For those who don’t know me, let me introduce myself briefly. I am OGN and I am a player, streamer and youtuber on Age of Empires II since 2013. My only achievement is to be top 1 in France on the benevolence factor, but I am more than happy with this :D
The purpose of this topic is to announce a particular event, which is a charity tournament!
Before introducing the settings, let me explain its concept. Last year, I created the first edition of this tournament, which was called Empires Showdown. The tournament was organised between French players and we raised funds for a charity that takes care of animals in distress. The tournament lasted 2 days, during which funds were raised through Twitch streams.
This year, I decided to renew this experience but with much higher expectations! This time, I want to help children who miss the chance to live the same life than us and especially children who are severely sick. This is why I contacted a French charity that takes care of children suffering from cancer or leukaemia. The charity is called ARAME and is located in Strasbourg, it has been involved in this cause for many years already. For those who understand French, here is their website: www.association-arame.fr. ARAME offers medical services but also extra-activities to help the children cope with their treatment. This cause is very dear to my heart, which is why I want to try my best to organise a project than can contribute.
For this project, I am lucky to receive support from a French e-sport organisation: LDLC (or LDLC OL for the gaming section). They have been providing all the logistics support I need since the first edition. For example, they provide a studio and a control room for quality content.
Now, let me introduce this new edition. First of all, it is called Empires Showdown Invitational. Why invitational? Because this year, 8 of the best players were invited to participate: @TheViper, @Hera_ , @_MbL_, @TaToH, @_DauT_, @Nicov , @Liereyy , @Mr_Yo .
I am very glad the players all (enthusiastically) accepted the invitation, as this guarantees a very exciting show with epic games! The tournament will take place during the 7th and 8th of March. Here are the rules of the tournament:
About the reward, I decided to fund a 500€ cashprize that will go the winner (winner takes all). This reward may seem light, but as I said earlier, the idea is not to provide for the players but above all to raise funds for children in need.
Players can of course stream their point of view. Since I will be casting in French, I would also like to invite @T90Official and @Nili_AoE to stream this event on their channels. I would also be glad to see @MembTV streaming for the Spanish community because I know how big this community is. I ask nothing from them if only to talk to their viewers about the purpose of the event and the possibility to donate to ARAME through my (or maybe their) twitch channel.
Special thanks to @Chrazini who created most of the maps on DE, abductedPlatypus for Frisia, AlgernonR for Bay and HenkDeSuperNerd for Cup. @Cedric ( Cebdos ) is also acknowledged for the English communication and for helping with tournament administration.
If you have any question, you’re free to ask.