UPDATE: Players sign ups are open: follow this link to register
Full rules and settings here.
Hello everyone! I’m really happy to present you Masters of RMS. A 1v1 tournament dedicated to our wonderful map creators. Indeed, this tournament will only take place on original maps created exclusively for this tournament. On top of that, half the prize pool will go directly to the map creators.
4 of our most beloved creators were invited to make 2 maps each for this tournament: HenkDeSuperNerd, Zetnus, AlgernonR and Chrazini.
However, the roster doesn’t need to end just here. Yes, you heard well, one extra map from someone in the community will be used. That means that this announcement is first and foremost an announcement for a random map contest. The winner’s map will be featured as opening map for the grand final of the tournament, and the creator will also get a share of the prizepool. You are a map creator and want to feature in a tournament: it’s your time to shine! Summon your best creative mind, and let’s go! We can’t wait for your crazy submissions.
This tournament is a showcase for map creators so they can let their creativity flow, so the requirements will be minimal:
1. It has to be suitable for 1v1
2. It has to be competitive in standard settings (tiny, conquest victory, dark age start, standard resources, etc. and no obvious civ win from the map)
3. You can only submit one map
4. It has to be an original map
And that’s all.
You can already give your best shot and submit your creation here: https://aoe2map.net/contest/masters-of-rms/
If you follow this link you will also see more detailed explanation on the settings. The contest closes on the 15 of september. Make sure to submit before the deadline!
Judges will be AlgernonR, Zetnus, Chrazini, HenkDeSuperNerd, T-west and Nili. They will decide which of the submissions is the most suitable for the tournament. A big thanks to them for accepting the task, as well as to hszemi for setting up the web page!
The tournament will be single elimination, Bo3 until quarter finals, Bo5 in semi final and play all 5 in the final. Every map created for the tournament will be played at least once. More detailed rule, settings and timeframe will follow later, and will also depend of the amount of interest and excitement! The sign ups for the tournament in the players side will be opened at the same time.
For now, the prizepool is 50€. If you are hyped by the format and want to show some love for our map creators, you can help increasing it! To do that you can contact me here on aoezone or on discord: sieste#6361 I’m also going to add myself 50€ as soon as we reach 250€ in total.
You can also join the rms discord server: https://discord.gg/WWr9sQN because why not. Everything you need to know about map scripting, you'll find over there.