EVE_NT

Alliance Tournament XVII talent pool applications are open!

EVE_NT is excited to once more be partnering with CCP in the production and broadcast of the upcoming Alliance Tournament in November. We will be broadcasting from their HQ in Reykjavik, Iceland and are looking to recruit talent to complement our core production team. This year we are doing things a little differently, recruiting for 3 analysts (who will have to put up with flying to Iceland to stare at Ithica Hawk for about 20+ hours of broadcast) and 4 match commentators who will join the broadcast from their home location in assigned pairs. The application process for both roles is identical, and we will assign successful applicants roles based on how we felt they performed in the interview process.

Who are we looking for?

Whether you have worked with us extensively in the past, or just started playing EVE recently and have never watched an Alliance Tournament, the application process is open to everyone and anyone (requirements permitting). Since you will be representing CCP at a high profile event the application process will be conducted in conjunction with them. EVE_NT will filter the initial applications and hold the first round of interviews, then our recommendations will be passed to CCP who will approve applicants and hold a second round of interviews if necessary.

What do you get out of this experience?

Being part of a broadcast of this scale can be an exhilarating experience in itself, and having thousands of viewers hanging off your every word certainly gets the adrenaline pumping! For analysts, flying to Iceland will hopefully be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with opportunities to meet some CCP community staff & developers as well as hanging out with the EVE_NT team during downtimes (we like to work hard, play hard!) and explore Iceland during the week between the broadcasts. If you are selected to be an online commentator you will be rewarded with payment in kind (PLEX, in-game items), as well as assistance with equipment should you need upgrades.

What are EVE_NT’s expectations of ‘talent’?

As part of the talent team you are expected to entertain. This isn’t just ‘saying what you see’ in the arena, we expect you to be able to help the rest of the team tell a story. For both analysts and commentators we expect you to be able to piece together various threads of information into audio that is both exciting and interesting for the viewer. It can be very challenging from a viewer perspective to understand visually what is happening in an Alliance Tournament match, so we expect you to bring your enthusiasm and expertise to the table to explain what is happening in a way that is informative without being patronising. What will really set applicants apart from the rest is demonstrating a background knowledge of the alliances and personalities involved (from both their tournament and ‘Tranquility’ context) and being able to pull those bits of information into their commentary/analysis with ease. Doing research/being immersed in the EVE Online community is key! For commentators, we expect you to be able to switch up the pace of your observations quickly and respond fast to changes in the match, relaying details with your expertise, placing them in context and breaking things down during slow periods where there isn't much action. Equally important is being able to develop a good partnership with your fellow commentators and being able to pass the conversation back-and forth seamlessly.

For analysts, we expect you to have an encyclopedic knowledge of current, developing and past tournament metas, mechanics, and stats. Additionally, being presentable is important, you’re going to be live and visible and we want you to look the part of an internet spaceship personality. Dress to impress!

Being a team member is also going to be a really important factor, we consider everyone involved an equally important part of the broadcast, from the director to the runner, host to the person who is calculating statistics in the backend, everyone is key to making the show work. Previous experience of working in a team in a high pressure environment will be an advantage.

You will be expected to work throughout the broadcast days from forming up to standing down regardless of when you are rotated on, as we will need you available throughout. You may be expected to attend some pre-show meetings, as well as contribute to some video and social media content around the broadcast.

What are the minimum requirements?

To travel to the broadcast in Iceland you must be 21+ and hold a full passport valid until at least December 2021. You need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and your country needs to be open to Iceland. Feel free to apply if you (or your country) don’t fully meet these requirements yet but intend to do so, however please make clear on your application where you currently fall short.

The situation with the global pandemic is constantly changing and very likely to change further between the time of this document being published and the beginning of the tournament, there is always a chance the production may move to 100% online. The safety of you, the crew, and people of Iceland will be a priority so please bear this in mind when you apply.

How to apply?

If you are interested in taking part, please email us at eventtvhq@gmail.com by 23:59 UTC (Eve Time) on 13/08/21 with ‘AT Talent Pool Application’ in the subject line and the following;

Personal Details

  • Character name (your ‘main’ in game) and alliance associations
  • Real name
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality and country of residence
  • Confirmation you are available to travel (and take annual leave if necessary) for around 10 days at the beginning of November 2021 (broadcast dates are 6/7th November and 13th/14th November)
  • Discord ID

Technical Details

  • Take the best picture you can using your home commentating setup and attach it to the email
  • List the basic specs of your PC/Camera/Mic
  • Run www.speedtest.net using a Reykjavik server and share (using the weblink) the results (contact us if you are unsure how to do this).

Portfolio

  • Please submit footage of yourself (hosted on YouTube or similar, no video files attached please) commentating and/or doing analysis on an EVE Online PVP scenario, ideally a tournament match. There is some flexibility on what you submit, but we are looking to be impressed. You need to showcase your entertainment style, flow and knowledge of EVE Online.
  • If you don’t know where to start, simply pull up an old match on YouTube, mute it, hit record and commentate over it. Compilations of clips, footage from previous commentating jobs, podcasts, YouTube content etc. is all fine if you want to add flavour to your portfolio.
  • If you are submitting footage of you commentating from a previous broadcast (whether it’s EVE Online or something else) please add how long ago it was recorded. Please make your submission less than 15min long.
  • Statement (no more than 2-3 paragraphs) explaining why you want to pursue this opportunity.

We expect competition to be fierce and we will consider each application thoroughly, we will aim to filter down to interviews within approximately a week of the application closing deadline and will inform you if you have/haven’t made it to the next stage.

We look forward to looking through all the submissions!