Star Citizen's Cloud Imperium Games will be airing 'The Next Great Starship - Episode 1' tonight which sees the community battling it out for their starship creations to make it into Chris Roberts' game.
Teams will be eliminated by a panel of judges from the developer by the end of Episode 1, with Cloud Imperium having already selected 24 from 270 teams that entered.
Competition entries came from 65 countries and Star Citizen developers, as well as Chris Roberts himself, will be judging the team's entries throughout the series.
"The judges already have narrowed the initial list of entries to the top 24 teams. Over the next three weeks that number will shrink even more with judges picking 15 finalists and the community having an opportunity to vote for one team that will make it into the final 16," announces Cloud Imperium.
"Every week after that, each team will provide work-in-progress videos to the panel and face the possibility of elimination (judges can save teams and the community also has a vote on who stays and who leaves). It all culminates in The Next Great Starship finale airing on June 7 from Los Angeles where the champion team will be crowned and awarded $30,000 in cash in addition to many other great prizes."
There will be no Wingman's Hangar this week, but it will return next week.
The Next Great Starship - Episode 1 will be airing on Fridays, 6 pm EST, and begins today via.