So, here they are, the long-awaited photos. Immediately, I’ll make a reservation that they also shot White, StaR and Crime (digital camera), but they were “kind of squeezed” their photos :), or more simply, they haven’t scanned and uploaded them to us. By the way, Odessans! While Gosh is in Crimea, you have a unique opportunity to get any of the following photos, for this you just need to communicate with me.
All attention to the screen. If it were not for this tulza, the organizing committee would have bothered to drive the spectators out of the game room :). And so, peace and quiet, all grandly sit and stick in the screen. Someone even yawns;)) …
In the audience: In the center – 511 • DimON, on the ground for the audience – GraveDigger [ThOR], AxeInHeaD [ThOR] (looks at the camera with a sleepy look), in the distance – OverKill [ RiF], 511 • Freak, [QuAD] -RenegaD. In the foreground: Mjolnir [ThOR], which opens its mouth wide, is the head of SPiRiT.SyS.
Mjolnir [ThOR] vs AxeInHeaD [ThOR], semi final in fathers. The organizers stepped: it was necessary to arrange a live broadcast of what was happening in the game room during this duel. Dialogues of Mjolnira and Ax are simply indescribable, everyone bellowed like horses.
In the frame: at the door – Alexander Pelikh (organizing committee), sitting at the door – Stinger.SyS, face :) – White, head – SPiRiT.SyS, judge of the meeting – = Al! M = [QF], for tazikami – Mjolnir [ThOR], AxeInHeaD [ThOR], on the screens – the final score of the meeting.
In the frame, from left to right, the bottom row: [QuAD] -RenegaD, GraveDigger [ThOR], [BCQ] StaR, Demon [RiF], OverKill [RiF], 511 • Freak, HaRoN [RiF], Gosh, [QuAD] – FoG.
Top row, from left to right: Khaydarin • LSD, Judicator • LSD, Sandr [ThOR], SPiRiT.SyS, Stinger.SyS, Lavamen [RiF], = Al! M = [QF], accidentally viewer, AxeInHeaD [ThOR] ( with an ax), Alexander Pelikh, Tormi [fsp], 511 • DimON, Mjolnir [ThOR], White aka Unin $ taller.SyS, the viewer, [BCQ] Douncan, the viewer (“Beavers” admin), Ksenia (in arms with … :), [BCQ] Ace, CrimE, DFCZ (aka Vasya), [IOTR] Gitler, [IOTR] Stalin.
The Dark Zone tournament report by [BCQ] StaR
The idea to hold the tournament had been ripening for a long time, probably since May 1999, but the last straw was the notorious Challenger (Q2 tournament at Kazantip), which disgraced its organizers (and the Kwak movement in Crimea as a whole).
And we, Smile and I, just decided (probably we sat and drank beer :) to make a tournament with our own hands. With the prize fund, the issue was resolved immediately quickly and simply: we agreed that each of us would put his $ 100. The issue with the club also seemed to be resolved positively – the familiar guys (Dima Smirnov and Sasha Pelikh) were just rushing around to the tax inspectorates and punching the premises and any other nonsense. Talked and forgotten.
The question arose again in the month of July, when we drank beer again :).
Then we just said to ourselves: what is the rubber pull. Pulling Duncan out of work at lunchtime, ..
… they discussed all the questions that were of concern to us at that time: the prize fund, the participants and their number, what to play.By the way, then the champ was planned local and we thought only about non-resident judges. How it ended you know. :)
At the beginning of August, Dimka and I sat up to one in the morning at work and drew a detailed plan of the event in the Microsoft Project, where the actual days of the tournament were already arranged by the hour. It seems to me that it is precisely such a bureaucratic approach (you know, such is the work of the project manager’a :) to a greater degree determined the success of the tournament. With this plan we came to the owners of the club. We discussed the details, finally decided on the dates and even increased the prize fund, which was announced as the minimum guaranteed.
