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  • Birthday 09/22/1988

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  • Full Name
    Tyler Carlson
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    Male
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    STL, MO USA
  • Alias
    vVv Methodx
  • Favorite Games
    CoD4, Heroes of Newerth
  • Favorite Foods
    Chicken, Sushi
  • Favorite Movies
    The Departed, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
  • Favorite Music
    Tech N9ne
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    Work, Work, School, Work, Work, School, Work, Work, School, Work, Work, etc.
  1. This kidd can't live without his B button, here's vVv The Turtle! Written and edited by Tyler "Method" Carlson What is your name? vVv The Turtle: Jonathan Sligh. What is your age? vVv The Turtle: 15 but I turn 16 November 25th. What is the story behind your Gamertag? vVv The Turtle: Well, one day my friend calls me over to his computer and he says look at this picture so I look at it and it's a picture of a turtle that has fur all over it and I was like what the heck is this. So when I finally got Xbox Live I was thinking of that moment and I chose a furry turtle as my gamertag. Then once I received my interview I asked everyone in the party what I should change my name to and The Answer told me I should change it to vVv The Turtle so I did and I continued the "the" legacy. Where do you live? vVv The Turtle: Birmingham, Alabama. I just figured out that I live only 30 minutes away from Exodus. What's the worst or weirdest job you've ever had? vVv The Turtle: I'd have to say the worst job i've ever had was when I had to help my friend clean out like 20 chicken coops. Why did you choose vVv? vVv The Turtle: I chose vVv because I watched them play at MLG events and decided I want to be like them one day. So I applied for vVv after meeting some of their members,TheStandard and Xenoloc, and I realized how cool it would be to be a part of a professional gaming association. I'm glad I decided to apply because I have had no regrets since then. How long have you been part of the community? vVv The Turtle: I have been in the community for about 8 months Have you been in any other community other than vVv? vVv The Turtle: No I have not and I don't plan to be in any others anytime soon. Where do you see vVv in a year? vVv The Turtle: I see vVv dominating in Modern Warfare 2, Gears of War 2, Aion, Left 4 Dead 2, and even in some strategy games like future Starcraft II. What is a goal you would like vVv to reach? vVv The Turtle: I would like to see vVv have a pro team for almost every game and to expand to have a larger EU division. With all the other gaming communities out there, are you worried about any competition? vVv The Turtle: I'm personally not worried about any compitition because vVv is the best gaming organization out there. What do you think is the best thing about vVv? vVv The Turtle: I think the best thing about vVv is the friendliness and helpfullness of its members and staff. And if I need someone to play with there is always someone here no matter what game I want to play. What have you done to add value to the community? vVv The Turtle: I have gotten quite a few people to apply and I evaluate applicants on their skill level and on their personalities as well. What can you do in the future to add value to the community? vVv The Turtle: I hope to be able to find a game thats right for me and I can rnepresent vVv in a professional matter but in the mean time I just plan to represent the community at MLG and other LAN events that I attend either as a spectator or as an amature. If you were to apply for a staff position, what would your position entail and why? vVv The Turtle: If I ever applied to staff I would like to become the RTS games manager if I could. I would like to become the RTS manager because I greatly enjoy strategy games i.e. Starcraft, Dawn of War, Age of Empires, Civilization, etc. and I would like to see vVv in the near future having an RTS division and I would love to be a part of it. If that doesn't work out I might consider further persuing my GFX artistry and applying for a GFX position. How did you become interested in GFX work? vVv The Turtle: I liked seeing all of the signatures and other unique things that vVv Dyza and the other GFX crew members were making and I dicided to try it. I'm not the greatest at it but I hope to improve and become a part of the GFX crew one day. I guess you could say vVv Dyza inspired me to become a GFX artist. How many hours a day or week do you spend playing games? vVv The Turtle: I spend between 12-30 hours playing games but I can't play during school days and my xbox is broken right now so im not really gaming any right now. What do you do outside of gaming? vVv The Turtle: I draw, listen to music, watch movies, go bike riding, and spend time with my friends. What is the hardest thing about being a gamer? vVv The Turtle: I think it's hard to manage your time correctly between gaming, school, and my social life. I also think its hard cuz when people think of a gamer they think of a antisocial fat kid who eats Twinkies and sits on his couch playing WOW and really most gamers aren't like that at all. What is your entertainment setup like? (xbox,pc,ps3,tv,etc) vVv The Turtle: I have a 43' Pioneer flatscreen with my Xbox 360 and my Wii plugged up to it. I also plan to be getting a nice gaming computer soon. What is your favorite game? vVv The Turtle: My favorite game at the moment would have to be Gears of War 2. I just get so much enjoyment out of popping heads off. I also enjoy playing Age of Empires III on the PC. I also enjoy playing Modern Warfare 2 casually. I don't plan on playing it competitively because I can't take the game seriously. Will you be trying to attend any MLG events in the future? vVv The Turtle: I plan to attent MLG Orlando in January and Meadowlands in the spring. What future games are you looking forward to? vVv The Turtle: Diablo III, Left 4 Dead 2, and Starcraft II just to name a few. What's the funniest thing you've ever heard in a game? vVv The Turtle: I think the funniest thing I've ever heard in a game is when one of my friends said wow this kid is glitching he is bouncing off walls....and we were playing Gears... What was your greatest moment as a gamer? vVv The Turtle: I think my greatest moment as a gamer was when I was in Jerry's room and I popped Fear's head off with a sniper rifle and the "clutched" a 1v3 or they just choked... O by the way afterwards Jerry told me "Turtle you weren't supposed to clutch it". What do you predict will be the "next big thing" in gaming? vVv The Turtle: I think either OnLive or just PC gaming in general will dominate console gaming. What game character is most like you? vVv The Turtle: Dizzy from Gears 2. What kind of music do you like? vVv The Turtle: I listen to Screamo and I also like soft rock. Who is your favorite Screamo group, why? vVv The Turtle: The Devil Wears Prada, because their music actually has a meaning and is not just aimless screaming... Who is your favorite soft rock group, why? vVv The Turtle: A Day to Remember, because their lyrics are very touching, I can relate to it, and their music calms me down after a long day of school. I have also started listening to All Time Low and their music is very appealing also. I was introduced to All Time Low by Joey (vVv Mayday) <3 If you could go on tour with any band, which would it be? vVv The Turtle: A Day to Remember What is the last book you read? vVv The Turtle: Last Man Standing by David Baldacci If they made a movie about your life, who should play you? vVv The Turtle: Shia Labeouf Do you have any favorite TV shows or movies? vVv The Turtle: My favorite movie is Reign of Fire hands down. My favorite TV shows are House, Burn Notice, and NCIS. What cartoon character do you think is most like you? vVv The Turtle: Wile Coyote What's the worst food you've ever eaten? vVv The Turtle: Eggplant What is your favorite type of food to eat? vVv The Turtle: Pizza and wings. If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would it be? vVv The Turtle: I would probably trade places with Lil Wayne. What would you like to be doing in ten years? vVv The Turtle: I would like to have finished college and either be a computer programmer, an architect, or a videogame designer. Have you considered any colleges for your future studies, why or why not? vVv The Turtle: Yes I have because I need to see what they require if I look to apply to there. I have recently scouted out Alabama University, Auburn, and I'm looking at some of the bigger schools if my ACT score is high enough i.e. MIT, Yale, Harvard, etc. One final task, in one sentence describe LordJerith. vVv The Turtle: He sees the world how it really is, tells everyone his thoughts, and he gets the job done.
  2. Methodx

    Duck: Content Team Application

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  3. Methodx

    Rapture Content Team Application

    Rapture has been contacted about his application, he is giving me writing samples, and I am are now processing his application.
  4. Written and Edited by Tyler "Method" Carlson vVv Chief Flash What are your thoughts on WCG's grand finals? vVv Chief Flash: It was an awesome experience! Meeting players from all over the world was exciting. How do you feel the event was run? vVv Chief Flash: The event was run very smoothly. Everything was on schedule and there were plenty of WCG staff to help out. Can you describe your experience as a participant? vVv Chief Flash: Exciting to say the least! The accommodations were more than welcoming. Do you plan to attend any more LAN events hosted by the WCG? Why or why not? vVv Chief Flash: Yes. WCG hosts great events. What was most difficult obstacle for you to overcome? vVv Chief Flash: Eating the traditional Chinese foods!!! hahaha ok jk....maybe. I would say the butterflies in my stomach before each match. What do you feel was your biggest strength during the event? vVv Chief Flash: Coming into the event, I had a ton of confidence. Your biggest weakness? vVv Chief Flash: Over confidence! I definitely underestimated Mexico. Evaluate your overall performance for us. How do you think you did? vVv Chief Flash: I wish I would've played better. I shouldn't have lost to Mexico and my match vs Korea was a nail biter. What was your final standing in the Virtua Fighter 5 division? vVv Chief Flash: I placed 3rd within my group, but overall I am not sure. How does that compare to your usual standing at tournaments? vVv Chief Flash: This was hands down the best competition I've ever had to face. However, I feel like I could've placed better had I played better. What was your most memorable match and why? vVv Chief Flash: It had to be against Shinz from Korea. It was such a good match all the way to the final seconds. I guessed correctly on his next move, but I reacted to soon which he took advantage of. What do you feel you learned from this event? vVv Chief Flash: If I want to achieve the next level, I would need to move to Japan. Were you nervous at all during the matches? If so, what did you do to overcome it? If not, are you always that calm at competition? vVv Chief Flash: I was pretty nervous, but once the match started, I became focus. Did you have any vVv members to support you in China, if so who? vVv Chief Flash: Ummm, I don't recall seeing any other vVv members except Mich. Too many people to notice!
