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Standardized Grading

"Warriors don't show their heart until the axe reveals it" - Floki
We are glad to unveil our standardized ranks within Damage Inc that will form an integral part of the new Master Division Registry and Member Standings. We understand right now that finding a team is frustrating. DI is so big with so many players that it can sometimes feel overwhelming finding a team with similar skills to you.
With Standardized Grading you will be able to:
+ Quickly find teams on the Master Division Registry that are looking for players of your skill level
+ Quickly find players of a desired skill range for your Roster using the new dynamic Member Standings
+ Understand what skill % someone in DI is without needing to know the ranks and ratings of every single game
+ Help better seed tournaments and events with matchmaking that is more balanced
Here are the Tiers:
 Tier 1 - Top 1%
 Tier 2 - Top 3%
 Tier 3 - Top 10%
 Tier 4 - Top 15%
 Tier 5 - Top 30%
 Tier 6 - Top 50%
 Tier 7 - Everyone
Other adjustments designed to provide to attract and retain top players:
+ The rank ♠Elite will be reserved for Top 1% Players of their respective game (this was our policy in 2018)
+ The Elite Initiation Program will return, designed to attract and retain top talent in DI (this was our policy in 2018)
For many years, the Ace of Spades has been the symbol of extremely high skill within Damage Inc. First making its introduction in 2017, players who were in the top echelons of their game were recognized throughout DI with the trademark Ace of Spades icon. In our peak in 2018, DI had an entire League of Legends Master/Challenger Team, and dozens of Rocket League Grand Masters, CSGO Faceit lvl 10 players and 4000 SR+ Overwatch players. The Elite Entry program enabled players to join a fast tracked, game focused initiation designed to integrate and use their skills to help other players. It was also provided an excellent source of new Coaches which other members could learn from, as well as staff for the Damage Inc Academy that supported the growth of all our players (regardless of skill).
Grading by Game:

How it will Work:
- You will have a profile field with your Tier, based on your primary game
- To update your Tier, you will post a request in the Engine Room for a Primary Game and Skill update
- The Order of AFU will verify ingame rank, and then update your profile's Primary Game and Skill based on your request
- Ingame ranks will be periodically reviewed (eg. end of season etc), to ensure up to date accuracy on a member's profile
- Having your rank tier displayed will be necessary to join any DI competitive rosters/tournaments or receive coaching
Yes, this means you will no longer be able to change your Primary Game yourself. This is to prevent trolls, smurfs etc undermining the entire system. We want to ensure a high degree of accuracy to improve every member's experience in finding and joining teams.
When it will be implemented:
- Leadership is working with AFU to determine those timelines right now, but ideally within the next 2 weeks
 
Feel free to ask any questions!
GJ
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The Future is Here

My Dear Members,
So I know...
~ I'ts been rough for many of you with the weekly activity requirements
~ I'ts been rough for many of our event hosts with the manual work of screenshots and handing out tokens
~ I'ts been rough adjusting to the changes from moving to Discord from TeamSpeak
~ You hate weekly activity requirements
~ You hate that you lost the ability to get push notifications for events on your mobile phones
~ You hate being forced to post on the forums
~ Did I mention Weekly Requirements?
~ Weekly Requirements + You = Hate
~ You wonder what does Companion rank do anyway?
~ You wish we had more Junglers for League in DI - feelsbad
~ You wonder what exactly is the point of REP right now
~ You want an MDR that doesnt take 10 years to load
~ You want a Fight Night that isnt complex or frustrating
~ You want a Thor's Challenge that adheres to official Competition Rules
~ Being forced to go on Discord Voice isnt fun, you want to do it naturally 
~ Wish you could quickly and easily see what comp teams in DI need players, by game, by role as well as skill level
~ You want an MDR that doesnt take 10 years to load
~ You want a Member Standings that doesnt take 10 years to scroll down in
~ You hate waiting for your event tokens after an event, or worst, being the host that has to issue them within 30min
~ You hate the red tape and bullshit that it is to form a team or sign up for a tournament
~ You wish that all your activity counted for something, rather than being forced to do one thing or another
Yes - I know this. And I am sorry that you have experienced these.
But I am here to tell you that come March, we are entering a new phase of strategic posturing. 
The Weekly Requirements were only ever designed to be a temporary stop-gap to ensure the smooth transition from the old site to the new, at the same time our transition from teamspeak to discord. Words cannot explain the risk we took to make the Great Migration. Only about 600 members made the journey, out of 1000. We lost 40%, and the bloodshed would have been worse if we did not have the weekly requirements powering away to keep the core of DI alive. But this is all behind us now. We are growing well, the Migration is over, and it is time bring some love and stability back to your lives, and a long period of it.
So come 01 March 2020...
+ Weekly Requirements will be gone
+ We will return back to Monthly Requirements, where you get an entire month to meet them (details below)
+ Activity will be based on REP again, so you can CHOOSE how you want to be active, and REP becomes king once again
+ The Event Management Tool will be live, giving you instant auto tokens (yay no more manual tokens - VP can finally rest!)
+ The epic AF new Dynamic Standings will be live (check pics below)
+ The Companion Rank will be fixed, being awarded to the legends who get 500+ REP in a month
+ The ancient prestigious achievement of "Companion's Shield" will be back, given to our legendary Companions
+ Work will begin on an epic AF, fast, modern and new MDR (details below)
+ Our Elite Initiation Program returns, boosting recruiting in valuable roles we have shortages of (eg Junglers)
+ Fight Nights will happen on your time, by game specific competition rules, without any red tape or interference
+ We hold a Thor's Challenge that is simple, adheres to game specific competition rules, and is easy
+ We'll add Achievements for Lifetime REP Earned, Recruits, Events Attended, Hosted etc (Hype!)
+ We will be on well on our way to bringing you back our awesome mobile apps
+ Rainbow Six Siege, Dota and Apex Legends will be invited to join in the Fight Nights
+ Our focus will be to make competitive activities in DI fun, and a core focus of what we do, and do them WELL
The leadership team, myself and the DevOps have been tirelessly working the last 8 weeks (and continue to do so) to make all this a reality.
You have spoken, and we have listened. DI will not become much "easier" to be in, we will still have our highly demanding high activity standards, but we will focus all our resources to make it WORTH your time. You need to be showered with events, tournaments, fights - fucking have fun why else are you here?
So some more details...
Requirements Breakdown
Initiation:
-- 250 REP
-- 50 Posts
Everyone Else (except Probation):
-- 150 REP /month
Everyone, except Guardians, will still be required to view the forums at least once in a 5 day period.
Posts remain for Initiates because it is an important part of their integration into DI. This has been proven over and over through the years, so it is here to stay. Unfortunately you guys will need to come out of your shells and come get to know us, and gain familiarity with the forums.
 
