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    Players Joining Player Name (with Steam ID & Steam URL): Divinus [http://steamcommunity.com/id/divinus_sunivid] STEAM_0:1:75421245 Original Team or Not Currently Participating: idk bruh Destination Team: kachow e-sports ( delayed last minute ) Destination Team Division: 2 Justification or Additional Notes: i have given up Players Leaving Player Name (with Steam ID & Steam URL): starli [http://steamcommunity.com/id/flageolett] STEAM_0:0:89309030 Original Team or Not Currently Participating: memeteam Destination Team: idk bruh Destination Team Division: idk dude Justification or Additional Notes: cya broski
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    Team Name: Dumplings.div Countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan Preferred Division: 3 Team Steam Group URL: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/Dumpling6s Team Captain(s) (Name / Steam ID / Profile URL): Adli/STEAM_0:1:156931145/https://steamcommunity.com/id/AdliSmooth/ Players (Name / Steam ID / Profile URL): Nipsi/STEAM_0:0:186266206/https://steamcommunity.com/id/D4nkSquid Snerdy/STEAM_0:0:110462569/https://steamcommunity.com/id/LukesaurusFlavius Gibus Oni/STEAM_0:1:52619576/https://steamcommunity.com/id/gibusoni Milky/STEAM_0:0:185211389/https://steamcommunity.com/id/JunShimada Errol/STEAM_0:1:56560296/https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198073386321 Xurii/STEAM_0:0:79333315/https://steamcommunity.com/id/xuriiken Khania/STEAM_0:1:121052006/https://steamcommunity.com/id/goldkhania Goldie/STEAM_0:0:68799928/https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198097865584 Slivix/STEAM_0:1:76656583/https://steamcommunity.com/id/sLIVIXnothErE
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    AsiaFortress Cup 14: Ruleset Changes (The banner says 13) Greetings, gamers! The official announcement of the next AsiaFortress season is yet to come as we still have some details to work out, but there are some changes that we've made to the rules in hopes of improving player experience, and we'll be sharing these changes with you so that we can get your feedback. First of all, we understand that one of the main complaints that has been arising for the past few seasons has been about the seeding of teams, such as the placing of Ayam Penyet into AFC13 Division 3 (lost their first match of the season) and allowing certain players into Excitement Beneficiaries (did not finish first place). As such, we've decided to implement a more objective measurement of skill into our league. Teams will no longer need to specify their preferred division on registration, and instead they will be sorted into divisions based on the average MGE Elo of their best 5 MGE players. Hopefully, as an unbiased, objective, mathematical measure of skill, this will allow for the best possible balance between divisions. Next, we've also noticed a sharp rise in teams using Discord over Mumble for voice communication. While we understand that Discord provides many attractive features such as the ability for weebs to endlessly post images of their waifu in every channel and the ability to add seventeen variations of the :thinking: emoji to your server, we'd like people to note that it brings with it many disadvantages as well, such as the reliance on Discord's servers being up, the relatively high CPU usage, and most importantly, Head Administrator fwishy is slightly lower in volume on Discord. As such, we've decided to implement a new rule for the upcoming AsiaFortress Cup — all teams must have a dedicated Mumble channel or personal server which must be used for all official AsiaFortress matches. As proof, teams are to use the Record feature in Mumble and must submit logs when asked. Failure to comply by this rule will result in matches being overturned. We'd love to hear your opinions on our new changes, and look forward to seeing you next season! EDIT: jk lamo
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    AsiaFortress Cup 13 [Rules] [Unlocks] [Division Administrators] [Key Dates and Map Pool] [Team Directory] [Server Bookings] [Match Threads] [Cast Requests] [Ban List] Division 1 ت Prinny Pirate Plunderers eat sleeep game sapnu puas Division 2 A%% Delayed Last Minute Nokorimon classic washup Division 3 Alphadog Ayam Penyet United Abnormal Sodium Arctic Fire Enable Congratulations to these teams for struggling through the fierce competition! However, only one team may be crowned the champion of each division. May the best team come out on top!
