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    • vVv Bagzli

      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
    • vVv Bagzli

      vVv Gaming Presents: ADL Season 10!   08/12/2016

      TL;DR: Season 10 of the vVv Gaming LoL ADL begins Friday, August 19th @9pm EST/6pm PST! Discord Info              Just be on Discord at the check in time and have a level 30 with at least 16 champions to participate! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ vVv Gaming has had a long history in competitive e-sports; and, while the LCS may be a long way off for the organization, we can still participate in semi-competitive LoL activities as a community. The ADL has, and will continue to be, our main way to achieve this. However, let’s be honest, the ADL has had a rough time over the past few seasons. This comes from both participant enjoyment, as well as coordination and structuring of the event as a whole. While I do not plan on completely fixing the system from the start, I do believe that there are some short (and long) term changes that can make the experience better for everyone: ·         We are keeping participation points for this season, as well as the Elo ranking system used for previous seasons. ·         We will have people recruiting more in the game from the community, and attempt to bring more LoL community members to the discord that we feel would be good for the vVv community. ·         We will be implementing new rules for the drafting phase. Some of these rules will be introduced as the season progresses and are covered below. ·         Unfortunately, at this point in time, there is no information regarding a prize. If a viable prize method/opportunity comes about in the future, current season winners will be rewarded retroactively. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rules and Details (Read if new):          Nights will consist of two matches per night. You must be able to attend both games (Don’t be that guy, play it out).          Be on Discord NO LATER than 8:55pm EST/5:55pm PST for Check In. This will be slowly changed to 8:45pm EST as the season progresses. We want the drafting phase this season to be as smooth as possible.  We want to give people time to announce their roles before hand.           Check in will happen in the ADL Check In Discord Channel BEFORE players move to the regular ADL channel, and at 9:00pm EST people will move to channels matching their Dynamic Queue rank. Missing the check-in deadline means that you will not be able to participate that night and will not receive a participation point.          During the Check In, participants will announce their top 3 preferred roles for a staff member to place in a spreadsheet (Discord does not allow for your descriptions to be changed, that I am aware of).          Have a level 30 account, at least 16 champions, and be ready to have some fun!          Additional Questions? Contact vVv Eternal or vVv Yui        The ADL will last for 10 weeks this season, there will then be a three-week break before the next season starts (Currently scheduled for Nov. 11, 2016).        Cheating or Smurfing in the ADL is not permitted. Anyone caught doing either of these this will be suspended from the ADL, no exceptions. Cheating will result in a permanent suspension, smurfing will result in a 5-week suspension.  New Drafting Process: So, in previous seasons of the ADL, the highest ranked players were given the priority in being team captains for any given night. While this was not a bad system, it did leave some players feeling left out over the course of the season. That being said: ·         Highest ranked players will no longer be automatically chosen as the team captain. ·         Team captains will be chosen by the number of participation points that a player has (you earn 1 point for each night you attend, REGARDLESS of whether or not you are picked). ·         No player can be captain more than once every 4 weeks (depending on overall participation). ·         The first weekend will have captains from an arbitrary division and lower. So here is my logic (bear with me). With some outlying cases, most of the team captains would pick from highest available skill in a role down, until all of the top players (and a few peoples friends) were picked. I don’t expect this to change at all; however, this allows for both new and lower skill level players and community members, as well as frequent participants, to always have a shot at playing. They also get the benefit of knowing (eventually) in advance that they will be captains. Additional Information: I would like to try and address the speed of the drafting process. For now, the primary way of doing this will be the check-in time; however, if another feasible method is suggested, any changes will be updated in this section. After the Games: ·         Players will join the winning team's discord channel, and all players will be given feedback if they desire it. ·         Players may also provide criticism and suggestions for the ADL. (We are still seeking to improve the event if the community desires it) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More Darn Rules ·         Teams will still be matched by alphabetical order of Discord channel for the time being. ·         The winner of the first match will play the winner of the second (both matches are played out simultaneously), and the same goes for the losing teams. ·         The higher team alphabetically will be chosen to be on the blue side for the first game, and the lower team will get blue side when the second game is played. Leaving/AFK: If someone leaves a game for any reason and does not reconnect, they will be given a 2-night suspension from the ADL. The player may appeal the suspension with an ADL Staff member if there was a legitimate reason for the disconnect. However, all appeals must happen at least 24 hours before the next ADL event. You also may only appeal a disconnect once per season. Pausing: Players may pause the game for UP TO 10 minutes if a player on their team is having connection issues. PLAYERS MUST INFORM AN ADL STAFF MEMBER IF A GAME IS PAUSED. If the reason cannot be resolved in 10 minutes, the team whose player disconnected will concede the match. If the enemy team agrees, they may also use their 10-minute pause to give the other team more time. Teams only get two pauses per game. Replacement Players: Player replacement will be handled the same as in previous seasons. A player may be replaced by another player of the same rank or lower, provided both teams agree to the replacement. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ So that’s it folks.  Thank you for sticking through the whole announcement, we understand it is somewhat lengthy, however the information had to be provided.  You are now ready for the 10th season of the ADL! If you have any questions feel free to contact vVv Eternal     See you on Friday, August 19th at 8:55pm EST/6:00pm PST!     ADL Staff: vVv Eternal   To join the discussion click here!  
    • vVv Bagzli

