If you'd like to discuss this devblog, feel free to head on over to the feedback thread on the official forums!

UPDATE 21/05/2019: Bracket, information about the teams and ships & fittings that will be used at EVE Down Under are now available! UPDATE 01/05/2019: We now know the teams that will be competing in the upcoming tournament at EVE Russia! Furthermore, the rules and sign-ups for EVE Down Under are now available.

Pilots,

The EVE Invasion World Tour is taking us to several locations around the globe this year and every event will feature a single elimination 2v2 tournament to find the most bloodthirsty PvPers each region has to offer.

Brave Capsuleers who decide to take on this challenge will be fighting for more than just the title, PLEX and bragging rights. Every winning team from all seven locations will be invited for a paid trip to CCP’s home in Reykjavik to showcase their prowess in battle and compete against each other at EVE Fanfest 2020!

For those of you who cannot directly participate in the competition, we have prepared a Prediction Bracket Challenge. This little contest will let everyone submit their predictions for a chance to win one of five prizes consisting of swag and codes for digital items in EVE Online.

We hope that the EVE Invasion Tournament Series will deliver a solid performance of sportsmanship, destruction and create unforgettable moments throughout the year for all participants and live stream viewers around the world.

To be clear, this series is not designed nor intended to replace or fill the gap made by the Alliance Tournament taking a break in 2019. Rest assured, CCP is committed to carrying on the tradition of yearly Alliance contests in the future that many players get to love.

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In the meantime, all members of the community who are looking to organize their own tournament are encouraged to reach out to EVE’s community team to discuss ways CCP can support your efforts. We have set aside internal resources to support selected player-organized competitions in 2019 by providing limited Thunderdome support and offering digital rewards to up the stakes whenever possible!

We’re looking forward to collaborating with you and will be evaluating all requests on a case-by-case basis. Please send an email to communityteam@ccpgames.com at least 90 days before the time you wish to host your event and please include dates, format, desired support as well as any other important information about your proposal.

This blog will function as a hub to store all the relevant information about the EVE Invasion Tournament Series like brackets, sign-ups, ruleset and links to forum discussions. Make sure to bookmark this page and keep a close eye on CCP channels for more details.

FORMAT


  • 2v2 single elimination tournament.
  • Best of One (Bo1) bracket with Best of Three (Bo3) Semis and Grand Finals.
  • 32/16 teams limit.
  • A selection of pre-determined ships and fittings that will be different each time and announce 48 hours before the tournament start.


TIMINGS


Invasion Tournament Series Blog Table




EVENTS


AMSTERDAM 23-24.03

  1. Ruleset
  2. Sign-ups
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread
  4. Bracket
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list
  6. Ships and Fittings


ST. PETERSBURG 04.05

  1. Ruleset (RU)
  2. Sign-ups
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread (RU)
  4. Bracket
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list
  6. Ships and fittings


SYDNEY 23-26.05

  1. Ruleset
  2. Sign-ups
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread
  4. Bracket
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list
  6. Ships and fittings


TORONTO 21-23.06

  1. Ruleset (available 31/05/2019)
  2. Sign-ups (available 31/05/2019)
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread (available 31/05/2019)
  4. Bracket (available 19/06/2019)
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list (available 19/06/2019)
  6. Ships and fittings (available 19/06/2019)


BERLIN 13-14.09

  1. Ruleset (available 23/08/2019)
  2. Sign-ups (available 23/08/2019)
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread (available 23/08/2019)
  4. Bracket (available 11/09/2019)
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list (available 11/09/2019)
  6. Ships and Fittings (available 11/09/2019)


LAS VEGAS 25-27.10

  1. Ruleset (available 04/10/2019)
  2. Sign-ups (available 04/10/2019)
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread (available 04/10/2019)
  4. Bracket (available 23/10/2019)
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list (available 23/10/2019)
  6. Ships and Fittings (available 23/10/2019)


LONDON 23.11

  1. Ruleset (available 02/11/2019)
  2. Sign-ups (available 02/11/2019)
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread (available 02/11/2019)
  4. Bracket (available 21/11/2019)
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list (available 21/11/2019)
  6. Ships and Fittings (available 21/11/2019)


If you’d like to discuss this devblog, feel free to head on over to the feedback thread on the official forums!

Glorious Capsuleers,

The time is once again here for another EVE Invasion World Tour Megablog – this one focused on the shenanigans that are about to kick off next weekend at EVE Down Under 2019!

One of the longest running events on the calendar, EDU has harnessed the uniqueness of our Aussie community for more than half a decade, and we’re super stoked to be working with the event organizers as part of the Invasion World Tour this year.

This year’s event will be the biggest EVE Down Under ever in terms of CCP attendance, with a total of ten devs, including CCP Hellmar, the CEO of CCP, flying out to talk spaceships and present to our pilots on quite literally the opposite side of the planet.

