DTF are an Xbox 360 clan and are also the great (we use this word way
too often when thinking about braaaaaiiiiiiinnnnsssss) minds behind the
DTF Squad Rush Tournament
[finals should be happening in the next week or so] currently on the go. Frustrated with the lack of Battlefield 3
tournaments – especially on their preferred platform – they took it upon
themselves to get one going. One, that we hope will be the first of
many more. We let three of their members answer some questions. They
appeared to have too much fun doing so…
When did DTF form? And how many members were there at the birth?
ZegramZA: The Question should not be when, but rather how did DTF start. LOL
DTF was founded in June 2010 just before midnight by a drunk
Randomhobo (then jocovst) and Myself (ZegramZA) playing CoD Blops. We
were part of a local clan named PNT4 at the time, and we realised that
most of the clan members are never online and did not seem to take
gaming in the same manner as us.
So yes two drunk friends started the clan with oom Nick
(HellFire411). We were officially a clan with 3 founders and no members,
LOL, but that changed within a week we had 24 Players.
How many members are you currently? Wanna waste time and
list them maybe? As many personal details as possible please. We’re
not stalkers. Neither are our readers…
ZegramZA: Well currently we are 20 active
Members. Do I really have to mention these freaks, I am not concerned
for their safety of being stalked, it’s yours I am concerned about.
BLADE RSA (Riaan)
Actaul Noddy (Matthew)
BabyG87 (Christine) Yes she’s a girl, and she’ll kick most CoD players asses.
Sandman (Gustav aka GOOSE)
D Virrus ZA (Damian)
PottyZA: I didn’t even know that half these people exist :O … OK, that’s an exaggeration; it’s more like a quarter of them.
You guys kind of buck the trend a little by being a Battlefield clan. What makes that the game for you?
ZegramZA: Well I wouldn’t say we are a BF clan,
but yes it’s the most played Game at the moment, we still dabble in CoD
and other multiplayer games. But What makes BF special….EVERYTHING, we
get to blow shit up, drive tanks, jets, choppers and it’s a team based
game, no lone wolf warrior bullshit, seriously I wish all games are this
much fun to play :)
PottyZA: Call of Duty is too mainstream. Hipster DTF, we
played Battlefield before it was cool. Heck, I played Battlefield since
before DTF existed.
You guys started on Xbox 360and are still there – any plans to try out your skills on the “other” platform?
ZegramZA: Nope not me, I’ll always be an Xbox fan boy, my PS3 is a glorified Blue ray DVD player with a lot of dust on it.
aRand0mHoBoZA: Nah, I doubt it. I had a PS3 before I bought my 1st
Xbox, but back then I was only doing SP. I don’t think the plastic PS3
controller would last one MP session with me. Oh…And no parties!!
PottyZA: Well, personally I have been going a little back to
my roots and playing more and more PC (gaming master race and all that)
but Xbox is still getting the most of my time. I can’t see the clan
moving to any other platform any time soon… except the next Xbox, of
Other than Battlefield 3 currently, is there any other game(s) you enjoy as a clan?
ZegramZA: MOH War fighter, CoD Blops, Borderlands 2, Magic 2012/2013, Happy Wars (LOL, No I am serious) and most play Halo 4 now, so I am playing a lot of SP titles.
aRand0mHoBoZA: Mainly BF3, COD (Blops, not really MW) MOH, Halo, Gears…even Magic and as Bennie said, Happy Wars *cough*.
PottyZA: Happy Wars? Did I mention that I don’t really know Zegram?
Does the clan have an organisational structure? If yes, what is it?
ZegramZA: LOL, seriously, we think and believe we
do, but all decisions are made by the clan, yes the founders have final
say, but it has never happened for them to override any decisions made
by the clan. We really are a bunch of friends, who likes to Braai and
aRand0mHoBoZA: As Bennie said, we make decisions as a clan and only while everyone’s sober.
