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Invasion Tournament Series (51 hours ago)
UPDATE 21/05/2019: Bracket, information about the teams and ships & fittings that will be used at EVE Down Under are now available!
UPDATE 01/05/2019: We now know the teams that will be competing in the upcoming tournament at EVE Russia! Furthermore, the rules and sign-ups for EVE Down Under are now available.
The EVE Invasion World Tour is taking us to several locations around the globe this year and every event will feature a single elimination 2v2 tournament to find the most bloodthirsty PvPers each region has to offer.
Brave Capsuleers who decide to take on this challenge will be fighting for more than just the title, PLEX and bragging rights. Every winning team from all seven locations will be invited for a paid trip to CCP’s home in Reykjavik to showcase their prowess in battle and compete against each other at EVE Fanfest 2020!
For those of you who cannot directly participate in the competition, we have prepared a Prediction Bracket Challenge. This little contest will let everyone submit their predictions for a chance to win one of five prizes consisting of swag and codes for digital items in EVE Online.
We hope that the EVE Invasion Tournament Series will deliver a solid performance of sportsmanship, destruction and create unforgettable moments throughout the year for all participants and live stream viewers around the world.
To be clear, this series is not designed nor intended to replace or fill the gap made by the Alliance Tournament taking a break in 2019. Rest assured, CCP is committed to carrying on the tradition of yearly Alliance contests in the future that many players get to love.
In the meantime, all members of the community who are looking to organize their own tournament are encouraged to reach out to EVE’s community team to discuss ways CCP can support your efforts. We have set aside internal resources to support selected player-organized competitions in 2019 by providing limited Thunderdome support and offering digital rewards to up the stakes whenever possible!
We’re looking forward to collaborating with you and will be evaluating all requests on a case-by-case basis. Please send an email to email@example.com at least 90 days before the time you wish to host your event and please include dates, format, desired support as well as any other important information about your proposal.
This blog will function as a hub to store all the relevant information about the EVE Invasion Tournament Series like brackets, sign-ups, ruleset and links to forum discussions. Make sure to bookmark this page and keep a close eye on CCP channels for more details.
- 2v2 single elimination tournament.
- Best of One (Bo1) bracket with Best of Three (Bo3) Semis and Grand Finals.
- 32/16 teams limit.
- A selection of pre-determined ships and fittings that will be different each time and announce 48 hours before the tournament start.
- 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread
- List of teams, pilots and waiting list
- Ships and Fittings
ST. PETERSBURG 04.05
- Ruleset (RU)
- 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread (RU)
- List of teams, pilots and waiting list
- Ships and fittings
- 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread
- List of teams, pilots and waiting list
- Ships and fittings
- Ruleset (available 31/05/2019)
- Sign-ups (available 31/05/2019)
- 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread (available 31/05/2019)
- Bracket (available 19/06/2019)
- List of teams, pilots and waiting list (available 19/06/2019)
- Ships and fittings (available 19/06/2019)
- Ruleset (available 23/08/2019)
- Sign-ups (available 23/08/2019)
- 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread (available 23/08/2019)
- Bracket (available 11/09/2019)
- List of teams, pilots and waiting list (available 11/09/2019)
- Ships and Fittings (available 11/09/2019)
LAS VEGAS 25-27.10
- Ruleset (available 04/10/2019)
- Sign-ups (available 04/10/2019)
- 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread (available 04/10/2019)
- Bracket (available 23/10/2019)
- List of teams, pilots and waiting list (available 23/10/2019)
- Ships and Fittings (available 23/10/2019)
- Ruleset (available 02/11/2019)
- Sign-ups (available 02/11/2019)
- 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread (available 02/11/2019)
- Bracket (available 21/11/2019)
- List of teams, pilots and waiting list (available 21/11/2019)
- Ships and Fittings (available 21/11/2019)
The time is once again here for another EVE Invasion World Tour Megablog – this one focused on the shenanigans that are about to kick off next weekend at EVE Down Under 2019!
One of the longest running events on the calendar, EDU has harnessed the uniqueness of our Aussie community for more than half a decade, and we’re super stoked to be working with the event organizers as part of the Invasion World Tour this year.
This year’s event will be the biggest EVE Down Under ever in terms of CCP attendance, with a total of ten devs, including CCP Hellmar, the CEO of CCP, flying out to talk spaceships and present to our pilots on quite literally the opposite side of the planet.
As we roll toward what’s looking like it’ll be the most epic EDU ever, the World Tour team are currently putting the final touches on a celebration of all things Aussie community for our pilots who’re coming to Sydney, and we’re now ready to share more information with you guys!
An Awesome Sponsor Turns Into An Incredible Partner!
