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HG Community Newsletter (September 2021)

By Lucas15, in HG Newsletter, , 2 comments, 5051 views

September was slow month in HG, but here's what you did miss!

Welcome our newest -hg- Recruits:
-hg- Senor Cuddles
-hg- Sharkk
Congratulations to our newest [HG] Members:
[HG] irishmang
[HG] Rise Above
[HG] stips
[HG] Vortex
CS:S Division News
The cold months are creeping up. Don't go into them unprepared. Start to cool off at your own pace with some Iceworld DM! Join up and prove your dominance - connect iceworld.hellsgamers.com
 
CS:GO Division News
Everyone has broken out of jail recently so the cells have been empty for a bit. Surrender yourself for your crimes and join us on Jailbreak - connect jb.hellsgamers.com
You'd be just in time for some Halloween festivities as well! Contrary to what your parents told you, there may be monsters under your bed.
 
GMod Division News
The division of a Mod by a guy named Garry welcomed a new Division Staff member. Congratulations to Train!
In the spirit of spooky season, Zombie Survival will get a little extra touch in honor of Halloween. Be sure to keep an eye out!
 
Rust Division News
After some consideration, Rust will be down for a short time as we make some changes and prepare for a relaunch. Stay tuned for more on that soon!
 
TF2 Division News
Want a taste of classic fun in TF2? Hop on our 2fort server and play on one of the OG maps in the game while you claim your place at the top of the rankings - connect 2fort.hellsgamers.com
 
Community Engagement News
Ready to prove your dominance in car soccer? Mark your calendars for Rocket League Riot happening October 9!
Would you like to run events like the one above? Maybe you're more interested in graphic design or managing social media. Whatever your choice may be, HGCE wants you! Submit an application to get started.
 
Development Community News 
HGDC had a busy month with welcoming new members, starting with Bug Busters. Congratulations KikkoMan and gucci_icawn!
Several new developers have appeared as well. Welcome Kelton (Rust), Jakky (LUA), myes (Discord Bots), and rebL (Sourcemod)!
There's also a new modeler on the team. Welcome Senor Cuddles!
Last but not least, two new server managers have arrived. Welcome Train (Gmod) and Zeus (TF2)!
Would you like to join one of the teams above (or mapping)? Let us know with an HGDC application!
 
Gaming Divisions News
We've merged nearly all of our Discord servers into our main server. We hope this helps bring our community closer. If you're not already in the Discord, click here to join!
Have any unused boosts from your Discord Nitro subscription? Consider supporting our server with them! You get 2 free server boosts with Nitro (excluding Classic Nitro).
Congratulations to the newest Associate Jeri! He'll help oversee our gaming divisions with spawn.
 
General Community News
The HG Growth Fund is still active! If you're able to support the campaign, please consider doing so.
With that said, thanks to these donors from September:
irishmang rebL We appreciate each and every donation to the community! If you'd like to help out, you can do so by going here:
https://hellsgamers.com/donate/ Did you know HG doesn't just exist on the forums? Check out our platforms at the link below!
https://hellsgamers.com/forums/topic/135157-hellsgamers-social-media-more/ Join the official HG Discord Server:
https://discord.gg/2ue8EJM We have more than just the few servers you currently play on! Check out our full list here:
https://hellsgamers.com/servers/ Thank you for reading this month's edition of the newsletter. We'll see you next month!

Rocket League Riot

By EddieCam, in Events, , 12 comments, 1251 views

Which Team Will Come Out on Top?

