DemEyesRed Arena Cup

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Hey guys!

I am excited to finally announce the first tournament that I am going to host: DemEyesRed Arena Cup (DERAC). Since we had quite some great events that focused on Arabia or different Random Maps, I decided to put a spotlight on Arena once again. Similar to what Killer B did last year, I will also go for a single weekend and chip in with a prize pool of $350.

To advertise the tournament, I have teamed up with 6 Arena experts to create an Arena 1v1 civilization tier list. Each tier contains a handful civs that we analyze on a theoretical as well as on a practical level. While I highlight aspects of each civilzation's tech-tree, the experts back me up with practical information about Imp-Options as well as potential weaknesses. The first episode is available right now (adding the newest episode to the list every weekend):

1v1 Arena Tier List (TIER 1) with JonSlow, Melkor & MrGPN
1v1 Arena Tier List (TIER 2) with Melkor, Vinchester, Feanor, MrGPN, Dracont & Stefan


8 players with the highest elo will be able to qualify and the registrations are open till March 17th, 23:59 GMT.
Furthermore, please only apply, if you are available to play the first round between March 18 and March 29. The timing of the first round will be scheduled between you and your opponent. Also, you will need to be able to available to play the semis/finals on Sunday, March 31st.

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Sign Up for the tournament here [Closed]

To make things more special, Chrazini has prepared a new version of Arena for this event, for which you can check out the differences further below. This map is going to be the one being used for the entire tournament. Players are asked to get the file via Voobly to receive the latest updates:

DERAC_Arena

I am fully aware, that there are people who like Arena and others who simply hate it (as it is normally the case for any other thing on this world), but my aim is not to confirm prejudices, but instead, I will provide you all with a single weekend of a solid and clean tournament.

The tournament will be streamed on my own channel exclusively and there will be (beloved) co-casters for every matchup.

DERAC_Arena & the differences from standard Arena:

• Most units and objects have been changed to fit the middle eastern theme.
• The elephants have the same amount of food as a standard boar (340 food).
• The speed of the elephants has been slightly decreased to make up for the faster attack animation.
• Extra resources can no longer spawn unfairly inside a players base.
• Elephants and Zebras will always spawn inside the walls.
• One of your starting goats will always start in your possession.
 
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United StatesIamDiscern

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Arena scene is indeed dead, i kind of hope it stays dead, i think it's time to leave that map once and for all. Just let it be a map that sometimes gets included in some tournament map packs and stuff.
Obviously it's not dead. Comeback and test the waters for yourself.
 

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All my life I have played only Arena , and most of the times I spec a 1.9k+ Arena rather 2.3k+ Arabia , yet this tournament has basically close to 0 hype for me for the simple lack of Arena-only players. Just give me my Melkor Stefan Vinch and Metal facing off against Daut Vivi and others please :frown:
kief??? oh i see you love melkor 11
 

BrazilNigelSlack

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Well that's quite simple to me...
Arena Players, unfortunatelly are failing to reach the minimum rating to play it, so the players doing so, are the ones actually playing... That's fair enough.
 

Indianoobishere

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Well that's quite simple to me...
Arena Players, unfortunatelly are failing to reach the minimum rating to play it, so the players doing so, are the ones actually playing... That's fair enough.
Your logic would have sufficed had they been reaching that rating playing arena rather arabia or some other map
 

Indianoobishere

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I guess the point of the tournament is to see world's best players ( by rating ) play on Arena rather than World's best Arena players play Arena ( Since the rating system doesn't require people to play Arena )
 
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I guess the point of the tournament is to see world's best players ( by rating ) play on Arena rather than World's best Arena players play Arena ( Since the rating system doesn't require people to play Arena )
All the players who have signed up and are higher rated will beat Arena players on Arena. At least thats exactly what has happened in previous masters of Arena.

Irony is that some players only play Arena all day every day and yet a top class non-arena player can come and beat them in tournament.
 
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All the players who have signed up and are higher rated will beat Arena players on Arena. At least thats exactly what has happened in previous masters of Arena.

Irony is that some players only play Arena all day every day and yet a top class non-arena player can come and beat them in tournament.
no shit?
 
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Well that's quite simple to me...
Arena Players, unfortunatelly are failing to reach the minimum rating to play it, so the players doing so, are the ones actually playing... That's fair enough.
I made the suggestion recently that dem eyes red should have required 30/50 rated games on the map in the month before registration closed.
 

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No offense, but you guys have it completely wrong, the reason there are no arena players signing up is BECAUSE there are no arena players, only terror left basically, nobody that was pure arena player is even around, so it doesn't even matter what demeyedred would do, either way you would have close to none arena only players, cause they have all left...
 

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All the players who have signed up and are higher rated will beat Arena players on Arena. At least thats exactly what has happened in previous masters of Arena.

Irony is that some players only play Arena all day every day and yet a top class non-arena player can come and beat them in tournament.
I think it's generally pointless to react to your wrong and hateful posts, but there I'll make an exception. Let's ignore the fact that most arena top players were eliminated by trushes and that some clowns eliminated 300+ higher rated top players in exchange, we can agree that MoA5 wasn't good tournament for circus, ty gman.
Why I'm reacting though - I've seen more people missunderstanding the concept of clowns X top players, like you're presenting here. Top players can take games/series off top Arena players on Arena on a regular basis, they loose on regular basis (except Viper, who's simply another league). Those top players are 300+ higher rated on average though. However, this tournament (and other tournaments using ELO seeding) isn't operating with arena/non arena and thus making a difference. There are 2 options then. A) You believe that 2k Arena player facing 2k player in BO 101 should end in close result. If that's true, you're proving you have no understanding of rating and skill on different map types.
B) You realize that there's a significant difference in rating and that 2k Arena players plays even vs 2k3 non Arena players, but then you're completely against 1st sentence of your post. I'm curious which option is right.

Arena community is actually in far better shape than it used to be like 2 years ago due to significant increase of new 1k9 - 2k1 players and mainly decrease of toxic latvian players. Couple of top players are taking break or simply playing less as there isn't any major Arena tournament going on/planned, I'm pretty sure there will be 15+ top arena players participating and practising again, once they're motivated by major tournament. In the meantime, Terror plays most days and we can focus on our Arena kid and rising star Darknoob.
 

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