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'EVE Online' game battle ends after 21 hours and $300,000 worth of virtual spaceship damage

FILE - This undated publicity file image provided by CCP Games shows a screenshot from the game

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FILE - This undated publicity file image provided by CCP Games shows a screenshot from the game "EVE Online." An unpaid bill in the online role-playing game "EVE Online" has led to a virtual space battle involving thousands of players with losses equaling more than $150,000 in real-world money. The siege on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 marks the bloodiest battle in the game's 10-year history. (AP Photo/CCP Games)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The most expensive battle in the 10-year history of the online sci-fi video game "EVE Online" is over after 21 hours of virtual warfare.

"EVE" developer CCP Games says the CFC and Russian forces won the encounter that ended up causing about 11 trillion dollars' worth of damage in "EVE" currency, which equals about $300,000 to $330,000 in real-world money.

"EVE" simulates a universe of more than 7,500 stars. It features more than 500,000 players piloting starships and engaging in a virtual economy linked to real-world money.

CCP Games says the skirmish erupted after a coalition member missed a bill payment that would've ensured security.

During the encounter, 75 Titan vessels were destroyed. The megaships take months for gamers to build and are worth about $3,000 each.

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