vVv Paradise reacted to vVv LordJerith in Former ESPN, NFL Network head leads new Activision Blizzard eSports division
I tweeted about this. This is pretty significant for Blizzard and Activision.
vVv Paradise reacted to Voison in Former ESPN, NFL Network head leads new Activision Blizzard eSports division
vVv Paradise reacted to vVv Arkaine in Arkaine's Application
Eric Alexander Pennington
Age (minimum 16):
How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site?
I heard about vVv Gaming and their successes in Gears of War. I strived to be around a competitive and friendly organization that shared my compassion that I have for eSports.
Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them?
The mentor, LordJerith. SugarBear, Doomhammer, Bizkit, Medusa, and many others I'm sure that I can't seem to mention off the top of my head. I've known them throughout my time as a Gears of War Manager and Staff here at vVv Gaming.
What do you hope to get out of being a member of vVv Gaming?
It's not about what this organization can do for me it's about what I can do for vVv Gaming.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming?
I enjoy training in Martial Arts and living a healthy lifestyle.
With whom do you spend the most time gaming?
People who share the competitive, "do whatever it takes" mindset.
What game do you plan on spending the most time on? Why?
I spend most of my time on Gears of War. Though it had hit a rather long bump after its drop from the MLG Circuit, it's a game that I believe that has potential in becoming a very popular game amongst the eSport scene.
What other games do you look forward to playing with vVv Members?
I always love to play Guitar Hero and I've actually become an avid PC gamer. I love to play HoTS, ToR, Counterstrike, H1Z1, and many other games.
What three words would you use to describe the type of gamer you are?
Competitive, passionate, dedicated
Do you watch replays and/or pro player streams? How often?
5x a week at least. I always find myself living my nostalgia days as well.
What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have?
I've attended several Local LANs for Guitar Hero and Gears of War. Top 10 placements for all of them.
Have you attended any major tournaments (MLG, UMG, CoD Champs)?
I have attended several MLG events. The atmosphere is amazing.
How often do you participate in online tournaments (UMG Online, GB)?
I participate in online tournaments rather frequently but hardly ever from UMG or GB. They're player hosted tournaments.
What type of organization are you looking to join? What would the ideal environment look like for you?
My ideal organization and environment is a close and supportive organization where we all help one another.
Thank you for reading my application. I hope to hear from all of you soon.
vVv Paradise reacted to Chibigoat3 in Why vVv Gaming Should Support Rocket League
Competitive Gaming Background? Not a lot, raided in WoW for 7 years, top player in Chivalry, was a officer in the ArcheAge guild.
Release Date? July 7th, 2015. Top seller on Steam the whole time it's been out, 93% positive reviews on steam. "Why Rocket League could be the next big eSport"
What Makes It Different, Why Should We Support It? Refer to the link above. It will be a major eSport and you should get involved while it's still early.
Developer Support w/LAN & Spectator? This game is made and supported with eSports in mind, spectator is coming in a patch in the next week or two. The developer support is great.
Stream Viewers? Stays in the top 12 during the day, drops below in the early morning. Just because it's still young, it'll stay in the top 12 with a bit of time.
Community Site? http://rocketleague.psyonix.com/
Community In 3 Words? Competitive, Dedicated, Fun
Comments? Not really getting very detailed with this as it's pretty obvious where this game is headed. I'm surprised RL isn't already on the main page here. This is the only game I play now and I'd be happy to help run the division if vVv is interested in the game.
vVv Paradise reacted to vVv Brock in Being Good Internet citizens and An Overdue Apology
Thanks for the info, Jerry. It sucks that this happened, but I'm glad that you've made the necessary steps to hopefully fix this issue and make sure it doesn't happen again.
vVv Paradise reacted to Sintherius in Sintherius's League of Legends Application
I will be 22 on August 13th.
What is your current division in Ranked?
Silver 4 (I have played one ranked game in the past 5 or 6 months, however)
How long have you been playing Ranked?
