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      We have moved to Discord   08/04/2016

      There has been a strong desire among the community to migrate to Discord for quite some time. As of today, our community will be using Discord and as a result, we will no longer be actively using our TeamSpeak Server.  The TeamSpeak server will temporarily stay active to help inform all of our move to Discord. Within the next couple of months, it will be shut down completely.  For a quick invite to our new Discord server, you can click here.  
      For a full detailed guide visit http://www.vVv-Gaming.com/Discord
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      Supersonic Series Season 4!   09/24/2016

      Supersonic Series Season 4 starts on Monday, October 10th, 2016   vVv Gaming is proud to present the return of the Supersonic Series!  Unique game nights each week will allow teams and individual Rocketeers to bring their A game and level up their gaming skills!  Whether the goal is to improve teamwork, find suitable opponents, or just acquire valuable feedback on how to improve one’s gameplay, these events will accomplish just that!   Quick Facts: Supersonic Draft is every Monday at 7:30 PM EST. Supersonic Showdown is every Thursday at 7:30 PM EST. Supersonic Showdown will be factored into the RLC Power Rankings! Supersonic Showdown will be streamed, Supersonic Draft will not (unless we find more casters - interested? click here) Supersonic Series Rules & Regulations can be found by clicking here. To register for the tournaments visit www.vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament If you are late to check-ins via our Discord Server, you will not get to play.  Don't be late. To stay up to date with Supersonic Series, follow us on Twitter @vVv_Gaming Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn more about becoming a vVv Gaming Community member or how you can join our staff Season 4 will last 8 Weeks, which will be followed by a Season Finale which will be the 9th Week of the Series Supersonic Draft Season Finale will feature top 24 players based on the Solo Leaderboard from Season 4 Supersonic Showdown Season Finale will feature top 8 teams based on the Team Leaderboard from Season 4   Supersonic Draft When: Mondays at 8PM EST (5PM PST)  Check-in starts at 7:30PM EST and close at 7:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Gaming Discord Server: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite  (Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/guide)
      Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Style: Captain's Draft - Captains are chosen at random (see Registration section for more details) and each captain picks their team-mates. Captains will take turns picking their teammates in a “snake-style” (A, B, C, C, B, A) draft until all teams have 3 players each. Participating with friends is encouraged, however, there is no guarantee that you will be on the same team. The captain’s name will be entered into the Challonge bracket and will be used to represent their team.  Voice channels will be created for each of the teams on our Discord server. Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament to register.  While signing up you will be able to volunteer to be a captain.  If there are more volunteer captains than the total number of teams, the captains will be picked at random from the pool of volunteers.  If there are not enough volunteer captains, then the remaining number of captains needed will be chosen at random from the remainder of players.  


      Supersonic Showdown When: Thursdays at 8PM EST (5PM PST)  Check-in starts at 7:30PM EST and close at 7:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Gaming Discord Server: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite  (Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/guide)
      Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Teams are pre-made by the players. Style: Pre-made Teams Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament to register.
       
      Participating as an individual: After filling out the signup form you will be in a free-agent pool. To ensure your participation in the event, you should be seeking out other free agents to form a team.  Another alternative is to seek a team that only has two players and join their team for the evening. If you do not have a team by the end of check-in period, you may not be able to participate.  If this is the case, contact an admin and seek help with finding a team, please only seek help after attempting to form a team on your own.
       
      Participating as a team: After filling out the signup form above, your team is all set. All you need to do is show up in the discord server during the check-in time.  If you are seeking a third player for the evening, you can view the list of free agent players signed up at http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register and contact them to be part of your team for the evening. If you are unable to acquire a third team member on you own, then please show up on the Discord server at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting and seek help from a Supersonic Staff Member. Reminder:  Solo participants do not earn points towards the season finale tournament.  We strongly suggest putting a team together to sign up with!  Feel free to use our discord chat to find teammates.    Point System
      You will receive points for your participation in each tournament.  These points will determine the top 8 teams from Showdown  and the top 24 players from the Draft. The first tournament finale will be hosted for the top 24 players based on the individual scores from Supersonic Draft event.  The second tournament finale will be hosted for the top 8 teams based on points earned during Supersonic Showdown nights. Keep in mind that participating in Supersonic Showdown event will earn Team Points, participating alone earns you no points.
       
      Breakdown: 2 points for participating 2 points for every match won in the Winner's Bracket 1 point for every match won in the Loser's Bracket 2 additional points for placing 4th 4 additional points for placing 3rd 6 additional points for placing 2nd 10 additional points for placing 1st   Join vVv Gaming
      Become a Community Member If you are looking for an open and supportive community filled with e-sport fanatics that you can game and socialize with, then you should fill out an application and join vVv Gaming Community.  Being part of vVv Gaming Community is about being part of something more than yourself; It is about playing games with friends that are supportive and honest; It is about meeting up in person at LAN events; It is about making a difference in each other's lives and making a difference in e-sports. If this is the type of community you seek, then click here and fill out your application.   Become a Staff Member Working for an online gaming community has many rewards.  It is a good place to kick start your career in gaming, whether you are looking to become a business major or a community manager.  You will learn new things and acquire transferable skill sets that you can use to build your resume.  If you would like to get involved and help with running of Supersonic Series or other events, please visit our jobs page for more details: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/jobs   Supersonic Staff If you have a question, just reach out to one of our event administrators via Discord or private message via our forum. 
       
