The ESOC team, in partnership with the Wars of Liberty team, is proud to announce that the Wars of Liberty mod's first official tournament will begin early next year, hosted right here on ESOC! The theme of this tournament is a little different from our usual matchups: the WoL team needs the community's help to balance the unique gameplay and varied civs and maps included in their mod. With that in mind, they want you to find the most overpowered units, broken strategies, and unbalanced civs so they know what needs fixing. We hope this will translate into a fun and unique tournament for longtime WoL fans and first-time players alike!
Signups will begin soon after the Autumn Championship ends, so be sure to use the time in between to download the mod and learn the unique civilizations, maps, and playstyles included in WoL! Details on the civilizations and maps, dates, prizes, and other information will be coming over the next month, so stay tuned!
We are also proud to announce that the Wars of Liberty Installer now includes the latest update and will create a new copy of your game installation if you would like to keep both your original game and the mod!
How to get Wars of Liberty
For new players
- Download and run the Wars of Liberty Installer. (Additional tutorial: viewtopic.php?f=414&t=13327)
- You should be ready to play!
For returning players
If you've downloaded the Updater since June 30, 2017, simply run it to make sure your game is up to date! Otherwise, download the Updater and run it. The current version is 1.0.9g, released December 17, 2017.
Alternative download options can be found on WoL's redesigned downloads page.
Prepare for the tournament
Be sure to view the information on WoL's website about each civ before playing them in game. You can also get a look at every WoL civ and some of the maps included in the mod by watching the Official Gameplay Videos on their YouTube channel, which feature nearly every civilization in the mod, or test them out yourself in singleplayer or LAN by downloading fully-levelled Home Cities from our site. The WoL team is also excited to announce that they will be releasing civilization overview videos narrated by ESOC's very own Interjection to help introduce players to the diverse civs involved in the tournament!