It's time to close UGN/USFU. I think you guys deserve at least a half-assed explanation, so here we go...
I'm not motivated anymore.
I want to contribute to something more fulfilling.
I have a lot of other interests I want to pursue.
Running UGN is a lot of work.
As if managing the servers, coding and designing the site all by myself wasn't enough now I have to also work on a complex anti-cheat. It's not easy to juggle all of these... UGN's non-stop drama, school, life!
We can't just get more people to help me with the code because not only do we not have the resources to pay those people but I don't want to work on this anymore and I'm too integrated, it won't work out without my assistance.
I don't play these games anymore, there's very little incentive for me.
Aeria Games and DragonFly are doing a crappy job managing their games. I recommend moving on to other games such as LoL, Dota 2 and CS:GO.
Maybe I'm being too selfish but I feel like my time is being wasted the most if this keeps going.
I wanted to close UGN a few months back but so many people have contributed their time and money I felt like it would have been a huge middle finger to them for me to just quit. Jake (Innovator), Jared (MoonGirl), Rey (oiNio), SeekuM and many more have contributed a considerable amount of out-of-pocket money to UGN. But I can't keep going anymore, I'm sorry to disappoint.
What to do with this site? I can't just abandon it, this site needs updates, maintenance, and innovation to help move it forward.
What I plan to do is put the whole site in read-only mode. You can view almost everything but you can't login, post, etc.
I have gained a lot of experience while running USFU/UGN and I hope this little site has brought at least a little bit of joy to your life.
Too many people to thank, lol. All the way from Predator, mars, Athena, to the staff we currently have now... THANK YOU ALL!!!
If you would like to stay in touch with me you can add me on my Steam: alphabunnycentauri
Please feel free to ask me any questions down below.
Check out Topic's thread as well: https://playugn.com/forums/official_the_competitive_scene_after_ugn