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Australian QC LAN AUG 17/18 (25 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 17:53 CDT, 14 August 2019 - iMsg
First ever open Quake Champions LAN in Melbourne, Australia (GIC Esports Cafe). Featuring some historical Oceanic Quake names such as Australia Dandaking, Australia Python, Australia Fraze, Australia ZenAku and Australia Steej. They will be competing for a split of $10,000 and various other prizes from Razer prize packs to Zenox chairs. As many know Australia got shafted in the Quake Pro League but that has not stopped us from organising this amazing event for everyone to enjoy!

Times and Format here

Links: Twitter, More Info
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4sg Interviews for Dreamhack Winter (2 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 16:53 CST, 29 November 2018 - iMsg
This weekend we have 4 Australia Australian players heading across for Sweden Dreamhack Winter 2018 this weekend. As such I decided to get a few of the boys interviews as well as a couple of international players. Two teams Corvidae and and Cooked eSports will be sending Australia Daniel 'dandaking' De Sousa, Australia Tyler 'Steej' Joseph, Australia David 'ZenAku' Addati, Australia Marcus 'Dirtbox' Cooke and (a bonus) Singapore Cameron 'CMRN. We also sat down with both American phenom United States of America Moses 'psygib' Salas and the 2017 Quakecon Sacrifice winner Netherlands Kyle 'Silencep' Mooren.

Interviews: YouTubeDandaking, Steej, ZenAku, Dirtbox, Psygib, Silencep
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Oceanic Quake Series (7 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 05:29 CDT, 4 October 2018 - iMsg
Hey everyone! We had a lot of interest from players in our Australia AU/NZ community to throw up something longer than our usual one day competitions. As such we've decided to do a 16 player Duel league featuring a lot of international competitors such as Corvidae's Dandaking and Steej, Cooked Esports ZenAku and Dirtbox. We've also had new interest from Australian team Avant Garde's new roster Lure and Crunchy. It's always been hard with our geographical distance to attend every international event but we hope that true Quake fans can appreciate what we are doing and support us in our contest.

I've put together photo cards for everyone to meet all the players over on our instagram and I've also spamming twitter a lot more lately too. Even contributing on Socials goes a long way for us <3

Streaming will happen on our Twitch with VOD's going up on our youtube.

Week 1 - 04:00 CDT, 7 October 2018 (Yes i'm aware PGL is on we may try and start earlier but you can always catch the VOD ;))
Week 2 - 04:00 CDT, 14 October 2018
Week 3 - 04:00 CDT, 21 October 2018
Week Off for Pax - 04:00 CDT, 28 October 2018
Quarters - 03:00 CST, 4 November 2018
Semi - 03:00 CST, 11 November 2018
Grand Finals - 03:00 CST, 18 November 2018

Links: Announcement, Groups, Tournament Page
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Quakecon 2018 Interviews by (14 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 03:43 CDT, 7 August 2018 - iMsg
Interview with Myztro's Hungary RAISY
How do you feel about the changes to the duel Tournament specifically giving only $25,000 to 1st
I prefer the way they handled last year's QuakeCon prizes. You can become 2nd and still win nothing. Very unsatisfying.

Interview with Quaker Orb's United States of America Effortless
Since the structure changed for the 2018 year of Quake events whereby teams were no longer flown over by the developers. It made it hard for a lot of teams to make international trips like they had hoped for. Can you tell me what was the feeling when you found out this would be the case for you to financially fund your team to travel to France and what was it like when the community outpour of love and support for you came to fruition?
We were kind of thrown off by this news, considering this was announced one month before Dreamhack Tours. yenOm and I had worked very hard leading up to the event, even before any tournaments were announced, and we felt a little blindsided from what we had come to expect for Quake tournaments. We were debating even attempting to go to DH Tours as we didn't think we could fund an international trip with one months notice.

Interview with Corvidae's Australia Steej
Now that you have played with Australia Dandaking for 6 months as a 2v2 team, what do you feel is your biggest strength as a duo?
We are always looking for angles to output damage no matter the situation; we have high pressure because of this. Despite improving our playstyle to reduce the damage we receive, it has not changed that much and feels like a nice balance.

Links: RAISY Interview, Effortless Interview, Steej Interview, Points betting
Edited by mickzerofive at 03:50 CDT, 7 August 2018 - 12606 Hits interview with Dandaking (11 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 03:01 CDT, 7 August 2018 - iMsg
Naturally, local servers with low-ping play are common too, but is there any sort of adjustment you need to make when shifting gear from remote to local play? Especially as you head to various tournaments and practise with various people?
Every time you travel to a different part of the world and play in queue against the people living there you can instantly notice the difference in regional playstyles. Being adaptable is the biggest skill any professional gamer can have, because you need to be able to adapt on the fly against opponents. At an international tournament you will be matched up against players from all different countries and regions who each have a different strategy and style which you’ll need to figure out to succeed. This is why you often find that certain players will be more effective against certain other styles of players, purely based off the stylistic match-up. So, I try to make my own style a mix of everything and have trained myself for many situations to be ready when I come up against something new. At least that's the hope!
Full Interview here
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Corvidae Dreamhack Tours 2018 Highlights (1 comment)
Posted by M05 @ 08:09 CDT, 20 June 2018 - iMsg
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Interviews with DaHanG, Xron and Dandaking pre DH Tours (16 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 05:49 CDT, 14 May 2018 - iMsg
It's been over 6 months since the last elite level Quake Champions LAN tournament has played and prayers have finally been answered in Dreamhack Tours, the first stop in 2018 QC Saga. Attending are such names as United States of America DaHanG, Ukraine Xron and Australia Dandaking who will join a superstar roster of Quake players and have co-incidentally spoken to us about next weekend in France France. We sat down with the players to breakdown what competing at the top level has been like thus far and how they feel competing in the new priority team mode 2vs2 TDM. We have also gone to the effort of putting up some Points betting for this event to spice up the competition.

Links: Discord, Dahang, Xron, Dandaking
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Vote astroboy for aussie play and player of the year (11 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 13:46 CST, 27 February 2018 - iMsg
hey lads, if you could do us a favor and vote for astroboy (aussie player of the year and qwc play of the year). Trying to get some more eyes on quake
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Posted by M05 @ 03:41 CST, 12 December 2017 - iMsg

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Firstly, I'd just like to say thanks to every region for supporting both 4Seasons Gaming and the Oceanic scene for the last 8+ years. It's not easy being so segregated from Europe and North America all the time but we made it work with what we had. We always try our best to put on an enjoyable show for everyone. Most people just know me as the guy who runs Australian/New Zealand Quake tournaments but I was a player too :) Thanks to Camma, Fraze, Samityr (qhat) and Ventz for being great team mates as well as giving me the opportunity to play and enjoy Quake Live at a high level. To our Australian/New Zealand community thanks for being apart of the scene and being worthy competitors/contributors. I also would like to thank my two favorite CTF players for inspiration of my fully sick plays, France Linkje and Netherlands Draven.

I hope to see most of you playing and supporting Quake Champions also!

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Dreamhack Winter 2017 Interviews with 4sg (4 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 23:29 CST, 30 November 2017 - iMsg
From the Australian and New Zealand community we wish all competitors the best of luck this weekend. Should be a very interesting and exciting tournament. If you weren't already aware we have got France Strenx playing for AU team in the Sac (last minute). I also wasn't seeing a heap of content around DHW so I made some myself. Please enjoy and share with other Quake interested friends. Some questions are repeated but I tried hard to make each interview unique! Also last 24 hours to get your points in over at 4sg wager on who you think will win the tournaments.
Germany K1llsen
France Strenx
United States of America Dooi
Brazil Nosfa
4Seasons Gaming: Web, Facebook, ytube, tweet, Discord
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PAX AMD Aus Showcase between Astroboy and Steej fixed audio (No comments)
Posted by M05 @ 18:54 CST, 5 November 2017 - iMsg
Australian AMD PAX Showcase Grand Final between Dreamhack participants JAM Gaming's Astroboy and Corvidae's Steej. These two will be representing Australia December 1-3 and put on an exciting match for us here
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photos from pax amd aus (No comments)
Posted by M05 @ 00:14 CDT, 1 November 2017 - iMsg
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PAX AMD Showcase countdown (4 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 06:35 CDT, 27 October 2017 - iMsg
Scheduled: 22:00 CDT, 28 October 2017 to 00:00 CDT, 29 October 2017
Schedule: Passed

I know it's probably not the best timing for NA/EU but if you're up, come check out the games between Corvidae's Australia Steej and JAM Gaming's Australia Astroboy. These two have secured their spots as the best two in Australia winning flights to both Sweden Dreamhack and PAX Melbourne (on this weekend). The match will be showcased at the AMD booth, setup central to the venue, and will feature myself and ZenAku on the mic casting. ZenAku will also be doing "frag a pro" duel sessions versus the PAX audience Friday/Saturday and Sunday to warm up attendee's to the format and style of Duel.

VOD here (sorry about the audio issues)

Corvidae: Web, Facebook, tweet, Instagram
JAM Gaming: Web, Facebook, tweet, Instagram
4Seasons Gaming: Web, Facebook, ytube, tweet, Discord
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Steej and Astroboy qualify for DHW and PAX AMD Showcase (10 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 03:01 CDT, 18 October 2017 - iMsg
The duel qualifiers for both PAX AMD Showcase and the Dreamhack Winter are now completed. Congratulations to both Australia Daniel 'Astroboy' De Sousa and Australia Tyler 'Steej' Joseph for doing the double back to back. There were some great games, some drama and plenty of emotion running high across the weekend.

Link to DH Winter full stream
Playlist for the PAX AMD Showcase qualifiers
My picks for games to watch are Fraze vs Steej in the DH quals and ZenAku vs Astroboy in the PAX AMD quals.

You can follow both our boys on twitter Steej and Astroboy. For the actual PAX AMD Showcase event i'll be mostly using instagram stories, heaps of discord and a bit of twitter. We will be trying to push out some interviews/content pre and post events. If you're keen to learn more about the players see here.

Corvidae: Web, Facebook, tweet, Instagram
JAM Gaming: Web, Facebook, tweet, Instagram
4Seasons Gaming: Web, Facebook, ytube, tweet, Discord
Edited by mickzerofive at 03:01 CDT, 18 October 2017 - 6538 Hits
AU/NZ PAX Showcase Qualifier VODS (No comments)
Posted by M05 @ 20:07 CDT, 16 October 2017 - iMsg
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AU/NZ PAX Showcase Qualifiers tonight! (21 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 19:02 CDT, 12 October 2017 - iMsg
Scheduled: 03:00 CDT, 16 October 2017 to 07:00 CDT, 16 October 2017
Schedule: Passed

UPDATE: Congratulations to Dan and Steej for Qualifying to Dreamhack. Very unfortunate about all our server issues but the show must go on. Tonight we have our PAX tournament for timezones please check countdown here/timezone in schedule below.

Just announced, Australia/New Zealand will be running a Qualifier tournament to send two players to compete at PAX Melbourne. The winners of the qualifier will receive free flights and ticket entry for the day to compete at the AMD Booth for a Prize Split of cup_gold $600 and cup_silver $400 AUD. PAX turn out is always massive here and we can't wait to have people enjoying a high level AU/NZ Quake Champions match.

