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Canada Mitoe
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26 Apr 2015, 00:55

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[div style="text-align:left'"][hr]I think we can all agree that 2015 has been a great year for AoE3 with the climax of AoE3 Spring Championships, and what a conclusion it was! I don't think any of us could have predicted just how close the final match between _H2O and BlackStar_OP would be, and I'm sure many of us nearly had heart attacks throughout! We would like to congratulate BlackStar_OP on earning the championship title, and throw out a big thank you to everyone involved in making this tournament a success!

A big thanks to our tournament staff, _H2O, Stanley_Winston, Veni_Vidi_Vici_W, Edeholland, and Mitoe (hey, that's me! I'm allowed to thank myself right?), for organizing and running the tournament' and also to GoodSpeed for running an intense betting tournament. This tournament would not have been possible if not for their efforts.

Another big thanks goes to our casters, who sometimes sacrificed entire days to cast these games for you guys, or even wake up at ungodly hours to make sure someone could witness some great Age of Empires: _H2O, Interjection, Veni_Vidi_Vici_W, Zutazuta, and Snowww!

Let's not forget Garja and Aizamk! Garja made the majority of the maps for this tournament, and they certainly are great maps. Having great new maps that consistently spawn with equal resources for each player allowed us to ensure a competitive playing environment for our players, and bring a fresh feeling to a game that's been out for nearly a decade! And without Aizamk's UI, of course, our streams would not be nearly as informed or enjoyable!

Lastly, a very special thanks to our sponsors: Mitoe, Interjection, Stanley_Winston, crjensen4, M. Schmauz, and others who contributed anonymously or made smaller donations. Without a prize pool, you can guarantee that we never would have had our players fight so vigorously to make it into the finals. ')

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For those of you still hungry for more, be sure to tune into Veni_Vidi_Vici_W vs Nagayumi tomorrow at 13 GMT at [a href=""]twitch.tv/ageofempires[/a]! You can find and catch up on all of the tournament replays and commentaries by visiting these links:

[a href="http://eso-community.net/board/6/recorded-games"]http://eso-community.net/board/6/recorded-games[/a]
[a href="http://youtube.com/interjectionvideos"]http://youtube.com/interjectionvideos[/a]
[a href="http://youtube.com/venividiviciw"]http://youtube.com/venividiviciw[/a]

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But wait, there's more! I am proud to announce that ESO Community will be hosting another tournament with an even larger prize pool in July and August, with sign ups beginning in June! We will release more details as the date draws closer, but let's go over what we know right now:

[div style="text-align:center'"][font size="6"]AoE3 Summer Championship
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Fear not! Those of you who want a chance to steal BlackStar_OP's championship title from him, you'll get your chance come July and August! Sign up details will be available in June, so sit tight until then.

First, let's talk about the prize pool. The AoE3 Summer Championship will boast a prize pool of $1000 USD, already surpassing our Spring tournament! However, the prize pool will likely not be any larger than that, as further donations will be put towards future events! Yes, you read that right, ESO Community has even more plans beyond the summer tournament!

How does this work?

For the moment, our plan is to cap the prize pool for each event at $1000, and other donations will be put towards future events. This will allow us to consistently bring you some great Age of Empires 3, throughout the year!

How do I contribute?

For the moment we will be accepting donations via Paypal at [email protected], but we will soon be expanding our payment methods, so if you want to contribute and Paypal doesn't work for you, fear not! We will keep you updated with more details soon. If you're interested in donating, feel free to send a message to one of our administrators.

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So what did you think of the ASC tournament? Are you TOTALLY and ABSOLUTELY (HA, @interjection) HYPED for the summer tournament? Let us know what you think!
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Denmark crjensen4
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26 Apr 2015, 05:21

Brilliant!!!
Love the idea of capping the prize pool ensuring prizes for more tourney. Absolutely awesome!

Thanks guys
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Netherlands MCJim
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26 Apr 2015, 09:50

"The AoE3 Summer Championship will boast a prize pool of $1000 USD, already surpassing our Spring tournament!"

How are you certain you will reach $1000?
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26 Apr 2015, 09:52

Personal garantee
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United States of America IAmSoldieR
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26 Apr 2015, 10:23

Awesome. We have a really smart and mature group of people taking charge of things, and this is great for the ensured success of this community and events to come, I think we're all in this together to build around a game we love. Great stuff guys!
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Netherlands Mr_Bramboy
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26 Apr 2015, 10:26

I'm sure I'll get further than the RO64 this time :D
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26 Apr 2015, 10:26

garja will win this one
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26 Apr 2015, 10:40

That's what I call tournament. Great job !
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Netherlands edeholland
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26 Apr 2015, 10:52

mcjim wrote:"The AoE3 Summer Championship will boast a prize pool of $1000 USD, already surpassing our Spring tournament!"

How are you certain you will reach $1000?
We already have various donators who are willing to donate a couple of hundred dollars.
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Germany koenigerik1
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26 Apr 2015, 12:16

very nice to hear there will be a tournament when im not in exam phase :) looking forward to it!

Hopefully there will sign up even more good players! :))
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Germany Aramir
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26 Apr 2015, 12:19

it was an perfect tournament thanks guys!
cant wait for the next one
Netherlands Veni_Vidi_Vici_W
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26 Apr 2015, 18:35

awesome tournament it was and more awesomeness to come ! (:
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27 Apr 2015, 02:59

Who won naga vs veni?

Capping at 1000 is a good idea. Better have more tournaments than 1 big one
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France [Armag] diarouga
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27 Apr 2015, 05:44

Are you sure you want to do a tourney in Summer? With holydays, many players won't be here...
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Germany koenigerik1
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27 Apr 2015, 11:45

umeu wrote:Who won naga vs veni?

Capping at 1000 is a good idea. Better have more tournaments than 1 big one
veni won 5-0

and i also agree with that
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United States of America giveuanxiety
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27 Apr 2015, 12:38

great stuff guys!
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France iNcog
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27 Apr 2015, 18:13

hell, i'd almost cap it to $700 and run a regular league. but i am not mitoe and since he ran everything so well (him and others) i'm like completely pumped to kick back relax and enjoy the next tournament



actually i'd like to see a better map pool next tournament :D

in that, more garja maps, maybe new maps and out with the old maps. no more NE or painted desert.
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France benj89
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27 Apr 2015, 18:57

a fixed NE? ::) the way this map is made is to good to be kiked out. Fix a bit those ponds and the mine/herd issue, then should be great
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27 Apr 2015, 19:09

+1 Benj89
I actually like all these maps but I think Siberia & NE could be improved with better herds. Still not much compared to Sonora (or even Bayou sometimes)
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Netherlands Mr_Bramboy
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27 Apr 2015, 22:01

IMO just make a Siberia and NE map with fixed hunts and mines placed on the map.
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Italy Garja
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28 Apr 2015, 00:17

ASC NE already has 5 hunts and 4 mines per side.
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India Nymphomaniac
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28 Apr 2015, 07:04

instead of using similar maps (kamchatka & siberia ' mongolia & manchuria), why not use some other varieties like deccan or borneo ??
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28 Apr 2015, 14:20

Deccan ? No way ^^
Rather Yucatan than Borneo imo. It's probably the most balanced standard map.
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United States of America _H2O
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28 Apr 2015, 14:39

I made a thread for this kind of thing since I get it a lot.

Please make a post here and share some thoughts!

http://eso-community.net/thread/552/map ... ion-thread
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29 Apr 2015, 15:44

Nice idea. I will sign up for sure.

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