Congratulations Premier winners Coffee Clock
Congratulations to Coffee Clock on winning the OZF 26 Premier Grand Final against MMGP.
Season 26 Premier was coming to a close and the Grand Finals was a match not to be missed. With MMGP and Coffee Clock trading maps in both the regular season and in the UPP the finals was a match not to be missed. Coffee Clock had asserted their dominance this season, only dropping one map to MMGP.
Coffee Clock picked Snakewater as their first map. The first round was an exciting to and fro match with both teams pushing each other back and forth. It was 16 minutes through with the score nil all, when finally Coffee Clock managed to push last and cap the point. MMGP quickly responded with the next round being taken in 2 minutes. The next round was another long paced battle, taken by Coffee Clock after an Uber ad push into last succeeded. Using their momentum they quickly converted another round, leaving MMGP with two and a half minutes to win two rounds, which they were unable to do, leaving the final score 3 - 1 in favour to Coffee Clock.
Sunshine was the next map in the series. After a convincing mid win MMGP took the first round in under two minutes. Not to be disheartened Coffee Clock started of the next round by winning the first mid. This was another long drawn out round lasting a full 16 minutes before Coffee Clock was finally able to convert the round. Event though Coffee Clock won the next mid, MMGP forced Coffee Clock’s Medic on last and were able to capture last using the advantage gained. With five minutes remaining Coffee Clock tried to convert the round, but their Medic was killed before they were able to get Uber in the final 30 seconds. MMGP took the map 2 - 1.
A map not seen often in playoffs was chosen by Coffee Clock as the next map in the series: Product. MMGP started off strong winning the first fight and holding the point for nearly a minute. The next uber trade went in favour of Coffee Clock, letting them wind the clock down for more than a minute. A few more back and forth battles left Coffee Clock’s Medic down in the respawn, which allowed MMGP the Uber ad, they managed to hold off the subsequent attacks and won the first round. Coffee Clock retaliated in the next round winning the first point even though their Medic died. The second round was another closely-fought one, and this time Coffee Clock were able to come out on top. With the scores tied at 1 - 1, many suspected Coffee Clock would be able to take their own map pick, however MMGP were able to take the next two rounds, leaving Coffee Clock fighting to stay in the grand final on the fourth map. The duo of enrith and silvo were too much for Coffee Clock to handle on Product, and they powered their team to a map win.
The next map was Prolands and MMGP were looking to take the series with a map win. However depsite it being MMGP's map pick, Coffee Clock weren't going down easily. After an excruciating 20-minute long first round including many failed last pushes from both teams, Coffee Clock were able to come out on top and put themselves in the lead. With only eight minutes remaining, both teams were scrambling to secure another round, however both teams demonstrated a better defence than offence and the map finished 1 - 0 in Coffee Clock's favour and took us to a final map. ywl led the server in the damage department, finishing the map with an impressive 327 DPM.
The last map was a classic, Process. Coffee Clock took an early lead after securing the first round in under five minutes. The next round was extremely back and forth. Both teams had their fair share of failed last pushes and heroic plays, and ultimately MMGP were able to even out the scoreline to 1 - 1. With the scores even and only five minutes of playtime left on the clock, the tension in the server was palpable. Both teams were fighting for the championship and after a very scrappy mid, Coffee Clock were able to scrape the mid win. With only several minutes left, MMGP were defending their last in order to force a Golden Cap. However they found themselves unable to defend against Coffee Clock's overwhelming aggression. Coffee Clock took the round and the map 2 - 1, which gave them the series in an incredibly tight 3 - 2 match. Coffee Clock are your ozfortress season 26 Premier champions!
Thank you to all the players, support staff and patrons that helped make this season possible. We'll see you all again soon!
1st - Coffee Clock
2nd - MMGP
3rd - rat men
Champions: Coffee Clock
Best Demoman: enrith
Best Medic: lock and Sean and v4na
Best Pocket: Doge.exe has stopped working
Best Roamer: pause
Best Pocket Scout: teejay
Best Flank Scout: AiShou
Best Utility: AiShou
Most Improved Player: ory
Most Valuable Player: enrith
Friendliest Team: fridge zeej
Most Improved Team: ad hominem attack
Best Dressed Team: ad hominem attack
Best Caster: xander
Med Bros 💪