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Those Who Are About to Explode, We Salute You: HaartSp (HYDRA RELOADED)

HaartSp is a competitor. He's so full of win that he sometimes sweats isotonic winsauce that eSports sponsors are hoping to sell on the beverage market.
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Ships Flown this Tournament: Dominix battleship (x3), Myrmidon battlecruiser
Survival Percentage: 100%
BattleClinic Rank: #2,006 (up 2 from #2,008)
Previous Tournament Experience: Fanfest Tournament 2013 Winner, Syndicate Competitive League Winner (x2), New Eden Open, Alliance Tournament IX Champion, Fanfest Tournament 2012 Winner

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Alliance Form:

  • 2012 (ATX) – Banned
  • 2011 (ATIX) – CHAMPIONS
  • 2010 (ATVIII) – Losing Finalists (lost to tournament champions, Pandemic Legion)


HaartSp‘s thirst for competition is unquestionable. A relative newcomer to the EVE tournament circuit, he has wasted no time catching up with the old guard, mainly by winning all the things.

The one blot on his copybook is perhaps that business with HYDRA RELOADED getting banned from last year’s competition for colluding with their “B team”, Outbreak. Or as he puts it in his EVEgate bio, “Overqualified for AT X”. Certainly, in the dog-eat-dog (but only after emptying his pockets) universe of EVE Online, it can sometimes be tough to know where The Line is drawn. One man’s travesty is another man’s exemplary performance.

HaartSP’s personal kick-back from the banning seems to have been to win everything else, having since formed his own team, The Expendables, to compete in the New Eden Open, before leading them to take two titles in the player-run Syndicate Competitive League as well as coming away from this year’s Fanfest with a PvP champion’s laurels.

Now, after the ignominy of being denied the opportunity to defend their title last year, HaartSp and his fellow former champions HYDRA RELOADED are back with plenty of reason to have bits between the teeth of their many angry heads.


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Broken paramedic and coffee-drinking Englishman whose favourite dumb animal is an oxymoron. After over a decade of humping and dumping the fat and the dead, my lower spine did things normally reserved for Rubik's cubes, bringing my career as a medical clinician to an unexpectedly early end. Fortunately, my real passion is in writing and given that I'm now highly qualified in the art of sitting down, I have the time to pursue it. Having blogged about video games (well, mostly EVE Online) for years, I hope to channel my enjoyment of wordcraft and my hobby of gaming into one handy new career that doesn't involve other people's vomit.