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Alliance Tournament V : Day One : Matches 9-16

By Svarthol

With the first day of the Fifth Alliance Tournament now behind us, the many entrants have entertained the crowds with spectacles of great piloting, stunning victory, ruthless aggression and shocking defeat. Continuing our rundown of the matches from day one, we now bring you a review of the last eight matches.

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Alliance Tournament V : Day One : Matches 1-8

By Svarthol

An interesting opening to the Fifth Alliance Tournament, as guns, missiles and drones shred competition vessels ruthlessly in an opening round filled with carnage. With a diverse mix of tactics and some surprising results already, the tournament has already provided some great viewing. Here are the initial results and reviews of the first eight matches.

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Following the Crews: The Night Before

By Svarthol

The night before an Alliance Tournament begins is nerve-wrecking, not only for the pilots fighting, but for the organizers, the billions of fans who have placed wagers on the matches, the spectators rooting one way or the other, and the crews that pilot the ships. Axel Adell spends his night watching a movie.

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Alliance Tournament V : Competitors' Introduction - Part IX

By Svarthol

The Fifth Alliance Tournament is almost upon us. This year’s entrants include a number of new, smaller and mostly unknown alliances as well as the established tournament veterans. Next in our series of Alliance introductions, we present KIA Alliance and Ushra’Khan. Amongst the hopeful Alliances looking to make their mark in history as champions, these two will be fighting the closing match of Day One.

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Alliance Tournament V : Competitors’ Introduction – Part VIII

By Svarthol

The Fifth Alliance Tournament is almost upon us. This year’s entrants include a number of new, smaller and mostly unknown alliances as well as the established tournament veterans. Next in our series of Alliance introductions, we present The Fourth District and Notoriety Alliance. The Fourth District Founded late last year, The Fourth District is comprised of four corporations and 130 members.

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Following the Crews: Preparing for the Tournament

By Svarthol

Just as the pod pilots must prepare for the Alliance Tournament, so too must the people who crew their ships. Depending on the size, class, and capabilities of each ship, preparations can take hours, days, or weeks. "A lot of it is repetition," said Rozalin Fuma. "I'm in charge of one gun. Well, really, I'm in charge of the crew manning one gun.

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Scientist completes work on Alliance Championship predictions

By Svarthol

Prominent Caldari scientist, Futimo Massagi, has today completed a masterpiece of work, predicting the winners of the Alliance Tournament. Massagi is an instructor at the State War Academy teaching statistical analysis, and his mathematical papers are regarded as a cornerstone in the training of Pod-Pilots. After his critics questioned the misuse of his talents for what serious scientists see as frivolity, he hit back hard; “There are many ways to teach.

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Booster haul sparks rumours of Serpentis sponsorship in the Alliance Championships

By Svarthol

A routine cargo scan in Agoze turned up some unexpected results last night for the Federation Customs. Since the arrests of leading Serpentis agents last September, the region has been relatively quiet, and the Customs have moved much of their manpower out to other areas in the Federation. Expecting to find a small shipment of recreational Crash after a tip-off from an independent Capsuleer, Customs Officers were amazed to discover they had landed a far larger fish. Concealed inside a shipment o...

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Black Mountain: The End

By Svarthol

We have now published the thrilling final installment to Black Mountain, a series of EVE chronicles that began in September 2007. If you missed all the action, start with the introductory pieces here,and here and then plunge into the dark, swirling vortex of this grand story.

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Alliance Tournament V : The BIG Gamble

By Svarthol

With the tournament just about to begin, the closing date for betting is just around the corner as well. The reputable BIG corporation has once again made arrangements for people to put their money where their mouth is, offering punters more betting options than ever before. “BIG is proud once again to be hosting betting for the EVE populace,” states the announcement hosted on their own exclusive fluid router network, one that has seen countless transactions over the years through past tournamen...

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Alliance Tournament V : Team Troubles

By Svarthol

In the last few days there has been a flurry of activity relating to team participation within the Fifth Alliance Tournament. The latest announcements from event officials have led to widespread criticism from GalNet observers regarding the organization thus far. After the highly publicized removal of Elemental Fury due to some administrative problems and the ongoing debate on GalNet regarding The Red Skull's entry, officials would have wished for no further problems. However, this afternoon a s...