As part of the EVE Down Under megablog, we’re super happy to reveal that after their amazing support with the first two legs of the EVE Invasion World Tour, CORSAIR will be joining us for the rest of the journey this year as our partner for all World Tour events over the course of 2019.
We’re super happy to have CORSAIR as our sponsor for the World Tour after the excellent support we received so far.
The glorious light of iCUE RGB will continue to shine throughout the year as we head to venues across the globe to celebrate all things internet spaceships!
The EVE Invasion World Tour
We’ve come to realize over the last few months that taking a break from hosting Fanfest in Reykjavík was an even crazier idea than we first imagined, but wow did we underestimate the response from the community!
Two legs of the World Tour down, and we’ve already had two record breaking events with the largest EVEsterdam in history and the biggest gathering of Russian speaking pilots we’ve ever witnessed.
The way in which the community has embraced the World Tour has been incredible so far, and we’re super stoked to continue the journey as we head to Toronto, that place I can’t spell in Finland, Berlin, Vegas and London later in the year.
While we’re on the road this year we’ll be travelling across the planet to raise a glass to the awesomeness and uniqueness of the EVE Community at every stop along the way, as we talk spaceships and share stories about the crazy stories capsuleers get themselves into.
It’s been epic so far and we can’t thank attendees at EVEsterdam and St. Petersburg enough for the incredibly warm reception we’ve received so far. We can’t wait to get out to the rest of the stops on the trip and meet more of our pilots!
So, Who's Coming To EVE Down Under?
Given that our faithful CCP Dopamine is still in one piece after both EVEsterdam and St. Petersburg, we’ll be slipping him back in his shipping crate and sending him off to Australia to host the third round of the EVE Invasion Tournament Series.
There’s going to be be some player gathering veterans showing up at EDU this year, as well as a couple of rookies that are going to need Australian survival tricks and training on how to avoid Dropbear and Hoopsnake attacks.
For EVE Down Under 2019, the CCP roster will be:
- CCP Hellmar
- CCP Curtis
- CCP Mimic
- CCP Muppethunter
- CCP Larrikin
- CCP Ender
- CCP Nomad
- CCP Karkur
- CCP Antiquarian
- CCP Dopamine
What's Happening At EVE Down Under?
We’ve got a pretty packed schedule for you guys at EVE Down Under this year and have been collaborating closely with the EDU team to make sure that the event maintains its rather Australian flavour and uniqueness.
While there’s two days of programming on May 24 and 25, there’s also a few additional activities on the Thursday and Sunday (May 23 and 26), so pilots who’re attending won’t have a shortage of things to get up to over the course of the weekend.
The EVE Invasion World Tour is heavily focused on celebrating the amazing community that has grown around New Eden over the course of the last sixteen years, and our Aussies have been a very proactive, loud and passionate part of our core community for as long as EVE has existed.
We can’t wait to kick things off and get the party started!
Over the course of four days there’ll be dinner, partying, presentations, roundtables and all manner of spaceship related fun. Let’s take a look at the schedule in more detail. Please be aware that the roundtable track runs parallel with the presentation track.
Thursday, May 23:
- 14:00 – Early Registration
Early registration will kick off at 14:00 for those who’re arriving a little more in advance of the event. You’ll be able to pick up your access pass and swag a little earlier if you want to do .
- 18:00 – Dinner With A Dev
This year’s Dinner With A Dev is going to be something special. On Thursday evening, those with tickets to this special event will board the MV John Cadman II for a four-hour cruise of Darling Harbour on the opening night of Vivid Sydney. A three-course meal and open bar (beer, wine and soft drinks) are included in the price. What better way to talk serious spaceship business with the dev team?
Attendees will embark from No 1 King Street Darling Harbour at 6pm and disembark again at 10pm.
Friday, May 24:
- 08:00 – Registration
Event day registration kicks off at 08:00 for those who know that this time of the day exists. Early birds will be able to pick up their passes in the morning!
- 10:00 - Welcome to EVE Down Under
Join Chiimera and the EDU crew for an introduction to EVE Down Under 2019, and a look back over the history of the event.
- 11:00 – Beyond The Friendship Machine
Enjoying his first trip to EVE Down Under, CCP Hellmar is here to speak about The Friendship Machine that is the EVE Community, and what makes it tick.
- 12:00 – EVE Keynote
As we roll toward EVE Online: Invasion, the summer expansion for EVE Online, CCP Mimic is here to share a little more detail about what pilots can expect.
- 13:00 – Lunch Break
Time to rest and recuperate, grab a bite to eat and maybe a beverage or two…
- 14:00 – Audio & Graphics: Invaders & Invasions
In this presentation, CCP Antiquarian will be taking a dive into the audio and graphics that we'll see arriving with EVE Online: Invasion and the creative team responsible for shiny stuff!