New Dynamic Standings

 
You will be able to filter in any type of combination you like, using Rank, House, Division, Country, Timeframe, Game (not yet in the screenshot above), Skill (not yet in screenshot above).
Hosting a League of Legends Tournament and need to find everyone in DI who plays League of Legends from NA who are between bronze and gold in skill? No problem, this list will give it to you.
Want to see how you rank compared against all the Rocket League players in Germany 3 months ago? No problem, this list will give it to you.
Want to know how you stack up in standings as a Warden against all the other Wardens in just your house, in the last week? No problem, this list will give it to you.
This level of customization will give you anything you want, so you can quickly and easily see where you rank in DI as well as how many people meet a certain search criteria you are looking for. How awesome is that?
 
Master Division Registry v3
A rebuild of a century will take place starting in March, and there is a lot of hype around this so I am not going to give away too many features right now. But, a couple of things you will love:
"I really enjoy posting in the Looking For Team forums" - said no one, ever.
Finding a team right now is hard, confusing, annoying and frustrating. Maybe you were lucky and you got your spot right away. Maybe you have been looking for a while and still have not found yourself the right Roster to join that is around your skill level, and has a vacant spot for your specific ingame skill/roles.
Imagine a new MDR where all Rosters will actually list the vacant positions available in it, right there on the MDR. Not only that, it also shows the average skill level of the team with a small bronze, silver, gold etc icon. This "standardized ranking" will translate to game specific ranks. A bronze icon on MDR will mean X in League of Legends, but maybe Y in CSGO. The vacant position will also list the type of role (eg. Jungler for LoL).
You will be able to look at the MDR and quickly be able to see what positions are available, and where, including average skill level so you can "apply" easier to a specific roster and team.
To give you an idea, here is an example:
 Roster 1 (4) 
RL  ♦Peter
1.  Joe
2.  Sally
3.  Bob 
4. ( Jungler)
Where  is the Standardized Skill Rating. Everyone in DI will have a skill rating icon for their game. In the above example everyone is "bronze", and the icon to the left of the Roster will be an average of what players are inside of the Roster. You can also see the vacant position and desired skill level that ♦Peter the Roster Leader is looking for.
These vacant roles will be displayed for all positions, including officers - so that people who are seeking officer positions can also see which Division etc is currently "looking for officers". Of course, the Standardized Skill Rating will not be necessary for Officer Positions.
 
That is it for now.
Remember, stay active, always check the forums every day (its easy REP), and be on Discord Voice as much as you can (again, easy REP).
We will have these awesome things for you, but you have play your part in DI by being involved and active - we don't want ghosts.
Exciting times ahead!
GJ
 
