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08 May 2019, 16:43

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THE NEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - LAN Information!

If you would like to attend the live audiance, please purchase your tickets ASAP! https://escapetv.uk/nwc/

The LAN is nearly upon us! With Mitoe, Kaiserklein, Diarouga, and LordRaphael already qualified, the final top 8 will be determined very very soon! Check out the brackets here.

There’s almost exactly two months to go now. The New World Championship will be broadcasted LIVE on the EscapeAoE Twitch stream with commentary from Interjection, H2O_, WickedCossack & some of the qualified players.

Event Schedule:

Wednesday July 10th: Arrivals day (no games)
Thursday July 11th: GSL style group stage day 1 (5x Bo5)
Friday July 12th: GSL style group stage day 2 (5x Bo5)
Saturday July 13th: Semifinals (2x Bo9)
Sunday July 14th: 3rd place and Grand Final (2x Bo9)
Monday July 15th: Departures day

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We welcome all of your feedback on this system as we still have time to tweak things before the event starts. Though, we think this format best takes advantage of having 8 players in one place. It provides a variety of matchups (group stages) whilst keeping the intense Bo9 single elimination feel we usually have for tournament finales.

How will seeding work?

The top sixteen from the qualification event will be asked to seed those who qualify. I.e., players will privately rank each other from strongest to weakest (excluding themselves) and the resulting average will become the seed.

Can I attend in person?

Yes, of course! Everyone is welcome to attend. This is a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity to finally meet everyone in the AoE3 community. Feel free to come for a day, the weekend or however long you like.

There’s plenty of space for a live audience!

If you would like to attend the live audiance, please purchase your tickets ASAP! https://escapetv.uk/nwc/



Please note that there will be a fee for attending (to be decided, but around £15 per day). This will be used to provide food and drink* on site as well as to cover cleaning costs etc. The event is not-for-profit.

*We cannot provide alcoholic drinks as we are not licensed to do so but please feel free to bring as much or as little alcohol as you like from the nearby supermarket!

Accommodation:

We will be providing accommodation for the players & casters at the nearby Travelodge, 322 Newton Rd, Lowton, Warrington WA3 1HD.

We’ve deliberately booked some extra rooms which we intend to pass onto anyone looking to come which will cost ~£28.4 per person per night*.

Directions on Google maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/B4te91Kj67wsHMoYA. By foot, it’s about a 30 minute walk, but we’d recommend the bus!

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Bus Route (Catch: Bus 10 for ~ £2 return ticket)

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*Room pricing:

Guests will be expected to share with another community member.

We have:
- 3x Twin rooms (2 beds) costing £56 per night (£28.4 per person)
- 3x family rooms (3 beds) costing £56 per night (£28.4 per person)
- There are 2x more family rooms available at the time of writing which we have not booked.
- There’s also 3x double rooms available if you’re wanting to share a bed with someone (a partner perhaps). We haven’t booked these either.

If people are happy to share as 3 in the family rooms then it's possible to reduce the cost to £19 per night.

We expect the rooms to go quickly, get in contact with me on Discord if you would like one we’ve booked: Interjection#9323

Other Accommodation Options:

There are other hotels nearby. The closest hotel is the Holiday Inn Express Leigh, however you can expect to pay high price here as there is an event that clashes with the LAN pushing the prices up. If price is not a factor then we would highly recommend this hotel as it’s just 15 minutes walk away from the studio.

Other options are at Haydock, there’s a few hotels here which can be found at this link: Haydock Hotels.

Some guests are planning to get an AirBnB and share, if you’d like to join one of these groups or ask any further questions about accommodation then please join the Discord server and ask there.

Traveling to the studio:

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For more info on everything you could possibly ever need to know, check out this Google doc we put together.

If you are attending, it would be helpful to us if you join this Discord server. Thank you! (Feel free to join even if you’re not attending too).
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08 May 2019, 16:52

Interjection wrote:The top sixteen from the qualification event will be asked to seed those who qualify. I.e., players will privately rank each other from strongest to weakest (excluding themselves) and the resulting average will become the seed.
This seems kind of weird :D I have never heard of a tournament being seeded this way before. GSL style groups are cool though imo
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08 May 2019, 16:56

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08 May 2019, 16:59

It is also a common practice in aoe2 events.
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France [Armag] diarouga
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08 May 2019, 17:04

I think it's really nice.
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08 May 2019, 17:08

Well I was wrong anyway, seems like it's definitely not unheard of
steniothejonjoe wrote:I can micro better than 99% of the player base and that's 100% objective

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08 May 2019, 17:21

Yeah it's really a good idea
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08 May 2019, 17:23

Gonna be people right next to us watching when we play? Hot damn it's gonna be hard to focus

I like the idea of high level players seeding each other, because it's much more accurate than using Elo or some other bs rating. Just hope no one is gonna be biased.
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08 May 2019, 17:25

Interjection wrote:- 3x family rooms (3 beds) costing £56 per night (£28.4 per person)

is that correct?
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08 May 2019, 17:25

I guess we can't change the Studio but the people indeed seem to be too close, at least compared to what I usually see on twitch.
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08 May 2019, 17:28

people are too much close,will make players too much anxious and stressed ....should maintain a distance.
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08 May 2019, 17:35

I'm planning to go by car.
5 hours trip
leaving Saturday, coming back on Monday if it's bank holiday
it is bank holiday?
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08 May 2019, 17:39

is missing information about schedules in the event
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Great Britain Interjection
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08 May 2019, 17:47

@Garja yes the room price was identical to the twins

@look what do you need to know extra?
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08 May 2019, 17:55

Challenger_Marco wrote:people are too much close,will make players too much anxious and stressed ....should maintain a distance.

Being Stressed by actual people watching is part of the Lan experience
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08 May 2019, 17:56

Riotcoke wrote:
Challenger_Marco wrote:people are too much close,will make players too much anxious and stressed ....should maintain a distance.

Being Stressed by actual people watching is part of the Lan experience

Sure, but these people shouldn't be right next to you.
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08 May 2019, 17:57

Kaiserklein wrote:Gonna be people right next to us watching when we play? Hot damn it's gonna be hard to focus


You'll have to start practicing ignoring distractions now because I'll be heckling and throwing battery-filled socks at all the players
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08 May 2019, 18:00

[Armag] diarouga wrote:
Riotcoke wrote:
Challenger_Marco wrote:people are too much close,will make players too much anxious and stressed ....should maintain a distance.

Being Stressed by actual people watching is part of the Lan experience

Sure, but these people shouldn't be right next to you.

To say they're right next to the players in the video is pretty disingenuous, there's like 10 feet from the players to the audience. Also i assume the audience won't be rowdy and be rather subdued.
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08 May 2019, 18:05

The audience distance is fine but the players are awful close to each other lol
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08 May 2019, 18:05

gibson wrote:The audience distance is fine but the players are awful close to each other lol

No, that's quite normal.
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08 May 2019, 18:06

[Armag] diarouga wrote:
gibson wrote:The audience distance is fine but the players are awful close to each other lol

No, that's quite normal.

Its not, but I didn't say anything about it being normal. Regardless of how "normal" it is, they are still very close to each other.
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08 May 2019, 18:11

I dont think people are too close, manage stress and pressure are part of any competition.
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08 May 2019, 18:20

I just hope to see some irl shit talk with players so close
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08 May 2019, 18:23

just made an account so I could ask, anyone driving up from London?
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08 May 2019, 18:24

Interjection wrote:@Garja yes the room price was identical to the twins

I mean, shouldn't you pay less if in 3?

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