Since near the end of 2013.
What rank were you at the start of last season?
I was in Bronze 3.
What rank were you at the end of last season?
I ended the season in Silver 3.
What is your favorite champion and role? Why?
My favorite champion would have to be Twisted Fate. His global pressure goes unnoticed (in low ELOs) and people underestimate how powerful he can really be, especially if he is left alone to farm and not paid attention to.
My favorite role would have to be mid lane (and jungle as a close second), due to being able to help all lanes or just anybody who needs the help.
How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom?
I first heard about vVv Gaming when I was flown out to Las Vegas to compete in Midnight Gaming Championship's Guitar Hero 5 5k tournament back in October of 2010. I was one of three people who competed that was NOT apart of vVv Gaming, and after hanging out with everybody after the tournament was over, vVv Paradise and vVv Brock convinced me to check out the website and see what it was really all about.
Who do you currently know in vVv Gaming? How do you know them?
I know quite a few people, as I was a member of vVv Gaming for 4 years, but to name a few of whom I personally know would be LordJerith, Doomhammer, Rob, Paradise, Brock, NaturaL, etc.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming?
I have a huge passion for music, and have started to work towards producing my own music (just for fun). I love sports, specifically soccer. Travelling, while I may not be able to do it as often as I like, is going to be one of my top priorities once I graduate college.
Have you ever been banned or chat-restricted in-game? If so, why?
I have quite a few times, unfortunately. On my journey towards attempting to reach that much saught after Gold division, all I did was play ranked (which I would not recommend to anybody who isn't the most patient person in the world). Obviously everybody gets the occasional troll and AFKer, etc. but for some reasn I (like many other people who are in a very low ELO) thought it was happening to me far more often than the average player, which led me to being reported quiiiiite a bit for Verbal Abuse. This is the sole reason that I just completely stopped playing ranked play, and I took the last 5-6 months to just enjoy the game via normals and playing for FUN, like the game was meant to be. The tribunal system kicked my ass and I'm happy to say is very successful (regardless to my previous belief of it).
When you play LoL, 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 used to play to win and improve, but I hit a wall where I thought that no matter how well I did, I wasn't able to improve. As I stated in the previous answer, I currently play to have fun but since I have begun playing again I would love to learn as much as I can about the game and improve drastically to increase my win percentage in ranked.
Have you ever competed in online or LAN tournaments for any game?
Before Activision and friends rammed the Guitar Hero series into the ground, I was a very competitive player (mostly for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock) and I have played in too many LAN/online tournaments to specifically remember.
Have you attended any national events? (PAX, LCS, IEM, etc.)
I have attended the last 3 MLG Columbus events as a spectator, and competed in MGC's national Guitar Hero competition in Las Vegas.
What type of organization are you looking to join? What would the ideal environment look like for you?
I am looking to join an organization that truly cares about its community and reaches out to one another. An organization that is set on helping each other improve in not only game play, but improve as a person. Positive criticism is ideal for me.
I look forward to playing with the community and learning!
vVv Paradise reacted to vVv LordJerith in Being Good Internet citizens and An Overdue Apology
I wanted to update you on something we have discovered that has effected everyone's ADL experience: our site-wide ban on Reddit.
So, why was vVv Gaming.com banned?
We have been banned for several reasons. I want you to understand why, so that we all become better citizens of the internet. Reasons:
members/staff actively engaged in vote brigading. It's when a group of people get together to up vote the same thing, be it a single person, or a group of people representing something. It's just not fair, and hurts what Reddit is all about at it's core. If our events are good or appealing, people will organically upvote the events. Period. Former member, Sundown, who is now IP banned from our site, did two unforgivable things: He basically crossed too many lines in his rage against certain Reddit moderators He used my position at Riot Games to gain clout and attempt to bully Reddit moderators. This was personal. No one should ever do anything like this, ever. Period.
What are we going to do about it?
