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Casual VODs everywhere!

As you saw a few days ago we have now been joined by Andreas G. This was off the back of two tournaments he organised, the Andreas G Casual 3 and the Andreas G Pro 3. These two tournaments were very different in terms of players, but both provided some spectacular games. River and g0hst were there to capture the action and both have uploaded casts of the games they saw.

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Every game that was cast is now available here at eXodus eSports. Hop over to the videos page to see them all, or to the casual matches or pro matches page to pick out the match you want. We think you’ll find there are some real gems in there. And don’t worry about spoilers on the matches page, everything past the first round is hidden unless you specifically turn on spoilers at the top of your screen.

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VODs! I see VODs!

OK, I’ll be honest, we’ve been a little behind in linking up some of the tournament casts that have happened recently. But no more! Rising to the challenge like the titan that I am, Clopsey 12 and Clopsey 13 now have videos for every match that has found its way to YouTube.

The Bad Bot Buddies tournament was this past Saturday and we ran two separate casts to maximise the number of games covered. And there were some great games. Make sure to check back as we’ll have a new game from the tournament up every day, and the first has gone up today.

If you’re a caster who has been putting up videos for PA tournaments and we haven’t linked them, then let us know. We never say no to more videos. SuperCommander Weekly 13 is this coming Saturday and it’s open to all casters, so contact PRoeleert if you want to cast some games.

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Mystery Mayhem VODs are here

It’s about time, right? Quite so.

Planned prior to the launch of Titans, no one knew what the mystery was, only that it was… mysterious. Participants had little time to prepare, but everyone signed up prior to release got a free copy of this surprise requirement courtesy of Uber Entertainment. It led to some fun games where everyone was clearly trying to figure out what the heck they were doing.

If you want to see someone really struggling, check out my games on the videos page from the Titans launch livestream. Painful, painful memories.

Still, if you missed out on Mystery Mayhem then all is well because every VOD is now online. Give the page a moment to load (154 matches!) then look for the YouTube symbol, or browse the video page. As ever, it’s all spoiler free, so enjoy! If you only have time for one, then make it Match BV from round 3, which is our match of the tournament. A real nail-biter.

Of course, you know what’s better than watching the video after the fact? Watching it live! So be sure to tune in to Clash Of The TITANS this coming Saturday on the eXodus Twitch channel.

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Big Bang Finals VODs online

64 players entered, and after 213 matches, some short, some long, some grueling back-and-forths, we have ourselves a winner. Our congratulations go out to them, as well as the individuals who claimed the second and third place prizes. Also our thanks to all those who took part in the event and helped make it the success that it was.

If you weren’t able to join us yesterday then you missed a real nail biter, but we’ve been working hard in the editing suite and the VODs are now online. Head on over to the matches page and check them out. The ones with a YouTube symbol have VODs, while the PA Stats symbol will allow you to access replays of the game in question.

Match of the finals has to go to Final G3, close right up until the end. Make sure to watch it, though beware spoilers if you watch it before other matches.

Stay tuned for more tournament action from us in August, but until then check out SuperCommander Weekly 4 which is scheduled for this coming Saturday, with SuperCommander Monthly 1 to follow.

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Big Bang Qualifier VODs online

Our thanks go out to all of those who participated in the qualifiers, you made it a hell of an event. 64 signed up, 42 partook and 8 made it through to the Big Bang Finals and claimed their Armalisk Commander code.

We streamed a lot of the action live on our hitbox channel, but WPMarshall was also providing backup and casting other matches separately. All the VODs are now online and available for your enjoyment, that’s 17 cast matches in all! Give the page a moment to load, there’s a lot of games on there. Just look for the YouTube symbol. But if there’s any game you want to watch yourself then click on the PA Stats symbol and load the replay for yourself!

Don’t have time to watch them all? Then I’d recommend the following as highlights of the tournament:

  • Round 2 Group D Match H
  • Round 3 Group F Match L
  • Round 7 Group H Match Y (this wasn’t shown live)

I hope you enjoy watching these as much as we did casting them. Be sure to join us on Saturday for the finals. We’ve got some pretty exciting maps lined up.

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Binary Stars concludes and VODs arrive

Planetary Annihilation Binary Stars

Sixteen teams arrived for the fight but only one could walk away with the $200 first place prize. It was a long one, running for almost six hours, but by the end of it we had a winner.

We want to thank all the players who took part for turning up (our first full turnout tournament ever!), and for being (mostly) on time. It made things much easier on us and we appreciate it. Also thanks to those of you who joined us on hitbox to watch the event live.

Congratulations to PA Gods who took first place and also to Techno Trousers who defied everyone’s expectations and made it all the way to the finals, really giving PA Gods a run for their money in the third game.

