ENSL updates and news about Season 5

H'okay ladies and gents. We have some big news to bring you today.

First off, lets have a short look at the current season 4. Things have been working OK this season, but the mop-up-week and such has contributed to the bad part with lots delays and so on. These are all issues we have had in mind when we started working on season 5.

The finals of season 4 will be played this thursday, 15 June at 19.00 CEST between knifegaming and epic. Make sure you are here to experience it or download the demos later.

Knife won 4-0 against Epic, jeje.

Now onto some more exciting stuff. A brand new season 5 will take place around early september, where we will be introducing a new division system into ensl. To correspond with the new system we have made some changes to the rules which will be published along with the changes on the website in due time. I won't go into any detail about the system yet, all I can say is be patient and don't forget to stay on IRC with us.

The biggest news is that we are implementing prizes for the next season thanks to our sponsors. All the champions of every divisions will recieve prizes, that includes the lowest divisions too. So make sure your team is ready to play when we launch! There will follow a special page for prizes with rules and information about how to recieve and win them. We will also try to include prizes for the 2nd placed team in each division, even though it won't be as grand as the winner. You will be able to read about all of this on the same page as the main prizes.

With that said, we still have some waiting to do before season 5 starts. So, in the meantime, ENSL will be hosting a 3on3 combat cup open for anyone to sign up. Don't fear though, some more NS Night Cups to warm the teams up before next season is not far away. More information on these two competitions will be posted here. Enjoy your summer and don't forget to play some NS!

B1 on 13 June 06 21:58

History | Comments: 46


By: smokealot on 13/Jun/06 22:05
sounds great :D

thx for all the work, have a good summer....
By: GibbZ ( 9L ) on 13/Jun/06 22:16
yeah u 2.
By: Johs on 13/Jun/06 22:17
It is going to really great with prizes in the ensl. I think not as many clans will go inactive and leave the league now that they actually got something to fight for, other than the honor of winning. We migh even see better matches now that people are actually fighting for money too! :p

On the other hand changing to another league system is a bad idea. It is not possible to make a more fair league system than the one we already got...
By: ContagiouS ( el'pheer ) on 13/Jun/06 23:20
By: scratchie on 13/Jun/06 23:46
3on3 combat sounds exiting
By: Mike on 14/Jun/06 14:16
That's why we came up with this prizes thing banana and for the changing system, you have to understand that ns doesn't have so many teams atm and mb less in s5. Besides, there are prizes involved, so we have to be more strict and some changes has to be done cause the s4 system doesn't sound "pro" neither "fair".
By: GuiZ on 14/Jun/06 17:09
We want a Ns night Cup sOOn !
By: Skyice on 14/Jun/06 18:31
genious. lol ensl actuly having a good idea! spread the love.
By: oma ( vetus ) on 14/Jun/06 20:50
let teh ounake pegin
By: scratchie on 14/Jun/06 22:56
Devine valuable in the poll plz :/
By: Johs on 15/Jun/06 13:00
What can be more fair than everybody play everybody in their div? Thats right kids, nothing :)
By: B1 ( iMAGINE ) on 17/Jun/06 23:11
gg epic :)
By: Kryso on 18/Jun/06 01:54
demos, quick plz :D
By: C11H17NO3 on 18/Jun/06 02:12
they are in the demo section
By: Kryso on 18/Jun/06 21:27
ty, i havn't seen them :D
By: cream on 21/Jun/06 16:41
so , nice weather were having
By: ZiGGY on 22/Jun/06 23:47
Id just like to randomly take this moment to say CHARLIE CLEVELAND CAN GO FUCK HIMSELF WITH A BRATWURST DIPPED IN MUSTARD his secret bread earning game is... a sudoku emulator.. WAY TO STAY AHEAD OF THE DEMOGRAPHICS YOU CALIFORNIAN GAYLORD! (tis true, I use no insults)
By: tjo on 23/Jun/06 03:11
Mustard. Ow.
By: tjo on 23/Jun/06 03:13

By: sherpa ( cisequaltothree ) on 23/Jun/06 05:08
Heya Ziggy!
By: Cheese on 23/Jun/06 13:34
Zen of Sudoko...hes such a retard...
By: ReD on 23/Jun/06 13:38
funnily enough its not aimed at nsplayers, so we're allowed to think its shit
By: sherpa ( cisequaltothree ) on 23/Jun/06 16:22
The puzzle playerbase is larger than RTS's, apparantely (no figures to back that up, though).

