Crew Cut: Olympian Efforts from International Crews

Posted on August 17 2012, 1:25pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club

In the wake of this week's closing ceremonies in London and in honor of the spirit of international competition, this week's edition of the Crew Cut pays honor especially to some of the nationalistic themed Crews out there - some of whom we'd previously featured earlier this summer along with many other new squads who've been letting the blood, sweat and tears flow on the multiplayer tracks and fields of Max Payne 3. We've pitted these Crews against one another by comparing standings across several statistical categories and with no further ado, we proudly hand out our own Social Club Crew-lympic medals to the top three international pride Crews across specially chosen disciplines:

PSN CREWS: XP

The Spaniards are not traditionally major players at the Olympics, but the SoldiersSpainKillers fly the flag for Spain at the top of the XP podium of PSN international Crews. Impressively, the Iberians are also the fifth ranked overall private Crew in terms of XP, and have some serious back-up in THIS IS SPAIN Crew, placed not far behind. Olé The Italian Job shouldn't be too disheartened taking Silver on our Social Club Crewlympic podium given that they are currently neck and neck in Feuds with the SoldiersSpainKillers. We'll be keeping a close eye to see who takes the lead in the next round of fighting. Currently in line for the Bronze medal amongst international PSN Crews are Shine Thugz Crew, the "1st French team." Their YourTaxesAtWork designer Tupac emblem won a lot of praise from Social Club users when we featured it several weeks ago, and it's great to see the guys are getting it out there and stamping it on some corpses. The Gauls have some intimidating reinforcements in the francophone Crew x-Justice For All-x, who are also well inside the top 10 places on the international Crew XP leaderboard.

PC CREWS: KDR

While the Russian Crews dominate the Crew XP leaderboards on PC, their high-head-count ranks do them no favors when it comes to the Crew KDR. With just 7 members, ARGENTINA Crew take a Social Club Gold Medal for their impressive 1.65 KDR - the best out of all active international Crews on the PC platform. Like ARGENTINA, the Turkish Police Crew also keep their roster spartan, a tactic that pays off as their 6 members take the Silver medal with a 1.46 KDR. (Interestingly, the Turkish Police can also claim bragging rights for the best Game Win Percentage out of our top international PC Crews - their Crew members finish on the winning side in 62% of games they play.) Multi-platform French Crew jeuxvideocom XB have their full quota of 300 players, which makes it that much more impressive that they take the third tier on our Social Club Crew-lympic podium, with a combined KDR of 1.41.

XBL CREWS: WIN PCT

The 57-strong Crew of French Jokers claims the Xbox LIVE Social Club Gold Medal for France with a fantastique Win PCT of 60%. They've also shown "No Mercy" in the 900 feuds they've fought, and have clocked up over 2K first place finishes, cementing their position on the Xbox 360 Platinum leaderboards. RUSSIAN MOB take Silver with an impressive 58%, showing that their hearts are as cold as a Moscow winter. Although Payne Capitale proudly carry a 55% Win PCT in any given game, Social Club Crewlympic rules state that no nation (in this case, France) can win two medals in the same category. Therefore, third place goes across the Channel to multiplatform UK Crew representing the host nation of the London 2012 Olympics with a Game Win PCT of 53.5%. UK Crew have fallen away from the leading pack after a bright start on the overall Xbox 360 leaderboards; here's hoping their Bronze spurs them to restore their former glories.

EMBLEMS 2012

We've dug through the galleries of the best international Crews on Social Club to see who's been taking as much pride in spraying paint as they have in spraying bullets. Given their nation's rich artistic history, it is little surprise that Gold goes to the The Italian Job. With any number of emblems in their gallery being sufficiently impressive to feature, we've opted for this sexy, dangerous and, well, detailed effort from CyberMagik. It was only a matter of time before a rendition of Nyan Cat showed up as a Social Club emblem, but such is LaCrimeSD's painstaking attention to detail in copying every pixel, that we've decided to award Silver Medal to Russian EBCA Clan. The final medal in our Crew-lympic round-up goes to little known Taiwanese Crew Bahamut-Taiwan for their monochrome moon-riding dragon which shows an almost professional economy of line and a unique style that is thoroughly deserving of the Emblem Bronze medal.

