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Deceivers Rejoin Webone After Managerial Foulplay

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In a complete reversal of their decision made only two months ago, the French superstars, Deceivers, have returned to their old home. Webone. This decision was met with shock from the community but this was nothing compared to the surprise when the reasons for the move were revealed on Gotfrag. It turns out their manager Karko, who had been with the team for more than two years, was working behind their back to sabotage the team.

Deceivers were one of the teams to receiver the honour of a direct invite to the upcoming Outpost Lan and Steven Leunens (aka dfb), the CEO of Tek-9, was the man dealing with the invites. Karko's team that he played in, Shock.fx, had not received an invite to the event and were unable to get tickets as the demand was so high. Karko saw an oppertunity and took it.

He spoke to dfb and told him that Deceivers were going to be unable to attend the event and that Shock.fx could take their place. Dfb was sad to hear this but agreed as Karko was after all the manager of Deceivers. The players in Deceivers had no idea what was going on when they received a good luck message from dfb however. The treachery was quickly unveiled and a fierce confrontation ensued.

In the words of Anthoo, the team captain,

QuoteWhen we found what karko had done with the Outpost Lan, we realised that Karko's interests lay with his own team, shock.fx , so we decided it was best to go our different ways


Read More for their full roster and the move back to Webone

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Outpost on Fire Lan Approaches for CoD2

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The Outpost Lan in Belgium, one of the biggest for CoD2 so far with over €5000 worth of prizes, is fast approaching. With 20 of the finest teams in Europe attending, including the likes of Speedlink, Check Six and Northern Darkness, it's sure to be a great event packed with excitement. Here on Crossfire we will be covering the event in detail, starting with an introduction to the competition and the teams invited.

Name: Outpost On Fire Lan
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Date: 29th-30th July
BYOC: No
Teams: 24 (full)
Coverage: inside The Game live video stream with TosspoT

Prizes:

1st place - €1,500 + Hardware
2nd place - €750 + Hardware
3rd place - €250 + Hardware

4th place - Hardware
5th place - Hardware

WolfClaw MVP - €250 + Hardware

Read more to find out about the venue and the invited teams...

CoD2 EuroCup Players Send a Message to CB

image: COD2%20large%20logoIn an unprecedented move in ClanBase, the CoD2 EuroCup players have banded together to save their Cup Supervisors, Wabbit and Yami. They face removal from their positions after the shocking revelations that they were being blackmailed into making decisions by the Game Supervisor, Leon. After these accusations were made public on the Crossfire community site, Leon moved to ban crow from ClanBase and to strip Wabbit and Yami of their power. It was revelaed by an anonymous source within the ClanBase crew that, after the current EuroCup season, Leon will no longer allow Wabbit and Yami to run this cup.

The community was outraged and immediately steps were taken to counter this plan. The EuroCup players got together and decided to write an open letter to the highest admins in ClanBase, pleading to them to safeguard the futures of Wabbit and Yami. Support for the pair was overflowing and this only reaffirmed the fact that these are two of the most respected admins in the whole ClanBase system. Every team was quick to sign on and not only give their support for Wabbit and Yami, but also to share their contempt for the likes of Leon and Cryptic, the other supervisors who seem to bring nothing but trouble to this game.


You can view the original columns by crow and Tosspot that sparked this controversy at the following links:

CoD - Another Clanbase Blunder

Crossfire Analyses Game Supervisors

Read on to see a copy of the letter sent to the ClanBase admins...

CoD2 Crossfire Lan Update

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There has been some confusion lately for the CoD2 event at the upcoming Crossfire Lan and although we have had a decent amount of signups there have been a lot of teams asking for more information on the site lately. We have decided to write up a little summary of the event here for teams who are not sure of the exact details of the event and how to register.

Date: 2nd-3rd September 2006
Location: TGS Rotterdam (travel details)
CoD2 Prize Pot:: €3,000
BYOC: No

Registration

There are 12 CoD2 spots available at the event, 8 of which will be directly picked from the signups while the remaing 4 will be decided by qualifier matches. It is very important that if your team is interested you sign up as soon as possible because time is running out now.

