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Kyle Freedman

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Hello vVv Gaming! My name is Kyle Freedman and I am the team captain of the Heroes of Newerth team sGty. I was emailed about vVv's potential interest in picking up a HoN team, and after a short conversation with Jerith was told to post an application on here.

Our forum profiles are as follows:

http://www.vvv-gamin...-kyle-freedman/

http://www.vvv-gamin...er/9992-tkolol/

http://www.vvv-gamin...88-peterpandam/

http://www.vvv-gamin...17689-sneyking/

http://www.vvv-gaming.com/forum/user/17690-alex-wieker/

http://www.vvv-gaming.com/forum/user/17698-tralfamadre/

Also - to preface our application, I'd like to also make available a powerpoint we made for any future sponsors a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately, this website is telling me I am not permitted to upload a pptx file, and I would thus like to request my profile be given permission to upload such files.

Captain's Questions

How long has this roster been playing together?

The total time the full roster of sGty has exclusively played together as a team is three months. However, the entire roster has been playing together in some form through inhouses since open beta (about a year and a half ago). Of the ~2500 games I've personally played, no player on the team has been a part of less than 500 of them (save Peterpandam, as he joined the scene later). Tralfamadore and Sender played together on SK Gaming for about two months, and Sender and Sneyking played together on team xFin for seven months. I also played with xFin for a couple months before we eventually branched off and formed sGty.


  • Where do the players live in relation to one another?

I live in New Jersey, along with Tkolol, Sender lives in Minnesota and attends university there, Sneyking currently goes to high school in Virginia, Tralfamadore and his girlfriend live together in Washington state, and Peterpandam lives in Indiana (he likes corn).


What are your team’s accomplishments? With this exact roster? Links? If this exact roster has not accomplished anything, please list each player's accomplishments with supporting links.

The amount my team has been able to display our skill has been severely limited by the lack of online tournaments over the past couple of months. While we've signed for every available tournament, the harsh reality is that HoN was simply lacking in providing proper tournaments for its playerbase. With that said, our team's current accomplishments are as follows:

1st place in the TT eSports Challenge - http://ttesportschallenge.com/news/53/

2nd place in the FnaticMSI DHS Warmup Cup -http://play.fnatic.c...-2-Summary.html

An extremely large number of scrim victories:

http://replays.heroe...hp?mid=54130486

http://replays.heroe...hp?mid=55618760

http://replays.heroe...hp?mid=55625407

http://replays.heroe...hp?mid=55740637

http://replays.heroe...hp?mid=53655173

http://replays.heroe...hp?mid=54087212

http://replays.heroe...hp?mid=54130486

http://replays.heroesofnewerth.com/match_replay.php?mid=54125818

http://replays.heroe...hp?mid=54128074

http://replays.heroesofnewerth.com/match_replay.php?mid=54350425

I can provide more if asked, but I don't really think scrims count for much, as most teams (including us) use them as learning experiences rather than hardcore competitive matches.




[*]What are your team's latest tournament results? Please provide support links and any links to supporting pictures.

Our latest tournament results are our victory in the well publicized TT eSports Challenge tournament. The link (posted above as well) is http://ttesportschallenge.com/news/53/. The VoD's from the tournament can be found at http://honcast.com/video/2011/07/30/tt-esports-challenge-grand-finals-sgty-vs-col-ga-3 (game one) and http://honcast.com/v...gty-vs-col-ga-2 (game two) respectively.




[*]What is the team's next event online? LAN?

The next event we will be participating in is the Esports Heaven HoN tournament (http://www.esportshe...iew&news_id=318). We will also be participating in the Twitch TV HoN Challenge (http://www.beyondgaming.com/). As far as LAN's go, we're currently awaiting announcements about HoN and its relation to both NASL and MLG. We also plan on attending Dreamhack Winter.




[*]If you've been sponsored before, who was your best sponsor? Why?

I personally have never been sponsored, nor has the team sGty. However, both Sender and Tralfamadore were sponsored by SK Gaming for a relatively long period of time, and can reflect upon that.




[*]Why are you no longer with them?

This question is not applicable to team sGty




[*]What was your worst sponsor? Why?

Again, this question is not applicable to team sGty




[*]What do you hope to achieve with your team?

Eventually we hope to own the distinction as the #1 HoN team (currently we're valued at #3), as well as owners of all major tournament crowns, notably NASL, MLG, and DHW.



[*]Who do you see as your toughest competition?

Most definitely team FnaticMSI. They've been the top rated HoN team for pretty much all of 2011. They've been together for an extremely long time and provide formidable competition.



[*]What is your expected finish at your next event?

We will be extremely disappointed by any finish lower than first in any future event. We consider ourselves capable of beating any team on the scene and plan to prove that in upcoming matches.



[*]What do you hope to get out of vVv Gaming?

