Alliance Tournament XVII: Brackets Update!

2021-08-27

Header art by Cryo Huren

Over the course of the last week, CCP have dropped multiple updates regarding Alliance Tournament Seventeen! First came a combination livestream and dev-blog update on August 20. There, CCP discussed the various alliances who made it into the event, told us how much PLEX was submitted overall, and even covered a major change in the tournament format. They followed up on August 25 with the opening of AT17 advert applications. Those advertisements will play throughout the tournament.

The livestream was done bingo-style on CCP’s twitch channel—you can find CCP’s VOD here—and was hosted by CCP Aurora and CCP Antiquarian. CCP Convict was in the background, filling in the specific brackets on CCP’s challonge.com community, albeit with some initial confusion. Barring the minor livestream hiccups (We still love you, Convict), you can find the Feeder bracket here, and the Main bracket here.

The advertising announcement comes with a set of guidelines for all submissions to follow. Some of the key points to hit are: make sure your submission is exactly 15 seconds long; adverts must be EVE-related; adverts must be suitable for broadcast; adverts must reflect positively on EVE. The full list of advert submission guidelines can be found here, and I hope we see a ton of great adverts!

Starting With The Numbers

This year’s AT came in as the second-most-subscribed Alliance Tournament ever, with a grand total of 75 (SEVENTY-FIVE!) alliances signing up to be involved and compete for some fantastic prizes. Those submissions happened with a grand total of more than 618,000 PLEX submitted as part of the blind auction.

This breakdown sees a total of 24 alliances provided immediate access to AT XVII by invite or silent auction bid. The remaining 51 alliances are entered into the Feeder tournament, which pits those alliances in a series of sudden-death matches.

The Feeder event will take place on the ‘Thunderdome’ tournament server, and all teams will have access to that server for practices in the coming weeks—consult your captains for further details. The Feeder event brackets have also been published, and they are punishing. More scheduling details are expected to be posted soon.

The Bracket Details

The sheer scale of alliances involved has required a major shift in both the feeder and main tournament format; the Feeder tournament will now see teams compete in a single-elimination bracket until sixteen teams remain. Those sixteen teams move forward to the main alliance tournament, shifting the main bracket from 32 to 40 teams. 

The Alliances Involved

CCP provided a full list of alliances with a valid submission, broken down by entrance stage and whether they are headed to the feeder rounds. That list is as follows:

Direct Invites From Alliance Open / Anger Games:

  • Goonswarm Federation
  • HYDRA RELOADED
  • Local Is Primary
  • Templis CALSF
  • The Tuskers Co.
  • WE FORM V0LTA

Successful Silent Auction Bids:

  • Of Sound Mind.
  • Ride My Turtle
  • Wormhole Society
  • A Band Apart.
  • Fancypants Alliance
  • Rote Kapelle
  • Forsaken Empire
  • R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N
  • WAFFLES
  • Esports Petopia
  • Boundary Experts
  • TURBOFEED OR GLORY
  • Deepwater Hooligans
  • The Network
  • VYDRA RELOLDED
  • DarkSide.
  • The Ancients.
  • What Could Possibly Go Wr0ng

These groups are involved in the main tournament outright, with the bracket found here.

Unsuccessful Bids: (these teams are headed to the feeder rounds)

  • Bright Side of Death
  • Dead Terrorists
  • Entropic Thunder
  • Exodus.
  • It Must Be Jelly Cause Jam Don’t Shake
  • Literally Triggered
  • LowSechnaya Sholupen
  • Moist.
  • No Vacancies.
  • Odin’s Call
  • Out of the Blue
  • Outfoxed
  • Prismatic Legion
  • Reckless Contingency
  • Rusty Hyenas Clan
  • Red vs Blue
  • SE7EN-SINS
  • Snuffed Out
  • Stribog Clade
  • Tactical Narcotics Team
  • The Celestial Empire
  • TIME CRIT
  • Ushra’Khan
  • Villore Accords
  • Psychotic Tendencies.
  • RAZOR Alliance
  • Lord of Worlds Alliance
  • The Initiative
  • Toilet Paper.
  • The Minions
  • Dock Workers
  • Hard Knocks Citizens
  • Pandemic HORDE
  • Electus Matari
  • TEST Alliance Please Ignore
  • Already Replaced
  • Concept. Protean
  • NullSechnaya Sholupen
  • Northern Coalition
  • Caladrius Alliance
  • Brave Collective
  • Kitchen Sinkhole
  • Shadow Cartel
  • Spectre Fleet Alliance
  • Wolves Amongst Strangers
  • Arrival.
  • CAStabouts
  • Fraternity.
  • Platinum Sensitivity
  • L A Z E R H A W K S
  • HIDDEN LEAVE VILLAGE NINJA AssAssIN SQUAD eSports

These groups are playing in the single-elimination feeder tournament, with the Feeder Round bracket available here.

Are you a member of a tournament team? If so, how do you feel about your bracket, and where do you think you’ll place? Let us know in the comments below!

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Comments

  • Guilford Australis

    Looks like a solid lineup. Some of the alliances in the feeder round would be interesting additions, as well. I’d like to see what LSH, Snuff, INIT, and even FRT come up with.

    I’ve never really gotten worked up about the AT, but I think we’re all happy to see this come back.

    August 27, 2021 at 1:50 PM
  • Simone Romegialli

    Good luck TNT, hope to see them in the main event

    August 27, 2021 at 6:19 PM
  • J Moravia

    TEST are the best feeders in all of EVE. They should win the feeder rounds for sure!

    August 27, 2021 at 11:56 PM