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    • Rocket League Community Game Night Tournaments!   10/03/2015

      As of 25th of August 2015, we have been hosting Rocket League events!  This event is open for everyone to participate.  Below you will find all the details that you need to know to get involved, so please take a minute and read through carefully!  Hope to see you there at our next event!     When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm PST/9pm EST (we start on the dot, so don’t be late) Where: Our TeamSpeak server (click here for setup guide/details) Format: 3vs3 - Double elimination, best out of 3 games. How to participate: Connect to our TeamSpeak server with your team (or alone) before starting time and you will be entered in the tournament by one of the admins.  Currently, you do not need to pre-register to participate in the tournament, simply be in the teamspeak in the Rocket League channel by starting time stated above. Participating alone: If you have come alone to the tournament you will be drafted onto one of the teams by an administrator of the event. Participating with a team: If you have come with one or two friends to the tournament, you will be allowed to play together.  When the drafting starts, you need to move to one of the team channels with your friend(s) so that the administrators knows that you are not alone.  Should it be necessary, a third person will be added to your team by an administrator.     Drafting Process:  Upon all teams being selected, we will create a challonge bracket that will be used to keep track of the games.  Each team will choose a team captain and report to the administrators the name of the captain.  On challonge, we will use team captain's name as the name of the team.  Challonge will randomize the matchups for us.  To view the latest challonge bracket, visit http://vvv-gaming.com/RLBracket Playing your games and reporting results:  When the challonge bracket is setup, you will be able to see against which team you are up against.  Team captains are expected to communicate to one another at this point and organize a game.  The game should be created with a username and password so that our shout casters are able to join your game should they choose to do so.  Upon completing your games, report the result of the game to the event administrators and they will update the challonge. Streaming (Shoutcasting): One game out of each round will be streamed throughout the night. To accommodate the streamers we ask that you allow the streamer to join your game prior to beginning your play and also to let the replays play to the end so that they have a chance to analyse your plays over the streams and show those amazing goals you score!  Should your game be selected to be streamed, one of the shoutcasters will get in touch with your prior to your game starting. Keeping up with updates of the event: Don’t forget to check back on these forums for any updates to the tournament and you can also join our Steam group to to get notifications about our upcoming events and easier access to our announcements: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/vVvGamingRL  

vVv WaKai

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  • Full Name Nathan Pigeon
  • Gender Male
  • Location Canada, QC
  • Alias vVv WaKai
  • Stream Link http://www.twitch.tv/vvvwakai
  • Favorite Games League of Legends
  • Favorite Foods Sushi
  • Favorite Movies Cloued Atlas; DAS BOOT; The Departed; Pulp Fiction; Memento; Minority Report; Children of Men; Contact
  • Favorite Music One Ok Rock
  • Interests Philosophy, classical music and Gaming

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  1. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic Gaming As Addictive As Heroin - The Sun Newspaper   

    Yes, I agree, self awareness is key. Although I wouldn't correlate age with the level of self awareness and as SB has showed, confine it solely to gaming. Self awareness is  tough because it's filled with negative emotions and as KillShift was conveying,  for some it's difficult to face the reality of their current life. It than comes down to a choice of either ignoring/ escaping it or to start implementing changes and doing something about it. 
  2. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic Gaming As Addictive As Heroin - The Sun Newspaper   

    No, you're not being a dick, and I am glad you make these observations. As my intent from the start was to showcase that the negative effects from gaming relate much to how we operate in real life.  It's interesting you bring up the religion argument as it highlights how you read my note.I was not making it a gaming vs the world debate, and as Graeme Blake says in his comment, "I think modernity is full of many addictions not classed as such." and this is what I say in the note as well: "It makes one wonder whether gaming is a byproduct of a time crazed society in which coffee, over stimulation, exploitation and strict schedules have come to dominate our culture."
    So yes gaming was my focus, but I also included other real life examples of addictions and societal problems. In all of these examples there's healthy versions of consumption too, gaming in moderation can be a healthy mode of entertainment. As for the conclusion, yes it was directed towards gaming and yes it will make potential pro's shy away but at least it's an informed decision. What I have said can apply to people, and that is why I have written it. To help those that are struggling to decide whether gaming is for them, and I hope when they read that note it connects to what they couldn't pin point before. So, with that being said, I am writing this in a hope that people who have suffered like me know that they're not alone and that gaming addiction is a real thing.
    Finally, I did not make a stray man argument, I highlighted certain negative aspects of gaming. It's your perception of my intent when writing this that actually blinded you because you missed part where I did relate it to real life." What this ends up causing is the allusion that we have many friends. Similarly, people who are solely drinking buddies aren’t really our friends, just a person who has a shared interest. Without the booze or the games, we come to find these people much less interesting than their online counterparts and it’s not like they’ll ever come visit us in the hospital either". So no, I am not making this a gaming vs real life argument. It's not meant to prove a point, but to create discourse and conversation which you have done so, thank you
  3. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic Gaming As Addictive As Heroin - The Sun Newspaper   