A sponsor that provides us not only with rewards for success, but also assistance for the team and its members as both gamer tags and people.

Individual Questions



[*]How long have you been playing competitively?

I've been playing HoN since closed beta in August 2009. I've been a part of the competitive scene since about September 2009 (i played in what I think was the third ever HoN tournament, the links have long since dissapeared).




[*]If you are attending a LAN event, please detail your travel plans here (flight info, car info, train info, bus info, etc)

If I was to attend a LAN, my choice airport would be Newark, but Philadelphia as well as the NYC airports would work just as well.




[*]How many hours during the week do you devote to gaming? How many of those hours are for the game for which you are applying

I probably devote about 50-60 hours a week to gaming, and at least 50 of them going to HoN. Throughout my life I've enjoyed gaming a ton, but I rarely spread out my interests to multiple games at a time, and prefer to just master the one I enjoy the most at the time.




[*]Have you attended any national events? (MLG, CPL, WCG?)

The only major national event I attended was the Digital Youth Awards that took place over Thanksgiving in Singapore last November.




[*]Are you shy around people you don't know?

The exact opposite. My friends use me as the guinea pig to initiate conversations with people of both sexes and all ages, because they know I have no problem approaching anyone at random and starting a conversation. My favorite memories from parties are always the ones where I knew an extremely small number of people there.




[*]Link us to some of your best personal achievements.

1st place in the CAL HoN Tournament (sent me to Singapore, we had a choice of DYA or DH) - http://thecpl.com/ne...er-cal-victory/

2nd place in the Digital Youth Awards Singapore HoN Tournament - http://www.sk-gaming...ts_ICE_wins_DYA

I also recently mustered up the courage to go skydiving (previously I didn't go on any rollercoasters due to an intense fear of heights. Needless to say, I don't fear heights (that much) anymore).




[*]What was your biggest loss or disappointment in gaming? Why did you lose that match?

My biggest loss was most certainly coming second to eG in the DYA finals. We lost to a number of factors, some controllable (miscommunication, poor play, and lack of confidence in our strategies), and some not controllable (there was an EXTREMELY loud street fighter tournament taking place about 10ft away, and two of the main members of our team didn't come, thus requiring us to not only find one ringer from America to fly out, but also to get a random attendee from Singapore to be our fifth player).




[*]How can you PERSONALLY benefit vVv Gaming?

As one of the longest full-time members of the community, I'm easily in the top five of recognizable HoN names. The only times quality inhouses start running is when I host them (some have said it's only because I have the entire HoN community on my buddy list). I regularly stream and just recently reached a million views (a larger accomplishment since I've been streaming 800x600 with 16fps, I expect to reach at least 3 million by the end of the year with my new PC which will arrive shortly). I'm also an extremely outgoing person, and would have no problem doing many things wearing the vVv teeshirt, including but not limited to:

- Dancing

- Skydiving

- Playing HoN

- Singing karaoke (Tralf can actually sing Opera really well so you might want him to do this instead)

- Victory swinging at all major LAN victories




[*]Link to all social media sites used.(Twitter/Facebook/youtube channel)

Facebook.com/KyleFreedman

Twitter.com/swindlemelonzz

justin.tv/melawnzz

Edited by Kyle Freedman

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Peter Dager (Peterpandam)

1. How long have you been playing competitively?: I have been playing HoN competitively for 4 months as of now. (August 8th 2011).

2. If you are attending a LAN event, please detail your travel plans here (flight info, car info, train info, bus info, etc): I would fly out of either Fort Wayne International Airport, or Indianapolis International Airport.

3. How many hours during the week do you devote to gaming? How many of those hours are for the game for which you are applying?: I devote around 60 hours a week to gaming, and atleast 50 of them specifically to Heroes of Newerth.

4. Have you attended any national events? (MLG, CPL, WCG?): I have not attended any LAN events involving e-sports.

5. Are you shy around people you don't know?: I am not shy around new people as long as I know they have similar interests which provide me with some relatable conversation.

6. Link us to some of your best personal achievements.: http://ttesportschallenge.com/news/53/

7. What was your biggest loss or disappointment in gaming? Why did you lose that match?: My biggest disappointment as of late was a loss to INFS in the qualifier of the Twitch TV tournament. We lost the match because we were lazy in our practice during the week.

8. How can you PERSONALLY benefit vVv Gaming?: By being able to represent a company such as vVv Gaming I would bring a lot of publicity to the company either through livestreaming, VoDs of my matches via websites like Honcast and Game Replays, and being a part of the most active team in the community.

9. Link to all social media sites used.(Twitter/Facebook/youtube channel): www.justin.tv/peterpandam www.facebook.com/peterpandam www.twitter.com/peterpandam

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1. How long have you been playing competitively?

