On Tuesday the 21st, CCP rolled out the new client launcher for Eve Online. However, it wasn't without flaws and more than a few players were unable to log in or access the game. As a result, CCP took a lot of flak on the botched rollout. In response to the complaints, CCP Guard made an announcement on the Eve Online forums that CCP would be granting players 50,000 free skill points, to be made available after downtime on Friday, 24 May 2013. This works out to roughly a free day's worth of training.
Who doesn't like free skill points?
In case you've forgotten how to redeem skill points and are looking for the instructions, here you go.