The 5th Alliance Tournament is almost upon us and I predict it will be the best yet. I have no scientific evidence on which to base this assumption, nor any kind of foresight or behind-the-scenes knowledge, just an old-fashioned hunch. Sadly I will have to miss most of the fun and games due to prior arrangements across both weekends of the broadcast (a small matter of an F.A. Cup showdown between Manchester United and the mightyness of Pompey), but I hope to be able to tune in for the final day… some of it, at least.
Picking a winner is hard – there are lots of new teams I know little about. My safe-hands choice to take home the £5 book token will have to be Pandemic Legion, although I do hope The Star Fraction goes at least as far as it did before. Regardless, I expect some good battles, controversial decisions and enraged tears in equal measure and the usual attempts at mimetic engineering. (And, of course, Pompey through to the semi-finals on April 5th… which will clash with another EVE event, sadly.)