EVE Online New Eden Open: The Dramatic Finale

After fighting their way past 25 other teams, the final two competitors face off in a best-of-five battle for the New Eden Open title and the first place prize of $6,000.

The final weekend of gladiatorial spaceship combat came to a close on 2 December after fifty-nine dramatic explosion-filled matches. Each of the 10-minute clashes saw up to 16 pilots pitting their strategic nous, cool heads and coiled reactions against one another in a bid to win the $6,000 first prize.

Recommended Videos

Of the 27 competing teams, only six made it to the third weekend of the tournament and only four to the last day. The final showdown for the grand prize came down to Asine Hitama’s team and RONIN and pixies.

Each of the final two competitors had delivered a number of surprises on their route to the final, with RONIN and pixies taking some impressive scalps in the shape of the favoured Why Dash and the Expendables, who hailed from the feared HYDRA RELOADED stable. Asine Hitama’s team‘s matches were perhaps not against such famous competition, but they had nonetheless impressed with repeated solid performances, more remarkable for a refusal to subscribe to the conventional approach of using logistics repair cruisers as almost universally favoured by other teams.

With a best-of-five matches format for the tournament title, RONIN and pixies were perhaps favoured, but it really was anyone’s competition.

 

Match 1: The Big Opener

The opening match saw Asine Hitama’s team field a trademark logistics-free fleet led by three Golem marauder-class battleships armed with cruise missile launchers… [read full match report]

 

Match Score: Asine Hitama’s team 70 – 19 RONIN and pixies

 

Match 2: Advantage Asine Hitama’s team

Faced with the possibility of letting the $6,000 prize slip through their fingers, RONIN and pixies needed to turn their fortunes around quickly… [read full match report]

 

Match Score: Asine Hitama’s team 0 – 70 RONIN and pixies

 

Match 3: All’s Square in Love and War

Level on match victories, whichever team won this next bout would be one win from taking the prize. The pressure was immense… [read full match report]

 

Match Score: Asine Hitama’s team 70 – 8 RONIN and pixies

 

Match 4: Last Chance Saloon

Asine Hitama’s team had total victory almost in their grasp, whilst RONIN and pixies‘ title dreams were hanging on by a shred. The next win could decide everything… [read full match report]

 

Match Score: Asine Hitama’s team 2 – 0 RONIN and pixies

With a third win for Asine Hitama’s team, it was all over for RONIN and pixies.

The match, and the competition, had been decided by the destruction of the smallest* of ships, worth only a paltry 2 points, but also $6,000…

CONGRATULATIONS TO ASINE HITAMA’S TEAM – CHAMPIONS OF THE 2012 NEW EDEN OPEN


GameSkinny is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Disney Dreamlight Valley Teases New Villager With Black & White Filters
Background of Eternity Isle with a black and white dialogue box
Read Article Stardew Valley PC Update Fixes Bugs, Adds More Content
Pelican Town run-down Community Center.
Read Article Little Kitty, Big City Release Date Slated for Spring
Black cat leaps down the city streets in Little Kitty Big City
Read Article All Star Wars Outlaws Editions and Pre-order Bonuses
A girl and droid walking with space ships flying around them
Read Article Bendy Gets a Free Game Teasing Future Content
Smiling machine in the shadows
Related Content
Read Article Disney Dreamlight Valley Teases New Villager With Black & White Filters
Background of Eternity Isle with a black and white dialogue box
Read Article Stardew Valley PC Update Fixes Bugs, Adds More Content
Pelican Town run-down Community Center.
Read Article Little Kitty, Big City Release Date Slated for Spring
Black cat leaps down the city streets in Little Kitty Big City
Read Article All Star Wars Outlaws Editions and Pre-order Bonuses
A girl and droid walking with space ships flying around them
Read Article Bendy Gets a Free Game Teasing Future Content
Smiling machine in the shadows
Author
Mat Westhorpe
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.