As we all know, recruitment is not just pivotal to a successful division but vital to the growth of TG as a whole. Some of us here at TG have made recruitment our drive and in some cases, our passion.
As from now, the Gears Of War Division is running a recruitment contest to help drive the number of new recruits in their Division
There are some awesome prizes available as well! The minimum recruit threshold to reach is 30 members for the rewards to become active. The prizes are listed below:
1st: $80 Dollas worth of a Game
2nd: Gears of hoodie/T-Shirt
3rd: Gears of War Mug
Official Thread link
Starts: October 18th
Ends: January 9th
ALL members of TG are welcome to recruit and will be eligible for the contest reward, however, you must remember to get the recruit to list you as their referrer by giving them the link on your profile! If you don't then you wont be given the credit for that recruit.
Hello TG and welcome to the third episode of a this series. In this series, titled 'What It's Like To Be..", I will be interviewing members of TG throughout the ranks, ranging from squad member right up to the CoC. As well as interviewing CoC members, i will also be taking the chance to interview certain members in support positions. This series will be published on a monthly basis.
Today i had to pleasure of interviewing TG KrizZz, Vice President of Tactical Gaming. What a honor this is.
TG SmokeyB: What attracted you to this position?
TG KrizZz: Nothing at all mate. I was not attracted to any thing high up originally. The best times was when i was a squad leader in Avalanche Squad, Halo Division, Now of course as i moved up i still had lots of great times but in every position i have had has always been because i feel i can help make TG better for everyone. I would like to say i have had lots of help from lots of people over years which has and still is a big help for me.
TG SmokeyB: What is the main reason for serving in the position for so long?
TG KrizZz:I have never stepped away from a position i have had ever in TW and then TG and i do not plan on starting now unless of course i know i can not do my job and it would be better for everyone in TG. There is also no where for me to go up wards (Unless the big guy retires at some point of course ). Also i can see all the little things going on everywhere and try to help everywhere now. As i am in the end responsible for everyone in TG now. So my job here overall is great and i still love it as much now as i have ever done.
TG SmokeyB: Can you tell us the best highlight while serving as VP?
TG KrizZz: There is a fair few here, Just seeing how we always move forward to try and make this community better like we always try to do. The move to the new site has to be one of the most important and although i did not do alot with the move as the Web Team handled pretty much all of that like normal it was another big move to only help make TG better. Just seeing all my staff grow over time like Hobo, Epsi, Fate and lots more who are now high up plus others that are not high up in TG are still here with me as well which i also love to see people in the trenches.
TG SmokeyB: What attracted you to TG when you first joined?
TG KrizZz: Well i had never heard of then TW at all and i was playing Halo 3 on my own when some random player sent me a message saying " Hi would you like to join our gaming community bla bla bla" so i checked out TW and thought why not. Then i had to do my Boot Camp and even that was a bit nerve racking back then as we done our Boot Camp with a (DI) Drill Instructor over TS3 or XBL etc. I did think i was head hunted by TW then so i felt really special hahahahahaha.
TG SmokeyB: I imagine you are busy with so many TGEC issues and paperwork. Can you describe a day in a life of the TG VP?
TG KrizZz: Not that exciting to be honest with ya, I will do all the normal stuff like, Check the site for stuff, Check the ATS to be sure things are done when they should and just general stuff. I do not have to check lots of stuff as i have staff around me that i trust and know that they do there job as well.
I would make sure the Web Team are ok and find out if i can do anything apart from breaking the site for them, Also would be checking on the Comp Team to see how we are doing with them as they are still a new ish thing and something that is growing for sure and will only make TG a better place to be.
TG SmokeyB: Can you tell me a little more about your TG history?
