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Aspiring Experts




The Aspiring Experts tournament is a RM 1v1 Tournament played in single elimination mode. This tournament will be played on Userpatch 1.5 using the Wololokingdoms mod. This tournament will be held on a small mappack containing 9 different maps with a mix of some known and some unknown maps. This tournament will have a rating restriction of a highest achieved max. rating of 2400 in Vooblys 1v1 RM ladder. This tournament is planned to be played with 32 players maximum. In case of 48 or more sign-ups i will add a Silver league aswell.
In case of atleast 80 or more sign-ups, i will add a bronze league.

For this tournament i have made some changes on the maps:
-put starting sheeps closer to the TC
-removed wolfs from all maps
-removed birds from all maps
-added more golds on some maps

More detailed infos can be found in the "introducing the Mappack" thread:

Infos about the mappack and downloadlink

Sign up:

To sign up, the following informations are required:

AoeZone profile:
Best-known Voobly account:
Highest-rated Voobly account: (provide the link to the account itself, leave blank if same as above):


Note: For the seeding, i will use the average of the highest achieved and current RM 1v1 rating:

Players with a highest achieved rating of 2401 or higher are not allowed in this tournament. If a signed-up player reaches that rating before the sign-ups close/seeding is done, he wont be able to participate.

Sign-up thread


Brackets:

Brackets can be found here:
Seeding and Brackets


Timeframes:

Sign ups: until Sunday 24. March 17:00 GMT
Round of 32: until Sunday 31. March 23:59 GMT
Round of 16: until Sunday 7. April 23:59 GMT
Quarterfinals: until Sunday 14. April 23:59 GMT
Semifinals: until Sunday 21. April 23:59 GMT
Final: until Sunday 28. April 23:59 GMT


Match Settings:

In every set of games, players are allowed to use any civilisation they want, but they can pick every civilisation just once per set.

In every set of games, both players must ban two civilisations for the opponent. This has to be done before the series starts and can be done in the game lobby. Banned Civilisations are not allowed to be used in the respective set of games. Banning order will be A, B, B, A. A is the higher seeded player above in the brackets.

Round of 32 (Bo5):

Game 1: AE_Continental
Game 2: AE_Bedouins
Game 3: AE_Houseboat
Game 4: AE_Double_Arabia
Game 5: AE_Salt_Marsh

Round of 16 (Bo5):

Game 1: AE_Two_Rivers
Game 2: AE_ Valley_Fort (played as regicide)
Game 3: AE_Scandinavia
Game 4: AE_Criss_Cross
Game 5: AE_Bedouins

Quarterfinals (Bo5):

Game 1: AE_Salt_Marsh
Game 2: AE_Criss_Cross
Game 3: AE_Double_Arabia
Game 4: AE_Continental
Game 5: AE_Valley_Fort (played as regicide)

Semifinal (Bo7):

Game 1: AE_Scandinavia
Game 2: AE_Valley_Fort (played as regicide)
Game 3: AE_Houseboat
Game 4: AE_Salt_Marsh
Game 5: AE_Two_Rivers
Game 6: AE_Bedouins
Game 7: AE_Continental

Final (Bo9):

Game 1: AE_Double_Arabia
Game 2: AE_Criss_Cross
Game 3: AE_Continental
Game 4: AE_Bedouins
Game 5: AE_Two_Rivers
Game 6: AE_Valley_Fort (played as regicide)
Game 7: AE_Salt_Marsh
Game 8: AE_Houseboat
Game 9: AE_Scandinavia


Game Settings:

§1
The game settings must be the following.

Mod: Wololokingdoms mod
Patch: UP 1.5 RC
Rated: VCOM Ladder or match stats only
Password: up to the players
Hidden Civs: Yes
Anti-cheat: Yes
Spectator delay: min.: 1:30 min max.: 4:00 min
Late spectate: Yes


Game : Random Map
Map Style : Custom
Location : depends on settings
Size : 2
Difficulty : Standard
Resources : Standard
Population : 200
Game Speed : Normal
Reveal Map : Normal
Starting Age : Standard
Victory Condition : Conquest

Team Together : [X] Yes
All techs : [ ] No
Allow Cheats : [ ] No
Lock Teams : [X] Yes
Lock Speed : [X] Yes
Record Game : [X] Yes
Multi Building Queue [MQ]

§2
Restarts:
For a Bo5, every player has one restart
For a Bo7, every player has one restart
For a Bo9, every player has two restarts

A restart must be requested no longer than 4 minutes of game time (remember that this is shorter than real minutes). Games that are restarted must be included when posting recorded games of the match. When a game is restarted, the civilizations must be the same as in the previous attempt.

If resources are stuck or in any case not reachable for a player(at least 50% of the tiles has to be reachable by atleast 2 villagers (counts for every reachable tile), food must be moveable to the TC), the game can be restarted by admin re. (can be chosen by the affected Player) In this case the Admin restart has to be called in the first 8 minutes of the game

§3
In case of a no TC start, no villager fights are allowed in the first three minutes. If two players drop their TC in range of each other, the game will be restarted by admin restart. If a players drops his TC on purpose next to his opponent, his team will receive an admin loss for the respective game.

§4
Any graphical changes that only affect the player's Age of Empires II: The Conquerors are allowed.