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  • Ries015on August 24 2012, 1:54pmReplyFlag
    Thanks, but om not going to join à other crew while promoting ours haha.we are à small social Dutch crew that also smoke and play For fun, so if u are interested and Dutch join the Dutch stoners crew and you will see for yourself if this is THE crew You want To be part of.
    • Brazzknucklesson August 23 2012, 8:05amReplyFlag
      DOPE DUTCH STONERS NR 1 IN HOLLANDIA! DUTCH HIGH AND MULTIPLY!!
      • Alper82on August 22 2012, 2:42pmReplyFlag
        I'm the founder of the crew named "Turkish Police". Thanks the Rockstar for Silver Medal. I really enjoy with this game.
        • Endymion72on August 22 2012, 1:58pmReplyFlag
          Hey R* Could you guys take a look at some of my emblems and maybe consider one for the next emblem feature? Thanks!

          To everyone else: Hit me up if you need a dope new emblem; I enjoy the editor.
        • stumpy4770on August 22 2012, 8:43amReplyFlag
          Crew: Sons of GTA
          Crew size: 65 (Tripled up in size from 20 since being featured on the emblems of the week)
          Rank: 1st out of all the crews called Sons of GTA, or around 350th including crews with other names
          Emblem: A nice red Banshee car (for now lol)
          Enrolment: If you have the attitude, 'beat the top ranked crews, not join them' your perfect :)

          Looking for Gang War players, feel free to join and start a feud or two.
          • DutchStoneron August 22 2012, 6:51amReplyFlag
            Our crew is the smokersclub within the socialclub, We are one of the most active crews.
            And we are preparing to take over Los Santos with 300 dedicated solid members, Join us!!
            Ganja Outlaws is sponserd by the K Jah Rebels & Tuff Gong Rebels.
            PEACE
            • DutchStoneron August 22 2012, 6:48amReplyFlag
              Ganja Outlaws crew is the #1 cross platform, We have the most crew XP of all custom crews!
              LXG CREW claims that they have the most crew XP cross platform. Its a false claim, for we have way more total XP then they do. So R* make an offcial all platform leaderboard, so crews cant make false claims ; ).

              There is no crew like ours that ranks high on both the 360 & PS3 leaderboard. We are a multiplatform topcrew.
              We are still looking for dedicated members, no noobs or tourists. Smokers only!!
              http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/ganja_outlaws
              • RoyalL_geniuson August 21 2012, 5:34pmReplyFlag
                Good job on the tweaks on the patch via game load is quicker you can take your whole crew when you back out. Quicker respond times and no disconnects yet . Just waiting on the payne thresholds to come active
                • R* Yon August 22 2012, 8:18amReplyFlag
                  @RoyalL_genius Good to hear things are working better for you. We'll be sure to let you guys know when we have an update on Payne Thresholds.
              • kristopherm3on August 21 2012, 2:49pmReplyFlag
                @R*

                Have you considered the NYPD as an upcoming avatar faction in multiplayer, perhaps in the Painful Memories pack? I think this would work as Max's day's in the NYPD were, well painful memories!

                It would be great if you would consider this or atleast pass it on to the developers,

                Thanks,

                Kristopherm3
              • STARIAVELIon August 21 2012, 10:41amReplyFlag
                rockstar answer me please
                why didn't you give gold to the 2pac avatar it looks better than both of them
                and you know it does
                • R* Yon August 21 2012, 11:12amReplyFlag
                  @STARIAVELI Please send us a message so we can help with your question:
                  mouthoff@rockstargames.com
                • Endymion72on August 22 2012, 1:56pmReplyFlag
                  @STARIAVELI Because the ranking was based on crew skill, not emblem design. Plus, they already featured the Tupac emblem two crew cuts ago. Genius.
              • Jackal054on August 21 2012, 10:30amReplyFlag
                Is there a place where I can suggestions for the game.
                • Jackal054on August 21 2012, 10:31amReplyFlag
                  @Jackal054 I meant is there a place where I can add suggestions for the Max Payne 3 game. Sorry about the typo.
                • R* Kon August 21 2012, 10:33amReplyFlag
                  @Jackal054 Hey mate, absolutely. You can email any feedback or suggestions to MaxFeedback@rockstargames.com and the development team will take a look.
                • Jackal054on August 21 2012, 10:35amReplyFlag
                  @ That was quick. You guys are awesome :D
              • RoyalL_geniuson August 20 2012, 5:48pmReplyFlag
                Can't even get a full game without getting kicked my Nat is type 1 and I'm having more problems then when i use to have Nat type 2 ....
              • BIGTIME213on August 20 2012, 3:34pmReplyFlag
                http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/ganja_outlaws

