I am extremely happy to announce that our gather services are BACK !!!
First a bit of history to explain what happened : on the 9th of November, our (ex) server sponsor NGZ unilaterally decided to shut down our two servers due to massive DDOS causing troubles to their business.
We were not prepared for that, and that's why it took some time to find a new host and reconfigure everything. The good news is that our new server is much more powerfull and should also be able to deal better with DDOS, thanks to a sofisticated firewall system.
Most of the GN services should be online and working by now, thanks to the extensive work of koyott, but please be indulgent if you see broken features and report those on our bug tracking interface Mantis.
All channel leaders are invited to install the last version of the GN Plugin on their game server before they start using those.
Please note that BNCs and PREMIUM gathers have not been restored yet.
Note that to compensate for the downtime, all premium accounts have been credited by 45 days of free membership. Regarding the monthly ladder, November statistics have been discarded since only a few days have been played. A fresh new ladder is now live for December.
The decision was a big surprize for everyone, that Sukhariev had left the Na`VI, a team that he helped from the beginning and build it from the ground, to join a new CIS superproject, which has, however, been unable to live up to the hype so far.
At the ESWC finals last week , Astana Dragons came in the third place, getting away from the 12,500 prize after a loss from Clan-Mystik in the semi-finals!
The exact reason behind Sukhariev's leave remains a mystery, but Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow said that his compatriot did not get join with the rest of the team!
To replace Sukhariev, Astana Dragons brought in KerchNET's Emil "kucher" Akhundov, who had already been with the team before Sukhariev was eventually recruited. Astana Dragon's wirst LAN with the new crew will be at TECHLABS finals next week, where Na´Vi, LGB eSports and 3DMAX will also be in line.
Following Akhundov's addition, Astana Dragons now have:
Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev
Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov
Yegor "markeloff" Markelov
Emil "kucher" Akhundov
Against all odds, Clan Mystik have defeated the mighty Team VeryGames to be crowned as ESWC 2013 Champions. They defeated VG on both Inferno and Mirage on their way to a 2-0 sweep, looking convincing in 16-11 and 16-12 wins. Immediately after they stepped off the main stage here in Paris, we caught up with Jeremy 'ioRek' Vuillermet and Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian to gauge their thoughts on the final.
Congratulations to Clan Mystik, ESWC 2013 Champions!
At this year's ESWC, we have seen quite a few "Cindarella Story" in the form of Clan-mystics who simply came, saw and conquered!
Very Games on the other hand has to wonder though, why they did not presumption to turn their country men, in a match where not even managed to take a single map from mysticism.
Several were otherwise started calling Very Games for the new world on a string, but apparently VG therefore sometimes problems against other teams than Ninjas in Pyjamas and therefore also seen here as Copenhagen Wolves beat them in the group stage, while Clan-Mystik now topped them in the final.
The finale started at inferno, where mysticism in a brilliant way took pistol round and the next four rounds before VeryGames came on board.
Mystery continued their dominance of the first half for a long period before VeryGames finally woke up and got put the result back to a 10-5 at the page break.
10-5 was not enough for VG, no presumption to take the pistol round, thanks Jeremy 'Iorek' Vuillerme's great 1v3. The next two rounds were won by Clan-Mystik that now lay snug in turn.
And VeryGames was actually lost from now on. They were never really closed all the way into the game, but they managed to add 6 rounds more to their score. 16-11 ended the first map.
Other map resembled however long an upturn for VeryGames as chosen de_mirage and won kniferounden and had to start as CT.
The first 7 rounds went to VeryGames before Clan-Mystik had to come off, but at 7-1 continued VeryGames just dominance, winning the first half very convincingly 12-3.
Clan-Mystik should now use this very important pistol round as they got, and the mandatory two subsequent rounds, and actually continued the great and VeryGames never managed to get a round as T.
An absurd comeback from Clan-Mystik's who went on to win the map with 16-12 and able to call themselves world champions at The Electronic Sports World Cup 2013.
Clan-Mystik : 2 VeryGames : 0
Fistmap: de_inferno secondmap : de_mirage
This somewhat surprising result, we see the top like this: