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  • 12 Days of KSI

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all members of KSI. This is a time of year for family, friends, giving, receiving, and having fun! Whether it is with your blood family or your KSI family.
    KSI has a large variety of people from various places across the world and every single person has their own unique experience and perspective of what it means to be a KSI member. 12 members were randomly selected to answer a simple question; what does it mean to be a KSI member and what is your favourite memory/part of KSI?

    On the 1st day of Christmas, KSI Agent0007 said to me:
    “It means a lot to me to be a member of KSI. I love how everybody is so friendly and helpful and my favourite memories of KSI is when I got recruited, it was a nice experience. There was no rush and they helped with all my questions and were very respectful. Also, my first FND was a fun one too, it was a lot of fun to see everybody come together and play a game and have fun.”
    -KSI Agent0007, Redemption FA SGT
    On the 2nd day of Christmas, KSI Harley 97 said to me:
    “Being a KSI member means to me: you have fun gaming with new people, you make new friends to game with, and you respect each other while you game with them. My favourite memory of KSI is game nights where everyone comes and goofs off and has an amazing time gaming with everyone there.”
    -KSI Harley 97, Rapture FA MJR
    On the 3rd day of Christmas, KSI Joker 97 said to me:
    “What it means to be in KSI is to have fun and meet new people to game with and help make the community better. My favourite memory in KSI is getting to meet some of the officers in both Rapture and Leviathon, they are wonderful people”
    -KSI Joker 97, Leviathon FA GEN
    On the 4th day of Christmas, KSI Phoenix6 said to me:
    “To me, it’s about being with people that make you feel important. That will care and talk to you even when you’re having a bad day. People that want to have you around. Friends that you game with regularly who you make laugh and that make you laugh.”
    -KSI Phoenix6, Purgatory FA 4CPT

    On the 5th day of Christmas, KSI Frostiie 7 said to me:
    “It’s an opportunity to meet new people, discover interest about yourself, and most important of all it’s an opportunity to have fun and be apart of a community filled with people just like you. KSI is an opportunity that if you let it, it will have a huge impact ones life. It will help you develop new social skills as well as explore different hobbies that you may or may not like. The best part is you can also do all this while enjoying the family-friendly gaming environment KSI provides. KSI has had a good impact on my life and I love my online family I have had the pleasure to share it with. You will never feel degraded or in any way bad being apart of our family!
    -KSI Frostiie 7, Judgement FA CPT

    On the 6th day of Christmas, KSI*InTenseNuclearUK said to me:
    “KSI means a place I can call home to play games with a bunch of good people and to talk to someone if I feel down. Also, a team that has pushed me out of my comfort zone by talking to new people I don’t know but can be comfortable around. My favourite memory has to be when I was given 2nd Captain back in Leviticus by Dramamama and having her support in making me one of her Officer staff!”
    -KSI*InTenseNuclearUK, Cerberus FG CPT
    On the 7th day of Christmas, KSI_NwA_mode said to me:
    “For me being a member in KSI is more than just being in a gaming community, it is becoming part of a family of people with similar interests as you, in my short time here I’ve met some amazing people that I could literally say are my brothers.”
    -KSI_NwA_mode, Exodus FG 3CPT
    On the 8th day of Christmas, nyoface101 said to me:
    “Dude, it means to be a part of something. To build friendships and play games. KSI _______ getting catfished was pretty memorable and it was funny!”
    -Nyoface101, Sanctus FG MSGT
    On the 9th day of Christmas, KSI Noob said to me:
    “For me being apart of KSI means to help out whoever you can and just enjoy the game… it’s a family and with family it's always good to help and get them situated even with new members making them feel at home and comfortable with joining us, that’s what I feel it means to be in KSI. My favourite moments are the late night parties with my squadron Integritas FG playing Destiny and mostly joking around, I enjoy that and that's what is keeping me here.”
    -KSI Noob, Integritas FG SGT
    On the 10th day of Christmas, KSI_dwardog79 said to me:
    “I have only been here a short period of time and in that time I have met some great people, everyone is very accepting and truly willing to help one and other. This is a great community and I am very excited to see how we grow and develop. As a parent creating a community where I know my kids will be safe and accepted is huge. So being a member of KSI means being accepted into a network of great human beings not only for gaming but also for life itself. Favourite memory is my General having a baby and seeing the support he is receiving.”
    -KSI_dwardog79, Leviticus FG 3LT
    On the 11th day of Christmas, KSI warblingsleet said to me:
    “For me being a KSI member means being a friend or being family to someone who needs you even if you’ve never met them and my favourite memory in KSI is when I first became an officer and did my first five recruits all back to back. The praise I got for it made me feel like I was actually helping with something bigger than just me”
    -KSI warblingsleet, Exitium FG GEN
    On the 12th day of Christmas, KSI xREDDOGx said to me:
    “What does KSI mean to me? Well, let me begin here… So I currently have been part of KSI for about 2 ½ months now. In the short little time I have been I have learned a lot and gained many friends, some more close than others, but ultimately everyone is family. I have learned many tools and even use them in everyday life (LOL). I also have learned to become a better person in life. There are many people within the community that have become role models to some. I will tell you the two best people I have met that I have learned from are KSI Heroiism 7 and KSI Chaoticz 7. These two guys are amazing people and have done many things for this community.
    Heroiism 7 is an outstanding guy. He has spent a lot of quality time and effort into where the community is now. He was able to run a maxed out squad and successfully did a squad split to excel and grow more. He definitely is a perfect fit for KSI.
    Chaoticz 7 is always there for anyone, you can be having the worst day possible and he will make your day. He either just talks to you or he will simply just game with you, He also has shown great leadership.
    One last example is KSI xTITANx 7, he also is an outstanding person. He as well will help these other people out when they are in need. He also is a perfect fit for KSI. He is an awesome person because he risks his life every day for others being a firefighter.
    So what does KSI mean to me? Well in the little time I have been I have learned Knowledge to be better in the community, I have also gained strength to be better as a person, and I have the integrity to be a better man. KSI is a family.
    Lastly, my favourite moment was when we split the squad because it was maxed out. Definitely awesome way to show how growth can happen. KSI FOR LIFE!!! Yours truly, KSI xREDDOGx."
    -KSI xREDDOGx, Babylon FA LT


    Giving Gamers Gifts

    Shopping is hard. You know who is not hard to shop for? Gamers. There are so many neat gadgets and merchandise out there to satisfy any kind of gamer. The hard part? Choosing the gift. Never fear; there are options aplenty with this gift-giving guide. 
    New Console/PC Gear
    Let's get the obvious out of the way first. A shopper can't go wrong with getting a new headset, controller, or keyboard for their favorite gamer. My personal favorite is still the Xbox Elite Controller. Those extra buttons on the back are so nice for sliding into a shotgun blast on Destiny 2, and the hairline trigger switch outclasses Scuf's any day just for the simple ease of use. However, any gamer could do well with an extra headset for the friend or spouse or kid who wants to play with them (or for those moments of rage when the original breaks.) 
    There are an insane amount of games available these days! Super Smash Bros is a new release for Nintendo Switch, Spyro: Reignited recently came out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and there are a number of games on Epic's new store such as Subnautica which is free until December 27. Shooter more their style? How about Red Dead Redemption 2 or Battlefield V? There are also pre-orders available for a bunch of other games such Anthem.
    ThinkGeek has just about any kind of "geek" gear you could want in the form of clothes. Did I mention there's a 40% off sale going on right now? Hot Topic is another place that usually has some trendy geeky clothes, and their site is also having a sale of buy one, get one half off. Who knew it would be cool to be weird? 
    If you don't know what this is, it's a subscription that sends the recipient a box of gear every month. It could be a shirt, a collectible, or a code for something else. They have these for all sorts of hobbies, but we're talking about gamers. This month, LootCrate Gaming is featuring Gears of War, Halo, Galaga, and Mass Effect. Can you imagine a more epic set? (Get it? Since Epic Games made the original Gears game?) 
    So if you're shopping for that special gamer in your life (count yourself in that list), maybe these gift ideas will inspire you to find something a little more special than a gift card without having to brave those crazy shopaholics in the stores. Instead, you could use that time saved to get back to your own gaming life. Those resources aren't going to scavenge themselves! 
    Original image from Den of Geek, 2017.

