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  1. God damn it. I really didn't want to like this game at all. I was a hardcore Starcraft 2 monster, very happy grinding my way through mid-level leagues until somehow becoming the champion of the world in 2016. And I dismissed this game rather quickly for being somewhat hard to follow at first glance and for its cartoonish style. Now that I think about it, all the hate I had for the game was probably rather illogical, but then again, hate is rarely logical. Then, at MLG Anaheim, our good friend Mr. vVv LordJerith convinced me that I should dabble more in the realm of MOBAs and MMOs. With Guild Wars 2 far out on the horizon, really my only best choice without spending any outlandish amounts of money (just purchased a ticket to DayGlow) was League of Legends. He said I'd enjoy it, and I said it was stupid. And now I really enjoy it. I honestly could go on and on about what I like about the game, so I will. First of all, it's free-to-play. All that was needed from me was a download and install. I don't know about anyone else, but free stuff is amazing, especially if the free stuff happens to be a well-made video game that's actually worth something. I mean, what better way is there to get into a competitive game than to pick one up that costs you know monetary investment? And what better way to advertise a highly-competitive title than to make it free? I can't think of one (well, I can, but they're not appropriate for all audiences [hookers]). So I decided to finally start it up and get into playing. Now, from watching LoL matches at various MLG events, I realized I probably wouldn't understand how exactly the game works until I play it, but I already had a basic idea of how games functioned - walk around, cast spells, level up, merk bitches, destroy stuff, take their base, destroy the base, enjoy victory. And, obviously excluding major and minor details, that's pretty much a summary of any game of competitive LoL ever. But once I got to playing it, I found that it was not only enjoyable, but somewhat addicting. For a new player surrounded by other new players, and some low-skill ones, I found myself doing rather well in my introductory matches after utilizing the game's tutorial. Once I figured out the basic gameplan of what a LoL player should be doing to get XP and Gold, as well as deal with enemy champions, I pretty much dominated a majority of my matches. And even in matches my team lost, I still did pretty okay and wasn't completely shut-out. I really began to enjoy the huge amount of champions to choose from. It felt like Riot played a lot of Marvel vs Capcom 2 back in their day considering how huge the roster is. With so many champions, I felt a bit more at home on the selection screen, and was pleasantly surprised to find a number of heroes that seemed enjoyable. I played several rounds with Skarner, Malphite, and Fiddlesticks thanks to them being free at the time, and enjoyed learning what they had to offer and how I could use them to play specific roles on a team, even if my team was just a random bunch of people. Eventually I got that, "one more game, one more game..." kind of feeling, to the point where I spent an entire afternoon playing and forgot to eat any sort of lunch or dinner, only being reminded by my dad that I had only ate eggs and toast earlier that day and that I was probably starving. I was - it was very easy for me to just jump into another game, talk with new people, figure out a strategy, and try to play my best. Meeting new people to play with was a lot of fun, especially after having an enjoyable time with one another in a particular lane and doing well, prompting each other to congratulate one another after every possible action and send friend requests immediately after the match. I missed that kind of interaction, one that is so desperately needed in an experience like Starcraft 2, where loneliness is very common. The one thing I didn't miss, however, were idiotic teammates. Besides the several afk people and a couple of feeders, I only had one instance where a teammate just did something so ridiculously stupid that it made me become vocally annoyed with it. It basically boiled down to when I was jumped into an emergency 2v1 situation just as one of my teammates was returning from base. I got slowed out of nowhere just as my teammate came to my side. Instead of helping me, he promptly turned right around and ran away. I almost got away with a kill, but was unable to finish one of them off. Either way, I was going to die, no thanks to my mate, who then now had a 2v1 situation of his own that he barely survived thanks to turret hugging. Wasn't happy about that. Still, I find League of Legends to be very enjoyable, which still sort of bothers me. Now that I've been playing League, I want to continue to play League, but now I feel like all the time I've put into Starcraft 2 to be genuinely good will be cast out the window if I stop putting the time in. And now with summer in full gear, I'll have a job, and I've moved down to NY for the time being to see my friends. I feel a bit overwhelmed. But then I remember that it's all just gaming and I'll get over it eventually. I do what I was meant to do. And really what I feel like I am meant to do right now is to kick ass on LoL for the bitches. Bitches love ass kicking on LoL. So yeah, I'm enjoying it. Fuck.
  2. As eSports and technology change, so must vVv Gaming adapt in order to stay ahead. Our first change is a reduction in the application time to 30 days. All applicants will be reviewed at the 30-day mark to see if they are a good fit for vVv Gaming. We can extend this if we feel it is needed, but we also want to do less babysitting, and we will also be more aggressive closing apps if they don't "get it" 30 days into the application process. Most importantly, we decided that we needed a process that was more friendly and allowed applicants to tell us how THEY want to add value. Here are the methods that add value to vVv Gaming: Bloggers: Link us to your blogs so that we can evaluate if they are a good fit for vVv Gaming. Casters: Link us to examples of your casting so that we can determine if your content is a good fit for vVv Gaming. Donator ($15 per month): You like to game. Your time is precious, you want a community of skilled, social and intelligent gamers. You want to be a part of vVv Gaming, but real life does not make it easy for you to add value in other ways, so you donate. Game Guru (Subject Matter Expert): You know everything about a game. It’s not that you think you know everything about the game, it’s that everyone in the game respects your opinion. To prove that you are well respected, please share links to the game related forums proving your expertise. Graphic Artists: Link us to examples of your work so we can determine if the style and skill are a good fit for vVv Gaming. Socialite (vVv Forum Commando or loveable troll): You live in the vVv shoutbox. You love meeting new people and your posts are not just quantity; they are quality. When people log onto the vVv Gaming forums, you are one of those people whom everyone expects to see, and you make them feel at home. Social Media Expert (Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube): You live on Social Media and are addicted with getting the latest information and sharing it with others. You can live on a diet of tweets, retweets, likes, follows, upvotes and comments. Staff (Business Development, Sales, Team Manager, Tournament Organizer, etc): You’re professional. You have a resume full of positions that demonstrates your experience in eSports, Gaming or Community Development. Streamers: Link us to your stream so that we can determine if you are a good fit for vVv Gaming. Writers/Editors: Link us to articles so that we can determine if the content is a good fit for vVv Gaming. Video Producer: Link us to your YouTube channel and other videos you've created so that we can determine if your content is a good fit for vVv Gaming. You should notice that we want proof of what you did BEFORE applying to vVv Gaming for all the BOLD items. The two underlined items show ways to add value that do not require any previous proof. Again, we will evaluate you based on how YOU tell us that you will add value to vVv Gaming. We will ask all applicants and vVv members to do at least ONE thing well every month. Some may always do the same thing well, some may switch it up. The key is to constantly add value. Of course, if you want extra credit, do more than one of these at a high level, but always do at least one really well. Our next Chop-chop date is June 15th. You have 30 days to add value well. Good Luck.