Our region also receied 2 Duel invites and 1 Sacrifice invite to the upcoming Dreamhack Winter in Sweden . We are set to have all of our Quakecon representatives return and try to Qualify for the competition such as Australia Astroboy, Australia Fraze, Australia Python, Australia Steej and Australia ZenAku. We also have Russia fearZZz and Russia nporaMep whom both relocated down our way making an appearance, albeit with an unfair high ping advantage. Other players to watch out for are Australia Dirtbox and Australia Stral who are big from the QW and Promode scene, Australia Chugg who has been putting together slash and aiming tutorials and a bunch of other streamers like Australia Atlantian Wraith, Australia Shirley, Australia Centrelink and Australia Hazkem. Also rumors are that the infamous Quake 3 player Japan uNleashed will be competing as well!

Before the patch got rolled out Phy1um and I put together an patch recap video. I'll also be trying to push out more contact during PAX like interviews/photos/videos etc. please follow myself on the socials.

Lastly, we will also be doing Wager (Points Betting) again so far just for our AU/NZ Qualifier and the Dreamhack Denver tournament.

Mickzerofive: Instagram, Facebook, tweet
4Seasons Gaming: Web, Facebook, ytube, tweet, Discord
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QC Patch Notes w/ Mickzerofive & Phy1um (3 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 21:47 CDT, 6 October 2017 - iMsg

Hi everyone, this is a detailed run down of the major changes coming in the Quake Champions October update. The thoughts and opinions are that of our own as we try and put together what the future holds for the game. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.

Follow Mickzerofive at
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Follow Phy1um at
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Follow 4Seasons Gaming at
Twitter -
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Join the conversation:
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Australia Content Update + Betting and Shop (16 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 04:12 CDT, 20 August 2017 - iMsg
Instead of spamming the news posts or forums with links every week, we have put together a list of all the media-related content the Australia Australian's have done so far which you can find below. 4sg have also put together a Points Betting as well as a Shop to help support our players and teams. These pages are really rough around the edges, but are working. The betting page also lists all the players social media and stream links. I'll be heading over myself and taking videos/photos of everyone and our journey if interested follow 4sg and team/player social media links below.

UPDATE: Astroboy and Python player profiles are up

Australia Python (JAM Gaming) tweet
Australia Astroboy (JAM Gaming) tweet
Australia Fraze (Corvidae) tweet
Australia Steej (Corvidae) tweet
Australia ZenAku (Corvidae) tweet ytube
Corvidae: Web, Facebook, tweet, Instagram
JAM Gaming: Web, Facebook, tweet, Instagram
4Seasons Gaming: Web, Facebook, ytube, tweet, Discord
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ZenAku's chance to represent Australia (29 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 04:21 CDT, 29 July 2017 - iMsg
8 years ago Australia David 'ZenAku' Addati started his journey in Quake Live as a young, talented and exciting player to watch compete. Very quickly ZenAku was keeping up with the veteran players, who followed the series from Quake 3, with his exciting flick rails and impressive timing. Shortly after attending our first LAN tournament in 2010, ZenAku's lifestyle took him away from the game until his return early 2017 with the announcement of Quake Champions beta. Almost immediately ZenAku started putting together tutorial videos for new players in an attempt to help bring in new faces not only to our community but all international communities. Lately, he's also been streaming his games against the other Quakecon BYOC participants from Australia.

ZenAku now makes the 5th player of those going to compete in the Quakecon BYOC representing Australia's best, a long with previously mentioned Australia Astroboy, Australia Fraze, Australia Python and Australia Steej. Interviews and video content of all the players will be coming soon (stay tuned).

ZenAku: Facebook Facebook, tweet Twitter, twitch Twitch,YouTubeYoutube
Corvidae: Web, Facebook, tweet, Instagram
JAM Gaming: Web, Facebook, tweet, Instagram
4Seasons Gaming: Web, Facebook, ytube, tweet, Discord
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Australia to send 4 to Quakecon (89 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 21:28 CDT, 12 July 2017 - iMsg
It is with great pleasure we announce today that we will be sending four Australian players to compete at this years Quake Champions BYOC event held at Quakecon, TX. As many of you know the announcement of the Quake World Championships came with both excitement and disappointment for our Australian and New Zealand players alike. Since then we have been working hard behind the scenes with two of Australia's premiere eSports organisations JAM Gaming and Corvidae Inc to make this all possible.

Here are the four players representing OCE:

Australia Andrew 'Python' Cha Cha (JAM Gaming) tweet
Australia Daniel 'Astroboy' De Sousa (JAM Gaming) tweet
Australia Frazer 'Fraze' Hockley (Corvidae) tweet
Australia Tyler 'Steej' Joseph (Corvidae) tweet

For those of you who haven't followed the Oceanic scene during Quake Live please check out the soon to be released player interviews and background stories to find out more about them as well as more about the Australian and New Zealand Quake community. Also give the players and teams a follow on social media to keep up with their trip and practice.

Corvidae: Web, Facebook, tweet, Instagram
JAM Gaming: Web, Facebook, tweet, Instagram
4Seasons Gaming: Web, Facebook, ytube, tweet, Discord
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Looking for a movie maker for QL/QC project $ (No comments)
Posted by M05 @ 17:41 CDT, 27 June 2017 - iMsg
hi all,

Looking for somebody to turn around a quick and short QL movie with a tiny bit of QC in it. For Australian scene, will be a paid job, need it completed within a month

hmu on discord
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The best TDM/CTF QL Players in OCEANIA (37 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 15:22 CST, 20 November 2016 - iMsg
hey everyone, just wanted to say thanks for the support over the years that everybody gave to the Oceania scene and 4Seasons Gaming. I have put together a top 10 CTF/TDM players list in the best way i could think to structure it. A lot of you will already know players like Australia Fraze, Australia Camma, Australia Python and Australia Dandaking but we had a lot of other decent players who never got to come over, further develop their games and show Oceania talent. Hopefully video not too boring, yes it does have Quake in it :) We will be back in 2017 and will see you again soon

Links: Website, Facebook Facebook, tweet Twitter, twitch Twitch, Discord
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movie help/maker (15 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 06:17 CDT, 27 October 2016 - iMsg
Hi all,

was looking to put together a video of some old quake live footage (pre-offline client). I've been able to watch the demos using Wolf Whisperer (by Mango) but having a hard time finding the exact quality I want. The best i've got so far is 1080p Yotube encoded (which takes ages to convert) and even then the audio is bad. All the mpeg encoding is no good for me and the loss less/raw avi does not play/port well in premier. I remember QLDT was okay? or maybe i should just stick to fraps? i've tried x split and can't find a quality i like there either. i could try observer again (tried with OW) and couldn't get it to record at all?

alternatively if anybody is good at this and has free time I am happy to pay for video to be made
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Learn to play quake live with FraZe (86 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 07:53 CDT, 10 September 2016 - iMsg
Australia Frazer 'Fraze' Hockley
Hey guys as some people may know I talked about streaming post Quakecon, and now ive moved into my new place with decent internet im ready to start. The name for the channel is FrazeQL. The channel will revolve around me talking while I play explaining decisions and such as some of you may seen in a youtube series I did a couple years ago. Obviously the stream will be mostly quake live duel, although I may add in other game types occasionally as well as other games if I feel like it, although I wouldn’t expect anywhere near as many viewers during those times. The stream will be serious when im in game but then ill try to have a laugh and interact with anyone watching after games and answer questions and such as I can as best I can
Donations would be much appreciated and obviously the more I get the more I will try to stream to help people improve their games

Links: Stream, Donate, Covidea, 4Seasons Gaming
Edited by mickzerofive at 07:57 CDT, 10 September 2016 - 42012 Hits
Fraze, Cam and Python off to Qcon 16 (104 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 21:27 CDT, 27 July 2016 - iMsg
Hello everyone, as some of you may or may not already know Oceania have three quake live players heading over to Quakecon 2016 this year in Dallas, Texas. Rumoured to surface more information about iD Software’s most recent announced game, Quake Champions, Quakecon has always been one of the biggest Quake Live tournament events since the games release in 09.

This year is no exception hosting the Duel Masters Championship showcasing a $25,000 prize purse and bringing in the top European and North American players. With our players, Australia Andrew ‘Python’ Cha Cha, Australia Frazer ‘Fraze’ Hockley and Australia Cameron ‘Cam’ Hockley, nearly packing their bags, we sat down with the Twins to get their thoughts on the trip. Players from within the 4sg community have even donated their own money to help everyone feel a little more comfortable whilst over there. Fraze has also just been picked up by Australian Team Corvidae.

Links: Fraze iview, Cam iview, Quakecon, Corvidae
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selling my iem germany signed mouse pad (25 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 16:40 CDT, 8 July 2014 - iMsg
Hey guys, as the title says. Mostly doing so because 1) I'm sure somebody will enjoy it more than I will and 2) the money will come in handy. Only 4 exist. Ventz, dandaking and cooller got one. I got everybody but who played bar VoO's signature, plus fatal1Ty and l1nkin. They are all legit signatures and I had to check with ventz to make sure that the hard to read looking one was actually raphas.

Link to eBay

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Fraze and Camma on DHW'13 Groups (47 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 19:20 CST, 25 November 2013 - iMsg
Now that that the groups have been announced and Australia Cameron "Camma" Hockley and Frazer "Fraze" Hockley have arrived in Sweden Sweden for the upcoming Dreamhack Winter 2013, we get the boys thoughts on this weekends tournament. Please note this interview was conducted before Russia Cooller withdrew from the tournament. This is the 2nd interview.

Read the full interviews.

Links: First Interview, Its Direct
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dreamhack 2013 info (17 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 17:00 CDT, 28 July 2013 - iMsg
Hey guys, anybody know who is running the tournament (except blaze who i've already msgd on here). Trying to get some more information about the competition, if there is going to be a TDM event as well as a duel etc. Anybody got any more information?
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TDM analysis of Latrommi (11 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 06:58 CDT, 8 June 2013 - iMsg
Hey guys, thought I might as well post it here for some of the newer/mid tier TDM players in Eu/US. My Australian community was hounding me about covering a high tier player and talking about their play and decisions. Unfortunately the only video I could find of latrommi was the POL vs RUS games which seemed incredibly one sided. However, I gave it a good go here:

Unfortunately my microphone cuts out mid-way and then randomly comes back on, not sure why. Thus I have written what i spoke about @ these pauses in the description of the video. Because of this I Have disallowed embedding. If you like it or hate it please let me know, if you love it then please subscribe to my channel and I may consider doing a few more. Please understand these are the views of my own personal opinion and not the views of the Australian community as such. I am not the best player as far as skill/aim/knowledge however I do play for one of the better clans in Australia. Anyway, enjoy the video and flame me here (:
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4sg Aus/NZ TDM Allstars (21 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 10:46 CDT, 25 May 2013 - iMsg
Update: Games are over. Thanks for those who tuned in. For those who didn't VOD is at the bottom of this post

Hey guys, as inspired by the TI3 (the international 3) they're doing a community voted show match. Since we've got a week in between signups closing and the actual start of the competition we will plan to do five show matches between alternating teams. An All-Star Match featuring teams designed by the community will be played on 04:30 CDT, 26 May 2013 until 07:00 CDT, 26 May 2013.The match will be played on a decided 5 maps. All normal 4sg rules apply. Teams and Maps are Subject to change on the day.