  5. This guy plays a mean bass guitar, turntable, drums...I could go all day, anyway here is vVv Paradise! Written and Edited by Tyler "Method" Carlson What is your name? vVv Paradise: Jason Kuntz. My last name is pronounced like the author... not the slang for the female... err. Yeah. What is your age? vVv Paradise: 23. What is the story behind your Gamertag? vVv Paradise: Originally I wanted to have a gamertag that reflected my favorite band, Dream Theater. After trying every possible tag that I thought of, I became a bit frustrated that I couldn't find a tag that would work. A friend of mine suggested the tag "ParadiseLost" which sounded good to me. The tag still wouldn't work, so I slapped my birthday on to the end of it and ended up with ParadiseLost421. After joining vVv, I had finally found a home for my gaming abilities and was no longer "lost". I dropped the word from my tag and became vVv Paradise. Where do you live? vVv Paradise: Davenport, Florida. It's right outside of Orlando, about 10 minutes from Disney. What's the worst or weirdest job you've ever had? vVv Paradise: Shoveling rocks in a store full of dinosaur animatronics. Every 20 minutes, a meteor shower rained down and exterminated the fake dinos. On more than one occasion I pretended to be a deity hellbent on revenge against the reptiles and that the meteor showers were actually my rage raining down on the damned beings. Why did you choose vVv? vVv Paradise: vVv actually chose me. On my birthday this year I decided to hop online and kick some random butt in Guitar Hero. I thought it would be a good idea to sign up on gamebattles and see how I'd do against the players on the GH:WT ladder. I ended up going 50-0 against the players on the site. At the same time... it just so happened that LordJerith and Perilous were chatting about starting a vVv rhythm division. Perilous found me and set up an interview with Jerith. The rest is history How long have you been part of the community? vVv Paradise: Nearly 7 months. Have you been in any other community other than vVv? vVv Paradise: Just other rhythm communities such as scorehero.com and the Ruby Dangers. http://www.youtube.c...h?v=SJT0ydYEaLo Where do you see vVv in a year? vVv Paradise: Running quite a few more tournaments. We will be THE top gaming community in the world and continuing to grow. What is a goal you would like vVv to reach? vVv Paradise: Eventually I would like to see vVv hosted LAN events. Hopefully I will be able to run tournaments at these events. That would be incredible. With all the other gaming communities out there, are you worried about any competition? vVv Paradise: Not at all. We have something that the others do not... a robust community of smart and friendly individuals. What do you think is the best thing about vVv? vVv Paradise: We are like a big family. Everyone supports one another and sticks together. What have you done to add value to the community? vVv Paradise: I am in charge of running tournaments for vVv. In addition, I head up the rhythm division and I have recommended quite a few different ideas that have been implemented into the site. What can you do in the future to add value to the community? vVv Paradise: My fingers are crossed that one day I will be helping run LAN events for vVv. How many hours a day or week do you spend playing games? vVv Paradise: Any time that I can spare. It ends up being an hour or two a day if I have the opportunity. What do you do outside of gaming? vVv Paradise: One of my favorite things to do is listen to or create music. My real guitar sees a lot of action and I'm currently learning little by little how to create music from scratch using programs like FL Studio. Totally fun. What would you say made you to decide to become a musician, why? vVv Paradise: Listening to music was all I needed. When I first discovered progressive rock, I was enthralled with the sheer talent that the music took to play. I immediately wanted to study music. That Christmas I got my guitar and soon after I started working at a huge guitar store in Downtown Disney. To this day, that was still the coolest retail job I've ever had. Here's my favorite story from working there: I helped a family out with buying a pretty high end Fender guitar. They were pretty happy with their purchase and left the store. The next day they returned and the son spoke to me.. "The service you gave us was incredible. My Dad wanted you to have this." Inside the envelope there were 8 VIP tickets to a show between Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan. Turns out that I had sold Luke Nelson, Willie's son, the guitar he would use for the remainder of the tour they were currently on. Willie was a cool guy too. What was your first instrument, why did you pick it? vVv Paradise: Guitar. I loved rock music and immediately took to it. A well played guitar solo makes me tingle. What is your favorite instrument to play, why? vVv Paradise: Any instrument that I've never played before. Picking up something that I've never experienced and just having fun with it is an incredible feeling. Sure, I love my guitar... but any day I get to play with something new, I'm all about it. Eventually, I'd like to get my hands on a Haken Continuum Fingerboard. (Like this: http://www.cerlsound....org/Continuum/ ) Pretty sure that would be tons of fun to play with. What is your favorite rhythm game to date, why? vVv Paradise: As cliche as this might sound, I'm not sure I can pick just one. They all have a special place in my heart. Beatmania - My first rhythm game. The game that turned me on to the genre. I spent many nights playing the game with a regular Playstation controller.Stepmania - Pressing the arrows on my keyboard has never been so fun.Guitar Hero 2 - The game that first put a plastic guitar in my hands. I acquired the game for $2 after a recommendation from a friend. This was the single best purchase I have made in my life.Rock Band - Never has a game been more fun in a social environment.DJ Hero - An entirely new spin on the genre. Exceptional game. What is the hardest thing about being a gamer? vVv Paradise: Finding the time to play! Real life gets in the way so frequently. What is your entertainment setup like? (xbox,pc,ps3,tv,etc) vVv Paradise: I have a 32" HDTV with a 360, PS3 and an HP m9340f PC hooked up to it. Everything is integrated together for optimal gaming performance. What is your favorite game? vVv Paradise: Obviously I'm a huge rhythm gaming fan. DJ Hero has been consuming my life as of late. If you haven't given it a chance yet, I wholeheartedly recommend that you do. It's a great spin (no pun intended) on the genre. Aion has been taking up quite a bit of my time as well. http://www.youtube.c...h?v=GjJAy6C3OLU Will you be trying to attend any MLG events in the future? vVv Paradise: MLG Orlando is right around the corner from my house. I'll be there. What future games are you looking forward to? vVv Paradise: Diablo III and Starcraft II are both on my radar. I'm stoked for both of them. What's the funniest thing you've ever heard in a game? vVv Paradise: More than likely it was something from the original Disgaea. That game had me in stitches. "Ah, Prince. I heard about the embarrassing photos. I never thought that a demon like you would be into that kinda stuff<3" Classic. What was your greatest moment as a gamer? vVv Paradise: My two biggest gaming accomplishments... winning two national Guitar Hero tournaments. The first one was played in San Francisco, California at the Gamespot studios and the other was online. Amazing experiences. What do you predict will be the "next big thing" in gaming? vVv Paradise: The Starcraft II map editor will bring a lot of new gaming possibilities. Of course, Project Natal will be huge as well. What kind of music do you like? vVv Paradise: My favorite types of music is Progressive Rock, but I'll listen to just about anything. If you could go on tour with any band, which would it be? vVv Paradise: Dream Theater. They're my favorites, how could I ever choose anyone else? Besides, they always do silly things. For example: What is the last book you read? vVv Paradise: The Dirt, an autobiography of Motley Crue. Absolutely incredible read. If you're a fan of funny stories involving rock stars, check it out. If they made a movie about your life, who should play you? vVv Paradise: Conan O'Brien. We're like long lost brothers... except he's a lot taller. Do you have any favorite TV shows or movies? vVv Paradise: TV Shows: Huge fan of 24. Movies: Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Memento What's the worst food you've ever eaten? vVv Paradise: When I was like 5, I grabbed a bell pepper and took a huge bite out of it. Turns out it wasn't actually a bell pepper... it was one of the hottest peppers on the planet. For the next hour I was in agony. Ouch. What is your favorite type of food to eat? vVv Paradise: Sushi all the way. Big fan of Turkish and Mexican foods as well. If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would it be? vVv Paradise: Any of the members of Dream Theater. To have that much skill at an instrument would be phenomenal. I would love to experience that feeling of playing on stage in front of a sold out crowd overseas. I'm drooling thinking about it. What would you like to be doing in ten years? vVv Paradise: vVv will be the leaders of gaming worldwide in 10 years... and I'll be right there alongside the other head honchos making it the best damn gaming experience that anyone can find anywhere. What did you major in and how have you applied your degree in your life today? vVv Paradise: My AA was in Music and I focused on Marketing and Mass Communication for my BA. Thus far, the skills that I learned in obtaining my Bachelors have helped me out tremendously with my position in vVv. I have learned how to better market myself and my company to the world. My three fields of study were perfect for what I eventually hope to do, take vVv Gaming to the next level. As vVv's Tournament Manager, can you please give us a brief description of what you do for the community? vVv Paradise: When gaming tournaments roll around, I'm the guy that makes sure the quality is top notch. For example, our Guitar Hero tournament. When the event was running, I would go over the results for each match to make sure that things were going as expected. Afterward, I would set up the next matches and check to see that the rules put in place were making the competitive environment as balanced and fun as possible. I will be doing the same fine tuning for every event that we host in the future. One final task, in one sentence describe LordJerith. vVv Paradise: A man that that I wholeheartedly look up to.
