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  •  11-02-2007, 1:18 PM 602790
    ES_SOLUS ES_SOLUS is not online. Last active: 10/05/2011, 10:32 PM
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    Subject: MrMilo at the WCG

    One of our new moderators was awesome enough to get the inside scoop over at the WCG Age3 Competition this year.  He even got to do the moderation in the final games.  If you see him on ESO say hi! 

     -SOLUS

    The World Cyber Games Grand Final 2007 in Seattle started on Wednesday October 3rd with press conferences and such. The games themselves started on Thursday. Play for AoE3 was split into two groups, one of six players and one of seven. You can see the results of each group here: http://www.worldcybergames.com/6th/2007/tournament/tm_match_full.asp?sort=G070309106. Group A played on Thursday, and Group B played on Friday.

    Awards

    I got in to Seattle on Seattle on Friday night; I got a trip to the Grand Final because I had qualified at the US Final in Samsung’s Mobile challenge, playing a mobile cell phone game similar to MarioKart. I got to the venue, the Qwest Field even center, around 10 on Saturday morning. The venue it self was massive.       

    There were many large promotional stations, from companies such as Razer and DustOff. There were also stations to play PC and Xbox games, and they had a few PC stations set up to play The Asian Dynasties. There was also a main stage, pictured left at the end of the closing ceremony, with room for hundreds of people to sit and watch. Some matches were played on the main stage, but the majority of the competitions were held upstairs, only accessible to those with credentials.

    Fortunately, the cell phone game afforded me a pass, so on Saturday morning I headed up to the AoE3 tournament area. I met many of the AoE3 contestants, including Sk1pper from Brazil and GM_Here from Mexico. Also, the referees for AoE3 (complete with black and white striped shirts and black pants) are two people you might recognize. Mokon, who has been very active over the years on the HeavenGames forums, and Hippo, who is active on ESO and works for Big Huge Games, recently helping to develop The Asian Dynasties.

    That morning the semi-final matches were being played: NaturePhoenix vs. Parfait and iamgrunt vs. kivenkantaja (ESO name: Asgard). I mainly watched NaturePhoenix vs. Parfait. These were very intense games, both Dutch mirrors, played first on Patagonia and then Great Plains. Results for these matches are here: http://www.worldcybergames.com/6th/2007/tournament/tm_match_single_R4.asp?sort=G070309106 . As you can see, Parfait beat NaturePhoenix 2-0, considered by many to be a major upset. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to watch the recorded games of these, and all WCG matches. iamgrunt beat Asgard 2-0 as well, although at least one of the matches was very closely contested.

    After the semi-final round, the final match was set, but wasn’t to be played until the next day. The match for third place, however, started right away. The first game, on Yukon, Asgard’s Ottoman beat NaturePhoenix’s Dutch in an intense and action packed game (I would recommend you download it). NaturePhoenix then came back to beat Asgard’s Portuguese with Dutch on Saguenay, and then in the final match in a Dutch mirror on Great Plains. NaturePhoenix won $3,000 for his efforts.

    WCG Screen 

    The next day many of the final matches were taking place on the main stage and in “cyber space.” Some of you may have watched the matches live. Basically, players who had their games broadcasted in “cyber space” were playing upstairs, in the tournament section, while the games were shown on massive screens downstairs, pictured left, and then commentated on, both in person, where people could watch, and over the internet, in a live steam. In this case, I got to do the commentary! I’m pictured in between two large monitors on the main stage. You can find links to my commentary of the first game here: http://aoe3.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=1,34545,0,10 . That first game was an incredibly close, long, Dutch mirror on Great Plains. The advantage kept switching from player to player, and the action was intense and exciting. The second game wasn’t nearly as close, as iamgrunt won swiftly. As a result, the Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs, was crowned: iamgrunt!

    The closing ceremonies were held, and the winners were awarded their medals. Here are the recorded games: http://www.worldcybergames.com/6th/replay/replay.asp

    Winners!

    From left to right:
    Parfait – 2nd (USA),
    iamgrunt – 1st (S. Korea)
    NaturePhoenix -3rd (Germany)

    If you’re interested in having AoE3 in WCG next year, vote for it here: http://www.worldcybergames.com/poll/selection2008.asp


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  •  11-02-2007, 6:12 PM 603060 in reply to 602790
    BashUgood BashUgood is not online. Last active: 08/09/2013, 9:16 PM
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG

    I really like your post/thread Solus...

    You added some great detail, It was cool to see grunt and parfait go at it

    If I remember correctly you've been around with ES for quite some years now.. right ?

    I've been playing since Age 2 ..I was about 23 yrs. old when I first started playing and we'll now I'll be 32 this December.  I would have liked to take myself further with AoE like some of the other veterans but my responsibilities in life have restricted me, like work and taking care of my son... 

