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This Week in Raptr: StarCraft II Master’s League Tournament Recap, Contest Winners, Community Highlights

Welcome to the holiday edition of This Week in Raptr, your weekly summary of upcoming community events and top discussions happening on Raptr.com! Things have been pretty quiet around Raptr HQ for the last few days, but we’re gearing up for 2013! Happy New Year!

StarCraft II Tournament Recap

Raptr’s Master’s League StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm tournament was a success! Congratulations to our winner, Complexity’s Sasquatch (who was also participated in our SC2 Q&A last month), and our second-place finisher, Yoigen! You can see a wrap-up of everything here.

A special thank you to BaseTradeTV, as well as our sponsors ASTRO Gaming and Logitech Gaming!

Winners Post

We have a number of winners to announce this week!

Our Raptr holiday song contest was such a resounding success that we have both a winner and a runner-up! Congratulations to RoxasArathorn for his League of Legends-inspired carol!

Chestnuts roasting over Brand’s fire,
Ziggs is nipping at your nose,
Yuletide carols being played by Sona,
And Fizz dressing like an Eskimo.

Everybody knows Le’blanc will bring the mistletoe,
Lux will make the whole place bright,
Morgana’s cooking will make all eyes glow,
For the feast she’s brought tonight.

Santa Gragas is on his way,
His loaded all his famous ales in his sleigh.
And in the closest brush Teemo will hide,
To see if Kog’Maw really learned how to fly.

And so the champions enjoy their night,
Before the battle once again,
Although that is soon right now is the time,
To enjoy Christmas with you.

An honorable mention goes out to Austin Broyles AAB1994 as well for his Halo 4 rendition of “Jingle Bells!”

Rift Q&A Winner

Congratulations to Raptr user Bumradish for his Dimensions-related question during our Raptr Q&A session with Rift’s Trion Worlds! He won himself our grand prize, a Storm Chaser Edition of Rift!

We also have 10 runner-up winners, who each earned themselves an Infinity Edition of Rift! Congratulations to the following:

EVE Online Winners

We have a whopping 20 winners for our Raptr Q&A session with the folks behind EVE Online! Congratulations to the following:

These winners will randomly win one of the following:

  • Art of EVE books (5)
  • EVE board game (3)
  • Apocalypse Tech 1 model (3)
  • Tempest Tech 1 model (3)
  • Raven Tech 1 model (3)
  • EVE Mountainsmith backpack (3)

Community Highlights

What’s the coolest thing that has ever happened to you in Minecraft? by TheLegendary1
The seemingly endless world of Minecraft is full of wonder…and Creepers. Raptr user TheLegendary1 is curious as to what others have discovered in their building journeys.

Playing Skyrim makes me wonder about a new Fallout by Dre_G_Writer
Bethesda’s Fallout series has seen some radical transformations over the last few entries. Raptr user Dre_G_Writer wonders what the future holds for the series, especially after the company’s excellent work on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. What improvements would you like to see made to the post-apocalyptic wastelands of Fallout?

So what did everyone receive from ”Santa?” by DESTROYAKIDD
Whether you were naughty or nice, Santa can always be counted on to deliver the goods. So on that note, Raptr user DESTROYAKIDD wants to know one thing: what gaming-related gear was under your tree this year?

Looking for a good Halo 4 clan? Enlist with The Spartans of Requiem! by AllieEnchanted
If there is one universal constant in life, it is that fragging is better with friends. Raptr user AllieEnchanted is looking for new recruits for her Halo 4 clan “The Spartans of Requiem.” Sign up today!

Dark Souls II, and the questionable allure of masochism gaming by tenei
There’s no denying that the Souls series of games poses a challenge — heck, there’s even a “Prepare to Die” edition available. With Dark Souls II on the horizon, Raptr user tenei often wonders one thing: how difficult can a game be while still being fun?

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