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      We have moved to Discord   08/04/2016

      There has been a strong desire among the community to migrate to Discord for quite some time. As of today, our community will be using Discord and as a result, we will no longer be actively using our TeamSpeak Server.  The TeamSpeak server will temporarily stay active to help inform all of our move to Discord. Within the next couple of months, it will be shut down completely.  For a quick invite to our new Discord server, you can click here.  
      For a full detailed guide visit http://www.vVv-Gaming.com/Discord
    • vVv Bagzli

      Supersonic Series Season 4!   09/24/2016

      Supersonic Series Season 4 starts on Monday, October 10th, 2016   vVv Gaming is proud to present the return of the Supersonic Series!  Unique game nights each week will allow teams and individual Rocketeers to bring their A game and level up their gaming skills!  Whether the goal is to improve teamwork, find suitable opponents, or just acquire valuable feedback on how to improve one’s gameplay, these events will accomplish just that!   Quick Facts: Supersonic Draft is every Monday at 7:30 PM EST. Supersonic Showdown is every Thursday at 7:30 PM EST. Supersonic Showdown will be factored into the RLC Power Rankings! Supersonic Showdown will be streamed, Supersonic Draft will not (unless we find more casters - interested? click here) Supersonic Series Rules & Regulations can be found by clicking here. To register for the tournaments visit www.vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament If you are late to check-ins via our Discord Server, you will not get to play.  Don't be late. To stay up to date with Supersonic Series, follow us on Twitter @vVv_Gaming Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn more about becoming a vVv Gaming Community member or how you can join our staff Season 4 will last 8 Weeks, which will be followed by a Season Finale which will be the 9th Week of the Series Supersonic Draft Season Finale will feature top 24 players based on the Solo Leaderboard from Season 4 Supersonic Showdown Season Finale will feature top 8 teams based on the Team Leaderboard from Season 4   Supersonic Draft When: Mondays at 8PM EST (5PM PST)  Check-in starts at 7:30PM EST and close at 7:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Gaming Discord Server: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite  (Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/guide)
      Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Style: Captain's Draft - Captains are chosen at random (see Registration section for more details) and each captain picks their team-mates. Captains will take turns picking their teammates in a “snake-style” (A, B, C, C, B, A) draft until all teams have 3 players each. Participating with friends is encouraged, however, there is no guarantee that you will be on the same team. The captain’s name will be entered into the Challonge bracket and will be used to represent their team.  Voice channels will be created for each of the teams on our Discord server. Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament to register.  While signing up you will be able to volunteer to be a captain.  If there are more volunteer captains than the total number of teams, the captains will be picked at random from the pool of volunteers.  If there are not enough volunteer captains, then the remaining number of captains needed will be chosen at random from the remainder of players.  


      Supersonic Showdown When: Thursdays at 8PM EST (5PM PST)  Check-in starts at 7:30PM EST and close at 7:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Gaming Discord Server: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite  (Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/guide)
      Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Teams are pre-made by the players. Style: Pre-made Teams Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament to register.
       
      Participating as an individual: After filling out the signup form you will be in a free-agent pool. To ensure your participation in the event, you should be seeking out other free agents to form a team.  Another alternative is to seek a team that only has two players and join their team for the evening. If you do not have a team by the end of check-in period, you may not be able to participate.  If this is the case, contact an admin and seek help with finding a team, please only seek help after attempting to form a team on your own.
       
      Participating as a team: After filling out the signup form above, your team is all set. All you need to do is show up in the discord server during the check-in time.  If you are seeking a third player for the evening, you can view the list of free agent players signed up at http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register and contact them to be part of your team for the evening. If you are unable to acquire a third team member on you own, then please show up on the Discord server at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting and seek help from a Supersonic Staff Member. Reminder:  Solo participants do not earn points towards the season finale tournament.  We strongly suggest putting a team together to sign up with!  Feel free to use our discord chat to find teammates.    Point System
      You will receive points for your participation in each tournament.  These points will determine the top 8 teams from Showdown  and the top 24 players from the Draft. The first tournament finale will be hosted for the top 24 players based on the individual scores from Supersonic Draft event.  The second tournament finale will be hosted for the top 8 teams based on points earned during Supersonic Showdown nights. Keep in mind that participating in Supersonic Showdown event will earn Team Points, participating alone earns you no points.
       
