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i'd love to co cast again, even if I don't play much reflex or quake in general since I just play sc2 nowadays. But since I don't have the pc to really stream, co casting is all I can do as long as I can work around my work schedule, which is mostly morning shifts these days and split shifts. I'm always open to co casting, just hit me up on discord. 

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eu.gif.597e2bb75ac203140be4f26df11c2087.gif Announcing Reflex Monthly Cup EU#2 eu.gif.597e2bb75ac203140be4f26df11c2087.gif

The date for the second rotation of the European cups is finalized!

Start Time : Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 5:00 PM CET (UTC+1) 
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/tyronesama
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCEU2
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/H2oqkmKPiV
Communication : https://discord.gg/yfezYpx
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8747

Thank you to donators and I hope to see you all on tournament day!

Additionally, in order for Reflex Monthly Cups to be sustainable we need more tournament admins who will be available for the NA editions. If you are interested in admining please contact @DazedSpartan#3488 on Discord or send a private message to Reflex Monthly Cups on the Reflex forums.

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Reflex Monthly Cups is happy to announce that we are altering the prize pool distribution to give payouts to more players

The old distribution was :
icon_cup_gold : 50% + Reflex Monthly Cup Shovel (In-game unique melee item)
icon_cup_silver : 35%
icon_cup_bronze : 15%
 

The new distribution is :
icon_cup_gold : 45% + Reflex Monthly Cup Shovel (In-game unique melee item)
icon_cup_silver : 25%
icon_cup_bronze : 15%
4th Place : 7.5%
5-6th Place : 3.75%

The prize pool cap is staying at $75 for now with $2.5 used for each edition to cover server costs.

This redistribution is effective immediately, and we hope it will entice more of you to compete.

If you would like to contribute-

RMC NA#2 - https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8746

RMC EU#2 - https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8747

As always,

Thank you to all donators and we hope to see you on tournament day!

 

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Reflex Monthly Cups 1st Editions Highlights video created by US.gif.4ba13856587d641a1e9ab047813db8e7.giflolograde and DE.gif.36cf1064aee8fbc8835dda08ecfb71b8.gifcupcake.

Donations are open for the upcoming tournaments :

RMC EU#2 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8747

RMC NA#3 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9515

Thank you to all donators and see you on tournament day.

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US.gif.4ba13856587d641a1e9ab047813db8e7.gif icon_cup_goldReflex Monthly Cup NA#2 Resultsicon_cup_gold US.gif.4ba13856587d641a1e9ab047813db8e7.gif

The second NA Reflex Monthly Cup was concluded today, and showcased some of the best competitive Reflex has to offer. Thank you to all the RMC staff, Delementary and DazedSpartan for casting, and to all the participants who made this tournament possible.

Congratulations to Hoyt, who came out victorious again after an intense second grand finals set against Ezormer.

icon_cup_gold : United States of AmericaHoyt

icon_cup_silverUnited States of AmericaEzormer

icon_cup_bronze : United States of AmericaSol__

See you all next time.

 

Final Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA2
Complete Broadcast : https://youtu.be/Rtn5nTc4NgU
Replays : https://www.dropbox.com/s/pct1vskupsmmxfx/RMCNA2_replays.zip?dl=0

Donations are open for the upcoming monthly cups :
RMC NA#3 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9515
RMC EU#2 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/8747

 

Thank you for donating!

 

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Reflex Monthly Cups is looking for more volunteers! 

 

- A Twitch VOD uploader/RMC youtube account manager 
- Another Public Relations member who can advertise the cups on discord and other sites and platforms
- 2 to 4 additional tournament admins, especially those who can be available at NA cup times

 

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact @DazedSpartan#3488 on discord. Thanks

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US.gif.4ba13856587d641a1e9ab047813db8e7.gif Announcing Reflex Monthly Cup NA#3 US.gif.4ba13856587d641a1e9ab047813db8e7.gif

The date for the third rotation of the North American cups is finalized!

 

Start Time : Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at 02:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/delementary
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA3
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/uETQOssuRb
Communication https://discord.gg/cmNasKK
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9515


Thank you to donators and we hope to see you all on tournament day!

 

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Reflex Monthly Cups is looking for more volunteers! 

