After the extremely successful inaugural Imperium Tournament we are very pleased to announce that there will be another one. It would be a lie to say that The Imperium are no strangers to such tournaments. We have virtually no history in them whatsoever. But what we are good at is organising and generally having fun at our own expense. The Imperium also has a long history of helping others to get more out of Eve Online, despite the claims of some.
So without further ado, The Imperium cordially invites the Eve Online community to participate in the second tournament. Yes, this event is open to any group within Eve, but there are going to be restrictions. If you have no or very little tournament experience then you are very welcome to apply. Elite groups will not be welcome, they already have their own special events.
The prizes will generally be reliant on what the generous folks within The Imperium are likely to offer. Given the recent turn of events from CCP, this may just be Rorquals, who knows! But the real prize will be to be involved in something a little different and a chance at brief fame and glory.
The previous tournament resulted in some very good matches and the final match even went to 750% reverse TiDi. Now how often have you seen that in those other lesser quality tournaments? The try hard group “Reavers”, run by the 23rd best FC Asher Elias, won the last tournament with a hard fought for second place coming from “Space Violence”, led by a reluctant Zazad Antollare. Third place finishers were V4DER, pronounced vee-four-der, led by Blade Gondolin. Fourth place has to get a mention as it was Dabigredboat bringing up the rear with “Bomberwaffe”.
The planned format is a double elimination event where the rules have shamelessly stolen from other tournaments and then simplified so that we can understand them. For further information on the rules see here.
“This sounds great, where and when do I sign up?” is surely the question forming in your minds now. You can express your interest by contacting Sothrasil via EVE Mail or the INN Discord. All team applications, including your team roster, must be in by the 5th of April 2017. If you should have any further questions then feel free to get in touch with the event main organiser Sothrasil, who you can find Eve Mail or the INN Discord channel.
So if you want to try your luck in preparation for other tournaments then there really is no better place to start.
The tournament itself will be broadcast on the INN Twitch stream Saturday April 22, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30 between (start time yet to be determined) and (end time also yet to be determined). You can expect a packed show full of pre and post match analysis, apologies for technical errors and general light-hearted humour along the way. Experienced mouthpieces such as Gommel Nox and Jin’taan have already committed to appearing as well as lesser commentators such as Moomin Amatin. So if you want to get involved in that way then feel free to get in touch with the tournament organisers. Or get in touch if you want to help out in any other way such as referees or general helpful people, all are welcome.
General interest is already high with teams expected to come from all over Eve. CVA, QFC, Provi Block, Stain Wagon and Red Menace all tentatively have teams presented. Of course teams from alliances and groups within the Imperium will also be attending. So if you have a desire to just have some fun in a tournament and possibly settle that long-standing Eve grudge at the same time then simply sign up today!