MikEvil reacted to Heynous in COD's New Manager!
I am very excited to announce the new change to COD Division...vVv B Easy is the new Division Manager! As it has been mentioned upon Jerry's return, there is change coming. Under vVv B Easy's lead there will be a new vision to get vVv back to the elite status.
With this in mind, the process will start with the members and applicants, as they will be held to higher standards immediately. Two major points being:
Activity is key, if you are not going to be active, then why be here? Applicants will also have an additional interview with vVv B Easy or another COD Member before Sugars and then Finally Jerry. During the application process members need to step up and get involved more, vVv is your home too let's bring the right people into this organization.
The first step to change is here, I cannot wait to see us return to the elite status we once were. I will leave you with the new Manager's opening remarks of his vision...
MikEvil reacted to Ballack in Community Spotlight: vVv Echelon wins CoD:AW 1v1 Tournaments at i54!
vVv Echelon wins Back to Back CoD Advanced Warfare Tournaments at Insomnia 54!
On April 4th and 5th vVv Echelon competed in the CoD Advanced Warfare Daily tournaments at Insomnia Gaming Festival 54. It ended up being a very successful weekend for Echelon as he captured titles on back to back days. We caught up with Echelon to talk to him about his experience and the glory of winning two titles in two days.
Ballack: First and foremost congratulations on winning the Insomnia 54 CoD Advanced Warfare daily tournaments! For those who may not know you too well, could you tell us a little about yourself and how you first got into CoD?
Echelon: My real name is Michael, I'm 17, and have been playing competitive Call of Duty on and off for 3 years now. I didn't take it seriously as far as going to LAN events until last April at i51 where I played CoD: Ghosts.
B: What was the format for the daily tournaments at I54? Tell us a bit about how the weekend played out. How many games did you play? What game modes, etc.
E: I didn't know that the daily Call of Duty tournaments were on in this format until two days before the event when the 4v4 tournament got cancelled due to conflicting dates with the Gfnity open. The daily tournaments ran on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I missed the Friday event because we got stuck in traffic while traveling. Onto Saturday, registration opened at 10:30 and there was a maximum tournament size of 32 players. I just made the cut as sign ups were full after 5 minutes. The format was supposed to be 1v1 Search and Destroy but was sadly changed for the Saturday and Sunday tournaments as after Friday it was clear that the defense side had too much of an advantage and that 1v1 S&D also has an element of luck involved. So it was changed to 1v1 FFA up to the final match which was an eight man FFA and the top three players received a payout. The Saturday game was a lot easier than Sunday’s. I was dominating my 1v1s 15-1, 22-0 etc. up until the final FFA which was on the map Riot. I dropped 51 kills which secured me a comfortable 1st place victory.
Sunday is when the struggle started. I was doing fine until the semifinal match on Retreat which I barely managed to get through by 3 kills. By the time the finals came around I was getting a little bit nervous. I didn't see why I was nervous, after playing against the likes of madcat in a LAN setting before but with 2 minutes to go I was trailing by 10 kills. At this point I just took a deep breath and got setup in the power position on Terrace at showers. I got killed after tying it up at 51 kills and with 16 seconds to go I spawned by the pool. From this point I picked up one kill, headed up the stairs to pick up another kill and turned around for the 3 piece kill as I headed back to the showers. Once I was back to the Showers I picked up one more kill which secured me the victory and my second 1st place finish of i54.
B: That Sunday game sounded intense! Nice to see you pull it out in exciting fashion. Insomnia is known as one of the largest gaming festivals in the UK. How large was the field for the CoD tournaments and did you expect to do well heading into the weekend.
E: The COD tournament was a lot different and smaller than normal as its usually a 64 team 4v4 event but was a 32 player 1v1 event which was due to the 4v4 being cancelled because of the Gfinity open. The field could have been increased to 64 or even a 128 player event as it was generating a lot of interest. I expected to do okay because the really big names like swanny, madcat, markyB were all down at Gfinity but I didn't expect two first place finishes.