    KSI Holiday Event 2018

    As the holidays begin, the celebrations approach, and the year closes - the festivities of the KSI Holiday Event begin!
    This year we have a great line-up of events spanning across discord, forums, and gaming platforms. The event as a whole begins December 16th and ends December 22nd. Prizes, awards, privileges, surprises, and FUN are all included.
    PS4 and XB1 Game Events
    One winner per console will be voted on by a panel of judges. Competitive play and social play will both be factors, so bring your A game on both fronts! Each will winner will win a $20 gift card!
    Sunday December 16th -  XB1 COD: BO4 2vs2 bracket (8 teams). Bracket will follow CWL standard rules and FND format.
    Monday December 17th - PS4 Rocket League 2vs2 bracket (4 teams). Rules to be announced.
    Tuesday December 18th - PS4 Rainbow Six Siege 2vs2 bracket (4 teams). Rules to be announced.
    Wednesday December 19th - Cross platform Fornite competition (4 teams of 4). Each team will play a game and the teams with most kills move to a second round. Team with most kills in second round win event.
    Thursday December 20th - PS4 COD: BO4 2vs2 bracket (8 teams), Bracket will follow CWL standard rules and FND format.
    Friday December 21st - PS4 Destiny 2 1vs1 bracket (16 competitors). 2 second respawns, 30 minutes match limit, and 25 kill limit.
    Saturday December 22nd - Winner per console will be voted on for each console by a panel of judges. Not just winning, but integrity will be taken into consideration!
    Of The Year Awards
    This year's KSI "Of The Year" awards will be taking place on the forums hosted by the AAP. The following categories will be up for grabs:
    KSI Member Of The Year - Forums Award and $10 Amazon Gift Card
    KSI Leader Of The Year - Forums Award and $10 Amazon Gift Card
    Squad Of The Year - Forums Award available for request by all squad members until January 25th.
    Discord Event
    There will be a Discord Scavenger Hunt event taking place. Answer each level correctly to advance to the next. 1 free month of Discord Nitro awaits you at the finish line if you beat the competition!
    *Prizes will be exchanged with region variation if necessary*
    Any questions? Please direct to KSI Koda 7 (Director of Web Ops), KSI Chaoticz 7 (Deputy Director of Web Ops), KSI Riverzz 7 (Events Team Lead), or KSI POSEIDON 7 (AAP Team Lead)
    Stay Tuned & Happy Holidays!

    Black Friday & Cyber Monday Gaming

    This year was a big first for me. I've gone Black Friday shopping before, but anxiety makes me avoid the more crowded stores. As entertaining as some of those fights can be, I'd rather not be IN one. This year, though, I decided to beat the crowds and did my shopping earlier. Thanks to a great deal at GameStop and Best Buy, I now own an Xbox One X and 4K TV for about half the price I was expecting the upgrades to cost. 
    It seems like the console producers are focusing on selling the consoles in the stores. Xbox Ones and PS4s were about $100 off on Black Friday while Nintendo Switch was $40 off. Various computers had special sales on them too for notebooks, laptops, and desktops. This begs the question, will Cyber Monday continue the trend or will there be an uptick in game sales? 
    Microsoft Store had game deals all week and even included $1 for the first month of Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass. This includes up to 65% off on award winning titles such as The Witcher 3 and lesser known titles like Abzu. Even the newly released Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are discounted at the moment. There are fighting games, thrillers, RPGs, shooters, and puzzlers. There's even a selection of backwards compatible games available. 
    In similar fashion, Sony's Playstation Store also has 168 games available for discounted purchase until November 27. This includes The Last of Us Remastered for a low price of $5.99 in case anyone wants to get another playthrough in before the second installment is released. Newer games are roughly 10-35% off while others are up to 75% off the list price. 
    Steam's Autumn Sale is also in full swing until November 27. With the widest variety of games and most impressive sales, it would be quite easy to find whatever game you'd want at a reasonable price. There is little limit on what can be found on Steam, especially in comparison to the consoles. If it wasn't for the incredible graphics I've seen on my new Xbox One X, I might be tempted to upgrade my PC and take part on that sale myself. 
    What kind of Black Friday deals have you found? Are there any you're looking forward to for Monday? 
    Image from Forza Horizon 4. 

    What Does KSI Mean to You?

    What Does KSI Mean to You?
    By: Frostiie
    Knowledge, Strength, and Integrity. Three word's that mean a whole lot to the members of KSI Global Gaming. Whether you are new to the family or an old head of the community, KSI seems to attract many gamers over multiple platforms. KSI is a great online based gaming community where gamers can explore their own interests and discover new people who have the same interest who you can hang out with. (KSI is a lot like a Family and we enjoy hanging out with each other; Its a place to come and have fun. -KSI Migraine 7). In KSI we are all about making memories with each other and having a good time.
    Since 2003 KSI Has been giving gamers a good time with a friendly environment. (KSI Halo 2 Custom Games were so fun. I would be at my friend's house playing on his Xbox with KSI and my parents would call me asking where I was and I would say I'm on my way. Two hours go by and they would call again I would say I'm on my way. By this time it would be 11pm on a school night and they would come get me p***ed off but I could not put down the controller. -KSI CurlyFry). Now I personally thought this was so funny because I can remember myself doing close to the same exact thing on Modern Warfare 3 Myself. 
    Now KSI is not only about gaming, this online gaming community offers positions in GFX Design, Productions, and much more on the forums which allow you to explore and perfect different skills of interest. With programs like the gamer pic request on the GFX sub-forum or KSI live streaming to Twitch that any member can sign up to do really gives you the chance to practice and hone your skills. Web Ops has played a huge step in me discovering who I am and what some interest I like that I feel like without it I would never of known.
    KSI does seem to have a huge impact on players (Since being in KSI the influence of KSI has grown tremendously than what I thought it was originally going to be like. -KSI ClaiireBear. I can relate as i have seen it in members myself. With being a Family/Friendly oriented type of community people tend to grow bonds with each other and start to trust and understand one another. But we do have to make sure we have the Knowledge to keep moving in a positive direction, the Strength to be there for one another and the Integrity to stand by each other in our community. KSI means a great deal to me and I know it means a great deal to my fellow member's so let's keep up what we are doing and remember to have fun gaming together.