 
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January 2020 News

"Gungnir: The spear of Odin, carved with intricate runes, is described as being so well balanced that it could strike any target, no matter the skill or strength of the wielder. Any oath taken on Gungnir is unbreakable"
Announcements You Should Know
2IC Position removed from DI
In an effort to reduce the amount of vacant Team Leader positions and to remove overlap between 2IC and Team Leader, we have removed this position. A team will function similar to a House where the most senior Roster Leader will be the second-in-command of the team. 
Reducing the number of positions available, increases competition and quality for existing positions. It is also better to have Team Leader positions filled and not recruiting, but dealing with member management, than a DC doing both recruiting and member management, and thus burning out. So recruiting won't be necessary for TLs (although Division Commanders still have the right to order otherwise).
Roster Leaders will now mentor and integrate their own Initiates
History has shown that mentoring from your own Roster Leader is far more effective than mentoring from a random member in another division/game. A Roster Leader also has incentive to mentor/integrate their own Roster, because they want a functioning in-game team to work well together. This also closer aligns us with eSports orgs where a Team Manager (TL for us) manages multiple Rosters. In any other sports game (eg. Soccer), the Team Captain (Roster Leader for us), is usually responsible for team integration, making sure players get along, get involved with practices etc. It is time we learn from these examples.
A Roster Leader will never be asked to mentor anyone outside their own Roster. Divisions who don't have RLs or need help, will get support from the central Mentor Profession. Roster Leaders do not need to be in the Mentor Profession and will have a standard Mentor Token given for their effort (not Apprentice/Journeyman or Master), but by joining the Mentor Profession they agree to be asked to mentor anywhere in DI.
OKI requirements removed from all Captain positions, and
1 x Month Grace period for Captains.
It is obvious that some people fear failure or recruiting when it comes to taking on an officer position. An Officer position is a learning experience, and therefore we do not want to punish people for trying it out. Many current 2ICs will find that they can now step up and become Captains and have similar responsibilities in helping the Vice keep members engaged. New members who are unsure about being an officer can now also try it out without any risk of an officer ban in the first 30 days.
At the end of 30 days, if they enjoyed it they can continue on or otherwise step down without any officer ban or penalty. Either way, this will give a lot of relief to Division Commanders with the stress of managing large divisions, as well as compliance. There will be no grace period or change in requirements for Division Command positions, as a Division can die within 30 days if the Commander is bad. Ideally in the future, we will promote Division Commanders from a large pool of Captains, rather than directly from members, so to reduce the risk of failure and neglect.
Roster Leaders who have taken Warden training and wish to become Officers can now do so for free
In the past you had to choose either Warden or Officer training as your 1 x free training per 6 months. You can now take Officer Training for free if you are a current Roster Leader who has successfully completed Warden Training. If you have failed Warden Training, you cannot take Officer Training for free and will be required to pay the REP fee to enroll. Again, this is all in place to encourage more people to step up and try out being an Officer.
Some Awards have been added and updated
Elder has been expanded to offer more depth (click on them to read more):
     (Important: Elder is wiped upon going inactive, and must be re-earned)
Thor's Hammer has been added for the Tournament Series: Thor's Challenge (check the Tournament section for more info):

Historic Moment Achievements have been added, to recognize those who have faced challenging times in DI and remained loyal:
  (Important: Historic Achievements are wiped upon going inactive, and cannot be obtained again)
 
Triumphs This Month
Congratulations to the following Triumphs:

 Eden
"Great empires are not maintained by timidity." - Tacitus
Awarded to Commander Hedd for successfully leading a split to form DI-XIV as Commander of DI-XXIX in CS:GO during January 2020.
 
