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Smurf the Earth 2017 GLOBAL SITREP
The biggest RES competition ever, thank you all!

TLDR

7945 agents from 75 countries took part in a massive global RES competiton held over two weeks
We tracked the competition and awarded medals using the RES only app “TheGrid”
+ 13.9 million resonators were deployed
+ 1.3 million fields created
+ 3.2 Billion mu in total
+ 69,429 missions completed
+ 10.4 million resonators destroyed
Every country had it's champions, events and prizes
One RES agent was crowned The Ultimate Smurf! Well done +Alice Chien! Learn the secrets of her success in our interview, below!!

Sitrep

No anomalies, shards are done, we are bored. Let’s run Smurf the Earth again! Hey why don’t we use TheGrid?

It seemed so straightforward, we would kick start another round of the biggest RES competition ever. But two years later, would people still care about a global event, and want to take part? Could we run a bigger contest than the one in 2015 where an amazing 6000 agents joined in the game? Turns out they were interested, and we could make it bigger. In fact, we didn’t realise just how big this event would be.... But then resistance Agents from 75 countries offered to help coordinate, and excitedly started recruiting and promoting it. We got a website http://www.smurftheearth.com , that website was translated into twenty languages within days, we debated the rules. So many telegrams, hangouts and chats. There was endless global and local swag (just try to collect all those biocards!!). The competiton started and we managed to crash the Grid for several hours on the first day, due to massive popularity. Meet ups, mini competitions, trophies and awards ceremonies followed. A massive decode competition running alongside, with puzzles, games and challenges. People tried TheGrid for the first time, and started earning medals and sharing achievements.

The end result? A massive surge in activity. RES agents old and new got outside, played harder, changed their game style, met up with friends and gave it their all to try to win one of the 40 categories during the two weeks. Fun, beers, cake, swag and Grid badges for all!

A massive thank you to everyone who took part, particularly the hard working country coordinators.

Swag is still available in very limited quantities. International shipping available at the USA store https://bluevoodoo.la/swag-shop/ and the European shop https://shop.irfn.org/

So who won Ultimate Smurf?

Meet @ChienAlice from Taiwan who was our Ultimate Smurf after racking up some unbelievably high stats, and won the top prize of a One Plus 3T!

How long have you been playing Ingress, and why did you start playing?

I downloaded Ingress on June 2nd, 2013 before I went to bed. On the next day, I thought about the game I downloaded on the previous night, so I opened it. I didn't really think about choosing two opposing factions, comparing the two different colors, I prefer blue. From that point on, I was a Resistance agent.
After my tutorial in Ingress, I was found by an agent in comm (PrestonQAQ-the first runner up in the last Smurf contest), and I have been into Ingress ever since. Agent PrestonQAQ didn’t expecting me to be so obsessed!

How did you prepare for the competition?

Knowing that the STE17 was about to begin, I did a lot of preparation. I asked PrestonQAQ to give me advice and suggestions. Then I asked IDS if I should construct portals or destroy resonators within a week. Next, I planned out what my goal was and worked out the effective ways to meet my goal. I planned where I should I go and what goal should I aim for each day.
Team cooperation is really important. I thank all the agents who helped me in my preparation, because it is hard to prepare all by myself. In winning the contest, setting a goal is important, but the most important of all was team cooperation. Lacking resonators, Xmp Bursters or mods, I have to be very clear which team I should find to fill my inventory. Thank you to all the agents who provided inventory for me.

Were you surprised to win this competition?

I was expecting to win this contest. I don't know how to express my feeling, but it's just like flying in the sky. I was really happy. I have been waiting for the results, thinking this is a global contest and it is my pleasure to give it a try.
When the result were announced, I didn't know that I was first place. I received lots of greetings, was thinking I maybe 2nd runner up or 3rd. At that moment, I was having roast chicken with my teammates. I was very nervous about the result.
When I knew I was the winner, I was really happy and all my teammates celebrated together. It was every one's effort! They were very proud. Without my teammates' help and support, I wouldn't be able to make it.

