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

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

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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  • Young_p1310 hours, 40 minutes agoReplyFlag
    NICE stuff i like how the videos look and i really need an active crew but my crew is beast come and join KINGHEADSHOTS
    • LFGSolarX4 days, 11 hours agoReplyFlag
      These crew battles look amazing but, if you want exhilarating tdm's then come join Bandidos MC XBL. We are an motorcycle club and we crew battle other motorcycle clubs all the time. If you would like to join go here,
      • John67884 days, 13 hours agoReplyFlag
        Eye for an Eye crew now recruiting focused and articulate, English-speaking members. Please no kids or at least don't sound like one.
        • speler13-ro1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
          Join the Dutch Front!
          • Robert3951 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
            Canada Crime Familys is now looking for new recruits if you like a organized crew then we're the right choice. Canadian ps3 or Xbox 18+ a mic is preferred but needed to talk to other players when helping in missions our ranks are as follows:
            1-10 Lone Dog
            11-20 Gunman
            21-30 Gangster
            31-40 Sargent At Arms (Lower Level Boss)
            41-50 Facilitator (makes sure everyone understands orders from higher ranks)
            51-60 Enforcer
            61-70 Gambler (The Thinker; is this right for the rest of the crew)
            71-80 Shot Caller (Calls the shots ordered from higher ranks)
            81-90 Mob Boss (The Don's right hand man gives orders on behalf of the don)
            91-100 Don (Head Hauncho gives orders for the rest of the crew to follow/do. But mostly kicks back & watch the action)

            Any kickings or bans from the crew must be talked over with the leader and/or crew commissioner and if we see fit to kick you or ban you from the crew then we will as long as we have EDVINDCE

            Thanks for reading and looking forward to playing you all in the future

            Robert395 Leader Of Canada Crime Familys
            • Ryan.Pattenden1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
              Looking for a battle with a crew on xbox 360 gamer tag ; Joey Evolves message me on there if your interested
              • SEOS is a free roam crew....
                SEOS is actively recruiting a variety of players to fill our ranks! This means we do not discriminate on what rank or KD ratio you have. SEOS homes all ages. Here at SEOS we believe that everyone deserves a chance to either start over or begin!!!

                SEOS has many leadership openings for those who show they have what it takes!

                What does it take to move up in ranks? "Communication".......

                Follow the crew rules below and you too will see that here at SEOS Our word is our bond.

                We also have 3 SEOS Members ONLY clubs available for your enjoyment. SEOS Motorclycle Club(For the motorcycle enthusiast), SEOS Customs (for those who like it dripping wet with paint) and SEOS Ladies (Female character's ONLY).

                As a member of SEOS, you are free to do as you please, as long as you can follow the crew rules

                Hit me up if you are interested peace out :))
                • Looking for bounty hunters/assassins to join my crew called "Lord Gaurangas Army"! We are the vigilantes of Los Santos! We have an AWESOME EMBLEM for you to Rock out while you kick ass! If you can contribute to our cause, just hit us up! We need more enthusiastic members to help fight all the corruption running around the streets.

                  • looking for a 3v3 crew deathmatch fight if there are any crews out there looking for a challenge
                    • shadow327882 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                      @shane1234vtec My crew accepts your challenge message me back so we can discuss the conditions of the death match . Our is called Los santos wildfire
                  • Dead_Marston1 month, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                    Fallen High Kings! It's time to conquer LS again, join today if you feel worthy of beign called High King!

                    • BCEaglesguyon June 19 2014, 9:25pmReplyFlag
                      Hi R*. For your next edition of Crew Cut you should include our race crew challenge, GTA Race Crew vs. Red Rum Racing. We are two of the top race crews out there and we had a very competitive crew vs. crew challenge which you can check out here:
                      • zeidalgo7on June 18 2014, 11:39pmReplyFlag
                        • StuKentPaulon June 17 2014, 10:36pmReplyFlag
                          can we also have 80s hair cuts coz i wud like an 80s mullet. and thanks to you guys rockstar i have a full garrage of vice city car in there to thanks rockstar :)
                        • StuKentPaulon June 17 2014, 10:35pmReplyFlag
                          im not a hpster i dont like them but i love the LOVE FIST T-shirt its awesome coz it reminds me of gta vice city and i love the glendale to for the same reason thanks rockstar :) can we have vice city hawiian shirt next thanks again Rockstar :)
                          • FanasReloadon June 16 2014, 9:25pmReplyFlag
                            Cualquiera que quiera una crew vs crew, agregeme al ps3 mi id es FanasReload pero avisen para aceptarlos.

                            Anyone wanting a crew vs crew, agregeme the ps3 my id is FanasReload but reminded add me to accept because
                            • calilivin122689on June 16 2014, 4:02amReplyFlag
                              CWBcrazy white boys now recruiting.need muscle we stay loyal if you want to join the family send calilivin122689 a friend request PS
                              N only
                              • s1ndac0on June 15 2014, 5:54pmReplyFlag
                                Devo ancora capire come cazzo si partecipa a una crew battle! Mi piacerebbe un casino farne una magari stracciare una crew molto più forte dell mia ahahah! Anche per le gare poi sarebbe veramente assurdo
                                • xXHostyleXxon June 13 2014, 3:58pmReplyFlag
                                  "LS Devils Children" are now up to 112 members and increasing. We need your muscle so join us! In time we should be more active with social club events and Crew activities.
                                  • Ermaceateron June 11 2014, 10:23pmReplyFlag
                                    • Dusted718on June 11 2014, 6:31pmReplyFlag
                                      Hello fellow Rock star members I am currently recruiting for my Crew "Colonial Army" and if you so happened t please message me on here and I'll explain further.

                                      P.s- Don't forget to message me your Xbox Gamer tag so I may know who you are while playing the game.

                                      My gamer tag is Obviously ^^^ Dusted718 so if you so happen to see me online on Xbox in Gta5 just message me or invite me to a party I wont mind. Thanks and have a good one.
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