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  1. Level Gaming 40v40 Season 2

    Season 2 of the Level Gaming 40v40 community tournament has opened signups! Get in on the action if you're looking for organized competitive Squad. After Red Team's triumph in Season 1, we have assigned new captains and they are ready to take you to victory! Do you have what it takes to become crowned Season 2 Champion? You can sign up as an individual (no team needed), or as a group of friends/clanmates We balance the registered users onto 2 teams, Red & Blue Both teams have an assigned captain to organize their respective team Battles are every Saturday at 4PM eastern Season lasts 7 weeks (1 map / 2 rounds) Tournament is open to both North American and European players Register and join the discord channel here - level.gg This event is unlike any other existing Squad competition due to its structured nature mixing players from all teams, communities and geographic locations. The 40v40 tournament involves two teams, Red versus Blue each led by a team captain. Level has its own private battle server and each side is provided their own private discord channel to discuss strategies. Level is not a clan, so being in a clan is not a problem. Just bring your clanmates along for the ride! Tournaments, or seasons, are the heart of Level. A season generally lasts between 5-8 weeks where every Saturday a battle takes place for approximately 2 hours. At the end of the day the teams score up to two points that go toward ultimately crowning a season champion. What new from Season 1? New Captains [TOG]Sublterod Niner A shiny new sponsored server from our new partners, Blue Fang Solutions Time for battle pushed back to accommodate more players, our EU brethren
  2. Note: Raven Wing [wF / RW] is an English-speaking group in whiteFOX-clan, which is what this recruitment post is for. If you are interested in joining the French-speaking group in whiteFOX, check out this link. whiteFOX is a structure that aims to bring together groups of players from all European countries and wants to invest in the competition on Squad. Formed in February 2016 by the gathering of the teams Les Chats Pirates [LCP] and Yellow Ants [YA]. A recent addition is the team Raven Wing [RW]. This assamble of players defined its goal as being ambitious competitors that seek victory. That being said, we also wish to retain the fun and casual aspects of the game. Our first steps in competing were done in March 2016 when we played the first Squad Tournament (SquadLeague). After 4 matches, whiteFOX placed 3rd over 14 teams, thereby proving itself to be a competitor to be reckoned with. Since then we've been amongst the most active clans on the competitive scene, playing matches against other clans on a weekly basis. A video broadcast of the 3rd place final from SquadLeague can be found here. WhiteFOX clan trailer (happens to be in French since one of our squads are French-speaking) What is Raven Wing? Raven Wing is a group within the clan whiteFOX. It was formed in August 2016, by Pliskin (Norwegian), snikeren (Norwegian) and S0NNy (Austrian), and grew out of the already established groups within whiteFOX. We accept players from all around Europe, presuming you speak English. Description of Raven Wing Our style of gameplay is influenced by fast-pased shooters such as Counter-Strike and the Battlefield-series. As such its characterised by aggressivity, speed and coordination. However, we also very much enjoy the slower paced gameplay of games such as PR, and that which is increasingly encouraged through Squad itself. That being said, we can be recognized as players who take the initiative, and who live by the adage "the best defense is a good offense". We have a no non-sense approach to our in-game communication, maximizing the usefulness of our comms. We wish to adopt all tactics and strategies that works and are effective in the current metagame of Squad, and discard that which doesn't. And to readapt again once the game changes. Although matches against other clans is where we get our adrenaline kick from, we don't shy away from fooling around on public servers, or even try-harding to pull off some nice teamplay on public servers! I think we don't take ourselves too seriously, and like to tease each other whenever the opportunity present itself.. We are competing in the current Squad Masters league, and we play matches on at least a weekly basis. There is no obligation to join every match/training that we have, but we do expect that you join in on the events at least once a week. The clan offers utilities such as TeamSpeak3, Squad servers and also tools to help coordinate all the members in the clan (counting around 35 total in whiteFOX, of which 15 are in Raven Wing). Recruitement We don't recruit based on age, we value maturity and respect for others. These are prerequisites and we won't recruit you if these are not present, even if you have amazing skills. For us, the competitive spirit is key, and so is the sense for teamplay. Prerequisites Reasonable ping to EU servers + timezone allowing to play events starting 19 UTC A minimum of availability (1 or 2 events a week, in the evening) Maturity and respect for others Love of the game (long-term commitment) Understands English, and has a certain ability to speak it What we are looking for A minimum of aiming and reflex abilities, and game sense A wish to be part of and to play as a team A willingness and ability to adapt and learn A competitive spirit Background in other FPS titles is of course appreciated, and we can help you get into Squad if you come and play with us! You can PM me or write a post below if you are interested in playing with us, or have any questions. If you wish to contact me on steam, here is my profile. Links: whiteFOX website : www.wfox.eu whiteFOX discord : https://discord.me/wfox whiteFOX Youtube Channel : here Recruitment post for whiteFOX (general info): Post Recruitment post for whiteFOX / Les Chats Pirates [wF / LCP]: Post (in french)
