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ISD Serathu Ashk


ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 15:31:00 - [1]
 


ISD Serathu Ashk


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Posted - 2009.01.31 15:32:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 16:55:24

Prime Orbital Systems vs Dawn of Transcendence

Reported By: ISD Clarity Brown


Part 2 of the Qualifiers saw Prime Orbital Systems battle Dawn of Transcendence. Prime Orbital Systems carried off a flawless victory, losing not one single ship, but because both teams had only 99 points, Dawn of Transcendence still has 1 point.

Prime Orbital Systems: 3 Phantasm | 4 Ishtar | 2 Blackbird
Dawn of Transcendence: 2 Abaddon | 3 Scorpion | Griffin | Maulus

Both teams set up carefully for the match, with POS's Phantasms and DOT's Abaddons sitting nose to nose at the centre point, with their e-war support some distance off on either side. When the burst fired to signal the start of the match, both teams went at each other full force.

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POS's Ishtars deployed hordes of Bouncer II sentry drones, which rapidly took out Catenian (Griffin) and Quaere Verum (Maulus) for Dawn of Transcendence. Meanwhile, Dawn of Transcendence's Abaddons sent their Valkyrie II medium drones into the flock of Ishtars and focused their laser fire on the enemy team's Blackbirds.

At first, Dawn of Transcendence's Scorpion battleships kept the enemy fleet well jammed, splitting their fire over both of the Abaddons as their drones selected their own targets. The numbers of sentries, however, and the damage they did, claimed Reiisha's Abaddon.

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Dawn of Transcendence peppered the field further with Vespa EC-600 ECM drones while deploying their own Friend or Foe missiles, which spread ytheir firepower very thinly. Arthalion Thoidon's Abaddon folded next, unable to do much damage because of the enemy's ECM.

The Prime Orbital Systems team then turned to the Scorpions, still impeded by the jamming, but with fewer targets on the field, the damage from their drones was more focused, while Dawn of Transcendence's capacity to harm their enemies was effectively nullified by the FoF missiles - which target drones as well as enemy ships.

The first Scorpion - SemiCharmed's vessel - folded at 15:04, quickly followed by DukeJoost1's. Tom Revane's Scorpion then took the full brunt of the enemy team's damage, and crumpled 5 minutes after the start of the match.

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Scorpion Under Fire

ISD Serathu Ashk


ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 15:32:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 17:45:31

Exquisite Malevolence vs IDLE EMPIRE

Reported By: ISD Amaari Yolkia


IDLE Empire (IDLE) have taken a hard fought victory over Exquisite Malevolence (EXM) in the second match of the day.

Exquisite Malevolence: 3 Vagabond | 3 Ishtar | 1 Zealot
IDLE EMPIRE: 3 Abaddon | 1 Megathron | 4 Kitsune | 1 Ishkur

The match started with the EXM vagabonds swiftly moving off the centre of the arena towards the IDLE Kitsunes positioned some distance away. Rapidly the vagabonds reached this cluster of frigates, and quickly saw that the first two Kitsunes were neutralised.

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IDLE quickly retaliated by wiping one of the Vagabonds off the field, but this action was far too slow to reduce down the pace at which they were destroying the IDLE support frigates. One by one they were destroyed until finally only the battleships remained.

The fight from this point appeared to be heading for a slow grinding down of the IDLE battleships, while EXM focused on avoiding the devastating fire of the large turrets that were tracking them. Alas it was not so clear, as IDLE successfully landed a number of successful hits on Zealot pilot, Choans, who quickly capitulated. This exchange of fire continued for some time, as each team slowly picked off each other’s surviving pilots, until finally IDLE emerged the victors with two Abaddons remaining.

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Chenlab, a member of the EXM team, said this about their performance: “I think considering certain circumstances we did well, moral is still high. Earlier in the week we lost 5 key players for the tournament, corporation theft etc. We decided to go out today in the ships we felt most comfortable in.”

“We made it by the skin of our pod fluid” commented the captain for IDLE after the match, not bad for a team that could have prepared better: “oh hell yes, we would have had a 4th Abaddon and a Damnation, but couldn’t find the pilots.”

