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  1. It's ADL time again! We're excited to announce that Season 8 starts February 19th and we will be playing every Sunday and Friday at 9pm EST (6pm PST). Once again, we've made some changes to this season but I think this will make everyone much happier! Let's just say that the theme of this season is SIMPLE!... literally. Things were just getting too complicated for everyone involved and it was sometimes hard to understand what was happening and why. Now everything will be easier for everyone! Jump past the Quick Info to get the summary of the changes!! How the Amateur Draft League works (read if you're new!): Show up in TeamSpeak a little before 9pm EST on Sunday or Friday (about 10-15 minutes works). Once in TeamSpeak, right click your name, click "Change Description", enter your Summoner Name, Solo Q Rank, and the Top 3 positions that you would like to play (or a position you absolutely cannot play), then "OK". You will move into the channel that correlates with your current Solo Q rank under Skill Sorting Hat (if you're currently unranked, go based off of what you were last season). The highest ranked players that show up that night are deemed team captain for THAT NIGHT ONLY. Team Captains will begin drafting their team out of the remaining players (dodge-ball style picking, pick order is under rules). People who are picked will be automatically moved into their team's channel. Once teams are drafted, you will play a total of TWO GAMES. After a game, the winners of the match will move into the same channel as the opposing team for a feedback session. Each game is against a DIFFERENT TEAM. Once you're done with BOTH games and your feedback sessions, you're welcome to leave, start inhouses, find someone to Duo Q with, etc. You can attend any night you want; you're not required to follow any type of schedule. If you show up to play, you must play both of your games. All you have to do to play is show up, you don't have to sign up anywhere or do anything beforehand. You must be level 30 and have at least 16 champions (NA only). There is no minimum Solo Q rank requirement. Have questions? Hit up vVv Medusa or vVv Organicbear! Quick Info: TeamSpeak Server: ts65.gameservers.com:9222 (NO PASSWORD) Click Here to Learn How to set up TeamSpeak Start Time: 9 PM EST/6 PM PST every Friday and Sunday Changes based on your suggestions: Scoring system moved from a complex ELO system to a simplified Win-Percentage-based system. One of the things you guys asked for was for us to simplify the scoring system. The ELO system was confusing and made it so it was difficult to understand what was happening with your scores since everything was calculated behind the scenes. As a result, this season we'll be moving back to a spreadsheet system and simplifying the scoring system to Win/Loss percentage. Your score will be displayed in a simple google docs spreadsheet so that you can look it up easily and see all the math involved in calculating your score. Adding an attendance-based bonus to remove the "hidden penalty" of showing up more often and having a lower win rate than someone who shows up a few times and has a win streak Additionally, you guys said that you didn't like that someone could come in at the end of the season and get a lucky 8-2 streak and end up placing higher than people who were showing up the majority of the season and doing relatively well. We agree that this is something that should be addressed, and although it's highly unlikely for someone to go on an 8-2 streak based on luck alone, we are adding a bonus multiplier to help those who show up to more games throughout the season. This will remove the unintended penalty for those showing up to more nights and trending toward a 50% winrate and prevent someone from showing up and doing well late in the season to sweep an easy victory, unless it's truly deserved. If you DO manage to go 8-2, you will still end the season with a relatively high win rate, but those who attend more nights and manage to perform at an above average level will still end up with a greater score. We will no longer be having a "Finals Night" to determine our winners; the winners of the ADL season will be determined by the end of the season Win/Loss Percentage after the attendance bonus is factored in. Since we no longer have ADL ELO, we will no longer have the Champion/Challenger Tiers. If we have 40+ people on a night, we will have the highest ranked players do a separate draft from the lower ranked players. This will make drafting go faster as well as help with the "my lane opponent is diamond while I'm in silver" problem. The 20 highest ranked players will be moved into Group A while the other 20 players will be in Group B then drafting will resume as normal. We will have 3 groups if we have 81-120 players. So the maximum a group will ever hold is 40 people. Always be sure to give vVv Organicbear or vVv Medusa any feedback you have! We can always make things better or easier, we just need to be informed that something needs changing! A link to our profiles containing our contact information are at the bottom of this post. Feel free to contact us at any time in any way that is most convenient for you (including chatting on TeamSpeak). How to Participate: Literally all you have to do is show up! Get into our TeamSpeak BEFORE 9pm EST (10-15 minutes), go into the channel Amateur Draft League, then wait for further instruction! NOTE: Anyone can play, regardless of Solo Q rank, as long as you're Level 30 and have at least 16 champions to participate in Custom Tournament Draft. Official ADL Rules: Please take the time to read and familiarize yourself with the rules! You are expected to know the rules before you join TeamSpeak and participate!!! Are you excited about the beginning of Season 8? Should we have made any other changes? Be sure to communicate with us!! If you have questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions, contact Organicbear or Medusa and we'll be more than happy to help you <3 (srsly, with anything at all... except math). See you on February 19th at 9pm EST (6pm PST) for the Amateur Draft League!! ADL Staff: vVv Organicbear vVv Medusa
