to Create a Team/Join a Contest (Season 11/SwS Tournament):

http://www.ensl.org/topics/1773

 

To see which teams have signed up for Skulks with Shotguns tournament:

http://www.ensl.org/contests/358

Mega_noComm on 09 February 17 07:11
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Newcomer Tournament Seeding and Whats next.

Newcomer tournament update:

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We made some Seedings based on these Signups:

http://www.ensl.org/teams/975?team=members



Seedings/Matchtimes etc for the NCT here:

http://www.ensl.org/articles/1002



Please POST if you're fine with our assignments in this thread:http://www.ensl.org/topics/1770.

If think there need to be any changes made for better balance or any other reason let us know!

 

We still require some Commanders so if you're able to command please post it there as well.

 

In case you're missing from the list or have any other problems contact an admin:

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

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.



ALSO REMEMBER TO

Show up for the Newcomer Tournament on 4 February at 18:30 CET/12:30PM EST.

 

on the ENSL TS3 Server:

IP: ensl.org Channel: Newcomer Tournament early 2017 ReadyRoom.





Skulks with Shotguns Tournament

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Let's do this one Soon (tm).

This Tournament will be open for everyone that is not perma banned on the ensl.

Further details will follow when more people sign up.

 

Where do I Join Up?

 

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

  2. Click here and click [Request to join]

  3. (IF YOU DON'T FIND YOURSELF IN THE LIST DON'T PANIC WE UPDATE IT DAILY)



First Preparations for S11:

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Signups for ENSL Season 11 are open! The season is estimated to start early March - stand by for further details.

Mega_noComm on 04 February 17 02:45
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Newcomer Tourn.Update + Comp Mod comparison

Season 10 div2 Finals:

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Here a detailed list of who's Casting/Reffing what game:

http://www.ensl.org/articles/1001

 

 

Watch 2 awesome games that are going to be quite balanced in my opinion.

Will happen shortly. We will update the dates here:

 

S10 Div2 Upper Bracket Finals:

Horror Show vs HBZ

29 January 20:30 CET

Casted by Ixian on https://www.twitch.tv/naturalselection2

 

S10 Div2 Lower Bracket Finals:

Isay vs Close 101

29 January 19:00 CET

Casted by Recon + Hoeloe on https://www.twitch.tv/dkrecon

 

 

Newcomer Tournament update:

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Vote ended:http://forums.unknownworlds.com/discussion/147358/nsl-newcomer-tournament-early-2017-when-should-it-be-can-you-play

 

 

The 2 top teams (teams that play in the finals) will be awarded with a the gold and silver badge and for the other players that play till the end on their teams, we have a blue Participation Badge.

All Badges will be visible on all NS2 Servers.

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Newcomer tournament will happen on:

4 February 2017 start 19 CET / 13 EST till 23-24 CET /15-16 EST

5 February 2017 start 19 CET / 13 EST till 23-24 CET /15-16 EST

On the maps: Tram,  Veil,  Summit,  Biodome,  Descent

 

 

Signups for the Tournament will end on the 2 February 2017 on  22:00 CET

 

 

Please show up for the Tournament on 4 February at 18:30 CET/12:30PM EST.

on the ENSL TS3 Server:

IP: ensl.org Channel: Newcomer Tournament early 2017 ReadyRoom



Where do I Join Up?

 

  1. Register an account at ensl.org andThis 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 DON'T FIND YOURSELF IN THE LIST DON'T PANIC WE UPDATE IT DAILY)

 

 

PS: We need coaches/Commanders for each team (unless they have their own ones.) please post here if you can coach/command:http://www.ensl.org/forums/28

 

 

 

 

Comp mod update:

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You can now view changes that Comp Mod has compared to vanilla NS2 on the ensl website. Link to Comp Mod Changes on ensl.org:

http://www.ensl.org/articles/998



Still looking for coders / contributors on Github:

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As you can see at the bottom here:http://www.ensl.org/articles/995

Mega_noComm on 26 January 17 05:11
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S10Finals+ Newcomer Tourn.+ Need Coders+ Comp Mod

Season 10  Semis + Finals

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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:

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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. If you have a preference, please vote. We may end the voting Wednesday, 25th of January. You can vote for your preferred weekend here:

http://forums.unknownworlds.com/discussion/147358/nsl-newcomer-tournament-early-2017-when-should-it-be-can-you-play

 

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.

 

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

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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.

 

 

We need coders based on priority for this:

1) Gather Website (node.js > 4.0 and MongoDB)

http://www.ensl.org/topics/1496

2) Ensl Website (Ruby 2.23)

http://www.ensl.org/topics/1415

3) Steam Gatherbot

http://www.ensl.org/topics/1247

 

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:

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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:

http://www.ensl.org/forums/26

Mega_noComm on 04 January 17 11:45
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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 09 December 16 04:19
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