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Feb
14
Hey everyone,

For our second interview, I spoke to the second winner of the KZ Tournament that I produced last Saturday (2/11/2017), @rifk. I asked him about his experiences with KZ, his beginnings, and what he intends to do with his winnings. I hope you enjoy it!

Zach47: Hey rifk, could you tell me a little about yourself?
rifk: My name's Bryn, however I go by the alias rifk online; I'm 16, a Libra and i enjoy long walks on the beach and cuddling at night. I'm from Kent, England and I'm a passionate GBT.

Zach47: When did you start KZing? What made you start? What made you stay?
rifk: I started playing KZ in late 2013 on 1Nut's KZTimer. I first started playing for fun due to seeing videos of a famous KZer @blasdfa online, the speed and precision was fascinating to me. I remained playing KZ due to the warm and welcoming community as well as the rivalry that stood between players.

Zach47: When you started, was there anyone you looked up to as inspiration?
rifk: When I first started KZ in 2013 I definitely looked up to @blasdfa and sLowi. They would join any server and so easily smash the map’s record.

Zach47: So, it’s been a few days since you won the KZ tournament. How do you feel?
rifk: Honestly I never expected to win in the first place, so I'm still in astonishment that I even made it to the finals, let alone that I'd won the tournament. Although, I'd have to say I could've never done it without Chokeburger (@Sachburger) and the support of chat.

Zach47: What made you want to enter?
rifk: Genuinely, I first entered for the fun of it. I hadn’t even thought of the money surprisingly. I never had expectations to win so the thought had never crossed my mind that I'd be using my parents PayPal account to claim the prize; however, as I progressed through the group stages, I realized how close I was to winning any amount of money, so I started taking it more seriously.

Zach47: Would you enter again if the maps were different? What would you change about the tournament?
rifk: I'm planning to enter next even if the maps aren't to my liking as it was simply fun and enjoyable, although I do feel as if some of the maps were obviously played more than others. Next tournament, I'd preferably like to see that the number of maps that are to be played are increased alongside the amount of vetoes so that the viewers can enjoy a wider range of maps being played instead of watching players duke it out on the same map every round.

Zach47: Who do you want to see play in the next tournament?
rifk: In the next tournament, I'd especially like to see some better players such as Linus and Pizza alongside 2014 Zane.

Zach47: So, moving away from the tournament, How would you rank yourself in comparison to the rest of the KZers in our community? Do you see yourself as one of the best? Average? Etc…
rifk: Despite my hours, I have a low number of achievements thus I'd rank myself pretty low on the spectrum of what is classed as a professional player. As of right now, I'd say the best players out there are @linus, zza, and @cL1p. They seem to exceed other players with little effort and that impresses me greatly.

Zach47: What, in your opinion, is the most impressive global record? Have you yourself tried to attain it?
rifk: The most impressive record in my opinion is kz_natureblock_go. I’ve surely spent 500hrs on that map to no avail, which is why I’m certain that it is currently the hardest map to beat. It’s been almost completely optimized.

Zach47: Do you play anything else other than KZ? Do you play any other games?
rifk: Other than KZ, I frequently play more casual games like Rocket League or Brawlhalla with friends.

Zach47: Thank you for answering my questions. I hope to see more of you in KZ.
rifk: Thank you. For my final words, I'd first like to shout out to anyone who supported me throughout the tournament despite my unexpected victory. Secondly, I'd like to shout to 2014 Zane although he isn't here with us now he's in my heart. Honestly I'm shaking. I'm fucking shaking. I never wanted to KZ with anyone more than I want to with 2014 Zane. Those perfect, jerky strafes. Those bountiful bhops. The 1800 dpi sens of a literal goddess. It honestly fucking hurts knowing that I'll never KZ with him, passing my apricity knowledge through him, and have him get both the pro and tp world records. For my third shoutout, I'd like to shoutout to my GB brethren we pushed through the hate and we're no longer GBT. If you'd like, follow me on twitch.

If you'd like to know more about @rifk, visit the links below.
Twitch
Steam
KZStats

If you want to know more about the KZ Tournament that @rifk won, see this thread.
If you'd like to know when the next KZ Tournament will be, follow me on my twitch and keep and eye out here on the KZ-Climb forums.

Thank you, Zach47
Feb
11
Hey! Figured it would be nice to feature a versus run on a map in this months KZ tournament. Hope to see everyone watching later today on Zach's channel (about 5.5 hours from time of post). Hopefully we will see some close races and good runs like this one.

Players: @EphNey and @linus
Map: kz_phamous
Editor: @Zach47
http://www.kzstats.com/maps/kz_phamous/

Feb
04
Glad to see some new people recording demos, editing and submitting to kz-climb. Nice to get some more variation!

Player: @Fr0ggy
Map: kz_experiment
Time: 01:19.75
Video Produced by: @Gull.

Jan
29
I would like to announce the ability to submit kz videos / runs to the community youtube channel. There are three different forms of submission:
  1. a POV demo (.dem) of the WR run
  2. a (minimally laggy) replay bot (.rec) from the server
  3. A community submission for a video
For those that plan to make own videos I plan to create a new youtube playlist on the channel to allow more freedom. But I'll also include the kz-climb YT templates if you would like to maintain consistency with the rest of the videos. Consistency is particularly important for featured series such as ROTW.

"How do I submit?"
An e-mail will be sent to: kzclimbgo@gmail.com with the subject of the email including "Community Submission"

Within the e-mail you will include the file or a link to a download of the file (.dem, .rec, or a rendered video for yt). And then follow this template:
  • Name of runner
  • Map
  • Time
  • Type
  • Link to kzstats page for that map
  • demo_gototick (if a .dem file this is greatly appreciated)
  • name of song (if edited video)
  • Editor and youtube channel link if desired (if edited video)
I hope to see more submissions to the community channel. With this ability to submit demos, bots and edited videos it opens the channel up to a larger population beyond just the KZers themselves (server owners with bots and video editors such as @Gull.). Please note submissions can also be Map Showcases or any other KZ related videos if wanted.

ROTW #10

Some people in last week's comments really wanted to see the kz_caulis_v2 run so I figured it was best to feature the improved time by @ruben (would've been ROTW regardless).

Player: @ruben
Map: kz_caulis_v2
Time: 02:36.02
Editor: @PlastiS

Jan
22
First I’d like to welcome @Lillen to the map testing team! I’d also like to remind people that you can not have alpha or beta as part of the name of a map, I’ve updated this thread to reflect this note. Thank you! If there are any issues it is easiest to contact me on steam or discord. I'll be watching the major but still be able to fix any issues (hopefully).

Approved
Updated
Removed
  • Kz_dontstop – community poll decided we didn’t want to see this kind of exploit in global maps

Updated mapcycle.txt

The console command for hosting a workshop map is:

host_workshop_map <file id>

OR

+host_workshop_map <file id> in the launch options of a server

I've also started maintaining the global approved maps on mega, so if you are missing a map maybe check that out if you can't find on workshop.
Jan
15
Player: @EphNey
Map: kz_symbiosis_final
Time: 01:20.33
Editor: @PlastiS

Jan
11
The first KZ Tournament I held reached 286 viewers, a prize pool of $212, and ended with @burhác beating @kohze in a 3-2 Grand Finals. It was well-received. To see the entire 1st KZ monthly tournament, you can watch the playlist here.

So, lets host a second one.

This is the second monthly* KZ tournament that I will be hosting. It will be hosted on my twitch with the current casters as myself and @Zpamm. The servers have been provided by House of Climb, and funding has been supported by the community!

The time planned for this tournament is Saturday, February 11th, 2017, at 1pm CST, on twitch
It will be best of 3 until the grand finals, which will be best of 5.

If you want to participate as a player or would like to apply as a fill in, please sign up here. Tournament has completed.

For those who want to see who has signed up, view the spreadsheet here.

The maps for the tournament will be
:
kz_summercliff2_go
kz_paradise
kz_sz_halicarnassus
kz_phamous
kz_dzy_reach
kz_sukblock_v2_fixed
kz_spacus

Rules:
Each player gets 2 vetoes. In the grand finals, each player gets 1 veto.

This will be a 1v1 !challenge pro run.
First person to reach the end timer with an active timer wins.
If you noclip or teleport to the timer, you will forfeit that map to the other player.

Current Prize Pool for all tournaments: $720

Current Prize Pool for THIS tournament: $360
1st Place: 70%
2nd Place: 20%
10% Left over for fees + funding for next tournament.

If you'd like to help fund this and future tournaments, please donate here or go to my twitch and donate below.

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Jan
10
Sorry for the late upload on this one but I was travelling Sunday and into Monday morning. Unfortunately it is a bot replay but very few de-syncs in it so we decided to accept it. Enjoy!

Player: @mistersisterfister
Map: kz_trashsurf
Time: 38.77 seconds
Editor: @Sikari

Jan
08
Hello,

Starting today, all new whitelist requests for KZTimerGlobal servers will follow a new process and set of requirements. These changes will help us keep track of the global server list as well as help prevent cheated records.

The new requirements are:
  • Must have no password
  • If VIP, must share a database and bots with publically joinable globally whitelisted server
  • Requests will now be completed on a google form providing:
    • Server IP (must be a static IP)
    • Description of Server
    • Steam ID of the Owner for Contact Purposes
  • Once whitelisted, demos (.rec files) MUST be available to the global team upon request by either:
    • Providing a FTP that global admins can access .rec files, or
    • Providing .zip files of the kz replay folder on request
  • Server owners must not be banned or have a previous ban from KZTimerGlobal

kzstats.com and kz-climb have been updated to show the new google form link:
https://goo.gl/forms/JDb6j6OkBuz4jCG02

We look forward to continuing to improve KZ in CSGO - we have major changes coming soon in 2017 so stay tuned!

Thank you,
KZTimerGlobal Team