    The Walking Dead Game Still Lives

    The Walking Dead Game Still Lives
    By: ThatLilyDoe
    After six and a half heart wrenching years of following Clementine and her companions (not to mention the 400 Days survivors), Telltale Games announced the studio’s majority closure, much to the surprise of many fans. The episodic The Walking Dead game has not met its end yet though, it seems. Skybound Games, a division of Skybound Entertainment which creates The Walking Dead comics, was announced on October 6 to be taking over the final season of the game to “wrap up Clem’s story right!”
    While rumors run rampant that Skybound Games may be employing some of the original developers, there seems to be a belief that at least some of the team from the game is going to Skybound to finish the season. “We’re going to do right by you (and also for ourselves because WE want to play it too!),” announced Robert Kirkman when the deal to take on the fourth season was released.
    As of September 21, Telltale had let go of over 200 employees, only maintaining a core team of about 25 staff to finish out some of the projects in progress. The estimated 90% loss in staffing occurred after a major investor backed out, rumored to be Lionsgate. Soon after, two other financing companies withdrew also. This decision effectively cancelled The Wolf Among Us: Season Two, Game of Thrones: Season Two, and a Stranger Things game that was still in development. Although The Walking Dead has been salvaged, there is still no announcement regarding these other three Telltale projects.

    This Week in KSI (September Week 4)

    This Week in KSI (September Week 4)
    Fallen Angels
    Judgement FA and Rapture FA held their first squad VS squad battle. Judgement FA came out victorious 4-0!
    KSI Koda 7 has made a return to Clan Operations as General of the newly opened Fortnite squad - Redemption FA. KSI Finest will be assisting him as Major of Redemption FA.
    Purgatory FA
    KSI CursedAngel, to 3rd Lieutenant
    KSI ClaireBear, to 4th Lieutenant
    Redemption FA
    KSI Koda 7, to General
    KSI Finest, to Major
    Judgement FA
    KSI xHeroiism, to 2nd  Captain
    Grimoire Heart
    The guild killed another two bosses and are no at 6/8 Normal and 2/8 Heroic in Uldir. Keep rocking it GH! It's really awesome to see a PC division of KSI thrive for one of the first times in KSI history! Will the master race out master the other divisions?
    Fatal Genesis
    This week Invicta FG was merged back into Exodus FG. However, Exodus FG is now stronger than ever and will be hoping to split again in the near future. Y'all PS4 players may suck at gaming, but you's are doing a great job, keep it up!

    Sword Art Online Review (Spoilers)

    Sword Art Online Review
    By: Frostiie
    Sword Art Online (SAO) takes place in the year 2022, where the gaming industry moved from games (s) using monitors, keyboards, mice, headsets, etc to a neural interface allowing for absolute virtual reality games. Like other  VR games, SAO interfaces directly with the human brain using a virtual reality helmet called the Nerve Gear. The Nerve Gear supplants the five human senses so the user sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch is what the game stimulates for the player. This allows a player to become their character and experience the game just like they experience their real lives outside the game. However, users have no connection to the outside world once logged into the game, other than what the game allows based upon its programming.
    The Event's of SAO started officially on November 6, 2022, when 10,000 players log into the online virtual reality game and start exploring the online virtual world. After several hours, many player's discover the logout command is not available to them in the menu system. Players then discover this fact, the owner and creator of SAO (Kayaba Akihiko) announces he is hijacking the game for his own desire. He wants to live in a world like SAO with true life and death struggles; therefore no one will be able to logout until someone reaches and clears the 100th floor. Additionally, if a character dies in the game the connected player will also die in real life. Since Kayaba Akihiko is the developer of Virtual Gear, he designed and inserted a kill switch into the helmets that will microwave a player's brain in the real world. The kill switch activates when the player dies in the game or if someone in the real world attempts to remove or disconnect the helmet.
    Halfway through the anime series, the action leaves the world of SAO and enters the real world, except for 300 players which for some reason do not wake up. Kirito discovers what happened to the 300 players, which includes his in-game wife (Asuna), and begins devising a plan to rescue them and bring them to the real world. The last half of the series follows Kirito and others on this adventure and answers the question, will Kirito and Asuna marry in the real world.
    This anime is personally one of my favourites and I give it a whole 6 cookies out of 7. There was great character development as well as a great story. One thing I did hate was the fact the 2nd season was placed in a shooting game which did not make sense to me since the anime's name is Sword Art Online. Overall it was fun to watch and I encourage you to give it a try and while you're at it let me know what you think about it in the comments below.

    Member of the Month - September

    Member of the Month - September
    The Achievement Awards Program (AAP) recently put out a new scheme for the Member of the Month (MOTM) award.  Each month one member from each division who receives the highest nominations will be recognized as the MOTM. 
    August was an awesome month for KSI, we had our ups and downs  - but mostly ups! Thank you to everyone who helps makes KSI a better brighter place on a daily basis. Please join me in congratulating the following receipt of the MOTM award:
    KSI Migraine 7, Founder - Fallen Angles (FA)
    KSI THEDRAMAMAMA, General - Fatal Genesis (FG)
    We took some time to interview the winning individuals and hear their thoughts:
    Chaoticz 7: When did you join KSI Global?
    THEDRAMAMAMA: April 6th, 2018
    Migraine 7: I originally joined KSI back in 2011/2012 and spent a year and a half before leaving due to personal reasons. I recently rejoned KSI in the beginning of June.
    Chaoticz 7: What current ranks/positions do you hold within KSI Global?
    Migraine 7: I am Co-founder over Rapture and Judgement in FA. 
    Chaoticz 7:  In your opinion, what do you think being in KSI Global is all about?
    THEDRAMAMAMA: I think it's about forging friendships, organized gaming, a safe place for gamers to be themselves, and [being able to] engage in new adventures with a diversity of different people.
    Migraine 7: I have had a lot of good and bad memories from my almost two years time of KSI.
    Chaoticz 7: Where do you see yourself within KSI Global in two months?
    THEDRAMAMAMA: I don't know where I'll be in two months but as long as I'm in KSI I know I'll be in a good place surrounded by good friends.
    Migraine 7: Still a Co-Founder watching over my squads.
    Chaoticz 7: Describe your experience in KSI Global in one to three words.
    THEDRAMAMAMA: I would say my experience needs more than three words to describe it but here goes; amazingly welcoming; extraordinary kindness; adventurous.
    Migraine 7: Interesting and fun.
    Keep pushing yourself and good luck for September!

    Mobile Gaming - Billion $ Market

    Mobile Gaming - Billion $ Market
    By: Frostiie
    If you are like me gaming has been a part of my life since I was a kid. I had every system from Super Nintendo to Xbox One and everything in-between. However, one platform of gaming is becoming a $100 billion market (Mobile Gaming) and Fortnite mobile is a big contributor to that success. With games like Fortnite, Candy Crush, and Subway Surfer's being just a few that capitalize on paid advertisement's and/or in-game micro-transactions, it really makes you think how much do these games really bring in. Today I'm going to be looking at Fortnite mobile stats and see how much this multi-platform game makes on the mobile platform.
    Let's take a look at some of the stats. Since Fortnite mobile started monetizing on March 15th, the total worldwide revenue for the game had exceeded $15 million gross by the beginning of April, with about $10.5 million paid to Epic Games. However, this is just for the mobile game and not including the console version. Now making $15 million in a matter of two week's for just one game is a plus to what mobile games have to offer. As mobile devices get more advanced and complex the possibilities that game developers are going to have will be endless. With the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note9 being more powerful then any phones before, it makes you think - what type of games can I run on it while on the john? We are already seeing console game's being made with mobile version's and Fortnite is just one example. We are already seeing console games being made with mobile versions and Fornite is just one example. With the success they are bringing - financially and popularity wise - mobile gaming is really starting to become a major player in the gaming industry.
    Personally, I am very excited to see what comes next with mobile games and how the gaming industry will change due to the ever-growing popularity of the platform only time can tell. If there is anything to take from this article it is that as mobile phones evolve and become more advanced the boundaries and limitations of games will rise and the games themselves will become much more advanced and popular - just try not to drop your phone in the john so you can read my next article.

