Hello everyone! Nova, Ornlu and myself are super happy to present you the second edition of RMS Cup. RMS Cup 2 will carry the legacy of the first edition, Masters of RMS, that happened in 2020. In this edition, 10 maps will be selected in the biggest map contest ever held for an Age of Empires 2 tournament.
The creativity of map makers is going to be put in the limelight for the whole duration of the event. Only original maps from the map contest will feature in the tournament, to celebrate the always inventive diversity of our game’s map making community. Our beloved game keeps reinventing itself in big part thanks to constant new incredible and fresh maps they’ve be crafting meticulously again and again for more than 20 years.
Players will then battle on those maps during the tournament, that will happen from the 2nd of July (first day of qualifiers) to the 31st of July (Bo9 grand final).
After 2 qualifiers featuring 64 players each, the main event will feature 16 players and will start on the 16th of July for 3 full weekends of crisp gameplay. See you on the battlefield!
Format and calendar
2-3 July First qualifier
9-10 July Second qualifier
16-17 July Main event, round of 16 first game
22-23-24 July Main event, round of 16 winner bracket, loser bracket and decider games
29-30-31 July Main event, quarter finals, semi finals and final
The event is sponsored by Microsoft.
The map contest will have a total prize pool of $4000, each of the 10 maps selected to be featured in the event will grant its creator $400.
The tournament will have a total prize pool of $20000.
First place gets $6.000
Second place gets $3.000
3rd-4th place get $1.500 each
5th-8th place get $800 each
9th-12th place get $500 each
13th-16th place get $300 each
$1600 to be shared between all participants who played in the round of 16 of either qualifier but didn’t qualify for the main event.
On top of that, RMS Cup 2 will also grant 2 spots to Red Bull Wololo: Legacy to the best 2 performing players of the tournament that aren’t already invited to the Red Bull Wololo event.
The whole event will be broadcasted on the 3 official channels of the hosts:
It will otherwise be entirely open to stream and cast by anyone, granted the few requirements found in the handbook are followed and adhered to.
To read the full handbook including: rules and settings for the map contest, the tournament and the broadcasting requirements; to register to both the map contest and the tournament; to get all the informations regarding the event, discuss the event or ask any question, you can go directly to the official server: https://discord.gg/bD9mABVmms
To start things of, we will be happy to meet you on Wednesday at 19:00 UTC. A $100 play all 5 showmatch sponsored by Nova will take place between JorDan and Sitaux, played on maps from the first edition.
See you soon!
For any administrative matter or enquiry, you can contact on discord:
sieste#6361 (main admin)
Zetnus#6414 (map contest admin)