We are not going to post Reddit links in the Shoutbox or forums to upvote. Go to Reddit and find the links as anyone would, by your normal Reddit use. We have removed Cam from vVv, and made sure all staff are trained on this C Wide has been working to rebuild our relationship with the moderators. As you already know, if you get caught doing this, expect to be banned use /r/summonerschool and /r/leagueofleglends normally, get involved and be a good Reddit member
Finally, our apology to Reddit:
I want to apologize to the Reddit moderators and the community for this behavior. It's clear in my absence that a lot of things were not going well, but this topped the cake. Regardless, I'm the owner, and I take full responsibility for this. vVv Gaming is committed to be good citizens of the internet, particularly Reddit. You have my sincere apology and a sincere pledge to make things right.
vVv Paradise got a reaction from Minotaur in vVv Rocket League?
This game is absolutely amazing. Played with Pherz, Natural, and Trance tonight and we had a blast.
With the addition of spectator mode in the next patch, this game COULD be destined for an eSports future. I'd love to see vVv support it.
vVv Paradise reacted to Minotaur in vVv Rocket League?
I've heard so many things about this game as of late. So I decided to give it a try for myself, and I must say, it's really fun, but competitive at the same time. This game is available on PC and PS4, but if you're gonna play on PC, it's highly recommended to play with a controller.
Anyhow, if you wanna team up, add me on Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/vvv_th0r/home or leave your Steam ID below
vVv Paradise reacted to vVv LordJerith in vVv Gaming Vision and Direction for 2015-2016
Thanks for taking the time to read my first official update since I've come back. After a lot of conversations with staff, community, sponsors, applicants and alumni, it was time to set a direction for vVv for the next 12 months. We want to be transparent with everyone, so you can hold me accountable for working toward these goals. This reflects our commitment to help YOU create awesome community experiences.
When I give interviews, I make sure every member knows: "Ask not what vVv can do for you, but what you can do for vVv." As I stated above, vVv Gaming is YOUR community. Staff is here to help YOU make it awesome. Once again, this is YOUR community. We're here to help YOU shape, develop and grow vVv.
We've made numerous changes to staff. Here is where we ended up: Application Experience Manager and Forum Admin: vVv SugarBear (Facebook) (Twitter) Business Development Director and Co-Owner: vVv RobZ (Facebook) (Twitter) CoD Community Manager: vVv B Easy (Facebook) (Twitter) LoL Community Manager: vVv C Wide (Facebook) (Twitter) Lead Designer: vVv Pherzghul (Facebook) (Twitter) Lead Web Developer: vVv Bagzli (Twitter) Organized Play Product Manager: vVv NaturaL (Twitter) HotS Organized Play Associate: vVv Saturn (Facebook) (Twitter) LoL Event Manager and Forum Admin: vVv Medusa (Facebook) ( Twitter) LoL Organized Play Associate: vVv Unverclopt (Facebook) (Twitter) (LoLKing) Team Experience Manager: vVv Bardo (Facebook) (Twitter) Coach, mentor, helper and he who shits upon bad kids: vVv LordJerith (Facebook) (Twitter)
MISSION (for 2015-2016)
"CREATE AWESOME EXPERIENCES FOR COMPETITIVE GAMERS" (for 2015-2016)
GOALS have the highest rated organized play events as rated by competitive gamers have the most attended organized play events highest rated is more important than most attended be recognized as one of the best competitive gaming organizations in the world as rated by competitive gamers and our members be known as a talent factory by competitive gamers and sponsors
STRATEGY create and run organized play events for competitive gamers sponsor and develop amateur teams to participate in and promote organized play events partner and deliver value to sponsors that create products and services for competitive gamers create and evolve an identity that competitive gamers want create and manage a clear path for competitive gamers who want our identity create and manage an ecosystem that develops competitive gamers and future gaming professionals
EXECUTION AND TACTICS
We now know where this big vVv Gaming ship is headed. We all know the mission. We know the objectives and goals we want to achieve, and we have strategies that tell us how to achieve these goals. This is actually the easy part. Now comes the hard part.