Date: October 15th, 2021
Times:  6:00 PM (PST) | 7:00 PM(MST) | 8:00 PM (CST) | 9:00 PM (EST)
Game Server: This will be hosted in the Rocket League tournament section
Event Management:
Host(s): [HG] myes [CE] /  HG | EddieCam [C] [CE] Event Manager: [HG] myes [CE] Event Streamer(s): [HG] myes [CE] Voice chat attendance:
Please join the TeamSpeak channel before the event starts. TS3 IP: hellsgamers.com How to play:
Soccer but with cars! Bring a friend as this is a 2v2 tournament! 5:00 minute games most goals win Who can play:
Everyone! Event rules:
Have to stay the entire duration of the event in order to receive prizes and or badge. If caught not trying at all in the event the said player(s) will be kicked from the event and disqualified as this is not fair to other participants in the event. General HG rules:
NO cheats, exploits, glitching, or 3rd party tools that give you an unfair advantage over other players. DO NOT be disrespectful NO sexual harassment of players. DO NOT be racist or use racist terms. NO useless spamming of the mic, text, or radio. That means no songs/soundbites, especially if fellow clan members or players are complaining. NO recruiting or advertising for other clans in here. DO NOT wear the -hg- / [HG] / HG | tag unless you are a part of HG and are assigned that rank. All HG Recruits+ are required to wear their respective clan tags. NO name impersonation of anyone. If you are caught trying to crash or lag the server, you will be permanently banned. Prizes:
1st Place 50$ per person 100$ Total 2nd Place 25$ per person 50$ Total All Friend Of HG members will get a HG T-Shirt instead.  Additional Information:
You can get the game for free in the Epic Games Store. Tournament will be posted in the Rocket League a few days prior to the event so you can register early. Have Fun Badge:
 
GFX completed by HG | EddieCam [C] [CE]

HG Community Newsletter (August 2021)

By Lucas15, in HG Newsletter, , 7 comments, 7878 views

You might have missed some things last month, but we've got your back with this recap!

Welcome our newest -hg- Recruits:
-hg- Ashe
-hg- blah
-hg- CHEDDA CHEESE
-hg- Jimmy Neutrons
-hg- Lawson
-hg- sharkiesage
-hg- SoulBison
-hg- Splatzy
-hg- SwiftBadger
-hg- "zooter"
Congratulations to our newest [HG] Members:
[HG] Joblin
[HG] lemons
CS:S Division News
Gungame DM has finally returned! With sticky nades, throwing knives, and 48 levels of madness to play through, you'll surely have a fun time climbing to the top! Join up and have fun - 185.141.204.2:27015
Onto some not-so-happy news, CS:S made the difficult decision to remove Dust2 DM #1, Dust2 DM #2, and Office DM. Those servers were around for over a decade and will be missed.
Have some memories to share from those? We want to see them! Share your memories with us in the CS:S forums.
 
CS:GO Division News
The server with terrorists in a town causing trouble (aka TTT) has a big update coming. Any guesses on what's to come?
CS:GO welcomed some new Mods. Congratulations to Beanbop, Myes, and SwiftBadger on JB Trial Mod! But that's not all as Bert and Fruitman are now full JB Mods!
Last but certainly not least, we can't forget to congratulate Scorch on his Staff promotion!
 
GMod Division News
How are your survival skills? Put them to the test in Zombie Survival! Connect and see how skilled you really are - zs.hellsgamers.com:27015
If you have any suggestions for ZS or Garry's Mod in general, let us know in the division forums!
 
Rust Division News
Rust has witnessed some performance issues recently, but hopefully that's been sorted out! Drop in to our 2x server today - rust.hellsgamers.com:28015
Maybe you prefer faster gameplay? Don't forget about our 5x server! Play at increased speeds today, with weekly resets every Monday - rust5x.hellsgamers.com:28015
 
TF2 Division News
The TF2 division has taken a backseat to the other divisions for the time being. It will be overseen by the Gaming Director for the time being.
Our TF2 servers are still up and will remain for the foreseeable future. Thanks to the former leadership for your contributions.
 
Community Engagement News
Community Events has a new face as we welcome myes to the team! Have you attended an HG event? See all of our event summaries to see what you missed out on, including some amazing prizes!
But wait, that wasn't the only promotion last month. Congratulations to the new HGCE Director Eric!
Are you interested in helping HG succeed? CE offers opportunities to work in Events, GFX, Partnerships, and Social Media! Apply today and get started.
 
Development Community News 
There's a new sheriff in DC town. Congratulations to the new HGDC Director Fortis who beat Fortis this year!
Interested in helping on the development side of things? DC has coding, mapping, modeling, and server management opportunities available. If this interests you, send in your application.
 
