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tim wallets fired (99 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 10:07 CDT, 18 July 2019 - iMsg

"i've decided" <-- biggest lie i've heard this year.
Edited by Teen Queen at 08:15 CDT, 19 July 2019 - 16115 Hits
Foul play behind GT Quake Live Duel Cups (5 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 08:40 CDT, 7 July 2019 - iMsg
As the state of the game dwindles and the player base decreases, it seems that the money cows and power hungry admins have ditched all ethics regarding fair competition. With the recent Russia base drama, where admins said that proven players can cheat*, behind us everyone thought and hoped that it will be the last of such kind in our scene. Unfortunately, a new scandal is unraveling behind the scenes of GT Quake Live Duel Cups. Current situation shows that professional players and community favourites have gained privileges compared to their competitors.

* Challonge bracket and standings & pictures showing the same
** It's ok to cheat if you're popular (c) Nico
*** OW popularity contest
Edited by esdf at 08:40 CDT, 7 July 2019 - 2406 Hits
Let Them Eat Quake Awards 2019 (242 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 12:41 CST, 27 January 2019 - iMsg
Welcome to the first edition of Let Them Eat Quake awards. The awards have been established in order to honor the people who entertained us casual folk the most over the span of last year with their undying fakethusiasm and never ending shilling for Quake Champions. Some of them got paid to do it, others just did it out of their love for everything Quake related (i.e. zealots).

The nominees:

And this is the beautiful trophy our competitors will be fighting for. Credits for designing this beauty go entirely to Calderone.

Check out the brackets and vote for semifinal 1 and semifinal 2. Semifinal voting closes on Thursday, January 31st.

Links: brackets, semifinal 1 vote. semifinal 2 vote
Edited by esdf at 12:41 CST, 27 January 2019 - 65987 Hits
bullshit qc apologists say (417 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 09:57 CST, 18 December 2018 - iMsg
I've witnessed a stream or two filled with qc cultists and shit that's being said there is surreal.

so apparently, qc having 1,3k avg players is not bad because "we're aware that quake won't be a mainstream game, we don't want it to be mainstream, these are good numbers for a quake game".

also when confronted with tech issues qc has the common reply is "oh so you think you can do it better? why don't you get a job there then? why don't you fix it for them?".

and probably my favorite "you crying about qc cause your pussy cant handle being fucked by big black dick".

what's the best you've heard?

let's make a greatest shits list.
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Quake Champions of Bug Abuse (39 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 13:24 CST, 1 December 2018 - iMsg
Rapha and DaHang of Team Liquid reign supreme on DreamHack Winter! They've overcome team AMD featuring Cooller and Toxjq with superior teamplay, aim, insanely poor tactics by AMD during last 5 minutes of 2nd map and heavy Eisen turret bug abuse across all the maps.

Even though intentional abuse of bugs is forbidden by DreamHack rules, they blocked the shit out of item and powerup pickups for team AMD each time they could.

In the end, the best team won.

Edited by esdf at 13:10 CST, 2 December 2018 - 7713 Hits
American genes prove to be superior (62 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 07:00 CDT, 12 August 2018 - iMsg
... Again!

Over and over again, the United States of America TeamLiquid duo, rapha and DaHang remind us of how superior the North American gene pool is compared to the one of continent that discovered them, Canada excluded.

In a very uninspiring and uninteresting best of 7, rapha and DaHang dispatched of young Belarus clawz and Sweden Toxjq. As in all Hollywood movies, Americans never fail to deliver when pitted against Soviets (and pretty much all Communists), even ex-ones like Clawz. It's safe to say that Toxjq was just a collateral damage of American patriotism this QuakeCon.

Until next year, stay great America!

VODs: QuakeCon
Edited by Teen Queen at 23:19 CDT, 12 August 2018 - 17445 Hits
quakecon day1 summary (18 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 15:36 CDT, 10 August 2018 - iMsg
*) spinning logo
1) 3k viewers
2) coked out paki & soyboy cosplay caster
2.5) 4k viewers
3) boring games
3.5) casters talkin bout how good qc is
4) annoying midget girl out of mordor caster
5) boring games
5.5) 5k viewers
6) boring games
7) guy with a big fucking beard saying vengeur living the dream cuz he got to play wiht a legend like base during c58 vs play to improve
8) c58 vs play2improve really close games cuz both teams have a cheater on roster, suspense is immense
8.5) casters talkin bout how good qc is
9) boring games
*) logged in to qc to get the qcon skin
*) skin looks like shit

feel free to add your impressions, I will update the main post so we can have best possible coverage of all time.
Edited by esdf at 15:41 CDT, 10 August 2018 - 7858 Hits
lul? (59 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 12:04 CDT, 29 July 2018 - iMsg
so i'm liek watchin qc tournaments yesterday and shit and previous days and basically im like wooo europe u got urself a proscene full of ex-cheaters wotafak men?? so today im liek tuning in cuz NORTH MURICA and ya kno they b kinda good at quake even without cheats so im liek nice finally quake holiday and so i turn on my litly pc i go to m y fave internet address which is ofcourse abd i see my favorite faces zott &nvc and im hear them say north america and im liek just in time bitches finally pure quake and the game starts and my eyez pop out as i see GNiK so my question is rly is there more then 4 teams that dont have ex or current cheaters on their roster cuz this is too lol even for lolipop?

help me understand pls
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ctf in qc (15 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 12:58 CDT, 27 July 2018 - iMsg
so i liek tuned in to twitch/quake to hear stuffs abouts quake ctf and apparently its not normal ctf but some mix of ca, ctfs and hentai tentacle porn.

whos gonna play?
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is vor a paki? (13 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 03:55 CDT, 24 April 2018 - iMsg
so im watchin twitch and levelupyourgame shows recommended. was like naisu, dis & vor. so i open up the stream, no dis cam, just this mug which i suppose belongs to vor. feel free to correct me if im wong.

Edited by esdf at 04:22 CDT, 24 April 2018 - 13386 Hits
a quake tutorial by baSe (87 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 05:42 CST, 7 February 2018 - iMsg
So, recently I was thinking "hey, maybe I dismissed QC too early" since I'm seeing all these people having fun in game, and streaming and what not.

Now for all of you who know me, you know I'm a ctf god and played maybe 50 duels and 100 tdms over my 8-9 years of playing quake. So when you take that in to account, on the first look qc doesn't have much to offer.

but then, I watched some duels, and couldn't stop watching. there's a lot of good players I watched, clawz, xron, spart1e, rapha, dahang, etc, but one guy stood out. it's Russia baSe. I've always known him as a great player (winning 125fps etc), a legit player ( never no controversies ) and a guy with a great sense of humour (the preparing for 125 fps cup videos).

So I've watched more and more, I've soaked up the knowledge and I felt blown away by this feeling of massive skill that is building up in me. I felt compelled to share this knowledge to the world. Unfortunately, someone compiled some of his gretest and brainest moves way before me, but I haven't seen it posted anywhere yet, so here it is.

How to play quake, by baSe:

edit: oops misclick on html tag :|
Edited by esdf at 13:46 CST, 7 February 2018 - 42798 Hits
new patch is out (142 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 15:30 CST, 14 December 2017 - iMsg
rip strafejumping
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fantasy football (1 comment)
Posted by esdf @ 17:17 CDT, 10 August 2017 - iMsg
anyone playing fpl?

i know there's been a thread last year so if someone feels like creating, let's do this.
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Quake Battles QC TDM Draft (21 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 16:29 CDT, 14 June 2017 - iMsg
After last week's Sacrifice draft, the Quake Battles guys are doing yet another draft. The mode for the upcoming draft will be TDM and the draft will take place on Sunday, June 25th with games starting at 16:00 CET.

The games will be streamed on twitch vidjeee with players probably running their own streams as it was the case last time.

Last, but not the least, everyone is encouraged to sign up, regardless of skill level or previous Quake expreience.

Links: Quake Battles Discord
Edited by esdf at 16:31 CDT, 14 June 2017 - 6159 Hits
Is QC racist? (337 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 15:49 CDT, 14 June 2017 - iMsg
First of all, take a look at the following trailer. Take a good look.

