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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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About Virulent

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    I can finally use the Shoutbox
  • Birthday 01/06/1989

Profile Information

  • Full Name Jake Smith
  • Gender Male
  • Location North Carolina
  • Alias Virulent
  • Favorite Games Final Fantasy, Counterstrike, Starcraft 2
  • Favorite Foods Guinness
  • Favorite Movies Fight Club, The Usual Suspects, Snatch
  • Favorite Music ラッドウィンプス、rap, country, some screamo. I like songs not bands :D
  • Interests Drinking, Chillin with friends, riding my motorcycle, snowboarding, Gamer Girlz :D

Contact Methods

  • Skype jake.smith081

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  1. Virulent added a topic in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void   

    Reasons For Steping Down
    Hey guys, I have been doing a lot of thinking lately and I wanted to make this post to clear everything up for everyone and to let yal know the reasons behind my decision to step down as a member of the Aspire Team. As a Jr. at my school I am required to start working on my graduate thesis by conducting an experiment and getting the results published. Outside of this I am also takeing a pretty heavy class load. For the time school has been in session, I have been putting Aspire and starcraft first and my grades have been suffering greatly because of it. I have been scrambleing to try to salvage my semester and I do no believe I have the time needed to give the dedication and commitment that this team team what it really deserves. I would also be lieing if I said that frustration towards WoL was entirely not a part of this in some way. I had been trying to fool myself that I could keep both class and starcraft going for awhile. But, It finaly occured to me when I apologised for being late to practice one day and, one of my teammates relayed that they had gotten accustomed to my absences. I feel that this shows that it is not only myself who feels like I can no longer be deserving of this spot but others aswell. There are many people trying to fight for a spot within the Aspire Team, because of how awesome a team and how great a community we have managed to make with one another. I want the best for Aspire and I believe that another player can fill my shoes better then I have been able to as of late.

    I wanna let you guys know I love every damn one of ya! I have no intention of leaveing vVv or starcraft as a whole. I'm sure I will be seeing you guys online and if any of ya need anything or ever want to hang out or practice just ask! Hopefully by the end of this simester my schdule will open up abit next simester and I can fight to get my spot back within the team I've grown to love!
    Keep kicking ass and takeing names! <(*-*<) <(*-*)> (>*-*)>!!~~
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  2. Virulent added a topic in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void   

    A little tip for setting up your settings for optium own
    Hey guys, Check out this link. most of it is just his personal settings but some important things to note for consistance is the Registry Edit program to remove mouse acceleration. This will make your mouse much more consitant once you get use to it. Also at the very bottom there are 2 things to add to and 2 things to change in your Variables.txt doc in your sc2 folder to make it easyer to see cloaked units as well as cap your frames so your computer isnt freaking out . I sujest giveing it a quick read and seeing what ya feel.

    • 1 reply
  3. Virulent added a topic in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void   

    Team Leagues Procedures.
    Hey guys, I'd like to start this post by saying that I love you guys and this team has become a great place for people to improve and become close in a good learning environment. I hope that this does not rub people the wrong way but, I'm sure people will have gripes with what I am about to say. I am not talking about any once person in general but the group as a whole.

    The way we have been going about team leagues is 100% wrong. It has been the most unorganized shit show I have ever seen come out of Aspire. We have multiple people trying to make decisions and so far almost everyone has proceeded with the assumption that they know best. People feel they are in tilted to make decisions that they do not actually have any authority to make. Because of this people are stepping on each others toes and some are getting very disheartened. Just sitting in the mumble channel for me during our team leagues has become a chore because of people talking over one another, and everyone trying to add their own two cents. I feel like in order for this to not come crashing to a horrible conclusion. We must make team leagues more organized.

    We all know and love Babytoss. But babytoss's greatest asset and flaw is she is caring to the point of accommodating everyone. Because of this other people are stepping on her toes and trying to make decisions that should rest in her hands or in 1 person she delegates the power to.

