Crew Cut: Crew Business and Killer Squads Large and Small

Posted on March 19 2014, 3:31pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

Check out how Crews are putting the new Business Update vehicles and attire to good use, plus more squads hitting the 1,000 member mark as well as ones that intentionally prefer to stay lean and mean - plus some standout Crew videos, Instagram pics and more.


Team building at the Maze Bank Tower fountains. Clockwise from top left: xVxDarkjedixVx shows off the dread, white and blue of xVx-The Agency-xVx (AGNT); Destinsenvy and some of the RIOT Clique with their display; it's a white party for ShaolinBeast and the M0NSTARS (STAR) CrewSirShoup's Glock Shooting Sport (GSSF) Crew demonstrates the knuckle and air thrusting toasts, as well as their suits 'n' rides.

Los Santos has seen a rise in sharp dressed Crews displaying their more sophisticated tastes, with players taking full advantage of all the elegant attire options in The Business Update. Looking fresh, lots of Crews took to Snapmatic to show off. As you can see above, quite a few had the same idea to take advantage of the fountains in front of the Maze Bank Tower to display their customized new rides along with their other spoils - while this selfie by MARCUS_STROM of the Th3ClownZ (TH3C) Crew shows members of his gang stepping things up with signature top hats. Anonamix and the always entertaining Traffickers (TRFK) Crew put in work as well showing off the new Business gear in the 8th installment of their crazy Grand Theft Thursdays video series entitled "Business As Usual".

The Australia Illuminati (ORDO) Crew, who were featured along with sister Crew the Illuminati MCC (IMCC) in our last Crew Cut, sent us the below footage of the new Grotti Turismo R racing against the some of the best the Supercar class has to offer. These Crews have been busy auteurs as of late, also releasing an epic Demolition Derby (which prominently features the Roosevelt from the recent Valentine's Day Massacre Special) as well as their weekly "Show and Shine" events, which showcase the Crews' hottest rides. Meanwhile, if you're curious how intimidating some of the new 30 masks look in the heat of battle, this action-packed Free Aim Deathmatch between the JAMESTOWN RANCHOGANG (JTRG) Crew and the United Blue Nation (XUBN) Crew should do the trick.





Recently we highlighted Crews that moved almost instantly and effortlessly into the 1,000 Member Club thanks to fan association with their YouTube channels or long time presence in the Social Club community. The trend of capped-out Crews continues as many more have clawed their way to capacity, promoting themselves via the Noticeboard and out there on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and elsewhere.

Despite being named after a Chief Keef song, 3hunna Sosa Squad (SOSA) headed up by RushKush may be in immediate need of a name change now that a “3hunna” member count is no longer applicable. Long running Italian GTA fan site / YouTube channel GTASeriesVideos (GSVS), known for their clever ‘Lifeinvader Look Back’ series and other great videos, and the boys in blue from the original FIBS Most Wanted (MSTW) Crew led by Nimble92 have gained considerable size since we last reported on them. Sporting four additional support Crews for both the Xbox 360 and PS3, as well a central HQ. FIBS membership base has now grown to over 3 K not unlike the byPureGaming (BPGC) Crew who now have not one… but nearly six fully stocked thousand member divisions! It also appears Los Santos will have no shortage of heroes or villains with the Batman Squadron (BTMN) topped out and the Decepticons LS (DCEP) having beefed up all three of their divisions to full capacity.



With all the focus on 1,000 member mega-Crews rising to prominence in recent weeks it’s also important to remember that there’s plenty of proud, intentionally smaller squads out there that deserve respect. Remember that Crews are what you make of them – they can be either a tight-knit group of long-time friends you like to get into GTA Online action with on the weekends, or they can be a massive conglomerate and community of players brought together by common interests and associations. Here are just a few of the notable Crews we’ve spotted closing ranks and keeping it exclusive.

Team Member and avid Snapmatic shutterbug MAKAVELI shows what the trademark Slaughterhouse style of warfare is all about.