                we can use your badd ass on the ganja outlaw were top ranked
                check us out.
                we got one of the best crew emblems bob marley smoking a joint.
                our ranked crew speaks for itself check us out and join the crew!!!!

                http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/ganja_outlaws
                • kristopherm3on August 20 2012, 1:48pmReplyFlag
                  @R*

                  Where is the DISORGANIZED CRIME PACK, you said it would come out in August but no news yet?

                  Thanks,

                  Kristopherm3
                  • R* Aon August 20 2012, 1:50pmReplyFlag
                    @kristopherm3 We should have an update on the release date for that sometime this week - pls hang tight. Thank you.
                • Dnutz90on August 20 2012, 1:03pmReplyFlag
                  Or join Ganja Outlawz, our leader is DutchStoner, we're ranked #11 on psn leaderboards and #25 on xbox. Is this a coincidence ur called the Dutch Stoners, and our leader is called Dutchstoner lol:P I first tought u were talking about our crew haha! Yall should give up ur crew and merge with us guys!!! I've got a stock a sensimillia groing in my backyardd
                  • BIGTIME213on August 20 2012, 3:33pmReplyFlag
                    @Dnutz90 http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/ganja_outlaws

                    we can use your badd ass on the ganja outlaw were top ranked
                    check us out.
                    we got one of the best crew emblems bob marley smoking a joint.
                    our ranked crew speaks for itself check us out and join the crew!!!!

                    http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/ganja_outlaws
                • Dnutz90on August 20 2012, 12:59pmReplyFlag
                  @ROCKSTAR!
                  This is all good BUT IM STILL WAITING ON A MP3 PATCH for ps3!!! Its unbarable nowadays its just not doable anymore. We fall trough floors, suiciding? We freeze 3/5 games, we die and dont respawn we see ourselfs lying on the floor dead?? Wtf happend this shizz never happend in the early days?! I love the mp3 gameplay but this things make me hatefull about it. It happens that im number one on gangwars, and then i automaticlly change sides? wtf rockstar i always tought you took your time brining out a flawless game. That why i blindly bought max panye 3. Now this is a big dissapointment. If you dont fix this im gonna be sceptical about all of your future games. Please please please Rockstar!
                  • ROCKSTAR_THEBESTon August 20 2012, 9:02amReplyFlag
                    Can't wait to see Crew Cut about GTAV , some epic battles are coming.
                  • The-Dark-Nighton August 20 2012, 7:00amReplyFlag
                    RIP Tony Scott.
                  • Ries015on August 20 2012, 6:38amReplyFlag
                    DutCh StoNErs, The best netherlands crew in the boards. You smoke and u are over 20 years old, then join this crew weer in is on the first place .
                    • Ries015on August 20 2012, 6:39amReplyFlag
                      @Ries015 "where fun is on The first place. "
                    • BIGTIME213on August 20 2012, 3:34pmReplyFlag
                      @Ries015 http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/ganja_outlaws

                      we can use your badd ass on the ganja outlaw were top ranked
                      check us out.
                      we got one of the best crew emblems bob marley smoking a joint.
                      our ranked crew speaks for itself check us out and join the crew!!!!

                      http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/ganja_outlaws
                    • Ries015on August 24 2012, 1:56pmReplyFlag
                      @BIGTIME213 Thanks, but om not going to join à other crew while promoting ours haha.we are à small social Dutch crew that also smoke and play For fun, so if u are interested and Dutch join the Dutch stoners crew and you will see for yourself if this is THE crew You want To be part of.
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