Writeup by moosepi and vetia
Hello again, denizens of the AsiaFortress community!
Christmas and the New Year is almost upon us, and our Administrator and Staff Team has just finished running both the Top Gun MGE Tournament and AsiaFortress Mash Potatoes 2015. As such, it's the perfect time for a news post to both wrap up said events and cover our plans for the near future!
Without further ado…
Top Gun MGE Tourney Conclusion
It’s been a long time coming, but the inaugural Top Gun MGE Tournament has finally come to a close, and so we’d like to formally announce the winners for both the Scout and Soldier divisions!
- 1st Place: larkyy
- 2nd Place: tommy
- 3rd Place: Sphere (Choo Choo)
- 1st Place: oro
- 2nd Place: slyr
- 3rd Place: Gordan
The 2nd and 3rd place winners were awarded 2 keys and 1 key respectively, while the champions earned a
lot of salt Professional Killstreak Weapon and the tags [scatter-Lord] and [Rocketeer] on both Shana and AsiaFortress MGE servers. Congratulations!
We’d like to thank all those who participated, especially our Competition Administrator Gothmog, who both sponsored the prizes and coordinated the event for others' enjoyment.
AsiaFortress Mash Potatoes Conclusion
Meanwhile, the latest (but definitely not the last!) edition of AsiaFortress Mash Potatoes just happened, and it was bigger than ever!
We received over double the number of signups of last year's Mash — so many that we had to split the Mash teams into two groups! While this did cause some slight technical difficulties along the way, we managed to form a grand total of twelve teams, almost all of which got to play through the whole event.
Ultimately, Xiao Team claimed victory in Group A without dropping a single map, while Team Boleh had a record almost as stellar, only tying once against Team Meme.
Well done to both teams!
However as per the old adage, it’s not the destination, but the journey that’s important. We hope that all of the mentees had fun and learned something from the event about 6v6, and got the opportunity to know a little more about the AF community.
Our Head Administrator and overall manager of the event, Caldoran, said that he’s “thankful for my admin/staff team, the mentors, the players and the backups for making the event a success”. And indeed, every individual who showed up, mentor or mentee, deserves thanks for dedicating their day bringing the event to life.
But the unsung heroes of the event were both Teejay and Caldoran himself. These two champions ran the whole show, behind the scenes, preparing the entire event and acquiring substitutes almost immediately.
Of course, we hope to Mash again next year and make it better than ever, so remember, if you have any feedback you’d like to give about the event, remember to post here!
And now, we’d like to announce our next upcoming event…
AsiaFortress Mercenaries Cup 7
The Administration team formally announces the 7th season of the Mercenaries Cup!
This long running event is a double elimination tournament devoid of divisions, meaning anyone can sign a team up. You get to duke it out with the entire community of AsiaFortress, even the best of the best!
Registrations for MC begin in the first week of January 2016, so start gathering your players for teams and prepare for another great series of matches.
On the other hand, if you don't have a team because you're a newer player, and you either just missed Mash or want to learn a little more before getting your feet wet in PUGs, fret not — there'll be something lined up for you very soon!
The AsiaFortress Administrator and Staff Team would like to officially welcome erio as our returning General Administrator!
Having already dedicated her time in the past to the AsiaFortress administration, we have no doubt she will contribute greatly. Welcome!
Thank you everyone for making 2015 such an eventful and successful year for our league and community.
Let's strive to make 2016 an even better one for AsiaFortress!