Siberian Squads join the Imperium


After leaving Legacy Coalition and the PAPI mega-coalition at the end of January, former DeadCo alliance Siberian Squads [SB-SQ] has joined the Imperium. The news broke just before 1600 EVE-time with the following announcement from The Mittani:

SIBERIAN SQUADS JOINS THE IMPERIUM: It is a great honor to welcome Hanzo Viper and his alliance Siberian Squads to the Imperium. We got to know Hanzo and his skilled crew back when they were part of Deadco. They impressed us back then, and have continued to do so while being on the opposing side of this war; when Sibsq left Legacy several weeks ago, I immediately extended them an offer to join the Imperium – and I am delighted that they have accepted. Their bravery and warlike spirits impress me greatly, choosing to join us and moving directly to the front line of the hottest war in the history of gaming thus far.

Hanzo is a fantastic FC and as he is based in Siberia, he and his people will be reinforcing our cn/rus timezones. Siberian Squads will be settling in Querious and working with our allies and squads in that area to take the fight to the enemy. Welcome to our new brothers and sisters!

It remains to be seen what this reversal means in terms of morale and momentum in the war.

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  • oh wow

    February 6, 2021 at 9:57 PM
  • kwnyupstate .

    Each group that leaves papi is win for imperium and when they join imperium it is double win.

    February 6, 2021 at 10:43 PM
  • Guilford Australis

    A fine addition to The Imperium.

    It is ironic that TEST’s Reddit squad spent months trying to poach corporations and alliances from The Imperium at the start of this war, but in reality all the noteworthy changes have gone in the other direction.

    February 6, 2021 at 10:59 PM
    • Garreth Vlox Guilford Australis

      It just goes to show that it doesn’t matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, people can see a loser for what they are and don’t want to be associated with failure.

      February 7, 2021 at 5:56 AM
  • Garreth Vlox

    Boy is the papi narrative that the imperium is on the ropes and dying taking some hits lately.

    February 6, 2021 at 11:04 PM
  • Simon Chui

    Ah, Sib Squad has found the real Delve, aka the friends made along the way.

    February 7, 2021 at 12:15 AM
    • Garreth Vlox Simon Chui

      So one could argue that test found the real delve, aka the friends they LOST along the way?

      February 8, 2021 at 2:37 AM
  • William Doe

    Imagine if BRAVE decided to leave Legacy and dare I say join the Imperium? OK that’s not likely to happen, but that’d be a pretty funny set of events.

    February 7, 2021 at 2:33 AM
    • Deni'z von Meanace William Doe

      Imagine if China folks finally decide that’s this war goes to disaster for PAPI and leave them for good to make their own business.

      February 7, 2021 at 5:03 AM
      • Garreth Vlox Deni'z von Meanace

        You mean like how FRAT picked up and went north to deal with the Freemen of the North and left test to stew in the juices of their own failure?

        February 7, 2021 at 5:38 AM
        • William Doe Garreth Vlox

          Best part is that FRAT don’t give two fucks about what happens to TEST win or lose at the end of this war. They’ll head back down south after dealing with the Northmen and resume their revenge campaign on Legacy or more specifically AoM.

          February 7, 2021 at 7:04 AM
        • Deni'z von Meanace Garreth Vlox

          Yes, you are correct, they just said to them – hey, we have something more important than yours wet dreams Vily. Hopefully they won’t come back in the same numbers since they want to hold what they have and keep extending what they have plans onto.

          February 7, 2021 at 11:30 AM
          • Garreth Vlox Deni'z von Meanace

            For FRAT this was a war of convenience and it just stopped being convenient with the freemen making a ply for FRAT space. WinterCo. is now also fucking off back to the east to defend their holdings. And with Sib squad having left recently, and Red alliance leaving Winter before them and the watchmen collapsing Test’s endless horde is starting to look a little thinner all of a sudden.

