Finding the best CSGO gambling sites in 2019 is not that easy. CSGO gambling has had a chequered past to say the least, with many sites being shut down and penalised because of illegal activity.
There is clearly a demand among some Counter-Strike lovers to bet on their favourite game but for the sector to be sustainable long-term, CSGO gambling sites must comply with the laws - primarily for the safety and security of esports fans but also for the sake of themselves.
Can Exercise Improve Video Game Performance? A new study led by neuroscientist Dr. Marc Roig and his research team from the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy at McGill University, found, for the first time, that it can.
Time spent playing video games is often seen as time stolen from physical activities. Research has shown that exercise has many physical and cognitive benefits. But what if exercise could benefit video game performance as well? A new study led by neuroscientist Dr. Marc Roig and his research team from the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy at McGill University, found, for the first time, that it can. The results of this study challenge the preponderant view that video gaming and physical activity are antagonistic activities. The findings were published online in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
Scheduled: 09:00 CST, 11 January 2020 Schedule: Passed
The Frags is hosting a Quake Live duel cup, initiated by their subscriber Igor. The cup starts Saturday, January 11, and, if there are a lot of participants, will continue the following Sunday, January 12.
- Double elimination
- First upper bracket matches are BO1; BO3 starts from 1/8
- Almost all lower bracket matches are BO1; only the lower bracket final is BO3
- In the grand final, the player from the upper bracket has to win one BO3 match, while the player from the lower bracket has to win two BO3 matches.
- BO1 matches: remove the maps until the last one. The player with upper seed removes first.
- BO3 matches: remove-remove-pick-pick-remove-remove. The player with upper seed removes first.
Celebrating the upcoming release of DooM Eternal, KingDime and the Multiplayer Doom Federation are pleased to announce a DooM II duel tournament with a cash prize! Players will have four chances to qualify for the final bracket by placing in the Top 4 of one of the one-day qualifying tournaments.
The tournament will be organized out of the Multiplayer Doom Federation Discord server – you will be able to find further information on signups, rules, and servers. It will also be a place for you to find players to practice with. Any player is allowed to sign up to a qualifier if they have yet to qualify for the final bracket. Any player who qualifies does not need to sign up for subsequent qualifiers.
In The Keep
Multiplayer Doom Federation
TimCon on Tour. Our first European event was a great success, with a full 20 players in attendance it was sure to be. When I first arrived at the Esports Game Arena located in the soon-to-be-not-very-quiet town of Alphen a/d Rijn it was not exactly as I had expected. The first thing you see when you walk in is the bar, this was good news to me as I’m sure it was many others. Facing the bar you have a casual seating area stocked with board games and three full sized pool tables. Excellent.
As with any good 1980’s-themed hair style the party is firmly in the back, there you will find an array of twenty high-end gaming PCs, each one equipped with a 144hz monitor, gaming chair and a desk built for actual humans. This place is exactly what we were looking for, better actually. Anyway that’s enough scene setting for now, lets talk about what you really came here for.
Days one & two featured the cult classic Quake III mod; Challenge ProMode Arena and who better to showcase the game for us than previous TimCon attendees such as gaiia, kane, panikborke and BANNED gamer oni. Going up against event newcomers Terifire, Bjarke, promEUs and last but certainly not least, crouchslide cup champion Danskq.
The group stages saw a slight upset when we had a three-way tie in Group B (my fault entirely) between Danskq, Bjarke and kane. However after replaying a few matches the results were clear. Bjarke and Kane would go through to the playoffs and Danskq would be sent straight back to the bar, although not unhappily. Group C also had some drama as promEUs took a strong 2-0 win against BANNED gamer oni, which included his signature map cpm22. oni’s day took another turn for the worse as he also took an L from his arch nemesis Terifire, but vowed to do better next time. Terifire has since unbanned Oni from the CPMA discord and they now have a beautiful friendship, everyone wins in the end. This did leave the Lad from London free to cast some matches on stream though which is always a treat;
Day two bore witness to a fantastic playoff stage with titans gaiia and Terifire meeting up in a best-of-five winners bracket final. To much surprise, the Flying Dutchman took down previous TimCon Champion gaiia three to one but that wasn’t the end for the half-drunk Finnish powerhouse, tearing through the lower bracket final against another TimCon Champion. Commiserations to kane as he took third place.
