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Compete professionally?
I've been to the hawken site and see a lot of talk about professional players and competions, how do you get into that? Are there clans and such? I'm interested.
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There was a community competitive league that hosted 3 full seasons of competitive play (1st season was TDM, the 2 consecutive seasons were Missile Assault). It was as simple as either creating a team or joining one, and simply entering. In addition to the competitive TPG league (a link can be found here, the conclusion of season 3 occurred in Dec 2015: http://www.tpgleague.org/hwkna/), several independent players hosted tournaments with varying specific rules, usually of the 3v3 variety during the offseason and sometimes during the competitive seasons as well.

During season 3, the TPG League was organized into 2 brackets, Alpha and Omega conferences, in order address the fairly large skill disparity between the top end teams and the lower skill teams and even the ones with middling skill. The primary game mode was Missile Assault after a 1 season experiment with TDM being the main competitive game mode.


It was 100% community organized and operated with little to no oversight from the developers. Prizes were eternal bragging rights (and sometimes MC, the paid currency for cosmetics) and the consolation prize for everyone was the best Hawken experience they've ever had. In terms of getting into it, well we're in a bit of a hiatus at the moment given Hawken's stagnation. We're waiting for the PC patch to drop before resuming activities. Joining a clan/team? Yeah, there are a few that exist, but most if not all are currently inactive or disbanded due to Hawken's current state. Once things start back up again, you could try creating your own team or trying to join an existing one or one that's being created.


Teams consist of a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 9 players for substitutes' sake (although the team max number was rarely enforced).
Very interesting! Thanks for the info! Now I just need to know what the leaders' hardware and internet specs were... lol
Originally posted by Quad X™:
Very interesting! Thanks for the info! Now I just need to know what the leaders' hardware and internet specs were... lol

Hardware wise, they had pretty typical gaming computers, nothing exorbitant but none of them were struggling for 30 FPS as far as I know. They could run the game fine. I know people who were in competitive Hawken using nothing but Intel integrated graphics as their GPU and they still competed (with some .ini tweaks but still).

I've found as long as I have a stable internet connection, usually using a wired ethernet connection, I could compete competitively without any major hitches on my end (provided the servers cooperated, which they only sometimes did). You don't need super ultra internet to compete, nor crazy hardware. I'm still using computer parts mostly from 2010/2011 and I ranked pretty decently individually among the competitive community.
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Ok, that's good to know, I a bit more up to date than that, I could probably use more ram though. I generally run between 60 and 80 ping and I've seen 40 ping rates and was wondering if anything special was going on
Originally posted by Quad X™:
Ok, that's good to know, I a bit more up to date than that, I could probably use more ram though. I generally run between 60 and 80 ping and I've seen 40 ping rates and was wondering if anything special was going on

The ping is merely an indication of the stability of your connection and proximity to the server the game is hosted on. Nothing special.
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