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WDL Winter 2018 / WEEK 2 - MAP01 CORE36 [FEB 19 - FEB 25] Discussion
« on: February 18, 2018, 03:58:49 PM »
Week 2 - MAP01: Red Shift (CORE36)
February 19th - February 25th

Best Ever [BST]
RoSKing, Infer, Legion, TMD
4 pts (1-0-0)
vs
[TPT] The Phantom Troupe
Tai, Caution, Dastan, SkullRush
2 pts (0-0-1)

Giant Pea Shooters [GPS]
Alt+Stab, DevastatioN, Denzoa, ALMN
4 pts (1-0-0)
vs
[BSK] Berserker Packers
Zakken, Halloween, Starrk, OurHero
0 pts (0-1-0)

Professional Esports Enthusiasts [PEE]
razor, turSKA, Dranzer, PerroNDoN
0 pts (0-1-0)
vs
[SXP] Sexual Panthers
HumanBones, Rude, Tony, Unknown
1 pt (0-1-0)

Super Chargers [SUC]
Ralphis, Jwarrier, Souler, Hugoxds
3 pts (1-0-0)
vs
[QMP] Quantum Power
Dsparil, Dragon, Langrenus, im1hpu0
2 pts (0-0-1)

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WDL Winter 2018 / Meet the Winter 2018 Captains!
« on: February 12, 2018, 12:27:30 PM »
It's about that time for another captain introduction!! An observation to be made here is that I wrote 90% of this before the draft.



Alt+Stab
Minnesota, USA
Captain of Giant Pea Shooters for 7 seasons
Summer 2015 Runner-Up
Fall 2016 Semi-Finalist
41 games played

Alt_Stab has long established himself as a WDL staple among captains. In spite of having a rough 2016 with only one playoff showing out of three seasons, Stab has shown remarkable management as a captain and individual improvement as a player the year afterwards, having finished both the Winter 2017 and Fall 2017 regular seasons with positive 3-2-0 records, coupled with an upset victory against champions Techno Vikings last season. Being the versatile captain with strong intuitions that he is, an unpredictably strong draft might be all it takes for the veteran to push the Pea Shooters a few steps ahead and nab a championship belt.



Dsparil
United Arab Emirates
First-time Captain
Winter 2017 Runner-Up
Highest dRAT in the league (8.42)
First Eurasian captain in WDL history

Before WDL, Dsparil competed solely in Zandronum for quite a few years, so it came off as no surprise to those familiar with his name when he came out with guns blazing in WDL, proving himself an important asset in the late DemonSphere's The Dream Team run to the seventh Championship Classic. His presence in the Fall 2017 season left some to be desired, mainly due to The Phantom Troupe's inconsistent commitment to practise and showing up to matches, but the team's 6th place in the standings betrays his playoffs performance, as he made sure to give the eventual champions Techno Vikings a run for their money. Currently hailed as one of the strongest Europe-centred players, and with a knack for superb fragging power, his captaining experiences learned from IFL, GFA and GDA will be put to the test.



HumanBones
California, USA
Captain of Sexual Panthers for 6 seasons
Winter 2016 and Fall 2016 Champion
Semi-Finalist in every other season except for Fall 2017
44 games played and the highest frag count in the league (6752)

HumanBones's storied legacy as a captain since the IDL days remains one of the greatest in Doom CTF history, which is why it was a shock to many that the Fall 2017's Sexual Panthers had fallen apart the way it did. Bones is clearly not one to be swayed by negative momentum, however, since his seemingly endless struggle to become a Doom league champion in the IDL was finally rewarded by his dominance in the 2016 seasons, followed by a strong underdog performance in Winter 2017. With a new wave of WDL maps in the horizon, the stage might be set for a new Bones with new tricks up his sleeve to get revenge on those who defeated him the season prior.



