KZ Climb Community Website

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
Linus is nuts, enjoy!

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

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 (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:

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.

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

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

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


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

Updated mapcycle.txt
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.
  • kz_2seasons_winter_fix
    • Also as a note if you think we misjudged a map, feel free to make a thread here stating why. Your explanation must be more detailed than “I like it, should be global”.
  • kz_420b
  • kz_panda
  • kz_sugar_dreamland
Disabled Due to CJ Bhop SC
  • kz_alice_final_v3
  • kz_ascend
  • kz_bluehop_mq
  • kz_goodluck_mq
  • kz_jg_ditch
  • kz_orangejuice_fix
Updated mapcycle.txt
If you wanted new maps this release isn't for you...

Removed Maps
  • kz_adrenaline - removing since it's an old version of map
  • kz_pianoclimb_go - removing for bind bhop skip at end of map
  • kz_tryit_v2 - has jumps that the blocks move based off player contact making it unplayable on large servers, also is a stolen map (xc_croak on css)
Updated mapcycle.txt

Nominations for Map Removals
These maps will be removed unless the community provides a legitimate reason to keep them in the pool:
  • kz_420b: low quality lighting, low quality gameplay, no competition in top times happening on this map
  • kz_panda: appears unfinished, abundant amount of perfs for such a short map, low amounts of competition
  • kz_sugar_dreamland: awful gameplay, bad texturing, no competition on this map
The community can also nominate maps to be removed. If there is a significant desire to remove a map, the map approval team will then review it.