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Alliance Tournament V : Competitors’ Introduction – Part VII

By Svarthol

The Fifth Alliance Tournament is almost upon us. This year’s entrants include a number of new, smaller and mostly unknown alliances as well as the established tournament veterans. Next in our series of alliance introductions, we present DeStInY. DeStInY. (DSTNY) Elevated heart rate.

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Alliance Tournament V : Competitors’ Introduction – Part VI

By Svarthol

The Fifth Alliance Tournament is almost upon us. This year’s entrants include a number of new, smaller and mostly unknown alliances as well as the established tournament veterans. Next in our series of alliance introductions, we present Divine 0rder Divine 0rder (DOA) With only a few days to go before the first shots are fired, pilots across the cluster are cleaning their guns and tweaking their fits, caught in a frenzy of last moment preparation.

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GoonSwarm Campaign reaffirms the dangers of Empire Space

By Svarthol

Reports are coming in from asteroid fields all across Empire-controlled space that GoonSwarm Alliance is conducting a new campaign against Hulks. GoonSwarm’s kill board for this campaign, (titled "Jihadswarm" in their signature style) indicates that some 66 Hulks have been killed along with a few industrial ships so far.

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Unheralded and unknown, crew members are vital to any ship function

By Svarthol

As the 5th Alliance Tournament nears, the focus is squarely on the capsuleers who control the powerful vessels. But behind every successful capsuleer is a hard working crew that puts their lives on the line every time they go into battle. This is no different in the Alliance Tournament. In the coming days, the Interstellar Correspondents will follow the stories of three crew members as they crew ships participating in the Alliance Tournament. The first is Rozalin Fuma, a 32-year old Deteis and a...

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Major Empires Outraged. Amarr Representative Blasts The Inner Circle.

By Svarthol

Yulai – In the wake of the Code Aria Inquiry report leak to various media services and public domains, the CONCORD Assembly has descended into a swirl of rumour and outrage. Amid the torrents of harsh words directed in all manners of directions, the Inner Circle have been reported to have launched an emergency investigation seeking to determine both the source of this leak and the authenticity of the report.

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CONCORD Report On Drone Region Operations Leaked

By Svarthol

Yulai – The wall of secrecy that surrounds the CONCORD Inner Circle has been breached once again when a copy of an internal report was leaked to The Scope, as well as multiple other news agencies and public opinion groups in New Eden. In many cases the file itself has been uploaded to multiple public access servers for public download.

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Alliance Tournament V : Competitors' Introduction - Part I

By Svarthol

The Fifth Alliance Tournament is almost upon us. This year's entrants include a number of new, smaller and mostly unknown alliances as well as the established tournament veterans. Over the next few articles the Interstellar Correspondents would like to give you a brief introduction to a selection of the alliances taking part. This article will introduce HUN Reloaded, The Star Fraction and Pandemic Legion HUN Reloaded (RAX) RAX was formed in April 109.

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Alliance Tournament V : Competitors' Introduction - Part II

By Svarthol

The Fifth Alliance Tournament is almost upon us. This year’s entrants include a number of new, smaller and mostly unknown alliances as well as the established tournament veterans. Over the next few articles, Interstellar Correspondants would like to give you a brief introduction to these lesser-known alliances. Today we give you Synchr0nicity and The Crimson Federation Synchr0nicity (SYNC) Founded less than five months ago, Synchr0nicity is comprised of five corporations and about 168 members.

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Alliance Tournament V : Competitors' Introduction - Part III

By Svarthol

The Fifth Alliance Tournament is almost upon us. This year’s entrants include a number of new, smaller and mostly unknown alliances as well as the established tournament veterans. Next in our series of Alliance introductions, we present When Fat Kids Attack and The Kadeshi. When Fat Kids Attack (FATTY) Founded only two months ago, When Fat Kids Attack is comprised of five corporations and about 104 members.

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