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Congratulations Premier winners Jasmine Tea!

Logs
Badlands - 1 - 6
Snakewater - 6 - 2
Granary - 4 - 3
Process - 2 - 3
Sunshine - 5 - 1

In what was probably the closest and downright dirtiest set of games ozfortress has seen in awhile, Jasmine Tea emerged victorious over team ego 3-2.

ego decided to start the night on probably their strongest map cp_badlands, and rightly so as they dominated the score 6-1 with some snappy scout play and putting too much pressure on the Jasmine heavy classes.

Moving to Jasmine Tea's first choice, cp_snakewater, we see a change of fates as Jasmine's Geoh has a big game and the rest of Jasmine follow through coming to a strong finish of 6-2.

Going to map three with both teams at 1-1, this settles in to be a long night as we change to cp_granary, the fortress of slow pushes and bad retakes. ego lead the way with a few quick round wins, but Jasmine Tea don't let up and equal the map to 3-3. With only 2 minutes left on the map we seem to be heading to a golden cap, however Jasmine Tea have too strong a midfight and roll it all the way to last before ego can set up and cap straight away.

Heading to possibly the last map of cp_process, things seem to be going Jasmine Tea's way. But, yuki and aporia being the serious veterans of ego pull their team back in line and take the first round. Jasmine slowly reply with 2 round wins. 2 minutes left, ego need to win this round to go to the 5th map, they have a strong mid and Jasmine back out early, ego push aggressively and apply the pressure constantly picking apart Jasmine and cap out the round to win 3-2.

A final worth the skill of these two teams, despite some net issues gnat and namey being namey. We move to sunshine, not a favourite of either team, but this is the decider. Unfortunately this wasn't as close as it should have been as gnat's net issues continue disallowing him to make as big an impact on the game as he could have with Jasmine's Geoh and Elmo/Madness fragging hard and ego not pulling together well enough to beat Jasmine. They win the map 5-1 and the match 3-2.

After winning this season, Jasmine Tea have confirmed they are going to attend i58! Please get around your aussie comrades and consider donating to help fund them.

Thank you to all teams and players for participating in ozfortress season 15, and we hope to see you soon!


Placements
1st - Jasmine
2nd - ego
3rd - Home Alone

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

Most Improved Player: Enrith
Most Valuable Player: termo
Rookie of the Season: Dave

Friendliest Team: Fifo
Most Improved Team: Home Alone


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Congratulations Intermediate winners The Resurrected Six!

Logs
gullywash - 1 - 2
product - 3 - 0
snakewater - 6 - 1
granary - 2 - 1 | 1 - 1 regular time | 1 - 0 golden cap

The first map of the grand final was Gullywash with a very close start, with the first round taking 15 minutes before UNI finally got the first round win of the game. They followed up with a second, before TR6 were able to quickly reply to bring the score back to 2-1, but were not able to clinch the next round before the map time ended.

TR6 immediately took control of the second map, Product, and comfortably won 3-0, showing significantly more aggression than UNI who used a more passive style of play.

The third map was Snakewater, which, much like Gullywash, was a very close game for the first 15 minutes, and eventually UNI clinched the first round. Unfortunately for them, TR6 found some inspiration, and won six straight rounds, four of which took under 2 minutes, to close out the map.

Map 4 was Granary, and yet again, the scoreline remained 0-0 for almost 15 minutes before UNI were able to win the first round of the map. The second round took almost the remainder of the map time before TR6 were able to close out the 2nd round with 1 minute remaining, and force the map to golden cap.

UNI took TR6 to the last point during the golden cap, but were unable to seal the deal, and TR6 took the momentum and were able to cap out, winning the ozf 15 Intermediate Grand Final 3-1!

Thank you to all teams and players for participating in ozfortress season 15, and we hope to see you soon!

Placements
1st - The Resurrected 6
2nd - UNI-cycle
3rd - ABC

Awards
Champions: The Resurrected 6
Best Demoman: Jaybladezz
Best Medic: Megumi
Best Pocket: Roro
Best Roamer: Johno/Bane
Best Scout: Ben
Best Utility: Xyph/Ben

Most Improved Player: Dr.Awesome/Randy
Most Valuable Player: Ben

Friendliest Team: Salt Free Gaming
Most Improved Team: The Resurrected Six

June 6th 2016, 20:57
by obla
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Congratulations Open winners Duksquad!

Logs
Gullywash - 0 - 3
Snakewater - 3 - 2
Product - 3 - 1
Process - 5 - 2

On the first map of Gullywash, both teams put up an amazing fight, with great picks and Uber exchanges. Duksquad were successful in winning the midfights, but were unable to hold their advantages, leading to Beer and Skittles taking the first with a score of 0-3.

The next map of Snakewater was looking even closer than the previous, with some early domination by mop, giving Duksquad the first two rounds. However Beer and Skittles figured out their strategies and gained the upper hand, taking the next two rounds, leading to a tie of two rounds each. Duksquad came together on the fifth round, moping up the other team at mid and capturing last, ending Snakewater with a close score of 3-2.

Product came next, the classic KOTH map known for outrageous plays. Mio put his sniping skills to the test, putting great pressure on Duksquad. Nevertheless, Duksquad countered with superb flank plays and double Soldier bombs, taking the first two rounds. Beer and Skittles coordinated to take the third round but it was too little as Duksquad took the next round to win Product 3-1.

The last map started close but quickly turned in favour of Duksquad, leading five rounds to one. Yet again, Beer and Skittles refused to go down without a fight, but were unable to win the map. Duksquad proved that they are the Open champions by bringing the final map of Process to a 5-2 win.

Thank you to all teams and players for participating in ozfortress season 15, and we hope to see you soon!


