EVE Online’s ‘million dollar battle’ set a Guinness World Record for PvP battle concurrency

Last January’s much-hyped “million dollar battle” in EVE Online may have been a $3300 bust in terms of the value of the ships destroyed in the chaos, but that doesn’t mean the battle was for nothing. As The Ancient Gaming Noob himself noticed, the folks at Guinness World Records have determined that the event set a new record in online PvP.

“Fans of space-based video game EVE Online have helped set a new record after achieving the Guinness World Records title for the Most concurrent players simultaneously involved in a single multiplayer PvP videogame battle. A total of 6,142 players took part in an enormous battle – the Siege of 9-4 – in January 2018.”

At Fanfest, where CCP accepted the award, CCP Guard fittingly said, “This award is yours; we’re just its stewards.”

Source: Guinness World Records via TAGN. Cheers, Wilhelm!

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today’s guiness is even weirder than 80s/90s guiness both in terms of what they will give records to and what they won’t.

either way i still haven’t actually picked up or visited a guiness book/website since the early 90s so i don’t think it’s working but maybe i’m wrong.