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πŸ† $750 Winter Championship Finals Kaiserklein vs Optimus πŸ†

Another season is coming to an end! Experience the pinnacle of AOE3 competition in the Winter Championship finals as Kaiserklein faces off against Optimus. Witness an epic clash of strategies, skills, and determination as these titans vie for the championship title. Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to this epic tournament as history is made on the virtual battlefield.

πŸŽ™ Casters πŸŽ™
MFD & Lionheart

⏳ Time & Date ⏳
25/2 (Sunday) 14 GMT

πŸ“Ί Join us live on ESOCTV's Twitch channel to witness the epic clash between two titans. Don't miss the action-packed showdown! πŸ“Ί https://www.twitch.tv/esoctv
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Welcome trailblazers to another exciting update for Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition! While there are plenty of notable fixes and features in today’s update, you can look forward to lots of bug fixes, balance updates, plus a few things we’ve tweaked to make your gameplay experience stellar.
Link to patch notes

They released the PUP early and left out a lot of the proposed changes. Thoughts?
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https://www.ageofempires.com/news/new-year-new-age-announcement/

AoE Official wrote:Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition: After giving our players a new way to play for free in 2023, we are excited to reveal a new DLC with new civilizations.
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AOE3DE Patch for Build 15.30007

14 Dec 2023, 13:20

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https://www.ageofempires.com/news/age-o ... -15-30007/

RIP Pillarless walls, you shall not be missed.
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πŸ† ESOC WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP 2023 πŸ†
Get ready for the ultimate clash of legacy civilizations in the ESOC Winter Championship 2023 for Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition! Top players from around the globe will battle fiercely in this prestigious tournament, showcasing their strategic prowess and mastery of the game. Witness epic battles, clever strategies, and intense competition as participants vie for the title of winter champion. Sign-ups starting soon. βš”
Note: Only AOE III Legacy civilizations will be permitted for this tournament: Haudenosaunee, Aztec,Ottomans, Russia, India, China, Lakota, Spain, Germany, Portuguese, Japan, Dutch, France and British

πŸ’² Prize Pool & Prize Distribution πŸ’²
$750 Base + Donation Split
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
4th Place: $50

πŸ—Ί Map Pool πŸ—Ί
The map pool for the event is:
Alaska, Arctic territories, Baja California, Bengal, Cascade Range, Central Plain, Colorado, Dakota, Fertile Crescent, Florida, Gran Chaco, Great Plains, Himalayas, Kamchatka, Korea, Malaysia, Manchuria, Mexico, Mongolia, New England, Painted Desert, Pampas sierras, Punjab, Saguenay, Siberia

Group Stages - BO5: Fertile Crescent, Saguenay (random spawn), Painted Desert, Mexico, Kamchatka
Group Stages BO5 Decider Games: Himalayas, Alaska, Cascade range, Mongolia, Punjab
Round of 16 - BO7:: Arctic territories, Malaysia, Gran Chaco, New England, Korea, Bengal, Dakota
Round of 8 - BO7: Siberia, Baja California, Pampas Sierras, Central Plains, Colorado, Florida, Painted Desert
Semi-Finals - BO7: Fertile Crescent, Saguenay (random spawn), Cascade Range, Dakota, Kamchatka, Malaysia, Gran Chaco
Bronze Match BO7: Himalayas, Alaska, Korea, Bengal, Great Plains, New England, Siberia
Finals Match BO9: Arctic Territories, Florida, Painted Desert, Mexico, Manchuria, Baja California, Pampas Sierras, Mongolia, Punjab
Note: All the games will be hosted in a Standard Supremacy format.
⏳ Tournament Schedule ⏳
Weekly Schedule
Group stages Round 1 and 2 - Bo5: January 8 – January 17
Group stages decider games: January 18 - January 21
Round of 16 - Bo7: January 22 - January 28
Round of 8 – Bo7: January 29 - February 4
Semi-finals - Bo7: February 5 - February 10
Finals - Bo9: February 11
Bronze match - Bo7: February 11
Note: Times are approximate based on the completion of previous rounds.


Please refer to the document for the tournament rules:

Note: If you have any further questions regarding the rules please contact the tournament admins in ESOC official Discord channel.

✍🏻 Sign-ups ✍🏻
Sign-ups will be open from Monday 18 December to Sunday 31 December. You may sign up using the tournament center in MyESOC (Login to your ESOC profile at https://eso-community.net/ and then find the top right corner on your profile name and then select MyESOC).
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On Dec 30th (Postponed to 31st), two Titans of AOE3 collide! Lets see Frontline vs Minimoult in a BO7 at 17 GMT!

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