 

- A Twitch VOD uploader/RMC youtube account manager 
- Another Public Relations member who can advertise the cups on discord and other sites and platforms
- 2 to 4 additional tournament admins, especially those who can be available at NA cup times

 

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact @DazedSpartan#3488 on discord. Thanks!

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eu.gif.597e2bb75ac203140be4f26df11c2087.gificon_cup_goldReflex Monthly Cup EU#2 Resultsicon_cup_goldeu.gif.597e2bb75ac203140be4f26df11c2087.gif

The second EU Reflex Monthly Cup was concluded today, and showcased some of the best competitive Reflex has to offer. Thank you to all the RMC staff, TyroneSama and DazedSpartan for casting, and to all the participants who made this tournament possible.

Congratulations to Ramagan, who fought his way back from the loser’s bracket to win two grand finals sets in a row and take victory over czM.
 

icon_cup_gold : FranceRamagan

icon_cup_silver : United States of AmericaczM

icon_cup_bronze : EstoniaVigur

 See you all next time.
 

Final Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCEU2

Complete Broadcast : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVjqMG6mnWk&feature=youtu.be

Replays : https://www.dropbox.com/s/qac203hn67agbwg/RMCEU2_replays.zip?dl=0

Donations are open for the upcoming monthly cups :

RMC NA#3 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9515

RMC EU#3 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9684
 

Thank you for donating!

 

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Reflex Monthly Cups is looking for more volunteers! 

 

- A Twitch VOD uploader/RMC youtube account manager 
- Another Public Relations member who can advertise the cups on discord and other sites and platforms
- 2 to 4 additional tournament admins, especially those who can be available at NA cup times

 

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact @DazedSpartan#3488 on discord. Thanks!

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eu.gif.597e2bb75ac203140be4f26df11c2087.gif Announcing Reflex Monthly Cup EU#3 eu.gif.597e2bb75ac203140be4f26df11c2087.gif

The date for the third rotation of the European cups is finalized!
 

Start Time : Sunday, February 18th, 2018, 05:00 PM CET (UTC-1)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/tyronesama
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCEU3
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/HkwjA2F2rg
Communication : https://discord.gg/P3UAvB8
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9684

 

Thank you to donators and I hope to see you all on tournament day!
 

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Reflex Monthly Cups is looking for more volunteers! 


- Another Public Relations member who can advertise the cups on discord and other sites and platforms
- 2 to 4 additional tournament admins, especially those who can be available at NA cup times

 

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact @DazedSpartan#3488 on discord. Thanks!

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Reflex Monthly Cups 2nd Editions Highlights video created by DE.gif.36cf1064aee8fbc8835dda08ecfb71b8.gifcupcake and New Zealandcatsmoker!

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Reflex Monthly Cups is looking for more volunteers! 

 

- A Twitch VOD uploader/RMC youtube account manager 
- Another Public Relations member who can advertise the cups on discord and other sites and platforms
- 2 to 4 additional tournament admins, especially those who can be available at NA cup times

 

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact @DazedSpartan#3488 on discord. Thanks!

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US.gif.4ba13856587d641a1e9ab047813db8e7.gificon_cup_goldReflex Monthly Cup NA#3 Resultsicon_cup_gold Canada

The third NA Reflex Monthly Cup was concluded on Sunday! Thank you to all the RMC staff, Delementary and DazedSpartan for casting, and to all the participants who made this tournament possible.

Congratulations to Hoyt! He fought to his third cup victory, coming out on top with some great plays against Soh. This tournament was Soh and Xytaglyph’s debut in RMC competition, and both performed well, but Hoyt remains champion. Will any be able to challenge Hoyt’s top spot in NA?
 

icon_cup_gold :  United States of AmericaHoyt

icon_cup_silver :  Hong KongSoh

icon_cup_bronze :  United States of AmericaXytaglyph

 
See you all next time.
 

Final Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA3

Complete Broadcast : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UbbHGzaUlc&feature=youtu.be

Replays : https://www.dropbox.com/s/a1h3x1mwsd29mjp/RMCNA3_replays.zip?dl=0

Donations are open for the upcoming monthly cup:

RMC NA#4 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9839

RMC EU#3 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9684
 

Thank you for supporting competitive Reflex!
 

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Reflex Monthly Cups is looking for more volunteers! 

