125PLoFirstly as usually - huge thanks to all our donators.
We are starting off a new Quake Live Duel Season number #33. The same format - Sunday cups every weekend with points (as well as prizes, see "Rules and Prizes") for the top-8 culminating in a season finale on the last sunday between the 8 players who accumulated the most points through the course of the season. The season finale will take played out with a group stage (2 groups with 4 players) with two players from each group progressing to a single elim bracket. Season#32 prizepool will be announced a bit later.

Season news
 Follow us on twitter for the current information.

11/11/2016
- [us] Kirill is donator's lottery winner, gratz! He put to season 33 mappool two maps - dm13 and dism. Finally mappool for current season includes -
Sinister, Furious Heights, Aerowalk, Cure, LostWorld,Dismemberment and Silence

Donator's mapchoice
not picked yet

Schedule and Results

http://125fps.challonge.com

Sunday Cup#59-64

    Sum 59 60 61 62 63 64
1 evil 39 8 8 8 7 8  
2 agent 29 7 7   8 7  
3 pavel 19   6 7 6    
4 xron 13,5 3,5 5 1,5 3,5    
5 matr0x 13,5     6 1,5 6  
6 madball 8,5   3,5   5    
7 swex 7   3,5 3,5      
8 prox1mo 7       3,5 3,5  
  sev3n 6 6          
  spart1e 5 5          
  iddqd 5     5      
  zanes_ 5 3,5       1,5  
  karwik 5         5  
  zanzan 4,5   1,5 1,5 1,5    
  fancje 3,5     3,5      
  rikky_rikardo 3,5         3,5  
  immortalized 1,5 1,5          
  n1 1,5 1,5          
  inz 1,5   1,5        
  kenny 1,5         1,5  

 

17-18 Dec - Season Final

Group A:
Group B:

Playoff: 

Mapchoice: Groups bo3 ++----+ ; Playoff bo5 ++--+++; 1-2 place match bo7 (cointoss winner pick first, loser pick next)
Rules: Two groups with 4 players, 2 pass to playoff, bo3. Playoff bo5, 1-2 places match bo7

Rules and Prizes
Rules for tournaments and events you can read here.
MapPool: Sinister, Furious Heights, Aerowalk, Cure, LostWorld,Dismemberment and Silence
Mapchoice:
Sunday cups BO1 and BO3 - drop till the 1 (or 3) map(s) remains. Season Final day - Groups bo3 ++----+ ; Playoff bo5 ++--+++; 1-2 place match bo7 (cointoss winner pick first, loser pick next)
Rules: 
Sunday Cups will be run the same way as before - Full Double Elimination bracket, winner bracket semi finals and finals BO3, the final 2 BO3s (if necessary). All other matches including the loser bracket final BO1.
PrizePool:
Sunday Cups - 3'000RUB (2500 1st place, 500RUB 2nd place), Season Final - TBA

 

VODs

Admins: Nico, []34[], Diezel, mikul, Xron, Green (search on IRC or write to admin@ 125fps.com)
Streams: United Kingdom ZLive, Russia 102team, United States of America flairTV ; Stream Hub
Donate: Donate link, Big thanks to all our donators for their money, your support is very important for players, for 125 FPS project and for all Quake community, thanks a lot!. Detailed information about the 125fps cash flow in 2015 can be found here
Links
:irc #125fps, Russia team102, United Kingdom PlusForward post , France ESport, United Kingdom ESR ,

125PLoFirstly - huge thanks to all our donators.
We are starting off a new Quake Live Duel Season number #32. The same format - Sunday cups every weekend with points (as well as prizes, see "Rules and Prizes") for the top-8 culminating in a season finale on the last sunday between the 8 players who accumulated the most points through the course of the season. The season finale will take played out with a group stage (2 groups with 4 players) with two players from each group progressing to a single elim bracket. Season#32 prizepool is 30 000 RUB.

Season news
 Follow us on twitter for the current information.

- Season#32 is finished, congratulations to our prizers -

1 Russia evil
2 Russia agent
3-4 Russia pavel and Poland matr0x
5-8 Russia proximo, Russia iddqd, Ukraine xron, Poland karwik

11 Sep
- Sunday Cup#52 sign up link  http://125fps.challonge.com/tournaments/signup/DvhRYY7PTU

01 Sep
- Season is started, map changes will be announced after "donator's lottery"

02 Sep
- Donator's lottery are finished, random 100 gave us numbers 1 and 51, so winners are
Table http://imgur.com/a/v4MZ8
01.07.2016 [lv] Aleksandr 20EUR (18.21)  and 07.08.2016 [nl] baksteen 30USD (28.33)
Both of them can remove one map from previous season map pool and add another map instead
- baksteen removed Battleforged and pick HouseOfDecay
- Aleksander removed ztn and added aerowalk
- Finally season#32 maps are - Sinister, Furious Heights, Aerowalk, Cure, Toxicity, HouseOfDecay and Silence

Donator's mapchoice
Donator's lottery winners for season#32 are Latvia Aleksandr and Netherlands baksteen, Finally season#32 maps are - Sinister, Furious Heights, Aerowalk, Cure, Toxicity, HouseOfDecay and Silence.

