The origins of the Blackwater clan lie in the History Channel’s online first person shooter: Shootout. Developed in late 2006 by Kuma Reality Games, Shootout gave players the opportunity to fight in some of history’s most epic battles, such as the Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, Ho Bo Woods, and an assortment of Vietnam War battles. The game’s diverse player base gave rise to three distinct clans: the Royal Spartans, Alpha Company, and the Gladiators. Frustrated with the confrontations between clans, MadMax, a member of the Gladiators, decided to create a new clan with a “mercenary” style structure that catered to Shootout’s more mature gamers. On September 3, 2007, the Blackwater Shadow Clan was born with Madmax as Commanding Officer, and his friend Onzlo as second in command. Recruiting from Shootouts' vagrants... Tunnel Rat, Gallactic bidz, Falln1, Gmac, and KrZyJ joined Blackwater’s ranks, and the young clan won its first 8v8 scrimmage against the undefeated Royal Spartans; but lost several to its rival clan, Alpha Company. C.U. Farley, a member of Alpha Company, Dean, and others, joined Blackwater shortly afterwards.
With Shootout’s competitiveness and appeal fading, Blackwater shifted its attention to “vanilla” Battlefield 2. The tactics and teamwork required to succeed in Battlefield 2 fit in perfectly with the clan’s ideals, and Battlefield 2 became Blackwater’s core game in August 2008. Recruiting from the game’s rich player base, Blackwater membership continued to grow.
Just a month after being introduced to Battlefield 2, Blackwater again shifted its attention to the even more tactics-intensive game: Project Reality mod. Project Reality offered unparalleled military realism, and the need for cooperation between team members (essential for a quality gaming experience) garnered the clans full attention. Since September 2008, Project Reality has served as Blackwater’s core gaming platform.
In February 2010, Madmax stepped down as Blackwater’s Commanding Officer. Tunnel Rat has since taken the reins with Blackwater’s original core ideals at the forefront of his command structure.
On July 24th, 2010 Blackwater hosted the first ever BLACKWATER "PROJECT REALITY" SKIRMISH TOURNAMENT. The tournament was a complete success and Blackwater finished in 2nd place behind the Champions... ]H[ Hardcore gaming clan. The tournament consisted of four teams battling it out in a double elimination bracket structure with "The Agency" finishing 3rd and "The Phoenix Project" finishing 4th.
August 2010, Blackwater officially adds an Arma II "Operation Arrowhead" server to its' gaming arsenal.
Over the years, Blackwater has enjoyed times of peace and endured times of conflict, members have come and gone, but its original missions have always remained intact: to foster a competitive, positive, teamwork oriented environment for its members, to develop a positive reputation, to set a higher standard for the online gaming community, and, most importantly, to have fun!
Long live Blackwater!
Compiled and Composed by: =BW= SPY23