What is wrong you say? There's a girl, there's asians, there's whites... But where are African Americans? First of all, we're all from Africa. Second of all, black lives matter. It is beyond me that id would ignore a whole race like this.

What kind of a message does this send to African American communities? Does id see them only as drug dealers and crack fiends? There's not even a black champion in the game!!!

Afro American community provided us with numerous great players and this is a direct insult to them. Think of Lost_cause, he's probably still in Africa (mostly due to his team not paying for his flight back), imagine how he feels now that he got ignored by the game he dedicated a lot of his life to.

Think of br1ck, the QuakeCon champion. Pretty sure he feels like shit now that id released a video in which a black man is reduced to gangbanging and drive-bys, since apparently they're not capable of wielding a mouse and keyboard instead of Mag-7 and uzi.

#blacklivesmatter #kickracismoutofesports
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Quake Battles QC Sacrifice Draft (17 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 09:23 CDT, 11 June 2017 - iMsg
The Quake Champions pickup, Quake Battles, organised their first draft cup this Sunday.

The mode being played is Sacrifice, the e-sports mode in Quake Champions. It's a smaller sized draft, mostly due to beta still not being persistently online so it could've easily happened for the draft to not finish if it had a bigger size.

There are 4 teams participating and most notable signups are United States of America carnage, Poland syndrom and Estonia SHUGH. The lack of spectator mode means you'll have to be happy with one pov per stream.

Streams: sev1, Freekje, carnage, Xhep
Links: Brackets, Discord
Edited by esdf at 15:53 CDT, 11 June 2017 - 5531 Hits
rekt vs hoq spring 2017 (No comments)
Posted by esdf @ 15:34 CDT, 4 June 2017 - iMsg
vods&demos of rekt in this season's hoq tdm

rekt vs hun: yt, demos
rekt vs b52: yt, demos
rekt vs fk: yt, demos
rekt vs q?: yt, demos
rekt vs lp.: yt, demos

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Quake Champions Pickup (72 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 14:08 CDT, 1 June 2017 - iMsg
With Quake Champions NDA being lifted for good, I figure this is the right time to announce that a Discord pickup community has been created.

The pickup is featuring both team modes currently in the game, Sacrifice and TDM along with the 1v1 mode, Duel. I can confirm the games were pretty much frequent throughout the closed beta tests and there's players of all skill levels there, from one of the worst to one of the best ones in the game so far.

The pickup is mostly Euro-dominated, but there is also an NA channel available for Murica to have fun in.

So now that you know pretty much everything, only thing left to do is to join the server and start adding. For all other questions you might have, feel free to pm the admins.

Links: Discord server
Edited by esdf at 09:27 CDT, 4 June 2017 - 22151 Hits
#rekt yt + web (11 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 10:22 CDT, 9 May 2017 - iMsg
long story short, & are the websites. you can find configs, demos, shitposts and what not there.

rekt yt is rekt yt channel, slap follow/subscribe button hard. demos from clan wars uploaded regularly (thanks to maverick's igmdb). vods as well. even live stream is there for each war. also some random demos get uploaded here and there just because.


ps. this is in quake champions forums cause obviously we're quake champions.
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Draxen returns to Quake (49 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:55 CDT, 2 April 2017 - iMsg
After a long hiatus from the Quake scene, the community sweetheart Axel "Draxen" Masson returns to his roots. The french widowmaker was a force to be reckoned with in Overwatch scene, demolishing all competition with his team unKnights and earning $56 in the process. The hype is real and everyone is impatient to see if playing Overwatch left a dent in Draxen's Quake skill. Only 4 more days to go until we find out!

In the meantime, you can check out the trailer where Draxen is seen stomping 1200 elo CA servers without breaking a sweat.

Welcome back, Axel!

Sources: Trailer, Liquipedia profile
Edited by esdf at 07:01 CDT, 2 April 2017 - 18012 Hits
ASL Season 2 Ro8 Day 4 (4 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 08:12 CST, 8 January 2017 - iMsg
The last day of Afreeca Starleague Season 2 Ro8 is ahead of us. The semifinalists so far are sc2_protoss BeSt, sc2_terran sea and sc2_terran Flash. The last couple to decide who's completing the semis is sc2_zerg Jaedong vs sc2_protoss Stork.

What can be said about Stork and Jaedong that hasn't been written at least hundreds of times now? It's a rivalry that started way back, in 2007, during EVER Starleague and kept going till this very day. Jaedong walked the royal road during that starleague and it was Stork who faced him in the finals. Dong took the starleague and Stork started his very own Kong line.

What can we expect ten years later? Both of these guys are playing good Brood War, Stork being surprisingly good while JD's zvP ain't quite there yet. All there's left for us to do is to tune in @ 04:30 CST, 10 January 2017 and hope for good games. Who knows, maybe we'll get to see another Lee-Ssang Rok in the semis.

Update: Stork vs Jaedong vod

Stream: Afreeca, Twitch, YouTube
Ro8 vods: Best vs hero, Flash vs Guemchi, Bisu vs Sea
Edited by esdf at 11:10 CST, 10 January 2017 - 3562 Hits
afreeca starleague day5 (1 comment)
Posted by esdf @ 03:48 CST, 12 December 2016 - iMsg
last day of group stage

dong vs mong
best vs hint

streams : bisudagger + flash
artosis + rapid

other results: flash, stork, bisu, movie, rush, guemchi, rain (yes the SKT Rain from sc2) and light qualified.

unfortunately, soulkey & effort didn't make it :<

sry, no time for proper news, at least not for today so not majored.

games start in approx 10 min from posting this.
Edited by esdf at 03:49 CST, 12 December 2016 - 1258 Hits
KT Giga Legends Match (24 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 14:51 CST, 16 November 2016 - iMsg
It's safe to say that SC2 ain't doing that well in Korea after almost every player in the scene (aside from JAGW ones) got teamless. On the other hand, the game that got killed so SC2 could grow roots (ty Blizzard) is thriving once again.

The headline of the month is "TYRANT IS BACK". With sc2_zerg Jaedong back, the 4 pillars of Starcraft (Flash, Bisu, Jaedong, Stork) are back in the game that made them. With that in mind, it's only appropriate to have a tournament where those player go at each other and that's what this tournament's all about.

Without further ado, the TaekBangLeeSsang tournament is taking place on November 19th @ 04:00 CDT.

Get hyped.

Links: KT Giga Legends
VOD: YouTube YouTube
Edited by esdf at 06:38 CST, 19 November 2016 - 5314 Hits
kt rolster & skt disbanding? (rumour) (10 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 12:04 CDT, 29 September 2016 - iMsg
too lazy to make a news post, but yeah there's been rumours that kt players are leaving the house and that the sc2 team will disband.

same rumour for skt, killing sc2 team and dropping sponsorship of proleague.

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Afreeca Starleague 2016 Grand Finals (10 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 19:06 CDT, 9 September 2016 - iMsg
Who would've thought that sc2_terran sharp vs sc2_protoss shuttle would be grand finals of a Starleague in a competition featuring Flash, sea, Last, zero... But here we are, the unexpected finish to what has been a great Starleague.

Without further ado, the games start today at 7:30 CEST. Tune in on twitch Afreeca twitch if you're awake, if not watch the vods on the same channel.

P.S. You'll be able to watch two consecutive finals in both Starcraft games as the GSL finals will also be held on the same channel at 10:30 CET.

Links: twitch Afreeca, twitch vods, TL Preview
Edited by esdf at 13:51 CDT, 10 September 2016 - 4808 Hits
2016 Afreeca Starleague RO4 (6 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:44 CDT, 28 August 2016 - iMsg
Another weekend and another round of Afreeca Starleague is here. Unfortunately, I forgot to post about sc2_terran sharp vs sc2_terran sea game that was going on early this morning (6 am QQ) so you'll just have to make do with twitch vods. If you're just interested in the result, check the spoiler below.

Second semifinal is sc2_protoss Shuttle vs sc2_terran Last. Last is coming off of last week's trashing of Flash in his best matchup and is expected to repeat the same thing against Shuttle tomorrow. It should be an upset even if Shuttle manages to take more than 1 map off of him. The games are scheduled for Monday, Aug 29th, 12:00 CEST and will be casted by Tasteless and Artosis over at twitch Afreeca twitch channel.