Ralphis
Florida, USA
Captain of Super Chargers for 8 seasons
Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 Semi-Finalist
Hasn't dropped below 3rd in 6 out of 8 regular seasons
Most games played in the league (48) and most flag touches (2138)

SUC is back, baby. Ralphis never ceases to impress with his drafts every season, building a seemingly flawless chemistry with his teammates in almost every known iteration of the Super Chargers. After a 2016 of mixed results, Ralphis came back stronger in 2017, terrorising almost every other team in the regular seasons. Unfortunately, the playoffs, in all of their knockout best-of-5 gravitas, remain his greatest demon to this day, as he has only won two playoff matches in his WDL career. Make no mistake though: with some team adjustments for more consistent performances in the daring playoff gauntlets, a much-coveted championship for the Chargers might be just around the corner.



razor
Alberta, Canada
First-time Captain
Fall 2017 Quarter-Finalist
2nd highest oRAT in the league (6.69)
3rd highest flag capture rate (1.64 points per game)

Arguably the rookie captain storyline of the season, Razor had a lukewarm introduction to the WDL, with a 1-3-1 record in his first season for Tai's The Phantom Troupe. The kid has shown promising performances, however, having scored plenty of flags against even the stronger teams of that season, notably being just a couple of flags short of beating powerhouse Best Ever on week 2. His strong commitment to the game has allowed him to quickly improve himself over time, and this will be his golden opportunity to level up and show everyone what he's made of. Although his skill is undeniable, his draft capabilities remain a mystery, but with his ever-so-perceptive observations on the game and its players, he ought to cook up a fearsome team to shake up the regular season, and most likely the playoffs as well.



RoSKing
Michigan, USA
Captain of Best Ever for 2 seasons
Summer 2016 and Fall 2017 Runner-Up
1st place in both regular seasons as a captain
4th highest RAT in the league (22.21)

The big cheese of [R] himself, RoSKing makes his third showing among the captains' ranks. Aptly named the "Best Ever", his team compositions have been nothing short of extraordinary, becoming every team's most feared opponents in both seasons they came around and achieving the top seed both times. His non-captain roles as a primary pick for DemonSphere's The Dream Team in Summer 2015 and Jwarrier's Regulators in Winter 2017 were also essential for those teams to thrive, which just goes to show how much impact he's had on the league thus far. A master of aggression, he'll be looking to push his game even further, so that he may break what seems to be a 2nd place curse for him, and fully live up to his team's name.



Tai
Connecticut, USA
Captain of The Phantom Troupe
Summer 2014 Champion
Winter 2015 Runner-Up
Fall 2017 Quarter-Finalist

To say Tai's history as a captain during the IDL era is long would be an understatement, as he captained in all of its 15 seasons. When he made his occasional WDL showings, however, it was a big surprise that he chose to remain a free agent for his first couple of attendances, although he would make his full return to the league two years and a half later, and took in the helm of a captain once more. Tai's new beginnings were rocky, to say the least: after what seemed like a strong draft on paper, he finished the regular season with a disappointing 1-3-1 record, barely seizing a spot in the playoffs after edging out a win against Hurt Me Plenty. TPT in the playoffs, on the other hand, was a whole different beast, barely losing against the #3 seed Techno Vikings. Having firmly re-established his footing in the league for a new season, Tai will be sure to silence some nubs on his second coming.



Zakken
ParanĂ¡, Brazil
Captain of Stardust Crusaders for 3 seasons
Fall 2017 Champion
Winter 2015 Runner-Up
2nd highest dRAT in the league (8.24)

As fate would have it, in this season I'll be fully realising my return to form! After 3 seasons of varying successes as a captain, and spending a full year taking my time off from the league afterwards, I made my return in 2017. Starting off as a member of Alt+Stab's Giant Pea Shooters, we finished our regular season at 3-2-0, only losing to the #1 and #2 teams. After losing against the Sexual Panthers in what was arguably the most exciting game of that season's playoffs, I would return months later in the Fall season as a member of Caution's Techno Vikings, in which I played a part in taking the captain to his back-to-back championship victory, and my first time as a WDL champion. Now a captain once again myself, I'll be using every trick in the book to replicate Caution's successes.

