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Journal update (8 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 05:56 CST, 21 January 2005 - iMsg
Had to make something about it, the last journal became very outdated. Glad to see you all again!
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[DAY05] The Amphitheatre (No comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 15:41 CDT, 9 July 2004 - iMsg
An semi-overview shot of the main stage.
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ESWC 2004 - France Reloaded (3 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 09:41 CDT, 8 July 2004 - iMsg
Ok chaps, it's been a whole year since last time. I'm not going to pull a long speech on you, since I guess you all know the drill by now.

Let the browsing commence!
Edited by raccoon at 14:41 GMT, 8th Jul 2004 - 18780 Hits
[DAY01] fox (10 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 07:31 CDT, 6 July 2004 - iMsg
Yes, here's one happy camper!
Edited by raccoon at 14:54 GMT, 6th Jul 2004 - 9245 Hits
Greatest Gamer: BoxeR vs Fatal1ty (367 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 15:43 CST, 1 April 2004 - iMsg
yle="color: #fff; font-size:14; font-weight:900; font-family:arial; letter-spacing:1px; text-transform:uppercase;">Greatest Gamer of all Time: Round 3, Game 1

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yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 8pt; color: #fff;">Name: Lim Yo-Hwan
Clan(s): SlayerS, Orion

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yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 7pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;" valign="top"> Which gaming scene has the most progamers? Which progamers put in the most time? Which progamers have wages and annual contracts? Which progamers are recognised when they walk down the street, and cause queues of autograph hunters to form? Which progamers appear on national TV, in the news, in commercials and in lifestyle shows?

South Korea has dozens of Starcraft professionals, and has done for over five years now. In a country that has two TV stations dedicated to the game, where school children everywhere know the players, and where finals have been known to draw 8,000 people to watch the game - LIVE - which player has dominated the scene for four years and is still going strong?

Lim Yo-Hwan, a.k.a SlayerS_'BoxeR' has a fan club with 100,000 members. He has won more televised tournaments than most the people in this competition have attended LANs. He has a regular wage that is several times the national average, and more income from endorsements and tournament prizes than I care to calculate. He has won two World Cyber Games in a row, written books, used his name to help sell chocolate - is there anyone else on this poll who has done even half as much?

However, it's dominating arguably the most popular competitive online game - there are more people on battle.net with Starcraft than there are with Warcraft 3 or on a Counter-Strike server at the moment - against scores of other professionals, that makes Boxer the most deserving recipient of this award. Voting against him just because you haven't heard of him until today, or because he doesn't play Quake, would be an admission that skill or influence on the world of gaming is being ignored.

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yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 8pt; color: #fff;">Name: Johnathan Wendel
Clan(s): Clan Kapitol, iFate

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yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 7pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;" valign="top"> John "Fatal1ty" Wendel was one of the first gamers who thought about going pro. He participated in many tournaments during his Quake3 career and earned plenty of money, it was obviously that this man knew where he's future lay, being a pro-gamer.

Many people admired his insane skills and his eight hours practice a day, it made him look like a real professional. Yet because of his insane amount practice, a lot of people started to disrespect him. Later in his career, he moved to other games to show that he is a professional and a true gamer. He won a Ford Focus at the CPL Alien vs. Predator event. After that he participated in various high profile Q3 tournaments, one of those was the QuakeCon event in Texas, Dallas. One of his goals was to finally defeat ZeRo4 once on a QuakeCon event. He did that with success but he didn't win that tournament his goal was accomplished none the less.

The career of Jonathan "fatal1ty" Wendel was not always that flawless however, in his real life he experienced a family crisis before participating in the Babbages CPL event in December of 2000, where he placed 7th. After that, Fatal1ty recovered very quickly and placed 1st at CPL Australia, 3rd at CPL Holland, 2nd at Quakecon 2001, and 2nd at CPL Brazil. After a few years, he ended his very successful Quake career and moved on to a new game, to showcase that he is the best in any game.

