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vVv LordJerith

My past 5 years . . .

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Also, since there's been a trend for giving a brief write-up of your experience with vVv, I'll write one, too:

I first applied to vVv Gaming to follow current vVv'er LiThiuM and former vVv'er Rugg. I started out playing Call of Duty 4 for vVv Black (Skeensy, Sp3ctre, etc.), but like many others, I figured out that I sucked. Soon after that revelation, Jerry encouraged me to join the staff--I think my first position was as his assistant, or something along those lines.

I was a man of many hats during my tenure with the vVv Staff--I did writing, led divisions, etc. I will admit, I may not have been the most trustworthy person at times. Hell, I did leave the organization to form a competing organization with former vVv'er Phoenix/sk00tz on one occasion--a few of us staff members admittedly talked about that possibility on at least one occasion, too. But I think we all know how well vVv's competitors have done over the years . . . Feel free to take a look at MoB, pT, EMP, etc. What those organizations failed to recognize (and something that this organization realized from day one) is that a competent staff and prudent spending are the true keys to a successful organization.

While I may not have always agreed with Jerry (especially on political issues), I always respected the man and his words of wisdom. The world needs people like Jerry.

But I can honestly say--without a doubt--that I would not be the person I am today without my experience with vVv Gaming. I started out with the organization as an overly shy 16 year old (who, for some reason, thought skater clothes were cool). vVv helped me grow. Through the organization, I gradually improved my writing abilities and analytical skill. Those gradual improvements definitely played a key in my eventual acceptance into the University of Michigan; I'll continue to use those abilities when I apply to law schools next summer.

vVv Gaming also provided me with friendships that I will always cherish . . . LiThiuM, Exodus, Mephisto, ReV, AmpeD, Antidote, The Answer, to name a few. I'm really sorry I haven't been able to keep up with y'all.

I've probably rambled on enough, so one last point, MrsV is a terrible human being. I mean, come the fuck on, she cheated on her husband (who was in the military) with a balding loser whose claim to fame was continually placing 8th (SiKiMaGe).

Again, stay classy vVv,

Nero

Thanks for all that, seriously! I'm sure you will accomplish great things. Stay humble. Humility is a real asset in today's world.

I've only been a member for half a year and can't believe it's already been 6 months. I'm glad i found vVv gaming, as no other community can offer the top notch management, guidance and people! For me personally i've found jerry my gaming dad, as although my parents accept gaming as part of my personality and lifestyle, they distance themselves from it. He's given me the best advice any coach has given me and i've been surrounded by many a coach when i was playing high level physical sports. You've changed the way I look at the big picture Jerry, and i thank you for it! I wish you the best with your new position!

I know vVv DoomHammer will do an awesome Job and will definitively continue building vVv into an even better organisation!

Your enthusiasm and energy is a real asset to the organization. I hope you can more events, because you define "FUN!" Stay happy.

The one thing I think I will miss most is getting to sit in on interviews with Jerry. He has a charisma and a way of bringing people out of their shell that I know if I could listen to 100 more interviews I could learn a lot from him. Instead I will have to make due with the many, many other big ideas I've had the privilege of being exposed to since I joined. Some came from Jerry, some came from others on staff who were here because Jerry made a place for them, and I am thankful to have gotten the chance to be a part of that. When I started at vVv I thought I knew what business was about, and I probably had a pretty good idea compared to my peers, but after being on staff for the past year, he has exposed me to what it means to truly be a great leader. I hope that I can live up to his example and do my part to make vVv the best gaming organization it can possibly be.

Gregg, Jordan will need your quiet and patient wisdom. Your thoughtfulness and disciplined thinking make us better. Your never ending commitment to quality and getting it right, without ever grandstanding or preaching are something that make you not on;y easy to work with, but easy to trust. It's because of people like you that Jordan will succeed.

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I see how it is.

Feel left out?!!! I can't even begin to describe you. . . You are. . . Spike. I can say this. . . your tireless work ethic is amazing. You are dedicated to making vVv better, and I know every applicant with whom you deal with points to you as being one of the greatest assets in them making it to their interview. Finally, know that you make Jordan laugh all the time. When he thinks of you, he smiles, knowing that you will always make those who work with you laugh. Adam, you have a special gift, indeed. <3

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Well written, I can actually say inspiring! You've been a great leader LordJerith, and a great mentor, and I havn't even been around vVv all that long. Not just for gaming, but any advice, some asked and some given, some even gained just from sitting back and watching you with the community, You've been the best leader i've ever had in life, even the leaders I have in the Marine Corps don't measure up to how you treat your people and how this family operated and how they respect you!

