RaidCall The Greatest with all the results
Posted 2012-11-10 Bcrbo
RaidCall The Greatest with all the results
You surely remembered that RaidCall was on a generous streak the last few weeks and chose to give away tons of Fnatic apparel via their Facebook competition, by asking you to fill in a questionnaire on three major sections: Greatest gamer of all time, greatest eSports title of all time and the most anticipated game to come.
Well, after thousands and thousands of entries on their website, RaidCall has found the answers to the questions asked above, which we will make public for everyone to see on the following three pages of this article.
First we'd like to thank RaidCall for organizing this competition and deciding to give so many fans the opportunity to win some exciting Fnatic gear. Second and foremost we want to thank all our fans and followers for being part of our team and we are most pleased to provide you with these prizes.
For all those who have brought in enough referrals to secure themselves some guaranteed prizes, be sure to check thegreatest.raidcall.com and fill in all your personal information to collect your prizes.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday: Player Shirts (list of winners »)
Tuesday: SteelSeries Fnatic Qck+ (list of winners »)
Wednesday: Fnatic Player Jackets (list of winners »)
Thursday: Fnatic 7H (list of winners ») & Fnatic Sensei (list of winners »)
Friday: Slappa Messenger Bag (list of winners »)
Saturday: Eizo FS2333 Minotors (list of winners »)
Sunday: MSI GT70 Laptop (three lucky winners »)
In this section, we asked all of you to choose from a big list of eSports' greatest players and pick your favourite. After thousands of people handing in their picks, we have distilled a list of which players ended up in which order in the top 10 and who can be seen as the favourite eSports gamers of all time.
1) Abdisamad "SpawN" Mohamed - 26,559 votes
Abdisamad can easily be regarded as one of the first major idols in the eSports world and more specifically the biggest name of the early Counter-Strike competitive history. This Swede made his name whilst playing for SK-Gaming during 2003 and aiding that team to become the dominant force of the world with back-to-back CPL wins.
In the years afterwards, Abdisamad managed to win loads of tournaments as part of SK-Gaming and other teams and was always feared for his precise aim. After his active career ended some three years ago, he chose to stay connected to competitive gaming and is currently involved with BenQ and ZOWIE Gear, helping them develop new gaming products aimed at the hardcore gamer.
This original eSports idol definitely deserves his spot amongst the greatest players of all time and the RaidCall crowd chose to honour this legend by awarding him the first place finish.
2) Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez Santiago - 19,037 votes
Unlike the winner of this competition, Carlos is the embodiment of the new school eSports idol. His daily streams have on average 20,000 concurrent viewers and his fan pages on various social media outlets rank equally high in the thousands. The controversial Spanish AP Carry of SK-Gaming is a hot topic and was one of the very first players in the history of eSports to sign a personal sponsor contract, just a couple of weeks ago.
Besides all of these trivial facts, Carlos is simply an incredibly strong player and has been of huge importance to SK-Gaming and has done plays that made, more so than broke, the results of the team in the recent LoL Season 2. It was his Orianna play that made Counter Logic Gaming EU drop down to the match-up with FnaticRC to determine the last slot into the World Finals.
Even though most known Carlos as the big man League of Legends player, he was already a pro gamer during World of WarCraft's competitive days and right now it looks like his fandom just keeps on growing and growing.
3) Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg - 15,036 votes
Patrik should be a more than familiar name to all of our long-lasting fans, as his Counter-Strike 1.6 plays helped Fnatic collect countless world titles in the past five years. Under the leadership of Patrik "cArn" Sättermon, he was able to do what he does best and that is frag people non stop.
After a more than impressive career at Fnatic, for which we are extremely grateful, he chose to end his time in competitive Counter-Strike 1.6 under the SK-Gaming banner, with whom he also won multiple titles. Any team that has Patrik in its ranks can be assured that the talented player will make winning a tad more easy.
He's even proving to be quite adaptable to different situations, as currently the Swede is trying his hands at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; playing for the legendary name of Ninjas in Pyjamas. The fully Swedish team with several of Fnatic's former players is generally regarded as the sole dominant team in the early stages of the game after winning DreamHack Valencia and ESWC 2012 without losing any maps.
4) Yegor "markeloff" Markelov - 14,466 votes
Although Yegor is not the most accessible player to the Western part of Europe and the world, he needn't use any words to make clear how good he is at gaming; his AWP generally does the talking for him.
It would be unfair to claim that Natus Vincere would not have been so dominant over the past four years if it wasn't for Yegor, but his AWP shots and clutches have always been performing at such a high level that it became the new standard. I'm sure you get the picture: Yegor was one of the outstanding men on the Natus Vincere roster and helped them win numerous events.
