Planetside 2 to have server vs server battle royale to determine merger name.

Sony Online Entertainment’s Planetside 2 (PS2) is planning on merging the two US East coast servers; Mattherson and Waterson.  ServerSmash is hosting a massive 240 vs 240 player server vs server battle between the Mattherson and Waterson servers. Find all the Game details on Reddit.  SOE has decided that whoever wins the ServerSmash match earns the right to keep their name after the merge, instead of SOE arbitrarily deciding themselves which server name survives…


Coincidence?  I think not!  The idea spawned as a result of a twitter conversation between the ServerSmash Twitter handle and Matthew Higby, creative director of PS2.  OdinsPride, a ServerSmash server representative, asked Higby if they would consider the idea, to which Higby’s response was “yep, I think Radar was going to contact you guys about it! I love it.”

It was an event that was catapulted into the spotlight after a simple reddit thread in /r/games touched the front page of /r/all with over 7,000 uptokes and 3,000 karma.

After a lot of coordination and planning with the PS2 community manager, RadarX, he confirmed the event via twitter.  The event will be held on Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 8:00pm EDT.  The original writeup with all the information can be found here.


Tune into Friday Night Ops on PS2’s Twitch where the event will kick off with Margaret “Luperza” Krohn and an interview with the ServerSmash staff.

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