  3. Les Chats Pirates L'escouade des Chat Pirates est l'issue du regroupement de 4 joueurs en septembre 2015 (Konorr, BaByLoN, Padoch et Iwo). De par leur cohésion et leur envie d'évoluer dans le jeu le groupe s'agrandit en ayant pour but de former une escouade complète et compétitive sur Squad. L'escouade s'afficha pour la première fois suite à l'alliance avec l'escouade Yellow Ants afin de réaliser la structure whiteFOX en vue du premier tournoi de Squad. Des premiers pas dans la compétition réussi puisque la structure whiteFOX termine 3ème sur les 14 équipes inscrites s'affichant rapidement comme un adversaire coriace et compétitif. Si vous le souhaitez la VOD du match de la 3ème place est disponible sur le chaine Youtube de SquadLeague. Lien direct vers la match de la troisième place : ici. Premier trailer officiel de la structure whiteFOX Description des Chats Pirates Notre style de jeu doit être repensé après chaque mise à jour. Malgré cela, agressivité, coordination et mobilité restent les maitres mots de notre style. Nous cherchons principalement l'inspiration du côté des jeux compétitifs qui on fait leurs preuves comme Counter-Strike. Une bonne ambiance règne au sein de l'escouade et le futur est propice. Nous prendrons part avec la structure whiteFOX aux prochaines compétitions qui s'offriront à nous. Peut-être vous demandez vous d’où vient ce nom d'escouade amusant "Les Chats Pirates" ? A vrai dire on ne le sait pas vraiment nous-même. C'est plutôt une idée. Si par chance il s'avère que nous soyons bon, c'est en toute humilité que nous ne sommes que de simples Chats Pirates. Recrutement Nous ne recrutons pas sur l'âge, nous recrutons sur la maturité d'esprit et le respect des autres. Sans cela vous ne serez pas pris et ce même si vous êtes le meilleur joueur de Squad. Nous misons sur l'esprit compétitif et l'esprit de jeu d'équipe. Prérequis Teamspeak + Microphone fonctionnel Un minimum de disponibilités Maturité d'esprit et respect des autres Aimer le jeu (projet à long terme) Ce que nous recherchons Un minimum de niveau dans les FPS Vouloir jouer en équipe et pour l'équipe Esprit compétitif Si vous êtes intéressé ajouter moi sur steam : Konorr Ou poster ci-dessous. Lien Site whiteFOX : www.wfox.eu Forum whiteFOX : Forum whiteFOX Youtube Channel : here Post whiteFOX : Post Post Yellow Ants : Post
  4. Squad League

    ======================================= OUR MISSION STATEMENT ======================================= It is our objective to deliver the premier platform for Squad league play. A platform built by members of the community for members of the community. We will be highly ambitious in our effort to champion the community, champion our clans, champion Squad League, and most importantly, champion Squad. Through demonstrated successes, we hope to earn the trust of the community. For without the community, Squad League is nonexistent. ====================================== YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO ====================================== Website tailored to promoting clans and league play, complete with clan registration. Streaming of official matches Servers that will display stats on our webpage Leagues (first exhibition league targeted for summer of 2016, six clans) Tournaments Forum Events Videos that showcase the matches After Match Parties (interviews with Squad Leaders) Pre-match Interviews Developer Interviews (When granted) Match recaps Custom military ribbons for members and clans that speak to participation/successes within Squad League Noob nights Hopefully sponsors for the leagues Spirited clan rivalries Squad League not a clan itself Among many other things ====================================== THE TEAM ====================================== FULL STAFF @DrBigMoney= Founder/Community Manager @Rusty = Announcer/Content Creation @ibk = Lead Software Developer @Rossums = Logo Creation/Admin @OakleyHidef= Content Creation/Graphic Elements @DocEast= Commentator, Eventual Streamer @LevelPulse = Clan Liaison/video recaps @Prizefighter= Event planning/coordination COLLABORATORS @Mitsu = Website design @Schoff426 = Accountant, can only view monetary assets @BLITZA= Commentator @Fresz - Website design ====================================== WHY SO EARLY!? ====================================== We get that and it is a pretty common line of thinking out there. However, beginning early allows us to learn a lot of the ins and outs before Squad truly starts hitting its stride. We've had tons of lessons learned already and have made some great relationships across the community and within the dev team. By 1.0 of Squad we will be a well oiled, established, machine.