      Breakdown: 2 points for participating 2 points for every match won in the Winner's Bracket 1 point for every match won in the Loser's Bracket 2 additional points for placing 4th 4 additional points for placing 3rd 6 additional points for placing 2nd 10 additional points for placing 1st   Join vVv Gaming
      Become a Community Member If you are looking for an open and supportive community filled with e-sport fanatics that you can game and socialize with, then you should fill out an application and join vVv Gaming Community.  Being part of vVv Gaming Community is about being part of something more than yourself; It is about playing games with friends that are supportive and honest; It is about meeting up in person at LAN events; It is about making a difference in each other's lives and making a difference in e-sports. If this is the type of community you seek, then click here and fill out your application.   Become a Staff Member Working for an online gaming community has many rewards.  It is a good place to kick start your career in gaming, whether you are looking to become a business major or a community manager.  You will learn new things and acquire transferable skill sets that you can use to build your resume.  If you would like to get involved and help with running of Supersonic Series or other events, please visit our jobs page for more details: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/jobs   Supersonic Staff If you have a question, just reach out to one of our event administrators via Discord or private message via our forum. 
       
      Event Administrators:
      Mohulis, Bliss, Cherp
        For more information on vVv Gaming and to stay up to date with events that we host across various games, visit our website at http://vvv-gaming.com,  follow us on twitter @vVv_Gaming, join our Discord server at http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite or join our Rocket League Steam Group at http://steamcommunity.com/groups/vVvGamingRL   To join the discussion, click here!
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      Supersonic Series Stacks Up to Support the Troops   11/07/2016

      vVv Gaming Joins Forces With Stack-Up To Support The Troops     We believe that all gamers, regardless of skill, have a place in competitive gaming. We also believe that great things can come from competitive gaming and the communities that support it. As such, starting today, we are joining forces with Stack-Up in their missions and dedicating the Supersonic Series to the troops. Our goal is to help Stack-Up raise money to fund their missions. Each dollar that is donated goes directly to Stack-Up to support their cause. We invite you to join us in our mission by watching our stream, playing in our tournaments, and donating towards a greater cause: supporting the troops through gaming.  
      Stack-Up's Mission   "Founded in 2015, Stack-Up (TAX ID: 47-5424265) brings both veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. With the motto: 'Veterans are our Mission. Gaming is our Passion', Stack-Up serves US, NATO and ANZAC veterans through three primary programs: The Stacks, Stack-Up Supply Crates, and Air Assaults." With one of their programs, Stack-Up assembles "Supply Crates" filled with video games and nerdy goodies which are sent out to veterans in combat zones, on humanitarian missions, in recovery hospitals, and sometimes even bases located stateside.  They strive to help improve experiences of service members while they are deployed; instead of focusing on how many days of deployment they have left, Stack-Up encourages them to be participating in video game activities with their battle buddies.  It isn't just about having fun either!  Scientific studies have shown that video gaming can help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, stress, and even pain relief!  
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Interview with vVv BabyToss, first vVv member to attend DreamHack!

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We had the chance to watch our very own vVv BabyToss compete at DreamHack. BabyToss entered into the tournament in a group consisting of some rather skilled players from Liquid's Hero, Dignitas's Merz and also her very own friend, Guilly. She didn't pass the first group stage, losing to both Merz and Hero, but nonetheless she seemed to learn a lot from her first international event. This interview was to learn a little more about her experiences at DreamHack.

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vVv BabyToss with EG.HuK at DreamHack

What did you expect from DreamHack before flying out to Sweden?

vVv BabyToss: I tried to have no expectations of the event in all honesty. Expectations usually lead to letdowns, so I just wanted to be finally there, to experience the event in person. What would happen, that all was to be uncovered. No need to burden myself with unnecessary expectations.

