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[Dev Blog] Alliance Tournament XIV: Draw Results and Prizes
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Alliance Tournament XIV: Draw Results and Prizes
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Greetings again honorable spaceship warriors. Today, we’ve got some information on what you’ll be fighting for as the prizes for Alliance Tournament XIV, the participants that were picked in the random draw, and which commentators’ soft vocal tones will guide you through this year’s conflict.

For those of you just tuning in or new to the game, the Alliance Tournament is an annual competition in which EVE Online player alliances pit their best members in a grand contest to see who the masters of spaceship combat are. Alliances will spend months honing their skills to give themselves the slightest edge in this grueling competition that is played out over three weeks.  Some of the most memorable moments in EVE’s history can be found in the Alliance Tournament, with priceless ships being torn apart and turned to ashes, great dynasties falling to an unexpected newcomer, and long standing feuds between rivals played out in nail-biting matches that leave everyone holding their breath right up to the last moment. Any alliance that manages to win this prestigious event will find themselves showered in fame and fortune and rightly respected by all citizens of New Eden.

This year, Alliance Tournament XIV will be held starting October 1st over the course of three weekends, with the finals taking place on the 16th of October. The action from the first weekend will be broadcast by the wonderful EVE Online volunteers of the Interstellar Services Department (ISD) and other community groups, while weeks two and three will be broadcast live by EVE TV.

The Blood Soaked Riches

With Alliance Tournament XII, we introduced a prize structure that had several goals:

  • To provide strong and unique rewards that match the epic levels of passion, training and mastery displayed by our competitors
  • To ensure that teams feel they have a good chance of being rewarded if they put in the effort to field a competitive team
  • To reward the entire alliances behind each team, since in the Alliance Tournament there are often hundreds of players providing support for each team member that you see flying in the matches

As this structure found great success in AT XII and XIII, we’ll be using it again this year. As for the actual prizes, here’s what you’ll be fighting to claim this year:

The Alliance Tournament Cup

The Alliance Tournament Cup is an ingame inventory item of which only one copy may ever exist. Every year we edit the description of the item to reflect the complete list of former tournament winners and move the item to the possession of the most recent winners.

The Alliance Tournament Cup was given to the Pandemic Legion alliance in the most recent Alliance Tournament XIII, and after the conclusion of Alliance Tournament XIV it will be taken from wherever it resides at that time and given to the AT XIV champions.

Alliance Tournament Medals

In previous tournaments, we have given ingame Alliance Tournament Medal inventory items for the teams that places first, second and third in the tournament. The number of medals granted was the same number as the maximum pilots that could be fielded in that tournament. We will be continuing to do this for Alliance Tournament XIV.

However, like Alliance Tournament XII and XIII, we will also be giving out medals to every character that was a member of the participating alliances on the first day of the tournament. These will appear on the character sheet, exactly like a medal awarded by a corporation. There will be medals for Tournament Competitor, Top 32, Top 16, Top 8, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st. Each character will receive only the highest medal that their alliance earned.

Remember, the medals will only be granted to characters in a participating alliance on the first day of the tournament (October 1st).

PLEX

As with previous Alliance Tournaments, we will be distributing the PLEX collected as entry fees as prizes in the tournament. If a very large number of PLEX are bid during the secret auction, the number of PLEX awarded may potentially increase.

This year, the PLEX will be awarded as follows:

  • Teams that place between 17th and 32nd will receive 5 PLEX
  • Teams that place in the top 16 will receive 10 PLEX

Alliance Tournament Prize Ships

Ever since the 7th Alliance Tournament, the main prizes each year have been a set of special edition frigates and cruisers, with unmatched combat prowess. Only 50 of each type of frigate or cruiser are given each tournament.

As with Alliance Tournament XII, this year we will be distributing the special edition prize ships to the top 4 teams, with each team receiving an equal number of cruisers and frigates.

