ENSL.org Newcomer Tournament 2017

Posted by sebastian 4 weeks ago

What is the Newcomer Tournament 2017 and what can I/we win ?
The ENSL.org Newcomer Tournament is an opportunity for all the players (rookie or veteran) to test their skill in a competitive environment balanced for 6vs6.
You can find a rundown of the differences between the normal and competitive balance (Comp Mod) at http://www.ensl.org/articles/998

Every participant receives as special treat a brand new in-game badge. The teams making it first and second receive a golden and silver badge everybody else that shows up and plays a Match gets a blue one:
ENSL NCT 2017 badges

Newcomer tournament will happen:
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

We will use Teamspeak 3 for communication.
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

You can download Teamspeak 3 at https://www.teamspeak.com/teamspeak3 . Please make sure you have it set up before the tournament starts.

Till when can I/we Sign up?:
Sign ups for the Tournament will end on the 2 February 2017 on 22:00 CET

Who can sign up?:
Anybody who hasn’t participated in any season of Natural Selection 2 tournaments of the NSL or AusNSL can sign up as regular player.

Everybody else is free to sign up as coach or commander. You may be able to play as regular player in case you haven’t played a full season yet.

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 DON’T FIND YOURSELF IN THE LIST DON’T PANIC WE UPDATE IT DAILY)

What is ENSL.org(nsleagues.org) ?
The Natural Selection League (NSL) is an organization that provides a platform for all Natural Selection 2 players for organized and competitive play. The vision of the NSL is to gather Natural Selection 2 players for international organized play. At its very core, we would simply like games to be played, in the hopes that this fosters tangible and meaningful relationships among its participants. We realize that its participants span the range of commitment, skill, and time zones and will do everything possible to cater to everyone’s needs and create the most enjoyable experience.

How are the teams arranged?
We will create team lists internally after these criteria:

  1. Nation for low ping
  2. Wants to play together with….
  3. Skill and if you will/can command
  4. Can he stand his teammates/coach

We will post a list of the teams here: http://ensl.org/forums/28
If people have complaints please voice them in the given forum thread and we will try to adjust the list accordingly.

How should i get used to 6vs6 games ?
We strongly advise all players who wish to take part to read some NS2 tutorials:
You can find a few here: http://ensl.org/forums/22

It also helps to play some Gathers when you are no longer challenged at regular servers. (Warning: The average hive skill can be above 2000) :
How to play Gathers:http://www.ensl.org/topics/1751
(They usually happen often from 20:00 CET to 4:00 CET)

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

Also we recommend to watch the
Season 10 division 2 Finals and see how the more experienced Players play:

S10 Div2 Finals:
Isay vs Close One 101
29 January 2017 19 CET / 13 EST
Casted on/by: twitch.tv/dkrecon / ReconDK

S10 Div2 Finals:
HBZ vs Horror Show
29 January 2017 20:30 CET / 14:30 EST
Casted on/by: twitch.tv/naturalselection2 / Ixian

~ ENSL.org admins