With three remarkable and memorable events behind us, I am incredibly excited to announce the fourth and greatest installment of Hidden Cup as of yet. Let the speculation begin as we will soon experience sixteen of the world's most prominent players battle it out with their usual identity entirely removed. The raw skill among the expert players has never been as close as today, so expect some of the best viewing experiences the game has to offer. With so many outstanding new players showing enormous promise, we will, once again, introduce a qualification round to allow some of the many auspicious players a spot in Hidden Cup 4.
With at least $60,000 on the line, it is safe to say that all participants will be as motivated as they can possibly be to get a share of the absolutely incredible prize pool.
We hope you are as excited as us, to soon begin another great iteration of Hidden Cup.
Watch the full coverage on the T90Official Twitch channel.
Our eight invited players are the ones that showed the best performance in Hidden Cup 3 - they are:
The prize pool of $60,000 has been sponsored by Microsoft. Additionally, T90Official will be adding $1.00 for every subscription on his Twitch channel at the conclusion of the event.
1st place: $15,000.00
2nd place: $10,000.00
3rd & 4th place: $5,000.00
5th, 6th, 7th & 8th place: $2,500.00
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 16th place: $1,500.00
Qualification Ro16: $200.00
Qualification Ro32: $100.00
Round of 64: the 15th of February to the 21st of February.
Round of 32: the 22nd of February to the 28th of February.
Round of 16 (live): the 5th of March to the 7th of March.
The main event will be streamed in its entirety, starting the 18th of March and concluding the 21st of March.
Hidden Cup 4 will feature some of the old classics from previous installments as well as brand new content created especially for Hidden Cup 4.
The maps have been thoroughly optimised and revised to create a fair playing field for all players.
The qualification stage will feature more concise map pool consisting of the following maps:
- Bay by AlgernonR
- Cross by TheMadCADer
- Gold Rush
- Slopes by AlgernonR
The main event's map pool will be revealed at a later date, adding more maps to the pool. The map pack will be appropriately updated.
The map pack is edited and maintained by Chrazini.
During the main event, players will once again inherit the names of popular hero units from within the game. We encourage everyone to share their suggestions in the appropriate thread here.
Due to the tournament format's nature, all games, except the grand final, will be recorded games.
Any questions towards the event may be asked in the Questions & Answers thread here - will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Feedback, assessments or ideas for the current or future events may be shared in the Feedback thread here.
The tournament offers open streaming for everyone. Additional information can be found here.
T90Official will host a talk show on the 8th of March. Players will be randomly seeded, and brackets will be created live on air for complete transparency.
The guessing and bracket competition will return once again this year. More information about this to come.