Gaming Divisions News
Congratulations to the new, no-longer-associate Gaming Divisions Director Spawn!
Do you think you'd be a good fit to help shape your division? Submit a staff application to share your interest! 
 
General Community News
The results are in. Congratulations to the newest Executive Council members brgr (External), EddieCam (Internal), and Lucas15 (Secretary), and to the aforementioned Directors as well!
New Anycast locations have been added to help find our servers easier. We now have locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, New Jersey, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, and Sydney. 
We have an ongoing HG Growth Fund to help improve our game server performance. Check it out and, if you're able, consider contributing. Thanks to these individuals who have already done so:
 Asian State Trooper Fortis Glucosaurus imasonaz KiLLer SeNSaTioN scottcjohn SELERY spawn Thank you to Glucosaurus as well for a separate, but very generous normal donation.
We appreciate each and every donation to the community! If you'd like to help out, you can do so by going here:
https://hellsgamers.com/donate/ Did you know HG doesn't just exist on the forums? Check out our platforms at the link below!
https://hellsgamers.com/forums/topic/135157-hellsgamers-social-media-more/ Check out our HG Discord Servers:
https://hellsgamers.com/discord/ We have more than just the few servers you currently play on! Check out our full list here:
https://hellsgamers.com/servers/ Thank you for reading this month's edition of the newsletter. We'll see you next month!

2021 HG Leadership Elections - The results!

By SPlink :), in HG News, , 23 comments, 1600 views

Voting is over! Click here to view the results of the 2021 HG Leadership Elections!

It is with great honor that I announce the winners of the 2021 HG Leadership elections! They are as follows:
 
Executive Secretary: Lucas15
Director of Community Engagement: Eric
Executive Director of External Affairs: brgr
Director of the Development Community: Fortis
Executive Director of Internal Affairs: Eddiecam
Director of Gaming Divisions: Spawn
 
Congratulations to all of the winners! Go give their profiles some love! They will serve HellsGamers at the highest positions for the next year, until the end of Summer 2022.
Winners, you'll have someone reach out to you over the coming days to discuss exact duties and to get started!
Detailed results are attached to this post.
Special thanks to @imasonaz and @colinthe5 for assistance in running this year's Elections. 
 


CS:S Gungame Returns

By Lucas15, in HG News, , 12 comments, 1281 views

Time to put your skills to the test
185.141.204.2:27015

Gungame has been around HG in the past. Today, I'm excited to announce it has returned to CS:S with some fun features and over 50 maps!
Deathmatch and turbo mode are enabled to make the game fun and fast-paced.
You also have 1 throwing knife each life, so use it to your advantage.
Oh, and because grenade kills can be tedious, we've put tape on them so they'll stick to players!
Come join us and prove you are the dominant player!
185.141.204.2:27015

CS:GO Operation Office Day

By EddieCam, in Events, , 3 comments, 1438 views

Who would like to come to the office with us?

