10 New Rockstar Verified Jobs: Close-Quarters Confrontation, Pure Racing and Major Props

Posted 1 day, 18 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

Today, we've added 10 new player-created GTA Online Jobs that have earned a place in the roster of Rockstar Verified selections available for everyone on both platforms to enjoy. This batch includes technical Races designed to please speed junkies, Capture Jobs that take Prop placement to the next level and a pair of Deathmatches with plenty of opportunities for imaginative carnage.

Read on below for descriptions of all these new Verified Jobs and be sure to click on each one's title to add a bookmark for your next play-session via Social Club. Keep your eyes peeled for more Rockstar Verified Jobs coming soon, including the chosen picks from this past weekend's San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend Creator Competition.


Racers dash through the shipping container slalom in Code 13-91.

 Code 13-91 - created by XXChaosiumXX91
For the technical racer that has a penchant for theatrics, this long loop circuit takes place in the heart of Downtown and mixes high speed straights and slalom sections with lots of jumps. Checkpoints become chokepoints as racers weave through well-placed shipping containers and try to muster enough getaway speed to make the next jump - especially when played with a full field of 16 players. This is definitely a Race where it pays to get ahead and stay there, but there are enough hazards and difficult sections to ensure no-one is ever going to get too comfortable.

Urban Jungle - created by Siditrationer123
The single-story houses and yards of South Los Santos are the stage for this close-quarters Team Deathmatch. Rooftops are accessible and allow sneaky players the opportunity to drop down on unsuspecting foes and administer a lethal shotgun blast or melee kill. The map is also bisected by an alley that's been decorated with mixed props to provide cover for players who are brave enough to run end to end. Try exploring vertical space to gain a natural advantage or to sneak around the back of the opposing team.


A pack of cars round the corner in Rebel Rodeo.

Rebel Rodeo - created by MANNAMEDMACHINE
Drawing inspiration from Ken Block’s Gymkhana series, MANNAMEDMACHINE's creation is one of those Races that's more likely to be decided by what you do with the brake pedal than the accelerator. Skill trumps speed as you slalom, 180 and skid your way around Redwood Lights Track and the surrounding areas of the Grand Senora Desert. We recommend trying this with Non-Contact applied, so you can focus on your own car control and not your opponents' (or their lack thereof).

Brand's Snatch - created by Seekrit Chimp
The Rockstar Verified collection already features Races inspired by places like Nurburgring, Monaco and Laguna Seca, and this take on the UK's Brand's Hatch circuit continues the trend for recreating famous real world tracks within the confines of Southern San Andreas. Accordingly, this is a high speed Lap Race that separates those who know when to ease off the gas from the drivers who think that driving fast is only about putting your foot down. The roads are wide, so make sure you stick to the racing line, and the Checkpoints are neatly placed so you can focus purely on those apexes. Go with Super or Sports classes and be sure to accelerate out of the chicanes.


Utilizing air support to retrieve the Capture objects in Hold: Operation Interrupt.

Hold: Operation Interrupt - created by SoWhack
"A joint operation comprised of the FIB and local PD has just resulted in several bags of drugs being seized in Paleto Bay," reads the description for Operation Interrupt, setting the scene for a standoff in the sand between two teams trying to retrieve the Capture Objects and the heavily-armed Actors there to stop them. Once the bags are in your territory, prepare to fight hard to protect them - or make a foray into enemy territory to steal their stash - all while police cars squeal up and down a narrow stretch of highway running through a busy trucking lane.

Hit The Apex - created by ZigMeister666
This expansive Lap Race has it all - carefully placed Checkpoints, helpful Props guiding you in the right direction and spectacular views of the Vinewood Sign, Lake Vinewood and Downtown. "Nothing beats the thrill of throwing a fast car around corners at high speeds," reads the description and the default Carbonizzare is certainly a fine choice for sliding down the Vinewood Hills.


The Rail Yard, Railed Out Deathmatch, created by Periphery's Jake Bowen.

Rail Yard, Railed Out - created by Jakeperiphery
Regular viewers of the Rockstar Games Twitch channel may remember this Job from our July 11th live stream, created by guitarist slash devoted GTA Online player, Jake Bowen from prog-metal band Periphery. Jake has added props sparingly to maintain the exposed, dangerous middle ground of the train yards, while teams spawn at either end. Stay close to your Crew and resist the urge to hammer the sprint button along the trainyards, as a stealthy approach will yield kills on unsuspecting foes crossing the tracks. Those with a steady aim might want to head to the rooftop, grab the Sniper Rifle and pick off anyone attempting to dash between cover spots.

