Alliance Tournament XIX Wrap-up | EVE Online

Alliance Tournament XIX Wrap-up

2023-11-30 - EVE Online Team

Competitive capsuleers,

With the end of the year drawing close, it's time to wrap up all things Alliance Tournament XIX-related for this year and look to the following year.


You can find the Alliance Tournament monument over in the system of Manarq, featuring the latest addition, the alliance logo of Fraternity.

Just in case you missed the finals – Fraternity. under the captaincy of Fubuki Waifu, after a howling best-of-five final, going to the full five matches against The Tuskers Co., came away as this year's winners. Congratulations to them!

The top finishing teams will be rewarded with Alliance Tournament prize ships as follows:


Number of Shapash + Cybele


40 + 40

The Tuskers Co.

20 + 20


16 + 16


12 + 12

AssAssIn SQUAD eSports

8 + 8

White Flag.

8 + 8

Boundary Experts

6 + 6

Templis CALSF

6 + 6


4 + 4


4 + 4

Odin's Call

4 + 4

Platinum Sensitivity.

4 + 4


2 + 2

No Vacancies.

2 + 2

Till Doomsday

2 + 2


2 + 2

Ships and SKINS are starting delivery today!

The teams have worked hard on the prize ships and were added during today's patch! These new ships and the Gallente Victory SKINs are being distributed to the hangers of alliance executors (and, in a few circumstances, some of the captains) of the winning teams later today over in Jita 4-4!

We also revised the prize pool for the Gallente Victory SKINs this year, where winning during the feeders' tournament also awarded you a SKIN. This year's final tally of SKINs is a whopping 1060 across 38 unique teams.

Talking of prize ships, let us introduce those too:

Shapash - Assault Frigate

Assault Frigate bonuses (per skill level):

  • 10% bonus to Armor Repairer amount

  • 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret tracking speed and optimal range

Gallente Frigate bonuses (per skill level):

  • 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret damage

  • 10% bonus to Warp Scrambler and Warp Disruptor optimal range

  • 10% bonus to the benefits of overheating Afterburners and Microwarpdrives

Role Bonus:

  • 100% reduction in Armor Plate mass penalty

  • 50% reduction in module heat damage amount taken

  • Can fit Assault Damage Controls

Cybele - Assault Cruiser

Heavy Assault Cruisers bonuses (per skill level):

  • 10% bonus to Medium Hybrid Turret falloff

  • 7.5% bonus to Medium Hybrid Turret tracking speed

Gallente Cruiser bonuses (per skill level):

  • 20% bonus to Medium Hybrid Turret damage

  • 10% bonus to Armor Repairer amount

  • 25% bonus to Warp Scrambler and Warp Disruptor optimal range

Role Bonus:

  • 30% bonus to ship max velocity

  • 100% reduction in Armor Plate mass penalty

  • Can fit Assault Damage Controls

The IGC took on board some additional feedback based on the original designs, and additional modifications were made during the ship's final construction. We look forward to seeing what all the tournament teams do with them.

Subtle Visuals - Reverse-ballast tech

The Gallente take pride in their ships' aesthetic design, with a true blend of form and function, which carries true with their latest ships. The full description for both ships can be read below, which details how the design and onboard technology were developed:

Following reports that the Federation government had commissioned a limited run of a novel heavy assault cruiser based on the Adrestia from Duvolle Labs as prizes for the Independent Gaming Commission's Alliance Tournament XIX in YC125, the CreoDron board leveled a freedom of information claim which quickly returned a surprising volume of documents. While the majority have been fully redacted, what little can be gleaned dates the design of the Cybele to a YC120 contract authorized by the FIO for a series of joint operations with Crux Special Tasks Group and the Ostrakon Agency classified under "Project Trieste".

The Cybele was developed by a provisional team under Duvolle's Advanced Manifold Theory Unit co-led by Rias Luisauir, prodigious R&D agent and engineer, and Progressive Plasma's Dr. Jinneth Duvolle, original co-founder of Duvolle Labs. Afforded a near-bottomless budget to design a platform suitable for locales where reinforcement would be impossible and return imperative, the two leads took full advantage of this unique opportunity to bring their most revolutionary and cost-prohibitive theories into reality as part of the designs.

A reverse-ballast function devised by Luisauir, based on the micro jump drive's ultraweak force-compensated mass phase-tuning principle, negates armor plate mass gain by scaling microscale depleted vacuum volumes with the ship's mass in-flight, while a plasma cooling system designed by Dr. Jinneth boosts the operational threshold of hybrid turrets and armor repairers. Combined with an all-around upgrade to the Adrestia's core capabilities and electronics and the incorporation of heavy assault cruiser subsystems, the Cybele is a priceless force to be reckoned with.

The latest technology installed on these ships, the "reverse-ballast function," has a subtle visual effect on the ship as well, becoming steadily brighter depending on the ship's velocity.

Alliance Tournament XX arriving in 2024!

In case you missed it as well - we announced the Alliance Tournament will return next year for the big twenty a few months back at Fanfest!

We have big plans in progress for the next Alliance Tournament; those of you who attended the panel at Fanfest heard some of the things we have planned for it, too. We had great fun experimenting with new visuals this year, and the twentieth tournament is a significant milestone to reach, so we're already working to make it one of the most memorable tournaments on record.

With all that, we would like to thank all those who contributed or tuned in during this year's Alliance Tournament; you all helped make it happen. Finally, a special thanks to our partners at EVE_NT, all their crew, and all their volunteer students, who, once again, pulled off a fantastic show!

But don't worry; if you enjoy competitive play and you're hungry to sink your teeth into more tournaments, there have already been a few requests for support for events next year, which will be starting their review and scoping process shortly, so you'll no doubt be hearing more about those soon, too!

Until then, we'll see you in space!