  6. Written by Tyler "Method" Carlson and Edited by Marshall "Apollo" Lukens vVv Smokyprogg What are your thoughts on WCG's grand finals? vVv Smokyprogg: It was an amazing experience. How often do you get to go overseas to compete? The greatest part was seeing how popular eSports are in China. I don't think I've ever had to be escorted from place-to-place in a venue for a Guitar Hero competition so I wouldn't get mobbed by fans. That being said, I'm going to miss signing autographs and having random photo-ops with people I don't know. How do you feel the event was run? vVv Smokyprogg: DarkJyn, the referee for Guitar Hero, did an amazing job. The event was run smoothly and the TV's had no lag. The rules were a little silly though. Only 10 songs were used and at no point in the competition could you pick the songs you wanted to play. This takes out all of the strategy of the game and makes it less interesting for the viewer and competitor alike. Also, for group play, each match was only one song instead of best of three like it had always been. The rules were terrible and written by people that had no clue what was going on, but their execution was flawless so I can only complain so much. Do you plan to attend any more LAN events hosted by the WCG, why or why not? vVv Smokyprogg: Yes. There aren't very many LAN Guitar Hero events anymore, and I really like the LAN experience over an online tournament. I know WCG is going to be doing LAN again next year, so I plan to make full use of that. Can you describe your experience as a participant? vVv Smokyprogg: It was really quite different from any competition I have ever gone to. The crowds were way bigger than I was used to, but it is not something you think about when you play the game. The best part was not playing the game, but having a celebrity status among all of the spectators. It is such a surreal experience after getting used to the stigma associated with gaming in the US. What was most difficult obstacle for you to overcome? vVv Smokyprogg: Nothing that was really out of my control. I was playing really poorly on "Hot For Teacher" the day before the finals, but I practiced it that night and ended up hitting all of the really difficult parts during my semifinal match the next day. All of the equipment and TV setups at the competition were perfect, so I really couldn't complain. What do you feel was your biggest strength during the event? vVv Smokyprogg: Not having nerves against me. Many of the competitors said that they choked or got nervous during competition and even though I had my fair share of dumb misses, I never had one that was just due to nerves. Your biggest weakness? vVv Smokyprogg: Playing down to my opponents. I only had two really blowout victories and they happened because the people I played weren't on the same level as everyone else. When I played people that were slightly worse than me, I wouldn't lose, but I would miss in places I shouldn't have. In my quarterfinals match against Gugge2000, I lost on the second song ("B.Y.O.B.") because he missed in an easy spot when he was up and I missed immediately afterward due to my surprise. Evaluate your overall performance for us. How do you think you did? vVv Smokyprogg: I did as well as I could have. I missed a lot in matches that I should have won easily, but playing in the close matches, I did great. I couldn't really hope for much more than that. How do you feel about your third place finish? vVv Smokyprogg: I feel a bit slighted because I got put in a bad place in the bracket. My side had two top 3 finishers from last year as well as this year's 1st and 3rd place. The other side had only the person who got 2nd last year, who was very out of practice this year, and the other US player who simply outclassed all on his side of the bracket. If I were on his side instead, I could have easily gotten 2nd. How does this compare to how you normally place at tournaments? vVv Smokyprogg: I usually get top two so not as good, but then again, I'm not usually playing on the world stage. What was your most memorable match and why? vVv Smokyprogg: My semifinal match against caiomenudo, the eventual winner. I got my second best run on "Hot For Teacher" ever and still lost. On both songs, "Hot For Teacher" and "Crazy Train," we were within two thousand points of each other. This match was made even more intense by the fact that everyone watching knew that whoever won was going to probably win the whole thing. What do you feel you learned from this event? vVv Smokyprogg: You have to deal with what you are given. The rules for this tournament were horrid and the bracket placement was against me, but I did the best that I could. In the event, there is no point of complaining about how everything is against you. All you can do is assess the situation and go from there. Were you nervous at all during the matches? If so, what did you do to overcome it? If not, are you always so calm at tournaments? vVv Smokyprogg: At the start, yes. I used to be controlled by my nerves but recently I've gotten over it. I do a lot better if I have fun with the game. Some people think I am crazy for dancing around and singing during the middle of competition, but it lets me do substantially better. Did you have any vVv members to support you in China, if so who? vVv Smokyprogg: vVv michs09 and vVv Chief Flash How did you feel having other members of vVv supporting you at the event? vVv Smokyprogg: It is really helpful to have a sort of higher level that you are competing for than just yourself. Having other vVv members reminded me that I am not only trying to win for myself, but thousands of others. It gives you that extra little push that you might need in the tournament to come out on top. How did LordJerith help you take on this event? vVv Smokyprogg: Most importantly, he gave me the chance to be a part of vVv. As said earlier, I do much better if I have more than just myself to work for. He definitely gave me a great group to help out. Also, he gave me a new guitar after mine broke at nationals. Without that, I couldn't have even practiced, much less gotten top 3.
  7. Methodx

    Behind the Player: vVv Michs09!

    Written by Tyler 'Method' Carlson and Edited by Marshall 'Apollo' Lukens III vVv Michs09 What are your thoughts on WCG's grand finals? vVv Michs09: This was my third world final, and I must admit it was easily the best hands down. Every WCG Grand Final has been absolutely amazing, but even during a time of economic recession, China was so impressive. The shows, the fans, the media, etc… It's one of those experiences that is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. How do you feel the event was run? vVv Michs09: Tournament structure in any WCG event always suits the players, and shows no bias… unlike many MLG events where once you become a "PRO" team it seems next to impossible to not finish in the top 10. The biggest concern over the past three years with WCG events, for FIFA at least, is lag and delay. I have attended around 5-6 events and sometimes everything runs smoothly and then sometimes it's awful. In Chengdu many games had some delay (depending on host) which really changed the outcome of matches. Can you describe your experience as a participant? vVv Michs09: Being able to say that you're a part of the USA National Team and competing in the "Olympics of Gaming" with WCG is incredible. Once you've attended a WCG World Final you're able to see the impact this tournament has for aspiring gamers. If you win WCG, you're the best player in the world for an entire year in my mind, regardless what people say or future results. You just won the largest event in the world with all eyes on you!! Do you plan to attend any more LAN events hosted by the WCG? Why or why not? vVv Michs09: Yes, of course. WCG events are always fun and I feel like the time I put into the game is rewarded with their tournament structure. Once you're out of group stage format, playing best two-out-of-three really gives the top players the edge to advance. What was most difficult obstacle for you to overcome? vVv Michs09: I cannot think of any player in my group who played poorly, everyone was really good and it showed through results with all the players trading off wins and losses. So the most difficult obstacle for me is consistency and staying focused through long stints of play. Sitting in a chair for 6+ hours playing FIFA can become grueling, and obviously the most consistent players always do well because in order to advance, you cannot have slip-ups when you need results. What do you feel was your biggest strength during the event? vVv Michs09: I think my biggest strengths over competitors are experience and understanding of the game. Many players only use the wings, or only go down the middle and make themselves predictable, where I mix my strategy up a lot. Your biggest weakness? vVv Michs09: It's clear in this tournament that closing out games killed me in group play. I was ahead in 6/7 matches until the 75th minute where I let games get away from me. I had some really bad luck at times but that's FIFA, I believe I finished with 2 wins, 2 ties, 3 losses = 8 total points. But I was ahead at the end of nearly all the matches and really didn't finish some chances or capitalize on mistakes my opponents made which allowed them to get late goals etc. Evaluate your overall performance for us. How do you think you did? vVv Michs09: I'm very disappointed with my result; I always go into every tournament with a goal of finishing on the podium. I put myself in the right position every game to win, but didn't take care of business. In most events I'm known to get ahead and stay ahead, since it's very hard to make a comeback, but evidently this tournament was not mine to win. How does that compare to your usual standing at tournaments? vVv Michs09: I'm really yet to have a big result internationally with "PC FIFA" since coming into the scene in 2007 whereas in console FIFA I'm always portrayed as one of the top players in the world each year. What was your most memorable match and why? vVv Michs09: I had some really intense matches, but I think my game against Romania (1st place in my group) was most memorable. I went down 2-0 in the first half but at the 60min mark. I found myself leading the game 3-2 looking dominant. In the 77th minute I conceded an own goal that tied the game at 3-3, (changed momentum) and I lost in the 87th 4-3. It was an emotional match because if I would have won that game I think it would have propelled me to victory over some of my future opponents. What do you feel you learned from this event? vVv Michs09: If I'm going to be successful on PC FIFA I need to attend more LANs, and increase my practice time. I have all the keys to win consistently, but I need to change something because my results on an international standpoint are not where I want them to be. Were you nervous at all during the matches? If so, what did you do to overcome it? If not, are you always that calm at competition? vVv Michs09: I'm a pretty calm player, don't usually have nerves during competition but occasionally I will get out of my seat or yell at my opponents to get in their heads etc… I like to intimidate my competitors if possible because any advantage I can get I will be more than happy to TAKE!! Did you have any vVv members to support you in China, if so who? vVv Michs09: It was myself, Smokyprogg, and Chief Flash that were all in attendance… I spoke with Robert (Smokyprogg) a lot, (especially since we were on the same flight) but I didn't get the chance to see "Mr. Flash" very much during my stint in Chengdu How did LordJerith help you take on this event? vVv Michs09: Jerry and I talked before the event about training, composure, and bringing my best game to the WCG Grand Final. We both had high expectations for a strong result, and knew I was capable of doing big things at WCG. It's unfortunate that I was unable to advance from groups but this clearly was not the year of "Team USA" stardom only medaling in Guitar Hero and Red Stone.