    This Week in KSI (August Week 4)

    This Week in KSI (August Week 4)
    Grimoire Heart
    Continually working on their raid team for World of Warcraft, GH recruited some new members this week! Cesilius joined the raid team as a healer, Sherlokgnomz joined the raid team as a damage dealer, and guurendal joined the raid team as a damage dealer. On behalf of the community, welcome to KSI! 
    The raid team is now at 12 members and just needs one more DPS for a full team. Raiding will begin on Saturday 8th September!
    Congratulations on the following GH members on their promotions:
    MadDogKrazy, to Knight/Sergeant
    Tyensand, to Squire/Corporal
    sherlokgnomz, to Squire/Corporal
    Cesilius, to Squire/Corporal
    guurendal, to Squire/Corporal
    Fatal Genesis
    Congratulations on the following FG members on their promotions:
    Hihjpointed, to 1st Captain
    Archangel, to 2nd Captain
    Warblingsleet, to 3rd Captain
    KSI_Serenity, to Major
    KSI_Shank, to Lieutenant
    KSI_kidvixen, to Sergeant
    KSI_Mephios, to Private
    KSI_pinkbandit, to Private
    Fallen Angels
    Purgatory FA has been continuing to bring in new members and expand their activity for Halo 5. Some members have been working on a Forge map possibly for training, recruitment, or just squad chill time. Rapture FA prepared for it's upcoming split for the following week. Plans were made for who was going to the new squad, Judgement FA, and who would remain.
    Congratulations on the following FA members on their promotions:
    KSI CurrlyFry, to Major
    KSI ItsEcho, to 1st Captain
    KSI Roaddog21, to 3rd Captain
    KSI Dexx, to 4th Captain

    Xbox All-Access/Pay-as-you-go?

    Xbox All-Access/Pay-as-you-go?
    By: Frostiie
    Trial Writer
    If you are just starting your life in gaming or looking to switch over to console gaming, getting your hands on the Xbox One system may become a little easier and cheaper in the future. According to sources at Cnet.com "Microsoft looks set to announce a contracted subscription service that will bundle an Xbox One console with access to Xbox Live and a Game Pass subscription very soon." This will work just like your phone service if you pay a monthly rate to you WNP.
    According to WindowsCentral.com, the two-year contract would cost $22 monthly for an Xbox One S and $35 monthly for an Xbox One X. With both contracts, access to Xbox Live is included, which allows users to play and stream games online, and a Game Pass subscription, which provides a gigantic library of games to download, would be included in with the monthly price. At the end of the contracted period, the customer would own the console.
    What does this mean to the consumer? Savings! Now even though the margin is not huge you will still save with the monthly price. Normally an Xbox One S, including a game, Sells at the Microsoft store for $299. A two-year pass to Xbox Live will normally cost you $120 over two years and a Game Pass subscription is set at the same price. Adding all that together, the total price would be $539. With the bundle, it will cost you 528$. Now we know this isn't that big of a deal but at least we are saving some cash.
    How does one sign up? According to reliable sources Xbox All Access will only be available to U.S. Citizens. They must also pass a credit check and have the first payment ready before receiving the service as stated on an episode if IGN's popular gaming news show "IGN Daily Fix" as seen below.
    With a whole new way to get into gaming, we can't help but wait to see how this will impact the world of gaming as we know it. I for one am very excited about Microsoft's new promotion and can't wait to get my hands on an Xbox One X with this new and affordable way to game. I am very interested in hearing your opinions on this subject so please feel free to comment on this subject and let me know what you think about this promotion by Microsoft. As always work hard but play harder and keep up with the latest in gaming news with all of us from the KSI Global News Team.

    This Week in KSI (August Week 3)

    This Week in KSI (August Week 3)
    Grimoire Heart
    Our PC division is still grinding out, Division Leader and Board Member KSI Crusader 7 tells me. They are starting to run guild group dungeons such as mythic dungeons on World of Warcraft. They are working on filling up their raid team to 13 raiders (currently sitting at 9 raiders), so 4 more and our  KSI WoW raid team will be ready to roll!
    After a short conversation with KSI Crusader 7 explaining how the levelling system works (to me accepting that it pretty much the Destiny concept), he told me that more and more of GH's numbers are reaching level 120 so things are progressing well. Level 120 is the max level to do end-game content. Having more max level members means more frequent raids and end-game content to be done. With a solid team of two tanks, three healers, and four DPS so far, the division is seeking four more DPS and they'll be golden!
    Fatal Genesis
    Founder and Board Member KSI Johnson 7 tells me things are moving nicely within our PlayStation 4 division. It really is awesome to see a platform that previously hasn't been the biggest success for KSI finally start to rock! Keep doing what you're doing FG!
    Congratulations on the following FG members on their promotions:
    Leviticus FG
    THEDRAMAMOMMA, to 1st Captain
    Osiris, to 1st Lieutenant
    shadow_yoshi, to 2nd Lieutenant
    diesel_king, to 3rd Lieutenant
    Invicta FG
    Maestro, to Lieutenant
    Integritas FG
    ProMicro, to 1st Lieutenant
    unitedmarines, to 4th Lieutenant
    Exodus FG
    KSI_Prodigy, to Lieutenant
    KSI_Neon, to Lieutenant
    KSI_Hexflame, to Lieutenant
    KSI_HulkHogan, to Captain
    Fallen Angels
    Nothing out of the ordinary going on with the boxxers this week, just usual fun and games for this lot! Rapture FA, led by KSI xMigrainex as General, have been discussing their upcoming squad split goal more. The idea of getting gun crowns back up has been discussed which is awesome. Those who are unfamiliar with the concept of gun crowns, simply put: members within the squad can "claim" a gun crown for a specific weapon which then allows other members to challenge the said member to a 1v1 for the crown itself. It is a fun concept that pits members against each other in a friendly yet competitive nature. 
    Congratulations on the following people on being promoted with Fallen Angels:
    Rapture FA
    StatuaryAlarm67, to Private First Class
    KSI SexyMusic, to 4th Lieutenant
    KSI CupKake, to 3rd Lieutenant
    KSI CurrlyFry, to 1st Captain
    Thank you for checking out the weekly KSI Global Newsletter! Catch us again next week with more information on the who and what. Questions can be directed towards any of the following:
    Web Operations Director: KSI Anatomy 7
    Fatal Genesis Founder: KSI Johnson 7
    Fallen Angels Co-Founder: KSI BIG JOHN 7
    Grimoire Heart Division Leader: KSI Crusader 7
    Forums Global Moderator: KSI Chaoticz 7 

