Seems quite a lot of people underestimate evoke. I have a hell of a lot of respect for them. Even if, unlike me, you have never fought with them or against them (I have done both), just look at the fact:
They took Cloud Ring by themselves. How many alliances in the last two years have took a region without help from a single blue. The most help they had was SOT and a bit later PL messing around in cloud ring against TCF / MH, but that was only roams and messing about, no help taking down poses, capturing station systems or anything.
Not only did they take a region by themselves... but it was against the NC. Bear in mind Evoke numbered less than 1000. The NC initially planned to put defi4nt in there, but they are fucking terrible and Evoke took the stations despite TCF + MH's best efforts. Then Morsus Mihi came and in a week took Evoke back to square one, recapturing the stations and giving them to Minor Threat. Evoke then recaptured the stations again and this time the NC gave up.
That really is some very good persistance combined with strong leadership and good PvPers.
Now i am off to wipe the shit off my nose.