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When i asked to marry Kelli, and my Now father in law replied to me and said that my relationship her was just a learning experience i was shattered. At the time we had been together for 4 years. Also including the fact i broke my neck going to ask if she would take me back and that i had been an ass i just couldn't believe it. I was loosing sleep and put strain on our relationship. Jerry, you helped me. If one damn person in the world helped me overcome that rejection it was you Jerry. I really mean it. You, Thank you.

On the morning I was getting eloped because of my family, you sent me an email. It was the only msg i read the morning and it went as follows.

"Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy. [1]"

I don't know where its from but i felt at ease when i read it, as I frequently do.

Dont worry. Be at ease with your mind/body/soul. GL! Riot has a HELL of a inspiration Man. Even if you hate Jerry. Even with a quick analyses he will inspire you to grow as a person.

Jacob

Edited by vVv LordJerith

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Dakota, you made me tear up. Potential is something you have in large supply. Follow your dreams, always. Nothing is too crazy for you. Honestly, I'm not sure I could chainsaw battle with anyone else.

<3

So many feels.

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Yep, 101 on how to grow an organization (Be Different!)

Goodluck Jerry, I know your still be involved in plenty of the future moves for vVv

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Fist and foremost, I would like to say thank you for all that you have done for me. Without you I wouldn't have heard about MLG or even had the ability to travel to 90% of the events I went to. We have been through a lot of ups and downs, Including TKE's try at running the show lol, and I couldn't have asked for a better time or a more welcoming home. I am 100% confident your newest choice "vVv Doomahmmer", (as you have it in your post. Jordan didn't revise this did he :thumbsup: ), can and will lead vVv Gaming to greater and greater heights. You taught me how to be a confident gamer and to this day I still wear my vVv shirts everywhere. So again I say thanks and hope all has been well.

I have so many thoughts on my journey with vVv Gaming through my competitive career and most of them come back to the talks in the hotel room, or the trips to Chicago, or the all nighters on gow or cod and I just want you to know that you were not only a role model for many to look up to but a great friend. You have helped me and given me more advice than anyone in my life. How could I have ever thought I would have gone to so many different states, experienced so many different things, and met so many people before I met you and vVv Gaming? I cherish my years I spent with vVv Gaming and look forward to seeing what we can still accomplish. Onward!

-Nick

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When i asked to marry Kelli, and my Now father in law replied to me and said that my relationship her was just a learning experience i was shattered. At the time we had been together for 4 years. Also including the fact i broke my neck going to ask if she would take me back and that i had been an ass i just couldn't believe it. I was loosing sleep and put strain on our relationship. Jerry, you helped me. If one damn person in the world helped me overcome that rejection it was you Jerry. I really mean it. You, Thank you.

On the morning I was getting eloped because of my family, you sent me an email. It was the only msg i read the morning and it went as follows.

"Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy. [1]"

I don't know where its from but i felt at ease when i read it, as I frequently do.

Dont worry. Be at ease with your mind/body/soul. GL! Riot has a HELL of a inspiration Man. Even if you hate Jerry. Even with a quick analyses he will inspire you to grow as a person.

Jacob

That is inspirational and if this played part in being the amazing person you are well it makes Jerry seem that much more amazing to me to know that he is not only a (now former) president and is a gamer man but also a peoples man who does genuinely care about his community.

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Ok, I wasn't going to write a long sentimental post but I really want to get this off my chest.

When I first came to vVv, although my age didn't show it, I was a child. At that point I had gotten through life using only raw talent and intelligence. I had no discipline, and shortly after joining vVv I flunked out of a University most people in this country could only dream of attending. I moved to California, and I had no friends. I was depressed most days and had no motivation. I see now that vVv kept me going through all of it. I made some amazing friendships with some of the people here, the kind of friendships I didn't know could exist through an exclusively online connection. Exodus hated me, and so did a few others, but over time we overcame our differences and now I can say there hasn't been a single person (save one or two special cases) that I regret meeting. I met Exo, Nero, Prosu, Dyza, Antidote, Rapture and so many others because of this site. Because of what you have created and made thrive the past 5 years.

Jerry, you had such an impact on my life, and I don't think I've ever told you because I hadn't even realized it until recently. You were very helpful to me, you praised my work where few others had ever done, and you were extremely hard on me when I left. But, to be fair, I probably should have carried Deodorant with me at Dallas. It was pretty hot, OK?? :) I hated you after that, but you were the one person telling me what I needed to hear instead of what I wanted to hear. My life is back on track now, I'm all registered for school, working when I can find it and you had a huge part in that. If i had one regret about everything, it's not coming back to staff.