Once again the two titans went head-to-head, Terifire versus gaiia in a best-of-seven Grand Final. Every other player seemed to drop whatever they were doing and rush to huddle behind the players to watch the magic happen (not without a quick trip to the bar first, of course.) Six grueling maps later we had our champion, to literally no-ones surprise, gaiia once again asserted himself as the greatest CPM player on LAN.
Days three & four had absolutely nothing, though. Nope, not a single thing happened….
Except of course for the second ever (yep) DIABOTICAL 1v1 tournament at TimConLAN. With a huge thanks to James ‘2GD’ Harding and the rest of the crew at TheGDStudio as they granted us access to the alpha version of the game for the second time at a TimCon event.
With every single player in attendance signed up for the cup it was sure to be a great tournament. Including map maker extraordinaire promEUs and his partner in crime Bjarke, previous DBT finalists STINKLIKESOCK, kane and nerVzzz. Of course who could forget the fantastic Finnish fellowship that is gaiia, Danskq and ch1llma.
It wasn’t all serious business through, we did have a very Dutch experience when Sinterklaas and his band of blackfaced companions gatecrashed the venue with an army of candy-throwing children.
The players wasted absolutely no time setting up for this one, understandably we were all very excited to sink our teeth into Diabotical on LAN. The group stages saw the usual suspects rising to the top. Naturally the previous champion STINKLIKESOCK made it through with ease, following him were close friends and fellow TimCon OGs nerVzzz, CropCircles and Lord Jellington. The Finns were not without representation of course. gaiia and Danskq rolled over the competition on their way to the playoffs, not without a little heated drama between Stink and Danskq though…
Up and coming German player Taka, representing Arctic eSports made it through his group along with Big ‘Bjarke’ Johnson. Most group games came down to a 2-0 but none of them were easy by any means, most players still finding their feet in the soon-to-be-released Arena FPS savior we all deserve. With the group games finished it was time to collect our Weebles as we jumped right into some Wipeout friendly matches until closing time.
In the final day of TimCon 8 it was time to decide who was the greatest Diabotical player in the building. Such events are not without upset though as we saw players like Stink, Bjarke, Terifire, Taka and nerVzzz all drop out of the lower bracket. Once again, as expected, gaiia tore through the winners bracket without losing a single map. This story is becoming a bit tired, isn’t it? Danskq thought so too as he came back from the lower bracket and absolutely dominated gaiia in the double best-of-five final. He had promised to defile STINKLIKESOCK the night before but it turned out to be an unrelenting team kill as he put gaiia down 6-0. Diabotical’s Golden Frag mechanic saw Danskq coming back from several frag deficits to take the win in quite possibly the most well deserved fashion ever witnessed at a TimConLAN event.
As this was the first event at our new location, things were a little rough around the edges as expected, but we’ll be returning to the beautiful little town of Alphen aan den Rijn sooner than they expect for our ninth event. With any luck Diabotical will actually be released by then. To find out when that will be you can follow us on Twitter and join our Discord for the latest updates.
Finally I would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who attended. The fantastic staff at the Esports Game Arena for being so helpful, everyone at TheGDStudio for letting us play their game, especially Raven for being on hand for tech support during the event and last but not least TimCon OGs GMT and Kristus, two of my best friends, for making an unexpected cameo appearance.
Posted by doz3r @ 13:55 CST, 25 November 2019 - iMsg
The sign-ups for Quake Live TDM 2v2/4v4 Winter Season will be open from Sunday 1st December until Tuesday 31st of December 2019. We open signups for both modes (2v2/4v4) the mode with more signed up teams at the end of December will get a Winter Season which starts in January.
The League start will be Monday 6th of January, duration depends on the sign-ups (1 match per week). Division 1 plays Monday at 20:00 CET, Division 2 Tuesday at 20:00 CET, Division 3 Wednesday at 20:00 CET.