The next step was the distribution of responsibilities. There were not so many people: Smile, Douncan, Ace, Star and the club (Dima and Sasha). The latter were engaged in the club, Smile was involved in advertising and sponsors, Ace was appointed responsible for the iron, Douncan – public relations, I developed the rules of the tournament, met with representatives of the club and helped as best I could :)
By the way, it was thanks to Ace that we had such a cool TV set on the tournament!
As usual, you must first estimate the time, and then multiply it by two. The plan was good, but we didn’t meet it :( The club premises were ready three days before the tournament began, so we spent the last three days there, preparing and testing the iron and sleeping 3-4 hours a day :( And yet we managed :).
On Friday, September 17, Douncan met SPiRiT and White. And in the evening, when I arrived at the club at about 9 o’clock in the evening (it didn’t work at the time of work:) the guests were already in place. Douncan started to get into a fever and panic that they don’t have time to say nichrome, to which we answered him with Ace that everything will be Ok and do their work.
Well, then those who were in the tournament, they know what happened …
In the morning, arrived in Odessa and Kharkov, who met all the same Douncan with [BCQ] Renegade’om and brought them to the club.Ace didn’t cheat me with Ace, in spite of the fact that Ksenia, my wife :), otpaivala us coffee, and instead of watching the people play, relax and gain strength, we rushed like mad (we took spectator cars on the street and any other nonsense), As a result, we played just lazho: (Although, however, see the standard otmazkolist :)))) It’s a shame only that Duncan moved out and didn’t play – he was fresh for us all.
Well, in the evening there was a beer !!! A lot of beer!!! And a fish!
And instead of going to sleep, I hung up all night in the club. Having rearranged the cars in an hour, the Odessa team and the team of Hyarkov + Kiev sat down to play TF. I was sick for Kharkov :) And they taxed Odessa just with a crushing score. And then there was just a DM3 timple, there were duels, a lot of duels. There was even a second quake, but this was on Singer.Sys’s conscience, which Douncan had loaded, saying that the holiday of the first and not the second quake was supposedly here. And did the right thing! :)
All night the people toiled, because there was one folding bed, and the chairs were not very comfortable to sleep. I fell home at half past eight (I walked 100 meters to the house) and nearly slept through the final game – thanks to Ace who called and woke me up.
I personally didn’t like the ending of the tournament, namely the quick gathering of the Odessans. A lot of people were late for the final due to the transfer of games to a more earlier time: (
And the award was just rulez! And of course taxied ax!
Thank you Over’u for the honor, but I did not do it personally. Again, the idea about the audience award came to us with Ace’om when we again drank beer :))))
Well, then I ran around the city, looking for an ax. I found it … And then our mutual friend Serega Ivanov made it (the ax) with his own hands from beginning to end. For which he thanks a lot!
And a few words about refereeing. The judges decided! :) Many thanks to them all and to the names of Gosh, Lavamen, Al! M, White and SPiRiT for high professionalism, wisdom and endless patience.Without you, the tournament simply would not have been a success.
And there were just people who worried about us and made every effort to make the holiday take place. First of all, many thanks and a smack on the cheek of my wife (she is Ksenia), who did not let me die in those few days, which pumped all of our coffee and that was just around the corner. Many thanks to the guys from the club – Dima Smirnov and Sasha Pelikh for the fact that they did not lose heart and were with us to the end with all their efforts to ensure that everything worked out for us. Thanks are also given to our sidekick friends Kisha Murochkin, Leshka Rudakov and Zheka Shepilov (aka CrimE) for moral support and good mood.
Well, finally with sponsors. Soft Navigator – without them (and without the club) nothing would have happened. ABC – thanks for the insight and prizes. It is very pleasant and easy to communicate with you. JV Albi – TV SOLVED! 70 percent of the success of the tournament was provided by your JVC screen. El-Micro – without computers (basins as the players called loving them) we would not hold an event, so thank you so much! ELPO is a company thanks to which our tournament has become international. The guys from the Belgorod clan  from BelCNIT under BelGTASM took part in the championship thanks to them. According to the players, ELPO is not only the whole range of computer, office, telecommunication equipment and software, but also just good people who are always ready to provide support.