TG KrizZz: My TW then TG history is probably the most simple one you have ever seen. As said i joined Halo 12 years ago as a member in Avalanche Squad then a little bit after that i took SL of Avalanche, Then moved to XO of Halo 2nd Batt, Then the CO swapped positions with me so i took CO. A fair bit after the i got BGC of Halo and then DO as well. After a very long time i got Corps Commander of the new 3rd Corps, Then i got CoS and again after a while i got promoted to VP of TG.
TG SmokeyB: If you could change one thing in TG, what would it be?
TG KrizZz: Well there is not alot i would change around here as you all know what that saying is, " If it is not broke then no need to fix it ". Maybe the only thing i would like to change is the ammount of Competition we do around now, I do not want to sound old but in the old days every division was almost competiting and also doing well. Now i do not see as much competition going on now BUT i do also see some here and there and they are rocking it. I know Overwatch has done alot of comps etc for a while among others.
TG SmokeyB: Just for fun. If you had only 1 meal left to eat in life, what would it be?
1 Large Donor Kebab, All salad and mayonnaise on it.
1 Large Chips
1 Pot of Chilli Sauce
Greetings Tactical Gaming, Today i have the opportunity to interview Overwatch BGC - TG Bionic for her outstanding work in her division and brigade and get a true insight into what motivates this legend.
Without further adiu, please welcome TG bionic.
1) Hello, thanks for joining me today, let’s start off, tell me how it all started, you joining Tactical Gaming and what it was like?
Well, I joined TG back in March when I was a pretty lonely college freshman. A friend I knew in real life suggested I join TG as I loved Overwatch and her dad and brother were both SMs. I signed up, took my BC, and initially joined solely for Overwatch. But I was drawn pretty quickly to a leadership position, and remember what it felt like to grow with the IN squad I still consider home. It was full of positive, happy people who made a concerted effort to play with me outside of practice and coax me out of my shell.
2) So you’re now a BGC within TG. How is that going, how did you get that position and what's it been like with all those new responsibilities and duties? What is it about the position you really like about it?
I enjoy where I am immensely. I’ve held every rank, save for CO, within my brigade. I’ve learned how it feels to be an SM, SA, SL, XO, and now BGC. I pushed and applied and strived to go as high as I could to take care of the friends I’d made in my brigade, and under TG HSquared I felt more than confident to add on every layer of leadership. I will say, however, BGC has been a lot more than any of the others. It’s sometimes stressful to know that everyone here depends upon me and how I run this brigade. As far as this position goes, I feel as though I am where I should be to take care of all the people I’ve grown to know and love here, and that as BGC I can adequately help those I otherwise might not be able to.
3) Apart from gaming and TG, what else do you do in life, any cool hobbies, sports that you like doing or want to pick up?
Oh boy, that’s tough, I feel pretty boring actually... I play ukulele, bass, and guitar, so that’s something? I also write! So that’s another thing haha.
4) Who and what has made TG as good for you as it is today?
Honestly? TG HSquared, TG HaloHobo, Typicalveteran, and all the other strong leaders here who’ve taught me how to do my job and do it (hopefully) well and efficiently. And all of Overwatch XB1 brigade. I consider everyone there a friend, and to me, having that relationship makes this all worthwhile.
4.1) Has anyone you've known ever gone above and beyond their call of duty that impressed you?
My IN SL, Liz Weilschmidt. Her paperwork is absolutely unparalleled by any SS I’ve seen before.
5) Describe your leadership style and why.
I’d like to think I’m a kind and flexible person. I consider myself friendly with everyone in my brigade, because respect isn’t always a right, it has to be earned. On a personal level, I like to connect with everyone in my brigade. My top priority is everyone’s happiness. I don’t mind if I need to cancel plans to run an event or spend hours planning a fun recruitment activity, everything is worth it to hear them all laughing and enjoying themselves. As their leader I will always 100% put their happiness first, way before mine.
5.1) As a Leader, how do you evaluate success within your command?