            February 8, 2021 at 2:44 AM
          • Deni'z von Meanace Garreth Vlox

            That’s the problem of Legacy mindset, they thought that things would be stagnat for a decade or whatever so they could run their invasion in a slo-mo and hold “Coalition” higly motivated for thst long. But life is life and the dynamic of changes influenced on thise who have alredy left or finally realized that things don’t look so bright for them as few months back.

            February 8, 2021 at 4:25 AM
  • Alaric Faelen

    Are they English speakers? I love fleeting with people from far off places and just chatting in comms. One of my favorite things about Eve is meeting people from all over the world.

    February 7, 2021 at 6:29 AM
  • Andy Preston

    Love the spin as always on the recent Mittani show – Siberian Squad left because they wasnt anything going on in their time zone, which wasn’t true, they just didn’t bother turning up.
    One of their bigger corps left – was asked if they wanted to join test given they were leaving anyway, they said no, which was fine – and that’s literally it.
    Mittani spin? – we pissed off the Russians so they’re now after our blood and want to throw down with goons. Literal bullshit.

    The real truth will be much isk involved in an attempt to save your asses. Along with all the mercs etc you’ve been hiring which have made no difference. Reaching guys… you’re reaching.

    February 7, 2021 at 10:40 AM
    • George Ewing Andy Preston

      Our intel is better than your hating. Good luck with losing the war.

      February 7, 2021 at 4:24 PM
      • Andy Preston George Ewing

        Said the group doing literally nothing this evening while we roll you

        February 7, 2021 at 6:37 PM
        • Garreth Vlox Andy Preston

          I love how you guys call setting ihubs timers “rolling” when its you setting the timers, but when its us setting timers it doesn’t matter.

          February 7, 2021 at 7:43 PM
          • George Ewing Garreth Vlox

            PAPI has no real understanding of geo-tactical planning and thus sees anything ‘lost’ as the end of the world.

            February 8, 2021 at 6:06 PM
    • Guilford Australis Andy Preston

      I seem to recall another Russian alliance you pissed off that did, in fact, leave your coalition to fight alongside The Imperium. Sometime, oh, about three months ago. (Hint: It rhymes with “Red Alliance”).

      You don’t seem to have much luck accommodating Russian groups, and it doesn’t help that you disparage these very active communities by claiming “they just didn’t bother turning up.” One might just wonder why they chose other allies.

      February 7, 2021 at 5:08 PM
      • Andy Preston Guilford Australis

        Hmm, not sure that actually replies to what I’ve said? Who gives a fuck about accommodating Russian groups. They chose you guys because you don’t turn up either. 2000 in fleet tonight boys, not a fucking sign of you anywhere. 150 caps sat waiting in just one fleet. Where are you goons?
        Come on, I’ll brace myself for your excuses 😂😂😂

        February 7, 2021 at 6:36 PM
        • Guilford Australis Andy Preston

          You said “Mittani spin? – we pissed off the Russians so now they want to throw down with the Goons. Literal bullshit.”

          By all means let me know if you need me to explain how you pissing off two Russian alliances and tossing them into an alliance with your enemies fails to respond to your comment, cretin.

          February 7, 2021 at 8:02 PM
          • Andy Preston Guilford Australis

            Because as I pointed out… we didn’t piss them off you fucking idiot. This is why I shouldn’t talk to goons, small brains…

            February 8, 2021 at 9:16 AM
          • George Ewing Andy Preston

            Go back to reddit where they believe your bullshit 🙂

            February 8, 2021 at 6:07 PM
          • Andy Preston George Ewing

            Pretty sure reddit is where goons whine about “papi not winning quick enough”. You’ve not taken a decent fight in two weeks. Where are your fcs? Goons are in crisis and you’re being lied to by the spin doctors to stop the fail cascade. You’ve just lost sov in M2.
            It’s all over boys. The collapse is coming 👍😜

            February 8, 2021 at 8:54 PM
          • Garreth Vlox Andy Preston

            “You’ve not taken a decent fight in two weeks. Where are your fcs?” Waiting for you to a pick a fight worth having. Sorry but doing morale fleets to shoot our faction forts 20 jumps behind your lines isn’t going to get you a fight unless you do it at a time when a bored FC wants something to do.

