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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
Dec
29
Today, I interviewed @burhác about his recent KZ Tournament win, what he's been up to recently, and what he is planning for in the future. Let me know if you want to see more of these, and what questions you'd like to see answered!

Zach47: Hey burhác, could you tell me a little about yourself?
burhác: Sure. I'm burhác, 19 years old born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. I'm currently going to university, studying a mixture of computer science and economics. My first CS game was Source, which I started playing in 2010, and I got into GO shortly after it came out.

Zach47: When did you start KZing? What made you start? What made you stay?
burhác: The first map I ever played was kz_snowylego in early summer 2015, and I remember not being able to complete it, so I didn’t play KZ for a few months there. In late summer 2015, I returned and played kz_ascend, and with the help of a very kind admin whom I can't remember, I managed to complete the map, and I was hooked. I started playing on HoC, and the community there was always very helpful and friendly, which made me stay this long.

Zach47: So, it’s been a week since you won the KZ tournament that I hosted. How do you feel?
burhác: I still get butterflies in my stomach a little bit when i think about it. I didn't think I would get that far in the tournament, especially considering what happened in the first kz-cup, but it feels really good that I could beat some of the top players, even though the very best weren't playing.

Zach47: What made you want to enter?
burhác: I decided to enter because some people were doubting that I'd get far in this tournament because of my history in choking (the last kz-cup), so I wanted to prove them wrong. I am also a very competitive person, so I would've entered regardless.

Zach47: Would you enter again if the maps were different? What would you change about the tournament?
burhác: I'd definitely enter again, no matter what the map pool is. Playing in this tournament made me go out of my comfort zone, as I had to play on combo-heavy maps that I haven’t really played all that much before. I liked everything about the tournament, the production value for the stream was good, format is perfect and everything went smooth in-game.

Zach47: So, moving away from the tournament and more about yourself, you currently have the 2nd highest amount of global pro records, with Linus having nearly triple yours. Have you been trying to get more records or are you content with the ones you have?
burhác: For the last month or so I've been moving away from KZ a little bit for the reason of getting burnt out a little bit. Most of my records are old and binded so I can't say I'm content with them. In the near future though, I'd like to move back to playing KZ more and beating my old records and the ones that were already beaten by others (looking at you @Sachburger kz_depot)

Zach47: What would you say is your best global record? What is the most difficult record you’ve had to work on to keep/get?
burhác: I'd say right now my hardest to beat global record is my pro run on kz_gfy_fortroca_finallll. You're gonna need lots of clicks to beat that. Battling @Sachburger on kz_depot consumed all my free time for about 2 weeks, and I ended up losing by 0.03 seconds. It's a very hard map, getting solid pro runs is incredibly difficult.

Zach47: Do you play other games besides KZ? I know that you speed run Left 4 Dead 2 on your twitch.
burhác: That would be correct, I started speed running L4D2 recently and streaming it on my twitch, which has been a very fun experience, and also part of the reason I don’t play KZ as much.

Zach47: Well, I want to thank you for answering my questions, for participating in my tournament, and I hope to see more of you in KZ and on Twitch.
burhác: No problem, and thank you for organizing the tourney, it was very fun. Hopefully more to come!

If you'd like to know more about burhác, visit the links below.
Twitch.tv
Steam
KZStats
Youtube

If you want to know more about the KZ Tournament, see this thread.
If you'd like to know when the next KZ Tournament will be, follow me on my twitch and keep an eye out here on the KZ-Climb forums. The next tournament should be expected early/mid February.

Thanks!