Rocket League Shackbattle kicks off tonight

Shacknews' officially sanctioned Rocket League Tournament gets going tonight. 

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Rocket League has been a big hit with our community members, and the idea of a tournament was thrown around quite a bit. Tonight, in a winner take all shackbattle tourney on both PS4 and PC, we will find out who the best team is. 

INFO

DATE: Tonight, July 23rd 2015

TIME: 10PM Eastern / 9PM Central / 7PM Pacific

RULES

3V3 Five minute battles, in a best out of three format. Ties will result in a golden goal five minute match. Teams must post a screenshot of results in thread. Right now we have some uneven brackets, so I will be randomly choosing a team to get a bye in the first round, Or in the case of odd brackets, the team that loses in the first round that performs the best (most goals) will move on. I dont see this as being a problem, we can cross that bridge if we get to it. 

PRIZES

25$ Steam gift card to winning team members. A Shacknews TShirt (old logo). Eternal bragging rights in the official Shacknews Shackbattle hall of morons heroes.

If you would like to participate, comment on this post. There are still spots open, the more the merrier. If you requested to participate already, check the google sheet HERE and make sure your name is there. We will be posting the brackets closer to start time, as numbers of teams might change, but here is a sample:

We will also be streaming this at www.twitch.tv/shacknews. Join the fun, and see who comes out on top.

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From The Chatty
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    July 23, 2015 1:20 PM

    Joe Tirado posted a new article, Rocket League Shackbattle kicks off tonight

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      July 23, 2015 1:20 PM

      What's a Joe Tirado?

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      July 23, 2015 1:25 PM

      Go Team Words!

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      July 23, 2015 1:27 PM

      One more k in shackbattle and we'll be picture number 8

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      July 23, 2015 1:29 PM

      The Pacific Destroyers will destroy all puny PS4 challengers!

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      July 23, 2015 1:30 PM

      Is it just me or is 10 Eastern and 8 Pacific not the same time?

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        July 23, 2015 1:32 PM

        lol I am so bad at timezones. 7PM Pacific. fixing article.

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      July 23, 2015 1:30 PM

      THIS IS THE OFFICIAL THREAD FOR TONIGHTS SHENANAGANS.

      previous thread for posterity: https://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=33760205

      Ill be doing the brackets closer to start time, by suggestion of conandan.

      if we end up with odd teams, ill be randomly choosing a squad to get a bye.

      Ill be in teamspeak for most of the evening. We might need a few more TS channels. who do I ask about such things?

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        July 23, 2015 1:42 PM

        You want to talk to RyDogg1 about TS. I suggest we have a Rocket League channel and a Team A and Team B subchannel. Then when lots of games are rolling at the same time, just have other people use the generic Shack Channel 01...05 etc. as needed. Rocket League has probably deserved its own channel already and it would be nice to have going forward.

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        July 23, 2015 3:40 PM

        Team Eldersveld's Blender represent!

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        July 23, 2015 3:43 PM

        Is it best of 3?

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        July 23, 2015 4:23 PM

        Can i get a shackmessage with the TS info?

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        July 23, 2015 5:06 PM

        Where do i need to beeee

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          July 23, 2015 5:08 PM

          get with your teamates from the document! their psn names are there!

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            July 23, 2015 5:17 PM

            Not to sound dumb. But since with have a team #7 im with mwasher and quadeh?

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              July 23, 2015 5:27 PM

              yeah i just randomly assigned people who signed up as free agents. ill be posting matchups shortly. you are PS4 right?

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      July 23, 2015 1:34 PM

      also: to reiterste here, if anyone still wants to play, let a brother know and ill find you a squad.

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      July 23, 2015 1:36 PM

      Skinny Shack Rules!!!

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        July 23, 2015 1:39 PM

        Aw yeah!

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        July 23, 2015 2:10 PM

        I wish I had any kind of editing skills at all to make a banner for team Whoops.

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      July 23, 2015 1:36 PM

      Gah, I want to play but get out of work exactly at 7 PM PST. Hopefully people come away wanting to do another one!