New Vanguard Members
Thanks to these awesome people we are one step closer to achieving our 2020 Goals - so shoutout to all the members below for taking the leap of faith and backing DI!
Guardian (9) Ranger (2) Sentinel (21) ♣Sif ♣Jontee ♣Mroddy ♣thatwhiteguybob ♣ShadowFTT ♣yKenpai ♣Cookie ♣Klaimore ♣Rixy   ♣tGc ♣EisenDrag ♣Triyni   ♣eladdl ♣Grimokk ♣Speedy   ♣ShadowFTT ♣academypoppy ♣Innari   ♣Spikers ♣racoch221 ♣MrsLovett   ♣freya129 ♣xxtsuka ♣Hellfingers   ♣mihkelparna ♣sprupe ♣Tyzzer   ♣death2sanity88 ♣Blaist     ♣zeno ♣josh24migs     ♣Delirium    
Initiation Ceremony
Congratulations to the Cohort of January 2020 for joining our ranks as full members. You have no doubt gone through a somewhat difficult process in the adjusting to life in DI but we hope that it has been worth it and you have now found a new home here with us. Due to the demand, some of you have been offered officer positions to take up more responsibility within the community. Ensure you use this to the glory of DI and always for the best of the community as a whole.
The Top 3 for this Cohort are:
 Gin
 GodOfBiscuits
 lexatb777
Congratulations to the 89 Members part of the Cohort of January 2020 for becoming full members of Damage Inc. 
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Imperium Ceremony
Congratulations to the January 2020 Imperium Graduates. It has always been seen as an honor to lead members, and therefore disrespectful if the absolute best effort was not given when presented with the opportunity. You have gone through a hard month in the Imperium Order, where many of your peers fell and weren’t able to reach the standards set for Officers within DI, but you’ve prevailed and shown you’ve got what it takes.
The Top 3 for this Cohort are:
 Cookie
 Toom
 JameTom
Congratulations to the 20 Officers and 17 Wardens  part of the January 2020 Cohort for graduating from Imperium. 
Officers Wardens BigSmoke Mroddy Tyflame Frall DarkxGhost ZekethePhoenix Slasher Calcifer SgtBlaze DeadNoxxic Takeshi Keds GGSkywalker JameTom Consumentor lordvanko aipha Hedd Flora GreyStripes Cripple SJeff R1OT nark S0rax Spikers Saber RedPanda xSoMa Cookie SleepyZooey   Yat HexManiac Gamepizza   Toom WizzleWuzzle RescueToast    
Top Members
Member of the Month
Congratulations to the following member for winning MOTM:
Enigma 
Other Notable Members:
Congratulations to the following members for distinguishing themselves this month:
Edge300 - Most Active Member
Hedd - Most Recruits
Niloygaming - Most Events Attended
Niloygaming - Most Events Hosted
Murdock - Most Posts
xLoremaster/Stratergygod - Most Coaching Sessions
Synth - Most Successful Mentor
Promotions
Congratulations to:
Sif on promotion to House General - House Trident
WreckoTheGecko on promotion to Commander - 2nd Division
Codeclipse on promotion to Commander - 3rd Division
Kasdae on promotion to Commander - 4th Division
AllStarZero1 on promotion to Commander - 7th Division
ShadowFTT on promotion to Commander - 11th Division
OggiGG on promotion to Commander - 14th Division
Umbreolas on promotion to Commander - 29th Division
Hedd on promotion to Commander - 36th Division
TurtleRusher on promotion to Vice - 7th Division
aipha on promotion to Vice - 9th Division
zeno on promotion to Vice - 15th Division
PuffDaddyP on promotion to Vice - 15th Division
xSoMa on promotion to Vice - 18th Division
ChaosReborn on promotion to Vice - 20th Division
fifo925 on promotion to Vice - 29th Division
Boop on promotion to Vice - Community Division I
FlitzStar on promotion to Team Leader - 1st Division
Munkey on promotion to Team Leader - 2nd Division
KingMe on promotion to Team Leader - 2nd Division
LamerGamer on promotion to Team Leader - 3rd Division
Takeshi on promotion to Team Leader - 9th Division
BlueFishSticks on promotion to Team Leader - 11th Division
YummySwords on promotion to Team Leader - 11th Division
Urahara on promotion to Team Leader - 15th Division
Fiore on promotion to Team Leader - 15th Division
Peanut on promotion to Team Leader - 18th Division
FlabbyBunny on promotion to Team Leader - 18th Division
thatwhiteguybob on promotion to Team Leader - 20th Division
amir on promotion to Team Leader - 20th Division
Billins on promotion to Team Leader - 20th Division
Marieana on promotion to Team Leader - 24th Division
Nanamilia on promotion to Team Leader - 25th Division
Patrol on promotion to Team Leader - 29th Division
MitchTheMeanGuy on promotion to Team Leader - 33rd Division
JohnnyJr on promotion to Team Leader - 33rd Division
Vipe on promotion to Team Leader - 36th Division
GodOfBiscuits on promotion to Team Leader - 39th Division
Roadie on promotion to Team Leader - 39th Division
Chabos on promotion to Team Leader - 40th Division
Foolproof on promotion to Activity Manager - VP
Tokyo on promotion to Competitive Manager - AFU
Gin on promotion to Competitive Manager - AFU
Moniboi on promotion to Support Manager - IMP
Egotistical on promotion to Justice - IMP
♦BigSmoke on promotion to Roster Leader - 1st Division
♦thedox on promotion to Roster Leader - 1st Division
♦Baldbrandon on promotion to Roster Leader - 1st Division
♦TheSpecialGamer on promotion to Roster Leader - 1st Division
♦Devlod on promotion to Roster Leader - 2nd Division
♦Volder on promotion to Roster Leader - 2nd Division
♦Mitch on promotion to Roster Leader - 2nd Division
♦Bakaflosama on promotion to Roster Leader - 2nd Division
♦AnimaLibera on promotion to Roster Leader - 7th Division
♦Michael on promotion to Roster Leader - 7th Division
♦aBigJ on promotion to Roster Leader - 7th Division
♦ph7ckngM4d on promotion to Roster Leader - 8th Division
♦FruityPlebels on promotion to Roster Leader - 9th Division
♦Takeshi on promotion to Roster Leader - 9th Division
♦Arkangeloflife23 on promotion to Roster Leader - 13th Division
♦KamiSama on promotion to Roster Leader - 13th Division
♦Timmy on promotion to Roster Leader - 13th Division
♦Ofgheo on promotion to Roster Leader - 13th Division
♦JonTheMon44 on promotion to Roster Leader - 14th Division
♦keepthecalm on promotion to Roster Leader - 15th Division
♦dragonrunner on promotion to Roster Leader - 15th Division
♦Eagle on promotion to Roster Leader - 17th Division
♦SirLucky7 on promotion to Roster Leader - 17th Division
♦Utraz on promotion to Roster Leader - 18th Division
♦R1OT on promotion to Roster Leader - 19th Division
♦Hylian on promotion to Roster Leader - 19th Division
♦Flora on promotion to Roster Leader - 19th Division
♦Death4R on promotion to Roster Leader - 19th Division
♦DAVYD on promotion to Roster Leader - 20th Division
♦Nolmo on promotion to Roster Leader - 20th Division
♦StealthFoxy on promotion to Roster Leader - 20th Division
♦phantom8553 on promotion to Roster Leader - 20th Division
♦Curlynation on promotion to Roster Leader - 24th Division
♦Klaimore on promotion to Roster Leader - 24th Division
♦NotBlue on promotion to Roster Leader - 24th Division
♦bioMonster on promotion to Roster Leader - 24th Division
♦Vedixx on promotion to Roster Leader - 25th Division
♦arni on promotion to Roster Leader - 29th Division
♦lordvanko on promotion to Roster Leader - 29th Division
♦MuhLLLy on promotion to Roster Leader - 33rd Division
♦DirtyKirby on promotion to Roster Leader - 33rd Division
♦Mux1c on promotion to Roster Leader - 36th Division
♦Unseelie on promotion to Roster Leader - 36th Division
♦Blained on promotion to Roster Leader - 36th Division
♦JamesRed on promotion to Roster Leader - 39th Division
♦VileBeggar on promotion to Roster Leader - 39th Division
♦INIPerfect on promotion to Roster Leader - 39th Division
♦gengyo on promotion to Roster Leader - 39th Division
♦Jontee on promotion to Roster Leader - 40th Division
♦MARKRUDY11 on promotion to Roster Leader - 40th Division
♦RedPanda on promotion to Roster Leader - Community Division V
♦Zairenzu on promotion to Roster Leader - Community Division V
♦ChrisChaosGamer on promotion to Roster Leader - Community Division V
♦Marcinathi on promotion to Roster Leader - Community Division V
 