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Abaddon Broadside

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ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 15:33:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 16:53:43

Fifth Freedom vs B.L.A.C.K.

Reported By: ISD Caiden S'or


B.L.A.C.K. [-B-] emerges victorious in slugfest against Fifth Freedom [5TH.].

Fifth Freedom: 2 Abaddon |2 Astarte|Damnation|Curse
B.L.A.C.K.: 3 Abaddon|Damnation|2 Caracal Navy Issue|2 Daredevil|Worm

In the opening seconds of the match, -B- removed the very real danger of Cap Warfare in the form of a Curse from being used against their Abaddons, setting the tone for the rest of the match to see who could deal the most damage. The only form of electronic warfare that appeared to be used in the match appeared to have been deployed by –B- in the form of some sensor dampening drones. The match stayed tight as most of the fighting stayed within 30k of each other, and closed to 20k and closer as the end drew near.

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Besides the Worm, a Caracal Navy Issue and two Daredevils were the early losses for –B-, while both Astartes and an Abaddon joined the Curse in an early departure from the match forth the 5th alliance as they could not stand up to the focused fire of the opposing Abaddons. Multiple times, the big ships for –B- fended off attacks by drones, effectively using their smartbombs.

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Haitchi Allamut, Captain of the 5th, was the final member of his team to fall as his command ship was worn down by the onslaught of fire power. By all appearances -B- Captain, Armadeus Baldwin, effectively managed his team and their resources, bringing –B- their first victory.

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Abaddon In Trouble



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ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 15:34:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 17:02:28

A.X.I.S. vs Intrepid Crossing

Reported By: ISD Magnus Balteus


Intrepid Crossing pulled off a solid win on this match, losing only 1 Nighthawk.

A.X.I.S.: 4 Ishtar | 2 Vagabond | 1 Rook | 1 Maulus
Intrepid Crossing: 5 Ishkur | 3 Nighthawk | 2 Sleipnir

Learning from last week’s qualifying losses, both teams changed their setups and dropped the battleship-heavy fleets they fielded earlier.

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The match opened with A.X.I.S. losing the Rook, followed quickly by a Vagabond and the Maulus in exchange for Intrepid Crossing’s only loss of the day: TurboDog2’s Nighthawk.

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In the last two minutes of the match, A.X.I.S. lost an Ishtar and the remaining Vagabond simultaneously, followed shortly by the last remaining Ishtar.

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Nighthawk On The Attack

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Posted - 2009.01.31 15:34:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 18:44:03

Frater Adhuc Excessum vs The Honda Accord

Reported By: ISD Clarity Brown


The Honda Accord scored a victory on points in this match, leaving Frater Adhuc Excessum with only a Damnation on the field at the end of the match. This was in spite of treachery in the ranks of their team, with one member acting to assassinate another.

Frater Adhuc Excessum: 4 Kitsune | Golem | Damnation | Abaddon | Raven | Hyena
The Honda Accord: Maelstrom | 2 Blackbird | 2 Raven | 3 Caracal Navy Issue

Frater Adhuc Excessum set up with most of their ships on the front line, while Happy Joymaker's Raven and Denz Ezzle's Maelstrom were right in the teeth of the enemy for the Honda Accord, with the rest of their ships at range. By fielding only 98 points in their team, Frater Adhuc Excessum immediately gave away a 2-point lead before the match began.

At the start, Rinandri of Frater Adhuc lost his Kitsune almost immediately, followed quickly by Stars Siren's Blackbird from The Honda Accord and FreeBirth and Ravinar from his own team, both in Kitsunes. The Honda Accord then claimed two more kills from Frater Adhuc - Kirana's Hyena and Pie Eyed's Kitsune.

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Denz Ezzle's Maelstrom went down under torpedo fire from team mate Happy Joymaker, who then switched off all hardeners and initiated self-destruct, though the ship was claimed by Frater Adhuc's fire before the countdown could complete.