How was your practice regime in preparation for DreamHack?

vVv BabyToss: The basics, they are the safety net of every StarCrafter. I didn't make an exception from this. I very well knew that my game wouldn't be top notch, due to very strong inclinations towards so-called "choking" - basically making mistakes under pressure, that kind of mistakes you'd normally not make - so I knew I needed that safety net for myself. Also, coming back from a long break, it was necessary for me to focus on the very basics. Mechanics, macro, refining my builds. StarCraft 2 is a game which requires consistent practice, otherwise your skill sets will get rusty. Repetition is a good way of solidifying stuff so I kept that in my mind while practicing before DreamHack.

Did you have any difficulties preparing for DreamHack?

vVv BabyToss: You could say that. I was very excited to go. My mind kept being distracted by this fact. Imagine a small kid standing in the candy store, seeing all these yummy things. Do you think they'd be focused much on anything else? It was difficult for me to focus on other things, even though there were things I needed to finish and work on before leaving to Sweden.

Did you encounter any problems traveling to Sweden?

vVv BabyToss: Except the lack of proper sleep? Not really. The trip was long, due to me not flying over there, but traveling by a car. Couple of energy drinks and coffee could help with that, though.

Have you ever competed in Sweden before? If so what were they?

vVv BabyToss: Nope. This was my first international StarCraft 2 event. I certainly hope that it's not the last one. Again, it depends on money, and they seem to be a problem quuuite a lot.

Who would you say was the favorite to win the tournament you were in? Have played him or her before? If so what was the result?

vVv BabyToss: I thought Liquid'HerO was honestly going to take this tournament. I played against him in the group stage and he just was top notch. He of course schooled me as if I was a little school girl, but it was a good, interesting experience for me. Although, I really rooted for WhiteRa, who is my favorite player and I really wanted him to win the tournament!

Did you meet any people that you haven't met before? Players, staff, etc?

vVv BabyToss: As I said before, DreamHack was my first international event. I met many people that I had only known online until then. I liked that. You can put a face behind the person and it's generally easier and more comfortable for me to talk to them then. Even though internet provides me with anonymity, it's not bad to get to know people in person from time to time.

I of course met many professional players too. The whole Team Liquid crew, which was present on DreamHack, Evil Geniuses' Sir Scoots, who apparently thought I was much taller, based on my pictures on the internet. That one was actually funny too, as I'm really a midget, so his comment really made me chuckle a lot. Can't forget mentioning WhiteRa - I brought Czech beer for him, we agreed to meet up in the Player Lounge, but in the end, we just had to miss each other, so I brought the beers back with me. Poor Aleksey got no beers! But, there's always another time, I extended an invitation to him to the biggest Czech LAN where he may get a huge beer if he comes! (laughs)"

What did you enjoy most about the event?

vVv BabyToss: There are so many things, really. Meeting people I look up to, trying to face the huge challenge in the form on the tournament, the StarCrafty feel of the area. You could feel the enthusiasm all around the place. I could literally breathe just that and be happy. It was awesome to see the games casted live too. It adds so much to the event compared to when you just sit at home and watch the streams. Everyone who loves the game should try and attend an event like Dreamhack. I can't describe it with just words. There's so much.

How did you feel about your performance at DreamHack?

vVv BabyToss: To be honest, not very good. Especially shortly after I finished my games. There were mistakes I couldn't forgive myself for. I thought of myself in the darkest way possible. I nearly cried after my first game, which was streamed by GLHF.tv casting duo, I felt so ashamed and low. I didn't expect myself to be visible to such extent and the pressure seemed to be way too high, much bigger than I was prepared for. Nothing can prepare you for this. No amount of words of wisdom will help you, this is a fight you have to cope with on your own.

In retrospect though, I realize that I'm still learning and growing, both as a person and a StarCraft 2 player. Giving up at this point would mean just me wasting all the time, efforts and my heart I've already put into this. So I know that there's this long road ahead of me, and this were the very first baby steps I needed to take, in order to become stronger and better player. And I try to hold that thought very closely in my mind, especially when self-doubts come. I managed this, which may as well be one of the hardest things I did in my life, when it comes to trying to face the personal obstacles and my lack of self-confidence."

