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The Competitor: Issue #1 Release

Discussion in 'Tournaments' started by Kinneas, Jan 23, 2012.

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  1. Kinneas

    Kinneas Was relevant five years ago.
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    Hi, and welcome to the first issue of The Competitor, Smogon's Official Tournament Coverage Magazine! Our aim is to bring you news and coverage of some of the biggest tournaments taking place on Smogon right now. For our first issue, the main focus will be on the Smogon Premier League, however, we also have a few featured articles on unofficial tournaments that may interest you.

    Tournaments are at the heart of Smogon. This is a competitive battling site, after all. My goal when creating The Competitor was to provide a platform to report on Smogon's thriving tournaments section in a semi-casual tone, with the focus not simply on the tournaments themselves, but also on you, the people taking part in these tournaments.

    This first issue was put together in a little under 2 weeks, by a team of 7 people. The majority of the artwork was provided by Zracknel. So thanks a lot to Eraddd, Macle, Atticus, Iconic, V0x, Solace and Zracknel. We plan to have the next issue out in 2 to 3 weeks.

    If you'd like to get involved, we're looking for writers with knowledge of current tournaments who can work to short deadlines. If you're interested, send a PM to me or Eraddd.

    That's all, I hope you enjoy our first issue! It was very much a test run, so we're hoping to improve the quality as issues go on.

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  2. Zephyr

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    Oh yeahhhh good job
  3. Eraddd

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    Excellent.

    Huge props to the writers who worked hard to get it out as fast as possible

    Also, HUGE props to Kinneas for doing all the artwork, photoshopping, staying up past his bedtime, and being generally awesome. Hope you all enjoy!
  4. Iconic

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    good work everyone, especially kinneas for being a beast and doing a ton of work to get this issue out. hopefully everyone enjoys!
  5. Lemonade.

    Lemonade. Your fetishes are getting really specific.
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    <&Eraddd> Generic CONGRATULATIONS
    WHERE IS THE ENTHUSIASM ERADDD

    but yeah, Kinneas you're awesome!!
  6. Stone_Cold

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    Great read, needs more Stone_Cold22 fuckin shit up. But for real fun to read!
  7. ToF

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    this was a fucking awesome read. i read every page fully, great work guys and iconic.
  8. Snunch

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    Just want to say that the situation with me and smurf has some inaccuracies, but who really cares. Good read.
  9. idiotfrommars

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    Really great work. Now I'm going to have to step my vid's up to match it.
  10. Steven Snype

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    Fantastic writing + great format. Great work done guys.
  11. Jackal

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    This is pretty phenomenal, way to go everyone, especially Kinneas!
  12. alamaster

    alamaster hello
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    wow that's unreal, awesome work guys!
  13. Max212

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    This is pretty awesome! Keep up the good work guys!
  14. LizardMan

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    Great work guys. It was an excellent read. It was awesome to have insight from other SPL battlers with the interviews.
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    Amazing stuff here, good job!
  16. evan

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    yeah this is the best

    more of this please
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    excellent job, a great read!
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    To be honest I am a bit disappointed in how this first issue turned out (yes I understand the time constraints) but I am looking forward to how it progresses.

    Edit: Just to be clear I've talked with Atticus a lot about Competitor and I am really looking forward to what's to come. Good work to Kinneas and the rest of the staff on getting Competitor going.
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    is very awesome, good job
  20. ChaoticaMortis

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    Great read, definitely looking forward to more of this in the future.
  21. panamaxis

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  22. Taylor

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    like the idea and its a great start for the first issue.
  23. Hipmonlee

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    Man, this is just awesome..

    [edit] - fucking asterisks.......
  24. Coronis

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    Wow great magazine guys, I love the format. Well written, and I loved the player interviews. Looking forward to the next issue.
  25. gec

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    back in my day we had the npa news and it was 100000x better


    but this works too. outstanding stuff here guys, really <3
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