So the moment has arrived. Since 2009 that this website has been doing a great job for K1ck eSports Club, packed with over 1300 news, results, awards and so on, but we all knew that one day we would have to freeze it. K1ck launched it in rather difficult times, as the economy was kind of collapsing all around the world, but we leave it in great shape, strong as we have ever been and we can say that the job has been done.
So, as of today, this website has been frozen in time and although we will keep all of the stuff that has been published along with the files, pictures and artwork, if you want to read our news in any language that we have at your disposal, please proceed to K1ck eSports Club Website. Thank you for having been there for us through all of this time and for your dedication to K1ck eSports Club.
As we have referred in a previous article, the beginning of the year is always a period when things run a little slow in the eSports world. Well, not here, at least in the background, as we have been prepairing something that we are sure will please this news readers. After launching our current and beloved website in 2009, K1ck eSports Club is now presenting a new website by the codename kv14, a responsive website that it was about time to see the light of day in this fast changing world, having taken under consideration the mobile aspects among others such as the competition's management, in order to please our audience. And because we know your time is precious, your previous login in the 2009 site is still valid in this new one. But that is not all, as we have laid the first stone in the foundation of our own K1ck Academy and as of today, the pre-registrations are open for all of you that ever wondered how you could improve your game and learn from the professionals, besides belonging to a team and getting to know a little better, this time from the inside, how the K1ck World is.
After the fuss regarding SLTV's season VIII, all has come to terms and K1ck will be competing at the SLTV Counter-Strike Global Offensive Season IX tournament. Once again we will fight for a final placement in the top half, as we have done in the previous seasons, but this time we have the extra motivation of trying to secure a place in the LAN finals and actually get invited to be in the Kyiv Cybersport Arena on April, along with three more teams. The prize pool has increased and is now $30 000, which has once again attracted the best Europeans teams to the competition.
Taking advantage of the great moment that our k1ck.dota2 team is going through, we have joined the first season of the joinDOTA league. The stats regarding this new league are amazing, as 2572 teams signed up from which 1376 signed up for joinDOTA League Europe. Being a debut, we have already conquered our first 2-0 victory in our Iberian starter division, hoping to keep this winning streak.
In a move that was being planned for quite some time, Ozone Gaming has announced that they will be joining forces with Carlos "Ocelote" Rodríguez in order to develop a line of gaming peripherals under his own brand oceloteWorld. So in the upcoming months we will see a range of peripherals, that meet the users real needs, hit the market, all in a strict collaboration between the well known eSports professional and the famous gaming gear brand.
Valve keeps pushing the envelope and after making some major announcements, now it's time for the Steam Music Beta, coming soon to Big Picture and SteamOS interfaces, with desktop features soon to follow. With Steam Music, you can now listen to your music collection while playing games. Once you’ve pointed Steam to your local music directory, your Steam Library will include Album and Artist views of your collection.
Ozone Gaming is launching a new gaming mouse and just by looking at the pictures, Neon will probably be a huge success. It looks right, it feels right and it's sleek, precise and versatile. Being an ambidextrous gaming mouse designed to suit a wide variety of grip styles and hand sizes, the ultra-precise 6400 DPI laser sensor ensures a perfect tracking performance and can easily go to 6400, 3500, 1800 and 800 DPI with LED level indicator.
Kingston® Technology welcomes a new addition to its memory card family with the new SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 Flash card. Specifically designed to meet the latest Ultra-High Speed Class 3 specifications from the SD association, Kingston’s SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 card guarantees minimum write speeds of 30MB/s making it ideal to record and playback 4K2K HD videos without interruption.
As it happens every year in the eSports world, January is always a slow month and this year it was no exception. But that doesn't mean that here at K1ck eSports Club, we have just sat down at the dock of the bay watching the time roll away. In fact we had our plans for this period and soon we can start making announcements that we are sure will please the majority of our fans and followers, but also the general public. So please bear with us a little longer while we round some corners and polish some brass.
Another year is coming to an end and K1ck eSports Club keeps on going, strong as ever and racking up awards after awards, while at the same time strengthening our structure and credibility towards our followers and sponsors, plus increasing our popularity in the eSports communities all around the world.
2013 was the year that we took a huge step into the international stardom with our Counter-Strike Global Offensive team, participating in the advanced stages of the best online tournaments and attending several LAN events, also being included in a top 10 CS:GO World Ranking on the 9th position.