Connection. A good leader is respected and listened to. A great leader is respected and followed. I look for those who naturally take charge and I watch my SMs to see who they move toward. Successful leaders in my brigade are business when needed and a friend when applicable. No one can lead by fear mongering or absence. My staff are expected to be present and available to assist. We are here as volunteers for our SMs, without my SMs, SS, and BTN staff I would not be BGC. It’s important that they know why they’re here.
6) What is the funniest thing you've ever done in your time with TG or any game for that matter?
Our recruitment competition. Got HaloHobo pied in the face. Enough said.
7) If you were to meet one game character from any game you have ever played, who would it be?
Oh man, anyone in my entire brigade who has ever played a single game of Apex with me knows the answer... I miiiight be a bit to hype to meet Wattson from Apex Legends. She is amazing.
Thank you for joining us today @TG bionic keep up the outstanding work you do for your division and TG
Shadowkeep releases on October 1st! And Bungie has released ALL information regarding this huge expansion, including patch notes and free to play information as to what all players will receive for free.
Here are all the information and roadmap:
Here is the roadmap for the DLC and season pass!
Impressed with the amount of content? There's more! Here is a link to the PATCH NOTES that will come in addition to the DLC! LINK HERE
This is by far Bungie's most anticipated release in both size and hype!
For the last several months the game has been in testing this game in the likes of Asia, Australia and Canada. Today it is finally available to Everyone!
To get the game sign up Download the app on either on the Play Store or the APP Store.
The Game is FREE-TO-PLAY that allows members to play maps, weapons and characters from the the Call of Duty Series.
Team Deathmatch and Frontline are available on launch with more Modes on the way!
Will you be getting this Game? have you already being playing the Beta? let us know in the comments Below!
To all who shall see these presents, greeting:
Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of
The Fury (ST) Squad and the Hellcats (ST) Squad
in World of Tanks Division of Tactical Warfare,
to be Merged and Promoted to The Bandits (CP) squad.
The Fury Squad and the Hellcat Squad came together as a joint competition task force in order to have enough members to participate in competitive events. They have been participating in ladders/tournaments for more than 2 years and have been progressing forward with each event that they have participated in since they started competing. The Task Force was been developed from a selection World of Tanks members that had extensive experience in the game, showed that they had the ability to understand the importance of tactics, exercise communication discipline, and most importantly showed a desire to compete. Using the nickname "The Bandits," The task force has experienced many challenges while developing their competition team and bringing out the best of their members. Over the past two years the Bandits have competed against other clans who have bred their teams to be specifically for competitive tournament play only. Yet the Bandits have been successful when competing against these clans, regardless of being the under dogs of the events. The Bandits took first place in the very first tournament that they participated in, which is where they were introduced to some of these very competitive clans and proved that TG can be force to be reckoned with.
The Bandits started with the goal to reach the top 10 percent requirement, which was previously required to receive CP status, and work their way up through the 3 Tier [Intermediate, Professional, and Champions] league system. The Bandits recently finished a tournament and finally achieved the coveted top 10% status of their tournament and they have been invited into the Professional League tier. The Bandits are confident in their current success rate and have made a new goal, which is to advance to the Champions League by this time next year.
It is my firm belief that The Bandit's have showed there unwavering commitment to earn the privilege of being a competitive squad; and they have done so by conquering Titian-like obstacles though their blood, sweat, and tears.
Is hereby awarded
The Tactical Warfare Corps Commander Coin
C0ACH came to me in or around November 2018 inquiring about promoting a squad to a CP squad. C0ACH informed me that the squad was working hard, participating in events on a regular basis, but at the time they were not meeting the 10% requirement at that time. C0ACH was encouraged to get the squad to a higher competitive level in which they could qualify for the competition squad status. C0ACH accepted the challenge and went to work, personally leading from the front and helping this squad with achieving their goals. It is my honor to award C0ACH my challenge coin for not only taking on my challenge in an honorable fashion but successfully surpassing the expectations that was set for this challenge. A job well done. And
The Legion of Merit Award
The Instrumental Leadership Award
C0ACH has been on the front lines with the Bandits since they have first started competing and his leadership has been instrumental in the Bandits success in the competitive gaming world. C0ACH has donated countless hours of his personal free time assisting his two squads. C0ACH took the time to establish multiple tactics for each map, built successful game plans, after evaluating how their opponents were winning their matches, after learning their opponents weaknesses. In the beginning there were some members that struggled with consecutive losses. C0ACH retained his resolve and encouraged the team to keep pressing forward, working on their personal gaming skills, and on their knowledge of the game mechanics. C0ACH helped his teammates build up their self confidence and led them to countless victories.