    I disagree with the responses that most people have made in this topic as gaming is addictive and shares in the same properties that other addictions posses.
    While this is about porn, it will give some food for thought as porn and gaming share similar addictive properties. 
    I just wrote a rather long essay on my experiences with gaming which fall in line with what is being discussed in this topic.
  4. vVv WaKai added a comment on a blog entry Fail to live a normal life   

    Normal is only a point of view, you may think that your life is un-normal but you just described the normal life from 20-30 years ago (e.g., The nuclear family). A new normal is very much what you're describing about yourself, kids by the thousands are pursuing gaming, all under the impression that if they dedicate enough time that they'll make it to the top; only to realize that after all those sacrifices it still wasn't enough. Our society is obsessed with meritocracy, and yet we don't like admitting that luck is the major player behind any sort of success. 
    Maybe it's you who should take a look back on your life and wonder why you're still stuck in the rut of a gaming life. You have been gaming for your whole life; does that make you much different from a farmer who's farming his whole life? Maybe you've become too comfortable with your normal gaming life, invested to much time into it, that you're scared of exploring the unknown and fresh? Why this obsession with passion? You will never feel fulfilled if you live your life by passionate means; it's a hunger that can never be sated. Don't mistake gaming or passion for something new, or an answer to societies troubles. It makes you no different than the nuclear family dad when you put your head down and trudge forward, hoping for a better life... Can't you see the similarities?
  5. vVv WaKai added a comment on a blog entry A life worth living   

    Careful, success and failure can be one and the same thing. Finding peace in the life fortune has dealt you will be a worth while pursuit. The more you chase a life you wish you had, the more you'll feel bogged down by all the things that have to magically fall in place. More of, the more you chase, the more desperate you become, and desperation will never end well.
    I like that you quoted Socrates, but also know that the examined life will only bring happiness given years of practice and study. It's knowing that acceptance of what is out of our control is not complacency, but freedom. It's knowing that happiness is not found so high up, constantly out of our reach, but in the every day occurrences in our life. 

    So I ask you, how much of your time is spent dreaming of something you wish you had? How much time is spent relaxing, and looking at your life, not with an eye of dis-contempt, but of appreciation? You will find happiness in the small things in life, that has always been true.
  6. vVv WaKai added a topic in Vacation Archives   

    WaKai away
    I'll be away for a week or two while I take the time to work some things out. See you all soon! 
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  7. vVv WaKai added a comment on a blog entry It's Official, vVv LoL advances to the NACS playoffs!   

    Play by plays are amazing, but yeah time constraints can be a problem. I like the summary for game 3 as well, those work well too.
  8. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic vVv Sugarbear Promoted to VP of Operations!   

    Well deserved! His work behind the scenes has been great. 
  9. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic Book Burnings in Canada   

    and you think this is justified? 
  10. vVv WaKai added a topic in Dangerous Debates   

    Sacred Economics
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  11. vVv WaKai added a topic in Off-Topic   

    Book Burnings in Canada
    How is this even justifiable? how... I just, sigh... 
    Rick Mercer(canada's version of the daily show) cover it as well

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  12. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic vVv Gaming LoL Team Challenger Series Discussion   

    vVv vs STN recap

  13. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic vVv Gaming LoL Team Challenger Series Discussion   

    Sick! I Can't wait to watch this tomorow.
  14. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic Titanfall PC roll call   

    vVv_WaKai EST Amateur CSS player for a very long time Amateur
  15. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic vVv Gaming LoL Team NACL Discussion   

    haha yeah! Those spears almost one shotting the squishies.