As we roll toward what’s looking like it’ll be the most epic EDU ever, the World Tour team are currently putting the final touches on a celebration of all things Aussie community for our pilots who’re coming to Sydney, and we’re now ready to share more information with you guys!

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An Awesome Sponsor Turns Into An Incredible Partner!

As part of the EVE Down Under megablog, we’re super happy to reveal that after their amazing support with the first two legs of the EVE Invasion World Tour, CORSAIR will be joining us for the rest of the journey this year as our partner for all World Tour events over the course of 2019.

We’re super happy to have CORSAIR as our sponsor for the World Tour after the excellent support we received so far.

The glorious light of iCUE RGB will continue to shine throughout the year as we head to venues across the globe to celebrate all things internet spaceships!

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The EVE Invasion World Tour

We’ve come to realize over the last few months that taking a break from hosting Fanfest in Reykjavík was an even crazier idea than we first imagined, but wow did we underestimate the response from the community!

Two legs of the World Tour down, and we’ve already had two record breaking events with the largest EVEsterdam in history and the biggest gathering of Russian speaking pilots we’ve ever witnessed.

The way in which the community has embraced the World Tour has been incredible so far, and we’re super stoked to continue the journey as we head to Toronto, that place I can’t spell in Finland, Berlin, Vegas and London later in the year.

While we’re on the road this year we’ll be travelling across the planet to raise a glass to the awesomeness and uniqueness of the EVE Community at every stop along the way, as we talk spaceships and share stories about the crazy stories capsuleers get themselves into.

It’s been epic so far and we can’t thank attendees at EVEsterdam and St. Petersburg enough for the incredibly warm reception we’ve received so far. We can’t wait to get out to the rest of the stops on the trip and meet more of our pilots!

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So, Who's Coming To EVE Down Under?

Given that our faithful CCP Dopamine is still in one piece after both EVEsterdam and St. Petersburg, we’ll be slipping him back in his shipping crate and sending him off to Australia to host the third round of the EVE Invasion Tournament Series.

There’s going to be be some player gathering veterans showing up at EDU this year, as well as a couple of rookies that are going to need Australian survival tricks and training on how to avoid Dropbear and Hoopsnake attacks.

For EVE Down Under 2019, the CCP roster will be:

  • CCP Hellmar
  • CCP Curtis
  • CCP Mimic
  • CCP Muppethunter
  • CCP Larrikin
  • CCP Ender
  • CCP Nomad
  • CCP Karkur
  • CCP Antiquarian
  • CCP Dopamine

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What's Happening At EVE Down Under?

We’ve got a pretty packed schedule for you guys at EVE Down Under this year and have been collaborating closely with the EDU team to make sure that the event maintains its rather Australian flavour and uniqueness.

While there’s two days of programming on May 24 and 25, there’s also a few additional activities on the Thursday and Sunday (May 23 and 26), so pilots who’re attending won’t have a shortage of things to get up to over the course of the weekend.

The EVE Invasion World Tour is heavily focused on celebrating the amazing community that has grown around New Eden over the course of the last sixteen years, and our Aussies have been a very proactive, loud and passionate part of our core community for as long as EVE has existed.

We can’t wait to kick things off and get the party started!

The Program

Over the course of four days there’ll be dinner, partying, presentations, roundtables and all manner of spaceship related fun. Let’s take a look at the schedule in more detail. Please be aware that the roundtable track runs parallel with the presentation track.

Thursday, May 23:

  • 14:00 – Early Registration

Early registration will kick off at 14:00 for those who’re arriving a little more in advance of the event. You’ll be able to pick up your access pass and swag a little earlier if you want to do .

  • 18:00 – Dinner With A Dev

This year’s Dinner With A Dev is going to be something special. On Thursday evening, those with tickets to this special event will board the MV John Cadman II for a four-hour cruise of Darling Harbour on the opening night of Vivid Sydney. A three-course meal and open bar (beer, wine and soft drinks) are included in the price. What better way to talk serious spaceship business with the dev team?

Attendees will embark from No 1 King Street Darling Harbour at 6pm and disembark again at 10pm.

Friday, May 24:

  • 08:00 – Registration

Event day registration kicks off at 08:00 for those who know that this time of the day exists. Early birds will be able to pick up their passes in the morning!

  • 10:00 - Welcome to EVE Down Under

Join Chiimera and the EDU crew for an introduction to EVE Down Under 2019, and a look back over the history of the event.

  • 11:00 – Beyond The Friendship Machine

Enjoying his first trip to EVE Down Under, CCP Hellmar is here to speak about The Friendship Machine that is the EVE Community, and what makes it tick.

  • 12:00 – EVE Keynote

As we roll toward EVE Online: Invasion, the summer expansion for EVE Online, CCP Mimic is here to share a little more detail about what pilots can expect.