  3. As you all know, we have recently changed our application process. While we are refining our organization and processes, we’ve had to make some difficult decisions. As part of this change, we will no longer be supporting Call of Duty (Console) or Halo. The following members have been dropped from vVv Gaming and we wish them the best of luck: vVv Archangel (Gamma Gamers Ambassador) vVv Bigpapa vVv d_wAy vVv Daredevil vVv Drogba vVv Emery vVv Emo vVv Esoteric vVv Expozur vVv Faze vVv Fragthat vVv GannonMetroid vVv Handicap vVv Hellashes vVv Jhop vVv Jolly vVv Jonzn vVv MileyCyrus vVv Murder vVv Odien vVv OhMyGawd vVv Pappacat vVv Rickter vVv Rumour vVv SevenL vVv Shift vVv smokyprogg vVv Soul vVv Sundown vVv Taco vVv TEnemy vVv Tingez vVv Titan vVv Tobias911 vVv WIZARD vVv Xclusive vVv Xploits vVv Yezman
  4. I need everyone's help today. Please do the following as soon as you can: Subscribe to our YouTube channel and add us to your sub box (To add a sub box, go to "My Channel" and go to the bottom right of your channel. You will see "Add Other Channels". Type "thevvvgaming" in the Channel Name and then click apply!) Like our Facebook page and like every entry ( you don't need to like every comment), and add some comments Follow our Twitter and make sure that you have these exact words in your bio somewhere: @vvv_gaming Please subscribe to our Twitch.TV Channel When you are done with this, please post a message with: Your Facebook, twitter, YouTube and twitch.tv Thanks!
  5. The Talent Factory: Skills for eSports. Skills for Life. As many of you know, in March of this year vVv Gaming celebrated its 5 year anniversary. This weekend, I have had the opportunity to reflect on what we want to accomplish in the next 5 years. While thinking about the right direction to set, it is important to look at where we are today. vVv Gaming is the most accomplished console organization in the world. With top 4 LAN finishes on 4 continents across 18 titles. Beyond our accomplishments we are also widely recognized as one of the best, multi-title eSports communities in the world. Personally, I believe we have some of the finest people in gaming. I also think that our unique community based model has been a competitive advantage to our brand and our sponsors. As I think about the next 5 years, I keep thinking about something that Kim Rom, the chief marketing officer of Steel Series, said to me a couple years ago. He said to me, “vVv Gaming is a 'talent factory'.” Talent Factory. Think about that. I think everyone knows that in our model we don’t go out and purchase the top talent. We focus on potential, we explain opportunity. Most importantly we also build community. So knowing all of this, as I started thinking about the next 5 years. Those two words keep coming back to me: talent factory. We have accomplished everything that we set out to do in our first five years, and obviously so much more. I believe that vVv Gaming, our staff, our players, and our community have a seat at the table. We play a vital and important role in eSports. I think vVv Gaming is one of the most recognized brands in eSports, but sometimes I think it is misunderstood. I do not want to focus on why we are sometimes misunderstood. As you can imagine, when I start to think about setting goals for vVv Gaming, it starts to get tougher and tougher to raise the bar. I keep thinking; will getting a top-10 Starcraft placement make a difference? Do we really need to win more? Do we also need to be the most accomplished PC organization? Would doing that really help eSports grow? There's an old saying, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” I believe over the next 5 years we should focus on how we can help that eSports tide to rise. When I start to think about it, when I start to think about the explosive growth we have had recently with games like Starcraft 2 and League of Legends, I believe we have more opportunities and needs than we have the talent available to fill them. There is that word again: talent. Talent Factory. As I think of the next five years, I think maybe vVv Gaming needs to embrace being a talent factory. I think we need to be more than just an awesome, phenomenal gaming community. I think we need to be a talent factory. I bet most of you right now are probably thinking: “Jerry, thats great, but arent we already doing that?” To which I respond to you, “Yes we have.” What we have not done is formally mapped out a strategy and process nor have we done a good job of telling the world that we are a great talent factory. To be fair, we probably are more like a talent mill than a full fledged talent factory. So thinking about the future, I would like to change that. I would like to be a talent factory not just for players but the kind of staff and infrastructure that eSports will continue to need for growth. Before setting this new direction, I want to make sure of two things. The first is that for most of everything we do, there wont be any changes. We will continue to sponsor players, and grow community, and do everything we love. I need the community and staff to understand that everything we do right now, we will continue to do. Remember, this direction is about GROWTH, not about change. The second thing is that I want to know if the staff, the vVv Gaming community, the fans, and others involved in eSports believe that this direction is helpful. Of course, I am most concerned what the vVv community and staff think about this. So I am asking all of you, do you think its a good idea for vVv Gaming to really build on the foundations we already have in place, and by foundations I mean this talent mill? Should we develop full speed into a talent factory, developing staff, writers, editors, eSports analysts, graphic artists, etc? Here is a academic way to look at the idea of a Talent Factory: vVv is essentially the community college of esports at the moment. We get people prepared to represent themselves as players, as gamers, and therefore also ready to properly represent vVv Gaming. Everyone involved in the professional world should have skills. We transform vVv into the University of e-sports where people can branch off into more specialized fields and therefore set themselves up for employment in, and create value for, the emerging e-sports "industry" (we're not an industry yet, but hopefully, we will be soon). I look forward to hearing all your thoughts and ideas. Be honest. Feel free to ask tough questions. Feel free to tell me that you have dreams of working in eSports full time. Thanks.
  6. Last October, we raised over $4500 for a new Website. This donation drive, we are asking for $3000. Of course, I will match every dollar donated up to $3,000. Details will follow, and we will have some very special bonuses! For example, for those who donate $100 or more, you will receive a brand new vVv jersey which will NOT BE FOR SALE, and ONLY be available to our sponsored players and donors. So. . . save your money now. Also, we reset the green color on April 30th in preparation for this drive. So, you will need to donate again if you want your user group to be "donor" and have the green color. Any questions? Minimum donation for green color/donor user group is $5 You spend money every day on overpriced food, junk food, bad video games, crappy phone apps and overpriced drinks. You can spend some on vVv Gaming. Save those dates and your money!