  5. Hello all. I decided to have a little fun and create a video based on our communities best RPG shots. I will collate them together into 1 video and share it here on the forum / yt. No prize or anything just thought it would be a cool idea to get other peoples shots as well as my own. Here are the stipulations for me to edit them into a top 10. Please us Shadowplay 30/60 fps 1080p size I could accept OBS but not sure what format it record in. I have a dropbox so you put your clips in there which I will send you via pm when you are ready. or upload YT and i will download it. So go ahead record your best rpg shots and let the community decided which is the best... whoooshhhh boom.
  6. BigD Gaming Community is all set to start the first SQUAD Team vs Team Competition in the Australian/New Zealand region: Skirm10Skirm 10 is limited to 10vs10 players set in a round robin competition format. The top Two ranked teams at the end of the round robin stage will go on to play in the Final Match.To join the BigD Skirm10 Competition as a team, you need to meet the following: A Team roster of at least 10 players under one unifed Team Name Designated Captain and Vice Captain Able to commit to playing one match each week between Thursday and Sunday over a period up to 7 weeks* Comply with Competition rules and BigD Gaming Server rules Respect the values of the game Team signups close midnight 03/04/2016. Most important is the fun and enjoyment factor of this competition. There is no major prize for the winning team, the objective is to enjoy the close competitive game play that these type of scrim matches haven shown in the past to produce. Of course the winner gets bragging rights and will go into future team competitions as the reigning champion.If you wish to submit your team into Skirm10, please reply to this thread @ BigDGaming.net: Skirm10 Team Signups | BigD Gaming Community
  7. Well guys, this is the weekly wrap up for each round in the Skirm 10 as Round 1 is coming to a close. Kicking off the competition saw LOG Squad going up against Aux.|, in which LOG Squad came out victorious in a well fought battle on Kohat! LOG Squad won both rounds quite comfortably, but it's safe to say that both teams enjoyed the match. Next on the fixtures was [ULD] LAA versing [N/A] HASTP playing on the Fool's Road map. I was fortunate enough to watch this match, as it was extremely close, with the winner being declared by 7 tickets! The [N/A] team started off with a strong first round beating the [ULD] team, but after some inspiring words by FilthyCrab to his team, came back to win the second round, and after the tickets were tallied, were deemed victorious. Both teams played exceptionally well, and again I am sure that both teams thoroughly enjoyed the match, I know I did! Finally for Round 1, we saw [N/A] SNAFU going head to head with [ZSU]. Unfortunately due to some in-game circumstances the second round will have to be played again before a winner can be declared. Hopefully soon this match will be organised, which will see one of the teams being deemed victors! I'm not sure about everyone else, but I am sure looking forward to Round 2 kicking off this weekend and seeing some more awesome matches! Check out the BigD Gaming Skirm10 Portal for more information, news and matches. We are going to trial live streaming and shout casting in some of the upcoming matches. Let us know if your interested in watching! BigDGaming.net/Skirm10
  8. Round one will be three Saturday's in a row. Follow on matches still TBD for exact times. Track the teams/results officially at www.squad.gg/bracket. Feel free to ask any questions about the tournament. :D The prizes and greater details can be found on our forums here. Big shout out to the Red Coats Crixus for the poster! Dude is a machine. :D
  9. ======================================= MARCH 12TH KICKOFF ======================================= Time to step our game up! Time to step your game up! Up front, this is not the "sign up" post. Expect a separate sign up post likely on the 20th after our event at 1500EST which will remain open for one week. But please feel free to express your interest in joining here. We will do everything in our power to provide the smoothest experience possible. ======================================= BRACKETOLOGY ======================================= We are hoping to have a minimum of eight clans but will go as high as 16. IF EIGHT TEAMS * We will host a "losers bracket" tournament. Meaning, each team can lose one match and still live to fight one more time. * If the clan that is undefeated