      Changes to Community Game Nights   09/13/2016

      Thank you to everyone who participated in week’s survey.  After reviewing responses from the survey sent out to tournament participants the previous week, staff availability, and looking at conflicts with other tournaments, we have decided to make changes to our Wednesday Night Tournaments.  Moving forward, as of Thursday, September 22nd, team tournaments will be hosted on Thursdays as opposed to Wednesdays. We hope with the new schedule, the overall participation will improve, as there will be fewer conflicts between tournaments being hosted.   If you have any further feedback, please leave us a comment in the following thread:  http://www.vvv-gaming.com/forum/topic/72439-supersonic-series-feedback-thread/
    • vVv Bagzli

      Supersonic Series Season 4!   09/25/2016

      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 8:30 PM EST. Supersonic Showdown is every Thursday at 8:30 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 9PM EST (6PM PST)  Check-in starts at 8:30PM EST and close at 8:45PM 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 9PM EST (6PM PST)  Check-in starts at 8:30PM EST and close at 8:45PM 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. 
       
      Event Administrators:
      Mohulis, Bliss, Cherp
        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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  1. Ive been thinking alot and I actually agree balancing life and two communities would be too much. I'll definitely stay active on the site but I believe my place is elsewhere. Thanks guys
  2. its not that i wont be able to be active on the forums, i will be very active on the site and the forums, its that when i play competitively (which is 95% of the time) it wont be with vVv players for now because i am with a team of kids from different communities.
  3. without backing from administration i wouldnt even try to give a date, i doubt it will happen at all
  4. I agree. Very few other places do you see administration as dedicated as Jerry. And good stuff to all mentioned players. keep it up guys.
  5. thank you Matter and Medusa I appreciate all the help. and to answer your question Matter, let me start off by saying I don't think in a game like Call of Duty there ever comes a time where you have mastered it. Professionals have tons of insight, but everyone has secret little tricks that you have to learn for yourself. Therefore while Game Guru may seem like a fleeting goal, however it is a great challenge to further my abilities to the best of my extent. Some of the ways I go about gathering information on Call of Dutys: - Experimenting and trying new ideas - Using past experience from other CoDs that may or may not apply to newer versions - Watching professional streams daily - Playing with others better than myself - Reading forums (vVv, eVa) Some thought provoking threads: - Gun Tierlist (Nov 27 '12) - vVv Online Tournament? (Nov 28 '12) - K/D vs. W/L (Nov 23, '12) Post #8 - Simple Mechanics (May 9, '12) - Competitiveness, Parts I & II (which I plan to continue as I was chopped narrowly after I began these) - The Elephant in the Room (Jan 2, '12) - Thoughts on MW3 New Maps (Jan 25, '12) Posts #4,9,11,13,15,17,19,22 - BO2 Custom Classes (eVa Gaming Forum) (Nov 27, '12) Post #4 - Black Ops 2 Thoughts (eVa Gaming Forum) (Nov 29, '12) Post #12 I also just wish to voice that I am teaming with a few kids from eVa and will probably have little time to hang out with vVv members as much as I would like to. I will of course still add all the members I can and play pubs whenever I have the chance, but I just wanted everyone (who cares to know lmao) to know that is the reason behind my seemingly isolated activity. I have much to learn and a long road ahead. Have a good one, -Grimmm
  6. im sure haha, i could imagine the lengthiness of it but I am serious about doing this if i had backing from administration, but dosent look too good honestly haha
