In the last few months, I have been hooked on watching the tournaments from both CCP and the community. The CCP tournaments are nothing new, Alliance Tournament is firmly established and organised directly by CCP from your in-game alliance. The recent addition of the Thunderdome server has opened up the opportunity for player-organised events. EVE-NT Championship has just finished their 2016 seasons and if you ever wanted in on the action now is your chance.
The EVE-NT Cup – Knock-out Tournament
This will be a 2-day tournament that will act as qualifying for joining the EVE-NT Championship Minor League 2017 Spring Season.
Only the top few slots will be offered a place in the league table, and this tournament is a first come first served basis, capped at 64 teams. The Tournament takes place over the weekend of 21-22nd January 2017, and the sign-up deadline is 7th January.
There is an entry fee for each team that will be used to generate a prize pool for the tournament, which is 5 plex per team. Your team captain will be the main point of contact and they must also complete the sign-up form on the EVE-NT website. You can read the full details and apply here: https://www.eve-nt.uk/eve_nt-cup/
Building an EVEsports team
Teams are only restricted in size, 8 minimum / 15 players max, which makes the 5 plex entry fee’s quite small. You are also not restricted to a corp or alliance, you must simply have an Omega grade clone on Tranquility, and not already be on a team roster in the Championship. So you can share this news with anyone of your friends in EVE, any low sec groups you roam with, current corp or past. Become a captain, form a team.
You will need to know the Championship rules and settings – and the time commitment you are signing your team up for should you win this tournament, or rank high enough to be seeded into the next season’s Minor League. The roster size allows flexibility so not every player has to be able to commit to the scheduled match dates up-front.
What you are up against
The entire EVE-NT Championship 2016 season has been reported in various places, from the EVE-NT website, Reddit, Youtube, and streamed on Twitch. There is a metric fuck-tonne of work that goes into the championship series, with countless hours of support and volunteering from many people. Players registered and on rosters alone is currently 167, over 12 teams.
If you would like to check out the Championship Major and Minor League stats – all of the matches have been compiled here http://arena.eve-nt.uk/championship/
The Arena includes videos of all matches, rosters of participating players, and their individual win ratios. Good luck captains.