Tell us about your adventures during the two weeks

Before the competition started, I wanted the title to remain in San-Chong and Luo-Chou district, New Taipei City, Taiwan. I wanted to inherit this winning title. First, I set a goal which was to aim for higher AP points, it was a mission impossible.
I asked my teammates if they were willing to help me meet my goal. They started to hack lots of resonators and portal keys for me to help me reach the goal of a ten thousand links per week. Agents helped me built up 8 Level farms, hacked lots of inventories and found ways to help me. They also helped me find control fields to destroy.

To reach my goal, I rode on Ubike and traveled around. (Ubike is commuters an alternative option to commute between locations. Reference: http://ntpc.youbike.com.tw/en/f31.php)
During the week, I got a sun tan and spent a lot of money on Ubike. It seemed I was going to be poor and having bread for my meals.

What advice would you give to people who want to win next time?

From my experience :

1 set a goal and keep records of AP points: Every record of AP points are different, so I have to found find out when the previous first runner up's AP points was and then set my own goal. After I set my target, I started to keep records of each AP points I will earn each day and adjusted my AP.
2. Team co-operation: During this competition, my teammates provided lots of suggestions and information. For my inventories, they really helped me a lot. My teammates also helped me contact other agents from other areas, which helped me got helped from many agents in different places.
3. Plan your routes: Don't just move only in your area. Go out and see other places in your country. I went to places like Nei-Hu, Tao-Yuan, Lin-ko. Run for your Ingress.
4. A little of good luck: An area in Taipei City called Nei-Hu, this place had more Enlightened more than Resistance. It was kind of suffering because I wasted a lot of time there. But the result was pretty good because I earned lot of AP points fron destroying resonators and control fields. On the same day, I also went to Tao-Yuan ( a city near Taipei City, about 45 minutes of driving) and found out that it was pouring with rain in Taipei Cit. Thank God, I wasn't in the heavy rain.

If I had to win this competition, first, I found agents who are really into Ingress and kept calm and believed in myself. Never give up and kept on going because you will never know what's the result is. Just do it!

Taiwan had a lot of agents who were ranked highly. Why do you think Taiwanese agents were so successful in Smurf the Earth?

Taiwanese agents are really crazy about Ingress. I could say that Taiwanese agents are obsessive in playing Ingress.

Are you looking forward to getting your prize?

I am very pleased with the prize because I have been using my mobile phone for a while and I was planning to get a new one. Having an android mobile phone, I am very proud because I can link control fields and link portals faster than Apple phones. I am looking forward receiving my prize. Thank you so much!

At last, I want to give a big thank to my crazy teammates.

With no regrets and taking me everywhere at anytime : @iamgodfather
International Sea Driver Group POC: @deacoke
Inventories Supporters:
Many!
Men behind the scenes helpers:
@asuka1978
@Trois
@ChonPiggy

Thanks to @Frankie54966 for the translation!

Thank you for reading! #StE17 from the orga team +Don Darkness for the insane ammount of hard work he put in +Christian Vandendorpe +Cade Roux +Gene C swag kings +Herwig Koeck motivation to spare +Christine Jeffery awake when we aren't +Kendra Brezel heart of the contest +Samantha Graham kind of american? +Georg Schneider general legend +Christian Bolstad stat AI +Shisca Russell decode cuzzibro

#Ingress #Resistance #StE17 +Andrew Krug +Hilda Leung +Anne Beuttenmüller +Haerang Dong +Masashi Kawashima +Kento Suga +John Hanke +Resistance Global News Network #RGNN
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Op Arabian Sapphire

A handful of remote keys, relatively open lanes, and a few players looking to turn the UAE blue while doing some sightseeing.

