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TheFrenetic

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  1. Map/Gametype Veto system. Teams pick gametypes they don't want to play, and what's left is what's played for the series.
  2. IMO it wouldn't be smart. You aren't going to suddenly make CLG bad by not scrimming them.
  3. If we assume that there should be another LCQ because Optic's new roster (whoever their replacement might be, including Flamesword) didn't qualify for the pro league, why just limit it to Elevate? Sure, they may be considered by popular opinion to be the best team besides the two the qualified in the LCQ, but that's a subjective argument. You cannot say with 100% certainty that had Optic not been present, or if they had played with a different 4th besides Naded, that Elevate would have been the other qualified team. Insisting otherwise is foolish. Furthermore, insisting that the remaining members of Optic (Ace, Str8 Sick, Maniac) be punished for the actions of Naded in these circumstances is equally foolish. He did not leave for another team, he retired. Would it have been better to wait for the transfer period? Sure. But again, this was not a team change, this was a player retiring. Whether it was a mutual agreement or a unilateral decision by Naded is a moot point. Have it count as Optic's one team change and leave it at that.
  4. The only way I'd put EG above CLG at this point is if they destroy CLG tonight (4-0, with steak sauce freely flowing). If they don't manage that, even if they beat CLG in the end, I'd still put CLG at the top.
  5. Actually forgot that it was the semifinals, that match felt like the damn grand finals on the mainstage. Gotta run right back to the stream lol
  6. They do have a coach, Symbolic. IMO, RNG played pretty good overall, just some missed callouts (like the one in G3 that led to Spartan getting backsmacked while he had railgun), some missed shots by various players with the railgun (which is no bueno on Fathom CTF) and yeah, some poor plays/shots by Ninja at crucial moments. I'm not going to say the dude played perfect the whole series, but we can't have it both ways. It feels to me that 90% of the time people forget the dude is actually pretty good at this game, but you wouldn't know it from the level of crap he gets from people. And hell, from (again) my perspective, the guy was fairly tilted coming in, with Commonly leaving the way he did, all the rostermania crap, particularly the stuff with Mikwen, and then they play EG, one of the top teams in the whole HCS, AND have the drama of a bad blood match with that. Not to mention that all the games were super close. Even as a fan of the guy, I wasn't sure if it wouldn't have been just a 2-0 for EG. And to lose essentially due to falling off the map at the worst possible time, shit, can you sit with a straight face and tell me you wouldn't be tilted after all that? And yet, they not only won the first game with a great clutch play, they kept things super close throughout. You could say that this is due to EG having to adapt to a new teammate, but to say that's the only reason is, to me, a cop out, and another example of irrationally bashing Ninja because it's easy to do. Despite everything, I'd say Ninja & RNG have come out for the better. They've improved from 6th to 5th seed overall, they found a great replacement for Commonly in Stellur, and they're still going to X Games. I'd say they could have had it much worse. Tomorrow's another day, and they have a great future to look forward to.
  7. That may be the case, but Renegades would be making a mistake if they didn't at least run games with Ogre 2. And honestly, I could see that working for Renegades. 2gre's knowledge and experience could really help Ninja and Spartan, and he's already teamed with Victory, so I'd imagine there's some chemistry there already.
  8. You can drop down divisions/sub-divisions if you keep on losing. Conversely, you can go up in ranking if you win.
  9. If you're wanting to get some PC parts for a bit cheaper, you might consider looking through r/hardwareswap and r/buildapcproxy.
  10. I get that, but he changed it to "Chig Liquid" It went from "professional" to "Do I even want to know what chig liquid is?"
  11. A lot can change from now to October. We may yet see further changes to the game's weapon balance. IMO, regardless of what's decided here (if anything), when H5 comes out proper, we should take time to test a wide variety of settings, map rotations (including forge maps), gametypes, and weapon starts, and come up with something that's viable for both competitors and spectators. We have a lot to choose from, and regardless of what settings we eventually go with, proper testing is crucial it should not take an entire season (HCS replay rules) or even an event (Anaheim 2011) to realize that some things are FUBAR.
  12. Lots of smaller Noctua coolers lol. But yeah, it may not be pretty, but it does perform.
  13. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu12s That is similar to the NH-U14S, except it's 20mm smaller (120mm fan vs. 140mm). According to PCPartPicker, it will fit in the 200R.
  14. Firstly, before you pull the trigger on any cooler, you want to make sure that the cooler will fit into your case. Especially with air coolers, their height can sometimes prevent the side panel from being able to close. While this usually isn't an issue in an ATX Mid Tower size case like most people have, it does become an issue as you get into smaller Micro ATX and Mini ITX cases. Secondly, the price/performance ratio regarding AIO water coolers like the H50 vs. an equivalent air cooler (like the 212 EVO) doesn't justify the extra cost of the water cooler. If you would like to have a beefier cooling solution than the 212 EVO, I'd suggest looking at Noctua air coolers. They can get a bit pricey, but they offer superb performance and incredibly low noise levels. I use an NH-U14S in my build, and I'll link it here: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu14s If you're really set on a water cooler, I'd suggest you go balls to the wall and get one that has at least a 240mm radiator. They do make AIO coolers w/ 360mm radiators, but since I don't know what case you're planning on using, I wouldn't know if a 360mm AIO would fit. Lastly, as a point of comparison, I have the EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 version of the 970, and it runs quiet and strong for me. Have you considered the EVGA cards?
  15. Something you could do would be to put scrim gameplays from the team that represents you @ HCS on your organization's YouTube channel, as well as encouraging players to upload them to their own channels. On that note, I'd also encourage looking at the model Optic has for the CoD players, with the amount of videos that they upload. Obviously such a following wouldn't show up overnight, but it won't show up at all if the work for it isn't started. And here's another thought: How about run a small online tournament through your org? Team Beyond does these occasionally and they are a good model to emulate. Between H5 coming up and the various Halo titles available to choose from in MCC (I'd suggest staying away from H3/H4 though), you have a wealth of possible tournament options, including 1v1, 2v2, 4v4, and even FFA. Doing this would not only bring another spotlight to Halo in general, but also to your org in particular.
  16. There's a scrim between EG and Liquid going on right now. Series is currently 3-3.
  17. I've noticed that too. Just people being slightly silly. What may sound like whining/arguing may not actually be so. That said, something I've always enjoyed about watching Liquid is that the post game chatter they have is almost always positive from my POV, win or lose, as compared to a team like Cloud 9, which is the opposite (or at least sounds opposite to me).
  18. Could you add me to the Beyond chat please? Thefrenetic
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