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Hey squaddies! Midsummer! Solstice! Whatever you want to call it, the longest day of the year is here. Sure sounds like it’s time for some Squad. Skål! JUNE 21 General The Official Squad Showdown (OSS) has slots for four more teams. Don’t miss out! Squad Charity League finals have been delayed due to vacations. Stay tuned for more action soon. 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) [RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World 5:30 PM PT (0030, 21/6 UTC) Squad Ops: Showdown at Sundown, Part 2 (Campaign) On this day in 1942, Winson Churchill received news that Tobruk had fallen. Three years later on the same day, the Battle of Okinawa drew to a close. JUNE 22 2:30 PM PT (2130 UTC) Squad Ops: SOTT Basic 5:30 PM PT (0030 16/6 UTC) Squad Ops: Operation Rook JUNE 23 12:30 PM PT (1930 UTC) Squad Ops: SOTT Leadership Practical SIGNOFF Enjoy your weekend, soldiers. Would you like to see your event here? Let us know. OFFWORLD OUT.
Hey soldiers! May’s blowing by way too fast if you ask us, but times flies when you’re having fun! This weekend has plenty of that for you, so let’s see what’s going on in the Roundup: MAY 23 5:30 PM PT (0030, 24/5 UTC) Squad Ops: SOTT Basic MAY 24 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) [RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World 5:30 PM PT (0030, 25/5 UTC) Squad Ops: Iron Will, Part 1 MAY 25 5:00 PM PT (0000, 26/5 UTC) Squad Ops: Iron Will, Part 2 (Long Session) 5:00 PM PT (0000, 26/5 UTC) Squad Charity League: Scorch vs. Fear and Terror 5:30 PM PT (0030, 19/5 UTC) Squad Ops: Iron Will, Part 3 MAY 26 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) SCL: GRSW vs. Legio X 11:00 AM PM PT (1800 UTC) SCL: RvN+ProG vs. The Doctor’s Office 11:00 AM PM PT (1800 UTC) SCL: FAOB vs. Rogue Battalion 11:30 AM PM PT (1830 UTC) Squad Ops: Iron Will, Part 4 (Long Session) MEMORIAL DAY (MAY 27TH) On Monday, May 27th, the United States of America pauses to honor those who died in service to their country. This year, stellar squaddie and community partner The Geeky Panda will be streaming for 12 hours straight to benefit StackUp.org. If you can, tune in and donate to a great cause! SIGNOFF As always, stay staff out there, squaddies. Heck, call a friend and make sure they’re safe too. Would you like to see your event here? Let us know. OFFWORLD OUT.
Hey soldiers! With Endgame out of the way, it’s time to get back to the actual games. Let’s see what’s going on this weekend in Squad! MAY 10 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) [RIP] Rusty in Places vs. The World 6:00 PM PT (0100, 11/5 UTC) Squad Charity League: Speaking in Tongues vs. Alt-FUC 6:00 PM PT (0100, 11/5 UTC) SCL: The Doctor’s Office vs. Scorch MAY 11 11:30 AM PT (1830 UTC) Squad Ops: Operation Predator 12:00 PM PT (1900 UTC) SCL: La Trexieme vs. One Nation Under 7:00 PM PT (0200, 12/5 UTC) SCL: Bella’s Battleground vs. North American Comp MAY 12 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) SCL: FAOB vs. Legio X 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) SCL: RvN+ProG vs. FaT 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) SCL: Mumblerines vs. GRSW 11:00 AM PT (1800 UTC) SCL: SPH vs. Rogue Battalion SIGNOFF Another solid weekend of SCL action to enjoy! Not too much better than games supporting good causes. Would you like to see your event here? Let us know. Bonus Fact: On May 9, 1941, British forces captured the German submarine U-110 complete with Enigma machine. OFFWORLD OUT.
Hey Squaddies! If you haven't checked out the Squad Modding Hub yet, you're missing out on some of the coolest things happening in Squad today. Fortunately for us, the modding community has a solution, and it's a fun one. The Important Details Who: Anyone and everyone interested in modding or playing Squad mods. No experience necessary! What: A weekly curated event to check out the latest in modding. When: Every Saturday at 2000 UTC. How: Visit squadmodweekly.com for the latest files. Where: Squad Modding Hub Discord and Squad server. The fine folks behind your favorite mods have come together to power a server that will not only offer weekly events to check out the latest projects but a specially curated selection of modifications updated every week or two. The experts will be picking and choosing the best mods to showcase, as well as offering tips, feedback, and testing. Cool, right? Every Saturday at 2000 UTC, they'll use those curated mods to host combination playtest and Squad jamboree. Hang out, check out the mods, meet members of the modding community, and maybe an OWI developer or two. You may want to show up a little early since nobody wants to wait in the server queue. =) If you can't make it, be sure to check the Discord for a live stream. Offworld Out.