  2. Hey everyone, 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.
  3. We hear you. Loudly and clearly.empty mumblepeople resignedlack of leadership in the divisionlack of accountability for membersI 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 homea place where everyone knows you and accepts youfun events that allow you play with othersthe vVv tag to mean something. You want members who:are active and socialin gameon mumbleon the forumsinvested in the success of applicantsmake others feel welcomerecruit others to play with and help the division growsupport vVv on social mediaenjoy competition, but are not trying to go proAssuming the above is true, then I am making the following changes to the division:Bringing back vVv C Wide to run the vVv LoL DivisionADLs will be overseen by its own product manager, vVv NaturaLvVv 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.
  4. I've been watching. I probably should tell you that I'm not writing this as the owner of vVv Gaming, or even as someone who works in the video game industry. I'm writing to you as someone who has had the pleasure of experiencing vVv Gaming as a community member. I want to share with you some of the things I've noticed, and I want to point to an observation about something. Let's call it, "something special." I was struggling with where to begin this. I was going to talk about the move to LA and starting at Riot. Those are just facts, though. The right place to start this is at the League of Legends' World Finals. I was sitting between Rob, Kevin and Jordan. Rob leaned over to me, and he showed me a Forbes article that had come out while we were at the world finals. I think it was right there that the journey that has been vVv Gaming culminated in a very special moment for me. Indulge me. I want to take you back in time. I want you to know something very important. Everything about the World Finals moment... I did not know that any of it was possible six months before. In six months, what was possible changed. In that moment, a 14-year-old, annoying, emo kid, who was at best a B+ Gears of War player had grown into a 19-year-old that accomplished a win for himself and vVv Gaming solely because of his passion for eSports and commitment to vVv. After that moment, I've been looking and watching what the people in vVv Gaming have been doing. There is something very special going on here. I'm not sure I can list everyone who has caught my attention. I certainly can't list every act of awesomeness I have observed over the past couple of months. What I can do is share with all of you some of my observations. Friends. I'm just amazed at how many of you are actually friends.Think about it. How many people in vVv Gaming make up a part of your daily life? Just for myself, Kevin, Nick, Rob, Greg, have all visited already. Nick is visiting again in December, Nathan is visiting in January; it's actually pretty amazing. In 2013, I'm going to make it a point to attend many more eSports events. I look forward to meeting more of you in person. Great gamers. Has anyone noticed that even some of the worst vVv Gamers are probably better than a vast majority of players out there? I've played with people in the gaming industry. I've played with people in the eSports industry. You should all know that you're better. If you think for a moment that the people in vVv Gaming are not skilled then I encourage you to actually get a group of your real life friends together and compare them to the people you play with daily in vVv. Personally, I choose vVv every time. eSports. I'm amazed at how much eSports continues to grow and change. 2013 will be a huge year. New games like Hawken arrive. Season 3 for League of Legends. SC2 Heart of the Swarm. And the eSports leagues will finally be coordinating and working together. Each of you are witnessing an industry emerge, driven on passion and a consistent commitment to excellence. Social. The way we socialize has changed. When we were primarily a console organization, everything relied on the vVv Gaming forum shoutbox. XBL limited us to 100 friends. Chat parties were limited. Now that we have a focus on PC gaming, we use Mumble to connect. I want you to think about this the next time you feel the shoutbox is empty. We don't need to type to communicate anymore. We can just hop on Mumble, have a short conversation and build stronger relationships. Finally I want to give a few shoutouts. Sontran. You have that "something special." You make people laugh. Your positive nature and energy are infectious. vVv Gaming is a better place because of people like you. Voided. Your consistent financial contributions to vVv Gaming are deeply appreciated. You demonstrate that vVv Gaming has real value to you, and you're willing to support our humble efforts. What you contribute is critical. From our servers to our Mumble server, your contributions help keep vVv Gaming running. I appreciate your consistent commitment Paradise. I can see you growing up. You're starting