It's not quite sure right now how good the man will perform in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive but his aim and reflexes should transfer over relatively well and showing them off to the general populus will be everyone's deepest wish for the nearby future. All in all a player that could not have been missed in this top 10.
5) Danil "Dendi" Ishutin - 13,519 votes
To close off this top 5 of the greatest gamer of all time, we finally get to witness the first Dota player. The Ukranian superstar of Danil has been not only instrumental but mostly unmissable for his Dota 2 team in winning The International 1 last year and finishing second in The International 2.
Not only does this make him one of the highest paid Dota 2 players, his friendly demeanor and community love has made him one of the players that is generally beloved far beyond the borders of his own games. Regularly streaming his practise games gives his fans an insight into how serious these millionaire youngsters take their gaming careers.
With a The International 3 already rumoured to be as grand as the last one, Danii and the rest of Natus Vincere will be equally passionate about reaching the final for a third consecutive time and securely putting their names in the history books as the living legends of eSports.
6) George "HotshotGG" Georgallidis - 12,982 votes
7) Marcus "Dyrus" Hill - 12,396 votes
8) Aleksey "White-Ra" Krupnyk - 12,300 votes
9) Patrik "cArn" Sättermon - 10,449 votes
10) Anton "Cooller" Singov - 10,133 votes
After our section on which player the RaidCall competitors thought to be the best of all time, they also made a ruling on which eSports title they loved the most in the short history of eSports.The battle for first and second was hard-fought, as there is a clear gap between the first two games and all the other teams in the top 10.
1) Counter-Strike 1.6 - 25,711 votes
This legendary game based on the Half-Life game by Valve has been a core part of eSports ever since the millenium turned and tournaments such as ESWC, WCG and CPL played it out to be the FPS title of choice for aspiring progamers.
With countless tournaments, countless professional teams, and hundreds of thousands of dollars put up as prizes, the game sums up what eSports is all about and has been an absolute joy to watch.
2) League of Legends - 19,352 votes
Just like in the ranking of the greatest player, it was Counter-Strike 1.6 first and League of Legends second. Not everyone might think of League of Legends as the best possible MOBA title, but there's no denying that it's the biggest video game in the world with over 30 million unique users registered.
Not only is the player base astoundingly massive, the developer behind it all, Riot Games, takes eSports dead serious and invests multiple millions of dollars in providing top notch tournaments. The highlight of that investment was surely the $2 million dollar World Finals in October.
3) DotA 2 - 9,560 votes
Dota 2 might rightfully be one of the most hyped games at the moment and even though it is not yet released it also ranks high up in the third section of the questionnaire, its merits in eSports are already grand and remarkable.
The sequel of the immensely community developed Dota 1 has great potential and keeps eSports at its core, something which Valve also recognizes and wants to push to mainstream attention. The main way Valve wants to achieve that is by organizing the yearly The International tournament that offers 1.2 million dollars in prizes which has already had two editions.
Both of these tournaments happened whilst the game was in Beta stage and shows how much importance eSports carries in the American company, even though the game is not even two years old and not yet released to the general public.
4) Call of Duty series - 8,287 votes
The Call of Duty series is often criticized for its constant yearly sequels that make it impossible for a sustainable eSports community to develop as well as form a steady player base with room for growth.
However, starting from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on the PC with an interesting competitive history and several almost major eSports tournaments right up until Activision's very own Call of Duty XP tournament that offered 1 million dollars in prizes for the finalists; the story is the same. Call of Duty is competitiveness at its best and is extremely addictive to watch.
5) FIFA series - 5,185 votes
FIFA is another series that makes the border between casual and hardcore gaming seem as thin as the dresses at the Oscars. It's incredibly easy to relate to, as football is the most watched sports game in the world, and has a player base that reaches far into the millions.
This yearly highlight of EA Sports has appeared on multiple occasions in the WCG events and always gave the audience thrilling games that made us somewhat proud to be gamers.
6) StarCraft II - 3,087 votes
7) WarCraft III - 2,082 votes
8) StarCraft: Brood War - 1.948 votes
9) Heroes of Newerth - 1,256 votes
10) Halo series - 1,161 votes
In the last section we not only asked the participants of the RaidCall competition to look back and remember their fondest memories in eSports, we also asked them to have a good thought or two about what upcoming games they are really looking forward to.
1) Counter-Strike 2 - 14,260 votes
Nought but a few hushed whispers in the halls of Valve, Counter-Strike has not gotten any confirmed news about a possible sequel in the form of Counter-Strike 2, yet so many people are hopeful that it reaches development stage soon.
As of right now, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the mixture form between 1.6 and Source has to appease the masses and keep everyone content in fragging virtual nobodies. When, if at all, this game will be created is for just a very select few to know and many of us to hope for.