Links: VOD,
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Aus/NZ TDM Tournament (and ctf finals) (20 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 22:18 CDT, 9 May 2013 - iMsg
Figured for those who are interested that I would continue entertaining the international scene with some updates of the Australian/NZ scene. 4sg have just announced their online TDM competition which has already gathered interest from the likes of Australia Dandaking, Australia Fraze, Australia Camma, New Zealand Phyrigian and soon to sign up Australia Python, Australia Haste, Australia wch and Australia zlr. As most of you are already aware, the Australian/NZ scene doesn't exactly follow the same team mode map pool as the European's or American's and some of you may be interested to follow the competition. TDM and CTF are equally played around the same amount and we constantly rotate between each of the modes. In early 2013, 4sg also had their online CTF Grand Finals which turned out to be a very exciting match that came down to the wire.. literally. More details below

2013 CTF Grand Finals

Links: 4sg, TDM Info, // Facebook 4seasonsgaming, YouTube 4sgtube, Facebook
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quake down? (442 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 20:22 CDT, 26 April 2013 - iMsg
is quake live down? anybody have any information for this?
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4sg Aus/NZ Summer Duel Comp Finished (29 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 01:27 CDT, 5 April 2013 - iMsg
Summers officially over down under and we've all been working on our tans for the upcoming SydLAN #2 this month. To kick of the Month of April we have had our recent online duel competition come to it's closing. Which saw Australia Daniel "Dandaking" De Sousa take on Cameron "Camma" Hockley. Most of you would know about Cam's brother Australia Frazer "Fraze" Hockley and his recent trip to Europe. Due to this trip Fraze was unable to partake in the competition, leaving the opportunity for his brother to steal the lime light. 3rd Place decider also went on between long time Quake Liver players Australia Matthew "Haymo" Hayman and New Zealand Oscar "phyrigian" Smith. Both match VODs are in this new post and a big thanks to our sponsors ItsDirect and PocketShop.

Links: 4sg, Div1 brackets, Div2 brackets, Div3 brackets, Div4 brackets, YouTube 4sgtube
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Itsdirect presents Head to Head #2 (2 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 22:51 CDT, 3 October 2012 - iMsg

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Thanks to the support and sponsorship shown from we have decided to run a small head-to-head video competition. Players of relatively equal skill will go 'mano a mano' in a monthly show case Quakelive video, displaying 3 clips from their personal highlight reels. A poll will be opened in the designated 4sg thread to decide which player has the better talent while destroying the ego of the loser. Second time showing, with again no exception of an excessive ego's are the infamous beat-you-on-lan Shadow, going up against the i-beat-you-on-my-alias ZXKU. Who will be crowned daking of round 2. You decide! (VOTE HERE)

Thanks to Siilva for putting this video together

If you want to submit for the next one (Australian or International players) send your clips to mickzerofive AT
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Posted by M05 @ 05:15 CDT, 10 September 2012 - iMsg

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Thanks to the support and sponsorship shown from we have decided to run a small head-to-head video competition. Players of relatively equal skill will go 'mano a mano' in a monthly show case Quakelive video, displaying 3 clips from their personal highlight reels. A poll will be opened in the designated 4sg thread to decide which player has the better talent while destroying the ego of the loser. First up, with no exception of an excessive ego is the infamous 4sg owner Michael "mickzerofive" Jenkins, going up against the controversial Cameron "camma" Hockley. Who will be crowned daking of round 1. You decide! (VOTE HERE)

Thanks to Siilva for putting this video together
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help with wolfcam 9.2 (13 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 15:57 CDT, 26 August 2012 - iMsg
Given that my config is (attached) and i'm using wolfcam 9.2

I need help fixing:

1. Frag messages don't align correctly, I was told that this was maybe a widescreen problem?
2. Quad counter won't show with cg_drawStatus 0. If cg_drawStatus is supposed to be 1 then what cvar's do I use to hide the timer/score/health and armor
3. I can't even record a freaking video. For some reason neither /video avi nor /video jpg wav works with this config.

I have tested 1/3 on my old config and both work fine.

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some new quake games to watch (3 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 06:57 CDT, 9 June 2012 - iMsg
Hey guys just letting you know i've been doing a little bit of casting for our Australian tournament. We are looking for some more people who just like to watch games if they are interested to subscribe to our channel just helps with sponsors and what not :)

The most recent games are like
div 2 sf1
div 2 sf2
div 2 gf

div1 qf1
div1 qf2
div1 qf3

mick05 da teazer
TDM learner video - DEEP INSIDE
div2 ctf finals

so yeah if you're sick of watching all the VOD's every week and having nothing left to watch for the weekend check out the channel and if you like it subscribe thanks :) Will be adding to the channel in the coming month, and then once again for the LAN competition we are having
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NA ODC #2 by 4seasons gaming (122 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 15:00 CDT, 15 April 2012 - iMsg
Scheduled: 15:00 CDT, 15 April 2012 to 19:00 CDT, 15 April 2012
Schedule: Passed

Thanks to the huge appreciation and support from the American player base, back by popular demand, is the 4seasons Gaming North American One Day Duel competition, once again thanks should go to United States of America nuttybrO for the opportunity. Same setup as last time except the map picking process will be changed to drop, drop, pick, pick. Once again United States of America w0nk0 from Ready Up Radio has offered to stream/cast the event. If you want to show your support facebook/steam/mirc links below :) We look forward to seeing some new faces

Update: Should be a great tournament with note-able players such as United States of America rapha and United States of America ZeRo4 \o/

Coverage: Stream, Brackets, Rapha Only Stream
Links: Info, Signup, Player List (Facebook mIRC YouTube steam), web chat
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NA One Day Duel Cup #1 by 4sg (101 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 18:38 CDT, 25 March 2012 - iMsg
Scheduled: 15:00 CDT, 25 March 2012 to 20:00 CDT, 25 March 2012
Schedule: Passed

UPDATE: Bracket link has changed to here

Competition is this weekend, and offering to stream/cast is United States of America w0nk0 from Ready Up Radio. Also helping on the day will be United States of America wills0r to help keep track and report results. Players that have signed up are reminded check-in will open an hour and a half before the competition and close half an hour before scheduled start time.

United States of America nuttybrO with support from 4seasonsgaming is proud to present the first North American One Day Duel Cup. The One Day cup is open for registration for all NA players only. The Cup will feature bo3 single elimination format and will include casted streams and a small prize for first! If enough support is shown from the NA community I will consider doing a few more competitions both duel and team.

Coverage: Stream, Brackets
Links: Info, Signup, Player List (Facebook mIRC YouTube), web chat
Edited by mickzerofive at 18:38 CDT, 25 March 2012 - 33408 Hits
tdm basics vid (19 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 11:51 CDT, 21 March 2012 - iMsg

h4t3rs gun h4t3
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Fraze visits Europe (82 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 20:34 CST, 25 February 2012 - iMsg
Australian citizen Australia Frazer "Fraze" Hockley has been living in Europe for the past 3 moths, since the last Dream Hack Winter competition in 2011. Fraze has been staying in the United Kingdom with his girlfriend, and been practicing a little bit of a duel in his time over. As he was known in Australian as a practice fiend he has been living up to reputation playing European duelers such as United Kingdom zsx, Sweden madix, United Kingdom GaRpY, Germany k1llsen and France strenx, just to name a few.

He has been more then happy with his progress while in Europe and is interested to compete in any big International Quakelive competition soon.

Fraze interview before returning home
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cheating? (79 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 22:20 CST, 29 December 2011 - iMsg

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4sg Duel Masters Movie by Mind Confusion (54 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 02:05 CDT, 14 October 2011 - iMsg

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Rating: 5.2 (41 votes)
I'd like to say thanks to the entire 4Seasons Gaming team for their help, it certainly has been a long ride for us so far, but right now, the spotlight lies on the true dedication of our Video Producer, Stephen 'MindConfusion' Austin. We have had many shout-casters over the years, but he is one person who has always been present for every match, start to finish, on demand.

MC has been the magic behind 4sgTV [4sgTube] and has helped promote both the game and 4Seasons Gaming via interactive multimedia. Today he has taken the next step in his online-gaming orientated work and released his very first cut and edited Quake Live video, Entitled '4sg AUS/NZ Duel Masters'. This piece captures some of our communities best, and more interesting frags created throughout their Quake Live dueling experiences. Not only containing frags, this video also shares monumental moments for our Australian and New Zealand Quake Live community, including overseas trips and interstate LAN competitions. A Big thank you goes out to all of our Australian duelers, without the support you guys have shown us, 4seasons Gaming would not still be around today :) :) Enjoy the video.

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Australian who? (23 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 13:52 CDT, 25 September 2011 - iMsg
Some of you may or may not have heard of me. Some Australian gamers are starting to ask me about my work? Not that I do anything anyway. But if you're bored and interested in Australia AUSTRALIA. Really couldn't be bothered formatting/making it seem interesting enough for a news post

Interview 1: How did it all start
Interview 2: What now for Quake Live and Australia

It's Australia not Austria so inb4 I get asked for phone numbers.

P.s. like our facebook so I can do great things and stuff
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tdm vod, team chat commentating (17 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 06:09 CDT, 13 September 2011 - iMsg

just lookin for sum hits br0's
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tox interview pre QCon`11 (100 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 14:16 CDT, 2 August 2011 - iMsg
Australia mick05 from 4SeasonsGaming sat down with Sweden tox before his travels to QuakeCon 2011. tox arrives in Dallas on the 3rd of August staying in the Hilton Anatole with his team mates Sweden fox, Italy Stermy and France link1n. tox had a lot to say about Quake Live compared to Quake's 3 and 4, and also wanted to share with us his thoughts of playing QL on LAN, and what changes they could make to the game in general.

Link: Full interview
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Quakecon Interview - Ventz and zlr (14 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 00:57 CDT, 30 July 2011 - iMsg
Before Australia Peter "Ventz" Kidson and Timothy "zlr" Shey set off to QuakeCon 2011 in Dallas, TX, they kindly dedicated some time out from practicing to answer a few questions for us. This interview was conducted before the most recent Quakecon announcement about the voting system for play offs, so unfortunately this question was excluded in the Interview.

Read the full interview on the next page
Article Page: 1 || next page >>
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zlr to represent Vox Eminor in Qcon`11 (35 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 01:58 CDT, 28 July 2011 - iMsg
Australia Timothy "zlr" Shey has also been rewarded this year for his consistent top three performance in the Australian scene and will be playing under the Vox Eminor banner. Vox Eminor will be supporting his travels overseas to QuakeCon 2011 in Dallas, Texas, and wish him the best of luck on his international appearance. Tim hopes for the trip to be a great learning experience competing against some of the worlds best players.

Many of you would not know but Tim has been regularly working behind the scenes at 4Seasons Gaming, both as a web coder and second in charge, since its creation in 2009. I am very pleased to see a reward for his efforts as a player and as an Australian community idol.

Links: Vox Eminor (Facebook, YouTube)
Edited by mickzerofive at 01:58 CDT, 28 July 2011 - 12143 Hits
MindFreak.RAZER to back Ventz @ Qcon`11 (54 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 12:24 CDT, 25 July 2011 - iMsg
A few of you may recognise Australia Peter "Ventz" Kidson's name pop-up a few times in many of my Australian tournament posts. Consistently finishing within the top three in nearly every Quake Live tournament 4Seasons has ran to date, Ventz has finally got his chance in the big leagues.