John Declan's Raven closed on Busyti's Abaddon and nossed it, but the two ships perished almost together, leaving the rest of the pilots spread out and taking little damage from one another. Rhaven, in a Damnation, flying for Frater Adhuc, closed on Tre Talos' Blackbird, but the electronic warfare cruiser managed to cling to life under the Damnation's fire until Rhaven pulled away and started to close on one of the Caracal Navy Issues from The Honda Accord.

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Beirut Papa's Golem resisted enemy fire for quite some time before it finally succumbed. The Caracal Navy Issues then turned and focused fire on Tao Ching's damaged Raven with Tre Talos' Blackbird assisting.

The match was stopped for time with Rhaven's Damnation the only ship on the field for Frater Adhuc Excessum, and Tre Talos (Blackbird), Dr Lau, Maxmillion Ex and lex corpus (Caracal Navy Issues) for The Honda Accord.

After the match, it was claimed that Happy Joymaker's firing on her teammate was neither an accident nor an attempt to deny the enemy team points, but a pre-planned assassination attempt. She explained:

"It was revenge from the old BRUCE days. Issler [a close relative of Denz Ezzle's] was in BRUCE and made a lot of enemies. The last straw that got Issler removed was when he bribed Huzzah Federation, our enemies at the time, to move a freighter around. But, that really was the last straw; there were many things that happened that drove the alliance to kicking Issler and her corp Tada-O out.

"I just sent a mail asking if I could join. No background check or anything, they just said yes. I kinda felt bad, as they are really a corp of industrialists mostly. So, I ended up giving them a lot of fitting advice and other good info. I am glad that it worked out for The Honda Accord at the end."

Denz Ezzle felt that this action had a powerful effect on The Honda Accord's performance:

"We lost our biggest damage-dealing ship immediately - I never could fire a shot - and we gave up a battleship slot on our team to [Happy Joymaker]. I think our team did amazingly given that."

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Caracal Navy Issue Swarm

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ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 15:35:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 18:56:11

White Core vs R.E.P.O

Reported By: ISD Amaari Yolkia


R.E.P.O. (REPO) take an explosive win over their second round opponents White Core (-WCA-) in one of the shortest matches of the tournament so far.

White Core: 7 Cerberus | 1 Executioner
R.E.P.O: 1 Damnation | 2 Ishtar | 5 Thorax | 2 Rupture

The match started dramatically with a huge volley of missiles being launched from–WCA- on one side of the arena, while R.E.P.O deployed vast clouds of drones on the other. In some kind of killing frenzy the R.E.P.O side charged towards the enemy HACs, and in the process successfully destroyed the Cerberus piloted by Tom Hanks.

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The manoeuvre did come at a cost; by the time they had reached their target they had suffered the loss of two Thorax class cruisers. However, the risk paid off as they successfully mauled the entire –WCA- fleet, while taking no further losses on their side.

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Firnas, captain of the REPO side, was unsurprisingly pleased and hopes they have done enough to make it through to the finals: “I feel pretty great about this week. Obviously we missed an opportunity with our points scored last week, so some luck is going to be involved, but I think we did the best we could this week.”

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Swarming Across The Arena

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ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 15:36:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 18:58:11

KIA Alliance vs Atrocitas

Reported By: ISD Caiden S'or


KIA [KIA] Ishtars have no answer for Atrocitas [ATROX] firepower as they become latest to fall from the tournament.

KIA: 6 Ishtar | 3 Kitsune
Atrocitas: 2 Abaddon | 2 Dominix | 3 Manticore | Nemesis | Retribution

In a match that promised to open with a huge alpha strike by ATROX, it ended up with a calculated dismantling of KIA ewar as the three Kitsunes fell within the first minute of the match. ATROX Manticores, using the sensor dampeners, pulled the Ishtars in, removing the ability of the KIA pilots to focus any fire at all as their Curator sentry drones merely selected the closest aggressor.

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One by one, the KIA Ishtars were removed from the field, as armor-bot protected Dominix fed cap to the hungry Amaar battleships who appeared to be running internal repairers. At the same time, there was no escape from the cruise-missile firing stealth bombers as they had to close their range to acquire a new target.

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It was a Solid showing by ATROX as they focused fire and apparently stayed on plan through the match as they sustained no losses.