If I have accomplished half the things you have done when I reach your age, I will be perfectly content. Best wishes at Riot Jerry. I would say good luck but you really don't need it.

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Its hard to believe that just over 2 years ago was the first time I had the chance to talk with Jerry and get to know him during my interview to join this amazing community. In this short amount of time I've grown to be a much better person and a lot of that is due to the opportunity to talk with Jerry and listen to all the advice he had to offer, and I'm extremely grateful for that. I remember meeting Jerry in person for the first time at MLG Raleigh last year and remember thinking after I meet him, "Holy shit, I thought just talking to him during my interview for the first time was intimidating lol." Also all the fun times that was had on Black Ops when it was still on the circuit and Jerry yelling at all of us and I quote (slightly censored), "Where are my damn UAVs" in pub games.

In all seriousness, Jerry it was an honor to get to know you and I wish you the best of luck with the new job at Riot. Hopefully all goes well for you out in California and maybe when I fly out to there to visit my dad I can drop in and see how things are going for you. If that doesn't happen hopefully there will still be all the MLG events to have fun at with everyone.

Best of luck to you!

I"m not going far. Your Mom loves you in away, as you get older, you will take with you everywhere. I could see you were everything, and this reminds me of a story. Allow me to share it with you:

In the 20s and 30s it was not really appropriate for women to be out after dark, especially if they were not all dressed up and generally with a date or their husband. One night, couple was leaving the theater, and they saw a woman dressed kinda shabby with her two kids walking down the street. The woman looked at her husband and in a huff, she said, "My good woman! How can you been seen on these streets so late at night without your furs and pearls?! The shabby-drssed woman looked at her, clutched her two children and said, "But my lady, these ARE my furs and pearls."

Aim high. Dream big. Don't be afraid to fail or be different.

What Jerry has taught me even in the short time it seems like in vVv is how to take lead of not only being a true gamer but a better person. Everything from what i learned in the time i was in staff to apply to my personal life to being a community member helping newbies out and getting to know everyone has been an amazing experience with jerry being around not only to push me but everyone in vVv and im thankful. Jerry thank you for the guidance vVv has much needed throughout the years to make it to where it is today. Everyone should feel confident that the legacy you built will continue to flourish and be maintained through all of the amazing members we have here today. You are like a father figure that we will all make proud thank you Jerry.

Your life may have humble beginnings, but you will grow place where you started. You should stay hungry to learn and grow, and always try and be around people better than you. You will grow much faster. Don't settle for ordinary, not should do what you think others want you to do. be you. Never use the word, "should." It's rarely true. :-)

Fist and foremost, I would like to say thank you for all that you have done for me. Without you I wouldn't have heard about MLG or even had the ability to travel to 90% of the events I went to. We have been through a lot of ups and downs, Including TKE's try at running the show lol, and I couldn't have asked for a better time or a more welcoming home. I am 100% confident your newest choice "vVv Doomahmmer", (as you have it in your post. Jordan didn't revise this did he :thumbsup: ), can and will lead vVv Gaming to greater and greater heights. You taught me how to be a confident gamer and to this day I still wear my vVv shirts everywhere. So again I say thanks and hope all has been well.

I have so many thoughts on my journey with vVv Gaming through my competitive career and most of them come back to the talks in the hotel room, or the trips to Chicago, or the all nighters on gow or cod and I just want you to know that you were not only a role model for many to look up to but a great friend. You have helped me and given me more advice than anyone in my life. How could I have ever thought I would have gone to so many different states, experienced so many different things, and met so many people before I met you and vVv Gaming? I cherish my years I spent with vVv Gaming and look forward to seeing what we can still accomplish. Onward!

-Nick

I could say so much. It has been a great joy watching you grow into the adult you are today. I think you might be one of those people that I will have come out and visit us, and tour Riot Games. Aim high. Don't be ordinary. NC proved you could leave, and survive. Now, always follow your passions. We need you around here. I don't think you know that. Keep our history. You are a great part of it.

Ok, I wasn't going to write a long sentimental post but I really want to get this off my chest.

When I first came to vVv, although my age didn't show it, I was a child. At that point I had gotten through life using only raw talent and intelligence. I had no discipline, and shortly after joining vVv I flunked out of a University most people in this country could only dream of attending. I moved to California, and I had no friends. I was depressed most days and had no motivation. I see now that vVv kept me going through all of it. I made some amazing friendships with some of the people here, the kind of friendships I didn't know could exist through an exclusively online connection. Exodus hated me, and so did a few others, but over time we overcame our differences and now I can say there hasn't been a single person (save one or two special cases) that I regret meeting. I met Exo, Nero, Prosu, Dyza, Antidote, Rapture and so many others because of this site. Because of what you have created and made thrive the past 5 years.

