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Formerly a QuakeWorld TeamFortress clan founded by Drutt and Mhael in 1998. With QWTF scene diminishing in 2005 Chosen also picked up QWDM squad and has been one of the most active teams in the scene ever since.
- Founded: 2005
- Nationality: Swedish
- Clan prefix: csn
- Clan colors: 13 13
- IRC channel: #chosen (QuakeNet)
- Website: http://koti.kapsi.fi/kalma/chosen/
- Home map: E1M2 (or is it?!?!)
- Status: Active
- 2005 - 6th place in Nations Quake Rank #8 (Division 5a)
- 2005 - 3rd place in European Quake League #1 (Division 4)
- 2006 - 4th place in European Quake League #2 (Division 4a)
- 2006 - 3rd place in Nations Quake Rank Ladder #2 (Winning 23 out of 63 games, MW 64, ML 88)
- 2006 - 2nd place in European Quake League #3 (Division 4b)
- 2006 - Playoffs Division 4: Lost in quarterfinals in European Quake League #3
- 2006 - 1st place in European Quake League #4 (Division 4) (Defeated Morituri 3-1 in the final)
- 2006 - 1st place Bronze Cup - Group B, in Nations Quake Rank #9
- 2006 - Playoffs: Shared 3rd place, Bronze Cup - Premier Playoffs, with morituri in Nations Quake Rank #9
- 2007 - 2nd place in European Quake League #5 (Division 3) (Final vs Ballistic never played)
- 2007 - 7th place in Nations Quake Rank #10 (Silver group A)
- 2008 - Tied 3rd place in European Quake League #6 (Division 4) (Playoffs never started)
- 2008 - 2nd place in Nations Quake Rank #11 (Silver) (Defeated 2-3 by 3B in the Final)
- 2008 - 3rd place in European Quake League #8 (Division 3) (Defeated 0-3 by HIPS in the Semifinals)
- 2009 - 6th place in European Quake League #9 (Division 2) (Defeated 1-3 by A2K in the Quarterfinals)
- 2009 - 3rd place in European Quake League #10 (Division 3) (Defeated Magnum44 3-1 in the bronze game)
- 2010 - 4th place in European Quake League #11 (Division 2) (Defeated 0-3 by PC in the Quarterfinals)
- 2010 - 2nd place in European Quake League #12 (Division 2) (Defeated 0-3 by BLT in the Final)
- 2011 - 7th place in European Quake League #13 (Division 2) (Defeated 2-3 by Lastentarha in the Quarterfinals)
- 2011 - 5th place in European Quake League #14 (Division 2) (Defeated 2-3 by Immortals in the Quarterfinals)
- 2012 - 2nd place in European Quake League #15 (Group B) (Defeated 2-3 by Crazy88 in the Gold Playoff Quarter Final)
- 2013 - 5th place in European Quake League #16 (Division 1) (Division 1B final vs ATG never played)
- 2013 - 1st place in European Quake League #17 (Division 2) (Defeated Klaphat 3-0 in the Final)
- 2014 - 2nd place in European Quake League #18 (1 division only.) (Defeated 0-3 by Suddendeath in the Final)
- 2014 - 6th place in European Quake League #19 (1 division only.) (Defeated Fraggers United 3-2 in the B Final)
- 2015 - 5th place in European Quake League #20 (1 division only.) (Defeated 1-3 by Fraggers United in the B playoffs bronze game)
Trademarks & Quotes
- izi cuz izi
- 1 hit 2 izi
- e1m2 done easy
- div0 Pyta
With players losing interest in Teamfortress players from Chosen forms a QWDM sqaud and signs up for NQR 8 in the spring of 2005. Clan leader is Term and other active notable players are Votary, Ovderdose, Puh and Bambuz. CSN end up in division 5A where they consequently lose all 5 games they play and miss the playoffs.
During the summer Chosen pick up alot of new players including Hooraytio, Fisto, Kalma, DjRun, Naali, 187 and Ganon while losing Votary and Overdose. The reason for the heavy recruting is the upcoming EQL with its first ever season. During EQL 1 Chosen plays in division 4 and manages to reach 3rd place. EQL didnt have playoffs for the lower divisions during the first seasons but instead promotion and relegation games for the top/bottom clans of the different divisions. At third place in division 4 CSN just missed out to qualify for division 3 next season.