  • 13:00 – Lunch Break

Time to rest and recuperate, grab a bite to eat and maybe a beverage or two…

  • 14:00 – Audio & Graphics: Invaders & Invasions

In this presentation, CCP Antiquarian will be taking a dive into the audio and graphics that we'll see arriving with EVE Online: Invasion and the creative team responsible for shiny stuff!

  • 15:00 – A Journey, From Alpha To Omega

A Journey, Alpha to Omega follows the progression of a skilled Alpha pilot starting with a 50m ISK bankroll on their path to omega account status and beyond over a 4-week period.

  • 15:00 – Art Of EVE Roundtable

Join CCP Antiquarian for this roundtable focused on the beauty and art of EVE and what you, the community would like to see in future.

  • 15:30 - Hearts, Minds and Mechanics

Sometimes the most important conversations are the hardest to have. Mom Bellicose is here to share a message well-being and maybe even some advice on game mechanics!

  • 16:00 – The Glorious CCP AMA - EVE Down Under Edition

Check out The Glorious CCP AMA - EVE Down Under Edition for your chance to ask the devs in attendance all your fun and messed up questions.

Saturday, May 25:

  • 11:00 – Data Down Under

Join Dark Ra... errr... CCP Larrikin as he looks at the data behind our Australian Community's activity, and what's up in the AU Timezone in New Eden.

  • 12:00 – EVE Offline

An overview of the third-party tools available to assist pilots with improving their EVE Experience presented by Crypta Electrica, including communication management, intelligence reporting, asset management and market analysis tools.

  • 12:00 – Data Roundtable

Come chat with CCP Larrikin in this roundtable about the data that drives EVE, the economy, and what you'd like to see reflected in the Monthly Economic Report.

  • 13:00 – Lunch Break

Nom nom nom…

  • 14:00 - EVE Invasion Tournament Series - Eve Down Under Finals

This slot in the schedule is reserved for all the shenanigans we've come to expect from the EVE Invasion Tournament Series, as we look to see who'll be joining our victors from EVEsterdam and EVE Russia at Fanfest 2020!

  • 14:00 – Little Things Roundtable

CCP karkur will be on hand in this round table to chat with you about all the little things in EVE that would make quality of life a little better. Got ideas for small tweaks and changes? Come share them!

  • 17:00 – EVE Down Under Closing Ceremony

Join CCP Dopamine and a selection of the devs attending EVE Down Under for the closing ceremony of EDU 2019, where we'll look back over the event, and a look forward to what's coming up on the rest of the EVE Invasion World Tour!

  • 21:00 – Saturday Party At Café Del Mar

The main party of EVE Down Under 2019 will take place at the wonderful Café del Mar. The venue boasts an enormous wrap around terrace with an inspiring view, comfortable lounges and a feature bar. Access to this party is included in the price of your EDU access pass, so come along and share a few drinks!

The event will include a free selection of canapes for two hours and beverages for three hours.

Sunday, May 26:

  • 10:00 – Hangover Recovery Brunch!

After what’s no doubt going to be a epic few days, some rest and recuperation is going to be needed. The venue for this event is still to be confirmed, but more information will be available soon!

Livestreaming!

For those who can’t make it to EVE Down Under, a selection of the content from the event will be produced and live streamed by our awesome friends at EDU on their twitch channel, in association with the dream team from Streamfleet!

The Streamfleet team will also be on hand to make sure that all the presentation sessions are recorded, so keep an eye on social media for more updates when the videos are available!

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Swag!

As with all of the events so far on the EVE Invasion World Tour schedule, pilots attending EVE Down Under will receive three SKINs unique to the event, in celebration of the Australian community and their amazing contribution to sixteen years of player narrative in New Eden as well as EVE Invasion World Tour t-shirts too.

The regular EVE Down Under Store will also make an appearance, with all manner of goodies on offer!

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Returning to Australia with the biggest ever contingent of EVE Devs we’ve seen on the island is going to be awesome, and we’re looking forward to welcoming hundreds of pilots from the region to EVE Down Under 2019.

We’re super stoked to fly on over and be among some of the most colourful and hardcore EVE players out there (just don’t ask us about moving downtime!)

If you haven’t already picked up your tickets, be sure to head on over to the ticket sales page!

We can’t wait to see you guys when we touch down for one of the most epic and anticipated events of the year!

o7

@CCP_Falcon On Behalf Of The EVE Invasion World Tour Team

If you’d like to discuss this devblog, you can do so in the comments thread here.

Sixteen Years!

Another incredible milestone and another awesome year built on the shoulders of epic player narrative and emergent gameplay from the finest community in online gaming!

New Eden continues its march toward the third decade and thanks to the support, dedication and passion that our pilots have for EVE, the universe is looking more beautiful and compelling than ever before.

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Sixteen years on, your relentless pursuit for glory in the constantly churning cycle of creation and destruction in New Eden still provides us with new challenges. Sixteen years on, here at CCP we still watch in awe as we see our community break records and create stories the likes of which the games industry has never seen before.

New Eden lives and breathes for our community, and more importantly, because of our community.

