• DPG 11th Anniversary Event!

    DPG will be officially celebrating 11 great years of gaming together on February 2nd, 2013.

    DPG was founded by @Max][mu$ on January 23rd, 2002. I was 19 years old then.. which is crazy to think about how long it has been. Our group has grown leaps and bounds over the past 2+ years, due to the popularity of our public CoD4 servers. Max knows as well as I do that it takes hard work, dedication, perseverance and sometimes a little luck to have lasted this long... all the while we have not been just surviving, but we have been prospering.

    Long trip down memory lane
    Just to give you an idea of what we had for PC gaming options back in 2002..

    - Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    - Battlefield 1942
    - Neverwinter Nights
    - Warcraft III

    Pretty exciting, huh? Well Neverwinter Nights was fun, anyway . Warcraft III didn't have the custom map options back then that it did a couple of years later.. and don't get me started on Battlefield 1942!



    So since then, check out all the games DPG has participated in, whether it just be gaming for fun or competition. I will definitely miss some.. so if you have more to add, please reply and add!

    - Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    - Call of Duty
    - Call of Duty: United Offensive
    - Call of Duy 2
    - Battlefield 1942
    - Battlefield 2
    - Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (ask Max about this one!)
    - Call of Duty 4
    - Warcraft III & Frozen Thrown
    - World of Warcraft
    - Call of Duty 5
    - Modern Warfare 2
    - Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    - Call of Duty: MW2
    - Call of Duty: Black Ops
    - Call of Duty: MW3
    - Battlefield 3
    - Starcraft II
    - League of Legends
    - Team Fortress 2
    - Counter-Strike: Source
    - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
    - Left for Dead
    - Left for Dead 2
    - Borderlands
    - Minecraft
    - Star Wars: The Old Republic
    - Company of Heroes
    - Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
    - Red Orchestra
    - Diablo III
    - WarZ/DayZ
    - Need for Speed: Underground 2

    and let us not forget... HOGS OF WAR!

    Holy crap.. I started that list trying to go Chronologically but there was really too much and just started typing all the crap I've played or seen everyone play over the years. We've gone through ALOT!


    Ok enough of the trip down memory lane.. onto the 11th Anniversary Event!

    On Saturday, February 2nd we will be having a MONSTER Call of Duty 4 Tournament! Yes yes I know.. we always have CoD4 tournaments.. but honestly, everyone has it and everyone has the ability to play it, so that is what we are going with again. If you can think of something better for next time, please suggest

    Now, what makes this tournament so MONSTER? The fact that it will basically encompass everything related to CoD4. This tournament will be a....

    3v3 RANDOM TEAMS, ROUND ROBIN OPENING ROUNDS, SINGLE ELIMINATION END-TOURNAMENT!!

    Phase 1 of the tournament will be a Round Robin style bracket, so all teams get to play at least 4 games! Each round of Phase 1 will also feature a different gametype!

    Round 1 - Hardcore TDM
    Round 2 - Sabotage
    Round 3 - CTF
    Round 4 - S&D

    The top 4 teams of Phase 1 will move onto Phase 2 of the tournament, which is a Single Elimination bracket. I have not yet decided the gametypes of Round 5 & 6 yet, I will determine those later!

    Round 5 - TBD
    Round 6 - TBD

    PRIZES

    The winning team will win the following prizes (your team will need to decide how to divide the prizes, 1 different prize per person):

    - Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse

    An old standby... this mouse is probably the best on the market, and I've been happily using one for years.

    - Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Gaming Headset

    So far it is the best gaming headset I've ever owned. Light on the ears, nice fluffy cushion and great bass. All around, you won't be disappointed ever while using this headset!

    - Razer Blackwidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    This keyboard will last you a lifetime if you take good care of it. Sounds great when you type on it and takes a BEATING from long hours of gaming.

    HOW IS IT RANDOM?

    All DPG who show up will be automatically entered for participation in the tournament. People who are not in DPG are welcome to fill out teams as we need them, as we want an even number of teams participating.

    8 teams - 24 people
    10 teams - 30 people
    12 teams - 36 people

    All participating players will entered on a random list generator (instead of a piece of paper and put into one of my hats) and that is how the teams will be chosen*.

    *Teams are subject to review to make sure one team is not super over-powered, and will be modified accordingly, before the Event starts.

    You will have 5-10 minutes to meet with your new teammates on Teamspeak and get to know them. You will then be asked to choose a new team name. Team names must be given to me after 10 minutes, and they will not be changed after you submit them. During the run of the tournament, you will use custom tags (of your choosing) for your newly created team.

    *NOTE* If you choose to participate in this tournament.. please be aware that it will require you to be around for possibly 5 hours if your team makes it to the finals. If you ditch your team before the Round Robin is over, I will have some serious issues with you unless it is an emergency. Substitute players will be allowed once per team, but only after a review of the situation by me.

    GAMETYPE INFO

    TBD

    SERVER INFO

    We will be utilizing the Deathstar for this Event. Each round will have 6-8 games taking place simultaneously. Teamspeak will have an Event channel created for it and each server will have its own channels. If you wish to just spectate games, you will be able to do so. IP/Port and Password info will be posted in the channels so you know to connect to each server.

    ADDITIONAL INFO

    If you plan on being there on Feb 2nd for this tournament, please just put a reply in here so I have an idea for participation. I hope as many DPG can make it out as possibly. I am probably going to cap the teams at 12, as 36 people is a TON to manage.

