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  • Magicmooch

    BlizzCon Americas Championship Qualifier - Heroes of the Storm

    By Magicmooch

    This weekend marks the next stage in the 2015 Road to BlizzCon Heroes of the Storm World Championship. China already punched in their two tickets to BlizzCon for eStar Gaming and Team YL, it’s now time to focus on the Americas Championship. The 2015 Americas Championship is being held September 19-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Teams from all over North America, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Australia & New Zealand will come together to battle it out in the Nexus for top glory and a trip to BlizzCon.   The group stage of the tournament is different than most group stages out there. According to Reddit User eSportsMatt (Blizzard eSports Coordinator) the group stage can be considered “a double elimination bracket with a twist”. Reddit user TheBrillo made a chart that gives a nice breakdown here:     In Group A, the first matches will consist of Tempo Storm vs Murloc Geniuses and Immunity vs Cloud 9. The winner of each match will move onto the “Winner’s Finals” of Group A and the losers go to the “Elimination Game” with the loser exiting the tournament. The winner of “Winner’s Finals” moves onto one side of the playoff bracket, loser drops to the “Lower Finals” where they will face the winner of the “Elimination Game” with the loser taking their exit. Winner of the “Lower Finals” moves onto the complete other side of the playoff bracket from their group-mate.   The same format takes place in Group B with the first matches taking place after the Group A elimination game. The matchups for Group B are Relics vs COGnitive and Furious Gaming vs Complexity. Saturday ends with both Group A and Group B Winner’s Finals taking place. Sunday begins with both group’s Lower Finals, with the Grand Final taking place the same day. The tournament will be a Best of 3 format throughout with the exception of the Grand Finals which will be a Best of 5.   Winner takes home a share of the $100,000 USD prize purse; $40,000 to first place, $24,000 to second place, and 3rd-4th taking home $12,000 each. Along with the prize money the top two teams will get their tickets punched to BlizzCon on November 6-7th. Action starts Saturday, 10am Pacific Time on the official Blizzard Heroes of the Storm Twitch Channel (link).  
     