Achievements & Awards
Congratulations to the following officer achievements:
 Egotistical - General's Signet I
 Selcouth - Captain's Gauntlet II
 Eisen - Captain's Gauntlet II
 Zer0 - Captain's Gauntlet I
 TsukiSora - Captain's Gauntlet I
 Jhon36515 - Captain's Gauntlet I
 Piny - Captain's Gauntlet I
 
Congratulations to the following member achievements:
 



Nanamilia Urahara Yat Matrix Fiore fifo925 Anakin390   GodOfBiscuits Vipe Gr8pe   xSoMa Peanut ShadowFTT   Chabos amir FikaChan   LamerGamer Billins SgtBlaze   NariChu Roadie Typical   Brawlrus BlueFishSticks McPackmeal   Maillman Farmbot thatwhiteguybob   MitchTheMeanGuy 3xacute Kasdae   Meesr02 zeno OggiGG   Dyme FlabbyBunny WreckoTheGecko   YummySwords Charleston AllStarZero1    
Congratulations to the following awards:
 Hedd (by GreatJackal)
Awarded Star of Valor - 1st Class for your extraordinary leadership, performance and commitment as a Division Commander in Damage Inc. You are the epitome of what I expect from a Commander: always remaining cool, calm and collected, never complaining, being an exemplary recruiter and leader to your members and being growth orientated to get new games expanded across Damage Inc. You have been a Commander for a short time, but what you have done in that time is 10x more than many others have before you had done in an entire year. When your HG fell, you were quick to grab the reigns as the First Commander and ensure House Dagger continued on strong with minimal disruption. Such initiative and leadership is rare, and you have my highest respect for it. 
 Eltu (by GreatJackal)
Awarded Star of Valor - 2nd Class for your outstanding commitment to the DevOps team. Your work around the weekly activity tracker is going to save hundreds of officers and members in DI a lot of time, and this kind of work has profound impact on everyone. But most importantly, it is your attitude Eltu. When a bug arises, or you are asked to change or make something, you do it without complaint and as fast as possible. Never making anyone wait longer than they have to. Never procrastinating or putting things off when member's experience are at stake. Your "can-do" attitude, with the idea that nothing is too difficult, makes you a pleasure to work with in the DevOps team, and its an attitude that has also been a testimony to your exemplary skills as an Officer in Damage Inc. I love working with you Eltu, keep it up!
 Olinite (by GreatJackal)
Awarded Star of Valor - 3rd Class for your excellent commitment to the leadership team. I know the last few months has been crazy busy with the Great Migration, and your key role in it in helping leadership and division staff acclimate. Being in your role is often a thankless job, you have such a large impact on the whole of DI but many do not see it as it is all behind the scenes. I do see it though, and on behalf of the members I thank you for it. Your contributions in keeping our Libraries up to date, ensuring people have the right perms across the site, helping out in everything from DevOps, to leadership matters, to Discord Matters, to Twitch matters. Seriously - is there anything you can't or have not done yet?! It is appreciated, keep it up Oli!!
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Super Weekend - January 2020

Aaaand its time for our favorite weekend of the month again this coming weekend! Expect lots of events, across multiple timezones catering to every taste you guys might have. Remember you get Community Event token worth 15 REP meaning you can make a lot of REP on this weekend bouncing from one event to the next. Make sure to RSVP to get the notifications on your mobile device!
Got Questions? Scroll to the bottom for the FAQ
Friday - 17th January 2020
Event #1 - Howling Abyss 3v3 Tournament - LoL
Friday Fight Night
 