 

- A Twitch VOD uploader/RMC youtube account manager 
- Another Public Relations member who can advertise the cups on discord and other sites and platforms
- 2 to 4 additional tournament admins, especially those who can be available at NA cup times

 

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact @DazedSpartan#3488 on discord. Thanks!

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United States of America Announcing Reflex Monthly Cup NA#4 Canada

The date for the fourth rotation of the North American cups is finalized!
 

Start Time : Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 02:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/delementary
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA4
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/nEzNTgDiiC
Communication : https://discord.gg/cmNasKK
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9839

 

Thank you to donators and we hope to see you all on tournament day!

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Reflex Monthly Cups staff is happy to announce the prize pool will be expanded to $100!
 

The prize pool distribution remains unchanged at :
 

icon_cup_gold : 45% + Reflex Monthly Cup Shovel (In-game unique melee item)
icon_cup_silver : 25%
icon_cup_bronze : 15%
4th Place : 7.5%
5th Place : 3.75%
6th Place : 3.75%

 

Thank you to all donators for supporting competitive Reflex-

RMC EU#3 prize pool has been completely filled : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9684

Donations are open for RMC NA#4 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9839

 

We are excited for the future and glad to see more of you competing in the Reflex Monthly Cups!


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Reflex Monthly Cups is looking for more volunteers! 

 

- 2 to 4 additional tournament admins
- A Twitch VOD uploader/RMC youtube account manager 
- Another Public Relations member who can advertise the cups on discord and other sites and platforms
- Another video editor


 

 

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact @DazedSpartan#3488 on discord. Thanks

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Reflex Monthly Cups Player Profiles (EU) : EstoniaVigur 

  RMC EU#1 - icon_cup_silver 2nd Place 
RMC EU#2 - 
icon_cup_bronze 3rd Place

Player Profiles is a fun project that allows us to learn a little bit about our fellow competitors.
These interviews give an interesting look at the best duelers competing in Reflex Monthly Cups.

EstoniaVigur

1. Could you share a little about yourself? (Gaming background, IRL hobbies, job/studies, etc.?)
Hello, my name is Hardi, im 21 and i hail from Estonia. I finished serving in the army last year and currently work in forest maintenence (The gist of it being just cutting down trees with a trimmer). My first arenaFPS game was Quake Live.  I was introduced to it by my brother when it was still in open beta. Played it on and off for a few years until i started Reflex.

2. What's the story behind your in-game nickname?
No real story to it, started using it at some point because it sounded short and nice. Its an estonian word which is kind of hard to explain but the word itself should translate to mischievous or frisky ;).

3. How long have you been playing Reflex? (Hours according to steam? First played when?)
As of writing this, steam says ive put 700 hours on reflex. I believe i got a firsthand experience of the game in 2016 but started to really get into it in 2017

4. What do you think defines your playstyle? Your strengths and weaknesses?
It depends on how i feel and who im up against. Whenever possible i like to have my opponent be the aggressor, since its easier to deal with when you expect him or know where hes coming from.

5. What are your settings (dpi, sensitivity, resolution, fov) and hardware (mouse, keyboard, monitor)?
800 dpi, 8.25 ingame sensitivity (24cm/360), 1920x1080 resolution, 103 fov. Hardware: zowie fk2, random logitech keyboard, LG 24GM79G

6. If you could add/change only 1 thing in Reflex, what would it be? 
Cant think of any new cool feature so i would just add a new duel map that people would actually start playing

7. Why do you think Reflex isn't more popular?
There are already a small number of players playing games like this and those that do are usually loyal to one game.

8. Do you have any advice for new players?
Find a player you like to play against or someone equally skilled to practice with.

9. Are there any specific Reflex players you enjoy spectating or playing against? Any rivals?
Ive had some fun games with Ivan O and czm is always interesting to play with. There are people id like to beat but i dont consider anyone a rival.

10. Could you, in a few words, tell us what you think of the strengths/weaknesses of each of these players: Vigur, Czm, LKO, Luftwaffel, and Danfel?
Ramagan - Hard to break his control, decisive, experienced.
czm - Times mega :D.
LKO - Gives up too soon.
Luftwaffel - Patient, all around good player .
Danfel - Plays well when levelheaded.

11. Are there any non-Reflex players you'd like to see starting playing Reflex?
Pretty much all of the quake pros. If id have to choose one id love to see ddk play the game again.

