Throughout the lifetime of ozfortress, we have seen many maps come and go. While some maps are still being played today nearly ten years on, others have been left to gather dust, until now! The Revival Cup will run as a One Night Cup on the Saturday the 1st of September, with signups opening on the 19th of August. Absent from ozfortress competitions for more than five years, the Revival Cup will see the return of many old and abandoned maps, including cp_yukon, cp_freight, and the infamous cp_gravelpit.
It is important to note that while this cup will feature classic maps, it will be played using modern configs and unlocks. The most recent edition of the Global Whitelist will be used, most recently used in OZF 22.
The Revival Cup will run using a similar system to our previous One Night Cups. Aiming for a fun and 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. Attack/Defend maps are played to a best of three format.
Please make sure you familiarise yourself with cp_gravelpit and its stopwatch format. More information about stopwatch and Attack/Defend can be found here.
Ties are not allowed and will be resolved by Golden Cap, in which one extra round is played, and the team that wins that round is declared the winner. If no one caps last at the end of 10 minutes, the team that owns the middle point will be declared the winner.
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 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 already-existing team to The Revival Cup and you're ready to play.
The ruleset for ozfortress One Night 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!
Know any older players looking for a nostalgia trip? Or perhaps a new player looking to experience the maps for the first time? Then why not head on over to Warzone and signup today! Signups are open now, right up until Thursday the 30th of August at 11:59 PM!
The August poll is here! Like always, we run a poll in between tournaments to see what the community wants. We've put in some key questions that we would like you to answer regarding whitelists, administration, important rule changes and maps.
It would be greatly appreciated if you take the time to express your views so we can make ozfortress better!