Event #2 - The Forsaken Chess Tournament - Chess
 
Event #3 - OK Boomer - RL
 
Event #4 - Overwatch 2v2 Tournament - OW
 
Event #5 - Overwatch Customs - OW
 
Event #6 - Siege Super Fragfest - R6S
 
Saturday - 18th January 2020
Event #7 - Super Siege 'n' Eggs - R6S
 
Event #8 - Overwatch 1v1 Tournament - OW
 
Event #9 - 2v2 Tournament - RL
 
Event #10 - Hide and Seek - CS:GO
 
Event #11 - Siege the Weekend - R6S
 
Event #12 - Lol 1v1 Tournament - LoL
 
Event #13 - Town of Salem - ToS
 
Sunday - 19th January 2020
Event #14 - Super Siege 'n' Waffles - R6S
 
Event #15 - Monthly TFT Tournament - LoL
 
Event #16 - Super Skribbl Sunday - Skribbl.io
 
Event #17 - Ultimate Tourney of Smashing Destiny - Super Smash Bros
 
Event #18- Iceborne Unraveled - MHW
 
Event #19 - League 1v1 Tournament - LoL
 
Event #20 - Super Siege Weekend Wrap - R6S
 
Frequently Asked Questions 
Q: Where do I find the events?
A: All events are scheduled on the Community Calendar and are converted automatically to your system clocks timezone. The events will be hosted in the Social Lounge at the top of the DI TeamSpeak. Rooms will be created for the Events and tagged with [SW] and the title of the event. Make sure you are on time and RSVP in order to earn  Community Tokens that are worth 3 REP an hour. If it is a multi hour event, you can join/leave for the 2nd hour as well. For Tournaments you will need to be on time and favorably come with your team 10 min before - details to registration can usually be found in the Event Description. 
Q: Who organizes Super Weekend?
A: Super Weekend is hosted by Community divisions, usually on a rotational basis. This time around DI-CV has the pleasure of doing so. DI-CV is led by@BananaB & @WizzleWuzzle & is contained within House Trident which is also led by @Egotistical.
Q: How are the games decided?
A: It's usually decided on by which games are the hottest and doing the best, as well as the amount of officers in each game's CoC that want to host an event for SW. Special Super Weekends will try to incorporate as many different games and special themed modes as possible. All Vices, Commanders and even Captains from Divisions and Orders pitch in and try to host the funkiest events for you! If you have suggestions for this or the next SW or special SW, don't be shy to make suggestions! 
Q: How long does it take to set up everything?
A: It all depends on how familiar those that are helping are. Due to new promotions somewhat frequently, we're always having to explain the concept and help those new guys get into the rhythm and understand the planning that goes into these events. But we spend the whole month getting the next one ready, so they're very high quality! Especially, the special Super Weekends take some extra time planning and only come around a few times a year. 
Q: Can I join/help out with Super Weekend?
A: The simple answer is Yes, but with restrictions. The longer answer is that we love when people assist us, but we like to keep it central and making sure we delegate properly. The best thing you can do is contact the current organizers with the specifics on how you'd like to help, and seeing if we can fit you in. Streamers, creative minds, co-hosts of all ranks and volunteering Officers are always welcome. 
Q: What if I'm doing something big like a tournament during Super Weekend?
A: During this weekend, Valhalla could possibly be taking place at the same time. Don't fret, enough events are up for you to participate. If you are running your own tournament, you can contact the organizers to see if you want to add your tournament to the SW, given that the time does not overlap with already scheduled events
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December 2019 News

"Only the gods can tell us what to do now" - AFDragon, circa 2019
Announcements You Should Know
Well Done, you made it - almost!
The Great Migration from the Old DI is almost complete. There are a few more components to add, namely:
- Event Management Tool
- Mobile App Updates
- Professions Update
- Awards Update
Stay tuned to the News for updates on these pieces as they are released.
I will also give a shoutout to our DevOps Team for all the work they have done in creating the infrastructure and tools that make everyone's lives easier and more enjoyable in DI. Without them - this entire migration would not be possible at all. So thanks a ton!!
Also another shoutout to all Orders, but especially the Order of Vetus Praesidio, for all the work they have put in to migrate everyones REP, Awards and other content - it is one hell of a job to do this for 1200+ members, so thanks to all of them doing this on top of their regular responsibilities!
 
REP for being on Discord
It is finally here - you now get 1 REP / Hour of being connected to Discord Voice (except in AFK - you wont get anything there). Stay connected!
Forum Upvotes = 1 REP is back
This has been brought back. To prevent abuse, Initiates/Away/Probation will not be able to upvote or downvote, however they still have access to all the other reactions like gjackPega.
Upvote = +1 REP
Downvote = -1 REP
 
House & Members of the Year
After an incredible race in 2019, I am pleased to announce that the House of the Year in 2019 goes to...House Sabre!

