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Sub-warp Racing Venture - Frigate Race [Winner: Eko'mo]

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Julius Rigel
#1 - 2013-05-01 16:13:51 UTC  |  Edited by: Julius Rigel
IKAO solar system
Sunday May 12th
16:00 EVE time

Website

Public channel FRIGATE RACE

Mailing list SRV NEWS

Video


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RESULTS:

1st - Eko'mo - 16 points
2nd - Erik Finnegan - 17 points
3rd - Che Biko - 22 points
4th - Ari Laveran - 29 points

Well done everyone!

NEXT EVENTS:

Wednesday May 15th - PRACTICE

Sunday May 19th - RACE


Introducing the Standard Unlimited - Standard frigates, unlimited equipment!

Anyone has an opportunity to win, and registration is FREE FREE FREE!



Ship Restrictions: Standard frigates. (No faction, T2 etc.)

This restriction exists for several reasons.
To level the playing field between newer and older pilots, as well as preventing someone from showing up and making a complete fool of themselves when they realise their 8 000m/s interceptor is too fast to navigate the race track.


Module Restrictions: Anything goes.

Why? Because the difference between T1, T2, and faction equipment on a T1 racing frigate is not huge, and we don't want the overhead of having to scan every contestant to enforce compliance.



Prizes:

First place: 125 million ISK and Imperial Navy Slicer courtesy of My Cat Is Mia
Second place: 50 million ISK
Third place: 10 million ISK



To sign up for the race simply send an eve-mail to Julius Rigel with your character name and your team name.

You don't have to be on a "real" team to compete. Your team name can be anything you want it to be, within reason. But if you are part of a racing team, your captain will probably want you to sign up under your proper team name.


If you are looking for a team to join, or you have any other questions, ask around in channel FRIGATE RACE.


Interested in sponsoring the event? We take any and all donations of time - We need race marshals, commentators, racers, advertisers, and much more! Any spare man-hours you have in your day, especially on race day, we can use it!


Find us on youtube!
Che Biko
Alexylva Paradox
#2 - 2013-05-01 18:24:45 UTC
And so it begins, again! The thrill of sub-warp racing returns to my life. I've missed this so much!

I plan to race and I hope to see some worthy opponents on the track.

-Ché Biko
Captain of racing team 10-segrity
Ari Laveran
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2013-05-02 20:01:19 UTC
I have no idea how this works but it sounds interesting. MWD atron flying between dropped cans?
Julius Rigel
#4 - 2013-05-02 20:14:02 UTC
Ari Laveran wrote:
I have no idea how this works but it sounds interesting. MWD atron flying between dropped cans?
Exactly.

The video linked in the original post explains how the racing works. [Link]

Also, there are videos of actual races recorded some years ago from our stream. The footage is a little more raw and janky, but it shows proper racing with proper contestants, including some beginners who didn't have a clue what they were doing Lol.
Also, it's an older format of race track. We use gates now instead of these big hulking bend things. [Link]
Ari Laveran
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2013-05-02 20:24:30 UTC
Should have watched before posting, have now watched. I'm now intrigued.
Julius Rigel
#6 - 2013-05-02 21:21:49 UTC
Feel free to use the race track in Ikao solar system. You can also join the in-game chat channel where we all hang out and talk about racing.
Erik Finnegan
Polytechnique Gallenteenne
#7 - 2013-05-05 11:36:22 UTC
Oh, I missed sub-warp racing so much ! Cool

Was eating an ear off of everyone I talked to about the thrill of racing when I was at the egonics soundscape conference last week.
Tora Bushido
EVE Corporation 987654321-POP
The Marmite Collective
#8 - 2013-05-09 22:15:40 UTC
Nice idea. Good video.... Convo me if you can. I want to make you an offer...

DELETE THE WEAK, ADAPT OR DIE !

Meta Gaming Level VII, Psycho Warfare Level X, Smack Talk Level VII.

Julius Rigel
#9 - 2013-05-09 23:18:58 UTC
Tora Bushido wrote:
Nice idea. Good video.... Convo me if you can. I want to make you an offer...
I thank you for the very generous offer, but as we came to agree in our private chat, we need manpower more than we need ISK. If you had pilots you could send us, that would be much more helpful.

Thanks again.
Julius Rigel
#10 - 2013-05-12 08:18:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Julius Rigel
Roland Gunn on behalf of My Cat Is Mia has insisted on donating 25 million ISK and an Imperial Navy Slicer to be added to the first place prize pot!

Thank you, My Cat Is Mia! Big smile
Erik Finnegan
Polytechnique Gallenteenne
#11 - 2013-05-12 17:07:48 UTC
Great fun was had. And we saw an, for me at least, unexpected winner. Congratulations Eko'mo !

My analysis : the track's made for accuracy, not speed. Lol
Julius Rigel
#12 - 2013-05-12 17:20:20 UTC
Congratulations to our participants tonight, very nice flying by all of you!

You can catch the recording of the race on our twitch channel:

http://www.twitch.tv/evesrv/b/402666041?t=16m

Next week's schedule:

Wednesday May 15th - PRACTICE

Sunday May 19th - RACE
Eko'mo
Eko Research Institute
#13 - 2013-05-12 17:22:28 UTC
This was a blast, so good! Definitely a regular thing for me now. Strongly encourage people to try it. Chuck some mission loot mods on a T1 frig and get out there.

Big thanks to Julius for setting this up and the track marshals.

http://ekolikecrayons.wordpress.com/about/

Ari Laveran
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2013-05-12 17:34:34 UTC
If you are at all interested in a little New Eden sportsmanship with a strong element of pilot skill(not the kind you can count or get implants for) I suggest you get out to the track and try your hand at it.
Tanthos
Tanthos Corp
#15 - 2013-05-12 17:45:49 UTC
I watched this race. It was fun. And now I'm gonna spend time practicing for the next one.
Che Biko
Alexylva Paradox
#16 - 2013-05-13 13:51:26 UTC  |  Edited by: Che Biko
Much fun was had, hilarious fun at times: the false start at "Oi", me looping the finish 2 times and still finishing first.
Lessons were learned, and I look forward to the next race. I'm glad to see there were indeed worthy opponents on the track. I am now more motivated to regain my skills.

I thank the organizer, sponsors, marshalls, racers and spectators.

Congratulations, Eko'mo.