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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from RoBoCoX in Former vVv Members and where they are now....   
    Where am I today?:  I'm 25, 26 in March. Happily engaged to my girlfriend of almost 3 years. Saving up to hopefully buy our first house by the end of the year.
    Do I still game?:  not nearly as much as I'd like to, I get a few hours in every few days but with work and being an actual adult now I cant sink in the hours I used to
    What platform do I mainly play on now?: ps4 or PC mainly. My xbox collects dust.
    What do I do for work?: I'm a fraud analyst for a large UK bank.
    Did your time in vVv affect where you are at today? If so, then how? absolutely. I had many roles in the 2 stints I had in vVv, I was the assistant EU manager on my first stay where I learnt a lot of skills when it comes to dealing with people and leadership. When I came back to vVv a few years later I quickly became the assistant and then the CoD division manager. I took over with the division in a pretty poor state and I'd like to think i turned it i to the most successful period the division had. The skills i learnt then by working with the division and Jerry have been applied in my professional life and got me into the position I'm in now which I'm extremely grateful for.
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from Soap in Former vVv Members and where they are now....   
    Where am I today?:  I'm 25, 26 in March. Happily engaged to my girlfriend of almost 3 years. Saving up to hopefully buy our first house by the end of the year.
    Do I still game?:  not nearly as much as I'd like to, I get a few hours in every few days but with work and being an actual adult now I cant sink in the hours I used to
    What platform do I mainly play on now?: ps4 or PC mainly. My xbox collects dust.
    What do I do for work?: I'm a fraud analyst for a large UK bank.
    Did your time in vVv affect where you are at today? If so, then how? absolutely. I had many roles in the 2 stints I had in vVv, I was the assistant EU manager on my first stay where I learnt a lot of skills when it comes to dealing with people and leadership. When I came back to vVv a few years later I quickly became the assistant and then the CoD division manager. I took over with the division in a pretty poor state and I'd like to think i turned it i to the most successful period the division had. The skills i learnt then by working with the division and Jerry have been applied in my professional life and got me into the position I'm in now which I'm extremely grateful for.
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from vVv Exodus in Former vVv Members and where they are now....   
    Where am I today?:  I'm 25, 26 in March. Happily engaged to my girlfriend of almost 3 years. Saving up to hopefully buy our first house by the end of the year.
    Do I still game?:  not nearly as much as I'd like to, I get a few hours in every few days but with work and being an actual adult now I cant sink in the hours I used to
    What platform do I mainly play on now?: ps4 or PC mainly. My xbox collects dust.
    What do I do for work?: I'm a fraud analyst for a large UK bank.
    Did your time in vVv affect where you are at today? If so, then how? absolutely. I had many roles in the 2 stints I had in vVv, I was the assistant EU manager on my first stay where I learnt a lot of skills when it comes to dealing with people and leadership. When I came back to vVv a few years later I quickly became the assistant and then the CoD division manager. I took over with the division in a pretty poor state and I'd like to think i turned it i to the most successful period the division had. The skills i learnt then by working with the division and Jerry have been applied in my professional life and got me into the position I'm in now which I'm extremely grateful for.
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from vVv B1zkit in Former vVv Members and where they are now....   
    Where am I today?:  I'm 25, 26 in March. Happily engaged to my girlfriend of almost 3 years. Saving up to hopefully buy our first house by the end of the year.
    Do I still game?:  not nearly as much as I'd like to, I get a few hours in every few days but with work and being an actual adult now I cant sink in the hours I used to
    What platform do I mainly play on now?: ps4 or PC mainly. My xbox collects dust.
    What do I do for work?: I'm a fraud analyst for a large UK bank.
    Did your time in vVv affect where you are at today? If so, then how? absolutely. I had many roles in the 2 stints I had in vVv, I was the assistant EU manager on my first stay where I learnt a lot of skills when it comes to dealing with people and leadership. When I came back to vVv a few years later I quickly became the assistant and then the CoD division manager. I took over with the division in a pretty poor state and I'd like to think i turned it i to the most successful period the division had. The skills i learnt then by working with the division and Jerry have been applied in my professional life and got me into the position I'm in now which I'm extremely grateful for.
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from RoBoCoX in Arkaine's Application   
    Well fuck me if RoBo, Crispee and Techshow come back then we got ourselves an entire reunion of the old division.
     
