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Throughout the lifetime of ozfortress, we have seen many maps come and go. While some maps are still being played today nearly ten years on, others have been left to gather dust, until now. The Revival Cup will run as a One Night Cup on the Saturday the 1st of September, with signups opening on the 19th of August. Absent from ozfortress competitions for more than five years, the Revival Cup will see the return of many old and abandoned maps, including cp_yukon, cp_freight, and the infamous cp_gravelpit.

It is important to note that while this cup will feature classic maps, it will be played using modern configs and unlocks. The most recent edition of the Global Whitelist will be used, most recently used in OZF 22.

The Revival Cup will run using a similar system to our previous One Night Cups. Aiming for a fun and relaxed experience, there will be three brackets - Premier, Intermediate and Open. Premier and Intermediate will have 8 teams while Open will have 16, signups permitting. All brackets will be a single elimination bracket, over a single night.

Each match will be a best-of-one with maps being set, using a win-difference of 5 / 30 minutes format. Attack/Defend maps are played to a best of three format.

Please make sure you familiarise yourself with cp_gravelpit and its stopwatch format. More information about stopwatch and Attack/Defend can be found here.

Ties are not allowed and will be resolved by Golden Cap, in which one extra round is played, and the team that wins that round is declared the winner. If no one caps last at the end of 10 minutes, the team that owns the middle point will be declared the winner.

Unfortunately, as this is a One Night Cup, there will be NO badges for this event.

As the schedule for this tournament is tight, teams must be ready with at least 5 rostered players in the server by the round start time. If a team is more than FIVE minutes late, your bracket's league administrator MUST be contacted and a forfeit win will be recorded. DO NOT DELAY YOUR MATCH AS A COURTESY TO A LATE TEAM. ONE DELAYED MATCH DELAYS THE WHOLE TOURNAMENT. Note that 5CP matches can go for 40 minutes with a Golden Cap, so this must be followed closely.

ozfortress servers will be used for this competition, but they will be distributed by ozfortress League Administrators through Warzone. Be sure to be in the ozfortress Discord for ease of communication.

Since there are multiple brackets, all administrators will be separated into respective brackets like the seasonal league. League administrators and their respective brackets will be announced when signups have ended.

In Warzone, captains can create Teams using the "Start Team" button on the Teams page. Once created, captains can invite players to the team. Team invites are shown on a player'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 pool of players that can be signed up for a tournament. Players may be in the pool for 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 already-existing team to The Revival Cup and you're ready to play.

The ruleset for ozfortress One Night Cups differ slightly from the ruleset used in the regular seasonal leagues. Be sure to have a read of the changes to make sure you are up to date. These have been outlined in the following posts and also in the FAQ.

If you're new and not sure how to get started, don't fret! Check out the #recruitment section of the ozfortress Discord where you can express your interest in joining a team, or peruse potential players to form a team of your own. Teams are normally comprised of 1 Medic, 1 Demoman, 2 Soldiers and 2 Scouts. If you're new to the competitive scene, click here for an introduction to ozfortress! Whether you're a veteran or new to the scene, get on a team and come play!

Know any older players looking for a nostalgia trip? Or perhaps a new player looking to experience the maps for the first time? Then why not head on over to Warzone and signup today! Signups are open now, right up until Thursday the 30th of August at 11:59 PM!

Continue the discussion here: https://warzone.ozfortress.com/forums/threads/75
August 10th 2018, 21:13
by catfish
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The August poll is here! Like always, we run a poll in between tournaments to see what the community wants. We've put in some key questions that we would like you to answer regarding whitelists, administration, important rule changes and maps.

It would be greatly appreciated if you take the time to express your views so we can make ozfortress better!

Continue the discussion here: https://warzone.ozfortress.com/forums/threads/74
August 8th 2018, 20:56
by catfish
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August 6th 2018, 20:27
by obla
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It has been nearly three years since I began managing ozfortress competition. Over this period of time we've hosted eight seasons of the seasonal league, and many off-season cups. However, that time for me has come to an end, as effective immediately I will be stepping down as ozfortress League Director.

Over the last few months my priorities have changed as my new career kicks off. There was not enough motivation to justify me leading ozfortress, and I believe the community deserves a more dedicated League Director. Therefore, the time has come for me to give others a chance to better the league for the Oceanic community.

Despite this, I am proud of what ozfortress has become over the last three years. We have moved from matches being organised on a forum to a fully fledged tournament system (thanks to /dev/zero). TF2 is no longer played for only half the year, moving to a triannual system to keep up with the international leagues. Servers have also become easier to use, with the Discord booking system replacing the ancient IRC. The Global Whitelist also replaced the restrictive whitelist of seasons past.

