World Cup - 2v2 Edition! 800 U$D Gtd

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World Cup – Brother in Arms

I've been wanting to sponsor and develop a tourney for quite some time now, and I always loved the spirit of the Nations Cup or when people get to represent their countries! So I decided to do an open-tourney where the main expectation is for everyone to have fun while still being the highest competitive level possible!
The only thing you ned to sign up is to have one team-mate from the same country!


Tourney will be played on AGE OF EMPIRES 2: WOLOLOKINGDOMS (ALWAYS MOST RECENT VERSION)​


This Topic won't be edited, The latest rules might be found here

Time Frame:
Administration:
Sign Up Deadline : 20/10/2018
Seeding: 21/10/2018
Brackets: 21/10/2018 [ The 8 Highest-Rated Teams, get a spot in the group stage automatically ]

Qualification Stage:
Round of 96: 22 Oct – 28 Oct
Round of 48: 29 Oct – 4 Nov

Group Stage
Round 1 : 5 Nov – 11 Nov
Round 2: 12 Nov – 18 Nov
Round 3: 19 Nov – 25 Nov
Round 4: 26 Nov – 2 Dec

Final Stage
Ro16: 3 Dec – 9 Dec
Ro8: 10 Dec – 16 Dec
Semifinal : 17 Dec – 23 Dec
Final and 3rd Place : 24 Dec – 30 Dec


Match-Ups
Qualification Stage(BO3):
Game 1: Arabia, Hidden Civilizations
Game 2: Home Map of whoever lost Game1, Hidden civilizations
Game 3: Home Map of whoever won Game 1, Hidden civilizations

Group Stage (BO3):
Game 1: Arabia, Hidden Civilizations
Game 2: Home Map of whoever lost Game1, Hidden civilizations
Game 3: Home Map of whoever won Game 1, Hidden civilizations

Final Stage Ro16,Ro8,Semifinal (BO5)
Game 1: Arabia, Hidden Civilizations
Game 2: Home Map of whoever lost Game1, Hidden civilizations
Game 3: Home Map of whoever won Game 1, Hidden civilizations
Game 4: Home Map of whoever is losing, Hidden Civilizations
Game 5: Home Map of whoever lost Game 4, Hidden Civilizations

Final Stage – Grand Final (Bo7)
Game 1: Arabia, Hidden Civilizations
Game 2: Home Map of whoever lost Game1, Hidden civilizations
Game 3: Home Map of whoever won Game 1, Hidden civilizations
Game 4: Home Map of whoever is losing, Hidden civilizations
Game 5: Home Map of whoever is losing, if tied Loser of Game 4, Hidden civilizations
Game 6: Home Map of whoever is losing, Hidden civilizations
Game 7: Home Map of whoever lost Game 6, Hidden civilizations

* A team can't pick the same civilization twice in the same Match-Up


Tournament Maps
Arabia
Arena
Bedouins
Black Forest
Continental
Gold Rush
Islands
Mediterranean
Migration
Mongolia
Nomad
Oasis
Rift Island
Scandinavia
Yucatan
Water Nomad


Link to download all these custom maps will be posted soon.


Game Settings
§1 - Game Settings
The game settings must be the following.
Game: Random Map
Location: Determined by stage/round, all the additional maps for the tournament
Size: 4 players
Difficulty: Standard
Resources: Standard
Population: 200
Game Speed: Normal
Reveal Map: Normal
Starting Age: Standard
Victory Condition: Conquest
Teams Together: [X] Yes
All Techs: [ ] No
Allow Cheats: [ ] No
Lock Teams: [X] Yes
Lock Speed: [X] Yes
Record Game: [X] Yes
Multiple Building Queue: [MQ] (If all players agree, SQ )

§2 - Tournament Maps
Custom Maps will be posted under a new Topic soon.

§3 - Nomad Starts
No Rush 90 seconds (1 min 30 seconds). - Not walling enemy units
TCs should not be in range of an enemy TC. If this should happen, game will be replayed. If the player who put the TC second could see that the enemy TC was in range, Admin Loss will be given to that team.

§4 - Restarts
In a Best of 3 each team is awarded one restart each.
In a Best of 5 each team is awarded one restart each.
In a Best of 7 each team is awarded one restart each.
A restart must be requested before minute 4:00 game time (remember that this is shorter than real minutes). When a game is restarted, every player must chose the same civilizations as in the previous attempt. It is also not allowed to swap players.

§5 - Bugged Map Restarts
If a player starts with a stuck villager, his team may decide to restart the game, but this must be said during the before minute 1:00 game time. A restart requested due to a stuck villager does not count as one of the restarts awarded before a series.

