King of the Planet #9 was short but dramatic

Both Matiz and elodea had been practicing all week for it, then on Saturday night Uber dropped a bombshell: a new patch with a new meta.

People thought the changes to Dox would lead to them dominating the game, and initial impressions appear to be that this is true. Certainly it was a war of Dox, with Dox raids, Dox defence and Dox aggression. Orbital also managed to play a key part of the final outcome for the first time in King of the Planet history.

But where the variety lacked in the unit selection it was more than made up for in the maps. We had multi-planet, we had moons, we had water, we even got the rarely seen metal biome.

In the end it was elodea’s greater experience with Dox which won out and caused a 3-0 landslide in under an hour. Matiz was better prepared than he was for King of the Planet #8, but it was for a meta which no longer existed. He describes his experience as King of the Planet and his hopes for the future of Planetary Annihilation in this final interview.

VODs will be uploaded over the course of the week.

All the AbleGamers Tournament’s action is now available in VOD form!

  • Date: 8th August, 2014
  • Category: Video
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All the recordings of the AbleGamers Tournament are now online for your viewing pleasure. Watch the carnage as the best laid plans are laid low by donations to this fantastic cause, spawning units for player in trouble, or sometimes by people just trying to rig the game from the word go. Not that eXodus would do such a thing to try and ensure victory for our colleague Captain Conundrum!

There were some fantastic games, so stop reading this and go check them out, and perhaps stop by AbleGamers as well and make a donation.

AbleGamers Charity Tournament raises $700

Last night the PA community gathered together for a first: donating money to charity by buying units for players. A fantastic event made possible by TheWrongCat resulted in $700 being raised, and more than a few plans disrupted by impromptu appearances of Halleys and Nuclear Missile Launchers. We here at eXodus eSports certainly did our best to rig the game make timely unit donations for fellow staffer Captain Conundrum as he battled against some of the best players on the PA esports scene.

Our thanks to all those who attended and gave money to this worthy cause, and if you weren’t able to make it please consider stopping by the AbleGamers website and donating now.

VODs of the event will be uploaded over the course of the week and you can already see the chaos that resulted from donations in the first game on our events match page.

Cloak and Danger ends with an amazing finale

Uber’s second official Planetary Annihilation tournament, Cloak and Danger, come to a close on Friday with one of the best games seen in tournament play yet. There were alliances, betrayals, backstabbing and massive explosions. It was glorious.

Our congratulations go to KISEL who won a convincing victory and takes away an Armalisk commander. We look forward to seeing it on the battlefield.

If you didn’t see this great event live then be sure to check out the recordings of the games over on the tournament’s matches page.