Those Who Are About to Explode, We Salute You: Elise Randolph (Pandemic Legion)

I knew you were trouble when you walked in, so shame on me now. Flew me to places I'd never been, now I'm lying on the cold hard ground. Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble. Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble.

Ships Flown this Tournament: Eos command ship, Dominix battleship, Ishkur assault frigate, Vexor cruiser
Survival Percentage: 100%
BattleClinic Rank: #285
Previous Tournament Experience: Alliance Tournament X , New Eden Open, Alliance Tournaments IX, VIII, VII

Alliance: Pandemic Legion
Alliance Form:

  • 2012 (ATX) – Semi-finalists (eliminated by HUN Reloaded)
  • 2011 (ATIX) – Eliminated from Round of 16 by Darkside.
  • 2010 (ATVIII) – CHAMPIONS
  • 2009 (ATVII) – CHAMPIONS
  • 2009 (ATVI) – CHAMPIONS
  • 2008 (ATV) – Semi-finalists (eliminated by Triumvirate.)
  • 2007 (ATIV) – Losing finalists (lost to tournament champions, HUN Reloaded)

Elise Randolph

Elise Randolph, an obsessive Taylor Swift fan, is a vocal and senior member of Pandemic Legion, a feared and respected organisation on both in the EVE tournament circuit and the wider universe of EVE. In the never-ending sovereignty war that takes place in New Eden's lawless space, Pandemic Legion has often played the role of king-makers with their unrivalled Titan and supercapital fleets.

The ability to bring this power to bear is something on which Elise Randolph is not prepared to compromise, with discussions during his tenure as a CSM player representative prompting him to state that he wouldn't tolerate the addition of a game mechanic that interfered with Pandemic Legion's null-sec supply lines. The idea was scotched.

Three-times champions, Pandemic Legion's tournament teams may have suffered a dip in form in recent years, and detractors might say that the loss of former Pandemic Legion tactical mastermind Raivi (now CCP Fozzie) was the point at which they lost their edge. But even if true, Elise Randolph is a vital part of a team of superstars which no competitor dare underestimate.

Elise's alternative tournament identity, KadaEl, was exposed by commentators CCP Fozzie and CCP Dolan during Pandemic's first Alliance Tournament XI match. Whatever guise he flies under, Elise's prowess as a combat pilot is evident, from an impressively high Battleclinic ranking to a 5-year career as a tournament veteran.

And if he fails to win again this year, at least he'll have plenty of bittersweet break-up songs to console him.

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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.

Published Aug. 3rd 2013

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