The Instrumental Leadership Award
Combat Operations Award
The Squad staff of the Fury and Hellcat squads have gone above and beyond their normal duties to assist in planning, preparation, and training their squad members with the single focus to achieve their competitive goals. These folks have consistently given their team words of encouragement during difficult defeats and have praised their squad members for their successes without taking credit of their own. Tactical Gaming is a better place for having these Squad Leaders and Squad Assistants as Leaders. A job well done.
The members of The Bandits worked long and hard over the past two years trusting their leadership to help them achieve their goals in Competition. These folks have invested countless hours in training and exercising their plans to prepare themselves to be successful in their matches. A job well done everyone. Keep up the hard work.
Medals Descriptions - TW
Medal Descriptions - TG
as such from the 26th day of September Two Thousand and Nineteen.
These appointees will therefore carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the grade to which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto pertaining. And I do strictly charge and require all personnel of lesser grade to render obedience to appropriate orders. And these appointees are to observe and follow such orders and directions as may be given from time to time by Superiors acting according to the rules and articles governing the discipline of Tactical Warfare.
Given under my hand at 1st Corps / World of Tanks Division, on this 26th day of September Two Thousand and Nineteen.
Chief of Staff
So Cyberpunk 2077.. It’s a game we have all been waiting for and with the official launch date of 16 April 2020 we couldn’t be more hyped.
If you haven’t heard about this game then I ask how big is the rock you’ve been living under for the past couple years? But incase you haven’t a clue what I’m going on about then Cyberpunk 2077 is an open world, single player game, somewhat based around the comic books where you get to decide your story, gender, looks, background and much more!
Only single player? I hear you ask. What about friends that we wanna share the best game ever with? I also hear you ask.
Well until September 4th 2019 all we had been told is that they have been devoting R&D resources to troubleshooting and assessing, which basically means they have been trying to decide whether or not multiplayer will be worth it, AND GUESS WHAT! They have decided that multiplayer is completely worth it and it will be released into the game, however before we all get our shot at multiplayer, we have to wait for them to release the single-player and their free DLC before they release the full multiplayer mode into the game.
Now whilst I love the idea of multiplayer in this game, they are still yet to notify us of whether it will be co-op, Vs or maybe a GTA V style open world multiplayer. This is all they’ve had to say so far “Until now, the only thing we said about multi was that it was in R&D. As we’re getting closer to launching ‘single player’ Cyberpunk 2077 in Apr. 2020, we’d like to confirm that multiplayer's in the works!”
With all this in mind CDPR have picked up a lot of skilled and experienced staff that they are confident will bring us nothing but the best and with their free dlc and 0 pre-order benefits, they are really appealing to the majority of gamers which is probably the best thing a company can do modern day because with increasing dlc prices on other games this just takes CDPR and puts them out in the lead.
Keep an eye out as I will be bringing you news about Cyberpunk 2077 as soon as I hear anything.
MUSTACHE OCTOBER COMPETITION
Let's get things straight from the get go shall we. Mustache October is not a contest, it's a cultural movement. For a month. Short-lived by cultural standards, Mustache October will burn brightly while it does.We have all heard of no shave November.Here at Tactical Gaming we have a large military and ex military demographic. Service members still serving today are not allowed to have full beards and must be clean shaven according to AR670-1. However, they can have mustaches. So instead of no shave November we will be doing Mustache October. Like most cultural movements, there are "rules" governing who is part of the movement and who is not. The following are the rules and regulations that will govern Mustache Octobers short, but brilliant life span.