Jerry, you had such an impact on my life, and I don't think I've ever told you because I hadn't even realized it until recently. You were very helpful to me, you praised my work where few others had ever done, and you were extremely hard on me when I left. But, to be fair, I probably should have carried Deodorant with me at Dallas. It was pretty hot, OK?? :) I hated you after that, but you were the one person telling me what I needed to hear instead of what I wanted to hear. My life is back on track now, I'm all registered for school, working when I can find it and you had a huge part in that. If i had one regret about everything, it's not coming back to staff.

If I have accomplished half the things you have done when I reach your age, I will be perfectly content. Best wishes at Riot Jerry. I would say good luck but you really don't need it.

Rev, rev, rev. . . thankfully, your challenges came early. You have a great mind. I hope you challenge yourself mentally in whatever you do. You were a strong critic to us, and I thank you for that. I know I was the same of you. Stick with us, as you will only get better with age. Make yourself happy. No one else can do it but you. :-)

And join us again. You have always been here. You always will be.

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That bit about nudes at the end,that really made me laugh :D

You will be missed Jerry, but I know you'll be with us still. I look forward to possibly meeting you at an MLG or something, and especially look forward to dancing on a corpse in GW2 with you :)

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This is hard to write. Not because I am sad. I am very excited to see vVv Gaming grow under the leadership of vVv Doomhammer and our great staff! No, this is hard to write because I am ANGRY. I am angry about all the things I still want to do! But mostly, I am angry because I have failed to tell the vVv Gaming story in a long time. A lot of people in recent interviews ask me, “How did vVv Gaming start?” Well, I’m gonna tell you (yea, right, like you can sum up 5 years in a forum post, lol).

The vVv story is one about people. From day one, we wanted only two things from the people who joined vVv Gaming: they added value and they wanted to be here. It was also about being unique and different. It was about being innovative and always looking to the future.

We started in 2007 with one Gears of War team. We won the first MLG event for Gears of War. This fact, most everyone knows.

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That picture was from the second GoW event, MLG Dallas 2007. Yea, we took the second there, not too bad. What most people don’t know is that we were not only the team to win the most money in 2007 for Gears of War, but we would do the same thing in Europe, with our team vVv Focus. After our first year, we were international. By the time we were done with the Gears of War series, 18 of the top 32 MLG players got their start in vVv Gaming. Our talent factory was born.

Then the advice started coming. “vVv Gaming will be nothing if you don't support CounterStrike1.6, World of Warcraft, or Warcraft 3.” To this, I simply stuck out my middle finger and said, “Watch us!”

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In 2008, we started on the PC with Warhammer Online and Left4Dead. We had the second best L4D team, and we had a top guild in Warhammer Online. We would go on to have "Top 5" guilds in Aion, Rift and SWTOR as measured by server and world firsts. We also went on to do something else and that was to formalize one of the most unique mission statements in not only eSports, but all of competitive gaming.

Everything we do is to fulfill this mission statement. The more we worked toward this, the more we found our soul. Eventually, we knew that we needed to define “what is vVv Gaming?” We knew that since we did not buy top players, we were not a “talent agency” like most other teams. We had put our community first. We finally defined what is vVv Gaming:

Today, as most of you know, we are the most accomplished console organization in the world with Top 4 LAN finishes on 4 continents. We've also had two Starcraft players, Glon and Toxsik go from low-level to GM. By attracting some great people in the SC2 community, we have been able to open up a real training project, called Aspire, to help more people achieve this feat. Again, most of you know this.

I want to share some facts with you that I think you might not know in order to better help you understand how truly fucking awesome we are:

  • We put our partners first! We did all this never taking a single dollar from any sponsor (just products).
  • We never lured players with money or bought talent. We spent less than any other organization.
  • We have a true, value-driven organization. We created culture where "adding value" was in the DNA of the organization.
  • We have always focused on growth. We have had steady website growth for 5 years straight
  • We have always been on the forefront of using social media. Our social media presence has grown over 250% in 1 year (just this last year!).
  • We go beyond traditional eSports and contribute to the broader gaming culture. We are the longest contributing writer to the Chicago Tribune Geek to Me blog.
  • We have faced tough challenges and bounced back stronger and smarter. We have survived being hacked, me being hacked and our YouTube being hacked.
  • We are eSports! We have had someone at over 37 major eSports events on 5 continents!
  • We have always been focused on excellence! We have Top 4 LAN placements on 4 continents.
  • We always keep our promises! We have always kept our promises to our players and fans.
  • Our guilds have been widely successful. We have had Top 5 guild based on server and world firsts in every MMO we played.
  • We have always been transparent and kept our community informed even through large growth spurts. We have produced consistent news and content for 3 years running.
  • We’re consistent. Our podcast show, The Losers Bracket, is in its 3rd year.
  • We’re very selective. We have accepted only 12% of people who applied. A testimony to our high standards.
  • We’re humble. Members know that they are no better gamers the day after they are accepted into vVv Gaming, than they were the day before they were accepted.
  • Our community is not only committed, but generous. We have exceeded every fundraising goal we have ever set.

So, back to why I am mad. Every time someone says something negative about vVv Gaming, I think. . . really?! What the fuck MORE could we do? Buy a few Korean Starcraft players? Buy a “traning house” and stick everyone in it? Sorry, that’s not vVv Gaming.

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I’m so damn proud of what we have done, the speed at which we do it, and how well we serve our community, I just shake my head. So, to all the haters: Seriously?!! What the fuck have you ever done in eSports? Seriously kidddddddd. . . you can’t even hold a fucking team together for 5 weeks, let alone build a global community that is still running strong after 5 years. You're Uncle Fucking Woody. We've denied more people than have applied to your shitty clan/team/organization. Fuck, we have REaccepted more people. So, fuck off.

With that being said, I know that Jordan Kahn will have a huge role to fill, but he, much like me, will not do it alone. He has a great staff, an awesome community, and a great history in which to do great things. If you are not proud of who and what it is to be a member of vVv Gaming. . . I’m just not sure what else we could be doing aside from buying talent, and we will NEVER do that. We are a talent factory. People come here to be great, and do great things. Stories start here!

Know that we will do amazing things with League of Legends and Guild Wars 2, as well as continue to develop Starcraft players. We will still create great content. We will always look to the future. We will always be hungry for top people who are committed and passionate about vVv Gaming. We are like no other organization in eSports, and we like it that way. Personally, after 5 years, I think we fucking rock!

I love you vVv Gaming. I hate turning it over. It’s hard to do. I know, "people survived Auschwitz." I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t think it was good for everyone. We have some great people who are ready to lead, and it is time for me to give them that chance. Please give them the love you have given me. I can’t wait to see where Jordan and the team take vVv Gaming in the next 5 years. You have all made me a better person, and I think we all know that I would not have this huge opportunity at Riot Games if it were not for vVv Gaming. I really do leave my role a better person than I was when I started it, and that is because of all of you.

I still will own vVv Gaming. I will be on the leadership council of our Guild Wars 2 Guild and playing the game. I will still be in vVv Gaming. I will always ask for nudes when you ask me for favors. vVv for Life!

hello my name is FaDed im pretty sure you had a member in K.O.S called sense aka yeon cho anyways he leads a team called cCc aka c3 i am his co-leader and i would like to say i really like what you have accomplished for the past 5 years.Also your members must be very proud of you for leading this long tbh this is the first organization that has kept strong and together for so long and i would love to see some of your members to take your spot when you retire from gaming.Last thing i would like to say is gl in life and keep vVv Alive!!

xfire:sta315 if you would like to talk more about important stuff

-c3.FaDed Proud Vice President Of Team cCc

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I think your kind heart, your good nature and the fact you have so much happy energy, and best "my girlfriend dumped me" tweets. Let porn guide you. Porn is all around you, it is an energy that surrounds us. It penetrates all living things.

Pun intended? Hahaha.

When you said I was never leaving vVv Gaming after MLG Columbus, you were 100% right. I won't leave this amazing community. It's made such an impact on me and makes me strive to do better things in life. Please continue to go to future MLG events and doing the same as you do now. Remember, I get high speed in exactly ONE month, so I'll be able to Mumble it up and play EVERY game with the vVv community that I've always wanted too! :D

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Ah Jerry. Sorry to see you go, truly, but I wish you the best. It's been an honor and a pleasure to serve with you, sir. I'm thankful for what you've done to build vVv Gaming into what it is today, and I'm thankful that you all let me be a part of it. It's been an interesting couple of years, from joining up, to meeting you at events, to getting on staff and then kicked off staff, leaving and joining back up, and all kinds of late nights spent playing all kinds of games. I've been fortunate to meet a lot of great people through this organization, online and in person. I don't really know what else to say other than thanks for setting a standard and providing some inspiration for me to get my life moving in the direction I want to. I wish you good luck working at Riot, but let's be honest, we all know you're gonna kill it.