to leverage your experience in vVv Gaming to drive positive results and set yourself up for success. Your work is part of the DNA of vVv Gaming. There is not a day that goes by that I am not deeply thankful for your loyalty, commitment and efforts in making vVv Gaming better. Your potential as a leader in vVv Gaming is unlimited. What happens here in vVv Gaming matters. People are watching. Never forget, everything you do counts. Medusa. I miss you. I miss talking to you. I see your work everywhere. Your signs idea, although it may have seemed simple, has changed the way we interact at events. You have made vVv Gaming better. I can't believe that no one had the idea to make signs. Even if someone had the idea, you took the step that counts. You made them. You brought them to events, you raised them high for the world to see. I'm very proud of your work. Every time I get a chance to hop into a staff meeting, I hear the voice of someone who deeply cares about the quality of people in vVv Gaming. Thank you. Sugarbear. You remind me that vVv Gaming can have a positive influence on a wide variety of people. After the opportunity to come interview at Riot, your laser focus on vVv University is awesome. Much as I mentioned to Paradise, what you do with this really matters. There is a larger opportunity here than I think you know. You have quietly guided Starcraft 2, attended and contributed at events, and been a thoughtful, consistent, practical contributor to what we do. Every team needs a Sugarbear. vVv Gaming is so very fortunate to have one. SC2 Aspire. What Babytoss has started here with the help of Sugarbear and others, is very important. What you are trying to do is very hard. This is about the journey. Please remember that. The habits and skills you learn will carry throughout life. It matters what happens here. I don't need to tell you that. What you put into it, you will take out of it and more. I'm watching. Sometimes, when you only have two or three people on stream, one of them could very well be me. This is already too long. There never seems enough space or confidence in peoples' patience to write down everything. There are so many new faces in vVv Gaming. Website traffic is the highest it's been in the history of the organization. Under Jordan and Rob's leadership, vVv Gaming has continued to grow. I have tasked Jordan with grooming Rob to take over vVv Gaming at some point next year. I'm so excited at what Jordan has done with the organization, and realize that I should have been giving others a greater opportunity to lead. With Rob moving to LA, Jordan will personally be able to groom him. This also means there are many more staff opportunities for the greater community. I expect our current staff to grow in their responsibilities. We are grooming future leaders. Think about that. A tiny group of gamers in 2007 has grown into a global eSports brand that develops players, contributors and leaders. Your efforts as both individuals and a collective community make the lives of others better. Who gets to say that? There is something very special about vVv Gaming. I don't know what it is exactly. I know it has to do with the people. The people of vVv Gaming have created a very special culture. Being able to experience that culture instead of always having to shape and lead it has been so valuable. I look forward to growing old with all of you. I see myself gaming for the rest of my life. I imagine many of you do, as well. I hope that what we are building with vVv Gaming will not only serve all of us as we grow old and game together, but also serve as a special place for future generations of gamers. Some of your sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, may very well one day wear the three V's. For many of us, we have gotten more out of vVv Gaming than we have contributed. This place is a force multiplier for success. Onward! Continue to do great things. Stay hungry. Stay humble. Never forget that the world is watching. You are all better collectively than you are individually. Take nothing here for granted. More importantly, this is yours. Own it. Most importantly, become stewards of it. Be stewards for future generations. There is "something special" here.
  5. Sign up here: Click Here for LoL Fantasy Really cool idea! All LCS matches will have their stats added. Let's see if you can beat my team. Sign up!
  6. Ok, I know this is last minute, but I wanted to check if anyone wanted to come to LA for the World Championship Playoffs. Kayak.com has some great flights. I looked at Washington.DC to LAX and the cost was $312.40 (USD) via Delta. Does anyone want to come out for this? BTW: On your phones, go find an app called Guidebook. Download it and search for "league of legends". This app is awesome! I would love to have vVv people in the crowd holding signs again :-) Would love to see you all this weekend. Arrive tomorrow, leave Saturday for cheapest or Sunday. Let me know if you want to come and need help. Anyone local and coming?