That's What She Said - created by Kalweiser
We've found the foundries and tankers of Elysian Island are a relatively underused setting so far among GTA Online creations, so this Race for Sports Cars feels fresh right from the starting grid. A visual theme of decay runs through the course with broken down train carriages, gas cylinders and other industrial detritus littering the trackside. Look out for smaller jumps in and out of the dockyards, a tricky section to enter and exit the train tracks and the final huge leap from the freeway back to the finishing line. And if you enjoy this, have a look through Kalweiser's 67 other Jobs for some more gems.


Opposing teams vie for the contested bag in Raid: Claustrophobia.

Raid: Claustrophobia - created by DezeWevos
Like the title suggests, this symmetrical arena is a very claustrophobic environment where death is never far away. The near-perfect prop placement also makes this one of the best arena-style Captures we’ve seen so far. If you've got some personal beef that you need to settle, it works very well for 1v1 grudge matches as well. Combat rolls from cover are key to getting the jump on your enemy, and two or three successive kills are necessary to grab a bag and make it back to your base safely. Extra ammo is always close at hand, but health pickups require you to expose yourself on top of the obstacles. Take a breath and try to second-guess your opponent's next move to make sure that you're the cat and not the mouse.

Tittie Twister - created by xHumbleRx
A dual test of your endurance and your vehicle's suspension, this Race clocks in at over four miles and features huge jump opportunities off cliff faces that tend to thin out the leading pack. The Sanchez is a wise choice here, with its mixture of climbing ability and agility, but be careful not to stack it on the landings.

 

Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across both platforms, so whether you're on Xbox 360 or PS3, you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (you can also bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).

Go ahead and post your Job below in the comments (only once, please don't spam) with a punchy explanation of why it's worth checking out. We're always looking for new player-created Jobs to add to the Rockstar Verified program and the best way to get noticed is to have a solid Race or Deathmatch that's been thoroughly tested by the community and refined into the most fun and fair experience it can be.

 

Previously:
10 New GTA Online Jobs Including the #IMNOTAHIPSTER Selections
Drift Paradise, Hipster Rage and More
3 New Deathmatches and a New Capture plus a Few Familiar Faces

The Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No°2 this Saturday, August 30th

Posted 2 days, 18 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar


 

For the second straight year, the Red Hook Crit Championship Series returns to the spectacular waterfront circuit at Parc Del Forum in Barcelona, Spain for the next-stop of this international race series. 
 
Competitors from 24 countries, including series leaders Thibaud Lhenry, Alessandro Bruzza and Neil Bezdek, will compete for points, pride and glory in the penultimate race of this year’s series. With incredibly tight standings and a deep list of top competitors returning from Brooklyn’s race in torrential downpours, the podium and series standings will be ferociously contested. 
 
The Red Hook Criterium Championship Series will expand to include an inaugural women’s race in Barcelona. A strong international field of women will contend for equal prizes and championship points. 
 
Additionally, the “Last Chance Race” will be introduced to give riders who didn’t qualify for the men’s race an opportunity to earn a final transfer spot. This will give novice riders new racing experience in this do-or-die competition to earn a spot in the main event.
 
For real-time scoring and race information, make sure to download the official Red Hook Crit Raceday app for iOS and Android devices, and for more detailed race info visit redhookcrit.com, facebook.com/redhookcrit, and instagram.com/redhookcrit.
 
 
Previously:
Fearless Athletes Defy the Elements at Red Hook Crit No. 7
Red Hook Crit at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
The 2014 Red Hook Criterium Championship Cycling Series

The San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend this Fri-Sun

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

This weekend, August 22nd-24th, it's time for fight AND flight as The San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend takes off in GTA Online. That's three days of big RP & GTA$ bonuses, an exclusive in-game Parachute Pack unlock, valuable discounts from a range of San Andreas local businesses, special competitions, giveaways and much more as you enjoy the all-new stomach-in-throat G-suit pounding Flight School content action that separates the Mavericks from the Whiskey Deltas once and for all.

EXCLUSIVELY UNLOCKABLE THIS WEEKEND: 'HIGH FLYER' PARACHUTE PACK

This weekend only, you can pick up the exclusive 'High Flyer' Parachute Pack seen in the flyer above, for the skydiver who truly enjoys getting lifted. All you have to do is complete the "Flight School Event" Playlist and then head to Ammu-Nation. The High Flyer Parachute Bag will be available free of charge and, once purchased, you can equip it from your Inventory in the Interaction Menu.

