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    Moose
    By Moose,

    With the recent changes to recruitment we’ve been brainstorming what benefits we can offer people for being a part of this community. As many of you have noticed we’ve recently reworked the discord voice channels to give a few more permissions to members as they rank up. Individual rank channels are accessible to those who achieve that rank (and all ranks lower), as well as one for those that boost our server. Additionally the koolaid channel has reappeared from Teamspeak days, and Veterans have permissions to mute people or move them out of that channel if need be. 

     

    I wanted to do something for the community members. It’s not huge but I hope that people will be excited, and appreciate it. Starting this month I’ll post in the announcement channel in discord for a monthly raffle. I will award the winner with their choice of one month discord nitro or one month gifted sub to a streamer of their choice.

     

    Please note this is directly from me, and therefore they are my rules and are subject to change or end when needed. Below are a few requirements I have to be eligible and how to enter. 

     

    *How to enter:

    React to my message in discord when posted. You will have one week from the date posted to enter, and three days after a winner is announced to claim your prize. Please note reacting more than ONCE will make me remove your entry. 

     

    Eligibility:

    Must be a member of syndicate gamers

    Must have their forum linked to discord

    Must have been accepted one month prior to the month of the raffle (ie you are not eligible your first month in sG)

    Must not have received any punishments in discord, on servers, or forums in the last two months. 

    **Must be active in any service provided by sG (servers, discord, forums)

     

     

    *To start, every rank is a single entry. Depending on number participants and other factors I may play around with higher ranks getting a second / third entry. 

    **I will be the judge of what is active. There is no specific requirement. 

     

    Please keep an eye out for any changes in rules or how to enter. Hope you enjoy this, and if anyone has any incentive ideas for membership incentives please reach out.


    sG End of Summer Poker Tournament - September 7th

    Sean
    By Sean,

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    SEPTEMBER 7th at 6:30 PM CST

     

    It's the end of summer, why not celebrate with a poker tournament! ;) 

     

    CHECK-IN at 6:30 PM CST  -  EVENT START at 7:00 PM CST

     

     

    IMPORTANT INFO

    If you are not present during roll call you will be removed from the tournament.

    • You MUST show up in Discord Voice for CHECK-IN. 
    • You are not required to stay in Discord Voice after the tournament begins. 
    • Please do not wait until the start of the tournament to show up.
    • If I do not hear from you 15 minutes into Check-In, you will be removed from the tournament. 
    • You must be a member on the forums for at least 2 weeks to participate.

     

    PokerStars has decided to force a minimum buy in of 20k chips.

    As time goes on they may increase it further. They want people to buy chips basically.

     

    • If you make new account our current information tells us you start with 35k chips so new players will be ok in playing. If you already have an account make sure you have the required chips. The client has a free chip button in the top right corner. It refreshes every couple of hours so you could log in once a day over a week and have more then the necessary chips to participate. 

     

     

    PRIZES

     

    1st Place -  $50 Amazon Gift Card/Steam Gift Card

     

    If we have over 35 entries, I will personally donate another $50 Gift Card into the pot, giving the winner a $100 gift card.

     

    This is a WINNER TAKE ALL TOURNAMENT

     

    If anyone would like to donate a prize, message @Sean on the forums/Discord.

     

     

    POCKET ACES

    Be the First Person to Win a Showdown with POCKET ACES and WIN a MYSTERY PRIZE. 

     

    • You must beat another player with pocket aces (without them folding).
    • Cards need to be shown on the table for the room to see.
    • In order to claim the prize, take a Screenshot with a clock clearly visible.

     

     

     

    HOW TO REGISTER

    REGISTERING TO POKER STARS

     

    1. Download Pokerstars Client (pokerstars.net)
    2. Register your account
    3. Click on the Right Tab that says “Home Games”
    4. Click Join a Poker Club. Type the ID as 709399 and the code is: UV > sG bitches!
    5. Event Staff will receive your membership request and validate it.

     

    REGISTERING TO sG HOUSE OF POKER LOBBY

     

    1. Sign in to Poker Stars
    2. Go into sG's House of Poker lobby
    3. Go to the Schedule Tab
    4. Double click the tourney
    5. Register

    R&R Changes - August 2019

    Travesty
    By Travesty,

    As we reflect on the current and ongoing changes to our community, we must continuously evolve the way we accept and promote new members to our community. Previously member discussions were held on our forums and since the inception of the sG Discord it was clear that most (if not all) discussions have moved to the plethora of channels we currently have in our Discord server. It is clear that members utilize our Discord for its convenience for discussion. We are content that our Discord server is alive and well with the activity that takes place.

     

    You have likely noticed our community servers have taken a big dip in population and activity (similar to most CS:GO communities). Currently we rely on our recruits and members to play on sG servers to increase their hours for acceptance into the community or to promote their rank. Since CS:GO Custom Servers have become less popular for members in our community to play in their free time, we must also update our R&R model to reflect these changes.

