December 22, 2003

Closer look into RG ICTF TOURNEY!

With all the problems going on in the gotrail?2 tourney, i had a chance to do a little writeup on some of the teams in the upcoming invite tourney! There is some in depth research gone into this so bear with me and keep your opinions to yourself.

Team (r)etribution
Website: none

Roster:
Moshiro
dragon
doomerx
trunks
tigger
evan
trac
kryp

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A lot of speculation and opinions have been addressed about this clan. A clan that has never played a match has been invited to the most prestige lineup of teams in a while. My first impression was "WHOA GOT DEFENSE?" Dragon, doomerx, and trunks, and kryp are a strong defense that should be able to hold off most offense, but what is lacking in this team is a strong offense. Moshiro is a good runner, but he cant do it alone. I had a chance to scrimmage with this clan last night vs h0, and i was a bit disappointed. They were getting manhandled by h0, and some of them got upset and quit. I really dont know a lot about the other members, but i was told they were quite elite! =P I am interested to see if this clan can pull together and be organized enough to win some matches.
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Heaven's Outcast

Roster:
Cooter
Aftermath
Blatrix(maybe)
Dead
Dilemma
Catch
Liquid
Hexagram

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If blatrix leaves, which ive heard he says that a lot, the team is in big trouble. Blatrix is a solid railer, isnt always consistent, but is a good addition to the team. I see a lot of problems with lineups here. to my guess, if there TOP 4 players of hex, dil, blat, and cooter played in the big matches, they would be almost unstoppable. After talking to some guys, i have come to the conclusion the team takes a while to get used to eachother. Practice is a factor for this team to better get to know eachother, since the lineup is somewhat different in all matches. h0 should find a true leader (cooter?) and make decisions and go by them. Be the hitler of your clan, do a genocide on all the other quakers so you are truly #1.
-hO|DeaD- why you leave rg ?
-hO|DeaD- if you dont mind me asking ?
-_detective-16sec-cold- i was kicked out for tlaking shit
-hO|DeaD- really
-_detective-16sec-cold- yeah lol
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PLagued Rails

Roster:
Shecksy
Dalvian
afflicted
rezin
bAs
Murf
becoming
p1mp
galacto
PCM
North
Prong
Vile
uvula
psycht

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Coming off a bad season in gotrail2, this clan has a lot to prove. They have successfully stolen Vile and Prong, and a new addition of a guy named uluva. Vile and Prong will increase the skillfullness in this clan on offense and defense, and i think this clan will take a lot of matches. pR is very confident for this new tourney (-shecksy- we're gonna dominate baby). I am a bit unconfident on how they will do, coming off a horrible season against pretty good clans in gotrail, so pR better get there running shoes on and get in shape.
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Zero Population Growth

Roster:
Allmixup
creater
kaje
Mortigalliiiiiiiiiiii
pantsu
fiend

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This clan is stubbern! It was very hard to get a clear answer from them, but who cares. I beleive that is there lineup, and im a little skeptical about it. They had recently dropped from gotrail2 because of problems witht teamates not showing (gotlife). I think the lose of stunt will kind of hurt them, but i beleive he has become arrogent and not practicing with his teams anymore. Hes a great player, good railio, but inconsistent now. ZPG hasnt always been the strongest clan, good defense has kept them from getting blown out from big matches, there offense lacks something, i dont know what it is, but hopefully they can find it. Also, hopefully they have learned a new map other then cp9!
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Yin Yang!!!

Roster:
Drater
Jovian
Soulburn
Logic
Defiance
Nebula
Niord(clanhopper!)
Crust
Tek
Edien
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I give this clan a big hi five. This clan has developed extremly well over the past year or so, and they came flying into gotrail2 taking an amazing 8-2 record. I beleive they stayed in tier1 the whole time, taking 2 loses from pL and p[], but still doing very well. From what ive seen, jovian is amazing on ctf1. I think if this clan can continue to learn more maps and dominate them, they can easily take over the #1 spot. Constant scrimmages will keep them in shape, and i am interested to see if they recruit anymore hardcore playa's!
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Railgods

Roster:
SmaKah0e
Element
Slackware
dawg
fatal
rolo
JoeSlick
cyzer
v1rus
sirex

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Like WHOA, they are back at it again! Remember no $h1t talking our ur outta the clan. I have some doubt this clan will do as good in the past, especially with the absense of the best runner EVER (ME) anyways, element has insisted he will not be playing, but he is a faggot, so he will. I think the lack of playing from fatal, rolo, czm, virus and sirex(not confirmed, they might be playing somewhere, might hurt them. I dont know if they have what it takes to win this tourney, i think they will have some good competition to face. If slackware/freak/faggot is on his game, he might hold strong on d against offense's.
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XtremeRails

Roster:
big_E
ricrod
extasy
fl1nt
yenko
hitme

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No offense, but this should be p[] and not them. This clan has struggled in gotrail2? and will struggle here. They had to move from tier1 to tier2 because they just couldnt cut the cheese. I think big_e and yenko are good players, not very consistent though. Yenko has his on and off days, often bitching about ping, but whatever. The defense on this team is a bit weak, and the offense seems to struggle against good teams, i am interested to see if they improve enough to win a few games here. Not much really else to say
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Pure Logic

Roster:
cold
TeN
sparks
ray_L
sams
shad
kawn
respect
djlos
alac
slash
Barnak
Accel
Barneh

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Yes i will review my own team, so excuse me while i rant. pL is coming into this tourney #2 in gotrail tourney, having a tieing record with 69, but 69 lost to pL and pL lost twice to p[], so nuff said. Packet loss has had some defense troubles though. djlos was playing hi d when he was banned from gotrail for ogc!, but he is back in rg invite and gonna own it up hi d. Other defense consists of cold and respect, so it will be interesting to see cold moving back to defense from a consistant running of offense for years. A new addition to barneh/dino.exe will hopefully prove worthy of some weird map wins. pL has struggled somewhat on small maps, getting crushed in tight places.
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Posted by cold at December 22, 2003 03:16 PM
Comments

With all the problems going on in the gotrail?2 tourney

Which problems would those be, exactly?