GET DOUBLE RP AND DOUBLE GTA$ WHEN PLAYING IN THE FLIGHT SCHOOL EVENT PLAYLIST

As well as the Parachute Pack, you and your wingmen will get double GTA$ and double RP in every Job in the Flight School Event Weekend Playlist, win or lose. To get involved, hit the Event button prompt on the GTAV boot screens, or find the Event Weekend Playlist in the Playlists section of the Pause menus, under Rockstar Created.

DOUBLE GTA$ FOR AIR RACES AND PARACHUTE JUMPS ALL WEEKEND

Time to put those aviation skills that you honed at the San Andreas Flight School to test in the field and earn double GTA$ in all Air Races and Parachute Jumps. That includes a batch of new Rockstar-Created Jobs published this week specifically for the new aircraft in the San Andreas Flight School Update, plus new Parachute Jumps designed to make use of the new reserve 'chute.

DOUBLE RP FOR FLYING UNDER BRIDGES DURING AIR RACES

Nothing tightens the pucker factor like flying low under one of the many bridges in the San Andreas area. All weekend, such flat-hatting while playing Air Races will get you Double RP. Or it will leave you too dead to worry about the consequences.

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS ON SELECT LUXURY PROPERTIES AND ON AVIATION SERVICES FROM LESTER AND MERRYWEATHER SECURITY

Let's face it: you've not earned your wings only to then have to spend your leisure time slumming at sea level with everyone else. So all weekend, get a 25% discount on the high rise Del Perro Heights Apts 7 & 20 and 0120 Murrieta Heights Properties. Each includes a 10 car garage to store all of your exotic rides befitting a true flyboy, including the brand new Invetero Coquette Classic.

Plus, in a rare act of philanthropy, Lester is willing to locate planes and choppers for you all weekend, free of charge. Just give him a call, select 'Locate a Plane' and 'Locate a Helicopter' and ask no questions about ulterior motives.

Prefer your choppers manned and delivered? Get half price Helicopter Pickups all weekend courtesy of Merryweather.

DOUBLE RP FOR KILLS AND BONUS GTA$ IN GANG ATTACKS AT AIRPORTS & HANGARS

Gangs have assembled around San Andreas International Airport Hangar, and the Sandy Shores and Grapeseed Airfields. These special Gang Attacks will yield 2X RP and bonus GTA$ all weekend, so get over there and defend America's right to fatuous air travel.

EVENT CRATE DROPS

Your dogfight victims won't be the only things falling from the sky this weekend: look out for special Crate Drops containing extra GTA$, RP bonuses, Miniguns, RPGs and Sticky Bombs between now and Sunday night.

THE #FLIGHTSCHOOL SNAPMATIC CONTEST

Whether it's capturing one of your friend's aerial exploits or the whole Crew about to board the Buckingham Mil-Jet, we're looking for your most inspiring and amusing pictures featuring the new content in The San Andreas Flight School in the #FLIGHTSCHOOL Snapmatic contest. Our favorite five will each win their authors GTA$1M and a MILEHIGH vanity license plate for their in-game vehicles, plus they'll be featured right here on the Newswire.

To make your shots eligible for entry, simply log in to Social Club and tag them #FLIGHTSCHOOL between now and the end of Sunday.[Update: Due to online downtime issues with PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the weekend, we’ve extended the deadline for this contest to Tuesday night, August 26th.] 

See full rules and eligibility details.

THE #FLIGHTSCHOOL CREATOR COMPETITION

The sky is the limit in the Creator contest, where we're looking for user-created Air Races to test even the saltiest pilots. We'll choose 5 favorite Jobs to be Verified and their creators will receive GTA$1M and an exclusive AVIATOR license plate. Just tag your custom-made Air Race Jobs with #FLIGHTSCHOOL in Social Club between now and Sunday night to be eligible in the competition. [Update: Due to online downtime issues with PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the weekend, we’ve extended the deadline for this contest to Tuesday night, August 26th.]

See full rules and eligibility details.