Congratulations to all those who worked hard to earn Triumphs to seize the victory! All members who have been in House Sabre for the past 6 months are eligible for the prestigious
House of the Year award
Here are the full standings from last year:
50 Pts - 
30 Pts - 
25 Pts - 
21 Pts - 
  7 Pts - 
Then lastly, congratulations to the following members for winning the Yearly Standings of 2019 by having the most REP in the entire year:
Winner: Silent 
- $100 Steam Gift Card
- $100 DI.Exchange Gift Card
- Specter I eSports Gaming Mouse
- Damage Inc Stealth Mousepad
- Damage Inc Lanyard
-  Merchant Triumph
2nd-5th: Eisen, Aussiebee, Terrorblade, TsukiSora
- $50 DI.Exchange Gift Card
- Specter I eSports Gaming Mouse
- Damage Inc Stealth Mousepad
- Damage Inc Lanyard
-  Merchant Triumph
6th-10th: Riptide, Pri, Unseelie, Selcouth, Blaire
- $25 DI.Exchange Gift Card
-  Merchant Triumph
11th-20th: Cripple, Nexilva, PuffDaddyP, IllusoryPhoenix, AnimaLibera, zom33, JackoMeik, Eltu, Enigma, Warlordsh
- Star of Valor - 1st Class
 
Triumphs This Month
Congratulations to the following Triumphs:

 Artisan
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end." - Seneca
Awarded to Commander Maifu for successfully leading the recovery of DI-XIX in Rocket League as Commander in December 2019.
 
New Vanguard Members
Thanks to these awesome people we are one step closer to achieving our 2019 Goals - so shoutout to all the members below for taking the leap of faith and backing DI!
Guardian (3) Ranger (6) Sentinel (36) ♣AmazingWays ♣Edge300 ♣M4rv1n ♣JameTom ♣dorkiedanny   ♣Mal ♣Ender ♣Dalencon ♣bytesmega ♣josh24migs   ♣SaVaCe ♣FlitzStar ♣Bento ♣melioxv ♣arne3433     ♣Soteira ♣junkfoodbuddy ♣hank_games ♣Genkrow     ♣Speedy ♣Krine ♣Codeclipse ♣Chubbytag16     ♣NoiseStorm ♣rayy14 ♣SgtBlaze ♣rollhax       ♣Yogzie ♣blakebran ♣kyllegris1708       ♣Calcifer ♣weekendwarri0r ♣gengulit       ♣Phexia ♣themegagliscor ♣MuttButt       ♣crimsonsnow ♣gingerskibles ♣narknarknark       ♣durmaatahn ♣yeahimbee         ♣WizzleWuzzle ♣GrayStripes       ♣flame_78 ♣Maximoto    
Initiation Ceremony
Congratulations to the Cohort of December 2019 for joining our ranks as full members. You have no doubt gone through a somewhat difficult process in the adjusting to life in DI but we hope that it has been worth it and you have now found a new home here with us. Due to the demand, some of you have been offered officer positions to take up more responsibility within the community. Ensure you use this to the glory of DI and always for the best of the community as a whole.
The Top 3 for this Cohort are:
 Frall
 brighthammer
 LEGEND27
Congratulations to the 78 Members part of the Cohort of December 2019 for becoming full members of Damage Inc. 
PeachyBurbanky Onko pinkpat Neeexxxi Sbabs Spikers   Raptor Thermic Adam AmazingWays Problematic Fluffy   Vollumezz Jombie75 R3AM CelerLucror Raving leon   Jad GGSkywalker smikkelbaer DoctorMiMi shuffle Gnosis   thedox AizenS Chees phase lukica Astraova   Monroe Baldbrandon MuttButt Curlynation Hedd GreyStripes   Lukas Karabin TheNose iLovePelmeni DeadNoxxic Marcinathi   ZombieTheCat Muse Fishent FNCLGH JameTom shego   Six Yoshiii xXAngelgrlXx YourSenpaiix3 LONEWOLFX09     TexasLawDog brighthammer ZywanK Menenies RedxHoodex28     Phexia Balalaika ScarletChaos Chirua SaVaCe     Calcifer IvanL14 MrsLovett Frall arni     SgtBlaze LEGEND27 ChocoGreen Illith Wolfi     Ender215 Munkey   BamKiller Gr8pe Keds      
Members of the Month
Congratulations to the following member for winning MOTM:
niloygaming
 