12. What do you think of the Reflex Monthly Cups so far? Anything that could be improved on?
Taking the playerbase and the amount of people behind it into consideration then i think its going swell enough.

13. What melee/player cosmetics are you currently rocking?
My trusty morningstar and owl head.

14. Favorite "frag" or "defrag" movie(s)?
Favorite fragmovie: Cypher Cypher Cypher (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY3LZ6Wh0yM)  favorite defrag movie: A Journey? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uozFX0MX1Cc)

15. ESREALITY: Cancer or benefit to all mankind? PlusForward (>,<,=) ESReality?
I prefer esreality, can get a good chuckle out of it.

16. Anything else you'd like to share? Shoutouts or whatever you want.
I have always been a firm believer of respecting the Paco.

 

Thank you to EstoniaVigur for taking the time to participate in Player Profiles! Good luck to him in RMC EU#3 this Sunday and respect the Paco.

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Reflex Monthly Cups Player Profiles (EU) :  United States of AmericaczM

RMC EU#1 - icon_cup_bronze 3rd Place 
 RMC EU#2 - icon_cup_silver 2nd Place 

Player Profiles is a fun project that allows us to learn a little bit about our fellow competitors.
These interviews give an interesting look at the best duelers competing in Reflex Monthly Cups.

United States of AmericaczM

1. Could you share a little about yourself? (Gaming background, IRL hobbies, job/studies, etc.?)
Mostly Q1/QW, FVF/TDM/duel, 97/98 and summer 01, then Q3, TDM/CTF/duel, 00-06, sporadically after that.  one tournament for each of the games CPMA (01), Tetrinet (01), RTCW (03). Always been a solid troll, programmed here and there, studied and still studying math

2. What's the story behind your in-game nickname?
Started Q1 as "l3r0y", suggested by my uncle during our Heretic LANs. Switched early to "crezyman", a variation on a ROTT difficulty level. Abbreviated to "czm" because "SIK-CrezyMan" was too long for the IRC server used by QW players in Sept 97. Nowadays "czM", with the "M" to convey attitude, like a raised eyebrow

3. How long have you been playing Reflex? (Hours according to steam? First played when?)
200+ a bit hours, installed around June 2017

4. What do you think defines your playstyle? Your strengths and weaknesses?
Playstyle: probably summarized well by games in 2nd RMC cup, most of which are probably on youtube.Strengths: usual stuff, maybe with plasma usage as an outlier. Weaknesses: movement and failure to maintain simultaneous awareness of all aspects of the game, like enemy status, item order and respawn timing, ammo, etc., which causes me to miss item spawns and opportunities for aggression.  Still working on this, slowly improving.

5. What are your settings (dpi, sensitivity, resolution, fov) and hardware (mouse, keyboard, monitor)?
I'm traveling and away from my gaming computer at the moment, so I'll try my best to remember:
mouse: sensei, I think
monitor: benq xl2420T
keyboard: whatever came w/ my desktop
dpi: 800, I think?
resolution: 1920x1080?
fov: default
sensitivity: 5.8 in reflex, which amounts to about 13 cm/360 with my other settings.  inverted, no accel.  (same as I used between 03 and 06, but pitch-to-yaw 2:3 then, 1:1 now)

6. If you could add/change only 1 thing in Reflex, what would it be? 
Hmm, might be nice if matchmaking and monthly cups had the same ruleset. Would also be nice to have a personal movement trainer (i.e., a player who follows me around and gives me movement tips). I generally like how it is, e.g., the weapon balance. 

7. Why do you think Reflex isn't more popular?
I haven't followed it long enough to know, but let's see. On the one hand, games like this aren't as easy to get into for new players as most of the popular games these days, just because it's harder to achieve minor victories or measure progress, especially since most of the existing players are already pretty skilled. On the other hand, from what I've heard, the QW/CPMA duel scenes are a bit healthier at the moment. So I don't really know.

8. Do you have any advice for new players?
I imagine most new players to a game like this already know most of what I could say, like that the goal is to improve slowly without getting demoralized, that the point of competition is just to help everyone step it uppp, and so on

I always find it helpful and encouraging to take honest account of how much I'm messing up, by watching my own demos, noticing the constant mistakes I'm making, recalling what I had been thinking right before them, and thinking through how I could have focused differently to avoid them.  Every time I can eliminate one of those I get a little better.