Date: August 15th, 2021
Times:  7:00 PM (PST) | 8:00 PM (MST) | 9:00 PM (CST) | 10:00 PM (EST)
Game Server: 51.81.23.240:27016
Event Management:
Host(s): HG | EddieCam [D] [CE]/[HG] King Lime Event Manager: HG | EddieCam [D] [CE] Event Streamer(s): N/A Voice chat attendance:
Please join the TeamSpeak channel before the event starts. TS3 IP: hellsgamers.com How to play:
Hostage/Rescue Rescue all hostages and bring them back to safety
Kill all opposing teams players before they rescue all of the hostages
Who can play:
Everyone! Event rules:
Have to stay the entire duration of the event in order to receive prizes and or badge. Prizes are restricted to HG Recruit+ If caught not trying at all in the event the said player(s) will be kicked from the event and disqualified as this is not fair to other participants in the event. General HG rules:
NO cheats, exploits, glitching, or 3rd party tools that give you an unfair advantage over other players. NO ghosting. DO NOT be disrespectful NO sexual harassment of players. DO NOT be racist or use racist terms. NO useless spamming of the mic, text, or radio. That means no songs/soundbites, especially if fellow clan members or players are complaining. NO recruiting or advertising for other clans in here. DO NOT wear the -hg- / [HG] / HG | tag unless you are a part of HG and are assigned that rank. All HG Recruits+ are required to wear their respective clan tags. NO name impersonation of anyone. If you are caught trying to crash or lag the server, you will be permanently banned. Prizes:
The top 3 will be determined by score, not kills.
First place: steam gift card Second place: Choice of either a) HG mug + HG lanyard OR HG t-shirt from our merch shop or b) 25k JB rep (21k provided by King Lime and 4k provided by HG) Third place: whichever choice second place didn't choose One person from each team will win a seasonal pass to either Six Flags (USA) or Canada's Wonderland (Canada).
The winner is to be determined by the raffle.
https://www.sixflags.com/darienlake/store/tickets#! (value of USD)
https://www.canadaswonderland.com/season-passes (value of 0 CAD)
Badge:

GFX Completed by EddieCam

HG Community Newsletter (July 2021)

By Lucas15, in HG Newsletter, , 10 comments, 357 views

Are you ready kids? Let's see what went down in July!

Welcome to our newest -hg- Recruits:
-hg- 90Angles
-hg- Bennyeo
-hg- bhoplvl10 kxi
-hg- Birdie
-hg- cuckling
-hg- Knoxtane
-hg- RedZone
-hg- Rise Above
-hg- SBear
-hg- stips
-hg- ToxicTurd
-hg- Woogie
Congratulations to the newest [HG] Members:
[HG] froggies093
[HG] milkish
CS:S Division News
Crackhouse Deathmatch has seen a growth in players on recently. If you haven't played in a bit, or at all, you're missing out! Join us for some fun - 185.141.204.1:27015
We have some updates coming to our server lineup very soon, including the launch of Gungame DM and relaunch of Classic Rotation! Watch out for announcements on their releases.
CS:S is looking for some new Mods to help out! Are you willing to step up to the plate? Send us your mod application if so.
Speaking of Mods, two new ones were promoted recently. Congratulations to Imperial Knight and RedZone on the promotions!
 
CS:GO Division News
Are you ready for some new Mods? Congratulations to ColinKrengel, Froggies, Gudetama, and Kenji on becoming Jailbreak Mods!
And of course we can't forget King Lime and Sqnch on their promotions to Global Mod! Congratulations guys!
Sources tell me there will be a new wave of Trial Mods announced very soon. Stay tuned for that!
Last, but certainly not least, congratulations to the newest CS:GO Staff member logster004!
 
GMod Division News
Wanna become a zombie and eat brains? Maybe you want to avoid the zombies at all cost.
Either way, there's a place for you on Zombie Survival! Stop by and play for a while! Connect using zs.hellsgamers.com
 
Rust Division News
Rust has introduced a new 5x server! It wipes weekly like our 2x server, except on Monday afternoon. Join up and try it for yourself: 185.141.204.24:28015
Are you looking to help out in Rust? We're looking for Mods to help keep order in the server. Apply here if you're interested.
 
TF2 Division News
TF2 is shaking things up with their servers soon. What's happening? 2Fort is making a return soon! Be on the lookout for more on that soon.
Want to get more involved and help out? TF2 is looking for Mods! Submit an application if interested.
 
Community Engagement News
Suburban has joined the Social Media team! Lookout for new videos on our YouTube channel as he creates some bangers for it.
Many events for multiple games are in the works and coming soon. Keep an eye on the calendar so you don't miss out!
Want to be more involved with the HG? HGCE is looking for members! We offer positions in Social Media, Community Events, and Partnerships. Apply today if interested!
 
Development Community News 
Two newcomers have joined DC as Server Managers. Congratulations and welcome BravoMan (CS:GO) and sqnch (Rust)!
The Server Managers are looking for more members on the team. Apply for it or any other HGDC team by going here.
The former lead of the SM Dev team took a leap of faith to help run HGDC. Congratulations to Malice on getting Associate Director!
 
