Thank you to all who submitted maps in ECL Map Design Contest, we are astounded at the amount of effort put in by so many users, many of whom are new to map scripting!
We hope this competition has been fun and interesting to participate in and look forward to seeing new maps for future tournaments!
Our winning map Frisia is submitted by abductedPlatypus. Frozen rivers and shallows run through a mainland and connect it to several small islands. Players will have to venture away from the safety of the mainland in order to reach the resources on these outlying islands.
What happens if you take Baltic, but put the Baltic on the side? Cicero asks this question in our second place map: Adriatic. Land aggression takes on a greater importance as the sea is no longer directly separating the teams. Since the map has but a single corner, both teams must fight over it to secure late game trade.