    I will update this post later with more information as it becomes relevant.

    Thanks for reading and I hope you all can make it out!

    EDIT

    For each tournament, rules are posted on the rules section (at the bottom). These rules include the maps, round/time limits as well as OT rules for each round of the tournament. You cannot create teams yet (Gen's and Lt's, please do not create them either). Please see the tournament pages below and read the description for the Preliminary tournament.

    Preliminary Round Robin tournament:

    http://www.thadpg.com/forums/tournam...p?do=view&id=5

    Finals Single Elimination tournament:

    http://www.thadpg.com/forums/tournam...p?do=view&id=6
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. Bojangles's Avatar
      Bojangles -
      The original comments for this article magically disappeared.. not sure if someone deleted it or what..

      Anyway, I had to re-create the article and change the mod that handles the comments so we shouldn't have this problem again.

      Sorry for all the lost posts.
    1. Bojangles's Avatar
      Bojangles -
      Here is the tentative map list for the tournament.. now remember the first part is round-robin, which means EVERY TEAM will participate in these rounds to determine the Final Four.

      ROUND # GAMETYPE MAP
      Round 1 Headquarters District
      Round 2 Hardcore Team Deathmatch Vacant
      Round 3 Search & Destroy Strike
      Round 4 Capture the Flag Showdown
      Round 5 Sabotage Crossfire
      Semi-Finals Hardcore Team Deathmatch Backlot
      Finals Search & Destroy Crash
    1. Gefecht's Avatar
      Gefecht -
      Looks good.
    1. Apples22's Avatar
      Apples22 -
      Nice. Cant wait!
    1. Vash's Avatar
      Vash -
      time to dust off the old set nade folder, also my favorite map is the finals more incentive to go all out
    1. Tornador's Avatar
      Tornador -
      Sounds awesome all.... I would love to be there but I have drill that weekend and will likely be ice locked up at Fort Drum. Good luck all!
    1. Zappatado's Avatar
      Zappatado -
      I'll try to join ya guys!! Always an awesome time!! I'm terrible at this game now (not that I was ever very good) so I just hope no one yells at me too much! hahaha

      PS. I left my cod4 disc at home but I'll have someone send it to me in the mail (new computer up and running)
    1. Max][mu$'s Avatar
      Max][mu$ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zappatado View Post

      PS. I left my cod4 disc at home but I'll have someone send it to me in the mail (new computer up and running)
      If you have the case it came in it is written on the manual I believe. You could just torrent it, and then use your own key.
    1. Zappatado's Avatar
      Zappatado -
      Yea I was thinking of doing that as well, but I think I'll get it Wednesday so either way will work. I better get some practice innn!!
    1. QuezaCotl's Avatar
      QuezaCotl -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zappatado View Post
      Yea I was thinking of doing that as well, but I think I'll get it Wednesday so either way will work. I better get some practice innn!!
      No zappateddy for you though!
    1. Bojangles's Avatar
      Bojangles -
      Remember all, the start time for this event is 2pm EST!

      2pm EST! 2pm EST!

      Be there!
    1. Leo_Chaves's Avatar
      Leo_Chaves -
      Im on it! Count on me.
    1. st_mu69's Avatar
      st_mu69 -
      Ill be there!

      Any way to have an headquarter and sabotage server up for practice?

      Thank you Bo for your hard work on this!

      Mu
    1. Bojangles's Avatar
      Bojangles -
      I am going to be putting up the servers tonight. I also will be doing the final touches on the configs for each gametype.

      If anyone is willing to help just by playing in the servers so I know the OT functions work fine, come find me in the Help channel on TS tonight. I would really appreciate the help.

      Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk 2.
    1. Bojangles's Avatar
      Bojangles -
      Ok I have finished doing the configs, just need to setup and test the servers.

      I have setup the tournament using our brand new Competitions mod on the forums.

      Everyone has access to view the tournaments, so please check out the Prelimary tournament for Saturday.

      I am asking everyone to show up at 2:00pm EST, with the tournament expecting to start around 2:30pm EST, after I get your teams assigned and everyone ready to play. We will start earlier if all the teams are ready.

      For each tournament, rules are posted on the rules section (at the bottom). These rules include the maps, round/time limits as well as OT rules for each round of the tournament. You cannot create teams yet (Gen's and Lt's, please do not create them either). Please see the tournament pages below and read the description for the Preliminary tournament.

      Preliminary Round Robin tournament:

      http://www.thadpg.com/forums/tournam...p?do=view&id=5

      Finals Single Elimination tournament:

      http://www.thadpg.com/forums/tournam...p?do=view&id=6

      If you have any questions, please let me know.

      Again.. 2:00pm EST get here, 2:30pm we go live!
    1. Zappatado's Avatar
      Zappatado -
      Is there anything we have to do to officially sign up?
    1. Bojangles's Avatar
      Bojangles -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zappatado View Post
      Is there anything we have to do to officially sign up?
      Just show up!
    1. Zappatado's Avatar
      Zappatado -
      Alrighter, I'll be there
    1. Prowler's Avatar
      Prowler -
      hopefully i will be available, if required. i think it will be 7pm GMT (UK)
    1. Son's Avatar
      Son -
      Quick question, lets say 27 people show up leaving 9 teams would those 3 people have to sit out or would there be one team with a bye week? Just trying to get more info. thanks and good gaming
      Son