    Welcome back bro good luck on the app.
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) reacted to vVv Arkaine in Arkaine's Application   
    Hey Black Starr i miss that beautiful accent. Thanks buddy
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from Soap in CrKs Legacyyy's application for readmission   
    Holy shit the entire blops2 division is coming back!!!
     
    good luck on the app broski.
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from Soap in Soap's vVv Application   
    May the force be with you.
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) reacted to Soap in Soap's vVv Application   
    Because I'm Captain Powerbottom and this place isn't the same without me!
    you should eat a british flag on sheer principle of the love for your country.
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from Soap in Soap's vVv Application   
    If this scrub lord makes it through an interview with easy and jerry ill eat a British flag.
     
    luv u <3
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from BoDYRoTx in Soap's vVv Application   
    I like Soap
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from Soap in Soap's vVv Application   
    I like Soap
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from Soap in Bigjus240 Application (Fatal)   
    Oh my, all the OG blops2 CoD gang are coming back!!!
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from BigJus240 in Bigjus240 Application (Fatal)   
    Oh my, all the OG blops2 CoD gang are coming back!!!
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from Soap in BoDYRoTx's vVv Application   
    I was actually being serious, anybody that was around the time body was knows he'll add a great amount of value. Seems abit silly to make him wait 2-3 months. Just give the dude his V's
     
    You had/have a negative K/D, i cant believe they even let you apply anymore <3
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from BoDYRoTx in BoDYRoTx's vVv Application   
    I was actually being serious, anybody that was around the time body was knows he'll add a great amount of value. Seems abit silly to make him wait 2-3 months. Just give the dude his V's
     
    You had/have a negative K/D, i cant believe they even let you apply anymore <3
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) reacted to BoDYRoTx in BoDYRoTx's vVv Application   
    I love you man!  You're my boy blue!

    Blackstarr gave me my first interview
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from TechShow in Soap's vVv Application   
    Somebody close this app, worst gamer I ever had the misfortune of playing with.
     
    Cool guy though, I guess...
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from BoDYRoTx in Soap's vVv Application   
    Somebody close this app, worst gamer I ever had the misfortune of playing with.
     
    Cool guy though, I guess...
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from Soap in Soap's vVv Application   
    Somebody close this app, worst gamer I ever had the misfortune of playing with.
     
    Cool guy though, I guess...
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) reacted to vVv OrganicBear in Season 5 goals.   
    My goal is to make challenger in ARAM
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from Zeeb in Progress   
    First of all, don't listen to the people that say get a certain amount of wins before you go into ranked, that's bullshit. All you need is a couple of completed rune pages, otherwise you just wont have the stats to compete with the other players around you. I would recommend a minimum of a completed rune page for ADC, AP, Jungle and Support. This should give you some basic cover for all roles you will have to play, once you get more ip by playing game you can cater you rune pages to the champions you like to play, i would recommend buying extra rune pages but this is entirely your choice.
     
