Competition news

On Saturday July 31st, the Summer Extreme CPL event crowned a Natural Selection champion. After a fierce match on ns_hera team #cri was the winner against team TAU. Both teams played the match on the giant Intel stage for the spectators to watch. Large plasma screens were displayed at the front of the stage to show the players view during the match. Charlie "Flayra" Cleveland was on hand to help and watch the tournament unfold. The event was conducted and coordinated by Paul "SolarCurve" Drew and the help of CPL staff. Thanks for all the players and teams who participated in the tournament. Everyone please congratulate team #cri for their victory!

Present at the CPL were many prominent NS community members. This picture features some of them, listed left to right (starting in the back row): Porcha, SolarCurve, SupaFly, Flayra, The Jolly Munchkin, cri.tical, Forlorn, Crab and Donkley. There was much talk of strategy and balance, and much pizza was consumed. We occupied a relatively small area of the B.Y.O.C., but we held our own, and showed NS to anyone that would listen. It was quite a thrill seeing the NS finals (Porcha commanding here) being played on the big plasma screens in front of a large audience. Thanks for making the long trip to Dallas guys! Also look for an upcoming video interview from AmpedNews, talking with Flayra and SolarCurve about all manner of things NS.

In other competitive news, there’s a new 16-team double elimination tournament being run by the folks at It will be covered by the great folks at AmpedNews, and there will be a handful of HLTV servers for everyone to watch. Matches start this Saturday, and with their current team roster, these should be some intense battles indeed. The prize will be a dedicated server provided by #mav-hosting. Talk to TribalDaniel on #nsinvitational, or visit to for full team and bracket info.