Tag: team

60 seconds with – Make Amarr Great Again

The team that memes well, Make Amarr Great Again spared some time to answer some questions. Team Captain aria Yatolila joined by THE WHOLE TEAM – took some time to meme the crap out of this.

Let’s start with the obvious, tell us about yourself and that team logo? Why?

It took us two hours to debate about this answer, we wrote a story, deleted it and argued in a constructive way that only the TEST local can match, simply the Logo was just a collaborative event and we didn’t give much thought to it, we are the former Khanid Champion team from the Amarr Championship, we fought under the banner of WL for the AT and made MAGA for the Tyrian trophy and now EVE_NT. As for the logo I first made a brick with lasers, I added 1600 plate with sexy hair, but something was missing, then along on the discussion, suddenly an idea, “What If we Add Chessur ?”, there is no real explanation to these, the answer was “Just let it happen”. I put chessur, and the magic happen, it worked, it lives, what else than Chessur can make Amarr great again ? Only God know.

Your next 2 matches are against Nasty Boyz (EVE_NT Cup winners) and Sudden Otters (2nd in Minor League table). How do you plan to beat these teams?

We have been studying the mysterious ways of the HML bellicose and believe in the power of bringing the shittiest cruiser in the tournament. In case of a ((((specific)))) HML meta 4 bellicose ban against us, The vigil should be good enough.

Where do you see yourselves finishing this season?

Feeding does not allow to lose points so I know that reaching the bottom will be very difficult.

Do you guys compete in any other eSports and if so how do the formats compare (the RvB Tyrion Trophy)?

We have a Dota team but we don’t win due to teammates feeders, In regards to EVE we memed the whole RvB Tyrian trophy with full Amarr comps and got defeated only once by a mirror.

The AT was only esport when you could bring unlimited amount of AT ship on field.

On a more serious note we wrote a full AAR with video about the Tyrian trophy which is available on reddit, in short, not having access to battleship and being more a cruiser size tournament is very different with different tactics, but I feel that it was more easy to fly full dps comp for example. (reddit post at bottom of page)

Your team has made use of hulls outside the Amarr option available, but what has been your favourite non-Amarr hull this season?

This is a pretty difficult question here, a lot of non Amarr hull are very strong, Hyperion, Ferox or Exequror to just name a few of them, but i think ultimately that the Bouncer I is the strongest one across the available ship, including the Amarr one.

Would you change anything about the format of the championship?

The Amarr championship was a great example of why allowing racial ecm in a single race tournament was a healthy metagame, EVE_NT should take example from the whole first week of this event by only allowing Amarr hull with at least two racial jammer being used on each ship. An alternative would be to allow only exclusive (aka AT) ship to be fielded, but they can be only fitted with meta 1, 2, and 3.

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

Shoutout to gorski car who is the best captain and CSM having done neither for the past 2 years.

 

To Damassys Kadesh for being unable to use anything else than lasers and Missiles afters playing for 10 years.

 

The slackbot for messaging in general a bunch of meme each time I wrote “Chessur”

 

slackbot Custom Response [13:37 PM] I was mining veldspar in an apocalypse when Chessur came into the belt, flying his Scorch XL Nano Fitted with a 50000 MN Microwarpdrive II, I tried to escape but he tackled me by the force of his will, I fought back but his piloting skills were too high tiers for me, my Miners II weren’t able to hit him at all – highest tiers piloting. I was doomed to face my destiny of being ganked by the sexiest Meme alive when I remembered my Caldari legacy, I dropped my EC-666, It was very close because they are slow and clumsy, except the one who have his 1600 plate offline, once they were at 200 km from the fight, they uncloaked and jammed Chessur unsuccessfully unlike the Exodus’s Griffin, then CHessur had a Socket closed.

Then as I was warping away, I noticed that I had – 0 hull points left, and CCP Round() appeared in a flash and told the truth, that to bring Miner II online requires 9 power units, but only 11 of the 13,37 units that your power core produces are still available.

He Also told me It was only a dream. I suddenly wake up in the bed.
My beautiful Chessur turns to me in bed and kisses me… his cute smile fills me with happiness… Chessur holds me close as he whispers in my ear, “You know this isn’t real, you’re just a slackbot, you aren’t even real.” “You’re the highest tier pilot.” I keep mumbling…

RvB Tyrian Trophy AAR/VID – Make Amarr Great Again POV from Eve

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.

60 seconds with – Exodunks

Currently sitting second in the Championship Spring 2017 Minor League, Exodunks only have 3 more games to play this season. We sat down with Team Captain, Deyze and line member Wasa Qc for a few quick fire questions:

As a new team to the EVE_NT Championship, how do you feel about the format used, compared to Alliance Tournament?

This tournament is heavily favored on 1 side. Your match is dictated by the ref who flips a coin in the background. This tournament could have been better if it was run by anyone from the USTZ. The tournament should already be over and the prizes given to us

Exodunks have some pretty impressive results, including one domination victory in the EVE_NT Cup and now in the Minor league. Will you be aiming for more dominations in your final 3 matches?

The fact that we are the only team to win on red side shows our dominance in the meta. I find it odd that we keep getting red side every time though and have talked to the tournament organizers multiple times about it. We also have horrible ping AND we have to wake up early in the morning. Park that server in Chicago and we win every tournament in this game. The tick system has no place in actual EVE #Esports.

The minor league has some strong teams this season, some you have already played in the EVE_NT Cup. Would you say any stand out as a clear rival to your team?

The only opponent we have is ourselves. Internal practices are by far the hardest matches we will ever have in our illustrious time as a team. Since we have no rival to push us, we Deyze and Wasa Qc, are announcing this today. “The Alliance known as Exodus will put forward multiple teams next season to provide us with some semblance of a challenge.”

On that note, just how high are your expectations of success? Where do you see your team finishing in the league table?

Is there higher than first? We expect to win so hard we will be crowned winners of the major leagues as well. As we speak every major league team is trying to contact us to figure out what they should run this weekend.

You have so far used about 75% of your teams roster. Will every single player get to play, or do you pick the best pilots for the job at the time?

Whoever wakes up at 5 am in the morning for this god forsaken EUTZ tournament gets to fly. Here in America, the greatest country in the world, we value our time on Sundays. People who show up for the matches are risking damming their soul to hell for all eternity for missing church. Also unless you are a Sudden Death member, you are not flying.

You are a well respected and accomplished Alliance Tournament team and doubtless will take another shot at top 4, if you were CCP, what one thing would change about the tournament compared to last year?

CCP Rise(formally known as Kil2) would run the entire thing. When commentating he will wear a top with a plunging neckline and will not be allowed to shave at least 6 days in advance. The studio will be keep at a moderate 102° to make him sweat. High-Grade Snakes will be allowed only to pilots who fit 5 speed mods to their ship. Exodus will then be allowed to have offgrid links the entire tournament.

Anyone you would like to give a shout-out to for any reason?

Kil2, #blamewasa, Potter’s Mom, Jalep’s Mom, our Afterlife spies and everyone in Black Rise and Placid for being the best PvPers this euro trash game has to offer.

 

 

Exodunks out!