AnnouncementAge of Empires II is still alive, well and good - and with Christmas upon us, what better gift could we ask for than another Age of Empires II event. We are particularly excited to start the new year with a bang of a tournament - the Wandering Warriors Cup hosted by T90Official and Dave.
The Wandering Warriors Cup is a 1v1 tournament that will span across five weeks and will feature a fantastic arsenal of unique and exciting maps - all themed around nomad and transport starts.
Due to the nature of the tournament settings, we can already guarantee that the games will be absolutely incredible, chaotic and unpredictable. No game will be the same as players will settle their town centres differently with each generation and transport units in all directions.
The tournament will feature one massive single-elimination stage, holding up to 128 players. This means that every game, every minute and second, will matter for the players as one mistake can be the difference between advancing or elimination.
The Wandering Warriors Cup will feature a grand prize pool of $25,000.00 sponsored by Microsoft.
The tournament can be watched on two different platforms on the two official channels:
Timeline20th of December, 23.00 GMT, Trailer Released
23rd of December, 20.00 GMT, Full Announcement & Registration Open
2nd of January, 18.00 GMT, Registration Closed
2nd of January, 19.00 GMT, Seeding Locked
Round of 128, Best of Three
- Played between the 3rd of January to the 7th of January
- Streamed the 8th of January to the 9th of January - starting 15.00 GMT
Round of 64, Best of Five
- Played between the 10th of January to the 14th of January
- Streamed the 15th of January to the 16th of January - starting 15.00 GMT
Round of 32, Best of Five
- Played between the 17th of January to the 21st of January
- Streamed the 22nd of January to the 23rd of January - starting 15.00 GMT
Round of 16, Best of Five
- Played between the 24th of January to the 28th of January
- Streamed the 29th of January to the 30th of January - starting 15.00 GMT
Round of 8, Quarterfinals, Best of Five
- Played between the 31st of January to the 4th of February
- Streamed the 5th of February - starting 15.00 GMT
Round of 4, Semifinals, Best of Five
- Played the 5th of February
- Streamed the 6th of February - starting 15.00 GMT
Round of 2, Grand Final, Best of Seven
- Live the 6th of February
Prize PoolThe total prize pool of the tournament is $25,000.00 and is distributed to the winners in the following order.
1st place: $6,250.00
2nd place: $3,750.00
3rd and 4th place: $1,875.00
5th to 8th place: $812.50
9th to 16th place: $500.00
17th to 32nd place: $250.00
We believe that it is important that the prize pool is distributed in a way that allows numerous players a shot at winning a reasonable portion of the prize pool - benefitting many players across the scene.
MapsThe official list of maps is shown below. The map pack can be acquired by subscribing to the map mod using this link or by searching for “Wandering Warriors” in the in-game mod workshop.
- Boundary Brawl
- Golden Hill
Registration is open - you register for the tournament by going to the Toornament event page and submitting your registration.
Streaming is entirely open for everyone - requirements are listed in the rules and settings document.
All games, except for the final weekend, will be played in the week leading up to the weekend, meaning that most games shown will be recorded games.
Join the official Discord for regular updates, as well as game information for casters and scheduling channels for players.