B: You've also been to I51 and I53, as well as I54, how did this weekend compare to those weekends? Is the CoD scene in the UK alive and thriving in your opinion?
E: With the amount of people wanting to participate there's definitely some growth from every event I have been to. However, it will be a long time until the UK sees MLG type prize pools and tournament sizes. I didn't expect the turn out that there was at the i54 considering the Gfinity open was on the same dates, but it was definitely good to see.
B: What's next for you? With I54 being over are you planning on Attending I55 in August? In the time before then what will you be up to?
E: As for i55 I will sadly not be able to attend because I have to pay it all out of pocket which is becoming a lot harder. I need to thank my parents for paying for the events for me if I can’t come up with the money. Between now and then the next event I will be attending is AM2PRO in Blackpool in July so until then I will be finding a solid team which I think I have found, grinding the game and streaming it.
B: Is there anything else you’d like to say about your experience at i54?
E: Altogether it was a fun experience. I know it wasn’t your normal call of duty tournament since they are usually 4v4 but it made a great change of pace. We were still playing in a competitive environment but with different game settings it really changed the play style that you would usually play. I think we need more events that do this like how halo has the 4v4 tournament and then FFA tournaments. Something like keeping the FFA as a mini tournament as well as the big 4v4. I think it would be a good idea and would let teams and sponsors see up and coming talents that wouldn't usually get a shot because their names are overshadowed by the players who are already pro.
B: Thanks for your time today Echelon and congrats once again. How can we follow you?
E: Follow my twitter @vVv_Echelon and my twitch stream mikemc757.
MikEvil reacted to vVv OrganicBear in Heynous Application
I think your assessment is pretty accurate, there has been decline due to a number of factors and we are attempting to build things back up. It was worse during Ghosts and we are starting to see more applicants roll in so there is measurable improvement so far.
MikEvil reacted to Heynous in Heynous Application
Name: Scott Thornal
Location: Weaherford, Texas
XBL Gamertag: Heynous
Do you own an XBOX 1? Yes
Skype username: soccerscott24
How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If I remember correctly, I learned about vVv Gaming back in the Rainbow Six Vegas days when I came across them in a match and liked how the played and acted, and that is when I thought that I could one day call this organization home one day.
Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? Honestly, probably no one now. I had this account I made back in like 2007 I think which I was on for a short period of time and stopped due to life getting in the way, then I made another I think some time around 2010ish which was way more active and I met a few great members however around that time is when I decided to join the military which left me no time for anything and lost touch with them and can't really remember the names of those people either.
What do you hope to get out of being a member of vVv Gaming? Honestly the only thing I want out of this is to become a valued member weather that is me adding value to a team or just the overall community. Nothing more, just want to become a part of this organization and do whatever I can to help it continue to grow and succeed.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? They were playing sports. I was huge in sports growing up, played soccer, football, baseball, and a little of basketball. However, due to the fact I was injured during my time in the military, now it is just more watching sports and going to the gym to try to improve my injuries in whatever way I can.
Do you tend to spend most of your time playing in public matches, or do you tend to spend your time playing scrims when you can find them? Honestly now I play mainly single player games. Every once and a while I will play public matches however, I have not had a good group to play with nor have a came across one in a long time so it is normally me getting frustrated at the lack of communication or desire to actually play and try to win that I normally get off. But back when I had a team or a group to play with it was either scrims or matches, and pubs whenever we were about to get off to talk about what we need to do to get better.
Do you watch replays and/or pro player streams? How often? Yes and fairly often, normally after I get frustrated at public matches or boerd of single player I am normally on twitch watching whatever pro or if none of them are one whoever is streaming a match.
Who is your favorite competitive Call of Duty player? Why? I would have to say either TeePee or ACHES. Mainly for the same reason they are both very good and smart players who you can never count out until it is all over. And they have been very loyal to each other and to their teams for the most part.
What is your favorite competitive Call of Duty team? Why? Team Fear. Once again it would probably be the fact that they were the best when I first started getting into eSports. I honestly feel like if it wasn't for them and EnvyUs COD probably wouldn't have became as big as it is now.