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WDL Winter 2018 / WEEK 1 - MAP24 RAGECTF20 [FEB 12 - FEB 18] Discussion
« on: February 11, 2018, 09:37:08 PM »
Week 1 - MAP24: Sanctum (VELOCTF20)
February 12th - February 18th

The Phantom Troupe [TPT]
Tai, Caution, Dastan, SkullRush
0 pts (0-0-0)
vs
[QMP] Quantum Power
Dsparil, Dragon, Langrenus, im1hpu0
0 pts (0-0-0)

Sexual Panthers [SXP]
HumanBones, Rude, Tony, Unknown
0 pts (0-0-0)
vs
[SUC] Super Chargers
Ralphis, Jwarrier, Souler, Hugoxds
0 pts (0-0-0)

Berserker Packers [BSK]
Zakken, Halloween, Starrk, OurHero
0 pts (0-0-0)
vs
[BST] Best Ever
RoSKing, Infer, Legion, TMD
0 pts (0-0-0)

Professional Esports Enthusiasts [PEE]
razor, turSKA, Dranzer, PerroNDoN
0 pts (0-0-0)
vs
[GPS] Giant Pea Shooters
Alt+Stab, DevastatioN, Denzoa, ALMN
0 pts (0-0-0)

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WDL Winter 2018 / Team Names
« on: February 09, 2018, 02:32:38 PM »
Preferably post your team names on Discord so I or WDL admins can update this post!

Alt+Stab - [GPS] Giant Pea Shooters
Dsparil - [QMP] Quantum Power
HumanBones - [SXP] Sexual Panthers
Ralphis - [SUC] Super Chargers
razor - [PEE] Professional Esports Enthusiasts
RoSKing - [BST] Best Ever
Tai - [TPT] The Phantom Troupe
Zakken - [BSK] Berserker Packers

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WDL Winter 2018 / Post in this thread to get drafted instantly
« on: February 08, 2018, 12:48:00 PM »
It works, I promise :vincemoney

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Week 8 - THE WDL DEMONSPHERE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIC VIII
December 11th - December 17th

(#3) Techno Vikings [TKV]
Caution, Zakken, Infer, Godlike
MAP08: Something Epic (ZDCTF08)
vs
[BST] Best Ever (#1)
RoSKing, Avc, Cartel, Dastan
MAP23: Mercurial (RAGECTF10)

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WDL Fall 2017 / WEEK 7 - PLAYOFF SEMI-FINALS [DEC 4 - DEC 10] Discussion
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:59:53 PM »
Week 7 - PLAYOFF SEMI-FINALS
December 4th - December 10th


(#5) Damn! [DEM]
Rude, turSKA, Starrk, Halloween
MAP32: Insane Gunslinger Compound (THIRTY7-27)
vs
[BST] Best Ever (#1)
RoSKing, Avc, Cartel, Dastan
MAP23: Mercurial (RAGECTF10)

(#3) Techno Vikings [TKV]
Caution, Zakken, Infer, Godlike
MAP08: Something Epic (ZDCTF08)
vs
[SUC] Super Chargers (#2)
Ralphis, Jwarrier, SkullRush, Souler
MAP28: BAD MOON (THIRTY16-25)

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WDL Fall 2017 / WEEK 6 - PLAYOFF QUARTER-FINALS [NOV 27 - DEC 3] Discussion
« on: November 26, 2017, 05:55:22 PM »
Week 6 - PLAYOFF QUARTER-FINALS
November 27th - December 3rd


(#6) The Phantom Troupe [TPT]
Tai, D'Sparil, Razor, TMD
MAP02: Not Kansas (ZDU34)
vs
[TKV] Techno Vikings (#3)
Caution, Zakken, Infer, Godlike
MAP08: Something Epic (ZDCTF08)
Winner plays: [SUC] Super Chargers @ MAP28: BAD MOON (THIRTY16-25)

(#5) Damn! [DEM]
Rude, turSKA, Starrk, Halloween
MAP32: Insane Gunslinger Compound (THIRTY7-27)
vs
[GPS] Giant Pea Shooters (#4)
Alt_Stab, Denzoa, Tony, PerroNDoN
MAP18: Towering Gardens (CORE24)
Winner plays: [BST] Best Ever @ MAP23: Mercurial (RAGECTF10)

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WDL Discussion / Appreciation post from Zakken
« on: November 25, 2017, 11:42:50 AM »
Hello. This will read more like a blog post, so if that doesn't suit your fancy, pretend ya didn't see this.