    Let's meet the teams competing this weekend, starting with Group A.  
    Tempo Storm (North America)
    Dreadnaught - Support (Captain) Arthelon - Carry
    So1dier - Tank Kaeyoh - Carry
    Zuna - Flex  
    Tempo Storm are the unofficial powerhouse of the North America region. They qualified for the HWC Americas Championship back in June with their first place finish but then went on to finish first in the next two opens in July and August as well. As a matter of fact in the last 10 majors/minors Tempo Storm has gone on to place first in 8 of them and only dropped to 2nd place for the ones they didn't place first, pretty impressive stuff. You can thank the "star-studded" roster that Tempo Storm has managed to gather over the course of the young esports' life. Some of you may remember Arthelon as a solo queue monster in League of Legends. Some of the older players might remember him from a time before LCS when he played on teams like Monomaniac Esports and Meat Playground. Although Arthelon's League career did not amount to much, he is not unfamiliar with the idea of professionalism that is needed in an infant esport like Heroes of the Storm.   As for more star-power a lot of people will look at Zuna and ask "Hey, is that the guy from...." yes, it is. Zuna, former AD Carry of team Vulcan and XDG is no stranger either when it comes to esports. Playing on Vulcan, a team who finished 3rd in both the 2013 League of Legends LCS Spring and Summer splits, and later on XDG before the team was ultimately relegated only to never return. Despite this, Zuna showed that he can be a big time player in big time situations. Tempo Storm's victorious run can be credited to him. After Zuna joined the team on May 21st, Tempo Storm began their NA domination.
    It isn’t all about the star power though. Dreadnaught, captain of the team, has shown a top notch Pick/Ban phase in almost all of their matchups. So1dier and Kaeyoh are also extremely talented and this team as a whole seems to be the favorite going into this weekend’s tournament.  
    Cloud 9 (North America)
    DunkTrain – Support (Captain) KingCaffeine – Tank
    iDream – Carry K1pro – Flex
    Fan – Carry  
    Cloud 9 is another North American power that has shown some consistency in their lifetime. Although, usually taking 2nd place while Tempo Storm takes first, they are still a force to be reckoned with. Consisting of the roster formerly known as Cloud 9 Maelstrom, who after qualifying in July, dissolved Cloud 9 Vortex and unified under the singular Cloud 9 banner.   Boasting a roster of Heroes veterans, they are no strangers to the tournament scene as well. After placing first in last year’s BlizzCon exhibition tournament, Cloud 9 had a lot to replace after the departure of Zuna, Jintae, and Kenma. On July 30th, Cloud 9 settled on the roster (shown above) and has shown promise since. After the team changes, Cloud 9 has been a consistent top 3 threat in North America, winning the latest Heroes Major League hosted by ESL.   With this young and promising roster, Cloud 9 is looking to secure one of the two spots for BlizzCon in hopes of accomplishing their championship dreams.  
    Murloc Geniuses (North America)
    Faye – Carry CauthonLuck – Carry
    MadTiimmy – Support (Captain) Equinox – Flex
    Fury - Tank  
    Formerly of the team Evil Geniuses in the 2014 BlizzCon Heroes of the Storm show match, MG has gone through a lot of changes since April 1st. Coined “The Challengers” by Josh Bury of theScore eSports (http://www.thescoreesports.com/news/2383) the roster was acquired by Zeveron before the June/July/August NA Open events. Before the August Open, Zeveron disbanded and once again took up the name Murloc Geniuses. Although one of the top 5 teams in North America, MG have not had much in the way of success as of late. More or less “backing into” the America Qualifiers as the last NA spot because the teams ahead of them had already placed; first place Tempo Storm, second place Cloud 9, and Complexity finishing 3rd.   Despite the team changes and struggles throughout 2015, MG are looking to have a strong showing and hopefully make it out of Group A.  
    Team Immunity (Australia)
    Shy – Carry (Captain) Robadobah – Tank
    Sashin – Flex Naeiou – Flex
    Enalgon - Support  
    Team Immunity, unifying after their victory in the AU & NZ qualifiers (formerly Immunity White), are the champions of the AU & NZ region and are looking to represent the two Pacific Island nations in Las Vegas. While the team itself is fairly new, and the region itself is substantially weaker than the world as a whole, Team Immunity bring a fairly interesting playstyle to the Storm. Having two preferred Flex players versus the standard two carries that we see from other western teams brings an interesting element to their game. Being able to rotate roles of a Specialist/Carry on two members means Team Immunity can adapt quickly in a Best of 3 scenario.   Can the Aussies make it out of groups and shock North America?   Group B  
    COGnitive Gaming (North America)
    Scylol – Tank Hospital – Carry (Captain)
    Iakona – Support Glaurung – Flex
    iVSlime – Carry  
    COGnitive Gaming (also known as COG) are no strangers to esports as an organization but are definitely new to the Heroes of the Storm scene. Having only acquired a roster in May, formerly known as “Shot and the Bullets: Reloaded”, the squad showed immediate promise finishing no worse than 3rd in their first 2 months together. Unfortunately after the MSI MGA 2015 Americas Qualifier the team has fallen off in terms of performance, finishing no better than 3rd. With the roster moving to San Jose, CA with apartments close by and a practice area in between them, the team has an easier way to build in-person communication which can be huge for any new lineup. The team’s hyper-aggressive style has been a treat to viewers while sometimes being a detriment to the team as well. Despite their shortcomings, the team is looking to be a favorite coming out of Group B due to their style and their practice regiment.   Is this the tournament that COG makes a resurgence and takes a top spot to prove they are among NA’s elite?  
