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Congratulations Intermediate winners House of Cards


Reckoner - 2 - 1
Clearcut - 3 - 1
Match Thread

Congratulations to House of Cards on winning the OZF 31 Intermediate Grand Final against Penny Traders.

After a mostly dominant season dropping only three maps over the course of the nine matches played, House of Cards triumphed in the final over Penny Traders.

The first map of the final saw the teams fight it out on Reckoner. The opening mid went fairly convincingly to House of Cards before they settled down to try and find an angle for mayyy to get a pick on Sniper. After a semi successful Sniper attempt, House of Cards decided to try to coordinate a Spy play with a sack attempt from Shakey that managed to net them a drop from Ravu4. After a slight delay thanks to a Demoman pick from a Penny Traders Spy, House of Cards were able to take the first round of the match. The teams jousted back and forth for roughly another 13 minutes before House of Cards were able to claim their second round as a result of some over aggression from Penny Traders while defending their second. With just a minute seventeen left on the clock, Penny Traders were able to take a round back, but ultimately fell short, meaning House of Cards took Reckoner 2-1.

After losing their own map pick, Penny Traders were tasked with facing House of Cards on their map pick, Clearcut. Penny Traders came out swinging on Clearcut managing to wipe House of Cards on the first mid and securing the cap. After a minute thirty two they gave the point up to House of Cards but only for 42 seconds before Penny Traders were able to win it back and put themselves in pole position to take the first round of Clearcut. Despite losing round one, House of Cards came back strong to win the second round mid fight. Some well placed spam from House of Cards managed to get a kill on Lev, delaying the aggression from Penny Traders and eventually holding off their push and running their clock down to one minute three seconds before Penny Traders eventually managed to take the point back. House of Cards proved too strong in the later stages of round two and brought the match back to parity. Seemingly rejuvenated, House of Cards took the third midfight missing only the enemy medic pick which meant an even Uber fight ensued. Penny Traders won the fight convincingly and were able to hold the point for fifty seconds before a crucial pick from mayyy’s sniper opened Penny Traders up and allowed House of Cards to capitalize. mayyy’s presence on sniper was too much for Penny Traders to deal with in the third round and they eventually went 1-2 down.

As is so often the case, the scoreline doesn't really tell the whole story of the match. This game was the culmination of a whole season of frags and deaths, middies and misses, fat solos and catfish Ubers. Congratulations to House of Cards on winning ozfortress season 31 intermediate and commiserations to Penny Traders who so nearly made it all the way.

Written by Zildjian

Thank you to all the players, support staff, and patrons that helped make this season possible. We'll see you all again very soon!


1st - House of Cards
2nd - Penny Traders
3rd - boys night out


Best Demoman: yuki
Best Medic: jane doe
Best Pocket: Yui
Best Roamer: Afroman
Best Combo Scout: shooter
Best Flank Scout: DeDstar
Best Utility: 2345y

Most Improved Player: undrex and Solres
Most Valuable Player: Yui

Friendliest Team: fast forward and Terrible Tactics
Most Improved Team: shoegaze haters
Best Dressed Team: fast forward
Best Caster: quid

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