The Open Elo Cups are a series of community tournaments with an interesting twist! There will be several divisions for players to participate in, according to their elo. Today's announcement opens the sign-ups for the first division.
To make things more interesting, the finalists of one division will earn a direct invite to the next division brackets, as well as 2 coaching sessions with a high elo player. This means that a player who takes the tournament seriously could potentially participate in multiple divisions, and improve dramatically!
Each division will have a increasingly higher elo cap. The first division for which this announcement is, has an elo cap of 1150 until the moment of sign-up, and an all-time high elo cap of 1175. They will also be required to have at least 50 ranked 1v1 games and have an account that is active since before this announcement.
There is a limit of 32 players. If there are more than 32 sign-ups, a small qualifier round will be required from the players.
If you're too highly rated for this tournament, you can wait for the next divisions to sing up to those!
The first division will be played during April and May, after which we will have a pause of a few weeks before kickstarting the second division. This will give the finalists enough time to make the most out of their coaching sessions, and hopefully get strong enough to perform well in the next division.
Sign ups are currently open. You will need to be active on discord and join my server here. Leave a comment in the "OEC Div I" channel with the following information
- AoE2.net's profile link
- Current elo
- All-time high elo
Sign-up deadline: April 9th 23:59GMT
Prizepool and Charity
We have a total prizepool of $100 for this event, as well as two coaching sessions for each finalist
The prize distribution will be as follows:
1st: 50% + 2 coaching sessions
2nd: 30% + 2 coaching sessions
More exact time frames will be given once we have a total amount of players, but we expect you to be able to play during April and May.
Rules and Settings
Full rules and settings will be provided shortly, as well as more details about qualifier map pools and main event map pools. This is due to current commitments, but they will be mostly the same than they were last year. You can check those out here if you are interested Rules and Settings (2020).
If you'd like to increase the prizepool for this event, talk to me privately.
If you'd like to recommend a player or propose yourself as a coach and you're an expert player, comment below or talk to me privately.
The tournament is meant to be fun to play for players. I will be checking back and will be taking feedback into account in case settings need to be changed, or I haven't taken something into consideration.
Coverage for all main event matches will be provided at https://twitch.tv/novaaoe
Streaming is open for both players and other casters