9. Are there any specific Reflex players you enjoy spectating or playing against? Any rivals?
Haven't spectated too much, since I'm usually anxious to get into the game and play someone, but have enjoyed watching whoever is playing the best at the moment, like Ramagan or hoyt. I've liked playing Ramagan for the challenge and Vigur because we're similarly skilled and he isn't a namecalling crybaby. Ivan because he's fast, creative, and does weird stuff. Learned a lot playing vs. danfel, Luft, many others

10. Could you, in a few words, tell us what you think of the strengths/weaknesses of each of these players: Vigur, Czm, LKO, Luftwaffel, and Danfel?
Ramagan: speed, cycling, constant pressure
Vigur: consistent aim (esp rockets), resilience, not frustrated by opponent, but maybe misses opportunities for aggression, esp when in control
LKO: haven't played him as much as the others; good overall, but sometimes he seems to lose focus a bit when he's winning, and doesn't seem to have fun when he plays to win (b/c he thinks it's a bit boring to play defensively)
Luft: speed and aim, but maybe hasn't played too much lately
danfel: good overall, but didn't seem to play too seriously in practice games for awhile, although maybe that's changed lately

11. Are there any non-Reflex players you'd like to see starting playing Reflex?
Thresh, Drakken, Kyto, Vo0, noctis

12. What do you think of the Reflex Monthly Cups so far? Anything that could be improved on?
Appreciate efforts of all involved, no major suggestions for the main cups; might be nice to have one-off cups (even bo1) featuring new or at least underplayed maps, for the sake of variety.

13. What melee/player cosmetics are you currently rocking?
Default

14. Favorite "frag" or "defrag" movie(s)?
uNkiNd's, Q3FUELs, many others

15. ESREALITY: Cancer or benefit to all mankind? PlusForward (>,<,=) ESReality?
Always like XSR/ESR, embarassingly unaware of PlusForward.

 

Thank you to United States of AmericaczM for taking the time to participate in Player Profiles! Looks like you got your wish on the competitive ruleset. Good luck in RMC EU#3 this weekend and we're all looking forward to watching you step it uppp!

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Announcing Custom Ruleset 2 Tournaments

Reflex Monthly Cups is happy to announce that we will be conducting a ruleset initiative for community feedback and testing. We are moving forward with this project to promote as much community engagement as possible with the end goal of an upgraded ruleset entering the game in place of the current competitive ruleset.

Due to this ruleset initiative, RMC NA#4 will be delayed until April 1st, 2018 and will be played on CR2.

 

Ruleset Forum Post : 

 

 

Tournaments that will be played on CR2
 

Reflex Monthly Cups NA#4

Start Time : Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 02:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/def__
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA4
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/nEzNTgDiiC
Communication : https://discord.gg/cmNasKK
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9839

 

CR2 2v2 Cup

Map Pool : Ironguard, Phobos, Thermal Blast.
Rules : http://reflex.fun/rmc_rules

Start Time : Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 5:00 PM CET (UTC-1)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/def__
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/fr/CR2_2v2
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/fr/tournaments/signup/DY8kTGuhrW
Communication : https://discord.gg/zUXuDcg
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9945

The 2v2 cup will be played on EU servers (London, Frankfurt) but registration is open to all regions.

 

CR2 AU

Start Time : Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 4:00 PM AEST (UTC+10)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/ztkfps
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/CR2_AU
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/srOvxG5QxX
Communication : https://discord.gg/zUXuDcg
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9943

 

CR2 JP

Start Time : Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 7:00 PM JST (UTC+9)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/ztkfps
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/CR2_JP
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/FzWZABDPEF
Communication : https://discord.gg/zUXuDcg
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9942

 

Reflex Monthly Cups EU#4

Start Time : Sunday, April 15th, 2018 at 5:00 PM CET (UTC-1)
Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/tyronesama
Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/fr/RMCEU4
Sign-up : http://challonge.com/fr/tournaments/signup/hWr05PUnFU
Communication :  https://discord.gg/P3UAvB8
Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9947

 

Thanks and see you all in RMC EU#3 this weekend.

