This post shall be a summary of quality sources that give you insight in the happenings of the night of 11.09.2017 when The Judge‘s actions caused the disbanding of the nearly 4000 members counting alliance Circle of Two (CO2).
It’s intended for the interested and as a record for the future.
Video Summary by Jin’Taan:
If you are in a hurry you can just check out this video: Judgement Day //12.09.2017
If you want to know more continue reading.
Live Ticker & Statement – r/Eve
Starting of with a thread from the reddit sub forum r/Eve. Written in a live ticker styled summary of the happenings by Cornak. It gives a good idea how heated the situation must have been:
CO2 is now COCoup //11.09.2017
Shortly after that a statement from The Judge was posted – also via reddit:
A message from The Judge to Circle-Of-Two + Look what you made me do (ASK ME ANYTHING!) //11.09.2017
The Heist Live (on Twitch)
These two posts together with the last half of this Twitch stream from the Talking in Stations Podcast gives you probably a good overview of the whole thing:
Talking In Stations – Live about C02 breakup //11.09.2017
Also here is the part of The Judges stream that led to gigX ban: Clip on Twitch.
INN – Voices of Revenge
Some more background why The Judge switched sides gives this post from Imperium News Network (INN):
CSM Metagame: Aryth flips Judge //12.09.2017
To see this article in the bigger picture it helps to know the following:
1. The INN is mostly operated by members of Goonswarm Federation (GSF).
2. CO2 leadership decided during “World War Bee” not to fight against the invaders which where already knocking on their door – despite they where allies with GSF. Left standing in the rain by CO2 and already under heavy pressure, Goonswarm and their remaining allies lost the conflict and their space.
Crossing Zebras & an Apology
Kotaku – Meta-Level: CSM
You get a very graphical picture when reading this post published by Kotaku:
How EVE Players Pulled Off The Biggest Betrayal In Its History 13.09.2017
EVE24 – From a Technical Point of View
This article tells you why this actions where so devastating for the efforts of Circle of Two and why there is no coming back possible in the near future:
HOW A SINGLE CLICK CAN DESTROY TRILLIONS – WHAT DAMAGE WAS DONE? //14.09.2017
It’s fair to say the coup, which was masterfully executed by the Judge didn’t only end a war, but was probably one of the most lucrative and simultaneously the most destructive events in EVE history.
You might have also been coming over the “wizard hat incident” while you where reading about gigX being banned.
Close to the end of this video by IGN from 2015 you can re-watch this:
I hope you found this helpful.
Fly safe. o7