Each of the strategic items above will need executions and tactics. EXECUTIONS are what is done to deliver on or to coordinate a strategy. EXECUTIONS are products and services and experiences we deliver to help us execute our strategy that will help us achieve our goals to accomplish our mission. TACTICS are actions taken to achieve our strategy.
For example, the League of Legends Amateur Draft League (LoL ADL) is an EXECUTION (Product/Service) that helps us achieve our strategic objective of “create and run organized play events for competitive gamers.” How we set up the Mumble channels and how we name them are TACTICS.
As a vVv community member or applicant your EXECUTIONS should include: Recruiting good community members Engaging with applicants Supporting vVv on social media (Facebook) (Twitter) Being active in our forums, shoutbox & Mumble/XBL/ PS4 I hope this post helps everyone know who is accountable for what, and what we are focused on. I would love and appreciate any feedback, thoughts and/or suggestions. It's YOUR community, we're here to help YOU make it awesome.
vVv Paradise reacted to vVv LordJerith in Rebuilding the LoL Division
We hear you. Loudly and clearly. empty mumble people resigned lack of leadership in the division lack of accountability for members I hear you. We fucked up. We're going to try and fix it.
We can't change the past, but we can make the future better. So, I want to share the vision that I have for the League of Legends division.
I believe, and I am asking you to tell me if I am wrong, that what you want is: a place that is fun and feels like your home a place where everyone knows you and accepts you fun events that allow you play with others the vVv tag to mean something. You want members who: are active and social in game on mumble on the forums invested in the success of applicants make others feel welcome recruit others to play with and help the division grow support vVv on social media enjoy competition, but are not trying to go pro Assuming the above is true, then I am making the following changes to the division: Bringing back vVv C Wide to run the vVv LoL Division ADLs will be overseen by its own product manager, vVv NaturaL vVv Medusa vVv Unverclopt and vVv SugarBear will be handling applicants and running the LoL ADL
I invite those of you who strayed away to give us a chance to make it better. Please reach out to vVv C Wide or myself, personally, if you have any questions or concerns. It's going to take some time to rebuild our credibility with some of you, but everyone mentioned above and myself are willing to put in that work.
The first opportunity for people to come together will be the ADL this Sunday, July 26th. I also will hold an AMA right after the event. So, I'll be on Mumble, personally, and I invite current members, applicants, previous members and those thinking about applying to come to the AMA and ask questions.
We have work to do, and it will take time. We're committed to fixing this. We can't change the past, but we're committed to making a very fun future for vVv Gaming's LoL division.
vVv Paradise reacted to vVv LordJerith in Thank you!
I want say thank you. I want to take a brief moment to celebrate the success and contributions of 3 vVv members who took the toughest job. Thank you to:
Jordan "Doomhammer" Kahn Robert "RobZ" Thompson Greg "Sugarbear" Milliken In the 3 years I have gone, all 3 have lead this great organization. Without them, there would not be a vVv Gaming today. Each one added their own particular style and focus to vVv Gaming.
Jordan has gone on to be a Live Producer at RIot Games, Robert Thompson has gone on to be a Recruiter at Riot Games, but is thankfully still heavily involved with vVv Gaming. Greg is staying right here and going to be our new "Application Experience Manager."
For those of you who have never lead, it is hard. You can never truly ever feel you got it right. When I think of leading, a quote by Theodore Roosevelt, a quote that used to sit on my desk when I was in the US Navy, often comes to mind. This is my way of saying thank you:
These 3 men have all stepped into the arena. For that, I will always be grateful. With my upcoming return to vVv, you've all seen some changes start to happen. You will see more to follow.
vVv Paradise reacted to Muhdewsa in Last night marked a new chapter for the Fields of Justice...
Last night marked the dawn of a new beginning; the start of a new era. April 7th, 2014 will forever be known as the day that vVv Medusa was promoted into Gold V, Kassadin's Warmongers.