goes all the way and loses in the championship, there will be a final because it is their first loss. IF SIXTEEN TEAMS * Single elimination tournament. We will use a bracket generator to determine the matches, which will be conducted on a live stream a single time....in the interest of transparency. Our matches will be hosted on both Saturday and Sunday for at least the first few rounds until feasible to move to Saturday's. ======================================= RULES ======================================= * Matches will be a best of two rounds, each clan playing each faction once. If rounds result in 1-1, we will turn to which clan had the most tickets remaining. * Teams must arrive 20 minutes prior to match start. * Teams will be granted a maximum of 5 minutes after match start time if players are "on their way." * Once the match begins, no players allowed to join without authorization. * Clans may compete with as few as 16 on the roster (for instance a few peoples had life issues and couldn't make it). * 18 players will always be the maximum amount of players allowed per team, no matter the circumstances. * Non clan subs will not be permitted. Please ensure you can stock a full 18 squad roster, with clan spares. * If you only have 15 players at match start time (no later than 5 minutes after determined time), the match will be a forfeit and immediate win for the opposite team. * Squad League will record the matches and announce as if it were live. However, we will stream events with announcers after the fact (ie, no live or even delayed broadcasting from us). _Clan members may stream live/delayed at their own peril_. * Clans that are running short on members are allowed to partner with another clan with similar circumstances. Know that this marriage will last the duration of the tournament and prizes would be split between the two clans. ======================================= PRIZES ======================================= Prizes are still being determined. Though for the winner we are looking to reward the clan with military style challenge coins, Squad League logo on one side and a special tournament "I" logo on the other side. These will be shipped to the clan lead for distribution to members. ======================================= CONTENT CREATION CONTEST ======================================= Like all our future tournaments/league/special events, we will have prizes for best clan promotional video and individual videos. Only materials gained through your match/es are permitted in these video. MEMBER VIDEOS * Due two weeks after the final event (so in this case the championship). * 55-65 seconds in length * Minimum 720p quality and a maximum of 4K * Fixed 16:9 aspect ratio * A minimum of 24fps (YouTube caps at 60 anyway) * All assets must be licensed for usage (So no copyrighted audio-visual content) CLAN VIDEOS * Due one month after the final event (also after this championship). * This particular submission to Squad League must be free of individual promotion. This is all about the clan/community group. The video we want is for the purpose of using as a commercial during streams. If you create an alternative for public use we'd be happy to use that version on our YouTube channel and push on our Twitter. * 55-65 seconds in length * Minimum 720p quality and a maximum of 4K * Fixed 16:9 aspect ratio * A minimum of 24fps (YouTube caps at 60 anyway) * All assets must be licensed for usage (So no copyrighted audio-visual content) * Can _only_ promote clans (no self promotion for members, at least videos submitted for judgement). WINNERS * Will be revealed on a stream likely 1 week after final deadline. * Determined by Squad League staff. PRIZES * Will be determined in the coming weeks. * Will likely only have a 1st and 2nd place. ======================================= INTERESTED? ======================================= If you're interested in signing up, please sound off here! As noted above, this is not for official signups but we'd love to see what the interest is out there in clan land. Also, if you have anything to add, suggest to the information above, feel free to suggest it below. Thanks! Squad League out! ======================================= APPROPRIATE LINKS ======================================= * Bookmark the official sign up post that will unlock after our upcoming event on Saturday. * Join all the live conversation on our Discord group! We have channels specifically with our clan leads/spokesman, clan members, and newcomers alike. * Squad.gg * Twitch to watch all the matches! * YouTube to catch our recaps!