Last year Ventz came runner up in the Archaic.MSI Draft which saw his clan mate Australia dandaking take the spotlight at Quakecon`10. Undoubtedly increasing dan's skill level and experience as a player Ventz is hoping to get the same sort of accomplishments from the American competition. Thanks to MindFreak.Razer, Ventz and his manager will be attending the Intel® QUAKE LIVE Duel Invitational Masters tournament in August.

Links: MindFreak Razer (Facebook, YouTube)
Edited by xou at 12:45 CDT, 25 July 2011 - 14151 Hits
tox to represent 4sg @ Qcon`11 (105 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 09:42 CDT, 22 July 2011 - iMsg
It is with extreme pleasure we can officially announce our first involvement in QuakeCon 2011, Sweden Johan "tox" Quick. The Swedish Quake legend has shown great recent form and interest to pickup some Quake Live duel titles and here at 4Seasons Gaming we are more than happy to be of assistance to his determination. Johan will be participating in the QuakeCon 2011 duel competition, under the 4Seasons Gaming banner, and regardless of his finishing rank at the end of the tournament our investment has already been satisfied for our enjoyment to see him competing again in a major LAN duel tournament.

Partnered Sponsorship is still available for tox as we bring his profile page live before QuakeCon. As this is our first financed player we have no interest in any future or current funding requests from other players for the time being.

Links: 4sg YouTube Facebook
Edited by xou at 09:53 CDT, 22 July 2011 - 28751 Hits
Reloaded Wrap (48 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 00:53 CDT, 17 July 2011 - iMsg
Diabzau couldn't have really said it better, Extremely unfortunate about the internet access issues we suffered through-out the LAN. There was some technical miss-communication on instances where the LAN network admins had to take preventative measures to save on quota and speed which resulted in tactics such as blocking HTTP and other services we needed.

Congratulations to Dan, Pete, Tim and Fraze for coming through in the top 4. Cash prizes have already been paid out at the event. As this was the first LAN Quakelive event in Australia hiccups were to be expected, however nobody could have anticipated the extent to which problems were going to be encountered. However, lessons have been learnt; if there is next event it will feature a dedicated internet connection and network for the LAN box + competition PCs rather then competing with a more quake-only focused environment.

We apologise for the spectating disappointment caused due to issues that were beyond our control. We took demos, videos and photos for the event linked below. We also now realise how much organisation actually has to go into one of these events and it will be reflected at the next one

Links: Demos, Photos, Videos
Edited by xou at 11:44 CDT, 17 July 2011 - 14016 Hits
Reloaded VII (32 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 01:30 CDT, 14 July 2011 - iMsg
Reloaded VII Quake Live Pros Competition officially kicks off at 19:30 CDT, 15 July 2011. First official id Software supported Australian LAN tournament and we for it to be enjoyable for spectators and players. Streaming information and groups/brackets can be found below.

Update: The original announced map pool has changed with toxicity to replace campgrounds, this is because of QuakeCon/DreamHack Map pool. Also the format has changed instead of 4x4 groups it will be 2x6. Top 4 proceed to bo5 quarter finals then semi finals and so on.

Stream: 4SG TV
Links: 4sg (Facebook mIRC YouTube), Reloaded, Tt eSPORTS, Game Traders
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Australian Scene and Support (22 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 08:15 CDT, 8 July 2011 - iMsg
As Reloaded VII draws near our online Divisional Duel Competition has almost finished. Our online competition also has the luxury of a first place prize of paid flights to the LAN event in July. Below are the upper bracket semi finals and finals of the Online competition feature Voxe Eminor Australia Tim "zlr" Shey, MindFreak.Razer Australia Peter "Ventz" Kidson and Frazer "Fraze" Hockley.

As most of you already know the Quake Live scene has flat lined a lot and I have seen some of you look at Australia/NZ like "hey they're doing great". The truth is we've flat lined just as much and even with the continuous efforts from the 4sg team it still feels like things are being slightly put to waste. Our Facebook and Youtube channel need a lot more supporting views if sponsors are willing to continue with us. While many of you do enjoy our work and give us constant feedback our time zones really affect international audiences. We would love if the word was spread of our work as we will be sending players again this year to Quakecon in hope of a bigger and brighter future.

Links: 4sg (Facebook mIRC YouTube), Reloaded, Tt eSPORTS, Game Traders
Edited by xou at 12:30 CDT, 8 July 2011 - 7006 Hits
Australia to Quake Live LAN (41 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 20:03 CDT, 27 June 2011 - iMsg
4Seasons Gaming is proud to announce the first Official Quake Live LAN competition (technically the first real one) to be held in the Oceanic region. This of course will be at Reloaded VII, July 15-17. Many thanks to id Software for making this happen, and hopefully we will continue to build from this amazing opportunity. Partnering for the event will be Tt eSPORTS Australia and Game Traders, and as always, 4seasons Gaming will be running two fully prize equipped duel competitions.

With an attendance already confirmed from the majority of the best Australian Quake Duelers, teams such as Vox Eminor and ArchaicMSI will also be flying players down for the event. The Pro's section of the competition will be the highlight for Reloaded VII, and will become the greatest 4sg produced competition to date. 10 Custom built PC's provided by Tt eSPORTS Australia will be provided for the Professional players travelling interstate, and setup in the Tt eSPORTS Arena. The Amateur competition will be BYOC only. Prizes are as followed

Links: 4sg (Facebook mIRC YouTube), Reloaded, Tt eSPORTS, Game Traders
Edited by xou at 07:40 CDT, 28 June 2011 - 11267 Hits
Australia to Quakecon.. AGAIN ? (25 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 19:20 CDT, 1 June 2011 - iMsg
Hey guys,

My name is Michael, also known as mickzerofive. I am from the Australia Australian Gaming scene, or, more specifically, I am involved with the PC first person shooter, Quake Live. My organisation, 4 Seasons Gaming, has been running strong for roughly 2 years now. We have been involved with sending a champion to America and a champion to Germany, to play for and represent Australia and New Zealand, in international-level competitions. I am writing to inform you that it's that time of the year again, and we wish to send another player overseas to represent us in the American QuakeCon 2011.

Fortunately, a couple of players in our community have been picked up by eSports teams, Australia dandaking with ArchaicMSI and Australia zlr to Vox Eminor. The opportunity has risen for us to send a third player, Australia Ventz. We, as a community, feel that Ventz is a very high skilled and deserving player, who has contributed to some spectacular Australian/NZ final series, and we believe that he has what it takes to represent our Continent.

I understand that many people probably have zero interest, but I don't target my words towards these people. If anybody has any interest in furthering the Australian/NZ online competitive gaming scene, what could be better then showing the American and European companies that Australia is a worthy investment, with a multitude of highly skilled players? Don't feel that you need to donate anything more then $5 or $10 to the cause, because I believe we can reach our goal as a community. I will be able to work with what ever I get given... thank you for your time, and/or your donation!

Raising Image

Donations can be sent via paypal

Edited by mickzerofive at 19:20 CDT, 1 June 2011 - 3936 Hits
woflcam issues -can't bring down console (2 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 04:13 CDT, 19 May 2011 - iMsg
Hello fellow movie makers, as the title suggest I am having some major dramas dropping the console in my wolfcam. I am using an msi-gt640 and the tilde key works fine. I have tried editing the default config located in user/appdata/roaming/ called q3config.cfg and addming the seta com_allowconsole 1 command and this still has not fixed my problem. Any suggestions?
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the Australians are at it again (15 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 02:51 CDT, 18 May 2011 - iMsg
After much deliberation about the future of Quake Live the support was still fairly strong within the Australian and New Zealand borders. 4Seasons Gaming decided to hold sign-ups for another one of our infamous season duel competitions in which we received more than 130 sign-ups across the four divisions Pro, Amateur, Rising Star and Beginner.

This competition includes for division 1 winner a free return flights to our first official Oceanic Quake Live LAN competition to be held at Reloaded in Adelaide (15th and 17th of July). The LAN competition is still yet to be officially announced but has already $3,500 in cash confirmed as well as $600+ worth in products thanks to Game Traders and Tt eSPORTS.

I would personally like to thank all of the players who have stuck by me through-out the course of my reign on the Australian scene and send many thanks to the international spectators that have enjoyed our work. And yes, we will hopefully be sending a couple of players to QuakeCon 2011.

Links: Official News post, Reloaded, Game Traders, Tt eSPORTS
Edited by mickzerofive at 02:51 CDT, 18 May 2011 - 5943 Hits
dan (2/3) - "I want to play like cypher" (41 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 04:14 CDT, 14 April 2011 - iMsg
This video ArchaicMSI's Australia Daniel "dandaking" De Sousa speaks a little more in-depth about his group stage games. Put up against arguably considered the top 3 at the time United States of America rapha, Russia Cooller and Belarus Cypher, dan discusses his thoughts before, during and after his matches against these opponents. Dan also shares his experiences off-screen with the players and what the players were like to socialize with. Part 3 coming soon

Tournament: Demos, Photos
Related Interviews: Part 1
Edited by xou at 06:35 CDT, 14 April 2011 - 20718 Hits
dan (p1/3) - "thanks for the practice!" (12 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 06:49 CDT, 6 April 2011 - iMsg
A month since the IEM5 World Finals and ArchaicMSI's Australia Daniel "dandaking" De Sousa is already set to go on his next International adventure. Thanks to his team ArchaicMSI, Dan will be featuring once again in the American QuakeCon tournament also rumored to make the trip with another companion from the Australian scene. In this first video Dan tells us about his experience in a foreign country, the IEM tournament setup and venue, practicing in Europe and how he went from losing his ZOTAC match to United States of America Paul "CZM" Nelson to defeating him in the IEM event. Parts 2 and 3 coming soon.

Tournament: Demos, Photos
Related Interviews: Pre-Tournament (1,2), During (, FrageXecutors,
Edited by xou at 11:01 CDT, 6 April 2011 - 10688 Hits
ideas in esports (21 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 00:45 CDT, 24 March 2011 - iMsg
Hey guys some of you may have heard of me before from the australian scene 4sg. I have found through out my course of running online and local tournaments that a lot of people in the field are often scared to ask the community questions. I understand about pride and what not but working with the communities is often what I find leads to success and moving forward.

I have come to you all today to ask some simple questions about competitions in order to get some creative or simple ideas from some of you community guys that get to watch things from a different perspective.

This will be an open thread and help greatly towards the directions of myself and my organisation and will give even other community owners and tournament organisers the chance to do some reading an improving.

Firstly if we can talk about online competitons. I want to know what are some of your biggest pet hates, what types of tournaments you enjoy to play in. For example I really really really hate trying to find player demos for tournaments. Sure the occasional person will upload their demo to esr but let's say I want to find a particular players pov from a final I can't find it. And as for tournaments I really enjoy the one day duel comps, but then for teamm competitions I prefer the week by week format with one day playoffs at the end.

Next id like to hear your thoughts lan competitons. If you attend what are your most enjoyable experiences, do you prefer byoc or lan cafes, why would you go to spectate an event if you're not playing, what type of tournament format do you like participating in etc.

Lastly for the organisers, what do you find is the worst thing about trying to play in a competition? Lack of following rules ? Poor communication between admins? Specs chatting on vod streams? Lack of coverage? No news about it? Don't listen to what players want eg: map pool?

Thanks for any help or feedback you give me. If you have some good ideas you don't wish to share publicly talk to me in private here or I'm.
Edited by xou at 01:10 CDT, 24 March 2011 - 3666 Hits
dan "nice to have the chance to play" (45 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 21:32 CST, 1 March 2011 - iMsg present a quick video interview featuring Daniel "dandaking De Sousa after completing all his matches in day 1 at the Intel Extreme Masters S5 World Championships. Dan is asked if he is pleased with his result, what it felt like to play some of the best players in the world and how he is enjoying the event so far.

