Country Championship 2014
The league which connects the different players, bringing them together for being the world champion of all nations, is here again! This time, we are back with Country Championship on Trackmania 2:Stadium.


Season 2014

Last year we had to still do the tourney in Nations Forever, because there were issues, which could have make unfortunate affects on the gameplay. However, this year we are expecting many registrations for the first edition of the Country Championship, happening in TM2:Stadium.

You can browse the history of the previous editions here:
Season 2010 - Season 2013


What will change this time?

Literally: nothing! The matches are played in 4on4 format, on 3 different styled maps.
Only exception is the game and some minor things in the rulebook, which will be released later on.

Requirements and Conditions

There are some special rules and conditions, as well as restrictions, for you as a team in order to be accepted as an official national team and to be able to participate in the Country Championship.

Only new team accounts will be accepted as we are on a new game
The team accounts will be checked before you are allowed to start building your team

Conditions are the following ones:

Name» Country .TM2S
Teamsize» 5 to 20 players
Team Conditions» All players must be citizens of the country they're playing for*
» Not more than 50% from a single ESL team**

* If a player can prove his nationality, he can play from outside of his country
** Also valid for the past 6 Months of clan history (even outside ESL). Exceptions can be made for smaller countries


Admin staff reserves the right to accept or to reject a team, if the team does not follow the conditions mentioned above.

We are waiting for Team Captains

As for every Country Championship here in ESL, a person from each participating nation should take the responsibility and be the captain of his national team.

Do you want to become the Team Captain of your Country?
You have to contact us by creating a support ticket. Before you do that, please read how your application should look like:

Title: Team Captain application *NAME OF COUNTRY*

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Some information about yourself
  • What are your qualifications for the job of the team manager?
  • Why, of all people, should you be the one becoming team manager? Why do you think you are the right person for this job?
  • A list of players who are already ready to play for your country


  • Requirements for Team Captains
    At least 16 years old
    Clean ESL history
    No flamer, no penalty points for offense(s)

    Please note that all players, including the team captain, have to be residents of the country/region they would like to represent and in addition they have to have valid citizenship which the ESL reserves to approve by requesting personal ID card copies at any time, if needed inasmuch as fiddle might be in prospect.

    Apply as Team Captain
    The deadline is the 3rd of May 2014 12:00 CEST.


    Prizes

    The three winning teams will receive a special ESL award, some Premium prizes for their success:

    ESL Premium & Awards
    1st 4x3 Months ESL Premium
    2nd 4x2 Months ESL Premium
    3rd 4x1 Months ESL Premium


    Streaming restrictions

    Do you want to cover our tournament? Read this news and apply for this opportunity. Here you will find all infos and restrictions about making coverage for Country Championship 2014.

    With becoming an official streamer, your gfx and a link will be added to our CPS-related news.

    Restrictions:
    • preferred stream: twitch.tv
    • you can make a coverage in any language
    • you can host a server (teams must agree)
    • any number of streams are allowed for any languages
    • you should respect the other streamers right to stream
    • your program ought to be known at least one playday before for making a good schedule for your watchers


    Interested?

    Then just write us a support ticket and we will consider your coverage with adding it to our news.

    Thank you all for a possible application!


    Fullspeed Maps Wanted

    As we are going to have maps from CPS and DPS seasons, we will still need fullspeed maps for this tournament.

    See below the requirements:
    Stadium fullspeed maps:
    • name: "ESL-'name'" use what you want for "name"
    • track name: using player or team names or anything related is forbidden
    • no special signs in the name
    • length: 40-55 seconds
    • Make it ridable for every cam
    • use of ESL Signs
    • the tracks are not uploaded anywhere
    • Blockmixing is allowed, if it does not produce graphical glitches or driving bugs
    • checkpoints must be placed in their normal direction
    • use new blocks
    • use any mood you want, but watch out for shadows and dark paths
    • GPS can be there but not on the start block
    • intros and outros are forbidden
    • give it a delicate and nice outlook
    • the scenery is up to you (make sure it doesn't produce lags, lighting problems or graphical bugs!)
    • the tracks were not used in any competition before
    • the tracks are only known by yourself


    Send the maps, together with a replay, to the following E-Mail address:

    eu.tm2.maps@staff.esl.eu

    Please use the following style for your mail subject.
    "Maps - CC - *your nickname*", else your E-Mail may be missed.