I have been playing games competitively since I was a young kid, to be exact, the first time I started playing competitively was season 15 of CAL-Main (Cyberathlete Amateur League – Main Division) for Counter Strike 1.6.

2. If you are attending a LAN event, please detail your travel plans here (flight info, car info, train info, bus info, etc)

If we were to attend a LAN event and fly to that event, my preferred choice of travel would be to depart from one of the following: 1. Newark, NJ (EWR) 2. New York, NY (LGA) 3. New York City, NY (JFK)

If we were to attend a LAN by train I would prefer to take the Amtrak out of Newark, NJ.

3. How many hours during the week do you devote to gaming? How many of those hours are for the game for which you are applying?

I personally dedicate around 60 hours a week to gaming give or take. All of those hours are dedicated to HoN, the game I am applying for.

4. Have you attended any national events? (MLG, CPL, WCG?)

No, unfortunately, I have not attended any national events.

5. Are you shy around people you don't know?

I am quite the opposite around people I do not know; I am really out going to meet new people because I love to socialize and interact with others.

6. Link us to some of your best personal achievements

2nd Place in The Cyberathelete Amateur League Heroes of Newerth with Dotally Rad Dot Com (The Cyberathelete Amateur League Heroes of Newerth)

http://thecpl.com/ne...er-cal-victory/

7. What was your biggest loss or disappointment in gaming? Why did you lose that match?

I think my biggest disappointment in gaming was not being able to play in the finals match for The Cyberathlete Amateur League vs. ICE . I feel this way because it was the first time in competitive HoN where I felt I had a chance to succeed and prove myself. Unfortunately, due to a variety of reasons (scheduling conflicts, internal conflicts, etc) I was not even able to play in the match, which is more of a disappointment to me than actually losing the match. Looking back at that game though I believe the reason we lost that match was due to the fact that my team did not care enough to win and ICE had the motivation to actually go places opposed to my team, DRD, who put minimal effort into HoN.

8. How can you PERSONALLY benefit vVv Gaming?

I can personally benefit vVv Gaming by interacting with the community. I love to talk and although some people may look at it as a flaw at times, I look at it as a benefit. I would personally love to interact with vVv’s community by doing things such as interviews, podcasts, etc.

9. Link to all social media sites used.(Twitter/Facebook/youtube channel)

http://www.youtube.com/user/NzV123 - Although this is not my channel, I have helped my real life friend a lot with some of these videos and during the making of some of these videos I really discovered how much I love this game.

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1. How long have you been playing competitively?: I have been playing HoN competitively for 16 months as of now. (August 8th 2011).

2. If you are attending a LAN event, please detail your travel plans here (flight info, car info, train info, bus info, etc): I would fly out of Dulles International Airport.

3. How many hours during the week do you devote to gaming? How many of those hours are for the game for which you are applying?: During this summer I have spend on average about a hundred hours for gaming and I stream ninety hours of them. Out of the a hundred hours I used around ninety-five hours of them for Heroes of Newerth.

4. Have you attended any national events? (MLG, CPL, WCG?): I have not attended any LAN events.

5. Are you shy around people you don't know?: I am a bit shy to strangers, which is normal for most people. But, as long as I know that they have the same interest in me, such as gaming, I would treat them as if they are close friends of mine!

6. Link us to some of your best personal achievements.: I was the number one ranked player in terms of Public Skill Rating(PSR) for over a month and a half, but sadly there is no way to prove this, but I think you can ask S2 gaming to pull up their history book and confirm this if you wish to!

7. What was your biggest loss or disappointment in gaming? Why did you lose that match?: My biggest disappointment as of late was a loss to Infused Gaming in the qualifier of the Twitch TV tournament. We lost the match because we were not playing our top-tier game due to some critical mistakes we made.

8. How can you PERSONALLY benefit vVv Gaming?: By being able to represent a company such as vVv Gaming I would bring a lot of publicity to the company by streaming and posting links on my stream to direct them to vVv gaming. I get around 10-15k views a day when I stream.

9. Link to all social media sites used.(Twitter/Facebook/youtube channel): www.justin.tv/sn3yking

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1.How long have you been playing competitively?

-I have been playing competitively since DotA about 5 years ago with Team aWe. I started playing HoN competitively a year and a half ago. I began on Team Uqt,

and after that I was picked up by SK-Gaming, with whom I played for about 9 months.

2.How many hours during the week do you devote to gaming? How many of those hours are for the game for which you are applying?

- Too many (lol). I probably play for about 5-8 hours a day, a bit less once school starts up again (I am a substitute teacher at the moment, so I still have a good

amount of free time).

3.Have you attended any national events? (MLG, CPL, WCG?)

- I have not attended any large national events, but smaller LAN tourneys on the West Side of the States.

4.Are you shy around people you don't know?

- I majored in Education, so of course not!

