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ENDEMOL SHINE and BLAMMO joining forces (61 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 04:35 CDT, 29 April 2015 - iMsg
The two media companies ENDEMOL SHINE and BLAMMO are going to research the possibilities of eSports. They find each other the perfect partners because Endemol has a wide history of media while Blammo Media has 14 years of experience in gaming media. Also Blammo Events is the host of the Firstlook event in the Benelux every year.


The companies sees financial opportunities as since eSports is seeing a massive growth the past few years. With more than 27 million people watching League of Legends championships live it is comparable with sports such as ice hockey and swimming.

Endemol was founded in 1994 and is well known from TV productions such as Fox Sports, Wheel of Fortune, The Voice or Big Brother. They sold their programs to more then 130 countries and works with more then 300 broadcasters.

Their business covers development, production, marketing, distribution, franchise management and multi-platform initiatives including digital video, gaming and apps. So them investigating in eSports could be a big deal.

However, it's not their first time that they looked at eSports, back in 2005 they had a pilot program named: "Totally Esports" (with Netherlands Lauke), even though this was a small succes, Endemol felt it was a bit to early to jump into the world of eSports and cancelled the TV program.

There is an official press release, however that is in Dutch.
Netgamez lan events return (19 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 06:40 CDT, 22 March 2013 - iMsg
In 2007 the Netgamez e-sports organization was declared bankrupt and the Dutch lan event Netgamez ceased to exist.

However a few days ago Netgamez announced their comeback under the name "Project Netgamez : The Resurrection". They want host an event on the weekend of 16 to 18 Aug 2013. However the people behind Netgamez lack the funds to do so, there for they started up a crowd funding program for 10 euro’s as a fan. 60 euros for entrance, 100 euro for a VIP Treatment and 300 euro for a team of 5 lanners.

Nothing is known about which tournaments will be hosted, but Netgamez was always known of supporting the most popular eSports titles. Netgamez was known in the early 00’s as the eSports lanparty of the Netherlands. In 2001 Netgamez was the host of CPL Holland and later on they held qualifiers for CPL Summer, ESL, ESWC and WCG.

For more info visit the Netgamez webpage
Quake is unbanned from Germany (97 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 13:40 CST, 1 December 2011 - iMsg
Goodnews everyone, according to Germany Der Spiegel, you can finally buy and play Quake (World) in Germany. After 15 years the Germans and their watch dog ''Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien'' decided that Quake shouldn't be on the ban list because they don't find the game realistic anymore. Which is pretty reasonable after 15 years.

Realistic Commodore 64 games such as Rambo and River Raid are still on the ban list.

Links: bluesnews. german sites schnittberichte, heise, spiegel online
Steam got hacked (37 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 18:27 CST, 10 November 2011 - iMsg
Gabe Newell from Valve has announced that the database and forums of Steam have been hacked.

According to Valve, this happened earlier this week and investigations led to evidence that the hackers had obtained access to the Steam database. This means the hackers might have acquired your credit card informations if you have registered one on Steam, Valve advises you to keep an eye on your credit card activity.


Source: vBulletin Message
Stealing virtual items is a crime (128 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 15:34 CDT, 28 June 2011 - iMsg
Stealing virtual items in games such as World of WarCraft, TeamFortress 2, Runescape etc. etc. etc... is now a crime in the Netherlands, this has been stated by the judge in the Supreme Court. In 2008, a 13-year-old boy was threatened with physical violence with a knife from one of his friends unless he handed over some items in RuneScape. The Supreme Court stated that virtual items are of an economical value, so it's a crime when you steal it.

The suspect has been issued a 160 hour forced labor penality with a 4 month conditional juvenile detention. The accused appealed, how ever a year later the Supreme Court stated the same verdict.

Source: Nu.nl (Dutch)
Duke Nukem Forever goes Amsterdam (42 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 05:59 CDT, 9 September 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 02:00 CDT, 2 October 2010 to 12:00 CDT, 2 October 2010
Schedule: Passed

Blammo the company behind GameKings and Firstlook events just announced that Duke Nukem Forever will be present at the FirstLook Event. Which is held on 2 and 3 oct 2010 in the Westergas Fabriek Amsterdam.

We have asked Netherlands Jan Johan aka JJ the PR man behind Blammo, what we could expect. Would this be the PAX demo? Will we see a playable version? He gave us the typical response: "No Comment"

FirstLook won't only bring Duke Nukem, but we will also see KillZone 3, Dead Space 2, Dragon Age 2, Medal of Honor, Gran Turismo 5, Fallout New Vegas and many more major titles.
QUAKE LIVE shoots to ClanBase (28 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 19:11 CDT, 15 May 2009 - iMsg
ClanBase ClanBase proudly announced that they have finally added QuakeLive.cz QUAKE LIVE in their lineup of games. Thanks to id id Software, ClanBase received several private QUAKE LIVE servers for different game types. ClanBase would obiviously use these private servers for their future tournaments.

ClanBase will kick off with typical cups in various modes. You can idle in the official ClanBase QUAKE LIVE channel #clanbase.ql (irc.quakenet.org). But before you want to play, it's recommended to fill in your QUAKE LIVE name tag. Please note that ClanBase might be using PB GUID in the future.