  7. If you only knew. . . the changes that were coming down the pipeline. For the past 100 or so episodes of The Loser's Bracket podcast, we have talked about the evolution of eSports and our ever growing role in its development. As you all know, after MLG Columbus, we started a serious crackdown on social media use, dropping many members, and moving many into the community gamer group. After that, we had to take a close look at where we were and where eSports was headed. When we took a look at the numbers, we realized that we had been too nice. We had let things linger. I was reminded of the 2008 Darren Aronofsky film, The Wrestler. In this film, Rourke plays an aging professional wrestler who continues to wrestle matches in an attempt to cling on to his 1980s heyday despite his failing health. If you haven't seen it, I can't recommend it enough. Let me show the Top XBox titles played for the week of April 9th taken from Major Nelson's Blog Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops FIFA 12 Battlefield 3 Halo: Reach Modern Warfare 2 Skyrim Gears of War 3 NBA 2K12 Mass Effect 3 As we looked at this, we realized that we had to make some tough decisions. The first thing we decided was that we would only have formal divisions in games that were at a major event like (MLG, IPL, NASL, IEM, etc). We decided to take all non-sponsored players (no effect on sponsored players) for all games that were not at a major events and put them in the Community Gamer group. We needed to lose the distinction between Halo/Gears/CoD/Rhythm Gaming groups and merge them into a more diverse Community Gamer Group. We want our community gamers to be a diverse group. We chose red as their color to reflect that community gamers were our blood, our beginning and what makes vVv Gaming so special. This change makes it easier to manage and better align our efforts with the titles that actually are at major events and have the kind of developer support needed for success as an eSport. With that, some of you saw our non-sponsored Halo players basically revolt, force us to take down the shoutbox 3 times, and then resign. I was very disappointed with the behavior of one person in particular, and he has been banned. We take the chain of command very seriously, and the shoutbox is not the place to fight. Sadly, he could not separate the critique of his game, Halo, from the critique of himself. We always respect the person in vVv Gaming, but we CAN attack the game someone loves while still respecting the person. Hate the game, not the gamer. If your game gets attacked, don't make it personal. Period. I can promise you that if any of those games listed above end up at a major event, we will gladly give them their own group. Please know that all our sponsored players still keep their user group. Until then, I want everyone to know our priorities: Starcraft 2 League of Legends Mortal Kombat 9/Soul Caliber V/King of Fighters XIII Diablo 3 (release May 15th) Guild Wars 2 (release June 26th est.) Halo Reach/Halo 4 (release November 6th) Call of Duty MW3/Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (we will know the release date on 5/2/2012) DotA2? Counter Strike: Go? Possible Rhythm Gaming revival? That's all we can predict right now. As far as sponsorships, we are now offering two kind of sponsorships: Professional and Content. Professional sponsorships are awarded to our best players who are working to be professional gamers. This covers all of our current sponsorships. Content sponsorships are our community players who are working to become professional content producers. I also want to talk about staff. As you know, they work very hard. We recently have gone through some staff changes as well. All were due to burnout or staffers getting busy with balancing life and their duties on staff, so expect to see some new faces. We have seen so much interest in vVv Gaming that I am excited to get some fresh blood and fresh ideas onto our staff. I want to wish both Voison and Slauney good luck, as they both need to attend to other parts of their life. They will both remain vVv members, but their time on staff, for now, has come to an end. Thank you both for all your hard work. I want to cover everyone's roles so you know what they do: Executives vVv LordJerith (President/Owner) vVv Doomhammer (Senior Vice President) Administrators vVv Brock (Vice President of Visual Media) vVv Paradise (Podcast Producer) vVv Robzgod (Marketing Manager) vVv SugarBear (StarCraft 2 Manager) Moderators vVv AmpeD (DotA2 Manager) vVv Arkaine (Community Gamer Manager) vVv Bizkit (Community Gamer Manager) vVv Esoteric (Fighting Games Manager) vVv Nocontrol (LoL Manager) vVv Plattypus (LoL Community Manager) Writers vVv Blazek vVv Rapture We will be recruiting more writers and casters, as well as selecting our GW2 Guild Leader and officers and a Diablo 3 manager. We have so much great stuff happening!
  8. Name: Frederic Bonneville Age (minimum 16): 16 years old Gamertags (for all systems you own): PS3: LFREDDYL Xbox: FREDDY is Claw Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Yes What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) AIM: MLG_FREDDY SKYPE: MLG_FREDDY MSN: mlgprogamer41@hotmail.com Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): https://twitter.com/#!/MLG_FREDDY Link to your Google+ or Facebook page (at least one required): http://www.facebook.com/#!/frederic.bonneville How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or Google+? Twitter every day and facebook Just a little bit but maybe once a day or less. How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? I saw ure logo on MLG Live stream with collaps at Raleight i think Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? Anybody but I hope to make some friend fast .. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? For the BIG community and CoD FANS. And to be know in the CoD community as a good player. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I'll try to wear the vVv logo if im going ot an event or LAN, Put vVv everywhere I can ( GB, Facebook,Twitter, etc ) and talk about you to the community as a proud member of vVv ( If my app. is accept for sure ) Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and whyI have wathc some Starcraft gameplay and read 1 time a Geek to ME but i'll try to be implicat more . How long have you been playing video games? When I was a kid but competitivly on MW2 ( GB ) and Black Ops ( Team Scrim ) and MW3 ( Tourny & maybe LAN if possible ) How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? During the week maybe 3 hours ( because of school ) and the weekend it depend... 4-10 hours a day. And for tourny its a bit more. What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? I only played call of duty What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? All the Call of duty to be consider as a PRO player What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? School , Hockey and girls Where do you see yourself next year at this time? A competitive player on MLG circuit with the vVv Weather What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? ONline tournaments only Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? No How long have you been playing competitively? 2-3 years What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? Best was on Black Ops and my worst was on MW2 when I started to play What do you hope to achieve, competitively? Top 8 on a MLG event before I turn on 18 years old What was your toughest competition? The ESN tourny that I did and we have been come back in the last round in the finals in the last game to take the 2nd place How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? A better activity with the community and a better chance to play competitive this years or next year in a Circuit or BIG online tourny - Thank you, FREDDY
  9. I've play with a lot of the vVv community guys and just thought I should stop over and say hi to all of you guys. I can only read so much reddit and feel like a real tiny part of the community. For those I haven't played with, I'd like to say whats up. I main AD Carry (Vayne and Graves being my best) and feel I can hold my own with everything except jungle. I feel it's a tough position to learn. My IGN is twoCube so hit me up whenever you like, although I am in a recent push to raise my Elo (currently 1275). I feel like I've got the potential to get higher, but need to really focus on map awareness and team fight positioning. My current strength lies in lane dominance, but once laning phase is over, my positioning gets the best of me. For those of you who I have met and played with, WHATS UP! Anax and I dominated bot lane that one in house game (ezreal soraka) but that skarner/top/Ahri were too strong! I'll read up and try to chime in a bit. Mike
  10. For those of you interested in competitive Call of Duty and are on a team that is trying to get their team work down, here are some basic guidelines for what needs to be done in order to achieve success. This may sound reiterated if you've ever tried to compete on a 4 man roster: Communication would probably be the biggest thing to focus on only because of the significant of it. It could be that factor that makes or breaks a team in a match depending on how well the 4 members of the team can use Call outs effectively, have good awareness and say where enemies are, etc. Holding up your end of the team is a huge thing just basically for the concept of it. This is the most obvious one as it makes sense of what needs to be done. If you hold up your own, then it won't cause any flaws within your teams attitude for one another. Do your player roles, and listen to the captain of the team because it establishes a small chain of command and only on person calls the shots; this makes things organized and structured. What can be added on to your end, learn how to position yourself on maps as that will cause a lot of problems for your opponent and will start establishing map control for your team. Another thing to try to learn is team chemistry, it may be the hardest thing to establish due to the differences between the players that may be evident early on in the teams life span. Once chemistry is there, it's very difficult to go away, and you'll see professional teams like EnVyUs and team Obey have remarkable chemistry. Even if every member of the team had below average individual skill levels, if the chemistry and communication is there, it still does the job and can bring teams to the top. And lastly, establishing friendships outside of the game. Friendships always help with the way your team operates as it gives you time to understand your team mates better so you can know what they are thinking in game, as well as knowing what they are like at their bests and lowest times. Very important to know what to do when there is a problem in game and someone gets frustrated. These things will all help any team trying to achieve good team work all around. I hope I have opened some eyes to how teamwork is done properly. I look forward to seeing some new teams break into pro status next year, good luck! Make sure to follow me on twitter @@Slauney