  8. Methodx

    Community Spotlight: vVv Addiction!

    I have to say if you don't button up 1 or 2 of the buttons on a polo it looks horrendous. lmfao @Addiction for butchering the word 'buttoned' so horribly. Here i'll spell it out for you B-U-T-T-O-N-E-D. <3
  9. This kidd has a RIDICULOUS bowlcut, here's vVv Addiction! Written and Edited by Tyler 'Method' Carlson What is your name? vVv Addiction: My full name is Connor Moran. What is your age? vVv Addiction: I am 16 years old. What is the story behind your Gamertag? vVv Addiction: Right when i got XBL all my friends said it was like an addiction so I made that my gamertag. Where do you live? vVv Addiction: I live in the small town of Southside Alabama. What's the worst or weirdest job you've ever had? vVv Addiction: I use to be a soccer referee for 6 year olds and it was weird because their parents took the game way to serious. They would cuss me out over a 6 year olds soccer game. Why did you choose vVv? vVv Addiction: I was friends with vVv Primetime back on Gow1 and he referred me to the forums. I visited the site that night and was amazed. I had never seen such an active community and well put together forums. I knew from that night on that vVv would be right for me. I am still here today. How long have you been part of the community? vVv Addiction: I joined vVv in March of 2009. Have you been in any other community other than vVv? vVv Addiction: I have never been in any other gaming communities. Where do you see vVv in a year? vVv Addiction: Still the best community out there and to be at the top of the competitive world. I also think next year vVv will continue to dominate the Rhythm gaming world and bring home a gold medal next year from WCG! What is a goal you would like vVv to reach? vVv Addiction: I would like vVv to continue to grow and reach 15,000,000 hits a month. I think with the continuing growth of vVv we will be able to have more sponsors and achieve all our goals. With all the other gaming communities out there, are you worried about any competition? vVv Addiction: No, I think vVv has an edge over all other communities. Our strong competitors, community members, and great staff separate us from all he other competition. What do you think is the best thing about vVv? vVv Addiction: The community has to be the best thing about vVv. We are so diverse, but yet that's what makes us great. Our community comes together to form one which allows all of the members to better know each other. What have you done to add value to the community? vVv Addiction: I am on staff and I am the Application Manager and I am also about to run community game night. I stay active in the forums and try to be as helpful as possible. What can you do in the future to add value to the community? vVv Addiction: I will continue to be on staff and run the community game night. I will hopefully be able to later you my knowledge and experience to help better vVv. Now that you're on staff, what do you like/dislike your position? vVv Addiction: I really enjoy being application manager because it allows me to better know all the applicants and members. There isn't really anything I dislike about my position except for I guess when applicants ask me questions about something that the should know if they would read the pinned topics. How many hours a day or week do you spend playing games? vVv Addiction: I use to play about 20 hours a week, but now that Modern Warfare 2 is out I tend to play about 40 hours a week. What do you do outside of gaming? vVv Addiction: Play Varsity football and Soccer. I play paintball and I enjoy hanging out with friends. What are your favorite/least favorite things about playing soccer? vVv Addiction: Soccer is so fun because you are constantly moving. I have played all my life and I have made many friends through soccer. Soccer helps me stay in shape and keeps me healthy. Since soccer is very popular where I live most people play baseball and football. People in my area tend to consider soccer a "girl sport" so I just find it annoying when people try to make jokes about the fact that I play soccer. What are your favorite/least favorite things about playing football? vVv Addiction: One of my favorite things about playing football is that I am very good at my position and its very easy. After playing soccer since I was 5, being the place kicker was a very easy position for me to play. Most of the things I hate about football is that other players don't have as much respect for me as they would the star quarterback of the team. I had the 2nd most points scored on our team, but I am still at the bottom of the totem poll. Between soccer and football, which sport do you enjoy playing more, why? vVv Addiction: Soccer because I have played soccer all my life and I wouldn't go a season without it. Soccer is better than football because in soccer you're constantly moving and getting to play, but in football since I am the kicker I only get like 4 plays a game and I spend most of the time on the sideline. What is the hardest thing about being a gamer? vVv Addiction: I think trying to do to much at one time is the hardest thing. People tend to over look the small things and only see what is at the end of the road. If gamers would take it one step at a time I think they would find out how much better they can be. What is your entertainment setup like? (xbox,pc,ps3,tv,etc) vVv Addiction: I have a 22" Samsung TV with an xbox360 and a Dell Laptop. What is your favorite game? vVv Addiction: My favorite game at this point is probably Modern Warfare 2 because I think it is very well rounded and the best 1st person shooter out there. Will you be trying to attend any MLG events in the future? vVv Addiction: I would possibly attend one in the future. It would have to be a summer event and be somewhat close to where I live. What future games are you looking forward to? vVv Addiction: I am really looking forward to Starcraft 2, Halo reach, and Assassins Creed 2. What's the funniest thing you've ever heard in a game? vVv Addiction: When vVv Fear was crying in Cod4 and I kept telling him to get torn up. What was your greatest moment as a gamer? vVv Addiction: I was playing a gb match against the #5 ranked team and I clutched an off host 1v4 on tiebreaker to win the game. What do you predict will be the "next big thing" in gaming? vVv Addiction: Project Natal or Onlive will be the "next big thing" in gaming because it is something completely new and I think it will be a big hit for people of all ages. What game character is most like you? vVv Addiction: I would say Baird from GoW because we are both beast lol. What kind of music do you like? vVv Addiction: Ironically, I enjoy most all music except for country. Country just always seems to be singing about tragic accidents and it just kinda ruins my mood. If you could go on tour with any band, which would it be? vVv Addiction: Three Days Grace because they are my favorite band and I think that they would really show me a good time. What is the last book you read? vVv Addiction: The last book I read was the Scarlet letter because it was a summer assignment for my Honors English class. If they made a movie about your life, who should play you? vVv Addiction: Will Ferrell because I'm a funny guy(I think). Do you have any favorite TV shows or movies? vVv Addiction: My favorite TV shows would have to be Entourage and Burn Notice because I love action and comedy. What cartoon character do you think is most like you? vVv Addiction: The Flash is probably most like me because he is very sporty and kinda talks trash while doing it lol. What's the worst food you've ever eaten? vVv Addiction: I ate some dog food once and it was terrible lol. What is your favorite type of food to eat? vVv Addiction: My friends parents own this local Mexican food restraint. There food is amazing and I eat there like 3 days a week. So I guess my favorite food would have to be Mexican. If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would it be? vVv Addiction: Fernando Torres. He is my favorite soccer player and plays for my favorite soccer team (Liverpool). I think it would be awesome to play soccer at a professional level for a day. What would you like to be doing in ten years? vVv Addiction: I would love to be finishing up my doctorate degree in Anesthesiology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. How did Anesthesiology catch your interest? vVv Addiction: I have always felt that I wanted to have an occupation in the medical field, but I don't do very well with all the blood and guts. With anesthesiology I can still help the process of surgery, but not be around all the blood. What made you choose the University of Alabama at Birmingham for college? vVv Addiction: UAB is about an hour away from where I live so it would be close to home. UAB is also recognized as "was called one of the three best hospitals in America by a recent national poll of physicians". I think that UAB would be the perfect place for me to do my internship and would be a respected college to have my degree from. What do you plan to do with your Doctorates Degree in Anesthesiology? vVv Addiction: I plan on moving to Dallas Texas after I graduate college and working for someone that has a surgical practice and work at a major hospital in Dallas on the side. One final task, in one sentence describe LordJerith. vVv Addiction: LordJerith is the person I respect the most.
