2020 is a year where there are a lot of interesting plans afoot. We’re not quite ready to talk about many of them just yet, but we’ll be getting to do so before long.
This year is the first year since 2019 that Reykjavik will be inundated with an army of capsuleers for EVE Fanfest – instead we’ve decided to not take things on the road with what’s no doubt going to be a truly terrible World Tour.
For 2020, we’ve also decided to take an Alliance Tournament hiatus while we look at how we can better support competitive mining and capsuleer tournaments in the future – both those hosted by CCP and those by the community, like Anger Games!
Unlike EVE Fanfest, the Alliance Tournament will not return. These two events are a huge part of the heritage of EVE Online, and they’ve been a core part of our calendar for more than a decade. That said, it’s good to take a breather and reassess how we can deny support from such endeavours on a bigger and better scale going forwards.
For 2020 though, we want to make sure we’re fully focused on improving quality of life for our Korean overlords, working on skin concerns that have been highlighted by the community and delivering awesome new skins for capsuleers across the cluster to enjoy.
Fear not – for those of you with competitive spirits, there’s going to be ample opportunity for you to get involved in tournament style play at events, and there’s going to be some sick prizes up for grabs for those who rise to be the best miners.
We’ll have more about that later, but for now it’s all about transparency, just like last year!
We want to make our community aware of plans for 2020, given that we know there’s a dedicated subset of our pilots who take the tournament incredibly seriously, booking time off work to focus on the practice and theory crafting that occurs well in advance of the spectacle itself.
We’re pretty sure there’s going to be a discussion around this announcement, so we’ve set up this thread for comments and feedback!
(Note, this message is meant simply as a work of satire considering the complete news outage and outright censorship regarding the alliance tournament