Sperkle Highlander Head Admin & Media Coordinator


Hello again everyone. Over the past 24 hours we have received several messages from players noting their concerns about our previous post featuring the Seedings and Player Restrictions for the Spring 2023 Season of ozfortress Highlander. In response to this our staff went back to review our work, considered the issues raised by you and began reworking our initial placements and restrictions.

Players came to us with concerns about the four divisions of four teams with players mentioning how the Main division looked unbalanced, with the the 1st and 2nd seeded teams being vastly greater in skill compared to the 3rd and 4th seeded team. In response to this we have decided to split this division up, meaning that the 1st and 2nd seeded Main teams have been pushed up to 5th and 6th seed in the Intermediate division while the 3rd and 4th seeded teams of the Main division have been placed down as the new 1st and 2nd seeds of the Open division. If it wasn't already clear, this means the Main division has been retired for this season.

With all of this in mind, now Intermediate and Open have six teams in their division. Furthermore, this means that Intermediate and Open will no longer have match repeats in their regular season and will play all teams in the division once. On the other hand, the Premier division will continue to have match repeats with each team playing one another twice in the regular season. To cater to the different season lengths across the divisions, we have adjusted the order of the Map Pool to ensure all teams play all the featured maps in the regular season, whilst also ensuring teams in Premier do not face each-other on the same maps twice. Intermediate and Open will play from Rounds 1 through to 5, while Premier will play from Rounds 1 through to 6.

We have also adjusted Player Restrictions across both the newly formed Intermediate and Open divisions to ensure the fairest competition across the board. Below the new seedings you can find a list of the amendments we have made to the restrictions or you can locate the full list on our league page.

Thank you all for your patience. We intend to generate matches tonight so keep your eyes pealed. If you have anymore concerns or questions, feel free to reach out via our support channels in our Discord or contact your Division Admin for any match related enquiries.


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