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    I would just like all my friendly AsiaFortress chumpals to know that for the entirety of both maps I was strafing with only the "d" key because MY A KEY WONT FUCKING RESPOND AND I WANT TO DIE
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    hello me no post vid long time here is new one with clips from non-fossil times pls enjoy and hope you like it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsTFMkVd1RI
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    AsiaFortress Cup 14 [Rules] [Unlocks] [Division Administrators] [Key Dates and Map Pool] [Team Directory] [Server Bookings] [Match Threads] [Cast Requests] [Ban List] With the delayed Division 3 Grand Finals match closing out, AsiaFortress Cup 14 is officially concluded. Huge congratulations to xiao, Bokorimon and Butter Fan Club for winning Divisions 1, 2 and 3 respectively! Let's also not forget the runner-up teams that have given us spine-chillingly close matches. Division 1 1st) xiao 2nd) The Chess Foundation 3rd) R%% Division 2 1st) Bokorimon 2nd) Poverty Boys 3rd) UMU Division 3 1st) Butter Fan Club 2nd) GRILLED CHIKEN 3rd) Anti-Clockwise Concerning your shiny medals, the distribution will be done slightly differently this time. One team leader from each team will be required to submit log proof for every rostered player that is to receive a medal. Simply follow the instructions here to claim your medals. Teams that do not post on the forum will NOT get their medals. Finally, the AsiaFortress Administrators would like to thank all the teams for another great season and see you all next year!
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    Team Name: UMU Countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia Preferred Division: 2 Team Steam Group URL: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/umutf2 Team Captain(s) (Name / Steam ID 32 / Profile URL): Manceloot / STEAM_1:1:115135006 / https://steamcommunity.com/id/Manceloot/ Players (Name / Steam ID 32 / Profile URL): Starvox / STEAM_0:0:15826579 / https://steamcommunity.com/id/spikycactus/ Nameloc / STEAM_0:0:96471768 / https://steamcommunity.com/id/yoshimura96 Himari / STEAM_1:0:63317739 / https://steamcommunity.com/id/himari/ Alpy / STEAM_0:1:74293025 / https://steamcommunity.com/id/-vlt Starli / STEAM_0:0:89309030 / https://steamcommunity.com/id/flageolett/ Sannyside / STEAM_1:0:41935181 / https://steamcommunity.com/id/The_Goldstein_Sharpshooter/ Veron / STEAM_1:1:68096037 / https://steamcommunity.com/id/veron3333 Megu / STEAM_1:1:150793888 / https://steamcommunity.com/id/MeguLYX Yachty / STEAM_1:1:44212888 / https://steamcommunity.com/id/goodlordhelpme/
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    Team Name:abna Countries:SG,MY,AU,PH,IN,INDO Preferred Division: 2 Team Steam Group URL:https://s.team/chat/CijJszuz Team Captain(s) (Name / Steam ID / Profile URL): neosizzle / STEAM_0:0:135770742/https://steamcommunity.com/id/neosizzle/ rubyks / STEAM_0:1:45215648/ https://steamcommunity.com/id/yashsaini019/ (vice) Players (Name / Steam ID / Profile URL): comby/STEAM_0:0:44966830/ https://steamcommunity.com/id/fireballhat/ chipsy /STEAM_0:1:5112784 / https://steamcommunity.com/id/chipssyyy/ yekom / STEAM_0:1:39366473 / https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198038998675 shifta/ STEAM_0:0:19283614/https://steamcommunity.com/id/Shifta/ wonkerz / STEAM_0:1:433464853/https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198827195435/ sceptrix/ STEAM_0:1:98316950/https://steamcommunity.com/id/fantaise/ mytrle/ STEAM_0:1:80649050/https://steamcommunity.com/id/Mytrle/ █████████████▀▀██▀█████████████████ ███████████▀▀██▀█▄▄█▀▀▀▀███████████ █████████──────────────────████████ ████████────────────────────▀██████ ███████───────────────────────█████ █████▀────────▄──────────▄─────▀███ ████▀────▄▀▀▀▀─█─────▄▀▀▀─▀▄─────██ ████────█─▄▀▀▄─█────█─▄▀▀▄──█────██ ███─────█──▀▀─▄▀────▀▄─▀▀──▄▀─────█ ██▀─────▀▀▀▀▀▀────────▀▀▀▀▀───────█ ██────────────▐───────────────────█ █▀────────────▌────▌──────────────█ █────────────▐─▄─▄─▐──────────────█ █────────▐────────────────────────█ █────────▌───────────────────────██ █───────▐──▄▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄────────────██ ██───────▄▀▄████████▄█▄─▌───────███ ███──────█▄█▄▄█▄▄█▄▄██▀─▐─────▄████ ███▄──────▀█▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▀───────▄██████ █████▄──▀▄────────────────▄████████ ██████▄▄──▀─────────────▄██████████ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
