NSL Season 11 Begins!

Poll

The NSL staff recently posted a poll and invited the entire NSL community to provide feedback concerning the seedings for NSL Season 11. The thought behind this was to involve the community more in the direction of this season’s layout. Unfortunately, this idea did not turn out the way it was intended.


The poll was obviously manipulated by some community members through creating multiple accounts in order to vote multiple times. Those who have been proven to create multiple accounts will face a partial suspension from Season 11. Furthermore, we have rejected the results of the poll. The poll is not being considered in the decision for the Season 11 seedings.

 

 

 

Seedings

The final seedings have been posted on the NSL Contests page. This season, we have 16 teams which have been split between two divisions based on perceived skill. The match schedules have been posted and we ask that you complete your first match by Monday, April 3rd, 9:00 CEST / 0:00 PDT. Match extensions are possible but must be approved by an admin in advance.

 

All participants are expected to review the rules here. Every player participating in Season 11 is responsible for being aware of and following each rule.

 

 

 

NSL Staff

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We are always looking for new staff members to help manage the community and its activities. If you are interested in helping out, please fill out the form here or contact us using one of the methods below. We are specifically looking for referees, casters, and a new community moderator responsible for the forums and discord.

If you would like to contact us:

·         Post on the forum:http://www.ensl.org/forums

·         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.

 

 

 

NSL Comp. Mod

With the start of Season 11, there are no further changes planned for Comp. Mod. In case there are changes by UWE, we may try to revert the changes in order to maintain the same balance throughout the duration of the season. Feedback regarding Comp. Mod is always welcomed on the forums or Discord.

 

You can view the full list of Comp. Mod changes here: http://www.ensl.org/articles/998

 

 

Spawns for this Season 11 are executed like this:

https://www.ensl.org/topics/1797#post_23722

 

1) Tram Alien Warehouse spawn then same Spawns again.

2) Summit AVOID ALIENS NORTH START then same Spawns again.

3) All other Maps Randomize Spawns and then just Repeat same Spawns.

 


Good luck to everyone!

Knox on 26 March 17 17:54
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Season 11 Final Preparations

S11 Final Seeding Vote:

[Poll] S11 Final Seeding Poll

The closing time of the poll will be:

00:00 PDT 23rd

08:00 CET 23rd

10:00 Moskow time 23rd

 

 

NSL wants you!

For the upcoming season 11 we have a lot of new and old teams participating.

Even though this is really nice it also produces an urgent problem:

 

We need more casters and referees to cover as many matches as possible.

(You can be Caster and Referee but you can only do 1 thing during a Match)

 

Therefore we are currently in need of more staff (casters and Referees).

 

As a Caster your see the Match with no delay ( But Stream with delay )

You can Cast/Cocast with your best bud.

You can Promote your own channel or use the NSLTV channel. (you might even be able to host your channel afterwards for a short time)

As a Referee your the LAW for a Match your limited by the Rules but you can also see the Matches with no delay.

A big Thanks from most People doing this job will be sure.

 

If you are interested read the following requirements and fill out the application:

https://goo.gl/forms/Fp8vnCDelFYrqhDn2

 

 

Requirements for Casters:

  1. Have a free accessible stream (no azubu or idk) where you stream with 3 minute delay

  2. Be as unbiased as possible on casting, respect all players, no ghosting, no politics or other non game related stuff. Also don't use the casting as advertisment area for you personal agenda.

  3. Try to cover as many different games as possible. (Don't cast 1 game with 3 casters and the other game not at all) Also cast as often as you can. Inactive casters are going to be removed from the list as fast as possible.

 

Requirements for Referees:

  1. Always stay professional and calm when acting in an official manner

  2. The NSL is composed of many different nationalities, therefore you need to be able to speak and write understandable english

  3. Know the rules! you don’t need to know them down to the finest detail but you will need to backup your decisions by referring to the rules (this implies you are able to find a specific rule when referring to it)

  4. Be able to make independent decisions in a timely and fair manner. (you are justice for your match.) (but that also means when making a mistake be able to admit and acknowledge it)

  5. Stay unbiased at any given point in time when acting in your role as a referee

  6. Be able to record gameplay in a reasonable high quality and upload as VOD later

  7. Act as a referee as often as you can. inactive referees are going to be removed from the list as fast as possible




You got problems finding a Team ?

We created a Google form to effectively seed you on a Team or create with your help new Teams: .https://goo.gl/forms/lo9ec6LCS1uemiJC2

 

Who filled it out yet:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vWXNY7SHbx3FmIzjvj7q6Xmq0oK35olcQvruLJOD4U0/edit#gid=2076377652

 

If you’d prefer to do this the old fashioned way, the Recruitment forum is here:

http://www.ensl.org/forums/11

Mega on 22 March 17 01:44
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Season 11 Updates

We Made a Poll to help deciding if we add fixed Spawns and Mappick/ban process in S11 Group Play+Finals:

http://www.ensl.org/topics/1797

 

You got problems finding a Team ?

We created a Google form to effectively seed you on a Team or create with your help new Teams.

https://goo.gl/forms/lo9ec6LCS1uemiJC2

 

Who filled it out yet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vWXNY7SHbx3FmIzjvj7q6Xmq0oK35olcQvruLJOD4U0/edit#gid=2076377652

 

 

If you’d prefer to do this the old fashioned way, the Recruitment forum is here:

http://www.ensl.org/forums/11

 

 

 

 

The signups will close on the 14th of March.

If a team doesn't have at least 6 players on their roster by the 17th of March at 23:00 CET, the team will be removed from Season 11.

If a player is on more than one team signed up for this season, that player must remove themselves from their other S11 teams or the admins will remove that player from all of their lowest seeded S11 teams.

 

The seedings will be released on the 17-18th of March in a forum post.

Season 11 will start on the 22nd of March and is expected to take 2 to 3 months with around 1 match per week to schedule through the match pages.

 

The winners of the playoffs for each division will get a badge similar to this:

(this is an example, the final badge may look different)



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

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

 

Season 11 Rules you agree by Participating:

http://www.ensl.org/articles/1007



We also start a easier Scheduling initiative for every Season 11 Team:

http://www.ensl.org/articles/1008



The coding team of the ensl needs some reinforcement with skills of:

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




If you want to get in contact with the admins:

 

-post on theForums (public)

-or/and write us on Discord:https://discord.gg/tHte2pS (public/private chat)

-or/and write us on Steam:http://www.ensl.org/about/staff. (private)

-You can also choose to only contact the admins by clicking [Users]>>Contact on the top right of the ensl.org frontpage. (private)

Mega on 03 March 17 04:31
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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

 

 

 

 

If you want to get in Contact with us or/and other People.

 

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.

 

Mega on 09 February 17 01:11
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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 on 03 February 17 20:45
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