It was early Sunday morning, around 3:30am local time, when eliters finally took the stage at Awesome Games Done Quick 2014. Alex Anderson and Ryan White speedran GoldenEye 007 using 2.X control styles in World Record time of 24:01. Bryan Bosshardt followed this up with a stellar Perfect Dark Perfect Agent 58:34, cutting the 1 hour time; something only the Bossman himself, as well as dual champion Rayan Isran have been able to do. Not to be outdone, Ryan Lockwood clutched a legendary GoldenEye 007 multiplayer victory in a 19-19 ending vs the other three gamers. Derek Clark and Trent Hovis provided insightful couch commentary while the two games raised well over $15 000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation in donation incentives.
All in all, the unanimous feeling among eliters was that this was the biggest moment in elite history. Incredible gameplay and commentary broadcast to an audience around 50 000 viewers gave huge exposure and cemented the elite’s reputation as a premiere speedrun community among the gaming world. Congratulations to all eliters who had a helping hand in making this happen!
Here we are, officially under 30 days to go until what has become the largest Elite meet and an annual occurrence brings a lot of us together once again. Memorable lifetime moments are created at the lake house, as personalities and competitiveness both mesh together and clash violently both on the big screen, and leisurely around the Elite’s real life bachelor bad. Friends are made and more great players will emerge as the newly-formatted Goldeneye tournament takes place this year. By this time next month, we’ll see if Eddie Lovins can step his game up in 3P-multi and hold his crown as the king of Multiplayer.
In solo news, who else but David Monteith is to highlight the July update? David has posted 7 new PRs in total, including Streets Secret Agent 1:55 and 00 Agent 1:55, giving him his first 300 point stage! David also posted Bunker 1 Agent 0:17, the 27th person to do so; and Facility Agent 0:45, which is insane in its own right, being worth 95 points.
The young gun wasn’t the only one posting new PRs this month. Veteran Australian legend Karl Jobst came roaring back onto the scene, posting Dam Agent 0:53, the 34th player to so do; and Bunker 1 Agent 0:17, the 28th player to do so. Karl also posted some PRs on other levels, likely to get into prime gaming shape for his first trip to the United States and first major international tournament in just about a month! Karl wasn’t the only grizzled veteran to be posting PRs, yours truly is also active; 19 seconds have been cut off of Aztec and a rank was gained in the process. Top 10 player Eddie Lovins posted Caverns 00A 1:41, and Greg Woll improved his Caverns 00 Agent time from something like 3:36 to 1:48! Luke Pettit posted both Facility Secret 0:55 and 00 Agent 0:55. Finally, Bryan Bosshardt followed up Runway SA 0:22 (see below update) with Depot Secret Agent 0:41, and Depot 00 Agent 0:49.
In Perfect Dark, Ilari “Illu” Pekkala’s dominance on Investigation has spilled over to Special Agent, as the record sits at an incredible 2:06. Illu continues to have untied records on both Agent and SA.
The first round of the Elite Summer Contest is nearly over, and boy what a contest it’s been! A huge thank you goes out to the 40 or so participants that consistently vote in every match.
Final note: By this time next month, the Virginia meet will be in progress, so the update will be a few days late. The next update will have all the tournament results and links to the epic recaps … perhaps even YOU could participate next year!
Although it may have been the coldest week in Florida in many years, that didn’t stop the rest of us from having a great time as usual in the variety of games that we play! Check out the topic (with pics!) on the boards.
For those of you living under rocks or those who genuinely don’t check General Chat (Cat) very much, a few of the Virginia-regulars are leaving their cold climates in the dead of winter to spend a few days in Orlando Florida; this meet is hosted by Adam Matis.
The attendees will be Derek Clark, Sterling Neblett, Josh Lay, Jim Barrett, Adam Matis, Greg Woll, Eddie Lovins, Trent Hovis, Brent Wingert, and a female friend of Derek Clark’s. Expect an epic montage to be made after this meet, with both video games and wheat missing an easy 4-foot putt!
Check out these two new multiplayer videos released these days by Eise Smith and Greg Woll, respectively:
The first one is a compilation of Eise’s best kills playing with many swedish players (including our fellow Illu). And the second one is the compilation of all the games that took place on the last Michigan Metting. For more information, check our boards!
Check out some Goldeneye multiplayer videos by Eddie Lovins and Greg Woll – playing 1v1 and 2v2 against what seemed like “some noob friends” of Lovins. Click here and take a look at the videos posted on that topic!
By the way, if you have any video of you playing with your noob friends (haha), send them along! Just log in on the boards and create a new topic, or just reply to any Videos topic created. We’ll be pleased to see how good (or bad) you are!
Hi everyone. As you can see, the site has undergone some changes. I rebuilt the site from the ground up, but I attempted to preserve the feel of the existing site (ohh, that banner). The site is built on top of a more versatile blogging platform now, so hopefully we will get more content moving through the home page. I will be inviting users to sign up and become bloggers for the site – anyone that shows interest (and isn’t universally hated) can have blogging privileges, pretty much. Discussion for participation is going on here
Hopefully you are pleased to see that our link nest has been tidied into some simple CSS menus. In the process I pruned dead and defunct links, while adding a few obvious omissions. Discussion on the content of the site should be directed to the forums, here.
You will also notice we have some YouTube videos on the right sidebar. I actually wrote some code that pulls the RSS feed (which does not include the embed URL…) from the eliteWRVids YouTube account, so all we need to do to keep this updated is upload videos to that account. I recognize that this account isn’t an official the-elite.net account, but I’d like to discuss a) making it one, or b) establishing one.
On a final note, there is still some work to be done, and I will be appealing to the community to help us get the site where we’d all like it. For one, there is some work to be done for importing the old GreyMatter posts, which I’ve explained here. Also, I may hold a contest (with $ award) for creating a new banner for the site, if people show interest.