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Retribution Engaging

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ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 15:37:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 19:06:34

RUDE Alliance vs Goonswarm

Reported By: ISD Clarity Brown


Goonswarm took a solid victory over RUDE alliance in the 8th match of the day, destroying every enemy ship at the cost of only one of their own Griffins.

RUDE Alliance: 3 Harbinger | 2 Rook | Eos | Kitsune | Harpy | Hawk | Ishkur
Goonswarm: 7 Hurricane | 2 Griffin | Kitsune

Goonswarm's seven Hurricane battlecruisers forced Rude's electronic warfare into a position where it couldn't keep all of them jammed, all the time. They closed fast, thrusting straight for the enemy's damage dealers. Mr Shadefox, GRiMsReAPeR and Veron Doolko lost Harbingers, immediately crippling RUDE's damage-dealing capacity; Qahn, flying an Eos for RUDE, appeared to be jammed right at the start and didn't seem to get a lock for the whole match.

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The Goons then went after the RUDE team's supporting frigates. mkd0815, Jhin Rae and Chicometcoatl lost their Harpy, Ishkur and Hawk in swift succession, then the e-war began to fall. Meuchelmorder and McFly in Rooks were made primary targets, one after the other, but Webb Mordock lost his Griffin, flying for Goonswarm, as the Goons attacked Farmon's Kitsune before turning to kill Qahn's crippled Eos, ending the match in 3 minutes.

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Waiting To Engage
Harbinger In Trouble

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Posted - 2009.01.31 15:38:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 19:55:11

The Interbus Initiative vs Ushra'Khan

Reported By: ISD Caiden S'or


The Interbus Initiative: Absolution | Vulture | 4 Hurricane | Rook
Ushra’Khan: Abaddon | Damnation | 7 Stabber Fleet Issue | Griffin

Griffin, Hurricane, and Rook were the first three victims for I-BUS in the opening moments of the match. UNITY fielded a great deal of Hobgoblin II and Hammerhead II drones to add to the fire-power of the Abaddon. The Fleet Issue Stabbers were reluctant to go down as they took full advantage of the Command ship bonuses provided by the Damnation, though I-BUS was able to bring down two of them.

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In the end, a Vulture piloted by shiroj Niji was finally brought down by the eight UNITY ships and drones left on the field. I-BUS team Captain, Dapanman1, pointed at the surprise presence of the UNITY Abaddon as one major reason for the outcome of the match, stating, “...we severely underestimated the DPS they could put down with an Abaddon out there.”

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UNITY was happy with the outcome of the match, “I think we did very well. I’m really proud of the team.” Team Captain Seliah states, “…and I’d like to congratulate The Interbus, they gave us a very good fight.”

While the I-BUS team now waits for the rest of the matches to see if they will continue on next weekend, while UNITY starts preparations.

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Preparing For Battle

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Posted - 2009.01.31 15:38:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 20:03:24

Manifest Destiny. vs Caldari Factional Warfare Team

Reported By: ISD Amaari Yolkia


Manifest Destiny (MANY) take their second win of the tournament in their match against the Caldari Militia Team.

Manifest Destiny: 4 Dominix | 1 Damnation | 4 Griffin
Caldari Militia Team: 3 Abaddon | 1 Hyperion | 1 Vulture | 1 Claymore | 5 Griffin

The opening salvos from both sides were aimed square the electronic attack frigates on the field, clearly showing the potential threat they pose when not dealt with quickly. After just a few short minutes most of them were gone, leaving only the larger vessels to duke it out.

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Monotaur had obviously identified the next biggest threat to his team’s success, the sentry drones controlled by the four MANY Dominix which are capable of inflicting serious damage. He moved into a position near the drones, and using smartbombs attempted to destroy them.

In part he was successful, but it was short-lived as the opposing team realised what he was up to, and focused their fire upon him until he was destroyed. The Caldari Militia Team did not appear to recover from this loss, as each of their ships fell, with the field being left to the four Dominix and one Damnation from the MANY team.

