Well it's summer, so it's a great time to have some great empire events. This time we will do a series of pugs with captain draft and pre-assembled squads. Where and when, Click me for your local time. On June 25th, 1900 BST / 2000 CEST / 1400 EDT / 1100 PDT. Click me for your local time. On Nubs event server, will update this with more info when we get closer. Join the empires vet group for event notices and to be kept up to date on what's happening. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/empvetpug How this works To start off with, this will be a series of pugs where either captains or commanders, or both if you want to be, will pick their teams out from a roster of players. I ask that anyone who wants to play sign up here in advance, I intend to have captains pick out their team ahead of time. However, this doesn't mean this event is closed to anyone who doesn't sign up. What I intend to do is once the warmup starts players will have about 15 minutes to join up, then once the event starts everyone that was pre picked will go to their teams and captains will draft from remaining players, captain with less players picks first. After round is over we will change map, after all this isn't a scrim setup. Teams will stay the same unless it was terribly unbalanced, in which case we will simply redraft teams. I would like to play 3 rounds, but we might end up doing 2 depending on how long it takes teams to get their plan together and how long matches go on for. Depending on how things go, I will say there will be at least 3 weeks of this, possibly 4 depending on demand. No more then that though, I don't want to burn people out or kill the pub servers. Calling all leaders and commanders I'm looking for people who want to lead and want to command. You don't have to do both, what you can do is get someone to command for you, basically pair up with whoever you want to command your team or lead your team to victory. In case we have multiple people wanting in I'm going to give captain to whoever has the least experience, I feel like these can be good events for people wanting to learn how to be a better leader. After all there isn't many opportunities to get this type of experience. I'll be sure to help whoever needs the help. Squads and you You can make pre-assembled squads if you want. Squads don't have to be full 5 man squads, they can be any number of people. The only thing is you must tell me in advance who's in your squad, I will not accept any squads being made when the event is starting. This is so I have an easier time balancing teams ahead of time. Maps At the moment I don't have maps set in stone, you are free to suggest any commander maps you want, stock or custom. Just keep in mind I'll make final decisions based on player count. For now though I think something along these lines would be good to start with. Raiders(Captains want to play this instead of coast, open but it's not a huge open map.) Frozensummit(This was suggested instead of ward, nice open map) New Slaughtered(It's just such a good map) Again it's not set in stone, you're free to make suggestions. Final words The big secret to these events, to get the biggest and most fun empire matches, is your commitment. I don't mean just showing up, I mean talk about it, get people to look, to come to play, get the word out. When the round starts put effort into it too, don't just derp around with the scout rifle. Do everything you can to win, fight hard, fight with all your might. Make it hard for the enemy team, make it easy for your team by being the best damn team mate they could ask for. COMMUNICATE, teams with good comms will simply do better. Just do your best, so you can be the best. After all there will be some scorekeeping so at end of event we can say who is the best.