Posted by: Requ13m on December 22, 2003 04:46 PM

Best article you've written man, thumbs up!

Write the predictions! @#$@#$#$%%%

Smaka, add wcp18 to the map list :( :(

-wcp18FReAK

Posted by: [hexagram] on December 22, 2003 04:54 PM

"There is some in depth research gone into this so bear with me and keep your opinions to yourself."

Not opinion, but fact: pantsu is not in ZPG except for our Q3F division - you figure it out ;P

gg research! cold strikes again :x

Posted by: d1zord3r on December 22, 2003 05:01 PM

Nice article here Cold. Should be an exciting tourney to play in. A lot more competition right off with only 8 teams.

Good luck to all teams, and may this tourney be problem free! =)

Posted by: TeN on December 22, 2003 05:09 PM

rofl WELL, i saw him opped, i tried to get shit from you guys and nobody responds, plus he always hangs out in rg chan so i figured wrong -=(

Posted by: cold on December 22, 2003 05:10 PM

i fail to see my name up there, cold you moron

Posted by: hossit on December 22, 2003 05:10 PM

I agree with hex, by far your best article.

Posted by: dynom|te on December 22, 2003 05:43 PM

cold missed a few guys from hO

check the railgods tourney site for roster

Posted by: catch on December 22, 2003 05:44 PM

and why isnt p[] in this

Posted by: catch on December 22, 2003 05:45 PM

apparently they aren't good enough catch ;)

what's the website for this tourney?

Posted by: dynom|te on December 22, 2003 05:47 PM

nice writeup cold.

Website - http://railgods.owns.it
IRC Chan - #rg-invite on etg

Posted by: SmaKah0e on December 22, 2003 05:47 PM

... Actually after looking at the site, yea why isn't pandora's box in this tourney?

Posted by: dynom|te on December 22, 2003 05:51 PM

dyno p[] was one of the first teams invited and the only team not to accept their invite.They did not have the time so I replaced them with xR.

Posted by: SmaKah0e on December 22, 2003 05:56 PM

cold: With all the problems going on in the gotrail?2 tourney. Please tell me what problems.

Posted by: mimic on December 22, 2003 05:58 PM

Hats off to you on this article, cold... not too shabby at all, I still think it's ghey in here though. Best of luck to smakiewhore on running the tourny, it isn't an easy job but I give you props for the birth of another league in this community, wootie.

Posted by: shecksy on December 22, 2003 06:00 PM

most of this was done before i got the rosters from rg site, and i refuse to fix them !!!!!

Posted by: cold on December 22, 2003 07:20 PM

I saw my name liste up somewhere in this article and I came to answer some questions....

RG was ghey, they are ghey and will always be... With their members calling every1 newbs cause they didnt play 3-4 years like all of them, playing big guys behind a screen...pathetic

So im not playing in their Bulshit tournament they can all kiss my ass.

After GR?2 im gonna retired, maybe I will try to make a come back someday and see after a couple of games that I suck more then ever and go back to retirement :P (if I was ever good like some ppl would say) hf ggz.

Posted by: BLatr1X on December 23, 2003 10:48 AM

I saw my name liste up somewhere in this article and I came to answer some questions....

RG was ghey, they are ghey and will always be... With their members calling every1 newbs cause they didnt play 3-4 years like all of them, playing big guys behind a screen...pathetic

So im not playing in their Bulshit tournament they can all kiss my ass.

After GR?2 im gonna retired, maybe I will try to make a come back someday and see after a couple of games that I suck more then ever and go back to retirement :P (if I was ever good like some ppl would say) hf ggz.

Posted by: BLatr1X on December 23, 2003 10:49 AM

ur gay! hehe

Posted by: cold on December 23, 2003 04:09 PM

dyno will pick up the pieces with his 30 percent rg ogc!

Posted by: dynom|te on December 23, 2003 07:33 PM

my dino on pL is better then u dyno =P hehhe

Posted by: cold on December 24, 2003 02:44 PM

also, blatrix sux again

Posted by: cold on December 24, 2003 02:46 PM

i agree with u cold!

Posted by: cold on December 24, 2003 02:47 PM

LIEZ you'll be lucky to keep ur dino interested in ictf over a week :x

Posted by: dynom|te on December 24, 2003 04:35 PM

you really want that pizza don't you dyno

Posted by: shecksy on December 27, 2003 07:18 PM

he wont get it

Posted by: cold on December 27, 2003 10:27 PM

lol, yer just as bad cold... besides, pizza is ghey... I'd rather have 30 dollars to dairy queen or baskin robbins and load up on ice cream.

Posted by: shecksy on December 29, 2003 02:41 PM

can i put them on ur boobies!

Posted by: cold on December 29, 2003 10:19 PM

can i put them on ur boobies!

Posted by: cold on December 29, 2003 10:19 PM

wt, put in the ice cream under my boobies?

Posted by: shecksy on December 30, 2003 10:49 AM

no u lay down on ur back, i drop ice cream on them, and maybe lick them off!

Posted by: cold on December 30, 2003 12:53 PM