  7. http://video.msnbc.msn.com/in-game/49039918#49039918
  8. The League of Legends Login Music for Diana gives me chills. The poem is telling the story of the clash between Diana and Leona. What do you think?
  9. 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.
  10. I wanted to update the community on what can only be described as a historical event. It was amazing! Let’s get right to it. Fighting Games The interviews with CDjr, Reo, Romance and RTD tell their story better than I could. Please check out our YouTube Channel for their interviews. Keep in mind that CEO in Orlando and EVO in Vegas is upcoming, and our players will be practicing hard for the next events. They all represent vVv, their games and themselves like true professionals. I can promise you that fighting games are here to stay. League of Legends This is one of the most important games in the history of eSports. You should play this game. It’s free. Trust me. Learn this game. We have an AMAZING LoL community. In fact, vVv Ockiral was so impressive that he is now our new LoL manager. Our team learned a lot. From horrible issues with the Astro Mixamps game one (that first loss was not our teams fault) to learning how each played under pressure, this is what attending your first major LAN is all about. SteelSeries was very supportive in helping our team ensure their equipment worked, despite the issues with Astros. They will be replacing TriDream, and are looking forward to the LANcouver event in Vancouver. Did I mention you should play LoL? Seriously. Starcraft 2 I do not need to say much, as you all know this is the biggest game in town. We will focus on developing players. We will end WNS and focus on developing and promoting both Glon and Ruff. All players could have performed better! Guild Wars 2 Every MMO fan will be playing this. Get it. You have been warned. Pre-order now! And now, something for the casual members! The Secret World This is for those seeking CASUAL Fun. Like MMOs? Want something filled with puzzles, riddles and a blend of Alternate reality Game (ARG). This is worth looking into. DayZ, ARMA2 Zombie Mod Google these videoes! Seriously. Average life expectancy is 30 minutes. You can thank me later. Looking Forward It is clear now that our role in identifying and developing talent is even more important than ever before. We used this event to create more content to better promote our players. We also are going to make a few changes and all for the good, and all motivated by good things we learned. I will share with you some changes. We will be focusing on our talent factory, and launching development programs in SC2 and LoL Players in these programs will receive customized scorecards to benchmark their performance We also will develop eSports professional staff via intern program In order to be on vVv Staff (not intern), you must have attended a major LAN event or have professional promotional experience (street team or trade show). We have media and player checklists for events to ensure that everyone comes prepared We will no longer have staff dinners or meet and greet dinners to ensure we are all at the event during key matches. Drinking in my suite after all our players are done for the day is still encouraged for those over 21. We are going to focus on promoting certain players and their brands We are going to end WNS, as we will allocate those funds elsewhere For future events, Doom and I will be arriving on Friday, getting right to work, and leaving Sunday (for Raleigh and beyond). Staff should expect to do the same. Halo 4 and Gears: Judgment are both worth looking into. If Halo 4 gets a spectator mode, it has the highest potential of all games to come back to the circuit. The New GoW has a great new mode called Overrun that has a cool class system. Please reach out to vVv Radiation who went to E3 and has hands on experience with both games. I also want to thank Alex (vVv Radiation) for giving us a ride to LAX on our way home! Thank you! Staff Changes I want to thank NoControl, Medusa and Plattypus for their service. All of them did great work on staff. As I mentioned earlier, vVv Ockiral will take over the LoL Division (so no need for Plattypus or NoCOntrol). We just don’t need a D3 manager anymore nor do we need an event coordinator as we are not doing staff dinners or any meet and greets. Although Medusa did great work, we just don’t have a need for anyone in either role.