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        July 23, 2015 1:39 PM

        we could probably use you once you get in, we might need some ringers.

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          July 23, 2015 1:42 PM

          If you need someone after 8:30 PST, I'm your dude, but I would expect things to be going by then.

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      July 23, 2015 1:42 PM

      TAGGING: Maulla SlingBlaze icecreambus Chepito skizl kgargs vov1n Mercfox1 smax noxiousgg twifosp fire00f1y hirez Stammigein Troz sketchflow BongSlayerB TreMetal Sergeon Landrosradick classicfork EnderWigginDA EB9k TheQuad dfay PointlesS76 fadetofunk wurt freakynipples69 mcpstoner chilln trptjim whistletits sposh CHaugnarFaugn mwasher troast thornfist snot3353 mrazzino m0rfus r_picmip 5 quadeh EB9k rikitiki2

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      July 23, 2015 2:13 PM

      Do I need a controller or is this game okay with keyboard/mouse?

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        July 23, 2015 2:22 PM

        Controller highly recommended but I know of at leats one player who was doing alright with kb/m

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          July 23, 2015 6:41 PM

          I pre-ordered the steam controller and don't want to break down and buy another one before nov 10th.

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      July 23, 2015 2:16 PM

      We might have to bring in a sub if we start too soon or make it past a few matches. Both of my teammates are total scrubs. I'm looking at you Break and Omnova.

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      July 23, 2015 3:18 PM

      I'm going to have to back out if someone can sub for me. Waking up at 4 to jump on a flight tomorrow so I don't think I can stay up for the whole thing. If we can't find a sub I can probably do the first round of the match or something.

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      July 23, 2015 3:48 PM

      Awesome!

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      July 23, 2015 3:57 PM

      I wanna be in the tournament, but i need a team NOW! someone pls help, thx.

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        July 23, 2015 4:01 PM

        Just show up. I guarantee there will be holes that need to be filled.

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        July 23, 2015 4:28 PM

        We will def have a team for you. I'll get you sorted shortly.

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        July 23, 2015 5:15 PM

        i have you, yakz and justwr!ght on the 8th team. can you dudes put your PSN names on the doc and pick a team name?

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      July 23, 2015 4:17 PM

      I too will show up and perhaps partake. I was worried that I'm not very good, but I gotta be better than some ya all. PC here

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        July 23, 2015 4:29 PM

        Haha everyone here sucks. It's going to be great. I'll add you too a team.

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          July 23, 2015 4:47 PM

          Most people here suck except for the ones who are really good

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      July 23, 2015 4:23 PM

      I'll play if there's an opening, I can do PS4 or PC. yakzly on PSN or yakz on steam.

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        July 23, 2015 4:30 PM

        Perfect. I'll get you on a team for sure.

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        July 23, 2015 5:20 PM

        i lied you are playing on the pc side if that is cool

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          July 23, 2015 5:41 PM

          sure, where do i need to be and when

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      July 23, 2015 4:42 PM

      UNFUNFUNFUNFUNF

      Kill it tonight, boys! Wish I could be there

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      July 23, 2015 4:45 PM

      Crap, still room in this? I'm on PS4

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      July 23, 2015 4:55 PM

      hey dawg, where the bracket?

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      July 23, 2015 5:29 PM

      How do we sign up? I'm assuming this ones filled, but will there be more tournaments in near future?

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      July 23, 2015 5:33 PM

      I should probably try and figure this out ahead of time... How do we connect to our match? I don't know how any of this works.

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        July 23, 2015 5:40 PM

        On pc at least, both teams join a part together and then start a private match

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          July 23, 2015 6:15 PM

          Sorry, I'm still not sure. Do we need to friend on Steam? Should I give people my steam ID "lonzabio"? Join a part of what? I feel like I'm missing something, but I'm old, and technology is turning on me. Thank God my Old Glory insurance policy still covers me from robot attacks.

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            July 23, 2015 6:16 PM

            Sorry, join a party. You need to have at least one of your teammates as a friend on steam and someone on your team needs to have one of your opponents as a friend.