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Jerry... Jerry... Jerry... All I can say man is I missed you and now you are leaving, well sort of I guess...

I can remember meeting you for the first time in warhammer online. I thought to myself, "Hell this guy reminds me of my college football coach, good shit I like him!" Your outlook on what it meant to be a team player ranked up there with what I was taught back in my college football days and for that I give you my 100% respect. I looked up to you for wisdom and a good fukin laugh when you expressed your opinion on truly hilarious topics. I was always impressed by your leadership skills and coming from playing at a high level college football program, that was #2 in the nation last year, means a lot sir! I will happily put you on the same level as my head coah at OSU, Mike Gundy. Both of you have strong leadership qualities that competitive people are hungry to follow and those are hard attributes to possess. Gundy knows how to get things done and doesn't tolerate excuses or half-assed effort. He came in to OSU with nothing but stuck to his beliefs and turned OSU into a nationally recognized team. Moving on... Sadly, after AION I dissapeared into my boring real life but let me assure you that I missed the people I met in vVv. I always wondered how you guys were doing but the reason I never came back was I felt ashamed. I had left the friends I adored and I felt horrible but today is a new day sir and there is a bright path ahead.

I wanted to make this an apology directly to you and vVv for leaving those 2 years ago. I looked up to you and Doom and leaving made me feel sick almost like letting a family member down. I honestly didn't know how you were going to take me re-apping but the way you have treated me since I've been back only shows what class you have sir. I wish you the best in all your endeavours because I know you will succeed. I mean hell, look at your original post and all that you have achieved! You built something great and now it is up to all of us to continue to lay the ass-kicking pavement for such a great gaming organization! Best of luck Jerry in all that you do and I look forward to wrecking faces with you in GW2!

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That bit about nudes at the end,that really made me laugh :D

You will be missed Jerry, but I know you'll be with us still. I look forward to possibly meeting you at an MLG or something, and especially look forward to dancing on a corpse in GW2 with you :)

You will do both!

Pun intended? Hahaha.

When you said I was never leaving vVv Gaming after MLG Columbus, you were 100% right. I won't leave this amazing community. It's made such an impact on me and makes me strive to do better things in life. Please continue to go to future MLG events and doing the same as you do now. Remember, I get high speed in exactly ONE month, so I'll be able to Mumble it up and play EVERY game with the vVv community that I've always wanted too! :D

That impact will continue, and once you game with us, new adventurers await.

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Ah Jerry. Sorry to see you go, truly, but I wish you the best. It's been an honor and a pleasure to serve with you, sir. I'm thankful for what you've done to build vVv Gaming into what it is today, and I'm thankful that you all let me be a part of it. It's been an interesting couple of years, from joining up, to meeting you at events, to getting on staff and then kicked off staff, leaving and joining back up, and all kinds of late nights spent playing all kinds of games. I've been fortunate to meet a lot of great people through this organization, online and in person. I don't really know what else to say other than thanks for setting a standard and providing some inspiration for me to get my life moving in the direction I want to. I wish you good luck working at Riot, but let's be honest, we all know you're gonna kill it.

From the first time we spoke about your family, your national origin and culture, I felt the sincere honesty and openness of your character. Never lose that. You also have some of the classiest tastes in beautiful people. You are a connoisseur of beauty. Stay classy.

Jerry... Jerry... Jerry... All I can say man is I missed you and now you are leaving, well sort of I guess...

I can remember meeting you for the first time in warhammer online. I thought to myself, "Hell this guy reminds me of my college football coach, good shit I like him!" Your outlook on what it meant to be a team player ranked up there with what I was taught back in my college football days and for that I give you my 100% respect. I looked up to you for wisdom and a good fukin laugh when you expressed your opinion on truly hilarious topics. I was always impressed by your leadership skills and coming from playing at a high level college football program, that was #2 in the nation last year, means a lot sir! I will happily put you on the same level as my head coah at OSU, Mike Gundy. Both of you have strong leadership qualities that competitive people are hungry to follow and those are hard attributes to possess. Gundy knows how to get things done and doesn't tolerate excuses or half-assed effort. He came in to OSU with nothing but stuck to his beliefs and turned OSU into a nationally recognized team. Moving on... Sadly, after AION I dissapeared into my boring real life but let me assure you that I missed the people I met in vVv. I always wondered how you guys were doing but the reason I never came back was I felt ashamed. I had left the friends I adored and I felt horrible but today is a new day sir and there is a bright path ahead.