5.Link us to some of your best personal achievements.

- Obviously, my degree is a great personal achievement of mine. I have also won a number of opera competitions in the Northwest. With regard to gaming, under

SK-Gaming I took first place in the Honcast HoNour Tournament, and 2nd place under Fnatic MSI in the $40,000 GosuGamers Hon World Cup Tournament.

6.What was your biggest loss or disappointment in gaming? Why did you lose that match?

- The biggest disappointment in gaming for me was recently losing against a team we scrimmed regularly and went undefeated against. We crushed them pretty hard

in every scrim, however, for some reason after we had not played together for some time we lost a close match against the same team, a team we regularly beat and

beat quite easily. We lost simply because several players had just come back from vacation and simply weren't playing their best, and didn't any practice before

matches. However, afterwards we scrimmed Complexity Gaming and used one of our push strategies to create a quite easy win against them :D

7.How can you PERSONALLY benefit vVv Gaming?

- As I read, vVv puts emphasis on Marketability. Not only am I myself marketable (I am a large figure in the community and have been seen on Honcast as a special

"competitive insight" many times) but my team and others from my team are fun to watch play as many players from the community have said so. We are loud when

appropriate, funny, serious, and entertaining all around.

8.Link to all social media sites used.(Twitter/Facebook/youtube channel)

www.justin.tv/sktralf (This account was made when I was sponsored by SK-Gaming, already contacted JTV to change name for me)

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1.How long have you been playing competitively? I have been playing competetive Heroes of Newerth for over a year.

2.If you are attending a LAN event, please detail your travel plans here (flight info, car info, train info, bus info, etc)

I would go to Minneapolis Saint Paul airport.

3. How many hours during the week do you devote to gaming? How many of those hours are for the game for which you are applying?

On average i play more than four hours a day on playing Heroes of Newerth. I do not play other games on average, ocassionally i will play a different game but not consistently. I often spend more than four hours a day though when I have the spare time.

4.Have you attended any national events? I have not attended any lans.

5.Are you shy around people you don't know?

I tend to not approach people I do not know, but I am not shy when a person I do not know approaches me.

6. Link us to some of your best personal achievements.

My team Finale took first place in Game Replays season three and my team sGty took first place in TTesports Heroes of Newerth season 1. http://www.gamereplays.org/heroesofnewerth/portals.php?show=page&name=Tournament-Season-3-Finals-And-Third-Place-Recap, http://playoffs.cevo.com/view/bracket.php?id=1389

7. What was your biggest loss or disappointment in gaming? Why did you lose that match?

My most disapointing lost in Heroes of Newerth was when my team got destroyed by Online Kingdom when I was on SK gaming 2-0. The main reason it was disapointing because we expected to do well and just got picked apart and outplayed.

8. How can you PERSONALLY benefit vVv Gaming?

I can benefit vVv by being a well mannered player with a small following of players. I try to show manners when I play and respect other players and my personnal attitude toward other people is seen by the public because the people I play with stream. I can give a positive outlook to the vVv gaming organization.

9. Link to all social media sites used.http://www.facebook.com/#!/alex.wieker

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Welcome to vVv Gaming! Enjoy your visits to our forum and our website. If you have any any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me or any of the vVv Staff members (easily recognized by their gold or purple color in our shoutbox). Make sure to connect with as many vVv members as possible, start gaming with them and get to know the community. Once again, thank you for registering on our site, and we hope to see much more of you!

Also, please upload a personal photo and fill out your forum personal profile and "About Me" Page COMPLETELY. (Go to My Controls, then Personal Profile section). Here at vVv, we like to know our members!

Along with that, we would like you to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Also, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter! You can find all the links and info here:

An important way to stay active is to be sure that you do the following:

If you have any questions, please contact an available staff member, feel free to send me a Private Message through our forums or you can post here: http://vvv-gaming.com/forum/index.php?showforum=323.

vVv Gaming is about being active and its members adding value. If you don't have time to add value to vVv-Gaming by activity, gfx, or other ways, we have one convenient way to add value: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=31340

Don't forget to checkout all the topics above the shoutbox. They contain important news and information.

Again, Welcome!

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Regrettably I must ask for a vVv forum moderator to please close this application. We appreciate your original interest in our team, but have chosen to accept the sponsorship deal given to us by Virus eSports. Best of luck in the future too all members of the vVv community!

Thanks,

Kyle

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Application closed. Applications are closed for the following reasons:

-Requested by applicant

-Inactivity

-Failed to upload a Pic

-Failed to COMPLETELY fill out Forum Personal Profile and "About Me" Page

-Applied to another organization

-Inappropriate conduct

Please contact me or staff if you feel this has been done in error. If you do not contact staff within 3 days, this application will be filed away as "Closed/Not Admitted."

Thank You,

Edited by vVv JayC

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