CCP developers will try to best MMA fighter Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson during EVE FanFest

By Stephany Nunneley
22 April 2014 17:56 GMT

CCP Games developers will go up against MMA fighter Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson during the Eve of Destruction event held during EVE Fanfest 2014.

Hopefully, paramedics will be on stand-by.

While I’m not familiar with MMA fighters since I don’t watch the sport, CCP says Nelson is a a world class Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist, from Iceland.

During the event, Nelson will pummel face off against CCP Games staff members and special guests in “10 back-to-back, one-versus-one wrestling matches in a fighting cage on loan from Mjölnir MMA Gym.”

The winner of each match is determined by submission, with unlimited time per round and only enough time between rounds for the introduction of the next competitor.

“The fighting itself will be very serious,” said Ragnar “CCP Loki” Eðvaldsson, the fight’s promoter. “We aim to defeat this world-class athlete and the team has been training hard for many months at Mjölnir to do so. What is the distance between a person at the top of the pyramid and those who strive to get there? Tune in to find out.”

You can watch it unfold yourself via the free FanFest live-stream come Friday 2 May 2014 through CCP’s Twitch channel.

Best of luck, fellas.

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