A team can request bugged map restarts during the first 4 minutes (game time). A restart requested due to a bugged map does not count as one of the restarts awarded before a series. A map counts as bugged if at least one of the following is true, in case of a standard resource start:
  • Gold: Less than 4 tiles of a main gold cluster are at least accessible on one side, extra golds are excluded.
  • Stone: Less than 2 tiles of a stone cluster are at least accessible on one side, extra stones are excluded.
  • Berries: Less than 4 tiles of a berry cluster are at least accessible on one side.
  • Animals: Spawned with less than 3 deer or less than 8 sheep or less than 2 boars or one or more of the animal being trapped.

§7 - Hidden Different Civilizations
Hidden Different Civilizations means a civilization must be picked, choosing "Random" or "Team Random" at the start of the game is not allowed.

§8 - Graphical Mods
Any graphic changes that only affects the player's Age of Empires II: The Conquerors are allowed.

§9 - Cheating
Cheating is not allowed under any circumstances. Players using any kind of cheat will be disqualified from the event and banned from future events.

§10 - Automatic Agreement & Punishment
All the game settings provided in this post MUST be followed. Not following them may result in penalties and possibly disqualification.


Prizes [ Click Here ]
  • 1st 30%
  • 2nd 25%
  • 3rd 15%
  • 4th 10%
  • 5-8th 5%

How will it Work?
The 8 highest Combined (TG+1v1 Rated)/2 will be automatically qualify to the Group Stage (OBS: Only one team per country will be allowed to be seeded as head of a Group). The other 24 Teams will be decided in a previous Qualification Round. With that a total of 32 Teams, will participate in 8 Groups of 4 Teams. We will then have 4 Rounds, where all will play vs all.
The two best teams of each group will then go to the Final Stage, or “Playoffs”.

Criteria to pick two best Team:
1) Series of Matches won
2) Team who won the series vs other tied countries
3) Number of Games won
4) Number of enemy-Home Maps won
5) Highest Seed


Recorded Games
Untill the last game of the Group Stage, all games have to be played under the “Match Stats Only” Rated on Voobly. From the Playoffs on, Games should be unrated, and emailed to the Tournament admin to :
[email protected] . The Title must be The Round and the countrys facing each other. All recs must be included, and if dropped both parts too. E.G. (Ro16 USA vs Canada ). Recorded must be orderly named too, with the following format:
WC USA vs Canada Game 1.mgz


Streaming Policies
All games until the Final Stage are open for streaming, including Player’s POV. Only rule is you have to put the Tournament banner between the games and let it clear that the tournament is organized and sponsored by “Riverplation” , and if you want to watch the games in Spanish you can follow him on YT as “Nacho AoE”.

The Ro16 will be streamed by every Official Streamer at the same time. Recorded will be sent one by one by Riverplation through a Discord channel, yet to be determined, so that all streamers have the opportunity to do it simultaneously.
Times for the Recorded of Ro16 will be:
2 Match-Ups 7th Dec 21:00 GMT
3 Match-Ups 8th Dec 21:00 GMT and
3 Match-Ups 9th Dec 21:00 GMT .

If this is not possible because of Scheduled times, Streamers will be let known and another way will be noticed.

From Ro8 on, all games will be streamed Live. Password in the voobly rooms will only be sent to Official Streamers, by tournament admin.

Who Qualifies as Official Streamer?

He who donates at least 20 U$D to the tourney and is willing to put the Banner between the games may be listed as Official Streamer! Only Non-Spanish speaking streams are allowed as official streamers! Just PM me your Twitch/Youtube Link and you’ll be added :smile: . REMEMBER: ANY NONE OFFICIAL STREAMER MAY CAST ALL GAMES UNTILL THE FINAL STAGE BEGINS ( THAT INCLUDES QUALIFICATION AND GROUP STAGE )


SING UPS (2-3 Players): Here

Comment that Topic with the title " Sign Up WC - Country X"
Player 1 (Scheduler)
Aoezone Nickname:
Voobly Nickname (Provide Nick and Link):
Player 2
Aoezone Nickname:
Voobly Nickname(Provide Nick and Link) :
Player 3
Aoezone Nickname:
Voobly Nickname (Provide Nick and Link):


*Rules may be changed/added any time by an administrator, but it will be informed in red in a comment on this post.

Would you like to be a part of the administration team? Don't hesitate in sending me a PM !
 
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Is there a cap on how many teams each country can send? Is the idea for as many countries as possible to join?

