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17 Apr 2019, 06:24

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So what's happened so far in the New World Championship?
Round of 32 Recap

In the contemporary AoE3 competitive scene, it's around now that we'd separate the wheat from the chaff. Often, it's the point in the bracket that ESOC pre-seeds its top players, and, often, it's the point in the bracket where we see the current group of top-tier players run through the group-stage heroes on their way to the competitive stages. Occasionally, though, we see players break through and make a splash onto the scene. And in the Round of 32 Upper Bracket of the New World Championship, we've seen more than a few splashes.

We'd be remiss to not mention tabben. He's a player who, in the last six months, has gone from the dubious honor of "potential Second Chance Winner" to a real contender for a top 8 finish - the finish which, of course, leads to a trip to Manchester. And yet, just as tabben looked poised to repeat his impressive finish in the 2018 Autumn Championship, it was risi123, the ever "almost, but not quite" gatekeeper of top players who came in with the upset. With a narrow 3-2 victory over tabben, this series is one to watch.

There were a few minor upsets in the Ro32 to keep in mind. bwinner, GiBthedurrty, Jerimuno, and theonlybaus each took a game off of their opponents, diarouga, Lukas_L99, Hazza54321, and Mitoe, respectively. If you're a fan of these players, fear not, as they still have room to show their strength in the lower bracket of the championship. Perhaps also worth noting is Wicked "Oh, he still plays this game?" Cossack, who took a 3-0 victory over mongo10 (a top 4 finisher in the 2016 Autumn Championship) to hit the Ro16.

We're not quite finished in terms of breakout players. iamturk, just like tabben, has been on a rampage recently, and found himself coming out ahead against Princeofkabul 3-1. Prince, infamous for losing matches that his skill level has no business losing, will move down to the lower bracket to face off against GiveUAnxiety. The winner of those two goes on to face Conquerer999, and the winner of that goes on to face the loser of umeu vs. IAmSoldieR. Watch this side of the lower bracket, because the names here are stacked.

Round of 16 Preview

Looking ahead at the Ro16, we've a number of matches to look forward to. IAmSoldieR and umeu will be facing off shortly. It's, of course, our one and only QuickSearch Hero against "Every QuickSearch opponent who's ever beaten you, ever" AdrianCarrot/DutchLucifer/HokeDog/DonaldTrump33/GiantTrashCan/iamgrunt/etc. battling it out for the future of our ladder points. Hazza54321 and Mitoe, too, will be going at it as well. As these players are top contenders to win the entire event, their match will be a must-watch.

Meanwhile, iamturk finds himself against kynesie, the second-place finisher of the last major. This will be exciting (as long as walling is your thing) - kynesie's unorthodox style will match up against the narrative of iamturk and will lead to an extraordinary match.

Speaking of unorthodox - Aizamk vs. diarouga is a Ro16 match. We saw this before in the finals (!) of the TWC Classic, where Aizamk won 4-1. Don't place your bets just yet, though: Aizamk, known for his inane innovative style, was expected to overperform in a format that favored creativity. It would be unsurprising if either of these players made it to the top 8, and thus, this will be a match to keep on your radar.

In the lower bracket, there are a few matches to keep your eye on. mongo10 vs. OPTIMUS_PRIME will be an interesting one - Optimus has had a couple of minor results in the past (including a Second Chance victory) and should make this an interesting match. The winner of these two goes on to face tabben, and the winner of that against Lukas_L99. That's several top players in a very narrow part of the bracket, and will surely result in several heartbreaking defeats (and one glorious victory).

The top prizes - a trip to Manchester, and a substantial amount of prize money - remain up for the taking as we move into the later stages of the tournament. Keep watch for announcements of upcoming matches, as all of them are sure to astound.
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17 Apr 2019, 14:12

you betcha
sebnan12 wrote:whenever i see a picture of siege elephants i question why they do 40~ dmg when they hit u. that phat cannons probably loading coconuts
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17 Apr 2019, 17:22

Vinyanyérë wrote:Image
So what's happened so far in the New World Championship?
Round of 32 Recap

In the contemporary AoE3 competitive scene, it's around now that we'd separate the wheat from the chaff. Often, it's the point in the bracket that ESOC pre-seeds its top players, and, often, it's the point in the bracket where we see the current group of top-tier players run through the group-stage heroes on their way to the competitive stages. Occasionally, though, we see players break through and make a splash onto the scene. And in the Round of 32 Upper Bracket of the New World Championship, we've seen more than a few splashes.

