Crew Cut: Current Grassroots Events, Official Live Battle Scores and More

Posted on May 22 2014, 6:25pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

For this edition of the Crew Cut, we highlight some dedicated squads organizing their own awesome grassroots events and tournaments, recap the most recent official Crew vs. Crew live-stream confrontations and check out some excellent and creative Crew vids.


The CAP PILLAS Crew's official Head Hollowers Tournament trailer.

For those looking to join up with a Crew that has lots of activity, you’d do well to give a look to some of these well-organized Crews that have been hosting everything from grassroots tournaments to indie Crew battles and more.

The CAP PILLAS (BANG) Crew for one are also putting together an epic tournament where they'll be competing amongst 21 other Crews to see which one emerges as sole survivor. Organized by Leader HOT_KIMERA (who helped run a similar Max Payne 3 tournament last year), Head Hollowers is a Free Aim fight to the finish being held June 13th-15th. Watch the trailer above to see a line-up of who's participating and read the video's About details on YouTube for full info on dates, times, rules and other particulars.

The Reapers of Lyfe (REAP) quite frequently post Team Deathmatch battles on their YouTube channel and with over 80 battle vids since March, REAP have a prolific output that perhaps even 2Pac would have had trouble keeping up with in his heyday. Led by CallmeChaun, this outfit is currently ranked 48th in TDMs with over 2,700 wins and a 1.33 K/D. Feel free to hit 'em up, if you're not afraid of winding up another notch on REAP's belt.

Another busy bunch are the TURNTUPGANG (TTUG), who have posted 40 battle videos on YouTube. With a solid 167th ranking for TDMs, TTUG are a selective gang, requiring prospective members to fill out this survey, covering everything from personal Crew history to motivations for joining.

The PS3-based JAMESTOWN RANCHOGANG (JTRG) have also put up some of their bloody battles for the world to see. Always set to a blazing hip hop soundtrack, JTRG bring the pain to each and every shootout they post.

And in addition to projectile competitions of the expected heavy artillery variety, we’re happy to report that Darts tournaments also seem to be in vogue. The infamous Ganja Outlaws slung some miniature arrows recently on the heels of their anniversary, and the Ageing Infidels (21UP) notably held a 24-man darts contest for members only. Following a third place runoff between brothers BigDen454 and WrenchedOut24 (the latter won those bragging rights), conk12 edged out -Quper- for the big W. 21UP are holding all sorts of team building activities that members (and prospective recruits) may want to look into participating in, from a golf tournament to homebrewed Crew battles.

LIVE BATTLE RECAP: Highway Reapers VS. Aegis Legion (796-749 REAP)

Highlights of the REAP VS. EGIS Crew Battle courtesy of Aegis Legion.

Speaking of Crews known for grassroots competitive activity, the Aegis Legion (EGIS) are also no slouches in that department – known for hosting such events as their current Limitless 16-Crew TDM tournament (currently in its 2nd round of competition - full details here). So when the TDM stat strong Free Aim outfit the Highway Reapers (REAP) Crew reached out for a PSN Crew vs Crew Challenge, we knew just who to line them up against.

From the outset of the battle, Aegis looked to have a leg up on the Reapers in the initial Team Deathmatch on the Vespucci Shoreline. However, some player drops on both sides resulted in a mutually agreed-upon restart. This time, the resolute Reapers rallied with a calculated vengeance, nabbing a win in every other team-based game mode played for a final score of 796 over Aegis Legion's 749. The Reapers' BloodyWarlord was particularly valuable, taking a definitive lead to first place in the bike Race Farm Fresh and capturing the highly contested tank during the Verified Job, GTA: That's My Rhino. Aegis Legion can, however, walk away with their heads held high after taking the top six positions in Business Trip showing steering wheel superiority against the motorbike savvy MC. You can watch the stream in its entirety at the Rockstar Twitch archive.

LIVE BATTLES RECAP: Ganja Outlaws VS. LS Mafia Family (846-754 LSMF)

Ganja Outlaws proudly posted this excerpt from the very beginning of the battle where we introduced WEED’s historical glory.

You better believe that LSMF are much better at GTA Online than they are at Skype - as evidenced by their stunning win in the contest that followed the initial meet and greet proceedings. LSMF graciously posted this excerpt to their own YouTube channel.

After beating the Ganja Outlaws (WEED) in a private battle, the LS Mafia Family (LSMF) Crew had the opportunity to offer a public rematch as they went live on our Rockstar Twitch channel in the most recent battle. For the Ganja Outlaws, it was the perfect way to celebrate their two-year anniversary on the Social Club as one of the O.G. Founder Crews. In a playlist consisting mostly of newly Verified Jobs, LSMF took an early nine point lead straight away on Stream Racer, a point to point bike Race created by Refuso of the Red Rum Racing (RRR1) Crew. After three rounds, the score was tied at 257 and the turning point came in That's My Rhino, which saw LSMF increase their lead from 5 to 19. From there, they never looked back, eventually winning the match 846-754. It was a high-stakes outing filled with intensity and drama - thanks to both Crews for an action-packed stream. Above you can watch a couple of excerpts from the episode that each Crew posted to their respective YouTube channels, and you can also watch the entire archived battle at Rockstar Twitch.

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And here are just a couple especially standout Crew-made videos that are definitely worth a watch this week.

The Chaos From Above (CFAL) Crew continued the popular trend of re-enacting Hollywood favorites in GTA Online and went down a less traveled road... "Holiday Road" a la National Lampoon's Vacation. Scored to audio clips from the movie and driving a customized Dundreary Regina that is pretty darn close to the Griswold's family station wagon, the only thing that seems to be missing is Christie Brinkley as they make their way across the countryside to the promised land of the Del Perro Pier amusement park - which is never closed for repairs. For more great vids from CFAL, including a chaotic car plant courtesy of that very same wagon, take a gander at their official YouTube channel.

