April 9th 2018, 19:53
by obla
ozfortress news

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 as well as ozfortress infrastructure.

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

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April 8th 2018, 18:34
by obla
ozfortress news

Congratulations Premier winners Y U G I B O Y S

Snakewater - 4 - 0
Product - 3 - 0
Process - 5 - 4

Congratulations to Y U G I B O Y S on winning the OZF 21 Premier Grand Final against KILLA BEEZ.

Map 1 of the best of 5 was Snakewater, which began relatively close. The KILLA BEEZ were able to create messy team fights early in the map, enabling their scouts of Cooki and Vana to have a high impact in a very close first round. However, the experience of Y U G I B O Y S prevailed as the round went on, with Paulsen able to organise his team and see off the chaotic aggression of the BEEZ and secure the first round after 13 minutes. Once organised, Y U G I B O Y S looked impossible to contain. Enrith's performance was reminiscent of a bulldozer, putting out constant damage and allowing his scouts of Geoh and Elmo to capitalise. Y U G I B O Y S were able to take the first map by a score of 4-0.

The next map was Product, the KILLA BEEZ first pick. Lau and Arnold both showed their composure on a map typically detested by medics, with strong surfs and good decision making. Redcoatzygote and Enrith both excelled, pumping out massive damage and allowing all the scouts on the server to make their presence known cleaning up off their demo's damage. However, the difference between the 2 teams was the soldiers, with Paulsen and Rocky showing excellent coordination and positioning while still valuing their lives on a scout dominant map, while SoLe and Riot struggled to contest a rampant Geoh, who finished Product with 418 DPM and 34 frags, 17 of which were on soldiers. Y U G I B O Y S closed out Product with a final score of 3-0.

With their tournament lives on the line, KILLA BEEZ threw everything at Process, a map which they excelled at in the semi-final against SVIFT AU. However, Y U G I B O Y S looked as if they would carry their momentum from the previous maps, capping out 2 quick rounds in the first 5 minutes of Process. However, the soldiers of the BEEZ had something to prove after a poor showing on Product, and both Riot and SoLe managed to find another gear. Riot's creativity with map geometry allowed KILLA BEEZ to take their first round of the series, and SoLe pencil jumped his way into the hearts of everyone watching, with the BEEZ able to snatch 2 quick rounds of their own to go ahead 3-2. From there, both teams looked evenly matched. Elmo's massive plays on the flank for Y U G I B O Y S allowed them to take back the lead with less than 90 seconds to play, but after a fantastic mid from SoLe and a quick roll to last, KILLA BEEZ were able to equalise with 5 seconds left on the clock, meaning it was time for Golden Cap. That small break before the Golden Cap was what allowed the experience of Y U G I B O Y S to shine however, as they perfectly countered the BEEZ mid that had been causing them so much grief. After a dominant mid win, Y U G I B O Y S were able to roll their full Über advantage all the way to last and win the Golden Cap as well as the series by a map score of 3-0.

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

1st - Y U G I B O Y S
3rd - SVIFT AU

Champions: Y U G I B O Y S
Best Demoman: enrith
Best Medic: Dave
Best Pocket: Paulsen
Best Roamer: pause
Best Scout: Elmo
Best Utility: Sam.

Most Improved Player: Doge
Most Valuable Player: enrith

Friendliest Team: xeno
Most Improved Team: xeno
Best Dressed Team: Right Wing Death Squad
Best Caster: yauch

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ozfortress news

Congratulations Intermediate winners carl libre!

Product - 3 - 0
Granary - 3 - 2

Congratulations to carl libre on winning the OZF 21 Intermediate Grand Final against roleplayers v2.

This first map in this series was Product, the pick of carl libre. carl libre started off strong on their map pick, winning the first round and giving up the point to roleplayers v2 only once. The second round was a much closer round with control of the point going back and forth between the two teams. Eventually carl libre edged out the round with just 21 seconds left on the clock for roleplayers v2. The third round was another close affair, however carl libre once again came through, winning the round, and the map 3 - 0, with signed delivering a stellar 527 DPM performance!

