To me this kinda confirms that AoE3 was originally part of this event. But seeing how organizing community's from each game are part of the decision making, my theory is that the AoE3 guys sacrificed AoE3 for AoE4 including all the prizepool that came with it.
That also explains why AoE4 has a...
Selection rate. So the win rate when the player selects Franks instead of randomly getting them. But even with random Franks, that civ has the highest winning %. There's just no way around it, it is by far the most OP civ in the entire game.
Hey what if I told you there was a civ with 25% cheaper castles?
And they have 2 eco bonuses. And they have the best scout and knight rush and the best paladin in the game.
And what if I told you that people still believe that's not a broken civ despite a 60%+ win rate? LOL
At some point you gotta decide if you're a pro at one game or a variety streamer of multiple games.
Hera's only chance at being a pro is in AoE2 because he has so much experience in that game. AoE4 will take too much grind to get to that same level and same with LOL except that...