Free-aim masters Slaughterhouse (XSHX), a 26 member Crew that's been putting it down consistently ever since Max Payne 3, are currently sporting the 4th spot for overall world Crew ranking amongst all player-made Crews in GTA Online Team Deathmatch. With an impressive K/D ratio of 2.32 it’s easy to see why pro performers like MAKAVELI are proud to rock the XSHX Banner. Another highly competitive "Legit and Loyal" Crew keeping it under 50 are veterans II_LEGION_ll who are currently ranked 2nd in the world standings amongst player-made Crews with an overall K/D of 1.86 in Team Deathmatch. A quick glimpse at their Crew feed reveals that vigilant Crew Leader Metrolock pays close attention to the bottom line whilst still actively tracking Feud wins in Max Payne 3.

Going to an even smaller set, newcomers T-O-Killer Accademy (TOKA), led by Mini-Rambo, are another carefully cultivated clique seeking capable and active players. Currently housing 20 members but willing to expand, their motto states that they're only for "PRO" players and don't aspire to ever have more than 75 members at most. With a consistent K/D ratio of 2.32, they appear to be dead serious about maintaining their edge. Taking the small Crew competition to Racing, 420 - The High Crew (4THC), headed up by Qeythos, aren’t just blowing smoke. With less than half the member count of TOKA under their belt they still rock a strong 621/907 Race win ratio - proving that old adage that good things do come in small packages.



Loyal Royals. The Royal Warlords (ROYA) Crew ride or die in this highlight reel.

Crew Leader ghost360frost is live and direct, showing off his true to life Online character and the official ROYA hoodie on Instagram.

On YouTube, we happened upon the Royal Warlords (ROYA) Crew. Putting down roots in Los Santos since October, ROYA have a penchant for debaucherous Crew music videos and cataloguing their adventures on their official Instagram page. With a Crew motto of "Loyalty Is Everything... Death b4 Dishonor" these guys are a tight knit group - whether it's squaring off against instigating Crews in the featured highlight vid above or repping with their official real-world ROYA hoodies.



The irrepressible Ganja Outlaws (WEED) are at it again. Check out their coordinated time lapse video above, set to "California Soul", along with this hazy highlight clip of their Team Deathmatch exploits and a preview of their Weed Farm shoot out created Job.


We're always on the lookout for new squads to feature, awesome Crew based activity, videos and pics to highlight, and beefs to cover, so give us a shout to mouthoff if you have something exceptional going on that you think the world needs to see or hear about and also share it with the Social Club community here in the comments. 

Also keep a lookout on our Twitter feed for some new Crew vs Crew battles to go down - streaming live at our official Twitch and YouTube channels in the coming weeks - along with special editions letting some GTAV soundtrack artists battle it out across Los Santos which should be fun to tune in to (more details on that soon).

Let us know if you've got scores to settle of your own by hitting us up at Be sure to provide us with your Crew page link, preferred platform and a little dirt on why you think your dispute should be broadcast to the world.



  • R* Yon March 20 2014, 1:26pmFlag
    A big shout to all the Social Club members whose Crews were shouted in this edition of the Crew Cut including @xVxDarkjedixVx, @Destinsenvy, @ShaolinBeast, @SirShoup, @MARCUS_STROM, @Anonamix, @RushKush, @MAKAVELI, @Metrolock, @Mini-Rambo, @Qeythos and @ghost360frost.

    We’ll also be announcing the winners of the #BUSINESS Snapmatic contest here at the Newswire soon, as well as winners of the Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes from the Business Event Weekend. Please stay tuned for that.

    For those of you that want to post recruitment messages, please be sure each one is completely unique.