Links: twitch Afreeca stream, twitch sharp vs sea vods, twitch Shuttle vs Last vods, TL semis preview
Edited by esdf at 12:50 CDT, 29 August 2016 - 3580 Hits
All things StarCraft (33 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 21:11 CDT, 20 August 2016 - iMsg
Having had a lengthy summer vacation, I wasn't able to update y'all about 2016 Afreeca Starleague. Time to rectify that then.

Let's start off with quick recap of scores of the RO8 games played so far. sc2_terran sSak faced off against sc2_terran sharp and sc2_terran sea went head to head with sc2_zerg hero. Presuming you haven't watched the games yet, you can watch the vod of both sc2_terran sSak vs sc2_terran sharp and sc2_terran sea vs sc2_zerg hero. Unfortunately, The Casting Archon wasn't casting any of the games (Wolf & RAPiD were the casters). For spoilers check below.

Today's game will be sc2_protoss Eyewater (Shuttle) vs sc2_protoss Jaehoon and it starts at 23:00 CDT. The real treat however is the game on Monday. In what seems to be the hottest game of the season, sc2_terran Flash goes up against sc2_terran Last in a BO5. Their game starts at 05:00 CDT, 22 August 2020.

Normally that'd be it, but seeing how there's El Classico of e-sports going on on the same days as ASL RO8 I just HAVE TO announce that as well. SK Telecom vs KT Rolster is happening today at 11:00 CEST and on Monday @ 12:00 CEST.

VODs: Eyewater vs Jaehoon, Flash vs Last, SKT vs KT Proleague Day 1 & 2
Links: twitch ASL RO8, twitch Proleague, TL preview of ASL RO8, TL preview of Telecom derby
Edited by esdf at 12:34 CDT, 22 August 2016 - 9392 Hits
2016 Afreeca Starleague (31 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 07:27 CDT, 16 July 2016 - iMsg
Against all odds, Brood War is still standing strong. Matter of fact, it's almost like SC2 never got released (one can dream). Another testimony to longevity of Korean BW is Afreeca Starleague 2016. The qualifiers are over and all of the 16 participating players are known. Starleague starts tomorrow, 05:30 CDT, 17 July 2020 and lasts until September 4th.

The Starleague is loaded with good players, most notable ones being sc2_terran Flash and sc2_zerg EffOrt. Total prizepool is cca ~ USD $21000. All games will be streamed on Afreeca's twitch channel. The English commentary will be provided by Tasteless & Artosis.

Links: twitch Afreeca TV, twitch VODs, wiki, TL preview
Edited by esdf at 18:45 CDT, 17 July 2016 - 7712 Hits
Euro finals (15 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 16:49 CDT, 25 June 2016 - iMsg
Were coming!

Edited by Teen Queen at 16:35 CDT, 28 June 2016 - 4865 Hits
CROATIA (35 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 17:52 CDT, 17 June 2016 - iMsg
Edited by Teen Queen at 01:53 CDT, 18 June 2016 - 11910 Hits
drake saga vol 2 (117 comments, locked)
Posted by esdf @ 18:59 CDT, 2 June 2016 - iMsg
full compilation of drejk's meltdown

and the video he linked:
Locked by Teen Queen at 12:19 CDT, 3 June 2016 - 25715 Hits
DREJK THREAD VOL 1 (2 comments, locked)
Posted by esdf @ 17:10 CDT, 2 June 2016 - iMsg
fanboying me on twitch. much appreciated bro.

follow & for live drejk meltdowns
Locked by Teen Queen at 18:28 CDT, 2 June 2016 - 2785 Hits
play of the day (18 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 12:03 CDT, 13 May 2016 - iMsg

supplemented by hue's voice acting :D
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the god is back (2 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 07:15 CST, 21 February 2016 - iMsg
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Quick 5v5 CTF Draft Cup part 2 (10 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 13:02 CST, 13 November 2015 - iMsg
Since it's got pretty late last friday with draft being only halfway through, we've decided to postpone the rest of the cup for this friday. Therefore tonight, in 1 hour, Nov 11, 2015 @ 21:00 CET, the draft continues from WB semis and R3 LB. It's possible that we will need some subs so if you want to play, join #qldrafts and pm esdf.

The mousepad is still in play and by unanymous decision we've decided to award South Africa fny with a 1 month QL pro token for his immeasurable contribution to the last draft which made him an undisputed mvp.

Links: mIRC #qldrafts, stream (tba)
Edited by esdf at 17:27 CST, 14 November 2015 - 3565 Hits
Quick 5v5 CTF Draft Cup (28 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 11:28 CST, 6 November 2015 - iMsg
Holas a todos! Here's a quick announcement for y'all. Tonight, October 6th, 2015 @ 21:00 CET a quick 5x5 ctf draft cup will be held. We've already reached minimum of 4 teams needed to run this cup, so now we'd like to extend invitation for everyone else.

Rules are fairly simple, so simple that they fit in this simple little link: rules. As far as map pool goes, it's still being voted on. If you want to play then make sure you vote for your favorite maps as well. You can vote here.

In case you wondered, yes, there are also prizes. Netherlands Gohann decided to donate a brand new QCK mousepad to the winning team. We still have no idea how the winning team will split the prize, perhaps 20% of cloth to each member? In this sea of ridiculously good prizes there's one that tops them all. The MVP of the cup will win a 1 month Quake Live PRO token!

All you need to do to participate is go to mIRC #qldrafts @ and pm one of the admins with your Steam / QL nick. The sign ups are open until 20:30 CET and picking phase starts the moment sign ups close.

Stream: twitch hodenman
Edited by Badb0y at 08:12 CST, 14 November 2015 - 8500 Hits
#zhuFREED? (7 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 10:00 CDT, 15 September 2015 - iMsg
so, the day will finally come. with the full steam move, the beloved persona of this community can finally play again.

zhu are you excited?
Edited by esdf at 10:01 CDT, 15 September 2015 - 2445 Hits
#QLDrafts Sunday CTF Cup #1 (16 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 09:35 CDT, 10 June 2015 - iMsg
Update: Due to a lot of people PM-ing me on irc, the picking starts at 17:00 CEST and games start as soon as picking is over.

Now that the league has finished it is time yet again for some CTF action. This time around it's a one day cup instead of a month long league.

The signups are already open and you can register yourself for the cup until Sunday, 14th @ 16:00 CEST. It is also mandatory to idle in #qldrafts channel on QuakeNet. Whoever's not there when picking starts (16:00 CEST) will be removed from the cup.

Another important thing to mention is that if there is not at least 32 signups (8 teams) the cup will be canceled.

Stream: TBA
Links: mIRC irc, Rules and sign up form
Edited by xou at 02:51 CDT, 15 June 2015 - 15855 Hits
#qldrafts: team pyton vs team fragmaster (No comments)
Posted by esdf @ 14:02 CDT, 21 April 2015 - iMsg
Update: The game was interrupted on 2nd map by a QuakeLive update and will be continued on Thursday, 21:30 CEST. The current score is 1-0 for Team PYTON.

The two teams facing off tonight are Team PYTON and Team Fragmaster. The teams are both equal on points and along with Team SPART1E make the leading trio in the league. The game starts at 22:00 CEST and will be played on Japanese Castles, Spider Crossings and IronWorks.

Stream: twitch Fragmaster
Edited by esdf at 17:08 CDT, 21 April 2015 - 17269 Hits
trading some digital ocean credit (4 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 08:44 CDT, 18 April 2015 - iMsg
trading $100 in digital ocean credit for d3:ros, divinity original sin(gog @ discount), age of wonders3 (gog@discount), humble origin bundle (purchase above average) & mortal kombat komplete (steam)

tl;dr u get $100 for €50-60 if you do it while games are on discount :D
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#qldrafts: team pyton vs team unity (8 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 13:10 CDT, 8 April 2015 - iMsg
Week 2 has started and some games have been already played. Tonight it's Team unity against Team PYTON. The games start in a few moments and will be streamed by twitch aka03. The maps they will play on are Troubled Waters, Pillbox and IronWorks.