  10. Huge props to a new addition to the Squad League staff, @oakleyhidef, he rocked the shit outta this poster for us. Thanks brokowski! :D Also big props to @Melbo for creating the RedCoats logo and giving us "patch" variants of the logos. You'll see more of these in the future. :D
  11. BigD Gaming is working on a team vs team competition for the Oceania region, similar to the 10vs10 Ladder Competition BigD organised during the hey days of Project Reality. We are looking for already established teams/clans/groups, along with individuals who would like to either join together with others to make a new team or join an existing team. We at BigD Gaming offer teams/clans/groups, or as we like to call them "units" facilities and benefits by joining and helping to grow the BigD Oceania Squad Community. These services and benefits include: private teamspeak channels, a private forum area and logo/id tags on Teamspeak and the Website. We will also be offering reserved slots on our Squad Teamwork Enforced server (#1) in the coming future. The final format for this competition is yet to be decided and we are looking for community input into how it will work out. Feel free to tell us what your thoughts are. We are also yet to name the competition - if you have any outstanding or even quriky competition names, lets hear them! More information will be made available @ BigDGaming.net in January. If you are a team leader or just interested in the competition, feel free to contact myself on the BigD Teamspeak, the website or via private message on Steam. Click HERE for the discussion on the competition.
  12. ======================================= FIRST, OUR MISSION STATEMENT ======================================= It is our objective to deliver the premier platform for Squad league play. A platform built by members of the community for members of the community. We will be highly ambitious in our effort to champion the community, champion our clans, champion Squad League, and most importantly, champion Squad. Through demonstrated successes, we hope to earn the trust of the community. For without the community, Squad League is nonexistent. ======================================= WHERE WE'VE COME FROM ======================================= 30 DEC 2015 We were finally able to get our official Squad League servers online thanks to the help of @Litoralis and @ibk29 DEC 2015 We launched our Squad League Discord group. We hope to use this venue as a place for immediate feedback from all corners of the Squad community and just well getting to know all you fine people. For you clan leads out there, we also have a separate channel to discuss future events, direction of the league's, and ensure we all remain good friends above anything.5 DEC 2015 Squad League host our first matches, a huge props goes out to @Z-trooper for all his work with us. While these were simply exhibition matches, they were huge in our books for showing that we're on the right path, that the devs now think we're on the right path, but more importantly, the clans felt we were on the right path. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive from all corners of the Squad community and we've been hard at work since trying to improve everything about how we conduct ourselves, our delivery, our technology, you name it.......we've been at work on it. And also mad props to @Rusty for his first time announcing, I think we all thought it went extremely well and he's crazy dedicated to bettering himself.....also props to @Ross and @Hollywood for conducting our stream chats, while not as glamorous, it's the direct conduit to the community during streams and they did a fine job. 5 OCT 2015 Squad League officially announced on the official forums. The skepticism is strong. 30 SEP 2015 I propose the idea of Squad League on the official forums. I birthed this idea out of a few things. One, with a wife and kids I just don't have the dedicated game time many in clans do (though this has become a full-time job, lol). Two, I have fond memories of clans duking it out in the Medal of Honor Allied Assault days and I felt like we haven't seen that level of admiration for clans in some time. Three, I love attempting to develop communities with amazing people. The first one I did, DayZ Underground, was an amazing experience and that group has been handed off to some amazing people who are still doing amazing things with it (my passion for DayZ though was over......that mod love just couldn't be rekindled and I'm not one that overstays their welcome when my heart's not in it). ======================================= WHERE WE'RE GOING, THE QUICK AND DIRTY EDITION ======================================= JAN 2016 We have five matches currently scheduled this month and couldn't be more excited and the clans couldn't be more excited. Schedule below.FEB 2016 No clans currently signed up, but there will absolutely be matches. This month we have a different aim. We want to record matches using the battle recorder (or whatever it's called) and then stream them after the fact. Why? Well, when the competition starts getting real, aka moves out of the "exhibition" stage, there might be issues with even 15 minute delays to the streams and people being notified of where FOBs/Rallys are and whatnot. We want to see if this is a viable option for us/the community.MAR/APR 2016 We'd like to host our first exhibition tournament/playoff scenario. Most likely looking at eight clans if possible. 