I am incredibly excited to announce Nomad Summer Showdown (NSS). A 1v1 nomad tournament featuring 12 players fighting for victory on the standard Nomad map as well as eight other unique maps - some known, some brand new.
The tournament will feature the twelve highest rated players on Voobly registering for the tournament.
All games will be streamed live from: https://www.twitch.tv/nerdragequit.
Participants are allowed to stream their POV if their opponent agrees.
The dates for this tournament will be June 21st - June 30th.
The tournament will be played over two weeks with games only being played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
So specifically - June 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 28th, 29th & 30th
The main event will be June 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th.
June 21st will be a pre-show & show match and June 28th will be a semi-finalist FFA.
The current prize pool for this tournament is $500.
(If you would like to contribute to this prize pool message me(NerdRageQuit) directly.
Semi Finalists : 5% of prize pool (4 people, total 20%)
Finalist : +20% of prize pool (25% total for finalist)
Tournament Champion : +60% of the prize pool (65% total for Champion)
For example if the prize pool stays at $500...
Semi finalists will each get $25 / Finalist will get an additional $100 / Champion will get an additional $300
The deadline for registration is June 1st.
All players must use the dedicated thread on AoEZone.net to register.
All players must own all the Age of Empires 2: HD Edition expansions on steam (so that WK works on Voobly) before the deadline has been reached.
To sign up, you must have read and accepted all the rules and settings.
On Friday June 28th. The semi finalists will participate in a FFA event where several FFA's will be played. $25 will be given to the winner of each FFA. FFA's will take place on the NSS map scripts. Players can choose civ but cannot choose the same civ more than once.
Additionally, for those who sign up and do not make it into the 1v1 tournament (and who want to participate), there will be a mini round robin 4v4 TG series played the weekend following the tournament on Saturday, July 6th. The settings for this will be the same as the 1v1.
The following rules only pertain to the first four minutes of in-game time. If any of these rules are broken deliberately, a warning will be given, and an admin restart will be initiated.
• Villager fighting is not allowed.
• Killing enemy sheep are not allowed.
• Laming deer or boar are not allowed.
• Walling resources are not allowed.
• Building houses or palisades within five tiles of a players Town Center is not permitted.
• Walling in a villager that is making a structure is not allowed.
• Players may not construct their first town center within firing range of the enemy.
• If an enemy villager walks under your town center you are not allowed to the garrison and kill it.
A draft will be done for each series of games using : https://aoe2cm.net/ .
Draft preset will vary depending on Bo5/Bo7/Bo9.
Specifics for which preset to be used for which series are still being determined.
The tournament holds 12 spots. The four players with the highest 1v1 rating will go straight to the quarterfinals.
HERE is a link of the bracket that will be updated throughout the tournament.
I (NerdRageQuit) will directly be handling scheduling. Players must check their AoEZone.net inbox regularly in the weeks leading up to the tournament and during the tournament.
Scheduled games will be posted on the AoEZone.net calendar and in the schedule thread as soon as a time has been confirmed.
Players will need to choose a home map (other than NSS_Nomad) from the tournament's map pool for this tournament. Maps will be chosen by me and the players set home map. The maps that are played will be different for each series. Check the maps thread for a more detailed description.
See the map thread HERE, for a more detailed description and images of the maps!
All games will be played on voobly.
Mod: Wololokingdoms (Current Version)
Patch: v1.5 (Current Version)
Rated: Match stats only
Password: up to the player
Hidden Civs: Yes
Spectator delay: min.: 1:30 min max.: 4:00 min
Late spectate: Yes
Game : Random Map
Map Style : Standard
Location : Nomad
Size : 2
Difficulty : Standard
Resources : Standard
Population : 200
Game Speed : Normal
Reveal Map : Normal
Starting Age : Standard
Victory Condition : Conquest
Team Together : [X] Yes
All techs : [ ] No
Allow Cheats : [ ] No
Lock Teams : [X] Yes
Lock Speed : [X] Yes
Record Game : [X] Yes
Multi Building Queue [MQ]
BO5 - 1 restart per player
BO7 - 1 restarts per player
BO9 - 1 restarts per player
A restart must be request before 5 minutes game time.
For stuck starting units a player can call for an Admin Re before 2 minutes game time.
Cheating is not allowed under any circumstances. Players using any kind of cheat will be disqualified.
Special thanks to the following people for helping me build the prize pool!
Special thanks to Chrazini for making the maps and helping me organize the tournament!
Special thanks to Henkdesupernerd for creating the map (Settlers) for the tournament!
Because tournament threads are in a "group", to type in these threads you must first join the group.