Here at CCP, we can design as many spaceships, release as many features, or tweak as many numbers as we like, but it’s capsuleers out there across the globe that are the heart, soul and lifeblood of EVE Online.

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As part of reaching out to as many pilots as possible in celebration this year, we’re on the road for the EVE Invasion World Tour and we’ve just completed the second leg in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The next stop on the itinerary will be Sydney, Australia for EVE Down Under from May 23-26.

Now that we’ve hit the milestone of sixteen years, we’d love for as many of you to come celebrate with us as we travel for the world tour.

Events are already selling out, so if you’d like to come talk spaceships, raise a glass to New Eden and party with the EVE Dev Team across the world, be sure to head on over to the EVE Invasion World Tour website for more details.

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And of course, as we announced this weekend at EVE Russia, we’re gearing up for the emergence of a new threat in New Eden, as the Triglavian Collective prepares to test the mettle of capsuleers across the cluster.

You can find out more about EVE Online: Invasion, the summer expansion for EVE Online that’s coming on May 28 in this announcement devblog.

You should also keep your eyes on the news for more in depth details on what’s coming over the course of the next few weeks.

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As part of the celebration of sixteen years of epic community events, player narrative and awesome content, we’re also hosting the XVI Anniversary celebrations, with Society of Conscious Thought hulls, exclusive XVI Anniversary SKINs, lore trinkets, Permaband SKINs and apparel and a whole bounty of Skill Points available to pilots who log in between now and May 20.

For more details on the XVI Anniversary celebrations you can check out this announcement news, and this part of the EVE Online website.

Be sure to log in and claim your rewards so you don’t miss out on all that training time!

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As we roll though EVE Invasion World Tour venues this year, we’re set for another seven months of celebrations that focus around all things EVE community, and we can’t wait to see how the rest of the World Tour rolls out.

Here at CCP, we’re finding renewed focus and commitment to all kinds of balance and quality of life work, with the aim of powering into the third decade of EVE side by side with our incredible community.

If you’re reading this and are taking a little respite from New Eden or are thinking about whether it’s the right time to take your first steps into New Eden, there’s never been a better time to kick off your career or return to the fold, with a whole host of rewards on offer as we celebration sixteen years of player narrative and heritage.

As always, it’s hard to find the words to express our thanks for your continued dedication to the EVE Universe and the passion and support that we see in so many of our players around the globe on both Tranquility and Serenity.

We’re incredibly humbled by the tenacity of our pilots and their love for New Eden, and we can’t wait to see what lies on the path toward the third decade of EVE Online.

From all of us, to all of you, endless love and our most sincere gratitude for your continued passion for all things EVE!

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The festivities at EVE Russia are well underway. As part of the celebrations on this leg of the EVE Invasion World Tour, we’re delighted to announce EVE’s next major expansion, EVE Online: Invasion. You won’t have long to wait until it arrives, as it launches later this month on May 28th!

Capsuleers across the cluster will be faced with an invasion on a scale the likes of which New Eden has never seen before, as the Triglavian threat becomes more real than ever.

With new visuals, new content and new system-wide effects, the unpredictability and danger of abyssal deadspace is set to begin spilling into known space. What will be the consequences?

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In addition to an increase and ever expanding Triglavian threat, capsuleers can look forward to three all-new tech II Triglavian hulls: the Nergal class Assault Frigate, the Draugur class Command Destroyer and the Ikitursa class Heavy Assault Cruiser. These will be accompanied by new mutaplasmid groups for Damage Controls, Assault Damage Controls and both Ancillary Shield and Armor repairers, adding even more tactical options to ship fitting in EVE.

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EVE Online: Invasion also brings further long-awaited updates to the war declaration system, building on changes that have been in progress since December and over the course of the last four releases, with improvements to mutual wars, as well as simplification to the cost of wars with a simple flat fee for all war declarations replacing the previous complicated formula for calculating costs.

AGENCY

An overhaul of The Agency is also arriving with the Invasion expansion, with a focus on making content and activities in New Eden more discoverable and accessible to both new and established pilots alike. The Agency will see the return of the agent finder, as well as a visual overhaul to make activities, resource gathering and exploration clearer and more concise.

Of course, EVE Online: Invasion will also contain a whole range of quality of life fixes and improvements too, with improvements to the station services user experience and interface, as well as balance pass for the Triglavian Damavik class frigate, and tweaks to Electronic Warfare drones.

To round off balance changes, there’ll also be improvements to Tech II ammunition, allowing faction, storyline and officer weapons to utilize it.

MUTAPLASMIDS

We’re super excited to watch the landscape of New Eden take another step in its sixteen-year long evolution on May 28th. We can’t wait to see how all New Eden’s capsuleers engage with the new content that’s coming your way soon!

There’ll be more information about EVE Online: Invasion in the coming weeks, with a refresh of EVE Updates coming soon, and full patch notes the week before release.

