It was announced in a broadcast earlier today that the alliance Executive Outcomes is leaving the Imperium.
EXE is the fifth alliance to leave the Imperium since the Casino War opened up at the start of the year. EXE takes with it a little over 800 members. The Imperium and EXE have reset each other through mutual agreement, so we may be shooting at each other as time goes by.
This change has been in the works for a while. Even I got wind of it a couple weeks back and had the graphic above ready to go on July 25th in anticipation of the news breaking. Certainly EXE hasn’t been showing up in fleets of present on battle reports of late.
As far as Imperium alliances go, EXE didn’t lose that many members over the course of the war, though they were a smaller alliance to begin with, sitting at over 1,000 members back in January.
Their departure leaves the Imperium with five alliances. Goonswarm Federation makes up the bulk of the coalition with almost 15K pilots. Then there is The Bastion, with just shy of 1,300 pilots, The Initiative with almost 2,200 pilots, the remains of Get off My Lawn, with just 207 pilots listed today and, finally, TNT, my own alliance, which weighs in with just over 1,000 pilots on its rolls.
The bulk of the Imperium is now down in Delve, save for The Initiative, which was ever a very independent group within the coalition and which is off on its own deployment.
Of the other alliances, I suppose one might question the future of LAWN, being as small as it is, and The Bastion, having been created in cooperation with GSF back in the day in order to accommodate members of CFC alliances that were folding up, but who wished to stay with the coalition. That role could be filled by KarmaFleet now I suppose. And then there is TNT, about which I can only say, we haven’t been WiDot’d yet!