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Some shots from the QC LAN in Lucca (2 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 16:01 CST, 6 November 2017 - iMsg
Overall it was a lot of fun, great selection of players and fun games to spectate, I'm only sad that I didn't manage to watch the grand final live because me and my friends had to go home.

Edited by takesix at 04:12 CST, 9 November 2017 - 9034 Hits
Watch Quakecon at Meltdown Bar in London (103 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 19:19 CDT, 20 July 2015 - iMsg
As stated in this thread South Africa fnx had a talk with the manager of the Meltdown gaming pub in London and it seems that we've been blessed with a place to watch Quakecon together.

The place is pretty nice (I visited it as well) and it's relatively close to King's Cross station. Since we still don't know the exact tournament schedule it is hard to arrange a time to meet up. The pub opens at 5 and knowing NA's timezone I'd assume the games will be already rolling at 5 BST. So the earlier, the better.

Keep in mind that if we manage to gather a decent amount of people we could draw the attention of the pub to the arena shooter scene, and therefore hopefully getting a venue for some other events.

Post somewhere if you think you will come, cheers.

Links: London Meltdown website
Edited by Badb0y at 09:22 CDT, 21 July 2015 - 42747 Hits
Anyone here in London? (31 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 19:14 CDT, 30 June 2015 - iMsg
I moved to London about one month and a half ago, i got a job and a room and that's about it.

I was thinking it would be cool to hang out with other quakers even though I don't play very much anymore. Especially I'd like to know if anyone is up for watching Quakecon together. I don't have any space but maybe we can find a place somehow.

PM me or something if you're interested, cheers.
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Quake Players Wallpapers (10 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 16:21 CDT, 14 September 2014 - iMsg
Sup guys, since i don't play QL after the update I decided to back to GIMP and learn a bit more about graphic design. Since I still love Quake, of course, I decided to start this thread and a series about wallpapers inspired by Top Quake Players.

First one of the series, of course, is COOLLER. You can check my work here:

I really hope you'll live it, but feel free to give any kind of feedback.

Now it's where stuff gets interesting. It is not easy at all to find the raw material to do a good wallpaper, so I'd like to ask you all to post some picture that you would like to be turned into a wallpaper. Please nothe that these have to be HIGH RESOLUTION ,otherwise they're little to no use. Right now I'd love to work on some pictures of Cypher, but I'm open to anything that inspires me. Hope you will help, gl&hf.

EDIT: Almost forgot, thanks to Teen Queen and Ash for helping me out with Cooller's achievement list and some team logos.
Edited by takesix at 16:55 CDT, 14 September 2014 - 8734 Hits
Supraball crowdfounding has started (22 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 05:43 CDT, 26 August 2014 - iMsg
As stated by Supraball's developers on their facebook page

Crowdfunding for Supraball starts now!

We’re doing this to increase production speed and quality by about 500%.

Go get the unique rewards for your pledge now!

official website
facebook page
Edited by takesix at 05:47 CDT, 26 August 2014 - 8825 Hits
Some friends of mine make good music (2 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 10:21 CDT, 30 July 2014 - iMsg
And they just relased a demo i want to share with you guys.

I personally really like it, I've been listening it for the past week and it doesn't seem to get old. It feels like some kind of prog rock with a late SOAD influence, maybe.

Here's the link:
Edited by takesix at 10:32 CDT, 30 July 2014 - 1540 Hits
Recommend russian tv series? (40 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 10:23 CDT, 10 June 2014 - iMsg
So, i study foregin languages at university and I picked russian as my second language, after english. Since october I've done quite some progress, but I feel like I need to do an extra effort to improve.

Since there are quite some russians on this site I was wondering if any of you could suggest me some russian tv series/movies/whatever that i can watch with english subtitles to improve my fluency. Stuff to read would be also fine as long as it's easy, maybe comics.

I am also ok with getting a russian quake penfriend, I can return help with italian lessons in the unlikely case you're interested, or help you abit with english even, I'm not a native speaker but certified C1 level, which is something.

