Month: April 2009

Crack Clan at The Gadget Show

The Gadget Show is a British television series focusing on the world of technology, currently in its eleventh series (wikipedia details).  This weekend Birmingham, UK is host to a completely sold out Gadget Show Live event contained within the National Exhibition Centre and our very own Crack Clan!  Heaven Media’s 700m2 Game Zone at the event features some exciting hands-on displays as well as being the venue for an invite-only £6,000 Counter-Strike: Source Alienware Area-51 Pro Challenge Tournament between four of the greatest teams on the planet amidst 30,000 spectators.  If you weren’t able to attend you can tune in to QuadV’s live coverage or follow the event with stories, images and score updates from cadred’s Gadget Show Channel.  We’d like to thank the organizers for inviting us and look forward to participating in this very exciting tournament.  If you have Steam and Counter-Strike: Source you can watch all of the matches by following this SourceTV Link.

UPDATE: So far so good, the boys have taken down Dignitas 16-7, Verygames 16-10 and TCM 16-5 in the exhibition rounds placing us in the first seed.

UPDATE 2: We took Dignitas down 2-0 and are in the final tomorrow against VeryGames, should be a real good one!

UPDATE 3: Our men played a fantastic game but it was VeryGames’ win in the end, congrats to all involved and thanks for putting it together!

Crack at Multiplay i36

This weekend Crack Clan are in attendance at Multiplay i36 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, UK. Our CounterStrike: Source team are competing in the £5000 tournament taking place at the event, and have been playing the groupstage games today with little trouble. We’ll bring you more comprehensive updates as the tournament moves on, as today has even included cameo performances from our management team! Our COD4 Community team are also here competing and have also qualified for the knockouts. We’d like to thank SteelSeries for providing our team with high quality gaming gear which we’ll be using at the event!

Update: Our team finished in 5-6th place and take away £250. After defeating fragmasters! toxic, the team lost to LowLandLions in the Upper Bracket Semi Finals, before a triple overtime defeat to Four Kings knocked us out of the competition.

Crack refresh CS1.6 lineup

Following a disappointing 3rd place at Kode5 Spain last weekend, our CounterStrike 1.6 team have decided to refresh their lineup, with the departure of Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen, Niko “naSu” Kovanen and Matti “SPIKEONE” Järvinen. Regretfully, the former two players, lurppis and naSu have decided to retire from CounterStrike, as they have lost the motivation to continue playing after recent sub-par performances and the cancellation of a number of events due to the current economic climate. They will be replaced by Tino “tihOp” Puumala and Jirka “jigetus” Ryhti. The team also made a unanimous decision to replace SPIKEONE with Max “ruuit” Aspe.

We would like to thank all three of these players who have acted with the upmost professionalism, making them a pleasure to work with, and wish them good luck with their future endeavours.

Crack CS1.6 is now:

  • Juuso “contE” Sajakoski
  • Samu “plastE” Aalto
  • Max “ruuit” Aspe
  • Tino “tihOp” Puumala
  • Jirka “jigetus” Ryhti

Crack Clan CS1.6 3rd at Kode5 Spain

This weekend our CounterStrike 1.6 team will look to continue their winning ways after winning Inferno Online Season 3 in Stockholm 2 weeks ago, as they compete at Kode5 Spain at the LevelUP Gaming Centre in Zaragoza against teams such as the Khazakstani K23, local hopes k1ck and, who are widely regarded as the top team in the world, however our team will be looking to cause an upset and take home the gold, and with it a slot at the Kode5 Grand Finals in Moscow, Russia, which take place on May 9-10.

The team have arrived in Spain ahead of the tournament and are currently preparing for their groupstage matches which start tomorrow at 9am local time.

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The team finished in 3rd position.