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I'm your host, Jester. I've been an EVE Online player for about six years. One of my four mains is Ripard Teg, pictured at left. Sadly, I've succumbed to "bittervet" disease, but I'm wandering the New Eden landscape (and from time to time, the MMO landscape) in search of a cure.
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Monday, February 25, 2013

From the booth

Just a quickie.

Only a day after the first tournament of the Syndicate Competitive League, SCL commentator (and my alliance-mate) Bacchanalian has produced a thoroughly fascinating first-person account of being an EVE PvP tournament commentator.  It's rambling, stream-of-consciousness, brutally honest... and worth every moment of your time if you're at all interested in the topic of PvP tournaments, streaming, or running live player events.

Go give it a read.

In particular, it's a terrific portrait of how to run a live player event while dealing with all sorts of adversity, but then overcoming that adversity in creative ways.  Persistence and endurance counts for a lot in the real world.  ;-)

The intent of the SCL is to have much more frequent EVE PvP tournaments, something that's a hallmark of other eSports but which EVE has been unable to match.  The team's next expected tournament will be in mid- to late March using the same or a very similar format to this past weekend's tourney.  Bacch's posts will give you a new appreciation for just how much hard work that's likely to entail...

1 comment:

  1. Next up for Bacchanalian: Alliance Tournament Commentator!!

    Best of luck to your alliance mate as he begins his journey towards employment with CCP. ;-)

    After all, that's where all of the other recent commentators ended up. Competition for this intern- I mean, fun opportunity should be even hotter this year given the pattern that's emerging!

    Not even any of the recent CSM's have been tapped for employment. AT commentator is clearly the place to be. Start practicing everyone!


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