Alliance Tournament XV Finals: Eight Teams Enter, One Team Leaves




Hello Capsuleers

With the third weekend of Alliance Tournament XV now concluded, there are merely eight teams left standing. These teams have battled through all manner of opponents and through grim determination and calculated execution bested them all. Congratulations to all the teams that have reached the final weekend of the tournament. They are:

  • Brave Collective
  • HYDRA RELOADED
  • L A Z E R H A W K S
  • Northern Coalition.
  • Pen Is Out
  • skill urself
  • The Tuskers Co.
  • VYDRA RELOLDED

For those that missed the previous weekend of combat, you can now find the broadcasts of Day Five and Day Six on the EVE Online Youtube channel.

Day Five

Day Six

As before, you can also find replays for all the matches this tournament using Bierkof’s match simulator if that’s more to your taste.

Getting the lowdown

Before we launch into the final weekend, this Thursday we will be brining you a panel session with our expert commentators. If you’ve missed some of the days so far or just want a deeper look into how the tournament has been going this year, this is definitely one to watch. We will also be taking questions at the end of the panel, so if you’ve had a question about the tournament you can’t find an answer to, maybe they can help you. The panel will be streamed live from 19:00UTC on 2017-08-17 on CCP’s Twitch channel.

Flying the Tournament Colors

All the IGC SKINs for Serpentis ships are available in the New Eden Store this week. If you enjoy the tournament and want to show you’re a true force to be reckoned with in combat, make sure you grab yours today, as they’ll only be around until August 22. If you also forgot to pick up the Caldari IGC bundle during the EVE-NT Championships, you can also do so for a limited time.


Show your support for the tournament by flying the IGC colors

The action continues

While the dust has settled for the third weekend, the tournament is not yet over, with the final weekend of combat still to come. The tournament resumes with match #119 between skill urself versus Brave Collective at 15:00UTC on August 19. All of the matches from the final weekend will be once again broadcast live on CCP’s Twitch channel from CCP Headquarters in Reykjavik Iceland. The full match schedule can be found on the community website. Those wanting to trace the path to victory for the remaining teams can also find the tournament brackets on the community website.

Of course, Saturday’s play is just a prelude to the ultimate moment: The Finals. The Finals for Alliance Tournament XV will take place on Sunday, August 20, starting with the Elimination bracket final Best of 3 Series at 15:00UTC. The winner of that series will then move on to face the winner of the Undefeated bracket at 17:00UTC in the Grand Final for the chance to claim the championship for themselves.

Which two of the eight remaining teams will make it all the way to the finals? Let us know who you think will take the Alliance Tournament Cup for themselves on Twitter with the hashtag #ATXV. And don’t forget to join us as we watch the contest come to its conclusion this Saturday and Sunday. Until then, fly safe and remember; the best ship, is Championship.

-CCP Logibro and the Tournament Team




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EVE Online August release is live – Deployed on 16 August




The EVE Online August release has been published on 16 August. With this release we can enjoy “Lucky Clash”, a new week-long event from The Agency. We also introduced changes to combat mechanics for structures and corp insurance in Upwell structuresUI/UX improvements for the new map and a full overhaul of the NPC standing display are also part of this release.

In addition to this, we see several small and useful improvements (such as persistent scanning results for cosmic signatures) as well as bug fixes.

Quick info

Additional info

Several threads are available with further info and for feedback. Please use the threads listed below:



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New SKIN for CONCORD ships: Firewatch for Pacifier and Enforcer




We are excited to present a new SKIN for your CONCORD ships. Enjoy the brand new Firewatch SKIN for the Pacifier frigate and Enforcer cruiser.

  • Pacifier Firewatch SKIN – 110 PLEX
  • Enforcer Firewatch SKIN – 110 PLEX

These amazing new SKINs feature a prominent graphite-colored base decorated with bold, fiery red stripes. A must-have for your CONCORD ships!

Check out the New Eden Store for further details on these SKINs.


Purchasing SKINs is easy:

  • Log into EVE Online
  • Have sufficient PLEX
  • Go to the New Eden Store (press ALT+4 or use the Neocom to access the store)
  • Purchase the SKIN(s)
  • The SKINs are then available in your redeeming system



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EVE Online August release to be published on 16 August




The EVE Online August release will be published on 16 August. Originally scheduled for publication on 15 August, we decided to move the release by 24 hours to the 16th.

This release brings “Lucky Clash”, a new week-long event from The Agency. We will also get changes to combat mechanics for structures and corp insurance in Upwell structures. UI/UX improvements for the new map and a full overhaul of the NPC standing display are also part of this release.

In addition to this, we see several small and useful improvements (such as persistent scanning results for cosmic signatures) as well as bug fixes.

For a high-level overview of this release, check out EVE Updates.
For the full details, check out the August release patch notes.




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EVE Vegas Pub Crawl: The Highroller Experience




The High Roller Experience!

The legendary EVE Vegas pub crawl has developed and changed over the years as more and more pilots attend the constantly growing celebration of all things New Eden hosted in the Nevada desert.