He practiced Unreal Tournament 2003 for over 8 hours a day while being followed by MTV. The reason of all this, is because Fatal1ty wanted to attend the CPL Pentium 4 Winter Championship. His insane practice was rewarded at that event which made him CPL Champion of the Year, for the third time in a row.

After the lack of tournaments in Unreal Tournament 2003, Fatal1ty has now decided to play Counter-Strike instead.

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Edited by Paladia at 19:21 GMT, 3rd Apr 2004 - 231332 Hits
Greatest Gamer: Mr.Pac-Man vs Polosatiy (458 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 15:04 CST, 31 March 2004 - iMsg
yle="color: #fff; font-size:14; font-weight:900; font-family:arial; letter-spacing:1px; text-transform:uppercase;">Greatest Gamer of all Time: Round 2, Game 4

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yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 8pt; color: #fff;">Name: Roman Tarasenko
Clan(s): 4z, Cyberfight 58

yle="font-family: verdana; font-size: 10pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;"> PROFILE

yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 7pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;" valign="top"> Roman 'Polosatiy' Tarasenko may not be as revered as his illustrious opponent here but he remains the true gamer's choice. In an on-going career spanning over six years 'Polos' never shied away from competition, participating in almost 90 LAN tournaments and winning a remarkable 35.

Arguably the best Quake 2 player in his ultra-competitive homeland, he went from tasting victory in the first FFA competition to winning most of the later duel tournaments and leading the number one clan. Polos also became renowned for his trick-jumping prowess, releasing a demo pack which became part of Q2 folklore. With the release of Quake 3, he and his clan dominated many of the early tournaments whilst remaining the best Russian Q2 side and placing highly in 1v1. What is more, he won the main Russian UT duel tournament in the same year, again underlining his multi-gaming credentials.

Nor was he without success on the international scene. He led Russia to victory in Q3 over Sweden at the BWEC in 2000 with some stellar performances in what was one of the most dramatic and prestigious tournaments in gaming history. At CPL Cologne in the same year he beat Lakerman to take second place behind fatal1ty and then led 4z to second place at EC2, beating the Allstars in the process. With Quake 3 at its peak, these performances confirmed Polos as one of the all-time greats. He continued to succeed in Russian tournaments against formidable opposition until late 2002 when he turned his attention to UT2k3. His first real success came at PG Challenge in 2003, coming second in UT2k3 and winning Quake 3 whilst also competing in Warcraft 3.

But Polos is more than just a consistent player and leader. He's the true father of Russian Quake and the touchstone of the 'Russian style' that strongly influences how the game is played to this day. He invented the now archetypal keyboard-on-lap, high fov, high sens, hit and run game that players like Cooller employ today. He also finds time to run a major esports site, conducting countless interviews and reports. It's rumoured that in friendlies at events he covers, he still beats Cooller regularly. He's a legend in his own right: other players may be great, but only Polos is rulez.
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yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 8pt; color: #fff;">Name: Billy Mitchell
Clan(s): N/A

yle="font-family: verdana; font-size: 10pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;"> PROFILE

yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 7pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;" valign="top"> Billy Mitchell a.k.a Mr Pac-Man is the oldest contestant in our tourney. He competes on the most ancient of beasts, the 80s arcade games. His devotion for playing Pac-Man is unrivalled. When he finally in July 1999 managed to play a perfect game of Pac-Man (eating every single bonus prize and every possible blue ghost in all 256 levels of the game without losing a single life) it was 19 years of playing the game finally paying off.

When asked about how he did it, Billy said:
I understand the behavior of the ghosts and am able to manipulate the ghosts into any corner of the board I choose. This allows me to clear the screen with no patterns. This was a more difficult method for the initial 18 screens. I chose to do it this way because I wanted to demonstrate the depths of my abilities. I wanted to raise the bar higher - to a level that no one else could match.

Apart from playing the perfect game of Pac-Man, Billy in the 80s had the world record in 6 different arcade games (Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Centipede, Burgertime, Donkey Kong, Jr. and Donkey Kong). Billys Donkey Kong world record set in 1985 lasted for 15 years until Tim Sczerby broke it in July 2000. Mr Pac-Man was crowned the "Gamer of the Century" by the Tokyo Game Show in 1999. In the 80s the most competitive gaming was found in the arcades around the world. And no one can rival Billy Mitchells accomplishments in that arena.