You can read to news item here and press release down below.

djWHEAT's Lo3 returns with Slasher (80 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 04:40 CST, 2 March 2009 - iMsg
Scheduled: 18:00 CST, 26 February 2009 to 20:00 CST, 26 February 2009
Schedule: Passed

Updated: VoD is now available at noobflicks.com or on djwheat.tv alternatively blip.tv

After a week of absence, United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham's eSports podcast Live on Three returns tonight with special guest United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau. The show will focus on two big releases in the past week, QuakeLIVE and Street Fighter IV, their progress thus far and how they might effect the competitive gaming landscape. Other topics set to be talked about include the recent Frag Dominant 2v2 controversy, United Kingdom arQon's move to id software, and some recent controversy regarding CEVO. GotFrag, and payment of prizes to Counter-Strike player United States of America Moe "mOE" assad.

The show starts at 7 PM EST / 1 AM CET.

Watch at http://www.djwheat.tv/2009/02/26/live-on-three-e05-watch-inside/
The Drome lan returns after death (25 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 02:14 CST, 2 December 2008 - iMsg
Scheduled: 02:00 CST, 20 February 2009 to 12:00 CST, 22 February 2009
Schedule: Passed

The Drome Crew have announced their return! (well, sort of..) Last night they announced Drome 13.5, this after an absence of 1,5 years. How ever this BYoC is completely different then from what you known from Drome. This time the LAN is much smaller (a max of 200 instead of 2000) but way more exclusive. Because you will stay in the 4 star "Hotel Resort Amelander Kaap Luxer". Which is located on an Island in the North of the Netherlands.

So what's the catch? Well for a whopping 129 euros you can join this LAN. See below for exact details from what you will expect.


The LAN will be live held on the weekend of February 20th to 22nd 2009. Reservations will open in approximately 1 or 2 weeks from now.

For more info or if you want to signup, feel free to check out the Drome site.
WCG NL results (27 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 14:39 CDT, 28 September 2008 - iMsg
Yesterday in the Theater Factory, Amsterdam the Dutch World Cyber Games Qualifiers finals has been played. This during the Firstlook game exhibition. The results are known and these people will go to Germany to fight for the honor and of course the big bucks.

All the games has been played except for Counter-Strike, this because DCC-Gaming didn't show up for the ECG. So Blammo (the host of WCG NL) decided not to hold a CS 1.6 qualifier this year.

ESReality re-discovers Z4muz, how is he? (235 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 14:04 CDT, 15 September 2008 - iMsg
Sweden has raised one of the biggest and best Quake 3 Quake players of all time. There for everyone knows the old gamers joke: "If you are from Sweden, your are automatically a good FPS player". This was also a valid rule for the Arena legend Sweden Alexander 'Z4muZ' Ihrfors. How ever, like a lot of former eSports players, a few years ago Z4muZ changed his shaft for a pack of cards. So these days you might find him online or in a casino for poker.

Z4muZ is becoming a man, currently 22 years old and lives together with his girlfriend in a nice apartment in Avesta, Sweden. So he's living a good life out there in the cold.

For us a good reason to interview Z4muZ. Just to see how he is, what he does and what he loves.
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The EuroCup Invites (39 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 13:33 CDT, 14 September 2008 - iMsg
The invites for the 18th season of the ClanBase ClanBase EuroCup has been started. The teams and players that are going to play for this Online cup are slowly getting known. Sadly not via the promised video show. According to ClanBase, the location they are wasn't fully prepared for it and there for ClanBase couldn't do anything else then to stop it and continue via I.R.C. Which is of course a disappointment for anyone.

The invites are now live on #EuroCup (QuakeNet).

moh MoHAA

cod2 Call of Duty 2

CSS Counterstrike Source

CoD4 Call of Duty 4

ET Enemy Territory

ut3 Unreal Tournament 3
Duke Nukem arrives very soon (24 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 12:41 CDT, 14 September 2008 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:00 CDT, 23 September 2008 to 17:00 CDT, 24 September 2008
Schedule: Passed

No, it is not Duke Nukem Forever but the classic FPS game from the 90's Duke Nukem 3D, it is announced that Duke will arrive on 24th September 2008 for the xbox360 Xbox Live Arcade as a full download.

They don't know how much this game will cost in MS points. But this will be revealed very soon according to 3D realms the founding fathers of the Duke Nukem series.

The updated version of Duke Nukem 3D will have a 8 player Co-opmode, and several deathmatch modes for online play.
ClanBase EC18 live show tomorrow (26 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 07:19 CDT, 13 September 2008 - iMsg
Scheduled: 12:00 CDT, 14 September 2008 to 15:00 CDT, 14 September 2008
Schedule: Passed

Tomorrow ClanBase ClanBase will announce all the teams and players that are invited for the ClanBase EuroCup XVIII and each season ClanBase did this via IRC or a live radio show during their EuroCup invites. This season is different, this year ClanBase will have a video show LIVE from the lan-centre Belgium Outpost in Antwerp, Belgium.

The show will be hosted by no other then Belgium Kristof "Einh" Kennes. ClanBase states that the video link isn't known yet. However, five minutes before the show they will put the link up so you can follow it as you wish.

Anyway tomorrow's schedule will be:


For other information, visit ClanBase or visit them on IRC at #EuroCup (QuakeNet).
ClanBase welcomes Greece (17 comments)
Posted by Ins0mnia @ 11:43 CDT, 2 September 2008 - iMsg
ClanBase ClanBase announced today that they have launched a separate division especially for Greece Greece. This to encourage a lower entery bar for new users from Greece but also to localise more with new cups and ladders.

Denmark Mads 'MadUSA' Ehrhardt from GGL ClanBase said:
"We are excited to being able to bring news in local language to some of the countries that are not that strong in the English language. Content in local language always reach further than non-native language news, and also caters to a more local audience. I am excited about this new set up and expect there will be more to come."
It's not the first time that ClanBase separated divisions, a few years ago they launched ClanBase Italy for an experiment which was successfully enough to continue this tradition with Greece.
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