So this is half news update, half blog, but I just wanted to give you all a bit of an update. It has been a bit quiet on the Fusion Slug front but this has mostly been due to a few unfortunate timings.
As most know we had SEACL and I myself helped admin Tier 5. We also had four teams entered overall and had a lot of other things we were juggling with our members (like assisting with the Masters of Koreign, the Illusion Cup etc).
As we got into SEACL many of our core leadership team were busy trying to release BioShock Infinite. This and other projects since meant our BSG leader FSDel had to stop having a hands on presence with the BSG team and he was only able to turn up to run the side for the SEACL games. I myself was working on the game, so between that, running the slugs and SEACL I was a very busy boy!
Once SEACL ended zomgrofl, our PD leader informed we he no longer had the time either due to personal reasons and our M/GM leader Jhedjuka took on a new job, which meant he had to leave Korea to China, with a holiday in between to England. This meant he would be away for a few months (and is working hard at getting decent internet and rejoin us!)
This all co-incided with the end of BioShock Inifinte as I mentioned, but the end of that game was also the end of my job, as I was on a contract until that game shipped. The good news was that I got my new job lined up as it ended. Its a fantastic opportunity with an Australian company, which is small and looking to grow in games and let me share in its growth. Of course to get this growth, you need to put in the hours.
With the other three section leads away and myself locked down in late nights, the slugs have had a rough time in terms of leadership. But things are slowly moving. We are currently holding application for new leadership in our various levels, working underneath myself, Jhedjuka (and Zom,Del when they are ready). The slugs have been around almost 1.5 years now and we have a lot of people who have been in the clan a long time, but havent had a chance to run things. This is their chance.
To be clear, no I am not leaving the clan or stepping down. Not a chance
My intention is that these new leaders will run their divisons, recruit, plan/lead clan wars and help myself, jhedjuka, del and zomgrofl make a better Fusion Slugs.
To those who have asked how we are going or passed on well wishes, we appreciate it.
Expect more news soon!
Its a little late, but never fear the February Update is here! Its been a huge start to the year for the SEA community and the big focus for both the community and the Fusion Slugs is the SEACL which is currently taking place. The Fusion Slugs have four sides entered, 1 in Tier 3 (), 2 in Tier 4 () and 1 in Tier 5 ().
After two rounds the Fusion Slugs havent had the best start, with only 1 series win out of the opening 7 matches across all the tiers. However 4 of those 6 losses were in the final ace match and thus ensured both minor loss points and heartbreak for the slugs. Still it could of been a lot worse and our sides know they only need a small improvement to turn those into wins.
The biggest news of the month for the Fusion Slugs was receiving tthe runner up award for Best New Clan in the SC2SEA 2012 Awards. It was a huge honour for the clan and great reward for the hard work of our leaders and players a like. The goal now is to continue the improvement and continue to show great sportmanship and commitment in every thing we do.
We also changed alot of our policies and implemented some to help our players have clearer understandings of where we are heading. We had a census of all members to find out what we need to do for 2013.
We had a busy end to our recruitment for SEACL, picking up many players:
Happy new year everyone, January marks our one year anniversary as a clan and we are really looking forward to 2013. It should be a big year for StarCraft and for us as well.
Our 2nd Internal Cup finished with an epic TvT final series between Captain and Qwerty. You can catch the finals on youtube here, casted by our own Zomgrofl. Captain managed to win 4-1 in the best of 7, forcing the series into a second best of 5. Qwerty bounced back though to take the final 3-1 and win the Fusion Slug Internal Cup. Congratulations Sir!!
Last month we had clan wars vs mGG (x2), TCP, ToR, QED and VB! First was BSG v ToR with a 4 kill from Quackpork giving us a 5-2 win. Later that night we had a GP vs TCP which we narrowly lost 4-5, with Quackpork almost the hero again!
We then had a GPD Clan war vs mGG, in another down to the wire series, a Spirit/Tiger/fAny 4 kill brought the game from 4-1, to a 5-4 win to mGG. Next game the epic GSL World Championship format GPD clan war vs QED, with FS taking round 1 3-2, QEDBourkes getting an all kill for a 5-0 in round 2, and then the ace match taking by FS 2-1!
To end the month we have a PDM Clan War vs VB, which we won 5-3, another close series and to end the year we took part in the eSports SG BSG Cup, losing in the semi-finals to mGG 4-5. Once again a down to the wire series!
We only made one recruitment in December, with SeaRambutan joining us and no real promotion news as the many clan wars and Christmas break + ladder lock.
The biggest news those was our new leadership structure with Jhedjuka and Zomgrofl taking over M/GM and PD leadership. You can read our full announcement of that here
We our currently in the middle of a big recruitment drive and are looking for keen players to play in the SEACL as well as is dedicated to having fun and helping others. You can see more in our recruitment thread here
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