Black Widow Company

Founded by Military Veterans

Founded by Military Veterans

Founded in 2003, the Black Widow Company is a classic gaming community with a military touch. We are highly structured with our own custom software to make organizing effective groups in game not just efficient, but fun at the same time. You will not find a gaming community out there with an engrained culture of organization and teamwork from top to bottom.

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Posted By Zinthous2021-09-14
With Summer Bash done for another year, it's time for the Fall Tournament Series! Teams of three will compete in three different games: Starcraft II, Team Fortress 2 and Rocket League. The tournament starts the weekend of November 5th and the deadline for registration is October 31st.

Any questions and concerns can be addressed to Che Rambo, who is the lead organizer of this event.

Click here for more info
Click here for registration
Posted By Zinthous2021-09-08


Prime will show you a world,
War torn, violent, blood soaked!
Time to tell you gamers you now can play,
The Beta is now open,
Hopefully servers are fixed,
Amazon want's your feedback on this game of theirs!

It's New World!!
A brand new MMO,
It's an RPG, and it's free!
Come on play this game New World with me . . .*

In all seriousness, New World has a limited time OPEN BETA running from September 9th (07:00 PT)-12th (23:59 PT). Realizing the issues with the previous closed beta, Amazon decided to give more people a chance to play ahead of the September 28th launch. If you are interested in playing, you can request access through Steam Playtest starting September 8th at 07:00 PT. Just go to New World's store page on Steam, scroll down to "Join New World Open Beta Playtest" and click "Request Access". When the open beta begins, you will receive and email stating you can download New World and play in the beta. Servers will be available in North America, South America and Australia.
*Atinoc takes full responsibility for the terribly rewritten song lyrics. You may lynch him at your leisure.
Posted By Zinthous2021-09-06


The BWC Fall Tournament is a tournament series consisting of three different games (TeamFortress 2, Rocket League, and StarCraft 2) spread across three months. Each month a game-specific single or double elimination tournament* take place and teams will compete for first, second, and third place in that game. Games will take place on Friday or Saturday nights, with some flexibility for scheduling in order to accommodate each team.

In the event that an even number of teams participate in a game-specific tournament, it will consist of a single-elimination tournament, where each match is a best of three to determine that bracket. In the event that an odd number of teams participate in a game-specific tournament, it will consist of a double-elimination tournament, where each match is a single game that determines each bracket.

Game-Specific Formats
TeamFortress 2 games will be a King of the Hill variant called Ultitrio, itself a variant of Ultiduo. Using the Ultiduo maps, teams of one soldier, medic, and scout, will compete for a single control point at the center of the map, which is neutral and locked at the beginning of the round. Teams must make their way to the control point and capture it when it becomes available. Once the point is captured by a team, their team clock will start a countdown timer. If the enemy team manages to capture the point back, their clock will start counting down while the other team's clock freezes at the time the point was recaptured. A team wins once they own the point and their clock runs down to zero.

Rocket League games will be standard 3v3 game with no additional modifiers.

Starcraft games will be standard 3v3 games, where each bracket will be playing on one of the official3v3 ladder maps.

Points
Each game-specific tournament will be assigned 9, 6, and 3 points for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively. Each team participating will also gain 1 point. These points will determine the overall series winner.

That means if your team places first in Rocket League you will be awarded 10 points. 9 for placing 1st, and 1 point for participating. You do not need to participate in all three games, but to better your chances of being the overall series winner you are heavily incentivized to participate in each game.

Team Composition
Each team participating in this tournament will consist of three BWC members, who will elect a team captain from amongst themselves. These team captains will be the sole voice that interfaces or interacts with the tournament organizers for tournament-related issues. These teams will be fixed across the three games. That is to say, if you participate with Joe and Bloggins in TeamFortress 2, you can only gain points as a team in other games if you continue to play together. Teams will also require names that adhere to community standards.

Registration Form
In order to register use this form.
Posted By Zinthous2021-08-22

Have you ever had one of those days that you just want to forget? Well, how about extending that to a year and no I am not talking about 2020 . . . Wait, are we sure we aren't still in that shadowy void filling up our recent history? Given how things have gone lately, it wouldn't surprise me if 2020 lasted to the end of the decade.

In all seriousness, there are plenty of things to be down about. There's been interpersonal drama, websites being hijacked, Brexit, and Rectorol being weird. Of course everyone is dealing with Coronavirus in one way or another, and that's not getting to the beloved celebrities who have passed away or our lost vacations! Even worse: the economy is on the downturn, healthcare systems are barely coping, and parents haven't been able to escape their kids by sending them to school or going to work*.

Never fear, with all the doom and gloom around the Command Team and S9 felt it was time to announce: BWC's Annual! Summer! Bash!! This year it is being held September 3rd - 5th and we can't wait for the fun to start! But with everything that's happened, we thought something truly special was needed to liven things up . . .

Cue IgniteGX, our glorious XO coming up with this: on Saturday, September 4th, 2021 CE/AD, ALL ops will be Intoxi Ops! That's right, there is going to be a whole day where you can drink your cares away while gaming with BWC! However, to make this happen we need Designated Drivers (DDs) as noted in the Intoxi Op SOP. If you are interested in helping to shepherd the membership of this community through this potentially chaotic day, feel free to contact your CoC. Also, drink responsibly!!

We look forward to hearing all the embarrassing moments, funny stories and Out Of Context Thread posts that will most likely result from this event-that-is-probably-a-bad-idea.

PSST!! It might be a good idea to start with the weak stuff and work your way up to the hard liquor. Or be a DD, that works too.

*I am aware some parents would rather escape work and hang with their kids, so the past couple of years probably weren't so bad for them.

Posted By Zinthous2021-08-16
Hey Afghanistan vets, If you need help or need someone to talk to reach out to Firefly, Zinthous or any member of the command team. We are all here for you! If you are in dire need call the Veteran Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 press 1