  11. Mine is Olaf because he is the Dovakiin. Also fizz because he is just so hard to catch and has a shark!!
  12. Name:Andrew Cooke Age (minimum 16): My age is 19 Gamertags (for all systems you own):Xbox 360- MephistosMark, PC I usually make my name Mephistosmark or ogileboo Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? I have access to the internet all hours of the day (Due to having a smart phone and WiFi on my college campus for my Ipod) I do get on one of my computers everyday too. What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) Skype- ogileboo Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): https://twitter.com/#!/AndrewCooke22 Link to your Google+ or Facebook page (at least one required): http://www.facebook.com/cookear How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or Google+? I will most likely log on to facebook when I am on my computer but at max usually on 4 times a day because I do not like to spend prolonged amount of time on those types of things. How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? I head about vVv Gaming from my friend Nathan(Tof Zone). We played against a vVv member ( vVv Kraft) in a LoL game and then we checked out the website. Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them?In real life no one but I have been around for this past week playing games with members like Big Papa, Anaxamander, Yesman, Plattypus and a few other who i do not remember at this time. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I am interested in joining vVv because I feel like I get along with everyone and Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I have a positive outlook (most of the time). I am a nice fellow I can usually make so time to help out others if they need me for anything. I am always around because i am a college student and have quite the bit of work to do plus Fraternity things. Even when i am not doing anything but homework i log on to see what is happening with everybody and how they are doing. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why?No i haven't but i am interested in learning about it. How long have you been playing video games?I have been playing video games since the age of 5 which is 14 years now. It all started when I got the Nintendo 64 for Christmas. How many hours per week do you devote to gaming?To many that i dont even keep count because it ranges from 3 hours a day to 9 hours a day. What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten?I have beaten many but I would have to say all of the guild wars games on Hard Mode(which took an extremely long time) What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? Diablo 3 because ever since my dad showed me the game when i was young I always loved it and I really enjoy playing it. Guild wars 2 because I played the first 4 games and the new game look extremely good. Mass effect 3 for Xbox because this is the best series i have ever play the story line is just fantastic plus the gameplay is different than any other i have played. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? I am in a Fraternity (lambda chi alpha), I really enjoying playing sports such as soccer and football. Where do you see yourself next year at this time Hopefully my transfer of colleges will have gone through so I will be studying at Auburn, AL. In the gaming community I hope to be playing Diablo 3, LoL(in a more competitive environment) and Guild wars 2(extremely Competitive). What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have?Running the ladders in guild wars for a year with a good guild. Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)?No but i really wish to get the chance to attend. How long have you been playing competitively? for about 7 years now. What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst?best- when playing guild wars and my guild took 3 place in the world for rankings. Worst- When we lost the tournament to place our guild back to 10th. What do you hope to achieve, competitively\I hope to be in a better environment of game play where everybody can get along and What was your toughest competition?I havent been in any type of competition since guild wars because I really haven't look into it for any other games. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you?I feel like the group of people I have been playing with this past week are a really nice group of guys/gals that enjoy gaming in both casual and competitive gaming and I have been looking for a group of people that enjoy it as much as i do. Also I am not the person to rage at people or decline my service of help because i usually can. Do you see yourself as competitive or causal gamer?This really depends on who I am playing with and what we are doing. If I playing with friends it can be casual but i would lean more towards competitive because i am always trying to better myself and always go for the win. Plus competitive is more fun than just playing casual but that is just my look on things.
  13. 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