    The deadline for submitting your map(s) is: 03/05/14


    Schedule



    Registration deadline: 3rd May
    Divisions & Rulebook: 4th May
    Speedmap submission deadline: 3rd May
    Additional registrations (depending on empty slots and groups): 10th May
    Maps and final league structure: 11th May
    Matches generated: 11th May
    Team lock: 11th May 23:59 CEST
    First playday: 18th May 18:00 CEST
    Playoffs: 15th-22th June



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    Rasque, Wednesday, 09/04/14 09:23
     
    comments (45)
     
     
    Too bad it's tm2. That sucks for the speeders. Most of us are still chilling in tmf and the majority doesn't even want to move. The Frenchies for example. Still great news though.
    Tittyslayr wrote:
    The Frenchies for example. Still great news though.


    I approve :D
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    Tittyslayr wrote:
    Too bad it's tm2. That sucks for the speeders. Most of us are still chilling in tmf and the majority doesn't even want to move. The Frenchies for example. Still great news though.


    And here we have the reason why FS is dieing in a few short sentences.
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    FS community killing itself, cool. I'm really interested to join this tournament, let's see if we have enough Finns to form a team o.o
    Speed isn't that bad on tm2 IMO.
    I want to participate too :)
    vader wrote:
    Tittyslayr wrote:
    Too bad it's tm2. That sucks for the speeders. Most of us are still chilling in tmf and the majority doesn't even want to move. The Frenchies for example. Still great news though.


    And here we have the reason why FS is dieing in a few short sentences.


    The community was already dying before tm2 was introduced. Splitting the community between tm2 and tmf was just an extra kick in the ballz. But oh well. Life goes on.
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    What prevents me the most from playing tm2 are the skidmarks that i can barely see when i sd and this is really annoying (there is also that crazy space on the outer wheels when you sd, just doesn't make any sense).

    Furthermore, the fact that nadeo didn't update this when it is so easy to do so looks kinda like a shame to me (the community didn't show enough reactions about this aswell, that's maybe why tho).

    But there will be a game update at the end of April so maybe it will fix it (let's hope :D).
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    even if a lot of you dont like this game, join this tournament and make it real...this is a fantastic cup and makes a lot of fun.

    First i didnt like the game neither but after playing some months it became better...Please make this tournament real
    I think that the ESL made the right thing choosing TM2 because splitting a tournament between two games is the worst thing that can happen...

    And there are many good speed drivers in TM2 and the last SPS season was in TM2 as well - so why go back?
    Fully agree with what you said Rachel, turning back now would certainly not be a good solution (although tmnf is still better for now imo :P) ; i'm just feeling a bit sad about nadeo's behaviour ^^
    They already made the skidmarks darker a few months ago...
    It's all about getting used to the game. It's not that bad at all, stop moaning about everything.

    Looking forward :>
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    NGTT wrote:
    But there will be a game update at the end of April so maybe it will fix it (let's hope :D).


    That game update is only for maniaplanet and not the actual game it self I think.
    dunno if there will be a team Russia again, even last year it was hard to find enough people...
    Why don't you participate as Soviet Union? You'd have more possible drivers then. :)
    Denmark has started some whisper in the underground of trackmania. If you would like to join us and are Danish feel free to contact me here by PM.