For this year, we’re kicking it up a notch and will be taking advantage of the brand new location that’s hosting EVE Vegas this year and it’s adjoining facilities – namely The Linq Promenade.

We’re also re-introducing a ride on the world’s tallest observation wheel, the Las Vegas High Roller, as part of the experience. As always the Friday-night event is first and foremost a chance for pilots and developers to meet, kick back and enjoy good company.

Here’s a quick taster of the schedule for the event:

  • 18:30 – Drinks at the LINQ pool area reserved for us only!
  • 20:00 – Ride on the High Roller *
  • 21:00 – Open bar & pub games at Virgil’s BBQ, with the 2nd floor & patio reserved for our event

*The ride on the High Roller takes 30 minutes or so, and each cabin is limited to a group of 25.

Ticket buyers to this event can sign up for a High Roller group when they check in for EVE Vegas 2017 at the LINQ. Each group consists will consist of 1-3 game developers and is limited to 25 people.

There is no group division for the remaining program of this event, at the LINQ pool area or Virgil’s BBQ.

You can pick up your tickets for the High Roller Experience here and if you haven’t already got your tickets for EVE Vegas, be sure to get them here!

 




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EVE streamers taking over the CCP channel this week




Howdy, streaming fans.

Starting Monday August 14, we’re kickstarting a little experiment where a selection of experienced EVE streamers will be popping up on the CCP Twitch channel to stream for a couple of hours each. We’ve re-hosted streamers on our channel before but we want to try having them stream their own content directly on our channel, both to promote their content and to breathe life into the CCP channel between our own broadcasts. A schedule is coming together and those of you who follow the CCP channel will get notifications when each streamer goes live, so now is a great time to follow!

We’ve contacted a few active streamers for this first round but if you’re one we haven’t contacted and find this interesting, please feel free to contact us via share@eveonline.com. Odds are you’re already on our radar and if this goes down well we´re very likely to continue with the experiment.

Stay tuned for more info and enjoy watching the rest of this weekend’s Alliance Tournament action!




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IGC’s Alliance Tournament XV GalNet Casting Picked up by Empire Majors as Field Narrows




YULAI – As the capsuleer Alliance Tournament XV enters its second phase of matches, CONCORD’s Independent Gaming Commission will benefit from its coverage being picked up and cast by major GalNet content providers across the empires.

With capsuleer combat tournaments long a favorite with planet-bound and space-colony populations alike, the well-regarded coverage provided during the first phase, in a collaboration between the IGC and capsuleer casters, has thrilled and excited audiences across New Eden.

As the tournament now focuses on a final 24 line-up, broadcasting from secure IGC facilities, GalNet content providers such as the Scope, Echelon Entertainment, the Leisure Group and even Amarr Certified News will be carrying IGC coverage.

In those polities where gambling is legal there are reports of large sums being wagered, and the unregulated gaming sector of the space tourism industry reports even larger sums being placed in contention at black market casinos across New Eden.

With noted capsuleer warlords and fleet commanders providing expert commentary, the remaining 24 teams will contend for prizes including highly advanced ships based on recovered and repurposed Serpentis Corporation technology. Given the high status of the title and the value of the prizes the contest is expected to be as fierce as ever.




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August Release Patch Notes Now Available!




We are happy to announce that the August 2017 release will be deployed during regular downtime on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017.

This release brings “Lucky Clash” a new week-long event from The Agency, as well as changes to combat mechanics for structures and corp insurance in upwell structures, along with UI/UX improvements for the new map and the in game display of standings.

In addition to this, the August release brings the introduction of persistent scanning results for cosmic signatures, and a new pair of SKINs for the Pacifier and Enforcer.

The August release will be deployed during regular downtime, starting 11:00 UTC on August 15th. We expect the Tranquility cluster to be back online and accepting connections at 11:15 UTC.

For full details of this release, take a look at the full patch notes, and head on over to EVE Updates!




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Quarter Trillion ISK in Imperium Assets Lost in N-8YET During State of the Alliance Address




On YC119.08.04 Pandemic Legion [-10.0] managed to destroy two Supercarriers and nineteen Rorqual capital industrial ships belonging to The Imperium coalition’s Brothers in Arms Alliance [BIA], as well as eleven other Imperium coalition sub-capital ships belonging to Goonswarm Federation [CONDI], The Bastion [BASTN] and The Initiative. [INIT.]

The Mittani, leader of The Imperium and alliance executor of Goonswarm Federation, was delivering his State of the Alliance, in which a northern deployment for the Imperium would be announced. While the address was underway, Pandemic Legion used the opportunity to turn its sights on a group of Rorquals in the system of N-8YET in Delve, the current home region of The Imperium.

The Imperium supercarrier pilots as well as Pandemic Legion FC penifSMASH declined to comment on the matter, but what is clear is that PL managed a successful drop on the Mining fleet by bringing nine Dreadnought capital ships, 24 Battleships including nine Bhaalgorns, eight Interdictors and several other vessels.

