🏆 $750 ESOC WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP 2023 🏆

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🏆 ESOC WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP 2023 🏆
Get ready for the ultimate clash of legacy civilizations in the ESOC Winter Championship 2023 for Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition! Top players from around the globe will battle fiercely in this prestigious tournament, showcasing their strategic prowess and mastery of the game. Witness epic battles, clever strategies, and intense competition as participants vie for the title of winter champion. Sign-ups starting soon. ⚔
Note: Only AOE III Legacy civilizations will be permitted for this tournament: Haudenosaunee, Aztec,Ottomans, Russia, India, China, Lakota, Spain, Germany, Portuguese, Japan, Dutch, France and British

💲 Prize Pool & Prize Distribution 💲
$750 Base + Donation Split
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
4th Place: $50

🗺 Map Pool 🗺
The map pool for the event is:
Alaska, Arctic territories, Baja California, Bengal, Cascade Range, Central Plain, Colorado, Dakota, Fertile Crescent, Florida, Gran Chaco, Great Plains, Himalayas, Kamchatka, Korea, Malaysia, Manchuria, Mexico, Mongolia, New England, Painted Desert, Pampas sierras, Punjab, Saguenay, Siberia

Group Stages - BO5: Fertile Crescent, Saguenay (random spawn), Painted Desert, Mexico, Kamchatka
Group Stages BO5 Decider Games: Himalayas, Alaska, Cascade range, Mongolia, Punjab
Round of 16 - BO7:: Arctic territories, Malaysia, Gran Chaco, New England, Korea, Bengal, Dakota
Round of 8 - BO7: Siberia, Baja California, Pampas Sierras, Central Plains, Colorado, Florida, Painted Desert
Semi-Finals - BO7: Fertile Crescent, Saguenay (random spawn), Cascade Range, Dakota, Kamchatka, Malaysia, Gran Chaco
Bronze Match BO7: Himalayas, Alaska, Korea, Bengal, Great Plains, New England, Siberia
Finals Match BO9: Arctic Territories, Florida, Painted Desert, Mexico, Manchuria, Baja California, Pampas Sierras, Mongolia, Punjab
Note: All the games will be hosted in a Standard Supremacy format.
⏳ Tournament Schedule ⏳
Weekly Schedule
Group stages Round 1 and 2 - Bo5: January 8 – January 17
Group stages decider games: January 18 - January 21
Round of 16 - Bo7: January 22 - January 28
Round of 8 – Bo7: January 29 - February 4
Semi-finals - Bo7: February 5 - February 10
Finals - Bo9: February 11
Bronze match - Bo7: February 11
Note: Times are approximate based on the completion of previous rounds.


Please refer to the document for the tournament rules:

Note: If you have any further questions regarding the rules please contact the tournament admins in ESOC official Discord channel.

✍🏻 Sign-ups ✍🏻
Sign-ups will be open from Monday 18 December to Sunday 31 December. You may sign up using the tournament center in MyESOC (Login to your ESOC profile at https://eso-community.net/ and then find the top right corner on your profile name and then select MyESOC).
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I might as well put this here. But we’re looking for someone to help upload our streams to YouTube. If down to lend the Media Team a hand we’d greatly appreciate it.
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8 reasons why Japan is a DE civ and should therefore be banned from the tournament:
1) Their houses produce resources like Inca and Sweden
2) They are a campy civ like Inca, Sweden, USA, Malta and Italy
3) They have speedy ranged infantry like Caroleans, State Milita, Gascenya, Fulani, Sentinels, Hoop Throwers, Bersagliere and probably ten more
4) Explorers have extra ability like USA and can teleport like Malta
5) Daimyos can receive shipments like Chasqui
6) Daimyos can train infantry and cavalry like African war camps
7) They scale too well into late game
8) They are no fun to play against like all DE civs
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Sign ups are now opened :) my-esoc.php
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Reminder to everyone who's signing up:
7.1 - Players will be seeded by active ELO, in order to be seeded, you must have played at least 10
ranked ladder games since December 18 2023.
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Due to several players requests, we made a few modifications on :

- RO16 will now be bo7 instead of bo5. The maps Bengal and Dakota have been added to the RO16 pool.
- Finals bo9 will now have a civilization reset available after game 5.

