Month: September 2011

cc//going large with Battlefield 3

It feels a little like Christmas day around the Crack Clan campfire; two of our favourite franchises are swinging along with new versions that has our VOIP servers heaving from activity and providing a unique environment that is delivering an unprecedented amount of GGs. With RO2 in swing the Battlefield 3 Beta has finally hit open status and we’ve got our soldiers putting down their other distractions and putting some serious time in to kicking the tires on this game and plotting our future.

We’ve got everything from our grizzled veterans laying down cover fire through to some of the hottest players that are grabbing #1s on the leaderboards; all trading bullets and hanging out on our Mumble and eagerly putting in hours upon hours of play. It’s also an interesting time in that we’ve got just a few spots open and are actually entertaining the rare process of trialing open recruits for potential addition to what we anticipate will be some really exciting rosters – this is no hype, it’s what we’ve been genuinely cultivating for nearly a decade.

Admittedly it can get a little hectic with several dozen people plugging away and doing everything from executing team maneuvers to trying to unlock the next goodie or achieving/maintaining their top global status but it’s crystal clear to old and new alike that this is a pretty seriously awesome title and best experienced in a place like ours that’s carried the Battlefield torch for nine years. With round-the-clock gaming activity from Europe to North America we’d like to also take this opportunity to give a big old high5 to all our Battlefield friends and look forward to more maps, more scrimmages, more matches and more fun.

cc//TF2 Rosters and More

With TF2’s fourth birthday just days away we’re proud to announce that we continue to remain hot and active in one of the world’s most loved games! Today we combine all news about our TF2 rosters to bring you a head-bonking update for the new season.

First up we’ve got the solidification of a finalized roster that most of you have already seen out there on the higher level of EU TF2. With the return of Retsh0ck back to Psunfraggas side in competitive TF2 this new team is a formation of the giants that won ESL finals just over a month ago. They have just won the Excello Pre Season Showdown Finals and now have a spot in the Invitational cup as well as having recently placed second in Albert’s Cup (VOD 1 & VOD 2). This team truly is multicultural with 3 Spaniards, 2 Israelis and 1 UK player and with awesome sites like VanillaTF2 covering the scene it’s more easy than ever to follow your favourite team:

  • cc//Psunfragga!
  • cc//Retsh0ck
  • cc//EstaniS
  • cc//HarryHook
  • cc//matnuN
  • cc//Pescanova

There’s more below about Crack Clan Blue TF2 and Mojo’s cc//community team, read on!

cc//Intense summer 2011

Frankly, so far, it’s been a summer like no other! We’ve been so busy and are squeezing out another abbreviated update to highlight some of the stuff that’s gone down so far, it’s left a lot of us smiling from ear-to-ear and represents the change of season that always brings about new opportunities and excitement.

We returned from our Summer Gathering in the Smoky Mountains and it ended up being better than expected! We shifted ourselves around on planes, trains and automobiles and ended up at the top of the Smokies (quite literally) in an incredible four storey wooden palace which was officially named CCHQ for the duration of that long weekend. Our rosters kicked it in offline style with everything from relaxed porch banter through to hiking the highest point in Tennessee, eating huge roasts, shooting pool, enjoying a mountain view from the hot tub and strategic discussions about future Crack Clan campaigns.  We also unveiled our new T-shirt design to attending members (in the form of, yes, a T-shirt) which really crisped up our look and will surely begin to permeate throughout some of our branding material in the future!

Many many thanks to all that attended, helped and supported; it was definitely a highlight for all of us and will be repeated again in short order: when we’re not online or at LAN these events really inspire continued performance in all areas of clan life. It turns out to be needed respite given all that’s up ahead!

Read on for a photo, more about TF2, BF3, RO2 and some MOBA action!