Effective immediately, catfish is the new ozfortress League Director. I have full confidence that he will make ozfortress even better than it is today. This decision not a sudden change having been made months prior, and my successor has been briefed to make this a smooth transition. Nevertheless, I will still be advising or administrating where required and requested.

I am eternally grateful for the experiences I was able to gather, but most importantly the people I was able to meet, play and work with. With a grateful heart, I thank the entire community for the encouragement, cooperation and trust you have shown to me over the years. It's been fun hanging out with you all both online and in person. I'd like to thank all the ozfortress administrators both current and past for helping me through all the logistics, as well as those who have ever contributed, is still contributing or will contribute in the future to the competitive TF2 scene. The scene is small and self-driven, and it is those community leaders who keep the scene going forward. My role as League Director may end here but ozfortress and the competitive TF2 community will continue to advance without me.
July 30th 2018, 00:20
by catfish
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Congratulations Premier winners Pencil Case

Snakewater - 5 - 0
Granary - 2 - 3 (GC)
Gullywash - 2 - 0
Sunshine - 6 - 1

Congratulations to Pencil Case on winning the OZF 22 Premier Grand Final against Jasmine Tea.

The first map of the series was Snakewater, the pick of Pencil Case. Pencil Case quickly demonstrated their proficiency on the map, taking the first round in just over a minute. Pencil Case then carried their momentum though the rest of the map, with Jasmine Tea unable to put a stop to them, leading to Pencil Case taking the map with a convincing 5 - 0 scoreline.

Jasmine Tea chose Granary as their first map pick. While Jasmine Tea were not able to dominate on their map in the same way that Pencil Case did on theirs, they showed that they were able to push Pencil Case and compete with them despite a season plagued with roster changes. Both teams ended up trading round until the score was 2 - 2, leading to a Golden Cap round. Jasmine Tea ultimately proved victorious and took the Golden Cap, taking the map 3 - 2, and tying the series 1 - 1.

The third map of the series was Gullywash. While the first round was quickly taken by Pencil Case in just over 3 minutes, the next round was a grueling 25-minute affair. Pencil Case eventually took the round, leaving Jasmine Tea unable to catch-up to the scoreline with only 30 seconds on the clock, putting Pencil Case ahead in the series at 2 - 1.

The final map was Sunshine, Jasmine Tea's second pick. However Pencil Case were quick to put three rounds on the board in what looked like could be another repeat of Snakewater. Pencil Case were then able to extend their lead to 4 - 0, putting Jasmine Tea in a difficult position. Jasmine Tea were able to answer back with the next round putting the score at 4 - 1, but by then it was too little too late with Jasmine Tea out of time to get the rounds required to win. Pencil Case then took the next two rounds in just over four minutes, taking the map 6 - 1 and the championship 3 - 1.

Thank you to all the players and support staff that helped make this season possible! Stay tuned for off-season cup!

1st - Pencil Case
2nd - Jasmine Tea
3rd - xeno

Champions: Pencil Case
Best Demoman: Doge and redcoatzygote
Best Medic: lock
Best Pocket: ywl
Best Roamer: riot
Best Pocket Scout: AiShou
Best Flank Scout: Sam.
Best Utility: Elmo.

Most Improved Player: tay
Most Valuable Player: Sam.

Friendliest Team: xeno
Most Improved Team: xeno
Best Dressed Team: xeno
Best Caster: xander

Continue the discussion here: https://warzone.ozfortress.com/forums/threads/71
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Congratulations Intermediate winners Salt Free Gaming.

Granary - 3 - 0
Snakewater - 4 - 3 (GC)

Congratulations to Salt Free Gaming. on winning the OZF 22 Intermediate Grand Final against Active arnold and the Animated Aardvark.

The first map of the series was Granary, where the first round was a feisty fight, lasting close to half the game. The captures went back and forth, until ultimately Salt Free Gaming captured the last point. They carried on the momentum winning three more captures in quick succession, winning the first map 3-0.

Snakewater was the next map, the pick of Active Arnold's. Salt Free Gaming had the early momentum, winning three rounds in a row. Just when the end was bleak, Active Arnold pounced back, gaining three rounds within 8 minutes. With two minutes remaining, Active Arnold were able to push to last, but were unsuccessful in capturing the round, leading to a Golden Cap with a score of 3-3.