  7. haha definitely man. hmu on xbox for pubs and stuff. you play bo2? gt: vVv Grimmm
  8. I believe many people would have the same mindset haha
  9. I think we'll have to wait until after FG4 if its going to happen at all. Without a prize it has to be at a point with little to no other events within a week of it. I also want vVv approval before we do anything or say anything official, and that dosent look too good either
  10. Oohh I didn't mean like winner gets sponsorship, though that may seem good idt is economically the right choice for vVv being that a team that may not deserve such a sponsorship may have just been on a hot streak. I think if you had five tournaments and a single team placed t3 in all, THEN they might be considered for such a prize haha. I meant that vVv could get GamerGrub to throw in $x and call it the GamerGrub Cup haha you know what I mean?
  11. Even like 4 vVv T-Shirts haha, just at first until the tournament can get an actual monetary sponsor
  12. Name: Pat Brannigan Age: 17 GT's: - Xbox: vVv Grimmm, PSN: vVv_Grimmm How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom?: - I learned about vVv from watching vVv Fly Society at an MLG event in 2011. Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them?: - It seems as though everyone I became close with my last time around has either been chopped or moved on, but I am eager to meet the new gamers in the forums now. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming?: - After the release of the new Black Ops 2, I saw this game as having the potential to revive the competitive Call of Duty scene, and I knew just where to go to find like-minded individuals I am applying for the position of Game Guru (Call of Duty) What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why?: - I have waited a very long time for the release of BO2 because of the rumors of it being another modern warfare but I stayed hopeful it wouldnt suck too bad haha, and I am astounded by it's performance thus far. I also am enjoying Halo 4 and Assassins Creed 3. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming?: - I captain the rugby team at my high school and also play bass for a bagpipe band What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have?: - Multiple locals, 3 NJHalos Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, IPL)?: - No, but I hope to at some point during college. What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst?: - My best has to be on Gamebattles after facing the future semi-pro team Reality Check and having my team come together afterwards, watch film and learn from our mistakes. My worst has to be during the breakup of our team after a third straight loss and the breakdown of one of my teammates. What do you hope to achieve, competitively?: - I hope to learn all that I can about competitive Call of Duty, play competitively online or at local LANs, help organize/ ref major tournaments, and either host or appear on a casting show with my knowledge and experience.
  13. My thinking was with the weight of the name vVv in the title of the tournament, and scheduled around a period of time with few other major tournaments, teams would play for the fact that winning the vVv Cup (first thing that came to mind haha) would pull enough weight to be incentive to play in it. And only after a good showing with alot of coverage maybe a potential sponsor could be brought in to bring more incentive into the tournament. Another option to counteract the lack of prizes is having an entry fee. this would also keep away inexperienced teams that would not be willing to pay to enter. I think if ran correctly and covered properly we could really pull off a big showing. Just a thought, just my opinion.
  14. moved the AN-94 up 1 and Chicom down 1
  15. I havent had as much experience with the M27 so ill check it out, but the PDW is getting alot of playtime with pros and once you get used to it you see why its pretty ridiculous. while the fire rate isnt there, its power with accuracy puts down people with very good range. great obj gun