Normally such a drop on a mining fleet would receive a swift response of a standing fleet. In this case however, the outcome was certain as soon as the engagement had begun. Imperium pilots in local confirmed that there was no attempt to save the ships, because they were mining during the State of the Alliance speech. The Mittani himself reacted to the loss at the end of his speech: “[The] person who just lost a s**tload of Rorquals and a Hel ratting in a SOTG or mining during a SOTG, don’t use your capitals like an idiot when we are not in Delve.”

During the time until the publication of this article, more Rorqual industrial capital ships have been destroyed, giving the impression of a greater hunt. Surely, many predators will now have a closer look at the region of Delve and potential victims.

A total of 245.5 Billion ISK in assets as been lost by the Imperium with only one ship lost for Pandemic Legion, valued 73 Million ISK.

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Alliance Tournament XV: Two Weeks Down, Two To Go




Hello Capsuleers

After two weekends of explosions and last minute victories, we are now in the third week of Alliance Tournament XV. If you missed the action from the first two weekends of the tournament, you can find matches on EVE_NT’s YouTube channel, as well as simulation replays of every single match at https://eveonline.pvp.tools/alliance-tournament/ (Shout out to Bierkof for putting it together).

While 44 teams have already been eliminated, only 24 teams remain in the tournament. Eight of these teams are in the undefeated bracket, having managed to defeat every team they have faced so far. They are:

  • A Band Apart.
  • Exodus.
  • L A Z E R H A W K S
  • Northern Coalition.
  • Pen Is Out
  • The Initiative.
  • The Tuskers Co.
  • VYDRA RELOLDED

The remaining 16 teams in the elimination bracket have all stumbled briefly and lost at least one match, but are managing to hang on and forge a path through other teams in a bid to reach the finals. They are:

  • Brave Collective
  • Bright Side of Death
  • HYDRA RELOADED
  • Mercenary Coalition
  • Pandemic Legion
  • Rote Kapelle
  • Salt Farmers
  • Shadow Cartel
  • skill urself
  • Snuffed Out
  • Solyaris Chtonium
  • Test Alliance Please Ignore
  • The Bastard Cartel
  • THE R0NIN
  • Thermodynamics
  • WE FORM V0LTA

The full brackets for the tournament can be found here.

The third weekend of Alliance Tournament XV starts August 12 at 15:00 UTC on https://twitch.tv/ccp with THE R0NIN versus Snuffed Out. The full match schedule is available here on the community website. We’ll be brining you every match live from the studio in CCP Iceland alongside our expert commentators who you have already heard with EVE_NT. We asked them what they thought were some of the highlights of the last two weeks of play and what matches they’re looking forward to this weekend.

Rahne Chocolate: My highlight match was definitely Solyaris Chtonium vs No Handlebars, featuring expert MJD usage by Panthone. After watching their performance in the first two weekends, I’m looking forward to their upcoming matches, especially their first match on Saturday against Pandmeic Legion. It will be a super exciting thanks to SLYCE’s unpredictable nature.

Elise Randolph: My highlight from this weekend was definitely the tournament micro jump unit. While the unit has been in the AT for years, this weekend we saw them finally used to great effect. Most notably in the matches involving SLYCE, as they had a pilot single handedly winning the match versus drone swarms. This lead to an increased importance in scram tackle frigates – standout performance by Wasa QC in this role. I’m really excited to see the juggernauts clash in the elimination bracket – with tournament winners Hydra, PL, R0nin, and V0lta. PL and hydra have a 50-50 record, with PL winning in elimination matches historically.

Mawderator: One of the highlights for me so far this tournament was The Bastard Cartel vs Ghost Legion. Ghost Legion managed to take a small but seemingly solid lead in the match, but with less than a minute left TBC managed to start getting kills. In the end, TBC managed to pull ahead with just 21 seconds left, and hang on with their own ship with just 16% structure remaining. I’m eager to see which of the teams from the lower half of the undefeated bracket will make it to the undefeated finals, as these are teams that largely haven’t been able to make it that far in the tournament before. Who will get a shot at the final day?

Jin’taan: The highlight match for me has to be A Band Apart. vs WE FORM V0LTA, which for me really showed the impact individual piloting can have in the tournament, from ABA’s Logi pilot, to Tikktok in the interceptor, all making these little minute plays that drastically changed the flow of the match, all topped off with a split-second decision on the Blackbird pilot to keep momentum in ABA’s favour. I’m looking forward to the upcoming match between skill urself and Rote Kapelle, as the captains of both teams (CapQu and Ben Booley) are bitter rivals, so both can be expected to bring everything they have to try and drive the other out of the tournament. Both teams are gearing up for this fight, so expect them to bring everything they have to the table.

Something else to note with the third and fourth weekends is that teams will now have the ability to ban up to three ships instead of just two. This is a big change for the tournament, and is sure to result in some changes in strategy by the teams competing.

Which matches are you looking forward to? Who do you think will win the tournament now that we’ve seen what teams can bring to the table? Tweet to us using the hashtag #ATXV and let us know. We’re just as excited to see what unfolds over the next two weekends as you are, and we hope to see you in twitch chat cheering for your team (or cheering against your nemesis’s team). Until then fly safe!

-CCP Logibro and the Tournament Team



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