§5
Cheating is not allowed under any circumstances. Players using any kind of cheat will be punished. Any sort of macro will count as cheating and the respective player/team using macros will get instantly disqualified from this tournament.

§6
All the game settings provided in this post MUST be followed. Not following them may result in penalties and possibly disqualification.


Tournament rules:

§1
All players must respect the Tournament schedule and times for each round. There will be NO exceptions or delays granted to ANY player. No excuse will be accepted for failing to play in the specified time. If the admin staff determine that a player is trying to avoid scheduling and playing the tournament games, the player may be warned, receive an admin loss for the game or match or be disqualified from the Aspiring Experts tournament.

§2
If both players cannot come to an agreement in scheduling their match, tournament staff will analyze the situation, schedule, and time zones, in order to add a viable Admin Time that suits both teams, to the best of our ability.

§3
Every player must respect their opponent. Bad behavior (determined by staff) will result in a warning and may lead to an immediate disqualification. This tournament values not only great skills, but also sportsmanship and fairness. Any insult, racism or flaming will not be tolerated. Laming and mind games in game are allowed.

§4
All players have agreed to the No Smurfing rule. Each player must submit all relevant usernames for admins discussion. Smurfing and account sharing is not allowed. Any discovery of the mentioned will result in a disqualification.


§5
All games are by default to be played in the Voobly Tournament Lobby using the VCOM Ladder or in the RM/DM Medieval Siege Lobby using "Match stats only". Most important, all games of a match must be publicly downloadable from Voobly.

§6
Matches can be scheduled in the Aspiring Experts Scheduling forum, but other ways are fine aswell. Most important, confirmed times have to be announced publicly in the scheduling forum (this is important for admins, spectators and streamers). If there is no agreement about the playing time by Thursday 23.59 GMT, the staff might start interfering in order to get the games scheduled and completed in time.

§7
In case of disconnections, the game must be saved and restored. All of the .mgz recorded game files (multiple parts of the game before/after drop) must be provided when posting the recorded games. If restoring is not possible, the recorded game should be provided, along with any additional information to the admins. Subsequently, facts will be analyzed and a final decision made.

§8
Once two teams have arranged and confirmed a time to play, the maximum waiting time is 30 minutes. If one of the players fails to arrive in time, the waiting player must take a screenshot showing http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_UTC.aspx (so the current time is clearly visible) with the game room, and send the screenshot to an admin. Do not try to edit time arrangement posts in an attempt to get free wins, because our forum registers the exact date and hour of each edited post. Such actions are considered cheating, and the offender will be punished.

§9
If a game is not recorded, it must be replayed regardless of result and evidence of it.

§10
Recorded games of all stages will be uploaded by the tournament admin

§11
By signing up for the tournament you agree to have all your games streamed and casted by streamers and co-casters through using the Spectator Mode on Voobly. There is no assurance of your games being streamed, but the possibility is there at all times. Spectating is allowed for anyone as long as both players agree.

§12
New rules can be added and current rules can be changed (including gaming rules). However, Admins MUST inform the Players about such changes.

Streaming rules:

§1
Players are not allowed to stream their POV

§2
Casting of all Aspiring Experts tournament games is open for everyone. However, everyone casting must use the Aspiring Experts Banner on their stream overlay between the games. Not following this rule will lead to an exclusion from future Aspiring Experts tournament games casting.

Prizes

Tournament prizepool: 600$

1st: 50% of the prizepool (300$) + 1 year platinum membership on Voobly

2nd: 30% of the prizepool (180$) + 1 year platinum membership on Voobly

3rd/4th: 10% of the prizepool (60$) + 6 months platinum membership on Voobly

Silver League:

1st: 1 year platinum membership on Voobly

2nd: 6 months platinum membership on Voobly

3rd/4th: 6 months gold membership on Voobly

Note: premiummemberships are not transferable to any other accounts. They will be given to the account a player signed-up with.

Admins

Admin moderate all Aspiring Experts forums and take admin decision if needed:

RacerFXX
 
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To sign up, the following informations are required:

AoeZone profile:
Best-known Voobly account:
Highest-rated Voobly account: (provide the link to the account itself, leave blank if same as above):


Note: For the seeding, i will use the average of the highest achieved and current RM 1v1 rating:

Players with a highest achieved rating of 2401 or higher are not allowed in this tournament. If a signed-up player reaches that rating before the sign-ups close/seeding is done, he wont be able to participate.

Sign-up thread
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Update:

In case of atleast 80 or more sign-ups, i will add a bronze league.


prizes would be:

1st: 3 Months platinum membership on Voobly

2nd: 3 months gold membership on Voobly

3rd/4th: 3months silver membership on Voobly
 
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Tournament prizepool: 600$

1st: 50% of the prizepool (300$) + 1 year platinum membership on Voobly

2nd: 30% of the prizepool (180$) + 1 year platinum membership on Voobly

3rd/4th: 10% of the prizepool (60$) + 6 months platinum membership on Voobly

Silver League:

1st: 1 year platinum membership on Voobly (instead of 6 months platinum)

2nd: 6 months platinum membership on Voobly (instead of 6 months gold)

3rd/4th: 6 months gold membership on Voobly (instead of 6 months silver)

Note: premiummemberships are not transferable to any other accounts. They will be given to the account a player signed-up with.

premiummemberships for the winners have been increased.
 
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