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ozfortress season 15 announced with major changes
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February 26, 2016

As the long-standing Australian league of ozfortress heads into another season, it is bidding adieu to one of its famous mascots in the owl. Going forward, the league competition will drop its traditional title of the ozfortress winter league (used despite the league occurring in any of the other three seasons as well) in favor of the simpler title ozfortress season. The upcoming season will thus be known as ozfortress season 15 (ozf15), continuing the legacy of the 14 seasons before it.

The league is also undergoing an overhaul similar to the one ETF2L had seasons ago, in which fixed-size divisions will be replaced with the international standard of tiers using the Swiss system. ozfortress season 15 will feature three tiers: Premier, Intermediate, and Open.

ozfortress season 15

ozfortress league director Kenneth discussed the changes to the league:

OWL has been going on since 2009 and has been a major cornerstone of our community, but that community has changed massively since then. We decided to look at what sort of league we want to run and what our niggles are with the current format. The move to Swiss (which we've been teasing for a while) is obviously the biggest change, allowing us to eliminate the solid and quite unnatural gaps between different divisions. A huge benefit is the flexibility we now have with the lower end of the scene—we no longer have to deny teams because "there’s not enough space and you’re the worst team here" which was one of the most heartbreaking parts of the seeding process.

Our main goal through this entire process is to deliver teams the most fun competitive TF2 experience we can, and we believe that Swiss is the best system for that. We hope that teams will get onboard with the Swiss system—even if teams have a few tough rounds at the beginning, it’s designed to give really even and fun matches towards the end of the season once the system has sorted the men from the boys.

Signups for ozfortress season 15 will open on March 12th, 2016 and end shortly after on March 17th, 2016, and the first round of matches for the league will be played the next week starting on March 20th, 2016.

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#1
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Why was it called OWL in the first place?

Why was it called OWL in the first place?
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#2
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ozfortress winter league

ozfortress winter league
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#3
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Whatever the changes may be, looking forward to it nevertheless!

Whatever the changes may be, looking forward to it nevertheless!
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#4
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lockozfortress winter league

I get that but why the "winter"?

[quote=lock]ozfortress winter league[/quote]
I get that but why the "winter"?
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#5
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Spe0lockozfortress winter leagueI get that but why the "winter"?

what period of the year do you think it first happened.

[quote=Spe0][quote=lock]ozfortress winter league[/quote]
I get that but why the "winter"?[/quote]
what period of the year do you think it first happened.
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#6
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Spe0lockozfortress winter leagueI get that but why the "winter"?

Because we used the British calendar, and it made sense all year round.

[quote=Spe0][quote=lock]ozfortress winter league[/quote]
I get that but why the "winter"?[/quote]

Because we used the British calendar, and it made sense all year round.
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#7
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hobbbesSpe0lockozfortress winter leagueI get that but why the "winter"?what period of the year do you think it first happened.

Still doesn't make sense to keep the same name every season but nvm

[quote=hobbbes][quote=Spe0][quote=lock]ozfortress winter league[/quote]
I get that but why the "winter"?[/quote]
what period of the year do you think it first happened.[/quote]
Still doesn't make sense to keep the same name every season but nvm
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#8
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Spe0hobbbesSpe0lockozfortress winter leagueI get that but why the "winter"?what period of the year do you think it first happened.Still doesn't make sense to keep the same name every season but nvm

you're right it doesn't

[quote=Spe0][quote=hobbbes][quote=Spe0][quote=lock]ozfortress winter league[/quote]
I get that but why the "winter"?[/quote]
what period of the year do you think it first happened.[/quote]
Still doesn't make sense to keep the same name every season but nvm[/quote]
you're right it doesn't
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#9
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Ye why do you think we're changing it.

Ye why do you think we're changing it.
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#10
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AndKennethYe why do you think we're changing it.

you change this but you dont take my advice and change the summer cup we just finished to the winter cup smh

[quote=AndKenneth]Ye why do you think we're changing it.[/quote]

you change this but you dont take my advice and change the summer cup we just finished to the winter cup smh
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#11
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AndKennethYe why do you think we're changing it.

My question was: Why did you not change it earlier? But nvm that I'm not arguing about something so pointless.