18v18 (just to ensure we can get to eight clan).MAY/JUN 2016 Possibly another tournament to revise our practices. Possibly also a sprinkling of exhibition matches.JUL/AUG/SEP 2016 Our first exhibition league. Yeah baby, LEAGUE. I'll be stationed in Korea at this point and will have plenty of time to dedicate. The goal would be eight clans. 18v18. Would also include a playoff scenario (most likely four clans). OCT/NOV/DEV 2016 REAL LEAGUE TIME. We hope that everything we've learned throughout the year can culminate to a first bad ass league kickoff. 24v24, slowly over time we'll step up our "v" count....clans will need time to build. Also, we will host different league types//modes/conditions starting in 2017. ======================================= OTHER MILESTONES WE'D LIKE TO HIT 2016 ======================================= [email protected] and @Ross are currently hard at work on. (Hopefully delivered by end of 1QTR)Members will register in a portal like an environment and be able to create clan/groups through it in which to sign up for our comps.We, @Hollywood, plans to create military style ribbons specifically tied to events/achievements within the community. For instance, each member/clan would receive a ribbon for participating in a leauge....but that ribbon will change it's design based on how far you've gotten within that league. So if you're the champs, that ribbon will look very fancy. Once available to us courtesty the devs, we plan on having stats available to all clans/members from our leagues.InterviewsPre-Match interviews with the clansPost-Match interviews with squad leadsDev interviews when grantedMatch RecapsWe're hoping to bring on some people who are very talented at video/content creation and can create 3-5 minute recaps of all events we do in the future.Noob NightsWould love to see several squad leads from the various clans willing to step up and lead a match with a bunch of newer people to our community. This would strengthen our community overall while also letting people "test drive" matches with people that play at a high level.Perhaps held once monthly.Forum EventsLock a server down and invite our best forum friends.Will be a way to play in some high level events without having to be in a clan. ======================================= DONATIONS, THAT TABOO WORD ======================================= Where we want go is not free and what we don't have, that clans typically do, are a lot of people that are willing to contribute monetarily to their cause (at least at the moment we don't). The one thing I can promise you is that I'm scared to death of looking like a "sellout for money." I want Squad League to never be questioned in it's desires to better the community and remember who we represent. I'm comfortable soliciting for donations from the community so long as I/we feel that we haven't lost our way and we're putting it back into the community. I'm currently at a $200 monthly deficit with server costs, TS costs, future forum costs, TCAdmin costs, etc.....as we grow, so too will that monthly/annual monetary requirement. So I beg you guys, keep an understanding in mind that what we want to do will cost more than just a lot, a lot, of our free time, it will also cost money. Feel free to hit that "DONATE" button at any time you like on our main page of the forums. When I get to Korea in June, I do plan on buying a LOT of Squad League merchandise that we'll give away at certain donation levels in sort of a way that Kickstarter does it. We'll change that up annually if people like it. Whew, glad that's out of the way. ======================================= !!!I WANT TO JOIN SQUAD LEAGUE'S TEAM!!! ======================================= This is already beginning to increase and will only grow as Squad League grows in stature. First thing we'd like to say, thank you for considering joining our team and willingness to volunteer your time to an effort we all believe in. So here's the down and dirty with joining our team: First rule of Fight Cl.......Squad Leauge. You cannot be in a clan that is involved in Squad/Squad League. There are too many pitfalls associated when it comes to the integrity of the league's. We'd rather avoid those pitfalls at all costs. So if you're willing to give up a clan to join, we're just fine with that. Understand none of us are paid. If you seek to join us thinking we will pay you for your efforts, sorry to disappoint. Not saying that we would never commission work at some point if we felt justified....but our staff positions