You have to respect a Crew brave enough to admit their shortcomings - and the Shaolin Riders (GONG) do so in appropriately self-deprecating fashion with this charming low-lights reel, "Loser" that is essentially Crew Leader Oracle13 getting waxed again and again. GONG have other awesome videos to choose from as well including this shoot 'em up with a side of Wu.


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  • Bruno_Sindaccoon January 25 2015, 7:04pmReplyFlag
    Gamer tag: Fire Frenzy
    Leader of the Brothers In Arms mercenary crew, if you are interested in joining message me either here on social club or on Xbox. We are mainly based on XB1, but do also have members on Xbox 360
    • KawaiiZhitt123on January 25 2015, 1:27amReplyFlag
      Just made a new crew if anyone wants to join
      • AztecaPrezon January 22 2015, 12:52pmReplyFlag
        Aztecas of LS is recruiting, we need active and loyal players, message me for invt
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              Looking for a crew battle any crew any size
              • WestFestYeeton December 25 2014, 4:58pmReplyFlag
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                Hierarchy goes as follows
                Road Captain

                There are custom patches which everyone will have full uniforms for celebrations that we will have at church and a scheduled quota that my heads will have also 2 distinct chapters including a 3rd that is in the making. also there is a sister club as well as a brother club that is planning on sitting down with me busy days im working through the cold and i ask please if you do plan on joining Ride Have a dmn bike there are no specific color jacket or bike that you must have but it would behoove of you to have a black white or blue bike atleast one WestFestYeet signing off see you on the Road
                P.S Playstation only PS3 or PS4 only
                • TinyMiniMeon December 23 2014, 7:43amReplyFlag
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                    • krazie7on December 20 2014, 7:49pmReplyFlag
                      THERE CAN B ONLY 1 ..........krazie7 now recruiting don't ask if you can't cause MAYHEM ,,

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                    • doobiev420on December 19 2014, 12:28pmReplyFlag
                      If your a solo player looking for a crew then you should join trill Texas outlwas we currently only have two members at this time. We are small at the moment but we plan to grow in the future. An if you do plan on joining new members have to go through an initiation ritual before they can call them self an outlaw but I won't tell you the details of the initiation its a secret.
                      I only ask if you plan on joining or think of joining to have a these things
                      1. Must have headset
                      2. Must be at least 17 or older I don't recruit kids
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                      • CameronMoss44on December 17 2014, 12:52pmReplyFlag
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                        • zacchambers2013on December 16 2014, 8:50pmReplyFlag
                          4 vs 4 my crew will beat 99% of any competition , add me for battle
                          • LastKingMalon December 15 2014, 9:23amReplyFlag
                            Looking For New Crew Members For My Crew The 773 Mafia
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                              Join RNBS we want you and will be Loyal to you and split everything 50/50
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                              • asetyuherrdon November 29 2014, 8:51pmReplyFlag
                                HellHounds MC PB1 recruiting now ps4 only and serious members only table open for all positions
                                • cadillacmunnon November 28 2014, 11:06pmReplyFlag
                                  Chamberlain st Cartel is the newest fastest growing cartel in Los Santos we are working on being the number 1 crew on gta the group is open to everyone who is interested in joining a great crew the color is red and we have lots of fun also we have members who play all the time look me up cadillacmunn
                                  • walkbyfaith76on November 18 2014, 12:45amReplyFlag
                                    Prospect NOW if you wanna wear the Sons Of Anarchy Patch that means something more than having 500 players that don't know each other a leader that never rides and you need to prospect with us, we've been here since the first weeks of GTAO and have weathered all the ups and downs over the past year. We always stay under 150 members so everyone knows who they ride with and now with PS4 adding to our Clubs numbers we are restruturing allot of the way things were/are done. And as a president who started out in this crew as Muscle I know about rising through the ranks and I know whats going on at all levels in my clubs crew. So if you want to be in a club thats gonna last, that cares more than just how many members we have but about who the members we have are then prospect with us and grow with us, Heists are going to be the 1st TITLE UPDATE on PS4 and ypu're gonna need a crew that has your back and knows the game and how it works, we're looking to fill leadership roles and casual gamers so Prospect today! We are still going to be active in PS3 and PS4 now!

                                    • JasonJ954on November 13 2014, 12:09amReplyFlag
                                      Once again its about that time ….The Widowmaker Gang is now recruiting lookin for some new savages to put in work.. If your lookin join a crew or start an alliance hit me up
                                      We b steady mobbin on ne & evrybody so prove you got what it takes to survive da hittaz will back u up 11x outta 10( dat means we ride for each other NO MATTER WHAT). loyal is what we are, so you show me you got what it takes n plz believe you'll b rewarded.


                                      PSN ONLY

                                      #1.loyalty & honour is everything
                                      #2.No killing crew members
                                      #3.Always have your crew's back when its time to ride
                                      #4.Leadership/Good work is rewarded

                                      Respect shown is respect given

                                      Have to rep the crew at all times, whether it be colours, logo or cars etc

                                      ALL WHO ARE INTERESTED INBOX ME N WE'LL WORK OUT THE DETAILS
                                      • IanG85on November 11 2014, 6:15pmReplyFlag
                                        This may.... Does sound like a stupid question, But how do you take part in these battles ?
                                        Not even the featured video ones.... Just any, where i could take my crew and meet nothing but other crews doing the same thing as this with the points system n all.
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