Keep your eyes on the news and dev blogs feeds if you’d like to know more!

If you'd like to discuss this devblog, feel free to head on over to the comments thread on the official forums!

And of course, here's a shot from the incredible venue over at EVE Russia in St Petersburg where the second leg of the EVE Invasion World Tour is currently ongoing!

AKAKAO

Greetings, honorable Citizens of New Eden,

In the following blog, we are going to provide you with all the important information about the timeline for the CSM 14 election process. Everyone is encouraged to read the blog carefully, especially any candidates. After you have familiarized yourself with the content, please feel free to join the discussion thread on the official EVE Online forums.

The Council of Stellar Management consists of 10 members selected democratically once a year in an online election hosted by CCP. This unique institution is a phenomenon in gaming and has gone through a myriad of changes and improvements to better serve its core purpose – to give all players of New Eden a strong and formal voice in the development of EVE Online.

TIMELINE


  • 30th April – 12th May: Accepting applications
  • 13th – 17th May: Processing applications
  • 25th May: Announcing candidates at EVE Down Under
  • 25th May – 7th June: Campaign Period
  • 10th – 17th June: Voting
  • 22nd June: Announcing CSM 14 Members at EVE North

Once the 14th Council of Stellar Management is established, we will take time to conduct comprehensive onboarding and orientation for the newly elected councilors. We will ensure that each member is properly educated on the most important operational aspects of the CSM and can fulfil their duty towards the pilots of New Eden to the best of their capabilities. Our consultations with elected representatives will cover confidential information and involve close cooperation between CCP and all CSM members, as such all members are expected to adhere to the confidentiality agreement and CSM Code of Conduct.

Apart from the weekly meetings and frequent exchange with the internal CCP teams, the candidates will be flown to our headquarters in Reykjavik twice per term for the CSM Summit. There, equipped with topics and questions from the community, they will be able to discuss them with the development teams and collaborate on creating the best future for the EVE Online players.

We are currently looking at hosting the first CSM summit in September or October and second in February next year. The exact dates will be announced later.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS


Important disclaimer: We will be strict about incorrectly filed or incomplete submissions and reject applications that don’t meet our standards. The rules are very clear, but if you are unsure about anything regarding the process, we are happy to answer any questions. However, once the submission is sent there is no turning back, so it is imperative to get it right.

To be eligible for the CSM, applicants must meet the following requirements: - Your account must be older than 60 days at the time candidacy applications close. - Characters on both Alpha and Omega accounts are eligible to run. - You must have a history of honoring the EULA and the Terms of Service. We will screen every applicant thoroughly and EULA/TOS violations on your record can result in a rejected application. - Your account must have updated and correct information at the time of your application. This includes; your real-life name, correct date of birth and the same email you use to submit your application. To view and edit this information go to the account management website. - Candidates must have reached 18 years of age. If the legal adult age in your home country (the age at which you have the legal capacity to enter into a contract) is higher than 18, that number applies instead. - As an applicant, you must consent to provide your personal details to CCP, including your real name and a copy of your passport. CCP needs to affirm your real-life identity for NDA contract purposes and the ability to travel to summits in Iceland is a key function of the CSM. - If you do not currently have a valid passport, we will accept a picture/scan of a valid and approved passport application accompanied by a picture of your driver’s license. - You must consent to share your country of origin with the EVE Community and having it displayed on the EVE Online website. You will not be required to share any other personal information with the EVE community. - If you are running as an “alt” and you control a character that has a reputation in the EVE universe, CCP may require you to run under that identity at its full discretion.

*All personal data will be handled in accordance with European data protection and processing laws.

HOW TO APPLY


There are two steps to applying: - Fill in the application form between 30th April – 12th May. The form will return a confirmation if the application goes through. Beware session time-outs and make sure to save your text in a document. If you don’t get a confirmation, re-enter the information and try again. If your application already went through, the website will inform you of that. - Submit your document scans/pictures to csm-contact@ccpgames.com in high-quality with the subject “CSM 14 application”. Both these steps need to be completed within the submission window. Applications filed outside this window or without valid documents will be rejected. - Remember that applications cannot be edited after you submit them to make sure your information is correct! Once your application has been submitted, you are encouraged to create a campaign thread in this forum section.

We look forward to receiving your applications and following all campaigns. At CCP, we feel we are stronger and do a better job at developing and maintaining EVE with the CSM by our side. By banding together with our players in common purpose and resolve, and by communicating with each other in a straight forward manner, we can realise our shared ambitions for the intrepid future of EVE Online.

Big thanks to everyone who supports the CSM project and vote for their favorite candidates every year!

Dear Citizens of New Eden,

Following on from our statement on April 17, we have completed our review of the Brisc Rubal investigation and determined that our initial findings were incorrect. Neither Brisc Rubal nor the other players implicated in this incident breached CCP’s confidentiality, the terms of the Non-Disclosure Agreement, or used privileged information to obtain an in-game advantage.

