A Future To Believe In

Good news, everyone! The torched has been passed on to Zavaro and I. Our goal is to hopefully steer the NSL community back from its current downward spiral. Natural Selection has always suffered from an issue of split communities. Natural Selection splintered with the creation of Combat, and NS2 suffered a similar fate with various modes of play including spin off games and Comp Mod. The barrier for entry was extremely low, but regardless, these slight changes between modes created a distinct dissonance for players keen on the complexities of the game. So, for the future: instead of relying on heavily modified builds of NS2 we will be playing with vanilla balance as we have before, coupled with NSL mod, and NS2+.

 

Since game balance is in swing due to Unknown World’s experimentations with the game, we will be postponing any seasonal based leagues for the time being. In the meantime, the NSL will be hosting a Newcomer’s Tournament within the upcoming weeks to both fill the ranks and repopularize competitive Natural Selection 2. More details and signups will be available in the next few days for this event.

 

Gathers are still available to be played, but the servers are stretched thin. We’ve requested access to a few which have been kindly donated by WasabiOne (Chicago), Kaneh (Toronto), and others. We hope that in the next few days we can hammer out the server deficit and have clearer areas of play for European players as well as more localized nodes for Oceania (you are not forgotten Ausland and Asia!).

 

In addition to Natural Selection 2 Gathers, there is the possible intent to add Overwatch gathers due to popular appeal. It does not mean that we will be making a league or ladder for this, and in the meantime please refrain from utilizing the current gather system for Overwatch based play.

 

I pray this provides hope and new beginnings for the future of Natural Selection 2 competitive, and puts many fears and league-related disappointments to rest. Let’s continue as a community to bite res and flash fades.


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Tico on 23 May 2016 - 07:54 CEST

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