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Reflex Monthly Cups Player Profiles (EU) : NorwayxLuftwaffel

RMC EU#1 - 4th Place 
 RMC EU#2 - 5th Place  

Player Profiles is a fun project that allows us to learn a little bit about our fellow competitors.
These interviews give an interesting look at the best duelers competing in Reflex Monthly Cups.

NorwayxLuftwaffel

1. Could you share a little about yourself? (Gaming background, IRL hobbies, job/studies, etc.?)
The first videogames I played was when I was on the n64 that we bought at a flee market for 50 NOK That's  about 6 dollars or 5 euros. One of my fondest memories from gaming is the first time I played super smash bros on the n64 at my brothers friends house. In our family we had various consoles and with the other kids in our family I used to play the likes of buzz, singstar and dancing stage fusion on the playstation 2 and pokemon stadium 2 minigames on the n64 :)

I at one point tryharded in Fifa 13, I eventually realized I was an idiot and went back to looking for parts for what was going to be my first very own pc. I spent a year picking parts and eventually getting enough money to buy it, I started out with a shitty keyboard, no mousepad and a r.a.t 7 mouse, went straight to a local LAN and played 18 out of 36 possible hours of Tribes: ascend. I got into "competitive" in tribes ascend and really enjoyed it, until everyone good left and they finally updated the game again with "Out of the blue" trying to make tribes ascend like the earlier tribes games. One day Yodsanklai shows up in the mumble talking about reflex and so I tried it, didn't like it at all, movement was too hard I mean with  a sens of 62 cm per 360 it's kinda hard to get used to such a fast pace after playing tribes for 3 years. I changed my sens, left tribes behind me and so here I am, a sorta good reflex player.

2. What's the story behind your in-game nickname?
13 year old me was thinking about a cool nick the week before I got my first pc and just could not find one, I could have ended up calling myself Nathan as it's what the muricans called me the first time I went to USA. Either way I randomly remembered when my brother told me that the german airforce is called Luftwaffe, and how I immediately thought, Luftwaffel, hah. I thought it would fit well with Tribes: Ascend as I would be flying over people with a jetpack firing spinfusor disks at them. Someone had already taken it on steam but a buddy of mine who was helping me build the computer suggested just adding an x and so I did. For consistency and hopefully some time being randomly reunited with players from previous games I kept xLuftwaffel on everything.

3. How long have you been playing Reflex? (Hours according to steam? First played when?)
1605 Hours as of 8. February 2018. My first game played was 2. June 2016.

4. What do you think defines your playstyle? Your strengths and weaknesses?
I have only thought of the single word flicks. I don't feel like I have any specific strenghts. For my weaknesses I mess up movement quite alot when under preassure.

5. What are your settings (dpi, sensitivity, resolution, fov) and hardware (mouse, keyboard, monitor)?
cm/360: 30,2259
inches/360: 11.9
dpi: 1600
sensitivity: 3,3

resolution: 1920x1080
fov: 105
Mouse: Finalmouse Ultralight Pro (Got it Thursday 15. February previously Logitech g403)
Keyboard: Pok3r RGB Nordic with cherry mx brown switches and some 3rd party PBT keycaps
Monitor: Benq XL2411Z (144 hz)

6. If you could add/change only 1 thing in Reflex, what would it be? 
A growing playerbase, even if it's 1 new player a day and only 1 new challenger a month I'll take it.

7. Why do you think Reflex isn't more popular?
I think most people who check out reflex are bummed out, first about the playerbase and then the skillcurve in the beginning. I wouldn't stick around either if I had not been such a tryhard.

8. Do you have any advice for new players?
Don't change your sensitivity whenever you lose. Find a good middleground between being able to move around the map effortlessly (high sensitivity) and being able to aim amazingly(low sensisivity), and stick to it.

9. Are there any specific Reflex players you enjoy spectating or playing against? Any rivals?
I like watching fuglaa and Kyto play. Both players impress me with their movement, fuglaa has sick IC, and Kyto insane flicks.
I don't know who to pick for my rival, has got to be Ivan, Hyrveli or Vigur.

10. Could you, in a few words, tell us what you think of the strengths/weaknesses of each of these players: Vigur, Czm, LKO, Luftwaffel, and Danfel?
Everything I wanted to say has already been said. by czm and Vigur

11. Are there any non-Reflex players you'd like to see starting playing Reflex?
Kyto, Vo0 and Terifire, if you can call them non-reflex players. As Vigur said all the quake pro's really because it would show me where I belong in the ranks and would probably motivate me to get better.