I wanted to make this an apology directly to you and vVv for leaving those 2 years ago. I looked up to you and Doom and leaving made me feel sick almost like letting a family member down. I honestly didn't know how you were going to take me re-apping but the way you have treated me since I've been back only shows what class you have sir. I wish you the best in all your endeavours because I know you will succeed. I mean hell, look at your original post and all that you have achieved! You built something great and now it is up to all of us to continue to lay the ass-kicking pavement for such a great gaming organization! Best of luck Jerry in all that you do and I look forward to wrecking faces with you in GW2!

Know that all roads lead back to vVv Gaming. Your experience as a collegiate athlete will be a real asset as people train to get better. Your back now, and I hope this time I bet it's for a much longer time. We're gonna do great things in GW2, and you will be a part of this grand adventure. I look forward to it.

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Ok, since many have done it, I will actually write what I have thought for quite some time. Moreover, what actually drove me to come back to the community, and not the actual reason to apply because it's not so much a right just because you were there once, it truly is a privilege. With that said, here goes:

When I first met Jerry, well, what can I say, we were playing Gears of War and I was just learning and I sucked so bad. Of course he was playing and screaming at everyone he was destroying, including me, which was starting to piss me off. We were in party chat, and next thing I hear, "Suck my big GAY DICK." I couldn't quit laughing, and yet it wasn't so much an intolerant frustrating comment, it was one that was almost challenging to make you want to do better, and have fun at the same time. Through the numerous days ahead we would spend nights online chatting, some people's names I can't remember, some I can, I remember it was usually Rev, Exo, Jerry, Danny, Prosu, and a couple others that would just pop in a game and play online for fun late into the night, and Jerry would just talk to us about anything.

I remember Jerry talking to me about my service, what I did, where I deployed, and numerous other elements, and it wasn't just me, he did this with everyone because he WANTS everyone to feel valued. Do you see the connection yet guys? Value in everything we do? Some other components he has shown me is it's ok to just be me and be blunt in order to express an opinion because obviously we have all seen, especially if you have been around for a few years with Jerry, he isn't afraid to say his to any one person, or to any one group. I like that because it shows his unwavering confidence in not only what he has built with the individuals around him, but what he obviously see's what it is going to become still.

In closing, Jerry has succeeded because he pays attention to detail, whether it was a mixture of his time in service and part of his personality, it's what has lead to the tremendous success of this community/organization with the amazing staff behind him who tirelessly support every aspect. Finally, when it really comes down to it, I am very happy I came back so I get to spend time with some new individuals, and get to know Jerry all over again. As always, Jerry Entertains me, Educates many, Dominates ALL. Take care, and talk to you soon!

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...Wow...Too...much...history! *suffocated*

But seriously, though, even if I've come around in a somewhat turbulent time (what with you having to step down from an active leader position, the fighting games part being dropped, etc.) and even if I almost constantly bemoan that I missed being in the "good years", I still feel like I've also joined on the cusp of something great, and I can't even begin to describe how I feel about being able to see it.

I know, of course, that I can't always go to LAN events, or at least not as many as I'd like. I know that I don't always get to spend a lot of time with everyone here due to how much I work (9 hour workdays Mon-Thurs and 4 Friday does NOT help you be more social; even moreso when it's the night shift). I know that, at the end of things, I'm the guy who gves you money every month like his life depends on it (and beating Zodyak in donation drives, but that's neither here nor there). But I don't mind, if it means I'm doing my part to help vVv grow and be the best damn organization in the US and the entire world.

...Great, now I forgot what else I wanted to say (HELP ME FIND SOME SENTIMENTAL CRAP, WILL YA?!). Eh, It'll come to me while I'm out of the house, I'm sure.

Just remember, forever and always, Jerry:

Vision. Valor. Victory.

Entertain. Educate. Dominate.

(also, don't make me whip out some sort of "how I came to vVv" post. Dammit, my tenure isn't THAT long and I don't want it swallowed up by everyone else <_<)

PS: Posted this wearing my donation drive shot and band. Would wear my hoodie, but it's too hot here in MO for that, soyeah.

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I'm still getting over the fact that you will no longer be at the helm of vVv. It still only feels like yesterday that vVv picked up Fly Society for CoD: Black Ops. I will always remember that first day at MLG Columbus 2011 when I met the vVv crew for the first time. Standing there nervous as hell, but still being welcomed with open arms. Just feeling the pride and respect that you and the group gave us. Even before I gave you the Fly Society shirt with "vVv Gaming" on the back. I knew vVv was something so much more than a community, an organization, and a sponsor. You and everyone in vVv were a family.