    I believe we must have some rolls set and positions within our organization filled.

    1. TeamLeague Coach = This persons job would entail picking the order players will be played in. This persons decision during team games should be law. If players have a problem with it they bring it up with the Coach and babytoss in a skype call AFTER the team league is done for that day. Coaches have a high amount of responsibility during the game and to keep it fair the person deciding the order of players should most defiantly not be aloud to play. That is a players roll. If you were not recruited to the team under the pretext of being a player why do you feel in titled to try to take players spots especially when not all players have played.

    2. TeamLeague Manager= This persons job would entail finding new leagues for us to participate in. He would also work as the delegation between us and the other teams in the league in order to set up times and days when matches would be played. As well as the coach the Managers job is to do just that. Manager's should not be expected to or requesting to play. That is a players roll. You do not see Anna Proser walking up to Geoff and saying, "Dude put me in I got this" or yanking the keyboard away from Idra as he gets ready to get in the booth. If you were not recruited to the team under the pretext of being a player why do you feel in titled to try to take players spots especially when not all players have played.

    Both team league coach and manager must have fairly open schedules in order to make it to matches. If they cannot attend a match they would select another individual to handle their responsibility for that match. For the Coach they must inform the temporary coach 24 hours prior to the event. For the Manager they must at least 48 hours prior to the event so that the temporary manager has ample time to find info and set up the match properly.

    3. Players = This roll is already defined within our organization so this would seem fairly easy. Players must have 1 roll and 1 roll only. Concentrate on watching the games "If spectators are aloud" if not they must be playing practice games until they are called up so that they can be in top shape for their game. Players responsibility do not encompass decisions about the league, order, or strategy. Leave this to people who's job it is. You cannot play your best if your trying to be to concerned on order. Starcraft is already a lot to take in. If the Coach asks you a question about how your feeling or about your match ups, Give him the information he inquired about. Do not give him meta game suggestions of how you think things should be done unless asked for.

    4. Caster= Squall you duh boss keep doing what your doing friend.

    5. Method Selection for players playing in a team league. = vVv is a learning organization, but we are also a competitive team. I believe the best way to do the team leagues is where playing in them is a reward system. We all wish to play, this is a driving factor. We should harness this and Hold a once every 2 weeks In house tourney. During the two weeks players have 2 days to play a best of 3 vs their opponent and post the results on a bracket. This way it guarantees that by the end of the 2 weeks we have the ranking of all players in this double elim tourney. The top however many players are needed for the tournie are the players. No exceptions unless someone can not make it and then his spot goes down the list to the next highest rated player. This is a fair way to put our best players in. This also gives people good practice between each other, as well as more tourney experience. This also gives everyone a fair opportunity at a spot in the tourney. If you practice hard you will be able to play in the tourney eventually. It rewards hard work.

    What I have posted here is simply a guideline. Babytoss can decide if she likes it or if it needs tweaking or even if she doesn't want it at all on her own without others input. She is too kind and forgets sometimes that she is our leader and the decision is hers. No one will ever 100% agree on a system like this and everyone doesn't have to agree with it. They just have to respect it. There is one thing I can tell you now for sure, The current system we are using is not working and it is a ticking time bomb till someone freaks out or problems have been had.
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  4. Virulent added a post in a topic IMPORTANT: vVv Aspire vs Pew   

    i can make it
  5. Virulent added a post in a topic *OT* Alerts to threats in 2012 Europe From JOHN CLEESE   

    damn i feel bad for you ein... you got beat out of teh Interwebz by Tuffs grandpappy by 6 whole months... I think the hot steaming cup of fail which your life as a Ethug has devolved into is pretty apparent so im just here to offer my condolences and to point fingers and laugh!!1 HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA SOOOOOOO BAD!!!
  6. Virulent added a post in a topic IMPORTANT: vVv Aspire vs LighT on Thursday 9pm EST!   

