October 2nd 2016, 15:42
by The Wiggin
Hello friends! Just a quick reminder that last night we moved the clocks forward an hour in New South Wales, Victoria, ACT, South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. However Queensland, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory do not subscribe to DST so they have not changed their time.

Make sure that when scheduling matches, everyone on your team understands the time difference. The standard accepted time zone when organising matches and scrims is AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne time). Concerning OZF 17 matches this week, it is worth double checking with your opposition captain that you are all on the same page.

You can see the current times of all major Australian cities and states here.
September 29th 2016, 23:58
by obla
ozfortress news

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We have determined that the player above has been banned by the Valve Anti-Cheat System. Cheating provides an unfair advantage for competitors. As such, the player has banned from ozfortress.com, the community's competitions, and all other ozfortress properties for a period of 1 year, after which time the persons will be on permanent probation. If they are found aliasing during their competition bans, their ban duration will be extended.

Should ANY clans in ANY ozfortress competitions be found housing the listed players, the team will be permanently removed from our competitions and all members involved will face severe penalties.
September 24th 2016, 16:20
by obla
ozfortress news

2-19 and the pencil jumpers
Damage Incorporated
The Hardies
baba booey
francis' classroom
Ninja Robot Dong Sharks
Original Gamers
Salt Free Gaming.
social experiment.
spog daddies
The Suh Dudes
Torquesquad Reformed
Vote Goat
Waka Flocka Flame Fans
Wet rocks
back 2 the bones
Blackbird 6's
Brian Damaged
Different Mentality
Gibuses In Sixes
La Republique du Peuple
Mannco hats in 6s
Outdoors With Geoff
Straight Outta Bandwidth

See mercenary rule, date and map changes in the first post below.

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September 23rd 2016, 23:33
by shrak
ozfortress news

Congratulations Intermediate winners Intoxicated!

Product - 2 - 3
Granary - 2 - 2 | 1 - 0 Golden Cap
Badlands - 2 - 1

Well done to Intoxicated who won an absolute nail biter! Intoxicated got off to a good start, winning the first two rounds of Product, before Damage Incorporated found their form and won the next three rounds in convincing fashion to win the map 3-2.

Damage Incorporated then continued their momentum to Granary, winning the first two rounds, before Intoxicated were able to end their losing streak and win two rounds to level the score and bring the map to Golden Cap. The Golden Cap was a very back and forward affair, and Intoxicated were able to cap out and keep the match alive.

The tie-breaker map was Badlands, and Damage Incorporated won the first round in rather quick fashion. Intoxicated fought their way back to 2-1, and the next round was hard fought, with lots of off-classing to try and find an advantage. The map came down to a frantic last push by Damage Incorporated to try to bring the score back to 2-2, but a clutch uber on the final point by sea anarchy in the last 5 seconds prevented Damage Incorporated from capping out, and secured the victory for Intoxicated.

Thank you to all the players and support staff that helped make this season possible! Reminder that next season is less than a week away so go sign up!

1st - Intoxicated
2nd - Damage Incorporated
3rd - Salt Free Gaming.

Champions: Intoxicated
Best Demoman: Crud
Best Medic: sea anarchy
Best Pocket: Feyn
Best Roamer: skaz
Best Scout: torsos
Best Utility: Razor

Most Improved Player: Father_Kritzmas
Most Valuable Player: Crud

Friendliest Team: Salt Free Gaming.
Most Improved Team: Damage Incorporated

September 23rd 2016, 16:34
by obla
ozfortress news

Reminder to all players and team captains - applications for ozfortress season 17 close TONIGHT at 11:59PM Sydney/Melbourne time. This means that your application must be accepted in full by that time. Nag your team captain if you want to have some fun!

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September 19th 2016, 12:29
by obla
ozfortress news

Another season?! We are happy to announce that ozfortress season 17, the flagship competitive TF2 event for the Oceanic region, is right around the corner! Once again using the highly successful league system: Citadel. Teams of all skill levels are encouraged to signup and play.

Just like last season, OZF 17 will feature 3 divisions: Premier, Intermediate and Open. Premier will have a round robin group stage into page playoffs. The lower two divisions will consist of a Swiss group stage leading into a single elimination finals bracket. Bronze matches will be for Intermediate and Open only. For those wanting to know more about Swiss, check this out.

This season, we also welcome two new members to the ozfortress staff - Fozzlm and wiggin. Fozzlm will be managing Intermediate with the help of shrak, as well as upholding the Media Coordinator role. wiggin will be administering Open along with Hawk.

In Citadel, Captains can create Teams using the "Start Team" button on the Teams page. Once created, Captains can invite a user to the Team. Team invites are shown on a user's profile, which can be accessed by clicking on your name next to the bell on the top right hand corner of your screen. Teams provide a bucket of players that can be signed up for a tournament. Players may be on multiple teams but only one Roster for any given tournament. Captains may sign up a Roster for tournaments under the League page.

If you are using an existing team, you do not have to recreate your team again! Simply sign up your OZF 17 roster using your existing team.

