Alliance Tournament 8 – Finals

“Soccer is a game for 22 people that run around, play the ball, and one referee who makes a slew of mistakes, and in the end Germany always wins.”

– Gary Lineker

If we translate this to Eve’s Alliance Tournement you could say, that after three weekends, in the end Pandemic Legion always wins :). This time with a very nice minmatar setup. Using high DPS sleipnirs and taking control over the arena using a Huggin and thrasher hulls for a bit of extra dps and dampeners I assume ?

The final itself was over quickly. The three rook, three myrm setup of Hydra wasn’t good enough to give PL even a bit of sweat. PL’s semi final was a lot better though. The three remaining Dark Side  Proteuses gave PL a pretty hard time (relatively speaking).

A nice first hand account of the Rote Kapelle match is over at the Eve Opportunist blog.

@mandrill did a nice job of writing up reports on the matches. You can find them on his blog.

Alliance Tournament VIII – Day 3 and 4

And another weekend filled with Eve Alliance Tournament goodness flew by ! Sunday had the better matches although most were quite enjoyable. We also got a few that were almost too painful to watch, teams bringing a totally wrong setup and getting obliterated in a few minutes, but that’s all in the game.

I really liked the Ushra’Khan match, that proved that a Raven can be useful in PVP as well. There were some more close ones. Move over to the I am Keith Nelson blog for full reports on the matches of the past weekend. He did an excellent job describing them.

Update: Ah, how could I not mention the first fight after the break, Rote Kapelle vs. Triple A. It’s also on youtube and a nice blogpost on Eve Opportunist.

Alliance Tournament 8

It’s THAT time of the year again ! The alliance tournament is about to start this weekend. The previous editions only had the final weekend on streaming video but this time you can enjoy Eve TV all three weekends. StevieG’s blog post tells you how.

The ingame chat channel and/or IRC is always a lot of fun during these events. Speculating who will win, commenting on the ship’s setups etc.. I always enjoy the community feel of the alliance tournament a lot. So if you got some spare time this weekend, make sure to check out the video stream and the chat channels !

What will be the next Eve meme born from this tournement ? Last time we got ‘hero tanking’ and ‘a mixed bag’, amongst others. Let’s hope this year’s commentators will be as creative :).