As indicated in the previous post, three Division 3 teams have been disqualified due to continued ignorance of rules and warnings even when given excessive leniency. But moving on, what an exciting time for Division 3 teams!
You've entered your first season of AsiaFortress Cup,
and it just so happens that the rest of your division have decided to grant you a free ticket to the playoffs! What a time to be alive. Screw the Gun Mettle ticket, this is where the real money is made!
So what happens now?
The match between Backcappers and Beyond Velocity can still be played this Saturday as it can affect Playoff seedings. However, if both teams agree to immediately proceed with Playoffs instead, seeding will take the current standings as is.
But Sir Shounio what does the Playoffs mean?
The Playoffs follow the Round Robin Group Stages because it takes the top 4 from the previous phase and pits them against each other to find who slots into the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placings.
Playoff matches are also different because teams are actually allowed to pick what maps to play! and you called this a dictatorship... That means you'll never have to play Logjam ever again!
One more thing to note is that the Playoffs DO NOT permit Mercenaries. Whether the Regular Season match this Saturday is played or not, Division 3 Playoffs will start NEXT WEEK 27th of July, so if you wish to add more players or substitutes to your team, the rest of this week is your only chance.
Also since they're Playoff Matches, please try not to play at the same time as each other so we can actually cast them.
That's it! Good Luck to you aspiring young nerds in Division 3 - and may the demos upload smoothly!
For not uploading ANY demos and make zero effort to communicate why this is the case, teams - Varrain, Flying Arabians E-Sports, The Feminmeninists and God Archers of Mainland have been disqualified.
Reminder to Team Leaders to check announcements in the AFC9 Communications Group to keep up to date with warnings and notices.
As many have noticed, this season of AsiaFortress Cup 9 matches have been posted to Saloon.tf even without the presence of casting. The relationship between AsiaFortress and Saloon is taken seriously, and as such we have to take action when someone violates Saloon.tf's rules and regulations.
On July 5th, the Round 2 Match between Cute Beast and Bali 9 was played on 8pm GMT+8. The Saloon.tf records indicated that the team leader of Bali 9 had bet in favor of Cute Beasts' victory and thus in violation of AsiaFortress' warnings to team leaders in division 1 in regards to betting on Saloon.tf and Saloon.tf's own rules.
For this infraction, player Gooch is banned from the current tournament (AFC9) until playoffs which means that he is not allowed to participate in any league matches in the group stages. Further investigation indicated that Gooch was the only player who partook in this activity, as a result team Bali 9 will be allowed to finish the AFC9 Season and allowed to add players to their roster if they wish to do so.
I would remind any Division 1 players to not bet on AsiaFortress Saloon.tf matches to avoid bans from the league.
The Homely Hobos
God Archers of Mainland
fuck jon snow
Flying Arabians E-Sports
Advanced Match Fixtures:
Teams who wish to play matches in advanced can visit the Challonge brackets to organize a time to play vs a future opponent. To facilitate this, a list of maps to be played each week is located here.
If the match thread for this match hasn’t been posted, it is the responsibility of both teams to keep records of logs and scores to be posted when match thread is available.
POV Demo uploads are still a requirement and to be uploaded to this website.
Team Leaders have been invited to join the afc9 illumniati which will be used for any information team leaders need to know. It can also be used to contact the tournament admin and communicate with other team leaders.
It's been a long ride and despite our efforts there's some things that need to be said, so let's get to it.
AsiaFortress will shut down if our servers are not being utilized anymore. We have started a new group for active players who wish to play here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/asiafortresspickupgames Our closing will include the league and anything associated with it.
This decision has been in discussions for a while and it's come to a point where there is nothing left to say. Servers cost money to host, and if nobody uses it, then that's that.
Our stance is always with the community - if people want us around and use the servers we'll keep going, so vote with your actions. Numbers speak more than words and it's up to you now; to show us what the fate of AsiaFortress will be.
Just think about who you're going to be - the one that stands aside, types f and watches? or are you the type who'll actually get something done?
Hello! (especially those with money)
Have you ever felt that your money shouldn't be used productively? Ever felt like throwing money into the sea? Then have I got the deal for you.
NOW YOU CAN THROW MONEY AT VIDEO GAMES!!
On a serious note, hope you all enjoy the little gambling fun to be had, and maybe more will come?
Today marks the start of the tournament! Throw the confetti! Throw the dog! Throw the game! (maybe not, you crazy iBP enthusiast...)
Let's get straight to it. Match threads have been posted, and this year we're trying to make things better as usual. The rules have been updated, and this year we're introducing the ILLUMINATI GROUP. It's not actually the Illuminati and there's no triangles around here I swear. But because of how difficult it was to relay messages to the leaders in the past, I'm going to be inviting the leaders to the Illuminati group where we can discuss
The second thing we gotta talk about is server team tags. If you don't want us to randomly guess what your team tag is you can tell us what it should be in a reply here or an indication in the Illuminati group.
That's it! Throw the confetti again!
If you have noticed, our servers are now back online! Some of you with keen eyes have spotted our servers making it's entry back into the internet tab on the server browser. At the moment, we're still setting up the address we're all used to using, 'pug.asiafortress.com', so it will point to the correct address in the future.
For those who hates words, here, take this picture I illustrated of the situation we're in.
While yes, it's great the servers are back up, we can't celebrate quite yet and the servers may very well have to go offline for some time again. I know exactly what you're thinking. If it's "I want some Pancakes" I'm not sure how to help you... but if you're thinking "golly gee I sure wish I could help!" then HAVE I GOT THE SOLUTION FOR YOU!
Here at AF we seriously dislike the idea of asking for donations, but if you feel like you could spare some chump change to support the servers you can make a PayPal payment to shounic @ asiafortress.com (no spaces! & Add your username in the notes) At the moment we don't know how people without PayPal access can try contribute but if you have suggestions please leave us a message!
To assist our fundraising efforts, I'll be organizing a showmatch in the coming weeks. Let's remember why we're all here, to play and enjoy TF2, so why not do what we do best, play TF2! Give me your suggestions on what ridiculous things we can get people to participate in. Heavy MGE? Flipped Badlands? Girls vs boys?
And finally, Mercenaries Cup 6 Registration will end 1st of March so that people have time to gather their teams and start scrimming again.
Hope to see you all on the AF servers!!