After the success and the many memorable moments that the first event gave us in 2019, I am extremely happy to introduce the second edition of Two Pools Tournament - this time with the sponsorship of Microsoft! In this 2v2 format, each team will play every game with a civilization selected by them, and one selected by the opponent for them! This way, players are able to influence the civilizations of the opposing team directly!
The event in its entirety will be covered live on the Lidakor Twitch and Youtube channels.
The main event will feature eight invited teams:
- TheViper and TaToH
- Liereyy and Hera
- MbL and Nicov
- Mr. Yo and Lyx
- DauT and Slam
- TheMax and Villese
- Miguel and Dogao
- ACCM and SayMyName
The 16 teams of the main event will play through a GSL-Style group stage, followed by an eight-team single elimination bracket to decide who will be the champion!
March 25-28: Qualifying stage
April 3-4: Group Stage Round 1
April 10-11: Group Stage Round 2
April 17: Group Deciders
April 18: Quarterfinals
April 24: Semifinals - Live games
April 25: Grand finals - Live games
The tournament will feature a minimum of $10,000 prizepool. In addition to this, Lidakor will be adding $1,00 for every Twitch Subscriber, and $1,00 for every 75 Youtube subscribers at the conclusion of the event.
1st place: $3250 - (32.5%)
2nd place: $1625 - (16.5%)
3rd & 4th place: $800 - (8%)
5th - 8th place: $500 - (5%)
9th - 12th place: $200 - (2%)
13th - 16th place: $150 - (1.5%)
Currently unassigned: $125 (1.25%)
If you would be interested in adding to the prizepool or contributing to the administration costs, please reach out to Lidakor on discord or on AoEZone.
The map pack will feature a variety of maps known from various tournaments, and will also mark the return of two legendary maps from the first edition of the tournament: Cape of Storms and Forest Pond!
The following maps are going to be played during the event:
- Cape of Storms
- Coast to Mountain
- Forest Pond
- Not Socotra
- Regicide Fortress (no towers)
- Team Acropolis
- Team Islands
An overview of maps can be found here: Soon (TM)
Special thanks goes to Chrazini for creating and maintaining the map pack.
Because of scheduling and the length of the civilization draft, games will be casted as recorded games. This, unfortunately also prevents the streaming of player POVs.
The event will be fully open casting. Please refer to the streaming rules here
Questions regarding the event will be answered here
Any feedback is welcome here
Sign-ups are open until the designated time in the sign-ups topic
Viewers are welcome to propose pre-tournament interview questions in the designated channel of Lidakor's discord server.
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