1. All registered participants must be clean-shaven and have the entrance fee of $8.00 USD paid on October 1st unless registered for the pre existing condition category. Picture proof required.
2. Facial hair of any variety is allowed until October 15th, after which point only a mustache is allowed. A mustache is defined as an island of hair that is at least 1cm (root to root) from the nearest body of facial hair. A mustache is an island. Get it? No isthmuses or peninsulas allowed. Picture proof required.
3. Registered participants who shave off their mustache prior to judging, or those who refuse to obey the "island" rule after October 15th are disqualified. Disqualification includes passive aggressive subtle insults and silent judging by all participants 😁
4. Participants will be subjected to a minimum of 2 photographs (before and after) during the course of Mustache October for documentation/humiliation purposes. Additional photography will be solicited. It is highly recommended that you comply to this solicitation for humiliation purposes.
5. Judges will be FEMALE COC to be decided at a later time. GET READY TO BE TOLD YOU HAVE A GIRLY MUSTACHE BY A GIRL.
6. Eight bucks is the price of a fast food meal. Sacrifice a restaurant visit to help a kid receive a toy under the tree this year and improve the health of your bowels for a day. Entrance fee is $8.00 USD.
7. Winner of best in show gets to pick the charity. All proceeds from this competition will go to a charity.
Remember, everyone's a winner in Mustache October. Some people are just more follicularly-gifted than others. We're judging mustaches here folks, not individuals. With that said, here are the award categories.
Best In Show (THE TOM SELLECK AWARD)
The name basically sums it up. This award is reserved for the most spectacular specimen produced over the course of the month. This is utterly subjective to the judge's personal opinion, no matter how revealing that may be.
Most Disturbing (THE JOE DIRT DNA AWARD)
When you look at this mustache, goosebumps will appear in places you didn't know you had follicles. If you saw a layman on the street with this mustache, you'd warn other people's children about this man.
Most Fitting (THE RON BURGUNDY AWARD)
Sometimes the stars align and a man becomes something... more, with a mustache. This award is given to the mustache that makes a man greater than the sum of his otherwise wholly inadequate parts.
Dirtlip (THE TRASH STACHE AWARD)
The little follicles that couldn't. The recipient of this award can only take solace in the fact that this is all for charity and fun.
The Handlebar (THE HULK HOGAN AWARD)
No need to fear hurricane Dorian when this fella is around. You can hold on for dear life to these handlebars. This award is presented to the recipient with the best handlebar mustache based on the length of the handle,thickness and pure horror.
Imposter ( THE MASTER OF DISGUISE AWARD)
This award is for our female brothers in arms. Ladies i didn't forget about you. This award is for the best female selfie containing a fake mustache. Supporting costumes such as Mario,Luigi, Tom Selleck and Ron Burgundy are encouraged. Stay classy TG.
Pre Existing Condition Class (THE GREEK GOD AWARD)
This is a wholly separate class reserved for the few, proud men who choose to wear a mustache every day of their glorious lives. Members of this class are not required to shave their existing mustaches October 1st, but they are subject to rule #2 listed above. There is only one award for this class, and members of this class are not eligible for any other award categories. Members of this class are encouraged to go for "trick" points as their thick, luxurious, upper-lip base has long been established. All other participants in this competition should bow down to these shiney Greek golden gods who choose to gift us with their pictures of perfection.
What if I can't grow a mustache?
We are always in search of comment comedians and judges.
How much does it cost?
It costs $8.00 USD and one month of you looking like Ron Burgundy or a complete buffoon. Members are encouraged to donate more.
How do input this in ATS?
You don't. Attach a picture as your profile image and live in shame/glory until next October