I've seen a lot of commentary around the Bo9 format being too long for TGs both here and in a few discords, and I have to say I agree. I actually lost some hype around game 6-7 when it was 4-2. It was just a bit fatiguing to watch 6 hours of AoE in a single sitting.
If tournament hosts prefer...
Best of luck to @Nili_AoE!
I think a top-16 performance is actually in his skill-range. I will also say, he is a much better EW player than RM player (IMO) so would love to see him make a super-try-hard effort for RBW6.
Side note: somewhat surprised that he is focusing on AoE2, because I...
Looks like deleting a vil for each house was too much, so he quit Microsoft instead
All the best to Nili in Grind 2.0!
I honestly hope he performs very well and gets everything he wants out of the game!
You are talking about average concurrent players, not total player base. For average concurrent players then the steam tracker is fine, just multiply it by about 1.1 to include GamePass players.
But the TOTAL playerbase is everyone who plays the game at some point in a given period of time...