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    Have you ever felt a sense of impending doom when waking up in the morning? The feeling of waking up in the morning to realise that you haven’t woken up from a nightmare, instead finding yourself waking up to a nightmare? Sort of like waking up in the morning to realise that the millions of dollars you inexplicably won in the lottery despite not buying a ticket was in fact just a part of a cruel, sweet dream? Well that was the way i had felt when i woke up this morning, for it was the morning that i would finally try and confess my feelings to my childhood friend. It’s been 8 years since i met her, and 3 years since i’ve realised that i fell for her. Those 3 years i’ve always searched for an opportunity, anything i could do to finally tell her how i felt, yet nothing has come from it since i was such a coward. I’m more or less a natural born coward, a person who always shied away from any challenges or any threats, and did nothing that had so much as a slight chance of a risk. There were so many times and chances given to me to tell her how i felt, or a hint of some kind, like last Thursday in the cinema, or during lunch break when we were left alone by our classmates on Tuesday, or even when we were walking home together yesterday, i’ve been given far too many chances that i’ve never took advantage of. It’s not like i was good at hiding my feelings either; If i was then maybe everyone in class wouldn’t already know about how i felt, at this point i’m sure that the only person that’s blissfully unaware of my love is Vonix herself. She was always laughing at my silly antics, my clumsy nature when i stumble over nothing while carrying my tray from the cafeteria, my forgetfulness in bringing my lunch in the first place, even during my embarrassed stuttering when talking to her at times even after 8 years. In fact, i can’t think of many moments where i’ve seen her not smiling, maybe except that one time of course. When we were 14, which was about 4 years ago, i was always getting bullied in class for my short stature, as everyone around me towered high above, sometimes even 30 centimetres or so. Everyone loved to make fun of me because they knew i couldn’t fight back, and i didn’t put up a fight. This went on throughout the school year, until it got out of hand one day when the notorious class bully tried to hit me for accidentally knocking into him while i was dashing for the toilet. “Have you no eyes? Could you not see me here, or are your eyes just as small as you are?” I didn’t have time to argue with him as i really needed the toilet, so i gave him a half hearted apology and tried again for the door, but he didn’t let me pass. As he raised his fist in a fit of anger, i braced myself for the impact that would probably have landed me in the hospital should it connected. As i stood waiting for the imminent right swing, i heard someone rushing to my defence. “He’s already apologised, it’s not like he did it intentionally either, so just let him go already!” It was Vonix, as she placed herself between me and the bully. There was a different air to her this time, not the usual calm and playful aura i was used to. I couldn’t put my finger on the difference, until she managed to chase the bully away and turned to face me. She was not smiling. ‘Today’s the day!” Trying to psych myself up to do something, i realise that today’s the perfect time to confess my feelings to her, it was the 14th of February afterall. Motivated, i put on my shoes and stepped outside. That was when i realised, the moment the warm rays of sunlight touched my skin; What do i even get her? I’ve tried so hard to convince myself to finally muster up the courage to do something, that i forgot to plan what that something was. I strolled aimlessly along the asphalt pavement, trying to think of a suitable plan to confess. I must have passed several blocks by the time i realised where i was headed, as i was slowly but surely making my way to the shopping district. “Wow,” i wondered, “Even my legs and my subconscious mind knows more about confessing and what to do than me, maybe i should just perpetually stay in that trance…” The echoes of people trying to market their products and middle aged women trying equally as hard to bargain with them filled my ears as i entered the district. There were many items on sale, ranging from an assortment of coloured towels and pretty keychains. There was everything in here, from people selling cotton candy and popcorn to stores selling wooden furniture. There were also many stores selling Valentine’s day themed items, such as boxes of pretty chocolate and pendants that you could engrave your significant other’s name on. I was jolted out of my daydream, as i realised that i was just staring at the plethora of items on sale, and that i had long forgotten my purpose, getting a gift for Vonix. It was hard to think with all the noise, but i had to come up with something, anything that i could give so that it’ll be easier for me to confess. As i reached out for the box of chocolates that was on Valentine’s sale, i was pushed along by the sea of people. “Hey!” i tried to squeak, but it was no use, i was too far away from the shore. Further and further i drifted away from the pretty pink shop that sold Valentine’s day items, and i stopped struggling to fight the current as i decided to let the massive crowd of last minute shoppers take me wherever they wished. As i found myself washed up on a quiet deserted island where nobody inhibited, i stumbled upon a lonely floral shop. This is the one. A wave of