EVE Online's seventh Council of Stellar Management elections have come to a close, and moments ago at the EVE Online Fanfest, the results were announced to Fanfest attendees and players watching the livestream from home. Although the CSM was originally put together as a way for players to submit specific ideas to CCP, it has become an essential part of the game development process. The council is now consulted on practically everything that goes into EVE, acting as a democratically elected advisory council.

Last year's chairman, The Mittani, secured the chair again this year with a record voting turnout of over 10,000 votes. Making it into the CSM as full council members are Two step, Elise Randolph, Greene Lee, Trebor Daehdoow, Kelduum Revaan, Seleene, UAxDEATH, and Hans Jagerblitzen. In the event of their absence or inability to continue as part of the CSM, alternate council members Meissa Anunthiel, Dovinian, Issler Dainze, Alekseyev Karrde, and Darius III will take over.

Read on for a full graphic summary of this year's CSM members along with their campaign information from our CSM roundup.


Council Chairman: 10,058 votes

Name: Alexander Gianturco
EVE character: The Mittani
Corporation: GoonWaffe(GEWNS)
Alliance: Goonswarm Federation(CONDI)
Useful links: Campaign webpage

Alexander was chairman of CSM 6 and believes that it's due to his guidance that this CSM had such a massive impact on EVE. On the back of CSM 6's success, he wants to be re-elected to the chair for a second year to continue his work.

Alexander's campaign for chair centres on the idea that the chairman role requires a certain type of person who is able to punish CCP if required to get the desired outcome: a better game. He believes that the only thing that matters is the results and that he has proven he can get those results.



Council Member: 4,150 votes

Name: Joshua Goldshlag
EVE character: Two step
Corporation: Aperture Harmonics(AHARM)
Alliance: K162(K162)
Useful links: Campaign webpage

Although he secured only an alternate seat on CSM 6, Joshua was a highly active participant in the council process. He regualrly attended meetings, voted on issues, and attended the summits. He is running for CSM 7 as the candidate for wormhole corporations and hopes to secure a full seat on the council this year.


Council Member: 3,714 votes

Name: Peter Farrell
EVE character: Elise Randolph
Corporation: Habitual Euthanasia(HABIT)
Alliance: Pandemic Legion(-10.0)
Useful links: Campaign thread

Peter was first alternate in the sixth CSM, narrowly missing a full seat by under 250 votes. Even though he didn't get a full seat on the council last year, Peter attended every single meeting, participated in every summit, and was heavily involved with the player community. He aims to continue this level of dedication in CSM 7 and is running on a PvP-based platform.


Council Member: 3,329 votes

Name: Dmitriy Vasiliev
EVE character: Greene Lee
Corporation: Warhamsters(WAR.H)
Alliance: Against ALL Authorities(.-A-.)
Useful links: Campaign thread

Newcomer Dmitriy is the official Against ALL Authorities entry. He believes that CSM 7 will be critical to reshaping EVE following the Crucible expansion. He is running on a platform of adding new content, fixing nullsec sovereignty, rebalancing moons and supercapitals, fixing fleet sizes and lag, and vastly improving customer support.


Council Member: 3,184 votes

Name: Robert Woodhead
EVE character: Trebor Daehdoow
Corporation: Dirt Nap Squad(D-N-S)
Alliance: Dirt Nap Squad.(-DNS-)
Useful links: Campaign webpage, Campaign thread

Robert has been one of the most essential council members of recent years, acting as vice-secretary on CSM 5 and secretary on CSM 6. He was the community's most effective interface with the council for both terms, publicly writing and editing almost all CSM blogs and summit reports.

Robert also created and managed the Prioritization Crowdsourcing system that lets players vote on the relative importance of the issues discussed at the summit. This initiative was the cornerstone of the Crucible expansion, giving CCP a clear list of features and fixes that players wanted and how important those features were to the playerbase.

Robert seeks re-election to continue to pressure CCP to deliver improvements based on player suggestions and feedback. He also wants a reform of the CSM voting process. In CSM 5 and 6, Robert attended every meeting and was present at every summit.


Council Member: 3,163 votes

Name: Paul Cammish
EVE character: Kelduum Revaan
Corporation: EVE University(E-UNI)
Alliance: Ivy League(IVY)
Useful links: Campaign webpage

Paul is a veteran of EVE Online, having been an EVE University director for five years and its leader for three. He is running on a neutral platform with aims to represent players from every avenue of gameplay. Paul is the only EVE University entrant and is likely to secure a significant number of votes from students and former members.

Paul believes his background in programming will help the CSM and wants to encourage CCP to continue the rebalancing efforts that started with Crucible.


Council Member: 2,845 votes

Name: Mark Heard
EVE character: Seleene
Corporation: Body Count Inc.(BDCI)
Alliance: Pandemic Legion(-10.0)
Useful links: Campaign webpage

Mark was a full council member of the sixth CSM, securing more votes than any other council member. He was a game designer at CCP for over three years and watched the CSM become one of the most powerful tools for changing the direction of the game. He is running on a platform of encouraging CCP to iterate on old features and continuing the good work that began with Crucible.

