News: ROTM #6 - shooting-star on kzm_fineblock

03/10/20 - 22:21:07

Written by: hoLy

Comments: 22

Xtreme-Jumps ROTW

Hello there,

For the 8th time since its release back in 2010 by Country: United States SilverNinja Mapper, kzm_fineblock has been beaten once again. This time, it is by someone we don't even need to introduce anymore, Country: Korea, Republic of shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Streamer himself!

We decided to choose this demo over many others for a few reasons: The run looks really "rushed", making it feel like a speedmap of some sort! This is quite impressive to say the least as the map is rather technical.
The core of KZ is speedrunning, and this run shows it quite well! The difficulty of the map doesn't seem to be much of an issue for a player like Country: Korea, Republic of shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Streamer.

I'll let the WR holder himself talk about what lead to this moment:
Country: Korea, Republic of shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Streamer:
When this map was released in 2010, I focused on hard maps even with my longjump being just enough to pass them. Back then, my absolutely hardest trophies were kz_sandblock2 or kz_dimblock, and kzm_fineblock really made me sweat. I recorded a run and even 24 minutes made me proud of my achievement. Seeing Country: United States SilverNinja Mapper's 18-minute record, I thought myself "if I push just a little more...". However, Country: Belgium koukouz Mapper CS 1.6 Recordholder completely destroyed this idea by sending a run below 5-minute mark. As the time went by, my longjump as well as other aspects of my game improved and the map difficulty dropped dramatically to the point, when I was able to beat it with careful run with relative ease. That was in 2017 and later that year, I beat even fu_extreme in the similar fashion. Few hundreds of playhours passed and I seemingly achieved a new level of strafing, which allowed me not to be as precise with my prestrafes. This journey led to the current run, which I would consider to be incredibly annoying to record a few years back.

Featuring: Country: Korea, Republic of shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Streamer
Map: kzm_fineblock
Time: 02:05.61 (-00:13.68)
Previous holder: Country: Russian Federation DeathClaw CS 1.6 Recordholder LJ Recordholder
Moviemaker: Country: Czech Republic blackelf Moviemaker

YouTube Link
WR Release #766

We also have a sad news to announce. Country: Finland Nubz Moviemaker decided to leave the administration for various reasons.
We wish him the best for the future! We're looking for 1 or 2 movie admins (preferably moviemakers to begin with) that would handle newsposts related to KZ videos (XJ Premiere videos, ROTWs, etc). We will welcome your entries through Applications!



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  • blocktime magic, gg wp

    good luck Nubz, thank you for your hard work :)

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  • gj ss and blackelf, lovely run/edit.

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  • thank you ss and blackelf for the great mix.

    thank you nubz for your explendid work.

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  • Great job blackelf as always and shoot, that was crazy

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  • To me, this run sets the whole kz level to a new level, yet again. And this happens every once in a couple of years. Truly, one of the best kz runs in the history.

    Special thanks to Nubz for all the time dedicated for XJ, take care :)

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  • shooting-star really mastered the kkz jump making this run very smooth

  • Country: Serbia FLP on 04/10/20 - 11:55:47     Comments: 362     Reply to this    
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  • Made it look like a run on a fucking speed map....
    Probably the best run this year and one of the best and most unbeatable ones ever.

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  • Never seen this map, but this is soooo good man. GJ ss!

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  • great.

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  • hardwork gets paid! respect ss!

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  • I want to play this map so bad! Good job guys!

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