TO SIGN UP YOU MUST SEND AN EMAIL TO TOSSPOT@GMAIL.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION...

• Team Name
• Captain & Chief Contact Person (Email will be the primary contact method)
• IRC Channel
• Competing Roster, online and on LAN (if they are different)

The sooner we get your details sent in the more chance you have of playing at the Lan. Top teams like Check-Six, Speedlink and Dignitas have already signed up so this is sure to be an event you don't want to miss!

CoD - Crossfire Lan Update

As you may have noticed a number of teams have been undergoing quite serious changes since the Tek-9 Outpost Lan and with that in mind we have had to update our team list a little bit. Below you will find the up to date list of attendees, the qualifier details and a provisional map list.

Direct Invites

Germany Speedlink
United Kingdom Dignitas
Netherlands TMPClan
United Kingdom Trademark Gamers
Netherlands digitalMind
Finland Insignia Cadre
Sweden RAW-Gaming
Germany doubleSlash

Qualifiers

Poland FF.org [11-7] Belgium Dark Alliance
France Webone [11-5] Sweden zeroPoint

Spain redCode < Belgium Dfiance (default)
Czech Republic eSuba > Germany Helix (default)

Provisional Cod2 Map List

mp_dawnville
mp_toujane
mp_burgundy
mp_matmata
mp_carentan

CoD - Gotfrag previews the CPC

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Over at Gotfrag, Liam Crowley has written an indepth preview of the CoD2 tournament in this weekend's Crossfire PrizeFight Challenge. It includes a detailed look at each of the groups and a run down of the teams likely to challenge for first place.

Here is a small sample from the article...

QuoteAfter a long wait we are now only days away from what promises to be one of the biggest events for Call of Duty 2 so far this year. Featuring 12 of the very best European teams and held in the state of the art TGS Rotterdam, the Crossfire PrizeFight Challenge is almost upon us. Rivalries will be renewed as the beautiful city of Rotterdam plays host to the likes of Speedlink, Dignitas, digitalMind and more. With the last spot filled today after the announcement that Webone were unable to attend it looks like the stage is set for an action packed weekend.

The teams will be competing for a total prize purse of €3,000, one of the largest we've seen so far. We are likely to be given a good indication of who's in form as the EuroCup Lan Finals approach with both Speedlink and Dignitas in attendance. Both these teams performed well at the Outpost Lan last month and Speedlink in particular will need to avoid slipping up here if they are to maintain their aura of invincibility for the EuroCup Lan. Dignitas on the other hand will have to prove that their 2nd place placing at Outpost was no fluke and hopefully their recent victory at i28 will have helped their new lineup gel. Losing Qwerty in particular will be a big blow to the team as he was, along with Raz, a key figure for Dignitas at the Outpost Lan.


You can read the full preview here

Crossfire PrizeFight Challenge - CoD Results

It's been a long and hard event but I think everyone can agree it was a resounding success. Speedlink were toppled from their throne at last and as many predicted it was Dignitas who inevitably were the ones who could do it.

WHO Crew and kickR rolled back the years and surpassed all expectations in taking 3rd place but from the word go it was Dignitas making the headlines. After a surprisingly close playoff match against NWA, the UK heavyweights stepped up their game and absolutely steamrolled H2k to move on to the final with Speedlink lying in wait.

So began an epic affair spanning 3 maps that caught the atention of even the newest CoD fans. I was told last night by an avid ET player who shall remain nameless, "I don't know a thing about CoD, but that final was damn exciting!".

After losing on Dawnville, Speedlink were powerless to resist the force that was Team Dignitas and although they stalled it, taking a win on Toujane, there was only ever going to be one winner on Burgundy, the deciding map.