            February 10, 2021 at 8:50 PM
          • Andy Preston George Ewing

            Danger Dave, Lazarus, Elo has left, John Hartley is basically afk, Asher runs ares fleets, youre fucked. 😘

            February 8, 2021 at 8:58 PM
          • Garreth Vlox Andy Preston

            LOL, you’re about to die from Kool-Aid poisoning. We have enough FC’s to go around which enables our people to take breaks when they need them

            February 10, 2021 at 8:49 PM
          • Garreth Vlox Andy Preston

            ” small brains..” Says the side who has a mascot that is a literal T-Rex…

            February 10, 2021 at 8:48 PM
          • Andy Preston Garreth Vlox

            You’ve literally gone down and replied to every one of my replies, you sad little fanboy.

            February 10, 2021 at 9:02 PM
          • Garreth Vlox Andy Preston

            What can I say? When I see someone verbally diarrhea all over a forum page I feel obligated to call each and every individual shitpost out. At least I put more effort into my post than you did just downvoting me because you can’t actually form an argument, must be that small brain syndrome you were talking about causing you posting issues.

            February 10, 2021 at 9:04 PM
        • Deni'z von Meanace Andy Preston

          Is that the first time for the last month you’ve nustered 2k pilots with 150 caps alongside? Right after SQ left and sweety pair of pgl&vily been mad about gave an order to massive cta?

          February 7, 2021 at 8:52 PM
          • Andy Preston Deni'z von Meanace

            It’s literally every CTA we do this, every single one

            February 8, 2021 at 9:15 AM
          • Deni'z von Meanace Andy Preston


            February 8, 2021 at 12:03 PM
          • Garreth Vlox Andy Preston

            LOL, you didn’t even get HALF as many people to show up to kill the 1-smeb keep as you did the NOL keep, your numbers are tanking, move of your blues move home every day to put out the fires started by random dudes in their home space.

            February 10, 2021 at 8:51 PM
          • Andy Preston Deni'z von Meanace

            You’re trying too hard

            February 8, 2021 at 4:28 PM
          • Deni'z von Meanace Andy Preston

            Nah, it’s just power of your imagination since your deny to accept the reality arround you.

            February 8, 2021 at 8:16 PM
    • Garreth Vlox Andy Preston

      “Along with all the mercs etc you’ve been hiring which have made no difference. ”
      The hear from the fires of your home regions is keeping delve warm, so they must to be making some kind of difference.

      February 7, 2021 at 7:42 PM
    • Deni'z von Meanace Andy Preston

      Don’t be insulted much of the SQ left you, these guys have something which called brains so they see where the wind blows.

      February 7, 2021 at 8:58 PM
      • Andy Preston Deni'z von Meanace

        Again in English please?

        February 8, 2021 at 9:15 AM
        • Deni'z von Meanace Andy Preston

          I see enough of your replies you won’t tell anything new to me.

          February 8, 2021 at 12:05 PM
    • Moomin Amatin Andy Preston

      Thank you for confirming that trapi tried to poach yet another corp of a “valued ally”. Seeing what trapi is doing to the small guy is heart breaking. Alliance after alliance being bled dry and abused to sate trapi’s desire for fame and rental income.

      February 7, 2021 at 10:47 PM
  • Michael Porter

    There’s still A LONG road ahead. PAPI can put forth the idea that they’re winning, but Goonswarm has lost all of its Sov in the past. They’ll be fighting TEST for the next 10 years, in whatever capacity they are able.

    February 7, 2021 at 4:44 PM
  • Jangles

    Hanzo Viper is a nice guy and a very good fc and we all know the russians in eve are very good pvpers i think it will make the whole war so much more fun tbh. And to the TEST guys calling them traitors, LOL Pot callin Kettle guys.

    February 7, 2021 at 4:49 PM