Thanks everyone for coming! Recaps and beta keys coming to you soon!
Time to buff the scratches out of your Siege Tanks -- CSL and the NYU Game Center's FallCraft returns for its second year on October 27th, 2012. A day long event celebrating one of the greatest eSports in the world, FallCraft will feature exhibition matches between NYU and Columbia's collegiate Starcraft teams, a panel on the present and future of electronic sports, as well as a day long Map Jam! There will also be an in-house raffle for Heart of the Swarm Beta Keys thanks to Blizzard!
October 27th also celebrates the LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR AZUBU COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONS -- if your team isn't registered, go do it now!
10am - 5pm Map Jam featuring HotS beta keys!
7pm - 8:15pm Think eSports: Panel Discussion featuring iSAxslav, Hot_Bid, and a scholar of eSports
8:30pm - 10pm Battle for Manhattan: NYU vs Columbia featuring NY's finest
10pm - onwards Read on to find out...
Refreshments will be served!
Ten Heart of the Swarm Beta Keys will be raffled out to the live audience!
The event will be held on the 9th floor of 721 Broadway at 7th street.
The event will also be streamed on CSL's Twitch.tv page.
Anyone is welcome to the panel and exhibition matches, but please RSVP for the Map Jam HERE. Online participants are welcome!
Congratulations to our winning maps, Gemini, Boulderdash, and Rocks on a Ship!
What's a jam? A brief history
Whereas they were once a method of making quirky games quickly, game jams have become an integral part of independent game development over the last few years. Simply put, a game jam is a gathering of developers, either locally and remotely, with express purpose of making games in a very short period of time. Often a jam will have an organizing theme, such as 'no health' or 'flying', in order to direct participants and to keep them from working on game before the jam begins. The ethos of a jam is experimentation rather than execution, and the game produced tend to be excellent examples of single ideas that can then be expanded upon later.
The goal of the Fallcraft Map Jam is to bring the same sense of experimentation, and the energy of making new things in a short amount of time, to the creation of competitive maps for Starcraft 2.
Organized like a short game jam, the FallCraft Map Jam will start in the morning with the revelation of a theme (islands! purple! fastest map possible!), and the theme might be as specific as ‘islands’ or as general ‘low resources’. Participants will then have 5 hours to create from scratch a competitive 1v1 map that fits with the theme of the Jam. At the end of the Jam the submitted maps will be judged by our invited pro and the captains of our two collegiate teams.
The creators of the three best maps will receive HotS Beta Keys!
And the best gift of all - the three best maps will be played during the Exhibition matches, deciding the victor of the Battle for Manhattan.
Some things to keep in mind if you’re going to be part of the Map Jam:
- RSVP HERE!
- Online participants are welcome.
- It doesn’t have to be pretty. It just has to work.
- Judges are looking at how good the map is, but also how well it fits the theme.
- Have fun and be creative!
The map jam theme is DESTRUCTIBLE ROCKS.
- Be Creative
- Blizzard uses destructible rocks in certain ways... what are ways to explore destructible rocks?
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if the file is small enough; if it is too large, email to ask for a link to dropbox
Publish to b.net and tell us your name!!!
CSL and NYU invite you to Think eSports -- its present, its future, and StarCraft II -- alongside our awesome lineup of panelists:
- Writer and critic Simon Ferrari
- Pro SC2 player Nick "iSAxslav" Ranish of infinity Seven gaming
- Team Liquid’s Ken ‘HotBid’ Chen
After each speaker gives a short talk, they’ll sit down for a conversation moderated by Professor Charles Pratt of the NYU Game Center. We will take questions from the live and online audience.
The NYU and Columbia CSL teams decide, once and for all, who will be the Kings of Manhattan.
This epic battle for glory will be commentated by iSAxslav, who will then join the battle as a competitor and take on the roster of the winning team.
NYU vs Columbia
Refrain < ESV Cloud Kingdom > Besta
Refrain < GEMINI > Pengwin
Refrain < ESV Ohana LE > Borgak
Refrain < Boulderdash > Benji
Infestion < GSL Daybreak > Benji
VicktorX < Rocks on a Ship > Benji
APIxTangenT < GSL Entombed Valley > Benji
Dabu < GSL Metropolis > Benji
< GSL Antiga Shipyard >
Poll: Who will be the King of Manhattan?
NYU CSL (35)
Columbia CSL (34)
108 total votes
NYU CSL (35)
Columbia CSL (34)
108 total votes
Your vote: Who will be the King of Manhattan?
+ Show Spoiler [NYU Roster] +
Player: Kevin (Railgun) Zhou
Bio: Likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Player: Brian (Dabu) Ryals
Major: Applied Mathematics
Bio: Enjoys computational dynamics, wheat thins, and Mario games. Doesn't play Terran.
Player: David (Refrain) Chen
Major: Finance/Information Systems
Bio: Doesn't enjoy computational dynamics, wheat thins, and Mario games. Plays Terran.
Player: Victor (VictorX) Xia
Major: Media Studies
Bio: I love free time!
Player: Andy (Assymptote) Lin
Major: Math/Computer Science
Bio: Spelled asymptote wrong.
Player: Justin (APIxTangenT) Chu
Bio: I play Starcraft.
Player: Dan (Infestion) Lee
Bio: Made mutalisks to get into Master league.
Player: Colin (JacE) McGrath
Bio: Named himself after a MTG card.
+ Show Spoiler [Columbia Roster] +
Player: Matt (Bargak) Soyk
Major: Applied Math
Player: Alex (NamespaceSTD) Dong
Major: Computer Science
Bio: Transferred into Columbia sophomore year; has played in CSL for both RIT and Columbia
Player: Ben (Benji) Graif
Major: Anthropology and premedical sciences
Bio: was in the army for a minute and now imdabes.
Player: Doug 'Besta' Lary
Bio: i go carriers every game
Player: Henry (Animostas) Ling
Major: Astrophysics and music
Bio: Have been promoted to master from diamond 5 times
Player: Chris 'Musashi' Carrano
Player: Ford, Fischer, Sava
Bio: Senior at Columbia, likes sc2
Player: Brian 'Chevron' Smiley
Bio: Former GSL Code S Ro8 viewer
Player: John PengWin Peng
Major: Art History
Bio: 60% of the time, marine scv works all the time
Player: Andrew (MiTo) Kiluk
Bio: Roughly the same height as a colossus
New York Mafia, 9th floor. Hot_Bid will be policy lynched.
Expected to last until 3am.
About the Collegiate Starleague:
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About the NYU Game Center:
Established in 2008, the NYU Game Center is part of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. We celebrate games as a creative practice, and offer an Master's of Fine Arts, undergraduate courses, and public programs on the design, production, and study of games as an aesthetic and cultural form. It is part of our mission to establish New York City as a center of innovation in this important field. You can find more information about the Game Center at gamecenter.nyu.edu