  10. Written by Tyler 'Method' Carlson and Edited by Jordan 'Doomhammer' Kahn vVv FoxyMoxy What are your thoughts on GXL? vVv FoxyMoxy: I think that their intention was to have an efficiently run LAN, but what they had was a lot of disorganization and little knowledge of servers. Plus they were very slow on the decision making when things were screwed up. The security was definitely beefed up though, since none of my things were messed with. During our finals for L4D they did events on the overhead speakers, which was a tad bit annoying. I did in fact have fun for the most part, aside from delays, and admins being a bit cockier than they had the right to be. The people that attended for the pro tourney were awesome. vVv LabbyChan: GXL was amazing. I feel that since we've all gone to this lan, we're a lot closer as a team. We've seen our tendencies and we got to know each other better, so we understand both who we are and how we play. vVv BabyCakes: I ultimately had an amazing time at GXL. It was my first lan ever so it was definitely a new experience for me but one that I plan on duplicating in the near future. The games were great, and the people even better! vVv Schoolgirl: It was a great time while we were there! We met a lot of people, had a lot of fun, and broke our computers in the process. I guess you could say it was worth it. What was your experience as a participant? vVv FoxyMoxy: I had a lot of fun, and the people were really awesome. I had a hard time dealing with the shenanigans of the TF2 groups. I didn't mind the fact that people were loud, but their comments and rudeness wasn't appreciated. The check in went well, we set up fast and easy. Lots of space available. The bathrooms and food were very convenient. It rained a lot that weekend, so the parking lot became a pit of mud. Made it hard to safely walk through it. All and All I would attend another GXL. vVv LabbyChan: It was pretty alright. Though I had to re-setup my computer because of a lack of organization due to the staff not looking at any seating charts (WAY TO BE!), the participation was alright. It was like any game we play online, except now we can really see what's going on. vVv BabyCakes: Participating was both fun and annoying. We had so many issues with our computers and teammates that there were a few times when I just had to sit back and sigh. What was the most difficult obstacle to overcome? vVv FoxyMoxy: Being a female team, and one that was known before we got there. I felt we had to prove something, not only skill but being "cool". I believe we got the short end of the stick when it came to the other pro male teams in other games. Comments and stares and cat calls from the men was expected, but some of the straight up disrespect was a tad bit overboard. vVv LabbyChan: The most difficult obstacle was trying to get Katie's computer to work, which in the end, it didn't. We probably could have gotten further in the tournament if she was able to play, but that's fine. We got through it.c: vVv BabyCakes: The most difficult obstacle was definitely the technical difficulty. Schoolgirl's computer decided it was time to die right before our match started. This put a HUGE wrench in the gears as we couldn't play with our starting four. vVv Schoolgirl: Getting there! We had a pretty tough time getting a rental car and getting to the hotel and event on time. Once we got there, setting up camp was cake, and so was getting in and out of the lan center. Another tough thing to overcome was getting ourselves situated. I know that I had a very hard time setting up my PC (which is actually my ex's) and getting it working; that and swapping PCs/laptops when mine failed to work. I honestly can't believe that those girls play on settings like that! It was very difficult being on someone else's computer and needing to adjust according to how they played. What was your biggest strength during the event? vVv FoxyMoxy: Of course the fact that we are woman, we are either feared already, or underestimated. We also knew everyone that was there and everyone knew who we were. vVv LabbyChan: My personal strength, I think, was finally meeting the girls I've always talked to and played with. I feel like it's brought us all closer to one another as friends and as teammates. vVv BabyCakes: I feel that I am very good at listening to calls, so this was my strength. vVv Schoolgirl: Being TIGHT. We girls got along very well together, and I'm pretty sure everybody noticed us. There were no arguments, no disagreements; we all just had a great time together and appreciated being around each other. vVv LabbyChan What was your biggest weakness? vVv FoxyMoxy: Being female. We get more emotional than the boys usually do. We tend to go a bit overboard on the "try hard" We will always feel we have something to prove. vVv LabbyChan: Not communicating well. On Friday night I was completely alone, and didn't know where my team was. I didn't know if they had gotten into an accident, if they were out partying, or anything. vVv BabyCakes: Lack of experience. Because of my internet issues lately I was unable to practice the Frustian mod that we used for the event so there were portions of the tournament where I felt uncomfortable. This will not happen again..... vVv Schoolgirl: Being out of my element. I play best in a nice quiet room on my own PC. I think I can speak for everybody at the lan center; it was LOUD there. Sometimes it was hard to concentrate because of all the people and all the noise and I could tell that the other girls were a little thrown off too. It wasn't completely debilitating because we had an AWESOME tank during our match. How did placing 4th at GXL affect you? vVv FoxyMoxy: Well, losing won't ever sit well with me, but I think it was more important to show that we brought our game faces, we were courteous, and in my opinion awesome to be around. I do wish that we had played better, but I realize and understand that my girls have never been to a LAN before, and they were distracted and very nervous. This was just breaking them in more than winning the whole tournament. At least for me. vVv LabbyChan: We got 4th?? LOL. COOOOOL. I think we could have done better if Katie's computer worked the entire tournament. But that won't stop us from trying again c: vVv BabyCakes: Placing fourth sucked, but we got a lot of recognition by the other players and everyone understood what happened so we put up a good fight for what we had. vVv Schoolgirl: It did at the same time it didn't. It was my first lan, and I think it was Labby's first lan as well. I know we would've done so much better if we had been a bit more comfortable and situated. I was happy just to be there, and I'm sure the other girls were as well. Placement doesn't really matter in the end, but it would've been a luxury had we placed higher. We still have as many more lans to look forward to for next time, and all of our games in the future, even L4D2!! How do you think being an all female team affected you at this event? vVv FoxyMoxy: Positively and negatively, I think we were treated very well by the men who respect us in the gaming community, and then the men that don't I.E TheFragile who made a point to single me out as the girl who singlehandedly brought the demise of the TF2 tournament at GXL. Over all, I think that the affect was good. We were loved, as always. vVv LabbyChan: I don't think it affected me personally at all. I got to finally talk face to face with some great people and I didn't feel biased or anything being a part of an all girl team. vVv BabyCakes: We definitely got attention, that is for sure, but the guys we played against were used to us so there was no difference in the actual gaming portion. If anything they were a lot more helpful for us than they might have been. vVv Schoolgirl: A lot of guys stared.. hahahah. Other than that, we never got treated any differently than the guys did. I do think, however, that a lot of the players there were shocked to see a sponsored team of four very attractive women. vVv Schoolgirl In what areas do you think your team could improve in? vVv FoxyMoxy: Their nervousness, and their rage. I am an "in your face" type of person, but not during a game. I am the most calm and level headed as I could ever be, when I am calling strats in a match. I think once we do a couple more lans or tournaments they may lighten up and realize that it is more important to be calm than stressed. vVv LabbyChan: Communication, definitely. vVv BabyCakes: Practice, practice, practice, and this is mostly my fault, as my wonderful University decided it was a good idea to get rid of LAN cables and just stick to wireless... fml How do you think you could improve as individuals? vVv FoxyMoxy: I won't speak for the others, I love them and they are uniquely talented. I could be more aggressive. Make up for their nervousness. That's my flaw, I'm more of a leader than a friend. vVv LabbyChan: I'm not sure. Communication would work though, at least for me. LOL vVv BabyCakes: We all need to dedicate more time to running map strategies and making sure that if the calls aren't being made or someone doesn't understand what to do there is always a backup plan. vVv Schoolgirl: Probably trying to be more relaxed next time. I know I was all wired up because the hard drive on the PC I was using had decided to crash, and I was forced to use someone else's computer. It was upsetting, and probably should've tried to calm myself because going into the match being as annoyed and frustrated as I was. As for the rest of the girls, I think they did awesome. We play just as well together in person as we do thousands of miles apart. We all got along, there was no yelling at each other, and there really was no error in the way we played. It was a new take on everything, and I would definitely play at another lan with these girls. What was your most memorable match and why? vVv FoxyMoxy: For that day, I believe our epic wipe was the best with boomer in first, tank wrecking their shit, and smoker hunter coming in for the block on the last survivor. We didn't win, but goddamn did we show our stuff. I was beaming with pride. vVv LabbyChan: The first match. Because of our team beasting Area 51 on tank vVv BabyCakes: The most memorable match was definitely when my team played our first round of TWL. We were all pumped up as a team to play and we won. It was the most confidence building match that I have participated in and we did great so I hope to see a few more of those! vVv Schoolgirl: Definitely our first match against Area 51. I know I was very tense because I haven't always gotten along with any of those guys, and playing against them in person was even more nerve- racking. We started off a little weak, but during the second map, we had an AMAZING attack with our tank, played by Labby. I got a boom off on two players, they got rushed by the horde, and Labby went in and incapped three of the four survivors. I know we were all cheering and yelling when the fourth guy was down and we got that play. It was really an incredible play against a very good team. I was so unbelievably proud of my girls!! What do you feel you learned at this event? vVv FoxyMoxy: Not to be loud when other games are in progress, and to make sure our 2 inch voices are on, just like at the library. O WAIT! vVv LabbyChan: I've learned that planning and communication is EVERYTHING. vVv BabyCakes: I learned to expect difficulty and to plan ahead for it. Next time I will be prepared for something like what happened so we can have an alternative. We also played with a new player so it was difficult to be strategic with them as they were unused to playing with us. vVv Schoolgirl: Not all the players you play with online are as mean and tough in person as they are on the internet. Now, Moxy for that matter, she'll knock your teeth out and never apologize because she knows she had every right to do so! She stands up for us and for herself, and it was really neat being around her. She doesn't put up with crap. BabyCakes really knows how to get the party going and it was that much more fun being around her. And of course, what would the lan have been without Labby's comic relief? All of us brought something to the table, and I learned so much from these girls in person, way more than I would have just playing with them on the net. vVv BabyCakes Were you nervous at all during the matches? If so, what did you do to overcome it? vVv LabbyChan: I was sort of nervous, but I basically looked at my team and told myself, "If we lose, that's fine. It's all about the experience." vVv BabyCakes: I was nervous yes because we were not only being casted but there was a group of people behind us just watching. I tried to take myself out of the center and into the game, so after the first round that went away. vVv Schoolgirl: Of course I was nervous! Taking a deep breath and reminding myself that this is just for fun(and maybe a bit of extra cash) always helped, but laughing made it all that much more easier to deal with the anxiety of being at a very busy and very populated event. How did LordJerith help you take on this event? vVv LabbyChan: Jerith helped us basically communicate with our community and helped us really become what we are: a professional/sort of professional/almost professional girl team with a positive attitude. He also helped get the shirts. WHICH I LOVE MINE, BY THE WAY. +++++POINTSSSSSS vVv BabyCakes: Jerry has proved to be a HUGE asset to us both throughout and after the event. There was a snag of drama but he dealt with it with us and for that I am extremely grateful. I love vVv and the continuing support and am extremely excited to work with them through L4D2!! <3 you guys! vVv Schoolgirl: By showing his support and being behind his girls, of course. And what would we have done without his support when TheFragile decided to complain about Moxy's sarcasm during the lan? Honestly, you can't get sponsors much cooler or more supporting than him. He really is a great guy! Thank you so much for showing us your support!