These changes will be displayed on the tournament rules soon.
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When should we expect to have the groups?
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A few people had issues with their sign ups, we're looking into it.
Expect groups to be released by Saturday.
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oh no plz no reset...
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There are 14 civs. I feel if we have 2 bans and if it went to 9 games, then people would be choosing 1 of their 4 worst civs for the last game. You still have to play 7 civs which is half of them. I feel that is pretty fair.
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just looking at the map pool for the final its going to be 2X otto and 2X port in fact, civ reset is just bad or ye like mini says, ban is fine
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kevinitalien wrote:
02 Jan 2024, 22:25
just looking at the map pool for the final its going to be 2X otto and 2X port in fact, civ reset is just bad or ye like mini says, ban is fine
As mini said 14 civs for a bo9 with a ban is a bit tight.
I tried to follow the structure Std land map/Water map/No tp map/Tp line map to build the map pools, hopefully we have good civ diversity
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I’M GOING TO WIN THIS TOURNAMENT. BY A LOT!
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CROOKED SCAMSOC MODS TOOK MY NAME OFF THE SIGN UP BALLOT. WHAT A SHAME FOR THIS TOURNAMENT. WHAT A SAD DAY IN ESOC!
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Tbh I don't think there should be a civ ban in finals (or in any round to some extent), let alone 2 if that's the case. If we consider legacy civs to be decently balanced, which they probably more or less are, I don't really see the point of having bans. Players are basically just banning their opponent's best civs, resulting in lower level games overall, which is sad.
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02 Jan 2024, 22:20
There are 14 civs. I feel if we have 2 bans and if it went to 9 games, then people would be choosing 1 of their 4 worst civs for the last game. You still have to play 7 civs which is half of them. I feel that is pretty fair.
You have to play 5 civs since it resets after game 5, which is still decent I guess. Having to play 9 civs with 2 bans is rough, but 9 without bans would be alright.
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Banning civs is the most stupid rule ever.
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FREE THE SQUEEZES!
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I wanted to know who the person who makes the rules is,
The person who created the rule to ban civ is stupid, and has my total contempt!

Some players have many civs in the civ pool, others have less, this is disrespectful to the quality of good games as it takes away their best civs from every player, what is the logic of this shit?

It is a competitive tournament not a random tournament.
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look wrote:
03 Jan 2024, 21:16

Some players have many civs in the civ pool, others have less, this is disrespectful to the quality of good games as it takes away their best civs from every player, what is the logic of this shit?

It is a competitive tournament not a random tournament.
the best player must know how to play every civ, not 3 or 4 civs, the one with less civ on his civ pool do not deserve to win vs someone who play everything well
let's take julian vs kaiser for exemple, kaiser play only 4 or 5 civ atm and julian play everything, do you think kaiser deserve this in a bo9 if he played 2X fre and 2X ger and 2X otto? if i am honest no
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kevinitalien wrote:
03 Jan 2024, 22:25
look wrote:
03 Jan 2024, 21:16

Some players have many civs in the civ pool, others have less, this is disrespectful to the quality of good games as it takes away their best civs from every player, what is the logic of this shit?

It is a competitive tournament not a random tournament.
the best player must know how to play every civ, not 3 or 4 civs, the one with less civ on his civ pool do not deserve to win vs someone who play everything well
let's take julian vs kaiser for exemple, kaiser play only 4 or 5 civ atm and julian play everything, do you think kaiser deserve this in a bo9 if he played 2X fre and 2X ger and 2X otto? if i am honest no
Personally I disagree. If the civilizations are quite unfair I could see there being a ban, but if balance is relatively good then allowing 1 ban just makes the tournament harder for underdog players or players who happen to have a smaller civ pool.

Lacking a diverse civ pool doesn't mean you are a weaker player, just that you aren't as diverse as some other players; and this is already a disadvantage because it makes you more predictable.

Personally I want to see players at their best, playing a style that really shows off what kind of player they are. Banning away their best civ is a guaranteed way to prevent that from happening as frequently.
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Ye, the civ rules are mostly just for the viewers. If it was only about crowning the most deserving player then even just one civ would be enough. Winning is about winning, not showing off you can use many civs.
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ye quite agree with that, in fact i do not want a ban rules tbh, i'm strictly against the civ reset in the final haha, civ reset on this map pool just mean 2X otto 2x fre prob and port or haud, it's not good for the competition for me and not good either for the viewers, winning the final by using 2X otto because it's broken and 2X fre for exemple because 2 insane map for them ye, it's simply bad for me it should be more strategies behind it
for exemple : " wait if i pick fre on florida my fre won't be available on mongolia, let's think a bit of which civ my opponent could pick" , this is what it should be and not " lets pick fre on florida and whatever i'll go fre on mongolia too ", ye great... this is honestly bad for me haha
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A civ reset after game 7 might be ok. if its 4-3 after 7 games might as well get some main squeeze action going

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