EVENT WEEKEND OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR LIVE STREAM

At 4pm this Friday August 22nd, the Rockstar Games Official Event Weekend Live Stream will be on the air, playing brand new content from The San Andreas Flight School Update. We'll be joined by very special guests Little & Cubed aka Martyn Littlewood and Dan Nerdcubed who are preparing some custom challenges featuring the new Flight School planes and vehicles and will be challenging our Rockstar Devs to a live 2v2 dogfight around Los Santos & Blaine County airspace. As usual, Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast studio team will be manning the flight deck and we'll be streaming the show across the Social Club Events page, the Rockstar Games Twitch Channel and our YouTube Channel. Make sure to follow us on Twitch and Twitter to get notifications when the stream goes live.

GEAR GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

We'll be giving away 20 deluxe GTAV & Rockstar T-shirt Prize Packs including the Trevor Philips Industries Tee, San Andreas Federal Reserve Tee, Los Santos Lifeguard Tee, Republican Space Rangers Tee, Bugstars Logo Tee, Los Santos Tee,  the GTAV & V Logo Tee, Kifflom Tee, Rockstar Rolling Long-Sleeve Tee, Rockstar Mason Tee, and the Rockstar Flowers Tee. You can enter to win right now through Sunday at http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events. See Official Rules
 

As always, make sure you're following us on Twitter, Facebook and Twitch to stay up to date on this and other future Social Club Event Weekend announcements.

The GTA Online San Andreas Flight School Update Now Available

Posted 1 week, 2 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

You think you've got what it takes to be awesome? Want to take yourself to the absolute limit – hell, past the limit – and live to high-five on the other side? Get yourself down to The San Andreas Flight School. Grab the stick of the fast and nimble Western Besra training jet and push it to the edge of the envelope. Master absolute air superiority in 10 new solo missions that will make you comfortable in any pilot’s danger zone, including combat maneuvering, low-flying challenges, formation flying and more.

Once it’s ‘mission accomplished’ and you’re out of your heroic new Flight Suit, spend your shore leave buzzing the skies in the luxury Swift helo, or cram your entire squad into the new 16-seater Buckingham Miljet for team transport in style. Hit the silk with a collection of new Chutes and Parachute Bags, and if things get a little out of control, rely on the Reserve Parachute to give you a second chance at that soft landing – or use it to get creative with your precision dives. Later, hit the streets in the shapely Invetero Coquette Classic, available in either hard-top or topless roadster variants for whatever your sea-level speed fix.


 
And round up your wingmen for new Races, Captures, Parachute Jumps and more, including the three all-new VS Mission modes. Acquire Targets is a kill-the-carrier style mode where opponents fight in P996 Lazers to control one flag; maintain control for as long as you can to rack up points. In G-Rating, compete against other cadets as you fly to pick up 15 flags in both weapons hot and cold environments. Or try out Air Force Zero, where the defending team must protect an aircraft against an attacking team as it flies to the safe LZ.

The San Andreas Flight School Update for GTA Online is now available via automatic update 1.16 for both PS3 and Xbox 360. In addition to everything listed above, today's update also includes a number of other adjustments and fixes for GTA Online. Most notably, all Contact Mission GTA$ and RP awards have been rebalanced so that more difficult missions will earn you greater rewards, GTA$ payouts on replays are no longer reduced and all rewards are now time scaled. For a look at all the changes in this update, please check out the full dossier at Rockstar Support.

Stay tuned for more details on continuing updates to GTA Online, and look out for specifics later this week on the upcoming Event Weekend to commemorate the launch of the San Andreas Flight School Update. Hit the jump below for more on the new Jobs included as part of today's update to GTA Online.

The San Andreas Flight School Update Coming Tomorrow, August 19th to GTA Online

Posted 1 week, 3 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Starting tomorrow, enjoy the thrill and exhilaration of being a patriotic hero with the San Andreas Flight School Update for GTA Online. This new update will feature a collection of new air and land vehicles, aerial solo challenges, and much more. Tomorrow’s update will also introduce a host of gameplay changes to GTA Online – these include increased payouts for harder to complete missions and GTA$ bonuses for playing missions with others. Stay tuned for more details tomorrow.

For now, check out the SA Flight School's informational video above and prepare yourself for the opportunity to become one of the best of the best.

GTA Online Livestreams on Twitch: Motorcycle Club Crew Battle & GTA Soundtrack Alumni Edition feat Statik Selektah, Sean Price & Termanology

Posted 1 week, 6 days ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games



Tune in to upcoming official GTA Online livestreams on the Rockstar Twitch channel:
 

Friday Aug 15th     8pm Eastern*
Motorcycle Club Crew Battle featuring
Warlocks MC VS Outlaws National Org
Two hardcore Motorcycle Clubs will ride out against each other all across Los Santos and Blaine County to prove who's the baddest on two wheels. Get ready for some hardcore GTA Race action and some nitty gritty biker gang beatdowns.

