T90's Hidden Cup 1v1 Event

hidden cup banner.jpg Hidden Cup is a three day 1v1 event hosted by T90Official us. The event features 12 of the best players in Age of Empires 2. Players will fight in hopes of victory but with a twist - Their opponent's identity will be secret.

In the Hidden Cup casters, players, and viewers will be unaware of player identities until the tournament is completed. In an esport where it's important to have a mental edge, will players perform worse or better when identities are secret? Will those who normally feel pressure instead feel confidence in such a format? Find out on the 28th of September.

List of participants

  • TheViper no
  • MbL no
  • slam ca
  • DauT rs
  • TaToH es
  • Liereyy at
  • Nicov ar
  • Vivi cn
  • Yo cn
  • RiuT br
  • F1Re br
  • Miguel br

Format
Four out of the twelve players will be randomly selected to receive a bye into the Quarter Finals. This is so we can include as many as possible in the event. The other 8 players must play a Best of 5 to advance to Quarter Finals.

Quarterfinals & Semifinals are Best of 5. Grand Finals is a Best of 7.

Settings

Civilizations are free hidden pick for each set of matches. Players cannot reuse any civilizations that they have already chosen in a set.

Game 1 Arabia
Game 2 G1 Loser's Home Map
Game 3 G1 Winner's Home Map
Game 4-7 Map Pack

Map Pool - Arabia, Baltic, Bedouins, Chaos_Pit, Cross, El_Dorado, GoldRush, Golden Island, Land Of Lakes & Scandinavia

Game : Random Map
Map Style : Custom
Location : Depending on the game.
Size : 2
Difficulty : Standard
Resources : Standard
Population : 200
Game Speed : Normal
Reveal Map : Normal
Starting Age : Standard

Team Together : [X] Yes
All techs : [ ] No
Allow Cheats : [ ] No
Lock Teams : [X] Yes
Lock Speed : [X] Yes
Record Game : [X] Yes
Multi Queue [MQ]
Hidden civilizations.

Restarts
There is one restart per player for all sets during this tournament.

Prizepool

1st - 50%
2nd - 30%
3rd/4th - 10% each

Current Amount - $1,443.37 USD

List of Donators
CryptoDatabase - $1,000
AceJohn - $100
Sivadkaz - $100
GrimGerbil - $50
CanadianNinja - $50
Yoshi - $30
a28b - $25
Algernonr - $25
Fatido - $20
Anonymous - $20
Anonymous - $13.37
Anonymous - $10

You can contribute to the prizepool by using this link. Please type your username in the donation description.100% of funds go to the players. Feel free to PM me if you have not been added to the list.

Streaming Info

This event will be streamed by the host T90Official and is also open streaming. All streamers must display the tournament banner in between matches. Interested streamers must also contact Robo_boro prior to the event to ensure they get access to the room. Day 1 and Day 2 are recorded games and Day 3 is live. All days begin at 13GMT until completion.

Friday Sept 28th 13GMT - Qualifiers
Saturday Sept 29th 13GMT - Quarter Finals
Sunday Sept 30th 13GMT - Semis and Final

Bracket Competition
All viewers are encouraged to participate in this fun bracket competition. The top 3 placed brackets will receive prizes that are soon to be announced. Thanks to willworkforicecream for helping set this up!
 
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What about asking players to hide the scores this time if they agree to it? Might make it even more confusing for them 11
 

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Love the format of the tournament. Especially the part where the first 2 days are recorded games, but the last rounds will be live. This will bring up the hype for sure.
In hindsight, I agree that the last day being live didn't bring as much value as I thought it would.

I think the key here is that there's no time for the hype to build up. In other tournaments, we're waiting 1 week for the big clashes. Players are practicing during the week for the big games. Every streamer is talking about the big match, the maps, the civs, the strategies.

Also, since the players identity is hidden, the factors above might not apply to this type of tournament.
 
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