The final rounds of the EVE Online Alliance PvP Tournament VI will be streamed in live video this weekend, as 32 alliances fight their way to the top. It should be tense as any loss means elimination from the tournament.
If you're not familiar with the tournament or even with EVE, that doesn't mean this weekend's live video won't be accessible for you. Really it's all about watching ships fighting in space, although long-time players will have a better angle on what's happening with tactics and setups. We recently interviewed one of the tournament's commentators, Crovan, who's also co-host of The Drone Bay podcast. He explained to us what the tournament is all about, and what makes it such a significant annual event in EVE.
The tournament has been interesting so far; we've already seen a few surprises but we suspect there won't be any assassinations or other acts of retribution, as was the case last week. The qualifying rounds of previous weeks had realtime audio commentary streamed over internet radio stations and in-game via EVE Voice. CCP Games had a quick turnaround in offering footage of the matches on their YouTube page, with some matches even viewable in HD.
The final rounds will be hosted by Stevie SG and CCP Soundwave (jam that transmission!), and the video broadcast will feature player-created ads and sneak peeks of the upcoming Apocrypha expansion. In fact, this will be the first time video footage of the expansion has ever been shown, and EVE developers will be on hand to discuss some of the new features coming with Apocrypha. We've also gotten word that tuning in to the tournament between matches will give you a chance to win ship models and a cache of E-ON magazine issues.
Tuning in to the Alliance Tournament VI Finals should be easy. Just go to: http://www.eve-online.com/evetv/tunein.asp where there will be stream links to use.
Tournament dates and times:
- Saturday February 7th: 14:50 - 21:00 GMT
- Sunday February 8th: 14:50 - 22:00 GMT