CCP Pledges to Honour New Eden Open Prizes Despite Own3d Downfall

News of the missing New Eden Open prizes surface from CCP Games after the demise of streaming providers Own3d

Following the foreclosure of video-streaming providers, concerns were raised regarding the outstanding payment of the $10,000 prize money owed to competitors of the EVE Online New Eden Open tournament, which took place last November and December.

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The competitors – who have not yet received the prize money – took to the EVE Online forums once news of’s collapse broke. CCP’s initial response was quick, but lacked any solid details.

However, Community Representative CCP Dolan has now posted a definitive explanation of CCP’s position, declaring that they intend to “ensure that the unfortunate closing of Own3d does not affect the prizes that the winners worked so hard to earn”.

Winners have been told to expect an email regarding information on their cash prizes in the next 10-14 working days.

The announcement was appended with an apology for a delay in CCP’s provision of in-game item prizes also, citing EVE Online’s development demands as the cause.

The full statement was as follows:

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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.