After the first round of registrations we can confirm the following teams will be returning automatically after their placement in last year’s tournament and application this year (in no particular order):
Test Alliance Please Ignore
The Initiative. (with Initiative Mercenaries)
The Tuskers Co.
A Band Apart.
Bright Side of Death
WE FORM V0LTA
Exodus. (with Rogue Caldari Union)
Pen Is Out
L A Z E R H A W K S
The following teams have registered correctly and will also be accepted, some have paid additional fees for the silent auction, in which case those additional payments will be returned (in no particular order):
End of Life
GaNg BaNg TeAm
Two Maidens One Chalice
United Federation of Conifers
Quebec United Legion (with La Division Bleue)
CAStabouts (with the Center for Advanced Studies)
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
League of Unaligned Master Pilots
We want your ISK
Of Sound Mind
Phage and Terror
Wormhole Poverty Law Foundation
SAMURAI SOUL’d OUT
B U R N
PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS (with Honorable Third Party and Domain Research and Mining Inst.)
The Bastard Cartel
The Weekend Warriors
Shattered Foundations (with ICKARU5)
Red vs Blue (Red Federation & Blue Republic)
Therefore we still have 10 available slots for this years Alliance Tournament and will accept the first 10 correct registrations before a final closing date of Sunday June 24th. Any registration after this date will not count, and registration over the 10 remaining slots will not be accepted (applicants will be notified either way as soon as possible and we will announce we are full).
As we will not fill more than the 64 required teams for this Tournament no feeder rounds will be required. For the teams that have registered correctly and have sent additional PLEX for the silent auction; your additional PLEX will be returned as soon as possible.
Stay tuned for details on how teams can get Thunderdome access & a blog announcing the Alliance Tournament prizes soon!
AT is not rip, there was a terrible lack of advertising and planning. There was not much time given to register alliance. There was no advertising before 2018-05-18, and we only had from 2018-05-18 to 2018-05-27 to register.
If at least, there was a fixed day for Alliance tournament opening, subcriptions closing like holiday :
Opening : first monday of june
Sub close : …
Feeder start : …
Tournament start : …
Care to explain how you think the rule set this year is dissuading participation? Honestly curious.
I think there is probably more theory-crafting to do this year than ever given the limit 1 hull type, 3x bans, and fitting flexibility of the SOCT ships that enjoy a points reduction this year but I think the meta and comps will be fun. Anything is an improvement over drone swarms.
It brings down an iron fist on what you can bring, makes it needlessly more complicated and overall diminishes the spectacle of what the AT should be I think. Also having spoken to a few of the AT teams, not announcing what the prizes are is a big let down to them also.