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Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 18:28
by n0el
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⚔️ Kings of the Old World ⚔️

⚔️ $6000 AOE3 1v1 Supremacy Tournament ⚔️


ESOC, in partnership with the Royal Clan and UEC, is excited to announce the largest and most prestigious event in the history of the website, and the largest prize pool for an AoE3 event since 2008. Kings of the Old World, sponsored by Microsoft, is a 1v1 Supremacy tournament coming in July. The event, focused on showcasing the Knights of the Mediterranean DLC, will feature an open qualification system where eight players will emerge to challenge for the title. More details will be released soon, but in the meantime if anyone is interested in helping support the event with admin or other duties, please send me a message or drop a note here. All donations that ESOC receives during the event will go towards the prize pool, and will show our generous sponsors at Microsoft that the AOE3 community belongs on the big stage and we can continue to support large events.

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 19:58
by LazarosVas
Absolute bonkers! Maybe Knusch will be back for this, someone inform him.

Do we know how many people can sign up?

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 19:59
by GKShaman
On Behalf of the Royal Clan we are SUPER excited to organize and support this venture!!

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 20:01
by Le Hussard sur le toit
Oh I so hope we get back some of the old pros for that.

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 20:07
by I_HaRRiiSoN_I
good to see everyone pulling together for this one! the more helpers there are then it is easier for everyone else, and better the event will be run. :)

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 20:09
by n0el
LazarosVas wrote:
24 Jun 2022, 19:58
Absolute bonkers! Maybe Knusch will be back for this, someone inform him.

Do we know how many people can sign up?
Qualifiers will be open to anyone but capped at 128 maximum for each.

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 20:26
by look
Im ready for it.

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 21:00
by Garja
I am not ready for it.

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 22:29
by Zutazuta

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 22:37
by TranceGate
n0el wrote:
24 Jun 2022, 20:09
LazarosVas wrote:
24 Jun 2022, 19:58
Absolute bonkers! Maybe Knusch will be back for this, someone inform him.

Do we know how many people can sign up?
Qualifiers will be open to anyone but capped at 128 maximum for each.
If hypothetically the maximum limit of registrations is exceeded, will the other players remain out or will you go to climb through elo?

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 22:58
by Widgie
You've got a caster here if you need me ;)

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 23:03
by Mitoe
Hype!

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 23:23
by Le Hussard sur le toit
Garja wrote:
24 Jun 2022, 21:00
I am not ready for it.
Get to grind then.

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 23:32
by Garja
I already grind 100nl on stars

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 23:35
by aaryngend
Age of Empires 3? Sponsored by Microsoft? 6000$ price pool?

Never though I'd hear these three words in a sentence again.

I actually don't believe any of this until it's finally happening :ship:

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 23:56
by Riotcoke
Widgie wrote:
24 Jun 2022, 22:58
You've got a caster here if you need me ;)
+1 :)

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 24 Jun 2022, 23:57
by callentournies
Are games live or replays? If replays, are they going to run at regular speed or x0.7 speed like usual?

The latter wouldnt make me tune in for a $100,000 tournament.

I'll tune into live casts for a $10 prize.

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 00:51
by n0el
Live bay-bee!

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 01:51
by n0el
TranceGate wrote:
24 Jun 2022, 22:37
n0el wrote:
24 Jun 2022, 20:09
LazarosVas wrote:
24 Jun 2022, 19:58
Absolute bonkers! Maybe Knusch will be back for this, someone inform him.

Do we know how many people can sign up?
Qualifiers will be open to anyone but capped at 128 maximum for each.
If hypothetically the maximum limit of registrations is exceeded, will the other players remain out or will you go to climb through elo?
I would say I believe it would be unlikely any of the qualifiers would exceed 128 registrations, but if that did happen in qualifier 1 then we would look at changing the number going forward.

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 08:20
by EAGLEMUT
Wow, thought I'd never see the day of a MS-sponsored tournament. This is great news, I hope we can make this tournament a big one and show MS it's worth the investment.
By the way, if you haven't bought the Knights of the Mediterranean DLC yet, make sure to buy it now while it's on sale! It will be required for participation in the tournament.

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 08:50
by Le Hussard sur le toit
EAGLEMUT wrote:
25 Jun 2022, 08:20
By the way, if you haven't bought the Knights of the Mediterranean DLC yet, make sure to buy it now while it's on sale! It will be required for participation in the tournament.
And that's how we lost Kaiser... Although with a 6 000 prize fund that would be a pretty good investment for him.

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 09:15
by TranceGate
Do you need a DLC to play in a tournament?

Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 09:17
by Lecastete
Gl forcing kaiser to play malta or italy

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 09:59
by I_HaRRiiSoN_I
It's OK if someone doesn't want to sign up due to the rules then they can still watch the streams or help out and be part of the show. Aiz vs Lion finals! You heard it here first!

Re: Kings of the Old World - 6000$ AOE3 Tournament

Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 10:00
by JKProwler
For ppl that dont sign up cause they don't want to play Malta or Italy is just lame.

These 2 DLC civs probably have the least learning curve compared to the previous civs.

Also good opportunity to get MS to sponsor more future tourneys.

Sometimes the cycle of "hating the game" needs to be out on pause