  11. Name: Dami Adeyemi Age (minimum 16): 15 ( 16 in February, mature for my age( Gamertags (for all systems you own): Xbox GT: whySHIFT Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Yes sir What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) Skype: DimebagDami, I don't use aim Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): Link to your Google+ or Facebook page (at least one required):http://www.facebook....100000858705127 How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or Google+? I use facebook and twitter everyday, I've never used Digg and I do not use Google+ anymore How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? I've been interested in joining vVv since I was 12 years old, but the age limit was 16 and I didn't want to apply with the fear of rejection. I heard about the site through a couple of Rhythm gamers (Andpg09, Gamerboy28) Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? vVv Supweme(Congrats man!) vVv Perilous( encouraged me to apply early) Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? Basically I want a community where people will respect you no matter what, how bad you may do in a game, at the end of the day I believe its all about personality and how you push yourself to improve and that's what I look for in a player, a mutual respect for the player. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I believe I will add a positive value to vVv gaming, I never really have a dull moment when I'm playing(excluding lag,lol) and I always try to remain as positive as I can to keep the people positive around me. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? I haven't read or even heard of the Geek to Me articles but I listen into the podcast when I get the chance, my favorite would have to be when GoW3 came out and CDN the 3rd and NickMercs were guests, very entertaining for me. How long have you been playing video games? I've been playing games since I was around 5 or 6 years old. How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? I try to get in between 2-8 hours a day for gaming, 2 hours on school nights. What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? Halo 3 on legendary with 4 people, they were hard to cooperate with lol, but it was fun. What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? MW3 to play with some of my local's and 2K12, I haven't gotten the two yet though but I will. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? Playing guitar, collecting sneakers, and hanging out with my friends Where do you see yourself next year at this time? Next year I see myself improving, hopefully with a team if I'm ready, and a part of vVv Gaming What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? I haven't been to any halo tournaments yet but I intend to dominate local events when I find them Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? No, but I'd like too eventually. How long have you been playing competitively? I started playing competitively at the end of Halo 3, fully got into it around the Dallas opener What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? My best comp. moment was on black ops where my team and I came back on a top page team, my worst moment was my teammate choking on the easy win but you live and you learn right? What do you hope to achieve, competitively? Competitively, I hope to be known, I want to gain the respect and recognition I deserve because I know I definitely know I have the talent to excel and progress my skill, I just need that chance and I hope vVv will help me get that chance to gain respect among players What was your toughest competition? My toughest competition was probably meeting Formal and Assault in matchmaking, I didn't do that bad but I didn't play to what I could've How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? I see vVv gaming's community helping me mold in to the player I want to be, I've drifted from the slayer role to obj to support slayer and they don't seem to stick, hopefully if I get accepted into vVv, the great community can help me get there.
  12. Name:Hayden 'Lazzo' Lazarus Age (minimum 16):15 (I'v had to prove myself to other gamers so let me prove that my age doesn't matter when it comes to talent.) Gamertags (for all systems you own):xbox: (TiguuR) Steam(pc):hayden14411 Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis?:i check my emails on a daily basis. What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire):MSN:Hayden.lazzo08@hotmail.com / Skype:Haydeennnn. / Steam : hayden14411 Link to your Twitter page (twitter required):https://twitter.com/haayyddeenn Link to your Google+ or Facebook page (at least one required):http://www.facebook.com/Hayden.Lazarus How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or Google+?:i'v recently registered for twitter and am on once every 2 days but i check my facebook every day. How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom?: A friend Ryan also known as Ryaab who has also put in an application referred me to you. Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them?: I Briefly talked to vVv Bizkit and am on his xbox live friends list. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming?: Because i see how your community is like a family, looking through posts made about people winning competitions and members congratulating them shows how you all are social and family but also professional which is what i look for. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? well i can bring my full seriousness when it comes to the community, i will regularly post on twitter, facebook and being a DI watcher i will also comment and share videos,achievements and up and coming events with the followers and fans and also discuss with other vVv members, i will also my bring my sportsmanship qualities, unlike other gamers i don't get angry or upset when im beaten, i learn and adapt which is how i got to the level of skill im on and like Kim Schmitz once said 'Don't hate me because i beat you, respect me because i teach you'.I will naturally bring my full cooperation and respect to my peer's. im a nice guy and i intend on showing that to everyone no matter the situation or outcome. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? im familiar with the Losers Bracket and i can't say which is my favorite, after watching a few episodes before applying i got from the videos, the professionalism and also social side from all video's. For instance all talking friendly and talking about gaming and gaming events in general. How long have you been playing video games?: i'v been playing since i was 5 starting off with the nintendo 64. How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? When i get home from school i put 3-4 hours on weekdays and anywhere from 6-10 hours on holidays. so around 45+ hours. What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten?:playing medal of honor:rising sun on ps2 on hard, staying up really late just trying to finish one level and when i finished the game i felt like a god What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why?:there aren't any games coming out but i am looking for to modern warfare 3 DLC so i can get a new view on mw3 and get a bit of flavor and spice in the game and only enjoy it more. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming?:longboarding,basketball and rugby (Australian sport ) Where do you see yourself next year at this time?: hopefully thriving happily in vVv's community. What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? i'v done many low profile lans in my general area. Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? No, but its been a child hood dream to go to a WCG tournament. How long have you been playing competitively? i'v been attended many low profile lans for 8 years. What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? I was at a public lan at an electronics store with some friends and i 3v1 clutched a game of Search and Destroy on Call of Duty 4 and in that same lan we lost one of the rounds with all of us dead and none of them pretty much due to lack of direction and planning which i have developed tirelessly since then. What do you hope to achieve, competitively?: to have many accomplishments under my belt and be representing vVv all over the world and to be a teacher to others to want to enter the gaming trade. What was your toughest competition?: i have forgotten the name but me and a friend went to a Perfect dark tournament in 2007 and it was first to 10 rounds, and we were losing 4 rounds to 8 rounds and we came back to win 9 rounds to 10. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? if i were to enter into vVv i would strive for perfectionism, as i said it's been a childhood dream of mine to go to a WCG tournament and living in Australia the chance of me being able to travel inter-nationally to go to gaming tournaments and also within Australia’s borders gets me very excited, not to mention i would be very fluent in the future of vVv and in the community itself. P.s my photo is on my profile and it's me on the left with my older brother. i'd also like to mention i look and sound a lot older then i am, being in the industry for many years, as long as you go about things professionally and maturely age doesn't come into question
  13. Come on guys would love to see you win this! I know it won't be easy! keep practicing I know you can do this! vVv Fighting! bump this thread if you know vVv gonna play some impressive games win or lose!