cowardice hit me again, as i found myself nervous to enter the store. Pacing back and forth, worrying thoughts filled my mind. ‘What if she doesn’t like it, what if she has a flower allergy… what if…” I was all too confused with what to do as a fresh wave of anxiety hit me. The sun was already high up in the air, and i hadn’t a moment to waste if i wanted to confess to her by today. With new-found conviction, i entered the beautifully decorated store. Flowers were everywhere, gorgeously arranged and placed neatly in clear glass vases. The entire rainbow was represented in the store, and the bewitching scent of flora pleasantly wafted into my nostrils. It was then that i realised; What flowers do i even purchase? I haven’t an inkling of knowledge regarding flowers, as well as what Vonix might even like when it came to them. That was when i heard the voice of a woman in her twenties call out to me. “Hello, how may i help you?” As i turned to face the woman, i realised that it must be the florist that owned the store. The florist smiled warmly at me, as she picked up a rose from one of the vases around. “Sorry for standing around without saying anything, i was just dumbfounded by your selection of flowers here...” I found myself muttering, as i hung my head in guilt. How long have i been standing there without saying anything? She approached me with the rose still in her hand, probably assuming that i was trying to buy a rose for my beloved. ‘If you’re looking for flowers for your Valentine, i have a wide array of them, however i do think this rose would probably be the most foolproof item you could get.” I shook my head in disagreement, as i stared at the variety of flowers behind her. I was spoilt for choices as there were as many flowers in this tiny store as the stars in the night sky, but i knew that the rose would be the wrong choice. “I’m looking for a flower, but i’m afraid the rose may not be the one. I’m afraid the thorns might cut her so i’d prefer something else…” This came out no more than a mumble, as i was afraid she might try to educate me on why the rose was the best choice for this special day, and i haven’t the time to discuss it with her. She tensed up, almost dropping the rose, as if i had said something horrible. Gesturing me to follow her, she paced away from me until she was standing in front of the back door of the store. “In the many years i’ve worked here, that’s the first time i’ve heard that. Come here, i’ll show you a secret!” What awaited me was a well kept garden, possibly filled with an even larger variety of flowers than the shop. As i was careful not to trample on any of the pretty things, she sat down beneath a small tree, as if she’s done so many times before. “Well, of course the garden isn’t a secret, everyone around here knows i’ve got one here. The secret i was talking about is this flower right here, the Salvia.” It was an azure blue flower, as big as her palm. The flower stood out amongst the rest, as if the garden was constructed to compliment the sole cluster of Salvia flowers. “The Salvia symbolises modesty, sensuality, and most importantly, love. It was a gift from my boyfriend, whom is now overseas, working hard to master his passion.” Those words seemed distant, as if she was longing for his return. She was careful not to look at me while uttering them either, as she looked to the sky, as if searching for him, somewhere. “He wanted to pursue his career in medicine, and decided that the best way was to further his education somewhere far, so he went to Germany. He gave me those flowers as a parting gift, saying he would return eventually. There is also a phrase that’s linked to the Salvia, being the phrase “I’m thinking of you”.” While she kept up her smile, it was clear that she was heartbroken. She clutched her flower tightly to her chest, now staring right at me, her clear hazel eyes shining with resolve. “When i heard what you told me earlier, i saw the determination and love you had. Even though you were unsure about yourself, you knew not to harm the one closest to you. With this flower, i want you to cherish her, as i’m sure she’s important and very dear to you.” She stood up, handing me a pink and white flower from beneath her apron. On the plastic wrapper that bunched up the enchanting stalks of Marjoram’s, there was a label that read, “Joy and happiness”. It was clear what i had to do then. I paid for the flowers, and left hastily for her house. There was a sense of lingering loneliness that i felt from the florist, and i was determined to help her out when i was able to, but i didn’t want to lose the determination and the guiding light i had received from the florist. Why had i been so convoluted with thought before? The answer i needed was never in the gift, the answer was what i was able to give. I will make her happy, i will be the reason she smiles in the morning. The present wasn’t important, it was what i gave to her afterwards that mattered. I ran, as fast as my legs could possibly take me, towards her house. It was a long distance from the shop, but that