    Så skal vi vise dem hvad vi kan i lille DK ;)
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    Tittyslayr, updates are going in beta all the time, and all envis get them. You should go post about the wish on maniaplanet forum though.
    (Exceptions can be made for smaller countries)

    Switzerland is never able to build a Team. Can a admin contact me pls? ;)
    >>4<< Premiumkeys?... when there are 5-20 guys in the team... yeah nice :D
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    Any Russian here who wants to participate? =)
    oNio wrote:
    >>4<< Premiumkeys?... when there are 5-20 guys in the team... yeah nice :D


    haha thought the same :D faaaail
    wormi wrote:
    FS community killing itself

    Sadly the fact is correct but nobody should blame us. We cannot buy the game for the FS community. I wish the french guys were proud of their game instead of flaming the rest (dirt&tech). If they knew, that speed is the less buggy environment. Spent 30 minutes to learn SD and you are all fine. Give a damn to the slidemarks. And let me note that this request takes an extreme low priority level on NADEOs to-do list (i mean darker slidemarks)
    And in conclusion, we of course cannot tell everyone except 50 people to get back to TMNF.

    oNio wrote:
    >>4<< Premiumkeys?... when there are 5-20 guys in the team... yeah nice :D

    TylerBrown wrote:
    haha thought the same :D faaaail


    It is 4on4 so all what we can give. But I hope that this isn't the only motivation for the players.

    TylerBrown wrote:
    Can a admin contact me pls? ;)

    Should we play aswell or? :P
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    Tittyslayr wrote:
    Too bad it's tm2. That sucks for the speeders. Most of us are still chilling in tmf and the majority doesn't even want to move. The Frenchies for example. Still great news though.


    hey tattaslayer! great to see you! its me 'greenflag'(boyred1) do you remember me? :) id really love if we can participate with a Moroccan team! contact me if you are interested ;)
    Silver wrote:
    Any Russian here who wants to participate? =)

    I want :D let's noob
    i want to :P
    Silver wrote:
    Any Russian here who wants to participate? =)

    I want c:
    Nice to see, I ll ask Ozy to be leader, or any other tech guy =)
    Silver wrote:
    Nice to see, I ll ask Ozy to be leader, or any other tech guy =)

    Ozy went to army at the end of last year, so I don't think he's gonna play this ^^


    btw, is it possible to register some "mix" countries, like in Canyon CC this year? (Nordic, NA)
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    Railag wrote:
    btw, is it possible to register some "mix" countries, like in Canyon CC this year? (Nordic, NA)

    Do not create teams yet. Just write the app and after all was sent we will see whats possible.
    But the answer of your question is in the news ^^
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    to start with the 4 premium keys are a bit on the cheap side to be honest its not a random team tournament so u cant expect that there will be only 4 drivers on eatch team u guys can do better cuse it isnt a big let off when it gets to money for u (not that i care cuse i dont drive other cups / tournaments anyways)

    the other part is about the fullspeed style in general that some ppl has been talking about here

    what ive seen lately is that stadium 2 has more speed drivers and speed servers then tmnf has right now i went over from tmnf becuse the absence of proper fs servers that had drivers on them

    so to say that the fs part is dying becuse of stadium 2 is bs the problem more or less is that trackmania is not getting any buzz there isnt alot of ppl knowing anything about it besides the pure driving fans that got stuck on it back when tmnf was free without freezone crap

    and those ppl is getting older and have to little time to spend infront of the pc nowdays doesnt help the fact that it looks more worse then it really is


    (to any admin who holds in the application for team captain how do i know if im accepted as one for the swedish team ?)
    @vish: after every application sent, there will be an announcement of all captains (so after 3rd May)
    Rasque wrote:
    Railag wrote:
    btw, is it possible to register some "mix" countries, like in Canyon CC this year? (Nordic, NA)

    Do not create teams yet. Just write the app and after all was sent we will see whats possible.
    But the answer of your question is in the news ^^
    Rasque wrote:
    Railag wrote:
    btw, is it possible to register some "mix" countries, like in Canyon CC this year? (Nordic, NA)

    Do not create teams yet. Just write the app and after all was sent we will see whats possible.
    But the answer of your question is in the news ^^


    So are mix-teams allowed or aren't they? It's very important to know it right now, because it's not so easy to get all players in 1 week before the competition starts, and i need straight answer.