    compLexity (North America)
    Blinks – Support (Captain) Trummel – Carry
    CattlePillar – Tank H0ns – Flex
    Jaximus - Carry  
    compLexity Gaming. Another name that is very well known in the esports scene that jumps on the early HotS bandwagon. compLexity acquired the roster of “Barrel Boys” and saw a lot of success in the ESL weekly tournaments but failed to materialize any meaningful results in any monthly, minor, or major tournaments. After the departure of Erho to Stellar Lotus, the team took to Reddit to search for a replacement. Jaximus contacted the team for a tryout and was immediately a great fit for the squad.   With the addition of Jaximus the coL squad is looking stronger than ever. They are looking to make a big splash at this weekend’s event.  
    Relics (Singapore)
    Revenant – Flex Mirr – Flex
    Trinity – Flex Relyzer – Flex
    Zeys – Support  
    The Southeast Asian qualifier, coming out of Singapore, is Relics. They are a relatively unknown name in the Western scene, pulled off an impressive performance in the SEA Qualifiers by not dropping a single game until the Grand Finals, taking out Philippines Champion Bibingka 2-1. The squad also has a lot of interesting play styles. According to GosuGamers, all players not named Zeys played some combination of a Carry, Specialist, Warrior, or Tank hero in their 6 tournament wins. So what does this mean? Well it means Relics are an unpredictable squad with an obvious amount of talent. Will their wild playstyle result in a spot at BlizzCon?  
    Furious Gaming (Argentina)
    Nittt – Flex Megalomaniac – Tank (Captain)
    Kobu – Support Malheven – Carry
    DEUS – Carry  
    Furious Gaming have a very interesting story on how they got to the Americas Championship. They actually finished 3rd at the Copa America Championships last month, Brave Ozone took the top spot for the Latin America region. Unfortunately, Brave Ozone had visa issues and could not attend. In steps Furious Gaming, known for their Starcraft II clan, to try to grab a spot at BlizzCon.   Unlike North America teams, Furious Gaming love their specialists and will focus on hard pushing and gaining an early lead to stomp out their opponent.   Predictions:   Group A   For me, it’s an easy decision who is going to make it out of group stages in Group A. While Murloc Geniuses and Team Immunity are strong in their own right, I do not think they can hold a candle to Tempo Storm’s impressive Pick/Ban and Cloud 9’s team play.
    Winner’s FInals: Tempo Storm vs Cloud 9
    In the North America July Open Tempo Storm showed to be very strong, beating Cloud 9 2-0. Cloud 9, at the time Cloud 9 Maelstrom, was able to first pick away Zuna’s Zeratul in game 1 but unfortunately the “Double Mage” comp of Tempo Storm was too much to handle. Game 2 saw Cloud 9 ban out Zeratul and Tempo Storm ban out Jaina, but again Tempo Storm was too much to handle. I expect Tempo Storm to be the Group A first seed.
    Elimination Game: Immunity vs Murloc Geniuses
    Despite Immunity’s promise as a squad, MG just have too much experience under their belt to worry much about Immunity. MG moves on 2-1 to the Lower Finals.     Lower Finals: Cloud 9 vs Murloc Geniuses
    The last time these two teams met in tournament play only once before back when MG was known as Zeveron and C9 as C9 Maelstrom. It was a close set in the opening round of the tournament and both teams have shown improvement since then. I give the favorable edge to Cloud 9 in this one based off of player skill alone. Cloud 9 grabs the second seed out of Group A with a 2-1 victory.  
    Group B   This one is a bit closer. COGnititve is an impressive team. They had a lot of time to prepare so I expect them to come out guns blazing in their opening group game versus Relics. Furious Gaming is a bit of an unknown, and for what it’s worth, shouldn’t technically be here anyways. There is also the big question mark about compLexity’s new carry in Jaximus. Will he be able to bring is League of Legends skill into Heroes or is there still a lot of learning to do?
    Winner’s Finals: COGnitive vs compLexity
    These teams have met twice before this tournament, the NA July Open and the NA August Open with both teams winning a game. Expect this to be one of the closest games of the group stage by far as both teams are fairly close in skill level and strategy. coL still has a new lineup at the end of the day and because of this I give COG the win in this very close series 2-1 and matching up against Cloud 9 in the bottom half of the playoff bracket.
    Elimination Game: Relics vs Furious Gaming
    Poor Furious Gaming. I mean, they were able to go to Las Vegas which is awesome. Unfortunately, the best finish they had was 3rd in a relatively weak region. Being that Relics is a bit of a wild card, I expect FG to bow out of the tournament in this game. Relic takes this series 2-0 and moves on to play compLexity in the Lower Finals.
    Lower Finals: Relics vs compLexity
    Relics has the potential to pull an upset here. Being a relatively unknown team they have the element of surprise with their line-up of mostly flex position players. Expect a closer series than the experts think. At the end of the day though, I have to pick coL winning 2-1 and facing Tempo Storm in the upper part of the playoff bracket.  
    Grand Finals  
    Tempo Storm vs Cloud 9  
    Another rematch for these two teams. I mean, it’s hard to pick against consistency and these two teams have it. Tempo Storm consistently finished in first place with Cloud 9 consistently in second place. At this point, it’s almost irrelevant who to pick as a winner here as both teams get to go to BlizzCon on November 6-7th. For the sake of potentially being right and getting to brag (and potentially being wrong and sulking) I will have to go with Tempo Storm 3-1. Cloud 9 will make the first 2 games close, actually taking game 1. However, i think Tempo Storm is just the better team and that will show after their second series of this weekend.
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  • Ballack