Hope someone will reply, peace out people.
Edited by takesix at 10:24 CDT, 10 June 2014 - 14172 Hits
Sev3n joins team one.soldier (28 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 12:32 CDT, 3 May 2014 - iMsg
From United Kingdom Team one.soldier's Facebook page:

"We are happy to announce the addition of the well-known French QuakeLive player Sev3n to the Team one.soldier family! We will be supporting him however we can in the future to ensure his game experience is as enjoyable as possible and look forward to him representing us in the arena - please welcome him on board"

Links: Facebook Facebook, tweet Twitter, YouTube Youtube, steam Steam
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Zowie Gear announces COOLLER mousepad (110 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 07:28 CDT, 16 April 2014 - iMsg
From Zowie's Facebook Page:
The Cooller Edition of G-CM has arrived to our Russian distributor, Grafitec. It will be available in Russian shops very soon.
So the product will only be available to Russia at the beginning, but we can realistically hope to see it soon shipped all over the world.

ZOWIE's site says about the CM:
The CM is a soft cloth mousepad designed for competitive gamers who prefer a consistent and comfortable glide with medium friction. It is designed with ZOWIE’s unique base, which ensures a firm grip on the table through its excellent non-slip capability.
Which seems like a rather promising description, will we witness a mousepad that finally beats the QcK in terms of popularity? Maybe. In the meantime, if we really want to find a reason to complain, it shoud be noted that the G-CM mousepad is only 44x32cm. People that are used to the humongous size of the QcK+ (45x40cm) might want to think about it a bit before making the switch. Everybody else should be happy, especially COOLLER fans.

Links: Zowie announcement on Facebook

Edited by Badb0y at 10:24 CDT, 13 July 2014 - 43979 Hits
Serious -vs- Dem0n (46 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 17:27 CDT, 16 March 2014 - iMsg

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

Serious vs Dem0n, Faceit Sunday Cup #6 of 09/02/2014. Best of 1, round of 32, map: Sinister.

I politely asked Serious for the demo and he gave me. Now you be the judges.

YOUTUBE, because i know you're lazy:
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Italian servers back online (16 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 02:56 CST, 23 February 2014 - iMsg
As some of you might havenoticed the Quake Live italian server has been online again for some days.

Since the original idea of the community donation wasn't going too well (the founding was closed and all the money was given back to the donators due to community problems) the very nice person that is ItalyPornoman decided to donate the whole price of the server rental for one year.

If anyone wants to show gratitude and maybe contribute to the expense, he can donate to with paypal.
More information can be found at provided you know italian.
Edited by takesix at 02:57 CST, 23 February 2014 - 2459 Hits
Best vods of 2013? (8 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 11:00 CST, 15 February 2014 - iMsg
So, despite many people going "omg quake so ded geme" I think 2013 was a good year for quake, we got 2 big professional duel lans, one great tdm community lans, 2 stable european online leagues that gathered a stable viewership.

That being said, what are the matches that are worth remembering the most from 2013? I'll post some of my favourites to share, let's see if we can make a nice db of "very worth watching" stuff.

125 FPS June League - Quarter Final - Strenx vs Cypher

125 FPS JUNE LEAGUE - strenx vs k1llsen - grand final

DHW2013 - Quake Live (SEMI FINAL) - Cypher vs Av3k

QL EU Sunday Summer Cup #1 (SHOW MATCH: ins vs. dem0n)

Let's see what you guys have, these were just off the top of my mind, i may add more later.

Also note that this is not just of duel, vods of any gamemode are welcome.
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Stermy TV interview [English transcript] (37 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 07:43 CST, 15 February 2014 - iMsg
The last 15th of January Stermy was a guest on Deejay TV, an Italian national tv channel, on the program Occupy Deejay.

He discussed various issues with the two hosts, ranging from the present state of esports in Italy and in the world, to his career in professional gaming and his personal live.

While not being of course thought for an audience of esports enthusiasts, I felt like stermy addressed some topics in-depth enough to make me transcript and translate the whole thing for you to read. The video of the original interview can be found on youtube.

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Edited by Badb0y at 12:36 CST, 15 February 2014 - 76746 Hits
Help funding the Italian QL server (48 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 04:08 CST, 26 January 2014 - iMsg
As some of you might have noticed, the italian Quake Live server have been down for some time now. This isn't due to any technical problem but to the simple fact that the IDS clan doesn't have any more funds to pay for it.

we were trying to find the money for a new server subscription, but there were some problems internal to the italian community so basically there won't be an italian server anymore, at least in the near future. If someone could UN-major this newspost it would be great.