2) Dota 2 - 12,440 votes
We have already discussed this game in the previous section, showing off its eSports merits and successes, all the while maintaining a closed Beta status. All this public attention for a luxury product has made it something people want desperately.
The hype, as such, has worked wonders and it appears in position two in this list for the simple reason that everyone wants to start playing it and be part of the Dota 2 community.
3) Assassins Creed 3 - 10,015 votes
Assassins Creed 3 has been released by the time this article reaches you, but the last few weeks, it's what all the mainstream gaming outlets were writing and talking about. The third installment of the most successful gaming franchise of the millenium shifts its time focus over to the American revolution and should prove to be an exciting follow-up to the previous two games in the series.
4) Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - 7,867 votes
With just two more weeks of waiting until the latest game in the Call of Duty series reaches the public, the Call of Duty fanboys and girls are getting their hype on. Treyarch hopes to do ActivisionBlizzard proud and keep breaking sales figures on the release.
5) Grand Theft Auto 5 - 7,152 votes
Another one of these gaming franchises that always garner a lot of media attention and are just pure awesome to play is the Grand Theft Auto universe. Their latest game has had a few years and that's why everyone is very anxious on how the 5th installment will play out.
6) Blizzard Dota - 4,730 votes
7) Half-Life 3 - 4,365 votes
8) StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm - 4,184 votes
9) Halo 4 - 2,655 votes
10) Crysis 3 - 2,538 votes
Below is the list of winners of Fnatic Shirts. If you are one of the winners – go to your profile in http://thegreatest.raidcall.com and fill in your details so we can send you your prize. Deadline for filling in your details is November 15th.
Dávid Depoka Debreceni
Balassa Kremmer Beáta
Sergio Anaya Garcia
Michal ShinigaMi Otisk
Antonio Serrano Arroyo
Paul John Frias
Sebastian Koffeld Jonasson
Mahdi KO Dak
Manuel Varo Chamorro
Martin Rex Andersen
André Gyrud Gunhildberget
Henrik Bjørnlund Olsen
Bohumila Férová Hanáková
Casper Ye Ol Skool
Jakub Caban Kurylak
Below is the list of winners of SteelSeries QCK+ Fnatic Edition mousepads. If you are one of the winners – go to your profile in http://thegreatest.raidcall.com and fill in your details so we can send you your prize. Deadline for filling in your details is November 15th.
Shah Muhammed Abid Hussain
Edison Sison Pabalinas
Juan Diego Vidal Jorquera
Pyri Von Spencer
Juan Carlos Sirvent González
Leo Bien Durana
Filip Cyomi Barák
Kung Yzong Shyen
Below is the list of winners of Fnatic Player Jackets. If you are one of the winners – go to your profile in http://thegreatest.raidcall.com and fill in your details so we can send you your prize. Deadline for filling in your details is November 15th.
Emre Can Kaya
Kapila R Jayasooriya
Jesús Pardo Ruiz
Danijel Danco Sutalo
Leson Sin Magnus
Ashish Audacious Kakadiya
Muhammad Rasyid Ocid
Rafael Santana Faria
Below is the list of winners of SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Edition mouse. If you are one of the winners – go to your profile in http://thegreatest.raidcall.com and fill in your details so we can send you your prize. Deadline for filling in your details is November 15th.
Achuzeb Ztitnatit Šámot
Jose Manuel Canales Begazo
Miroljub Miki Novitovic
Mirza von Mesic
Avirup Roy Chowdhury
Rachel Villa Carlos
Below is the list of winners of SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Edition headsets. If you are one of the winners – go to your profile in http://thegreatest.raidcall.com and fill in your details so we can send you your prize. Deadline for filling in your details is November 15th.
Adalipsa Alvarez Astudillo
Edgar Gonzalez Campo
Star Héro Imad
Judit Garcia Ricart
Below are the winners of Slappa Messenger Bags Fnatic Edition. If you are one of the winners – go to your profile in http://thegreatest.raidcall.com and fill in your details so we can send you your prize. Deadline for filling in your details is November 15th.
Mustafa Okan Bilgen
Below are the winners of EIZO FS2333 Monitors. If you are one of the winners – go to your profile in http://thegreatest.raidcall.com and fill in your details so we can send you your prize. Deadline for filling in your details is November 15th.
Afsal Nahas M
Nik Nikhil Niks
Dani Rus Esteban
Finally, the winners of MSI GT70 Gaming Laptops. If you are one of the winners – go to your profile in http://thegreatest.raidcall.com and fill in your details so we can send you your prize. Deadline for filling in your details is November 15th.
Alejandro Biri Sosa Mendoza