Other stuff: Team Fragmaster vs Team SPART1E vod, Team unity vs Team mult vod, Team PYTON vs Team Silencep vod, Team PYTON vs Team ph vod, Team PYTON vs Team SPART1E vod
Edited by esdf at 13:19 CDT, 8 April 2015 - 14174 Hits
#qldrafts: team mastermind vs team makie (10 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 13:51 CDT, 4 April 2015 - iMsg
This time around the two teams facing each other are Team Mastermind and Team Makie. Maps they will play on are Ironworks, Japanese Castles and Courtyard. The game starts tonight (Sat 4th) @ 21:30 CEST.

Rest of the games will be playing tomorrow, with a few teams playing them next week due to some players not being available for Easter.

Stream: twitch wook
Edited by esdf at 13:52 CDT, 4 April 2015 - 13008 Hits
looking to buy a 120/144 hz screens (3 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 10:39 CDT, 31 March 2015 - iMsg
i'd appreciate information on the following:

Acer Predator GN246HL
LG 24GM77-B
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#qldrafts round 1 (17 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 11:52 CDT, 30 March 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 12:00 CDT, 30 March 2015 to 13:30 CDT, 30 March 2015
Schedule: Passed

The draft kicks off today with a day 1 game between Team Silencep and Team Unity at 19:00 CET. The teams will fight on the following maps: IronWorks, Japanese Castles and Courtyard.

For a full schedule and team list, head over to #QLDrafts website.

Stream: twitch aka03
Edited by esdf at 12:57 CDT, 30 March 2015 - 15816 Hits
qldrafts ctf draft league (11 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 13:28 CDT, 17 March 2015 - iMsg
I'm happy to announce that after a long time of preparation the league is finally here. Here's a quick overview on where to sign up and what's expected of you. In addition to this, please read the FULL document that explains in detail what's expected of players along with standard crime & punishment part.

With all that being said, if someone wants to help out with the admining task feel free to /query esdf on QuakeNet.

Links: website, mIRC #qldrafts, rules
Edited by esdf at 13:45 CDT, 17 March 2015 - 12875 Hits
ue4, completely free (3 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 11:42 CST, 2 March 2015 - iMsg


just have to say, rofl @ rehepapp unity engine 1100 elo developer
Edited by esdf at 11:43 CST, 2 March 2015 - 2209 Hits
pimp your firefox (102 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:52 CST, 26 February 2015 - iMsg
So, I've recently gone back to linux, this time a Fedora instead of arch.

First thing I've noticed is, of course, youtube not working due to no flash and being forced to use the crappy html5 container in firefox or install chrome if I want to watch videos.

So, for a few days I've used the html5 player and it's horrible. or beyond horrible, can't decide yet..

Long story short, finally set up my firefox more or less how I want to, so here's my config.

The extension I'm using is Open With ( I'm using this not only for youtube, but for anything with a video running in a flash container. Basically, go about:openwith once you install it and add

/usr/bin/mpv --force-window --ytdl

To make this work you will obviously need mpv and youtube-dl on your system. Set the options to display as menu item on view menu, main context menu and main context menu (links). You can now right-click youtube, twitch, etc links and open them directly in mpv. You can also browse to a twitch channel or youtube page or whatever ytdl supports and just click the mpv icon and it'll load the video.

Now on to embedding mpv instead of flash/html5 container. To do this I needed to install mozplugger and modify it a bit to use mpv instead of mplayer which is the default. think this is the only thing that needs to be changed:

define(MP_CMD,[mpv -really-quiet --keep-open=yes $1 </dev/null])
define(MP_EMBED,[embed noisy ignore_errors: MP_CMD(--autofit=$width -wid $window $1)])
define(MP_NOEMBED,[noembed noisy ignore_errors maxaspect swallow(mpv): MP_CMD($1)])

Since I was editing mozpluggerrc I stumbled upon openoffice part and made it work with libre:

define([OO],[swallow(VCLSalFrame) fill: libreoffice --nologo --norestore --view $1 "$file"])

Next thing you need to embed your player of choice in firefox is to grab ViewTube ( Note that you'll need greasemonkey for that. While viewtube is great it unfortunately doesn't support videos embeded on external sites, like ESR for example. That left me a bit disappointed, but I kept looking and seems the same author made the LinkTube extension which replaces all the embeded content on external sites with a link to the video. Unfortunately it makes for an ugly link, so I had to "trim" that script a bit. Here's the trimmed script which only displays the link and no other crap:

This is where openwith extension comes in handy again, you can just right-click it and open in mpv and continue to browse with no hassle.

Anyway, hope you find it useful.
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world's first harddware anticheat (26 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 11:14 CST, 21 February 2015 - iMsg

this guy deserves some major credit
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my friends are mean (34 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 13:34 CST, 20 February 2015 - iMsg
Story One

So, I got this problem. My friends always tell me I'm a hipster. At first I was like 'lol u guys funny', but now it's going on for quite some time (read: months) and it's starting to annoy me. Real friends shouldn't say mean things to each other, right? Is it time for me to break off some friendships or should I stick to that old saying, keep your friends close and enemies even closer? I normally wouldn't care about these "trolls", but I recently lost a lot of weight and even though I got a confidence boost, I still don't feel comfortable (comparison pic).

What's worse, people that pass me by on the street sometimes give me that disgusted look so now I'm starting to feel insecure. Maybe it really is my clothes and looks? Anyway, I will provide some pictures so you can form a good opinion and tell me what you really think.

Here's what I think. I like to dress nice, I like to take care of my looks, does that really make me a hipster? Do people that mock me deserve to be called my friends? Should I give them another chance and pass off their trolling for what it is or break off all contact?

As promised, below are some pics so you can make a good comment.

A good winter 2015!
How I usually dress
Art style I like to do and share on my social networks

- feeling emotional

Story Two

So, I got this problem. My friends always tell me I'm a hipster. At first I was like 'lol u guys funny', but now it's going on for quite some time (read: months) and it's starting to annoy me. Real friends shouldn't say mean things to each other, right? Is it time for me to break off some friendships or should I stick to that old saying, keep your friends close and enemies even closer? I normally wouldn't care about these "trolls", but I recently lost a lot of weight and even though I got a confidence boost, I still don't feel comfortable (comparison pic).

What's worse, people that pass me by on the street sometimes give me that disgusted look so now I'm starting to feel insecure. Maybe it really is my clothes and looks? Anyway, I will provide some pictures so you can form a good opinion and tell me what you really think.

Here's what I think. I like to dress nice, I like to take care of my looks, does that really make me a hipster? Do people that mock me deserve to be called my friends? Should I give them another chance and pass off their trolling for what it is or break off all contact?

As promised, below are some pics so you can make a good comment.

Showing how I usually dress pre-weight gain
Croatian winter, after weight gain
Art style I like to do and share on my social networks

- feeling emotional
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ctf draft league (11 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 15:45 CST, 11 February 2015 - iMsg
so basically, already ran an intern poll and results were more than positive. still, i'd like this to be a public thing for a change so i'm interested in what the rest of you have to say.

question at hands is, would you play a ctf draft league? i'd do the biweekly schedules to avoid it lasting over a month and at the start/middle of march when my uni classes end. anyway, cast your votes here please:

and yeah, i kind of gave up on the idea of duel draft league since duel's still the only active thing in ql in terms of events + the last 2 ctf drafts were successful so why not try.

edit: oh yeah, whoever voted in that #p-s poll, please don't vote here again since your votes are noted already. and please DON'T vote yes if you have no intention of actually playing.

UPDATE: so combining results with this poll, the total amount of yes votes is 62. Let's say ~20 people voted on both polls, that's still leaves us with over 40 (8 teams with 5 players each). In the next few days I'll announce everything regarding signups, etc.
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Heroes of the Storm (15 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 12:42 CST, 5 February 2015 - iMsg
So, yesterday I got a beta invite from Blizzard and was fairly excited about the game. I watched some YT videos of it and it seemed fun, didn't give much attention to the details back then.

