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XyZspineZyX
04-08-2007, 05:39 PM
~S~ Gentlemen,

For all of you who are interested in a dogfighting competition, please be advised that the WeekEnd Challenge (WEC) is back in business:

http://wechallenge.com-central.net/

For those Squadrons who may be interested in signing up, please register as soon as possible as the 17th Round will be starting on May 1st.

For those of you unfamiliar with the WEC, it can be summarized as follows:

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What is WEC?

The WEC tournament focuses very much on team spirit and the easiest way for people to participate in the WEC would be to either join a squad or set up a squad by themselves. Signing up a squad only requires that they fill in a squad profile which must contain a valid e-mail address, callsign of a responsible CO and listing which pilots in the squad that are participating and are subject to being challenged.

Most of the information required should be available at the WEC site and if not feel free to post any questions on the WEC message board. The WEC can also be contacted directly by mail at WEC_Admin

WEC stands for Weekend Challenge and is a tournament where all squads that enjoy the thrill of competition and plain old fun can get together and compete in CFS1, CFS2, CFS3 and IL2. As the name suggests, the WEC takes place only on the weekends. The tournament is split into six weekends of open challenges followed by a three-weekend bracket style playoff.

During the initial six weekends, you may challenge any of the participating squadrons. The idea is for squads to issue challenges against other squads whenever they happen to have enough players online. Likewise, they are subject to being challenged. The results of each match game are reported at the WEC site and are compiled into the squad�s standings in the tourney. So it�s all about showing up on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and risk getting your six all shot up!

After the initial six weekends comes a three-weekend bracket style playoff. The top 8 squads in the standings who have met the minimum game requirement are given a specific match up for each weekend. It is left to them to define the day and time they will meet. Each weekend half the squads are eliminated with the final two squads battling it out the final weekend to determine the WEC champion.

Previously, only the champion was crowned, but with the length and hard work it takes to participate in this tournament it could be kind of anticlimax for those that didn't reach the final goal. Therefore, awards are given to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in recognition for the hard work it takes to come that far. Hopefully this will make it more exciting by giving squads more of a chance to come away with an award.


The rules and settings.

The rules can be found here:

Il2:

http://wechallenge.com-central.net/rules_il2.htm


We highly recommend that you get to know the rules well.


How are matches arranged?

Most challenges are issued during normal squad presence on HL. You pop in, have some of your squad buddies online and you look to see what other participating squads are on at that time. You then issue a challenge.

Another option is to use the challenge functionality at the WEC site. When using the challenge feature, the WEC database will send an email to the challenged squad. In this email there is a link identifying the challenger and when the challenged squad clicks the URL, they are redirected to the WEC site at a page for accepting the challenge. Once the challenged squad confirms the challenge this way, the challenge will appear on the challenge list. The match itself will have to be arranged via email using the address provided. The challenger also receives e-mail from database if challenge has been accepted.


When and how was WEC started?

The very first round of the WEC started in April 2001. The key players that started the WEC were never known to the public and did not advertise their identities. They were a few dedicated CFS enthusiasts who did a lot of hard work setting up the concept of the tournament as well as actually doing the score keeping and web site updating which all was done manually. After a while, a few new CFS enthusiasts took over the duties of the WEC Admin and worked out a new system where most of the hard work of handling the match game results was now taken care of automatically using a database system. The database takes care of almost everything from the very beginning where squads sign up and fill in their squad profile data, through the tournament where the losses for all games are reported and standings instantly updated, till the very end where the top 8 squads are found. The final playoff is still handled manually, but the workload is comparatively small.

The first WEC challenge held by the new WEC Admin was in September 2002. Since then, WEC has gone from strength to strength and in early 2005, in conjunction with a number of Squadrons who had made the transition from CFS to IL2, WEC has finally come to IL2.


In Conclusion.

Once in a while a few individuals and squads have criticized the WEC competition, but the fact is that the administration group and all the squads flying in the WEC are enthusiasts that love the game. It can�t be ruled out that some dirty tricks will occur, but considering the amount of games expected to be played in each round, the issues brought to the WEC Admin should be very few. Some take it too serious and get carried away, but by the next weekend they go hunting again. The WEC Admin would like all squads that are interested in a fair and exciting top notch competition, to sign up for the WEC for some enjoyable hours with squad buddies from all over the world. Win or lose, in the end it�s just a challenge. A challenge that so many have enjoyed for so long, yet every fight still can be a new experience in the art of aerial war without anybody getting hurt for real.

WEC_Admin

WeekEnd Challenge

============================================

~S~ Data

XyZspineZyX
04-08-2007, 05:39 PM
~S~ Gentlemen,

For all of you who are interested in a dogfighting competition, please be advised that the WeekEnd Challenge (WEC) is back in business:

http://wechallenge.com-central.net/

For those Squadrons who may be interested in signing up, please register as soon as possible as the 17th Round will be starting on May 1st.

For those of you unfamiliar with the WEC, it can be summarized as follows:

============================================


What is WEC?

The WEC tournament focuses very much on team spirit and the easiest way for people to participate in the WEC would be to either join a squad or set up a squad by themselves. Signing up a squad only requires that they fill in a squad profile which must contain a valid e-mail address, callsign of a responsible CO and listing which pilots in the squad that are participating and are subject to being challenged.

