CCP Games holds an annual EVE Online
Alliance PvP Tournament where player organizations face off against one another, live, in a spectacle of explosions, cunning tactics, ... and occasionally betrayal
. This year's Alliance PvP Tournament will mark the seventh annual event. CCP Games
likes to get the players involved in ways beyond being tournament competitors, which is good news for the gamers themselves. Rather than having the developers comment with the play-by-play action, we've mentioned that CCP put out a call to the players, seeking PvP experts to be commentators
. The final choices have been made and CCP announced the names of this year's Alliance Tournament commentators today, and it's clearly an accomplished roster of players.
Crovan (Dark-Rising), of The Drone Bay podcast
fame, will be back again this year. As will Kil2 (coracao ardente), who did a great job last year, and who many players will know from the PvP videos he's released
. Verone, arguably EVE's most well-known pirate
, will apparently be enjoying the tournament as a viewer rather than commentator this year, but his Veto
corpmate Ryas Nia will be on hand at Alliance Tournament VII. Ryas will be joined by two new commentators this year: TeaDaze from Agony Unleashed
(a PvP training school in EVE
) and Trzzbk from GoonFleet
This looks like a great lineup of players chosen to speak during the matches. EVE
Alliance Tournament VII will begin in early September, and will run for three weekends, culminating in the live video broadcast of the finals from Reykjavik.