A Midsummer Night's Cup 2019 #1
After a fantastic OZF 23, we are happy to announce the event of this holiday season - ozfortress Presents: A Midsummer Night's Cup 2019, where teams will compete over two separate one-night cups in multiple brackets. Midsummer Night's Cup 1 will be held on the 16th of December and Midsummer Night's Cup 2 will follow in mid-January.
The cups are designed to be a casual, laid-back event for over the summer, especially after three seasons of the flagship league run back to back. Focusing on a relaxed experience, there will be three brackets - Premier, Intermediate and Open. Premier and Intermediate will have 8 teams while Open will have 16, signups permitting. All brackets will be a single elimination bracket, over a single night.
Each match will be a best-of-one with maps being set, using a win-difference of 5 / 30 minutes format. King of the Hill maps are played to a first to three format.
Ties are not allowed, and can be resolved by Golden Cap, which is first to 1 / 10 minutes. If no one caps last at the end of 10 minutes, the team that owns the middle point will be declared the winner.
For the first cup, we welcome the return of some maps we have seen on ozfortress servers in the past, most notably cp_metalworks and cp_reckoner. We are also seeing the return of koth_bagel, a map that has featured in A Midsummer Night's Cup in the past. Making their ozfortress debuts will be koth_waterton and koth_synthetic! These two King of the Hill maps are very promising and we're excited to see how they play!
Unfortunately, as this is a One Night Cup, there will be NO badges for this event.
As the schedule for this tournament is tight, teams must be ready with at least 5 rostered players in the server by the round start time. If a team is more than FIVE minutes late, your bracket's league administrator MUST be contacted and a forfeit win will be recorded. DO NOT DELAY YOUR MATCH AS A COURTESY TO A LATE TEAM. ONE DELAYED MATCH DELAYS THE WHOLE TOURNAMENT. Note that 5CP matches can go for 40 minutes with a Golden Cap, so this must be followed closely.
ozfortress servers will be used for this competition, but they will be distributed by ozfortress League Administrators through Warzone. Be sure to be in the ozfortress Discord for ease of communication.
Since there are multiple brackets, all administrators will be separated into respective brackets much like the seasonal league. League administrators and their respective brackets will be announced when signups have ended.
In Warzone, 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 are using an existing team, you do not have to recreate your team again! Simply sign up your A Midsummer Night's Cup 2019 roster using your existing team!
The ruleset for the Midsummer Night's Cups differ slightly from the ruleset used in the regular seasonal leagues. Be sure to have a read of the changes to make sure you are up to date. These have been outlined in the following posts and also in the FAQ.
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! Whether you're a veteran or new to the scene, get on a team and come play!
We are really keen to get this out for people to know about this - form your teams, and get ready to play some great TF2. Signups are open now, right up until Friday the 14th of December at 11:59 PM
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