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Devs vs Players football match at Fanfest!

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CCP Puck
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2014-12-11 13:36:45 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Guard
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Hey, guys!

The event is now confirmed! On March 17th, two days before Fanfest starts, players will face off against devs in an epic soccer match. The arena has been booked from 8pm to 10pm, which should be plenty for a 90 minute game. The arena is a state of the art indoor AstroTurf pitch. Normal grass shoes work best.

At this time the amount of interest, and the amount of devs participating, leads us to believe that full size, 11 versus 11, would be the best. We can, however, always adapt and bring the goals in if needed.

Please consider the following thread to be the official signup process for this event:

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=5448192#post5448192

Please direct whoever you think may be interested to that thread. Help filling the roster is most appreciated.

Note that there are no real fitness requirements, but please be ready for an intense workout. Also make sure to bring whatever gear you need with you, and cleats(studded soccer shoes) are recommended. However, METAL STUDS are NOT allowed.

Buses will leave from the CCP Headquarters no later than 7pm, so please make sure to be there in a timely fashion. You can be let into the office reception if you show up early. The office location can be found on this wonderful map prepared by CCP Explorer:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zbRwHDHuZdiM.khklghJ09g_I

See you there!

CCP Puck | @CCP_Puck

ISD Rontea
ISD STAR
#2 - 2014-12-11 13:51:29 UTC
Volleyball maybe?

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CCP Goliath
C C P
C C P Alliance
#3 - 2014-12-11 13:53:58 UTC
Football like soccer right? Not football like handegg?

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CCP karkur
C C P
C C P Alliance
#4 - 2014-12-11 14:00:40 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP karkur
Since it's in March, and we plan on having plenty of snow, I think it should be inside :P
(I'll join if it's inside or on the small field :D)

CCP karkur | Programmer | Team Five 0 | @CCP_karkur

Katabrok First
Apukaray Security
#5 - 2014-12-11 14:05:23 UTC
I think with the average size of eve players, we should do an American Football match, and not a soccer one... Just saying...
Kenneth Feld
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
#6 - 2014-12-11 14:07:37 UTC
I am thinking Badmittin

Not sure giving players a free shot at Devs is a good thing, but Greyscale is gone, so it may be OK
CCP Puck
C C P
C C P Alliance
#7 - 2014-12-11 14:08:09 UTC
This would be soccer, and we are aiming towards booking a full size indoor AstroTurf pitch.

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Jackie Fisher
Syrkos Technologies
Joint Venture Conglomerate
#8 - 2014-12-11 14:18:03 UTC
We used to have a staff vs pupils football match when I was at school. The staff used to kick the crap out of the pupil team - great fun for us spectators . If similar levels of violence are expected for the Fanfest match can you ensure its covered in the stream.

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Arden Elenduil
Unlimited Ripoff Works
#9 - 2014-12-11 14:18:29 UTC
Just make sure you record it and show it on the stream.
Shimozu Shinta
Backwater Redux
Tactical Narcotics Team
#10 - 2014-12-11 14:24:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Shimozu Shinta
I'm game (for any of the listed sports actually.)

Should still have some cleats and (ccp)guards that fit...

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CCP Puck
C C P
C C P Alliance
#11 - 2014-12-11 14:59:52 UTC
Streaming it may be hard since it will most likely take place on the Thursday, March 19th, and will be pretty far from the actual venue. We will look into it, though. We will at the very least record it, and show the highlights. This only happens, however, if we can validate the idea with interest through this thread Big smile

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MainDrain
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2014-12-11 15:06:01 UTC
CCP Puck wrote:
Streaming it may be hard since it will most likely take place on the Thursday, March 19th, and will be pretty far from the actual venue. We will look into it, though. We will at the very least record it, and show the highlights. This only happens, however, if we can validate the idea with interest through this thread Big smile


As someone that has filmed football matches before I'm more than willing to be flown out to Iceland at CCP's expense and use their kit to film the match to save the Eve TV guys the extra work and edit it down to a reasonable highlights package.

And no this isnt me trying to blag free tickets, accommodation and air fare to fanfest....



edit: yeah it totally is actually!
EVIL SYNNs
Evil Turtles
Chelonaphobia
#13 - 2014-12-11 15:19:18 UTC
Twice I've watched the mighty Scotland play and beat Icealnd in Iceland (Kevin Kyle even scored), so it would be a wonderful idea. alas moving fanfest to start of year means my attendance hasn't been possible (married with kids = march before I get out of the red) since.

I would even bring my 7 year old adidas Predators, although getting them through custom, due to their EXPLOSIVE shooting ability may make it difficult. ,
Glasgow Dunlop
The Dark Space Initiative
Scary Wormhole People
#14 - 2014-12-11 15:22:01 UTC
Outdoors, none of this indoors stuff. Could make it rugby as well lol.

im down for a game of football ;) also willing not to be sent off within 10 mins as well. Could make this more fun as well by adding random things in as well ( mobile walls for free kicks, made from real bricks ) ext ect, half time pints and shots ;)

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TheMercenaryKing
Ultimatum.
#15 - 2014-12-11 16:59:44 UTC
Glasgow Dunlop
The Dark Space Initiative
Scary Wormhole People
#16 - 2014-12-11 17:27:10 UTC
TheMercenaryKing wrote:


you cant call a game football when its play %90 of the time above the feet. Cool

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War Kitten
Panda McLegion
#17 - 2014-12-11 17:46:00 UTC
Glasgow Dunlop wrote:
TheMercenaryKing wrote:


you cant call a game football when its play %90 of the time above the feet. Cool


Sure you can. Give it a shot... it works for us Americans :)


I'd love to play, but for two things... I'm 20+ years beyond high school prime soccer-playing fitness, and I'm probably not going to fanfest.

Other than that, hell yeah, great idea!

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CCP Claymore
C C P
C C P Alliance
#18 - 2014-12-11 20:47:03 UTC
Yes! Yes! Yes!

Come at me bro....or sis, everyone is welcome!

I would love to see this be a thing. Sign me up! P

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Jon Hellguard
X-COM
#19 - 2014-12-12 12:59:49 UTC  |  Edited by: Jon Hellguard
Sounds fun, consider me signed up. Also at least 2 corpmates would like to participate as well.

If it's recorded, it would be fun to see a coach on each side yelling a bit. A CSM for the players? ... Hillmar for the devs? :D... even small PvD would be fun.

I find 5on5's on smaller sized fields a bit more personal and action packet. We can quickly change players like in icehockey to keep up the match speed and have more people participate. How ever you prefer, I'm looking forward to it.

PS: we are swiss, we tend to make good football fights against icelandic volks :)
votrian alpha
Union Aerospace Corporation
#20 - 2014-12-12 16:51:18 UTC
Well, I play five-a-side on a regular basis as a goalie and play midfield on the 11-a-side too. Not EPL-level mind though I like to think I can give Jack Colback a run for his money (clue to my team affiliations...)

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