A BRIEF EXPLANATION
If you haven't seen our previous post, or even Respawn League's own post, you might be living under a bit of a rock. Good morning starshine, the earth says hello, and so does Highlander! ozfortress will be carrying the torch for Respawn League's main format going forward, and we hope that we will be able to deliver you even more exciting formats, tournaments and events going into the future.
RSL ASIA WILL NOT BE MAKING THE MOVE
Whilst we did want to continue RSL Asia, there will be no Asia specific division within ozfortress Highlander Season 1. Any and all out-of-region players are welcome to join in-region rosters, but there will be a cap on the amount of out-of-region players on a roster.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE RSL WEBSITE?
The RSL website will become functionally static, meaning the leagues, posts, users and teams will remain, but you will not be able to create new ones. There will be a pinned post on the front page of the website directing to ozfortress. This will be done to still allow people to see their past Highlander accolades, roster history and more.
RSL INFRACTIONS & BANS HAVE BEEN REVIEWED
For any of those affected by this, we will be reaching out to you within the next 48 hours to let you know what is happening.
A BIT ABOUT RESPAWN
Respawn League, founded in mid-late 2018 by core & Brady, was founded in youthful eagerness to improve and expand upon Highlander not just as a format, but as a community within our region. Over the years we have seen many staff members, even more contributors, and hundreds of players. Having just recently reached over two thousand accounts, nearly three hundred teams, and twelve hundred matches over thirty-three competitions! We owe that growth, this opportunity, and much more to you, the community. We are hoping that this move is one that does not alienate either league and gives you the player the best possible experience we can provide.
SO, OZFORTRESS HIGHLANDER SEASON 1?
Since this is it's first season, we have been sure that not too many changes have been made to the ruleset, and while the wording of a clause (or where that clause might actually be listed) is different, we have aimed to keep the spirit and intention behind each clause intact. Please feel free to bring up any potential issues you see to us, we are happy to work with the community on addressing issues.
Since this is also a continuation of sorts, we have kept the map pool fairly similar, just with updates to map versions. During the signups period, we will continue to work on Highlander documentation, be it rulesets, guides or other docs.
We previously announced the Highlander staff you would be expecting to see with the commencement of this season - but we had a secret under wraps. Please give a warm welcome to Sperkle, who will be our newest league administrator for OZF HL 1.
Thanks, and have fun!
The ozfortress staff team.
man, HL so underrated.
still remember sperkle teaching me all there was to know like it was yesterday.
idk why it gets such a bad rep, it's good fun.