Grand Finals of Premier will be played as a no-advantage best of 5, but Open and Intermediate Grand Finals remain a best of 3. Division size limits for Premier and Intermediate are pending signups. Open will have an unrestricted number of teams.

Some ruleset changes have been made this season. Be sure to have a read of the changes to make sure you are up to date.

If you're new and not sure how to get started, don't fret! Check out the recruitment section where you can find or form a team. Teams are normally comprised of 1 Medic, 1 Demoman, 2 Soldiers and 2 Scouts. This season we will be much stricter on mercenary usage so ensure you have enough backups to last you the season.

The Advisor program will not continue on in OZF 17. For any queries, use #help in Discord and queries will be answered.

TFLIVE will be coming back strong this season. All of the Premier division content you could even want will be streamed live. If you're looking for past matches to get a feel for the game, they can be found on the TFLIVE YouTube. However, the best way to learn the game is usually to just start playing. Whether you're a veteran or new to the scene, get on a team and come play!

You can sign up right now until Friday the 23rd of September at midnight, with the season starting on Sunday 25th of September 2016.

September 18th 2016, 22:06
by Hawk`
ozfortress news

Congratulations Premier winners Jasmine Tea!

Granary - 3 - 2
Badlands - 1 - 0
Product - 3 - 1

Jasmine Tea decided to start the night on one of the classic maps, Granary, starting with a 3-0 lead. However, no safeword were not ready to go down without a fight, with strong Soldier aggression showing some promise. Despite their efforts, Jasmine Tea clinched the first map 3-2.

Badlands was looking just as close as the previous map, with Jasmine Tea taking the lengthy eleven-minute first round. no safeword quickly found their ground and pushed to last, but whiffed multiple last pushes. With barely a minute left on the clock, no safeword had one last attempt to bring the map to a tie. However, they were unable to defeat their opponent's definitive last hold, leaving the score 1-0 to Jasmine Tea.

The third map was to Jasmine Tea's specialty - Product. A strong DM presence was seen by both sides with the point changing hands constantly but ultimately, always found its way back to Jasmine Tea. Despite being down two rounds, no safeword played an incredible third round, winning in the dying seconds of the game. However, Jasmine Tea returned with full force and finished strong with a 3-1 victory.

Thank you to all the players and support staff that helped make this season possible! Reminder that next season is less than a week away so go sign up!

1st - Jasmine Tea
2nd - no safeword
3rd - Cooking without Coolio

Champions: Jasmine Tea
Best Demoman: Paulsen
Best Medic: Dave
Best Pocket: Geoh
Best Roamer: Zaka
Best Scout: Elmo.
Best Utility: Yui and Elmo.

Most Improved Player: ohai
Most Valuable Player: Paulsen

Friendliest Team: xenophobiaphobia
Most Improved Team: xenophobiaphobia

September 18th 2016, 16:58
by obla
ozfortress news

Congratulations Open winners Project Mayhem!

Gullywash: 2 - 3
Granary: 2 - 1
Reckoner: 5 - 0

The first map of the grand final was Gullywash, and what a close map it was indeed. Both teams fought aggressively and brought the map to a 2-2 tie. With some sneaky plays, Requiem were able to clinch the map with 30 seconds to go.

The second map, Granary, was looking just as close as the last. ollie put his Soldier skills to the test, placing great pressure on . However, Project Mayhem were unable to sustain a lead, ending the map in a 1-1 draw. Project Mayhem found their feet in the Golden Cap and rolled to last, taking Granary and bringing the Grand Final to a third map.

The tie-breaker map was the new addition, Reckoner. Although Requiem showed promise, they were unable to defend themselves from their opponent's dominance. Project Mayhem proved that they are the Open champions by bringing the final map of Reckoner to a 5-0 win.

Thank you to all the players and support staff that helped make this season possible! Reminder that next season is less than a week away so go sign up!

1st - Project Mayhem
2nd - Requiem
3rd - Looking For Trouble

Champions: Project Mayhem
Best Demoman: Scandal
Best Medic: Pique
Best Pocket: Mixed
Best Roamer: Berko
Best Scout: afro
Best Utility: Mio

Most Improved Player: greanyo
Most Valuable Player: Scandal

Friendliest Team: BB and the Jets
Most Improved Team: FO THE OPHANS

September 17th 2016, 02:44
by Hawk`
TF2 News

Tip of the Hats has come around once again! This weekend will be packed full of events featuring some of TF2's greatest community members. Since its first live stream in 2013, the annual event has raised over $320,000 for Children's Oncology Services.

Go checkout their livestream!

September 11th 2016, 12:54
by obla
ozfortress news

The voting threads for the end of season awards have now been posted! The votes must be sent through to Hawk in a PM (using the correct formatting) by Friday at midnight by every team captain. Failing to do this will prevent your votes from counting.

Only captains to vote. Please submit with 3 votes for EVERY category.

Premier Votes
Intermediate Votes
Open Votes

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