PottyZA: Our structure is as follows: One person suggests
something; we all agree it’s a good idea… Then nothing happens until
someone else suggests the same thing months later and is hailed as being
Are you guys actively recruiting for new players? If so, how
should a potential member contact you and how do you decide on who is
right to join you?
ZegramZA: We are not actively recruiting at this
stage, but we always keep an eye out for potential players. IF players
are interested, drop us a visit on www.downtofight.co.za .
Do you consider yourselves a competitive clan, or one in it more for “shits and giggles”?
ZegramZA: We started out as a “Shits and Giggles”
clan and we still have plenty of those, but with resent events we
became more serious and competitive.
aRand0mHoBoZA: I would have to say that we’re still a social clan full of mates, but moving into competitive gaming.
PottyZA: Who ever said you can’t play competitively AND have fun at the same time?
Won any tournaments you feel like bragging about?
ZegramZA: What, I had difficulty reading or understanding the question. Next Question? (lol). Sadly no silver ware to brag about.
aRand0mHoBoZA: There’s not happening much (Tournament wise) on the Xbox platform unfortunately.
PottyZA: We haven’t won anything… YET, but anyway, right now
we’re focusing on our own BF3 tourney with the help of a certain website
on which this interview may or may not be appearing (Zombiegamer, for
the slightly slower individuals among us).
What are you hoping to achieve in the future as a clan?
ZegramZA: I would love to reach a point that DTF
is recognised as a competitive clan with a clean and honest reputation. I
would all so like for DTF to play a huge role in competitive gaming in
South Africa, especially on the Xbox console.
PottyZA: What he said.^^^
aRand0mHoBoZA: Take over the virtual world
Which opposing clan(s) do you most respect (or hate…)?
ZegramZA: Well to be honest I “love and hate” MoM the most, they know how to play the game and they play it well!
Respect to Hi5 and OAP, although OAP never shows up for any games…SOBER
PottyZA: I respect OAP (for being awesome) and CMR (for being
awesome in a different, less alcohol-infused way). I wouldn’t say I
hate any other clans – then again, it’s all fun and games until someone
In regards to professional – or competitive gaming – what do
you as a clan think needs to be done to raise the profile of South
ZegramZA: Firstly clans and players need to take
their gaming seriously, don’t just create a clan because it’s the “cool”
thing to do, partake in local tournaments, and arrange local
tournaments to create competitiveness. We need to do a lot for ourselves
as no one out there is currently willing to do so in the SA market.
Secondly, respect other clans, and players.
Right, let’s have a little fun…
If you weren’t a gaming clan you’d be…
ZegramZA: …..seriously unhappy (Sad panda’s)
aRand0mHoBoZA). …Next in line for a liver transplant
PottyZA: Well, realistically, if we had spent all the time we
have spent gaming on something more productive then we probably would’ve
been rich, famous and… bored, really bored.
ZegramZA: What a NOOB answer^^^
You have a clan mate pinned down by enemy fire. Back at HQ
there’s a hot Swedish blonde offering Swedish back massages at the bar.
Do you send the squad to a certain death to rescue your clan mate? Or
chill at the HQ and have a massage and drink a toast to his “valour”?
ZegramZA: Looks over his shoulder….man that Swedish blonde option sounds good…NHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA , Bro’s before Ho’s.
PottyZA: Zegram is speaking for himself there… The Swedish
blonde (please don’t be a man) sounds way more appealing than a bunch of
dudes who are going to die anyway.
If you guys had a music soundtrack for going to war, what would it be?
ZegramZA: AC/DC Thunderstruck
PottyZA: Five Finger Death Punch’s version of Bad Company.
Thanks for your time – is there anything you would like to add before you have to go back to the battlefield again?
ZegramZA: Yes, as most of you have seen we
launched a BF3 SQ Rush Tournament with the help of an amazing person,
who I will not mention (ZD), and we would like to thank all that
entered. Keep your eye on our website, more of these fun tournaments are
PottyZA: Yes. Vote for Pedro
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