Jerry....You have made the gaming experience so much better by teaching everyone so much. I thought I knew everything about communities and sponsors. OH WAS I MOST CERTAINLY WRONG. I have become a better gamer, but more importantly a better person. From the first night you shit on my life (not everyone gets this treatment as many times as I have got) too the MLG conversations that go into 4 in the morning. Here is a list of most of what you taught me:

  • That you actually need to work for and show why a team deserves to be apart of a prestigious community and sponsor.
  • How to evaluate people and understand their personality and what they are really looking for in a team & sponsor.
  • Properly managing a team and training them to be grateful for their sponsors and support.
  • Sticking with a decision and not giving a single fuck about their feelings. [No weed hats either ;) lol]
  • The difference in alcohol and how to avoid extreme hangovers.
  • Only people with class drink Black Russians.

Just a few things right there.

You have had a big impact on my life and you've been a huge inspiration. No amount of nudes could ever repay all the life lessons you have taught me lol. I know you'll still be around so you can shit on my life even more, but I hope you have a lot of fun at Riot. You are a perfect role model for every single person in this community, eSports, and in everyone's daily life.

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Alright, I've put off making this post, but after seeing everyone else write an essay on here I decided I might as well.

When I first joined the site, 4 years ago, I had no clue what competitive gaming was. I was going into my first year of high school, and I had joined the site as some gamebattles random that happened to stumble upon the MLG stream where vVv ReWritten won the event for Rainbow 6 Vegas 2. I didn't know anyone on the site, had no connections to anything here, other than my love for video games. vVv as a whole stepped up and accepted me, but most of all I can remember you being there. Back in the day when we had Community Game Night on GoW 2, and I was "a cat with guns," you took me in as if we had known each other a long while. After bringing along a certain "furry turtle," and getting to know the community better, Stitches talked us both into applying to be members. That was a BIG deal to both of us, and it was wonderful when we both got in(for the first time). I remember when it was a privilege to know the five pillars of vVv Gaming, in their original form. I remember writing them down, just as you told me to, and repeating them to you in condensed form. I remember it all like it was yesterday.

vVv and you in general taught me so much, and helped me grow into the person I am today. Through your speeches that you'd have during Community Game Night on Gears, or Vent, or now Mumble, you would always have an eye-opening point of view to whatever the discussion was. You are a great leader, and a wonderful role model.

You specifically know how much vVv means to me, or else I wouldn't have reapplied the, what is it now, five or six times that I have. You wouldn't know it by my post count, or by me never having been on staff, or playing any game at a competitive level, but I've been around vVv for just as long as almost everyone else in this community, if not longer. I'm glad that I have been able to be of some importance in your life for the past four years, and hope to be able to be in your life. You have been a great influence in my life, and I'm very happy to have the opportunity to know you.

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Alright, I've put off making this post, but after seeing everyone else write an essay on here I decided I might as well.

When I first joined the site, 4 years ago, I had no clue what competitive gaming was. I was going into my first year of high school, and I had joined the site as some gamebattles random that happened to stumble upon the MLG stream where vVv ReWritten won the event for Rainbow 6 Vegas 2. I didn't know anyone on the site, had no connections to anything here, other than my love for video games. vVv as a whole stepped up and accepted me, but most of all I can remember you being there. Back in the day when we had Community Game Night on GoW 2, and I was "a cat with guns," you took me in as if we had known each other a long while. After bringing along a certain "furry turtle," and getting to know the community better, Stitches talked us both into applying to be members. That was a BIG deal to both of us, and it was wonderful when we both got in(for the first time). I remember when it was a privilege to know the five pillars of vVv Gaming, in their original form. I remember writing them down, just as you told me to, and repeating them to you in condensed form. I remember it all like it was yesterday.

vVv and you in general taught me so much, and helped me grow into the person I am today. Through your speeches that you'd have during Community Game Night on Gears, or Vent, or now Mumble, you would always have an eye-opening point of view to whatever the discussion was. You are a great leader, and a wonderful role model.

You specifically know how much vVv means to me, or else I wouldn't have reapplied the, what is it now, five or six times that I have. You wouldn't know it by my post count, or by me never having been on staff, or playing any game at a competitive level, but I've been around vVv for just as long as almost everyone else in this community, if not longer. I'm glad that I have been able to be of some importance in your life for the past four years, and hope to be able to be in your life. You have been a great influence in my life, and I'm very happy to have the opportunity to know you.

omg I totally forgot you were a cat with guns. LOL

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