Landing in my inbox like one of the new, immensely large Rorqual
industrial ships, I received an email from Valerie "Pann" Massey that
included all sorts of new screenshots and information regarding
upcoming graphical improvements to EVE Online, the upcoming PvP
Championship, and some concept art. The Trinity 2 graphics upgrade
looks amazing, and I urge you all to check out the screenshots!
In other EVE Online news, CCP will be again opening its flood gates to
new recruits and has sent out the clarion call for more employees! Here
it is from the horse's mouth:
actively seeking employees for a veritable cornucopia of
positions in all three CCP offices, but are particularly interested in
spots we have in Atlanta for a web developer, QA lead and programmers.
list of job openings can be perused at href="http://ccpgames.com/jobs.aspx" target="_blank"
Enjoy the new screenshots and take a look at the job openings!
Player Vs. Player
The massive championship
to be broadcast live on the Internet by EVE TV
Iceland and London, England – style="font-style: italic;">August 30, 2007
– CCP Games, one of the world's leading independent game
developers, and creator of leading sci-fi massively multiplayer online
game (MMOG) EVE Online, and MMM Publishing, producer of E-ON magazine
and EVE TV, today announced the start of EVE's Fourth Alliance Player
vs. Player (PVP) Championship. The event will take place over two
consecutive weekends, beginning August 31, 2007, and will host
alliances from all over the EVE Online universe. The
championship will be fully covered by EVE TV, which will broadcast the
whole event on the Internet free of charge.
The Alliance PVP Championship will take place in a colossal in-game
arena where more than 40 teams are expected to compete and demonstrate
their elite fighting skills and tactical expertise. As with real-world
sporting events, fans can watch the action online and support players.
Sixteen matches per day will be streamed from a studio near CCP's
offices in Reykjavik, Iceland with commentary provided by experienced
EVE Online players. In the studio, veteran EVE combat pilots will be
joined by the game's developers, sharing observations and expert
knowledge about the ships that are fielded, how they've been equipped
and the tactics employed by the commanders of each team.
This is a multi-stage championship with eight brackets, similar to the
Soccer World Cup. The 40 teams are divided into eight round-robin
groups, with the top two in each progressing to the knockout phase,
which involves four single-elimination rounds including the
final. The final four alliances earn loyalty points, and the
top three alliances receive medals, loyalty points and pilot bonuses.
"The Alliance PVP Championship is a highly anticipated event for the
EVE Online community as it is their Olympics in combat and gives new
and smaller alliances a chance to earn respect, a very valuable
commodity in EVE Online," said Lína
Ingvarsdóttir, a producer at CCP Games. "The championship
demonstrates everything that makes EVE what it is: extensive teamwork
in preparation and execution, high-level strategy and planning and
gut-wrenching PVP. With a new format and revised rules, the
championship promises to be even more diverse and exciting than ever
Previous tournaments have attracted close to 20,000 simultaneous
viewers from across the world and have led to the creation of a weekly
pay-per-view EVE Online show that features news, views, events and
discussion from the massive EVE Online universe. The Alliance PVP
Championship will be broadcast on EVE TV free of charge from 3:00pm to
9:00pm GMT. Both the weekly show and the Tournament can be
enjoyed by logging on to http://eve-online.tv.
About the Alliance PVP
For details of the rules and regulations of the Alliance Tournament,
please visit href="http://myeve.eve-online.com/events/alliances/tournament/rules.asp?t=4">http://myeve.eve-online.com/events/alliances/tournament/rules.asp?t=4.
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