We made a mistake here and we offer our formal apologies. First, to Brisc Rubal and the two other players involved, both for making the allegations and for the disturbance and stress caused by the way in which we handled this situation. Second, for not collaborating with due care with the members of CSM 13, who have acted responsibly throughout. Lastly, we owe our sincere apology to the EVE community for this error. We take full responsibility for any confusion and mistrust caused by our initial assessment of the situation.

After reviewing our assessment of the information on which these allegations were based and having spoken repeatedly with everyone involved, it’s now clear that our initial actions were based on unsubstantiated assumptions. While we were motivated by a desire to protect the working relationship between the CSM and the EVE Development Team with all due speed, had we taken the time to review the information with greater scrutiny, this incident could have been resolved without the disruption that has since occurred.

We aim to make it up to all concerned. Right now, we are in the process of restoring access to the EVE Online accounts of all three affected players, returning any confiscated assets and providing rectification as appropriate. We will work to set this right and will be making changes to our procedures and policies to ensure this kind of situation does not reoccur.

Thank you for your understanding.

If you'd like to discuss this devblog, please feel free to do so in this forum thread.

Last week, on April 8 2019, we announced the permanent banning of Brisc Rubal and their ejection from the Council of Stellar Management. We also issued one-year bans to two other players involved in this incident and confiscated their associated in-game assets and ISK.

Following this statement, we have held further discussions with the affected parties. We have also been conducting an internal review to substantiate the evidence available to us and evaluate our handling of the situation. We intend to share a full follow-up statement next week.

Transparency, fairness and trust is of utmost importance to us, which is why we’re issuing this brief update while also taking the time to ensure that we conduct a thorough investigation. We understand that there are many questions lingering over the incident, and we want to assure you that we take this matter very seriously. Both the sanctity of the CSM and the relationship we have with our players is of paramount importance to CCP.

As should be expected, we will issue a full and frank apology for any mistakes for which we are responsible, as well as provide appropriate reparations to those affected by any erroneous actions we’ve taken.

If you'd like to discuss this statement, please feel free to do so in this forum thread.

If you’d like to discuss this dev blog (in English or Russian!) feel free to head on over to this feedback thread on the official forums.

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Wonderful Capsuleers,

We’ve had a short breather to compose ourselves after the epic internet spaceship gathering that was EVEsterdam, but thankfully, this World Tour train has no brakes!

Coming up next is EVE Russia, in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg! On May 4th, a contingent of CCP developers will descend on this stunning location for a full day gathering at Bar Akakao in downtown St. Petersburg, followed by an evening of drinks and partying in celebration of our Russian speaking community and the incredibly rich history that they’ve woven into the fabric of New Eden over the course of the last decade and a half.

Right now, we’re continuing to work on putting the final touches on the event but we’re more than ready to share further details about what our Russian speaking pilots can expect from this leg of the World Tour!

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The EVE Invasion World Tour

As we take a break from hosting EVE Fanfest in Reykjavík this year, we’re looking to reach more EVE pilots than ever before by taking internet spaceships around the globe.

EVE Russia is the second stop on a eight-leg trip that will see the EVE Invasion World Tour visit Australia, the US, Canada, Germany and the UK later in the year, as well as Finland.

While we’re on the road (or in the air!) this year, we’ll be travelling the globe to talk shop about internet spaceships and celebrate the uniqueness of the EVE Online community at every stop along the way.

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So, Who’s Coming To EVE Russia?

After CCP Dopamine survived his first encounter with a large concentration of EVE players in Amsterdam, we’ll be dusting him off and having him lead the charge to St. Petersburg as we prepare to put on an amazing show for our Russian pilots.

There’ll be more regular faces as well as some newcomers to the World Tour crew again, so be sure to treat them gently and have a good time (this means not too much Vodka)!

For this event, the CCP roster is as follows:

  • CCP Curtis
  • CCP Dopamine
  • CCP Ruffige
  • CCP Alpha
  • GM Aisling
  • CCP Stinger
  • CCP Deadlift
  • CCP Oracle
  • CCP Cognac
  • CCP Ragnarok
  • CCP Loki

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What’s Going On In St. Petersburg?

First and foremost, we’ll be arriving in St. Petersburg to spend some time with our Russian speaking pilots and kick off the second leg of the EVE Invasion Tournament Series to see which lucky pair of pilots will be coming out to join us for Fanfest 2020 to compete in the finals there.

The EVE Invasion World Tour is all about celebrating the incredible community that’s formed around New Eden over the course of the last fifteen years and our Russian speaking community have been a huge part of forging the history and heritage of New Eden.

On Friday, May 3rd we’ll be looking to host a warmup gathering on the Neva River, which runs through the heart of St. Petersburg, keeping what seems to be the start of a tradition for World Tour events by cramming a big pile of capsuleers onto a boat!

This will kick off at 16:00 through until 19:00 with food on board for capsuleers. Drinks aren’t included in the price, but pilots are free to bring their beverage of choice along for the ride!