Monday Aug 18th     5pm Eastern*
GTA Soundtrack Alumni Edition featuring
STATIK SELEKTAH plus SEAN PRICE, TERMANOLOGY, EA$Y MONEY and other special guests
Rockstar and GTA fans should be very familiar with Statik Selektah from his original contributions to the soundtracks of both Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned as well as Midnight Club LA and Max Payne 3. Regarded as one of the best producers in hip-hop today, Statik's brand new album What Goes Around is coming out this Tuesday August 19th - and he's coming by our Rockstar NYC headquarters on the eve of its release to world premiere some exclusive new tracks from the album live on the Twitch stream while playing a special #WHATGOESAROUND inspired Playlist of GTA Online Creator Jobs. Joining Stat will be fellow GTA soundtrack alumni who are also featured on What Goes Around including Sean Price (GTAIII), Termanology (GTAIV and Midnight Club LA) as well as Ea$y Money and others to be announced.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change.
Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

Fan Vids: Original GTAV Trailer in Madrid, Undead Marston Make-Up Tutorial, Pet Shop Boys Tribute & More

Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

This week's installment of impressive and innovative fan videos includes a live-action rendition of GTAV's original trailer set against the beautiful backdrop of Madrid, a radiant makeup maestro who knows just how to breathe life into an undead cowboy, a Pet Shop Boys ode to the almighty dollar and enough stunts by land and air to make your head spin.

Grand Theft Auto: Madrid - Real Life Trailer by Zapruder Pictures
The Zapruder Pictures team of Guillermo de Oliveira and Javier Estebanfirst first caught our eye with their 2012 fan-film, Max Payne: Valhalla. In Grand Theft Auto: Madrid, they've used the sun-soaked streets of Madrid, Spain to create an impressive homage to the original GTAV Trailer. Those unfamiliar with the region should be pleasantly surprised at how well the Spanish capital accommodates this re-creation. From the congested traffic grid of Downtown LS (Alcobendas Burgos) to the RON Alternates Wind Farm along the Senora Freeway, each scene is paralleled quite impressively.      

​Undead Marston // Maquillaje Cosplay Makeup FX // Red Dead Redemption // DIY Tutorial by Keevanski (en Español w/subtitles)
"Cosplay done right" is an expression often reserved for individuals who truly excel at this style of costume-based fan art. We certainly believe that catchphrase suits the multi-talented and exceptional Keevanski - known for her spot on portrayals of popular game characters, hair dressing tutorials and painstakingly hand-crafted and highly detailed game props. In this slick and fun to watch presentation, we see her literally transform into the spitting image of an Undead John Marston with a few well-placed strokes of the make-up sponge, masterful application of studio-quality prosthetics and some great hand-crafted props.

Also Check Out:
Sarah Reese // Maquillaje Cosplay Makeup FX // Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare // DIY Tutorial

GTA 5 - "Emergence" | Amazing BMX Stunt Montage by ConsistentHD & ErasableNinja
Previously, we witnessed ErasableNinja bring his A-game in "The BMX Flow" a stylish production with second-to-none bike trick sorcery. In "Emergence", ErasableNinja lends an editing hand to ConsistentHD's first BMX montage. This debut effort features gravity defying wall rides, sick combo rail grinds, perfect plants and flamboyant flips - we also get some truly massive ground-level bowl to bowl transfers at the Rearwall skatepark near the Olympic Freeway overpass.    

Also Check Out:
GTA 5 BMX - "Statement" A Freestyle BMX Montage by Fishy Dizzle

Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) - A GTA Online Music Video by vader2K
As the ethereal synths cue up, fans of the 80's may feel Vice City level nostalgic chills running up their spine while watching this totally rad throwback video tribute to The Pet Shop Boys classic hit, "Opportunities". In this greed-is-good visualization, we see a pair of down on their luck friends go from rags to riches, jet setting in the finest accommodations and transport, literally filling up swimming pools with expensive watercraft and dominating the LSI tarmac with their personal Luxor Jets.