    Our Hearts Go Out to Jacksonville Shooting Victims

    Our Hearts Go Out to Jacksonville Shooting Victims
    By: Frostiie
    Trial Writer
    Many have taken to Social Media about today's "mass shooting" giving their condolences to the friends and families of today's victims.
    "My heart goes out to the family, friends and people affected by the madden shooting today. Evil times we live in, just need to outshine that evil with positivity. Love you all" - popular Fortnite streamer Ninja.
    "My heart goes out to everyone affected at the Madden event in Jacksonville" -pro Call Of Duty player Doug Censor Martin.
    These are just a couple of thoughts from many people who have been impacted by this terrible news.
    We ask ourselves why did it come to this. I mean all these young gamers life's ended just like that. What was the shooter thinking when he Fatally shot 3 people; including himself. The shooting took place at a Madden 19 Tournament at the GLHF Game Bar; The gunman, identified as 24-year old David Katz, of Baltimore, Maryland, took his own life inside Chicago Pizza shortly after the shooting, local law enforcement told CNN reporters, Eric Levenson and AnneClaire Stapleton. With so many affected by this event and the gaming community mourning over the loss of these young lives, we at KSIGlobal.com would like to take the time to pray for the victims.
    Taylor Robertson (husband and father), 27yrs, of Ballard, West Virginia and Eli Clayton, 22, of Woodland Hills, California were killed in today's "mass shooting". Taylor Robertson had participated in 18 Madden Tournament's winning 72% of them as said by EA Sports. Eli Clayton had also been an active member in the Madden community. Both  of which had their lives ended too soon.  A total of 11 people were shot and sent to local hospitals, according to initial reports. Even though the full list of all injured has yet to be made public we do keep the victims and their families in our thought's and prayer's. Rest in peace and keep gaming.

    Member Spotlight - KSI Elderpoot 7

    Member Spotlight - KSI Elderpoot 7
    By: Chaoticz 7
    Global Moderator/Board Member/Media Manager
    KSI Elderpoot 7 (Operations Director) is an exceptional leader that many of us have been lucky to meet. He has the skills, he has the attitude, and he has the humour. He is a current Hall of Fame member and has been many different ranks within KSI, more recently: Senior Director, Director of Web Operations, Administrator, and Operations Director. 
    Chaoticz 7:  Can you explain your position and duties briefly for those who may not understand?
    Elderpoot 7: This is something that I get asked quite often, and it's not always that easy to sum up. My intended role is to oversee the web and clan operations of KSI and to ensure that they are both functioning to their top potential. For clan operations, that means I oversee the senior directors (when we get some) and for web, Anatomy is my main point of contact. I take what the Executive Director and the Board want to do and do my best to implement. Right now though, my position gets more complicated as a lot of times I am needed to fill additional roles, in FA, for example, I am their acting Division Leader. So, yeah, I do a lot of different things!!
    Chaoticz 7: How long have you been in KSI?
    Elderpoot 7: Another question that isn't so easily answered, ha! I joined KSI in 2006 and was a private for close to an entire year. Stayed in KSI until 2012. I left in 2012 and returned in 2017, so there is a 5-year gap in there that I was not in KSI.
    Chaoticz 7: What made you come home to KSI?
    Elderpoot 7: Great question, one day I saw a Facebook post from KSI and realized it was still around. Decided to go onto the website, and there were some things that I saw happening that really upset me. Mainly because I have taken so much from KSI and learned a lot over the years, and I want others to be able to experience that as well, so I worked my way back up in web ops to attempt to change KSI for the better.
    Chaoticz 7: What do you think the most important thing about KSI is?
    Elderpoot 7: To me, the most important part of KSI is networking and comradery. Gaming is great in and of itself, but being able to game with your friends is truly a different experience. For me, KSI has always been about learning skills such as leadership and making new friends.
    Chaoticz 7: You're a Hall of Fame member, correct? How did it feel to be awarded this at the time?
    Elderpoot 7: Yes, I was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010. The only way I can answer is this: Go and look at the names on the Hall of Fame, particularly towards the beginning. These were people who I looked up to during my years of KSI, and most of them were some of the best KSI had to offer. Having my name listed among all of the other ones is truly an honor.
    Chaoticz 7: Do you have any memories in particular that you feel reflect some of your best times in KSI?
    Elderpoot 7: Well, I could go on for days talking about specific memories, but let me give just one general example. Back in Halo 2, I remember that most of my time was spent, not on playing the game, but sitting in various lobbies just hanging out and talking with people. I got home from school, hopped on my Xbox, and that was my way of hanging out. It was amazing to me that I was friends with people from around the country (and really the world). But what stands out is, a lot of times, we never started the lobby up! And when we did start it, it usually involved just driving a warthog around Coagulation and playing demolition derby!!
    Chaoticz 7: Describe your KSI experience in 1 word.
    Elderpoot 7: Enriching.
    KSI Elderpoot 7, thank you for your time. Keep gaming on!

    This Week in KSI (August Week 2)

    This Week in KSI (August Week 2)
    Good morning KSI. This is your weekly newsletter bringing you the latest information on whats going on in the various areas of KSI.
    Web Operations
    This week Web Operations undertook various different changes. Some months ago we changed the system up to the different departments of Media, Personnel, etc. However, the system has been changed once again. Please view this link to see the details. 
    Fatal Genesis 
    FG has been doing well recently. Keeping their heads high and showing everyone that KSI CAN be on PS4.
    Exodus FG has held tryouts for their Head Hunters Rocket League team. Team A is looking amazing and we can't wait to see them in action on the KSI Twitch channel. Some promotions have pushed things up in the division staff ranks, emphasising FG's steady growth.  
    Congratulations on the following people being promoted within FG!
    Integritas FG
    KSI Icespot, to General
    Invicta FG
    KSI_Seremoty, to Captain
    Division Staff
    KSI_Riverrzz, to Co-Founder
    KSI_Johnson_7, to Founder
    Fallen Angels
    Finally getting back up on its own two feet, FA has been killing it recently.  Purgatory FA has been slowly but surely picking up, keeping KSI in line with some Halo love. The Officer Staff within Rapture FA is filling up quickly as well as the squad growing fast. Orientation concept has been somewhat successful. Some no-shows have occurred, but for those attending it seems to be working out and keeping things simple. Rapture FA has been nearing closer and closer towards a squad split. The split is being discussed at meetings, with goals and timelines for when this will occur.  
    Congratulations on the following people being promoted within FA!
    Rapture FA
    copperheab91011, to Private 1st Class
    TwirlyPython657, to Private 1st Class
    KSI PopRocket, to Staff Sergeant
    KSI Wild Bird, to Staff Sergeant
    KSI BurritoSlayer, to Staff Sergeant
    KSI Sexy Music, to Staff Sergeant
    KSI CupKake23, to 4th Lieutenant
    KSI BattleKing, to 2nd Lieutenant
    KSI RoadDog21, to 1st Lieutenant
    KSI CurrlyFry, to 3rd Captain
    KSI Mr Tyrant, to 2nd Captain
    KSI xMigrainex, to General
    Purgatory FA
    KSI Overkill, to 4th Lieutenant
    KSI Mr Legend 7, to 1st Lieutenant
    Grimoire Heart
    GH is KSI's very own PC division. Being headed up by KSI Crusader 7, we have strong hopes that this will be successful. Crusader tells us that at the moment with Battle for Azeroth (WoW) close to launching, he is focussing on gearing and building a raid team to start raiding in two weeks time.
    Thanks for reading this weeks KSI newsletter. Any questions, issues, or other queries, feel free to contact me or another member of the Moderation and Administration team.

