Monday, May 10, 2010

AT8 Pairings are up

Well, looks like CCP Claw is back at it again, the AT8 pairings for the first weekend are out and have been for a good 4 days now.  So just in time for me to look through the match ups and try to figure out who I think will win.

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Saturday 5th June
Against ALL Authorities v Perihelion Alliance - The simple talent that A can draw from makes them a tough matchup against the 21 pilots total in Perihelion.

Agony Empire v HYDRA RELOADED - Fight seems to play towards the strengths of HYDRA, should be one of the stand-out first day matches.

Arbeitaholics Anonymous v Get Off My Lawn - GOML were terrible when we last faced them in combat, that being said it looks like they got the luck they needed, only 19 members in Arbeitaholics.

Atlas Alliance v Intrepid Crossing - Atlas here as well.  Level of pilot skill, plus overall coordination and the money they can throw into this match, could be another good match.

B A N E v Unaffiliated - Another good, close match here, not sure who will win, just that neither side can field caps =)

Beyond Virginity v Majesta Empire - Gogo Virginity, even though they are made up of BANE guys, meh, Majesta is just that bad.

BricK sQuAD. v Panda Team - Looks like a close match, but with a friend or two in Panda... I'll vote with my heart on this one.

Circle-Of-Two v Indecisive Certainty - CoT has a bigger memberbase to pull from, though It could still be a good match.

Cry Havoc. v Plutonix - For an alliance I have never heard of before CH. is a very difficult pull in the first round.  barring a huge upset.

Curatores Veritatis Alliance v DarkSide. - CVA definitely has something to prove in this tourney.

Dead Terrorists v Pandemic Legion - PL by far, even with their current distractions of having stuff to shoot in game.

death from above.. v Noir. Mercenary Group - Tough first round choice for DFA as well.

Dystopia Alliance v Morsus Mihi - Should be a good match as well but i think Dystopia will fare well against MM.

Electric Monkey Overlords v Leguinea Romana - I just really like their ticker... I-CUT

Electus Matari v Veni Vidi Vici - V3 cause well, EM lol.

Erebus Alliance v RED.OVERLORD

Sunday 6th June

Eve Engineering v GoonSwarm - Goons are traditionally horrible at the AT, never heard of Eve Engineering though, and their stats don't look to promising.  Comedy goons option for those who are counting, as they only have something like 7 members.

Honourable Templum of Alcedonia v WE FORM VOLTRON - I think it was my alliance leader who said "Voltron are scary."  I stick to that here.

HUN Reloaded v The Tusker Bastards - Thanks to a recent roam with the Tuskers, wishing them the best of luck here.

Huzzah Federation v THE R0NIN - In syndicate Huzzah seems to reform every spring, I hope the R0nin take care of business.

Important Internet Spaceship League v Monks of War. - I hope IISL thinks outside the DRAKEBLOB mentality here.

Interstellar Alcohol Conglomerate v The Wrong Alliance - IAC is dead, ERROR has a good chance here.

Ivy League v SOLAR FLEET -

Manifest Destiny. v RAZOR Alliance

Mos Vape Heavy Industries v Paisti Syndicate - Never heard of either of them so just a up in the air guess

Negative Ten. v Soldiers of Thunderstorm - Neg ten here, died to a few of their guys before so it would make me look even worse if they get killed horribly.

Old Intentions v Ushra'Khan - UK here, not heard of Old Intentions before and their BC stats are, unimpressive...

OWN Alliance v The G0dfathers - OWN should own a win this match.

Pitch Black Legion v The Kadeshi - Pitch Black Legion have a good shot here, the Kadeshi were p.bad last year.

Rote Kapelle v Silver Twilight Enterprises - Objectively, Rote is a pretty bad matchup for these guys.  Our KB vs their KB makes us seem like much more active PvPers than they are. They look to have roughly our numbers in terms of alliance size.  It doesn't help that this was the first loss of theirs I clicked on.  Look to be BIGTIME drakers.

Snatch Victory v THE SPACE P0LICE - Snatch, cause we all wanna hear the bad puns the commentators will come up with.  However the Space P0lice are a solid core of pvpers with decent stats so it will make for an interesting fight.

T o r m e n t u m v The Star Fraction - SF.

The Matches I am most looking forward to are US v Silver, Neg ten v Soldiers, Tuskers v HUN, Arb vs GOML.

Should be a good first weekend


  1. Jeepers Logan, nice breakdown. I feel like I've already watched the opening round.

  2. hah, hardly but thanks, looking back on this list now, makes me think that Space P0lice are gonna win. :(