    I'll deffently be there hopefuly so will my new keyboard! Also just incase its not who wants to practice with me all day tomorrow so that I can for sure get use to this keyboard so I don't play bad?!?!
  7. Virulent added a post in a topic Any Aspire going to be joining me at Raligh?!?!   

    It's a shame jerry wont be coming but, looks like it will be a baller time none the less!
  8. Virulent added a post in a topic Let's talk peer reviews   

    Where can we find our score? Wanted to know what others believe I need improvement on.
  9. Virulent added a post in a topic Welcome to our new caster, vVv Taeradun   

    Welcome buddy, Good to have ya!
  10. Virulent added a topic in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void   

    Any Aspire going to be joining me at Raligh?!?!
    Hey guys, with MLG only like 9 or 10 days away, who do I get the pleasure of getting shmamered with? I'm getting pumped to chill with some of my vVverry good friends irl. Also on a side note... Jerry you better be there lawl havn't got to talk to your ass in awhile man!
    • 9 replies
  11. Virulent added a post in a topic Yeah...this just happened [Screencap]   

    Hey man, I feel your pain... I'd be lieing if I said this was the most rude one I've ever seen. I think once I got. "Are you real vVv or just a doucebag tryhard fanboy?"
    I replyed, " Im vVv just not a sponsered player" he replyed, " your diamond your Trash wtf is vVv doing YOUR NOT GOOD"......
  12. Virulent added a post in a topic Focused/Race Specific Aspire Practice   

    ^^ This... Good idea. Also a good way for the Coaches to get involved more in the people they coach. While helping with things we dont even notice were doing wrong. Everyone plays and learned there race differently. Some things i do in my sleep like its no problem while other things other players do really really well that I dont even recognize and could help us improve. Also It would be good to get all the zergs together so that we could laugh at the other races and discuss how op we are while still finding things to whine about so people still think we're underpowered
  13. Virulent added a post in a topic Congrats Virulent!   

    Thanks everyone for all your support. Yal are str8 badasses and I love ya.
    P.S. Fearfull... Think i Owned you in Micro tournie the other day... Come at me bro !! Rematch anytime
  14. Virulent added a topic in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void   

    IMPORTANT! Koreans Pro Teams Release Secrete to Success In Sc2 Practice
    You gotta do it like this!!!

    Everyone Start practicing for the vVv Remake!!!
    • 8 replies
  15. Virulent added a post in a topic IMPORTANT: Team page - Biographies needed!   

    Jake Smith born, January 6th, 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia. Jake's family moved around a lot while he was growing up. He has lived in Georgia, New York, West Virginia, Tennessee, and currently North Carolina. Because his family would move around so much video games have always been a big part of his life. The first game he can remember playing was the Leisure Suit Larry series around the time he was 8-10 years old, however he was so young in fact he did not know the purpose of the game, and only later learned it was to try to get laid. He always taken a competitive look at games because it was a way to try to be the best of all his brothers and sister. He has 2 older brothers, one older step brother, one younger step brother, and one younger step sister. He has played almost all genres of games at one point in time or another. From Counterstrike to WarCraft to Grand Theft Auto to World of WarCraft and Final Fantasy, he has always played whatever game he is focused on to a level of attention that most including his parents would find disturbing.

    StarCraft 2 was the first RTS that Jake has ever climbed past the masses spamming, “Glittering Prizes” and “Power Overwhelming”. He started StarCraft 2 in the beta where he placed in Copper League. Then one fateful day when watching a game Husky was casting it dawned on him. You can make TWO BASES!!!! From that point there was no stopping Jake. By the end of the beta he had climbed to the top of Gold League. Since StarCraft 2 was released Jake has played off and on as much has his free time has aloud. By the end of season one Jake was top 1 in his diamond division. Recently Jake has returned to StarCraft 2 after taking a break for college. Now after being accepted onto the vVv Aspire Team he will work hard to continue his improvement in StarCraft 2 as well as help his teammates anyway he can.