Schedule and Results

http://125fps.challonge.com

04 Sep Sunday Cup#51: http://125fps.challonge.com/sundaycup51
11 Sep Sunday Cup#52: http://125fps.challonge.com/sundaycup52
18 Sep Sunday Cup#53:
25 Sep Sunday Cup#54:
02 Oct Sunday Cup#55:
09 Oct Sunday Cup#56:
16 Oct Sunday Cup#57:
23 Oct Sunday Cup#58:

Season points:

    Sum Cup#51 Cup#52 Cup#53 Cup#54 Cup#55 Cup#56 Cup#57 Cup#58
1 agent 49 7 7 7 7 7 6   8
2 evil 48 8 8 8 8 8 8    
3 pavel 30   3,5 6 5 5 3,5 7  
  Spart1e 21,5   6 3,5 6 6      
4 matr0x 19     5       8 6
5 xron 17       3,5 3,5 1,5 5 3,5
  zanes 13,5           5 1,5 7
6 iddqd 12,5 1,5 1,5 1,5 1,5 1,5 3,5   1,5
 7 karwik 8,5             3,5 5
  baksteen 7     3,5 3,5        
  gienon 7           7    
 8 sev3n 6 6              
 8 prox1mo 6             6  
  lars 5 5              
  kronic 5   5            
  rikky_r 5           1,5 3,5  
  luke_ie 3,5 3,5              
  madball 3,5 3,5              
  ztalwart 3,5   3,5            
  kenny 3,5         3,5      
  perpetual 3,5               3,5
  n1 3         1,5   1,5  
  garpy 3       1,5       1,5
  zott 1,5 1,5              
  raidan 1,5   1,5            
  pecka 1,5     1,5          

 

29 Oct Season#32 Final group stage

30 Oct Season#32  Final Playoff for top4

Group A: Russia agent, Russia pavel , Russia xron, Poland karwik
Group B: Russia evil, Kazakhstan prox1mo, Poland matr0x, Russia iddqd

Playoff: 
1/2 Russia agent 3-0 Poland matr0x
1/2 Russia evil 3-0 Russia pavel
final Russia evil 4-0 Russia agent

Mapchoice: Groups bo3 ++----+ ; Playoff bo5 ++--+++; 1-2 place match bo7 (cointoss winner pick first, loser pick next)
Rules: Two groups with 4 players, 2 pass to playoff, bo3. Playoff bo5, 1-2 places match bo7

Rules and Prizes
Rules for tournaments and events you can read here.
MapPool: Sinister, Furious Heights, Aerowalk, Cure, Toxicity, HouseOfDecay and Silence
Mapchoice:
Sunday cups BO1 and BO3 - drop till the 1 (or 3) map(s) remains. Season Final day - Groups bo3 ++----+ ; Playoff bo5 ++--+++; 1-2 place match bo7 (cointoss winner pick first, loser pick next)
Rules: 
Sunday Cups will be run the same way as before - Full Double Elimination bracket, winner bracket semi finals and finals BO3, the final 2 BO3s (if necessary). All other matches including the loser bracket final BO1.
PrizePool:
Sunday Cups - 3'000RUB (2500 1st place, 500RUB 2nd place), Season Final - 30'000 RUB (1st 15K, 2nd 7K, 3-4th 2+2K, 5-8 4*1K)

 

VODs

Admins: Nico, []34[], Diezel, mikul, Xron, Green (search on IRC or write to admin@ 125fps.com)
Streams: United Kingdom ZLive, Russia 102team, United States of America flairTV ; Stream Hub
Donate: Donate link, Big thanks to all our donators for their money, your support is very important for players, for 125 FPS project and for all Quake community, thanks a lot!. Detailed information about the 125fps cash flow in 2015 can be found here
Links
:irc #125fps, Russia team102, United Kingdom PlusForward post , France ESport, United Kingdom ESR ,

Unfortunatly we have some bad news - there will be no more donations from AlexeyA for season#32 (sep-nov 2016) and probably for the upcoming seasons too :(.
Otherwise, Big thank you to AlexeyA, for all you have done for quake and for us!
There will be no changes for the current season#31 prizepool at least, 50K.