I would like to personally congratulate all the teams who attended the event and made it something special and of course especially the winners below. A big thanks as well to the whole admin team who really stepped it up all weekend and made this event almost trouble free.


I'd like to single out Raza in particular because although there were other guys doing an amazing job it was Raza who was working with me on the CoD tournament and his incredible work on the first day especially made my job a whole lot less stressful so <3 Raza. Congratulations as well to TosspoT who worked like a machine, day and night, for us all and without him the event could not have taken place as you all know.

Without further ado anyway, here are the winners of the CoD tournament and I think I speak for everyone at the event when i say a big thanks for puttnig on a great show!

1st Team Dignitas - €1,500
2nd Team Speedlink - €1,000
3rd WHO Crew - €500

Tournament MVP: Trainee (Dignitas)

Well done and see you next time!

Gotfrag European Call of Duty 2 Rankings September 06

Over at Gotfrag the latest Call of Duty 2 team rankings have just been released and Speedlink have just managed to hold on to their number one spot, despite their recent loss at the Crossfire PrizeFight Challenge in Rotterdam. Dignitas shoot up the rankings after a very successful month which saw them take top 2 in both the Outpost and Crossfire Lans.

September also sees too new entries, Aeon.eSports and TooEasy. Aeon, a well known CoD1 team, shot back into the limelight with a victory over the experienced Logitech.fi team at the-experience.dk Lan but have had to contest with lineup difficulties since then. TooEasy have been around for a little longer but have also shown their worth offline. A great run at the Outpost Lan saw the Italians formerly of Play.it narrowly lose to H2k and finish in a respectable 7-8th position.

With the EuroCup Lan Finals in Denmark fast approaching you can expect big changes in the rankings next month and maybe even a new number one. The voting method is explained on page 2 of the Gotfrag article but basically consists of taking votes from representatives of both the top teams as well as community sites that cover the game.

You can view the full rankings as well as indepth info on all the teams here.

CoD2-EuroCup XIII Grand Final Tonight

The EuroCup XIII Lan Finals kicked off yesterday morning in Aarhus, Denmark and it was a day of shocks and surprises for many. Check Six were the heroes of the day, taking down both Speedlink in Dignitas but Tek-9 pulled off an upset as well, sending Speedlink home from the Lower Bracket in an intense match. Nobody expected so much from these teams as they both had recently undergone major lineup changes and Check Six in particular had only played as a team for just over two weeks.

Today sees Dignitas face off against Tek-9 on mp_dawnville to fight for a spot in the Grand Final later this evening against Check Six. Coming from the Upper Bracket, Check Six will have the advantage of only needing to win one map but with the way the tournament has gone so far who knows what will happen? It has been an incredible tournament so far and even if you don't play CoD2 you should head over to GGL and Gotfrag to check out all the VODs and match reports from the games.

Links:

GGL Video Page
Day 2 Scoreboard
Gotfrag CoD2 Home Page

Major Changes in Tek-9.Steelpad

After a profitable weekend at the EuroCup Lan Finals in Denmark, Tek-9 have returned home to announce their new roster for the upcoming winter events. Despite exceeding expectations and taking down Speedlink to earn 3rd place in EuroCup XIII, roster changes were inevitable as Frijec was already tied to aeon.eSports and was only ever going to be a temporary stand-in for Tek-9. Although he did turn out to be a strong performer for them in Denmark, it is likely that his replacement will be only to happy to fill his shoes.

It will be none other than the former Check Six star, Knaller, who will be taking over his spot. After a brief spell in H2k, it's likely that the lure of rejoining former team mates Sko, Ozwald and moMa was too strong to resist. The move also sees Greeny take a step back into inactivity for the moment and in his place returns none other than Sko. He has declared himself fully active and along with Knaller will hopefully provide the raw talent Tek-9 need to elevate their game to the next level.

This leaves them with a very promising lineup which is as follows...

Belgium Davy
Belgium Mitox
Netherlands Sko
Netherlands Knaller
Sweden moMa
France Ozwald

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