Edited by Teen Queen at 10:02 CST, 27 January 2014 - 18457 Hits
plaZma joins team one.soldier (52 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 15:09 CST, 18 January 2014 - iMsg
From United Kingdom Team one.soldier's Facebook page:

"We are proud to announce our increased support of Quake Live with the acquisition of Duel player Norway plaZma. Hailing from Norway, plaZma attended Dreamhack Winter in 2013 and managed to make it into RO16 as well as picking up the community award for having the 'best unexpected performance'. Please give him a warm welcome!"

Links: Facebook Facebook, tweet Twitter, YouTube Youtube, steam Steam
Edited by twister_ at 16:17 CST, 18 January 2014 - 21168 Hits
Current state of sponsorships in QL (22 comments)
Posted by takesix @ 08:04 CST, 5 January 2014 - iMsg
So, today i woke up early to study for my exams but i keep falling asleep on the book, so i decided instead to write this post about sponsorships. Why are sponsorships important? First of all they are because they are a good indicator of the state of Quake Live as a professional esport. The fact that many Dreamhack players attended with a sponsor shows that we're not out of the game yet. Secondly, sponsorhips determine what players are likely to get their plane tickets paid to international LANs. Right now Quakecon seems the only big cup for duel this year, but I'm confident something more will pop up with time. For team modes, another Prague TDM lan looks like a definite possibility, but team sponsorships seem to be very rare those days, so we may have to settle for another "fun over competition" LAN (that is great, obviously, don't get me wrong).

So, here's a list of players and what i know about their sponsorship status:

BelarusTitan. Cypher
Cypher is the easiest call to make, really. In all the interviews he relased at Dreamhack he stated that he's happy with his new sponsor, they said that they're "interested in sending me(Cypher) everywhere" so I would say Quakecon is a given and Prague LAN is very likely. Cypher said he signed a contract for a year, but i believe it's likely that it means until the end of 2014, so that he should be able to attend another Dreamhack Winter, if that happens.
Cypher interview:

United States of Americask- rapha
I think rapha is another likely contender for the next LANs. His partnership with sk gaming has been going on for a long time and he hasn't missed an international event that i know of. Also, he lives in the US so Quakecon shouldn't really be a big problem.

Russia8PLAY evil
Now, I don't know much about evil's sponsorship bu the fact that more than a progaming team he bears the clantag of a game development company, Infiplay. Not even a very innovative one, since on their frontpage the first thing I notice is a shameless ripoff of One Piece called "Pirate Story". The fact that my russian still sucks doesn't allow me to research much further on their website, but from what i can tell evil is the only pro player that they sponsor, and I would say this is not a good sign. Anyway, a sponsorship is a sponsorship and whatever pays you tickets to LANs is fine. After all, the part on Infiplay's statement that says "INFIPLAY [...] is going to fully support Sergey on his way to competitions." is crystal clear, so we can expect evil to be able to attend Quakecon for the second time.
Infiplay's statement:

United States of AmericaPoint Dahang, United States of AmericaPoint apparition_
After leaving the team Evil Geniuses, Dahang attended Dreamhack Winter 2013 sponsored by Point Gaming. In his pre-Dreamhack interview Dahang stated that he "will still attend Quake events for the foreseeable future.", that being said, when asked wether Point Gaming would be sponsoring him for other events he just replied "We'll have to wait and see.". I think we can safely bet on Dahang attending next Quakecon, with or without sponsors, I wouldn't be so sure about other possible european events, everything is in the hands of Jonathan "Jochs" Ochs, the CEO of the very ambitious Point Gaming project.
Apparition_ also used to bear a Point Gaming clantag when Faceit was hosting NA cups, but he later didn't attend Quakecon nor dreamhack, so again we'll have to wait.
Dahang Interview:

GermanyESC k1llsen
K1llsen has been playing for ESC.Icybox for a long time, and he also has some kind of partnership with the german streaming site "Gaming Insight", he didn't attend Quakecon but he went to Dreamhack, it his possible that his contract only covers european lans, or maybe he can just attend 1 tournament per year. I guess we'll have to wait to know more about his plans for future LANs.
k1llsen on ESCgaming:;id=271

Russia102. ash, Russia102. cooller, Russia102. pavel
The thing is, I'm really not sure how 102 works as a team. I think at the beginning cooke paid for the trip for the whole team, this happened for example ad Adroits LAN. More recently i think cooke stated that he can't afford to do that anymore, and this led to evil's trip to quakecon being crowdfounded by 102 and then evil leaving 102 for 8PLAY. The only thing that I'm sure of is that these three duelers have more than enough skill to deserve a spotlight at an international LAN, but sadly during 2013 they didn't manage to. I hope this will change in 2014.

