digifest to revamp staff

The digifest organisation has announced that it will make drastic changes to its staff ahead of the next event.

This decision comes after the massive problems which occurred at the last event, held in March, where the Counter-Strike tournament faced a "catastrophy", in the words of the organisation.

Technical issues caused severe delays in the competition and ultimately made the organisation decide that the remainder of the tournament would have to be played online.

"People who were responsible for the part of the whole project in question will find replacements from the old EAK organization," a digifest statement read.

The event organisation has revealed that the four Lithuanian teams who attended the event - RESET, MMORI, ultra-h and HeadsWillRoll - have been banned from future editions for "inexcusable behaviour".

Contacted by HLTV.org, the digifest chiefs stated that this is a provisional measure until they learn the names of the Lithuanian players who were involved in an incident with the bus company who would take the teams from Estonia back to their homeland.

The use of alcohol and cigarettes by the players in the question and the fact they disturbed other passengers made the company ban a total of 40 people and cancel the return trip.

"We had to use another transportation in order to keep our word regarding the transportation costs and the coverage of it," digifest chief Martin Veermäe told HLTV.org.

"Even though the extra costs are not enormous, we still feel that it is injust for us to be responsible for the extra fees and the time that it took for the organizers to get another transportation that fast (within couple of hours - to organize a busload of people from Estonia to Latvia-Lithuania) as we already had a lot of techical problems in the CS 1.6 tournament and huge delay's."

Meanwhile, it has been announced that the next edition of digifest will take place in October in Tallinn, with the event hosting a qualifier for "the most desired e-sports tournament."

The digifest online tournament is still underway, with Power Gaming, who come from the Upper Bracket, set to meet Online Kingdom, a match which has not yet been scheduled.