Gaming Divisions News
Are you passionate about helping your division grow? Joining divisional leadership is a great way to do just that! Submit a staff application to let us know you are interested.
 
General Community News 
The 2021 nominations for the HG Elections are going on from August 1 through August 14! Read more about them in this post if interested.
Let's address the elephant in the room: the forum change. As stated in Discord and the password reset email you received, our forums fell victim to an attack. Because of this, you are advised to change your passwords where it is the same as the one used here.
There is a silver lining to the incident. Obviously our website received a facelift with a new theme and noticeable changes including EMOJIS 😱! Some features, such as donations, are currently unavailable and will return in the near future.
On behalf of everyone working hard to get things fixed and adjusted, thank you for your patience and sticking with us.
Shifting our focus, have you seen EddieCam's new PC build? Check out his insane new HeLLsGamers-inspired gaming PC!
As always, we'd like to thank these generous donors from July:
Ambassador Spock EddieCam irishmang Klarinet We appreciate each and every donation to the community! If you'd like to help out, you can do so by going here:
https://hellsgamers.com/donate/ Did you know HG doesn't just exist on the forums? Check out our platforms at the link below!
https://hellsgamers.com/forums/topic/135157-hellsgamers-social-media-more/ Check out our HG Discord Servers:
https://hellsgamers.com/discord/ We have more than just the few servers you currently play on! Check out our full list here:
https://hellsgamers.com/servers/ Thank you for reading this month's edition of the newsletter. We'll see you next month!

HG Community Newsletter (June 2021)

By Lucas15, in HG Newsletter, , 13 comments, 3692 views

Come one, come all, as we recap the month of June in the latest release of the community newsletter!

Let's give a warm welcome to our newest -hg- Recruits:
-hg- Akin
-hg- Chocolate Milk
-hg- Dwayne The Croc Johnson
-hg- Eman
-hg- Freshツ
-hg- Gabba4ever
-hg- imaxa
-hg- irishmang
-hg- Kim Jong Graceful
-hg- Kingy
-hg- M3R4
-hg- obama hamburger
-hg- Perry The Platypus (1)
-hg- Rangewonk
-hg- RedZ
-hg- Russian.Panda
-hg- Salsa
-hg- Vital
Congratulations to the newest [HG] Members:
[HG] Blue Cube
[HG] Gm0X
[HG] LeifyBeans
[HG] The Dude
 
CS:S Division News
The server lineup in CS:S has been more or less the same for quite some time. We're working on making some changes to the lineup, including introducing a new gamemode! Keep an eye out for future updates.
Do you enjoy our servers? Would you like to help us out? CS:S is looking for active Mods! You can find all the requirements and the application here.
Speaking of Mods, a new one joined the team last month. Congratulations to KikkoMan on the promotion!
Lastly, there's a new guy with a Shrek-colored name, and that's the new Division Leader, Lucas15! (I didn't know how to write this without sounding arrogant.)
 
CS:GO Division News
The latest version of our Jailbreak map is now live and ready to be enjoyed by all! So what changed? You can read all about it here, or experience it first hand in-game.
While we're talking about Jailbreak, let's welcome the new Trial Mods. Congratulations to Cam Payne, ColinKrengel, froggies093, fruitman, Jeri , Kenji, LeifyBeans, and membes4life69!
There's a new sheriff in town. Well, co-sheriff, as IronClawZ was promoted to Division Leader! He'll be splitting the workload with Peacemaker to keep the division great.
 
GMod Division News
The division named after a mod some guy named Garry made had some shake ups in their team. First and foremost, congratulations to Train on becoming a Moderator!
An old face is back in the saddle. Congratulations to McLovin who has rejoined the Division Staff team!
And last but not least, Ryze stepped up to help shape the future of the division as a Division Leader!
 
Rust Division News
Rust welcomed several new Moderators to the team! Congratulations to Lyzrus on Trial Mod, and milkish, myes, Rangewonk, and sqnch on full Mod!
There was also an addition to the leadership team as Moose took a leap into Division Staff!
 