RussiaZOWIE cooller (?)
Yes, i KNOW this never happened. I thought Dreamhack Winter would be our opportunity to understand what kind of partnership is the one between ZOWIE and cooller. The fact that cooller in the end didn't attend Dreamhack doesn't say anything good about it, but who knows, things may change. Zowie has supported quake a lot during 2013 and quakers showed much love for zowie by buying and reccomending their mice and other products. Who knows, maybe Zowie will realize that seeing Cooller on Quakecon's podium with a ZOWIE clantag would make their brand the most loved by Quake players.
Zowie statement:

Australia4sg Fraze
I put Fraze in there becouse he's an example of a crowdfounded sponsorship. It hasn't got much to do with the pro scene, but i think it could be a good example to follow for quakecon. The lack of european players really bothered me last quakecon, if the situation next quakecon is the same i think we could discuss the possibility of paying the trip for 1 or 2 top duelers that post on ESR.
Send Fraze to Dreamhack:;t=5154

South Africabvd Detrony
From what i understand, Bravado is pretty big in South Africa, and Detrony has been playing for them for quite some time, competing QL and CS:GO. They also seem to be interested in Quake Live since they recently got 2 more players to get a full tdm lineup (maybe they plan to take take part to next prague lan?). That being said, I couldn't find much information about Detrony's contract, it is even possible that he didn't get is trip to DHW paid, since this Bravado guys are obviously more interested in the South African scene. We can't really rule any possibility out here, but if the guy decided to go from SA to Jönköping he might also decide to go from SA to Dallas. Let's hope for the best.
By the way, [NdC] (ph4ntom's clantag) seems to be a simple clan and not related to a sponsor.
Detrony to Dreamhack:
Bravado gets a Quake Live TDM team:

SpainDRz p0ni
There isn't much to say. P0ni joined Druidz in July 2013 and after hat he didn't attend Quakecon nor Dreamhack. He got his invitation for Dreamhack but he later pulled off because he didn't have the money to attend. Also he hasn't taken part in many online competitions in the past few months. It seems pretty evident that this sponsorship (if you can even call it that) isn't worth much, but I still hope to see Druidz and p0ni step their game up in 2014.
It should also be noted that plazmaistar is also listed as a Druidz player in their page, but he didn't bear their tag at Dreamhack and as far as i know he had to pay for his own trip.
UPDATE: According to Ins, p0ni thought DRz would sponsor his trip to Dreamhack and when they didn't he stopped playing, so he should not be considered part of Druidz anymore.
p0ni joins Druidz:
Druidz Quakelive players:

Italycolwn stermy, FACEIT stermy
So, here's the thing: stermy doesn't compete anymore in Quake Live, I'm well aware of that. But since he's a stable member of the faceit crew, Stermy attended both quakecon and dreamhack even though he didn't play at dreamhack, an overall understandable decision. Him being with faceit means that if there's a big lan he'll probably be around, and if there's shortage of players he can step in and play. Not at his top shape but hey, it's better than nothing.

Norwayone. plaZma
newspost here

It took me more than it should have to write this post, at least I hope somenone will appreciate my efforts.
If someone spots a mistake or has more accurate information i will be happy to edit it, let me know in the comments.
Also I hope I haven't forgot about any player.
Peace and Love, have a good quake.

edit: forgot k1llsen's flag
Edited by takesix at 15:53 CST, 18 January 2014 - 5581 Hits
Posted by takesix @ 14:33 CST, 28 December 2013 - iMsg
So, from today's stream it seems like zoot want some feedback (he actually explicitly said negative feedback).
So, here we are.
I will start off with some images showing how i would improve his stream layout, but pretty much anything related to his show can be discussed, have fun.

My problems with the current layout:

What i suggest as a solution:

And by the way, YES, this is my first post on ESR, i hope i haven't messed up anything with the images and whatnot.
Also I hope koziol won't take this personal, i'm just a random faggot that likes to rearrange boxes in ms-paint.
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