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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!
Dec
27
Well guys it’s almost the end of “KZ in 2016, LUL” but I’m sure you’ll figure out how to adapt to the New Year. But with that I wanted to create an overview and highlight some important moments in KZ that happened during this past year.

The first thing that comes to my mind is the KZ Cup that had tremendous support within and outside of our little community. It was truly the pinnacle of CSGO KZ to date and gave us some truly memorable moments. Some amazing moments, quotes and of course shitty kz memes. Starting off with the most obvious moment of 400$ ladder from my bro @linus . The popularization of CSGOKZSUCKSBOYS as a copy pasta courtesy of @ivansky that got many of us temporarily banned from the kz-climb channel due to no meme policy. But in my opinion the thing that sticks in my head the most from that time was the fact that a good pal and KZ legend zza left kz in one of the best possible ways, at the top. Of course this isn’t the only thing that happened in the past year but to me and many other kzers it was a great event.

So onto the super sought-after Sachburger year-end awards!

Best Map Released in 2016

Kz_depot created by @f3Vo – has a great balance between combo-ing and techniques that allow room to optimize without hitting more clicks and gave birth to depot streams from @burhác and I

Runner-up: Kz_shark created by nykaN

Best KZ run obtained in 2016

kz_beginnerblock_go by b0utamine (00:38.94) – the run is 6 months old and has yet to be beat even with the likes of @linus and @blasdfa going for it, that’s pretty damn impressive

Runner-up: kz_j2s_westbl0ck by linus (01:58.72)

Most Impressive KZer in 2016

@linus – dude peaked at over 100 records in the past year and still holds basically triple the next best

Runner-up – b0utamine

Most Satisfying Cheater Caught

skodna – we suspected him of cheating for so long before busting him that it wasn’t even that shocking when it happened

Runner-up: break

Best Individual KZ Streamer

@ruben;D – even though he left for a while he probably gains the most viewers and always makes a super chill stream with his unique style of KZ <twitch>

Runner-up: @DanZay <twitch>

Best KZ Vid of 2016

kz_comp_global battle video – first of the kind in csgo kz and with two amazing runs from @blasdfa and @linus

Runner-up: kz_shark by DanZay

Best Community Member

@DanZay – this guy is a GOAT does everything: kz, mapping, videos, guides, and now working on his own adaptation of a kz plugin

Runner-up: @Zpamm

Most Bullied Community Member

@MMZ>Kask - he has been getting bullied since 2014 for being a “dinosaur”, but I still love him

Runner-up: @nexus :feelsnexusman:

Member that Best Embodied ”KZ in 2016, LUL”

Supa – has been in kz since some kzers weren’t even born and this marks the first year he was almost entirely absent, "let dillegince be your mastermind"

Runner-up: @Kenneth

Best KZ-Climb Thread of 2016

Break apology thread – nothing unites us more than shitting on cheaters I love it

Runner-up: Every witchhunt thread

Biggest KZ-Climb Forum Whore

@pLekz - a like whore and made his goal to get a 2.0 like to post ratio, also known as his K/D ratio

Runner-up: @rifk

Most OSsloth

@blasdfa – the most important award as only true OSsloth's will understand what it means

Runner-up: Me, of course

Conclusion

And I’d just like to end this post giving a shout out to some community members that have stepped up recently. They have taken time out of their day to give back to the community (in no particular order): @Zach47 , @PlastiS , @Sikari , @kris , @DanZay , and of course everyone involved in the Global Team for doing their part in the kz community as this year draws to a close.
Dec
20
Hey guys, as many know I am heading back to Canada over the holidays so I will be on a hiatus from active duties. Throughout the year there have been many changes but I hope in these past few months where the map testing team and I took over, improved your experience.

Happy Holidays <3 and see ya in 2017 (kz in 2017.... LUL?)

New Maps

Kz_bhop_skyworld_go - Hard strafe / bhop style map; originally ported by P and adapted to CSGO kz by @Orbit
Kz_4u_nature - Easy to medium combo map; originally created and ported by @ivansky

Updated Maps

Kz_orangejuice_v2 – fixed by @DanZay, times wiped
Kz_reach_v2 – fixed ladder exploit and added a nifty little bonus, times transferred

Updated mapcycle.txt
Dec
17
Linus is nuts, enjoy!

Player: @linus
Map: kz_shark
Time: 1:12.45
Editor: @PlastiS

Dec
13
Considering the significant amount of KZ streams that have been popping up and the interest of another KZ Cup, I thought we should get started with something small and work our way up. So, what I want to do is to host a 16-man KZ tournament on my private server. It would be streamed, and the winner would win something. What should it be? donations = prize? $5 steam gift card? etc.... I'm using this as a way of gauging interest in regular tournaments, much like XJ does with their monthly tournaments..