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Soryn Kael, team captain for MANY, said this after the match: “Our team did very well. We expected that the Caldari team would be much the same and they were. We set up for range so any smartbombs they had would be less effective.” He went on to talk about how they will prepare for the next round, if they make it: “We've game planned a lot of different setups and have a few replacement pilots depending on what we field. Our main goal was to make the [holovised] round in our first appearance and we're pretty sure we're going to do that. Now we just want to have fun.”

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On Standby

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ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 15:39:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 20:12:47

Tenth Legion vs The Wrong Alliance

Reported By: ISD Clarity Brown


The Wrong Alliance scored their second flawless victory of this year's tournament against Tenth Legion, though by the match came close to running out of time before Tenth Legion's last ship - Jacob Mak's Vulture - finally fell.

Tenth Legion: 3 Griffin | 6 Drake | Vulture
The Wrong Alliance: 5 Caracal Navy Issue | Huginn | Ishkur | Nighthawk | Hyena | Claymore

The opening salvos of the match went for the most fragile, evasive targets before they had a chance to move. Tenth Legion's three Griffins, flown by His J, Sol Flare and Leoviscus were quickly picked off by lang-range missile fire from the Caracal Navy Issues from The Wrong Alliance.

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Tenth Legion kept their ships close together so that their shield maintenance bots could maneuver easily between their ships as needed - they had deliberately fielded an all-shield tanking team with a Nighthawk that was likely running a siege warfare link to bolster those defences. The Wrong Alliance, meanwhile, had a highly mobile team with long range weapons, using sensor dampeners to enhance their ability to stay out of the Drakes' missile ranges.

Focused fire from The Wrong Alliance hammered into deathtrooper2's Drake, making it the fourth casualty of the match. With fire from Tenth Legion's Drakes hitting Lord Tika's shields, the Huginn began to move back from the Drakes and Dio Papa, flying an Ishkur for The Wrong Alliance, launched Hornet EC-300 drones to protect his comrade while firing with railguns into the pack of battlecruisers from 20 to 30km out.

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The Caracal Navy Issues spread out, circling round the Drake pack, making the most of their greater mobility and longer missile range. VikKurgan's Drake was the next to fall to The Wrong Alliance's focused fire, while his comrade, Jacob Mak, fired smartbombs on his Nighthawk to clear off the drones beginning to swarm him, but several of his own shield maintenance bots appear to have been casualties in the crossfire.

In the next two minutes, both Finger Puppet and Raina Sands of Tenth Legion lost their Drakes, but then the damage from The Wrong Alliance seemed to lower significantly as their ships began to meticulously loot the wrecks of their fallen foes. Lorrisa's Drake then came under fire, followed by determined fire against Jacob Mak's Nighthawk, which finally fell more than 13 minutes into the fight.

Conwen, captain of The Wrong Alliance team, commented "We had to come up with a setup that Tenth Legion wouldn't expect and I think we managed to do that. We found ECCMs in their wrecks. I think they thought we would field ECCMs again."

When asked about the risks they took delaying their final kills to scavenge the wrecks, she replied "We had to compensate for our lost drones."

Drake Swarm

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Posted - 2009.01.31 15:39:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 20:19:33

Blade. vs Gallente Factional Warfare Team

Reported by: ISD Aeterna Vitae


Blade [-CUT-] have scored a decisive victory against the Gallente Factional Warfare Team at the cost of a single Harbinger class battlecruiser.

Blade.: 4 Harbinger | 3 Hurricane | Phantasm
Gallente Factional Warfare Team: 2 Nightmare | Abaddon | Oneiros | 3 Keres | 3 Ishkur


The match began with Blade targeting the Gallente Militia's supporting frigates, and loosing drones to combat any EWAR threat. With the Militia Ishkurs and Keres frigates eliminated early in the fight, the Gallentean team proved unable to divert Blade's damage.

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When asked about the match, Vampiress said "Those Kereses kinda pined us down for a sec but our drones managed to chew them up."

Suspected tracking disrupting largely prevented the Gallente Militia from bringing their Nightmares' and Abaddon's larger guns to bear on Blade's Battlecruiser setup.

