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You know what not worth the infractions.
Edit 2: http://play.esea.net/index.php?s=forums&d=topic&id=449585&find_comment_number=18#n18
Read the posts in your own thread about this event, then read our TOS, and you will see that you are, in fact, a parasite. Your entire group is concerned about the prizes and the food. Not to mention the 2 people saying no one gives a (4 letter word) about our community.

I am not going to try and convince you that their aren't some douches within the ESEA who are looking to free load, which is why I filtered the people who messaged me.

All I have to do is scroll up and see the numerous bashing's of the ESEA community. These outline cases do not represent either community
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I am not going to try and convince you that their aren't some douches within the ESEA who are looking to free load, which is why I filtered the people who messaged me.
All I have to do is scroll up and see the numerous bashing's of the ESEA community. These outline cases do not represent either community

Slim imma let you finish, but I got some real problems with the fact that an OCN member only event is being advertised to non OCN members. Then I find out this cat is sneaking around and listening to his homies plan to pull wool over our eyes and steal our thunder. Thunder invites thunder, so with a bang bang here and a bang bang there were left with a real mess on our hands and jam all over floor. All this started because some cat spread what wasn't his to be spreading and now there's jam on two slices of bread rather than one.

Point of that is you cannot make a jam sandwich with one slice of white and one slice of brown bread. Especially if the bread ain't your in the first place.
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I do believe I have part of the blame in terms of the invites. :)

 

I mentioned this event to the amazing guys at eSportsCanada (who are helping us out with running the LAN itself) and let them know they could promote it - for many reasons (as mentioned above):

 

  1. We had new people at our last event that have become members. We are a pretty welcoming community. 
  2. We are trying to bring LANs / Bench Meets back to communities around the world.
  3. We are only giving people a few weeks notice at max. I want to make sure we have enough people to make this fun for everyone!
  4. Established OCN members will get initial priority over new members. 
  5. Our semi-PUG format will mean you can play with your friends and potentially play with the pros. You can't pick your entire team though.
  6. We will be running competitive LAN events in the future. 
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Guys :) 

 

Our last LAN event brought more awareness and more new members to the community. We want every event we put on the bring a little bit of OCN to people who have not yet experienced it. We are known as a community that welcomes new people with open arms. Check out our New Members forum :) So I don't think anyone is discouraging new people from participating in our community. We all know that both members and lurkers make this community run. I think the only point of contention is when people flaunt the fact that they don't care about our community and only care about the prizes. I know that percentage is small :)

 

Because this event was announced with relatively short notice, we wanted to ensure a somewhat broad outreach. This is indeed an OCN event - but if we only end up with 50 OCNers who could make it, it would be a lot less fun and a lot less people could enjoy the event. 

 

So to clear things up:

 

  • This will be a more PUG style LAN event. Initial thinking for this event is that you WILL be able to choose part of your team, but the other part will be random. Adapt or lose. Should be fun and bring the best of both worlds to this PUG style event.
  • We WILL have "competitive" LAN events after this. I promise you this :) I have already earmarked $10,000 in prizing for a competitive LAN event in Toronto early next year (in addition to the one referenced earlier). We will continue to support competitive gaming. 
  • If required, "older" OCN members will get priority registration over member who just joined after this event was announced. This will only happen if we end up with more than 112 registering. Initial thoughts are to give "older" OCN member two days to register. If you don't register within those two days, you could risk losing your spot to someone new to the community. Again, we welcome new members to the community. I think meeting some of the OCN members in person will be a great way to find out what we are all about :)

 

Does this help? 

 

Thanks! 

 

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I do believe I have part of the blame in terms of the invites. :)

 

I mentioned this event to the amazing guys at eSportsCanada (who are helping us out with running the LAN itself) and let them know they could promote it - for many reasons (as mentioned above):

 

  1. We had new people at our last event that have become members. We are a pretty welcoming community. 
  2. We are trying to bring LANs / Bench Meets back to communities around the world.
  3. We are only giving people a few weeks notice at max. I want to make sure we have enough people to make this fun for everyone!
  4. Established OCN members will get initial priority over new members. 
  5. Our semi-PUG format will mean you can play with your friends and potentially play with the pros. You can't pick your entire team though.
  6. We will be running competitive LAN events in the future. 

 

With the guys who played TF2 at the last event, I didn't feel it was majorly competitive, it was A LOT OF FUN!!! and if this event is anything like that, then I'm sure I will have a great time and so will everyone else. For me though, if I were to be at a competitive event, I would feel really bad for my team not doing well with my lack of experience. @Admin thank you for posting this and I'm sure that you words clear up a lot of confusion. I hope to see some old faces and meet some new ones, and hope everyone has a great time. Thank you AMD and thank you OCN.

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Well so much for bringing my 3 screens I think one of them just died mad.gif

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Well so much for bringing my 3 screens I think one of them just died mad.gif
Damn that sux, brand new too ! I wish it would happen to spammers all the time.
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sweet, i'll be there, cs starcraft2 and lol.
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Thanks Admin for the updates. I do really like the idea of being able to play on a team with some of the people that I know in person. The last event for TF2 was amazing and it was similar in that the teams were put together after we got there, allowing friends to join together. It wasn't aggressively competitive, but I still remember playing my hardest to triumph over Kevinf''s team. The Grand Champion Canada Day event was likely the most fun I've ever had.
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Thanks Admin for the updates. I do really like the idea of being able to play on a team with some of the people that I know in person. The last event for TF2 was amazing and it was similar in that the teams were put together after we got there, allowing friends to join together. It wasn't aggressively competitive, but I still remember playing my hardest to triumph over Kevinf''s team. The Grand Champion Canada Day event was likely the most fun I've ever had.

Kevins team was RIDICULOUS we got lucky on that CTF game. Everyone knew everyone though in the TF2 ladder and it was hilarious as a result. I'll remember that event probably for the rest of my life.
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Is there any chance of attending to check out the tech stuff or is this a players only event? i live about 4 hours away and fancy checking out the scene but not actually game. Not looking for prizes or food or anything just checkin' it out!
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