Also Check Out:
Digitalism - Wolves (GTA Music Video) by StudioGTA

"DANGER ZONE 3" | GTA 5 Jet Stunt Montage #5 by vSubFire
Ace pilot vSubFire certainly wowed us with prior installments of the DANGER ZONE series. In this round, vSub opens by carving an impossibly sharp arc through a docking bay in the Port of South Los Santos. He then proceeds to spin clockwise with a single clipped wing slow and steady against the counter-clockwise spinning blades of the turbines within the RON wind farm and emerges on the other side of the field without a scratch. Top that off with a daring one take sideways navigation of the LS skyline and a precarious pass through the bridges and tree lines of Blaine County and we have another worthy entry in this riveting aerial series.

​Also Check Out:
GTA 5 Mallard Plane Stunt Montage | "Feather" by Venus & NightMare

 

MORE RECOMMENDED VIEWING

Also don’t miss these fun vids that we recently spotted and shouted out on Twitter or simply took note of – make sure you’re following us there to see some great videos shared on the regular:

As always, if you've got an excellent GTA or Rockstar themed clip of your own that you think the world needs to see, feel free to drop it in the comments for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to have a look at mouthoff@rockstargames.com, and we may feature it in a future round-up here at the Newswire.

Previously:
Other Places - São Paulo Edition, Iconic Film Remakes, Musical Horn Fun & More

Crew Cut: A Crew that Hand-Delivers IRL License Plates, Plus F.C.-Themed Squads and More

Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games, Rockstar, Social Club

In this latest edition of the Crew Cut, we take note of an exceptionally tight-knit Crew who’ve developed some real friendships by virtue of their GTA Online brotherhood, as well as some 1,000 member Crews bound together by their love for their local Football Club, plus the latest Crews on Film standout videos and more.

HILLBILLIES WITH HEART

Good chemistry in a Crew is essential. The better connected a clique is, the better they'll be out in the trenches of TDMs and Captures – or even watching each others’ backs in the sometimes mean streets of Freemode. Formed last September 17th, the Hillbilly Agenda (HBAG) Crew are probably as genuinely close knit as you can get. Each week, Leader KnoxNerd sends an encouraging email to HBAG's other sixteen members. Within each correspondence comes a stat sheet (like the one above) that includes current and previous Ranks and hours played, total RP and more - a great source of motivation to push one another towards excellence. 

Then there's the matter of the custom license plates KnoxNerd had commissioned to match those from Los Santos Customs, his of which was just featured in our most recent fan pics gallery. Knox wrote in to tell us the recent story of when Tennessee resident j0hnnykn0x was attending a wedding in California a few hours away from where fellow Lieutenant BRAWNSON lives, j0hnny jumped in his car and raced down those proverbial Blaine County freeways to personally deliver his plate it to him. And despite living all the way in Norway, there are plans for HBAG Commissioner AcemanNOR to receive his Crew plate hand-delivered by KnoxNerd (also a Tennessean) later this year.

Truly incredible team spirit best summarized by this photo montage KnoxNerd sent our way:

 

F.C.s INVADE THE S.C.

With all the great subplots and action of this year's recent World Cup, it seems plenty of Los Santos residents have shown their allegiance to their favorite local footie teams via the Crews of Social Club. Here's a spolight on a few Crews dedicated to their teams that have either maxed out their 1,000-person roster or are well on their way. If you’re a fan of any of these FC’s, you may want to request an invite before it’s too late.

Paris Saint-Germain F.C., the French Club that just won their second consecutive and fourth total Ligue 1 championship, are the inspiration behind the Paris Saint-Germain (0PSG) Crew. Founded last August just after the start of the season, 0PSG are particularly proficient at Racing. Currently ranked 172nd in GTA Races (1,411 Wins), 246th in Rally Races (64 Wins/77 Matches) and 372nd in Races (8,220 Wins/14,868 Matches), 0PSG are helped by the likes of Brahimax93_Csl, who leads the squad in Races (337 Wins) and is second in GTA Races (73 Wins/1.40 K/D Ratio). 

Two Argentinian Crews are also showing their footie love. Paying tribute to the Primera División league's Club Atlético River Plate are the CA River Plate (CARP) Crew. Racing seems to be CARP's primary strength, ranking 122nd in GTA Races (1,604 Wins/2,929 Matches), 173rd in Races (10,767 Wins/18,689 Matches) and 361st in Rally Races. Multitalented, CARP are also ranked 151st in Tennis (1,246 Wins/6,364 Points). Club Atlético Boca Juniors, 30-time winner of the Primera División, inspired the Boca Juniors (CABJ) Crew. Also solid at Tennis with a rank of 180th (1,005 Wins/5,441 Points), CABJ are also respectable racers across the board. In addition to ranking 265th in GTA Races (1,231 Wins/2,180 Matches), they rank 313th in Races (8,759 Wins/15,415 Matches), 498th in Rally Races (47 Wins/61 Matches) and 610th in Non-Contact Races (257 Wins/563 Matches).