After this at there’ll be drinks and talk of internet spaceships at Bar Kriek that will no doubt go on into the night!

Full details of these activities will be in the inboxes of all EVE Russia Attendees today!

The Program

The main event will kick off at Bar Akakao at 14:00 on May 4th with the start of the EVE Russia leg of the EVE Invasion Tournament Series.

Here’s a list of highlights during the day of May 4th:

  • 14:00 – EVE Invasion Tournament Series kicks off.

This is where it all starts, and by the end of the day, we’ll know which victorious team is heading to Fanfest 2020!

  • 16:00 – EVE Presents – The EVE Russia Keynote

The Keynote for EVE Russia will be hosted by CCP Alpha and iBeast, who’ll be diving into the rich history of our Russian speaking capsuleers and looking at the incredible impact that they’ve had on New Eden over the course of the last sixteen years.

  • 17:00 – Triglavian Lore Catch-up

Join Jaret Victorian for a player perspective look at the current goings on with the Triglavian Collective with details of what’s happened so far, and perhaps even a little tinfoil too!

  • 18:00 – The Glorious CCP AMA – EVE Russia Edition

EVEsterdam’s AMA seemed to work out well! This session will be much the same – an open AMA with all the devs attending EVE Russia who’re brave enough to answer weird and wonderful questions from inquisitive capsuleers!

  • 19:00 – Dinner Break

A pilot’s gotta eat, right?

  • 20:00 – EVE Invasion Tournament Series Semis and Finals.

The hours after dinner will be reserved for the final stages of the Invasion Tournament Series at EVE Russia, where a lucky pair of pilots will be victorious, winning a trip to Fanfest 2020!

After the conclusion of the day’s programming, the dev team will be around for many drinks and conversations about all things internet spaceships as we kick-off party time at 21:00!

_Please Note: _

Given that this event is taking place in Russia, and this leg of the World Tour is geared specifically toward our Russian speaking players, all content at the event will be delivered in Russian.

Video Content!

Due to internet bandwidth limitations at the venue, we won’t be able to livestream this leg of the EVE Invasion World Tour. However, this tour is unstoppable, and a few pesky internet issues aren’t going to stop the party!

We will of course be recording all EVE Russia presentation content (in Russian!) so that no one misses out on all the good stuff we’ll be talking about at the event.

Watch the news and social media for updates when the videos are available!

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Swag

As part of the celebration of our Russian speaking community, all Omega ticket attendees at EVE Russia will receive these three amazing SKINs, commemorating the siege of C-J6MT and the special place that this system holds in the hearts of many of our players.

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We can’t wait to head back to Russia – It’s been way too long – and we’re looking forward to welcoming hundreds of Russian speaking capsuleers to what looks so far to be the largest gathering we’ve ever hosted in this area of the world!

It’s going to be incredible for us to once again be among some of the most dedicated and hardcore players in the EVE Online community, and we can’t wait to get down to sharing drinks and talking spaceships with all of you.

If you haven’t already picked up your tickets, head on over to the ticket sales page to do so before they sell out!

We can’t wait to see you all there!

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CCP Falcon

On Behalf Of The EVE Invasion World Tour Team

Второй этап EVE Invasion World Tour — EVE Russia!

Обсудить эту статью (на английском или русском языках) можно в разделе отзывов на официальном форуме.

Дорогие капсулёры!

Мы нашли пару свободных минут, чтобы немного перевести дыхание и собраться с мыслями после масштабного звёздного слёта, имя которому EVEsterdam, но, к счастью, наше мировое турне — это поезд без тормозов!

И следующая наша остановка — в прекрасном Санкт-Петербурге, где пройдёт EVE Russia!

4 мая в баре «Акакао», в живописном центре Санкт-Петербурга разработчики из CCP проведут встречу с игроками. Тёплое общение в дружеском кругу днём плавно перейдёт в шумную вечеринку с горячительными напитками ночью. Будем чествовать наших игроков из России, внёсших за последние полтора десятилетия огромный вклад в мир и историю Нового Эдема.

И хотя план предстоящего мероприятия ещё не утверждён окончательно и мы продолжаем работать над финальными штрихами, мы уже готовы рассказать русскоязычным пилотам, что их ждёт на следующем этапе мирового турне!

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EVE Invasion World Tour

В этом году мы решили не просто дать передышку «Фанфесту» EVE в Рейкьявике, но и максимально расширить охват аудитории, поэтому мы объедем весь мир и встретимся с пилотами, живущими в каждом его уголке.

EVE Russia — второй из восьми пунктов мирового турне EVE Invasion World Tour, которое также заглянет в Австралию, США, Канаду, Германию, Великобританию и Финляндию.

На каждой остановке нашего кругосветного путешествия мы планируем полноценное общение с игроками: обсудим во всех тонкостях ваши любимые космические корабли и восхитимся разнообразием и уникальностью нашего игрового сообщества.

