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  1. vVv NaturaL

    UMG Dallas Coverage

    vVv Gaming's CoD team will gather together for UMG at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas this upcoming weekend, July 10th-12th. As it is the second-to-last UMG event of the season, the hype is real . It's also the first major LAN after the MLG Columbus relegation tournament, and that means a lot of new rosters. The event starts this Friday, July 10th at 5PM CST with pool play matches. If history serves us well, with vVv breaking into the winners bracket out of the consensus "Pool of Death" at UMG California back in May, the team has another tough road ahead and we're up for the challenge. Pool C (Pools subject to change up until day of event.) brings vVv face-to-face against Denial Esports, Team Kaliber, Isolation Esports, and a team TBD out of open bracket play. The two returning members of vVv, Phillip "Phizzurp" Kelemenov and Johnathan "John" Perez, will be joined by Tyler "Felony" Johnson and Damod "FEARS" Abney. Although the team has a very tough pool ahead of them, they're going into the event with confidence. Watch the matches here: http://tv.majorleaguegaming.com/channel/umg Follow the round by round team coverage below: Pool Play Match 1: vVv vs. Denial eSports [0-3] Map 1 Bio Lab Hardpoint: vVv[125] vs. Denial eSports[250] Map 2 Riot SnD: vVv[4] vs. Denial eSports[6] Map 3 Detroit Uplink: vVv[6] vs. Denial eSports[8] Pool Play Match 2: vVv vs. Isolation Empire [2-3] Map 1 Detroit Hardpoint: vVv[250] vs. iSo[176] Map 2 Solar SnD: vVv[5] vs. iSo[6] Map 3 Comeback Uplink: vVv[9] vs. iSo[20] Map 4 Retreat Hardpoint: vVv[205] vs. iSo[196] Map 5 Recovery SnD: vVv[2] vs. iSo[6] Pool Play Match 3: vVv vs. tK [2-3] Map 1 Solar Hardpoint: vVv[195] vs. tK[208] Map 2 Detroit SnD: vVv[6] vs. tK[3] Map 3 Bio Lab Uplink: vVv[3] vs. tK[14] Map 4 Retreat Hardpoint: vVv[210] vs. tK[178] Map 5 Riot SnD: vVv[5] vs. tK[6] Pool Play Match 4: vVv vs. g4g [1-3] Map 1 Solar Hardpoint: vVv[198] vs. g4g[188] Map 2 Biolab SnD: vVv[2] vs. g4g[6] Map 3 [N/A] Uplink: vVv[N/A] vs. g4g[N/A] Map 4 [N/A] Hardpoint: vVv[N/A] vs. g4g[N/A] Losers Bracket Round 1: vVv vs. Relapsed [3-2] Map 1 Retreat Hardpoint: vVv[225] vs. Relapsed[189] Map 2 Solar SnD: vVv[1] vs. Relapsed[6] Map 3 Comeback Uplink: vVv[4] vs. Relpased[11] Map 4 Bio Lab Hardpoint: vVv[238] vs. Relapsed[185] Map 5 Recovery SnD: vVv[6] vs. Relapsed[1] Losers Bracket Round 2: vVv vs. Optic Nation [3-2] Map 1 Detroit Hardpoint: vVv[188] vs. ON[250] Map 2 Bio Lab SnD: vVv[6] vs. ON[2] Map 3 Detroit Uplink: vVv[9] vs. ON[6] Map 4 Solar Hardpoint: vVv[207] vs. ON[182] Losers Bracket Round 3: vVv vs. XGN [3-0] Map 1 Bio Lab Hardpoint: vVv[213] vs. XGN[183] Map 2 Riot SnD: vVv[6] vs. XGN[5] Map 3 Bio Lab Uplink: vVv[N/A] vs. XGN[N/A] Losers Bracket Round 4: vVv vs. Rod Squad [3-0] Map 1 Solar Hardpoint: vVv[210] vs. RS[203] Map 2 Recovery SnD: vVv[6] vs. RS[1] Map 3 Bio Lab Uplink: vVv[6] vs. RS[4] Losers Bracket Round 5: vVv vs. TCM [1-3] Map 1 Retreat Hardpoint: vVv[147] vs. TCM[249] Map 2 Riot SnD: vVv[3] vs. TCM [6] Map 3 Comeback Uplink: vVv[13] vs. TCM[10] Map 4 Solar Hardpoint: vVv[167] vs. TCM[231]
  2. Call Of Duty - Try Outs I'm going to host a couple of Try Out sessions for those who want the placements on the vVv Call Of Duty Team. Myself and vVv Exodus we'll be evaluating everyones play style and roles to make sure we pick the ultimate team which can one day represent the call of duty division like it once did in Black Ops. The chosen players will be working their way up the ladder at Major Lan's & Online Tournaments. Once you have shown vVv Gaming that you have the correct amount of potential to move forward we will later on consider 'Sponsorships' from the Organisation itself. If you feel that are ready to up your game and show us what you are really capable of please attend on the following dates listed below DATES 3rd & 10th of August At 7pm Est Roles Available AR x1 SMG/AR x1 SMG OBJ x2 + Coach Position Maps & Game Types Search & Destroy on Octane Domination on Sovereign Blitz on Freight If you have any questions or concerns please comment below or Private Message - vVv PretzL or vVv Exodus on the website. Hosted By vVv PretzL & vVv Exodus
  3. vVv NaturaL