  11. Methodx

    Kraftdinner | Staff - Sig Artist

    Full support of this app right here! As you can see he made my current sig, and I love it.
  12. Written by Tyler 'Method' Carlson and Edited by Jordan 'Doomhammer' Kahn vVv Adrenaline Tell us a little about yourselves. What do you want the vVv Community to know about you? vVv Brock: My name's Lee Brock and I'm a sophomore at Bentley University where I'm studying mathematical sciences. I'm a die-hard fan of the Patriots and Red Sox (BOO YANKEES!!). I've been gaming since I was about 7. My first two favorite video game series: Zelda and Mario (the platformers), are actually still my two favorites today, even more than Guitar Hero and Rock Band. It's the competition in rhythm games that keeps me coming back to them over other games. When I found scorehero.com (a Guitar Hero and Rock Band fansite) in late 2006, I never looked back. vVv HellAshes: Well, I've been a gamer my entire life. I'm a SEGA fanboy at heart, and played the Sonic the Hedgehog games relentlessly as a kid. I still do to this day. Some of my all-time favorite games are Final Fantasy VII, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Starcraft, Legend of Legaia, Legend of Dragoon and Chrono Trigger, among others. Guitar Hero and Rock Band are the first games I started playing competitively, and I'm happy with where I've gotten in both. vVv MephistoJak: My name is Ryan Clementz, and I live in Jersey City, NJ with my fiancée, Laura, who some of you know as Sophrosyne on Xbox360. Currently, I work at the Empire State Building as both a guard and as a concierge. You can never go wrong if you give me saikoro steak and a Shirley Temple. Working towards getting cats with Laura to make our new apartment complete. I watch football, and have recently started enjoying baseball. (Congrats YANKEES!) vVv Tobias911: My name is Toby Angeles. I'm 33 and a vocalist for the rhythm gaming section of the vVv community. I've been a gamer all my life, from Mario brothers for NES, to Street Fighter 2 back in the early 90's, to Dance Dance Revolution, to World of Warcraft, and finally to Guitar Hero and Rock Band. I work full time for a company called Stewarts here in Albany, NY where I have been residing in for the past 15 years. I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York. I may be older than your average gamer, but it's still a good part of my life during my off work hours and I love it. What attracted you to vVv Gaming? vVv Brock: It was definitely the people in the community that drew me to vVv. I liked how the site was run and the wide variety of games that vVv supports. I also liked that this isn't an elitist community and you don't have to be the best to be picked up by vVv. It's about much more than just being good. vVv HellAshes: You can thank vVv Brock for that. I'd met him multiple times at tournaments, so we know each other pretty well already. vVv MephistoJak: They seemed like such a tight-knit group of people, but what really did it was how welcome I felt when they began talking to me. Random people just said hey when I came in. Great team + awesome site = epic WIN! vVv Tobias911: I knew of other gaming communities out there and thought being in a team would be great. My drummer for my current rock band team was asked to join vVv and when I heard that, I became interested in joining and staying with my teammate. I looked around at the site, and the other teams, and the community members, and it looked like this was a fun and happy community to be around. It definitely attracted me to check it out. What do you think brought your band together? vVv Brock: The four of us had known each other for some time, whether it was in real life or just online. It's great when you already know people that you get along with, and you know will complement each other well in the game. vVv HellAshes: Well, is basically a chain reaction. vVv Paradise was part of the new rhythm gaming section of the site. He picked Brock to be the guitarist/band leader. He knew I was a top drummer for Rock Band, so I was picked up. I knew that Tobias911 was a top vocalist for Rock Band as well, and I knew him personally so he was picked up, the same for MephistoJak and bass. It's good to know people. vVv MephistoJak: Our passion for the game and our respective instruments did. Also, we knew each other pretty well, or we got to know each other really quick, and it just clicked. vVv Tobias911: We had all known each other in some way or another through xbox live or the scorehero.com community, and met up quite a few times at rock band or guitar hero events. What attracted you to Rock Band? vVv Brock: I've been playing the Guitar Hero games since April of 2007. I improved quickly and was already very competitive with it by the time the first Rock Band was released. I actually didn't really like the first Rock Band since it was pretty easy and had a lot of things wrong with it, but when Rock Band 2 came out in 2008 most of the problems with the game had been fixed and it turned into one of my favorite games. vVv HellAshes: It all started with picking up Guitar Hero after seeing it on X-Play on G4 back in 2006. I was already a fan of Harmonix's games, so it was a definite pick-up for me and I was hooked immediately. After a couple of good years of Guitar Hero, Neversoft became the new developers, and Harmonix moved over to making Rock Band. I followed Harmonix and became a big part of the Rock Band community. vVv MephistoJak: The fact that I love music #1 and gaming #2 is mainly why. I first started with Guitar Hero, but rock band was the first to have respect for all aspects of the band, and they did such a great job bringing it all together. vVv Tobias911: I loved simulated games most of my life, and when I heard vocals was coming the singing side in me became very interested. I can also play guitar , but not as great as my teammates =) vVv Brock What instrument do you specialize in? vVv Brock: I specialize in guitar. I tried bass, but there are just too few fun songs in my opinion out of the 84 songs to consider specializing in bass. I tried vocals and am fairly good at it, but it just never appealed to me. And you really don't want to see me try to play drums. vVv HellAshes: I'm a multi-instrumentalist, meaning I'm very good at all the instruments, but my main instrument is the drums. vVv MephistoJak: Bass guitar…groove guitar…funk's main man…thick-stringed wonder…you get the idea. vVv Tobias911: Vocals. I have full combo'd all on disc songs on every rock band game Why that instrument? vVv Brock: Mostly because I was already pretty good at it by the time the game came out because of Guitar Hero. When I moved to college, I left my drums and microphone home for my brother (which allowed my brother to become a very experienced drummer AND vocalist in my absence). This was fine though since guitar alone is more than worth the purchase of the game for me. vVv HellAshes: In all honesty, I think because it provides me with the greatest challenge to the other instruments; combining your hands with your feet. No offense to the guitarists, bassists, and vocalists. vVv MephistoJak: At first, I hated it. But then I realized it was my level in the game…and because of that, I paid more attention to it in songs. I came to the conclusion that bass is just as important as the others in bringing a song together. Try to listen to a song without bass, and it just seems kinda weird, like something's missing. vVv Tobias911: I knew I didn't have the ability to match the skills of all the plastic instrument players out there, and I used to sing back in high school so I decided to specialize in that. It's worked out very well =). What does your Rock Band entertainment center look like? vVv Brock: Haha, a 25" SD TV on top of a small coffee table and a small, very uncomfortable couch all in a small apartment. Very glamorous, I know. vVv HellAshes: To start, I have an X-Box 360, which is important if I want to do anything. As for my television, I have a 32" Widescreen HD Philips in 1080p. For playing guitar, I have a Les Paul controller, and a Custom Stratocaster that was sent to me by Pepsi for a contest. For drums, I have a Rock Band 2 stock kit, Harmonix Silencer Pads, and a Destroyer bass pedal. For vocals, I have a USB microphone that doesn't work. :/ vVv MephistoJak: Lol…you really wanna know? OK, picture this. I'll explain it as best as I can: It's a 27" CRT on top of a coffee table against the wall, with the Xbox on the side of it. TADA!!!! vVv Tobias911: I have a 37 inch hdtv with surround sound, its great! What are your first impressions of the vVv Community and people like LordJerith? vVv Brock: vVv gave a very good first impression. The seemed very friendly and enjoy playing games mostly for fun rather than just because they're expected to. And Jerry is a great President. He has a lot of great ideas for the future of vVv and is always interesting to listen to. vVv HellAshes: So far, I've loved the community. It's nice to see a gaming community that isn't 100% committed to winning, and actually tries having fun playing a game. From what I've seen and heard about LordJerith, he's a very intelligent person, and has very good ideas and practices for vVv. vVv MephistoJak: Well obviously I was nervous about meeting the 'man' but he ended up being a down-right person that was just as excited as I was. vVv Tobias911: They sounded like a very organized group of people , and loved to drink at gatherings lol =) vVvHellAshes In your opinion, what is the hardest thing about being a gamer? vVv Brock: It's definitely just finding the time to play during the day. When you go to school, work, and have a social life all at the same time, it's difficult to balance everything. vVv HellAshes: As someone who has been one of the top Guitar Hero players, I know what it's like to get your head up in the clouds and be a jack-ass when you're at the top. It's tough to swallow your ego and not be all high and mighty above everyone else. vVv MephistoJak: Gaming is easy. Competitive gaming is what drives you to do better.However, even with all that, the hardest thing is finding time between gaming and life. vVv Tobias911: To not quit or become bored with the game. More challenges and options will always make a person stay with a game. What has been your greatest moment as a gamer thus far? vVv Brock: I'd have to say it was all the way back in 2001 when I was 11 years old. I had played Zelda: Ocarina of Time on and off for a little over a year. I was always getting stuck here and there, but the game was so awesome that I kept coming back to it. I finally beat the game that summer and that was probably my biggest sense of accomplishment in video games because I did it without any help. Now when I get stuck I turn to guides online or my friends, which gives me much less of a sense of accomplishment. vVv HellAshes: Without a doubt, my greatest moment was winning the National Pontiac Competition. It was a contest taking part all across the country, and the two finalists were to play on national television. I was a finalist, and was pleased to know it was taking place on one of my favorite shows, Attack of the Show on G4. When I won in the finals, I was awarded a brand new Pontiac G5. Let me tell you, my friends around school wouldn't stop talking to me about that forever. vVv MephistoJak: 1000 bass FCs. I'm not a gamer, just a rock band gamer. I am the only person to get 1000 FCs for a single instrument. vVv Tobias911: Surprisingly, my greatest moment happened back in 1998 when I was asked by Namco to help make a Tekken 3 strategy guide for the release of