ozfortress: A Midsummer Night's Sixes Cup 2023


Welcome back!

Let's start 2023 off right - ozfortress presents A Midsummer Night's Sixes Cup 2023! We've seen interest arise in new mapping ventures by community mappers, so this time we're doing our Midsummer Night's Cups a little differently. We're running both a Sixes and Highlander iteration of the cup to provide everyone with a chance to trial the shortlisted maps that could make it into next season!

We will be testing four maps, some round-timer changes, new servers and new plugins in this cup. You can find more info on each below.


You can sign up for A Midsummer Night's Sixes Cup 2023 from Sunday 12th of February, up until Wednesday 22nd of February. We aim to have seeding out Friday the 24th of February before the cup starts, with the cup being split up into two days over a weekend, Saturday the 25th of February and Sunday the 26th of February.

Please see the signup agreement at the bottom of the page for further information on helping us out with seedings!

Schedule & Format

All group stage matches on Day 1 will be played as best-of-ones with predetermined maps. There will be four matches that will decide the seeding for the playoffs on Day 2. The top four teams from the group stages will go through to the playoffs on Day 2. All playoff matches will be single elimination and best-of-threes with predetermined maps.

Day 1 - Saturday the 25th of February (Group Stage, BO1)

Day 2 - Sunday the 26th of February (Playoffs: Page Playoffs matches are BO1, Semi-Finals & Grand Finals are BO3)

All custom maps can be downloaded from our own FastDL site, found here.

A Midsummer Night's Sixes Cup will feature the following four maps, and their poll interest percentage is included next to them.

  • Sultry (70.5%)
  • Villa (59.1%)
  • Entropy (36.4%)
  • Logjam (N/A)

Three of the four maps above were chosen directly from the most popular options on our Season 35 Post Season Poll, voted by our players. Our fourth map Logjam has been added by the admin team to round out the map pool, and test Logjam's chances at seeing another season.

Players will be able to rate all four of the maps in a follow-up poll.

Round Timer config

We've heard from players that they would like to see changes to our Round Timer config, but the majority would like us to keep our existing Round Timer plugin, just with shorter Round Timer values. As such, we have dropped the Round Timer value from five minutes to four minutes. We will continue to poll for changes to our Round Timer config & plugin, and our follow-up poll for A Midsummer Night's Sixes Cup will ask players what they think about the four-minute timer.

Out goes Win Limit, in comes Win Difference!

For the duration of A Midsummer Night's Sixes Cup 2023 we will be trialing/reimplementing the Win Difference command, set at a value of five (5). Many players expressed their opinions regarding the Win Limit of five (5) added in Season 35, so we are trialing/reimplementing Win Difference as a test for Season 36.

Player Interpolation Abuse plugin testing

A Midsummer Night's Sixes Cup 2023 will see the testing of a plugin aimed at fixing interpolation abuse, by setting a maximum "interp" value allowed within our servers. This maximum value is set just above the default value set by the game, meaning values at or under 0.100/100 are allowed.

Servers, of course!

You likely already know, but we have new servers, and we want to make sure they are ready for the season!

We ask that you reach out via our #sixes-support channel in our Discord server before asking an administrator directly.

Tournament Administrators
  • bird
  • Sperkle
  • snazzy
  • frydog
  • Rainy

For further balance, we have opted to restrict some players in the interest of making divisions fairer. You can view the player restrictions below:

  • adam restricted off Soldier
  • Pipelin12 restricted off Soldier
  • emgee restricted off Scout, Soldier, Demoman and Sniper
  • user restricted off Demoman
  • gwendolyn restricted off Scout and Sniper
  • bill restricted off Scout and Sniper
  • Beats restricted off Scout and Sniper

By signing up, you acknowledge that you may be placed in any division the administrators deem fit for your roster, and thus your entire team should be reasonable in their expectations on division placement. We will endeavour to let teams know of changes in initial seedings before the final release. Please ensure you specify the division you truly believe your team should be in, this will make it easier for administrators to consult with you on your seeding. Along with selecting your desired division, please also list who you expect to play, and what class/role. We've left a template below, please include it in your signup application's description.

Combo Scout:
Flank Scout:
Pocket Soldier:
Roaming Soldier:

On the ozfortress website, 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 active roster for any given tournament. Captains may sign up a roster for tournaments under the league page.

If you're new and not sure how to get started, don't fret! Check out the Recruitment category 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 one Medic, one Demoman, two Soldiers and two Scouts. If you're new to the competitive scene, click here for an introduction to ozfortress!

Once you've signed up your team or have joined one, your part is done. Don't worry if you didn't find or join a team in time, you can always be transferred onto a team in one of the Transfer Windows. See the Transfers link for more info on Transfers, and the Transfers Window link for info on when these windows are, both links can be found at the bottom.

Please ensure you have enough backups to last the entire cup; teams are allowed a maximum of eight (8) players rostered.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Will there be medals/badges?
  • Q: The other team isn't showing up or responding, what do I do?
    • A: If the team is more than five minutes late, contact the tournament admin team to claim a forfeit win. Do not delay as a courtesy to the other team. Delaying could and likely will delay the entire cup.
  • Q: How do I get a server?
  • Q: How long can we pause for?
    • A: Individual pauses can last no longer than three minutes, or combined no longer than five minutes. You are limited to two pauses per team.
  • Q: What is the maximum amount of players per team?
    • A: Team roster limit is set at eight players per roster.
  • Q: What are the mercenary rules?
    • A: Mercenaries need to be approved by an administrator, and should be used sparingly.


  • During A Midsummer Night's Sixes Cup 2023 we plan on conducting random demo checks to ensure players are recording POV demos. Please ensure that you are recording match demos in order to avoid punishment.
  • If you are unsure whether something is considered a game exploit, contact a League Administrator for clarification. Ignorance is not an excuse.
  • Please do not delay your match in any way as a courtesy to your opponent. If there is an issue preventing you from sticking to the schedule, please make administrators aware!

All Matches

Division 1

# Team Points Median Buchholz Score Difference Total Score Wins
1 Witness Gaming 20 32.5 22 31 6
2 the walrus gambit 12 33 -1 24 5
3 Goon Squad 12 30 -1 21 4
4 altombo's kittens 8 10 -4 11 2
5 bRa1nD4wAg3 4 7.5 -1 7 1
6 wizard academy 0 0 -15 0 0

Division 2

# Team Points Median Buchholz Score Difference Total Score Wins
1 puzzlingwildiqtest 20 33 13 21 6
2 Mikcow: Clippy bro, you gotta look up..... 12 30.25 13 31 5
3 buh 16 22.75 -6 13 3
4 Gnome Zone 8 13 -11 5 2
5 LF oblivious 4 5.5 -5 8 1
6 fuck it we brawl 0 0 -4 5 0

Division 3

# Team Points Median Buchholz Score Difference Total Score Wins
1 nmsl 16 56 7 30 7
2 FORESKINHARVEST 20 36 11 23 6
3 Kaze on Sniper 12 32 5 16 4
4 emgee and the egirls 12 12 -1 10 2
5 Should Be Studying 8 14 6 14 2
7 Aussie Formula Racing 8 2 -5 7 1
8 Morb Fortress 2 - Morbheads 4 0 -10 0 0
9 crafting with evelyn 4 0 -15 0 0