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...