We're back! We hope everyone has had a relaxing offseason and are ready for another season of TF2 as ozfortress seasonal league is returning for the third and final time in 2019. As per usual, the league will be run using the highly successful Warzone. Whether you're a hardened veteran of the scene or a newcomer to 6v6 TF2 there will be a place for you in ozfortress season 26 and we hope to see you there!
OZF 26 will continue our expanded map pool and round system that we debuted in OZF 24. The map pool 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 we've removed cp_reckoner and have added cp_kalinka into the map pool. This is the first time we have seen Kalinka in an ozfortress seasonal league map pool and we hope you're as excited about it as we are!
This season, we will also continue with the four bracket system that was met with very positive feedback in OZF 25. The brackets we will feature are: Premier, Intermediate, Main and Open! Both Premier and Intermediate 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 and Intermediate will have 8 teams while Main and Open's bracket size is pending signups.
During OZF 26 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.
This season we have also increased the ban length for players who fail to submit demos. PLAYERS WHO FAIL TO SUBMIT DEMOS WILL NOW RECEIVE A SIX-MONTH BAN. DEMOS MUST BE KEPT FOR AT LEAST TWO SEASONS. IGNORANCE IS NOT AN EXCUSE.
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.
You can sign up for ozfortress season 26 from Sunday the 15th of September up until Wednesday the 25th of September. We aim to have seeding out by the 28th of September with the season starting on the 29th, 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 26 will begin on Sunday the 29th of September.
👏 ANOTHER 👏 OZFORTRESS 👏 SEASON 👏 LET'S 👏 GO 👏
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