    CoD CGN Returns! 4-24-14

    Greetings! With the acquisition of our new Call of Duty team and all the hype around our CoD division again we're proud too announce the return of our Community Game Nights! This event will be hosted by vVv Havik at 7pm EST this Thursday. The lobby will consist of current community members, applicants, staff, and anyone interested in learning more about vVv CoD. The lobby will be playing the most updated rules for CoD eSports and will be blind picking teams with auto-assign. So for all of you looking for some new people to game with now is your chance! If you wish to get involved feel free too message vVv Havik or myself and make sure you're on Xbox at 7pm EST Thursday night.
  4. The vVv Gaming community had a great time at the 2013 MLG Winter Championship and we have an entire gallery of pictures to show it. Not only did our Call of Duty team finish in third place at the event, but nearly twenty community members gathered together in Dallas to enjoy the MLG festivities. Below are three of our favorite pictures from the event and we would like you to caption them for the chance to win a vVv Gaming QcK+ surface by SteelSeries and a vVv Gaming Wristband! You can enter this contest by clicking the picture above that you would like to caption and creating your image! After you have created your image, link to it here in a post. You can create unlimited entries! The winner of this contest will be selected by creativity and humor. The staff here at vVv Gaming will select a winner by Tuesday, April 2nd and contact the winner. One winner will receive a vVv Gaming QcK+ SteelSeries Gaming Surface and a vVv Gaming Wristband. This contest ends on Monday, April 1st at 11:59pm EST. We look forward to seeing your entries! Good luck!
  5. vVv LordJerith