    Worlds 2015: Quarterfinals Fantasy Advice

    By Ballack

    Worlds 2015: Quarterfinals Fantasy Advice Ready for the knockout rounds? The group stages were filled with plenty of exciting games, favorites and underdogs prevailing, teams from North America letting us all down, and some good fantasy picks and some bad. As in everything in life its impossible to be 100% correct on my picks everytime. I use my analysis, price points, and match ups to determine who to pick and although it doesn't always work out, the process is still correct. If we could all predict what would happen we'd all be rich. I've been getting a lot of good feedback from people and I appreciate it all. Thank you for following and reading these blogs as I enjoy putting the information out there for you to use. Here are the odds for the quarterfinals from http://www.pinnaclesports.com/en/odds/match/e-sports/league-of-legends/league-of-legends-world-championship

      Origen, SKT, EDG, and KTR are the favorites to make the Semi-Finals. That said, SKT are the only overwhelming favorite while it is certainly reasonable to think that the other three match ups can go anyway. The best probable route to go is to stack up on SKT carries (marin, faker/easyhoon, Bang) and look for values in the other roles. Here are my favorite players for the Quarterfinals: SKT is the best bet. Fit Faker, Marin, and Bang in wherever you can. My favorite value players come from FW in the form of Karsa and SwordArt, who has been underpriced all tournament. I have a lack of faith in the midlaners, not because of their skill but because of match ups. There are a ton of really good matchups in the midlane Nagne vs. KurO, Pawn vs. Febiven, xPeke vs. Maple. I think you either pay up for Faker or save and go with Maple, who has been great quietly great this tournament with the most kills and second most assists for any mid laner. I'm staying away from FNC and EDG for the most part. It's interesting because their players are relatively cheap, but I think this will be a really close match up that is hard to predict one way or the other. It could turn into a very objective focused series (as FNATIC does like to do this at times) which would limit fantasy output. Vulcun: Top: Marin (SKT) ($1301)
    Jungle: Karsa (FW) ($1264)
    Mid: Faker/Easyhoon (SKT) ($1625)
    ADC: Bang (SKT) ($1514)
    Sup: SwordArt (FW) ($962)
    Flex One: GorillA (KOO) ($961)
    Flex Two: ssumday (KTR) ($1371)
    Flex Three: Score (KTR) ($1053) You use your three SKT spots allowed on the three carries, while paying up they should be worth every penny. You also get to fit two top lane carries into your lineup with Marin and ssumday. You save by using two supports to pay up for value elsewhere, Karsa has the second most kills and third most assists among junglers and score provides a cheap jungle option even though he leads Worlds in assists from the jungle role. Alphadraft: Top: Marin (SKT) ($8900)
    Jungle: Karsa (FW) ($6500)
    Mid: Faker/Easyhoon (SKT) ($8800)
    ADC: Bang (SKT) ($9100)
    Sup: SwordArt (FW) ($6400)
    Flex: Hojin (KOO) ($7100)
    Team: Flash Wolves ($3000) Again you use the three SKT carries. The rest of the lineup is quite cheap among FW players. I talked about SwordArt and Karsa above, but Hojin provides good value as his agressive style has him first in KDA among junglers at 8.4. Cheap team as always in FW, who could easily win their Best of Five against Origen. Draftkings: Top: Marin (SKT) ($7700)
    Jungle: Karsa (FW) ($5100)
    Mid: Maple (FW) ($6300)
    ADC: Bang (SKT) ($8700)
    Sup: SwordArt (FW) ($4900)
    Flex One: Score (KTR) ($6400)
    Flex Two: ssumday (KTR) ($6800)
    Team: FNATIC ($3900) This time you only get two SKT carries. Let's talk about that for a second. Draftkings does not combine Faker and Easyhoon into one pick, they're separated. Because of this, it's extremely risky to pick one or the other unless you are 100% sure that they are playing. If SKT vs ahq was the first match up of the week it'd be easier to get a handle on who was playing for SKT, but your lineup will lock after day one and if you stick Faker in while easyhoon is playing (or vice versa) you'll be paying the highest mid lane salary for no points. I'm going with Maple here instead and saving money. The savings go straight into ssumday to replace Faker's carry spot. With the leftover money I'm using FNATIC who are in a close matchup, but usually play objective focus in big games and that's where your team points come from.   Good luck and enjoy the Quarterfinals!
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    HELL YEA. BUNITE WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU LMAO

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    Lets look at some facts before I continue.

    The price of one ounce of gold since the 1800s

    2000 $272

    1995 $386

    1990 $424

    1985 $354

    1980 $641

    1975 $151

    1970 $38

    1965 $36

    1960 $37

    1955 $35

    1950 $40

    1945 $37

    1940 $35

    1935 $35

    1930 $21

    1925 $21

    1920 $21

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    This is one ounce of gold.

    As you can see something most people hold is such high value, loses and gains value over time. I think believe the written word is our greatest treasure, it can never be taken away from you, and always retains all of the value that it started with. I think now in this depression we are in as a nation, need to realize that something is wrong with our old way of thinking. I think this stands to be true, we got ourselves into this depression with the thoughts of greed and lust over oil and power, I think now is the time that we need to realize that oil and gold are not our greatest treasures, our literature is, what we learn from our past works of literature is our greatest treasure.

  4. Chapter 4: Repayment

    07:05AM 23/07/3952

    Unknown location - Planet V-45.

    The early morning sun blazed through the treetops, creating shafts of light between leafs. Through the sunlight a red mist blew, a fine haze of the dark colour settled around where Martin lay.

    "Shit, get the aid kit! Raise the leg, stop the bleeding quick!" Ash shouted panicking.

    Holly just stood there, no emotion visible under her helmet. She shook herself and set about finding Her first aid kit, tearing through her bag as quick as she could. Hands shaking, she chucked the equipment to Ash.