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    Name: Oscar Mejia Age (minimum 16): I am 17 years old Gamertags (for all systems you own): Wii:pwii Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Yes to all What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) AIM:oscar1domo Skype: oscar1domo msn:oscar1neutron Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): http://twitter.com/#!/pwiidabess Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): http://www.facebook....2228246&sk=info How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace? I use Facebook everyday and twitter when I am following an event and I’m getting into the habit of doing updates on tournaments I’m at for people that are curious about the results How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? I heard about vVv gamming from Chibosempai,cheese and pelca, I was referred to this site by pelca. Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? I know cheese, chibo,pelca and rapture. Cheese is part of my region so I naturally see him pretty often at tournaments, carpools and smashfests, Chibo is right around the corner in PA so sometimes he comes down to nj or I go down up to PA when he hosts tournaments, Pelca is one of my closest friends in the community and have had amazing times with this man and last but not least I follow rapture’s podcast and see him at tournaments. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I want be part of something bigger, more than what the smash communities sometimes offers, all in order to reach a higher level of professionalism in video gaming and to improve overall in the SSBB with the help of vVv gamming. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I am going contribute with advertisement by informing people about vVv, by placing high at tournaments, by giving vVv a good image around everywhere I travel to, and by wearing vVv gear. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast?No, but I can surely check them out, I’ve heard about them but never really checked them, though I do follow vVv’s DI episodes bv vVv rapture, so I’m pretty sure all these others share the amazing quality! How long have you been playing video games? Since I was like 6 How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? I devote about 3-4 hours a day on weekdays and 8+ on weekends What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? Definitely ninja gaiden for xbox1, I had to restart the game about 8 times because I got stuck with low health, oh god. What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? I’m looking forward to Kid Icarus uprising because of 2 main reasons: The trailer looked awesome, like I remember skipping school to watch this year’s E3 Nintendo conference and when the trailer came up I was straight up speechless, good graphics, amazing scenarios, new characters, I was pumped!! it is being developed by Sakurai whom is the mastermind behind the smashbros series and I am sure it will deliver with this title. I am also looking forward to Halo 4, I have been a fan of the halo storyline since halo 1 came out, I think it’s amazing, after playing throughout halo 3 story mode and ending with all the ambiguity and suspense, it left me with a bitter taste but with a lot of hype for a possible sequel. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? I am a tennis player outside of gamming, I play every now and then with my dad when he’s no busy, I also tend to go hiking over to Vermont during spring time to get some fresh air and have some peace outside of everything. (currently single ) Where do you see yourself next year at this time? I hope to see myself in college, majoring in mechanical engineering, playing smashbros at a higher level; my goal would be top 15 in the world, I STRIVE HIGH! What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? Brawl locals, regionals and nationals. Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? No, back when I mlg for brawl was around, I was too young for my parents to let me go by myself. How long have you been playing competitively? Since early 09, I started my brawl career, and since then my improvement has been going crazy What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? My best competitive moment was when I defeated Anti in tournament, Anti is the best player on the east coast at the moment in SSBB, so it was A LOT OF HYPE, like ...I screamed like a little girl XD and the crowd around me got hyped, it showed me how all my hard work was finally paying off and that believing in yourself can certainly help you. My worst moment was back in late 09 when Delta cod a yoshi player timed me out in my attempt to time him out because of a button input mistake I made, he hit me without me able to do anything and I lost the set L, he managed to take me out very early so it was extremely discouraging. What do you hope to achieve, competitively? I want to reach top 15 in the world, I know I can do it, especially with my fast improvement rate. What was your toughest competition? Toughest level of competition I’ve experienced is Pound 5(National), there was talent everywhere, since pools all the way into bracket, there was no easy round or breaks. I had to face seagull,kyon,atomsk,fogo all in one pool, that was stacked and hard to get through. Right into bracket, I lost to m2k and Trela, one considered the best in the world, and the other one is full of talent. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? Going help me become more professional, going help me get deeper into more competitive communities to help improve my own , and all the vVv members will take me as family to help me out with my game and perhaps my life, real talk.