    Vote! 360 or PS3

    Vote: https://twitter.com/MLGSundance/status/252507902177337345
  6. vVv Gaming Sponsorship Qualifications The new year opens with many new applications, especially in Starcraft 2 and Call of Duty. Now, we want to know how YOU feel about how vVv Gaming awards sponsorships, as well as what you expect from our sponsored players. We designed a survey for the greater community and our vVv members. Please take this the survey to help us with our sponsorship decisions. As an incentive for all those who finish the entire survey, you will be entered into a random drawing to win one $60 Amazon Gift Card! (Like Kevin did from Pennsylvania, our last winner!) We look forward to all your responses and cannot wait for our sponsorship season to start. Please take this SURVEY! -MizKitten
  7. vVv Gaming is pleased to announce our new Call of Duty division Manager, Theodore "vVv Bizkit" Molling! A Florida native, vVv Bizkit began his Call of Duty career back in Call of Duty 4, and after hearing stories from MLG events, as well as experiencing the very popular competitive scene for CoD 4, Bizkit became much more passionate for the franchise. To this day, Call of Duty is still his game of choice. vVv Bizkit His love for Call of Duty has brought him to accepting the position of CoD Console Manager for vVv Gaming. As the new Call of Duty manager, Bizkit stated, "As the CoD Manager, not only do I want to get vVv's name out there to other CoD players and continue helping everyone as I do now, but I also want to recruit them to further do so. I want to get a team contracted as well as get out new CoD content to help out any players who want to have helpful tips of the game and to help them on a competitive level as well." He went on to say, "As of this year, the relationship between CoD and vVv is even better than before." Bizkit is very optimistic about Call of Duty in 2012 and what he will be able bring to the table. His high hopes ride on the large support for CoD content and competitive play found in recent vVv Gaming community surveys. vVv Gaming is very excited to have Bizkit leading the way for Call of Duty competitive play, and we hope that his passion for the community brings us new faces and huge results in 2012!
  8. SaintTheGr8

    RivaL-Call of Duty Sponsorship

    Team Captain Please Answer the Following: How long has this roster been playing together? 3/4 of our roster has been together numerous times since CoD4 and our current roster for a week. Where do the players live in relation to one another? We all live in NJ/NY What are your team’s accomplishments? With this exact roster? Links? This roster won the recent NJ Halo 4v4 this weekend without dropping a single map and 3/4 of the roster won 3 of the 4 MW3 NJ Halo tourneys. My personal achievements: http://gamebattles.m...nt/achievements 1st Place NJ Halo 4v4 November 2010 1st Place NJ Halo 2v2 November 2010 1st Place NJ Halo FFA December 2010 1st Place NJ Halo FFA July 2011 1st Place NJ Halo 2v2 July 2011 1st Place NJ Halo FFA August 2011 1st Place NJ Halo 2v2 August 2011 1st Place NJ Halo 4v4 August 2011 1st place NJ Halo FFA November 2011 1st Place NJ Halo 4v4 November 2011 1st Place NJ Halo FFA December 2011 1st Place NJ Halo 2v2 December 2011 1st Place NJ Halo 4v4 December 2011 1st Place NJ Halo FFA March 2012 1st Place NJ Halo 4v4 March 2012 MLG Dallas 2011 Bops 17th MLG Raleigh 2011 Bops 21st MLG Providence Bops 11th What are your team's latest tournament results? 1st Place NJ Halo 4v4 What is the team's next event online? LAN? Online-Frag Cup 3 LAN-NJ Halo April 2012 If you've been sponsored before, who was your best sponsor? Why? Yes by vVv Gaming at the beginning of Black Ops with Team Sick By Nature. vVv was my best sponsor because of the guidance really they gave me which helped me achieve pro status later on in my carrer. Why are you no longer with them? I left SbN due to them not getting PS3's and traveling to events. What was your worst sponsor? Why? MoB because they did nothing for me really. What do you hope to achieve with your team? A win at ever NJ Halo for MW3 and countless online wins as well. Who do you see as your toughest competition? Current top Call of Duty teams such as apeX, nV, and FaZe. What is your expected finish at your next event? 1st, that is the mentality I always have and always will have. What do you hope to get out of vVv Gaming? Money for NJ Halo entry fees and credits for gamebattles tournaments. Individually, all team members (Including the captain) must answer the following: How long have you been playing competitively? 4 years. If you are attending a LAN event, please detail your travel plans here (flight info, car info, train info, bus info, etc) To NJ Halo events I drive but I fly to any major event such as MLG unless it is close in which case I took a train to providence. How many hours during the week do you devote to gaming? How many of those hours are for the game for which you are applying? Around 40 or so and nearly all of which are on Call of Duty. Have you attended any national events? (MLG, CPL, WCG?) Yes, MLG, and WCG. Are you shy around people you don't know? No I will gladly talk to others especially if they approach me. Link us to some of your best personal achievements. Refer above in the captain section. What was your biggest loss or disappointment in gaming? Why did you lose that match? I have 2. Losing for top 16 at MLG Dallas in a series that we should have won. Stupid last minute mistakes in CTF cost us to lose the series 3-1. Another was losing my last open bracket match in Raleigh to get into pool play. We had to play Collapse who ended up getting 2nd that event but started in open bracket due to a last minute roster change. We lost CTF by 1 capture in a game in which I played my heart out and then another loss in domination by 5 pts. My team was a last minute pickup team before the event because I wanted to start playing seriously again after a 2 event break and our 4th we did not play with once before the event. How can you PERSONALLY benefit vVv Gaming? By promoting vVv to others on Twitter and helping build up the community by talking about vVv after high tournament placings and interviews. Link to all social media sites used.(Twitter/Facebook/youtube channel) https://twitter.com/#!/SaintTheGr8 http://www.youtube.c...LGSaintt/videos
  9. MLG ShifTy