    This Week in KSI (August Week 1)

    This Week in KSI (August Week 1)
    This is a weekly article we will hope to keep going, bringing news to members and visitors on the happenings of KSI Global Gaming Network.
    Web Operations
    Web Ops has seen some rocky times recently, but we are getting back to our roots and making the site great again!
    KSI Anatomy 7 was permanently made Director of Web Operations. KSI Biddulph 7 was promoted to Events Team Manager. KSI Vanilla 7 was promoted to Personnel Dept. Manager. The Events team have been working hard in discussion on new events and tournaments to start implementing soon. Achievement Awards Program team have been working on getting through member requests on the site and making sure everyone gets recognition. The Twitch Team are hiring new staff and implementing a new schedule to get the channel going again. The News Team are hiring new staff and putting some new features into place such as weekly series (like this. The Graphics Team are working away at completing member requests as well as Departmental requests too.  
    Fatal Genesis 
    The PlayStation 4 division has been once again shining brightly in the community. Under the leadership of KSIJohnson 7 - Co-Founder - and KSI Poseidon 7 -Co-Founder, they have really been making some great strides.
    Fortuna FG was merged into Integritas FG to allow Fortuna to have a stable Officer core and for them to get a chance to learn more and further their training in KSI. KSI Poseidon 7 is running a recruiting incentive for Exodus FG with a prize for the first person to 25. The division has been focussing on getting people trained up for the unfilled positions within each squad. Attendance for meetings has been excellent, with the attendance for gamenights increasing after each one.KSI Kered 7 - Executive Director of KSI - hosted a workshop lately that also saw a great attendance from FG.  
    Fatal Genesis' Rainbow  Six Siege Headhunters team ran a tryout this week. Congratulations to the following members on making the cut to the team!
    Congratulations to the following members on being promoted within FG!
    Leviticus FG
    xxlil_Hadesxx27, to Corporal
    Bada55kidop, to Sergeant
    johngalbraith93, to Sergeant
    KSI_Diesel_King_87, to 3rd Lieutenant
    KSI_Shadow_Yoshi, to 2nd Lieutenant
    KSI Osiris, to 1st Lieutenant
    KSI THEDRAMAMOMMA, to 1st Captain
    Integritas FG
    Dynomite313, to Corporal
    Sidetrack22, to Corporal
    jboss25457, to Corporal
    KSI Shy, to Sergeant
    Fallen_Phoenix, to Sergeant
    ProMicroW, to Sergeant
    LegendaryGameDay, to 4th Lieutenant
    SgtScorch, to 3rd Lieutenant
    Warblingsleet, to 4th Captain
    Archangel393, to 3rd Captain
    Highpointed, to 2nd Captain
    Rattlingmonster, to 1st Captain
    Ronald_McFallin, to Major
    Invicta FG
    KSI_Hades, to 4th Lieutenant
    KSI_Sxra, to 2nd Lieutenant
    KSI Serenity, to 1st Lieutenant
    KSI_Infinite, to 2nd Captain
    KSI CyanideDream, to 1st Captain
    Fallen Angels
    The Xbox One division has faced some troubled times recently but is finally getting back on its feet.
    Recently  Purgatory FA was created with KSI Vanilla 7 as the General. Purgatory is a Halo squad that will seek to bring KSI back to its glory days. There was a change in leadership within Rapture FA resulting in some promotions. KSI CurrlyFry came up with an idea for a new recruiting/orientation process that is now being implemented within Rapture. The weekly schedule for the squad is getting changed up to try and motivate better activity and interaction between members. Gun crowns are being put on a hold for the time being in Rapture but hopefully see a return in the near future.  
    Congratulations on the following people being promoted within FA!
    Rapture FA
    II RESCUE II, to Corporal
    KSI Biddulph 7, to General
    KSI BIG JOHN 7, to Co-Founder

    Member Spotlight - KSI Johnson 7

    Member Spotlight - KSI Johnson 7

    Recently the Board decided that it was time to open up seats for representatives from each division. In turn both divisions had the opportunity to fairly vote on people to represent their division and their needs. On behalf of the Board and community itself, I would like to thank Fatal Genesis and Fallen Angels on their participation in the vote. Please congratulate and welcome KSI Johnson 7 (FG)
    KSI Johnson 7
    Fatal Genesis' Board Rep.
    FG Co-Founder
    Chaoticz 7: Johnson, how do you feel about being voted into this seat?
    Johnson 7: I am happy that my division was confident in choosing me as their representative. I will proudly represent my division.
    Chaoticz 7: Ultimately, what do you hope to achieve during your term?
    Johnson 7: By sitting on the board, I hope to make a positive difference in KSI and to present to the Board the best possible representation of FG.
    Chaoticz 7: You were a previous KSI member, correct? What made you rejoin?
    Johnson 7: Yes, I was previously in KSI. I originally joined in 2013 and built up Treadstone division to just over 250 members across both PS3 and PS4. I started the first PS4 squad, I had to pursue career opportunities so I left to prevent my job search from hindering the division in my absence. I returned a few months later when I job and stayed for a while but then decided it was best to do my own thing for a while. I joined this time to do what I have always done in KSI and that is to assist the division in positive growth and pass along the knowledge I have gained about the community over the years.
    Chaoticz 7: Currently as a Co-Founder for Fatal Genesis, where do you hope to advance to in the Clan Operations side of KSI?
    Johnson 7: I am hoping to build the division necessitate a full div staff and continue to build enough members to participate in a div split. If all goes well, I would like to put myself into a position to be the first Director on PlayStation.
    Chaoticz 7: What advice can you give to members seeking to become a leader like you?
    Johnson 7: As for advice I would give for people wanting to become a leader like me, I would tell them that working to create an environment where everyone treats each other like family
    Chaoticz 7: What one word describes your experience in KSI?
    Johnson 7: Family.
    Johsnon 7: We have came a long way since I began building the PS4 divisions and, I am very happy with where we are at today for multiple reasons. I have learned from my mistakes in the past and, I have used these lessons learned to better build squads and the division as a whole. These lessons have served me well and, it is the reason Exodus squad was so successful and was able to split into the new squad for Rainbow 6 Seige and rocket league. I am happier than ever about our relationship with the senior leaders, their choices for how to handle future endeavors and the support we have received from them.

    Fortnite: Season 5 Preview

    Fornite: Season 5 Preview
    KSI Packers - News Team Writer

    There is some pretty big news and speculation coming out of the Fortnite Franchise regarding Season 5, scheduled to release on July 12th! In case you missed it, the rocket within Snobby Shores launched on June 30th. Once the rocket broke the atmosphere, a robotic voice could be heard and the rocket came crashing back down to the surface. The rocket traveled all around the map through various portals, eventually shot out from Loot Lake creating a huge rift in the sky. This has caused a lot of the speculation surrounding what exactly is going on in Fortnite. The rift in the sky has been getting bigger and bigger each day. This is similar to how developers treated the comet in Season 4. Places around the Fortnite map, such as Motel, Tomato Town, and Lonely Lodge have seen smaller but growing rifts.