With a little time and effort, we decided to make the most of some keys we had been sitting on, and drew up a plan to throw several layers over the UAE while venturing to new places. Having a road trip planned to Ruwais already, agents Raktoi and Glaktoi were enlisted to throw an onion layered BAF from the western reaches of the UAE all the way up to Oman and out to Jebel Hafeet. Blockers were dropped accordingly, the base link was established, and the throw sequence executed as planned.

Eight fields
@11 million MU
Two Onyx Illuminators medals earned

Great teamwork everyone.

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OPERATION: Leviathan 2
AFTER-ACTION REPORT
19th of May 2017.

Why #Leviathan2 ?
Because we have #Leviathan 1 :D https://plus.google.com/+AhmedAbdouWarLock/posts/G2DnEsowQv3

We have built our drawing and strategy on the layout of L1 and adding more details (extra layers) to increase the total MUs.

The Idea.

Everything starts while we were gathering to farm items during the end of the 1st week in #StE17 . one of Egypt Resistance team suggest doing extra ordinary participation in the 2nd week of #StE17 The issue Egypt doesn’t have the number of portals, missions and agent’s to can compete with Resistance around the world, so it wasn’t an easy challenge and we decided to do it but in our way.

The Purpose.

Since we confirmed that we have an OP #L2 we think to add more goals to achieve through this event, beside rocking the world with our mega fields during #StE17 week 2, beating our old record “#L1 1.45 Billion MU” and reunion the Resistance Egypt team again because many agent stopped playing the game for different reasons concerns of life, work, study ..

Pre Planning phase.

We have tried to contact our team big heads for exploiting their deep experiences in similar situations but unfortunately Papa Smurf +Soliman Abdallah (@NeoEGY) has lost his mobile device and we couldn’t contact him for a while and the Grand Strategist +Mohammed Metwally (@Metwally) is sick - wishing him a quick recovery - and finally +Ahmed Abdou (@EgyptianWarlock) the backbone of #L1 wasn’t available because of his son has a surgery in his leg, now we realized that we are alone.

The Plan.

Based on the top mentioned goals we decided to redo some layers from #L1 and using the same anchors and adding two more cities to link from using a ready link from Matrouh to Qena (from North west of Egypt to south east) and building our BAFs from 4 cities in order:
1-Fayoum, 4 Layers.
2-Qalyubia, 10 Layers.
3-Mansoura, 33 Layers.
4-Portsaid, 15 Layers.
With +Abdallah Bassam Yassien (@FidoDidoBibo) being an awesome operator we were able to complete 62 layers with total of 1.6B MUs.

The Blue waves day.

In 19th of May 2017 morning all teams start moving to their destinations, in the meanwhile the hidden soldiers Cleaning team were diffused like locusts with all concentration in assigned tasks.
Suddenly an agent from Qalyubia team have got some personal emergencies that preventing them from travel, in this point we have learnt the values of backup team, they fulfill the vacant place and the plan goes as planned.

Fayoum team couldn’t start linking because Qalyubia team won’t be able to link because many cross links still exist, we were afraid of missing the morning check point.

After clearing all cross links from Cairo, Fayoum and Qalyubia teams start linking in a row.

The delay in Cairo cleaning was effecting on Mansoura team because they reach the destination in time and they were standing during noon time for around an hour and half waiting for queued tasks to be finished till their turn comes.

On the other hand Alex team was cleaning as well to clear the way for Masoura and Portsaid teams, and the delay we mentioned before in Cairo team tasks force Alex team to create a cross link to prevent any risky action could show up.

Mansoura team walked more the 15 kilometers to do 32 fields along the way with lion share of secured MUs.
And finally, Portsaid team enjoying gathering the most MU bulks within this OP.

No Pain No Gain.