    Martin awoke, coughing up blood as he raised himself on one arm.

    "What the fuck was that.." He groaned.

    "AP mine, one of the older models, Bouncing Betty I believe, lucky for you it malfunctioned, only went to knee level." Explained Ash, as he sprayed Bio-foam onto the wound.

    "Go, just leave me. Get out of here..." whispered Martin.

    "With all do respect sir, you're coming with us." replied Ash.

    Hoisting Martin up, they saw the foam form a cocoon over the the right knee of Martins leg, the rest had been turned into pulp. If they could extract Martin the Doctors on the ship could replace it with a synthetic leg. Ash turned to Holly:

    "Lets go, that explosion wasn't exactly quite."

    07:15AM 23/07/3952

    Unknown location - Planet V-45.

    Two guards patrolled the outside of a perimeter fence, walking closely together. Behind them was a small fuel depot. Joe positioned himself behind a formation of rocks, and watched.

    "This must be where they keep their vehicles." he said to himself.

    If he could get past the patrol and eliminate the fuel depot, then it might give them an extra advantage when seizing the main structure. He started to move toward the guards at a quick pace, he unsheathed his combat knife, stood up and slashed. It cut across the guards throat, dropping him to the floor, clutching at his throat gasping for air, unable to scream and slowly drowning on his own blood. The other guard turned to face Joe and raised his gun, Joe grabbed the barrel twisted it and landed a punch on the the cheek of the guard, knocking him to the floor, jumping down on the man Joe pulled the knife and thrust it through the Neck of the man, twisting it to destroy the neck and stop the man breathing.

    Joe cut his way through the fence using a pair of old wire cutters, and crept to the fuel station, pulling out a length of det cord he wrapped it around the tank, three times...just for good measure. He back off slowly, to a safe distance and pressed the detonator he heard the "Whoosh" as the flames rose to the sky, expanding out into a thick mushroom cloud. heart racing Joe started at a run towards the exit, hearing the rebel soldiers scream as they saw him.

    "Crack!"

    A bullet just passed his head, they had opened fire, running in zig-zags and random patterns he jumped over boxes and crates, hearing the thud or ping of the rounds hitting behind him. The adrenaline pumped through his body, he turned left, just avoiding the burst fire from a rebels assault rifle. He could see the exit now, no more than one hundred meters ahead of him. Out of his pocket he pulled two grenade, he pulled the pins and chucked them both behind him, sprinting faster and harder than ever he passed through the exit and disappeared through the undergrowth back into the dense forest.

    07:20AM 23/07/3952

    Unknown location - Planet V-45.

    "Stop!" panted Ash, they had carried martin on their shoulders for over a mile, they were coming up on the primary objective, in the distance they could see a mushroom cloud, someone had hit the outer base all ready. Ash glanced at Holly:

    "Must be Joe, C'mon We gotta help him!"

    Holly nodded, together they rested Martin against a tree and Holly passed him her sniper rifle, with two mags. Ash and Holly hurried down the hill, sprinting to the first row of cover, the soldiers were gathered on the other side of refinery. They set off across the yard to the first building, Ash barged the door down and pushed straight through to the other side. the walls were only thin, it was a bunk room, a round would go straight through, they had to find better cover. Ash climbed through the window and rolled into cover against one of the concrete barriers and called for Holly to follow. Ash looked around the rebels were disorganised, but they still outnumbered Ash and Holly. They had to try and slip past them, get to Joe and blow the refinery...easier said than done.

    Ash rolled out of cover and moved up to the next building, taking out a set of C4 and placing it in between the pipe and building, then waved for Holly to move up to, they needed to find three other Fuel pumps, chances were, guessed Ash, they would be in all four corners of the refinery. Ash began to move when a squad of rebel soldiers ran past, he noticed the captain bar of one and immediately opened fire upon the men, the rounds tore through them leaving gaping wounds and tearing limbs off, the captain was hit in the shoulder by a burst, the arm came apart and he fell to the floor. Ash shouted to Holly:

    "Lets go, I think they just realised we're here!"

    Sprinting they made for the other pump, Holly set up on a wall watching the pathway, whilst Ash planted another C4 on the pipes.

    "We're clear!" he shouted as he moved on.

    Together they set off to the third pipe, as they approached the gunfire became louder, there was a fire fight going on up here. Ash stopped and looked across, there were six soldiers firing at something.

    "Thats Joe, quick we gotta move!" said Ash

    They positioned themselves on a flank and chucked a flash bang at the soldiers, then moved out and let off a short burst of fire, the six men dropped to the floor, great chunks of meat torn out of them.

    "Thanks!" shouted Joe from behind cover, as he fitted another mag into his weapon.