    Promotional Teaser Image released by Epic Games promoting Fortnite: Season 5
    According to Steven Ry, an IGN Staff Member, data miners have also found files for new areas and points of interest on the map. Could we be getting a brand new map once Season 5 drops? Epic Games released a teaser image for Fortnite: Season 5 that has everyone drawing even more speculation. The teaser image depicts the rift that is found in the sky currently  around the map but also what appears to be an Egyptian type Sphinx. One Reddit user believes the character is Bastet, an Ancient Egyptian goddess, but developers have yet to comment on the true intentions of the image. This Reddit theory however would certainly fit into the theories that many have about Fortnite: Season 5 being based upon time travel. We can read and hear all these speculations and theories but one thing is for certain: No one will known the true meaning behind Fortnite: Season 5 until it drops on July 12th! So gear up and get on that hype train for Fortnite: Season 5! 
    Check out more information about the theories surrounding Fortnite: Season 5 on IGN: http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/07/09/fortnite-season-5-teaser-image-unveiled

    E3 2018 - Microsoft Highlights

    E3 2018 - Microsoft Highlights
    This years E3 conference has been a bang so far. Fans worldwide are excited as ever: the next instalment in the Halo, Forza, and Gears of War franchises have been announced, a multiplayer Fallout game has been revealed, as well as much more!
    Halo Infinite
    343 Industries have finally given fans the next Halo game to look forward to. Halo 6, being named as Halo Infinite, is expected to be released mid-2019 on the Xbox One and Windows 10. 3 years since Halo 5 was released and fans are still loyal to the franchise ever.
    The announcement trailer was only 2-minutes long and didn't give us a lot to go off. Although, at the end 343 do tease the legendary Master Chief holding his helmet at his side. Despite the lack of info we have, the trailer and game title is suggesting some sort of open-world/RPG sort of aspect, much different from traditional Halo games.
    Fallout 76
    The prequel to Fallout 4 is something to look forward to. Surprisingly we actually know quite a lot of what to expect in this game. In previous Fallout games "Vault 76" has been teased and described as one of the first ever vaults to be built and inhabited. The player will be resident of Vault 76 and one of the first group of survivors from The Great War.
    All other instalments in the franchise were set far off in the future. The first being 80 years and Fallout 4 being 200 years. However, Fallout 76 will be only 25 years after the bombs dropped. What this means for the gameplay is that the world won't be as ravaged and destroyed as players are used to. The landscape will be more colourful and vibrant as opposed to murky, degraded, and ruined.
    It gets better - Fallout 4 was famed for having the largest map in the series, but from what we know so far Fallout 76 will be four times bigger. Todd Howard from Bethesda said that "Set in the hills of West Virginia... you are one of the first to emerge into a very different and untamed wasteland". He went on to mention that there will be six different regions for players to explore. From the sounds of things, this game will be a big time consumer for hardcore fans.
    Bethesda also revealed that Fallout 76 will be a multiplayer game. Much like Destiny where you will roam the world and may run into other players. They did mention that all players will not be friendly. It will be interesting to see how combat will work with other players and if any sort of "squad" system will be implemented.
    There are a few other small things we know about the game so far too. The game was described as "softcore", meaning that dying doesn't result in a loss of progression. Players will be able to build their own bases and move them. An aspect of multiplayer involves being able to fire nukes at other players. The game will not be compatible with mods. The game will have a Beta, however, the date is unknown. Finally, players will be able to buy a collector's edition - see image below. 
    Forza Horizon 4
    Known as one of the most popular racing game series ever, Forza will be adding a new instalment this year. Available October 2nd on Xbox One and PC, Forza Horizon 4 will be in a British setting. 
    Gears 5
    The next game in the Gears of War series will be titled Gears 5 and Microsoft are feeling positive about it. Stating it is "the most beautiful Gears world ever". The game will feature split-screen and online co-operative play. Additionally, two more Gears games were announced. One is a turn-based game for PC (Gears Tactics) and the other being a mobile game (Gears Pop). We can expect more information on these soon with Gears 5 being expected in the first quarter of 2019.
    Tom Clancy's The Division 2
    I'm sure we all remember when the trailers dropped for The Division. It had the potential to be one of the greatest types of games ever, but fans were extremely disappointed with a half-attempted game.
    Ubisoft has now announced the second instalment in the series and they hope to impress. The Division 2 will take place in Washington DC roughly 6 months after the events of the sequel. Despite the failure of the first game, fans are excited for The Division 2 which will be released March 15th, 2019.
    Multiple other titles were announced such as Kingdom Hearts 3, JUMP FORCE, and Crackdown 3. For the best info and experience, view the full conference below.

    Member Spotlight - KSI Kronic 7

    Member Spotlight "KSI Kronic 7"
    Written by: KSI EJKilly, News Team Writer
    One of the corner stones of our community is the leadership of our members. They are the wheel of the machine that pushes us forward and helps us achieve and sustain success. Without our leaders to usher in the next generation of members and train them in ways and morals of KSI, then we would never live up to what a community is suppose to be. There have been countless leaders in KSI since it's founding. The good, the bad, then every now and then, the great. Leaders are what has shaped KSI into what it is today and provided our storied history. These leaders have led divisions with hundreds of members, ran departments charged with assisting thousands, train members in tools they can use in their real life. These leaders are rare and more often than not their legacy is etched forever in the KSI Hall of Fame. During the tenure of a leader such as that, it's easy to lose focus and not realize just how big the impact they had on the community until they've gone or retired. 
    Our member spotlight will be used to combat situations like that. We will attempt to shine the light on the leaders that are in the trenches building the community inch by inch, member by member, To show them that their work and dedication hasn't gone unnoticed, that they are recognized for their achievements. We will also use it to show the members and the gaming world just what kind of standard we've set in terms of our leaders.  The spotlight, lastly, is used to show that we look out for leaders and give back. Lord knows they've earned. 
    Our first spotlight is on the General of the Rapture squad in the Fallen Angels Division, KSI Kronic 7. Kronic, also sometimes known as Camaro, has been in or affiliated with KSI since 2009. In that time Kronic has had quite the career. His highest rank achieved was Division Leader of Semper Fi, his home division. He's built 5 squads from the ground up and led two successful, full scale re-builds of divisions. Taking time for school in work, Kronic had to step away from KSI for a few years. This all changed recently. Kronic is now back and is helping lead the re-build and stabilization of the X-Box side of the community. Recently, we tracked him down and asked him a few questions. Enjoy!
    Ejkilly: How long have you been in KSI?
    Kronic: I joined KSI in 2008, I've been on and off but it’s been about 10 years, I joined in March. I got recruited into the Semper Fi Division where I made some of my best memories in KSI. 
    Ejkilly: So what brought you out of retirement?
    Kronic: I’ve been wanting to come back for a couple years, but it was mostly Kered, he’s been my friend for a long time (since 2008), he asked me to come back and I already had desired so I agreed. I share his vision on what can be achieved in this community, that we can attain greatness. I'm going to work as hard as I can to make sure KSI is a community the members and myself can be proud of. 
    Ejkilly: Being in KSI for 10 years you must have been pretty high, so how high have you gone rank wise?
    Kronic: Division Leader over Semper Fi, as well as Founder in XD during one of their re-builds. 
    Ejkilly: So what is the main thing that brings you back?
    Kronic: The comradery, I'm sure you’ve experienced it, you make lifelong friendships and we connect and know how other people’s lives are. The friendships are what bring people to KSI in the first place. It is also something that I want to introduce to as many people as possible. The experience of KSI should be far reaching, and I want to help extend that reach as far as possible.   
    Ejkilly: What are your goals for the squad, division, and refurbished Xbox side as a whole in KSI?
    Kronic: I want to make the squad active and help make it radiate how KSI is at a whole. I want to build the division to stay the largest and most powerful and best Xbox division to stay. I like to try new things and be innovative here. I want to help train the members of the division to be the future leaders of the community. 
    Ejkilly: Community wise, is KSI the first and the only one you’ve been in?
    Kronic: Mostly, although I’ve been in a few smaller ones, KSI is the first mainstream community I’ve been a part of.
    Ejkilly: Obviously you’re taking over after another leader, so how do your goals compare and contrast with his?
    Kronic: We match a lot, although I want to be more innovative. I want to do better, not saying they did bad, but I want to be better. I do have some things to change but I want to keep these on the basis that people find out over time what happens, but there won’t be too many major changes. There will be some change in squad leadership though, I’m big on engagement and keeping people active. In the squad as a whole I want people to be active and game with each other and be comfortable with one another.
    Ejkilly: Before we cut off, do you want to add anything?
    Kronic: I really appreciate the warm welcomes I’ve gotten today, and I hope I I can grow, especially helping the division and squad grow, and I want to help to restore KSI Global to its former glory. I look forward to working with everyone and creating some more solid memories. 