2011-04-26 15:31
omg ..
2011-04-26 15:33
nice :D
2011-04-26 15:35
+1 , this tournament is very very very slow. I think a turtle is faster than that
2011-04-26 15:37
4 replies
what have you waited for? it is estonia , my dear :D
2011-04-26 15:42
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2011-04-27 02:02
2 replies
they are recognized as "being slow" ;d
2011-04-27 02:54
1 reply
2011-04-27 11:41
lol : D : D
2011-04-26 15:39
Can't wait to see the next tournament=)
2011-04-26 15:46
2 replies
in October it's already announced with "Top Teams attending" :D
2011-04-26 15:48
1 reply
Rofl=D But I think it was badly handle by everyone involved there, good thing doH to get new organizers..
2011-04-26 15:50
"The use of alcohol and cigarettes by the players" Lithuanian idiots :) hahah
2011-04-26 15:47
4 replies
It is surely not idiotic to use alcohol and cigarettes, but there are big shit load of bars in the City Centre of Tallinn (but due to EU laws they cannot smoke there too) But who would like to see some random Lithuanian nerds invading Estonian bars/nightclubs?
2011-04-26 16:50
3 replies
they used cigarettes and alcohol in bus, thats idiotic
2011-04-26 17:03
2 replies
Cigarettes yes, alcohol not. EDIT/ And with alcohol it depends, if they are normal people, then there would be no problem, but I guess they were like OMG HELLYEAH we are drinkin in the bus look at us we are mighty attentionwhores we drink for the second time anybody can you hear ussssassasaas
2011-04-27 14:51
1 reply
Shut your mouth... you would behave in the same way, so don't act as a clever boy...
2011-04-28 00:02
sounds like a PR to reclaim their name.
2011-04-26 15:50
Lithuania Veeker
yea just ban 4 teams and blame that for those teams tournament was broken and your problems will be solved...:))
2011-04-26 15:50
7 replies
read again
2011-04-26 15:59
6 replies
Lithuania Veeker
i did ^^ if i didnt do anything in that bus just trip 10hours and sleeping when i get to tourney, we have waited 8hours for our match after that we sit for play my monitor was broken they were fixing 2hours after 1match we was finished FIRST DAY MATCHES ^^. in the morning we waited 2hours after that we played 2 matches and after that 6hours we arguing with admins about our trip to home after all 36peoples putted 500euros and admins gived 500euros because our tickets was banned now say it to me it was our fault that bus tickets was with other people who just sleeps from 10PM to 7:00 and if somebody get laughing or what, they just going to tell bus driver and calling police? its our fault that we need to wait 8hours for match and after all just play 3 matches in two days? and why i need to give ~20euros to admin if he said that trip will be for free? and their spot they was using alcohol in the bus ? they saw that ? they saw that people who drink alcohol or what ? best way just ban those teams and problems for next tournament will be solved.After they rented bus to get us home was same thing VODKA in all the way but we didnt get police in that but we didnt get some blames from bus driver why ? because it was just for us no other people who cant hear any laugh or some shit..that was first of 10 mistakes who digifest organizators did.sorry for my english im village cowboy, milkman, hard worker, WiLD.
2011-04-26 16:20
5 replies
too long, didint read.
2011-04-26 16:26
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2011-04-26 16:43
Now I'm quite sure that you guys didn't behave.
2011-04-26 18:10
United Kingdom sl1ps
"im village cowboy, milkman, hard worker, WiLD." lol?
2011-04-26 21:32
I didn't understand anything you said, I suggest rewriting in lithuanian and using google translate. Even that would be a better read.
2011-04-26 22:02
digifest <3
2011-04-26 16:28
2011-04-26 16:31
nothing changes from year to year
2011-04-26 16:38
Now people have low expectations and I hope they manage to get something good out of it this time.
2011-04-26 16:46
After they rented bus to get us home was same thing VODKA in all the way - Veeker, you made my day :DDD It is hard to believe, that vodka is popular only in Latvia and Lithuania, but not in Estonia :DDD Btw, there are some rumors that "the most desired e-sports tournament" will be WCG BALTIC 2011, but I truly believe it is not. Not by digifest crew. Not in Estonia.
2011-04-26 16:53
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In Estonia we say that vodka is for smart people. But they were not.
2011-04-27 14:52
When i saw this i was Laughing, but i sure hope that this time every thing is well planned :D
2011-04-26 16:53
Im glad they are attempting to restore its extremely low reputation
2011-04-26 17:15
This is good news, whats done is done, the only "tragedy" would be to repeat the same mistakes. It could of been a lot worse, (not paid, or just canceled the event) Hopefully teams trust it next time around and continue support.
2011-04-26 17:50
2 replies
No prize money has been paid out yet, so it's a bit too early to cheer. :)
2011-04-26 18:43
1 reply
central getting the fuck out of everything just before it gets fukt. take some responsibility..
2011-04-28 14:13
2010s Digifest´s, best LANs ever.No time schedule and internet problems, everything worked as planned.
2011-04-26 17:59
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2011-04-26 18:07
every lan there was delay lol
2011-04-26 18:24
5 replies
Delay about hmmm... 2-4h.
