We're back! We hope everyone has had a relaxing offseason and are ready for another season of TF2 as ozfortress seasonal league is returning for the second time in 2019. As 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 25 and we hope to see you there!
OZF 25 will continue our expanded map pool and round system that we debuted in OZF 24. The map pool will again comprise of nine maps and certain maps will be played once during the regular season with other maps being played twice. One change that can be seen to this season's map pool is the departure of cp_metalworks. Taking its place will be cp_reckoner! We're excited to see how the newest version of reckoner plays! We will also be playing on the latest version of koth_product.
In addition, another new change this season is that OZF 25 will feature 4 brackets: 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, Main 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.
We are also extremely excited to announce a prize pool for the Premier division of OZF 25! This season will feature a $1000 AUD prize pool to be spilt between the top three placing Premier teams. The distribution will be as follows:
- $600 AUD
- $300 AUD
- $100 AUD
This prize pool would not have existed without the support of our Patrons and we'd like to extend a thank you to anyone who has ever donated. Without you we could not continue to do what we do.
During OZF 25 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.
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 25 from Sunday the 19th of May up until Wednesday the 29th of May. We aim to have seeding out by the 1st of June 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 25 will begin on Sunday the 2nd of June.
In the past several weeks, all major leagues running the Global Whitelist have banded together in order to create a poll for every user of the Global Whitelist. It would be greatly appreciated if you take the time to share your thoughts on unlocks and the current whitelist so we can make the Global Whitelist better!