As the first 2 days of CCP’s Alliance Tournament XI comes to a close, 16 Alliances are out of the tournament, with 32 alliances on the line. We’re seeing a strong Dominix and Armageddon meta as they’ve gotten reworked, and are more effective with drones and neuts.

We’ve also got to see some entertaining fights such as the Day 1 Match 27 of W-Space vs Mildy Sober, Mildly Sober didn’t realize that some members of their team weren’t allowed to join because they weren’t in the alliance in time, so they decided to bring 6 industrial ships and a thrasher. Day 2 Match 62 Saw Mildly Sober vs The Obsidian Front, this time bringing a more serious team, although they failed to secure a win and was knocked out.

Surprisingly, the 2 most notorious team’s expected to make it pretty far in the tournament were matched up on the first day, Verge of Collapse vs Outbreak. where both used the Dominix meta. Outbreak was knocked to the loser’s bracket after a fairly intense match, where it seemed like there were problems with either their Oneiros Pilot or their target calling. VoC decided to take out Outbreak. battleships, while Outbreak. chose to take out VoC support, leaving a lot of DPS on field. The first match also yielded a ~6Bn+ Isk flagship.

Geddon Loss

Flagship Losses
Match – Ship – Pilot – Alliance – Killers
Day 1 Match 1Armageddon – Tankos Aphelion – SCUM. – Cirlce-Of-Two

Day 2 Match 49Bhaalgorn – XavierVE – Of Sound Mind – SCUM.

Day 2 Match 50Armageddon – Guillieme Lohran – CAStabouts – R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N

Day 2 Match 52Vindicator – Ivanrus – Wormhole Holders – Perihelion Alliance

Day 2 Match 63Vindicator – Larf1986 – Dead Terrorists – Sadistica Alliance

If anyone finds any others, feel free to post. Its terrible combing through ~16 pages of killmails, I’m sure I missed one.

Schedule can be found here
Bracket can be found here
Rules can be found here
Stream on can be found here

The matches will start up again on July 27/28 at roughly 15:00 eve time, and the final matches will take place on August 3/4.

– Stickz


  1. BobFromMarketing

    Would be nice to see a synopsis of each match instead of just links and perhaps a summary of notable matches.

    July 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm Reply
    1. Whitmore

      Totally agree

      July 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm Reply
    2. Stickzability

      A synopsis of each match would kind of be boring. And doing it on 64 matches for the first weekend? Kind of a lot. I think watching the match is much more effective. Would you like to read “Oh well, ship x blew up, then ship y blew up.” Also, “notable” matches would be hard to determine, I don’t know what everyone wants to read, I just gave a list of some shiny ships that got blown up, and an alliance or two.

      July 24, 2013 at 10:51 pm Reply
      1. BobFromMarketing

        A blurb about how each flagship met their end and at what time in the video we can find it is boring? I disagree.

        July 25, 2013 at 2:11 am Reply
        1. samualvimes

          Yeah but the problem with that is it’s around 600 minutes of time that the writer has to put in. It WOULD be awesome but on the other hand without the whole lead up context in the match it doesn’t really mean anything.

          July 27, 2013 at 8:20 pm Reply
          1. BobFromMarketing

            600 minutes to write 5 paragraphs? Exactly how slow do you people type?

            July 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm
          2. samualvimes

            Because the matches take 0 time right?

            July 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm
          3. BobFromMarketing

            Well I dunno about you but I watched the tournament. If a write up was done as it was live it wouldn’t be “wasting 600 minutes” it would be called journalism. Crazy eh?

            July 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm
  2. Roger The Alien

    I heard that bonuses were not being applied correctly due to a fuck up of ccp. In fact ccp was told of this and did not fix the issue, so a word of advice don’t take bonuses just a waste of fitting. Come to think of it, you think ccp would purposely make bonuses not apply?

    July 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm Reply
    1. tinfoilhead

      yes of course, for everyone but goons. also everyone participating and being in a cfc alliance got a free t2 blueprint.

      July 24, 2013 at 9:02 pm Reply
      1. Roger the Alien

        Your a jack ass, i never said anything about cfc

        July 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm Reply
  3. samualvimes

    Great write up

    July 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm Reply

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