Hello, I was the one who did the draw. This is my ping in the EVE_NT Discord after it happened.
Tonight if you watched the stream you’ll have seen that one team was drawn twice in the first 8. This was a ■■■■ up on my part and my part alone. I want to walk you through how it happened and what we intend to do about it.
First: How did it happen.
Mrs Hawk very kindly offered to make little cards for me to draw out of a hat for the show. She isn’t an eve player and needed a list of Alliances. I made the list from the entries and, using Whatsapp web, I sent it to her along with an image for reference for colours (Times in UK TIME):
This was received by her and she got to work using her phone to view the message. Due to the long name of 420 MLG TWINTURBO 3000 EMPIRE ALLIANCE RELOADED it spilled onto two lines on her phone as shown here:
As you can see, 420 MLG TWINTURBO 3000 and EMPIRE ALLIANCE RELOADED appear as two items on the list.
She set about making the cards. As I was running a little low on time and trying to fix other technical issues with the streaming setup I started cutting and folding them before they were all completed. I should have checked them again but I did not. This is how MLG ended up with two entries in the hat.
Second: What are we going to do about it.
Obviously this effects the odds as 420 MLG now have double the chance of being drawn over any other team. This isn’t fair. However, thanks to an amazing stroke of luck, they were drawn first.
What does this mean? If we discard the first ticket now we have a ‘new’ hat with 15 teams each with ONE card only. As such, first ticket discarded, each team now has a 1/15 chance of being drawn AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED.
As such, we are REMOVING the VERY FIRST CARD DRAWN ONLY. Therefore, the first team drawn will now be Brotherhood of Spacers. Each ticket drawn after that will bump up one spot. 420 MLG were then drawn again in position SIX (same chance as any other team here) so that draw will stand.
We are only able to do this thanks to the fact that 420 MLG were drawn FIRST and can then be disregarded meaning the odds are the same as if there was no additional card in the hat in the first place.
The final draw order will be as follows:
ticket 1: 420 MLG (VOID)
ticket 2: Boss
ticket 3: Dock Workers
ticket 4: Lollipops.
ticket 5: War and Wormhole
ticket 6: Literally Triggered
ticket 7: Second part of the 420 MLG f***up (VALID)
ticket 8: No Vacancies.
ticket 9: Mouth Trumpet
I can only apologise for this mistake, it was my fault and my fault only for not carefully checking the details before starting the draw.