We're looking for as much feedback as possible! If you are a team captain, please send the poll to your team and encourage them to fill it out! The poll only takes a few minutes to complete, providing us with feedback, insight, and concerns on potential changes, our future direction, and more. We've linked each poll below!
Next Seasons & Delays
There is a bit of a surprise below, but we wanted to give everyone some insight into why things are moving a bit slowly on our end. In late 2022, our main and only server provider Qixalite announced that they would be taking a step back, and slowly shutting down services. We have been working to have our own server solution ready, but this takes time and will undoubtedly have teething problems. If everything goes according to plan, you should see our new servers in action for our upcoming cups (yes, plural).
Something is returning!
We're excited to see you back for Season 36 of Sixes and Season 3 of Highlander, but first, we have some off-season action coming. Many of you have noticed that we're running a bit behind schedule, but we promise there are good reasons for our delays. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek, for some it'll be familiar:
Please note: This art is not final, merely a placeholder teaser!
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Earlier tonight, teams participating in the Summer Brawl 2023 LAN event received an attendee guide which details what to bring, risk management, schedule, etc. An inclusion in the guide regarding behaviour management at this event states the following;
“Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated and there will be no warnings. ozfortress infractions can and will be handed out for poor behaviour and may lead to being banned from future LAN events.”
We wanted to give some much needed insight into ozfortress’ working relationship with the Summer Brawl 2023’s team so those attending are aware of our own involvement. From Day 1, we remained adamant that we were providing the LAN team with a platform to host this event (the ozfortress website), and would help promote it through our discord server and social medias. We have taken issue in the past with internal planning surrounding certain event responsibilities, and would just like to reaffirm our position publicly regarding behaviour management at the Summer Brawl 2023. ozfortress will not make use of its infraction system for an event that is not ours, nor will we ever. The infraction system isn’t to be loaned out or used outside of ozfortress. In saying this, if any behaviour at the event warrants serious review or barring from ozfortress services, we will not be afraid to do so. We ask that everyone makes themselves aware of what the rules at this venue and event are, and hope everyone enjoys their time at the event in a way befitting functioning members of society.
We hope this clarifies some concerns attendees have regarding our position, as we share those concerns also.
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Over the last quarter of 2022 our Infraction team in coordination with our league administration, has created a highly-requested ban review system. Whilst named “Ban Appeals”, the system will act more as an early “good behaviour” unban, where those whose appeal is accepted will still serve out the probation period assigned to them after their ban would typically expire.
This system is applicable only to Infraction threshold bans, and there are no plans to expand it to other ban types/conditions as of now. ozfortress has always ensured that we only issue bans we will stand behind, and are sure of beyond reasonable doubt. Due to the nature of Anti-Cheat bans, they will not be eligible for this appeal system, nor will any other ban type (for now). This system will undoubtedly see evolution throughout 2023 and beyond, and we are open to feedback on this process.
To be eligible for Ban Appeals, the following criteria should be observed:
- Banned user needs to have served 75% of their total ban duration.
- Banned users’ behaviour during their ban period should not conflict with our Infractions ruleset or our Community Guidelines.
As mentioned earlier, we are open to receiving feedback on this system, and will continue to refine and evolve the system going forward, but expect the typical new system teething issues and clarifications on how certain processes will work. The system is live and can be found under the Help dropdown found at the top of the website.
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L + Bozo + imagine being banned + beaver
how did gooseman not get an award. npc voters
Season 35. Completed.
Wow. Time sure flies when you're fragging out. Season 35 has come to its conclusion and now it's time to congratulate all our winners and runner-ups. However, with Season 35 behind us, this does open the door for our next season... the one that comes after Season 35. But before that, we have some off-season action lined up for late January so make sure you keep your ears to the ground so you don't miss out.
Congratulations Premier winners Witness Gaming!
The Premier Grand Final match between Witness Gaming and Sesame Street materialized on the 12th of December. This early Smissmas present was predicted by spectators and players to be a one-sided brawl in heavy favour of Witness Gaming. To everyone's surprise (and to Witness AU's chagrin), Sesame Street provided a strong showing and put the fellas on Witness through their paces, eventually taking the 3rd map of the series off them. However, even though they were able to take a map and even look to win Reckoner, Witness Gaming picked up their socks and closed out the map and series - claiming their second consecutive Premier championship.
1st - Witness Gaming
2nd - Sesame Street
3rd - PLA Sixes
Best Combo Scout: cooki
Best Flank Scout: dauq and Elmo
Best Pocket: conor
Best Roamer: down
Best Demoman: enrith
Best Medic: lau
Best Utility: silvo and Elmo
Most Improved Player: smazza
Most Valuable Player: conor
Friendliest Team: Bingo Boys
Most Improved Team: Goon Squad
Best Dressed Team: Sesame Street
Best Caster: AUZ
Congratulations Intermediate winners altombo's kittens!
The day after the Premier Grand Finals, the Intermediate Grand Final took place between altombo's kittens and fever kids. After narrowly winning Upper Page Playoffs against fever kids, altombo's kittens weren't messing around on the first map Snakewater. While fever kids tried to take back the momentum on Product, trading rounds back and fourth, it wasn't quite enough and the kittens clawed out the win and took home the first place badge.
