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Full video of the thirty-minute chessboxing bout at EVE Fanfest

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In late March, CCP held their annual EVE Fanfest where EVE Online fans could meet, drink and participate in all sorts of crazy activities with their favorite game's devs in Iceland. For those of us that weren't able to make the trip out, CCP has put up the full 30-minute video of the ridiculous, absurd and therefore awesome chessboxing match that went down between two CCP developers: Björn "Left Rook" Jónsson, who claims to be CCP’s resident chess expert, and Daniel "Pretty Boy" Þórarinsson, who was Iceland’s 2009 boxing champion.


CCP still crazy, EVE Online devs to duel in chessboxing showdown

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We like CCP. We like knowing that a team of madmen in Iceland make a game that embodies the do-anything openness that we associate with the PC. Next weekend at EVE Online's annual Fanfest convention in Reykjavík, two of CCP's most daring devs are going to fight one another. Then they'll play chess. Then they'll box a little. Then one of them might move a pawn. It's called chessboxing, and if you think it sounds unexciting, you haven't watched CCP's sizzle reel for the event.