    A40 or Spectrum 5xb

    hey whats up all, im having a tough time deciding whether to get the spectrum 5xb and the astro mixamp, or just getting the astro a40's, i know we are sponsored by steelseries but im just looking for quality. Thoughts??
  10. I've been hearing a lot of rumors going around saying that there is a possibility of CoD Pro Circuits going online, as we know a program called Ready Up Servers has been released reducing the lag on multiplayer and perhaps that could be tied in with this. If this does happen there will be a lot more teams but it takes away from the amazing feel of going to an event and playing side by side as a team, I'm interested to see what your option is on this.
  11. Slauney

    COD #2: How to Work as a Team

    For those of you interested in competitive Call of Duty and are on a team that is trying to get their team work down, here are some basic guidelines for what needs to be done in order to achieve success. This may sound reiterated if you've ever tried to compete on a 4 man roster: Communication would probably be the biggest thing to focus on only because of the significant of it. It could be that factor that makes or breaks a team in a match depending on how well the 4 members of the team can use Call outs effectively, have good awareness and say where enemies are, etc. Holding up your end of the team is a huge thing just basically for the concept of it. This is the most obvious one as it makes sense of what needs to be done. If you hold up your own, then it won't cause any flaws within your teams attitude for one another. Do your player roles, and listen to the captain of the team because it establishes a small chain of command and only on person calls the shots; this makes things organized and structured. What can be added on to your end, learn how to position yourself on maps as that will cause a lot of problems for your opponent and will start establishing map control for your team. Another thing to try to learn is team chemistry, it may be the hardest thing to establish due to the differences between the players that may be evident early on in the teams life span. Once chemistry is there, it's very difficult to go away, and you'll see professional teams like EnVyUs and team Obey have remarkable chemistry. Even if every member of the team had below average individual skill levels, if the chemistry and communication is there, it still does the job and can bring teams to the top. And lastly, establishing friendships outside of the game. Friendships always help with the way your team operates as it gives you time to understand your team mates better so you can know what they are thinking in game, as well as knowing what they are like at their bests and lowest times. Very important to know what to do when there is a problem in game and someone gets frustrated. These things will all help any team trying to achieve good team work all around. I hope I have opened some eyes to how teamwork is done properly. I look forward to seeing some new teams break into pro status next year, good luck! Make sure to follow me on twitter @@Slauney
  12. ****Warning! Long, detailed post. Here are the results from our eSports Survey (n=398). We will use these results to guide our strategy for 2012. The first two charts show that although most of the respondents own many gaming consoles, the two primary gaming platforms are the Xbox 360 and the PC (Chart 1 and Chart 2). Being the most accomplished console organization in the world, it is no surprise that the Xbox360 (41%) edges out the PC (36%) as the most used platform for gaming. Chart1 Chart2 When looking at the games actually played, we could see the console focus more as Call of Duty and Gears of War rose to the top of games played. On the PC side, it is important to note that League Of Legends was PLAYED more than Starcraft 2. Game Informer magazine visitors spend on average 18 hours playing video games. The majority of our community spends