For those of you who have been living under a rock the past few days, Insomnia55 kicks off its day 2 matches at 7pm AEST.
The dominant froyotech take on the so far struggling [R]eason Gaming on the main stream, though no one should count out [R]eason given their solid performance vs Ascent, knocking them into the lower bracket. On twitch.tv/teamfortresstv2 we have an excellent match with nerdRage.tf2 taking on a surprisingly on-form The Last Resort.
TLR and froyotech are both so far undefeated having tied their match against one another, with the Americans in particular strutting their stuff in Coventry. Make sure to catch the matches tonight as they are at a really convenient time for us lucky Aussies!
To keep up with the action, head over to our i55 discussion thread.
The following rule has been added to the owl ruleset as a result of the recent captains vote:
The configuration change will be active on ozfortress servers sometime tonight.
6F. Disallowed mechanic: Weapon PickupPlease note that this is not just limited to the medigun, ALL weapon pickups are banned. This is in effect for all finals matches for div 3 and lower, and the lower bracket final and grand final for div 2 and premier.
All weapon pickups are disallowed. This will be enforced by a configuration requiring sourcemod, "sm_cvar tf_dropped_weapon_lifetime -1". If the server you are playing on does not prevent weapon drops, picking up a weapon will be considered a rule breach.
The configuration change will be active on ozfortress servers sometime tonight.
The year's biggest TF2 event of the year, Insomnia55 has it's group stage kicking off 3 hours. Thanks to generous donations from Backpack.tf and teamfortress.tv user Bobsplosion, the TF2 event has the largest prizepool at i55. The invite bracket consists of 6 teams closer in skill than any before, so make sure to check it out!
For more details and discussion, make sure to head over to head over to this thread.
Team captains are advised to nominate their team members for awards voting for this season. Nominations will remain open till Tuesday September 1st. Nominations and voting are required to receive medals for your team, so please ensure your team captain is on the ball regarding this
After some internal deliberation we have decided to put the allowance of the weapon pickup function to a team vote. Each captain must submit a vote for this question:
"Would your team like to see the weapon pickup functionality disallowed for the remainder of ozfortress winter league 14. Yes or No."
We have built the capability to remove weapon pickup on servers that run sourcemod, which all ozfortress servers do. If we gain a majority Yes vote, we will change our configs to expire all weapon drops immediately upon death. If this config does not run, or if the match is being played on a server which does not support sourcemod, any weapon pickup will result in a rule breach.
If we gain a majority No vote, no rule change will be instituted for the remainder of owl regarding this.
Please submit your votes by filling out the following form and sending it via ozfortress PM to Kenneth. If you are not a captain of your team, please do not submit a vote. This vote will close Thursday 27th 11:00PM, is binding, and will be put in effect from Sunday 30th if the Yes votes have a majority.
Here we are! Premier and division 2 finals are afoot and we are really excited for the next few weeks. Brodogs will be bringing us all the sweet sweet casts and you all better get ready to loose all your buds in these great finals matches. Match threads will be up tomorrow morning. We wish all teams in finals best of luck! There are a few decisions we've made around finals that we would like to communicate.
Best of 5 Grand Finals
Premier and Division 2 finals will be best of 5 with no advantages to either team. This will only be for the Grand Final match, not the previous matches to get to this point.
This is designed to bring a even playing field for each team, and allow the best TF2 to be played and broadcasted on the night. It also allows us to have a large variety of maps and place more importance on playing TF2 well on a variety of environments rather than placing huge importance on one map win.
This is still up for debate if we decide to go this way for other divisions, and this will be communicated before divisions 3-5 finals.
We've slightly tweaked the map picking procedure for all finals matches. This will apply to all finals for every division.
This provides the choice between a picking advantage or a maps advantage to the home team. A picking advantage forces your opponent to choose blind, potentially picking maps that you would have picked anyway, essentially giving you two picks and/or bans. A maps advantage is obvious, as it allows you to pick both the first map and a second map while your opponent only gets to pick one.
- The higher seeded team (home team) will choose if they wish to pick first or second
- The first picker acording to the previous step will ban one map
- The second picker will ban a map
- The first picker will select a map to play
- The second picker will select a map to play
- The first picker will select a tiebreaker map
The best of 5 finals picking scheme will be similar with two extra picks.
Hello all Premier and Division 2 Players! Just a quick reminder that this is the last week of your regular season before we head on into your double elimination finals. This means from this week onwards, a few things change for you guys. First of all, no more extensions! All matches must be played within the round because we cannnot generate the next weeks fixtures untill all matches for that round are completed. If your team is delinquent in organising matches during finals, you may be forced into a forfeit loss. Don't let that happen.
Additionally, mercenaries may not be used in finals. Make sure you have a roster full of backups, and this week is the last to get those transfers in for that as well. Make sure you submit your transfer applications before Thursday so we can get them all in your team. If you need to exceed your three transfers to remain stable, please contact me or shrak right away so we can sort you out.
Just a note on match threads, they are the only truly official form of communication when it comes to match organisation. If you wish to organise via steam, that's fine, but please post your chatlots to keep admins in the loop and the other team honest. Especially as we go into finals, make sure those are well utilized and checked on the regular. Reminder that matches need to be organised by the time Sunday night comes around, as that is the first match night of the week.
Prem/Div2: Enjoy your finals! Everyone else: There's still three more weeks of regular season matches, so see you guys in a few weeks. Make sure to keep talking to your divisional admins if anything comes up.
pump and dump
andy c appreciation society
Too Young To Math
graveyard of prem dreams** hobbes + Ransibling + daveii restricted from soldier
Get These casual Scouts Off Me! **
party team 420
Tobias Cooper Appreciation Society
Should be Studying
* Disturbed restricted from scout, sniper
* smithsonian restricted from demoman
** Johno restricted from demoman
** Turok restricted from scout and sniper
auRa* Peanut restricted from demoman
Team MemeSeries *
This is the End
* Solus restricted from scout
The Resurrected Six
Maccas LAN Party
The Dancing Snowmen from Mars
High6 Plus Sassy m8
کγkøtik کląγεrMatch threads will be posted by tomorrow as early as possible. Sunday is a valid match day. Challonge invites will be sent out as soon as possible.
Meeseeks and Destroy
Best of luck to all teams.
Currently we have a limited number of signups. I understand most teams will wait until they finish scrims tonight. However, this is the list of confirmed signups:
Multiplex - High6
pump and dump - Seven
Too Young To Math - MASIF
Percy - Maccas LAN Party
Premium Players - GTSOM!
Great Gravy - Comrades Lost
Semi UNI-cycle - Spire Stars
octowang - Classy Gentleman
Amateur Riceconsumers - die
Generic TF2 - Potato Quality
Intoxicated - This is the End
Admin Abuse - Pregame Tryhards
thundabirdz - WHEELCHAIR WARRIORS
carpet cleaners - Team MemeSeries
andy c appreciation society - auRa
party team 420 - Meeseeks and Destroy
graveyard of prem dreams - Role Players
The Resurrected Six - Tobias Cooper Appreciation Society
The Dancing Snowmen from Mars - Should be Studying