Most of the information required should be available at the WEC site and if not feel free to post any questions on the WEC message board. The WEC can also be contacted directly by mail at WEC_Admin

WEC stands for Weekend Challenge and is a tournament where all squads that enjoy the thrill of competition and plain old fun can get together and compete in CFS1, CFS2, CFS3 and IL2. As the name suggests, the WEC takes place only on the weekends. The tournament is split into six weekends of open challenges followed by a three-weekend bracket style playoff.

During the initial six weekends, you may challenge any of the participating squadrons. The idea is for squads to issue challenges against other squads whenever they happen to have enough players online. Likewise, they are subject to being challenged. The results of each match game are reported at the WEC site and are compiled into the squad�s standings in the tourney. So it�s all about showing up on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and risk getting your six all shot up!

After the initial six weekends comes a three-weekend bracket style playoff. The top 8 squads in the standings who have met the minimum game requirement are given a specific match up for each weekend. It is left to them to define the day and time they will meet. Each weekend half the squads are eliminated with the final two squads battling it out the final weekend to determine the WEC champion.

Previously, only the champion was crowned, but with the length and hard work it takes to participate in this tournament it could be kind of anticlimax for those that didn't reach the final goal. Therefore, awards are given to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in recognition for the hard work it takes to come that far. Hopefully this will make it more exciting by giving squads more of a chance to come away with an award.


The rules and settings.

The rules can be found here:

Il2:

http://wechallenge.com-central.net/rules_il2.htm


We highly recommend that you get to know the rules well.


How are matches arranged?

Most challenges are issued during normal squad presence on HL. You pop in, have some of your squad buddies online and you look to see what other participating squads are on at that time. You then issue a challenge.

Another option is to use the challenge functionality at the WEC site. When using the challenge feature, the WEC database will send an email to the challenged squad. In this email there is a link identifying the challenger and when the challenged squad clicks the URL, they are redirected to the WEC site at a page for accepting the challenge. Once the challenged squad confirms the challenge this way, the challenge will appear on the challenge list. The match itself will have to be arranged via email using the address provided. The challenger also receives e-mail from database if challenge has been accepted.


When and how was WEC started?

The very first round of the WEC started in April 2001. The key players that started the WEC were never known to the public and did not advertise their identities. They were a few dedicated CFS enthusiasts who did a lot of hard work setting up the concept of the tournament as well as actually doing the score keeping and web site updating which all was done manually. After a while, a few new CFS enthusiasts took over the duties of the WEC Admin and worked out a new system where most of the hard work of handling the match game results was now taken care of automatically using a database system. The database takes care of almost everything from the very beginning where squads sign up and fill in their squad profile data, through the tournament where the losses for all games are reported and standings instantly updated, till the very end where the top 8 squads are found. The final playoff is still handled manually, but the workload is comparatively small.

The first WEC challenge held by the new WEC Admin was in September 2002. Since then, WEC has gone from strength to strength and in early 2005, in conjunction with a number of Squadrons who had made the transition from CFS to IL2, WEC has finally come to IL2.


In Conclusion.

Once in a while a few individuals and squads have criticized the WEC competition, but the fact is that the administration group and all the squads flying in the WEC are enthusiasts that love the game. It can�t be ruled out that some dirty tricks will occur, but considering the amount of games expected to be played in each round, the issues brought to the WEC Admin should be very few. Some take it too serious and get carried away, but by the next weekend they go hunting again. The WEC Admin would like all squads that are interested in a fair and exciting top notch competition, to sign up for the WEC for some enjoyable hours with squad buddies from all over the world. Win or lose, in the end it�s just a challenge. A challenge that so many have enjoyed for so long, yet every fight still can be a new experience in the art of aerial war without anybody getting hurt for real.

WEC_Admin

WeekEnd Challenge

============================================

~S~ Data

RS.Wedge
04-09-2007, 12:06 AM
Hello All,

The Rogue Saints IL2 Virtual Fighter Wing are planning on participating in the WEC Dogfighting Competition. The [RS] IL2 VFW are recruiting all skill levels of pilots: from the beginner to the most experienced ace. We are seeking team minded dedicated individuals.

If you are looking for competetive play, using comms, teamwork, making new friends, or even combat flight training:

Come check us out, post in the "[RS] Welcoming Mat" forum, and fill out an application if interested .

www.rogue-saints.com (http://www.rogue-saints.com)

Regards,

[RS]Wedge

RS.Wedge
04-09-2007, 12:23 AM
Data,

I tried signing up for the IL2 WEC through the website, but the info keeps getting rejected or is not going through. Below is the info you guys are requesting. (I tried registering twice - once with our tags and once without.)

Squad: The Rogue Saints

Email: rs.wedge@gmail.com

IL2 VFW CO: [RS]Wedge
IL2 VFW XO: [RS]JediNinja

Home Base URL: http://www.rogue-saints.com

Logo URL: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58/Wedge2566/RS.jpg

Country: USA

Recruiting: YES

Squad Info: The [RS]Rogue Saints are built on the principles of honor, teamwork, and dedication. Our men work together and play with a high sense of integrity and maturity. We are dedicated to practicing and utilizing team tactics to excel in the field of battle, leveraging those skills in competitive events against other squads/clans and in simulated missions. Even though we are a competitive team, and we play to win, we never lose sight of our main goal; to have good clean fun while playing as a team with close friends.

[RS] IL2 VFW Members: [RS]Skeebo, [RS]Waspfarmer, [RS]Keeper007, [RS]Rocket_J, [RS]Dusty1.

Thank you for your concideration.

[RS]Wedge
IL2 VFW Commanding Officer