🏆 ESOC SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP 2024 🏆
Join us for the ESOC Spring Championship 2024 for Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition! This premier event brings together elite players from around the world to compete in a showcase of strategic brilliance and tactical finesse. Watch as competitors engage in intense battles, employing diverse strategies to outmaneuver their opponents and claim victory. As the competition heats up, witness the best in the Age of Empires III: DE community blossom. Tune in for unforgettable action and excitement! Start Signing up now!

💲 Prize Pool & Prize Distribution 💲
$500 Base + Donation Split
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $125
3rd Place: $75
4th Place: $50

🗺 Map Pool 🗺
The map pool for the event is:
Great Plains, Manchuria, Pampas Sierras, Dakota, Punjab, Alaska, Bengal, Mongolia, Sudd, Saguenay, Upper Himalayas, Anatolia, Darfur, Scandinavia, Painted Desert, Mexico, Guianas, Ivory Coast, Granchaco, New England, Arctic territories, Florida, Cascade range, Bohemia

Round of 32 - BO7 : Great plains, Ivory coast, Painted desert, Anatolia, Sudd, Manchuria, Cascade range
Round of 16 - BO7:: Punjab, Scandinavia, Bengal, New England, Arctic territories, Florida, Pampas sierras
Round of 8 - BO7: Guianas, Saguenay, Gran chaco, Dakota, Sudd, Ivory coast, Upper Himalayas
Semi-Finals - BO7: Bohemia, Scandinavia, Cascade range, Mongolia, Great plains, Alaska, New England
Bronze Match BO7: Darfur, Manchuria, Bengal, Anatolia, Arctic territories, New England, Pampas sierras
Finals Match BO9: Punjab, Saguenay, Gran chaco, Mexico, Guianas, Florida, Painted desert, Mongolia, Dakota
Note: All the games will be hosted in a Standard Supremacy format.
⏳ Tournament Schedule ⏳
Weekly Schedule
Round of 32 - Bo7 : June 10- June 16
Round of 16 - Bo7 : June 17- June 23
Round of 8 - Bo7 : June 24- June 30
Semi-finals –Bo7: July 1st- July 6
Finals - Bo9: July 7
Bronze match- Bo7 : July 7


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 Thursday 30 May to Sunday 9 June. 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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AoE 3: DE 22 Civilization Guide

11 May 2024, 22:26

Hello everyone,

I have very recently announced my public release of my 22 Civilization Supremacy Guide, if you have not seen the announcement yet, feel free to check it out here:



My girlfriend and I have been working on a custom website on which we will release this e-book/e-course on friday 17th, the countdown can be found here:

https://www.tickcounter.com/countdown/5 ... de-release

To sum things up - I want to list what exactly I have been working on for these 6 months and what exactly this guide includes:

1. Two of my favourite build orders for all 22 civilizations in written form (44 build orders total)
2. Decks for all 44 build orders
3. 44 videos of me showing every build order vs AI
4. 44 extra videos of me showing every build vs a pro (Kingu/Kevin/Revnak); These games are actually a good watch regardless of learning the civs on a side note :)
5- 22 brief match-up descriptions for EVERY civilization
6. One additional build order for EVERY civilization for team games (+according decks)
7. Tierlist resulting from my match-up descriptions (my personal opinion)

To all this you can receive your personal access/login starting on friday 17th for a one time price of $19.99 with the intention to make this accessable for EVERYONE

I really hope you get to appreciate this as much as I am hoping you will, enjoy the content :)
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Helter Skelter 2.0!

21 Apr 2024, 21:01

Random Teams, Random Maps, Random Civs - Its HELTER SKELTER TIME!
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We gathered some of the best Team Players in AOE3 for this Tournament! Get excited for the Group Stage!

Teams have been randomly picked and now we will have the Civ Pools decided by the players themselves by Tuesday and Maps and Civs will be picked during the MATCH!