2011-04-26 18:36
4 replies
paide one was 6-7h
2011-04-26 18:42
3 replies
I played there and it was smaller delay.Hmmm...at least not important delay.Games were on schedule and that is most important thing.
2011-04-26 20:12
1 reply
i was there too :D:D:D Games were supposed to start at 11am but started 4-5pm because the game admin was sleeping in toilet for some reason
2011-04-26 20:33
you mean the one in 2005?
2011-04-26 23:32
digifail comeback , nothing changes
2011-04-26 18:02
hahaha laughed my ass off while reading comments, as always people who don't know anything are just criticizing the organisators, but to tell you the truth in overall event wasn't so bad and I actually liked it
2011-04-26 18:21
wasnt so bad :)))))))
2011-04-26 18:49
sad for digie's :\ those bitches druggers ruined it all. . anyways gl next time :P
2011-04-26 19:05
trololo haha
2011-04-26 19:11
we suck in cs anyway :)
2011-04-26 19:56
would be fun to know who got kicked and who didn't! but prolly the next event will be better (coz the previous one in paide was decent) but i dont think they get to hold some wcg/eswc qual with the reputation they gained from the event month ago
2011-04-26 20:07
The worst event ever held in Estonia. I simply don't see why Baltic teams can't come to Sweden for events? I mean, a boat trip costs you less than 200€ per player. You could organize all the events here, it's much cheaper in Sweden then Finland due to them having a stronger economy at the moment.
2011-04-26 20:54
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Lithuania Veeker
ahhah our salaries per month average 200euros w00t :)
2011-04-26 21:03
12 replies
Then your country, excuse me must be really really poor if the average salary in Lithuania is 200€ per month. I mean 200€, that's what I spend on a bar evening...
2011-04-26 21:10
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Lithuania Veeker
yea 200euros and you need to drive a car too work one gass liter coast 1.5euro nice ? and other stuff prices are too big so.. :)) its just example
2011-04-26 21:18
1 reply
5 years ago things were a lot different, i´m saying your goverment sucks at their job ))))
2011-04-26 23:35
yeah man, nice comparison. a average salary of a swedish guy in all sectors is : 2152.6203 EUR aka 19237 krons
2011-04-26 22:55
Soon as i´l finish university learning as IT system administrator i´l come to sweden to dig a hole and get 2k eur )))))
2011-04-26 23:34
200 eur? bullshit
2011-04-26 22:03
6 replies
Estonian average salary is 767 euros. I highly doubt its 200€ in Lithuania, might be lower than Estonian tho.
2011-04-26 22:21
5 replies
Lithuania - 482 Latvia - 722.1248 EUR might be wrong though, just a quick google search..
2011-04-26 22:47
2 replies
Everyone know that Latvia has the worst economy in Baltic states, so don't bother to lie about it. And your facts are really outdated.
2011-04-27 12:46
1 reply
I didn't know... thanks for clearing that though. Btw, i wasn't trying to offend or to do something in that manner...
2011-04-27 14:33
Lithuania Veeker
you saying that im lier ? :D 767euros your minimum yea our also 700minimum but Lithuanian Litas so 200eurosx3.45=690:)
2011-04-26 22:47
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2011-04-27 09:01
"a boat trip costs you less than 200€ per player" you just answered your question yourself... Digifest cost for finnish teams 15 euros per player and we got boat trips to estonia, food 3 times a day and an accommodation in a decent hotel. Travel was also cheap, like 1-2e per face with cab. I wonder what all that would cost in Sweden and I dont think there will ever be a "free" event like this for finns (and baltic etc) in sweden...
2011-04-26 21:42
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also if you book those tallink ships like 1-2 months earlier, it can be a lot cheaper!
2011-04-26 22:58
Well, you forget that the quality would be much better aswell. You seem also to forget that swedish LAN's are the best one made out there, with the most stable internet. Don't also forget that Sweden is a good country when it comes to everything.. Unlike Finland that has only good educational system (be proud, your country has the best teachers/professors/so on in the world. I'd say that it's more decent to have an event in Sweden where you also have loads of participants coming from every corner in Scandinavia...
2011-04-27 04:56
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2011-04-27 14:09
hope it will be better :)
2011-04-26 21:20
I'm sure the event will be successful if they indeed use the same people who were behind old EAK organization.
2011-04-26 22:10
Kosovo spadzxf
omg lol
2011-04-26 22:12
Alcohol and Drugs are bad !
2011-04-27 00:47
1 reply
Then you, sir. Would be an awful person! :D
2011-04-27 04:59
Dont be like that :) And btw guys, make love not war, its just one failed CS event. Atleast someone tried to organize something, cant recall any other baltic country hosting an international event in the past 3-4-5 years. So it failed, who cares, next time they know how to make it better and avoid the mistakes. We need to support the organizers and hope theres another event coming in which we can all take part of :). Long live the BALTIC STATES !!
2011-04-27 06:56
Shame on you, digi organizers.
2011-04-27 08:25
gl DigiFest!
2011-04-27 11:38
2011-04-27 14:05
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