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.

UPDATE:
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.


UPDATE 2:
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

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Ag smokealot

sounds great :D

thx for all the work, have a good summer....

13 June 2006, 22:05

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Sl GibbZ | 9L

yeah u 2.

13 June 2006, 22:16

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Dk Johs

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...

13 June 2006, 22:17

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Fi ContagiouS | el'pheer

<3

13 June 2006, 23:20

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Eu scratchie

3on3 combat sounds exiting

13 June 2006, 23:46

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Be Mike

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".

14 June 2006, 14:16

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Eu GuiZ

We want a Ns night Cup sOOn !

14 June 2006, 17:09

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Az Skyice

genious. lol ensl actuly having a good idea! spread the love.

14 June 2006, 18:31

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Fi oma

let teh ounake pegin

14 June 2006, 20:50

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Eu scratchie

Devine valuable in the poll plz :/

14 June 2006, 22:56

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Dk Johs

What can be more fair than everybody play everybody in their div? Thats right kids, nothing :)

15 June 2006, 13:00

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Se B1 | iMAGINE

gg epic :)

17 June 2006, 23:11

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Fr Kryso

demos, quick plz :D

18 June 2006, 01:54

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Se C11H17NO3

they are in the demo section

18 June 2006, 02:12

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Fr Kryso

ty, i havn't seen them :D

18 June 2006, 21:27

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Az cream

so , nice weather were having

21 June 2006, 16:41

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Uk ZiGGY

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)

22 June 2006, 23:47

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Se tjo

Mustard. Ow.

23 June 2006, 03:11

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Se tjo

OMG HE WAS RIGHT. SUDOKU.

WTF.

23 June 2006, 03:13

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Uk sherpa | cisequaltothree

Heya Ziggy!

23 June 2006, 05:08

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At Cheese

Zen of Sudoko...hes such a retard...

23 June 2006, 13:34

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Az ReD

funnily enough its not aimed at nsplayers, so we're allowed to think its shit

23 June 2006, 13:38

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Uk sherpa | cisequaltothree

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?

23 June 2006, 16:22

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Se B1 | iMAGINE

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.

23 June 2006, 17:29

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At Cheese

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 :/

23 June 2006, 18:09

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Uk sherpa | cisequaltothree

I agree with b1- IMO it's too late for new Source games in 2007.

24 June 2006, 00:24

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Se tjo

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.

24 June 2006, 00:37

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Se tjo

Of course, making it for source in one or two years would probably limit it's success based on publicity issues.

24 June 2006, 00:37

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Uk sherpa | cisequaltothree

...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).

24 June 2006, 15:46

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Sa frost

AA removes stepped edges and AF crispens textures :p

24 June 2006, 17:40

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Se tjo

I actively try to make my game look like Quake.

24 June 2006, 18:16

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Gb UnK-

Is the sudoku craze over?

/discuss

25 June 2006, 08:38

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Fi jiriki | old people

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.

25 June 2006, 22:00

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Sl GibbZ | 9L

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.

26 June 2006, 00:03

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Uk sherpa | cisequaltothree

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...

26 June 2006, 00:22

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Uk ZiGGY

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 :/

29 June 2006, 00:12

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Az Skyice

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.

29 June 2006, 17:54

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Sl GibbZ | 9L

your one of them - you just live in the UK. Wish you didnt.

29 June 2006, 23:16

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Za Tweadle

hypocrit

30 June 2006, 03:58

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Sl GibbZ | 9L

dictator

30 June 2006, 04:58

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Fr FreeZe

nubs.

30 June 2006, 15:04

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Gb lump

"Zen of Sudoku
Perfect Sudoku
There are currently 24 users on the path to enlightenment"

My god..

30 June 2006, 17:50

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Uk sherpa | cisequaltothree

A video game should NEVER require mental arithmetic...

30 June 2006, 17:59

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At Cheese

omgz 24 users!

30 June 2006, 19:48

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At Cheese

OH NOES ITS TEH BUS!!!!

How could we not see this at the first sight?

30 June 2006, 20:48

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Uk PhOeNiX

it doesnt require any maths sherpa !

you only need to know how to count to 9

3 July 2006, 21:53

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