Fast forward to today, after playing 5 matches, I'm deeply disturbed about this game. I've no idea who the fuck it was made for, perhaps people that have only 1 hand? Wheelchair gamers?

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twitch buys eg (8 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 07:05 CST, 10 December 2014 - iMsg
This isn’t going to be one of those post-acquisition blogs in which the fact that there’s money involved in the transaction is conveniently glossed over. There’s no doubt that being bought by Twitch means all of our employees will be taken care of very well. But at the same time, we’re talking about a group of people who’ve dedicated most - if not all - of their adult lives to esports and to growing this industry. It’s a deserving bunch. On top of that, we’ve reserved a portion of the transaction for a player pool, which means that every player currently contracted with GoodGame will receive a small portion of the company’s sale. And as an Amazon subsidiary, we’ll also be able to offer our players other additional benefits to which they didn’t previously have access.

TL;DR - it’s a good deal for everyone involved. And while I’d be lying to you guys if I said that the level of support didn’t factor into my decision, I’d be lying just as much if I told you that the support alone would’ve been enough. Don’t get me wrong, the financial security doesn’t hurt. But I didn’t put ten years of my life into this company - and this industry - only to sell my soul in public for a couple of bucks.

No word-mincing. No bullshit. That’s not what this is.
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guild wars (No comments)
Posted by esdf @ 14:38 CST, 3 December 2014 - iMsg
so, anyone playing old guild wars? i've recently just dusted off my dvd boxes and recovered my account. even tho I somehow seem to be lacking the prophecies campaign, i'd really love to play some again. i'm posting here because i'm getting completely wrecked on hard mode and have absolutely 0 builds saved so I unfortunately need some company :D if someone's up for it, pm.
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duel league in a proleague format (18 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 14:55 CDT, 5 October 2014 - iMsg
I've been thinking of making a duel league next year with a proleague format. That would basically mean teams of duelers with each player playing 1 map per bo5 match. Maps would be fixed for each play week. In case of tiebreaker map, a player that already played could play again.

That's the general idea. I need some feedback/opinions on this format, suggestions and similar stuff. Duel scene is pretty big and active (compared to other QL scenes) so it could work in theory.
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drop powerup and /kill in ctf (39 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 10:59 CST, 25 February 2014 - iMsg
First of all, I don't agree with /kill bringing anything to the table regarding balance as some players would want you to think regardless of the mode being played 5v5 or 4v4.

Why I do think /kill is a necessity in ctf is due to powerup dropping being simply a bad option. Let me explain this on two most popular in ctf: japan & spider crossings. On japan it's a common thing for defs to hog the quad and extend it's duration by almost half the original one due to drop powerup availability. That simply kills the game flow when you have a quad def you need to attack against. As far as p9 goes there's a different issue. Teams often delay their home pu more than necessary due to negligence but suffer no penalty because once again you can drop the powerup and have it dropped for as long as 10s before it disappears which allows them to make up for their bad play in just two drops.

Those are the two biggest issues I have with drop powerup, but certainly not the only ones.

My suggestion is the following: disable drop powerups in competitive ctf and instead force kill as a default. It would be nice if an admin made a poll out of this so everyone can vote.
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SSL9 RO32 group A (4 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 03:58 CST, 9 January 2014 - iMsg
The offline part of the 9th Sonic Starleague kicks off today, at 05:00 CDT, with it's sponsor for this season being Fix. First on the schedule of this RO32 is group A, sc2_zerg Killer vs sc2_terran Mong, immediately followed by sc2_protoss Britney vs sc2_zerg zerO. Matches 1 and 2 are BO3m winner and loser matches are BO1 and final match is BO3 as well. BO3 map order is as follows: Mist, Neo Electric Circuit, Fighting Spirit while the only map that will be played for BO1 is Circuit Breaker.

Links: Team Liquid, Twitch
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SPL KotH Finals (35 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:04 CST, 3 January 2014 - iMsg
No, it's not SK Planet Proleague just adding an event, it's the first ever Brood War Proleague finals after the switch back in 2012, starting today at 07:00 CDT. Sponsored by SBENU and Sonic, the Proleague features all of your favorite teams, from Jaedong Hwaseung Oz to MBC Game. Keep in mind that this is just a form of pre-season and that the actual SBEN Proleague season has yet to start.

I'm pretty sure that you're wondering why do the teams have old names? Well, Sonic made sure that old teammates are gathered under same banner as they have been during Brood War. Unfortunately, the sponsors haven't returned along with the players, so that means KT, STX, etc are not actually sponsoring the teams. The two teams that have qualified to finals are MBC Game and STX Soul and are both filled with good players, so tune in and enjoy the games!

Streams: United Kingdom Sayle, Korea (Republic of) Sonic & Kim Carrier
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SPL 2014 Day 2 Week 1 (6 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 15:08 CST, 29 December 2013 - iMsg
With Day 1 over, Day 2 of the first week of SPL is just around the corner. Action resumes tomorrow, on Monday 30th at 05:00 CDT. First game of the day is Samsung Galaxy KHAN vs Jin Air Green Wings (ex KeSPA Team 8).

Streams: United Kingdom Youtube, United Kingdom Twitch
Links: Team Liquid, Liquibets, Vods
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SPL 2014 Day 1 Week 1 (15 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 08:54 CST, 28 December 2013 - iMsg
The Proleague is finally here. New season kicks off tomorrow, on Sunday 29th at 05:00 CDT. MVP will go against SK Telecom T1 in what is to be the opening match of SPL 2014, followed by Incredible Miracle against Prime.

There is one more Proleague starting along with SPL, the FPL (Fantasy Proleague) which is hosted by Team Liquid. Only thing you need to do to earn some e-fame and e-dollars is to create your own team within the next 20 hours. There is only one rule regarding FPL that you need to know: sc2_zerg Roro destroys your anti team.

Streams: United Kingdom ESportsTV, United Kingdom Twitch.TV
Links: Team Liquid, Team Liquid FPL
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2014 SK Proleague (46 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 16:58 CST, 22 December 2013 - iMsg
As this calendar year is coming to an end, a new SC2 SK Proleague season is closing in with each day passing. December 29th marks the start of a new season. A lot has changed since the last season. One of the big changes is that OGN will no longer broadcast PL and it will be broadcasted exclusively on SPOTV Games and SPOTV2.

Sources: Team Liquid, Team Liquid (2)
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QL project: SUCK LESS (33 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 08:08 CST, 19 December 2013 - iMsg
I've finally decided to post about a project of mine. Took me only death of teamleagues for quake live and being unable to play QL anymore to do it. You can check out the preview on

What is "Suck Less"?
It's a design for a league site worked on by myself (layout, css and overall idea) and Poland super_koziol (gfx). The idea is to have a tournament system that sucks less than (now dead) clan base, hoq, wga, etc. From the feedback I've got so far, the site's design is quite good, it's not a total clusterfuck and you don't need a map & a compass to get around it.

Features so far:
* First thing you'll notice is that the site doesn't have any news items and similar shit attached to it. There's 3 columns per row which represent the currently announced / ongoing tournaments and offer you only thing you need from a tournament site: to participate or watch. News should be on sites dedicated to news, e.g. ESR.

* Registration will be as painless as possible, requiring only username & password. I'm thinking of adding email verification just for the sake of preventing spam.

* You can also check out the dashboard, which is clean, simple & intuitive. I've included only profile settings I think that matter - username, nickname, password & contact.

* If you're a clan/team owner you'll get to edit all the stuff that's in there, if not you can just preview. If you want to make a team, only thing you need to input is team name, contact & password. Once the team is created you got a few more options to customize it, but nothing extra.

* The team overview section will also show what leagues your team is currently competing in, your upcoming clanwars, new challenges and results awaiting your confirmation. Oh yeah, the roster is there as well with simple options to kick someone out. Once someone enters your team password, he's automatically in - no need to confirm stuff by clan owner.

* The cup/league info page shows some general cup info, rules, participants, brackets & results. Speaking of brackets, they're missing, I'm struggling hard to design something nice when it comes to brackets and will probably use some default embed crap (unless I get an epiphany). The page is also missing a signup button for now. That's about it, all relevant info on one place.

