Silver League won't be part of this tournament as 1) it always gets overshadowed by the Main Event and 2) we're planning to host separate Arena event for lower rated players after MoA6. We might extend the Main Event in case Jonslow won't be in the top 72 seeds though.
There are hidden criteria when you sign up for the tournament that we add to the rating.
Being an Arena clown: +5000 points
Friend of Arena: +4000 points
Not banning Arena in the queue: +3000 points
winning any previous MoA edition: +50 points
Picking only 1 civ on Arena: -1000 points...
Obviously that's the case regarding brackets, if you beat higher seeded player than you are, you're basically in his position for the rest of the tournament - as usual. I guess you're reffering to the higher seed in terms of deciding who starts the draft.
However, even if you imagine upset that...
Any unranked mode won't be played. I wish they'd not remove DM (it really doesn't matter if it would be moved to quickplay or disappear completely), add EW as ranked ASAP and also add Battle Royale as ranked.
While I generally agree, it seems to me like a wide-spread myth that you need a lot of money to get a top player for a tournament or showmatch. I hosted 500$ showmatch where Jordan, DauT and Viper played (and I'm pretty sure they'd agree to play for lower amount) and 500$ tournament with DauT...
I'd make the UT stronger. The design of the UT is perfect - it doesn't matter there was 20 years of balancing army compositions, let's just ignore it and turn villagers into army instead. However, it just feels too weak that you can instantly add into battlefield 150+ army for almost no gold...
Thursday 6/5 18 GMT will happen CL Showmatch - 5 games played, winner of each gets 40$.
Game 1: Gold Rush
Game 2: Clown Arena
Game 3: Arena
Game 4: Socotra
Game 5: Bypass
Players will use civ draft: https://aoe2cm.net/preset/iVWSF
Open casting, please mention Arzach as the host and sponsor of...
I have Arabia banned, so based on the logic of certain people I should be only playing lobby games and I deserve the dodges. However, I had miraculous afternoon today, when I had 2 1v1 games (aka 2 succesful queues) in a row.
That's partly true, you get high rating from 1 game, but then can lose it very fast in another 9 games before you even appear on the leaderboard. And in those games he got wins vs 2k1/2k2 players using this trick aswell. My point was still different, I disagree with proven streamcheaters or bug...