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              July 23, 2015 6:33 PM

              I get it now, thanks Hemtroll! I still don't know who is on my team, but I think staymighty is probably scrambling right now to get these last minute additions in. It's okay if I get left off... I'll just watch the Twitch if that happens.

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                July 23, 2015 6:38 PM

                Well, look at that... staymighty is working like a champ. Just got added.

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      July 23, 2015 6:14 PM

      brackets? do we need stinking brackets?!

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      July 23, 2015 6:30 PM

      HEMTROLL GAVE ME A GOOD IDEA. In the later rounds I might just drive on the walls and ball lock to show people the game.

      But for now, if you are streaming, post yo channels here.

      BTW: you should send us clips of crazy stuff. we are gonna do something cool with them next week.

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      July 23, 2015 6:32 PM

      whistletits, I am ready to dock, bro.

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      July 23, 2015 6:41 PM

      Paging EB9K

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      July 23, 2015 6:49 PM

      Team hot pocket rockets is on and ready to play

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      July 23, 2015 6:51 PM

      Not sure where my team is. Paging Rikitiki and FreakyNipples

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      July 23, 2015 6:57 PM

      ok, im on my ps4 with rocket league ready. whatta i gotta do?

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      July 23, 2015 6:57 PM

      Yo thundermaniac, what's your PSN id?

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      July 23, 2015 6:58 PM

      So how do we know who we battle?

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      July 23, 2015 6:59 PM

      I'm the only person on my team that's on at the moment. Paging mcpstoner and snot3353.

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        July 23, 2015 7:15 PM

        Join my psn party so we can figure this thing out. AScreamingYeti

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      July 23, 2015 6:59 PM

      We doing this? Where the bracket?

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      July 23, 2015 6:59 PM

      BRACKETS FOUND HERE ON THE RIGHT SIDE: https://i.imgur.com/p9rJz5v.jpg

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      July 23, 2015 7:00 PM

      I'm inviting people for the PS4 team 3 vs team4 game. Please accept.

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        July 23, 2015 7:01 PM

        Hey it won't let me join your party. Says full or in matchmaking.

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        July 23, 2015 7:07 PM

        Hey is it eb92k

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        July 23, 2015 7:23 PM

        Ggs! That first game holy shit. Good night guys and good luck.

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        July 23, 2015 7:25 PM

        Yeah wow that first game momentum lost gg was fun

      • rak
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        July 23, 2015 7:26 PM

        Troast was clutch for you guys!

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        July 23, 2015 7:31 PM

        ggs, you guys were good and unlucky and I don't know how we won that first game!

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      July 23, 2015 7:06 PM

      Tag BongSlayerB where you at man, your team's waiting on you!

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        July 23, 2015 7:09 PM

        Any free agent on PC? BongSlayer seems double booked.

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      July 23, 2015 7:06 PM

      Paging LONZA join TS plz.

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        July 23, 2015 7:10 PM

        We are dropping LONZA FOR NO SHOW AND PICKING UP JUNKTOWN

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        July 24, 2015 4:24 PM

        Damn. Sorry guys, I just assumed it was over.

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      July 23, 2015 7:06 PM

      Ps4 game team 7 vs 8, waiting for mwasher and thundermaniac (no ps4 id)

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        July 23, 2015 7:11 PM

        We might need 2 subs ps4. Anyone interested?

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      July 23, 2015 7:09 PM

      we're waiting on freakynipples here

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      July 23, 2015 7:09 PM

      paging mwasher... your team awaits you!

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        July 23, 2015 7:15 PM

        we need a couple of free ringers to fill out team 7 and 8 on the ps4 bracket - any takers

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      July 23, 2015 7:10 PM

      I am streaming. www.twitch.tv/m0rfus

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      July 23, 2015 7:12 PM

      FREAKYNIPPLES69 YOU HAVE FAILED THIS CITY

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      July 23, 2015 7:14 PM

      Should we combine partial teams soon? If so I could use a spot if a team is missing one.

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      July 23, 2015 7:16 PM

      IS THERE ANYONE NOT PLAYING RIGHT NOW?

