AT7 – Congratulations Pandemic Legion

The last weekend of Alliance Tournament 7 was very enjoyable. I was sitting in a few chat channels discussing the games, and watching Eve TV. The commentary was excellent (except for one match ahum) and the studio guests were interesting.

Pandemic Legion basically wiped the floor, with their stealth bomber, double rook setup, with the competiotion. In the semi final, which lasted a mere 4 minutes, though, they fielded a totally different team. A speed minmatar based DPS heavy team and blew the shield tanked Manifest Destiny to space dust. It was my favorite of the weekend.

The first day had a few too many total helldeath games, not making it too exciting, except for the last two matches of the day. Make sure to check those out on Most of the second day matches were close and interesting to watch. The final was a bit predictable but executed almost to perfection by PL. Congrats to them !

Update: A writeup by the PL Team on the forum, describing their setups and choices for each match.

AT7 – A mixed bag

Although plagued by some server issues (caused by elephants in the CCP office apparently), the seventh alliance tournament was a big success so far. We saw a mixed bag of awesomeness with a touch of failsauce the past two weekends.

Shield tanked Sins and Megathrons, hero tengus, nighthawks, a lot of destroyers, bombers that failed and bombers that succeeded and drakes slowly dieing. A lot of ISK turning into spacedust.

I followed the matches through new eden radio and their ingame chat channel, and had a lot of fun. People cracking jokes, commenting on the matches, predicting outcome of the games etc. Well done new eden radio team !


Here is a list of some of my favorite matches:

Laconian Syndicate vs The Important Internet Spaceship League

My absolute favorite from this weekend, and maybe of the tournament so far. A real nailbiter ! Kanagawa in his Hero Tengu takes on 4 battlecruisers.

Pandemic Legion vs Indecisive Certainty

When the PL setup was announced against 2 nightmares, I thought they’d be pulverised. But PL showed their piloting skills by locking down the opposition with two rooks and let two manticores and brutixes pound on the nightmares. Very well skilled match

RED. Overlord vs Goonswarm

A very close match, 2 Kronos and a damnation vs. 5 T3 ships plus an Oneiros.

Dead Terrorists  vs Cry Havoc

Two Rattlesnakes beating up a bunch of marauders

The Fourth District vs Agony Empire

A battlecruiser show down. This one shows why battlecruisers were so successful in this tournament so far.

SOLAR FLEET vs Banzai Boys

A very exciting match, showing the power assault frigs can have in capable hands

And that’s it. Check out CCP’s youtube channel at Very much looking forward to next week’s final.