Australian Comp scene: Is it a thing?



  • First off, Hi. My name is ThermalLance, an aspiring competitive Chivalry player from Australia

    Over the last few weeks my primary game has shifted from Tribes: Ascend (a teamwork based FPS/ski simulator) into Chivalry, specialising in Vanguard Spearwork, and after some google legwork, I have no idea of there is such a thing as competitve Chiv play in Oceania.

    I play Tribes competitivly (which is a 7v7 format), and I love the teamwork required to play effectivly, and I wonder if something similar currrently exists in chivalry.

    So far I have found that TAW have a chiv clan, but TAW burnt the Oceanic tribes scene, so I began looking eslewhere, and all I could find is a 2v2 tourny, somewhere in these forums.

    To cut a long story short, does competitive Chivalry exist in Aus, and is there a website or somehting to go to to find more information?

    oh, and what is one thing you would reccomend a comp noobie to do. I know that in Tribes, I would tell a new player to turn the mouse sensitivity down, or play the flag (CTF is main mode) more



  • The competitive scene in Chivalry is, in general, rather nebulous. There are no main hubs or developer supported competitive events for Chivalry so things have always existed in the background since the game first came out. Dark Age Gaming proved to be a strong gathering point and held a lot of potential for the NA scene but due to problems with the site and hosting it went down :x ESL was thrusted forth for the EU scene but that never picked up the activity it needed to get far for some reason. I don’t know of much going on in the Oceanic area but I’m sure there are a few clans out there and many individuals that like playing.

    It seems to be me that everyone is waiting for some site or service to step up and deliver a healthy gathering point for competitive groups to gather around. Sponsors would be the next huge thing for the competitive Chivalry scene as they would draw in a lot of new groups and clans to compete which would in turn get more Pugs and scrims going. For now all we can do is hope and watch. The Chivalr.us league is starting soon and I do hope that they will become a new front of Competitive Chivalry to push forward. Only time will tell but I wouldn’t take anything too seriously for awhile.

    If we want to make Chivalry a competitive game we all have to do the work ourselves. We have to support whatever resources are there, organize scrims and pick up games with pubbies, and step up wherever and whenever we can :)



  • There are four major clans in Aus/NZ. These are: “eX”, “Beta”, “The Greats” and “IXL” (ixl is sponsored by Esports). These clans are composed of around 30-40 highly skilled players competing in frequent scrims against one another. Currently however there are no “prize pool” tournaments, although ixl is planning on organising some proper tournaments later on this year.



  • Thanks for the responses. I suppose I better be clearer. All I’m looking for is playing with teamwork against teamwork, as it seems is happening now. I’m not after prizes or anything, just the game played in an organised way



  • Hi Lance,

    Check out this thread: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=3095

    Scroll down to the “International Clans”. Most of them are labeled for what region they are in. Hopefully you can find one and contact them for more info :)



  • Or find one of then in game.

    When these clan players play pub games they tend to play pub FFA. A couple of them think they are above the rules on our pub servers sometimes just becuase they are in a clan.

    But yes they do have their own servers and they do regular scrims.



  • @lemonater47:

    Or find one of then in game.

    When these clan players play pub games they tend to play pub FFA. A couple of them think they are above the rules on our pub servers sometimes just becuase they are in a clan.

    But yes they do have their own servers and they do regular scrims.

    above the rules in ffa? what rules can u break in ffa?

    also here are the aus ladders
    http://www.cybergamer.com.au/pc/chivalry1v1/ladder/
    http://www.cybergamer.com.au/pc/chivalry/ladder/



  • Winning, thanks dotamachine. Didn’t realise CG finally got their ladders up and running.

    ENROLLING.



  • Ours is the most players per country (or whatever the word for it is). Australia is very active in this game. However we’ll never survive if each patch we get thrown to the dogs, I can see veteran after veteran give up because of this shitty meta TBS created, and all the bugs and balance decisions. The only reason America has any sort of pro scene, is because they have a lot more losers than us (we’re trying our best to copy your dumb fatness).

    So since the only hope anyone has left anymore is Deadliest Warrior, let’s just hope we get more than 30 hours of CASUAL FUN WEEEEEE in before we switch to a better game.

    We’ve had a $200 open 5v5 tournament open, but wasn’t enough 5v5 teams to sign up, namely due to lack of advertising (reddit not keeping us on top and forums being barren of intelligence or popularity). We’ve had a 1v1 tournament from CGs last season, where some people exploited. Season two is MAA wars, and scrims are Brandistock, Norse MAA, Warbow. We have a serious community trying hard to work, but this game man… this fucking game. It just want people to buy the game, not play it.



  • @Infernus:

    There are four major clans in Aus/NZ. These are: “eX”, “Beta”, “The Greats” and “IXL” (ixl is sponsored by Esports). These clans are composed of around 30-40 highly skilled players competing in frequent scrims against one another. Currently however there are no “prize pool” tournaments, although ixl is planning on organising some proper tournaments later on this year.

    What do you mean sponsored by Esports? That’s like saying running for office and saying “I represent politics”, it’s just… what?

    The term encompasses every game on every platform that is played competitively on a large scale for prize money. You can’t be sponsored by that, you can only be sponsored by specific companies/people, i.e. sponsors, like IEM, Astro, Razer, Red Bull, TotalBiscuit, etc.



  • @Daiyuki:

    @Infernus:

    There are four major clans in Aus/NZ. These are: “eX”, “Beta”, “The Greats” and “IXL” (ixl is sponsored by Esports). These clans are composed of around 30-40 highly skilled players competing in frequent scrims against one another. Currently however there are no “prize pool” tournaments, although ixl is planning on organising some proper tournaments later on this year.

    What do you mean sponsored by Esports? That’s like saying running for office and saying “I represent politics”, it’s just… what?

    The term encompasses every game on every platform that is played competitively on a large scale for prize money. You can’t be sponsored by that, you can only be sponsored by specific companies/people, i.e. sponsors, like IEM, Astro, Razer, Red Bull, TotalBiscuit, etc.

    EsportClothing* my mistake. Not too familiar seeing as i’m in Resurrection (former and more fine version of Beta). And Ixl (now Zealous) is no longer sponsored by anyone sooo… yeah.



  • australisns have bad ping



  • @JanTerri:

    australisns have bad ping

    Did you srsly just necro this thread from a year ago?



  • how can australians play competitively when they have such high ping xD



  • @JanTerri:

    how can australians play competitively when they have such high ping xD

    We play against each other?


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