12. What do you think of the Reflex Monthly Cups so far? Anything that could be improved on?
I think it's good, It's fun and the fragvideos are pretty kewl even though I got killed by Vigur like 4 times in the first one :)

13. What melee/player cosmetics are you currently rocking?
I use my 2 favourite colors with pink eyes
Melee: The warhammer which is the first cosmetic item I got in reflex
Head: Hornet head
Arms: Sentinel arms
Legs: Sentinel legs
Torso: Tracker torso

14. Favorite "frag" or "defrag" movie(s)?
I'd have to say #maxdamage, I can't count the times I have watched this on my hands and feet combined. WARNING: This video contains footage of tribes ascend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ungXt0uI6g
For defrag movie I'm going to say ENGINE
http://www.esreality.com/post/2892385/engine/

15. Anything else you'd like to share? Shoutouts or whatever you want.
Fuglaa, please unban me from your twitch chat. Play more reflex

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Thank you to NorwayxLuftwaffel for taking the time to participate in Player Profiles! Good luck to him in EU#3 this weekend.

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Reflex Monthly Cups Player Profiles (EU) : FranceRamagan

RMC EU#1 - icon_cup_gold 1st Place 
 RMC EU#2 - icon_cup_gold 1st Place  

Player Profiles is a fun project that allows us to learn a little bit about our fellow competitors.
These interviews give an interesting look at the best duelers competing in Reflex Monthly Cups.

FranceRamagan

1. Could you share a little about yourself? (Gaming background, IRL hobbies, job/studies, etc.?)
Gaming background :

I've played a very limited amount of games, mostly sticking to one and being very involved and committed.
A brief outline with the rough spent hours to give some perspective.
World of Warcraft (2006-2010) 10k+ hours
Team Fortress 2 (2011-2017) 5400 hours
Reflex Arena (2014-) 2392 hours
Counter-Strike 1.6 (2008-) 2600 hours

I'm working fulltime as a DevOps for an ISP, I spend my time playing basketball and tennis, pushing personal projects or playing Reflex/cs 1.6.

2. What's the story behind your in-game nickname?
No particular story.

3. How long have you been playing Reflex? (Hours according to steam? First played when?)
Played since release in November 2014, steam says 2392 hours.

4. What do you think defines your playstyle? Your strengths and weaknesses?
I think it could be defined as all around and complete, paying attention to every detail. I have no predefined playstyle, I do what's best given the opponent and the situation. I exploit every mistake, put pressure as much as possible, constantly choke my opponent, by doing so, very few are able to hold 10mins without 
making major timing or positioning mistakes. 

Strengths : quick decision making, speed, timing, consistent and reliable damage output, macro plays
Weakness : I sometimes underestimate my opponent which can lead to taking extra risks, against some players who's gameplan revolves around baiting and never initiating, holding on to a lead even if very small, this can lead to a loss, I'm however alot more careful in tournament games. I also sometimes don't prepare well enough for a tournament due to a lack of challenge, I have to sometimes trick myself into thinking I lost the previous game/tournament to refuel my competitive fire.

5. What are your settings (dpi, sensitivity, resolution, fov) and hardware (mouse, keyboard, monitor)?
dpi : 800
sensitivity : 3.3 (60.45cm/360)
resolution : 640x480 @280hz
fov : 90

mouse : logitech g203
keyboard : custom ergodox
monitor : iiyama vision master pro 514

6. If you could add/change only 1 thing in Reflex, what would it be? 
tehace (mapper) producing duel maps again.

7. Why do you think Reflex isn't more popular?
Lack of responsibility, mediocrity and softness is now the norm in the video game industry, you need to be disciplined and driven to play Reflex, most people that play video games want instant gratification and Reflex can't offer that.

8. Do you have any advice for new players?
Natural talent doesn't exist, you are no more or less talented than anyone playing this game.
Set goals, reach them, set new goals, repeat, one step at a time.
Be in good physical shape, work on your mental game, be resilient.
Practice with the highest intensity possible, trying to improve and work on every mistake every game, do not overlook any element of the game.
Gather as much information as possible, participate in tournaments, play the strongest opponents possible.
If you want to reach a certain level or break a plateau, it's going to take more than just playing, you will need to work on yourself, your opponents, constantly adapt and assess every aspect of your playstyle.