Mark joined CSM 6 to help guide the team based on his knowledge of how CCP works internally and hopes to be re-elected for a second year. In his previous term, he attended all scheduled CSM meetings and summits and was heavily involved with the player community.


Council Member: 2,465 votes

Name: Mikhail Romanchenko
EVE character: UAxDEATH
Corporation: The xDEATHx Squadron(XDSQX)
Alliance: Legion of xXDEATHXx(X.I.X)
Useful links: Campaign thread

Mikhail is the official Legion of xXDEATHXx candidate and the main candidate for the Russian community. He was an active and integral part of CSM 6, where he represented the Russian playerbase and the interests of nullsec alliances. While he came to CSM 6 with a personal agenda fileld with specific issues he wanted addressed, Mikhail learned that he could accomplish more by tackling broader issues and lobbying CCP on a personal level.

Noting that CSM 6 made more progress with developers during drinking sessions than meetings, Mikhail promises to drink as much liquor as is necessary to keep developers on the right track. He wants another term on the CSM to follow up on CSM 6's progress with CCP that ultimately led to Crucible.


Council Member: 2,439 votes

Name: Noah Garaas
EVE character: Hans Jagerblitzen
Corporation: Autocannons Anonymous(AUTOZ)
Alliance: Late Night Alliance(GHEY)
Useful links: Campaign webpage, Platform document, Campaign video

Newcomer Noah believes that he is already an EVE community leader by virtue of organising faction warfare activities. He wants to give a voice to lowsec and highsec players to offset the seats that will almost certainly be held by nullsec candidates.



Council Alternate: 2,289 votes

Name: Stephan Pirson
EVE character: Meissa Anunthiel
Corporation: Redshift Industrial(RS-I)
Alliance: Rooks and Kings(HARK)
Useful links: Campaign webpage, Campaign thread

Stephan has been the most prolific council member of all time, having secured a seat in CSM 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. He has helped forge the procedures now used by the council and has more experience in dealing with CCP than anyone else. Stephan has been an active participant in council meetings and summits.

Stephan believes that his presence on the council has helped new candidates keep track of the bigger picture rather than delving into their own personal viewpoints. He has experience in all areas of EVE, from lowsec and nullsec PvP to wormholes, mission-running, and all forms of manufacturing.



Council Alternate: 2,284 votes

Name: Tyler Lehfeldt
EVE character: Dovinian
Corporation: Dreddit(B0RT)
Alliance: Test Alliance Please Ignore(TEST)
Useful links: Campaign thread

Tyler is one of three Test Alliance entries and is running on a platform of continuing the good work started in Crucible. He wants to see updates to player-owned starbases and the corporation and alliance management systems.



Council Alternate: 1,561 votes

Name: Michele Boland
EVE character: Issler Dainze
Corporation: Tadakastu-Obata Corporation(TDAO)
Alliance: The Honda Accord(BEEP)
Useful links: Campaign webpage, Campaign thread

Michele was a full member of the second CSM and an alternate for third but failed to be re-elected in further councils. She believes that CSM 7 could be the most important council to date and that large power blocks could dominate the agenda for the entire year.

Michele is running on a platform of supporting players in high security space, in particular the miners of EVE.



Council Alternate: 1,533 votes

Name: Gregory Russo
EVE character: Alekseyev Karrde
Corporation: Noir.(NOIR.)
Alliance: Noir. Mercenary Group(NMG.)
Useful links: Campaign webpage

Gregory was a full member of the fourth council but didn't submit his candidacy in the fifth or sixth terms. He has submitted his candidacy this year based on how effective CSM 6 was in the previous term. Now that CCP has refocused on developing EVE Online, he believes experienced representatives are required and that he can fill that requirement.

Gregory is running on a platform of revamping sovereignty warfare, the risk and reward of nullsec, and the relationship between empire and nullsec. He hopes to also secure the votes of those interested in small gang PvP and corporate war. As the CEO of one of EVE's top mercenary corps, he feels that his playstyle is not being represented in the CSM and that it needs to be represented if CCP is going to revamp the wardec system in Inferno.



Council Alternate: 1,282 votes

Name: Joseph W Morris
EVE character: Darius III
Corporation: Interstellar eXodus(IE-EX)
Alliance: BricK sQuAD.(BR1CK)
Useful links: Campaign webpage, Campaign thread

Joseph is a notorious forum troll who ran for CSM last year. Despite his campaign's being a two-line blog post and a forum thread featuring a video of animal abuse, Joseph secured enough votes to narrowly claim an alternate seat in CSM 6. This year he's back in the running with another two-line campaign blog post and a less offensive campaign thread.

In his previous term, Joseph was suspected of leaking confidential information to his corpmate riverini, who then published it on EVE News 24. This time around, he's been implicated in a scam promising players PLEX in exchange for their votes.


This article was originally published on Massively.
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