    They regrouped by the third tank.

    "I've allready done this one, just the next sector then we're done!" said Joe.

    "Great, lets go." replied Ash.

    Regrouped they headed towards the fourth pump, they came across small resistance moving to the fourth pump, they got the charge set-up and planted, then started to move back towards Martins position. As they reached the hill they noticed a Battalion of heavily armoured troopers. moving in on the refinery, they wore the dark orange colour of the rebel forces.

    "We have to move, quick and fast, their the elite shock troopers." Breathed Martin.

    Ash had heard stories of them, they weren't nice. Ash picked up Martin and they started to move towards the extraction point.

    A sharp crack snapped past Joes ear, they had been spotted.

    "MOVE!" roared Joe.

    The group hurried, trying to cover Ash as he carried Martin. there was a bridge ahead and the extraction was about five hundred meters beyond it, they moved on, Joe went ahead to start up the Transport. Ash spoke:

    "Even if we get to it, its going to take at least five minutes to start, we'll never make it!"

    "Go..." said Holly.

    "What?" Martin and Ash both spoke at the same time.

    Holly turned, on her back just below the lung was a gradually expanding reddy-brown colour.

    "I got hit, back on the hill." she gasped

    "We can use bio-foam? 'till we get back the ship? We can heal you up there!?" Exclaimed Ash.

    Martins face wore a grave look:

    "Ash you know Bio-foam only stops bleeding, it cant heal a punctured lung, Holly, are you sure?"Gasped Martin

    "Consider it repayment...for Omega-56." Grimaced Holly.

    Martin nodded, Ash looked and nodded. then carried Martin towards the transport.

    Holly looked across the bridge. Not one of those men were getting across. she planted four C4's on the pillars of the bridge and set up behind one of the hangovers on the side of the bridge. the top of a troopers head appeared on the hill, she let rip with the sniper rifle, catching him between the eyes, no more troopers popped up, she kept her sight ready.

    Ash, lifted Martin onto the ship, the engines were warming up. Ash climbed onto the ship and pulled out the side gun and aimed down the narrow path between the trees.

    "ETA, three minutes!" Shouted Joe over the engines.

    Ash said nothing, watching the tree line hoping to see Holly running back ready to go.

    Holly had dispatched three troopers so far, they came one at a time, easy pickings. She looked back at the bridge and saw a line of seven approaching, they lay down suppressing fire, she couldn't move, the cracks and whizzes of rounds barely missing her sounded overhead. She picked up her SMG and let off a burst over her head, she heard the thumping sound as some shots connected. The rest of the company of troopers moved up, there were over forty, Holly stood up. Just over her head she seen the transport start to hover. She stared at the men and opened fire, she let out a scream so loud the men faltered, then she let rip with her SMG, emptying the clip into them, as the gun clicked empty she closed her right hand.

    From above in the Ship, Ash saw the explosion on the bridge and then the explosion at the refinery, the shock wave knocked the ship slightly. He raised the Ramp and sealed the back room, to allow them to stay in there during the space flight. Ash turned and looked at Martin, they both nodded and then returned to looking into nothingness.

    "ETA, five minutes." Came Joes voice over the com.

    They were returning to the Cruiser.

  5. On May 3rd, 2010, my amazing aunt was featured on the news in a great interview about breast cancer. Feel free to check it out, it's really informational and I'm extremely proud of my aunt, a breast cancer survivor, who I'm very thankful to have!! (=

    http://www.kcra.com/video/23432649/

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  6. I had thoughts for awhile, i cant get them out of my head. they run ramped and all of them are screaming. i cant help but everyday ask my self why me? why must i have to do everything, no matter what it is to prove myself in something? do people have that much lack in common knowledge and sense to think im not good enough for this, or for that? do you people understand the shit i go through to hang with you? do you realize how many times i just wanna throw my fucking controller and scream ? you have no idea the metal boundries i face eveyday, everytime i wake up. no matter what i do, its not good enough, or i have to do something different that i cant, or i have to pay to have access to. gaming, makes me want to scream. the pain i go through when i know i have the skill, the know how, but yet im confined to using one hand. it pains me every time i look at my self, that i have to say i always have to prove my self to some one about something im doing so that they take me seriously.

    im writing this blog because, i wish, with all my might, and heart, that you guys could understand the mental pain i go through to do what i do everyday. if i could set my self in your shoes, you could see the world in a whole nother realm. i wish i could, i wish i could trade places with someone so they could understand me better then anyone on what i go through, what i suffer, the gaps and boundries i have to over come to do what i do. to be me. gaming always seems to throw a curve ball at me, no matter what. when i say i hate something, its not because i dislike it, or im not good at it. its because people are to fucking lazy to think of the one person who may not be able to do what they intail, or what they sell, or they settings they use. i hate stupid fucking useless people that limit me, and make me have to push my self that much harder to do what everyone else just takes for granted. id kill to see what it feels like to have to hands, i would. id love to, just for a day.... feel it. just for a day... not get stared at.... just for a day.. not be under estimated... just for one day, where people can view me as normal, where i can do something that doesnt require me to jump through five fucking hopes and open a door upside down. i wish is such a useless word. because it will never happend. its just a fantasy... thats it.

    i needed to do this, because i want people to realize the pain and stress and torture i indoor to do what you guys enjoy on a daily basis. if only you knew how lucky you are to have those wounderful two hands. if only i could set... you in my shoes.... for one day... so you could be me...