Anyone who's studied their WDL history knows that I was one of the "founding captains" of the league back during its inception in 2014, and that I've been around for a while in general (7 years and counting), coupled with a number of competitive achievements of my own (strong results in almost every tournament/league I signed up for, also won the final IDL season). Also, anyone who's known me for longer than a couple of years is well-aware that I had a history of bad temperament: easily irritable, eagerness to point fingers at teammates upon defeat (which I feel was overblown by some ill-intentioned fellows but let's not get to that), prone to shittalking anyone who's not a top player, the list goes on. I helped out with some things in the IDL and WDL, but I also counter-intuitively made bad moves against both of them, and myself contributed to a more toxic environment back then, I'm sure. Those were reflections of my own immaturity and frustration from a number of factors in and outside of the game and community, and needless to say, I am ashamed of all of that.

My abhorrent actions in the WDL in particular aren't decisions I can fault anyone except myself for. The WDL was always a wonderfully ran league and has long proved itself a superior, worthy successor of the IDL community that kept Doom competition alive and strong in spite of countless divides and debacles that occurred over the years. I had no reason to, for example, be mean to my teammates in the first couple of seasons when things didn't go my way. I had no reason to be disrespectful to Water and his team in the Winter 2015 finals, even though it was a fairly close game. I had no reason to act so bitter during the All-Star game that I myself helped organise. I had no reason to rally people to participate in the league so fervently, only for me to put it aside as something not worth committing towards in Summer 2015. Those are all things that only I should be taking responsibility for, as the league up to that point had only been supportive and welcoming of my ideas and the good side of my actions. I didn't deserve the league and, to paraphrase Ralphis's own words, never treated it with the respect it deserved from someone who helped it come alive in the first place.

I never seized the opportunity to make a proper statement about my past actions, so I must say that I'm terribly sorry for all of the headache I've caused to all parties involved, who just wanted to create a fun, competitive environment for this great game. The things I put to waste back then, I will never be able to get back, but I hope to prove with my more recent actions that I'm not the same person that I was back then, and that I'll continue being a responsible player as I have been now. Even if some of you continue to hold grudges against me either way, that's fine and I don't fault you for it -- I can't change my past, but I can, however, focus on building a better present in a way that leaves me no regrets.

As the topic title says, most importantly, I'd also like to thank you guys for accepting me back into the league this year, in spite of my foul moves against it long ago. It's been a pleasure to truly get back into Doom competition after a long break of focusing on other things in life, and it's really put into perspective the importance of my own enjoyment with this game, the weight of my efforts to make good things happen here, and why I joined this community in the first place. I've had a lot of fun participating over the past two seasons, and I hope there will be many more exciting events to come. I'd be really happy if the league continued to grow as it has been lately, and that everybody has a lovely time playing some Doom CTF for a good many years ahead.

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WDL Fall 2017 / WEEK 5 - MAP23 RAGECTF10 [NOV 20 - NOV 26] Discussion
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:51:32 PM »
Week 5 - MAP23: Mercurial (RAGECTF10)
November 20th - November 26th

Techno Vikings [TKV]
Caution, Zakken, Godlike, Infer
10 pts (3-1-0)
vs
[DEM] Damn!
Rude, turSKA, Starrk, Halloween
8 pts (2-2-0)

Sexual Panthers [SXP]
HumanBones, OurHero, Dranzer, Unknown
3 pts (0-3-1)
vs
[SUC] Super Chargers
Ralphis, Jwarrier, Souler, SkullRush
13 pts (3-1-0)

Giant Pea Shooters [GPS]
Alt_Stab, Denzoa, Tony, PerroNDoN
10 pts (3-1-0)
vs
[BST] Best Ever
RoSKing, Avc, Dastan, Cartel
13 pts (3-1-0)