- 15:00 – A Journey, From Alpha To Omega
A Journey, Alpha to Omega follows the progression of a skilled Alpha pilot starting with a 50m ISK bankroll on their path to omega account status and beyond over a 4-week period.
- 15:00 – Art Of EVE Roundtable
Join CCP Antiquarian for this roundtable focused on the beauty and art of EVE and what you, the community would like to see in future.
- 15:30 - Hearts, Minds and Mechanics
Sometimes the most important conversations are the hardest to have. Mom Bellicose is here to share a message well-being and maybe even some advice on game mechanics!
- 16:00 – The Glorious CCP AMA - EVE Down Under Edition
Check out The Glorious CCP AMA - EVE Down Under Edition for your chance to ask the devs in attendance all your fun and messed up questions.
Saturday, May 25:
- 11:00 – Data Down Under
Join Dark Ra... errr... CCP Larrikin as he looks at the data behind our Australian Community's activity, and what's up in the AU Timezone in New Eden.
- 12:00 – EVE Offline
An overview of the third-party tools available to assist pilots with improving their EVE Experience presented by Crypta Electrica, including communication management, intelligence reporting, asset management and market analysis tools.
- 12:00 – Data Roundtable
Come chat with CCP Larrikin in this roundtable about the data that drives EVE, the economy, and what you'd like to see reflected in the Monthly Economic Report.
- 13:00 – Lunch Break
Nom nom nom…
- 14:00 - EVE Invasion Tournament Series - Eve Down Under Finals
This slot in the schedule is reserved for all the shenanigans we've come to expect from the EVE Invasion Tournament Series, as we look to see who'll be joining our victors from EVEsterdam and EVE Russia at Fanfest 2020!
- 14:00 – Little Things Roundtable
CCP karkur will be on hand in this round table to chat with you about all the little things in EVE that would make quality of life a little better. Got ideas for small tweaks and changes? Come share them!
- 17:00 – EVE Down Under Closing Ceremony
Join CCP Dopamine and a selection of the devs attending EVE Down Under for the closing ceremony of EDU 2019, where we'll look back over the event, and a look forward to what's coming up on the rest of the EVE Invasion World Tour!
- 21:00 – Saturday Party At Café Del Mar
The main party of EVE Down Under 2019 will take place at the wonderful Café del Mar. The venue boasts an enormous wrap around terrace with an inspiring view, comfortable lounges and a feature bar. Access to this party is included in the price of your EDU access pass, so come along and share a few drinks!
The event will include a free selection of canapes for two hours and beverages for three hours.
Sunday, May 26:
- 10:00 – Hangover Recovery Brunch!
After what’s no doubt going to be a epic few days, some rest and recuperation is going to be needed. The venue for this event is still to be confirmed, but more information will be available soon!
For those who can’t make it to EVE Down Under, a selection of the content from the event will be produced and live streamed by our awesome friends at EDU on their twitch channel, in association with the dream team from Streamfleet!
The Streamfleet team will also be on hand to make sure that all the presentation sessions are recorded, so keep an eye on social media for more updates when the videos are available!
As with all of the events so far on the EVE Invasion World Tour schedule, pilots attending EVE Down Under will receive three SKINs unique to the event, in celebration of the Australian community and their amazing contribution to sixteen years of player narrative in New Eden as well as EVE Invasion World Tour t-shirts too.
The regular EVE Down Under Store will also make an appearance, with all manner of goodies on offer!
Returning to Australia with the biggest ever contingent of EVE Devs we’ve seen on the island is going to be awesome, and we’re looking forward to welcoming hundreds of pilots from the region to EVE Down Under 2019.
We’re super stoked to fly on over and be among some of the most colourful and hardcore EVE players out there (just don’t ask us about moving downtime!)
We can’t wait to see you guys when we touch down for one of the most epic and anticipated events of the year!
@CCP_Falcon On Behalf Of The EVE Invasion World Tour Team
Monthly Economic Report - April 2019 (10 days ago)
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EVE Is Sixteen! (17 days ago)
Another incredible milestone and another awesome year built on the shoulders of epic player narrative and emergent gameplay from the finest community in online gaming!
New Eden continues its march toward the third decade and thanks to the support, dedication and passion that our pilots have for EVE, the universe is looking more beautiful and compelling than ever before.
Sixteen years on, your relentless pursuit for glory in the constantly churning cycle of creation and destruction in New Eden still provides us with new challenges. Sixteen years on, here at CCP we still watch in awe as we see our community break records and create stories the likes of which the games industry has never seen before.
New Eden lives and breathes for our community, and more importantly, because of our community.
Here at CCP, we can design as many spaceships, release as many features, or tweak as many numbers as we like, but it’s capsuleers out there across the globe that are the heart, soul and lifeblood of EVE Online.