Get Excited folks for some Group Stage Matches across the next 4 weeks! Follow the action on Twitch.tv/royalclanaoe !
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KEK-Tourney🍪 by Ezad

24 Mar 2024, 16:52

Dear Esoc People,

I am excited to announce the First KEK🍪-Serie Tournament. This tournament format will highlight maps that are often overlooked in the standard map pool selection.

General Tournament rules:
- The Tournament will contain 8 invited Players only
- Players will play on: Old competetive, forgotten and Trolly maps
- Players will have the option to ban specific maps, but there will not be bans on civilizations.
- Some General Tourney rules:
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This Tourney:

- Players have to sign up in "MyEsoc" with:
Name & Link to steamprofile
- If there are more than 8 players who signed up for the tournament: Myself (and admins) will decide individually, who will take part in this event. Eventually everyone can sign up, but the final decision belongs to the Admins.
-Players will be invited after the Signup Deadline
- Crucial Reminder: In order to participate in the event, it is essential to have "The African Royals" and "Knights of the Mediterranean" DLCs. The USA/Mexico DLCs are not mandatory for this tournament. This is due to the fact that specific maps can only be accessed with the DLC content.
-There wont be any seeding in this tournament. All playermatchups in the bracket will be determined randomly live on monday 1st april.
- No Civbans, There are no restrictions on the 22 civilizations that can be selected.
- Mapbans, Each Player will have the option to ban one map of the mappool given.
- No Civresets: in a Bo7, Players are forced to play 7 different civs, Finals 9 civs.
- Civpicks: Players will use the civpicktool for the matchups from this present: https://aoe2cm.net/preset/TeKVG
- Games need to be livecasted to avoid OOS Replays due special maps. Players have to stay in contact with the Casters the whole series

Scheduleplan:

Sign ups: 24.03-30.03 23:59 gmt
Players will be contacted: 31.03 -01.04
Livestream with all necessary Informations (Playerlist, Brackets, etc.) on 01.04 (evening)
Ro8: 01.04-14.04: Players will be given 14 days to finish their games, Ideally 2 series each weekend (Bo7)
Semis: 15.04-21.04: (Bo7)
Final: (Bo9), Bronze: (Bo7) 22.04-28.04

Playerlist:

Meloncola, Kingofosmane, kaister, Juliank, Kévin, Frontline, Ungurs, Dennis
Bracket: kek-tourney-by-ezad/brackets

Mappool:
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Quarter1: Mappool6
............................... Semi1: Mapppol2
Quarter2: Mappool3
.................................................................Finals: Mappool Finals / Bronze: Mappool Bronze
Quarter3: Mappool4
................................ Semi2: Mappool5
Quarter4: Mappool1

Special rules:
Players are allowed to ban one map each series. An Admin will coinflip, who will ban first.
Great Lakes: Only Summer version will be used
Budapest: The map has 3 versions(Summer Water, Summer Hybrid, Winter), only the hybrid summer version will be used for the tournament
Yellow River: Only the Land Version will be used
Plymouth: Players have to restart the map till both have the same amount of Foodcrates spawn

Prizepool:
Currently: 50€ + 25€ + 25€ + 25€ + 25€ + 18,55€ + 9,10€ + 4,43€ + 9,10€ + 23,53€ = 214,71€
1st: 55%
2nd: 30%
3rd: 15%
(Distribution may change if donations rise)

Admins:
Ezad + Pérez

Liquipedia: https://liquipedia.net/ageofempires/KEK-Tourney

Special Thanks to:

@MMFD for donating 25€
@I_HaRRiiSoN_I for donating 25€
@LionHeart for donating 25€
@moonshine for donating 25€
@Oddkuchen for donating 18,55€ + 9,10€
@mhongpa for donating 4,43€
@LopsidedFluff for donating 9,10€
@Bronchy for donating 23,53€


Final Notes:

My aim for this tournament is to ensure that everyone can enjoy themselves, even on the less frequently played maps.

Please enjoy the show 🍪
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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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