It is without a shadow of a doubt an exciting time as tomorrow Gamestah brings you some big coverage of the Call of Duty Black Ops Kingston Hyper X Knockout Cup. The game finally goes competitive in AusCoD and Gamestah will be bringing you not just one stream of coverage, but at least 2 Gamestah TV channels, and audio for all other games with Videos on Demand available afterwards! So even though you won't get a demo of our coverage, we'll have a full video presentation brought to you!
Our live coverage will start at 2pm AEDST, and you'll see and hear the following combinations live at you! So for those who are not in the know of who we are at Gamestah, here's your commentary teams for tomorrow's big day:
Arseynimz, Ej, Porn* & Goldsy
Coming to you live f rom GTV 6, Black Ops will see Arseynimz back in the big time action as he looks to set more records with the latest CoD instalment. With over 400 casts to his name, Gamestah's Online Manager is ready to rock your broadband as the streams of both video and audio hit you. He'll be joined by Ej as the General Manager and stalwart of Gamestah brings the Black Ops noise alongside more Gamestah commentary humour! With them are the returnee and the rookie - porn* returns f rom a little break and will be hot on the Black Ops commentating, while Goldsy joins the Gamestah crew as he moves f rom MW2 lone wolfing to get amongst the live airwaves!
Da Man & BloodMother
Coming to you live on GTV 1 will be Gamestah's Golden Mic winner of 2010. With over 300 casts to his name, Da Man is one of the most versatile eSports commentators Gamestah has with his range of games extending now to the latest Call of Duty franchise - CoD being where he started his Gamestah days! Team him up with the sole female of Gamestah in the form of BloodMother, and you'll have a recipe for stupidity, piss taking and (most important of all) some of the most outstanding fast paced commentary you can request!
Tommy Gun & DeathAdder
Kicking off on Gamestah's Audio server 3 and with over 100 casts each, the Tommy and DA dynamic duo will provide you with contrasts that any commentary pair requires! Tommy Gun is one of Gamestah's keenest up and comers, and put him alongside one of Gamestah's best LAN commentators and you are assured to have a sensational night listening as these two complement the games that get played. If it's not Tommy's action, it will be DA's enthusiasm that makes you stay pinned to the Gamestah website!
Zombie & B-Ray
Finally, streaming on Gamestah's Audio Server 4 you'll hear Zombie, a long time CoD player whose commentary prowess in Left 4 Dead will shift to the Black Ops scene as he fires up for the Kingston Knockout Cup. B-Ray joins him, and follows suit with a shift of game focus f rom Company of Heroes. Both eSports commentators will stretch their legs and based on their styles will be sure to inform you and amuse you as the day and night go on!
So make sure you tune in f rom 2pm AEDST tomorrow (Sunday 23rd January) as we kick off our coverage of Call of Duty: Black Ops with the following games:
MATCH 2 - Star * Esports vs zanix
New to the big scene Star Esports will show off their wares to the majority CoD4 audience as this MW2 side steps in to the limelight. Zanix has gat............ yeah, that's all we're saying there!
Our pick: Star * Esports
MATCH 5 - Vincitori vs Team Aesthetics
Your first look at Vincitori as they take on relative unknowns, Team Aesthetics. A high seeding for Vincitori means they should be a shoe in for the next round, and Aesthetics just a practice match..... will it be the case?
Our Pick: Vincitori.
MATCH 7 - Team eXile5 vs REFRAG Gaming
The reformation of eXile5 CoD has seen some recent forum amusement care of the SQL boys. So will they live up to this supposed nade cooking reputation as they come up against REFRAG Gaming who have a mixed up bunch that will try to take down the big boys in this low vs high seed match up. A walkover, or will Refrag take the eXile5 boys to task.
Our Pick: eXile5
Then at 4pm (all going well!) we shift to the lower bracket.
MATCH 10: Fatality7 vs Wings of Destiny
WoD returns and so does the name of Fatality7. Possibly one of the closer matches you will see, this one is not to be missed as both long term CoD teams look to set Black Ops alight nice and early. Fatality7 have the big names of early season CoD4 with the likes of Zackk, PandaWatch, Killz and Bully - will WoD bring back the old days also, and see the form and glory that the Wings of Destiny name still carries!?
Our Pick: Fatality7 (but not by much)
MATCH 13: Archaic Esports vs AEF The Lost Regiment
Not much of a question here as to the winner, but the big question is by how much. AEF have one hell of a job going up against one of the top 4 picks of the tournament in Archaic. The Archaic eSport team needs no real introduction, but with names like Millah, sensuki, motion, extacy and firewizard with serialz for later in the night - these big boys are going to give you a treat when you tune in here.
Our Pick: Archaic.MSI eSports
MATCH 16: Surefire Gaming vs Versatile Esports
With Entice, sunjo, Cyclone, Phoenix and Phaze, the Surefire Gamers are a possible lower seeded dark horse. Versatile Esports will need to be on their game as there will be no question of the aim their opposition has!
Our Pick: Surefire Gaming
Then the round of 16 will kick in - we've penciled in some matches at this stage as follows for the 8pm slot:
Match 1 vs Match 2 - Likely Sequential Gaming vs. Star * eSports
Sequential are very much the heavy weight for this competition as they carry their CoD4 pedigree with them. If you listen to them you understand why - the co-ordination they have alongside the talent in Josh, Kenji, Stace, Prawneh and mjs means whoever takes them on in the second round of play will have a job and a half. One to watch purely for the talent on display.
Match 5 vs Match 6 - Likely Vincitori vs. Qlimax Crew
If there was a time you'd see an upset, this match has all the potential. A newly formed team (albeit with a portion of players who have been together a while) in Vincitori taking on a brand new side keen to show the CyberGamer community they mean business. If this is the match up after round 1, then make sure you don't miss this one.
Match 9 vs Match 10 - Likely Team Immunity vs. Fatality7
With Immunity coming up against CoD unknowns aMNesia in the Round of 32, and Fatality7 being pushed about by WoD this game is likely to have 2 very weary and possibly frustrated sides. That said, the more gametime they get, the more warmed up they'll be and you could potentially see some big and clever play. For this fact and the pedigree of the teams coming through - another game not to miss.
That rounds out one hell wall of text f rom us, and a big day and evening of action in store for all. So we look forward to bringing you live eSports action and commentary with Gamestah TV and Audio Servers as your home for latter half of your Sunday. GET SOME!