What is your favorite Call of Duty game? Why? COD4 hands down. Thought it was the best one that showed the actual gun skill and had competitive maps to make it a very complete game in my eyes. It might also have to do with the fact that is where I got my start and fell in love with competitive gaming too. Second would have to be BO2 because it brought back the competitiveness that the other CODs lack and ruined.
What was the moment or play you are most proud of while playing CoD? What moment or play are you most embarrassed about? Proudest moment would be when I was finally good enough to play in competitive tournaments. Most embarrassing would be when I was trying to play competitive again during BO2 and the team I joined went 0-8 and then ending up falling apart due to no progression. More embarrassed that I joined a team the would fall apart so easily than the 0-8 record.
When you play CoD, do you primarily play to win and improve, or do you primarily play to have fun and don't care much about learning or winning? I always want to win and always want to improve in everything I do however, I play to have fun as well. But winning and improving is fun in my eyes, if you love what you do then you would want to be the best at it. Competitive atmosphere is fun to me.
What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? Mostly online and a few local LAN events
Have you attended any major tournaments (MLG, UMG, CoD Champs)? Unfortunately no
How often do you participate in online tournaments (UMG Online, GB)? Now not at all really. Like I said haven't found a group of players to even try.
What type of organization are you looking to join? What would the ideal environment look like for you? I am looking for an organization that is loyal to it's members and the members are loyal to the organization. My ideal environment would be not only joining an organization but a family. One that is always there for each other and everyone has each others back just because they are apart of the same organization.
In Closing, I am hoping to contribute however I can and become apart of this organization that has been around for a long time. As I mentioned before I have tried to join before on this account and another. However when trying to come back this is the account that I remember the info for. I do not know why my username is soccerscott24email but i will roll with it. Just a quick bit about me I am shy at first however if you are able to stick it out I am very loyal to everyone and everything in my life. I hope to get to know you all and game soon. Please feel free to get to know me more. If I am unable to become apart of this organization for whatever reason I at least hope i can make some new friends and leave some type of positive impacted on these community. Thank you for your time and consideration.
MikEvil reacted to Phryme in CDL Feedback/Looking Forward
This thread is a place we want you all to post any and all opinions you have on the CDL in its entirety. We are looking forward to the next season and are in the process of writing its' rulebook, and we want you all to help us create it!
No opinion is wrong, and this is not the place to argue about what direction to go. Just tell us what you think, and we will see what we can do Our rules for the CDL were largely influenced by your feedback, and we think it is great to have a proactive community, constantly giving us insight on how to make the CDL a better event for everyone involved.
UPDATES FOR NEXT SEASON
- Old rules are null and void. The blacklist will be cleared except for those banned from the vVv site and activities. (Perma-banned)
- CDLs will occur on Monday and Wednesday at 9:00pm EST.
- CDL Administration is as follows, (Parenthesis indicate extra roles)
vVv Phryme (Staff, Stats) vVv Bizkit (Staff) vVv Koala (Staff, Stats) vVv Sacred (Stats) vVv Vall vVv B Easy
-- 3/24/15 --
- We will be revamping the system we used for points, stats, and drafts. We expect more people to join, but we are not promising whether or not full, pre-made teams will be a thing or not. We need a surge of people for that to be a sure-fire thing... so get promoting!
- Every match will have a neutral host. A lag test will be performed prior to every match. (Solar FFA).
MikEvil reacted to vVv Vall in vVv CoD Draft League (Alpha)
Officially every Monday and Saturday at 9 P.M EST the Call of Duty Draft League will be taking place! The set up is as follows:
- At the start of the draft, an Admin will gather everyone into a room in mumble and go over the important information on how the event works. Players will be informed that they can use any preferred program for voice communications (mumble, Skype, XBL party-system, etc.) but for all drafting, post-game feedback, and MVP voting, mumble will be used. (Directions for setting up mumble are below under the "MVP voting, feedback and results reporting" section.)
