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  1. 5 points
    Upper Echelon LLC is a multifaceted gaming organization with a vast network of gamers aiming to create a social experience that adds value to the lives of like minded individuals. Founded by Chris "Sanctionite" Zakrzewski on May 23, 2016, the organization rapidly grew in size, reaching a user-base of thousands of members. To this day, it continues to expand. Upper Echelon Gamers can be found all over the Internet, ranging from social media groups, game-based clans and teams, to entertainment platforms such as Twitch and YouTube.
  2. 4 points
    The Upper Echelon Network has always been intended to be a platform for content creators to utilize resources provided by Upper Echelon LLC to market their channels and build communities, while representing the Upper Echelon brand. It was always meant to be a mutual partnership. However, the network has had some growing pains over time. At various intervals, a lack of coordination, overloaded schedules, and problems syncing features/resources between candidates and staff has lead to stagnation. We recognize this, and are moving forward with a new structure. Some previous structural elements made it difficult for the network’s operators to implement new methods of marketing partnered channels and helping brand/grow our partners. Community members and partners alike were concerned and frustrated about the situation, so action has been taken. In order to tackle these issues, a committee has been formed with the goal of transforming and reestablishing the network as a valuable and functional operation. After collecting analytical data, communicating with internal parties and members, and debating on the best course of action, it was settled the network would function in the following manner. Streamers can apply to join the network, at which point they will be vetted. Applicants will be reviewed objectively based on a document of guidelines, which only serve the purpose of streamlining the admissions process. The guidelines are not meant to be inflexible or confining, they exist as a framework to standardize the process. Furthermore, the network itself will be scouting for streamers or other forms of content creators to invite, which will allow current partners to easily connect with new streamers, as opposed to partners having to go through the effort of branching out themselves. When it comes to partnership perks, we expect partners who are passionate or interested about working with Upper Echelon to utilize the resources that are being sourced and maintained. The website provides a platform to showcase one’s community, announce events, and sell merchandise or other content to a site that is attracting nearly 100 unique visitors a day, and there are many others perks we have ready to offer, which will be detailed in another article down the road. Change can sometimes be hard, or unexpected. We want to ask that those with feedback on the process, or the structure reach out to us through one of the many contact channels (or comment directly below this message). Over the course of this process there have been many changes in the UEN roster, and to all past, present and future UEN participants we would like to say thank you, especially to those who have helped facilitate what we believe will be an amazing step for the network as a whole. The network, once again, is meant for mutual partnership that involves working together closely with fellow streamers and network coordinators to organize events and allow the network to effectively market partnered channels. We will be expanding on the existing features and finding new ways to promote and benefit partnered channels over the coming months. The Upper Echelon Network project is still a work-in-progress as we try to explore and debate different ways of handling and promoting growth. So far, the changes that have been implemented are with confidence that they will set the foundation for further growth and benefit. Thank you for reading.
  3. 4 points
    Yo, just wanted to say hey! I made an account the new site went live and im loving the setup so far. Although mobile version is a bit rough....guess ill have to access it from my computer more! :). Anywho, I'm Mattman and im not going anywhere! i look forward to meeting more of the UEN fam bam! so far everyone ive met has been so amazing! Here's to 2018!! cheers!
  4. 4 points
    So I’m creating this topic for those of us who play this game with nothing but the blind faith that running into the depths of hell with nothing but a little pink gun and a pretty backpack is enough... oh and some pretty eyelashes. I still have zero idea how this damn game works and would be curious to know if I’m the only imbecile playing it in this manner. I have on many occasion pulled the girl card in the DZ - “please don’t kill me” and hey - it works. I love this game. Consequently I was invited to UEG by a friend and it has changed my entire gaming experience. I never knew about Sanc, but I know about him now and well, I don’t know and care what happened before - thank you. I’m also thankful to Manny because his friendship allowed me a direct channel into groups of gamers who are well - exceptional humans. So share your story with me. Tell me I’m not alone in my inability to fathom how this game works but don’t care. As long as my ass looks good when I get shot down, I’m happy 😆
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    Hello all. I’ve been a UEG member for a while now. Including back in the days of being a DZ911 member. I play a lot of FPS style games. Battlefield, COD, Overwatch etc. However since Division 1.8 I’m really loving the game again my xbox GT:NX01 Twitch:teraflopgames
  7. 4 points
    Thank you for joining us on the new platform. Hopefully we can grow this into a vibrant group for gamers and fellow content creators.