didn’t matter to me as the adrenaline in my body spurred me forward. She’s always been there for me, always smiling and helping me out whenever she can, never with a complaint. This time, i want to be the one to be there for her, always supporting her, always caring for her, always loving for her. I will provide her with the present, but i will also be there for her in the future. “Is Vonix here?” As she opened the door, i was speechless again. Her long jet black hair cascaded behind her back, with her dark eyes widening at the state i was in. Perspiration dripped from my brow, and my shirt was soaked through. There was a sudden ache from my legs, but at least the flowers were safe. “Are you okay? Have you always went for an evening jog? No fair, you should invite me along next time!” She teased as she gestured for me to enter her home to rest. Evening jog? I was sure the sun was still up a moment ago, just how long have i ran for? Looking at her concerned face as i didn’t react to her kindness, i realised i had so much to say, so much i needed her to know. Unable to bear the weight of my own crushing heart, i blurted out my feelings in their entirety. “I’m so sorry for always causing trouble for you, Vonix! All those times i’ve made you worry, all those times i’ve made you sad, all the times you’ve had to help me out, like that time with the bully… I don’t know what i’d do without you, Vonix, i just want you to stay by my side… “ With all the remaining courage i could conjure, i found myself raising my voice as i told her the final piece of the puzzle still left empty; “I love you, Vonix!” There wasn’t even a seconds delay. She embraced me, taking the Marjoram’s from my hand and giving me something i had not expected in the slightest; A kiss. “AiShou, I love you too…”
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    To be played on Saturday 14/4/18 1030PM GMT+8
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    Add: Player Name (with Steam ID & Steam URL): Sun / STEAM_0:1:57613320 / http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198075492369 Original Team or Not Currently Participating: Anuj Fan Club Destination Team: Prinny Pirate Plundererers Destination Team Division: Justification or Additional Notes: Remove: Player Name (with Steam ID & Steam URL):Rising / STEAM_0:1:166920365 / http://steamcommunity.com/id/t4ph/ Original Team or Not Currently Participating:prinny Destination Team: Destination Team Division: Justification or Additional Notes: LERL TOLD ME TO DO THIS
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    AsiaFortress Cup 13 Cast Requests [Rules] [Unlocks] [Division Administrators] [Key Dates and Map Pool] [Team Directory] [Server Bookings] [Match Threads] [Cast Requests] [Ban List] This thread is for casters requesting permission to cast an AFC 13 match. Casts that have not been approved by AsiaFortress Administrators are not permitted. You are advised to post in this thread as early as possible. In the event you need urgent permission to cast a match, you may contact the respective Division Administrators. Follow the format below to request permission: Match Week: Cast Team Name (if any): Stream Link: Casters: Teams being casted: <Team 1> vs <Team 2>, <Team 3> vs <Team 4>, etc.Remarks (if any):
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    I AGREE WHOLEHEARDETLY
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    Player Joining Player Name (with Steam ID & Steam URL): Shinka [http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198118800021/] STEAM_1:1:79267146 Original Team or Not Currently Participating: busty elves online Destination Team: Anuj Fan Club Destination Team Division: 1 Justification or Additional Notes: gud player
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    7:06 PM - Vrn.: zy 7:06 PM - Vrn.: this week's match 7:06 PM - zyronic: yo 7:06 PM - Vrn.: we'll give u 7:06 PM - Vrn.: the win 7:06 PM - Vrn.: since we disbanding anyways 7:06 PM - zyronic: thanks ah really 7:06 PM - Vrn.: np 7:06 PM - zyronic: smishy just told me he can't make it 7:07 PM - Vrn.: cuz if we forfeit u guys just cuz u guys cant make it 7:07 PM - Vrn.: when we disband 7:07 PM - zyronic: sorry for not playing ur last game 7:07 PM - Vrn.: the scores will be given to u anyways 7:07 PM - Vrn.: xd 7:07 PM - Vrn.: its ok 7:07 PM - zyronic: ok ah thanks again veron forfeit win to smishys (sorry veron for my teams impossible schedules ;-;)
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    Player Name (with Steam ID & Steam URL): v e r o n / STEAM_0:1:68096037 / http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198096457803 Original Team: chiobu hunters Destination Team: A % % Destination Team Division: D i v 2 Justification: chiobu disbands :( Veron : not be a casi. Player Name (with Steam ID & Steam URL): x i a n g b r o / STEAM_0:1:111868330 / http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198184002389 Original Team: X Destination Team: A % % Destination Team Division: D i v 2 Additional Notes:
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    PLAYERS CUT Player Name: Mui | STEAM_0:1:41832520 | http://steamcommunity.com/id/jetty978563/ Original Team: Hullo Destination Team: X Destination Team Division: X Justification or Additional Notes: inactive Player Name: b4rry | STEAM_0:0:198917392 | http://steamcommunity.com/id/bgg0714/ Original Team: Hullo Destination Team: X Destination Team Division: X Justification or Additional Notes: AFK PLAYERS JOINING Player Name: natta=) | STEAM_0:1:2842392 | http://steamcommunity.com/id/ponponnatapon/ Original Team: X Destination Team: Hullo Destination Team Division: 2 Justification or Additional Notes: hello! Player Name: ez$ | STEAM_1:0:56349039| http://steamcommunity.com/id/e4symoney/ Original Team: X Destination Team: Hullo Destination Team Division:2 Justification or Additional Notes: Money
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    Player join Player Name (with Steam ID & Steam URL): fokke / http://steamcommunity.com/id/w1ck2dplay2r / STEAM_1:1:88405968 Original Team:N/A Destination Team:eat sleeep game Destination Team Division: div1 Justification or Additional Notes: Player cut Player Name (with Steam ID & Steam URL):Test.... / STEAM_1:1:20122413 / http://steamcommunity.com/id/gus856 Original Team:eat sleeep game Destination Team:N/A Destination Team Division: Justification or Additional Notes:inactive Player Name (with Steam ID & Steam URL):techwow/ http://steamcommunity.com/id/mecowpo /STEAM_1:1:32917101 Original Team:eat sleeep game Destination Team:N/A Destination Team Division: Justification or Additional notes: out
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    This is a friendly reminder to change your tag to "LOGANG" when going against a japanese nat'l team. Good luck in your games :)!
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    Match Week: Any Cast Team Name (if any): Stream Link: twitch.tv/repulse__ Casters: sunjar,alts,chipsy, zig. Teams being casted:
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    I made suggestions beforehand but I don't know if the admins even care about it so I'll put it here instead. Please read it. AFC12 ruleset is a hideous blot: https://asiafortress.com/index.php?/blogs/entry/36-afc12-ruleset-is-a-hideous-blot/ AFC Suggestive Ruleset [WIP] https://asiafortress.com/index.php?/forums/topic/5410-afc13-suggestive-rule-set-wip/#comment-40363
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    An Idiot's Guide to Main calling The Introduction Welcome onlookers and Jake Paulers to my guide to main calling. Firstly, let's defined what main calling is... Main calling a person in authority, especially over a body of troops or a military operation. the elected head of a republican state. (or in this case, a competitive 6's team.) The main caller is the brain of the team. He/she is the one that is responsible to the strategy or decisions that the team will eventually be forced to face as the situation arises. Main callers can severely be different from each other and even varying in number. Teams usually differ in selecting the main caller as members are reluctant to take such a commanding role, but I assure you, being a main caller is not as what you purport it to be. The main caller position can be both complex and simple depending on how your team dynamic is structured. Main callers are not also limited to the leaders of the team, main callers can be the most invisible person when it comes to scheduling or even any of your players. Let us assess first the types of main caller/s that a team may possess. The Types of Main Calling Dictator/Overlord A dictator/overlord kind of ruler is what'd you expect. The team delegates the leadership role to the main caller and only to the main caller. He is the one that calls the strategies and offensive maneuverability of the team, but that is what this type of main calling's achilles heel: the main caller. The team's strategy and capability can only revolve around the leader and with this, tactical miscalculations that could've been easily prevented by a counter call by another teammate would have never happened. Of course it is easy to say that a member of the team would simply call off the entire push but how would that affect the team? The team would simply be in tatters trying to provide support to both callers: the main caller who proposes a disastrous offensive and the member who would like to retreat. Either way, the team would be separated in actions and would leave the team outnumbered and divided. In competitive 6's, you have only have 5 units to control. Losing 2 units in TF2 (explanation: In theory, a 4v6 would always end badly for the outnumbered team) would only cripple your team and it takes a simple opposing call from another player to weaken your force. The only way you can circumvent this is to agree beforehand that you are the one that they will only follow. Monarchical/Kingship/Queenship It is similar to the dictator/overlord type but it differs in how it treats its members. The members in a monarchical command can offer strategy/ideas and pushes, if and only if, the