While these events are always best experienced live we realise that some people can’t make it, and for others bed calls when it’s 2am in Europe and games are still running. But not to worry, after a minor panic due to a corrupt recording we have recovered the video footage and uploaded the VODs. Check out the videos or matches pages.

There was a lot of deliberating internally but we finally decided on semi-final match N2 as our match of the tournament. If you watch only one match it should be that one.

We’ll have another tournament for you soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Finally, I’m pleased to announce that I won our internal predictions game. Click below to reveal how we did, but be warned it will spoil you on the results of the tournament.

Planetary Annihilation Binary Stars predictions

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Clan Wars Showdown VOD online

And it’s over.

For those of you who have been living in a megabase, we’ve just finished our Clan Wars Showdown tournament. Hosted on a custom server, 32 player slots were to be distributed equally among all the clans which signed up. There would be no minimum turnout required, but the bigger your roster the better your chance of filling those slots. Wheeling and dealing between the smaller clans was expected, and with The Realm having taken the title in Clan Wars season one they were favourites to win.

The limit was three games or three hours, whichever came first, with whatever game was running at the three hour being allowed to finish before we called it. What we hadn’t expected was that we would get a single, epic three hour game. It broke out almost every toy PA has to offer, featuring land wars, air wars, units flying through space and many canny orbital assaults. It was a spectacle to behold, even as the server sometimes groaned under the load. Certainly the clans were pushed to employ new strategies for a scale of endgame they rarely see.

Clan Wars Showdown Match VOD

It was all run live on our hitbox channel and we were happy to see that our frontpage presence resulted in some new viewers coming to see what Planetary Annihilation was all about. Thank you for being so warm in your welcome and hopefully some of them will stick around to join our community.

But if you weren’t able to make it don’t worry we’ve got your backs. The VOD of this epic game is already online and available on the Clan Wars Showdown matches page. Just click here to check it out. Safe to say this likely isn’t the last time you’ll be seeing us run an epic scale game.

Be sure to stay tuned for our next tournament which we’ll be announcing shortly.

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King of the Planet 12 is over and VODs are up

It was our first time running a stream on hitbox rather than Twitch, so thanks to everyone who turned up and helped bring in new people. For a short while we had pride of place on the hitbox frontpage.

Planetary Annihilation King of the Planet hitbox frontpage

New viewers joined us for a King of the Planet which showed just some of the wide range of different ways Planetary Annihilation can be played:

  • Game 1 saw mass Dox and lots of static defence. It was a slower game with the players feeling out one another and a call back to late gamma.
  • Game 2 showed us rushing versus build up as bots took on vehicles.
  • Game 3 was just a wild ride with an unexpected start leading to an even more unexpected plan.
  • Game 4 was a custom map we hadn’t seen before styled after Starcraft 2 with some very defensible chokes and heavily clustered metal.
  • Game 5 was all about economy management and when it’s appropriate to move to tier 2.

All-in-all it was a series that had a little of everything. And with commentary from me, WPMarshall, PAG_Matiz and PAG_Clopse, along with interviews with both yaegz and elodea, you get all the insight into Planetary Annihilation you could ever want. Until next time.

And if you want to know the winner, well then just click the spoiler below. You really should watch the videos though.

Congratulations to PAG_elodea who took this King of the Planet in a clean 5-0 sweep. The first game was a close one, but soon elodea found his stride and was showing us just why he’s the King of the Planet. Every game saw a new strategy from him and yaegz just never had an answer.

During the event yaegz announced that he will be stepping back from Planetary Annihilation. We’re sad to lose a player of his calibre and hope he will find time to rejoin us in the future. Until then, all the best yaegz.

If you want to pick up some of the custom maps used then head over to this topic to download them. The others are available on System Sharing.

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Evil Twins Finals VODs online

  • Date: 18th March, 2015
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Following on from the never boring Evil Twins Qualifiers came the long awaited Evil Twins Finals. Seven Planetary Annihilation veterans and gregorianmonks, our qualifiers wildcard, faced off to see who was the best.

And of course a patch went live just before the tournament.

While we weren’t able to cast every match from the finals those we did capture showed some of the best 1v1 play yet. There were upsets, terrible caster predictions, astounding bits of micro, and a finish which had the crowd on its (virtual) feet.

All this has been bundled into a series of VODs for your convenience. Check out the matches page to see them all, just look for the YouTube symbol.

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Evil Twins Qualifiers VODs have arrived

Did you miss out on seeing Evil Twins Qualifiers live? Sucks to be you. But don’t worry, while it’s always more fun to watch these events live we’ve still got you covered with VODs of every game cast by Sorian, PAG_Matiz, OtterFamily and BSport on both channel 1 and channel 2. Head over to the matches page and look for the YouTube symbol.

And don’t forget to tune in this Saturday, 14th March at 19:00 UTC for the Evil Twins Finals, where the winner of the qualifiers will compete with several veteran players for the final prize.

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