Alliance Tournaments 5-8: What got blown up?

With the ninth alliance tournament drawing to a close this weekend, we in research wanted to take a look at the last four and see exactly how much of what has been blown up over the years. With over 2,400 people taking part in the last four tournaments and over 4,500 kill reports registered with CONCORD, there's quite a lot to dig into!

So, without further ado...

Tournament

5

6

7

8

 Total

Assault Ship

9

87

108

36

240

Battlecruiser

39

99

207

131

476

Battleship

87

131

198

110

526

Black Ops

12

3

15

Capsule

7

11

23

23

64

Combat Recon Ship

34

29

121

69

253

Command Ship

5

86

119

91

301

Cruiser

194

333

123

35

685

Destroyer

4

4

99

46

153

Electronic Attack Ship

17

62

87

27

193

Force Recon Ship

3

3

5

2

13

Frigate

171

126

106

126

529

Heavy Assault Ship

51

144

115

11

321

Heavy Interdictor

2

1

3

Industrial

11

5

16

Interceptor

6

11

52

30

99

Interdictor

1

1

31

55

88

Logistics

60

3

94

107

264

Marauder

5

19

34

5

63

Stealth Bomber

35

24

13

74

146

Strategic Cruiser

46

64

110

Totals

728

1,173

1,606

1,051

4,558

Ships destroyed by ship group for tournaments 5 through 9.

Cruisers were by far the favourite damage dealing component of tournament groups in tournaments five and six, but with changes to the points system this swapped over to both battlecruisers and battleships for seven and eight. Frigates have consistently been very popular "filler" ships to use up any remaining points and ensure each team has as many pilots as they can field. The substantial spike in tournament seven could be attributed to the rule changes implemented in that tournament, such as the restriction of only allowing a maximum of two of the same ship type in each fight. This made creating strategies much more complex, helping create some additional carnage.

Tournament

5

6

7

8

 Total

Griffin

119

63

59

7

248

Ishtar

32

98

69

6

205

Drake

23

55

63

44

185

Ishkur

6

75

66

25

172

Rook

16

14

74

41

145

Abaddon

19

43

53

15

130

Kitsune

15

46

55

11

127

Caracal Navy Issue

91

30

121

Hurricane

4

22

37

47

110

Stabber Fleet Issue

1

88

16

105

Top ten ship types destroyed throughout the tournaments.

ECM ships have been popular through these tournaments, as can be seen from the Griffin, Rook and Kitsune all being in the top ten. These ships are known for their very powerful ECM bonuses. Which makes sense; if an enemy can't target you their options for inflicting damage become rather restricted.

Tournament

5

6

7

8

 Total

Tech 1

502

704

767

476

2,449

Tech 2

226

469

793

511

1,999

Tech 3

46

64

110

Tech 2/3 %

31.0%

40.0%

52.2%

54.7%

0

Ships destroyed by tech level.

There has been a very clear move over time towards higher tech level ships, which can be put down both to rule changes regarding the points required for various ships and the increased sums of ISK people seem to be willing to invest into the tournament

Alliance

Kills

 

Alliance

Losses

Pandemic Legion

221

 

Atlas Alliance

82

Dead Terrorists

112

 

The Star Fraction

79

Cry Havoc.

98

 

Manifest Destiny.

71

The Wrong Alliance

93

 

Unaffiliated

69

Ev0ke

93

 

HUN Reloaded

68

Ushra'Khan

91

 

The Kadeshi

67

HUN Reloaded

85

 

The Wrong Alliance

67

Unaffiliated

77

 

Ushra'Khan

66

The Kadeshi

76

 

Dead Terrorists

63

Atlas Alliance

76

 

Morsus Mihi

63

The top ten alliances who have lost and destroyed ships throughout the last four tournaments.

Pandemic Legion, the winners of tournaments six, seven and eight are clearly the highest on the list with just under double the number of kills than Dead Terrorists at number two.

Tournament

Ship total

Value of ships

Average ship value

5

728

36,745,267,244

50,474,268

6

1,173

97,882,298,992

83,446,120

7

1,606

157,296,529,291

97,943,044

8

1,051

147,515,739,964

140,357,507

Grand Total

4,558

439,439,835,491

96,410,670

Current value of ships lost in the last four tournaments. All values are based on the May 2011 market price of those ships.

Each of the last four tournaments has seen an increase in the average value of the ships destroyed, with losses in tournament eight being over two and a half times the average value of losses in tournament five when the ships are valued at their May 2011 market price and for the purposes of this, "unique" ships (such as the Freki) and capsules are considered to have no value.

Ship group

Total destroyed

Value

Assault Ship

240

4,769,181,429

Battlecruiser

476

13,524,132,706

Battleship

526

119,532,489,067

Black Ops

15

7,987,331,627

Capsule

64

0

Combat Recon Ship

253

26,412,301,687

Command Ship

301

58,765,768,530

Cruiser

685

33,329,515,719

Destroyer

153

108,032,838

Electronic Attack Ship

193

3,777,332,125

Force Recon Ship

13

1,663,143,513

Frigate

529

9,064,252,742

Heavy Assault Ship

321

37,231,927,176

Heavy Interdictor

3

528,031,703

Industrial

16

22,375,077

Interceptor

99

1,296,127,101

Interdictor

88

3,482,220,146

Logistics

264

31,694,342,272

Marauder

63

40,970,841,213

Stealth Bomber

146

3,000,435,293

Strategic Cruiser

110

42,280,053,527

Grand Total

4,558

439,439,835,491

The ISK value of each of the ship groups destroyed.

Again, these prices are calculated from the average market price of those ships as of May 2011.  This gives a better way of measuring the relative value between tournaments but is not a perfect measurement for the value each year.  However, CPI has not changed drastically since then having been relatively stable since 2008. The bulk of the money lost in the tournaments has been spent on the battleship class vessels; almost 120 billion ISK.

Lastly, our congratulations to the two players who have lost the most ships in these tournaments. Koronos came at the top of the scoreboard with 10 losses and NTRabbit a close second with 9.

Don't forget to follow the action this weekend as tournament nine is wrapped up, all broadcast live on EVE TV!

 - CCP Diagoras