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        For more information on vVv Gaming and to stay up to date with events that we host across various games, visit our website at http://vvv-gaming.com,  follow us on twitter @vVv_Gaming, join our Discord server at http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite or join our Rocket League Steam Group at http://steamcommunity.com/groups/vVvGamingRL   To join the discussion, click here!
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      Supersonic Series Stacks Up to Support the Troops   11/07/2016

      vVv Gaming Joins Forces With Stack-Up To Support The Troops     We believe that all gamers, regardless of skill, have a place in competitive gaming. We also believe that great things can come from competitive gaming and the communities that support it. As such, starting today, we are joining forces with Stack-Up in their missions and dedicating the Supersonic Series to the troops. Our goal is to help Stack-Up raise money to fund their missions. Each dollar that is donated goes directly to Stack-Up to support their cause. We invite you to join us in our mission by watching our stream, playing in our tournaments, and donating towards a greater cause: supporting the troops through gaming.  
      Stack-Up's Mission   "Founded in 2015, Stack-Up (TAX ID: 47-5424265) brings both veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. With the motto: 'Veterans are our Mission. Gaming is our Passion', Stack-Up serves US, NATO and ANZAC veterans through three primary programs: The Stacks, Stack-Up Supply Crates, and Air Assaults." With one of their programs, Stack-Up assembles "Supply Crates" filled with video games and nerdy goodies which are sent out to veterans in combat zones, on humanitarian missions, in recovery hospitals, and sometimes even bases located stateside.  They strive to help improve experiences of service members while they are deployed; instead of focusing on how many days of deployment they have left, Stack-Up encourages them to be participating in video game activities with their battle buddies.  It isn't just about having fun either!  Scientific studies have shown that video gaming can help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, stress, and even pain relief!  
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Blog #13 Offsides with vVv michs09 (1) FIFA Friday Series

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So I’m going to be putting out a new blog each week on FIFA Fridays where I break down teams, tactics, and formations in FIFA 12. Also if you’re into Ultimate Team mode, I can gladly go into detail about making money, getting top players, hidden gems, and differences in gameplay.

In my first entry, I’m going to breakdown one of the most commonly used formations over the past few years of FIFA. The 4-1-2-1-2

If you’ve ever played FIFA online then running into the 4-1-2-1-2 is inevitable. So what makes this formation so popular??

The Answer!! - It allows for so many different FIFA styles to coexist within a formation -- Keep Reading

Defensive:

The 4-1-2-1-2 provides a defensive stonewall with 4 defenders in the back and then a DM who can roam and win headers freely. Plus if you play defensive or ultra-defensive on tactics your outside mids will always come back and defend the wings. If your style has always been of a defensive mastermind, then your options on offense are usually a quick counter attack, or a slower build up depending on where you steal the ball from your opponent.

Wings / Possession

This type of player has blossomed more and more as FIFA gameplay continues to get slower with each new title. Slower gameplay = more time on the ball, tricks become more important, and fewer goals can win you matches…. Personally I hate playing “smart possession” players because they won’t get rattled by pressure and you need to be focused for the entire match. If their good at moving the ball around don’t expect too many error passes, which means less possessions for you to score. A great way to break anyone’s tactics is an early goal, because then you’re able to control the pace of the match.

Wing players are a little different because a solid wing player doesn’t have to overload on possession if they have perfected their craft. You see a lot of wing players in formations like 4-3-3, but expect to see plenty in the 4-1-2-1-2 because it offers two easy triangles that allow for outlet passing down the lines. The 4-1-2-1-2 can also sucker your opponent into the middle so a nicely timed through ball out to the wings can provide open crosses all game long. If your opponent chooses a larger team, or at least a team with forwards who sacrifice speed for size expect to be defending crosses a lot throughout the match. (Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Germany, AC Milan)

Pressing / Attacking

A pressing or attacking player in a 4-1-2-1-2 is going to “Gamble”, this type of opponent is not looking for a close game but rather to exert his dominance in each matchup. Being able to press opponents is key for forcing turnovers but there is an art to the technique. One of the largest mistakes I see online is players “blind pressing”, what this means is people over press and forget the basics leaving themselves exposed for big plays. The easiest way to beat blind pressing, is simply pass the ball back and then go forward… A lot of players don’t handle pressure that well and forget you can always go backwards, not each pass has to go towards your opponent’s goal. So lay it off and then hit your opponent with an over the top lobbed through ball…

I’ve never chosen to use the 4-1-2-1-2 in tournaments, because after using the formation plenty and experimenting I really dislike when I play against other top players in a mirrored formation. When playing against another opponent using the same formation especially in the 4-1-2-1-2 it often cancels each other out and leads to a frustrating nail biter type of game where it’s difficult to progress the ball.

To any new FIFA players, I recommend trying out the 4-1-2-1-2 and for even experienced players this formation provides extreme balance and in my opinion is one of the best default formations in terms of defense.

If you have any questions, or want to see a blog over specific FIFA related content... Feel free to ask me via twitter: @michs09usa

As of right now, next week’s blog is going to focus on “Why does everyone use Real Madrid?”

Below is a sample of a 4-1-2-1-2 designed for crossing

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Nice write up!, a bit OT here .. this is the formation I coach for High School soccer, we just call it 4-4-2 with a diamond middle which ends up looking just like the 4-1-2-1-2. The only difference is our strikers, like to run them a bit off set to each other like this.

Never got into EA FIFA, always frustrated me how fake it was at times and in some cases disrespects the real game.

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funny story about fifa... was at a lan center and some guy challenged me to a game in fifa... and me never played it before of course said YEA BOY BRING IT ON

had no idea what i was doing but beat him in extra time. been playing fifa ever since.

GG

nice writeup... your knowledge for the game is amazing.

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@Dark Yeah strikers should never be flat, I've played CF all my life and making runs is so key to any sort of success in soccer

@nocontrol appreciate it, and you won't beat me :)

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I know absolutely nothing about FIFA, but this still kind of relates to other games that need set ups. Good write up over all and I'm looking forward to seeing more of these :}

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