Tournament: Demos, Photos + Videos (comming soon)
Links: Pre-Tournament Interviews (1,2), 4sg, ArchaicMSI, GamesWorld
Edited by mickzerofive at 21:32 CST, 1 March 2011 - 21092 Hits
dandaking -vs- group b (14 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 14:04 CST, 1 March 2011 - iMsg

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Rating: 9 (4 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: N/A
Mod: N/A
Viewpoint: dandaking
Version info: quakelive
How to play back QL demos

Just gone group stages of the IEM S5 World Championships, Australian hero Australia Daniel dandaking De Sousa. Sponsored by team ArchaicMSI and held together by, dan experienced his second international event taking on the likes of Russia Cooller, Sweden Spart1e, Belarus Cypher, United States of America czm and United States of America Rapha.
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"I was like wow I've got a hard job" (27 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 13:17 CST, 22 February 2011 - iMsg
Getting the chance to sit down with Australia Daniel "dandaking" De Sousa before we fly out to Germany on Friday, for the Intel Extreme Masters Season 5 World Championships. Dan answers some questions from his local fans and shares with us his opinion on the Australian competitors, changes he has made since Quakecon 2010 in regards to practice regime and config, equipment he will be using for the event, what he is most looking forward to in his matches and his goals for the tournament. Then in the next video we take a look at a more in-depth analysis of his tournament predictions, thoughts on the strengths and weakness of the opponents within his group and map selections.

Links: Video Intervews (1, 2), 4sg
VOD: Oceanic IEM Championships (Grand, Semi's, Quarter's part 1, 2)
Edited by xou at 04:32 CST, 28 February 2011 - 13841 Hits
IEM5 QL Lets take a look shall we? (34 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 22:38 CST, 12 February 2011 - iMsg
Whilst sitting here organizing our trip and counting the sleeps until the IEM5 World Championships, anticipating thoughts are running through my head. As suspected in all of our heads that same iconic question. Who will be crowned the Quake Live World Champion?
Excerpt: Last years struggle over the doubtfulness that the games interest would once again become a 'starvation' for players has been answered. The liveliness of the game has grown a lot in the past year, and the decisions of those from 'ye old times' whose minds were once balanced between playing seriously or disappearing, have made their moves. With the exception of Italy one unfortunate soul, and arguably a few “invitation allocation decisions”, these World Championships contain, at this current time, the best Quake Live duelers the world has to offer.
Read the full write-up on
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IEM AU/NZ: Final Eight! (91 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 08:12 CST, 19 January 2011 - iMsg
UPDATE: VOD's of the finals are now online :) some very exciting games finished with a controversial ending

After a fairly quick group stage 7 out of an expected 8 qualified for the final Single Elimination stage in the Intel Extreme Masters Oceanic Championships. The upset ofcourse New Zealand's Jake "CHV" Hope defeating his rivaled counterpart New Zealand Nomey and team hero Australia wch. Another interesting result was young Australia David "ZenAkU" Addati defeating Australia Peter "Ventz" Kiddson three maps to one. Although a lot of finalists were expected now is time to separate the boys from the men, and the men from our Oceanic hero.

VODS: Quarter Final (part 1, part2), Semi Final, Grand Final
Links: Tournament page - mIRC Facebook
Edited by mickzerofive at 08:12 CST, 19 January 2011 - 33090 Hits
Intel Extreme Masters AU/NZ Finals (61 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 20:36 CST, 8 January 2011 - iMsg
Scheduled: 22:00 CST, 8 January 2011 to 07:00 CST, 9 January 2011
Schedule: Passed

In late 2010 Australia Australia and New Zealand New Zealand were blessed with the news from the Intel Extreme Masters that a spot would be given for the combined nations to participate in the 2011 Season 5 Intel Extreme Masters World Championships for Quake Live. In late December, 4Seasons Gaming ran qualifiers for the Aus/NZ Intel Extreme Masters to narrow the participants down to a final 16. These players would then compete in a week of finals stages of groups to single elimination knockout for the first place prize of paid flights and accomodation to the event. The Qualifiers ran fantastic and the matches were very exciting to say the least. It will be hard for many of you to be awake for the majority of our matches but we hope that some of you will enjoy the VOD's listed below :) and stay tuned on our tournament page. The group stages start from January 9th until January 15th, and a Schedule for now (until confirmed) will reside only our 4SG main page. However the finals day on January the 16th will be setup properly to accomodate our international spectator base.

Also big thanks to Tt eSports who will be lending a hand to sponsor the finalist over to Germany. Countdown timer has been added for this tournament

VODs: Qualifier #1 (Part 1, Part 2), Qualifier #2 (Full), Qualifier #3 (Full), Qualifier #4 (Full)
Links: mIRC Facebook - Live Stream, Facebook - Intel Extreme Masters
Edited by mickzerofive at 20:36 CST, 8 January 2011 - 13558 Hits
4sg Summer Smash Clan Arena 5v5 Finals (15 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 23:22 CST, 21 December 2010 - iMsg
We decided to run and hold a quick single elimination Clan Arena competition just before the Christmas and New Years break. Usual players you see in our duel competitions Australia Dandaking, Australia zlr, Australia Ventz and Australia Python participated for the fun of team games, and eventually the finals came down to the following two clans playing for 5x Logitech g110 gaming keyboards.

No/x/ious: Australia Xcope, Australia Ray, Australia Maxxx, New Zealand GrotesK, New Zealand roffo, New Zealand CHV
x2: Australia Zlr, Australia Haste, Australia Zpnq, Australia Serp, Australia Grrrdian

We covered the finals with video casting, but rather then having commentators talk about Clan Arena from a third person perspective, which lets face it is rather boring, we hopped into Noxious ventrilo to listen to their team talk and banter through-out the game.

Links: Brackets, VOD
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IEM5 Aus/NZ the Clash of the Titans VODS (88 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 23:43 CST, 15 December 2010 - iMsg
Last Sunday was our first qualifier for the Australia Australian and New Zealand New Zealand in which our tuned-in viewers witnessed probably the greatest and most exciting games held within the Australian and New Zealand region since the introduction of Quake Live. Quake 3 Australian national representative Australia Andrew "python / Chacha" mixed it up with Quake Live Australian national representative Australia Daniel "dandaking" De Sousa and our usual high-end players Australia Peter "Ventz" Kidson, Australia Tim "zlr" Shey and Australia David "ZenAkU" Addati. The competition was double elimination with the "spoiler brackets" if you can't wait to watch the three hours worth of classy commentated games between these 5 players. Because of the length the VOD's were broken into two parts in-order of the games below. I would also like to take the time to mention that if you do enjoy our coverage we are still raising money to send the winner Germany for those of you with big hearts :)

VODs: Qualifier #1 (Part 1, Part 2), Qualifier #2 (Full)
Links: mIRC Facebook - Live Stream, Facebook - Intel Extreme Masters
Edited by mickzerofive at 23:43 CST, 15 December 2010 - 22861 Hits
rapha wins FnaticMSI BEAT IT Finals (1088 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 15:32 CST, 25 November 2010 - iMsg
The BEAT IT Finals at DreamHack Winter 2010 is now over. Make sure you watch the VOD's made by Level Up TV and demos.

Final rankings
cup_gold United States of America SK-rapha - $6,000 + MSI GT663
cup_silver Belarus srs/rzr/Cypher- $3,000
cup_bronze France fnatic\strenx - $1,500
4th. Russia mouz.Cooller
5-6th. Poland av3k, Germany k1llsen
7-8th. Italy stermy, United States of America DaHanG
9-12th. zsx, spart1e, dem0n, noctis
13-16th. Vo0, fazz, tox1c, GUard

Streams: mIRCTwitter Level Up TV (VODs / YouTube, spec demos), Germany gS-TV, DH Main Stage
Links: Brackets, Fnatic
Coverage: TEK9, SK, StermyTV, Germany Fragster, France FFF
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Posted by M05 @ 09:43 CST, 25 November 2010 - iMsg
Finally, the tournament our Australia Australian and New Zealand New Zealand followers have been waiting for has arrived. The Intel Extreme Masters Season 5 will debut an Oceanic blooded participant in Germany Germany, Hanover, next year for Quake Live. Thanks to our gracious and giving community, 4Seasons Gaming has successfully raised enough funds to fly over a representative to compete on behalf of Oceania. This will be Oceania's second debut at an International Quake Live event, the first being Quakecon 2010 in which we saw ArchaicMSI's Australia Daniel "Dandaking" De Sousa take out 7th/8th spot, defeating the likes of Netherlands Draven and United States of America dkt then losing out to some nice games against United States of America DaHang.

Links: mIRC Facebook - Tournament Page, Facebook - Intel Extreme Masters
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Posted by M05 @ 03:21 CST, 24 November 2010 - iMsg
Earlier this year in August 4Seasons Gaming announced their new partnership with Logitech aswell as their extra provision of equipment from the company. With all the recent success of 4SG and some of that being due to the surrounding communities we decided some of our prizes should be avaiable to the communities that help us grow in the first place. A competition was held to find the best 'play of the year', open for all players from all games and all countries. See the original thread and video here. The winners have now been decided and announced (see below)

For more information about us and what we do, of if you would like to follow along with us in future competitions see the links section below

Links: 4SG, Facebook, Videos, Tweets, Logitech
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BEAT IT: Qualified players (79 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 05:42 CST, 18 November 2010 - iMsg
Poland Bogdan 'Bodzo' Mazur is not able to participate in the MSI BEAT IT Quake Live tournament at Dreamhack and he will be replaced by his team mate Poland Robert 'tox1c' Kopczynsk.

A few days ago we have been informed that Universal Soldier player Bodzo isn't able to attend Dreamhack Winter and resigned from the tournament, thus leaving an empty spot to be filled. tox1c has been an active player of almost every PLAY BEAT IT QL qualifier and placed fourth in the last chance qualifier right behind Cooller.

Also MSI have decided to further up the prize pool adding the MSI GT663 Laptop as a first place prize. We are all very excited to see the Dream Hack event unfold and we wish the best of luck to all competitors.

Links: News Post, Fnatic
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Posted by M05 @ 07:12 CDT, 27 October 2010 - iMsg
UPDATED: Postponed qualifier #2 will be hosted on Saturday, 30th with the start at 17:00 CET. This was because it clashed with the Dreamhack Qualifier, which has now been changed from 14:00 start to 13:00 CET.

As many of the players required, we have moved Qualifier #2 to Saturday, 30th of October. Seeing as there is IEM night on Wednesday and some players have to commit to their work and other non e-sports related stuff, we have met their need and postponed the qualifier.

This last qualifier will however differ from previous two as not 4 players will qualify for MSI BEAT IT QuakeLive tournament at DreamHack, but 3 slots will be available for Sweden. The reason is the confirmed invitation of Netherlands Sander "Vo0" Kaasjager, famous Quake player.

Qualifier on Saturday will be played in best-of-three format from the beginning just like the previous one. Level UP Tv will of course be there to provide stream for your viewing pleasure.

