has (unofficially) concluded! These are the final scores:
As no more Tessera are going to be placed, no more points can be earned, which means that the Tessellation event goes to the Resistance!
Although Niantic hasn't officially announced the end of the Event, it is very unlikely that points or the winners will change.
After it started October last year, both factions fought over control of the Tessellation board over 13 rounds and uncovered the so called "World Resonance". The Niantic Project researchers now stand before an important decision using that Resonance: blocking out the influence of the Shapers and N'zeer or inviting them into our world. Nemesis, the team that both factions fought against, told us of the horrors the Ingression of the Shapers and N'zeer brought to their universe, but can they be trusted?
As of now, it's not completely clear what, if at all, the Resistance gained for their victory. It may be possible that they can decide how to use the World Resonance, but that's just speculation.
Congratulations to both factions for the fight, and thank you Niantic for organizing such an unique event! Agents from Operation:Essex are currently preparing a recap of the event that tells the storyline side of the Tessellation, so look forward to that too!