Announcing King of the Desert - 3000$+ 1v1 Arabia tournament

Switzerlandswissboyy

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32 players.
Everyones favorite map.
All new civilisations and game balance.
Highest number of strategic choices ever.
Unlimited coverage.
4000$ prize money.



What?
1 month long 32 player single elimation 1v1 tournament on Arabia, played on Voobly using the Userpatch 1.5 and the WololoKingdom mod.
Players will always pick and ban the civilizations they want (and don't want) to play with. No match will include a mirrored or random civilization match-up.

When?
13. November 2017 - 17. December 2017
5 rounds, 5 weeks.

How much?
See in red at the top of this post, full list of donors here. If you want to donate too, send money via PayPal to membtv@gmail.com with a note that makes it clear that the money is for the tournament.
Every cent up until now came from MembTV and his viewers, no demands attached. Show them some love, they made this possible.

Requirements?
Age of Empires HD & ALL of the expansions.
Readiness and will to schedule and play 5 sets of games during the months of November/December, one per week.
No streaming rules, everyone is welcome to cast all of the games live.

Where?
Sign ups here
Rules & Settings here
Brackets & Prediction Contest here
 

BulgariaRorarimbo

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Re: Announcing King of the Desert - 2000$+ 1v1 Arabia tourna

I cant wait to see that. I was teased enough about it already now another two months :D . Well it will be worth the waiting Im sure. GoGo StayTunis :lol:
 

MexicoLarreser

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Great news, excited to see the new civis but dont u think it should be open for everyone? 2 more weeks dont hurt and it make lower rated players more intrested in check and play the new patch (not only watching)
 

UnknownCutht

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Lower rated players are free to play more and improve their rating.


Also; thank you very much MembTV and followers, very nice tournament!
 
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Great news, excited to see the new civis but dont u think it should be open for everyone? 2 more weeks dont hurt and it make lower rated players more intrested in check and play the new patch (not only watching)
Just one more round of playing would be twice the admin work though. I agree that open tournaments are awesome, but its also fully understandable that admins want to limit the amount of work they have to do, and limit the amount of games.

Awesome tournament though, this should give some really great games.
 
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I wish I had unlimited coverage when I hit a deer last night and totaled my car :frown:
 

Switzerlandswissboyy

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@ Ra
I'll turn this into 1.0c Aztec war only in a heartbeat if you promise to come back out of retirement.
 

BulgariaRorarimbo

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You mean Aguasome. :D

@Ra I know alot experts are used to AoC but the new balance bring some new excitement and divercity. Still if some of the experts dont feel confident with the new civs they can only pick old ones and ban new ;P. There are few changes but the basics are the same.
 

Belgiumspeer141

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Time to buy expansions for 30 dollar. Ill still have 970 dollar profit
 
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Hype!!!
 

UnknownSMB360

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Looks great, I like the condensed format and the slot in the calendar. Also means I don't have to run a 2v2 Ara tourney at that time as I'd half-promised but probably won't be able to :sick:
 

UnknownFunito

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wtf is wololokingdom? If you don't have to build houses on it i sign up and kill everyone
 

Aland Islandskw1k000000

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I have mixed feelings about this.

On one hand many people like to see new civs in action. Also volunteers have put in great deal of work in bringing HD civs to Voobly and this is the perfect way to showcase it. So absolutely great from this point of view.

From a personal perspective, the game I play, understand & enjoy is AOC. New civs, balance changes, new techs have changed things too much which make it feel like a different game. I don't watch castings to just hear what is being narrated. Castings are enjoyable when you understand the game, decisions, can predict play. None of this possible with the AOE:HD combo. If I had time to invest in learning a new game then there are many new very good games out there.

My gut feeling is that NC2017 might be the last big "AOC" tournament. :-(
 

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