main caller approves of it. The main caller has the same power of the dictator/overlord but recognizes the intelligence of his/her team and trusts their judgement to a certain degree. This is the type of main calling that I'd like to call suggestive main calling. It is a style of leadership where the upper echelons gather information from the bottom and assess its viability. As such, this is the job of monarchical main callers. They are the end all be all of the team and no suggestion would come to fruition of the main caller would not allow it. It definitely improves upon the dictator/overlord theory on how the strategy and the calculations would be better due to different people having varying outlooks on how to approach the situation; however, this is also one of its weakness. Due to the varying number of opinions, a passive/doubtful/indecisive leader would simply stall or take too much time calling strategies. In competitive 6's, time is of the essence and it is not as abundant as the number of arrows your medic missed while you're standing still. Aristocracy/Aristocratic You have two or three main callers, this in theory would be better in leading the team but becomes a logistical nightmare in game. In TF2, several players would act on different motivations in several different ways. Say you are 2v5'ing and you have an uber advantage against the enemy team of 30% (You basically have uber). You are alone with your pocket medic and you are a soldier. You have gunboats and a full clip of rockets. The enemy is chasing you and approaching fast, the question becomes will you go for the offensive or defensive? Some would say that they would rather fight, kill the medic and retreat; but others would not stop there, they would still attack the other 4 in hopes of equalizing the number disadvantage as they are scattered across the bomb avoiding the invulnerable combo. This is the main problem, the variety in solving TF2 is numerous and in these happen in seconds. Having multiple main callers would be detrimental to your team as they would be forced to call and options would only confuse the remaining players. They would not know who to follow like an ant who has lost its way to its colony. Motivational Who is this leader and why is he so noisy? This leader is the morale booster of the group, he does not really take a high command on strategy but rather on emotional factors. TF2 is essentially very stressful and demotivating if losing. Some would say that this leader is essentially useless but I'd digress. This main caller simply is unfazed by all of his surroundings and is the most calm/consistent player of the group. This leader is the guy that rises the morale of the team for you guys to fight longer. In war, it is common to see routings (disorganized retreat) made by armies disheartened/demotivated to fight. This is why the motivational main caller is such an important type of main calling. Republic I mean, coming from its name, its members have a say in matters but have different abilities. In theory, this type is where it follows three branches of its main calling. You can diversify and create more branches but that is up to you. It is the offensive, defensive and judicial branch. As a general rule, it should only be delegated to three people. The offensive branch would take the most active role as they would call the strategies for attack and where the attack will originate from. The defensive branch is in charge of escape/retreat. The judicial branch exists only to tell the final call, if and only if, both branches oppose each other; otherwise, they would not act. This is definitely a more structured approach since once the offensive has been called, retreat cannot be called by the front lines. The main caller included in the defensive branch would simply wait for the opportunity to speak if the battle has gone out for too long and it is not going to their favour. On the chance that both would call for attack and retreat at the same time, the judicial branch would merely scream, "MARCH YOU FUCKING LOSERS" or "WHAT THE FUCK, ARE YOU RETARDED? GET OUT" Mobocracy All 6 of you are the main callers, you care fuck all of the strategies and would like to destroy your team cohesion in an instant. If you would like your team to die, this is the route to choose. This is the best type of main calling that literally involves all six of you screaming at each other trying to project your ideas. If you pick this, I sincerely wish your team to die. Main calling is complex subject to touch on because all teams have players that others do not. They all have this certain characteristic of individuality that makes each team special. In adopting these styles/types of main calling, it is advisable to not be limited by these and try to find a type that fits for your team. *continuation coming up because im bored*
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    div 3 playoff teams: anti clock wubwub cutefrog backdoor unless one of the teams get slammed like abna in afc 12

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