The King Camper tournament was organised
Black Plague clan in September 2002. The competition
was a fund raiser event for one of their members - UnDying,
who had been the victim in a horrific motor accident
and sustained serious injuries.
The Ghost Recon community pulled together
and the Tournament arranged. Entrants donated
on an honour system to compete, and some offered up
prizes. Ubi Soft contributed promotion, and a box full
of games. At the end of the tournament over
$700 had been raised, and some great games enjoyed.
After a preliminary knock out stage,
8 teams of 3 players were through to the finals. The
eventual winners were "SEAL 3" consisting
of [VF]John-Pain, SIN Fusion and Eraser.
managed to pin two of the winning team down, and they
were more than happy to answer a few questions about
all congratulations on winning the Tournament.
[VF]John_Pain : TY
Can you tell
us who the team consisted of, how long you've been playing
Ghost Recon and what clans they belong to, if any.
[VF]John_Pain : Eraser, Fusion
(both of clan
S|N) and myself ([VF]John_Pain). I've been playing
about 10 months I guess. At the moment Team [VF] only
has a forum.
Eraser/S|N : I
started playing GR sometime around the middle of May
(It was my first online gaming experience). Myself and
Fusion both play for S|N on the Rumble. John Pain plays
for a clan called VF which I believe is mostly an offshoot
Did you enjoy the tournament,
do you think the rules made for good games?
[VF]John_Pain : It
was an awesome experience, major rush. The rules were
just fine and the competition was top notch. All for
a great cause.
Eraser/S|N : The
only thing I would have changed perhaps with the whole
thing was the amount of time between the mailing of
the rosters and the match times.
anything you would have changed about the tournament
or its organisation?
[VF]John_Pain : No, it was
for a great cause and to organize something like this
must take a lot of work. The organizers did the best
they could, trying to bring that many people together
is a big task.
The tournament was a complete and total blast. I was
very happy for having the chance to meet JP, he's a
really cool guy. The rules were as fun as could be imagined.
I loved playing the Ti maps in particular due to the
fact that is was a fun change from the no Ti ladder
I play on.
or individuals did you meet along the path to victory
that impressed you?
[VF]John_Pain : As far as the
team...that would have to be Seal 5,the one my clanmate
(Ghostfaced) was in, they were the only ones to beat
Individuals, without a doubt that would be Eraser and
Fusion. They made me feel like part of the team from
the start. A great couple a guys.
Eraser/S|N : I
would say that all the teams we went up against impressed
me to some degree. It was fun seeing all the different
tactics employed by the teams. The player along the
way that impressed me the most was perhaps a guy named
EGR Klister (I think that's his name). He is obviously
used to Ti and in the preliminary rounds he ruled on
those maps beating us on all 3 Ti maps. We met them
in the quarterfinals and destroyed them, but I would
say they were our toughest overall match. I would also
say that JP impressed me quite a bit. He was our mainstay.
Fusion and I went out and did the killing and when we
didn't JP was there to save our arse's a couple of times.
did your team decide on, and did they change as the
[VF]John_Pain : Eraser handled
this on the fly pretty much. He is a sharp tactician.
As far as kits we carried what we were comfortable with.
Eraser/S|N : Our
tactic pretty much stemmed from the way that Fusion
and I play matches as part of S|N. We took sensors,
dropped one at start and advanced quickly to get a good
spread on the map. We played offensive almost the entire
time. People don't expect you to continue attacking
when you already have a lead....We caught a lot of people
off guard this way. I am 27, Fusion is 22, and JP is
39 I believe....I feel this aspect led somewhat to our
success. We all had cool heads when our back were against
would you give to players considering playing Ghost
[VF]John_Pain : MP competition
is the ultimate in excitement and fun. Find a group
your comfortable with and let them show you the ropes
and always be respectful of other players.
Eraser/S|N : The
most important thing about playing competitively is
to always remember that it is only a game. Remember
to be respectful, there is a person on the other end
of the line. Tactically, try different routes, don't
get stuck doing the same one all the time. If you keep
the same tactics going at some point someone is going
to figure out a way to beat them. All in all just have
fun. It's supposed to be a game, treat it like one and
you will have a lot more fun.
[VF]John_Pain : Continue to
keep Undying and his family in your prayers.
Eraser/S|N : Complete
thanks to all of BP for making this happen. A special
thanks to Sybarite Gal who held the ship together when
it seemed it might fall apart. To UndyingUK, best of
luck for a speedy recovery. My thoughts go out to you
and your family.
The King Camper Tournament was a great
success - credit to Black Plague's Arachnid and Sybarite
for all their hard work planning and running the competition.
Also thanks to Black Plague's BadMojoTX for his work
on the webpages. The tournament successfully raised
money towards UnDying's recovery process, and many new
alliances were bonded.
Finally the organisers wish to thank the
sponsors who volunteered their time and prizes, not
Soft UK for their very generous selection of game
prizes, and have asked me to pass on their best wishes