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    • Twitch Caster Opportunity for Rocket League!   10/04/2015

       Wanted: Rocket League Twitch Caster   vVv Gaming is looking for a streamer who wants to turn our biweekly Rocket League tournaments into a premier event.  Your role as a caster would be to stream the events on our vVv Twitch channel and commentate on plays in the game.  There are 4-6 Rounds in each tournament and you would be casting one game out of each round.  This is a volunteer position.   What we are looking for: - Available Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 9pm EST to about midnight - 720p 60 FPS video - Ability to work in a team environment - Ability to interact with an audience - Willingness to stream from our official channel.   What we consider a bonus: - Familiarity with video editing and editing software - Previous streaming experience (specifically shoutcasting) - Familiar with Rocket League eSports scene - Know how to setup and use twitchalerts.com or similar system   These tournaments provide a chance for amatuer Rocket League players to connect with and play against others to learn key elements to the game and the importance of teamwork. The point of the stream would be to highlight great plays from teams and to recognize new and upcoming talent.
      For the specifics of the event, refer to our guide on the Community Tournaments here.   If you are interested in the opportunity, please send me a private message via these forums!
    • vVv Returns to Guitar Hero!   10/06/2015

        With the release of Guitar Hero: Live on the horizon, vVv Gaming is reentering rhythm gaming with three of the most passionate plastic instrument players in the world. vVv Gaming has a history of success in rhythm gaming with over 30 top four finishes at tournaments including the World Cyber Games, Electronic Sports World Cup, and more. Our new rhythm gaming players hope to continue this trend when Guitar Hero events are held in the future. Additionally, all three members of the team will be creating rhythm gaming videos and streaming on Twitch.   Read on to learn more about our new Guitar Hero players!     vVv Acai vVv Acai28 obtaining one of the current highscores on King for a Day in the Guitar Hero: Live demo
      Alec “vVv Acai28” Castillo first joined vVv Gaming five years ago and went on to become the Gold Medalist in the 2010 WCG Grand Finals. As the last WCG World Champion, Acai is looking to continue his tournament dominance in Guitar Hero: Live. When asked about his return to competitive gaming, Acai said:      Follow vVv Acai28 here:   Twitch
      YouTube       vVv Paradise
          vVv Paradise before a recent rhythm gaming stream on his Twitch channel     Jason “Paradise” Kuntz is a two time national tournament winner in the USA and a long time member of vVv Gaming. Once a staff member for vVv, Paradise now returns as a player to compete in Guitar Hero events and stream on Twitch.       Folllow vVv Paradise here: Twitch
      YouTube       vVv UkogMonkey UkogMonkey achieving 100% on Fury of the Storm by Dragonforce at a live event in the UK
      George “vVv UkogMonkey” Boothby may be the newest face in vVv Gaming but he is a veteran of the Guitar Hero scene. UkogMonkey was the Gold Medalist in the 2008 WCG Grand Finals and has amassed countless achievements in the rhythm gaming scene. Upon joining vVv Gaming, UkogMonkey was quoted as saying:      Follow vVv UkogMonkey here: Twitch
      Please welcome our new Guitar Hero players: vVv Acai28, vVv Paradise, and vVv UkogMonkey!
    • We Moved from Mumble to TeamSpeak!   10/06/2015

      TeamSpeak 3 Guide
      Don't have Teamspeak 3?
      Download here: http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads
      (Windows, OS X, Android, iOS, etc)
      Server Info:
      Server address: ts65.gameservers.com:9222
      (You can uses spaces in your name)  
      Need help setting up your microphone and sound settings?
      Tired of hearing that beeping/ding noise, when people post in TS chat?
      Can people not hear you while you have a game open?
      You should now have the basics of TeamSpeak set up. Welcome to the better VoiP program! You don't need to do anything extra so you can now come in and join us for events, find people to play with, or just to socialize.
        If you have any questions or need help, just ask a staff member or send me a PM!

      Guide to using plugins (add-ons) with TS3. This is NOT required: (Coming Soon)
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The NYC $400,000 FIFA Challenge Series took place this last Saturday, April 28. It was a packed house that day with 3 tournament games taking place. The 3 games were Madden 12, NHL 12, and FIFA 12. The prize pool of all combined games was $1 Million dollars. There was a $400,000 prize pool for FIFA, and winning just one game guaranteed you $800. 1st place won $167,000, 2nd place $40,000, and 3rd and 4th place getting $10,000. The rest of the money was spreaded out accordingly to the top 128 players out of 256 total participants in the FIFA event. The winner of the event was Adam Winster from England, defeating Bryan Moeyaert from Belgium.

My thoughts about the tournament are as follows:

1. Let's start off with the pros for the event: Firstly. the tournament was virbrant throughout the whole day, and was nothing short of entertaining. Music lasted throughout the whole tourney from start too finish with a live appearance from Jadakiss at the end of the event having a real energetic and entertaining atmosphere throughout. Also, there were free NOS energy drinks being handed out during the event. The place was huge, but not huge enough for 3 tournaments, but nonetheless, a very nice place. Lastly as I've said before the entertainment was very good and the host did a good job of interacting the players and the crowd on stage.

2. On to the cons: First off, It was supposed to be a single elimination event, but after the first round they offered a raffle to get most of the first round losers back into the tournament, I thought that was a major flaw and downside to this event. Also each game every round had a wait time of 3 hours per round, which caused fatigue and rustiness in between games and it was very hard to keep a distinct rhythm throughout. But this was because of the 3 tournaments being all played on one day, which leads me to another complaint of the event. There wasnt much room on each floor in the building and was very overcrowded with people and at times it was hard to walk, once again because of having 3 tournaments being played at the same time, and in the future I think they should 1 tournament per day to fix this issue along with the enormous wait time between games. I also think the tournament was held for too long (8am-11pm) and as I have said before split the tournaments into one day each instead of cramming it all into one day. Lastly, I thought the tournament was a little disorganized, but once again, it was because of the amount of people and it being their first annual Challenge Series, I don't want want to knock them too hard for it.

My performance at the event could have been better. I expected to win the event, but whoever has played FIFA, know that sometimes it just doesn't go your way. Nonetheless I finished top 32 out of 256 and came a couple rounds short of the big time final.

All in all, I enjoyed the event and the entertaining atmosphere. Although it had some flaws, you can't really fault them since it is their first run with the Challenge Series. I hope I can better represent vVv next time by winning the whole event, and I will do my best to achieve that and make you guys proud. Lastly, I want to thank Virgingaming for the oppurtunity to compete and am looking forward to competing again next year..

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