* Team profile page includes contact info, roster overview and achievements. It's currently missing a join form, but will get added.

* All the pages mentioned here are linked somewhere on the site. Since it's not properly linked yet and I don't think that you should crawl through the tabs just to find 1 link, here they are: main page, cup info, login, team profile, dashboard.

What needs to be done:
* Design of the admin panel, footer, personal profile page and add missing details to existing pages

* Actual code to make the site work. So far I've talked to Poland PYTON and he said he could do it, but it'd take him time since he doesn't have time to work just on this, so if any of you want to contribute feel free to reply here, pm me here or join #suckless on irc. Skillset needed: php/mysql/jquery.

* My knowledge in those areas is lacking and with id killing off linux support my interest for QL and related stuff got totally deflated. That being said, I will finish the design on this mainly because I don't want to see all the progress so far go to waste. And I do hope there's guys out there willing to help out with actual code so we make the best tournament site out there.

NOTE!!! The site is not functional, this is only a design overview and how things are intended to work. No actual code has been written yet and this thread is more of a feedback thread. If you have any ideas on what to add, improve, remove, etc please reply here so we can take it in consideration before it's too late (i.e. before the work on actual code starts).

Contact: mIRC #suckless, jabber, imsg on esr
Edited by esdf at 08:23 CST, 19 December 2013 - 7040 Hits
esea settles for $1m (7 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 13:35 CST, 28 November 2013 - iMsg
Basically, ESEA used their anticheat software to hijack player pcs and mine bitcoins for them. You can read more on this topic here, or here,

No wonder esports ain't mainstream when there's some jewass fgt on each corner just waiting to burn you.
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#CTFPICKUP Sunday Special (41 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:16 CDT, 20 October 2013 - iMsg
The mIRC #ctfpickup team is inviting everybody for the today's special CTF day. Each game today is played in 5on5 format.

This has different reasons. First of all we'd like to see whether 5on5 is working for Quake Live or not. CTF has always been played 5on5 back in Quake 3 and we'd like to look back on that. Another reason is, that we'd like to bring a bit more variety to CTF. We may have a few more special events for the upcoming Sundays.

We hope you'll enjoy the games and have fun grabbing the flag.

Links: mIRC #ctfpickup,
Edited by esdf at 06:16 CDT, 20 October 2013 - 11806 Hits
lack of content (24 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 10:23 CDT, 22 August 2013 - iMsg
so while browsing esr i'm noticing that there's actually nothing to read or do on site, unless it's flaming on zhu threads.

it'd be nice if some people stepped up and did some regular coverage of at least one of the duel tournaments that we have going on, and maybe make some sort of power rank on the duelers (like team liquid have), etc...

just a suggestion for people willing to do stuff, i'm not one of them. i prefer to just complain and whine.

edit: i meant for power ranks to be written by people who watch duels and actually know about duelers.. i don't know shit aside from that there's evil & 2-3 more names :D specially bout how they fare on each map etc...

and as tournament coverage, just someone to recap how the action went throughout the tournament, similar like how there used to be an occasional lan coverage.

relevant links
Edited by esdf at 11:44 CDT, 22 August 2013 - 5062 Hits
if you were to do a tournament website.. (27 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 14:23 CDT, 29 July 2013 - iMsg would you do it? what would you focus on?
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Why FACEIT CTF draft turned shit? (13 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 11:59 CDT, 6 July 2013 - iMsg
Let's start off with the most obvious. It's called a DRAFT, but it isn't one. One would think that taking part in draft means playing with a random team against other random teams similar in skill level. On the other hand this draft lets you register and play in a premade team which is no different then other cups & leagues. What is wrong with that is the fact that you can stack your team and defeat the whole purpose of the draft. Next point I'd like to make that this particular cup had skill limitation imposed on participants, basically - you had to be a shit/average player to take part. The initial level requirement was level 6 PER PLAYER, then 1-2 days before the cup it was changed to level 6 PER TEAM AVERAGE. This opened the door to 2-3 top players picking up 1-2 baddies just to drop their team level average. While talking about levels, it's important to say that level requirement to play in a CTF tournament is based off of duel & clan arena stats/match history. Pretty brilliant system, isn't it? :)

So, what happened? A couple of stacked teams signed up just because they had 1 bad player in their team that dropped the average level to 6 and plowed through the teams this cup was made for. When actual draft or low skilled teams played each other, it kind of produced fun games (score-wise, e.g. z1s vs CZA). I wouldn't want to blame it too much on the players tho, they obeyed all the cup rules and it's pretty obvious who is the real reason why this draft got fucked up.

How to make it better? First of all, if your website is not ready to host a tournament for a certain game mode, then don't host it. Learned that on ESA (that had real tech issues tho). Trying to skill restrict a CTF cup based on DUEL/CA stats, that's just a sad and halfassed effort. When you announce a DRAFT cup then make it draft, not a regular cup. I'm aware that making it a real draft might have required admins to do some actual job, like seeding the players and manually making the teams, but it had to be done. If nothing else, you could've asked some of the ops on #ctfpickup and I'm pretty sure they'd help you out. No excuses for being lazy just cause the site can't do it for you at the moment. Also, the rules. Once you make the rules - stick with 'em. It was supposed to be a lowskilled CTF draft and level 6 PER PLAYER fit in to that whereas level 6 PER TEAM AVERAGE totally broke it. Last and not the least - the casters. While ins and ddk work good together on duel/tdm, they're horrid on ctf and have no clue on how to cover the game mode. I've no idea why one of them wasn't paired up by zoot, at least the guy casted a ton of ctf before and still plays ctf. Ddk and ins are not ctf players, and don't even casually play it (aside from 2-3 pickups a month by ins). Can't expect them to contribute anything relevant to the tournament.

That's about it for my rant.
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south africa yo! (7 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 17:04 CDT, 30 June 2013 - iMsg
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Posted by esdf @ 12:53 CDT, 28 June 2013 - iMsg
In the recent wake of events (i.e. Dota2 cup), where the site literally broke down under the load and with some bugs preventing people to actually sign up or check in for the cup, we at ESA have decided to postpone the cup.

The new date will be announced as soon as the site is fixed and bug free (at least from all the bugs that ruined the Dota2 tournament). Please stay tuned for the new date, everything will be announced here and on ESAGamer.

Sincere apologies on behalf of whole ESA team.
Edited by esdf at 05:34 CDT, 30 June 2013 - 936 Hits
EuroCup XXVII TDM Finals (79 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 13:21 CDT, 27 June 2013 - iMsg
Update: Europe Unknown are the EC XXVII champions!

The EuroCup XXVII TDM final between Russia nEu and Europe Unknown is going down tonight at 14:30 CDT.

The coverage will be provided by PolandUnited Kingdom Premon and Russia 102.

Reposted on Yassin's request.
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censore more pls... (4 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 17:39 CDT, 23 June 2013 - iMsg
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nonsense bans (?) (119 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 03:37 CDT, 20 June 2013 - iMsg
so basically, what's up with id banning players that abort the games or kicking other players mid game from their own servers?

e.g. this guy even brags about getting a server owner banned from ql on his youtube acc
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ESA TDM Open Cup #1 (60 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 17:07 CDT, 11 June 2013 - iMsg
Last time you heard from us, we announced the site going live. This time around we're happy to announce the TDM Open Cup #1 which is filled with prizes. Top 16 teams all get a part of the £1250 prize pool and thanks to our newest sponsors, Ozone Gaming, the best team gets awesome Ozone Blade keyboards as well.

The cup kicks off at 09:00 CDT on June 30th and features a double elimination bracket. The sign-ups are already open so feel free to start registering for the tournament. The check-in begins 1 hour before the tournament start. You can get all the information about the tournament (rules, schedule...) on the tournament page. Stream information will be added during the next few days. Also, please hop by our mIRC irc channel if you have any additional questions.

Last, but not the least, seeing how there was a lot of misunderstanding on what "free" means when it comes to ESA tournaments and how subscriptions are going to work, please check out the extensive interview that HolySh1t guys did with Didge (ESA director). You will find all the answers to your questions there.