    Thanks again for the informative post. 

    BTW.. Is DeathShrimp still with ES ? Who do you think would win in a DeathShrimp vs iamgrunt match ?




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  •  11-03-2007, 4:19 PM 603629 in reply to 603060
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG
    Thats awesome finally i found a grunt recording, thanks Solus!

    "This storm is yet finished, I hear the sound of lightining and it strikes in poland"

    punkman:

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  •  11-05-2007, 3:14 AM 604838 in reply to 603629
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG

    Tyranitar:
    Thats awesome finally i found a grunt recording, thanks Solus!

    I would have downloaded it, but I don't have TWC anymore.

  •  11-05-2007, 2:22 PM 605242 in reply to 604838
    ES_SOLUS ES_SOLUS is not online. Last active: 10/05/2011, 10:32 PM
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG

    Thank Milo guys.  He did a great job writing this up and making sure you guys got the scoop!

    [SOLUS]


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  •  11-05-2007, 2:24 PM 605245 in reply to 605242
    MrMario MrMario is not online. Last active: 07-12-2011, 11:31 PM
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG

     

  •  11-05-2007, 5:08 PM 605410 in reply to 603060
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG
    BashUgood:

    BTW.. Is DeathShrimp still with ES ? Who do you think would win in a DeathShrimp vs iamgrunt match ?

    Yeah, DS is still stuck here at ES...and Grunt would clean his clock. 

  •  11-06-2007, 4:11 PM 606127 in reply to 605410
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG
    ES_Thunder:
    BashUgood:

    BTW.. Is DeathShrimp still with ES ? Who do you think would win in a DeathShrimp vs iamgrunt match ?

    Yeah, DS is still stuck here at ES...and Grunt would clean his clock. 

    Indifferent  Ouch... That had to hurt.. LOL...




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  •  11-06-2007, 10:57 PM 606419 in reply to 606127
    ES_MrMilo ES_MrMilo is not online. Last active: 11/21/2011, 7:37 PM
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG
    Grunt cleans most everyone's clock.
  •  11-07-2007, 4:15 AM 606487 in reply to 606419
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG

    ES_MrMilo:
    Grunt cleans most everyone's clock.

    Not mine!

    (simple: keep dirty clock away from iamgrunt)

  •  11-08-2007, 8:20 PM 607578 in reply to 606419
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG

    @ ES did u guys ever think of hiring Grunt?

    And is there anyone who works at ensemble whos better at aoe than him?


    "This storm is yet finished, I hear the sound of lightining and it strikes in poland"

    punkman:

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  •  11-08-2007, 8:47 PM 607595 in reply to 607578
    BashUgood BashUgood is not online. Last active: 08/09/2013, 9:16 PM
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG
    Tyranitar:

    @ ES did u guys ever think of hiring Grunt?

    And is there anyone who works at ensemble whos better at aoe than him?

    Actually years ago they hired ES_DeathShrimp who had a very good reputation as a solid player. Though I can only remember back to AoE 2 when I first started playing AoE.

    DM was very popular back then, the way Supremacy is more popular today. As far as I can remember DeathShrimp was a Supremacy player back then, though I believe that type of gameplay was called something else rather than Supremacy. DM still remains DM though.

    Any other veteran players out there want to add anything I may have left out ?




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  •  11-09-2007, 3:18 PM 608005 in reply to 607595
    Hockeystar_ Hockeystar_ is not online. Last active: 12-31-2007, 9:10 AM
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG
    I have a question Mr. Milo. Who won the Samsung mobile challenge at Seattle?
  •  11-10-2007, 7:38 AM 608380 in reply to 607595
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG
    BashUgood:
    Tyranitar:

    @ ES did u guys ever think of hiring Grunt?

    And is there anyone who works at ensemble whos better at aoe than him?

    Actually years ago they hired ES_DeathShrimp who had a very good reputation as a solid player. Though I can only remember back to AoE 2 when I first started playing AoE.

    DM was very popular back then, the way Supremacy is more popular today. As far as I can remember DeathShrimp was a Supremacy player back then, though I believe that type of gameplay was called something else rather than Supremacy. DM still remains DM though.

    Any other veteran players out there want to add anything I may have left out ?

    You are correct. Back on AoE and AoE2 there was no "supremacy" games as they are called today. They were simply called Random Map games or generally referred to as RM. So we had RM and DM modes basically. Then for a while Land Nomad (aka LN games) gained quite a bit of popularity in AoK.
     


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  •  11-10-2007, 12:37 PM 608582 in reply to 608005
    ES_MrMilo ES_MrMilo is not online. Last active: 11/21/2011, 7:37 PM
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    Subject: Re: MrMilo at the WCG
    Hockeystar_:
    I have a question Mr. Milo. Who won the Samsung mobile challenge at Seattle?

    I won it. ^^
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