I would encourage everyone to sign up. You can sign up here. Sign ups are closed.
Sign ups will end on Monday, December 19th.

To view who is currently applying to play, see who is playing here.

The first tournament would be hosted on Friday, December 23rd, 2016, at 3pm CST, at twitch.tv/ijjust (Time and date can be adjusted, but weekends aren't possible for me because of work)
It will be best of 3 until the grand finals, which will be best of 5.

The maps will be:
kz_gigablock_go
kz_haki_v2
kz_hellinashop
kz_pineforest
kz_void
kz_sunset_od
kz_peak_global

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

This will be a 1v1 !challenge pro run. You will join the server against the person you'll be playing, !challenge each other on the maps you didn't veto, and then you race. The first player to finish wins. If you attempt to cheat or circumvent the !challenge 10 second timer at the beginning, you will be disqualified. In fact, any form of teleporting or skipping using teleporting is considered cheating.

Current prize pool for all tournaments: $500

Pool will be split across two tournaments. This tournament's pool is $212.
1st place: 70% of winnings
2nd place: 20% of winnings
10% left over for fees.

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Dec
11
This run was chosen for the sheer improvement on time and being the first time the Pro time on this map was faster than the TP run. Enjoy :)

Player: @Sachburger
Map: kz_solidarity_v2
Time: 4:30.87
Editor: @kris

Dec
03
This ROTW features tricky, he beat one of the longest standing records on kzstats.

Player: tricky
Map: kz_galaxy_go2
Time: 2:03.65
Editor: @PlastiS

Nov
27
For the second ROTW it features @linus, he retook his kz_ancient_v3 throne after a small battle with cl1p.

Player: @linus
Map: kz_ancient_v3
Time: 1:35.13
Editor: @kris

Nov
25
Approved

Re-enabled and Times Transferred
*Thanks @Masque for fixing

Updated mapcycle.txt
Nov
20
Welcome to the first ever ROTW video for CSGO KZ. Thanks to everyone that made this possible: Xtreme-Jumps for the idea of ROTW, @ollyabc for taking the initative to ask Kenneth for details, @.Sikari^ =D for putting in time to get the first video out, @Sachburger for organizing, and last but definitely not least @PlastiS for doing the first ROTW edit on this channel.

Player: @Sachburger
Map: kz_2seasons_spring_fix
Time: 4:45.25
Editor: @PlastiS



Now going into how this YouTube channel will function and what goal it serves. The simple goal of this channel is to be a community hub for all things related to global kz. This means it will feature:
  1. Global Records
  2. Map Showcases
  3. Tutorials Related to KZtimer
Within these categories there are different ways to go about things. For global records this is where most of the videos will come from. There will be two different types of uploads regular WR uploads as seen by kz_verv3_gg video done by @.Sikari^ =D, and a featured run done in a ROTW style. To explain these further the regular WR uploads can be simply any 128tick WR, with preference to PRO runs. There may be exceptions for TP global records, as an example a death tier map run may have a more impressive TP run.

These videos still need to adhere to a certain standard, POV demos are 100% the best way to create videos. Bot replays should be avoided as they are often very buggy, some exceptions may apply. A live recording may be used as long as there is minimal HUD, please no netgraph or cl_showpos and ideally no menu for pro runs; this is an example of an acceptable live recording.

For ROTW it is up to the editor what their standards for a video is but there should be a heavier focus of quality and effort put into the video. Most editors prefer POV demos sent to them with the demo_gototick that the run starts at. Now ROTW’s aren’t necessarily every week as it simply may not be possible due to record activity or lack of time from editors but we hope to make them on a fairly consistent level. If you get a demo or run that you think is ROTW quality, please communicate it with me (@Sachburger) so that we don’t have multiple people trying to get ROTW independently. Let us know (in the above poll) if this should be continued or if we should just maintain consistent standards across all uploaded runs and let different editors make videos the way they want.

For map showcases it is simply a video focused on a new or an older map with exceptional aesthetics. This can be done through a fly-through of the map or a nice smooth run as seen in @DanZay previously done showcases.

Lastly this channel is completely community driven. So anyone is free to create videos, when uploading or releasing the video I will simply be checking for quality standards. If you want to create videos for the community get in touch with me.

TL;DR: Community driven youtube that features WR runs, map showcases and kz tutorials. Anyone can create videos with a preference for POV demo recorded runs. Let us know in the poll above if ROTW series should continue or if you think featuring a specific run is not worth it.