are not paid gigs.Please know that current staff places Squad League above our own self interests. While credit will be given where credit is due, we do not want to be a farm system for aspiring YouTubers/Twitch streamers (this is related to the staff mind you, we hope to make lots of clans/clan members famous through Squad League!). We need to see your work. If you say that you can do "graphics designs" please provide us a link or file to see your skill set.What skill set we might consider adding to our team: Web Designers - This is probably the biggest one at the moment we could use. We think we could get through it with our current team, but it would be super beneficial to get a proper designer in house to work with our software developer.Content Creation - When we get to a point we have many matches we'll need several people who can create recaps of our events to showcase out there to the greater community. Graphics Designers - You can hardly ever have enough talent in this realm. Things that come to mind: posters for the matches, logo designers (in case clan logos need a touch up), graphics for our YouTube/Twitch creations, etc.Announcers - Here's the deal with this one....we, mostly @Rusty, would be extremely picky in this realm. We do not like those uber excited over the top types....that will be immediately dismissed. Calm. Cool. Collect. That's what we desire. It would be damn near impossible for Rusty to do every match once we have the leagues going, so this we way we can ensure all matches get that special treatment. If you do want in on this realm, expect in the very near future for us to have a recording of a match without us talking and would ask that you provide a version of that video with "you" providing commentary.Think of something else? If you're talented enough and can bring something valuable to the table, we're always willing to listen.======================================= YOUR THOUGHTS? ======================================= We need feedback if we want to get better. Good. Bad. Ugly. So please know that we're always willing to hear out our community and improve our efforts. But please be constructive...bring alternatives to the table if you desire to tell us something isn't up to the standard we're setting in other areas. ======================================= WHERE TO FIND US ======================================= Twitch | Youtube | Twitter | Discord (please sub to our YouTube, we're currently at 11 away from getting our custom URL, thanks!) ====================================== UPCOMING SCHEDULE ====================================== January 2nd, 303rd v Red Coats, 24v24, Kohat River Variant, @1300ESTJanuary 23rd, TBD v SFSS, 9v9, OP First Light, 1600ESTJanuary 23rd, Exodus v RedCoats, 9v9, Sumari Bala, 1300EST, REMATCHJanuary 30th, TBD v TBD, 18v18, TBD, 1300ESTJanuary 30th, 303rd v Red Coats, 27v27, Chora, 1500EST (ballpark on time)
  13. Squad League Videos

    Squad League will use this space to link all videos we put out in the future. Hope you guys enjoy watching as much as we enjoy filming it! Members of the Squad League team are: Rusty, ibk, Rossums, and Hollywood. Also, the devs enjoy and often record in the cam with us and might also occasionally post their videos. So it may not always me posting in here. D EDIT: for those not in the know about Squad League as you come across this post: --------------------------------------------------------- NAME: Squad League TAG: None LINK: http://squadleague.com/forums/(fullyfledged website under heavy development) LANGUAGE: English on our forums WHAT ARE WE: Squad League is being purpose built to host clan league's/competitions. We have a lot of work going on the background right now to posture clan play for a long time to come. Things to look forward to: a website tailored to promoting clans and league play, hyping of matches, videos that showcase the matches, streaming of official matches, servers that will display stats on our webpage, leagues, tournaments, noob nights, hopefully sponsors that can provide cool things to the clans, among many other things. We want to see all these clans develop true rivalries (not based on hate) and strive to be better themselves........and use our platform to help cater to all of it. WHAT WE ARE NOT: A clan. We will not compete in any of the leagues, ever. We will not bring people on our "team" who is on a clan unless they let go of it. If we're in the business of running leagues what we can never have is the integrity of the "sport" compromised. So.....not a clan. :D However, we will certainly play on our server/s together and will potentially use "[sL]" just to identify we're Squad League staff. WHO: Right now we have several people on the team. Between myself, Rusty, IBK, Rossums, and Hollywood......all with different talents working on different things. --------------------------------------------------------- Red Coats v Exodus - Match 1 Red Coats v Exodus - Match 2
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