Links: Tournament page (a.k.a. official announcement), Ozone Gaming, Interview with Didge, mIRC #esa
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ESA TDM Open Cup #1 (No comments)
Posted by esdf @ 14:01 CDT, 11 June 2013 - iMsg
Last time you heard from us, we announced the site going live. This time around we're happy to announce the TDM Open Cup #1 which is filled with prizes. Top 16 teams all get a part of the £1250 prize pool and thanks to our newest sponsors, Ozone Gaming, the best team gets awesome Ozone Blade keyboards as well.

The cup kicks off at 09:00 CDT on June 30th and features a double elimination bracket. The sign-ups are already open so feel free to start registering for the tournament. The check-in begins 1 hour before the tournament start. You can get all the information about the tournament (rules, schedule...) on the tournament page. Stream information will be added during the next few days. Also, please hop by our mIRC irc channel if you have any additional questions.

Last, but not the least, seeing how there was a lot of misunderstanding on what "free" means when it comes to ESA tournaments and how subscriptions are going to work, please check out the extensive interview that HolySh1t guys did with Didge (ESA director). You will find all the answers to your questions there.

Links: Tournament page (a.k.a. official announcement), Ozone Gaming, Interview with Didge, mIRC #esa
Edited by esdf at 16:45 CDT, 11 June 2013 - 827 Hits
[POLL] What gametype should ESA feature? (44 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:31 CDT, 8 June 2013 - iMsg
The gametype of our opening tournament is known, it's going to be TDM, but now we'd like to know what would you like to see us do afterwards.

Please vote here, :)

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ESA Welcomes Quakers (51 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 12:14 CDT, 6 June 2013 - iMsg
ELECTRONIC SPORTS ASSOCIATION (ESA) is starting it's operations today. To make things more interesting, one of the games it will feature is Quake Live.

EDIT: Due to accidentally having published the tournament before everything was sorted out (including map pool, schedules, etc), I'd just like to confirm that the game mode will be TDM. A more detailed post on the first tournament will greet you on Monday/Tuesday here on ESR, along with possibility to sign your teams up for it, etc. Sorry for the confusion!

Why Quake? Well, seeing how our dearest Q is the granddaddy of e-sports it just wouldn't be fair to leave it out. You'll get the chance to compete for points, cash and prestige in ESA's tournaments and to participate you only need to sign up on ESA's homepage.

During next week there will be extensive information about our first cup posted here, so watch out! It's time to start signing up because the cups start as early as July and you don't want to be doing everything on the last day now, do you? :P

Check out the links below for more info on what ESA is about and more details on it's tournaments. Also, you're welcome to idle/perform in mIRC #esa @ quakenet.

Links: ESA homepage, Official announcement, Register, mIRC #esa
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[code s] innovation v soulkey (2 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 07:30 CDT, 1 June 2013 - iMsg
in case you missed it and don't have a twitch sub, here's the vods
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Site - vids, vods, guide (7 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 18:41 CDT, 19 May 2013 - iMsg
This started just as a page I could host my ctf guide on and ended being some sort of a hub for ql related stuff.

So, the relevant stuff:

url: and
content: ctf guide, frag movies, tournament vods, demos, configs, huds

the ctf guide is not really finished, latest update being may 10th, but it's 3/4 done, so I'm comfortable with posting here. The front page will get a redesign some time this year, depends when I get the time.

guide is basically all me until may 10th version, when it got heavily populated with raist's contributions (so I've just put the guy as co-author). i suggest you download the pdf or html, as the on-site version got quite bulky (wall-of-text bulky). might give that l2p page a redesign as well.

as far as fragvids go, uploaded a ton, mostly didn't check with authors if it's ok, so if for some reason you find your video being mirrored by me on site and youtube and don't like it, query on irc or leave a comment here, i'll remove it.

in the end, thanks to everyone who uploaded their demos, configs, etc. if there's more people interested in contributing in such a way, leave a comment here or query on irc.

edit: in case you missed it on site, here's a wallpaper contrib to quakelive scene by ahxnxa (nsfw).
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EpicRewind (No comments)
Posted by esdf @ 09:52 CDT, 18 May 2013 - iMsg

What is EpicRewind?

EpicRewind is PC software which provides "instant-replay" or DVR like video capture functionality to PC games. When running, your gameplay video is continuously buffered in fast System RAM, the contents of this buffer can be saved to a file with the press of a hotkey. Instead of pre-planning a gaming video you can selectively save the highlight moments after they happen. Ideal for MMOs and Multiplayer games where 99% of the gameplay isn't worth sharing and the interesting stuff can happen at unexpected times.
Awesome Performance

EpicRewind is different than other capture software you might be familiar with, video isn't being encoded and written to disk continuously. Instead, EpicRewind simply copies raw video frames into a rolling buffer in system RAM, writing to disk and encoding is deferred until you choose to save a video. This keeps your average system load to an absolute minimum and helps minimize the impact on your gameplay experience.

also, on linux version
from Zugdud sent 23 hours ago

Greetings! We would like to do Mac OSX and Linux ports eventually but first we are focusing on making the Windows version really solid/awesome. Would love to get that done eventually though

seems like a nice tool.
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fashion tips (75 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 09:15 CDT, 24 April 2013 - iMsg
suggest improvements,
Edited by esdf at 09:16 CDT, 24 April 2013 - 14080 Hits
Late night Quake Live streaming (1 comment)
Posted by esdf @ 18:47 CDT, 16 April 2013 - iMsg

special guest casting from overseas United States of America;)
Edited by wn at 06:15 CDT, 17 April 2013 - 1309 Hits
i'm bored (9 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:54 CST, 15 February 2013 - iMsg
so i'm ripping some gsl vods of today.

let me know if u want some vods of earlier, gonna see if I can get em.

edit: oh yeah, vods are hd, not like that french site that shared 240p crap. also, archive is being populated atm :)
Edited by esdf at 07:08 CST, 15 February 2013 - 5768 Hits
#PLAYKVEK IS LIFE (No comments)
Posted by esdf @ 19:11 CST, 12 December 2012 - iMsg
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* N U K E D * (10 comments)
Posted by Nuked User @ 17:42 CST, 5 December 2012 - iMsg
* N U K E D *

$100k IPL (81 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:40 CST, 1 December 2012 - iMsg
a lot of viewers there

this game is sad.
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Pilot Talk E01 with ShadyAK & ESDF (24 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 08:28 CST, 29 November 2012 - iMsg
Poland ShadyAK & Croatia esdf take turns at talking about the recently finished Dreamhack Winter tournament and two of the biggest stories that happened there - Russia Evil winning and Poland Av3k retiring, as well as production values and what may have gone on behind the scenes. The topics also covered were the upcoming online ZOWIE sponsored tournament that is going to be hosted by Excello and of course, the inevitable ranking of the countries according to Quake skill and retardation level.

Special Thanks to YouTube GeeRecordsOfficial for the intro song! Very talented and creative music producer!

Don't be afraid to message her despite the million+ video views, she's always fast and friendly with responses!

Links: Download (mp3), NoProblemTV, YouTube NoProblemTV, YouTube Gee Records, Twitter esdf, Twitter ShadyAK
Edited by esdf at 05:34 CST, 8 December 2013 - 9714 Hits
QL gettin a new prestigious woldwide eve (22 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:16 CST, 27 November 2012 - iMsg

why is this important?

because of blue sport keel, how do I do it? is it possible?
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Pilot Talk E00 with ShadyAK & ESDF (55 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:50 CST, 20 November 2012 - iMsg
Pilot podcast orientated for Deathmatch/Arena-based FPS players touching on in-depth competitive FPS issues. A quick glance into Quake as a competitive title by two Veterans (?), with emphasis on telling it how it really is!

Special thanks to GeeRecordsOfficial for the intro song! Very talented and creative music producer! Don't be afraid to message her despite the million+ video views, she's always fast and friendly with responses! You can find her channel by following this link.

