The Planetside 2 Ultimate Empire Showdown drew to a close late Friday night, after several hours of bloody battle. In a conflict that stretched from the lush forests of Amerish on servers worldwide, to a war for the hearts and minds of players on Facebook, there could only be one winner. With the Terran Republic claiming victory, it fell to Empire champion Total Biscuit to receive the winning trophy.
While war raged in the UES show floor, players in the US and Europe battled through a series of three challenges in order to win glory for their Empire. The evening started with Flight of the Galaxies, a mission to control as many facilities on Amerish as possible. The second challenge shifted focus to the Bastion, with those in control of the facility at the end of thirty minutes scoring a win. Territory Tyrant finished the set, with the Empire in possession of the majority of the map emerging victorious.
Although the overall scoreboard paints a different picture from the eventual winning Empire, those who took part can feel justly proud of what they achieved. As part of the VS team on Mallory that night, I can attest to how glorious it felt to empurple Amerish.
The future for Planetside 2 seems to be getting even bigger, with a partnership inked with MLG, and a roadmap of planned features and changes available for players to vote and comment on. And if you missed all the action from the night, replays are up on the Planetside2 Twitch.tv page.
Gareth “Gazimoff” Harmer, Senior Contributing Editor