We have completed our OP #L2 as planned all participants have made an extreme effort and secured 1.6 Billion MUs, our team spirit, passion and our confidence in ourselves were the secret behind this success.
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************************* To Moustafa Abdou *************************
Son of our team mate Ahmed Abdou (@EgyptianWarlock) , Moustafa was doing a critical surgery in his leg two days before the OP, that’s why he couldn’t join us. Wishing Moustafa a fast recovery and long life.


Presented by Egypt Resistance.

Intel:
+Abdallah Bassam Yassien @FidoDidoBido

Cairo Team:
+Ali A. Abdelshahid @Abdelshahid
+Ahmed El-Sharkawy @ASharkawy
+Ahmed Osama @BioSmurf
+Amr Ragaa @BlueLava
+Ahmad Alghandour @ColdPlayX
+Mohamed Eldeeb @deebooo
+Hussein Ali @Seso919
+Simon S. Fahmy @simons
Sunny @K9

Alex Team:
+Ahmed Hafez @7afez
+Omar Gomaa @GrandeNeo
+Princess Noony @PrincessNoony

Delta Team:
+Ahmed Gad @Ghostabs
+Mohamed Shehab @MiM0

Fayoum Team:
+Mohamed Elhadidy @Bluuebird
+Mohamed Anwar @M0hamed88

Qalyubia Team:
+Ahmed Mohsen @mohsen55
+Ahmed Rashad @wildbeest

Mansoura team
+Shady Mohamed @Asseth
+Mahmoud Selim @Neotroid
+Omar Ahmad @OmarVirus

Portsaid Team:
+Mahmoud Shawky @Shawkinho
+AHMED ELSHAZLY @Shazlawy

Despatch/Planning:
Myself @ZRover


+John Hanke +Anne Beuttenmüller +Susanna Moyer +Ingress +Niantic Project


#Leviathan #Leviathan2 #L2 #ingress #RGNN #Viva_la_Resistance
#1.6BillionMU #ingressresistance #resistance #IngressResistanceEgypt #StE17 
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OPERATION: Leviathan 2
AFTER-ACTION REPORT
19th of May 2017.

Why #Leviathan2 ?
Because we have #Leviathan 1 :D https://plus.google.com/+AhmedAbdouWarLock/posts/G2DnEsowQv3

We have built our drawing and strategy on the layout of L1 and adding more details (extra layers) to increase the total MUs.

The Idea.

Everything starts while we were gathering to farm items during the end of the 1st week in #StE17 . one of Egypt Resistance team suggest doing extra ordinary participation in the 2nd week of #StE17 The issue Egypt doesn’t have the number of portals, missions and agent’s to can compete with Resistance around the world, so it wasn’t an easy challenge and we decided to do it but in our way.

The Purpose.

Since we confirmed that we have an OP #L2 we think to add more goals to achieve through this event, beside rocking the world with our mega fields during #StE17 week 2, beating our old record “#L1 1.45 Billion MU” and reunion the Resistance Egypt team again because many agent stopped playing the game for different reasons concerns of life, work, study ..

Pre Planning phase.

We have tried to contact our team big heads for exploiting their deep experiences in similar situations but unfortunately Papa Smurf +Soliman Abdallah (@NeoEGY) has lost his mobile device and we couldn’t contact him for a while and the Grand Strategist +Mohammed Metwally (@Metwally) is sick - wishing him a quick recovery - and finally +Ahmed Abdou (@EgyptianWarlock) the backbone of #L1 wasn’t available because of his son has a surgery in his leg, now we realized that we are alone.

The Plan.

Based on the top mentioned goals we decided to redo some layers from #L1 and using the same anchors and adding two more cities to link from using a ready link from Matrouh to Qena (from North west of Egypt to south east) and building our BAFs from 4 cities in order:
1-Fayoum, 4 Layers.
2-Qalyubia, 10 Layers.
3-Mansoura, 33 Layers.
4-Portsaid, 15 Layers.
With +Abdallah Bassam Yassien (@FidoDidoBibo) being an awesome operator we were able to complete 62 layers with total of 1.6B MUs.