Promotions
Congratulations to:
Aussiebee on promotion to House General - House Sabre
GGSkywalker on promotion to Commander - 8th Division
Zyrahs on promotion to Commander - 10th Division
FikaChan on promotion to Commander - 17th Division
Yat on promotion to Commander - 18th Division
Chris on promotion to Commander - 20th Division
JameTom on promotion to Commander - 33rd Division
Astraova on promotion to Commander - Community Division I
SgtBlaze on promotion to Vice - 3rd Division
DeadNoxxic on promotion to Vice - 33rd Division
SJeff on promotion to Vice - 39th Division
Spikers on promotion to Vice - 40th Division
NariChu on promotion to Vice - LM
dalo on promotion to Vice - AFU
PeachyBurbanky on promotion to Team Leader - 1st Division
aipha on promotion to Team Leader - 9th Division
Michael on promotion to Team Leader - 15th Division
Toom on promotion to Team Leader - 19th Division
Mroddy on promotion to Team Leader - 24th Division
Gr8pe on promotion to Team Leader - 29th Division
Umbreolas on promotion to Team Leader - 29th Division
Cloud on promotion to Team Leader - 33rd Division
Chubbytag16 on promotion to Team Leader - 40th Division
Avarice on promotion to Team Leader - Community Division I
Cookie on promotion to Activity Manager - VP
DatRandomPanda on promotion to Support Manager - IMP
EisenDrag on promotion to Support Manager - IMP
Serenity on promotion to Initiate Manager - LM
Murdock on promotion to Initiate Manager - LM
Kanalizator on promotion to Mentor Manager - LM
Sndr on promotion to Mentor Manager - LM
Onko on promotion to Competitive Manager - AFU
13thShade on promotion to Coaching Manager - AFU
mi2zu on promotion to Facebook Manager
Salubri on promotion to Twitter Manager
♦DonutKnight on promotion to Team 2IC - 1st Division
♦BloodWar42 on promotion to Team 2IC - 7th Division
♦Karabin on promotion to Team 2IC - 9th Division
♦brighthammer on promotion to Team 2IC - 9th Division
♦Fiore on promotion to Team 2IC - 15th Division
♦ImTheo on promotion to Team 2IC - 15th Division
♦Ailuridae on promotion to Team 2IC - 17th Division
♦Death4R on promotion to Team 2IC - 19th Division
♦StealthFoxy on promotion to Team 2IC - 20th Division
♦Zappy on promotion to Team 2IC - 25th Division
♦SusHDS on promotion to Team 2IC - 29th Division
♦TheSpecialGamer on promotion to Roster Leader - 1st Division
♦Monroe on promotion to Roster Leader - 1st Division
♦Jad on promotion to Roster Leader - 1st Division
♦niloygaming on promotion to Roster Leader - 2nd Division
♦Halim on promotion to Roster Leader - 7th Division
♦Tyflame on promotion to Roster Leader - 7th Division
♦Hellfingers on promotion to Roster Leader - 7th Division
♦IvanL14 on promotion to Roster Leader - 9th Division
♦PuffDaddyP on promotion to Roster Leader - 15th Division
♦Shady on promotion to Roster Leader - 17th Division
♦Toxy on promotion to Roster Leader - 18th Division
♦Mrkebabber on promotion to Roster Leader - 19th Division
♦Gamepizza on promotion to Roster Leader - 20th Division
♦DoctorMiMi on promotion to Roster Leader - 20th Division
♦RescueToast on promotion to Roster Leader - 25th Division
♦Frall on promotion to Roster Leader - 25th Division
♦Calcifer on promotion to Roster Leader - 20th Division
♦Keds on promotion to Roster Leader - 29th Division
♦SaVaCe on promotion to Roster Leader - 40th Division
♦GreyStripes on promotion to Roster Leader - Community Division V
♦Divinetiger on promotion to Roster Leader - Community Division V
♦nark on promotion to Roster Leader - Community Division V
 
Achievements & Awards
Congratulations to the following officer achievements:
 Xtream - Commander's Gauntlet I
 Silent - Commander's Signet I
 Blaire - Commander's Signet I
 Matrix - Captain's Gauntlet II
 IdioticPigeon - Captain's Gauntlet I
 EskimoFire - Captain's Gauntlet I
 ♦zom33 - Warden's Boot I
 
Congratulations to the following member achievements:
 






Ender215 Cookie Codeclipse Umbreolas Yogzie Unseelie Eisen BloodWar42 PeachyBurbanky JameTom   JonnyBnator     stratergygod Spikers           DarkxGhost Mroddy           Calcifer aipha           Avarice EisenDrag           Gr8pe Zyrahs           SgtBlaze GGSkywalker           Chubbytag16             Michael             DeadNoxxic             LONEWOLFX09             Cloud             Astraova             Striker             Jad             Toom             MusiTheProtogen             SJeff             nark              
Congratulations to the following awards:
 Edge300 (by GreatJackal)
Awarded Star of Valor - 1st Class for your extraordinary contribution in helping DI navigate the challenges of the Great Migration in 2019. Your efforts to help rebuild outdated backend infrastructure, improve the MDR and support the integration of all our applications have been absolutely priceless in ensuring our members have the tools and services they need to enjoy DI. Well done Edge!
 Nechtmarrie (by AFDragon)
Awarded Star of Valor - 1st Class for your extraordinary contribution in helping DI navigate the challenges of the Great Migration in 2019. Your efforts in creating our Discord bots and building out our Discord infrastructure ensured that DI could navigate one of the most difficult challenges it ever faced: moving from TeamSpeak to Discord. This was absolutely critical to ensure that DI's activity was not impacted negatively, whilst still providing an enjoyable experience for all the members. Well done Necht!
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