Check below for all needed informations and sign-up! If you already have player and clan account on House of Quake, feel free to sign-up right away. Otherwise make sure to register yourselves and your clan first.
There are few things new players should make sure to remember when applying for House of Quake:
1. All players should double check if their SteamID is entered for Quake Live.
2. Clan leaders, after creating clan, must create squad and add players from clan to that particular squad.
Failure to follow any of these instructions will result in your team not being able to join the league.
If further help is needed contact admin(s)
But before the 20 players single-elim bracket can truly begin, an initial round will be played where challengers (coming from the challenger league) will have a chance to steal the spot of a regular of the QPL.
cYpheR and cnz will be the challengers from EU (note : for a while Serious was in a good spot to be a challenger, but later dropped due to personal reasons). dooi and GNiK will be the challengers from NA.
Each challenger will face one of the bottom 2 players from their respective league.
The entire bracket can be followed here : Liquipedia (note : the top 4 players from the world rankings are seeded two rounds ahead of everyone else, directly in the quarter finals)
Relegation, Quarters, Semis & Final are bo5, while Round of 20 and Round of 12 are bo3.
In about two weeks time we will be hosting the very first North AmericanDOOMBRINGER cup! the tourney will take place on Sunday, 10th November at 13:00 CDT. You can register via Challonge, and check-in opens one hour before!
Doombringer is a game project aimed to create a single player game experience with inspirations taken from (though not exclusively) predominantly two sources of previous games. Quake Live and Doom 2. The game aims to be an amalgamation of the best things from both games, thus creating a chaotic and crazy, but most importantly of all, FUN action/strategy FPS game. Get v0.1999 Timcon Alpha
- Double elimination
- Best of one upper bracket
- Best of three lower bracket Rules
- All players must log into the DOOMBRINGER Discord channel before the tournament commences and remain until all your games are completed.
- Kristus will be providing servers hosted in Dallas.
Dear ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to announce the beginning of the long awaited official DeFRaG World Cup 2019. This 8 week long marathon kicks off with an impressive trailer and a warm up round to get you all in the shape, ready to compete for the yet unconfirmed amount of cash prize pool.
HoQ is calling on all the TDM pros & wannabes to gather around for a Day of fragging like in the good ol Days. We`ll gather on the 10.11.2019 13:00 CEST and enjoy our beloved for hours on end.
We welcome everyone who wants to participate. There is no Elo requirement, we do invite you to join our pickup games to get a TDM-Elo to ensure better Team balance for the Cup – plus playing with us is fun!
* Sign up start: 23.10.2019 18:00 CEST
* Sign up end: 09.11.2019 20:00 CEST
* Checkin starts: 10.11.2019 13:00 CEST
* Checkin ends: 10.11.2019 13:30 CEST
* Tournament start: 10.11.2019 between 13:30 and 14:00 CEST
* There are no elo-requirements for the Cup, everyone is welcome to join. Participants need to complete 10 TDM 4v4 pickup games in the 2 weeks leading up to the cup.
* Don't sign up if you can't play or inform an Admin asap if you need to cancel.
* Admins decision is final.
* Games will be played on HoQ-TDM Servers. Servers are located in Germany.
* Team Captains will enter results and keep Screenshots of Match results.
The keep is back with another great podcast, this time with Quakeworld Titan Milton which can be found here: In the keep: Milton, covering how he started, why he got bored with duel, what makes qw 4on4 so great and much more!
Ryan_H presents yet another masterpiece full of incredibly thoughtful camera angles, which mash together with those key words of the chosen song lyrics, that were perfectly placed and distinguished in seemingly right places, if one paid detail to it. Masterpiece. The DOF blur perfectly placed in bits where it belongs along with the light rays, complimenting the special effect bits. All cut to perfection and accurately synced.
Frags by baksteen
Street Fever - Disgrace
Lorn - Weigh Me Down
Clams Casino - Time
This is the most spectacular shortcut I have ever found in Quake. It was originally discovered in Quake Live in late 2016. The route wasn’t impressive enough in QL but combined with an overbouce in Quake III, it really looks stunning.