  15. Today the developer completed the last items we wanted done before launch, and we made the final payment. We extended their support for 60 days, so if you find anything not working please let us know by creating a new thread for each issue in this forum: POST NEW THREAD HERE Attached is the signed copy of the work order, so everyone knows their money went to good use. vVv Gaming Order & Invoice.pdf This is YOUR site. Take ownership and let us know how to make it better. http://www.vvv-gaming.com
  16. Name: Cody Howatt Age (minimum 16): I am 16 Gamertags (for all systems you own): My PSN is Bubbleboy101, i know it's a dumb name but I've had it since COD 4 Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Yes What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) My Skype is canuk_kid Link to your Twitter page (twitter required):http://twitter.com/#!/MLG_Bubbleboy Link to your Google+ or Facebook page (at least one required):http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1519695387 How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or Google+? Everyday How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? I heard about vVv by watching the MLG live streams . Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? I don't know anyone yet but i am planing to know everyone. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? To be a part of the best gaming community in the world. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I will add value by be an active member on the forums, and telling my friends about how awesome vVv is. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? Unfortunately no but i will be. How long have you been playing video games? I got my PlayStation 1 when i was five and haven't stopped since then. How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? 20+ hours a week. What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? The hardest game I've beaten is Farcry What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? MW3 Because I love call of duty and elder scrolls Skyrim because i was addicted to elder scrolls oblivion. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? I love going paintballing and playing football, and hanging with friends. Where do you see yourself next year at this time? Applying to university get good grades in school and being a vVv member. What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? I've competed in 360ICONS and MafiaGaming tournaments. Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? No, but im planning on going when MW3 comes out. How long have you been playing competitively? A little over a year What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? My best moment was getting a 1v3 clutch in s&d it was awesome, and my worst moment was getting smacked by juked. What do you hope to achieve, competitively? To get noticed in the Call of Duty community and to when some money. What was your toughest competition? Playing Xzyate in playoffs . How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? By make me a better gamer, and showing me that there is a real gaming community.
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    Name: Jordan McClellan Age (minimum 16): 17 Gamertags (for all systems you own): imSTART (360) imSTART (PS3) Start94 (PS3) Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Yes What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) AIM: imstart21, Skype: jordan_mcclellan94 Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): http://www.facebook....rdan.mcclellan2 How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace? Twitter and Facebook daily How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? I've visited vVv Gaming's site before but wasn't until I met Nynjatic and Blazek at MLG Anaheim when I decided to put up in an application. Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? I met Nynjatic and Blazek at Anaheim and I have an old teammate who has applied, Drewsky. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I want to be apart of something great, and something that can add value to me as a competitive gamer. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? Dedication to competitive gaming, posting regularly on the forums, playing with other vVv members, my youtube channel, stream, MLG events and online tournaments and even online in general. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? I am familiar with both but I have to say I favor the Losers Bracket Podcast. How long have you been playing video games? 12+ years How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? Including school, work and friends I put in about 40+ hours a week. What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? I'm not sure the hardest, but the most recent game I beat was Gears of War 3 with some good friends. What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? At the moment, Rage, Modern Warfare 3 What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? Music, School, Friends Where do you see yourself next year at this time? Professional Call of Duty player What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? Competed at MLG Anaheim 2011 and 360 Icons tournaments Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? Spectated MLG Dallas 2011, Competed at MLG Anaheim 2011. How long have you been playing competitively? Little over 6 months What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? Best moment was beating a top 50 team on GB's. Worst moment was losing to a ranked 300 team on GB's. What do you hope to achieve, competitively? I hope to achieve being a top player and/or obtain pro status. Becoming a better and smarter player. What was your toughest competition? Tying a CTF game at Anaheim then loosing by one flag knocking me team into the losers bracket. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? It would be easier to play and learn from top players. As a competitor I believe that I would be a great asset to a team trying to become a top16 team.
  18. After just over two months, the latest episode of Directional Influence has finally been released. You can check it out here: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/forum/topic/53169-directional-influence-episode-47-back-in-your-ear-canals/page__pid__483921#entry483921 Moving on. I'm actually quite happy that the episode got released when it did. It feels right. Being gone for two months, not doing my podcast left a void in my weekly routine that I couldn't really shake. Though I have been very busy over the course of the past two months, free time never became an issue to the point that I wouldn't have any time to do the show. Essentially, what it came down to was the quality of the show. Physically, I could do record the episodes, but the quality of the recordings were absolutely terrible, at some points so unclear it wasn't even worth listening to. For putting so much effort into the show for over a year, it wasn't worth trying to struggle with what I had at my disposal. However, my situation is now much better, both in terms of quality of internet, amount of work, and more. So getting this episode of Directional Influence was actually not very hard, at all. I was able to interview vVv Zero, this episode's special guest, quickly and easily last Thursday night, while the rest of the episode was recording Monday night with myself and Will, Zero not included. Fun fact: This episode wasn't even the episode that was going to originally be Episode 47. Episode 47 had two other incarnations. The first, which would have released two weeks after Episode 46, had no special guests planned. Instead, Will and myself had topics including the Metaknight situation and college Smash scenes, plus our usually screwing around that the podcast is known for. The second variation, which was attempted a week after the aforementioned episode was to be recorded, would have featured vVv Zero (for the interview that eventually would be recorded for the final release) and vVv Chibosempai. Both variations never left the drawing board. Concerning this episode, the only problem I ended up finding was the settings I use to maintain the quality found in all previous DI episodes bar the video episodes. To help settle into my new environment when recording the show, I fiddled with some settings to hopefully make the sound files easier to work with, as well as easier to record. As it turns out, my original settings would have been just fine and the ones I ended up using created slightly poorer quality in the sound recording. Thus, segments of the episode sound a bit different than others, a problem which will not show up in future DI episodes. Looking towards the future, Directional Influence seems to be back on track. We'll continue with our weekly show as we have since 2010 and, as of right now, nothing will stop us for doing just that. Not only that, but we continue to work on our live show at this year's Apex 2012, which will be an absolutely awesome experience. Overall, I'm happy with Episode 47. Not only does it feel great to have it finally out the door and in the hands of the public, but overall the show is a true return for the show. We've changed the podcast quite a bit: trying to get more organized, going the route of live video, etc. And, as many of you know, we've had "hiatuses" and "returns" over the past few months as we've tried to re-invent ourselves. But, to be honest, I think what we have going on here is a great thing - we're finally back to doing what Directional Influence was originally created to do: to talk about competitive Smash, feature awesome games, and give the community quality entertainment. So, yeah, we're back. Finally.