A bit of history -
11 feb 2013 AlexeyA wrote to 125fps the email with this text -
"I want to help you, i propose to increase prizepool for feb 2013 league to 30000 rub (~1000USD). I want to support quake scene. When i was young i was so happy to play this great game"
From this time about 3.5 years ago, AlexeyA regulary gave us money towards the prizepool for the pro league this was keeping European quake and a highly profressional level for tourneys and players. Finally he donated more then 1 million rubles, its about 28800 USD! For esports and competitive scene it keps a high level of player skill and attendendace. A big thank you one more time.

125 FPS Project has exists since april 2012, first Daily Cup#1 was held 2 april 2012, winner was russian player Russia strongest (and he won first five our cups, btw).
We will continue our Pro League seria, but now we can only rely on other donators. Prizepool for season 32 will be decreased. Guys, if you want our quake tourneys we're counting on you - pls donate any money. Good news - we have about 45K rubles for this moment at our balance!

During Sunday Cup #44 the players Russia Base and Kazakhstan prox1mo both received a yellow card for repeatedly spamming smilies during matches and thereby provoking a kick by the automated spam-prevention mechanism of the servers (on some servers it is enough to spam a bind quickly five times in a row). Afterwards the games have been continued with the remaining time from scratch which obviously puts the player who previously held control at a disadvantage.
Due to this we add the following rule: If a player is automatically kicked for spamming chat messages during an official game he loses the current map by default.

As a representative of 125FPS team I have to inform you about the following.

Explanation
Introduction.
All we know 'base' for a long time. He played tons of tourneys. Hunderds of people watched his games as spectators or various streams. Tens of streamers had commented his games. Hundreds of another high skilled, low skilled or whoever quakers played against him. For that years no one even reported him as cheater.
He also made few movies, participating our tiny community as well as it could even be.

Problem state.
We know that Valve Anti-cheat is a serious thing. Also we know that triggering of VAC-ban means Valve's software found on player's PC some kind of malware: viruses, modified dynamic link libraries (ddls), known cheats or whatever software that got recognized as possible unfair.
We are zero-tolerated to cheaters. Cheaters must be banned from all 125fps events for a lifetime permanently. But it is not similar to the Steam's policy.

What happened?
We've got information about base's VAC-ban in early sunday morning. Just right after base connected to me by skype describing he cannot log in to the steam with his usual account, and he knew he has VAC-ban for an unknow reason. He well understood that he could be permanenty banned from 125fps. Accroding to that he asked me only one question "Am I able to play Sundaycup today?".

Early reaction.
First of all I've decided to try find out the possible reasons of VAC-ban and loosing access to the account. I've asked base for a few typical security questions, let him check his PC for malware presence by free anti-virus software. After all I said: "Try to contact Steam's technical support to restore access to the account". Immediately I've contacted Nico to make a decision about Sunday Cup.

Why he got into the Cup?
Firstly, no one from us belived that he could cheat. A few players were ready to share their Steam accounts to base just to let him be able to play QuakeLive. Nico, as a head of 125FPS said: "I'm sure he is clear, let him play". All other 125fps team agreed with that under conditions:
1. VAC-ban could not came from wherever. There is a reason. We must find it out.
2. Base should register new account and buy a new copy of QuakeLive.
3. Using third-party accounts is forbidden by Steam rules and if base's PC still contain dangerous malware that accounts might be affected to VAC too.
4. Anyway we should try to find a motive to use cheats by base.
5. Make a deep analyze to his statistics on QLStats looking for unsual perfomace.
Until investigation proccess is taking place base is able to participate 125fps events.
From that we recommend to base get a new steam account, buy quake, try to play against someone from 125fps (it was me).

Investigation process.
Base have never before been suspected as cheater. Base won enough tough games under being spectated by a huge number of players and got his skill proven many times. Quakelive is now almost subcultural game, you cannot earn a lot of money that it could worth to use cheats. He has a name, all the community know him. We conclude that there is no motivation for base to use cheats.
For days before, all the games he played have no unsual perfomance by qlstats. He has no unsual "match-by-match wins in a row" whoever he played against.

Gathering all the facts below:
- he has good reputation
- he has proven skill
- he has no motivation to use cheats
- his statistics showed no unusual perfomace
We made a decision that it is impossible that base used cheats in quakelive.
VAC-ban triggered for some other reason, so we've contacted Steam support as 125FPS team and asked for explanation why that certain account got VAC-ban. We don't know if Steam support is going to answer or not.

Here is no any other reasons in our decision.

Also we made a decision that if someone of proven-skill players like k1llsen, Spart1e, etc will get VAC-ban we do not ban them from 125fps events permanently until their guilty get 100% proven.

I am free to contact and answer any questions you have on IRC channel #125fps.

PS: we are strictly recommend to all steam users to improve their steam accounts security, like enabling Steam Guard.

Sincerely yours,
Russia DieZel
Team 125FPS.