The next map was roleplayers v2's pick, Granary, however carl libre seemed to take control in the first round, pushing roleplayers v2 back to their last several times. Eventually carl libre successfully closed out the round. The next two rounds were extremely fast, with each team taking a round after rolling mid to last, making the scores 2 - 1 in favour of carl libre. Another successful push from carl libre pushed the scores to 3 - 1, with pressure being mounted on roleplayers v2, as they were beginning to run out of time to get rounds. roleplayers v2 eventually brought it back to 3 - 2, however with only 45 seconds on the clock after that round they were out of time to equalise the scores, leading to carl libre taking the map 3 - 2, and the series 2 - 0.

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

1st - carl libre
2nd - roleplayers v2
3rd - team name

Champions: carl libre
Best Demoman: Signedunknown
Best Medic: Brion
Best Pocket(s): down and spj
Best Roamer(s): Arandomdeaddude, Lambda, and mop
Best Scout: quid
Best Utility: quid

Most Improved Player: Huffy
Most Valuable Player: quid

Friendliest Team: Ninja Robot Dong Sharks
Most Improved Team: The Oregon Trail
Best Dressed Team: Ninja Robot Dong Sharks
Best Caster: yauch

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April 8th 2018, 11:40
by Fozzlm
ozfortress news

Congratulations Open winners Rocket Division!

Process - 5 - 2
Sunshine - 7 - 2

Congratulations to Rocket Division on winning the OZF 21 Open Grand Final against That's Getting Shadowplayed.

The first map of the series was Process, higher seed Rocket Division's pick. The match started off with Rocket Division taking the first round after That's Getting Shadowplayed dropped Über at last to a roamer bomb, causing an immediate push into last and the point conversion. That's Getting Shadowplayed managed to pick up a round after Rocket Division scored another. The remainder of the rounds were scored by Rocket Division with That's Getting Shadowplayed managing one round to Rocket Division's four.

After losing the first map, That's Getting Shadowplayed were ready to fight back with their map pick, Sunshine. That's Getting Shadowplayed showed dominance in the first mid forcing Rocket Division back to their last. The round was quickly converted by a successful Über exchange pushing into last and completing the round in under 1 minute 30. Unfortunately that was the strongest That's Getting Shadowplayed could manage, with Rocket Division taking the next 5 rounds as Rocket Division's Pocket Soldier and Scouts were playing exceptionally. That's Getting Shadowplayed managed to sneak another round in before Rocket Division closed out the map by taking it to mercy rule, taking both maps and wining the series.

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

1st - Rocket Division
2nd - That's Getting Shadowplayed
3rd - Plan Z

Champions: Rocket Division
Best Demoman: Alt
Best Medic: Thermite
Best Pocket: Delphinoid
Best Roamer: ZiLyfe
Best Scout: ultra
Best Utility: apa

Most Improved Player: ultra
Most Valuable Player: Mikcow

Friendliest Team(s): Plan Z, The Literature Club, and That's Getting Shadowplayed
Most Improved Team: Plan Z
Best Dressed Team: Rocket Division
Best Caster: yauch

Continue the discussion here: https://warzone.ozfortress.com/forums/threads/52
ozfortress news

With Season 21 winding down, we are pleased to announce the first ozfortress offseason cup of 2018! However, this one comes with a twist! For the first time ever in ozfortress, we will be trialling the Prolander 7v7 format. We believe that this is an excellent opportunity to trial the gamemode in a high skill yet casual environment, and we openly welcome any and all feedback from the community.

For those who are not familiar with Prolander 7v7, all classes are limited to 1 similar to Highlander, however with both teams only consisting of 7 players, it allows for greater flexibility and experimentation with class composition. Gamemodes not often played in 6v6 TF2, such as payload and attack/defend, are also utilised to increase the viability of all 9 classes.