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Greatest Gamer: HeatoN vs Potti (118 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 15:33 CST, 30 March 2004 - iMsg
yle="color: #fff; font-size:14; font-weight:900; font-family:arial; letter-spacing:1px; text-transform:uppercase;">Greatest Gamer of all Time: Round 2, Game 3

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yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 8pt; color: #fff;">Name: Emil Christensen
Clan(s): NiP, SoA, SK

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yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 7pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;" valign="top"> Every discipline in gaming has its stars. And every discipline has also its legends. Emil 'HeatoN' Christensen is one of these legends for Counter-Strike. The first sign for the talent this boy has is the clan he first joined, it was none other than the notorious Ninjas in Pyjamas. Of course you'd expect that this put a lot of pressure on young Emil. But he didn't come into that team for no reason.

Today, his aim is almost proverbial and it led him with his next teams SoA and SK from success to success. From a dozen CPL events he attended with his various teams he did only win two not! It goes without saying that to that list an almost countless list of other successes adds to his record. Among these are also such legendary in-game actions such as him taking out the whole enemy team being the last survivor of his team in an eco round. It was, however, not only his insane reflexes and precision, it was also his technique that made him famous. Besides being able to pull almost impossible headshots, he took the spraying technique to another level.

Truly an icon of the Counter-Strike scene!
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yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 8pt; color: #fff;">Name: Tommy Ingemarsson
Clan(s): NiP, SK

yle="font-family: verdana; font-size: 10pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;"> PROFILE

yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 7pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;" valign="top"> Counter-Strike is approaching its fifth anniversary. During this time the game has seen many players. But only a few have been around almost all the time. One of them is Tommy 'Potti' Ingemarsson. Through his impressive skill and the unusual ability to downright out-think his opponents he's secured himself a place in the sun.

Let's take a look at his career. His first clans where Allstars and 9. Then, back in 2000 he gathered the most talented players in Sweden and united them under the notorious 'Ninjas in Pyjamas' tag. With this team he should win, among others, five CPL events, including that legendary clash of the continents when his team defeated America's X3 in the final. When NiP more or less disbanded, SK signed him up. Under his direction SK became arguably the strongest team in the world. It's otiose to recount his successes.

Potti is not only the archetype of a Counter-Strike player but more general the prototype of a professional gamer. He's been around since the first days of the game and he's always been on top, he's not only steady in what he does, he's also successful in it. Therefore he is not only admired by Counter-Strikers but also by gamers of other disciplines.

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Greatest Gamer: GitzZz vs Fatal1ty (399 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 14:09 CST, 28 March 2004 - iMsg
yle="color: #fff; font-size:14; font-weight:900; font-family:arial; letter-spacing:1px; text-transform:uppercase;">Greatest Gamer of all Time: Round 2, Game 1

yle="color: #000; font-size:14; font-weight:900; font-family:arial; letter-spacing:1px; text-transform:uppercase;">GitzZz

yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 8pt; color: #fff;">Name: Christian Hoeck
Clan(s): Schroet Kommando, Shuuk

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yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 7pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;" valign="top"> There is an elite club among gamers, a club which consists of only two people out of the entire gaming world. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, there are only two players who have ever won the World Cyber Games twice. One of these two players is Christian "GitzZz" Hoeck – the living Unreal Tournament legend and the only big name in FPS games who has won every international tournament he competed in, something even Fatal1ty in his prime could not achieve.

GitzZz became widely known after the first WCG, an event he dominated with beastly precision, patience and immaculate tactics. In 2002 he improved his game even further and defended the WCG title. Some of his opponents were glad to have finished their matches against GitzZz with a positive score - not everyone managed that. In 2003, GitzZz switched to UT2003 and dominated Clikarena with his clan Schroet Kommando. He then went unchallenged through the prestigious Electronic Sports World Cup, leaving real tough competition behind. GitzZz’s ambitions to win a third WCG title were thwarted by the German WCG organiser who decided not to hold a UT2003 qualifier...

