Back by popular demand; The Anger Games II

2017-03-05

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!

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Comments

  • Pew Pew

    1. This is awesome, thanks to everyone putting work into this because this kind of thing is what makes EVE great.

    2. I have no time to put into this so sorry for being an ideas guy but

    something I’ve always wanted to see from EVE tournaments is an edit after the fact. So when the tournament is over go back and get all the footage. Find some aspiring director / film school student in the imperium and get a couple of commentators and then cut together a 1 or 1.5 hour version of what happened.

    Only show the best matches, cut the match when it’s been decided. Make sure there is no dead air in the commentary. Put some graphics on it. Tell the story of tournament as a sort of documentary. Put a little bit of explanation.

    For example “in this match team A tries a tinker strategy. A tinker means trying to stay in a compact unbreakable ball frantically repairing all incoming damage. Will they manage to stay together or will they shatter like so many tinkers in the past?”

    Because you know what they are going to do you can explain, in advance, what each time is trying to do and then the audience will understand whether it works or not.

    Anyway yeah, as I say, lame from me just to suggest it and not have the skills and time to do it. However a high quality after edit which is watchable in one go might get a really good audience / some games media coverage as it’s easier for the outside world to engage when all the rough edges have been smoothed off.

    Good luck with everything 🙂

    March 5, 2017 at 12:17 PM
    • Sothas1l Pew Pew

      Hey man, feedback is feedback, right?^^

      We looked into doing something like this before, but it does take up alot of time. Maybe I’ll find someone that needs some exercise in video editting to do it (like myself, I got a bit rusty). No promisses, but if someone wants to cut something together, let me know and you’ll have ym support!

      March 6, 2017 at 11:24 PM
    • SkepticNerdGuy Pew Pew

      I really like this idea. I need to make sure I’m actually recording in 1080 this time not 720 like a scrub.

      March 8, 2017 at 9:11 AM
  • NOisER

    What do you mean when write “Elite groups will not be welcome, they already have their own special events”? How do you will depend “ELITE” group or not? top 1 in AT, or top 32 in AT?
    Arent you afraid that in this case you artificially understate level of the event.

    March 5, 2017 at 3:32 PM
    • Jump Clone NOisER

      Sounds easy to get : if you participate, you’re not elite 🙂

      March 5, 2017 at 5:53 PM
    • Sothrasil NOisER

      Hey, it’s me, your friendly angry german (also known as Sothrasil)

      I’ll make decisions on who can join with a team on a case to case basis. Asher Elias helps me with the decision process, but I think it’s easier to describe what we want than who we let in: a fun tournament with win chances for everyone, that gets more people involved in the tournament scene. Most of all: if you’re interested, come talk to me, we can find a way.

      March 6, 2017 at 11:10 PM
    • Sothas1l NOisER

      I was too dumb to login first, so heres my answer again, maybe not stuck in moderation this time 😛

      I’ll make decisions on who can join with a team on a case to case basis. Asher Elias helps me with the decision process, but I think it’s easier to describe what we want than who we let in: a fun tournament with win chances for everyone, that gets more people involved in the tournament scene. Most of all: if you’re interested, come talk to me, we can find a way.

      March 7, 2017 at 11:39 AM
  • Nikolai Mazinkov

    Let me know if you need help or ideas on the execution or pre-event work. RvB went public with our old in-house tourney last year, and we definitely had some good stuff and lessons learned. Hope to field a team as well. Thanks for also stepping out for another public community-driven tourney.

    March 21, 2017 at 5:42 AM
    • Sothas1l Nikolai Mazinkov

      Thanks for the offer, but our pre-event work is pretty much done.

      We would love to have you with a team though, send me an eve-mail to Sothrasil if you’re interested!

      March 21, 2017 at 9:38 AM
      • Nikolai Mazinkov Sothas1l

        will do, forming now 🙂

        March 21, 2017 at 5:10 PM
  • Nikolai Mazinkov

    nvm 🙂

    March 23, 2017 at 1:15 PM