  7. ESEA has just announced the start of season 6 with some very exciting changes. Possibly the greatest of all being an increase in the prize pot from $45,000 to $50,000 which, to me, is a good sign of growth. For those of you who are not familiar with ESEA, it is a subscription based service that allows players to easily find pickup groups to scrim on an ESEA hosted server while running the ESEA anti-cheat client. In addition to this, ESEA runs a competitive league for CS1.6, CSS, and TF2.

    Another interesting change this season is the addition of a main division for CSS. It looks like this will be a very small division (~16 teams), so it should provide for a very competitive environment. ESEA has also announced that the final four in playoffs for 1.6-main division will go to LAN playoffs at the end of the season. Previously only Invite playoffs were held at lan. Team registration closes on April 9th at 10 eastern and matches start on the 18th so get your team signed up soon!

    More info here: http://esea.net/index.php?s=esports&d=comments&id=7574

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    Addvocate: First off, what are your names?

    BigDawg: My name(BigDawg) is Kye Nelson, Force is Dustin, and Cat is Kevin.

    Addvocate: How old are you all?

    BigDawg: I just turned 17 November 12 [Kevins birthday also]. Dustin turned 16 last March.

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  8. NBK
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    ^ Thanks NiteyNite! ^

    Well it's finally here, Halo: Reach. The midnight release was planned over a month in advance. It would be myself and Malfunction at his house for at least 2 days for just straight gaming. A week before the release we added Magus to our roster of people at Malfunction's for Reach. Sunday before the midnight release I brought my viewsonic, xbox, and astros to get them set up so we wouldn't have to the night of the release. Come midnight release, we get Magus set up at about 8. I hopped on Modern Warfare 2 for a minute, my xbox was running smooth. Few hours later, we get back to Malfunction's with 2 standard copies, and 1 legendary (Malfunction's). I ripped that thing open and quickly put in my disc tray to find my screen saying " Open tray. " I opened it, closed it.. Again.. same message. 30 minutes go by, I'm hitting open and close, hitting my xbox, hoping it'd read the damn disc. No luck. My xbox had broken down on me the moment I put my copy of Reach in it. Words cannot describe the fury I wanted to unleash upon that stupid machine, the ultimate nerd rage was about to destroy that thing. I calmed down, called up my amazing friend Corey who lived just a bit away from Malfunction's house to see if I could use his xbox for the night. He said yes, and we met him at Burger King to get his xbox. I gave him the biggest hug ever, took his box, and we did about 70 down the residential streets to get back to Mal's to finally play the game we've been waiting so long to.

    Malfunction, Magus, Myself and our friend Oni started up the campaign on Legendary. We tore through it in about 4 1/2 hours, it was a good campaign. I'm glad I played it with friends, it made it so much fun I wish we could do it everyday. Afterwards we immediately jumped into matchmaking. Arena was down, so team slayer was about to get rocked. Our first game we had Pinnacle Snipers, we beat the other team 50 - 7. Oni eventually got off, he had class at 3 that day so he needed some sleep. Magus left around the same time. Malfunction and I gamed until about 1 A.M that night. I played Halo: Reach for 24 hours straight, and loved every second of it. We had to get Corey's xbox back to him, so we dropped that off for him and Mal took me home. I couldn't fall asleep I just kept thinking about how much I wanted to play that game, and that I couldn't. My xbox wasn't going to work, I have no money to purchase one, D.C is a month away and if I send it in I won't have an xbox to play on for probably 3 weeks minimum. So much running through my mind as I was trying to sleep, it sucked. :(

    I wake up, hook up my set-up and gave my xbox the old college try. No luck at first, my persistence is one of my better qualities. I sat there for an hour and a half, opening and closing the disc tray hoping to hear my xbox spin the disc and read it. It worked. I was so happy. I played throughout the day and into the early morning. I left my xbox on so I wouldn't have to try and do that again. Played one more day before shipping my xbox out to Microsoft, thank god I had my warranty until November. Before I shipped it out, Malfunction confirmed he got a team pass for D.C and we began running games with Landit, whom I teamed with for Raleigh (a 24 hour thing). We had very good teamwork, chemistry, and we're all Chicago locals. We were looking for one before I shipped out my xbox.

