The time and place has been set, the battle lines are drawn, and the bedrock cubes stand ready to become fortresses. Yes, it’s Capture the Record time again, and we’re on to number 4 in the series… This time, though, the fun and games have started long before the actual event itself!
When stahscream expressed an interest in holding another CTR event, thecrystalcrow was eager to join in, and AshRossy offered his server for hosting the match. So stahscream saddled up as the leader of the Green Team, and by a process of elimination, thecrystalcrow became the Gold Team captain 🙂
This time, the event is purely invitational and, at the time of writing, the team line-ups are as follows:
|thecrystalcrow (captain)||Stahscream (captain)|
(… and on the waiting list: LC98, Nak3d, kalennighteyes and Uruz.)
While the event itself isn’t due to take place until Saturday 1 October (9pm UK time; 4pm Eastern), Twitter has been hit daily with trash talk coming from both sides (“We will hate each other for a week” – stahscream) – here are a few examples:
(alefnull) who says we’ll even *need* traps to beat you hacks? 😛
… and an exchange between alefnull and myself, after xwcg kindled an argument (note: I’ve removed the welter of @names for the sake of clarity):
(xwcg) oh? I thought you wanted to win. Well… suit yourselves 😛
(alefnull) the rest of my team can do what they think they need to. i know all i need to know in order to win. 😉
(xwcg) unfortunately, personal victories don’t make your side win automatically 😛
(AstragaliUSA) See, alef, you never WERE a team player… #TrashTalkFTW XD
(AstragaliUSA) You’re a lone wolf? With the AI they have in Minecraft? DERP…
(alefnull) hey now, i said ‘wolf’.. not ‘stupid dog that jumps in front of diamond pick’
Meanwhile, both teams are fiercely thrashing out strategy, and xwcg, Chief of Defense on the Evil Geniuses Team, has apparently been plotting since CTR2! He is a rather competitive person, as it turns out… 😀
Now, so that the streaming coverage of the event isn’t quite so one-sided, both sides will be streaming the action: RPGamer99 will be streaming for Team Green at this site, while SeriousCreeper has volunteered to take up camera duty for Team Gold, here.
So, now you know the layout of the teams, pick your favourite, and stop by this coming Saturday to cheer on your chosen CTR side! May the best team1 win!
1 That is, to say, Team Gold 😉