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Today, the 21st of June, I am extremely proud to announce SYF GAMING have officially partnered with Tt eSPORTS. This partnership has given the SYF organisation a fantastic opportunity for further expansion in the online gaming community and we are very pleased to have the support of Tt eSPORTS every step of the way.

At SYF GAMING we believe Tt eSPORTS to be the perfect organisation to assist in achieving our primary goals and this new partnership will undoubtedly bring forward some exciting new possibilities in the near future!

Our philosophy at SYF has always been about inclusion and never exclusion, thus with this collaboration with Tt eSPORTS we will work closely on ensuring the Australian gaming scene benefit through various product reviews, giveaways and future gaming events in multiple games including DOTA 2 & Call of Duty 4.

Quote from Tt eSPORTS Community Manager Chris 'Mayo' Smith

"Tt eSPORTS is proud to be supporting yet another Australian gaming organisation. We are happy to announce our partnership with SYF gaming and let it be known that this will be used as a platform to help better the Australian gaming community as a whole.

Not only will we be providing support to SYF management and players, we will be working with SYF on numerous casting, promotional and competition avenues to help further eSports in Australia and New Zealand."


Quote from SYF GAMING Head Management Jeremy 'Spud' Tate

"As a long serving member of SYF GAMING, I have watched our community grow into what it is today. I reflect on SYF GAMING’s early beginnings as a singular Call of Duty team on the bottom of the ladder into multiple disciplined top tier gaming and shoutcasting teams representing some of Australia’s finest players.

Our partnership with Tt eSPORTS truly reflects on our past achievements and growth ambitions. With the support of Tt eSPORTS, we will continue to grow and represent the best there can be in gaming for years to come. I am thrilled to be working with Tt eSPORTS and I really look forward to the fantastic future ahead of us."


About Tt eSPORTS:

‘Tt eSPORTS is a gaming peripheral company dedicated to providing the ultimate user experience and encouraging the growth of eSports on a broad scale. Thermaltake has been a well-known brand in the gaming & DIY market for PC Chassis, Coolers and Power Supplies for many years.’

‘The brand personality of being unique, aggressive, vivid and stylish makes Thermaltake an expert in creating exciting things and fascinating environments for gamers and enthusiasts. Tt eSPORTS inherited this brand personality with unique and creative designs by observing users behavior and demands.’

If you’re an enthusiastic gamer, chances are you've heard about Tt eSPORTS!

SYF GAMING are extremely pleased with this new partnership and we look forward to supporting the Australian & New Zealand gaming community alongside Tt eSports in the near future!

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A quick look at the next generation of Gaming Series Motherboards from MSI.

Based on Intel's
future 4th gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel 8 series chipset; the MSI Z87- GD65 Gaming motherboard will feature robust overclocking capabilities for performance enthusiasts and gamers.

Multi-GPU capabilities make it possible to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining two or more compatible GPU's and unlock game-dominating power.

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Vicious dragon on the box - tick. Sharp red shield logo printed firmly across all panels - tick. "Just Game!" slogan on the side? Yep, tick - this must be MSI's next generation of gaming grade motherboards.

Hey, this is Jeremy from SYF GAMING, and today we're looking at not one, but two of MSI's next generation Gaming G Series of motherboards. When these two siblings turned up on our doorstep lined in their shiny boxes of newly clad armour, I couldn't wait to break them out and put the pair through their paces to see what we as gamers could get out of them.


Design and hardware:

Whilst most motherboards at the end of the day do get locked up behind towering steel and plastic PC cases, MSI's Z87 Gaming series motherboards are certainly one you'll be proud of and want to have upfront on display. To call it gorgeous is almost an understatement. Both boards feature prominent blood red dragon insignia's, stark black contours and a CPU bay encircled with dragon face heatspreads.

The look is one that'll turn heads of anyone interested in PC hardware, and as a gamer, I couldn't be more impressed with the design work MSI has put into practice. We first saw it with the MSI's Z77 range, and I'm glad it's back in full force with these Z87 boards. Little details like the red coated Killer E2205 Ethernet jack work well to blend with the styling's of the board. However, in contrast I was a little surprised to see the LED's from the onboard Sound Blaster Cinema Audio Boost chip glow pink.

The sheer attention to detail on both the Z87-G45 and Z87-GD65 motherboards is remarkable.   Placement of system inputs it well thought-out, easy to access, and is comfortable to build with. MSI's graded the specifications and build of components to what they label "Military Class 4" - basically what this boils down to is stringent quality assurance. From our testing and play throughs with both of the boards, I can attest to this.

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I finally had a bit of time to recover, sit down, and write at my keyboard.

It's pretty hard to figure out where to start, with such a well received and exciting event as this - so I'll just roll through the thoughts swirling in my head. I've got many people to thank, and many more who I'm probably going to forget to mention that deserve just as much credit for their hard work and efforts over the course of the last few months.

LAN Admin Team: (left to right) Blood, Mayo, Kinkz, Stemz, Bella, Spud & Lotus

Almost 5 months ago saw the origins of what we as a community have experienced and enjoyed over the past week or so. After running consecutive online competition events for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, SYF GAMING was tapped lightly on the shoulder by a few friendly faces at Team eXile5. This is where the rabbit hole started, and in following such led us on a wonderful journey to where we are today.

The concept was simple; how to best cater to a well matured community of competitive gamers, who've seen years of battle in a game that many think is showing it's age. Six years ago Call of Duty 4 was released, who would have thought we'd still be playing it today?

After a drought of major competitions, a fellow by the name of Craig 'Arseynimz' Nimmo truly stepped up to the plate. A great man brought with him incredible offerings for a community begging for a reason to continue to play. With the pounding of his mechanical keyboard and mobile phone going off the hook, last year saw back to back National titles for the game - the eSports community responded with unprecedented support.

It was obvious, smacking us hard in the face as a wake up call. The Australian and New Zealand community for Call of Duty 4 is phenomenal, and deserves proper support as a major staple of eSport competition in this country.

Competing Team "auRa": (left to right) Missy, Aztek, Mark, Toxic & Dealy


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