    Blacklist Abolished

    KSI Global Members,
    I just wanted to take a moment to make everyone aware of our change in stance concerning blacklists. I want to first make everyone aware of the change and how it will impact the community as well as relations with other communities. Secondly, I want to be clear on why we made the decision we made and how we think it will allow us to not only grow our community but be better individuals, leaders, and most importantly human beings.
    So what is this big change?

    We have cleared the Blacklist and going forward we will no longer be using a Blacklist! Now I know some of you probably just said "What the?" or "Is he crazy?" out loud. Please take the time to read the entire reasoning and vision before forming your opinion.
    What if people are kicked out?

    We will still have a strict DNH (Do Not Hire) policy. Members who are removed for serious violations of the C.o.C. will not be allowed to join or participate in "Community activities" or be in divisions/squads. However, KSI members will be allowed to associate and game with the DNH'd individuals.
    What if people are being disruptive/abusive?

    We need to simple work as a team and make smart decisions about who we associate with. If someone is harassing you or another member, simple block and part ways with the individual. Don't feed into the nonsense, just move on and enjoy your game time with your fellow KSI members. If a KSI member is hanging around someone that is acting in this way have an open dialog and let them know that you don't wish to hang out with the disruptive individual. If it continues to be an issue than simply don't associate with the member and inform your leadership.
    Why? - This is probably the most important question to answer.

    My question to you would be, What does a blacklist really accomplish? Many communities/gamers that are blacklisted see it as either a badge of honor or a personal insult. Both of which are contradicting to our goal of helping shape better individual. We need to learn to be better people and see situations from both sides of the coin. Even if we can't see eye to eye we still treat the other person with respect, even when they are not respectful to us.
    We all make friends with people that may not be the type of character that we look to have within KSI. It is not our place as a community to dictate with whom you can and can not play with.  It is your money that pays for your internet, console, games, etc. You should be able to enjoy it with whomever you want.
    My vision is for all gamers to have fun gaming while helping each other to become not just better gamers but also better people. Our world is full of terrible people, lets help change that one person at a time.
    Never leave a KSI member behind!

    -KSI JT 7 aka Jtthemarine aka R00t Da3m0n
    Proud lifelong member of KSI

    Calling All Content Creators!

    Calling All Content Creators!
    By: Chaoticz 7
    Media Manager
    Hey you, yeah you. Are you of the creative mind? Can you stream? Can you design? Can you produce? Can you write?
    If you're still reading and you're thinking, “Yeah, this sounds like me”, then read on, we are searching for people like you.
    If you're still reading and you're thinking, “Nah, not me”, don't worry. ANYONE can become a content creator. Take a stab at some art, some writing, or another area. You might discover a hidden talent.
    Meet me, KSI Chaoticz 7, the Media Manager. Two years ago I started my journey into media by joining the News Team in 2016. That small step and choice led me to become Media Manager over all Teams.

    Take a leap of faith, read more about each Media Team below, and give it a shot if you got what it takes.
    The News Team post content onto the front page of the KSI website. From game reviews to interviews to fictional pieces, there is room for any writer. We don't just hire you, use you, and forget you. Being apart of the News Team has benefits both ways. You give us your all and we give you ours. Improve your skills through our 1 on 1 coaching.

    The YouTube Team, yup you guessed it, posts content to our YouTube channel. Our producers and editors work on making videos for our viewer base. If you even ask them nicely, I hear they make montages for members that even get featured on the channel!
    The Twitch Team follow a schedule and stream content to our Twitch Channel. From game nights to award announcements, you get to come chat with our streamers LIVE. Even join our Twitch specific discord server to chat with the guys behind the channel.
    Arguably the most creative of em’ all, the Graphics Team are masters of Photoshop and other software. They work on projects for the community and even complete requests for members who ask politely. As with News - our Artists are here to help make you better.


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    Recruiting Tournament

    KSI is holding a huge recruitment tournament which begun on Friday, April 13th, that will run thru Sunday, May 13th!  All KSI members are eligible to participate, regardless of rank!
    First Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card
    Second Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card
    Official Rules:
    Recruit must join the KSI Global Discord server before the end of the contest Recruit must join the KSI Forums and post the PSN/Xbox Gamertag in the official topic along with who recruited them in order to count. Link Here For PS4, a member who posts 5 non-spam posts on the forums will count as 2 recruits for the person who recruited them For Xbox One, a member who changes their gamertag to a KSI tag will count as 2 recruits for the person who recruited them All recruits must be added into CMS. CMS will be used as a tool to track who has recruited who. Members with CMS access are expected to enter the recruited by field honestly. KSI Elderpoot 7 will be administering the tournament and will not be eligible to win. He may also designate those he wishes to moderate the contest and to help verify recruits. Time deadlines will be in EST. The contest will end on Monday, May 13th at 12:00 AM EST. All criteria must be met before the end time/date. Any recruits who joined KSI prior to the beginning of the contest are not eligible. Rules, time period, and any other criteria subject to change without notice at discretion of management.


    As many of you know there has been a lot of information flying around lately. I just want to set the record straight so we are all on the same page.
    1. This website has always been home to the one true KSI.
    2. It will continue to do so.
    3. I am and have always been the highest ranking KSI member still around for at least 8 years.
    4. We will continue to run KSI now and forever
    5. Those that want to stay apart of KSI are more than welcome to, those that want to leave with BT are more than welcome to( no hard feelings ).
    More details will be announced shortly
    -KSI JT 7 aka jtthemarine aka R00t Da3m0n
    Creator since 2003
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