Were you comfortable playing at the game stations? How was the equipment?

vVv BabyToss: Physically speaking; the tournament area was very well made. Well, the chair could be better, as I'm of a small size. Otherwise, the table was roomy enough and the fact you could bring your own keyboard, mouse and related stuff was a plus. I'd think that it's a standard during events like that, as these things influence how you play too.

When it comes to the psychological side; not really. I expected the group stage to be played in the BYOC Arena, on my own computer, while not watched by anyone. There were plenty, plenty of people there, so it'd be so easy to just get lost in there. I originally had no idea we would be playing on designed tournament area, with having huge monitors above our heads, which were showing the game for the viewers and passerby's. I always struggle with performance while people are watching, that is no secret. Cold fingers, stiff neck, growling stomach, you know it. It's something I have to overcome tho, so again, a learning experience there, albeit unexpected and surprising."

Did the tournament run smoothly? Were the referees easy to deal with? Did they understand the game?

vVv BabyToss: The tournament itself seemed to run smoothly enough. Referees were mostly young guys who seemed to know the game. That is always a plus. Nothing worse than having a referee who'd look at the game as if it was from another planet. We were given enough time to setup our stuff, to get comfortable and all that. I felt no rush and when I asked for a short break in between my matches they completely understood and I had no problems coming down from them. There were no delays and, as I said, the whole organization of the tournament seemed to be smooth, at least from my point of view.

Did you have any problems with the staff?

vVv BabyToss: Not really any real issues, except the fact that the crew at the entrance gave me wrong ID band. I was supposed to get a player and press one, but they didn't ask, so I only obtained the event pass one. I had to run around the venue to find out what the issue was, but it seems that the crew at the entrance simply didn't ask me, so they thought it was all okay. Generally, I think that the staff members should at least know the basics like where the sleep area was. It was also a bummer when I wanted to sleep some and nobody from the staff I encountered in the venue was able to tell me where the sleeping area was. I was a bit frustrated by this fact too.

I don't expect everyone to know every single piece of information there's to be known, but again, there should be an outline of the very basic information which the staff members should know. Maybe something for the future.

How was the venue? Was it big enough?

vVv BabyToss: The venue was huge, are you kidding me? (laughs) I'm good at getting lost, the only map I understand is the damn StarCraft 2 minimap, don't laugh. I liked the fact that the air was breathable and it was not hot in the venue either. Admittedly, it was a little more cold than I'd like, but it was bearable if you moved around a little and didn't just sit down all the time on your pretty bum.

Was there anything that can be improved at future events?

vVv BabyToss: Better staff organization. Like I said before, some of the staff members had no idea about the very basic things regarding the event. Again, putting emphasis on the fact that nobody can know everything. That's simply impossible. They could outline the basics and work with that. It'll make it much easier for people to find the information they need, as well as the event will be much smoother.

Anything you'd personally like to add about the experience?

vVv BabyToss: I loved the event. It was awesome learning experience. I met many people and got out of my shell for a bit more. I definitely know that this is great part of being a StarCraft 2 player, knowing the community, people. Competing and overcoming personal hurdles and difficulties. Nothing can really compare to that. Seeing places outside of your country, playing with the best players in the world. I could say so much more, but I think I'll just point out to my personal write-up about my experience there.

We are proud of vVv BabyToss in her personally successful venture to Dreamhack. We wish her massive amounts of luck in the future and we look forward to continue watching her growth as a player!

Interview by vVv Killzmane

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Congrats BabyToss!!! Represent! P.S Love your blogs

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I told her that we at vVv are always proud of her ^_^

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We love you either way babytoss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! win or lose we still love you hahaha :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

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You live, you learn. You only went forward after that event.

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Experience is always a tremendous element to getting better for anyone!

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This is awesome...just awesome! Also I really like the picture with Huk! :D good job babytoss

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great ready. im jealous that you got to go to dreamhack!

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