Tekken 3 to Playstation 2. I got to meet great people in the gaming industry whom I still talk to today. What do you predict will be the "next big thing" in rhythm gaming? vVv Brock: Ever since I started playing Guitar Hero I always hoped there would be some type of "keyboard hero" where they had both modern songs that have either piano and keyboard in it and classical songs from some of the most famous pianists in history. I can see the expert level just be you playing the actual song, which could potentially be VERY challenging if we get some great composers in the game. vVv HellAshes: The next big thing is already coming very soon. Rock Band Network. RBN is allowing artists to put their own music into Rock Band, and will either have a team of charters author the song for them, or they can do it themselves. I'm already a part of the company Rhythm Authors, and I cannot wait for RBN to launch. vVv MephistoJak: Lol, it'd be funny if they had High School Band Hero, where there's like 40 instruments on the screen and you can be trumpet, percussion, French horn, oboe, etc. THAT'd be great. vVv Tobias911: Either keyboard simulation or percussion simulation even. Even possibly real instruments to play for games!!! How many hours a day or week do you spend practicing and how do you feel it has affected your team? vVv Brock: I don't play anywhere near what I used to, but luckily that hasn't affected my skill too much. I usually only play now if I'm in a tournament, am practicing for a tournament or a contest, or am making a video. I don't see this affecting the rest of the team at all because I am always rearranging my schedule somehow and find time to make things work. vVv HellAshes: I average anywhere between 2 – 5 hours of playtime on all the instruments combined. There isn't a day that I don't play the game, unless I'm away from my console for a long time. It's definitely a good thing for the team, because practice makes perfect, and I'm practicing a lot. vVv MephistoJak: I don't really practice. I just play to play. I think that is important. I do keep playing a song until it's FC'ed, but I never use practice mode. vVv Tobias911: I play every day, and it definitely helps the team as it is rare that I will not be able to full combo any song. I find it fun to practice! vVv MephistoJak What are your band's accomplishments? vVv Brock: It's still very early since we officially became a band, so we don't exactly have much to show for it except our work on the Energizer Rock Band Advance Into Overdrive contest. We did some great work with taking pictures and recording videos, but I definitely think that our greatest accomplishments are ahead of us. Once we start entering tournaments that are based solely on skill, that's when our band will shine. vVv HellAshes: Since our band was just created a couple weeks ago, we currently haven't done much, but we are hoping to change that very, very soon. vVv MephistoJak: We're just starting, but for now I'd say being badasses is our accomplishment. We also did vids and took pics for the Energizer contest. We'll see if we win that soon. vVv Tobias911: We are still fairly new but we are hoping to win an Energizer contest we just participated in and we are going to go for some Full Game Full Combo attempts at all the rock bands very soon! What do you hope to achieve with your band? vVv Brock: I certainly hope to win the Energizer contest, but more importantly I hope to get our band noticed as best rock band in the world. By doing this and making a name for ourselves, we should be able to do great things for vVv. vVv HellAshes: Simply enough, I'm hoping the band wins competitions, and of course have a lot of fun in the process. In the long run, I'd like to see vVv Adrenaline become well-known across the country, and possibly the world. vVv MephistoJak: We are the greatest band in history!!! Let's see, tournament winnings, sponsorships, who knows. Gogogo GG&HT FBFC? (Full Band Full Combo on the impossible song!) vVv Tobias911: We hope to achieve and prove we are the best full band in rock band! Your band recently participated in the "Energizer Rock Band Advance Into Overdrive" contest. How do you feel about how the contest was put together? vVv Brock: It was certainly weird at first that we couldn't show us playing Rock Band or have any of the music from the game in any of our videos, but it makes a little more sense now when I think about it. The contest had very clear rules (and many of them), and plus there's an additional contest based entirely on skill, so we'll be able to do well on that. vVv HellAshes: I feel we put a lot of effort into being the most creative, original band in the contest. Not to mention we tried really hard to get as many fans as possible. We should know soon if we won the contest. vVv MephistoJak: The hardest part was putting together things that didn't break the contest rules, especially the one about 'no propaganda / licensed product'. THAT was a toughie. vVv Tobias911: The inability to use the rock band songs itself along with nearly all music definitely put us in a tough spot for ideas for the contest. Luckily we all met up and put together some crazy, yet very amusing pictures and videos for the contest. Hopefully, they will be enough for us to win it! Do you feel your band was successful in this event? How so? vVv Brock: I definitely feel we were successful. I think the fact there were about 133 bands, yet we were the only team that actually read the rules about not including anything copyrighted in our videos. There were a total of almost 60 videos submitted overall, but our three were the only ones approved. Add in the facts that we had far more fans than any other team (almost double the second place team), we had more status updates than any other team, and our pictures were more creative than the other teams'. I honestly can't think of any way we could have done any better than we did. vVv HellAshes: I feel our band is going to win this 100%. We put a lot of effort into making videos even with all of the rules that allowed virtually nothing in the videos, whereas most bands, if not all, do not have videos at all. vVv MephistoJak: Well, of COURSE!!! Even if we don't win the grand prize (that's a big 'if'), we had fun and have great vids. Also, we were the only band to have vids. We went THAT far! vVv Tobias911: I think we put more than 100% into this and it definitely was a fun event to do. If we don't succeed and win, I'll be surprised. vVv Tobias911 With all the other bands out there are you worried about any competition? Why? vVv Brock: If you're talking about the Energizer contest, I'm not worried at all for the reasons listed above. As for other bands in future contests and tournaments, I'm still not too worried. When it comes to skill, we're each one of the top players for our respective instrument AND we live in the same general area. This will make going to LAN tournaments much easier since most of the major bands out there sometimes live thousands of miles from each other. When it comes to online tournaments and contests, I feel we still have an advantage because we're all very smart and can spend serious time grinding songs until we get a score we're happy with. I'd say being smart and learning when to use Overdrive in each song, and then remembering where each activation is, is just as important as being able to hit the notes. vVv HellAshes: For this contest, I'm not too worried. We were one of the only band to put up videos, and had the most fans without a doubt. I've got a good feeling about this, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed anyway. vVv MephistoJak: Oh no. I have faith in what we have. I say if they wanna take us on, bring it. It'd be fun. vVv Tobias911: I'm not worried about any bands out there beating us as we have the talent on all instruments, the knowledge of getting the optimal score for each song, and the patience to try to get that score and have fun doing it. What do you hope to get out of vVv Gaming? vVv Brock: It's certainly great to have an entire community of people behind you both when you're doing well and when times are tough. Of course, it's great to get some recognition for all the hard work you put into doing something you love, but I mostly just want to meet some great people and have fun with all of this. vVv HellAshes: I absolute love to compete in events and vVv Gaming is the best way to do that. Yes, getting free stuff, and going to events free of charge is nice, but that's not the reason I joined. Being able to support vVv at a competition is an honor, to say the least. vVv MephistoJak: All anyone asks for is recognition. I'm one person in a big world of people who own gaming consoles. However, I specialize in one thing, and I want to know that it means something that I have this talent. vVv will exploit that to everyone, and I will be recognized for what I do. Nothing more. vVv Tobias911: I hope to get a new bunch of friends that loves games like I do. I also hope we get the recognition we deserve with the talent we have here and with vVv gaming that can and hopefully will happen How do you think your band will add value to vVv Gaming? vVv Brock: Rhythm gaming has gotten a lot of attention as of late, and I don't believe that will go away for some time. It's great because we have the ability to represent vVv in both full band tournaments and individual tournaments for each instrument. It's also great having a player like HellAshes who has the ability to enter a tournament for all four instruments and place in each tournament, possibly even win them all. I think it's also important to note that we all play the game first and foremost because it's fun. I think I can speak for all of us when I say that a great community is far more important than some small prizes and a little recognition. This community is here to stay. vVv HellAshes: Our band is going to branch out vVv much further into the rhythm gaming area. I know without a doubt our band is going to be popular across rhythm gamers around the internet, and most likely bring in more rhythm gamers. vVv MephistoJak: We're crazy, but we're really talented. We will do vVv well in tournaments and contests, and we'll also show people that vVv is where it's at for all your gaming needs. vVv Tobias911: If we win many contest for rock band around the United States, we hope we can help bring the vVv gaming community to all gamers out there and possible recruit some talent out there to help out What do you think your future holds, inside and outside of gaming? vVv Brock: I'll continue to play all types of games, but I'll probably stick to only playing rhythm games competitively. As for outside of gaming, I hope to graduate college and find a job that I like. After that, who knows what life holds for me? vVv HellAshes: Well, I know for a fact that rhythm gaming is my competitive game. As long as it remains popular, I'll stick with it. I could most likely pick-up other games and become very good at them. However, I probably wouldn't enjoy them as much as I enjoy rhythm gaming. Outside of gaming, I'm a musician, and I've taken it much further than a hobby. It's most likely going to my career of choice, but we'll see in the future. vVv MephistoJak: It's all about my fiancée. We will have kids, and they will be Jimi Hendrix / Les Claypool / Brandon Boyd / Keith Moon put together on Rock Band. J vVv Tobias911: There will always be kids and adults that love games, and with the technology these days, there will always be games out there for every genre of gamers out there. And as long as that exists, vVv gaming will exist and live on forever!