The tournament will be played in a single elimination bracket, with a different map being played each round. Grand finals will be played as a best of 3. Maps are as follows:
- Round 1: koth_product_rc9
- Round 2: pl_badwater_pro_v12
- Grand Final Decider: cp_steel

As with all ozfortress tournaments, teams will be divided into 3 divisions, Premier, Intermediate and Open. However, to accommodate for the 7th core roster player, teams will have their total number of rostered players allowed increased from 10 to 12.

Signups will open on Warzone on Sunday the 8th April and will close on Wednesday the 18th of May. The tournament will be held on Sunday the 22nd April.

[Signup now!]
Read the full ruleset here

March 29th 2018, 11:14
by obla
TF2 News

Ready Up: Competitive Team Fortress 2 is a film about the competitive Team Fortress 2 esports scene, a scene that has thrived continuously on the community's support. From pro players and viewers, to casters and producers, as well programmers and designers, the film explores a look into the creation of competitive 6v6 over the past 10 years.

A documentary well worth watching. Check it out below! We thank the entire Ready Up crew, especially dashner and uberchain for their spectacular efforts.

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March 27th 2018, 14:36
by Thermite

The voting threads for the end of season awards have now been posted! The votes must be sent through to Thermite in a PM (using the correct formatting) by Tuesday 3rd of April 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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March 25th 2018, 18:36
by obla
ozfortress news

League Ban
vivi STEAM_0:1:76681608

This player has accrued a total of 70 ozfortress infraction points, including 30 for repeated or serious abuse. As such, the player has 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.
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.

Let this serve as a warning to all that this sort of behaviour and targeted vitriol will not be tolerated in this community.

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March 16th 2018, 21:49
by obla
ozfortress news

We've just finished Round 7 of ozfortress season 21. Congratulations to the teams who have made playoffs! Your top 4 teams of each bracket are:

team name
carl libre
roleplayers v2
Rocket Division
That's getting Shadowplayed
Plan Z
The Literature Club
Please see the nominations thread for OZF 21, to be completed by Friday 23rd of March!!

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January 31st 2018, 19:14
by obla
ozfortress news

Infractions are being reintroduced as of OZF 21. Older community members will be familiar with the principle but for those who aren’t, infractions are a method of quantifying an individual player’s misdemeanours across ozfortress. Acquiring too many infraction points will result in community and competitive bans of varying severity.

Infractions are divided into 3 tiers, with Tier 1 being the most minor and Tier 3 being the most severe. For Tier 1 and 2 infractions, players found repeatedly committing the same infractions will receive increased points correlating to the number of times the individual infraction has been committed, while the repetition of any Tier 3 infraction will result in an increased amount of points being given. The amount of points given for infractions are as follows:

Tier 1 (6 month expiry):
  • First offence = 10 points*
  • Second offence = 20 points
  • Third offence = 30 points
*First offences of Tier 1 infractions will be given a warning by administrators before points are awarded

Tier 2 (1 year expiry):
  • First offence = 20 points
  • Second offence = 40 points
  • Third offence = 60 points

Tier 3 (2 year expiry):
  • First offence = 30 points
  • Second offence = 60 points
  • Third offence = 90 points

Your current infraction point totals can only be seen by you and by administrators on your warzone profile. Infraction points will expire over time based on tier, but ban lengths are fixed and will not expire when your point total drops. The full list of ban levels is as follows:
  • 40 points = 6 month Community ban
  • 70 points = 1 year Community and 1 year Competitive ban
  • 90 points = 2 year Community and 2 year Competitive ban

Again, the full list of infractions can be found in the link below and administrators highly recommend you read up on them, as not knowing that you are breaking the rules is not a valid excuse. If you have any questions regarding infractions please post in #help in the ozfortress Discord.

Continue the discussion here: https://warzone.ozfortress.com/forums/threads/47