more than 24 hours a week playing video games, showing that as competitive gamers, we game more than the average. When we look at games being watched, we see that two very interesting trends: Starcraft is watched by nearly two-thirds of our community (60%), proving that more people WATCH SC2 than play SC2. Call of Duty is the most watched and the most played console game Three-fourths (77%) of our members watch at least 3 hours of streaming per week. On both the console and the PC platforms, many of our visitors and members purchased at least 15 games per year. When we asked respondents to tell us which games LACKED quality content, Call of Duty, Halo: Reach and Gears of War 3 all rose to the top. Although BF3 was in the mix, when we asked to narrow it down to ONE game that respondents most wanted to see quality content, it was Call of Duty (17%) and Gears of War 3 (15%) Overall, this indicates that console titles lack quality content. A majority of respondents said that they visit the vVv Gaming Website more than once per day, and over 82% visit our site at least once a week. As far as our website, there were little surprise when it came to the features that are most used, like our forums and shoutbox. The new website has increased the use of the home page, and we also see that the video feature is popular with over half of the respondents reporting they use this feature (52%). When we asked respondents to pick ONE feature, the forums came in a strong first, followed by the shoutbox and videos. There was little surprise on the features most used on our forum profiles with the "About Me" section coming out on top. Getting more sponsors and more ads (41%) edged out frequent donation drives (33%) as a primary way to increase revenue in 2012. 77% of our users are ages 18-29 and 94% are male. So, what does all this mean for 2012? I am happy to see that we are doing many things right. The one thing we need to do better is our investment in and content surrounding Call of Duty. Here is a preview of some of the things to expect in 2012: Sponsor a Call of Duty team Create content/media for Call of Duty Create content/media for Gears of War 3 Establish brand champions in all our divisions (SC2, LoL, CS, MMO, GoW , CoD, Halo, FIFA, Fighting) Add more partners Conduct two large donation drives Explore opportunities in Halo:Reach Explore opportunities in DotA 2 Explore opportunities in CS:GO Add Guild Wars Add Diablo 3 Continue Wednesday Night Starcraft, The Losers Bracket and Directional Influence Continue promote bloggers and create general gaming content Continue writing for Chicago Tribune Geek to Me Blog Continue League of Legends 1v1 tournaments I look forward to the hard work in 2012.
  13. MLG CEO Sundance Giovanni will be here to discuss MLG's amazing 2011 year, as well as give us a glimpse into 2012. Subscribe to our Twitch.TV channel so you know when we go live: http://www.twitch.tv/livevvvgaming Start Time: CST: 8:30 PM ------ EST: 9:30 PM ------ PST: 6:30 PM Have questions for MLG CEO Sundance? Please post your questions in this thread. If someone else asks your question or you believe someone else's question to be a good question that you feel needs to be asked, please quote it and write "This." We want to be sure to ask the most popular questions first. Feel free to support many questions. Thanks for your support in making this organized and ensuring that we can best serve the community. Some food for thought from MLG:
  14. Teams: exclusive vs Afterlife Score: 1 - 2 (Afterlife's way) Date: 7:30, 27th of September 2011 Map: Cracked / Havana / Hanoi CyberGamer Competition: SteelSeries S&D Leagues - View Match Details Writeup: vs www.facebook.com/Afterlife.Clan www.youtube.com/user/afterlifecg like and subscribe please it really help us out We won Cracked Havana Hanoi We are now in Preliminary Finals (Quarter Finals) and if we win this then we move on to Grand Finals! And remember to like our Facebook!
  15. vVv LordJerith

