New WDA, and Tournament’s End

The Third Alliance Tournament is over now, and Band of Brothers has once again won. 🙂 To commemorate this, there’s a new WDA, complete with a friendly jab of course.

The first weekend of the tournament was technically frustrating, since the streaming servers of the live EVE TV feed were acting up. But things were smooth as silk this weekend, at least for me. The people at EVE TV caught a lot of flack from the forum trolls, but every year things keep getting better and better overall. Better coverage, better commentary, better sets… and it’s all due to the people behind it like Xyliana, spiralJunkie, Xod, and the rest of the team.

Great job, folks.

2006 Tournament Ends

Well the 2006 Alliance Tournaments in EVE have finished. In honor of this, I’ve commemorated the occasion as I did last year, with a new comic.

It was an interesting tournament overall, but the semi- and quarter- finals were really a sight to behold. There were some awesome fights, and some great upsets. The finale was a bit underwhelming, shall we say, but it was still great to be able to watch the entire tournament over EVE TV, and to attend the finals in person as a rep for WDA. 🙂

Maybe the lackluster ending to the tournament will make CCP take notice, and either rework the organization and rules of the tournament next year. Alternately, they could simply come up with some kind of more compelling event for everyone to take part in.

EVE TV and the Alliance Tournament

There’s a rather large tournament happening in TV at the moment, and CCP have taken the interesting steps of getting EVE Radio to come and broadcast it all live via streaming video. Very cool, and it runs for about six days through July as the tournament progresses.

About a week ago I was asked by the kind folks there to work up some kind of monologue about Warp Drive Active that could be put to video, and it seems that was broadcast today during one of their segments between matches.

Check out the schedule for the tournament here, and access the live stream here.