Links: Download (mp3), NoProblemTV, YouTube NoProblemTV, YouTube Gee Records, Twitter esdf, Twitter ShadyAK
Edited by esdf at 17:18 CST, 21 November 2012 - 11143 Hits
croatia wins (38 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:49 CST, 16 November 2012 - iMsg
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some crappy cup (2 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 08:57 CDT, 1 November 2012 - iMsg

basically colwn rapin shit infront of 6k viewers. take that SM haters!
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so you missed the osl games... (1 comment)
Posted by esdf @ 07:07 CDT, 27 October 2012 - iMsg
well, here they are for you, all games starting from ro8
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sc2 osl semis (No comments)
Posted by esdf @ 07:06 CDT, 9 October 2012 - iMsg

kespa v kespa - rain v last (pvt)

should be good, go rain

last up 3-1 (bo7)

edit: vods are up, you can follow me on twitter to get updated on vods or just refresh after each playday.
Edited by esdf at 08:28 CDT, 9 October 2012 - 4256 Hits
why... (36 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 14:19 CDT, 6 October 2012 - iMsg
LoL Riot Games (130524 viewers)
Dota2 joinDOTA (11861 viewers)
QL FACEITtv (312 viewers)

Edited by esdf at 14:20 CDT, 6 October 2012 - 6822 Hits
osl vods (12 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 09:31 CDT, 25 September 2012 - iMsg

I'll keep all vods on this link, starting from RO8, because vods are only for paying subscribers on ogn's twitch channel :(

edit: also, if you find it easier, my twitter is @supesdf so you can follow me there as i'm linkin the vods every time new ones are uploaded.
Edited by esdf at 09:50 CDT, 2 October 2012 - 7278 Hits
Kuh3liga final standings (53 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 17:45 CDT, 13 August 2012 - iMsg
With Kuh3liga finishing tomorrow (Aug 15th) the first draft of the CA, CTF and TDM rankings per divisions is now available, so here is a quick summary. If you want to see how the league went in greater detail, visit their site on




Update: The Summer 2012 Kuh3liga is now finished and the results are final.
Update: Not all matches were played as the league will effectively be finished on Wednesday, August 15th.

Legend: Bold = promoted, italic = relegated, strikethrough = dropped, Blank spot = not ranked / not played
Links: Kuh3liga
Edited by esdf at 09:50 CDT, 15 August 2012 - 6654 Hits
Tving Ongamenet Starleague Finals (56 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 16:08 CDT, 3 August 2012 - iMsg
Scheduled: 04:00 CDT, 4 August 2012 to 07:30 CDT, 4 August 2012
Schedule: Passed

This is it. The end of over a decade long professional eSports in Korea as we know it. With first OGN Starcraft 2 Starleague right behind the corner, we are left with one last look at professional Brood War at it's best.

This year's finals is a reprisal of last year's in which sc2_protossJangBi completed Legend of the Fall against sc2_terranFantasy to seal his first ever OSL title which left sc2_terranFantasy in the Kong Line.

Starting tomorrow from 04:00 CDT we will find out if sc2_protossJangBi becomes only protoss alongside sc2_protossGarimto to win two OSL titles and repeats a feat only matched by sc2_terranBoxeR and sc2_zergJaedong - to win a back-to-back OSL title. Also, this is the last chance for sc2_terranFantasy to break his Kong curse and become immortalized as the last Brood War OSL champion ever.

Update: sc2_protossJangBi takes home the last Brood War OSL ever in what proved to be a complete rape of sc2_terranFantasy! Well done \o/ GG NO RE. Fantasy remains King of Kong.

Streams: OGN, Sayle, OminouS, oOOoOphidian, ESports TV
Links: YouTube Official stream (KR), Official stream (EN), Liquipedia entry for Tving OSL 2012
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Posted by esdf @ 10:33 CDT, 25 July 2012 - iMsg
With all the OSL prelims over, and GSL groups already announced, the KeSPA groups are here too. The players have been divided in three groups over two play days, and only players missing from KeSPA are sc2_terranFantasy and sc2_protossJangBi, but don't worry, they are seeded directly in to the tournament due to reaching the finals of tving OSL 2012, the last Brood War OSL ever.

Six players will move on (top two from each group) and form the Round of 16 along with the 8 GSL players (sc2_protossOZ, sc2_terranMVP, sc2_zergNestea, sc2_protossPartinG, sc2_zergDRG, sc2_protossSan, sc2_protossMC, sc2_terranMarineKing) and 2 more seeded KeSPA players (the aforementioned sc2_terranFantasy and sc2_protossJangBi).

Here are the groups, along with their schedule.

Links: Original announcement (KR), TeamLiquid announcement (EN), YouTube Stream (most likely)
Edited by esdf at 18:19 CDT, 30 July 2012 - 5703 Hits
ctf map pool (42 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 06:46 CDT, 25 July 2012 - iMsg
so with the new map (infinity) making it's way into quakelive, i think ctf map pool should be redone.

think it's finally time to let the old maps go, and also bring back c8 (siberia), since it got undeservedly dropped imo.

what i'm thinking of for csn's next ctf thing (league starting in september) is something along these lines:

japanesecastles, siberia/reflux, infinity, ironworks, spidercrossings

i'd even drop spiders tbh, think it's time to let the old maps finally die and possibly bring back c10 (courtyard). seeing how it was completely reworked and is nothing like the old bunk-in-base fest, maybe it should also be given a shot and have a pool of something like this:

p1, siberia/reflux, infinity, c7, c10.

i'd only keep p1 cause atm it's the only map in ql that most teams can evenly play on.

as far as my reflux vote, now that the map has been fixed and is free of fps drops, and with ra spawning every 60 seconds, i think that bs runner can't be ridiculously stacked anymore and that it's worth a try.


edit: i'm aware that this forum is mostly filled with osptards, and that reasonable people are in minority, but look at where all this 3w crap got us, 12 years later, same maps, ctf totally dead.
Edited by esdf at 06:48 CDT, 25 July 2012 - 8482 Hits
csn looking for tdm admins (No comments)
Posted by esdf @ 09:56 CDT, 22 July 2012 - iMsg
hey guys, since I really don't feel like spamming the irc in hopes of someone getting the message in between qnet glining me for abuse, I've decided to post here.

Basically, we at CSN are planning to do something tdm starting from september, and we'd need a couple of people from tdm scene to come and help us organise/admin things for the tdm crowd.

I would like to add that this post is intended only for EU. our hq is on quakenet, channel #csn.ql, so you can come there and talk to me (esdf) or any other CSN admins (steve, pyton, etc). if that's too much of a bother, you can always leave me an imsg here on esr.

people we're interested in should be motivated and enthusiastic about quake. it'd also be nice if you have some experience with admining in the past.
Edited by esdf at 09:56 CDT, 22 July 2012 - 1232 Hits
QuakeCon 2012 BYOC Experience (48 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 08:04 CDT, 21 July 2012 - iMsg
Dear Quake fans and those that just love to game, the Cyber Sports Network is proud announce that we will be running events and raffles during QuakeCon 2012 BYOC. Much like last year, CSN will host tournaments, raffles, giveaways and show matches and hand out over $20,000 in cash and prizes. Along with plenty of BYOC Quake Live action of various mods, including PQL, FFA and Domination, CSN will host various events for some of the top RTS, MOBA and FPS game titles.

For this to all happen, CSN will need your help. For the last 2 years, CSN has been proud to be only major gaming organization to continue to support Quake and other FPS game titles in North America and the QuakeCon BYOC is the mecca of FPS LAN parties.

The Cyber Sports Network has started a kickstarter fundraising program to help organize this experience. All donations to this program will go directly to the BYOC! Even a single donation of $1 will help. For CSN to cover the cost of this experience, the entire project must be funded. CSN is asking for all of those Quakers that appreciate the contribution made to the community consider donating.

Links: Kickstarter, Maximus Black, QuakeCon, CyberSports Network
Edited by esdf at 09:11 CDT, 23 July 2012 - 14933 Hits
osl ro4 flash v fantasy (7 comments)
Posted by esdf @ 05:10 CDT, 17 July 2012 - iMsg
its today, in 30 mins or so :D will post stream links when it starts!


korean 2 (kt rolster stream)
Edited by esdf at 07:08 CDT, 17 July 2012 - 4867 Hits
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