I DEDICATE ALL MY GAMES FROM HENCEFORTH TO JAYME "vVv JayC" CHAMBERLAIN AKA YOLOSWAG420BLAZEITBFF.
SHOUTOUT TO MY BAE MELODY FOR MAKING ME AS FABULOUS AS I AM TODAY TO GET ME TO WHERE I AM
SHOUTOUT TO THE BEAN AND PHERZBUTT FOR THE CONSTANT SUPPORT, NAZI'S GOTTA REPRESENT, YA FEEL?
SHOUTOUT TO QUASI FOR ALL THE REQUIEMS FOR PEPPERONIS
THIS IS FOR YOU JESUS. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
If you're in Gold, prepare your anus. I'm coming for you.
vVv Paradise reacted to vVv OrganicBear in Last night marked a new chapter for the Fields of Justice...
Grats Medusa! Someday I'll be there too...
I guess this makes you a "golden girl"
vVv Paradise got a reaction from vVv Brock in Pax east 2014
Quite a few free goodies planned, actually. The booth set up is INSANE too. We just announced we'll have an actual skate park inside the booth for Trials Fusion. Also, The Next Level will be holding competitive events each day. Every day the overall winner will receive a package that includes...
A PlayStation 4 An Xbox One A Nintendo WiiU An Nvidia GeForce® GTX 780 An Nvidia Shield An Astro A40 audio system Read about our plans here: http://blog.ubi.com/ubisoft-pax-east-2014/
vVv Paradise reacted to vVv LordJerith in My Birthday present
I decided to spoil myself with a new Audi A6 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan. Here are a few cool options:
Eight-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission Audi quattro® all-wheel drive
Safety | Security Driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, front thorax side airbags, knee airbags and Sideguard® head curtain airbags 1 Front passenger occupant detection—for airbags Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbags deploy Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and brake assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with traction control (ASR) Anti-theft alarm system with immobilizer Tire pressure monitoring system Safety belt reminder for driver and front passenger Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) in rear seats Electromechanical parking brake Exterior Audi Singleframe® grille Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights Automatic headlights LED taillights and rear fog lights Power-adjustable, auto-dimming, heated exterior side mirrors with memory Dual exhaust outlets Aluminum trim around exterior windows LED indicator lights integrated into the exterior side mirrors Heated windshield washer nozzles Interior
Three-zone automatic climate control Four-spoke multifunction steering wheel Tilt and telescopic manually adjustable steering column Power windows with one-touch up/down operation and pinch protection Decorative interior inlays 2 Sunroof Dual front sun visors with lighted vanity mirrors Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror Aluminum door sill inlays Seating
Leather seating surfaces Eight-way power front seats and four-way power lumbar adjustment for driver Split folding 60/40 rear seatbacks Heated front seats Driver seat memory Infotainment | Technology Audi MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system 3 Audi MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology Audi connect® with six-month trial subscription 4 Audi MMI® Radio plus with ten speakers and single CD player with MP3 playback capability 7" Color driver information system HD Radio™ Technology SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 90-day trial subscription 5 SiriusXM® Traffic with four-year subscription 5 Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerate features Audi music interface with iPod® integration BLUETOOTH® wireless technology preparation for mobile phone BLUETOOTH® streaming audio Garage door opener (HomeLink®) Audi advanced key—keyless start, stop and entry 6 Parking system plus with rear view camera (front and rear sensors) Audi drive select Rain/light sensor for automatic windshield wipers and headlights Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights Audi MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system 3 Audi MMI® touch with handwriting-recognition technology Audi advanced key—keyless start, stop and entry 6 Parking system plus with rear view camera (front and rear sensors)
vVv Paradise reacted to Beast- in Amazing memories with vVv
Jordan! I will forever remember that Kings Cup game. That day was the day vVv Gaming became a tangible thing for me. Before then it was just some people I played games with. That moment was truly awesome. You're an awesome person and i'm sure you'll make Riot Games a better place! Congrats man! remember the little people!