  8. 4 points
    Welcome to Upper Echelon. What is Upper Echelon? Upper Echelon was founded primarily as a social gaming community. Since inception, the goal has been to provide a well organized and helpful environment for as many gamers as possible. Upper Echelon soon evolved into Upper Echelon LLC with the slogan "Innovative Careers in Gaming" a company specializing in community development and event management, but even then it was just the start. As the Upper Echelon communities expanded the Upper Echelon Network was born. The Upper Echelon Network (UEN for short) is a group of streamers, YouTubers, and writers that have likeminded goals of building and fostering a creative community for the benefit of its members. Within the UEN are a host of talented creators and gamers from ex-pro players to purely entertainment based personalities all helping to build the Upper Echelon (as well as their own) brand. What is the Upper Echelon Network? Upper Echelon LLC and the Upper Echelon Network function in harmony, with Upper Echelon LLC planning and executing events, providing consultation services to Streamers and other Creators, as well as continuing to build communities in various social media, and individual games. The UEN, while similar, is built around the mutual benefit and expansion of interested content creators and Upper Echelon, but more importantly their peers. The UEN is a social group of dedicated creators working their way towards individual goals with the help of their fellow members, and the Upper Echelon team as a whole. Want to work with us? The Upper Echelon core team, as well as the Upper Echelon Network, are currently open to applications. We invite any interested creators to reach out to us and see if joining the UEN may be a good fit that will both help them grow their brand and help UE as a company expand its reach and community development potential. If you would like to be out of the spotlight, but still possess a drive to tackle obstacles, build social spaces, and help polish various gaming-related projects, let us know, the Upper Echelon LLC development team is always looking for talented passionate gamers. As Upper Echelon continues to expand we will be breaking into the Esports scene with our own teams, there will be numerous events, giveaways, charities and much much more. We look forward to growing the community further with our new and expanding website. Thank you for reading. And for all those interested in working with UE further, feel free to drop us a line through the contact form at the bottom of the page. Chris (Sanctionite) CEO - Upper Echelon LLC
  9. 3 points
    I can tell you from experience that these situations are almost always preventable. There will always be trolls or harmful viewers who wish to harm your broadcast but a simple visit to your Local PD where you set up a safeword, establish a call procedure in the event of emergencies, and simply let them get to know you, your voice, and inform them of what you do and the dangers surrounding it will prevent 99.9% of the possible swatting danger. (As a side note I am pretty sure that I am the friend Zader is referring to) Its cool to hear that you are considering content creation/streaming. If you do go down that road its important to be aware that there will always be a few malicious people out there but the harm that they can do is usually minimal and should never prevent you from pursuing your dream.
  10. 3 points
    Hey everyone! I’m Mark, GT: Kitkanlaya. Been following UE since the early days. Mostly play division when I get the time and the wife and daughter let me!
  11. 3 points
    Hello my name is Cayman but generally I am referred to as Caveman or CavemanPRDR due to my twitch username and xbox gamertags. I am a usual viewer to Hypnoticz twitch stream and often times I play PubG on pc with him and others that are a part of the UE/UEN community. The excessive annunciation of the last 4 letters of my username is actually an inside joke among Hypnoticz and his viewers on twitch. If you would like to know more about me please feel free to reply!
  12. 3 points
    My name's Taylor aka FrenZyKiLLa You mainly see me playing PUBG or CSGO also some other games. Since 1.0 came out on PUBG this will be my main focus on my streams, with Sanc mentioning a possible UE team, i want to put all of my focus on practicing and training for this team.