Links:, Level Up TV
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dandaking "All fired up" for IEM World (81 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 09:28 CDT, 13 October 2010 - iMsg
2010 spawned a new white knight in our hopeful and aspring Australia Australian and New Zealand New Zealand Quake community. Players from near and far and even from other gaming communities jumped on board whilst we set soar our Oceanic champion into the International scene earlier this year. It was Quakecon 2010 to shed some excitement on our somewhat under-rated Nation and the fire only burns brighter now for the up and coming 2011 IEM World Championships. ArchaicMSI's Australia Daniel "dandaking" De Sousa speaks of life after Quakecon, his thoughts on the national qualifiers upcoming and gone, as well as his own goals for the upcoming IEM World competition. Thanks go out to Anabrasivejerk for conducting the interview. Read more on the next page

4sg: Home, Vods
Dandaking: DaHanG ztn, dkt dm13, dkt bf, Qcon Demos, Post-Tourney Interview, Quakecon Frag Vid, Quakelive Profile, Config
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Final Week for Entries! (68 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 01:59 CDT, 26 September 2010 - iMsg
Hello and welcome fellow gamers and gamerettes. Australia Michael "mickzerofive" Jenkins here from Aus/NZ Quake Live community 4Seasons Gaming.

Final week to get your videos in for the Logitech Play of the Year competition. We've already had an abundance of quality frags and plays and if you would like to have your chance to win you're running out of time. Good luck to those who have entered, the final 10 will be released early October with the 3 winners selected shortly after

Prize Arrival: Before December (so an ideal Christmas present for yourself)

On behalf of myself, Logitech and the 4Seasons Gaming team, Goodluck to all those who enter
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Oceanic Finals VOD's up (45 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 03:06 CDT, 13 September 2010 - iMsg
Congratulations go out to Australia Michael "rep" Czechowski in beating (and telefragging) his way to victory against Australia David "ZenAku" Addati three maps to one. In the third place decider we saw yet another down-to-the-deciding map between Australia Timmothy "zlr" Shey proving his worth to the talent of Australia Peter "Ventz" Kidson. We thank all those who watched the finals live once again it was a great experience flooding the irc channel again.

Grand Final Vod
3rd Place Decider Vod

Links: Brackets, Stream, Demos
Dandaking: dkt dm13, dkt bf, Qcon Demos, Post-Tourney Interview, Quakecon Frag Vid
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Posted by M05 @ 18:53 CDT, 31 August 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 06:00 CDT, 31 August 2010 to 08:00 CDT, 31 August 2010
Schedule: Passed

This week starts the finals of our reasonably large duel competition feautring four seperate divisions based on skill level. This season we are set for another epic finals series between our Division 1 Australian and New Zealand players

Tonights (06:00 CDT, 31 August 2010) game features possibly the biggest rivarly since macintosh and windows, Australia Michal "rep Czechowski versus Australia Shannon "zpnq" Hall.

So strap in, buckle down for an epic best of five show between these two anti's.

Links: Brackets, Stream
Dandaking: dkt dm13, dkt bf, Qcon Demos, Post-Tourney Interview
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QC Tourney: behind the scenes with gnnr (42 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 14:05 CDT, 19 August 2010 - iMsg
The following column is an opinion piece from's United States of America Gavin "gnnr" K about his experiences at the recently gone Quakecon 2010. He talks about what it was like to meet the pro's and also work with Quakecon this year as streaming partners. Included are some nice photos

Alright Folks,

Pre-Con set up and Experience
So there were ups and downs at QuakeCon as there are with any event. I’m not going to get into that topic much. Rather I’m going to talk about one of the positives of QuakeCon and how despite anything that happens the veteran players and tourney staff make it a fun atmosphere. So without any further backstory here’s a look at what I was honored to see and partake in backstage and throughout the tournament.

I arrived Wednesday. I had a lay over in Vegas where I had some lovely scrambled eggs. Pro-tip, don’t eat in Vegas :) I got in to the convention center around 3:30pm on Wednesday. The day seemed to go smooth, exhibitors like Razer, Nvidia, Bethesda Software were setting up. Occasionally saw SyncError and some id suits roaming the floor. The two Mustang Shelby GT500's sat right in front of our booth. While I worked I was consistently reminded I drive a car from 1989, which to be honest I love.

NOC (Network Operations Center) staff came by the booth around 10 times to check the MAC Address on every single machine. The staff decided to manually enter every single hardware address into the routing tables.. Our allocated bandwidth was fixed 6mb/s. We set 5mb/s for the streaming and studio machines. The rest of our work computers had 1mb/s.

That’s about all I will say about our booth and the pre-setup. There’s an article about the exhibitors and the feel of the convention center. The rest of this article is about the pro tourney area.


I approached the area where the pros were playing behind the main stage in the exhibition hall. On Wednesday the mood was calm and some of the usual faces were there: Stermy, Spart1e, Cooller, Cypher and Rapha among others. However, for the pros Wednesday was more about relaxing and hanging out. There was an attempt to get practice in but network issues prevented any meaningful scrimmages. A few players scrambled to touch up their configs in QuakeLive practice mode and a number were playing bots for an hour or so. Most everyone was calm.

Tournament Day
Arrived around 9am on Thursday, the date and time competition was supposed to begin. All play was delayed at first for a “few hours” which turned into the entire day. The players had to wait most of the day in case things started. NOC staff scrambled around to fix DNS routing issues and the core LAN network problems so competitive play could begin. At this time it was impossible to run QuakeLive on the Lan or any computer at the event, even BYOC machines. Now there’s no person or particular reason I can say caused this, but issues for players persisted throughout the event

United States of America Stephen "stevo" Cano, the master of the tournament area, never stopped running. I think he probably walked the most of anyone at QuakeCon. He rocked a decent mohawk and a Johnny Depp gotee similar to Pirates of the Caribbean. Stevo is amazing, and a no non-sense kind of guy. He knows every player personally, takes care of their needs and pushes hard to get everything running smooth. He wasn’t in control of the overall network issues but if you ask a pro who really ran things Stevo was the guy. He’s also the life of the party so if you are looking for the after party or just want someone to hang with he’s your man. Being a former pro he has respect from most everyone. Also, Psyn was another main tech in the tourney area. He was very easy to work with and provided players with some amazing AlienWare computers. I appreciate how hands on he was with set-up and his willingness to help when free. If network issues weren’t a problem Psyn and Stevo would have held a very smooth tournament. Hats off to Stevo and Psyn in particular for navigating the issues which arose.

Belarus Alexei "Cypher" Yanushevsky
Cypher, the eventual winner of the tournament sat in his chair at the end of one of the rows. He was a little smaller than I had imagined about 5’8" and skinny. I suppose that’s average size. Cypher was quiet, not shy but comfortable in saying only a few words. With his thick accent he spent most of his time speaking Russian with Cooller and Cooller’s “manager”. At one point Rapha leaned over Cypher’s shoulder and grabbed hold of the keyboard/mouse and proceeded to help configure his video settings. They laughed and smiled at each other while Rapha fixed his set up. It turns out Rapha and Cypher flew together to Gamescon immediately following the event. Cypher was set up with his Razer mouse, keyboard, and mouse pad as usual. He wore a Razer jersey with Cypher on his back. Cypher’s shots are amazing, always. He is consistent. This event meant a lot to him and he was tearing up when he won. I have a lot of respect for this player and his professional work ethic and training regiment. It was funny to stand behind him as he played stone keep. Many players did not know this map well so he was asking where is RA where is Mega or whatever. Funny thing is even without knowing the map I think he still played amazing and won. He did have some help from the others on the EURO pickup ctf team.

United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson
Rapha was smug and also a man of few words. He played in a far corner of the tourney computer area. Rapha was actually quite pleasant to interact with but his personality is one of very focused mental energy. Most all of his time was spent practicing duel and with quad gaming ctf. He also hung out with Cypher and the Euro’s quite a bit. He used his SK qck pad, and what looked to be a special version of a microsoft intelli-mouse however Rapha specifically did not want to talk about his mouse. So, I honestly did not try to take a close look at his set up, he could be using something completely different. As far as these claims that he carries a bible everywhere, there was none to be seen. He never brought up the subject and although I’m sure he is a religious person he wasn’t this fanatic that some people try to portray. Very easy going type of person.

Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov
Now on to my favorite player to watch of the tournament, the one, the only… Cooller!!!. He is literally one of the most focused and intense people I have ever met. People wonder how he is so consistently good. He logged easily 3 hours more practice than any other player. On Thursday night around 11:30pm QuakeLive came up. Cooller was the first player to have the game up and immediately began scrimmaging anyone and everyone. I stood behind him a couple times. At one point he was playing Draven who seemed to be a close friend. Cooller was up by 5 frags or so and draven landed a rocket rail combo for a frag. Even with this huge lead Cooller re-spawns and yells in his thick accent, “NO!! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?! WHY WOULD YOU BE THERE.” This was pretty consistent throughout. Cooller take this game so seriously every second every play he re-analyzes, and he lives up to the title of “quake mastermind”. The out bursts were more about him reminding himself of what mistake he made so he could correct it. He played on an Artisan mousepad he bought on the fly in the exhibitor area. He sat sideways taking up the room of two stations and could literally be found practicing and playing 10 hours a day there. I spoke to him, and got to do an interview which I hope is posted soon. He’s a real cool guy, mellow and no bs kind of personality. At first, he was not too keen on an interview but after our quick session he said “Good job, You stuck to your time.” I interacted with his manager after and they were always very respectful but you could see Cooller needed his space to do his work. During the finals vs. Cypher I was near the stage and his manager shouted at a stage tech “EXCUSE ME. I need you to…” the tech walked off. I came up and said “What’s the problem.” He said, “I don’t know if you can help.” I said, “I don’t care you tell me what you need, I’ll do it.” The manager said, “These lights they are shinning in Cooller’s eyes and flashing we need them off.” I nodded and had the light tech turn them off. His manager nodded thank you, and Cooller’s eyes never left his screen. Cypher was across the stage seeming calm and relaxed jumping around a few maps, and positioning his body for the finals.

Italy Alessandro "stermy" Avallone
Stermy was quite laid back, with his perfect hair, and intense blue eyes. I got to talk to him a couple times. He is quite smart and has strong opinions about maps and the future of quake. He was obviously frustrated at times with the amount of times staff asked players to just wait around. Thursday players waited 5+ hours for things to resume and as Stermy said calmly, “It’s not a big deal, there are always issues. It’s just with the time difference I am tired and would like some sleep.” Later in the tournament he attempted to take naps between matches because Friday and Saturday were marathon sessions. Most every pro played duel and ctf so not only were they constantly in duel matches they had to switch to ctf during almost all of their breaks. Despite all the bs about Stermy this guy is an intense and focused player. When it comes to practice and gaming he works harder then almost everyone, except maybe Cooller :) . I never saw him party or mess around. His videographer was there though, capturing footage for Life of a Pro-Gamer Stermy. I commend all the players for being sober and on-time and I was disappointed with the delays they encountered.

