June is just around the corner, and if you're an EVE Online
fan, you probably know that the annual Alliance Tournament
isn't far behind. This year's event looks to be bigger and badder than ever before, and it has a couple of new wrinkles to boot.
writes on the newest EVE
dev blog, CCP
used "a highly secret blend of player feedback, meeting room shenanigans, and just a dash of beer [to] come up with some new stuff that will spice things up a bit
." The newness includes a format tweak that owes a bit of inspiration to FIFA World Cup (i.e., a 32-team group competition), and there's also a new banning mechanic that is sure to cause a few chuckles.
Prior to the start of each match, captains will have the option to disqualify a single pilot from the opposing group, and you can almost hear the evil cackling resounding in the CCP offices as Mindstar explains the details. Check them out
on the official EVE