    The day I shipped my xbox out, I was reading bungie.net's weekly update. Towards the bottom I read this:

    " If you find yourself lumped in with the

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  9. Carolina Summit - My First Actual LAN

    Over the weekend, I was able to attend the 5th Annual Carolina Game Summit in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Registering myself for the Gears Of War 2 tournament, teaming with Ashley, Nick, and Ryan. Also known as Antidote, Enmity, and Perilous! I was approached by Enmity weeks prior to the event with the opportunity of teaming with him and Ryan. Boy was I thrilled to join . I was more than happy to tag along with them. Practice seemed to feel like a test on myself. I was being put into places on maps that I have never played through. Where I have to adapt to the change of my past experience, to this. Was I comfortable with it at first? Of course not, but what can you do?. I gave it a shot, and it worked like a charm. I was surprised myself, giving me the boost in my self esteem. Hours before the event, the team we had built, showed a great bond. Which also was a reason why things went according to plan. Taking what we learned in the little time we had, to the Carolina Summit and put it to the test.

    The long, horrid 3 hour drive I dreaded. Would never come to a end, Thanks for not getting much sleep that night . I arrive at the event, standing outside waiting in line to receive my pass. The temperature did not help at all, making myself freeze and nervous that I was here. It all went away, as the doors opened and I walked inside. When I was inside, I met a lot of people from the vVv Forums I would speak to. Jayme(Known as JayC), was the first person I was able to meet. Me and him walked into the Gears Of War room, bumping into Chris, along with Jared (Synystar and Cauterize). Playing a few practice matches went by smoothly, I was able to meet up with my team. It felt great actually meeting everyone over the vVv forums. Well, I didn't meet everyone but some!. As they acted online, were the same as in person; down to earth. Perilous, Jay, and Syn were the ones that kept the laughs floating around, while Enmity and Antidote were the more laid back type of people. Which is what I am used to around where I'm from.

    Now, back to the matches, Our first match was against Team L.A.G.. I had a little nervousness in the back of my head, since this is my first actual 'real' LAN. Most of what I learned from my past teams, and friends were everything I could fall back slow on as we were going into the first match. As the countdown was happening, I was anxious to see how LAN would affect me, and It did. I did not see ONE change into the game play. Now small details were changed of course, but as myself playing nothing did change. I was doing just as good as I would do in my bedroom, sitting back playing. Keeping up with points, even with the host, Taking grudge in my 1 v 1's along with my 2 v 1's. Which ever it would be, I was doing very good In my opinion!. The first map, which happen to be River, we came out 4-0 taking River with no problem. Me being ecstatic, I did a lot better on LAN that I expected. I have been told negative things about If I ever would attend a LAN, and what not. I pushed that all to the side, and Just did what I was told to do by a friend. It worked! I'm sure I would speak for others as well. Looking at the competition around us, me and the rest knew we were taking the spotlight with no problem(1st Place). That being said, two teams did catch our attention. The oddly Team Mudkipz, and Str8 Awesome. While watching Mudkipz play, I had the thought it was the equivalent of watching Get Bronco for their 'Nerd Rage' Personality. Str8 Awesome, mostly because Storm was on the team, and it was like watching Vision play right in front of me. 15 Minutes swing by, we were next to play already. Our next match, against Mudkipz, and boy did they have the nerd rage faces on . We 4-0'd them with no problem on both maps we played (River and Blood Drive), Taking the Winners Bracket Finals.

    After an hour, the losers bracket finals were finished, and the Championship match were about to begin. It was vVv against Str8 Awesome. For some reason, everyone there hated us, or just disliked us enough that they wanted us to lose. I took a look around, smiled and said to myself " Looks like all these people are going to be disappointed". The first map was Jacinto, and it was somewhat a intense game full of back-and-fourth trash talk. We all know I do a great amount of trash talking, but I kept it cool. I was a bit nervous, but it was the same result none the less, we came out victorious on Jacinto. As the curtains closed on them with it being 4-1 on the host. An just like that, It was over.

    With the day coming to a end, I had a great time here, wishing that I could do this all the time. Meeting everyone, making friends, Competing on LAN, taking 1st place , and still giving what I do online.. My abusive host<3. Hands down, this was a GREAT experience in my pocket, getting a grasp on what LAN is like. Not the same amount of teams as a MLG event would have, but It is something. Now that I achieved my goal of having a great LAN start, It's time to set my sights a bit further. MLG here I come, vVv Gaming for Life!

    http://www.carolinag...p=1265475600#51 Here are the full results for GOW2 and the rest.

    Pictures will be uploaded soon . Keep a eye on the Gallery boys and girls !

    -Ariel

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