Can you blame the guy for trying to raise a bit of cash?
By: B1 ( iMAGINE ) on 23/Jun/06 17:29
those kind of games are rather relaxing actually, but if NS:S doesn't show any progress this year, I would bet on ND taking over the leading RTS/FPS hybrid game for hl.
By: Cheese on 23/Jun/06 18:09
if he would have gotten the page/forums back up before he started this game, i would have been ok with it...i guess...

still the name sucks :/
By: sherpa ( cisequaltothree ) on 24/Jun/06 00:24
I agree with b1- IMO it's too late for new Source games in 2007.
By: tjo on 24/Jun/06 00:37
I dont think so actually. Competetive gaming on new engines is shit; inconsistancies, bugs and exploits all make it a pain. One of the reasons CS 1.6 is still the greatest competetive game around is because the engine and the game has been patched to make it work.

Give source two more years and it'll be the perfect engine for competetive gaming - not too demanding on computers and stable.
By: tjo on 24/Jun/06 00:37
Of course, making it for source in one or two years would probably limit it's success based on publicity issues.
By: sherpa ( cisequaltothree ) on 24/Jun/06 15:46
...but then oskari makes a good point.

Personally I'm a fan of using the "matured" engine- it doesn't mean that only those on a good salary who upgrade their PC regularly can play it (I doubt there'll be a large F.E.A.R. league because of this!); on the other hand- we're a fickle bunch. If our game doesn't have anti--bump-specular-dynamic-lightening-filtering then we don't care. Hell, I guess it's testament to us lot that we still play a game based on the Quake 1 engine. I like it that way! To this day I have no idea what things like "8xAA/4xAF means" (I know one lessens jagged edges).
By: frost on 24/Jun/06 17:40
AA removes stepped edges and AF crispens textures :p
By: tjo on 24/Jun/06 18:16
I actively try to make my game look like Quake.
By: UnK- on 25/Jun/06 08:38
Is the sudoku craze over?

By: jiriki ( old people ) on 25/Jun/06 22:00
Well Ziggy's whine is pointless. He (Flayra) has no money to make source or anything so he has to make money somehow. I just wish him luck, hopefully he gets enough money to do next NS.

The real question is should ns:source be done (ever)? When (assuming sometime) they start making it, ns:source will be "late" for a hl2-mod and then we're in the same point. Yeh, just like Benj or someone said sometime ago.
By: GibbZ ( 9L ) on 26/Jun/06 00:03
Benj is completely right.

Flayra shud fuck source and start saving and release NS - 2nd generation on the latest engine wether it be UT2007 or some shit like that. He honeslty cant believe he'll make a big sucess with source at the rate hes going. It'll take a year to make and he wont start for quite a while. By then all the other good mods that already have you guys attention (Nuclear Dawn ect.) will be owning the scene atm and NS:S will not stand a chance.
By: sherpa ( cisequaltothree ) on 26/Jun/06 00:22
Thing is- we don't know what direction NS:S will take, yet.

A straight port with the use of contracted devlopers should take no time at all.

Then again, a new website should take no time at all...
By: ZiGGY on 29/Jun/06 00:12
stop dreaming of NS:S even if it does get released I guarantee itll be dross :P
no I wasnt whining, I was merely sarcastically expressing how generic it is to release a sudoku game over a year after the initial fad started and he now has to compete with the bajillions of other soduku games out there :/
By: Skyice on 29/Jun/06 17:54
Flayra wrote: "If you're interested in directly supporting NS and Unknown Worlds, I know of no better way than to try and buy this game, and especially, to spread the word about it."

I think our good freind charlie is depending on the thousands of 13 year old americans that play ns to buy it.
By: GibbZ ( 9L ) on 29/Jun/06 23:16
your one of them - you just live in the UK. Wish you didnt.
By: Tweadle on 30/Jun/06 03:58
By: GibbZ ( 9L ) on 30/Jun/06 04:58
By: FreeZe on 30/Jun/06 15:04
By: 360ms on 30/Jun/06 17:50
"Zen of Sudoku
Perfect Sudoku
There are currently 24 users on the path to enlightenment"

My god..
By: sherpa ( cisequaltothree ) on 30/Jun/06 17:59
A video game should NEVER require mental arithmetic...
By: Cheese on 30/Jun/06 19:48
omgz 24 users!
By: Cheese on 30/Jun/06 20:48

How could we not see this at the first sight?
By: PhOeNiX on 03/Jul/06 21:53
it doesnt require any maths sherpa !

you only need to know how to count to 9

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