    Now that you have your rune pages ill give you a few tips i used to climb from bronze to gold where i currently sit. Whilst im clearly not the best player i think i play to a "decent" standard and my mental game is alot further ahead of my mechanics.
    1) Be a leader - Try to lead you team in every game regardless of what role your playing. This works great in the lower elo's, obviously dont be a dick to your team mates because we all know how toxic the community is so be careful in how you do this. Time things such as dragon/baron spawns for you team mates and call plays if you team is disorganised. If you do this properly you'll find even in the lower elo's players will react well to a good leader.
    2) Communication - This is is super important, the more you communicate with your team, whether it be by pings or text chat will massively increase your chance of winning. Call absolutely everything you see out, if the other team places a ward, when your or any other enemy laner goes missing, if you spot the jungler ect. Again communicate calmly and clearly to your team mates so you dont piss them off. Another big thing about communication is learning when not to type. The amount of times players get killed or lose farm because they were typing is nuts. Try to do your typing when your in a safe position and use pings when in lane if possible.
    3) Learn every role - This doesn't mean become a master of everything, because you wont be able to. At least get a basic grasp of each role and what to do, dont be one of those guys in ranked that comes in, gets last pick then say's " i cant play support" Nobody likes that guy.
    4) Have a solid champion pool - This does not mean play every champion in the game, i myself have 2-4 champs in each role that i feel super comfortable playing. This means that if one of my main's gets banned or picked away from me i wont be totally useless as i always have something to fall back on that i feel i can still carry with. For example, If im playing top lane. I will always try to pick Fiora or Riven, If i cant get these two or i dont feel the lane match-up is in my favour picking them, then i can fall back onto a champion like nasus or malphite, who whilst i dont play to the same standard as my first two choices, i still feel happy playing them.
    5) DONT FEED - Never ever, ever feed. Regardless of how badly you are losing your lane just dont feed your opponent. If you are getting smashed then just sit at a safe distance and wait for the waves to come to you, yes you might lose out on some farm but giving you opponent kills will only make things worse. Ask for help from your jungler if you need it, bait the other guy into fights that can get you back into it. Just use your head and dont give the other team easy kills. When you know you cant 1v1 your opponent then dont try to force plays. Just be patient and be smart. This is one of the biggest mistakes you see bronze, gold, silver players make, getting behind in their lane then fighting the enemy laner when they have an item disadvantage in an attempt to get even, when all they do is feed and snowball their lane out of control.
    6) Help other lanes - Winning your lane isnt enough at the lower ranks to guarantee a win. If you've won your lane then roam to the others regardless of which lane you are. If you are top then take tp for fast movement around the map. If your mid then you can go wherever you think you'll be able to get a kill, bot lane can gain that vital dragon control for you team. Always look to help you entire team win their matchups if possible, because if you all win you lanes then the chances of you losing the mid to late game should be pretty small
    7) Vision control - No matter what role you are playing you should be buying wards and encouraging you team mates to buy wards. This is probably the most lacking aspect in good team play at lower elo's proper vision control not only protect's your lane and others from being ganked but it also helps set up ganks by knowing where and when things are being warded and where you have an advantage on the map. Wards, wards and more wards.
    8) Dont be a dick - the last one off the top of my head, everyone is guilty of it at some point during ranked. But try not to be a cunt, not matter how bad you or your team mates are doing, being a toxic fuck nugget wont make things any better. Keep your cool and try to be positive towards your team mates. No matter how bad a game may look you can almost always turn it around, this is alot easier if you aren't spending half the game flaming or being flamed by your team mates, if needs be just mute people that you cant stand.
     
    Sorry for the wall of text, some may not agree with me but these things are the things i noticed on my climb from bronze to gold. Your mechanics will come by playing more and more, if you sort the mental aspect of your game out using some of these tips above you'll be climbing the ladder in no time.
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) reacted to C Wide in Progress   
    I pretty much agree with everything Blackstar said there. People at lower ELOs will listen to the player who is doing well. You need to lead your team to victory. I find the single best tip to climb from bronze to gold in no time is buying wards and controlling vision. No matter what role you are playing you need to be buying at least 1 pink ward and helping control vision. I see so many people either buy wards and not place them or they will purchase a sweeper and not even use it or upgrade it.
     
    Great tips btw Blackstar!
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from Ahryse in Krepo nooooooo ;-;   
    Krepo is a great player and analyst. I hope he comes back over the the EU lcs and gets himself on a team thats gonna challenge for a spot at worlds next year, he easily has the ability to do so.
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    BlacK StaRR (ex-vVv) got a reaction from MikEvil in Deadaims vVv app COD   
    Keep up the good work, i've been very impressed with you the two times we've played together

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