EVE of destruction pits MMA fighter against CCP Staff

CCP Games, one of the world’s leading independent MMO game developer (and creators of EVE: Online), has reluctantly acknowledged today that the CCP Games developing team and some of it’s other staff members will be duking it out against famed mix-martial arts fighter Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson (12-0-1). They will face off in the EVE OF DESTRUCTION event that will be held during Friday night on May 2nd during the three day EVE fan-festival in 2014.

Nelson is a world class Brazillian jiu-jitsu special and is arguably one of the greatest champions with viking heritage. Hailing from Iceland, he responded like any Icelander would, cold to the news with an emotionless stare.

Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson

During EVE OF DESTRUCTION, CCP Games staff members and other special guests will face off against Gunnar, in a 10 back-to-back, 1vs1 wrestling matches in a fighting cage which Mjölnir MMA Gym, which is Gunnar’s personal training ground. The winner is determined by submission, with unlimited time per round and only enough time between rounds for introduction purposes.

“The fighting itself will be very serious,” said Ragnar “CCP Loki” Eðvaldsson, the fight’s promoter. “We aim to defeat this world-class athlete and the team has been training hard for many months at Mjölnir to do so. What is the distance between a person at the top of the pyramid and those who strive to get there? Tune in to find out.”

Sveinn “CCP Guard/Mister G” Kjarval, who is Community Developer for EVE: Online, as well as a lead singer for the band “Permaband”, and who is also coaching the merciless CCP Team, stated that the EVE OF DESTRUCTION event will be the “single greatest spectacle of athleticism” ever to be conceived. It is only rivaled by the 2011 Fanfest event called “Brain vs. Pain”, which was a Chessboxing match.

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He promises “flailing, half-strength maneuvers” from his disciples that will “possibly, eventually have a 2% chance at best of causing this human tornado of devastation to pause and laugh just long enough that we get super lucky.”

Nelson, as any Viking Icelander would do, responded with his trademark cold and emotionless stare.

Read more about EVE Fanfest here. As for the stream on Friday May 2nd, check out their Twitch channel here.

Check out the EVE Fanfest trailer down here:

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