    State of vVv Gaming

    As the donation drive comes to an end, I want to personally thank all of you for your participation. We had about 50 people contribute, which is roughly 30% of our community. I am proud to say that we met our goal of $4,500, and when our new website launches, you can thank the donors that made it happen. Our growth for 2011 is explosive. Our site gets nearly double the visits we got last year, and I expect this will only continue to grow. Of course, we want to further that growth by adding more reasons to visit the vVv Gaming website. To fully understand HOW MUCH we have going on, I wanted to break it down by division. I promise to keep it as short as possible, so forgive me if I leave anything out. Brawl vVv Gaming has officially partnered with Apex. Currently, we are sponsoring the The Road to Apex: ONLINE EDITION! We also have formalized our sponsorship deals for Apex 2012 and our sponsorship structure for 2012. Chibo continues to do a great job leading the division, and you can expect more from vVv in Brawl for 2012. Call of Duty With Modern Warfare 3 releasing on November 8, we will keep a close eye on what Major League Gaming (MLG) will do with the title. Meanwhile, we look forward to our Call of Duty 4 PC team coming to Chicago for the Ignite LAN from October 21-23. I look forward to meeting Cubed and the team in person. We do not expect to sponsor any CoD console teams for MLG for the rest of the year. Crossfire Our Crossfire team has been busy with it preps for WCG. We are waiting to hear when the WCG Nationals are for Canada. The WCG World Finals will be held in Busan, Korea from Dec 8-11. As always, vVv Lifeline is our one and only Crossfire team, and we fully support the relationship we have with them. Gears of War I can’t say enough how excited I am for this game. We will be launching our Gears academy, and I expect the competition for one of the spots to be fierce. This will be a chance for teams to train in a structured environment, as well as a chance for the top team to earn their team pass and hotel for the first MLG event. I am looking forward to experimenting with the maps and game types. Our official position is to remain silent on changing any settings until we first determine the best maps and game types to go with those maps. I encourage all of you to contribute your ideas to the best maps and gametypes HERE! Think about the SPECTATOR experience when you make your suggestions. Expect to see TNO at DEVASTATION. Also, expect vVv Gears players to attend the NJHalo/KotC event on the east coast. Both events are the weekend of October 8. vVv Gaming’s Gears team will be at the New York invitational event from October 21-23.. We wish our Gears players, Enmity, Monk, Leon and Myth the best of luck! Halo We will be supporting Believe the Hype for the rest of the season. Next season, we'll see what MLG does with Halo before making any other decisions about teams. BelievVve! League of Legends Our League of Legends (LoL) team continues to surprise people. Not only has the team surprised people, but I see many of our core members playing League of Legends. Expect our focus, coverage and content surrounding this awesome game to grow. I want to say so much of LoL, but for now, just know that we have been very impressed by the game, our players, Riot and the opportunities. JayC will be one busy manager in 2012! Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) and Guild Wars 2 (GW2) is where you will find us. SWTOR will start us off, and expect us to have a lot of fun. GW2 will be much more serious as we try and build a top roster for the game. Mortal Kombat vVv Reo will be at DEVASTATION, and he will be ready to compete! Expect to see other vVv MK players like vVv Krazie at the event, as well. Rhythm Our rock band is going to DEVASTATION, so expect vVv Adrenaline to entertain the fans at this event. After DEVASTATION, expect our rhythm gaming division to be fairly quiet until either a release of a new title or a new event stirs some excitement. Sports Michs09 is going to Korea to compete in IeSF World Championship event for the game Hyundai Veloster HD. He will be in Korea from October 6-10. He will be joining 400 players from 40 nations! Also, we are keeping our eye out for top players. We just added Jrock to our roster who is a top NHL player. Welcome him, and add him on PSN if you play: vVv Jrock Starcraft Hasuu, Murder, Ruff and Titan are all getting ready for MLG Orlando. Also, Doom, Titan, Spectral and I will be attending the KoDeF event in Korea from November 1-4. We have finally formalized our mandatory practice schedules and weekly meetings. Expect Roar to take a more active role, as well. Expect Noxie to come back soon. We also launch the Starcraft Academy this week, where the top player will be attending MLG Providence. Sugarbear will have the awesome responsibility to get this running, so I ask all Starcraft players to support the academy. Be available to assit and answer questions. There has been a lot of conversation about us picking up players, and it is true we spoke with dde, Faith and Vibe. In short, these players were asking for more than we could justify, and they all took other offers. We will be picking up players after MLG Orlando, so stay tuned, but our main focus will be our players who have been developing with us and are currently sponsored. OK. WOW! That was supposed to be a short synopsis of what we have going on, but as always, we do so much, you sometimes don’t see it all until you put it all down in one place. On the content side, we will be completely restructuring everything with the new website. I don't want to spoil any suprises, so I will just talk about what we have going on right now. The Loser’s Bracket will continue. Expect us to broaden our focus by inviting more guests from outside vVv Gaming to share their insight and perspectives. I promise that I will rant more. You keep asking for it, so I will deliver. Directional Influence will not. Also, with Rapture starting college, and no longer having a quality internet connection, we have stopped the Brawl podcast show for now. We are open to others who may want to pick up the slack, but for now, Directional influence is in hiatus. We just contributed our 100th article to Geek to Me. We will continue to deliver great content to this blog. We are ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WRITERS! So, if you can handle the deadline and write consistently, let us know! Wednesday Night Starcraft (WNS) is something that we are currently examing, and more will follow in a spate update. We will add a lot of content for 2012, as well as a few surprises that only Doomhammer and I know about. Expect us to continue to support the exact same mission statement: Again, I just wanted to thank those of you who donated, and give everyone an update on what we have going on. It is amazing when you put it all down in one spot. I promise that 2012 will only get better!
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  17. It's time for the next stop on the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit, this time heading back to the East coast in Raleigh, NC. vVv Gaming will be out in full force this weekend as a multitude of our community members, staff, and sponsored players will be heading to the event to compete and enjoy the fourth stop this year for MLG. As vVv Gaming competes this weekend, this will be the first place to go for updates on how all of our teams and players are doing, along with general pool and bracket updates from the event spanning across Starcraft 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Halo: Reach. Also at Raleigh, we'll see an exhibition match in Gears of War 3, a four team League of Legends invitational, and of course a major walk-up Mortal Kombat 9 event with a $7,000 prize pool. It will be an