Congratulations Open winners mork and friends
Congratulations to mork and friends on winning the OZF 28 Open Grand Final against bp..
After a close season and playoffs between the top few teams the finals between mork and friends and bp. were not to be missed. Trading maps in the regular season and narrowly loosing both maps in the Upper Page Playoffs, bp were back for blood and ready to put on a show. The first map pick was Sunshine. mork and friends won the first mid, efficiently cleaning up the majority of bp.'s players including the medic. Despite a series of delays to stop mork and friends capturing middle and second, which allowed bp. to gain Uber for their last hold, bp. were unable to hold off the push from mork and friends and the first round was scored. Not to be phased by the previous round, bp. came back swinging and captured mid. Both Medics died and bp. pulled out the Kritz. mork and friends captured middle and second and began their last assault. After multiple failed attempts they finally managed to secure their second point. bp. aggressively fought back, wining mid and forcing an Uber vs Uber fight in choke. They came out on top and managed to get their first point of the Grand Finals. Carrying with their momentum they kept going with a repeat of the previous round they seamlessly won the next round, tieing the game 2 alls. There were 14 minutes left on th e clock. mork and friends managed to win the mid and second. Crucially bp. were able to keep their Medic alive. mork and friends executed 3 failed last attempts, finally allowing bp. to push out to second. A huge bomb from one wynt. on bp. allowed them to push into mork and friends with full Uber advantage. With a minute an a half left they tried pushing in but were stuffed in by a Pyro, causing the map to go to golden cap. Carrying their momentum, bp. kept the pressure on and after a very slow midfight managed to push last and win the golden cap.
bp. picked Gullywash as the next map. The teams played each other on this map in the regular season. bp. beat mork and friends 5 to 4, possibly a risky choice for the second map. mork and friends took the first mid with ease, completely wiping bp.. They pushed in with full Uber and converted the first round. mork and friends kept going in and quickly took round 2. It looked like we were getting a repeat of Sunshine, bp. came back to claim 2 rounds in reasonably quick succession, taking the score to 2 all. The next two rounds were handed out to both teams. With 12 minutes on the clock there was plenty of time for either team to win. Unfortunately this was not the case. mork and friends was able to keep bp. at their last but were still unable to successfully convert a round. Another golden cap was required. bp. started off strong, winning the midfight, but their Medic was killed while mork and friends managed to keep theirs alive. After mork and friends managed to push them back to last with an Uber push, they had many failed attempts to convert their last point. bp. attempted to push out of last but their visit to second was not welcomed. mork and friends found the crucial Medic pick and were able to win the last point, winning the golden cap and taking the series to a 3rd and final map.
mork and friends choose Snakewater to be the decider. If the first two maps were anything to go by this final map would be a nail biter. An aggressive first mid from mork and friends allowed the first cap to go their way, they also ended up winning the first Uber trade and get the second point while they were at it. Ubers were traded back and forth, points were trading hands. It all seemed to be over when bp. wrapped behind mork and friends through Kitchen, managing to take mid while their opponents were on the wrong side of the map. Fortunately for mork and friends their two spawners managed to hold them off just long enough for the rest of their team to catch up and stop their last from being taken from right under their noses. In typical Grand Final fashion, no one wanted to push into last, no one wanted to push out. mork and friends elected to pull andrew onto sniper, this paid off massively. andrew picked off the Heavy and the Medic which triggered mork and friends to push in with Uber, finally taking the last point after an excruciating 15-minute round. The next round seemed dire for mork and friends when they were wiped on second. However a fantastic Loose Cannon play by mackey, killing 3 players AND surviving on 1 HP, kept the round running by the skin of their teeth. The rest of the map was a thrilling back and forth affair, it was so close, any team could have won it. Both teams consistently traded points, pushing each other last and being pushed right back to theirs. Despite the narrow score line and point advantage, mork and friends wanted more. They kept trying to push into last. bp. was so close, the final even Uber fight was about to begin. After their failed last push, which wasn't able to force mork and friends Uber, they went for the desperation dry push. Against a fully buffed Heavy this was almost never going to work, this was one of those cases. The clock ticked to 0 and after 2 golden caps and a very exciting final map mork and friends finally claimed the Season 28 Open First Place title.
Thank you to all the players, support staff and patrons that helped make this season possible. We'll see you all again soon!
1st - mork and friends
2nd - bp.
3rd - meth.
Champions: mork and friends
Best Demoman: mackey
Best Medic: woofer and Yric
Best Pocket: donkeyhead
Best Roamer: bongo johnny
Best Pocket Scout: andrew
Best Flank Scout: kaoski
Best Utility: andrew
Most Improved Player: gronk energy
Most Valuable Player: andrew
Friendliest Team: what if we kissed on process mid
Most Improved Team: New Kids on the Block
Best Dressed Team: what if we kissed on process mid
Best Caster: BigFellaGoose
woofer best med lets go
mork deserved mostly improved. I will not have this. Expect a strong worded email ozfortress pty ltd
mustard is my hero