1st - altombo's kittens
2nd - fever kids
3rd - Gushes Goons
Best Combo Scout: yuki
Best Flank Scout: fez
Best Pocket: stamm
Best Roamer: Cobra
Best Demoman: jane doe
Best Medic: lazz
Best Utility: Bread and fez
Most Improved Player: wils
Most Valuable Player: yuki
Friendliest Team: Bot Doggers
Most Improved Team: ghostage
Best Dressed Team: Bot Doggers
Best Caster: AUZ
Congratulations Main winners RTBA!
On the same night as the Intermediate Grand Final, the Main Grand Final transpired and was a nail-biter of an event. As the scores below suggest the match couldn't have been any closer. The first two maps went down to the wire with Bagel and Process taking 27 and 30 minutes respectively. But ultimately, RTBA finished the long-fought battle on Gullywash winning the series 2 - 1 making them the Main division champions.
1st - RTBA
2nd - Who is lmfao?
3rd - Salt Free Gaming.
Best Combo Scout: hobo
Best Flank Scout: megumi
Best Pocket: thca
Best Roamer: emgee
Best Demoman: catfish and anna
Best Medic: snazzy
Best Utility: luna
Most Improved Player: megumi
Most Valuable Player: catfish
Friendliest Team: Meat your Match
Most Improved Team: Meat your Match
Best Dressed Team: Salt Free Gaming
Best Caster: Elmo
Congratulations Open winners take me to snurch!
Thursday the 15th is when the last match of the season took place, with take me to snurch (the favourites) up against PINKY BRAINDERS. With PINKY BRAINDERS winning their Upper Page Playoff and regular season match against take me to snurch, they were the favourites going into the Grand Final. But despite this, take me to snurch came into the match on fire, finishing map one in just over 12 minutes. While PINKY BRAINDERS put up a stronger fight on Sunshine, take me to snurch's aggression was too great, thus finishing the season on top.
1st - take me to snurch
2nd - PINKY BRAINDERS
3rd - 6Sins
Best Combo Scout: underpressure
Best Flank Scout: trash
Best Pocket: Golden Terrestrial and meti
Best Roamer: huncho
Best Demoman: oblivious
Best Medic: cooleverest
Best Utility: chocomilk
Most Improved Player: epsilon and wrath
Most Valuable Player: underpressure
Friendliest Team: ALT F4
Most Improved Team: take me to snurch
Best Dressed Team: ALT F4
Best Caster: pipelin12
Most Valuable Player was missing from the awards, but has been added now.
That's a wrap!
Season 2 of ozfortress Highlander has concluded. Thank you to all the teams that took part and competed in this season. It has been a blast watching the competition. We have some off-season action lined up for late January so make sure you keep your ears to the ground so you don't miss out.
Our slightly (very) belated Happy Holidays wishes to everyone, and we wish you all the best for the New Year! We hope to see you all again for Season 3 of ozfortress Highlander.
Congratulations Premier winners ¯\(ツ)/¯!
The Premier Grand Final took place December 2nd between ¯\(ツ)/¯ and the war room. While the war room put up a strong showing on Product, narrowly losing 3-2 to ¯\(ツ)/¯, ¯\(ツ)/¯ had a stronger showing on the second map, Warmtic, with a clean 3-0 to claim first place for the second season in a row.
1st - ¯\(ツ)/¯
2nd - the war room
3rd - rasgls
Best Scout: turris
Best Soldier: jd and rohan
Best Pyro: bird
Best Demoman: Doge.exe
Best Heavy: nurf
Best Engineer: Platinum and Sexy Turtle
Best Medic: Shakey
Best Sniper: ohai and Flow
Best Spy: Andyroo
Most Improved Player: boo
Most Valuable Player: sheep
Most Improved Team: peepoLean
Friendliest Team: rascals and peepoLean
Best Caster: Dave
Congratulations Main winners Patent Pending!
The Main Grand Finals occurred on the 15th of December, Juno's Abusement Park took on Patent Pending. Going into this match, Patent Pending hadn't dropped a map all season, so many were shocked to see them lose the first map of the three-map series - let alone their own map pick. However, that didn't deter them. While Juno's Abusement Park put up a good fight, it wasn't enough to slow the momentum of Patent Pending who won the following two maps and ultimately won the series, taking home first place.
1st - Patent Pending
2nd - Juno's Abusement Park
3rd - GO TO JAIL
Best Scout: brownie
Best Soldier: vonixyy
Best Pyro: Oscar The Grouch & Styxs
Best Demoman: Frog and Titan
Best Heavy: TUX
Best Engineer: hoste
Best Medic: hgdoubleu
Best Sniper: var
Best Spy: ExCalibre
Most Improved Player: brownie
Most Valuable Player: brownie
Most Improved Team: Full of 4 Year Olds and Morb Fortress 2 - Morbheads
Friendliest Team: Morb Fortress 2 - Morbheads
Best Caster: Smae
gg thanks for the season. Old home :)
i love valen my angel i hope he doesnt troll me by posting something above me in the OZF Sixes S35 - Congratulations to our winners & runners-up! thread