    Please send all suggestions or wishlists for future GTA Online content or feature updates to where our dev team is actively reviewing player feedback.
  • Jordan-sco1 day, 2 hours agoReplyFlag
    The Fallen mc are recruiting prospects, we are a new start up crew that was formed only a few days ago with 19 active members already.
    Collectively we have a massive amount of experience in the mc world of San Andreas.
    We play auto aim and free aim, have a lot of friends in the mc world and would like any members who are active and can be committed to joining a motorcycle club.
    If you have any questions on what we're about or what would be required of you then msg me. You can apply here
    • AmmoAddict3163 days, 3 hours agoReplyFlag

      Hablas espanol? Quieres gente con quien hablar y divertirte? Pues que esperas? Unate con LOS REYES DEL SUR!!! HOY!

      Do you just want people to talk to and have some good fun with? Then what the hell are you waiting for? join LOS REYES DEL SUR
      • L66CH.G6 days, 8 hours agoReplyFlag
        Louis Vuitton donns fast growing crew join now have fun guys ....
        • pmjono1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
          New to this auto5, lookin GOOD! sick..........
          • NITO18-2 weeks agoReplyFlag
            Unete a mi crew "Dark Lightnings" Necesto gentee no importa nivel
            • _suspeito-LK2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
              Coloca a cara gringo
              • TheSickMadeVeterans ! join now . ps3 only . check us out! SiCkMaDeVeTeRaNs
                • Sorduin3 weeks agoReplyFlag
                  Join my crew called: The Mafia Hunter. Req: Business man suit, Good weapons and a Ps3
                • I am recruting for 513 ride or die i need more people to do car meets with so if you like cars join
                  • qD_Apex3 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                    New crew first people to join is the first to be promoted
                    • Nutty4133 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                      LK Renegades looking for Crews to Spar Battle with.. Also accepting new recruits after a 2 day probationary period..
                      Looking For partners to rec with..
                      Crew battles
                      Team Death match
                      Or even TAKING OVER YOUR LOBBY
                      LK Renegades ALKN
                      Hit me up for politicking. Nutty413 Is my PlayStation ID
                      • shane1234vtec3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                        qorter clan recruiting
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                        • Fivetimekings3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                          Give a big thumbs up to Vault Boy ;).
                          • lololololo0073 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                            le crew "Ligue de rafale" recrute tout le monde est accepté
                            • 87BlueShadow4 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                              Please accept me
                              Add me
                              • Thiagogiraoon June 10 2014, 1:41pmReplyFlag

                                QUEREMOS VOCÊ!
                                Nasceu o embrião da Força Terrestre e aérea de Los Santos – San Andreas. Nossas armas são a superioridade moral, o sentimento patriótico e o desejo de liberdade. Seu protagonista é o povo em armas representando por todas as camadas e por diferentes matrizes sociais. O sangue derramado serviu para traçar os destinos de cada level.
                                Somos hoje uma Nação soberana, amante da liberdade e fraternalmente mestiça na raça e na cultura. Para defendê-la, temos um Exército identificado de forma permanente com as aspirações de sagacidade. O RAIO de hoje, fundamental à segurança e à soberania dos companheiros. Honra e glória aos heróis.
                                Venha você também participar desse esquadrão.
                                A única lei é respeito com todos os membros.


                                WE WANT YOU!
                                Was born the embryo of Land Forces and Air Los Santos - San Andreas. Our weapons are the moral superiority, the patriotic feeling and desire for freedom. Its protagonist is an armed people by representing all different social layers and matrices. Bloodshed served to trace the destinations of each level.
                                Today we are a sovereign nation, freedom-loving and fraternal mixed race and culture. To defend it, we have an army permanently identified with the aspirations of wit. RAY today, fundamental safety and sovereignty of companions. Honor and glory to the heroes.
                                Come and join this squad.
                                The only law is respect for all members.
                                • sebdel62on June 8 2014, 8:23amReplyFlag
                                  Une crew de tricheur cela alors mdr, des dns et exploitation de bug... V'la la crew, elle devrais etre banni... :@
                                  • xxbenitezproxxon June 5 2014, 5:42pmReplyFlag
                                    I love this crew can u guys invite me
                                    • westcoast731on June 1 2014, 3:46pmReplyFlag
                                      come one come all join THE MEN IN BLACK
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