The Phantom Troupe [TPT]
Tai, D'Sparil, TMD, Razor
3 pts (0-3-1)
vs
[HYP] Hurt You Plenty
DevastatioN, Dragon, Wartorn, Decay
4 pts (1-3-0)

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WDL Fall 2017 / WEEK 4 - MAP28 THIRTY16-25 [NOV 13 - NOV 19] Discussion
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:29:16 PM »
Week 4 - MAP28: BAD MOON (THIRTY16-25)
November 13th - November 19th

Hurt You Plenty [HYP]
DevastatioN, Dragon, Wartorn, Decay
3 pts (1-2-0)
vs
[GPS] Giant Pea Shooters
Alt_Stab, Denzoa, Tony, PerroNDoN
7 pts (2-1-0)

Sexual Panthers [SXP]
HumanBones, OurHero, Dranzer, Unknown
1 pt (0-3-0)
vs
[TPT] The Phantom Troupe
Tai, D'Sparil, TMD, Razor
1 pt (0-3-0)

Super Chargers [SUC]
Ralphis, Jwarrier, Souler, SkullRush
9 pts (2-1-0)
vs
[DEM] Damn!
Rude, turSKA, Starrk, Halloween
8 pts (2-1-0)

Techno Vikings [TKV]
Caution, Zakken, Godlike, Infer
7 pts (2-1-0)
vs
[BST] Best Ever
RoSKing, Avc, Dastan, Cartel
12 pts (3-0-0)

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WDL Fall 2017 / WEEK 3 - MAP09 CORE27 [NOV 6 - NOV 12] Discussion
« on: November 04, 2017, 04:55:10 PM »
Week 3 - MAP09: Compulsive Simplicity (CORE27)
November 6th - November 12th

Best Ever [BST]
RoSKing, Avc, Dastan, Cartel
8 pts (2-0-0)
vs
[HYP] Hurt You Plenty
DevastatioN, Dragon, Wartorn, Decay
3 pts (1-1-0)

Super Chargers [SUC]
Ralphis, Jwarrier, BlueVenom, SkullRush
8 pts (2-0-0)
vs
[TKV] Techno Vikings
Caution, Zakken, Godlike, Infer
4 pts (1-1-0)

Damn! [DEM]
Rude, turSKA, Starrk, Halloween
5 pts (1-1-0)
vs
[SXP] Sexual Panthers
HumanBones, OurHero, Zoltar, Unknown
0 pts (0-2-0)

The Phantom Troupe [TPT]
Tai, D'Sparil, Dranzer, Razor
0 pts (0-2-0)
vs
[GPS] Giant Pea Shooters
Alt_Stab, Denzoa, Tony, PerroNDoN
4 pts (1-1-0)

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WDL Fall 2017 / WEEK 2 - MAP11 CORE29 [OCT 30 - NOV 05] Discussion
« on: October 29, 2017, 03:29:59 PM »
Week 2 - MAP11: Toxic Refineries II (CORE29)
October 30th - November 5th

Techno Vikings [TKV]
Caution, Zakken, Godlike, Infer
0 pts (0-1-0)
vs
[SXP] Sexual Panthers
HumanBones, OurHero, Souler, Unknown
0 pts (0-1-0)

Damn! [DEM]
Rude, turSKA, Starrk, Halloween
1 pt (0-1-0)
vs
[GPS] Giant Pea Shooters
Alt_Stab, Denzoa, Tony, PerroNDoN
4 pts (1-0-0)

Hurt You Plenty [HYP]
DevastatioN, Dragon, Wartorn, Decay
3 pts (1-0-0)
vs
[SUC] Super Chargers
Ralphis, Jwarrier, BlueVenom, SkullRush
4 pts (1-0-0)

The Phantom Troupe [TPT]
Tai, D'Sparil, Dranzer, Razor
0 pts (0-1-0)
vs
[BST] Best Ever
RoSKing, Avc, Dastan, Cartel
4 pts (1-0-0)

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WDL Fall 2017 / Week 1 demo thread
« on: October 26, 2017, 10:58:31 PM »
Leave no demo behind!!!

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