The Blue waves day.

In 19th of May 2017 morning all teams start moving to their destinations, in the meanwhile the hidden soldiers Cleaning team were diffused like locusts with all concentration in assigned tasks.
Suddenly an agent from Qalyubia team have got some personal emergencies that preventing them from travel, in this point we have learnt the values of backup team, they fulfill the vacant place and the plan goes as planned.

Fayoum team couldn’t start linking because Qalyubia team won’t be able to link because many cross links still exist, we were afraid of missing the morning check point.

After clearing all cross links from Cairo, Fayoum and Qalyubia teams start linking in a row.

The delay in Cairo cleaning was effecting on Mansoura team because they reach the destination in time and they were standing during noon time for around an hour and half waiting for queued tasks to be finished till their turn comes.

On the other hand Alex team was cleaning as well to clear the way for Masoura and Portsaid teams, and the delay we mentioned before in Cairo team tasks force Alex team to create a cross link to prevent any risky action could show up.

Mansoura team walked more the 15 kilometers to do 32 fields along the way with lion share of secured MUs.
And finally, Portsaid team enjoying gathering the most MU bulks within this OP.

No Pain No Gain.

We have completed our OP #L2 as planned all participants have made an extreme effort and secured 1.6 Billion MUs, our team spirit, passion and our confidence in ourselves were the secret behind this success.


************************ To Moustafa Abdou ***********************
Son of our team mate Ahmed Abdou (@EgyptianWarlock) , Moustafa was doing a critical surgery in his leg two days before the OP, that’s why he couldn’t join us. Wishing Moustafa a fast recovery and long life.


Presented by Egypt Resistance.

Intel:
+Abdallah Bassam Yassien @FidoDidoBido

Cairo Team:
+Ali A. Abdelshahid @Abdelshahid
+Ahmed El-Sharkawy @ASharkawy
+Ahmed Osama @BioSmurf
+Amr Ragaa @BlueLava
+Ahmad Alghandour @ColdPlayX
+Mohamed Eldeeb @deebooo
+Hussein Ali @Seso919
+Simon S. Fahmy @simons
Sunny @K9

Alex Team:
+Ahmed Hafez @7afez
+Omar Gomaa @GrandeNeo
+Princess Noony @PrincessNoony

Delta Team:
+Ahmed Gad @Ghostabs
+Mohamed Shehab @MiM0

Fayoum Team:
+Mohamed Elhadidy @Bluuebird
+Mohamed Anwar @M0hamed88

Qalyubia Team:
+Ahmed Mohsen @mohsen55
+Ahmed Rashad @wildbeest

Mansoura team
+Shady Mohamed @Asseth
+Mahmoud Selim @Neotroid
+Omar Ahmad @OmarVirus

Portsaid Team:
+Mahmoud Shawky @Shawkinho
+AHMED ELSHAZLY @Shazlawy

Despatch/Planning:
Myself @ZRover


+John Hanke +Anne Beuttenmüller +Susanna Moyer +Ingress +Niantic Project


#Leviathan #Leviathan2 #L2 #ingress #RGNN #Viva_la_Resistance
#1.6BillionMU #ingressresistance #resistance #IngressResistanceEgypt #StE17 
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Thanks +Houssam Eltouny​ love the mission day card! 
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#MailCall thanks +Ruth Shepherd​ amazing build quality 
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Never got a change to post my #swagbrag from my last visit to China thanks +Kavern Chan , HK resistance and Canton resistance ! 
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Resistance agents @Deebooo &@Sntigre in Egypt planned and executed Operation (Gone in 30 minutes) were just 2 agents involved...
9 fields and +90 million MUs. 😎
+Resistance Global News Network #RGNN​​​
+Ingress​​​ +Shady Mohamed​​​ @gonein30minutes
@Akagonein60sec
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Thank you Canton resistance for the great hospitality was nice meeting you all, hope to meet again soon 
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