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To quote Militia team contact EVIL SYNNs, "we brought a big jaggy rock but their paper was just too thick"

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Nightmare Engaging

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Posted - 2009.01.31 15:40:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 22:51:57

G00DFELLAS vs HUZZAH FEDERATION

Reported By: ISD Amaari Yolkia


RU-97T – Huzzah Federation (HF) take a difficult win over their opponents G00DFELLAS (G0DS).

G00DFELLAS: 2 Megathron | 2 Apocalypse | 1 Tempest | 2 Maulus
Huzzah Federation: 6 Ishtar | 4 Stiletto

The match opened with G0DS clearly setup to take a sniping stance with their 5 battleships positioned away from the HF fleet. Initially it looked like G0DS would take the first kill of the match, but they were beaten as one of their Maulus took a fatal blow.

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Huzzah Federation’s early success was short-lived as they quickly lost one of their Ishtars. The smaller more mobile ships within HF’s team were now desperately trying to evade the tracking of the G0DS battleships, while attempting to attack their opponents.

What emerged was a hard fought battle between both teams, as they each picked off their rival ships. Eventually Huzzah Federation emerged the victor with four Stiletto and 2 Ishtar remaining.

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Sashenka, team captain for HF, said this about his team’s performance: “It was a very close fight, we did well to hold out for as long as we did to get the win considering the amount of damage per second they had from the start. They fitted to be resistant to dampeners, each of the battleships had 3 sensor boosters so trying to keep range just didn't work and we had to kill them quicker than they killed us.”

On the topic of preparation for the finals, he commented: “we're going to do a lot of in house testing of setups for the next week, and hopefully have everything ready for next weekend. - There is only so much we can do as it all depends on what the other team brings.”

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Posted - 2009.01.31 15:41:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 22:08:10

The Five vs Firmus Ixion

Reported By: ISD Clarity Brown


The Five took a solid victory in this match, despite a few losses to Firmus Ixion's team.

The Five: 7 Caracal Navy Issue | Stiletto | Cerberus | Nighthawk
Firmus Ixion: 5 Vagabond | 2 Stabber Fleet Issue | 3 Taranis

At the start of the match, the Firmus Ixion team closed in on the Caracal Navy Issues, though this meant a certain amount of flying headfirst into missile fire. 4462DAVE, flying a Stabber Fleet Issue for Firmus Ixion, traded his ship for the Caracal Navy Issue of Tigertex, with Grimveous (Vagabond, Firmus Ixion) and Relifan Ratatil (Caracal Navy Issue, The Five) repeating the performance a few seconds later.

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The match began to swing against Firmus Ixion at that point. Quick bursts of focused missile fire, with a little help from a target painter on Seldarine of The Five's Nighthawk, tore apart Olav's Vagabond, then Berndarmin's Stabber Fleet Issue. colt steele of The Five lost his Caracal Navy Issue as the Firmus Ixion team managed to close on his position, but again, budvarian of Firmus Ixion lost his Vagabond in the process.

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The Five then decisively took the advantage; Sergeant Slime fell from their team, flying another of the Caracal Navy Issues, but then TribalBleb and Helplessandlost, both in Vagabonds for FIX, died along with Taranis-flying teammates PhoenixDX and Dirk Culliford. Seldarine's Nighthawk, running a Siege Warfare link and a target painter, could be viewed as being pivotal in both reducing the damage taken by the Caracals and increasing the damage they put out against the already bloated signature radii of the microwarpdriving Vagabonds.

Brainpd, flying a Taranis for FIX, managed to pick up a few extra points for his team by finishing off Red Lantern's Stiletto, but he then fell to the surviving team from The Five: Smith, Kayosoni and Agiosgeogios in Caracal Navy Issues, tAkErPT in a Cerberus and Seldarine in a Nighthawk.

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Vagabond Prepars For Battle

ISD Serathu Ashk


ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 15:42:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 22:57:57

Privateer Alliance vs Electus Matari

Reported By: ISD Amaari Yolkia


Electus Matari (-EM-) defeat Privateer Alliance (PRVTR) in a drone filled skirmish.