     

    We still have a few popular niche servers with Surf and Bhop growing everyday. Shoutout to Kid Fearless, Daniel and Zebra for continuously working hard on those servers to maintain a steady population. However we can no longer expect our members to consistently play on all of our servers. It has become increasingly clear that our members enjoy playing other games than CS:GO with members and we look to still capitalize on that for our community. Our community was built on members playing games with each other and we want that to continue rather than see our community activity fizzle out. We need to find a way to encourage growth and welcome new members.

     

    With the combination of Discord being used more frequently and with CS:GO Custom Servers becoming less and less popular, I'm sure you can see how our current Recruitment and Ranks model will have to adapt and change for newer members to continue to rank up. Most of our senior members would be able to rank up in our current model but we need to focus on new members of our community for it to continue to strive. 

     

    Staff took a vote and we agreed that removing server hour and post requirements would be a positive way to evolve. Recruits and members would still need to be active enough in order to be known in the community, whether that's through conversations on Discord or some remaining activity on our servers. Members will still need to get the votes required to get their rank and in order to do so they will need to be active within our community. We continue to encourage members to vote on applications or refer new recruits as that will be the main way a recruit/member gets accepted. As well we stress that you should only vote yes if you feel the applicant deserves their new rank or if they have been active enough to receive it. 

     

    The following changes to be put in place are more welcoming and less daunting for new members who want to become a member of sG and for those that would like to rank up in our community.

     

    These changes, just as any other changes, are far from permanent. If another game comes out where we can see consistent activity and population on custom community servers, we will continue to update our R&R model to reflect that.

     

    Now with all that being said, we are also planning to roll out more incentives for being a member of Syndicate Gamers. Stay tuned for more details regarding small raffles that will be held on a monthly basis.

     

    Please see all changes below which will be in effect starting on September 1st, 2019.

     

    Thanks for reading...  inb4   wE'rE  a  DiScOrD  cLaN  nOw

     

     

     

    RECRUITMENT CHANGES

     

    Member Level 1

    Requirements:

    • You must receive at least 20 referrals from Level 2 members, Server Officers, and above. Three referrals must be from Staff.
    • You must join our Discord prior to submitting your application. You are not required to be active, but it is highly encouraged.
    • You must create an introduction thread on the forums

     

     

     

    RANK CHANGES

     

    Member Level 2

    Requirements:

    • 6 months of clan tenure
    • 15/15 Community Vote from Level 2 and above
    • 2 Yes votes have to be from staff

     

     

     

    Member Level 3
    Requirements:

    • 1 year of clan tenure.
    • 15/15 Community Vote from Level 3 and above.
    • 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff.

     

     

     

    Member Level 4

    Requirements:

    • 2 years of clan tenure.
    • 15/15 Community Vote from Level 4 and above.
    • 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff.

     

     

     

    Member Level 5

    Requirements:

    • 3 years of clan tenure.
    • 15/15 Community Vote from Level 5 and above.
    • 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff.

     

     

     

    Veteran Member

    Requirements:

    • 5 years of clan tenure.
    • 15/15 Community Vote from Veteran and above.
    • 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff.

    May 28th, 2019 - Community Update

    Mimic
    By Mimic,

    Hey everyone,

     

    First, I am pleased to announce the return of the Syndicate Gamer’s Rust server. Due to the growth that Rust has seen in the recent month(s) we are (re)expanding our horizons. Please look forward to the setup and release of this server in the coming future!

     

    In addition, It’s time for a quick staff update to give a few servers much needed Advisors to facilitate growth of these servers, and to oversee and manage the server(s) overall. These people have proven themselves to be motivated and dedicated enough to promote the growth of their respective servers, and we are glad to give them the opportunity to continue to do so moving forward.

     

    Please welcome the following new members to Staff:

    • Bluestreak - Jailbreak Advisor
    • Zebra - Skill Surf Advisor

     

    Next, I’d like to announce that Vexer will be taking up the role of Rust Advisor as we trial the game for our community. He will be working with Karma and the rest of the Engineering staff on designing, administrating, and maintaining the Rust server.

     

    Following that, I am sad to announce that we will be closing the KZ/Climb Server due to the lack of interest from the Community, and lack of updates/support for the server in recent months. Along with this, I am sad to announce that Tristan will be leaving Staff, and we wish him the best of luck in the future. Additionally, Thew will also be leaving Staff from his position as Advisor, and I would also like to wish him the best of luck in the future.

     

    As always, if you are interested in becoming a Staff member, please submit an application at the Staff Applications page. We are always interested in recruiting new people to help out!

     

    Regards,

    - Mimic


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