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    Behind the Team: vVv Elemental!

    Written by Tyler 'Method' Carlson and Edited by Jordan 'Doomhammer' Kahn vVv Raider Tell us a little bit about yourself. How long have you been with vVv? vVv Skeensy: My name is Anthony Skeens and I go to Marshall University, where I am majoring in Criminal Justice (Forensic Science). I have been in vVv since the beginning of time: from Veni Vedi Veci to Angels of Valor to Vision Valor Victory, all good things. vVv Bloodshot: Hi, my name is Dennis Blount aka vVv Bloodshot. I am currently in college and about to be majoring in Computer Software Engineering. I've been in vVv for 2 and 1/2 years and can't say I plan on going anywhere else. vVv RaideR: My name is Michael Beideman. You can call me Mike, RaideR, B Mike, whatever. It makes no difference to me. I'm currently a part time student in Computer Networking Systems, and I work for the family business. I've recently become a part of vVv Gaming, and I've been here about a month or two now. I've played in a lot of different titles, but Modern Warfare 2 will be my make or break, so wish us luck! vVv Lucid: I am Matthew Bellman, aka vVv Cut aka vVv Lucid. I've been in vVv Gaming for almost 2 1/2 years now. I originally joined to play Shadowrun, and ended up at CoD4: MW for a while. I haven't been playing much competitively, but with CoD: MW2 coming out I plan on getting back into the swing of things. How do you feel about the upcoming game release? vVv Bloodshot: I think this game will achieve Game of the Year easily. This game will easily surpass any game out in the competitive scene, and draw a lot of attention to circuits if the game is added. I have been playing since MW first released, and I've waited for this to happen. I am really pumped for this game to come out! vVv Skeensy: I have never anticipated a game release like I have for Modern Warfare 2. All the things that were lacking in CoD4 will hopefully be addressed in this game, and the hopes of having events for this game are alive once again. vVv RaideR: I'm going to have to go with Skeensy on this one, and I hope that this game addresses some of the gameplay issues of the first one, and allows access to new weapons, new play styles and new tactics. My hope is that it will allow a new type of gamer then the current Call of Duty breed that exists today. I also hope that it's LAN accessible, so everyone could see us in some fresh vVv shirts doing our THANG. vVv Lucid: I'm excited, and I'm hoping for the best. Infinity Ward is 2/2 right now; the question is will they make 3/3? It'll be interesting to see the new features. vVv Bloodshot How do you feel it will impact the organized gaming circuits? vVv Skeensy: I imagine this game will influence a lot of gaming circuits because of the influx of gamers just starting the game, or switching from CoD4: Modern Warfare. I believe the amount of money to be made with this game could be "lots." vVv Lucid: With so many teams already signed up to play, it's going to be a frenzy starting on day one. I know there will be plenty of people playing most of every day for a while after the release, and in the beginning of a new title, playtime directly correlates to skill. I'm expecting there to be a large number of competitive teams, making for some serious attention, prizes, etc. vVv RaideR: I'm honestly going to have to say it'll have a notable impact on gaming circuits. I know that PC version is kind of messed up right now, but if they can fix that, and if console circuits allow people to bring a memory card with their profiles, it'll be huge. vVv Bloodshot: I feel that the game will have the biggest impact on Local LAN's rather than organized gaming circuits, though it will still be present in organized gaming circuits like MLG or WCG because of the popularity of the game. What do you think will be your biggest challenge for the game will be? vVv Skeensy: Just learning the game. Knowing where team members are going to be, knowing what their strengths and weaknesses are, and being able to adapt to another teams play style mid-match. vVv RaideR: Honestly I feel that it will just be organization. We have that covered really well, but with so many of us in so many different projects the challenge will be sitting down and getting it done. Cut and I more than anyone, but you'll see us beginning to adapt early on and making some huge steps forward. Hopefully we can keep up those strides with the support of vVv! vVv Bloodshot: Our team's biggest issue is right now would be the time issue. If we can have our schedule set up once the game comes out I feel we will be contenders for a top team. vVv Lucid: My biggest challenge will probably be my schedule. I'm an Engineering senior, which means that I'm constantly busy and have some kind of huge obligation every week. This makes it difficult to log a lot of high quality playtime and keep my game sharp. Also, with so much on my mind, it gets hard to focus on the things I need to do in order to get better. vVv Skeensy What is your team doing to prepare? vVv RaideR: Skeensy, Bloodshot, and Myself have been playing CoD4 for about 2 months solid now. Hopefully we will really bring in the attitude, chemistry, and determination we have forged to take some large strides forward. Since we've let go of Draxxus, we needed someone we could pick up and quickly make up for lost time. Cut aka Lucid really fell in quite nicely and we've been doing great since. vVv Skeensy: As much as we can do without game in hand. Building team chemistry by playing Game Battles matches, doing scrims, and pub-stomping on a daily basis. vVv Bloodshot: Right now we are building team chemistry with Cut and playing matches on Call of Duty: MW. Oh I can't forget to mention that we have been dominating in Netflix by watching movies together, as well as playing Borderlands haha. vVv Lucid: Since we don't know exactly what to expect for the new game, we're playing as much CoD4 as we can (since it's obviously the closest analog), trying to develop our synergy. What have you done to prepare as individuals for this game's release? vVv Bloodshot: Personally I have be watching videos that have been released of MW2 and just analyzing game play to predict what the game will be like. vVv RaideR: I've personally been doing a lot of homework on Modern Warfare 2, for myself and vVv Gaming. I've begun to familiarize myself with the game types, weapons, and other details available on the game. On top of doing my homework like a good little boy, I've really stepped up and tried to put myself in a learning focus. I'm really trying to get myself back to the point where I'm insightful for a new game, preparing myself with all the new stuff I'm going to cram. vVv Skeensy: As soon as I heard this game was going to be made, I knew I would be playing it. My skills for CoD4 were above average and I hope to carry that over for this game. I dont really know how to prepare for a game, but I have tried to do so by playing CoD4 and just getting my mind right. vVv Lucid: I've been trying to evaluate my weaknesses, and look for ways to improve in those areas. I'm also trying to apply my strengths to my play-style to ensure that I'm maximizing my potential. With the new game coming out, the only things worth practicing are those skills that will carry over (1v1 and team battle skills). vVv Lucid So how do you feel you guys will do at the first LAN tournament at eBash? vVv Bloodshot: I feel that we will do great at eBash since our team lineup is a LOT stronger than the first time we attended for Modern Warfare in '08. I'm confident we will finish #1 for the whole tournament. vVv Skeensy: If we have our whole team, then I feel we will do very well. We have a lot of team chemistry thus far, because Bloodshot, Lucid(Cut) and I, have played together for quite some time, and it wasn't hard for RaideR to join in and be a part of the magic. vVv Lucid: I don't ever go into anything unless I fully expect to win. Anything less leaves too much room for doubt or hesitation. Of course, you have to be able to back your confidence with knowledge and skill, so that's what I'll be working on up until the tournament. We've all had LAN experience, so I'm expecting we'll be playing our best at eBash. vVv RaideR: This will only be my second eBash tournament, last year I went to Bloomington, so this will be relatively new to me. However I'm pretty sure given the location and determination we have right now, we should do relatively well. Our chemistry, spirit, determination, and mindsets are the highest they've been since this team has formed and we're really raising the bar with each day. So long as this progression continues, the eBash competition better be ready for it. My only problem is deciding who I want to be my bunk mate, Bowlcut or Skeen... Lastly, is there anything you would like to say to LordJerith or the vVv Community? vVv Bloodshot: The vVv community has been here for me ever since I have started competitive gaming and would like to thank everyone out there for supporting me and every team that I have been on. I would also like to thank Jerry for allowing me to play on vVv teams throughout three different titles and I don't think eSports would be where it's at without him. vVv Skeensy: Just thank you for giving us the opportunity to play for vVv and hopefully we don't let you down. We have high hopes as well and want to see our team on top just as much as this community. I refuse to fail, refuse to give up, and most of all refuse to listen to negativity, it only fuels the fire. Once again thank you vVv for giving Elemental the chance to rise from the ashes once more. Oh yeah, and I wanted this interview to be entitled "Can We Get an Encore" but RaideR told me no.........Soooooo make some noise vVv, Ya boys is back! vVv Lucid: Jerry, thanks for believing in us. And to the community: It is the way you all act, from playing in-game to talking on the shoutbox that determines the nature of vVv. Keep that in mind, and prove to the world how powerful vVv is. vVv RaideR: I would actually take the time out to thank LordJerith and Doomhammer personally for all of their support, as well as Exodus. I would also like to thank vVv entirely for their support and future support as we progress through Modern Warfare 2 in hopes of it being played on the circuit. I look forward to seeing Prerogative as well putting it down for vVv, as well as all of my brothers in Modern Warfare 2. As for Skeensy's "Can We Get an Encore".. LawLz...
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    Alienware Final Bracket

    Good Luck Sagacity! Be ready for your interview.
  15. E-mail or PM's my friend, e-mail or PM's.
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