As part of reaching out to as many pilots as possible in celebration this year, we’re on the road for the EVE Invasion World Tour and we’ve just completed the second leg in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The next stop on the itinerary will be Sydney, Australia for EVE Down Under from May 23-26.
Now that we’ve hit the milestone of sixteen years, we’d love for as many of you to come celebrate with us as we travel for the world tour.
Events are already selling out, so if you’d like to come talk spaceships, raise a glass to New Eden and party with the EVE Dev Team across the world, be sure to head on over to the EVE Invasion World Tour website for more details.
And of course, as we announced this weekend at EVE Russia, we’re gearing up for the emergence of a new threat in New Eden, as the Triglavian Collective prepares to test the mettle of capsuleers across the cluster.
You can find out more about EVE Online: Invasion, the summer expansion for EVE Online that’s coming on May 28 in this announcement devblog.
You should also keep your eyes on the news for more in depth details on what’s coming over the course of the next few weeks.
As part of the celebration of sixteen years of epic community events, player narrative and awesome content, we’re also hosting the XVI Anniversary celebrations, with Society of Conscious Thought hulls, exclusive XVI Anniversary SKINs, lore trinkets, Permaband SKINs and apparel and a whole bounty of Skill Points available to pilots who log in between now and May 20.
Be sure to log in and claim your rewards so you don’t miss out on all that training time!
As we roll though EVE Invasion World Tour venues this year, we’re set for another seven months of celebrations that focus around all things EVE community, and we can’t wait to see how the rest of the World Tour rolls out.
Here at CCP, we’re finding renewed focus and commitment to all kinds of balance and quality of life work, with the aim of powering into the third decade of EVE side by side with our incredible community.
If you’re reading this and are taking a little respite from New Eden or are thinking about whether it’s the right time to take your first steps into New Eden, there’s never been a better time to kick off your career or return to the fold, with a whole host of rewards on offer as we celebration sixteen years of player narrative and heritage.
As always, it’s hard to find the words to express our thanks for your continued dedication to the EVE Universe and the passion and support that we see in so many of our players around the globe on both Tranquility and Serenity.
We’re incredibly humbled by the tenacity of our pilots and their love for New Eden, and we can’t wait to see what lies on the path toward the third decade of EVE Online.
From all of us, to all of you, endless love and our most sincere gratitude for your continued passion for all things EVE!
The Invasion Is Coming – May 28th (19 days ago)
The festivities at EVE Russia are well underway. As part of the celebrations on this leg of the EVE Invasion World Tour, we’re delighted to announce EVE’s next major expansion, EVE Online: Invasion. You won’t have long to wait until it arrives, as it launches later this month on May 28th!
Capsuleers across the cluster will be faced with an invasion on a scale the likes of which New Eden has never seen before, as the Triglavian threat becomes more real than ever.
With new visuals, new content and new system-wide effects, the unpredictability and danger of abyssal deadspace is set to begin spilling into known space. What will be the consequences?
In addition to an increase and ever expanding Triglavian threat, capsuleers can look forward to three all-new tech II Triglavian hulls: the Nergal class Assault Frigate, the Draugur class Command Destroyer and the Ikitursa class Heavy Assault Cruiser. These will be accompanied by new mutaplasmid groups for Damage Controls, Assault Damage Controls and both Ancillary Shield and Armor repairers, adding even more tactical options to ship fitting in EVE.
EVE Online: Invasion also brings further long-awaited updates to the war declaration system, building on changes that have been in progress since December and over the course of the last four releases, with improvements to mutual wars, as well as simplification to the cost of wars with a simple flat fee for all war declarations replacing the previous complicated formula for calculating costs.
An overhaul of The Agency is also arriving with the Invasion expansion, with a focus on making content and activities in New Eden more discoverable and accessible to both new and established pilots alike. The Agency will see the return of the agent finder, as well as a visual overhaul to make activities, resource gathering and exploration clearer and more concise.
Of course, EVE Online: Invasion will also contain a whole range of quality of life fixes and improvements too, with improvements to the station services user experience and interface, as well as balance pass for the Triglavian Damavik class frigate, and tweaks to Electronic Warfare drones.
To round off balance changes, there’ll also be improvements to Tech II ammunition, allowing faction, storyline and officer weapons to utilize it.
We’re super excited to watch the landscape of New Eden take another step in its sixteen-year long evolution on May 28th. We can’t wait to see how all New Eden’s capsuleers engage with the new content that’s coming your way soon!
There’ll be more information about EVE Online: Invasion in the coming weeks, with a refresh of EVE Updates coming soon, and full patch notes the week before release.
Keep your eyes on the news and dev blogs feeds if you’d like to know more!
And of course, here's a shot from the incredible venue over at EVE Russia in St Petersburg where the second leg of the EVE Invasion World Tour is currently ongoing!
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