EVE has some of the most amazing and dynamic PVP any game has to offer.
Up until now, competitive PVP has only been accessible through organizations such as the AT, EVE NT and other various tournament formats, and these were not readily accessible for your average pilot, since it required a decent amount of dedication of time, energy, planning, scheduling etc.
These arena formats make it possible to jump in at a low level and have the potential to take competitive PVP to the highest level in various formats.
Having lower level formats such as T1 frigate arenas will allow for new players to get a taste of fun and engaging PVP while learning the essentials and simultaneously serve as a stepping stone to the more advanced, higher tier arenas.
A match making system where you can choose the teams you want to fly against would be nice to see developed, along with a division system for different levels of skill. This could be accompanied with restrictions in lower divisions, with restrictions being lifted the higher up you go.
Having a feature where you can spectate pilots in the arena both from outside as from the pilots perspective is key to making this watchable as an esport.
Another idea is having a standalone client specifically for arena PVP that is tied into TQ’s economy to create an environment that has direct response times instead of 1000ms server ticks.
I am very excited to see these arenas develop to their full potential which will allow a whole new (and old) wave of players to come and enjoy the brilliant PVP EVE has to offer.