9. Are there any specific Reflex players you enjoy spectating or playing against? Any rivals?
I enjoy spectating  every player that performs at a top5 level, I watch a lot of replays and find new moves or plays that I reproduce and improve on.

I don't consider anyone a rival, my playstyle is designed to beat everyone.

10. Could you, in a few words, tell us what you think of the strengths/weaknesses of each of these players: Vigur, Czm, LKO, Luftwaffel, and Danfel?
Vigur : good rocket aim, patient, persistent.
czm: good rocket aim, patient, persistent.
LKO: good defensive aim, patient.
Luftwaffel : All around solid player, good movement, lacking strategy sometimes.
Danfel: good fundamentals, persistent, dodging. 

11. Are there any non-Reflex players you'd like to see starting playing Reflex?
None in particular, I don't believe the "if so played, he would" theories.

12. What do you think of the Reflex Monthly Cups so far? Anything that could be improved on?
I think Reflex Monthly Cups has been a great to improvement to the competitive scene as it gives an objective to practice for. The concept could surely be improved, seasons etc, but that would require more staff members to make it happen, I'd advise anyone enjoying these cups to get involved and help !

13. What melee/player cosmetics are you currently rocking?
Crowbar/RMCEU shovel

14. Favorite "frag" or "defrag" movie(s)?
cs 1.6 :
ROTW #137 - Bibika on kz_synergy_x https://youtu.be/0W8n0ph1rY8
ROTW #157 - shNz on 8b1_hellinashop https://youtu.be/S1RDv8yVti8
aAa cs 1.6 https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrztam
Brian The Movie 3 - by FoF (kz movie 2010) : https://youtu.be/JIoROktfm0A
257 LJ FreestyleR (World Record) Official Movie - by ndR [2010] https://youtu.be/fjgj2u5sPX4

Quake/Reflex :
Quake Memorial 3 https://youtu.be/TWM8nfhYeXE
Reflex kickstarter trailer : https://youtu.be/jKa_2KxxzVU
Reflex Development Update // May 2015 // Alpha! : https://youtu.be/cXQqIq8Hs7Y

TF2 :
i49 - TF2 Fragumentary https://youtu.be/5USIDoZleAk
PREM - by CUBE | #BYPCOMP WINNER! https://youtu.be/jamuLPfQibU

 

Thank you to FranceRamagan for participating in Player Profiles and for his continued work in RMC. We're looking forward to watching him fight to defend his top spot tomorrow in EU#3!

This concludes the Reflex Monthly Cups EU Player Profiles for now, but it is not over... many more EU challengers will certainly appear.
Reflex Monthly Cups NA Player Profiles up next! 

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eu.gif.597e2bb75ac203140be4f26df11c2087.gif Reflex Monthly Cup EU#3 Results eu.gif.597e2bb75ac203140be4f26df11c2087.gif

The third EU Reflex Monthly Cup took place this Sunday, and showcased some of the best competitive Reflex has to offer. Thank you to everyone who came to watch, to the players, and to the Reflex Monthly Cups staff for making the tournament possible. Special thanks to erad for doing a great job as tournament admin, and to TyroneSama and def for making the broadcast run without a hitch.
 

Congratulations to Ramagan, who took his third RMC victory in a very close grand finals, halting czM's conquest through the loser's bracket in the final series.
 

icon_cup_gold : FranceRamagan

icon_cup_silver : United States of AmericaczM

icon_cup_bronze : NorwayxLuftwaffel
 

See you all next time.

 

Final Bracket : http://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCEU3

Complete Broadcast : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHJKRIAmnqU&feature=youtu.be

Replays : https://www.dropbox.com/s/ui4d664dx0at8o7/RMCEU3_replays.zip?dl=0

Donations are open for the upcoming monthly cups :

RMC NA#4 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9839

RMC EU#4 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9947

 

Thank you for supporting competitive Reflex!
 

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Reflex Monthly Cups is looking for more talent to improve the organization! 
 

- 2 additional tournament admins to help run the cups on tournament day
- Another Public Relations member who can advertise the cups on discord and other sites and platforms
- Another video editor

 

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact @DazedSpartan#3488 on discord. Thanks

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