GitzZz is not only an extraordinary player and a global gaming icon. He is also a very modest and friendly person who’s there for the competition, not for the money.
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yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 8pt; color: #fff;">Name: Johnathan Wendel
Clan(s): Clan Kapitol, iFate

yle="font-family: verdana; font-size: 10pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;"> PROFILE

yle="font-family: arial; font-size: 7pt; color: #fff; font-weight: bold;" valign="top"> John "Fatal1ty" Wendel was one of the first gamers who thought about going pro. He participated in many tournaments during his Quake3 career and earned plenty of money, it was obviously that this man knew where he's future lay, being a pro-gamer.

Many people admired his insane skills and his eight hours practice a day, it made him look like a real professional. Yet because of his insane amount practice, a lot of people started to disrespect him. Later in his career, he moved to other games to show that he is a professional and a true gamer. He won a Ford Focus at the CPL Alien vs. Predator event. After that he participated in various high profile Q3 tournaments, one of those was the QuakeCon event in Texas, Dallas. One of his goals was to finally defeat ZeRo4 once on a QuakeCon event. He did that with success but he didn't win that tournament his goal was accomplished none the less.

The career of Jonathan "fatal1ty" Wendel was not always that flawless however, in his real life he experienced a family crisis before participating in the Babbages CPL event in December of 2000, where he placed 7th. After that, Fatal1ty recovered very quickly and placed 1st at CPL Australia, 3rd at CPL Holland, 2nd at Quakecon 2001, and 2nd at CPL Brazil. After a few years, he ended his very successful Quake career and moved on to a new game, to showcase that he is the best in any game.

He practiced Unreal Tournament 2003 for over 8 hours a day while being followed by MTV. The reason of all this, is because Fatal1ty wanted to attend the CPL Pentium 4 Winter Championship. His insane practice was rewarded at that event which made him CPL Champion of the Year, for the third time in a row.

After the lack of tournaments in Unreal Tournament 2003, Fatal1ty has now decided to play Counter-Strike instead.

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DO NOT REMOVE THIS (1 comment)
Posted by raccoon @ 15:43 CST, 19 March 2004 - iMsg
(Even if it's tempting)
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Greatest Gamer: Thresh vs Polosatiy (1 comment)
Posted by raccoon @ 15:01 CST, 19 March 2004 - iMsg
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Top 10 Movie listing (89 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 21:01 CST, 31 October 2003 - iMsg


Ok, guys - I just finished my list of the top 10 movies ever. As you might notice, I left out Reservoir Dogs (by no particular reason, don't investigate in it) - but it still has a special place in my heart. On second notice, the 10th spot is reserved for a future movie :)
01: Fight Club
02: Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
03: Pulp Fiction
04: Snatch
05: Donnie Brasco
06: The Big Lebowski
07: Kill Bill
08: Forrest Gump
09: Jackie Brown
10: ------RESERVED------
Edited by raccoon at 03:13 GMT, 1st Nov 2003 - 28291 Hits
Sunflower mania! (9 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 18:57 CDT, 15 July 2003 - iMsg
Here's ninja and lots of sunflowers accompanying him
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A happy cooller (16 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 18:26 CDT, 15 July 2003 - iMsg
Enjoying the party :)
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Tetris (14 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 17:43 CDT, 15 July 2003 - iMsg
proZaC giving the Tetris-clone game a shot.
He sucked, actually :x
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proZaC (11 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 17:27 CDT, 15 July 2003 - iMsg
Cyrus proZaC Malekani getting ready to watch the games
Edited by raccoon at 00:26 GMT, 16th Jul 2003 - 10250 Hits
Q3 Players #1 (13 comments)
Posted by raccoon @ 17:09 CDT, 15 July 2003 - iMsg
The Q3 Area, i really liked the aircondition in here!

(From the left: Daler, Python and fox)
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