ESOC WarChiefs Classic by sircallen

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Starting in just 10 days ESOC will begin hosting the WarChiefs Classic, a tournament which will guarantee a native civilization (Sioux, Aztec, Iroquois) be played in every single map and matchup from start to end. The tournament, inspired and funded by well known native infatuator iwillspankyou, is currently open to signups for all players that meet the PR 15 and above requirement. Native civilizations are notoriously under played - an event which relies upon a player’s knowledge and depth of these civilizations will force players out of their euro-centric comfort zones and into exciting matchups the community rarely sees.


For a full run down on rules and civilization picks and pools please visit the ESOC WarChiefs Classic: Rules and Tournament Info.

To sign up and monitor your matches use the new My ESOC Tool!

Steam Summer Sale! by _NiceKING_

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Steam is having the annual Summer Sale, and Age of Empires III and the rest of the series are on sale, grab a copy while they are really cheap and hot!
The deal expires on July 5, which suggests that the Steam sale will continue for two weeks.

(Click on image or here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/105450 )

If you already have/had the game installed and would like to register an ESO account, here are the necessary steps to do that:
1. First you need to remove your old CD-key from the registry. Run the following registry script: http://www.eso.com/101.aspx
2. Run AoE3 Vanilla (no expansions)
3. The game should now ask you for a CD-key. Enter the new CD-key (you can find it in Steam (LIBRARY -> GAMES -> right click AoE3: Complete Collection -> View CD key)
4. Go to Multiplayer->ES Online. Select "Create New Account", fill out the form and you are done!
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The ESOC Spring Tournament 2017 has concluded! What a successful tournament it was! Congratulations to @BlackStar_OP, the new trophy-holder! We find it really important to show as many games to the community as possible. Every match could be a potential stream. So thanks for signing up! Not only are you creating quality content and entertainment by joining, you are ensuring that ESOC will continue to carry out its mission! We can feel satisfied!

I’d like to give all casters a big shout-out! Below is a graph that shows the amount of casted series done by them (including group stage). Without our casters, the tournament wouldn’t be enjoyable to follow. There wouldn’t even be a tournament at all!

A big shout-out to @chrisie @edeholland @Jerom @sircallen @Interjection @WickedCossack @n0el @_H2O @Rikikipu @forgrin @jesus3 @giveuanxiety @Kaiserklein @queenofdestiny @macacoalbino @Dror @Vinyanenya @kami_ryu @stanleywinston @niedhalf @BlackStar_OP and @Veni_Vidi_Vici_W.

And everyone who helped making this possible @MCJim @Mr_Bramboy @chrisie @JakeyBoyTH @sircallen @tilanus @AresS6 @musketeer925 @pecelot @Mitoe @Garja @Rikikipu @Durokan @_H2O @n0el @edeholland @Vinyanenya and @Buckethead :flowers:
And to YOU, @all players and @viewers!

Amount of series caster per caster


Compared with the previous tournament, we now have a lot of new casters! Due to this, we managed to cast 48% of all series played from RO128 to finals (excluded group stage).

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Note that you can still apply for caster! Would you like to cast some games, solo or with a co-caster, do not hesitate and send us a sample! We will listen to it and give you our fair opinion, along with tips to improve. Keep in mind that we will select our casters for tournaments based on availability, casting skill and game knowledge. In case we have a positive feeling about these factors, you have a possibility to become a main caster of ESOCTV! From that moment, we can ask you whenever we want to cast a series. You can, however, always decide not to cast, we will never force you to cast a series. Everything is completely voluntary based. Is this something you would like doing? Send me a message including your ESO name and a sample of a casted match. You can either send a file to us or upload it on YouTube. If you have any questions, please contact us!

Finally, the sign-ups for the The WarChiefs Classic tournament are NOW open! You can sign up via MyESOC: my-esoc.php
You can find the rules here: viewtopic.php?f=308&t=11301
We now use badges for tournament winners, so that's an extra reason to sign up!

We hope you guys enjoyed and we are looking forward to see you again! If you have any feedback, please post it here: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=11303

- The ESOC Team