  19. RaVz

    RaVzz vVv Application

    Name: Rob Repetto Age (minimum 16): 19 Gamertags (for all systems you own): DG Ravzz Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Yes i do. What are your screen names (all that apply)? AIM/SKYPE = RobbieRavzz Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): http://twitter.com/#!/RobbieRavzz Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): https://www.facebook.com/Robbieravzz How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace? I use Facebook and Twitter every single day. How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? i heard about vVv Gaming from Emoo. Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? At the moment i only know vVv Emoo , I'm looking forward to getting to know the rest of the community in the future. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I'm interested because i feel that this could be my next big step in competitive gaming. I'm aware the community is very well known in the gaming industry and has become in my opinion the top best gaming community of all time . Also i feel this is a chance for me to finally become very well known in the game i love most. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I will add value by always representing vVv and myself in the best way possible. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? At the moment i'm not very familiar with them . How long have you been playing video games? 14 Years How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? I would say around 50 What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? Call of Duty:World at War on veteran. My god it's irritating and hard. What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? MW3 , Battlefield , NBA 2K12 , Ghost Recon What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? My hobbies outside gaming are Sports, parties , school , working out and living life. Where do you see yourself next year at this time? Perhaps i see myself hopefully as a Gears of War Pro and finishing up my final year of college What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? I have gone to a few local lan's , It's funny cause the first LAN tourney i ever attended happened to be against vVv Visions . Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? No i haven't , I look forward to attending as many national event's i can once Gears 3 is put on the circuit ! How long have you been playing competitively? Since my sophomore year in high school . What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? I best competitive moment is when i went too my second LAN , I was able to pull off a kill which could have decided our faith in the event. After i ragdolled my opponent i was able to pull of the kill then the 2 piece on there teammate , After picking up the double i was able to build momentum on my team and win the map. My worst moment competitively is when i played a random team at Nj Halo , I have ran the wrong route and took the mid bridge on River , They through the ink perfectly and ended up taking out my entire team with 1 ink. It wasn't a good sight. What do you hope to achieve, competitively? I hope to achieve placing in the top 15 in all major events. Also win a few Lan Tourney's as well. What was your toughest competition? NJ Halo , When i first heard we had to play vVv Less Than Zero my heart and jaw both dropped to the floor . How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? vVv will help me grow not only as a competitive gamer , but a person . It will motivate me to become what i always wanted and that's a professional gamer. vVv could be the start of a new beginning and bring me to my highest potential as a player/person.
  20. The question is: If we could open a Starcraft themed Restaurant what would be on the menu? All unit, player, map, and race themed ideas are welcomed and appreciated! We'll collect all the ideas, nominate them, and make a menu from the best ideas. Have fun and be creative!
  21. As the donation drive comes to an end, I want to personally thank all of you for your participation. We had about 50 people contribute, which is roughly 30% of our community. I am proud to say that we met our goal of $4,500, and when our new website launches, you can thank the donors that made it happen. Our growth for 2011 is explosive. Our site gets nearly double the visits we got last year, and I expect this will only continue to grow. Of course, we want to further that growth by adding more reasons to visit the vVv Gaming website. To fully understand HOW MUCH we have going on, I wanted to break it down by division. I promise to keep it as short as possible, so forgive me if I leave anything out. Brawl vVv Gaming has officially partnered with Apex. Currently, we are sponsoring the The Road to Apex: ONLINE EDITION! We also have formalized our sponsorship deals for Apex 2012 and our sponsorship structure for 2012. Chibo continues to do a great job leading the division, and you can expect more from vVv in Brawl for 2012. Call of Duty With Modern Warfare 3 releasing on November 8, we will keep a close eye on what Major League Gaming (MLG) will do with the title. Meanwhile, we look forward to our Call of Duty 4 PC team coming to Chicago for the Ignite LAN from October 21-23. I look forward to meeting Cubed and the team in person. We do not expect to sponsor any CoD console teams for MLG for the rest of the year. Crossfire Our Crossfire team has been busy with it preps for WCG. We are waiting to hear when the WCG Nationals are for Canada. The WCG World Finals will be held in Busan, Korea from Dec 8-11. As always, vVv Lifeline is our one and only Crossfire team, and we fully support the relationship we have with them. Gears of War I can’t say enough how excited I am for this game. We will be launching our Gears academy, and I expect the competition for one of the spots to be fierce. This will be a chance for teams to train in a structured environment, as well as a chance for the top team to earn their team pass and hotel for the first MLG event. I am looking forward to experimenting with the maps and game types. Our official position is to remain silent on changing any settings until we first determine the best maps and game types to go with those maps. I encourage all of you to contribute your ideas to the best maps and gametypes HERE! Think about the SPECTATOR experience when you make your suggestions. Expect to see TNO at DEVASTATION. Also, expect vVv Gears players to attend the NJHalo/KotC event on the east coast. Both events are the weekend of October 8. vVv Gaming’s Gears team will be at the New York invitational event from October 21-23.. We wish our Gears players, Enmity, Monk, Leon and Myth the best of luck! Halo We will be supporting Believe the Hype for the rest of the season. Next season, we'll see what MLG does with Halo before making any other decisions about teams. BelievVve! League of Legends Our League of Legends (LoL) team continues to surprise people. Not only has the team surprised people, but I see many of our core members playing League of Legends. Expect our focus, coverage and content surrounding this awesome game to grow. I want to say so much of LoL, but for now, just know that we have been very impressed by the game, our players, Riot and the opportunities. JayC will be one busy manager in 2012! Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) and Guild Wars 2 (GW2) is where you will find us. SWTOR will start us off, and expect us to have a lot of fun. GW2 will be much more serious as we try and build a top roster for the game. Mortal Kombat vVv Reo will be at DEVASTATION, and he will be ready to compete! Expect to see other vVv MK players like vVv Krazie at the event, as well. Rhythm Our rock band is going to DEVASTATION, so expect vVv Adrenaline to entertain the fans at this event. After DEVASTATION, expect our rhythm gaming division to be fairly quiet until either a release of a new title or a new event stirs some excitement. Sports Michs09 is going to Korea to compete in IeSF World Championship event for the game Hyundai Veloster HD. He will be in Korea from October 6-10. He will be joining 400 players from 40 nations! Also, we are keeping our eye out for top players. We just added Jrock to our roster who is a top NHL player. Welcome him, and add him on PSN if you play: vVv Jrock Starcraft Hasuu, Murder, Ruff and Titan are all getting ready for MLG Orlando. Also, Doom, Titan, Spectral and I will be attending the KoDeF event in Korea from November 1-4. We have finally formalized our mandatory practice schedules and weekly meetings. Expect Roar to take a more active role, as well. Expect Noxie to come back soon. We also launch the Starcraft Academy this week, where the top player will be attending MLG Providence. Sugarbear will have the awesome responsibility to get this running, so I ask all Starcraft players to support the academy. Be available to assit and answer questions. There has been a lot of conversation about us picking up players, and it is true we spoke with dde, Faith and Vibe. In short, these players were asking for more than we could justify, and they all took other offers. We will be picking up players after MLG Orlando, so stay tuned, but our main focus will be our players who have been developing with us and are currently sponsored. OK. WOW! That was supposed to be a short synopsis of what we have going on, but as always, we do so much, you sometimes don’t see it all until you put it all down in one place. On the content side, we will be completely restructuring everything with the new website. I don't want to spoil any suprises, so I will just talk about what we have going on right now. The Loser’s Bracket will continue. Expect us to broaden our focus by inviting more guests from outside vVv Gaming to share their insight and perspectives. I promise that I will rant more. You keep asking for it, so I will deliver. Directional Influence will not. Also, with Rapture starting college, and no longer having a quality internet connection, we have stopped the Brawl podcast show for now. We are open to others who may want to pick up the slack, but for now, Directional influence is in hiatus. We just contributed our 100th article to Geek to Me. We will continue to deliver great content to this blog. We are ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WRITERS! So, if you can handle the deadline and write consistently, let us know! Wednesday Night Starcraft (WNS) is something that we are currently examing, and more will follow in a spate update. We will add a lot of content for 2012, as well as a few surprises that only Doomhammer and I know about. Expect us to continue to support the exact same mission statement: Again, I just wanted to thank those of you who donated, and give everyone an update on what we have going on. It is amazing when you put it all down in one spot. I promise that 2012 will only get better!