In the fall of 2005 and spring of 2006 Chosen also played a staggering 63 games in the NQR Winter Ladder 2. The results, Winning 23 out of 63 games, MW 64, ML 88, landed them a 3rd place in this practice tournament.
2006 saw heavy action from CSN participating in 3 EQL seasons, NQR 9 and second half of the NQR Winter Ladder 2.
The first tournament was EQL 2 and compared to their lineup in EQL 1 Chosen added Kias and Roque while losing Ganon. Chosen was added to division 4A where they ended up in 4th place just short of the qualification games once again. During the season they relied heavily on Hooraytio, Kalma, 187 and Fisto with Roque and Term making a few appearances.
Next up was NQR 9 wich saw Chosen in group B of the Bronze tier. Compared to EQL 2 Chosen added Boney but didnt lose any important players. When the group stage was over Chosen was the top team in their group and reached the Bronze Premier Playoffs. The quarterfinal against Pimps ended with a 2-1 victory for CSN but in the semifinal Demolition Crew was too strong and sent CSN packing after a 3-2 result. That game was also one of many tight games between CSN and DC throughout the different seasons. There was no bronze game so CSN shared the 3rd place in the playoffs with UK clan MOR.
In the meantime EQL 3 was started and naturally CSN joined the ranks. This time they ended up in division 4B and theur lineup was similar to the oned used in NQR 9. In 5 games CSN only lost one, 0-2 against MOR, and ended up in second place in their group. EQL had now added playoffs and in the quarterfinals CSN faced off against A2K2. After some drama Racersnigeln was allowed to join A2K2 and helped them to a 2-1 victory kicking CSN out of the division 4 playoffs.
EQL 4 once again saw Chosen in division 4 but no groups this time so all division 4 clans ended up in one larger division. This was great for the overall activity and the clans in division 4 played an average of 7 games per clan out of 8 possible games. Czech player Flamer had previously expressed an interest to join CSN and when his chance came up he took it together with Greendog and formed one of the best lineups of early CSN history. Things went well and CSN once again ended up on top of their division and entered the division 4 playoffs in the semifinal against SD.P. The game was close but in the end CSN won 3-1 and were through to the final against MOR. MOR shocked CSN by winning the first map but after that CSN just steamrolled them to a 3-1 victory. First time CSN stood as champions of a division in EQL. During the season CSN played really well on CMT4, much thanks to Greendog who was somewhat of an expert on the map in question.
During 2007 there were two main tournaments that CSN took part in, EQL 5 and NQR 10. Both tournaments took part in the first half of 2007 and by now players like Pyta, Donut and Eriko (mythic) had joined while Greendog left.
In EQL 5 CSN managed to end up in 3rd place in division 3 but the playoffs was a disappointment as CSN progressed on WO against Paranoia in the semifinal. The the final against Ballistic was never played so CSN and BST shared the EQL 5 division 3 victory. The core of the team had now shifted somewhat and the bulk of the games was played by Hooraytio, Kalma and Eriko while 187 didnt play any games at all. Pyta also had a good start in his first season with CSN and more and more became a part of the teams steady lineup.
NQR 10 was tough on CSN as they ended up in the Silver tier group A. Out of 7 games they only won 1 2-1 against CMT. Even though they played well on E1M2 in most of the games it wasnt enough to reach playoffs as they only managed 2 more map wins aside from the win against CMT. Hooraytio, Kalma, 187 and Term saw most of the action in NQR 10 with fisto and Flamer making a few appearances.
2008 was the most active year for CSN with 258 played maps according to the CSN stats page. Four tournaments were held this season, namely EQL 6, 7, 8 and NQR 11.
For EQL 6 mythic was not part of the team but instead Lethalwiz and Eizid had joined the ranks. CSN ended up in division 4 and put up a good effort winning 6 games and losing 3. Term had more or less stopped playing by now and Hooraytio took on the role of team captain. CSN used 8 different players this season so the lineup was varied in skill. Despite that CSN ended up in 4th spot. Sadly though the playoffs never started and CSN could instead look forward to the next season.
