Earlier today, one of the greatest moments in the history of EVE Online happened- two allied factions destroyed EVE’s version of the Death Star in a massive 7 hour fight. A weeks-long campaign of Pandemic Legion and Northern Coalition against the owners of the Death Star, TEST and Circle-of-Two, has just come to a close with the destruction of the M-OEE8 Keepstar battlestation. CCP Games streamed the entire battle on Twitch.
The battle played out in typical Star Wars fashion- the attackers thought they had the upper hand, almost lost, then pulled through in the end. Rumors on Reddit said that there was a spy inside the ranks of TEST and Circle-of-Two who shut down the battlestation. The attackers, thinking they were safe from the Keepstar’s main weapon, rushed into battle with gusto. However, as soon as the fight for M-OEE8 began, those rumors were proven to be false, as the Keepstar station annihilated a decent size of the attacking force. The battle was the biggest (most players in a single system at once) in EVE’s history, with over 5,700 pilots online at once. Check out the full battle report here.