Verge of Collapse, who (you will remember) won the last Alliance Tournament, scouted LAWN’s Oracle fleet (which was 50Km from a gate and with bubbles set up) in the system owned by Fidelas Constans, and decided to jump on them despite being aware of the 50-60 hostile pilots docked.
Once they engaged, FCON and SMA jumped in range as well, making it a 34
with the following results:
According to the battle report, Verge of Collapsed suffered 7 losses (3 ships and 4 capsules) while the combined forces of Fidelas Constans, Get Off Oy lawn and SpaceMonkey’s Alliance saw 91 of their ships and 22 capsules destroyed. The final ISK results are partially padded by the price of the T3 ships which form the core of [CRIT]‘s doctrine.
According to Verge of Collapse’s WarGod, SMA was very close to downing several of their Guardians, but their expensive fits (700 to 800 million per hull) might have been a deciding factor in the outcome. For the Guardians themselves it definitely was, as none was destroyed, thanks also to the quickness with which the E-war against them was disposed of.
WarGod also mentioned a few mistakes from their side. Namely, bringing that Curse, one of the Lokis (which apparently asked on Team Speak but didn’t broadcast for reps) and the fleet bonus ship which was allegedly left on the gate instead of a safe spot.