NQR 11 was one of the best tournaments for Chosen as they once again played in the Silver tournament. In NQR 11 the most active players in CSN were 187, Hooarytio, Donut, Pyta and Mythic and they also saw limited action from Fisto and Kalma amongst others. In the group stage CSN won 7 out of 9 games only losing to A2K and Mean Machine. The game against MM was sourrunded with some controversy as MM won after CSN had several timeouted players on DM3. The expression Joulupines was born in the 2-1 win against HIPS as CSN won on E1M2 after some really lucky pines at MEGA. Naturally CSN were through to the playoffs after ending up in 2nd place. For the first time they met Fraggers United in a playoff game and managed to win 2-0 quite comfortably even though Anza was disappointed with the result as he had expected CSN to play much better. Next up was Oblivion who had a really strong team with players like Djevulsk and Eta-Beta. This was a real thriller and CSN only managed to win after a nerve wrecking 5 map game wich saw CSN winning DM3 with only 4 frags just to mention one of the maps. In the end 3B was too strong in the final and won 3-2 aganist CSN after CSN had taken an early 2-0 lead. All in all a great season for CSN and a well run tournament by head admin Soma.
Sadly EQL7 was a disappointment as CSN and other clans were kicked from their division as the season was run during the summer and everyone had problems fielding a team. There was also accusations about clans refusing to play against UK clan Dogs but Itsinen, the admin of EQL at that time, couldnt prove anything.
In the fall of 2008 EQL returned with its 8th season. Now the activity was higher and in division 3, where CSN played, 6 clans played all 5 games against eachother. By now Mythic and Eizid had left CSN but were instead replaced by Racesnigeln. Aside from Racersnigeln CSN used most of the players from NQR 11 except Kalma who didnt play any maps. In the group stage CSN won 3 games and lost 2. Their best effort was beating Cannon Fodder who had a strong lineup with players like Kingpin and Serox. Also the 2-1 win against Demolition Crew was nice since CSN always takes the games vs DC very seriously. Playoffs began and ended quickly as HIPS were too strong in the semifinal. The game ended 0-3 but CSN wasnt too far behind on any of the maps. Thus HIPS managed to get some revenge for their demise in the NQR 11 group game.
EQL kept the seasons rolling and next up in the beggining of 2009 was season 9. Eizid was back in the lineup and he was accompanied by Racersnigeln, Hooraytio, Kalma, Fisto, Flamer, Pyta, Torre and Donut. 187 had now left CSN but he would be back later on. After the previous seasons EQL 9 was a little disappointing for CSN as they only managed to win 2 games and narrowly losing 3 more 1-2 while losing another 2 games 0-2 in division 2. Fisto, Hooraytio, Pyta and Donut played the most for CSN this season and in the playoffs they ended up versus A2K who promptly took CSN down 3-1 in the quarterfinal.
During the second half of 2009 EQL season 10 was the main focus of the qw scene. CSN now played in division 3 and alot of new players had arrived. Compared to EQL 9 players like Racersnigeln and Torre had left CSN while Sajko, Littleomar, Growdah1 and Junkass had arrived. Junkass made a brilliant first season for CSN as he ended up as the teams top fragger of the season. The season itself was a little boring as only 4 of 11 teams were truly active. Some teams thought they had been misplaced and others just didnt play for various reasons. CSN put up a decent fight in the regular season and was pitted against Teamkillers in the semifinal. TKS had a strong team and CSN had to concede defeat after a 1-2 result. However, there was still the bronze game to be played and the other team to reach the bronze game was Magnum44. After losing first map DM2 CSN could cruise to a 3-1 victory and secure the bronze medal.
With NQR a distant memory of the past EQL had taken on a leading role as the number 1 4on4 tournament in QW. 2010 was no different as EQL rolled out EQL 11 in the spring and EQL 12 in the fall.
CSN was placed in division 2 of EQL 11 and by now Fisto and Growdah1 had left CSN while Niw and Vert made a short appearance in the team. Sajko also joined CSN in between EQL 10 and EQL 11 and quickly found his way into the main lineup. Hoorayio, Pyta, Sajko, Donut and Flamer saw most of the action during the season. In the group stage CSN went 4-4 beating teams like SSC and classic polish clan AX3 while losing to DC and FU amongst others. In the game against AX3 Junkass managed to get 1 frag, a frag that took the game into overtime which CSN subsequently won. Perhaps the most important frag in Junkass career. CSN was then eliminated from the playoffs by PC who took an impressive 3-0 victory.
After the summer it was time for EQL 12 and by now Rkd had joined CSN along with norwegian legend Effie. Sajko and Niw had left to explore other options. EQL 12 became one of the more successful seasons in the clans history as they won 7 games and lost 2 on their way to 2nd place in division 2. Pyta, Hooraytio, Rkd, Flamer and Junkass played the most while Kalma and Effie made a few good substitutions.