- Note, you do not have to be in mumble to be drafted. However you will have to show up to the lobby early or communicate to an admin that you wish to participate before the deadline to join the draft.
Pre Sign ups are located here:
-Nightly drafts, all players who show up are placed in a draft pool, captains take turns picking. Captains are those with the highest scores according to our spreadsheet who then take turns picking from the available player pool.
-Drafting will take place on mumble. Captains will be taken to different rooms for each team on the mumble server. Any player not on the mumble server by the time of the draft start (9 PM EST) will be excluded from the night's draft, but may remain on in case a sub is needed.
Anyone who joins after the draft begins, even if a full team arrives will sit out and wait until the next series to begin or if there is enough teams to form another lobby to get a second series going simultaneously. Captains CANNOT call for a redraft once teams are locked in.
- Pick order is ABCDDCBAABCDABCD
- Mixed matchmaking. First round is played based on skill. Second round is random.
- Random matchmaking. Admin goes to Random.org List Randomizer and enters the teams, who then play against each other in the order generated. https://www.random.org/lists/
- Skill-based matchmaking. Admin assigns teams to play first highest score in our spreadsheet vs second highest score in our spreadsheet (team score is calculated by adding each individual player's scores).
-Event occurs 2 nights per week.
-2 Matches per night. 5 rounds played:
Maps will be randomized based on the game mode selected and can be found in the docs spreadsheet under the "Tracking" section.
- Can be found HERE.
- Scoring done on a per-game basis. Each won game is +1 point. In the rare chance of a draw the game is replayed. The MVP of the winning team in the series gains one additional point.
MVP voting, feedback and results reporting:
- Upon conclusion of each match, a representative from the winning team should contact a CDL admin on mumble. The CDL admin will then bring everyone into the losing team's mumble channel and obtain the results of the match.
- The CDL admin will then have each player vote (via mumble chat) for who they felt was the MVP across the five games played for each team. Players are not allowed to vote for themselves.
- During this time a staff member will lead the players through a voluntary feedback session where players may ask for feedback on their play and other members in the lobby can opt to help them learn and improve by given direct feedback on what they might have done better or what they did particularly well.
- After feedback is done, the teams will wait until the next available match is ready to be made, and will be informed by a CDL admin when the next match is ready to be played.
- An excellent tool to deliver feedback after matches and to chat during matches for those who are waiting for the next match is mumble! For those who don't primarily use a computer, good news! Mumble is also available for mobile and create a very easy user experience! Here's how to set it up:
1) Via Google play store or apple app store, download mumble.
2) Once downloaded, open it and you will be prompted to set up a server.
- Our server info is:
Label: vVv Gaming
Name: Use your forum name.
-Once connected to the Mumble server Select "Change Channel" and Select "Call of Duty".
- The results of the night will be put into a forum post and posted within the Call of Duty forum for all to see the outcome of each night's matches. We will also record scores within a Google doc spreadsheet that will be open to everyone to view and admins can edit as needed.
- In addition to this a Stats team has been put together to be able to record the Game Scores, Individual K/D Ratio's and more! Spreadsheet for that to view is here:
Call of Duty Draft League Leader board Stats
- The CDL will run for 3 months during the initial trial period before scores are reset and a new season is announced. Future seasons may have a shorter or longer duration depending on the feedback we get on the initial season. If for any reason we decide we are ready to move forward with the beta phase of this event before the end of the initial 3-month season, we will make an announcement on the forums telling everyone when the end date is and what our plans are for the beta.
- Although no prizes will be made available during the alpha and beta stages of this event, there will be a special match at the end of each season where the top 8 players (in terms of score) will be invited to a special all-stars draft game. Once the event is ready for launch, prizes may be obtained to be distributed at the discretion of event staff.
- Video content will be done by vVv Deadaim, vVv PretzL.