[quote=AndKenneth]Ye why do you think we're changing it.[/quote]
My question was: Why did you not change it earlier? But nvm that I'm not arguing about something so pointless.
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#12
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Idk why it wasn't just called Down Under Captain's Klash

Idk why it wasn't just called Down Under Captain's Klash
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#13
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nice to see the move to swiss

nice to see the move to swiss
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#14
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nobody wanted to give up those cool owl logos for something as trivial as "making sense"

nobody wanted to give up those cool owl logos for something as trivial as "making sense"
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#15
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the owl puns were uh

good i guess? or absolutely terrible? idk

the owl puns were uh

good i guess? or absolutely terrible? idk
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#16
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riotbzthe owl puns were uh

good i guess? or absolutely terrible? idk

I enjoy them, people who make puns are a hoot

[quote=riotbz]the owl puns were uh

good i guess? or absolutely terrible? idk[/quote]

I enjoy them, people who make puns are a hoot
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#17
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Dank

Dank
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#18
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are aussies coming to i58?

are aussies coming to i58?
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#19
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flyyyyare aussies coming to i58?

Jasmine Tea (Brutalix/Geoh/Madness/Elmo/Paulsen/Zaka) are planning on going at this stage, though nothing is certain until flights are all booked and shit. Fingers crossed

[quote=flyyyy]are aussies coming to i58?[/quote]
Jasmine Tea (Brutalix/Geoh/Madness/Elmo/Paulsen/Zaka) are planning on going at this stage, though nothing is certain until flights are all booked and shit. Fingers crossed
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#20
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DreamboatAndKennethYe why do you think we're changing it.
you change this but you dont take my advice and change the summer cup we just finished to the winter cup smh

Southern hemisphere??

[quote=Dreamboat][quote=AndKenneth]Ye why do you think we're changing it.[/quote]

you change this but you dont take my advice and change the summer cup we just finished to the winter cup smh[/quote]

Southern hemisphere??
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#21
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Spe0hobbbesSpe0lockozfortress winter leagueI get that but why the "winter"?what period of the year do you think it first happened.Still doesn't make sense to keep the same name every season but nvm

the first OWL was in winter, then the second season of this same league was name ozfortress winter league: summer edition!, then when it came to the next winter, we called it owl3 and thats how the naming convention began

[quote=Spe0][quote=hobbbes][quote=Spe0][quote=lock]ozfortress winter league[/quote]
I get that but why the "winter"?[/quote]
what period of the year do you think it first happened.[/quote]
Still doesn't make sense to keep the same name every season but nvm[/quote]
the first OWL was in winter, then the second season of this same league was name ozfortress winter league: summer edition!, then when it came to the next winter, we called it owl3 and thats how the naming convention began
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#22
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KaizaSpe0hobbbesSpe0lockozfortress winter leagueI get that but why the "winter"?what period of the year do you think it first happened.Still doesn't make sense to keep the same name every season but nvmthe first OWL was in winter, then the second season of this same league was name ozfortress winter league: summer edition!, then when it came to the next winter, we called it owl3 and thats how the naming convention began

it always occured in winter somewhere though, right?

[quote=Kaiza][quote=Spe0][quote=hobbbes][quote=Spe0][quote=lock]ozfortress winter league[/quote]
I get that but why the "winter"?[/quote]
what period of the year do you think it first happened.[/quote]
Still doesn't make sense to keep the same name every season but nvm[/quote]
the first OWL was in winter, then the second season of this same league was name ozfortress winter league: summer edition!, then when it came to the next winter, we called it owl3 and thats how the naming convention began[/quote]
it always occured in winter somewhere though, right?
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#23
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razeKaizaSpe0hobbbesSpe0lockozfortress winter leagueI get that but why the "winter"?what period of the year do you think it first happened.Still doesn't make sense to keep the same name every season but nvmthe first OWL was in winter, then the second season of this same league was name ozfortress winter league: summer edition!, then when it came to the next winter, we called it owl3 and thats how the naming convention beganit always occured in winter somewhere though, right?

no

[quote=raze][quote=Kaiza][quote=Spe0][quote=hobbbes][quote=Spe0][quote=lock]ozfortress winter league[/quote]
I get that but why the "winter"?[/quote]
what period of the year do you think it first happened.[/quote]
Still doesn't make sense to keep the same name every season but nvm[/quote]
the first OWL was in winter, then the second season of this same league was name ozfortress winter league: summer edition!, then when it came to the next winter, we called it owl3 and thats how the naming convention began[/quote]
it always occured in winter somewhere though, right?[/quote]
no
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#24
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looking forward to this change, hopefully it'll encourage more players to come and play, new and old

looking forward to this change, hopefully it'll encourage more players to come and play, new and old
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#25
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signups open now if you'd like to play in the season.

[url=http://ozfortress.com/showthread.php?t=65960]signups open now[/url] if you'd like to play in the season.
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#26
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srsly br0 reform go

srsly br0 reform go
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