  14. ****Warning! Long, detailed post. Here are the results from our eSports Survey (n=398). We will use these results to guide our strategy for 2012. The first two charts show that although most of the respondents own many gaming consoles, the two primary gaming platforms are the Xbox 360 and the PC (Chart 1 and Chart 2). Being the most accomplished console organization in the world, it is no surprise that the Xbox360 (41%) edges out the PC (36%) as the most used platform for gaming. Chart1 Chart2 When looking at the games actually played, we could see the console focus more as Call of Duty and Gears of War rose to the top of games played. On the PC side, it is important to note that League Of Legends was PLAYED more than Starcraft 2. Game Informer magazine visitors spend on average 18 hours playing video games. The majority of our community spends more than 24 hours a week playing video games, showing that as competitive gamers, we game more than the average. When we look at games being watched, we see that two very interesting trends: Starcraft is watched by nearly two-thirds of our community (60%), proving that more people WATCH SC2 than play SC2. Call of Duty is the most watched and the most played console game Three-fourths (77%) of our members watch at least 3 hours of streaming per week. On both the console and the PC platforms, many of our visitors and members purchased at least 15 games per year. When we asked respondents to tell us which games LACKED quality content, Call of Duty, Halo: Reach and Gears of War 3 all rose to the top. Although BF3 was in the mix, when we asked to narrow it down to ONE game that respondents most wanted to see quality content, it was Call of Duty (17%) and Gears of War 3 (15%) Overall, this indicates that console titles lack quality content. A majority of respondents said that they visit the vVv Gaming Website more than once per day, and over 82% visit our site at least once a week. As far as our website, there were little surprise when it came to the features that are most used, like our forums and shoutbox. The new website has increased the use of the home page, and we also see that the video feature is popular with over half of the respondents reporting they use this feature (52%). When we asked respondents to pick ONE feature, the forums came in a strong first, followed by the shoutbox and videos. There was little surprise on the features most used on our forum profiles with the "About Me" section coming out on top. Getting more sponsors and more ads (41%) edged out frequent donation drives (33%) as a primary way to increase revenue in 2012. 77% of our users are ages 18-29 and 94% are male. So, what does all this mean for 2012? I am happy to see that we are doing many things right. The one thing we need to do better is our investment in and content surrounding Call of Duty. Here is a preview of some of the things to expect in 2012: Sponsor a Call of Duty team Create content/media for Call of Duty Create content/media for Gears of War 3 Establish brand champions in all our divisions (SC2, LoL, CS, MMO, GoW , CoD, Halo, FIFA, Fighting) Add more partners Conduct two large donation drives Explore opportunities in Halo:Reach Explore opportunities in DotA 2 Explore opportunities in CS:GO Add Guild Wars Add Diablo 3 Continue Wednesday Night Starcraft, The Losers Bracket and Directional Influence Continue promote bloggers and create general gaming content Continue writing for Chicago Tribune Geek to Me Blog Continue League of Legends 1v1 tournaments I look forward to the hard work in 2012.
  15. Name: Elliott Platt Age (minimum 16): 16 Gamertags (for all systems you own): Twinkiey 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) illedracttoille for AIM, presidentsatan for Skype Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): https://twitter.com/...#!/PotionPauper Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): http://www.facebook.com/habroomken How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace? I check it, I dont really hound it though. How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? My brother, ThePlattypus Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? My brother, ThePlattypus Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I've always wanted to get into competitive gaming, and i have hope that by playing with superior players, i myself could also get better Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? Helping people and buying merchandise Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? No, sorry, i'm not familiar How long have you been playing video games? 12-13 years How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? 30-35 hours What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? I couldn't tell you, probably the Ultima series games, or Baldur's Gate series What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? SWTOR, i miss MMOs, and Skyrim. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? I fence and am pursuing a career in Forensic Science Where do you see yourself next year at this time? A little more experienced, gaming, but still living my life as a Senior in High School What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? Next to none Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? PAX, there was a gaming tourney there, we did pretty good... How long have you been playing competitively? I have not What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? I have neither What do you hope to achieve, competitively? I wish to become more of a team player, and gain experience working in a team environment under pressure. What was your toughest competition? I haven't been in one. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? A great community in which i could one day hope to give back to with my experience Do you see yourself as competitive or causal gamer? Competitive, all the way.
  16. Pretty interesting, especially with so many MOBA games on the market right now. Will Blizzard DOTA be more of the same or could this be a title we see played competitively? Thoughts?