Sweden Sebastian "Spart1e" Siira
Spart1e was relaxed and of course a man of few words. One of my best friends is from Sweden, and he did have a similar personality. A very nice guy, and as Stermy said in our interview, “… Spart1e is the one with the better hair.” He’s definitely a confident guy, and keeps things professional. Some might take his personality as off putting but it’s mainly a cultural thing. In Sweden, from what I have learned, the language is to the point and you can be forward about your opinions. So, although he seems very opinionated he’s quite respectful. Like the rest of his pros he just needed his corner with the computer and to be left alone. Fnatic hung out all together in one corner. Cypher, Cooller, Draven and some other hung out across the tourney section

Fnatic fnatic
Deus from fnatic, who is also their CTF captain was a real pleasure to meet. I didn’t know much about this player but he was one of the CTF stars of the tournament. Even though fnatic finished second they were extremely close to first. At the end I didn’t know who to root for. fnatic guys were so cool to meet and such fun guys I felt I was torn between EG and fnatic at the end. Either could have won and I would have been happy. EG’s win though was epic and cemented their position as one of the best CTF teams in the world. If YYT and LLL* were there I could easily say they are the best, but unfortunately those two strong Euro teams couldn’t make it. During some of the CTF matches players got connection interrupted about ever 2 minutes. It was pretty bad and I saw fnatic and other teams just hang their heads.

EG Evil Geniuses
Dahang was pretty mellow, not over excited. He’s a very relaxed guy it seems 24/7 even during games. He does get animated in CTF but I think one of the main reason he is so good, is his patience. He’s patient in life like he is in game from what I can tell. I also spoke to Viju and ClampOK. I did see Chance but he was not very much of a talker. Viju was real cool to meet, a business man now with a high-powered investment firm. Unfortunately he has almost no time to practice anymore and said after QuakeCon he might take 2-3 months to focus on his regular job. ClampOK always had ear buds around his neck, was texting and always chill. He liked to hang outside joke around, and have a few cigarettes. I didn’t see the Euros outside smoking as much as I’ve heard. I’d say it was pretty common among players to smoke cigarettes.

Jones, Br1ck, sdahaghi and the rest of the QUAD gaming ctf team were interesting. It’s unfortunate they didn’t get a top 2 finished but put up a strong showing. Jones and Br1ck rocked green player jersey’s with their gamer tags on them. One guy mentioned, “do you think we have room for sponsors on here??”. Although they are sponsored by the QUAD gaming website they’re still looking for main sponsors. Jones was tall so I think he was uncomfortable with the desk size. Rapha brought a cool and calm energy to their team, and their area was relatively quiet on the far side of the tourney area.

kgb and the Load team sat in the middle area of the computers. There was a lot of drama surrounding the Load team before they showed up, as kgb has gained a negative following online. Rapha and other players sat behind kgb for much of their matches just observing his skills, and trying to check if he is legit. Whatever anyone says, kgb played well on lan, and wasn’t the reason for their loss, although there were a few infamous mistakes he made which were costly. Sparks, whaz, flysher were fun to watch but Load fell flat in the end of the tournament. You could hear kgb yelling out commands, and complaints. He said things like, “QUAD!!! QUAD!!! Get the f’ing QUAD!!! C’mon!!” When he wasn’t playing he kind of disappeared and didn’t ever say much to anyone. He didn’t seem angry just focused on the game. He played damn good as well. Sparks was explosive, flysher solid and well rounded and whaz brought some veteran skill and knowledge to round out their team. If they stick together and practice hard I think Load may dominate online competition like DFM did.

United States of America Brian "dkt" Flander
dkt was tall and looked buff. You could easily spot him standing and talking with the other gamers. He has a physique similar to a pro athlete. He was polite and calm, contrary to all the online rage which I’ve heard about and seen. Honestly he just cares more about this game then anyone else and can’t handle to make mistakes. I don’t think he has issues with rage, he just likes to mess with people online because he’s played for so many years and gets annoyed. When he lost to DanDaking from Australia though he raged for a bit and yelled something like “I OUTPLAYED HIM, AND HE STILL WON!! ARGHH” After a little while he spoke to Dan and everything was good. dkt’s very serious about his game.

Australia Daniel "dandaking" De Sousa
So the suprise of the tournament Austrailian player DanDaking. He won an online tourney sponsored by Archaic-MSI and got a trip paid in full to QuakeCon. I heard from a pro player I won’t name, that he would finish 16th or so. This was a fair assessment as Dan is new to competition and has not competed against the top players before. Never the less he beat Draven, Vamp1re and dkt. WOW!! I was stunned. I thought he might go further but he was pleased with the dkt victory. I must say, mick05, from 4seasonsgaming, and DanDaking were a pleasure to meet and kept things calm Aussie style throughout the tournament. As fatigue set in though Dan crashed and went to sleep on 3 chairs.

The epic climax of the tournament was Cooller vs. Cypher two seemingly close friends. The game came down to the wire and you should watch vods when they are available. Cypher sat in his chair at the end stunned. Cooller had let him through his fingers. His eyes teared up and I think he felt he no longer had to stand in Avek’s shadow. He has been wildly popular but tournaments have been his Achilles Heel. This tournament meant a lot to him. The CTF tournament was close, and the players were quiet but focused. Looking over the two teams you could occasionally hear a few words shouted about a power up. It was too close for comfort but EG pulled it out. The EG guys were excited but more relaxed to get this burden off their shoulders as I think sponsors and management demanded a victory. fnatic was visibly disappointed but they didn’t take it too seriously. Honestly, 2nd place was still a great finish. The team looked frustrated but also happy that they could relax and maybe enjoy some adult beverages. :)

The Craziness
To my surprise many of the pro players were happy with delays because it gave extra time to hang out, test equipment and indulge. However, almost every single player stayed sober during the tournament and had an intense focus. That is except for Prozac. Now, I don’t know what Prozac consumed if anything. Many people assured me this was his normal personality. Well things got progressively worse. Thursday and Friday he was aggravated and appeared intoxicated, which ultimately resulted in him being ejected… Why? Well he changed his shorts in the back of the convention and someone saw him exposed. Honestly, in his country it probably wasn’t as big of a deal, and I guess whoever saw it was extremely offended. Prozac is Prozac many said. He’s a cool guy, refreshing and funny. He makes things exciting and ridiculous. I think many of the players loved his company because he made countless events seem interesting again. I got a few chances to talk to him one on one and although he’s not always coherent he’s an amazingly funny and creative person. I sincerely hope I get to meet him again. It’s unfortunate he got ejected but from what I heard he got to chill out near the pool and slam back some adult beverages. Big props to Prozac!!!! I wanted to duck the stress a few times too.

Post Tourney
By the end of the tourney players were exhausted and stress levels were high. Most everyone went either to get wasted or relax in their rooms. Things went on throughout Saturday night, checks were handed out, cars were given out. As I walked through the BYOC I saw rapha and cypher walking and talking together. They carried their accessories on large QuakeCon posters as they headed off to their next tourney. For the newer players it was time to go home, and relax. For the veterans, off to the next thing, and over and over and over. Always chasing the next check.

written by's United States of America gnnr
Edited by xou at 03:04 CDT, 19 August 2010 - 25836 Hits
QC Tourney: behind the scenes (No comments)
Posted by M05 @ 22:05 CDT, 18 August 2010 - iMsg
written by: gnnr

Alright Folks,

Pre-Con set up and Experience
So there were ups and downs at QuakeCon as there are with any event. I’m not going to get into that topic much. Rather I’m going to talk about one of the positives of QuakeCon and how despite anything that happens the veteran players and tourney staff make it a fun atmosphere. So without any further backstory here’s a look at what I was honored to see and partake in backstage and throughout the tournament.

I arrived Wednesday. I had a lay over in Vegas where I had some lovely scrambled eggs. Pro-tip, don’t eat in Vegas :) I got in to the convention center around 3:30pm on Wednesday. The day seemed to go smooth, exhibitors like Razer, Nvidia, Bethesda Software were setting up. Occasionally saw SyncError and some id suits roaming the floor. The two Mustang Shelby 500&#8242;s sat right in front of our booth. While I worked I was consistently reminded I drive a car from 1989, which to be honest I love.

NOC (Network Operations Center) staff came by the booth around 10 times to check the MAC Address on every single machine. The staff decided to manually enter every single hardware address into the routing tables.. Our allocated bandwidth was fixed 6mb/s. We set 5mb/s for the streaming and studio machines. The rest of our work computers had 1mb/s.

That’s about all I will say about our booth and the pre-setup. There’s an article about the exhibitors and the feel of the convention center. The rest of this article is about the pro tourney area.
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dandaking -vs- QuakeCon'10 (34 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 00:41 CDT, 16 August 2010 - iMsg

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rating: 9.5 (13 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: Various Maps
Mod: N/A
Viewpoint: dandaking
How to play back QL demos

All matches are from tournament games only. The tournament was the 2010 QuakeCon Intel Masters Duel Competition

Apparently the demo player does not work, so you must /demo demoname to watch these demos

ArchaicMSI's Australia Daniel "dandaking" De Sousa
Thanks to ArchaicMSI
Thanks to 4Seasons Gaming

Links: Photos, Writeup, youtube channel (with more videos coming soon)
Edited by mickzerofive at 00:41 CDT, 16 August 2010 - 19107 Hits
QCON QUAKE LIVE Masters Guessing Comp (154 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 02:42 CDT, 8 August 2010 - iMsg
In light of our inclusion in this years Quakecon festival, we have decided to share some of the products Logitech Australia have sent to us in our recent partnership with them. Perhaps people whom have never attended a Quakelive LAN tournament will enjoy reading my personal updates as we travel and experience the United States of America United States of America and the holy grail of Quake events, Quakecon 2010.

Follow: 4seasons Gaming (Facebook YouTube Twitter)
Partners: Logitech (Facebook), ArchaicMSI
Edited by mickzerofive at 04:39 CDT, 9 August 2010 - 41464 Hits
K1llsen -vs- Beat it (18 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 05:16 CDT, 2 August 2010 - iMsg

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rating: - (0 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: Various Maps
Mod: N/A
Viewpoint: K1llsen
How to play back QL demos

FnaticPLAY BEAT IT competition Germany K1llsen's demos from the tournament just gone

France strenx
Poland Av3k
Sweden spartie
Poland PYTON
Netherlands Sc00t

Written: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Grand Finals
Links: Fnatic PLAY, Brackets mIRC
Edited by xou at 05:29 CDT, 2 August 2010 - 12088 Hits
FnaticMSI PLAY BEAT IT Online Finals (341 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 15:24 CDT, 1 August 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 12:00 CDT, 1 August 2010 to 14:00 CDT, 1 August 2010
Schedule: Passed

This weekend commences the fnatic3 FnaticMSI PLAY BEAT IT Quake Live Online Finals. Thirty two names, do or die single elimination rounds, three winners will be invited to our Beijing LAN tournament and the Champion to be flown on behalf of FnaticMSI.

VODs: Level Up
Written: Day 1, Day 2, Final Day
Links: Fnatic PLAY, Brackets, mIRC
Edited by xou at 07:52 CDT, 2 August 2010 - 138661 Hits
Various -vs- Beat it (6 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 20:53 CDT, 31 July 2010 - iMsg

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rating: - (0 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: Various Maps
Mod: N/A
Viewpoint: Various
How to play back QL demos

FnaticPLAY BEATIT competition Quarter finalist demos from day1. Unfortunately France Strenx and Germany K1llsen will be holding onto their demos until their Grand Finals tonight.

