Published on May 16, 2012
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As the eSports world prepares for the upcoming MLG Spring Arena II, we take a look at another eSports event happening this weekend. The Loser's Bracket crew is joined by Rod Lane of NJ Halo to talk about the upcoming CoDzilla event. Additionally, players from the vVv Gaming League of Legends team stop by to introduce themselves to the community.
After the interviews, our hosts cover the latest news including the recent Eclypsia team debacle and the new partnership between MLG and KeSPA. Stay tuned for the end of the show as LordJerith shares his thoughts on the recent reformation of ROOT Gaming. What causes Jerry to go on one of his biggest rants in months? Listen in.
Topics and highlights this week include:
*Rod Lane from NJ Halo/King of the Couch joins the show and updates us on the upcoming Codzilla tournament. Additionally, Rod shares updates on his personal life since his last appearance on the show.(Time: 00:04:15)
*Curt asks Rod why he runs his own gaming events. Rod shares his history and explains the reason behind King of the Couch. (Time: 00:08:00)
*Will we be seeing Halo at upcoming KotC events? Will KotC be waiting for Halo 4? Also, Paradise shows off the newly released Halo 4 boxart. Afterward, Jerry and Rod discuss a bit of KotC history. Rod then shares a story about a former student of his, Andreas "Nexy" Pierson. (Time: 00:15:45)
*What have been some of Rod's challenges over the last year? Why does Rod's answer reminds Paradise of the vVv Gaming? Also, Jerry asks Rod on his thoughts of the fighting game community. (Time: 00:21:00)
*At scale, MLG has issues running Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on LAN. Rod Lane and KotC are getting the job done... how do they do it? (Time: 00:27:30)
*Will KotC events include PC titles in the future? Will mobile games make an appearance at NJ Halo? (Time: 00:34:15)
*vVv Skilly and vVv Tsunamiie from the vVv Gaming League of Legends team join the show to talk a bit about the new team. Listen in as both players talk about their background, how they joined the League of Legends community, and their thoughts on vVv Gaming so far. (Time: 00:42:30)
*Both Tsunamiie and Skilly have parents that originally complained about their competitive gaming history. How did these two players win their parents over? Additionally, as a team that has LAN experience, what placing will this team take at MLG Anaheim? (Time: 00:57:15)
*Every so often an organization pops up that doesn't keep their promises to players. The Loser's Bracket hosts take a look at the recent Eclypsia talent drain and discuss what led to this event. (Time: 01:12:00)
*KeyHunt discusses the revival of ROOT Gaming. Right afterward, Paradise brings up the exclusive multi-year partnership between MLG and KeSPA. What does this mean for both MLG and KeSPA events? (Time: 01:28:45)
*Spring Arena II is this weekend! Who will be there? Support vVv Gaming by using vVv2012 as your referral pass when purchasing your Spring Arena pass! (Time: 01:41:15)
*As Paradise attempts to wrap up the podcast, LordJerith takes a look at the newly reformed ROOT Gaming and questions the addition of Destiny. Is it good to be excited about a player such as Destiny joining this team when you consider his racist behavior? Listen in as Jerry lays down a rant that MUST be listened to. Do you agree with LordJerith? Share your thoughts! (Time: 01:45:15)