  17. Hey guys, I would just like to say I am glad I stumbled onto this gem of a forum, and I hope whether or not I get a team, I can learn something from this site. Name: Jason Platt Age (minimum 16): 19 Gamertags (for all systems you own): PC: ThePlattypus Xbox 360 ( never on it ): ThePlattypus 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) Skype: theplattypus, Steam: theplattypus Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): /ThePlattypus (note: just restored my old twitter, never really used it, so there will be some changes to it) Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): facebook.com/theplattypus How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace? facebook daily, twitter hardly, digg now and again How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? googled " how to get into competitive gaming " ::EDIT:: Read an article about someone's story getting into competitive SOCOM through vVv Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? I don't think I know anyone on here. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I want to break into competitive gaming, or at the very least learn how to become better at the games I play in the teamwork sense. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I would refer people, donate/buy merch, and contribute whatever knowledge I have that is relevant on the forums. 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 actually not familiar. How long have you been playing video games? 14+ years How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? Depending on the week, 15-30 What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? I don't usually play linear games, but Pokemon or Metroid Prime are the top two. What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? Diablo 3, love the series, Skyrim, love the series, SWG EMU ( a remake of Star Wars Galaxies still in beta, would love to play it for the crafting ). What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? My girlfriend, music, work, college, painting...a smattering of a lot of things I guess. Where do you see yourself next year at this time? Still in college, still working, only difference is my girlfriend would be living with me. What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? Nothing in the video game world, but I was a damn good wrestler, won a few tournaments, placed in several more, same with football. Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? I have not. How long have you been playing competitively? I have been trying to get into competition, but it is hard to find like-minded people whom I can work with. What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? My best competitive moment ( in video games ) was getting my team organized after 2 disconnects, and carrying back a 3v5 victory in League of Legends. In Wrestling, it had to have been watching the only people to beat me through the season make it to New Englands ( I live in Mass, the tournament bracket goes Sectionals-States-All-States-New Englands-Nationals ). My worst moment had to have been when I was promised a position on a team, then had the man waste 2 months of my time to ignore me in the virtual world, with his only response being that he was better than me.... What do you hope to achieve, competitively? I have dreams of going far, but realistically I just want a group of people that I can game with regularly in some tournaments for respect, if I ever make any money it would be a bonus. What was your toughest competition? All States in Wrestling. 16/150+ competitors in the state made it to the final bracket. Toughest of the tough, fittest of the fit. I had to wrestle against someone who made it to New Englands, and the top seed. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? May be I can meet some people that can show me the ropes, or just game with me in a friendly environment. Do you see yourself as competitive or causal gamer? I play all the time, but I don't feel my friends want to be as competitive as me. ---- I hope my answers were suitable? If not, then I will gladly provide more information.
  18. Blog entry on my tumblr. http://aamenta.tumblr.com/post/11109558169 These are my own personal opinions and some people will not agree with me. If you do enjoy it, please share! A.
  19. 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!
  20. shabangabang


    Name: Age (minimum 16): 22 Gamertags (for all systems you own): shabangabang (LoL), CuddleBear (SC2) Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Yep What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) I typically just use ventrilo Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): I don't really tweet much. http://twitter.com/#!/miller_time27 Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): https://www.facebook...p?id=1195470960 How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace? I use facebook a fair amount. Probably hop on either once or twice a day. How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? I saw vVv streams on SC2 then saw a few upper level players on LoL Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? No one. Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I'd really like to begin doing LoL on a competitive level and I think I've got the talent. I'm also looking for a community of gamers since I just graduated from school. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I'm a nice guy to be around. I try to be helpful and encouraging regardless of the circumstance and I can't be easily upset, which is why my roommates try to troll me all the time. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? Not familiar at the moment. How long have you been playing video games? Since I started kindergarten. How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? At the moment its around 20-25 but in a few weeks it'll probably be a little less once I start workin. We'll see though. What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? SNES Lion King. Couldn't beat it as a kid and a guy had it lying around at school so I played it until I beat it. Damn hard. What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? I suppose Dominion is a newish game but other than that not a whole lot. Why? Because I enjoy LoL and think it may be a new way to enjoy it. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? I live with three other really cool guys so we chill a lot. Drink, watch sports, watch e-sports, play ultimate frisbee, work out, and other physical exercise activities Where do you see yourself next year at this time? Probably sitting at the same desk I'm at, hopefully still with a girlfriend and still nursing the beer I've got with me. What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? I've played in a handful of Halo 3 tournaments and had some success. I've made it to the money round at a couple local LAN parties and come away with about 50 bucks. Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? Nope How long have you been playing competitively? About 4 or 5 years. Not much recently other than a LoL tourney I got into with my friends a while back. We played Solomid and CLG in the tourney. Was a real learning experience What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? That was one of my best. The other time that sticks out to me was a Halo 2 game on Lockout. we were holding the sniper tower and were pinned down. We held with clutch sniper play and teamwork and won 50-42 against a really good team. One of their members became a COD pro. Worst? My best friend melting down emotionally and causing us to lose a game 7 in a LAN game. What do you hope to achieve, competitively? Just the most fun possible out of a game. Playing at the highest level does it for me. What was your toughest competition? Right handed closer for Georgia the year I played baseball at Memphis. He got drafted in the first round. He struck me out with ease. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? Great gaming guys to play with and a great community. Do you see yourself as competitive or causal gamer? Competitive

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