Privateer Alliance: 1 Dominix | 1 Damnation | 8 Thorax
Electus Matari: 1 Maelstrom | 5 Drake | 4 Ishkur

A throng of drones emerging from both teams was the signal that the match had started, with –EM- launching a large quantity of the Light Combat variety, whereas PRVTR favoured those of the electronic warfare type. The first sign of motion was the sight PRVTR Thoraxs speeding their way towards their first target, a Maelstrom piloted by Gahrian Ketar.

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However, the Maelstrom was not completely defenceless against the Thorax onslaught; it was equipped with a smart bomb device, which it was using successfully to eliminate the drones hounding the ship. Gahrian Ketar was able to hold out while his team was able to destroy not one, not two, but three of the opposing Thorax.

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The length of time the Maelstrom was able to survive was likely the downfall of the PRVTR team, as they struggled to make an impact on their adversaries. –EM- was able to take apart their opponents one by one until finally Sneetches, in his Damnation, was the last remaining pilot.
Sneetches clearly did not want to go out without a fight, as he held off the attacks from –EM- long enough to take Carinelle Avriette’s Ishkur with him. Electus Matari were left the victors in the second to last match of the day, with 5 Drakes and 2 Ishkurs surviving.

Immediately after the match Gerrard DuNord, a team member for –EM-, commented: “The team performed fantastically against a good opponent.” He went on to talk about their chances in the finals: “There are a lot of very good pilots in the tournament. Anyone who reaches the final will pose a deadly threat. All I hope for is that we fly to the best of our ability and show that the pilots who defend the Republic are not to be taken lightly.”

Captain Thunk, the PRVTR team captain, explained his thoughts on the cause of their defeat: “Well, we lost, so it's nothing to be proud of. I'd say it was expecting Electus Matari to not wish to field a similar team as last week in case we did the same and brought the Abaddons.”

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Thorax Attacking

ISD Serathu Ashk


ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 15:43:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: ISD Serathu Ashk on 31/01/2009 22:18:09

Cry Havoc. vs The Bastards.

Reported by: ISD Aeterna Vitae


Cry Havoc [C H] have cleared the field out in the last match of the day against The Bastards [BSTRD] to secure a solid victory.

Cry Havoc.: 4 Paladin | 4 Ishkur | 2 Hawk
The Bastards.: 7 Drake | Kitsune | Griffin | Vigil

Cry Havoc were able to take control at an early stage, after successfully destroying The Bastard's supporting frigates. Both teams made use of EWAR drones to negate the damage of the opposition, and this would prove a deciding factor.

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A smartbomb counter deployed by the Cry Havoc Paladins neutralised The Bastard's EWAR drones in short order. Uninhibited, the Marauder class ships were then free to engage, supported by their surviving frigates.

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The Drake's often celebrated tanking capabilities proved insufficient to meet Cry Havoc's onslaught, and The Bastard's ships were systematically dispatched.

In the words of The Bastards team captain, RoninData, "We were damped quite heavily. They had a very aggressive fleet and it was bad move on our part to switch to defensive. we just couldn't survive long enough. Very well played by CH."

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Paladin Squad

JS LiamElms
Gallente
Zor Industries
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.01.31 16:20:00 - [18]
 

POS FIGHT - correction

no ecm drones where deployed for this fight from POS. One of the phantasm took heavy damage but moved beyond the BS web range and became safe from keeping transversal. Scorpions had ecm drones on the field deployed on the phantasms.

ISD Serathu Ashk


ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 17:22:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: JS LiamElms
POS FIGHT - correction

no ecm drones where deployed for this fight from POS. One of the phantasm took heavy damage but moved beyond the BS web range and became safe from keeping transversal. Scorpions had ecm drones on the field deployed on the phantasms.


My apologies; this has been corrected.

Choans
Invicta.
Rooks and Kings
Posted - 2009.01.31 17:27:00 - [20]
 

name correction.

Should be the right spelling when i am famous :)

Quote:
Alas it was not so clear, as IDLE successfully landed a number of successful hits on Zealot pilot, Chroans, who quickly capitulated.



Norwood Franskly
Minmatar
Fleet of the Damned
Eternal Ascension
Posted - 2009.01.31 17:27:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: ISD Serathu Ashk
The only form of electronic warfare that appeared to be used in the match appeared to have been deployed by –B- in the form of some sensor dampening drones.