  22. Sorry for being late on this one guys. I've been busy as hell the past couple of weeks with my show and other things in real life that I don't want to bother anyone with. But Anyways, let me know what you guys think of these new rules. I'll comment on the rules and why I did them, should they need explaining. Teams: 1v1 Map: Summoner's Rift Lanes Allowed: Middle and Jungle ONLY Determining the Winner: The first Summoner to either kill the other Summoner's champion 3 (Taken down from 5) times, or take the Inner Turret of the opposing Summoner's lane, will be declared the winner Bans: Each Summoner will be allowed a total of 3 Bans, following a 1-1-1-1-1-1 Format. (Was done because people in the last tournament felt that more bans may be necessary (The higher seeded Summoner will receive the First Ban) Banned Summoner Spells: Teleport, Fortify, Revive. Picks: Picks will be done in Blind Pick format, Summoner's need not reveal their choice of champion to the other. Bracket Formats: Single Elimination (This is done because we don't have the framework to support double Elim yet guys, sorry. We're working on it!) Relegation Rounds: Best of 3 Quarterfinals: Best of 3 Semi-Finals: Best of 3 Finals: Best of 5 Let me know what you think guys, I want this on LordJerith's Desk in less than 48 hours!
  23. Time has decided to leave vVv Gaming to pursue an offer by iS Gaming. Time's reasons for leaving are that he has "disagreements with [vVv] management about the goals for the SC2 team", and he wants to pursue "other sponsorship and business opportunities". Time was a highly skilled player and it is unfortunate that he decided to leave. We will miss his consistent displays of talent. vVv wishes Time luck with his new team and future business plans.
  24. Cutless

    Cutless' Application

    Name: Justin Earl Age (minimum 16): 18 Gamertags (for all systems you own): Cutless Pwny Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Yes. What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) Aim: Juhzty Steam: Ness_exe Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): twitter.com/jaeyounger Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): facebook.com/juhzty How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace? Frequently on Twitter and Facebook. How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? my friends old team had vVv members in it. Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? Astonish, Fallout; Fallout's stream Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? Because I feel that I can add to the positive additude this site possesses. And I feel like vVv would be a tremendous step in my gaming journey, if you will. I feel I need a kick start and I believe vVv would be the perfect way. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I'm very positive and I feel like I can bring along maturity that regular people like to see. I try and treat everyone with respect. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? I've heard a lot about the Loser's bracket and I've listened to a few. It's been a while so I don't remember but the most recent was with Sundance. How long have you been playing video games? Since I was 5 or so, so at least 13 years. How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? I usually game at least 50 hours a week. Unless I plan on taking a much needed break. What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? Socom Fire Team Bravo 2. What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? Gears 3 because ever since I started playing Gears I've had a blast. HaloCEA because I love halo. Battlefield 3 because I started playing Battlefield again and I really like the series. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? I'm in a battletech group called the Royal Dragoon Guards, like hanging with friends, playing sports. Where do you see yourself next year at this time? In college starting an awesome time in my life. What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? None. Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? No. How long have you been playing competitively? 06-07, don't remember exactly. What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? Beating the #1 team on a Socom ladder when it was my first clan war ever. What do you hope to achieve, competitively? I really want to be a mark in the competitive gaming community. I would like to go pro and I know I can do it. What was your toughest competition? The Corrupted Kings on Socom FTB2. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? I think it will help me stand out and get to know a lot of people so I have friends I can team with. It will show that I'm dedicated and ready to do work when needed.
  25. ecid

    dice - SC2

    Academy Player Application Format: Name: Daisuke Katsumata Age: 25 What is your in game name (ie vVvRoar.873): dice.687 How long have you been playing competitively? I have been playing SC2 competitively since October of 2010. Link to all social media sites used.(Twitter/Facebook/youtube channel): I use Twitter and Facebook at dicesc2 and http://www.facebook.com/dkatsumata How frequently do you use Facebook and Twitter?: Right now I use Facebook daily and Twitter almost never. What current division are you in and how many points do you have? (SC2 Applicable): I am currently in the Master league and have 900 points with >80 bonus pool. Have you attended any national events? (MLG, ESEA, WCG?) I have not attended any national events but have attended live LAN events including WCG @ NYC. Are you shy around people you don't know? It depends on the situation if I'm shy around people I don't know. Sometimes I prefer to sit back and observe first, which could come off as being shy. Other times I prefer to take the initiative and break the ice myself. Link us to some of your best personal achievements. Some of my best personal achievements include (in chronological order): 3rd place at WCG @ NYC for $250, and 3rd place at Plantronics Gamecom SC2 Tournament for $200, http://gamecom.plantronics.com/sc2 What was your biggest loss or disappointment in gaming? Why did you lose that match? My biggest loss or disappointment in gaming was a game 3 in the Geforce Pro/Am Tournament vs. Nineteen. I lost the match in a base race scenario where my opponent typed out, "gg wp gl next" then stayed in the game as I proceeded to type "gg" back and mis-clicked the last remaining Pylon guarded by his entire army. Upon reviewing the replay I could have actually won if I had properly split up my Zerglings scouting for Pylons (i thought I did, I didn't). I took the mature path and even exchanged REALID information after the game. How can you PERSONALLY benefit vVv Gaming? I will provide leadership not only in-game but also within the organization by being an active member in the community and contributing my time and ideas for improving vVv Gaming. For example, I could offer ideas on practice methodology and vVv Gaming outreach to the greater SC2 community. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? Sports (soccer, tennis, volleyball), intellectual curiosity, humanities, science.

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