Month: November 2009

cc//NA 1.6 wins ESEA-O

On November 12, 2009 our Canadian 1.6 team became ESEA-O champions; with a 21-4 record they went through 13 weeks of tightening the gears in terms of strategy, roster and tactics and reaching their goal in the grand final against Team34 to take the cup home after a 16-7 score on the first map and a final result 16-6 on the second map! High fives to the whole squad who add another high point in the Crack Clan story and seem destined to overcome even greater challenges in the future.

Our long term commitment to our players, their excellence, fun, honesty and providing opportunities to facilitate gaming on all levels is again rendered as the truth and testament to our long-lived efforts to keep it solid and real.  They have risen far above expectations which were initially set out by a chance encounter on a rainy day outside of a hockey rink; our hats off to the team who can continue to expect support from the organization.

Captain cc//kazuki said:
“Through all the adversity, we pulled together as a strong willed team. Always considered the underdogs, we proved them all wrong and overcame all the obstacles in our way.”

Read on for more quotes from the team!

MW2 Dedicated Servers Reality Check

The debate circling PC and Console gaming has been raging for quite some time; usually arguments over the quality of games, their controllers and the communities that drive them. Most recently we’ve seen this subject kicked up again within the context of Infinity Ward’s announcement that dedicated servers will not be playing a role in Modern Warfare 2, rather a more console-like self-hosted approach.

Typical responses from the PC community were that of outrage, a combined effort to petition the powers-that-be to change their minds and a subsequent drop in PC pre-orders as that request got crushed. If you’re a PC gamer looking on the Internet you’d be joining a horde of voices saying “well, they shot themselves in the foot” or “there go half their sales”; you’d also be wrong.