Day 1 Pov's included
Poland Av3k
Netherlands draven
Sweden fazz
Poland kos

Sweden spart1e
France l1nkje

Written: Day 1, Day 2
Links: Fnatic PLAY, Brackets mIRC
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Australian One Day Finals LIVE (15 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 05:41 CDT, 18 July 2010 - iMsg
Slowly back in Action in anticipation for the next Oceanic Dueling season is a One Day Competition. Tournament Brackets are online with the two favourites Australia zlr and Australia Zenaku set to go head to head in another epic rivalry grand final. Enjoy the stream

Links: 4sg 4SG
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ArchaicMSI Oceanic Grand Final Time LIVE (45 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 02:22 CDT, 27 June 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 04:30 CDT, 30 June 2010 to 07:30 CDT, 30 June 2010
Schedule: Passed

The final day of our Archaic.MSI Quakecon draft was nothing but exciting for our fans and spectators. With a favorite in the competition Australia Timothy "Zealor" Shey unexpectedly going down in three maps flawlessly to Australia Dan "Dandaking" De Sousa. On the other side of the semi finals Australia Peter "Ventz" Kiddson making a three map comeback to a starting two map deficit to the aspiring teenager Australia David "Zenaku" Adatti.

VOD up soon

The Finals were brought to our viewers live thanks to Quakelive.TV with United States of America DaHanG who helped with the shoutcasting and also the 4Seasons Gaming stream and holysh1t for providing us with backup video. All matches were best of five single elimination and ofcourse the winner is sponsored to attend Quakecon later in August thanks to ArchaicMSI.

Link: Tournament info, Brackets
Edited by mickzerofive at 02:22 CDT, 27 June 2010 - 13817 Hits
Posted by M05 @ 01:00 CDT, 17 June 2010 - iMsg
Finally the wait is over, the last two invites for the ArchaicMSI Quakecon Draft have been won by Australia Matthew "xcope" Leeroy and Australia Pablo "Pablo" Godinez

The tournament has been all the talk for the Oceanic community for the past 4 weeks and everybody is excited to see the final 12 players one of which will be representing us overseas at Quakecon 2010. Unfortunately Australia Andrew "Python" Chacha is not as interested as he once was to compete international and has nobly stepped aside for a new player to be birthed from this tournament.

We still wait hopeful the Australian servers will get back online in time despite promises of a 48 hour fix. Who knows what the future will hold for our Western and Southern players in the competition, unfortunately the show must go on...

Links: mIRC Facebook - 4Seasons Gaming, ArchaicMSI, Interviews
Edited by mickzerofive at 01:23 CDT, 27 September 2010 - 6495 Hits
Posted by M05 @ 07:12 CDT, 14 June 2010 - iMsg
Congratulations to Shannon "zpnq" Hall on winning the final Qcon Qualifier (VODs). Fortunate for Guy "HANZ" Hampton on losing to every single player that went on to win a qualifying spot in the tournament, has been rewarded with his own as an Invite. He joins Matthew "Haymo" Hayman who also received an invite for his decent recent performance in the CyberGamer ACER LAN tournament.

It all plays down to one final spot in which a competition will be held on this Wednesday for a select few players We are also still looking forward to hopefully seeing our missing servers back online soon

Links: Tournament Page
Edited by xou at 05:26 CDT, 16 June 2010 - 5449 Hits
Australia's Best -vs- Australia's Best (36 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 06:29 CDT, 13 June 2010 - iMsg

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Demos are from various spectators, unfortunately the machines we were using got wiped the next day and due to busy schedule of the LAN venue we did not have time to do it there and then.

All tournament information can be found on the tournament page

Thanks to all those who watched the live stream on the day, and big shouts to Quakelive tv for their exceptional shout casting coverage.

For those of you who enjoy what they see, which is hopefully many. We have a tournament upcoming next weekend in which the winner will be presented with free flights and accommodation to Quakecon 2010. More information on the tournament page

Please note these are not all the demos, they are the hand selected favorites from myself. The rest of the demos will be uploaded onto fragster shortly
Edited by mickzerofive at 06:29 CDT, 13 June 2010 - 10123 Hits
Posted by M05 @ 08:55 CDT, 8 June 2010 - iMsg
For the past two weeks the Oceanic servers have been reduced from 4 locational hosts, to the now barely playable 1. This majorly affected our recent LAN competition on the weekend and will mean no Quakecon tournament for our Oceanic players if they are not put back up in time.

We have contacted our local server providers some of which said they were upgrading their servers (a week and a bit ago), but have contacted id Software a few times now to tell them the servers are ready to go back up. id Software's SyncError has attempted to be contacted via IRC on a few occasions and we do understand he is a very busy person and obviously under a lot of scrutiny due to the mass amounts of people trying to contact him and the lack of responses he's been able to give.

In all respect I would like to give the guy a break but this is too important for an entire continent to run a competition to send a player to their own American LAN tournament is becoming somewhat of a joke.

Important or not all Oceania and 4Seasons Gaming have done is promote the game as best we can, and as much as we may sound like whiners some of you hopefully agree we do not deserve for this kind of problems to be ignored.

Original Quakelive forum post
Edited by mickzerofive at 08:55 CDT, 8 June 2010 - 44212 Hits
Australian QL Duel Championship (55 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 15:59 CDT, 5 June 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 21:00 CDT, 5 June 2010 to 02:00 CDT, 6 June 2010
Schedule: Passed

CyberGamer in association with Acer, PC PowerPlay, and 4SeasonsGaming are proud to announce the launch of the next installment in the CyberGamer Championship Series, the QuakeLive Duel Championships!

Anyone in Australia will be welcomed to register for this event but only the top 32 of all of the applicants will be selected to battle it out at City Hunter Internet Café in Chinatown Sydney for the right to call themselves the Australian QuakeLive Duel Champion.

So get ready to be railed rocketed and struck by lightning during one intense day of fragging with Mick05 from 4SeasonsGaming there covering all the frags all the hype and all the action in what will be a colossal day.

Final rankings:
1st. cup_gold Australia Andrew "Python" Cha Cha - Acer Aspire G7750 (A$7,000)
2nd. cup_silver Australia Timothy "Zealor" Shey
3-4th. Australia Peter "Ventz" Kidson, Australia Daniel "dan" De sousa

Links: Announcement, Tournament Page, mIRC #4sg
Streams: 4SeasonsGaming TV,,
Edited by xou at 08:21 CDT, 6 June 2010 - 30125 Hits
Posted by M05 @ 03:59 CDT, 4 June 2010 - iMsg
In case you missed the original post this weekend Australia will be holding their first ever Quake Live WAN in order to crown a winner of the Acer and Cybergamer Australian Quakelive Duel Championships.

It has been an extremely long break for Australia Andrew "python" Chacha now known to the Oceanic scene just as ChaCha. From dominating the Australian Scene for years in Quake3, to competing internationally against a lot of the Q3 greats, python has established his overall duel game to that of near unbeatable by any former Australian player. Now with the game itself progressing into a slightly modified version, Quakelive, it will be a massive test to all our players who have been training and practicing so incredibly hard for this moment to take the title from him.

Thanks to QL.TV, and ofcourse our 4SG Streamers this game will be easy to watch for the Americans, Europeans and Oceanic region.

Link: Tournament Page
Streams: 4SeasonsGaming TV,,
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Australia unites, we'll play LAN anyway (27 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 11:03 CDT, 31 May 2010 - iMsg
Firstly, big congratulations to both Australia ven_ and Australia Michal "rep" Czechowski on winning the last two ArchaicMSI Quakecon qualifying tournaments. We also announce today that Australia Eddie "_panther" Panther has been awarded an invite due to his dedication and sacrifice to be one of the higher seed tournament contenders. Every Quaker in the 4sg Oceanic region has been in a dueling frenzy of recent and it's great to see the community support and determination to mirror that of what we see in the European scene.

We also would like to announce that this Sundays CyberGamer QuakeLive Duel Championships will be announcing their groups very soon. This event will be covered by our Australian streaming, if you have interest in streaming the tournament for your continent please feel free to pm myself. Times of the stream will be issued in another post on Friday night.

Finally, Australia's largest annually attended BYOC LAN event Reloaded have further announced their QuakeLive online-LAN tournament with more information to come at a closer date.

Links: mIRC Facebook - 4seasons Gaming, Interviews, VODs, ArchaicMSI, Reloaded
Edited by xou at 08:20 CDT, 6 June 2010 - 11978 Hits
Oceania Quakecon Qualifier + Invite (10 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 01:08 CDT, 23 May 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 04:30 CDT, 23 May 2010 to 08:00 CDT, 23 May 2010
Schedule: Passed

It pleases us to announce our very first invited player into the ArchaicMSI Quakecon Draft is New Zealand Nick "nomey" Burfield. Nomey was selected for his consistent top-end finishes every 4Seasons Gaming tournament. His dedication and persistence has built himself a very strong willed reputation in Oceanic scene and this is reflected in his constant good results and positive attitude.

The qualifier today will decide who the 6th player to join the competition will be. Spectators can follow along with the brackets and stream below. If you haven't seen yet player interviews will be surfacing in the coming weeks, which will capture how much this tournament means from our players perspectives. First out was Australia Ventz.

Links: mIRC Facebook - 4Seasons Gaming, ArchaicMSI, Brackets, 4sg Stream
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Dan to attend QCON as daking for AUS/NZ? (17 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 05:04 CDT, 16 May 2010 - iMsg
Australia Daniel "dandaking" De sousa has taken out the May 16th ArchaicMSI Qualifier in true champion style, flawlessly. This was Dan's first competition for Quake Live and unfortunately due to the nature of 'qualifying' he was unable to participate against his rival Oceanic competition Zealor, Ventz or Zenaku. Dan will accompany Australia and New Zealands best in the ArchaicMSI Draft Tournament for a chance to win a trip to Quakecon 2010 in August.

cup_gold 1st. Australia Daniel "dandaking" De sousa
cup_silver 2nd. New Zealand Nick "nomey" Burfield
3rd/4th. Australia John Winston "Pathe" Hoddinott / Australia Guy "HANZ" Hampton

Big thanks to Wookie and Reloaded LAN who have donated prizes towards the ArchaicMSI Draft runner up and ArchaicMSI Draft third place finalists, as well as our next divisional duel comp and a bit of cash towards our next overseas trip.

Links: mIRC Facebook - 4Seasons Gaming, ArchaicMSI, Replay, VODs
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Dandaking -vs- Nomey (3 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 04:25 CDT, 16 May 2010 - iMsg

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The most entertaining Grand Final demo from our 4Seasons Gaming Australia and New Zealand ArchaicMSI Quakecon Qualifiers.

Links: ArchaicMSI Quakecon Draft, Brackets, ArchaicMSI
Edited by mickzerofive at 04:25 CDT, 16 May 2010 - 3935 Hits
Oceania to attend QuakeCon 2010 (55 comments)
Posted by M05 @ 09:42 CDT, 4 May 2010 - iMsg
Thanks to 4Seasons Gaming and ArchaicMSI, Oceania will be sending it's first sponsored QuakeLive player overseas to QuakeCon this year in August. Instead of just choosing a player to send over, we have turned the opportunity into a "draft" or "qualifier" to determine once and for all who is the real 2010 Oceanic QuakeLive Dueling Champion.

The tournament will be open to everybody living in Australia Australia or New Zealand New Zealand but there will be only twelve final positions in the competition. Some of the 12 will be hand picked "wildcard" entries by 4Seasons Gaming staff, while the remaining positions will be decided through competitions in the coming weeks.

On behalf of the entire 4Seasons Gaming community we would like to thank ArchaicMSI for firstly making this possible, but also our sponsors and community donaters for getting us to where we are!

Links: mIRC Facebook - 4Seasons Gaming, ArchaicMSI
Edited by xou at 09:23 CDT, 6 June 2010 - 22311 Hits
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