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        July 23, 2015 7:17 PM

        Yes. My team and the other is missing one.

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        July 23, 2015 7:17 PM

        with my balls

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        July 23, 2015 7:18 PM

        team 7 and 8 need one person each on ps4

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          July 23, 2015 7:20 PM

          do you guys want to just wait a few and pick up people from the losing teams? or just face off 2 v 2 and then do that for next round

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        July 23, 2015 7:23 PM

        Waiting on fumble brag to show up. Team 1 is here.

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        July 23, 2015 7:29 PM

        I'm PC and never got picked up I can play if needed.

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      July 23, 2015 7:17 PM

      Team Buck Bumblers may need a replacement for thundermaniac on PS4, add Solidsnacking for an invite.

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      July 23, 2015 7:23 PM

      Team 3 for PS4 ADVANCES!

      • rak
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        July 23, 2015 7:25 PM

        Booooo! That was good fun though

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      July 23, 2015 7:28 PM

      WHOEVER LOST AND STILL WANTS TO PLAY, LET ME KNOW. I HAVE SOME SPOTS

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      July 23, 2015 7:29 PM

      Team 6 advances for PC.

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      July 23, 2015 7:34 PM

      Damn't I'm bad at defense :(

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        July 23, 2015 7:34 PM

        Also apologies to teammates for crashing into you a bunch

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          July 23, 2015 7:35 PM

          It was a good game, we looked really strong in the first one!

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      July 23, 2015 7:39 PM

      Did any of the other PS4 teams play?

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        July 23, 2015 7:45 PM

        Are we playing you guys next? We have winner of 1v5

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      July 23, 2015 7:40 PM

      Team 6 advances for ps4

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        July 23, 2015 7:41 PM

        team 2 had the moral victory snatched away in overtime

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      July 23, 2015 7:40 PM

      We need 1 extra for team 7 on ps4

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      July 23, 2015 7:41 PM

      gg gentlemen, wiped the floor with us

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      July 23, 2015 7:45 PM

      I thought this was going to get streamed on the shack twitch channel. :-\

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        July 23, 2015 7:45 PM

        too many matches and only one shacknews channel

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        July 23, 2015 7:45 PM

        Too many different rounds early on. Check out the multitwitch posted above.

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      July 23, 2015 7:48 PM

      ps4 teams 7 and 8 beginning NOW

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        July 23, 2015 7:55 PM

        Great Big Soccer Footballs wins round 1

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          July 23, 2015 8:02 PM

          Buck Bumblers take round 2. this ones for the marbles baby

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            July 23, 2015 8:09 PM

            Great Big Soccer Footballs take it in thew third! we're moving on up

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      July 23, 2015 7:54 PM

      PS4 team 1 advances via forfeit. We play team 6 right?

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      July 23, 2015 7:55 PM

      noxiousgg's defense :o

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        July 23, 2015 7:58 PM

        Yeah no shit! Brick-walled us

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          July 23, 2015 8:03 PM

          future tourney note - don't face noxious and thequad off until later brackets

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      July 23, 2015 8:07 PM

      Props to conandan and okhelosir for allowing me to play my first game on their team. Very fun game and very exciting matches.

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      July 23, 2015 8:10 PM

      thanks for setting this up, joe. I had fun!

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      July 23, 2015 8:21 PM

      updated multitwitch with the live streamers that are left

      http://multitwitch.tv/shacknews/vov1n/conandan//eireishack/sergeonmd/troz_shack

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      July 23, 2015 9:01 PM

      'Twas a contested match but Team 1 moves on.

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      July 23, 2015 9:02 PM

      A heartwrenching loss in the third round for Great Big Soccer Footballs. Good game!!!

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        July 23, 2015 9:03 PM

        Yeah good games. I fell off. Lol

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          July 23, 2015 9:04 PM

          Eh, my beginners luck couldnt last us the whole tourny :p

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      July 23, 2015 9:03 PM

      what is enoix's twitch?