With a dominant midfight, Salt Free Gaming were able to gain early aggression in the round, pushing towards last. However, Active Arnold held their defence and eventually claimed back lost ground. Despite this, they were unable to stop a mighty push from Salt Free Gaming and the map ended 4-3.

Thank you to all the players and support staff that helped make this season possible! Stay tuned for off-season cup!

1st - Salt Free Gaming.
2nd - Active arnold and the Animated Aardvark
3rd - quackboys

Champions: Salt Free Gaming.
Best Demoman: antony
Best Medic: Mikcow and fozzlm
Best Pocket: arnold
Best Roamer: /dev/zero
Best Pocket Scout: emgee
Best Flank Scout: greanyo
Best Utility: Ben

Most Improved Player: bitvolt
Most Valuable Player: emgee

Friendliest Team: SUPERFLAT, Plan Z and Salt Free Gaming.
Most Improved Team: Plan Z
Best Dressed Team: Active arnold and the Animated Aardvark and Salt Free Gaming.
Best Caster: xander

Continue the discussion here: https://warzone.ozfortress.com/forums/threads/70
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Congratulations Open winners HentaiHaven Hunters

Granary - 3 - 2 (GC)
Process - 2 - 3
Snakewater - 3 - 1

Congratulations to HentaiHaven Hunters on winning the OZF 22 Open Grand Final against open veterans.

open veterans were the top seeded team and picked Granary as the first map. The first half was very close, with the first round taking twenty minutes. open veterans' Sniper headshot the enemy Medic to deny them getting Uber, allowing open veterans to claim the first round. The next two rounds went the other way, going both to HentaiHaven Hunters. Time ran out and the Golden Cap was called. Another back and forth round started with both teams constantly trading last pushes. A Spy secured a backstab onto HentaiHaven Hunters' Medic, dropping Uber and prompting open veterans to push into last and capture the point, taking the map.

The second map was Process. The first round went to HentaiHaven Hunters after open veterans dropped to a sticky trap pushing out of last. Rounds went back and forth for several rounds. A failed last push allowed HentaiHaven Hunters to push into mid, however leaving the second point uncapped allowed a backcap! With one and a half minutes remaining, open veterans desperately needed to win so they could try and force a Golden Cap. They won the mid fight but unfortunately were not able to push last successfully against a Heavy and Sentry with no Uber.

The third and final map was Snakewater. After numerous player and pause issues the first round went to HentaiHaven Hunters. Round two was a long fought after affair. There numerous last push attempts from open veterans but finally their Sniper dropped HentaiHaven Hunters' Medic to win them the round. HentaiHaven Hunters pick up the third round after a failed last push. The final round was won by HentaiHaven Hunters after a backcap by two players, securing the map, and consequently the match, win for HentaiHaven Hunters.

Thank you to all the players and support staff that helped make this season possible! Stay tuned for off-season cup!

1st - HentaiHaven Hunters
2nd - Open Veterans
3rd - Usual Suspects

Champions: HentaiHaven Hunters
Best Demoman: 2345y
Best Medic: dogroll
Best Pocket: cloracle
Best Roamer: Mixed
Best Pocket Scout: kenji
Best Flank Scout: hamass
Best Utility: bernie and skcattel

Most Improved Player: a team of ants in their prime and cloracle and flip
Most Valuable Player: Bec the Bitch

Friendliest Team: chiken
Most Improved Team: HentaiHaven Hunters
Best Dressed Team: uber beets
Best Caster: xander

Continue the discussion here: https://warzone.ozfortress.com/forums/threads/69
July 12th 2018, 23:03
by catfish
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The voting threads for the end of season awards have now been posted! The votes must be sent through to catfish in a PM (using the correct formatting) by Sunday 22nd of July 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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We've just finished Round 7 of ozfortress season 22. Congratulations to the teams who have made playoffs! Your top 4 teams of each bracket are:

Pencil Case
Jasmine Tea
brain brigade
Salt Free Gaming.
Active arnold and the Animated Aardvark
Rocket Division
HentaiHaven Hunters
open veterans
Usual Suspects
Please see the nominations thread for OZF 22, to be completed by Sunday 8th of July!!

Continue the discussion here: https://warzone.ozfortress.com/forums/threads/67
June 28th 2018, 22:12
by obla
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Inappropriate Account Usage
Johva STEAM_0:1:105847767
slav STEAM_0:1:429538954

The named player has been found using an alternate account to play in the ozfortress league. As such, this player has been banned from ozfortress.com, the community's competitions, and all other ozfortress properties for a period of 6 months, 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.

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