- CDL Admins are:
vVv Bizkit (Staff, Neutral Host) vVv Vall (Mumble facilitator) vVv Phryme (Staff, Stat Team Head) vVv Sacred (Stat Team) vVv Koala (Staff, Stat Team/Mumble facilitator) Note: We are also looking for additional casters! If you feel your availability is great and want to participate as a caster/content creator, please message any of the CoD staff and we can talk about it together!
- All participants in the CDL are expected to live up to the standards of
The Five Pillars
Since this is CoD, we expect that some trash talking will occur, however, this should be kept to a reasonable level and language such as death threats, racist, homophobic, misogynist, or otherwise bigoted language, or extreme cases of verbal abuse, rage quitting, etc. will be disciplined accordingly, potentially with being permanently banned from the league.
Any questions please feel free to contact vVv Vall, vVv Bizkit, vVv Phryme and vVv Koala with a reply or PM.
Here's a link to an anonymous spreadsheet where you can leave any suggestions or feedback. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HAjrpGnSMbtbeAS7wnIz-_NgP5VAipUC1KCxoAiIl88/edit#gid=0
MikEvil reacted to IFragment in AR Fragment **vVv Cod APP**
Name: Andrew Hasting Age (minimum 16): 18 Location: Legonier,IN Gamertags (for all systems you own): AR Fragment Do you own an XBOX 1? YES If you have any social media accounts, could you provide links directly to your account (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, etc.)? twitter: Ifragment Facebook: Andrew Hasting Twitch: fragmentVG How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? I was referred to the site by vVv Optimize and vVv Mikevil and i heard about vVv and the organization from vVv Realize Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? ICurrently know vVv Mikevil ,vVv Deadaim, vVv Sugarbear, vVv Doomhammer Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I know its a great way to prosper in the cod community and vVv has a community like no other ORG What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hunting ,Weightlifting What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? I've gone to and competed in tournaments such as MLG Columbus(2012), Ebash and I've gone to UMG Nashville just to watch Have you attended any major tournaments (MLG, UMG)? MLG Columbus How often do you participate in online tournaments (360 Icons, GB)? 5K Tourneys and 2K tourneys for BLOPS2/Ghosts Do you prefer pickups/team scrims or matchmaking? Why? i prefer team scrims because they help you get better in game and theyre more competitive than normal matchmaking Do you watch replays and/or pro player streams? How often? i watch Optic Crimsix at least an hour a day to try and pick up on tips on how to improve my play style Who is your favorite competitive Call of Duty player? Why? Optic Crimsix because i emulate my play after him What is your favorite competitive Call of Duty team? Why? Optic just because they are so dominant right now What is your favorite Call of Duty game? Why? World at war because it was simple it was fun and it still took skill What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? Winning EBASH (2013) was my best and my worst was getting first rounded in my first 2k in BLOPS2 What do you hope to achieve, competitively? i hope to acheive a career in gaming and a stable living from what i love to do
MikEvil reacted to TheKoala in Community Application for Koala The Dog
Name: Frankie Santiago Age (minimum 16): 21 Location: Somerville, MA Gamertags (for all systems you own): XBL - Koala the Dog Do you own an XBOX 1? Yes If you have any social media accounts, could you provide links directly to your account (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, etc.)? - Twitter: @KoalaTheDog_ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frankie.santiago1 How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? Ever since I played Rainbow Six: Vegas with a few vVv players a while back I've always tried to keep up to date with what vVv was doing from a community standpoint and competitive standpoint. Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? Since I've been AFK from the community for a while, there aren't many people within the community that I still know. With that being said, I've been in contact with SugarBear and Bizkit seeing what I can do in order to help make the COD division successful. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? As stated before, ever since the R6 days I've always tried to stay up to date on what vVv is doing and when I noticed there wasn't much going on in the COD division (from what I could see anyways) I was wondering what the issue was and what I could do to help. Playing several different games with different people who have been a part of vVv, the community has always been very welcoming but still managing to be professional at the same time. The organization cares about gamers and helping them to improve their skills, rather than just tournament placings. Whether you are new to the game or top tier professional vVv there is always someone in the community looking to help you improve or see things from a different perspective. Seeing all of this from an outside perspective for so long has made me want to do more for the community that I respect so much and have watched grow over the years. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? I enjoy playing basketball and football whenever it's not to chilly outside (New England weather ) and being in a fraternity I am often keeping myself whether it be putting on events for the community at school or helping with recruitment. I also enjoy cheap beer and relaxing with my pets in downtime. What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? Aside from a few local LANs and online tournaments with friends, I don't really have major tournament experience, but some. I'm also very familiar with how competitive tournaments work having been following them since COD4. Have you attended any major tournaments (MLG, UMG)? I actually recently attended UMG Orlando last weekend, and have attended MLG every time it has been in Providence. How often do you participate in online tournaments (360 Icons, GB)? I try to play GBs daily and am currently looking for a team to start doing UMG Online tournaments daily as well. Do you prefer pickups/team scrims or matchmaking? Why? I prefer pick-ups/scrims as opposed to matchmaking because in matchmaking the maps are very crowded and there is no competitive standpoint from which players are playing. In pick-ups/scrims a majority of the players are playing from a competitive standpoint and the atmosphere is just different. Also when playing matchmaking it is harder to improve as a player because the skill level is extremely different from pick-ups/scrims most of the time and players often do not play with any rhyme or rhythm with little strategy. Do you watch replays and/or pro player streams? How often? I try to watch streams daily and try to watch as many league matches between professional teams as I can because not only do I enjoy them, but I'm always learning new strategies I didn't know about before. Who is your favorite competitive Call of Duty player? Why? If I had to pick one player as my favorite, it would probably have to be Nadeshot. I remember watching his stream when he had next to nothing and barely any followers and since then I have watched him grow as both a player and a professional and build up his own empire. At the same time while winning tournaments and becoming as successful as he is, I met him in Orlando and he's one of the nicest players I have ever met. He doesn't let his ego get to him as much as many people would think and he embodies some of the same characteristics I do as a competitive player being the shot-caller and the heart & soul behind his team. Even when losing he keeps his composure because he knows what his team is capable of and that's something that I idolize in a sense. What is your favorite competitive Call of Duty team? Why? Continuing the trend of Nadeshot, my favorite competitive team without a doubt is Optic Gaming. Watching them play live this weekend secured their spot at the top of my list because even after losing 6-1 in SND to Stunner, they came back and played with such confidence clutching up in CTF and then completely dominating the last Uplink. That kind of confidence is something you don't see every day. They were able to gain composure back and win themselves another championship as they have several times before. What is your favorite Call of Duty game? Why? Honestly, I would have to say Advanced Warfare is my favorite COD game simply because of the pacing of the game. As a player I have always played the game to an upbeat pace, mostly playing sub and rushing and being an OBJ player. Now that the game itself has picked up the pace and has become a much more fast paced game, I feel as though my play-style has been accommodated to. What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? Back on COD4, a few friends and I were playing GBs and got matched up against the number 1 team on the GB ladder at the time. We thought they were going to get a free win at first, but then I said "You know what, they're just like any other team we've faced. We can do this." It came down to SND on Overgrown and round by round all 4 of us clutched either 1v2s or 1v3s and we ended up 4-0ing them and they all quit the game except for the captain who gave us our GGs and told us that we were one of the best teams they'd played in a while. What do you hope to achieve, competitively? My currently goal is just to find a competitive team that I mesh with well. Long term, I hope to bring that team to events and in time make it out of open bracket and into pool play, and further than that, place at an event. People may say that these goals are too big, but I don't think there's such as thing as "goals too big". If you aren't putting your all into an event or anything that you are doing than why show up? My goal is always going to be "shoot for mainstage or go home".
MikEvil reacted to vVv OrganicBear in ThatNinjahawk19 Application (Ninjahawk)
It's not a big deal. I have been working with Ninjahawk to come on as CoD staff. I did want him to go through the application process, so as long as he is active in the community and spending time interacting with people, it's not entirely untrue to say he is not staff. Once I'm sure that he can deliver on what we need to do for the community I will make things official.