We'd be remiss to not mention tabben. He's a player who, in the last six months, has gone from the dubious honor of "potential Second Chance Winner" to a real contender for a top 8 finish - the finish which, of course, leads to a trip to Manchester. And yet, just as tabben looked poised to repeat his impressive finish in the 2018 Autumn Championship, it was risi123, the ever "almost, but not quite" gatekeeper of top players who came in with the upset. With a narrow 3-2 victory over tabben, this series is one to watch.

There were a few minor upsets in the Ro32 to keep in mind. bwinner, GiBthedurrty, Jerimuno, and theonlybaus each took a game off of their opponents, diarouga, Lukas_L99, Hazza54321, and Mitoe, respectively. If you're a fan of these players, fear not, as they still have room to show their strength in the lower bracket of the championship. Perhaps also worth noting is Wicked "Oh, he still plays this game?" Cossack, who took a 3-0 victory over mongo10 (a top 4 finisher in the 2016 Autumn Championship) to hit the Ro16.

We're not quite finished in terms of breakout players. iamturk, just like tabben, has been on a rampage recently, and found himself coming out ahead against Princeofkabul 3-1. Prince, infamous for losing matches that his skill level has no business losing, will move down to the lower bracket to face off against GiveUAnxiety. The winner of those two goes on to face Conquerer999, and the winner of that goes on to face the loser of umeu vs. IAmSoldieR. Watch this side of the lower bracket, because the names here are stacked.

Round of 16 Preview

Looking ahead at the Ro16, we've a number of matches to look forward to. IAmSoldieR and umeu will be facing off shortly. It's, of course, our one and only QuickSearch Hero against "Every QuickSearch opponent who's ever beaten you, ever" AdrianCarrot/DutchLucifer/HokeDog/DonaldTrump33/GiantTrashCan/iamgrunt/etc. battling it out for the future of our ladder points. Hazza54321 and Mitoe, too, will be going at it as well. As these players are top contenders to win the entire event, their match will be a must-watch.

Meanwhile, iamturk finds himself against kynesie, the second-place finisher of the last major. This will be exciting (as long as walling is your thing) - kynesie's unorthodox style will match up against the narrative of iamturk and will lead to an extraordinary match.

Speaking of unorthodox - Aizamk vs. diarouga is a Ro16 match. We saw this before in the finals (!) of the TWC Classic, where Aizamk won 4-1. Don't place your bets just yet, though: Aizamk, known for his inane innovative style, was expected to overperform in a format that favored creativity. It would be unsurprising if either of these players made it to the top 8, and thus, this will be a match to keep on your radar.

In the lower bracket, there are a few matches to keep your eye on. mongo10 vs. OPTIMUS_PRIME will be an interesting one - Optimus has had a couple of minor results in the past (including a Second Chance victory) and should make this an interesting match. The winner of these two goes on to face tabben, and the winner of that against Lukas_L99. That's several top players in a very narrow part of the bracket, and will surely result in several heartbreaking defeats (and one glorious victory).

The top prizes - a trip to Manchester, and a substantial amount of prize money - remain up for the taking as we move into the later stages of the tournament. Keep watch for announcements of upcoming matches, as all of them are sure to astound.


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17 Apr 2019, 17:27

will kasierklein make an appearance?
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18 Apr 2019, 01:17

Does anyone have links for the games mentioned, on Twitch or Youtube?

As far as I know only two of them are up on Escape's channel: Hazza vs Jerimuno and Mitoe vs theonlybaus.
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18 Apr 2019, 01:37

sebnan12 wrote:whenever i see a picture of siege elephants i question why they do 40~ dmg when they hit u. that phat cannons probably loading coconuts
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20 Apr 2019, 17:28

Big duck!
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20 Apr 2019, 17:37

Great post, thanks duck
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28 Apr 2019, 19:33

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