Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Pure Bones : An era of Counter-Striking.

Indian gaming scene saw a revolution with the arrival of Counter-Sstrike as a LAN play. CS is one of the most popular games in the college hostels. NERIST, as well, was first exposed to the game via its high graphics version, COUNTER STRIKE SOURCE. If one really digs it, there are many legends made out of them. I have been watching a team since my first year in this hostel. 

And, this is a brief profile of legendary CSS team THE PURE BONES.

"The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man. 
I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting."
-Che Guevara 

The team started just like any other team. In the fall of 2007, when people got bored of playing Quake 3 and Call of Duty, Counter Strike Source had just hit the LAN. The new gameplay (team vs team) and improved graphics impressed one and all. The then 3rd year guys, ||Wolverine|| & ||Illusionist||, who were in a same team earlier, approached ||Inspiration|| & ||Bad Machine|| (team-mates) & ||CV-MAN|| for an exclusive team from the batch. By then they were well-established players in the general LAN servers.

They launched themselves as The Pure Bones in Sonabyss 2008(cultural fest of NERIST). In the first match, a senior and reigning champions' team The Pandavas gave them a tough chase, but they somehow managed a win. After tha, it was a straight run to finals. This was the first time they had made the campus news headlines. The Pure Bones became a sensation in the LAN even though they became the runners up in Shristi 2009(tech fest of NERIST).

The next season was a jet airliner for the team. They begged the title of
being the first unbeaten champs in the University. ||CV-MAN|| was at his top form when he had to leave the team after the season of 2009-10 due to some academic problems. He was replaced by Lima in the next season. But, the real Pure Bones team got fractured forever.

In Sonabyss 2010, ||Inspiration|| & ||Bad Machine|| could not play because of some other college responsibilities and were replaced by the current player ||Castle Pride|| & Lima.

They went on to win undisputed from 2009 to 2011 until they were beaten by a fellow batch-mate team, the NGOs, in the semi-finals in Sonabyss 2011.

Now, Shristi 2012 is their final tournament in this institute, if all goes well, this could be a real showstopper to their gaming career. I am a boner fan & I wish them all the best.
Hail ||The Pure Bones|| \m/

The File

Champions: Sonabyss 2008, Sonabyss 2009, Shristi 2010, Sonabyss 2010, Shristi 2011, Shristi 2012.
Runners-Up: Shristi 2009, Sonabyss 2011.
Undisputed Champions: Season 2009-2010 & 2010-2011.
Hat-Trick : Shristi 2010 - Shristi 2011 - Shristi 2012

Boner#1 ||Wolverine|| - Class A Bomber, Patient, Sharpshooter.
#Wolverine AKA Sk Shady
His game is simple yet effective. He can use any gun and score a headshot with it easily. His main strength is his terrific bombing skills. If he has spotted you, expect a grenade coming your way. He is equally good in snipers, rifles & pistols. A sharpshooter in his own right, he never leaves his spotted enemy if he’s well reinforced.

Boner#2 ||Illusionist|| - Class A Rifleman, Strategist, “Surprise Package”
#Illusionist AKA Shantanu Nath
Popular as the “surprise package” or “Chaku-man” he can make his enemy dance in his tunes. He is a master strategist and designs all the plans. Be it attack in terrorists or counter attack in counter-terrorists, he’s the man on whom everyone depends for the commands. An expert in ninja diffusion and team splitting, at times 4 others go in one sector and he creates the ‘illusions’ for the enemies.

Boner#3 ||Inspiration|| - Class A Sniper, Striker, Sharpshooter
#Inspiration AKA Pranoy Dutta
||Inspiration|| is the true inspiration & backbone of the Pure Bones team. He simply follows the rule of shoot at sight. A sharpshooter, once he gets a Magnum Sniper rifle, the boners start attacking head-on. His sniper accuracy is 15 deaths per 100 kills when in his top form.

Boner#4 ||Bad Machine|| - Class A Defender, Patient, Sharpshooter
#Bad Machine AKA Sumit Das
He leads the defense line along with ||Wolverine|| when in CT. He plays both sniper as well as SMGs, so it’s an added bonus to the bones. A founder member of the pure bones team and well experienced too. His patience makes him a lethal tool for the bones.

Boner#5 ||Castle Pride|| - Class A Rifleman, Striker, Sharpshooter
#Castle Pride AKA Nabin Kar
After the departure of ||CV-MAN||, ||Castle Pride|| replaced him as a permanent member. He is an assault player and plays well with rifles as well as SMGs.

Boner#0 ||CV-MAN|| - Class A Rifleman, Striker, Sharpshooter.
#CV-MAN AKA Victor Das
He was one of the founder members of the team. A cool minded assault player. He rose in the ranks from a pro SMG player to a target Rifleman. There was a time when he could kill all five of them alone with his CV-47.