Not entirely true, we had quite a bit of ewar a lot of it popped early though.

ISD Serathu Ashk


ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 17:48:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Choans
name correction.

Should be the right spelling when i am famous :)

Quote:
Alas it was not so clear, as IDLE successfully landed a number of successful hits on Zealot pilot, Chroans, who quickly capitulated.





My apologies; that typo has been resolved.

JS LiamElms
Gallente
Zor Industries
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.01.31 18:08:00 - [23]
 

also.. just like to highlight, those images from the POS match are pure win!

\o/ sexy ships \o/

ISD Serathu Ashk


ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 19:10:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: JS LiamElms
also.. just like to highlight, those images from the POS match are pure win!

\o/ sexy ships \o/


You have ISD Deckard Bishop to thank for that one. It seems IC is branching out into desktop wallpaper production!ugh

Qui Janador
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2009.01.31 19:23:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Qui Janador on 31/01/2009 19:23:11
Is there a reason the IRC vs AXIS fight is so short with not much to say at all? No offense, but after being a part of it and coming back to look at how our review was we get a few sentences sucks. Also, Who has the fastest match time? Ours clocked in at 2 minutes 46 seconds if I recall from when it was GO till GF from CCP Claw.

Just kinda disappointed that we had such a short review when others have huge reviews, regardless of how long (short) their matches were.

Issler Dainze
Minmatar
Tadakastu-Obata Corporation
The Honda Accord
Posted - 2009.01.31 19:25:00 - [26]
 

So I would have loved the reports to have included a bit more about our side of the whole BRUCE disaster. I do want to say "great job" to our team for pulling out a points victory after serious shenanigans. I think we would have advanced if Happy hadn't happened.

Well, we'll be here next year even better, good fights everyone and best of luck to the rest of you in the matches to come!

Issler

ISD Serathu Ashk


ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 19:40:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Qui Janador
Edited by: Qui Janador on 31/01/2009 19:23:11
Is there a reason the IRC vs AXIS fight is so short with not much to say at all? No offense, but after being a part of it and coming back to look at how our review was we get a few sentences sucks. Also, Who has the fastest match time? Ours clocked in at 2 minutes 46 seconds if I recall from when it was GO till GF from CCP Claw.

Just kinda disappointed that we had such a short review when others have huge reviews, regardless of how long (short) their matches were.


I'm sorry about this.

Unfortunately, this match had to be covered by one of our editors as we were short a reporter. Due to the time constraints on the editor, we were unable to produce a more thorough report. I will look to see if we can flesh it out a bit but I can't promise anything.

Qui Janador
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2009.01.31 19:45:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: ISD Serathu Ashk
Originally by: Qui Janador
Edited by: Qui Janador on 31/01/2009 19:23:11
Is there a reason the IRC vs AXIS fight is so short with not much to say at all? No offense, but after being a part of it and coming back to look at how our review was we get a few sentences sucks. Also, Who has the fastest match time? Ours clocked in at 2 minutes 46 seconds if I recall from when it was GO till GF from CCP Claw.

Just kinda disappointed that we had such a short review when others have huge reviews, regardless of how long (short) their matches were.


I'm sorry about this.

Unfortunately, this match had to be covered by one of our editors as we were short a reporter. Due to the time constraints on the editor, we were unable to produce a more thorough report. I will look to see if we can flesh it out a bit but I can't promise anything.


Thank you for the quick response and the reasoning, I really appreciate it. You guys have been doing a great job, keep it up, and I hope we get our review fleshed out a bit.


Sir JoJo
Minmatar
x13
Posted - 2009.01.31 22:02:00 - [29]
 

Forgot about the last 4 macthes??

some of those has been done for 2 hours ;)

ISD Serathu Ashk


ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2009.01.31 22:21:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Sir JoJo
Forgot about the last 4 macthes??

some of those has been done for 2 hours ;)


Sorry, there's a decent amount of admin that goes into this kind of thing along with a heavy editing load (we normally do this number of articles in a month, not a day!) and I got caught by something at the end of the tournament.

Fortunately, all but one of the articles is posted now!ugh


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