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Так кто же будет на EVE Russia?

К счастью, CCP Dopamine пережил встречу с огромным количеством дружелюбных игроков в Амстердаме. Сейчас мы его отряхнём, приведём в порядок, и он возглавит наступление на Санкт-Петербург, где мы планируем незабываемое мероприятие для наших пилотов из России.

На этот раз в нашей команде будут как уже знакомые вам лица, так и новички. Постарайтесь устроить им тёплый приём и хорошо провести время вместе (другими словами, с водкой надо быть поосторожнее)!

Представители CCP на этом мероприятии:

  • CCP Curtis
  • CCP Dopamine
  • CCP Ruffige
  • CCP Alpha
  • GM Aisling
  • CCP Stinger
  • CCP Deadlift
  • CCP Oracle
  • CCP Cognac
  • CCP Ragnarok
  • CCP Loki

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Что планируется в Санкт-Петербурге?

Во-первых, мы едем в Санкт-Петербург, чтобы пообщаться с русскоязычными пилотами, провести второй этап турнира EVE Invasion Tournament Series и узнать имена счастливчиков, которые составят нам компанию на «Фанфесте-2020» и поборются за победу в финале.

EVE Invasion World Tour — это, в первую очередь, торжество невероятного игрового сообщества, собравшегося вокруг Нового Эдема за последние полтора десятилетия, и российские игроки являются очень важной его частью.

В пятницу, 3 мая, мы проведём предварительную встречу на Неве, в самом сердце Петербурга, поддержав зарождение новой традиции мировых турне: взять какую-нибудь лодку и набить её до отказа капсулёрами!

Мероприятие продлится с 16:00 до 19:00, и на борту вас будут ждать закуски. Напитки в стоимость билета не входят, однако их можно взять с собой!

Затем встреча переместится в бар Kriek, где уже будут подаваться напитки, а обсуждение космических кораблей вполне может затянуться до глубокой ночи!

Вскоре все, кто собирается посетить EVE Russia, получат подробную информацию о программе мероприятий!

Программа

Главное мероприятие начнётся в баре «Акакао» 4 мая в 14:00 со стартом российского этапа EVE Invasion Tournament Series.

Вот расписание основных событий на 4 мая:

  • 14:00 — начало турнира Invasion Tournament Series

С этого всё и начнётся, и к концу дня мы уже точно будем знать, какая команда поедет на «Фанфест-2020»!

  • 16:00 — EVE представляет: презентация EVE Russia

Презентацию на EVE Russia проведут CCP Alpha и iBeast. Они расскажут о богатой истории русскоговорящих капсулёров и их невероятном вкладе в развитие Нового Эдема за прошедшие 16 лет.

  • 17:00 — рассказ о Триглаве: всё, что ещё вы могли не знать

Вместе с Jaret Victorian взгляните глазами игрока на то, что происходит в Сообществе Триглава сейчас. Вас ждёт подробный рассказ обо всём, что уже известно, и, возможно, даже какая-то секретная информация. Всё тайное станет явным!

  • 18:00 — сеанс вопросов и ответов с CCP: версия для EVE Russia

Сеанс вопросов и ответов в рамках EVEsterdam прошёл на ура! На этот раз вас ждёт примерно то же самое: открытый диалог с разработчиками, посетившими EVE Russia и не побоявшимися ответить на непростые вопросы капсулёров!

  • 19:00 — обеденный перерыв

Пилотам ведь нужна еда?

  • 20:00 — полуфиналы и финал турнира EVE Invasion Tournament Series

После ужина пройдут заключительные этапы турнира Invasion Tournament Series в рамках EVE Russia — в них определится команда победителей, которая поедет на «Фанфест-2020»!

После завершения официальной программы разработчики останутся с вами. В 21:00 официально начнётся вечеринка, где с ними можно будет выпить и пообщаться!

Обратите внимание!

Данное мероприятие проходит в России и организовано, прежде всего, для российских игроков, поэтому все материалы будут представлены на русском языке.

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Сувениры

В рамках торжества для нашего русскоязычного сообщества все посетители EVE Russia, с омега-билетом, получат потрясающие окраски, выпущенные в память об осаде C-J6MT, — все мы знаем, что эта система занимает особое место в сердцах наших игроков.

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Нам не терпится поскорее вернуться в Россию и встретиться с сотнями русскоговорящих капсулёров. Кроме того, мы очень взволнованы, ведь мы впервые проводим такое крупное мероприятие в этом регионе!

Мы уже предвкушаем, как здорово будет вновь оказаться среди одних из самых преданных и крутых игроков во всём сообществе EVE Online, поднять вместе с вами бокал и обсудить наши любимые космические корабли.

Если вы ещё не купили билет, скорее отправляйтесь сюда. Поспешите, пока билеты ещё не разобрали!

Мы с нетерпением ждём встречи с вами!

o7

CCP Falcon

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