The ozfortress seasonal league is back again in 2020! As per usual, the league will be run using the highly successful Warzone. Whether you're a hardened veteran of the scene or a newcomer to 6v6 TF2 there will be a place for you in ozfortress season 27 and we hope to see you there!
The map pool for OZF 27 will again comprise of nine maps and certain maps will be played once during the regular season with other maps being played twice. This season we're seeing the departure of the controversial Prolands and the ever-popular Kalinka. In their place we're adding the new iteration of Reckoner as well as Bagel. Both of these maps are familiar faces around ozfortress and we're looking forward to seeing how they integrate into the map pool.
This season, we will also continue with the four bracket system that was met with very positive feedback in OZF 25. The brackets we will feature are: Premier, Intermediate, Main and Open! Both Premier and Intermediate will have a round robin group stage while the lower two brackets will consist of a Swiss group stage. All brackets will continue using the Page Playoffs format. Grand Finals for Premier shall be played as a no-advantage best of 5, while Open and Intermediate Grand Finals will be a best of 3. Premier and Intermediate will have 8 teams while Main and Open's bracket size is pending signups.
During OZF 27 we plan on conducting random demo checks to ensure players are recording demos. Please ensure that you are recording match demos in order to avoid punishment.
This season we've also adjusted how we are handling transfers throughout the season. For OZF 27 we will be trialling a new transfer window system. This will see transfers be done every two weeks rather than every week. We're hoping that this system will allow admins more time to review and accept transfers.
All server booking will continue to be done through ozfortress discord. Simply join the #bookings channel in the ozfortress Discord and type /book and details of your server booking will be PM'd to you. To view more commands, type /help in the #bookings channel.
In Citadel, 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'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!
Please ensure you have enough backups to last the season; teams are allowed a maximum of 10 players rostered for any single tournament.
You can sign up for ozfortress season 27 from Sunday the 19th of January up until Wednesday the 29th of January. We aim to have seeding out by the 1st of February with the season starting on the 2nd, however this is subject to change. This gap between the closing of signups and the start of the season is to give the administration team more time to seed. ozfortress season 27 will begin on Sunday the 2nd of February.
The teams for State v State 2020 have been decided! Here are the teams that will be competing for the title of strongest state:
TEAM NEW SOUTH WALES
Combo Scout: starbucks
Flank Scout: ceekay
Substitutes: Calski, hyper, quid, Trumpet
Combo Scout: cooki
Flank Scout: down
Substitutes: iven, lau, Raze, silvo
TEAM SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Combo Scout: dauq
Flank Scout: deft
Substitutes: ella, Dip, Sky, yachty
TEAM WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Combo Scout: faithless
Flank Scout: conor
Substitutes: Browny, honk honk, Precious., Sickday
Combo Scout: Sam.
Flank Scout: Elmo.
Substitutes: bill, fluro, snazzy, T3
Combo Scout: john the asian
Flank Scout: Mio
Substitutes: donkey, Fez, garbo, mitch
ozfortress State v State 2020 begins on the 19th of January! Make sure you tune in and cheer for your state's team!