For example, for the main NCs my bro and I will play with US, but if you want as many countries playing as possible, of course we will sign up for Ireland which is what we intended 4 years ago. (if we there was anyone else playing at that time)

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Great idea, really looking forward to this :D
The 8 highest Combined (TG+1v1 Rated)/2 will be automatically qualify to the Group Stage
I assume this is current rating and not highest rating?
The two best teams of each group will then go to the Final Stage, or “Playoffs”.
What criteria will be used to rank the teams in the Group Stage?
Will you only get points if you win a series or also if you lose the series but take a map of the other team?
What happens if there is a tie between two teams?
 
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Hi! As many countries per team may sign up as they want! They will face each other on the qualification stage, in order to leave as many countries in the group stage as possible! The idea is to have at least 32 countries represented

Series won is what counts, W-L should count as a tie brake :smile:
Rated will be checked on the date of the seeding! and highest won't matter in the equation! This is to encourage players to play if they want a spot in the group stage




Remember that I'm simply a player who loves the game and is trying to give back, so I really really appreciate this feedback in order to make the rules better, and a better environment for everyone!
 
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Would be cool to have a silver group stage with final stage aswell, for all those teams that can't qualify.
This is actually a great idea! If I get anyone to be a Co-Admin or someone who can help me with the organization of it, will definitely try to do it! I can't do it alone though, would be too much work for me!


Hola river,hay requisitos con el ranking de cada uno?osea puede participar cualquiera?
Remember in order to sign up you have to know english, so you can schedule and understand the rules!
There is not a minimum rated required to sign up! There is however a max of 128 Teams because of the time frame. Now I don't think it will excede that, but if it does, I will cut the lowest rateds of the most represented countries out!

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Series won is what counts, W-L should count as a tie brake :smile:
I'd suggest to add more variables, in case the W-L is a tie as well, so have series won indeed as first, then amount of games won, then the score between the tied players, then who took the most games of the top 3 or top 4 if there's still a tie
 

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I'd suggest to add more variables, in case the W-L is a tie as well, so have series won indeed as first, then amount of games won, then the score between the tied players, then who took the most games of the top 3 or top 4 if there's still a tie
I'm not a pro on this, so i'm sorry if what I'm thinking is wrong and please expand on how to correct this!

What I was thinking is that the criteria is always this one:
1) Points
2) W-L
3) The team who won the series vs each other pass
 

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I'm not a pro on this, so i'm sorry if what I'm thinking is wrong and please expand on how to correct this!

What I was thinking is that the criteria is always this one:
1) Points
2) W-L
3) The team who won the series vs each other pass
What do you mean with points? Is that the series the teams won or the games the teams won?
If it is the series won, then it's pretty similar to my proposal, but I have a 4th one, since there is a small chance that there is a three-way tie with the same W-L and teams who won a series vs each other
 

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I didn't see 5 team in a group so often, because if one week AvsB CvsD then either E no game to play or some team need to (schedule and) play two series.
Maybe we can see how many countries sign up first, and then think about 4 or 5 teams each group. Will top8 team + 24 countries be filled? What if 24~32 countries? (Info: 37 countries signed up NC17)
I'll recommend if less than 32 countries sign up then hold some group in 4 teams to simplify everything.
Btw, group stage is Top 8 seeding + X different countries, so for example if Brazil have two team seed top 8 then they can have three teams in this tournament right?
(edit: re-read the rule, seems like only one team in top, all other teams go to qual and fight one team out)

For group stage tie-break, 2 team tie is very easy
But need to think about when 3 (or more) team tie, how many point 2-0 get? 2-1? 1-2? 0-2?
Can be 3 2 1 0, can be 2 2 1 0 (=Wins), can be 2 1 -1 -2 (=W-L, and equal to 4 3 1 0)
First see the point between ties, if still cannot decide who advance then look into whole group.
Although it's too hard to happen, rule better says what will happen if really all the things really tie, addition 3 match? Seeding? high seeding two team addition match? Maybe the last one is the best.

For the match setting, G5 in BO5 and G7 in BO7 won't have a "losing team", G5 in BO7 also can be no losing team.
And if one team lead 3-0 in BO7, the other team have up to 4 home maps vs leading team only 1 not seems so fair.
 
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Viper + MbL, TaToH + Laaaaan, Slam + Hera ... potentially some really exciting teamups here! Love this tournament idea.
 

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Thanks for the comments!

Edited: Group will be formed of 4 countries, not 5 anymore to make scheduling and playing easier! A total of 32 Teams will play the Group Stage, with at least 24 Nations being represented!

Edited 2: Criteria to advance in the Group Stage now is explicit
 

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