ozfortress administrators are responsible for the smooth running of the ozfortress seasonal league. Remain in constant contact with them regarding team issues and potential team instability. They are also available to clarify anything about the rules or procedures of ozfortress competitions.
The following people are available to solve issues in your bracket, however for simple issues we strongly recommend that you refer to the ruleset. From here, your own league administrators should be your first point of contact, however if your administrators are not available, others may be able to help.
League Director - catfish
Recently, ozfortress made public the issues that we were having with our servers and hosting. These issues can be found in this post here. Now, one month later, we are able to share the future of ozfortress servers going forward.
Previously, heavy.ozfortress.com was being hosted by Infinite in Canberra. As this deal has come to an end, we have changed our server host and location. From today onwards heavy.ozfortress.com will be kindly hosted by Sol1 in Sydney. This will make accessing the physical server easier for ozfortress staff, and provide better ping for players connecting from Sydney. Thank you to exe for very generously helping us out at Sol1, and thank you to /dev/zero for driving to Canberra to collect the server and deliver it to Sydney.
While our previous setup with Infinite was free of charge, we will be covering the cost of the hosting expenses for Sol1. This includes things like power and bandwidth. In order to do this, we must ask for the community’s assistance.
Introducing the ozfortress Patreon
The ozfortress Patreon will aim to help ozfortress staff cover the cost of the hosting the ozfortress servers. By achieving our $50/month goal, we will be able to secure our server hosting for years to come. Any additional money raised will be funneled back into the community in various forms. This could be through upgrading existing ozfortress infrastructure, providing prize pools for ozfortress competitions or other community benefits. NONE of the money raised will go directly to ozfortress administrators. ozfortress aims to meet our $50 AUD/month goal. That is our primary focus. Any other additional funds raised will be considered a bonus, we are not expecting the community to meet all of our subsequent goals.
You can find out Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/ozfortress
The future of ozfortress.com
Unfortunately, the forums on ozfortress.com will still be going down at the end of the month. It will be replaced by an archived version of the site going under the domain archive.ozfortress.com. In order to replace ozfortress.com, we are going to enable forums on Warzone very soon. Message an administrator if you have any particular forums or topics you would like to see on Warzone. Thank you to everyone involved with helping us set this up, we’ll see you all for OZF 23!
-The ozfortress administration team
MAP CHANGES SINCE LAST SEASON
We are continuing with the reordered version of the maps that we established in season 21. Expect the rotation to be shuffled around every 3 seasons (annually).
Logjam: New addition
Prolands: Updated from b4b to b6
New versions of all maps have been pushed to the ozfortress servers.
RULE CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND IMPORTANT NOTES
- Added: The maximum number of mercinaries a team is allow to have at any given time has been adjusted to two.
- Added: Failure to submit demos when requested by an administrator will now result in a 4-week ban. This has been upped from the previous 2-week ban.
- Pauses may now be tactical as well as technical (any type of pause will draw from the permitted 10 minutes of pause time for each team).
IMPORTANT NOTES TO REMEMBER (THESE ALREADY EXISTED)
- Transfers is three part process! It is not as simple as just inviting a player. You must APPLY for the transfer.
- Deadline for match time to be organised is Sunday 7PM.
- Use the proper map version and remember to exec config! As simple as 'rcon ozf' or 'rcon ozfkoth'.
- No draws on maps (i.e. 3-3 on Granary) - Golden Cap must be played in this situation. However, match draws are accepted (1 map win for each team). The config for Golden Cap is 'rcon golden'.
- If your game is casted by an approved casting organisation, proper aliases are required. There are now infractions for disobeying this rule.
- Post logs and submit/verify scores after each match. This applies to both the home and away team.
- Two forfeits and your team will be removed from the league. The season is a short seven weeks and two forfeits is more than reasonable.
Full ruleset here: http://warzone.ozfortress.com/rules
Welcome back everyone! After the Revival Cup 2018, ozfortress season 23 is upon us, the flagship competitive TF2 event for the Oceanic region returns for the third and final time in 2018. As usual, the league will be run using the highly successful Warzone. Whether you are a hardened veteran of the scene or a newcomer to 6v6 TF2 there will be a place for you in ozfortress season 23 and we hope to see you there!
ozfortress season 23 also marks the return of cp_logjam. Logjam was last seen on Australian servers in 2015 and we're excited to see it make its ozfortress seasonal league debut! It will take the place of cp_granary_pro_rc8 in the active map pool.
OZF 23 will feature 3 brackets: Premier, Intermediate and Open. Premier will have a round robin group stage while the lower two brackets 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 5, while Open and Intermediate Grand Finals will be a best of 3. Premier will have 8 teams while Intermediate's bracket size is pending signups. Open will have an unrestricted number of teams.
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.
In Citadel, 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'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!
Please ensure you have enough backups to last the season; teams are allowed a maximum of 10 players rostered for any single tournament.
With a host of experienced casters and expert producers, TFLIVE remains your number 1 destination for ozfortress coverage. Catch live coverage on the TFLIVE Twitch channel and find VODs of previous games on the TFLIVE YouTube.
You can sign up for ozfortress season 23 from Saturday the 8th of September up until Wednesday the 19th of September. We aim to have seeding out by the 22nd, with the season starting on the 23rd. 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 23 will begin on Sunday the 23rd of September.
Thank you to all teams who played in the ozfortress Revival Cup 2018! It was exciting to see the return of many of our old favourites. Make sure you all stay tuned, OZF 23 is right round the corner!
Placements are listed below. Congratulations to all winners!
1st - nefarious
2nd - League of Super Evil
3rd - Cut For ( essence! )
1st - back 2 the bones
2nd - Plan Z
3rd - goobermensch
1st - Bully Squad
2nd - [Low Open]
3rd - The Big Monstrosity