    Second question: as i understand, squads registraion starts at 3th May, after the captains been choosen?
    They are allowed, but we need to know what you are expecting, and you can write about it in your application. So straightaway we cannot accept a mixteam for first sight.

    Thats right, after 3rd May, I will consult with all the captains so they can start build their team accounts. For this you will have roughly a week (or in special case a bit more).
    I hope someone will make a Belgium team,
    i'm intrested in driving speed. :-)
    hi
    Sorry I'm late but I read too much bs

    Tittyslayr wrote:
    Too bad it's tm2. That sucks for the speeders. Most of us are still chilling in tmf and the majority doesn't even want to move. The Frenchies for example. Still great news though.


    Please do not summarize Frenchies on Fullspeed to 3 or 4 skilled kids who decided for unknown valuable reason to stay on tmnf.
    Some other skilled Frenchies did move the tm2 and aren't spending their time complaining about anything. I can point out great french FS players on tm2.

    Personally I really don't understand why you guys don't want to move on tm2. Don't tell me you can't play because of skidmarks, that's bs. Don't tell me the game is expensive, come on some people worked to develop this game, give them money, they want to eat :>
    No offence, but I actually think that some of you are just afraid of losing their skill because of the short adaptation time required. These same people spammed everywhere criticizing and censuring tm2, creating a global behaviour against tm2.
    Eub wrote:
    3 or 4 skilled kids who decided for unknown valuable reason to stay on tmnf.
    Some other skilled Frenchies did move the tm2 and aren't spending their time complaining about anything.


    C'mon Eub, can't we prefer a game to another one ? We already tried Tm² (Inf played the sps7, Pira and myself trained the Beta and the "final" game too), and we don't have as fun as playing on tmnf. Imo, what you're looking for the most in playing game is the fun, that's why we're still playing tmnf and 3/4 of the FS community is still playing it rather than tm² (moreover there are a lot of competitions on tmnf like idftc, winter cup, s4w cup, BFS upcoming) so it seems that we're not the only ones to think this.

    Nevertheless we will play this CC even if it's on tm² cause this competition is really great, and we will show you that we're not "afraid of losing" our skill ;)

    Then, see you there :D
    @Vish You obviously visited the wrong servers because the major speed teams are still chilling in tmf hunting on private and non-fz servers.

    @Eub When I say Frenchies I mean the Frenchies who played last year's cc for France. ;)

    And Eub just because you like tm2 doesn't mean eveyrbody else is supposed to enjoy it as much as you do. And even though I did buy tm2 and play it every once in a while, I still couldn't care a single bit about nadeo or whoever. I paid 30 euros for United and those fuckers ruined for me with fz. They can go put a broom up their *beep*.
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    We hope the next edition will fix many issues, but ye its up to you where youre chilling. But for us it is no option to think only for a part of fullspeers only for TMNF while every tech dirt nascar rpg etc for TM2.

    But I'm happy to see the motivated drivers participating^^
    :>
    I'm ok to drive for FR , already talked about it with Pira :) Hope it will be good
    Almost everything is prepared we just want a doublecheck of the news. Expect it tomorrow afternoon or late evening!
    good luck for all, m8s
    Good luck and have fun everyone.

    @TM2S complaints.
    How are these skidmarks not good enough?
    http://abload.de/img/maniaplanet2014-05-06j4cj3.jpg
    (Yes that's everything on very low)
    skidmarks were already "fixed" about a year ago.

    the reason was this:
    http://abload.de/img/fgadsfg35saj.jpg
    thats the textures of the skidmarks in tmnf and tm2s before they fixed it. those are alpha channels (darker = less visible).
    they fixed it, so now they are the same.

    ingame its still brighter than in tmnf, because of the different graphics engine. deal with it and stop crying about this. if you cant get used to it, play minecraft.

    higher graphic settings may also help to make them a little more visible.

    nuff said
     
     
     
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