Terra Nova is a new 1vs1 tournament to seal the year with some variety! After two and a half years of streaming, I'm finally in a position to host my very own pro-oriented event. Similar to my low and mid-elo Open Elo Cups tournament series, this one will feature a continent thematic similar to what we saw during ECL but in a much denser, faster format and with a few changes.
The events will have a prizepool for the top 8 spots, currently sitting at $1000 total + 75% of donations to my channel throughout the event. The prize pool distribution is detailed in the prize pool section below.
There are no elo caps for this tournament, so anyone is free to sign up. However, the main event will feature only 16 players. A maximum of 52 sign-ups will be accepted, with the top 4 players* getting a bye to the main event, and the remaining 48 players players will have to play qualifiers to determine who the other 12 players will be.
*according to aoe-elo.com
This tournament will take place during November/December. Players will have to schedule their own matches, except for the semi finals and the grand final which will be played live on the dates specified below. If you'd like to sign up make sure you will have the time to play your matches. The group stage will require players to play 12 series in 4 weeks.
2nd to 7th November
Ro48 9th to 12th November
Ro24 13th to 15th November
Main Event's Group Stage:
Week 1: 16th - 22nd November
Week 2: 23rd - 29th November
Week 3: 30th November - 6th December
Week 4: 7th - 13th December
Quarterfinals: 14th-18th December
Semifinals: 19th December 15GMT
Grand Final: 20th December 15GMT
Semis and GF might be adjusted if participating players agree in case it conflicts with other events.
Sign-ups are open now! Go to this thread and use the following format:
- Playername: example
- Main account's AoE2.net profile link: https://aoe2.net/#profile-yadayada
- All time high elo: example elo
- Preferred method of contact: AoEZone/Discord
- Discord user (if available): example#1234
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 7th - 23:59GMT
We have a total prizepool of $1000 for the top 16 spots, but I expect this to be higher by the end of the event.
The prize distribution will be as follows:
1st - 40%
2nd - 16%
3rd - 7%
3rd - 7%
5th - 3.5%
5th - 3.5%
5th - 3.5%
5th - 3.5%
9th to 16th - 2%
The tournament will offer open casting, as long as you provide proper credit to the host. Please make sure you comply with the following requirements:
- Display tournament banner during your stream before, after and in between matches. More formats will be provided soon for you to choose whatever fits your layout the best.
- Mention during your stream/video who hosts the event, and include it in the stream/video title and description. Something like "Hosted by NovaAoE" works.
- Set up an easily accessible link to a page with the tournament information. A custom command with a link to this page works.
- You're welcome to remind people that the prize pool will increase with donations.
Rules and Settings
A more extensive thread with full settings for the main stage and the system for how this civ-pool building works is available here.
- Qualifiers: Ro48 and Ro24 will be Best of 3.
Drafting is done directly in-game. Player A = higher seed, Player B = lower seed.
1. Player A bans a civ.
2. Player B bans a civ.
3. Player A picks home-map.
4. Player B picks home-map.
5. Player A picks a civ.
6. Player B picks two civs.
7. Player A picks two civs.
8. Player B picks a civ.
Game 1 will be played on Arabia with standard settings.
Game 2 will be played on the home map of whoever lost game 1.
Game 3 will be played on the home map of the other player.
Map Pool for qualifiers:
Crater Lake, Bogland, Budapest, Fortress, Arena.
These are all included inside the game.
Players must make sure the settings are correct before the game starts.
No restarts. Laming is allowed.
- Group Stage:
There will be 4 groups of 4 players each, and this stage will consist of 4 one-week-long rounds. Every week, a new round will begin featuring different continent-based map and civilisation pools, covering America, Europe, Asia and Africa. These will be revealed 1 week in advance before each round, with the first batch of civilisations and maps being unveiled the 9th. Players will be able to build their knockout stage civilisation pool during the group stage.
Sign-up thread. Sign up deadline Nov 7th 23:59GMT
All feedback is welcome.