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EVE Vegas 2016 Kicks Off This Week!

2016-10-25 - By CCP Falcon

With EVE Vegas 2016 just around the corner, we’re happy to announce a little more information about what you’ll be able to find in the EVE Store at Planet Hollywood, and a few more things that will be happening during the largest three-day celebration of all things New Eden on US soil!

First though, we’d like to share the finalized EVE Vegas 2016 schedule with you, which can be seen in the handy image below. This year, it’s once again packed with presentations and roundtables from both EVE developers and many esteemed members of the EVE community. If you’d prefer a web/mobile version of it, then you can find it in digital form at this link.

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Pilots who’re attending EVE Vegas 2016 can expect presentations and roundtables on all things EVE Online: Ascension, including the new NPE and clone states, along with game design and balance, as well as lore, EVE tournaments and a CSM panel with our attending members of the Council of Stellar Management.

Streaming Live!

For those pilots who are not able to make it out to EVE Vegas, this year we’re happy to confirm that EVE TV will be live streaming all three days of the event so that pilots from across the globe can enjoy it from the comfort of their own sofas, or chairs, or capsules, depending on how busy you are beating down on the Blood Raider Covenant.

The whole of EVE Vegas will be live streamed on the CCP Twitch channel, which you can reach by clicking the image below.

For full details of the stream schedule, viewers can also check out the stream schedule below!

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Be sure to tune in, as over the course of the weekend there’ll be live streamed presentations, interviews with attendees, and giveaways of SKINs and PLEX for viewers to get involved with, including crimson harvest SKINs for the Armageddon, Arbitrator and Magnate.

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In addition to this, one lucky stream viewer will take away a GTX 1080, and a second will take away a GTX 1070, courtesy of our awesome sponsors over at Nvidia.

EVE Vegas Store!

This year the EVE Vegas store returns with more new merchandise, as well as some classic EVE swag that will be up for grabs.

With books, t-shirts, posters, pins, badges, hats, mugs and a whole host of other EVE styled goodies to get your hands on, be sure to hit up the store during your visit to EVE Vegas. We will also have hardcover copies of Empires of EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online on sale at EVE Vegas!

The store will be hosted in Celebrity Ballroom 4 on the following dates and times:

  • Friday (28/10) – 15:00-18:00
  • Saturday (29/10) – 10:30-18:00
  • Sunday (30/10) – 13:30-15:30

EVE Vegas Charity Giveaway!

We’re happy to announce that as part of the celebrations at EVE Vegas, our fantastic partners at Nvidia have gifted us four GTX 1080 graphics cards.

The EVE Community is of course known for its charitable nature and as such, we thought that we’d use this opportunity to assist a good cause with a little bit of a competition and giveaway at EVE Vegas 2016.

In support of the incredible work of Barnaspítali Hringsins, the Icelandic Children’s Hospital, we’d like to offer all EVE Vegas attendees a chance to win this amazing piece of hardware, while also supporting an incredibly worthwhile and important cause.

So, come try out EVE: Valkyrie while you’re at EVE Vegas, make a donation if you like, and be in with a chance to take home one of the best graphics cards on the market today!

Here’s how it works!

  • EVE: Valkyrie demonstrations will be happening during two of the three days of EVE Vegas 2016, October 29 and 30, 2016.
  • Come play the Valkyrie demo and see how skilled you are.
  • Each player who scores a kill playing Valkyrie earns the right to enter the Charity Giveaway.
  • The number of raffle tickets will be limited to 1000, and a maximum of 10 tickets per attendee.
  • While nothing more than a Valkyrie kill is required, a $5 donation per ticket is suggested to obtain a raffle ticket in support of Barnaspítali Hringsins.
  • Come find CCP Falcon to claim your raffle ticket, or tickets, and make a donation once you've scored a kill.
  • CCP will draw the four winning raffle tickets at the EVE Vegas 2016 Closing Ceremony on the last day of EVE Vegas.
  • All money raised by the Charity Giveaway will be donated to Barnaspítali Hringsins.

Please bear in mind that we won't be able to accept card payments for donations for this giveaway, as payments will be taken separately from the EVE Store's payment system. Only cash will be able to be used for donations to Barnaspítali Hringsins, the Icelandic Children’s Hospital.

Of course this wouldn’t be a real contest without more rules and legal stuff so make sure you read these terms if you want to enter:

(sorry, the lawyers made me do it… :P)

EVE Vegas Charity Giveaway Contest Rules:

  • You must be 18 years old or older to win.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter or win, but you must be a kick ass fighter pilot in EVE: Valkyrie!
  • The winner will be announced at the EVE Vegas 2016 Closing Ceremony on the last day of EVE Vegas.
  • You must be at the EVE Vegas Closing Ceremony to be able to win.  
  • Prizes are subject to change and will be awarded at CCP’s sole discretion.
  • Prizes may be taxable depending on your local laws.  All taxes are your responsibility.
  • CCP employees are not eligible.
  • CCP is not responsible for lost raffle tickets.
  • If, for any reason, the fairness or integrity of the contest is questioned, or CCP's administration or fulfillment of the contest becomes impracticable, CCP reserves the right to terminate or modify the contest, and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the registration process or the administration of the contest.
  • Any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with this contest will be handled on an individual basis and in accordance with the laws of Iceland.
  • Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law, and all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
  • By entering the contest, you grant CCP the right to use your name for advertising and marketing purposes, without additional compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
  • CCP may use your physical and/or e-mail address to contact you regarding CCP’s services and other offers and/or contests.

If you haven't already secured your ticket for EVE Vegas and the EVE Vegas Pub & Pinball Night then be sure to do so as soon as you can, there's only a few left before we sell out!

We’re looking forward to seeing you all in Vegas!

~ @CCP_Falcon