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60 seconds with – Power Ducks

We caught up with Power Ducks captain LL Anum before they enter the final weekend of the Minor League, and play their last 2 matches this season. Sitting just off the bottom of the league table, they can still cause upsets in the final standings.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your team name?

Our team is made up of pilots from Lazerhawks, with the team name being a parody of our corp name. We very nearly went with Anum’s Angles but my ego just isn’t there yet.

As a new team to the Championship your team earned their place here by participating in the EVE_NT Cup. If things stay as they are, would your team enter another EVE_NT Cup to qualify for next season?

Definitely. We’ve been enjoying it so far and I feel like minor league is a good place for a new team such as ourselves.

Your team recently played and beat 2nd in the league, Sudden Otters, in quite convincing fashion. A strong team that had only previously lost to Exodunks. What did you do to prepare for this match?

Lots of practice, and a little meta gaming. With one of each logi banned, the blue team (Otters) can lock red team (Ducks) out of the preferred logi since they have first cruiser pick. This basically forces red team to have an off-tank frigate pick or fly a logiless team. We had practiced and theory-crafted against this kind of play, so I was pretty sure how the rest of the picks and bans would go as soon as Otters used their first ban on a logi cruiser. By picking slasher we feigned a shield team, encouraging Otters to commit to a shield team and take the osprey, allowing us to take an armour team, which we feel is stronger.

One more week to go, and 2 more matches – Offline and Templis – where do you expect to finish in the league table?

I don’t claim to be an expert statistician but I think the numbers speak for themselves:

Following the current trend, I can say with confidence that we will win 150% of our next matches. This would probably put us into the top 4 and dump us into a very grueling major league.

Can you see yourselves winning any dominations in these last 2 matches?

Totes.

Your team has made use of nearly your entire roster, with 2 players having played more matches than yourself (some of the player roster data includes the EVE_NT Cup matches). Will you continue this trend or have you got a core set of pilots now?

I live in Australia so matches are very early on a Monday morning, making it a challenge to attend without throwing RL into the dumpster. We definitely have a reliable core of pilots on the team, but we cycle in other players who are well practiced for certain roles.

Is there anyone you would like to give a shout out to for any reason?

Massive shout out to all the EVE_NT staff for running a really good competition. There’s a ton of work that goes into tournaments and it’s awesome to see players do it for our enjoyment. CCP have also been awesome. Logibro has been great sorting out the Thunderdome server for us, as well as the CCP art guys for designing some bitchin’ IGC skins.

EVE_NT Cup – An EVESports intro

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.

EVE_NT Cup Announcement

Hi eveSports fans!

Have you been an EVE_NT Championship spectator and felt you could do just as well as those teams? Fancy a hand at being a team captain yourself? Well we have the opportunity for you! We would like to announce the first EVE_NT Cup!

EVE_NT Cup will run on the weekend of January 21-22nd 2017. This will be a first-come first serve cup with a maximum of 32 places which will determine which teams will be offered spots in our EVE_NT Championship Minor league.

To apply you will need to register a minimum of 8 players, maximum of 15. Each player must have an active TQ omega account and cannot have signed up for another team in the Championship (CCP will verify). To enter the EVE_NT Cup team captains must pay a deposit of 3 plex (to ensure attendance) plus an additional two (so 5 in total) which will be used as prizes for the top teams. The top 6 teams of the Cup will be offered a place in the Minor League season, so as well as making yourself available for the cup you must also have the following dates clear in your calendar – Feb 5th, Feb 19th, March 5th & March 19th.

The prizes for the Cup will be determined by the size of the prize pool, the current plan is to award prizes to the top 8 teams. Rules and fittings for the cup will be the same as rules for Season 2 of the Championship and announced no later than one week before the tournament (the format will be very similar).

To sign up to the EVE_NT Cup fill out this form here.

Deadline for sign-ups is the January 7th. You do not need to pay the deposit until instructed.