New Eden Open Schedule and Updates

Hello friends!

Are you participating in the New Eden Open or are interested in watching it? If so I suggest you put on your dev blog pants and start reading. In this dev blog we will be publishing the schedule for the first two weekends and addressing some of the points and complications that have been raised in the run-up to the New Eden Open. So let‘s begin shall we?

Where and when can we practice?

We understand that our testing on the Buckingham and Singularity test servers has made it more difficult than usual for our tournament teams to practice. In light of this, we‘ve talked to the appropriate departments and made all the blood sacrifices necessary to get our teams a server to practice on. As we update Buckingham to begin the testing of Retribution, we will be opening up Singularity so that our teams can practice using a tournament current build. We will be seeding the server with every tournament-legal module and doing our best to provide the teams whatever they need.  Tournament accounts that require reactivation on Singularity can send a petition to the community team and CCP Dolan will take care of you. Look for Singularity to be up and open tomorrow, November 6th, after downtime. We will strive to have the maximum amount of uptime that our testing allows so that our teams can prepare as they see fit. Tournament teams may also be interested to know that we are talking about ways to make practice as easy as possible for future tournaments, with special accommodations and adaptations to team testing environment.

Only 27 teams purchased a spot in the auction, what now? And what about the teams that paid more than 10 PLEX?

Unfortunately we did not manage to fill all the 32 slots as we had hoped for this tournament but we won‘t let a little thing like that slow us down. It is actually worth noting that behind those 27 teams are 524 players registered. And with those 524 players we are moving forward with the tournament. We will not be allowing any additional teams to enter at this point, we felt that it would simply not be fair to the players that were dedicated enough to form teams and show up for the auction. Fortunately the double elimination format we are using is very forgiving and we will simply be giving first round byes to 5 randomly seeded teams. We will explore this further in the schedule section.

Now for the teams that paid more than 10 PLEX for their spot. The PLEX entry fee and auction has always existed to make sure that only the most dedicated teams enter and compete to be champions. We obviously have the 27 most dedicated teams in New Eden, and with slots left open it is obvious that the bidding process only served to punish the most enthusiastic teams. As such, any team that spent more than 10 PLEX in the auction will have their excess PLEX refunded to their team captain.

Schedule?

Glad you asked! Here it is in all its glorious glory! (At the end of it there is a picture of the brackets that makes things a bit easier to understand). It is important to note here that the seeds are random and the teams that get a free pass for round 1 are: Guiding Hand Social Club, My Little Nulli, XXXMity, Team Ineluctable and 8 CAS.

**Day 1: November 17th**

18:00 – Broadcast starts

18:12 – Match #1 – Raiden. 58th Squadron vs. Last Huzzah

18:25 – Match #2 – Why Dash vs. RONIN and pixies

18:38 – Match #3 – Expendables vs. The HUNS

18:53 – Match #4 – Tinkerhell and Alts vs. Tengu Terror

19:06 – Match #5 – Oxygen Isonopes vs. Africa‘s Finest

19:19 – Match #6 – Something Else vs. The Exiled Gaming

19:34 – Match #7 – Perihelion Beryllium Duralumin vs. Goggle Wearing Internet Crime Fighters

19:47 – Match #8 – ISN – Incursion Shiny Network vs. Baaaramu

20:00 – Match #9 – Asine Hitama‘s team vs. EFS

20:15 – Match #10 – Much Crying Old Experts vs. DeepWater

20:28 – Match #11 – Blue Ballers vs. The Gentlemen Renegades

**Day 2: November 18th**

18:00 – Broadcast starts

18:12 – Match #12 – Loser match #2 vs Loser match #3

18:25 – Match #13 – Loser match #4 vs. Loser match #5

18:38 – Match #14 – Loser match #8 vs. Loser match #9

18:53 – Match #15 – Guiding Hand Social Club vs Winner of match #1

19:06 – Match #16 – Winner match #2 vs. Winner match #3

19:19 – Match #17 – Winner match #4 vs. Winner match #5

19:34 – Match #18 – Winner Match #6 vs. XXXMity

19:47 – Match #19 –My Little Nulli vs. Winner match #7

20:00 – Match #20 – Winner match #8 vs Winner Match #9

20:15 – Match #21 – 8 CAS vs. Winner of match #10

20:28 – Match #22 – Winner of match #11 vs. Team Ineluctable

**Day 3: November 24th**

18:00 – Broadcast starts

18:12 – Match #23 – Loser Match #1 vs Loser Match #18

18:25 – Match #24 – Loser match #17 vs Winner Match #12

18:38 – Match #25 – Loser Match #16 vs Winner match #13

18:53 – Match #26 – Loser Match #15 vs Loser Match #6

19:06 – Match #27 – Loser Match #7 vs Loser Match #22

19:19 – Match #28 – Loser Match #21 vs Winner match #14

19:34 – Match #29 – Loser Match #20 vs Loser Match #10

19:47 – Match #30 – Loser Match #19 vs Loser Match #11

20:00 – Match #31 – Winner Match #15 vs Winner Match #16

20:15 – Match #32 – Winner Match #17 vs Winner Match #18

20:28 – Match #33 – Winner Match #19 vs Winner Match #20

20:41 – Match #34 – Winner Match #21 vs Winner Match #22

20:56 – Match #35 – Winner Match #23 vs Winner Match #24

21:09 – Match #36 – Winner Match #25 vs Winner Match #26

21:22 – Match #37 – Winner Match #27 vs Winner Match #28

21:27 – Match #38 – Winner Match #29 vs Winner Match #30

**Day 4: November 25th**

18:00 – Broadcast starts

18:12 – Match #39 – Loser Match #31 vs Winner Match #35

18:25 – Match #40 – Winner Match #36 vs Loser Match #32

18:38 – Match #41 – Loser Match #33 vs Winner Match #37

18:53 – Match #42 – Winner Match #38 vs Loser Match #34

19:06 – Match #43 – Winner Match #31 vs Winner Match #32

19:19 – Match #44 – Winner Match #33 vs Winner Match #34

19:34 – Match #45 – Winner Match #39 vs Winner Match #40

19:55 – Match #46 – Winner Match #41 vs Winner Match #42

**Day 5: December 1st**

Dependant on Day 1-4 results.

**Day 6: December 2nd**

Dependant on Day 1-5 results.

(Click To Enlarge) (Bracket courtesy of CCP Dolan and MSPaint)

Now that we got that all out of the way I can briefly tell you that we will be running some awesome competitions and giveaways for our viewers during the tournament stream so make sure you tune in to catch all the action!

As always if there are any questions you can file a petition under community, find me on the forums, or hit me up on twitter @ccp_bro.

On behalf of the tournament team,

CCP Bro