Congratulations Ultiduo 15 winners galatiadors!
Congratulations galatiadors, your Ultiduo 15 champions! ceekay and silvo played a near flawless tournament, asserting their dominance as the best duo in Oceania.
Thank you to all the participants for playing and support staff that helped make this tournament possible! See you soon for OZF 31!
1st - galatiadors
2nd - Eat my discharge
3rd/4th - PIVOT STICKFIGURE ANIMATOR / Hamachi Boys v2
The ozfortress seasonal league returns! Returning from a very busy offseason we're ready to get back into the action!
The map pool for OZF 31 will again comprise of nine maps and certain maps will be played once during the regular season with other maps being played twice. This season the map pool is remaining the same as the map pool from OZF 30, with some slight adjustments. This season we'll be seeing Clearcut being played twice while Product will only see one week of play. We've decided to make this change as Clearcut and Product both received the same approval rating in the poll and the former is still being developed. We're also seeing the departure of the Refresh Gullywash in favour of the traditional version of Gully.
There will be four or five skill divisions in OZF 31. The brackets we will feature are: Premier, High (pending signups), Intermediate, Main and Open! Both Premier and High (or Intermediate in the event of a four division season) will have a round robin group stage while the bottom divisions will consist of a Swiss group stage. All brackets will continue using the Page Playoffs format. Grand Finals for Premier shall be played as a no-advantage best of five, while all other division's Grand Finals will be a best of three. Premier and High (or Intermediate in the event of a four division season) will have eight teams while the other division's sizes are pending signups. Depending on the number of signups we receive for OZF 31, we may adjust the number of skill divisions after signups have closed.
During OZF 31 we plan on conducting random demo checks to ensure players are recording demos. Please ensure that you are recording match demos in order to avoid punishment.
Transfers will continue to be completed on a bi-weekly basis. The system will allow admins more time to review and accept transfers.
We will also be featuring no new plugins on ozfortress servers for OZF 31. All plugins used for OZF 30 will remain in place, but we will not be introducing more at this stage.
This season we will also be experimenting again with the forfeit all matches on disband setting. Previously, if a team disbanded during the season then all matches that they had already played would turn into forfeit wins for the other team. This season all match results from a disbanded team will stand, and no matches will be retroactively forfeited. This was also in place for OZF 30 and OZF 29 but we were unable to thoroughly test it during those seasons.
All server booking will continue to be done through ozfortress discord. Simply join the #bookings channel in the ozfortress Discord and type /book and details of your server booking will be PM'd to you. To view more commands, type /help in the #bookings channel.
On the ozfortress website, 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 active roster for any given tournament. Captains may sign up a roster for tournaments under the league page.
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 one Medic, one Demoman, two Soldiers and two Scouts. If you're new to the competitive scene, click here for an introduction to ozfortress!
Please ensure you have enough backups to last the season; teams are allowed a maximum of ten players rostered on for any single tournament.
You can sign up for ozfortress season 30 from Sunday the 9th of May up until Wednesday the 19th of May. We aim to have seeding out by the 22nd of May with the season starting on the 23rd, however this is subject to change. This gap between the closing of signups and the start of the season is to give the administration team more time to seed. ozfortress season 31 will begin on Sunday the 23rd of May.