TF2 Division News
Have you tried any of TF2's Trade servers? If not, you should stop by Trade 2! It's a fun deathmatch-style experience waiting for you to join. 51.81.23.240:27015
Don't forget to stop by and show their other servers some love as well. You can find all of TF2's servers here.
 
Community Engagement News
The GFX team has a new CEL. Congratulations to Combine in the promotion!
There are several events in the works that will soon be scheduled. Remember to keep an eye on the calendar so you don't miss the next event!
Looking to do more in the community? Take the initiative and submit an HGCE application! All teams, including events, are looking for more members.
 
Development Community News 
Mapping is requires some creativity. With that said, the mapping team welcomed Benneyo, Rains, and sqnch to the crew!
The Bug Busters (aka the "break many things team") also welcomed a new face. Welcome Lynxx to the team!
The Sourcemod Dev team is actively looking for more members to help with development. If interested, consider applying for HGDC by going here.
 
Gaming Divisions News
Recruiting new faces into HG is essential for growth. No matter what division or rank you're in, you can help us out greatly by recruiting!
If you have any friends or know some regular players in our servers who you think would like to join HeLLsGamers, have them submit a recruit application.
To help EddieCam with his busy schedule, Spawn was promoted to Associate Director of Gaming Divisions! Congratulations on the well-deserved promotion!
 
General Community News
Do you ever join us on Teamspeak? We have a lot of active members who use our Teamspeak server every single day. Whether you're gaming or just want to chat, we welcome you with open arms.
Visit this page for help joining our Teamspeak server. If you need a server group, poke someone in the Staff Helpdesk for assistance.
You likely know at this point that we rely on donations to keep everything online. So as per usual, we'd like to thank these generous donors from June:
BravoMan brgr. ColinKrengel EddieCam Irishmang ItzGrimeyGaven S41SA We appreciate each and every donation to the community! If you'd like to help out, you can do so by going here:
https://hellsgamers.com/donate/ Did you know HG doesn't just exist on the forums? Check out our platforms at the link below!
https://hellsgamers.com/forums/topic/135157-hellsgamers-social-media-more/ Check out our HG Discord Servers:
https://hellsgamers.com/discord/ We have more than just the few servers you currently play on! Check out our full list here:
https://hellsgamers.com/servers/ Thank you for reading this month's edition of the newsletter. We'll see you next month!

Operation Market Garden Mk.II

By ☆Raging☆, in Events, , 8 comments, 843 views

Here we go again, maybe not to stop the Nazis but to beat each other's heads in with giant crit spoons.

Date: Thursday, July 1st, 2021
Times: 5:00 PM (PST) | 6:00 PM (MST) | 7:00 PM (CST) | 8:00 PM (EST)
Game Server: [HG] Events: 51.81.23.106:27016
Event Management:
Host(s): HG | Raging [L] Event Manager: HG | Raging [L] Event Streamer: [HG] myes [CE] Voice chat attendance:
Please join the TeamSpeak channel before the event starts. TS3 IP: hellsgamers.com (remove this line if TS3 is not required) How to play:
Beat people's heads in with crit spoons. Who can play:
Everyone General HG rules:
NO cheats, exploits, glitching, or 3rd party tools that give you an unfair advantage over other players. NO ghosting. DO NOT be disrespectful NO sexual harassment of players. DO NOT be racist or use racist terms. NO useless spamming of the mic, text, or radio. That means no songs/soundbites, especially if fellow clan members or players are complaining. NO recruiting or advertising for other clans in here. DO NOT wear the -hg- / [HG] / HG | tag unless you are a part of HG and are assigned that rank. All HG Recruits+ are required to wear their respective clan tags. NO name impersonation of anyone. If you are caught trying to crash or lag the server, you will be permanently banned. Prizes:
1st place: GOLD account
2nd place: 20k credits
3rd place: 10k credits
Badge:

Additional Information & Credits:
GFX made by [HG] Imperial Knight [CE]