interesting weekend for sure, and there will be non-stop action. Make sure to check back as things happen throughout the weekend and cheer on vVv's best in Raleigh! vVv Teams in Raleigh vVv Believe the Hype vVv MaNiiaC(Twitter) vVv Mazsik (Twitter) vVv Formal (Twitter) (Facebook) vVv Destin (Twitter) vVv Reliable (Twitter) Mortal Kombat vVv REO (Twitter) (Facebook) Starcraft 2 vVv MurDeR (Facebook) (Twitter) vVv NGry (Facebook) (Twitter) vVv Ruff (Twitter) vVv Titan (Facebook) (Twitter) vVv Xog (Facebook) (Twitter) BtH Team Page - http://www.vvv-gamin...eam?team_id=136 SC2 Team Page - http://www.vvv-gamin...eam?team_id=140 Fight Club Team Page - http://www.vvv-gamin...eam?team_id=151 Updates IF YOU HAVE UPDATES, FEEL FREE TO TWEET AT ME OR PM ME (or if you're a mod, go ahead and add them yourself. ) I won't be around 24/7, so if you can update in this thread, go ahead and do so, and I'll add it when I can. Halo vVv BtH vs. Active Rush | 3-1 (Pool) vVv BtH vs. Quantic Fire | 3-1 (Pool) vVv BtH vs. coL Final Boss | 3-2 (Pool) vVv BtH vs. Aftermath | 3-0 (Pool) vVv BtH vs. Status Quo | 3-1 (CWR1) vVv BtH vs. eon Instinct | 2-3 (CWF) vVv BtH vs. Infamous | 2-3 (CLF) vVv Believe the Hype finishes third place! Starcraft 2 Winner's Bracket vVv Titan vs. cFButterfly | 2-0 (OWR1) vVv MilyCyrus vs. VPMeMCaT | 0-2 (OWR1) vVv SugarBear vs. OntologicalPWN | 0-2 (OWR1) vVv Murder vs. SCDPetrify | 2-0 (OWR1) vVv Sweep vs. aurawashere | 0-2 (OWR1) vVv NGry vs. JEcho | 1-2 (OWR1) vVv Ruff vs. VPCursed | 2-0 (OWR1) vVv Murder vs. strobot | 2-1 (OWR2) vVv Titan vs. swirlyrolls | 2-0 (OWR2) vVv Ruff vs. Caliber206 | 2-1 (OWR2) vVv Ruff vs. JEcho | 2-0 (OWR3) vVv Murder vs. DavasiaN | 0-2 (OWR3) vVv Titan vs. a_monkey8 | 2-1 (OWR3) vVv Ruff vs. coL Drewbie | 0-2 (OWR4) vVv Titan vs. LiquidTyler | 1-2 (OWR4) Loser's Bracket vVv SugarBear vs. BYE (OLR1) vVv NGry vs. DanceSC | 2-0 (OLR1) vVv MilyCyrus vs. gyfsukata | 2-0 (OLR1) vVv Sweep vs. MarineKngXPn | 2-0 (OLR1) vVv SugarBear vs. Brunas | 2-0 (OLR2) vVv NGry vs. kevizoid | 0-2 (OLR2) vVv MilyCyrus vs. tuxedomask | 1-2 (OLR2) vVv Sweep vs. rbkl | 2-1 (OLR2) vVv SugarBear vs. QuantumRX | 2-1 (OLR3) vVv Sweep vs. Boesthius | 2-1 (OLR3) vVv SugarBear vs. tbowyer | 0-2 (OLR4) vVv Sweep vs. sTk_sooch | 1-2 (OLR4) vVv Murder vs. HITDERPANDA | 2-0 (OLR4) vVv Murder vs. aisarang | 2-0 (OLR5) vVv Titan vs. JEcho | 0-2 (OLR6) vVv Ruff vs. Caliber206 4-2 (OLR6) vVv Murder vs. LuckyFool | 2-0 (OLR6) vVv Murder vs. QxGAgh | 1-2 (OLR7) vVv Ruff vs. 4kLost | 1-2 (OLR7) Mortal Kombat vVv REO vs. Unknown | 2-0 (Ro16) vVv REO vs. John | 2-0 (Quarter-Finals) vVv REO vs. esp gangsta | 2-0 (Semi-Finals) vVv REO vs. hdcloud | 3-0 (Finals) vVv REO wins MLG Raleigh and takes home $3,000!
  18. Rapture

    The 30 Ton Sword: Weapon Balancing

    One of the most important parts of games involving any sort of combat is weapon balancing. Gamers who frequent the online realms of their favorite games are usually very in-tune with the balancing between every weapon at their disposal, as are those who play fighting games and understand the balancing between each character in the roster. For gaming, weapon balance is key to making the community happy; no one is going to play a game in which someone can gain access to a shotgun that has a reload time of .3 seconds, a fire rate of an assault rifle, and damage output of a catapult using whales as projectiles. Every weapon must have pros and cons, and this applies to both campaign modes and multiplayer, as when there is less of a balance, the game itself suffers as a whole. For campaigns, weapon balancing is essentially for keeping a game challenging and, at the same time, worthwhile to play. In an obvious example, it makes no logical sense to give the player access to a weapon early in the game that allows them to kill every enemy they see with no effort. There has to be a scaling factor
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