  13. 3 points
    Hello everyone, I appear as Lord Shaffer or lord_shaffer11 on most if not all of my media platforms. I moderate numerous streams on twitch and stream myself a little, but that is mostly me working on the adobe suite. My primary job is Assistant Video Coordinator for an American University football team. I have helped a few streamers get started and build their communities into vibrant, welcoming places for all involved. My primary connection to the UE is through Hypnoticz as I moderate his stream and through him I have met zader, manny, ez, and countless others. I look forward to being part of this community and seeing where it takes us. As to my gaming I stick to console because that is where a majority of my friends are and I do not currently have the resources to sink into a beastly gaming machine. Maybe one day in the future I can do just that, but right now console is the best for me. I play sports games, just getting into looter shooter with pubg xbox release, and play a variety of shooters. Look forward to getting to knowing you all much better, Lord Shaffer
  14. 3 points
    Whats new? The answer is, a lot of things. There are a host of new features (and many more being developed constantly) for the community to use. The new site is built to benefit both individual creators as well as content creators, as they try to get the most out of their gaming experience. FORUMS Pretty straightforward, everyone knows forums. But our forums are now bigger and better with a superior layout, better organization and a much more professional setup. Create topics, get discussions going, and participate in a variety of ways with the community. CLUBS Clubs let users create their own sub-communities within our site, complete with forums, galleries and more - ideal for departmental groups, interest-based communities and social experiences outside of individual games, with a large community that is both helpful and fun. These can be used for game guilds, friend groups, or events. Public, Private, Open, Closed. Clubs can choose an appropriate club type to determine how much they share with the wider community. Club moderators can be granted full control over their clubs, and approve join requests or invite new members to the club. Club content is fully integrated into the community - content will appear in users' activity streams, search results, and users get notifications. Leaders can customize their club with a photo, banner image, and add new content areas when needed. CALENDAR Set up events in any number of calendars created within the community. Customize event pages and request RSVPs from other users. There will be community sponsored events, giveaways, streaming events, charities and more... You can create events for your club, your friends, or the community at large. Please reach out to moderators or administrators for assistance organizing these events and utilizing the tools. FULL MERCHANDISE STORE (Updating frequently) Our merch store has been crafted carefully. We will be offering a wide selection of specific game based, as well as Upper Echelon themed merchandise to gamers. Are you a content creator? We will be finalizing an affiliate program, through which you may offer your own merchandise with customized designs and graphics to your community with a commission on each sale. Want it your way? We will be offering merch that can have your own personal name, Gamertag or slogan on it. LEADERBOARD and REPUTATION SYSTEM You can now like or dislike posts made by others members. Simply hover over the blue heart at the bottom right of posts, to submit a rating. The site now has a functional leaderboard point system based on activity, which allows you to earn your way to larger rewards that Upper Echelon will be providing to the community. MORE COMING SOON We are working on additional exciting features to enable you to share content with the community in various ways. Stay tuned for updates!
  15. 2 points
    I'm thinking of getting back into CS since that's the main game i use to play.
  16. 2 points
    I have been seeing a lot of these question's floating around all over the internet lately. "How do I build a pc?" "What kind of pc do I need to build?" These 2 videos I'm about to link will help you find the part's needed to build your first PC and build it yourself with confidence. Included is a step by step guide to help a beginner easily understand how easy it could be to get into the realm. Above is a part's guide aimed at 3 different price point's. Above is a step by step 'HOW TO BUILD' guide that couldn't be painted anymore perfectly. As tax time near's, I am sure many will be out on the market looking to upgrade to a PC for gaming or Content creation. I hope these video's provide you with the know how to help ease some of the question's you may have like they did for me last year. Credit to ~LinusTechTips~
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    Topic Says it all! The Classified Gear Sets have added a lot of fun and cool stuff to the game, but for those coming into the game or not playing The GE events it can be a challenge to play against gear with such stats and boosts. Now the best way I can see to fix this is to bring the HE gear in line with Classifieds. Same 1400 max stats and two ReRolls. This gear is supposed to be rare and powerful, but any six piece set is foreshadowing cool gear sets. HE Build or even mixing pieces with some HE keeps stats in line. Running a full NoN Classy set brings you 756 Main Stat Lower. This is understandable but also leaves out HE items. Anyone hear anything about maybe buffing HE Gear?
  19. 2 points
    Just wanted to make a post here to reflect on 2017 and cheers to 2018 and best of luck and wishes to all ready to grind! GG's love the UE fam <3
  20. 2 points
    Welcome to the community site Kit, I notice you on stream chat from time to time, glad you joined us here.
  21. 2 points
    What’s up guys and gals. I’m mainly a division player but I also play Cod and Fortnite. I mainly play solo and I’m looking for friends to join up with. Solo play is nice but most games are way more fun with other people. I play on Xbox one. My gamertag is Jriggs2. I’ve been following Chris for a long time and love the content he creates. He is the main reason I’ve stuck with the division for this long. I love going against the grain and not using meta type builds. Hit me up. I’d love to add more friends and have more fun playing. Thanks and I look forward to dominating the Dark Zone with you fellow agents.
  22. 2 points
    @Searnath, @NinjaGnome just started fresh on PC yesterday, you could probably join him since he was power leveled to 30 (or somewhere close to it). He left a thread looking for players, if you check the Activity stream.
  23. 2 points
    I'm not exactly playing this game because of blind faith. I'm playing it because this community is built on top of it, so it's a way for me to stay involved. However, I've begun understanding how the different mechanics work, how gear pieces are put together, mixing and matching talents and attributes to excel in a certain area. All of the thought, creativity, and planning that goes into perfecting a build tingles your brain muscles, a pleasant experience blended together with the challenge to be a better player than the one you're fighting. No other game could deliver the same dynamic and thoughtful experience that this game can. I love it for it's diversity and challenge, and will likely stick to it until something better comes along. For now, it's doing the job, and it's doing it well.
  24. 2 points
    our family trip to Maui in a few days
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