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      July 23, 2015 9:05 PM

      Multitwitch finals

      http://multitwitch.tv/manchiild/fadetofunk

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      July 23, 2015 9:19 PM

      ggs!

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      July 23, 2015 9:21 PM

      Great games! Thanks staymighty for putting this all together for and herding us about!

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      July 23, 2015 9:25 PM

      FINAL PC BRACKET. GG's EVERYONE.

      http://chattypics.com/files/rocketleaguebracketfinal_nsh3m766gs.jpg

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        July 23, 2015 9:30 PM

        Thanks for setting this up. It was a lot of fun!

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        July 23, 2015 9:31 PM

        This was awesome, looking forward to the shack tourney!

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        July 23, 2015 9:32 PM

        Must do again. I want a rematch :(

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        July 23, 2015 9:33 PM

        so good

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        July 23, 2015 10:31 PM

        Gee gee, sorry I screwed up the teams there. I thought it was understood that I was on Adults Only.

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        July 24, 2015 6:58 AM

        Yahoo! Can't believe we won that. Those were the best games of RL I've had to date.

        Thanks for organizing this.

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      July 23, 2015 9:31 PM

      GGS all, thanks for putting this on look forward to the next one!

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      July 23, 2015 9:34 PM

      PS4 team 1 squeaks by with the win against team 3. Who's next?

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      July 23, 2015 9:35 PM

      funtimes! I love rocket league, but man I'm barely competitive. super fun.

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      July 23, 2015 9:36 PM

      Team 1 takes down the Briefcase man and co. Troast is also an unfair goalie. Almost carried them to victory with his long shot counterattacks and brilliant saves. Good games dudes.

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        July 23, 2015 9:39 PM

        who is hydruxxo?

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          July 23, 2015 9:42 PM

          He's a last second replacement for Break. Another shack lurker.

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            July 24, 2015 6:29 AM

            You guys are lucky, you were so late getting started, the judges were ready to just award us the PS4 title on "Delay of game" grounds.

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      July 23, 2015 9:36 PM

      What do we need to do to get video to you?

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        July 23, 2015 9:54 PM

        Hmm, I can invite you to a Dropbox folder

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          July 23, 2015 9:57 PM

          I have a 2.5gb recording from OBS. I'm in the process of cutting out the dead parts using Window Movie Maker which should result in something much smaller.

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          July 23, 2015 10:03 PM

          If we streamed to twitch then export to youtube is easiest right?

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            July 23, 2015 10:14 PM

            Yep and I can pull from there.

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              July 23, 2015 10:20 PM

              Do you want us just to pull highlights that might be worthy? You'll have a lot of stream to watch otherwise.

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                July 23, 2015 10:27 PM

                That would be awesome, even if you just gave me times, I could pull the clips out myself

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                  July 23, 2015 10:54 PM

                  I was thinking it might be easy for me to mark twitch highlights, then export those to youtube, then let you do the rest. Assuming there are any highlights in my matches lol.

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              July 23, 2015 11:00 PM

              I'm exporting to youtube now for the one official match we have.

              Official match 3 vs 8:
              http://www.twitch.tv/troz_shack/v/8380479

              "Losers' Bracket" Exhibition Match 3 vs 4:
              http://www.twitch.tv/troz_shack/v/8380820

              PC Exhibition Matches (about 40 minutes of matchs):
              http://www.twitch.tv/troz_shack/v/8380968


              Will post link to Youtube of just official match, and later a link a semi-edited version of all the matches I recorded (i.e. cut out all the dead air, and added 1 or 2 text overlays explaining what is going on before the matches).



              Well, that finished faster than I though, Official 3 vs 8 video exported to youtube:
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLu9cI3a8-Q

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          July 24, 2015 7:03 AM

          So uh yeah... my recordings are 18 gigs.

          I'm uploading them to the TouYubes, so they should be available to you around Thanksgiving.

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      July 24, 2015 7:04 AM

      Since this thread is about to expire here's a thread for discussion and posting of vids from the tourney.

      http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=33765491

      Again thanks to Staymighty for organizing and to everyone who participated except Peat