  • 1st place: 25 Cruisers and 25 Frigates
  • 2nd place: 15 Cruisers and 15 Frigates
  • 3rd place: 7 Cruisers and 7 Frigates
  • 4th place: 3 Cruisers and 3 Frigates

This year, the ships on offer from the Independent Gaming Commission (IGC) are based on Blood Raider ships. Skilled pilots are sure to be able to use the strengths of these ships to drain and defile their enemies. The preliminary ship stats are as follows (and may be subject to change):

Caedes

Caedes

4 Highslots (1 Turret)
3 Midslots
5 Lowslots
10 Mbit bandwidth, 30m3 Dronebay

Amarr Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
20% bonus to Energy Nosferatu and Energy Neutralizer drain amount
25% bonus to Small Energy Turret falloff range

Minmatar Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
20% bonus to Stasis Webifier range
20% reduction in Cloaking Devices CPU requirement

Covert Ops bonuses (per skill level):
10% bonus to Core and Combat Scanner Probe strength
25% bonus to Energy Nosferatu and Energy Neutralizer falloff range

Role bonus:
400% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage
10+ bonus to Relic and Data Analyzer virus strength
Can fit Covert Ops Cloaking Device and Covert Cynosural Field Generator
Cloak reactivation delay reduced to 5 seconds
No targeting delay after Cloaking Device deactivation
Energy Nosferatu fitted to this ship will drain targeted ship's capacitor regardless of your own capacitor level

Rabisu

Rabisu

6 Highslots
3 Midslots
6 Lowslots

Amarr Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
35% bonus to Energy Nosferatu optimal range and falloff
20% bonus to Energy Nosferatu drain amount

Minmatar Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):
20% bonus to Logistic Drone transfer amount
20% reduction in Cloaking Devices CPU requirement

Logistics Cruisers bonuses (per skill level):
20% bonus to Remote Armor Repairer optimal and falloff
15% reduction in Remote Armor Repairer activation cost
2% reduction in Remote Armor Repairer cycle time

Role bonus:
80% reduction in Remote Armor Repairer powergrid requirements
100% bonus to Remote Armor Repairer optimal and falloff
Can fit Covert Ops Cloaking Device and Covert Cynosural Field Generator
Energy Nosferatu fitted to this ship will drain targeted ship's capacitor regardless of your own capacitor level

Alliance Tournament Edition Blood Raider SKIN

As with Alliance Tournament XIII, we will be offering a ship SKIN that can be applied to any of the Blood Raider ships to give them a unique visual style. We will be awarding 10 copies of this SKIN for each series won by a team. This includes the single match series that make up the bulk of the tournament. This should provide an additional incentive to try and win every match you can. Again like last year, these skins will be handed out later than the rest of the prizes at a yet to be determined date.

The Draw Decided

This year a total of 92 valid entries were received. Of those, 12 were from teams in the previous year buying in directly, and 80 were entries into the random draw.

The 12 teams that bought in directly were:

  • End of Life
  • Exodus.
  • Hard Knocks Citizens
  • Pandemic Legion
  • Phoebe Freeport Republic
  • Shadow Cartel
  • Tactical Narcotics Team
  • Test Alliance Please Ignore
  • The Afterlife.
  • THE R0NIN
  • The Tuskers Co.
  • Triumvirate.

80 teams that entered the random draw, listed below. Those that were drawn are in bold:

  • 404 Alliance Not Found
  • A Band Apart.
  • Affirmative.
  • Agony Empire
  • Badfellas Inc.
  • Brotherhood of Spacers
  • Brothers in Arms Alliance
  • CAStabouts
  • Cede Nullis
  • Circle-Of-Two
  • COF Alliance
  • Complaints Department
  • Dream Fleet
  • Fraternity
  • Free Gates Coalition
  • Iron Armada
  • IT'S ONLY PIXELS
  • LowSechnaya Sholupen
  • Mercenary Coalition
  • Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork
  • NANOBLACK
  • Official Winners Of Takeshi's Castle
  • Out of Sight.
  • Paisti Syndicate
  • Polarbears.
  • Psychotic Tendencies
  • Quebec United Legions
  • Rabble Alliance
  • Requiem Eternal
  • Red Vs Blue
  • SAMURAI SOUL'd OUT
  • Scary Wormhole People
  • SOLAR FLEET
  • Spaceship Samurai
  • Spectre Fleet Alliance
  • Templis CALSF
  • The Bloc
  • The Explicit Alliance
  • The Methodical Alliance
  • The-Culture
  • Villore Accords
  • WAFFLES.
  • WE FORM V0LTA
  • White Legion.
  • Asteria Concord.
  • BLOOD UNION
  • Brave Collective
  • Bright Side of Death
  • Curatores Veritatis Alliance
  • Darkness.
  • Dead Terrorists
  • Escalating Entropy
  • Feign Disorder
  • Fidelas Constans
  • Galaxy Spiritus
  • Good at this Game
  • GoonSwarm
  • Goonswarm Federation
  • hell's pirates
  • I N F A M O U S
  • Immediate Destruction
  • League of Unaligned Master Pilots
  • Moist.
  • Northern Coalition.
  • NullSechnaya Sholupen
  • Pandemic Horde
  • Pen Is Out
  • project.mayhem.
  • R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N
  • Rote Kapelle
  • Sanity is for the Weak
  • Sleeping Dragons
  • Snuffed Out
  • Space Marines.
  • Spaceship Bebop
  • Stage 3
  • Suddenly Spaceships.
  • The Clown Car
  • The Offensive Wing of League
  • VYDRA RELOLDED

Congratulations to those that were drawn, and good luck in the secret auction to those that were not. If you wish to see the video of the draw being performed, you can find it here.

Secrets and Auctions

As the draw has now concluded, we move on to the Secret Auction. Beginning tomorrow, 27th of July after downtime, the remaining teams that were not selected in the draw may have either their Alliance Executor or Team Captain EVEmail CCP Logibro a PLEX bid. The minimum bid is 5 PLEX. The same character that mailed the bid must also place the same number of PLEX in the redeeming system. All bids must be submitted before downtime on the 29th of July. Any bid without the respective number of PLEX in the redeeming system at the close of the auction will be considered invalid.

Welcome to the AT, I’ll be your Guide

This year, we have again selected 4 player commentators to help guide you through the tournament.

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Chessur

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Zarvox Toral

https://image.eveonline.com/Character/91738354_200.jpg

Mawderator

Character portrait

Gorion Wassenar

Congratulations to those chosen, and a big thank you to those others that applied.

Rule Updates

We’ve also made a few changes to the rules since their release.

  1. Teams may field no more than one unique special edition ship at any given time. The current list of unique special edition ships includes: Apocalypse Imperial Issue, Armageddon Imperial Issue, Megathron Federate Issue, Raven State Issue, Tempest Tribal Issue, Guardian-Vexor, Mimir, Adrestia, Vangel, Etana, Moracha, Chameleon, Fiend, Rabisu, Stratios Emergency Responder, Gold Magnate, Silver Magnate, Freki, Utu, Malice, Cambion, Chremoas, Whiptail, Imp, Caedes
  2. Heavy Interdictors have increased in points cost by 1 to 13

The Thunderdome Proving Grounds

Unlike previous years, we will not be providing support for teams practicing on Singularity or Duality. Instead, we now have a dedicated events server called Thunderdome that will be made available only to participating teams for practice usage. This server is hosted on dedicated hardware rather than Virtual Machines, and will allow teams to practice at their own leisure using the same tournament tool the tournament is run under. More details about server and how practices will work will be coming at a later date, so make sure you keep watching the EVE Alliance Tournament Discussion section

With rewards like this for those that find glory, we’re excited about the many matches between competing teams as they compete to claim the blood soaked prizes on offer. As always, if you have questions, feel free to head on over to the Alliance Tournament Forum.

On behalf of the Tournament Team

-CCP Logibro




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