Placements
1st - Duksquad
2nd - Beer and Skittles
3rd - dale + 5 whales

Awards
Champions: Duksquad
Best Demoman: deft
Best Medic: oxy
Best Pocket: feyn
Best Roamer(s): kev and dev.
Best Scout(s): Yorda and xt
Best Utility: hirast

Most Improved Player: dev
Most Valuable Player: mop

Friendliest Team: Xyphuu Waifuu
Most Improved Team: Master Menace and The Doggos

June 6th 2016, 19:47
by Kenneth


With ozfortress season 15 over, it's time to announce the award winners. Joining hosts Dreamboat and Smithsonian are ozfortress admins Kenneth, shrak and obla. Captain of champion Premier team Jasmine Tea, Paulsen, will also be on the panel, streamed and produced by Brodogs.

Tune in at 7:30 AEDT TONIGHT!

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May 25th 2016, 21:28
by rhK
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The voting threads for the end of season awards have now been posted! The votes must be sent through to rhK in a PM (using the correct formatting) by Friday at midnight. Failing to do this will prevent your votes from counting.

Premier Votes
Intermediate Votes
Open Votes


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Reminder that all nominations for end of season awards need to be in by tonight at midnight. Failing to do this will prevent your players from receiving any end of season awards.

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VAC Bans
Slamm STEAM_0:0:5390368
2l8 STEAM_0:0:56096030
Random Colours STEAM_0:0:28558706
Raze STEAM_0:1:82314613
eggnog STEAM_0:0:48709588
civ STEAM_0:1:40995074
boo STEAM_0:1:70614090
darktime/camm STEAM_0:0:48166556
Dr Fondles STEAM_0:0:65605989
Amuse/Mad? STEAM_0:1:61814151
Scrambles STEAM_0:0:15352134
Skittles STEAM_0:1:43925421
Pan-isher STEAM_0:1:41468369
poink STEAM_0:1:42395484

We have determined that the players above have been banned by the Valve Anti-Cheat System. Cheating provides an unfair advantage for competitors. As such, these players have been 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.

Teams who had the above players on their rosters for OZF 15 are to continue to organise matches without the banned individual.

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.
April 30th 2016, 12:48
by Kenneth
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It's coming! ozfortress season 15 is reaching its end and this brings the excitement of finals. And we have a new format to bring you the best games and the best coverage as provided by the ever amazing TFLIVE.

We will be using a page playoff system. Seeding into this system is similar to previous seasons - your points gained during the season are used to seed you into the playoffs bracket. The page playoff system produces close matches in the first round while continuing to reward a good regular season performance.

To summarize how it works:

Upper Page Playoff: Seed 1 vs seed 2
Negotiated between Sunday 8th May - Thursday 12th May
The Winner advances to the Grand Final
The Loser drops to the Semifinal
Lower Page Playoff: Seed 3 vs Seed 4
Negotiated between Sunday 8th May - Thursday 12th May
The Winner advances to the Semifinal
The Loser drops to the Third Place Match
Semifinal: Loser of Upper Page Playoff vs. Winner of Lower Page Playoff
Locked to Sunday 15th May
The Winner of the Semifinal advances to the Grand Final
The Loser drops to the Third Place Match
Third Place Match: Loser of Semifinal vs. Loser of Lower Page Playoff
Negotiated between Monday 16th May - Thursday 19th May
The winner of this match will receive Third Place
The loser of this match will receive Forth Place
Grand Final: Winner of Semifinal vs. Winner of Upper Page Playoff
Locked to Sunday 22nd May
This match will be played as a best of 5 maps.
The winner of this match will receive First Place
The loser of this match will receive Second Place
note: Intermediate and Open will use a single elimination bracket as in OWL.

You can find all coverage of this season as well as previous coverage at TFLIVE or TFLIVE YouTube.

April 16th 2016, 00:47
by Kenneth

We'd like to give a small update on the current fundraiser for this season. Alongside the seed donation of AU$550 by Runaway, Brodogs, and Obla, we've gained a whopping US$428.20 from community donations. This means...

Current prize pool: AU$1105.72*

Donations are still open for another week, so please throw in what you can. Those donating the equivalent of 100 AUD or more will receive an exclusive forum badge. Be sure to link your ozfortress profile when you donate.

A reminder how we are allocating: if the winner decides to go overseas and represent the community at i58, they will receive the entire prizepool as travel support. If they decline, we will appropriately distribute the prize pool between teams in the top 3 spots.


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* value is at current exchange rates.

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Evidence Ban
dankk STEAM_0:1:109809163
sparke STEAM_0:0:154632595

We have substantial proof to believe that the above player has been using game altering exploits. This was deemed an unfair advantage for the player against others and regarded as a cheat. As such, this player has been banned from ozfortress.com, the community's competitions, and all other ozfortress properties for a period of 2 years, after which time the person will be on permanent probation. If they are found aliasing during their competition bans, their ban duration will be extended.
Evidence Ban
kaybee STEAM_0:0:25255523
aka kaykay

We have substantial proof to believe that the above player has been using game altering exploits. This was deemed an unfair advantage for the player against others and regarded as a cheat. As such, this player has been banned from ozfortress.com, the community's competitions, and all other ozfortress properties for a period of 2 years, after which time the person will be on permanent probation. If they are found aliasing during their competition bans, their ban duration will be extended.
Unsportsmanlike conduct
Abusive behavior
Unacceptable contempt towards administrators
Joshchap STEAM_0:0:46628319
aka Chase that Feeling

This player has engaged in serious and repeated unsportsmanlike conduct and abusive behavior over an extended period of time. Additionally, this player has shown unacceptable contempt towards members of the ozfortress administration team. As such, this player has been banned from ozfortress.com, the community's competitions, and all other ozfortress properties until the start of the next seasonal competition, ozfortress season 16. 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 hefty bans.