Two other Tennis-savvy Crews both show their love for Manchester clubs. The Manchester City Crew (MCFC) are sitting at 22nd on the Tennis charts with 799 Wins/4,063 Points. Non-Contact Racing is also a talent, as MCFC's 284 Wins/460 Matches have earned them a rank of 479th. Despite everyone's respective tennis prowess, no other footie-centric Crew can seemingly match the Manchester United FC (MUFC) Crew on the courts, as they're ranked 127th with 1,223 wins and 6,462 points. 

With 18 League titles, five European Cups and much more, Liverpool F.C. have won more European trophies than any English club. Paying tribute to them are the Liverpool Warriors (WARS) Crew, no slouches themselves in several categories. Their strongest suit is without a doubt Parachuting, currently ranked 156th with 703 Wins/2,079 Matches. WARS also are strong in the racing categories - 620th in Non-Contact Races (254 Wins/453 Matches) and 781st in Races (6,335 Wins/11,349 Matches).

 

D.I.Y. BATTLES

A couple of months back, we featured the CAP PILLAS (BANG) Crew's then-upcoming Head Hollowers Tournament as part of a feature on grass roots Crew events. After a month of battling that started with 21 Crews in the first round (divided into parts 1 and 2) and went on to some great semi-finals action, it got down to the Temple Drive Ballas (TDBG) and FVCK A NAME GANG (FANG) in the finals. Battling it out in not one but two close TDMs – playing the Rockstar Jobs Biolab followed by Governmental - and led by XxSaya-ChanxX's 27 overall kills, FANG took the day 2-0 and thus were crowned champs.

Congrats to FANG and all the participants as well as to HOT_KIMERA, HOT_LEDDY, HOT_PAiiN and HOT_TIGRE for putting together such a great tournament. You can check out highlights of the finals in the sizzle reel above. If the TDBG feel the need for a rematch, feel free to contact us at crewchallenges@rockstargames.com and we may be able to schedule you in an upcoming Crew battle at the official Rockstar Twitch channel.

Meanwhile, almost a year into their formation, the LS Mafia Family (LSMF) Crew are celebrating with a massive, 64-Crew birthday Team Deathmatch tournament. Currently underway in the 3rd round, participating Crews are in the midst of a series of best of three, ten minute battles. You can stay up to date on tourney progress here.

 

CREWS ON FILM
Here's a look at a few of the most recent Crew-focused vids that grabbed our attention.

Brand new to the Social Club and already putting out awesome highlight vids are the Russian Girls Crew (G1RU) who have a simple motto explaining their common bond: “Russian speakers. Girls.”. Led by Nikacoma, you can check out their official VK profile page as well as this four-minute stylish action clip from erstwhile Commissioner Kokonitos (who is no longer rolling with G1RU and is these days aligned with MAKAVELI’s GTAPhotographers).

The Ageing Infidels (21UP) have come up with a banging GTA Online music video remake of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" video. Put your headphones on, turn the volume all the way up and prepare to get amped on this fantastic vid. Our only question is, where's Cochese?

Crew Battle veteran PaxSierraMike and the Australia Illuminati free-aim off-shoot the Highway Daemons MC (HDMI) pay tribute to the chopper that's beloved by many an MC, the Hexer. Appropriately set to "Blue Eyed Hexe" by the Pixies, this video certainly has a bad-ass, "don't F with us vibe" all the way through. 

With the 2 Chainz/Wiz Khalifa collabo "We Own It" as the soundtrack, the SoITezRobo Racing (STRR) Crew is responsible for the above ode to Fast and Furious homage. The STRR host car meets regularly and are super active over at the GTAForums Online Meetups Lobby, painstakingly put this tribute capturing the film's essence together over several sessions.

Previously:
Camera Clubs, Creator Collaborators and the Latest Crew Vs Crew Battles
Current Grassroots Events, Official Live Battle Scores and More
Latest Live-Stream Battles, Return of the Homage and More... 

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