To celebrate the game's imminent release, and also to promote clan creation and clan play (which I believe is the best way to enjoy PA), I'd like to try instituting a new tradition which I will call Clan Challenges. On Saturday the 6th of September at 18:00 UTC, Clan Challenge #1 will take place, between my own clan (The Cult), and whichever other clan decides to accept our challenge. This event is not a tournament or in any way affiliated with a tournament, but a straight-up one-off challenge. To accept our challenge, simply post your acceptance in this thread, which will function on a first-come first-served basis. Ideally it'd be a 5v5 match, but if you have fewer players available we are also willing to play 4v4 or 3v3 (we won't go lower than that, however). If an established caster (i.e. someone who has made a number of videos already, so we can check his work) is willing to cast it, then let us know by posting in this thread and we'll arrange it. The idea is to promote clan creation and clan play. My clan is tired of demolishing groups of randoms who -- even though they may have better players among them -- keep losing because they don't know each other, and hence are uncoordinated. I would love nothing more than for this challenge to encourage people to create a clan simply in order to participate in it, and would be just as delighted with facing a brand-new clan as I would be if The Realm or PAG decided to take up our challenge. This will be a recurring event, and we plan to hold challenges more or less every week (which we will announce in this thread, at first, and on a dedicated site linked off this thread, in due course). If no one formally takes up our challenge, we will still assemble the team on the day and time indicated, in a lobby titled "CULT GAME: EVERYONE WELCOME", and we'll spend several hours taking on all comers. However, considering how unaffiliated players will flood such games, you would be well advised to officially accept our challenge in this thread well ahead of time, so we can set a proper lobby name (e.g. "The Cult vs. Clan X") and a password.