We are very pleased to announce the addition of Age of Empires IV to Meta Plays!
Our first season will be made up of the following tournaments:
Meta Plays Monthly #1 - $100+ Community Donations, Single Elimination - August 19 - One day event
Meta Plays Monthly #2 - $100 + Community Donations, Single Elimination - September 16 - One day event
Meta Plays Monthly #3 - $100 + Community Donations, Single Elimination - October 14 - One day event
Meta Plays Monthly #4 - $100 + Community Donations, Single Elimination - November 11 - One day event
Season Finale - Fleur-de-lis - $300 + Community Donations, GSL Group Stage - December 9 - One day event
We are also hosting separate low-level-only events, with a prize for the winner!
These "Skirmish" Tournaments will be covered by community casters.
Meta Plays Skirmish #1 - $10, Single Elimination - August 28 - One day event
Meta Plays Skirmish #2 - $10, Single Elimination - September 25 - One day event
Meta Plays Skirmish #3 - $10, Single Elimination - October 23 - One day event
Meta Plays Skirmish #4 - $10, Single Elimination - November 20 - One day event
How the Season Works
Each Tournament we host will not only come with cash prizes, but also Meta Plays Ladder Points. These points go towards the corresponding ladder. Based on your position in the ladder, we assign you to a "Class" - one of D(lowest), C, B, A and S(highest). The classes give you a badge and will be featured on your Tournament Profile. By the time the Season Finale comes around, we will invite the top players based on the Ladder. Check out the Class icons below.
The top 4 players will also receive medals corresponding with their final placement in each Tournament. While most are generic, Season Finale events will receive custom medals.
Give Us The Numbers
Based on the number and quality of signed up players, we modify the number of total points that a tournament can provide. Our guidelines for this are below:
- Base value: 10x Prize pool in USD (or monetary value in prizes).
For any class exclusion combination, remove 10% points per class removed.
- S+A Class only tournaments are excluded from this ruling on a case-by-case basis.
The number of players in the tournaments will scale the points in the following way:
- 4-8: -50%
- 9-15: -25%
- 16-23: no change
- 24-31: +50%
- 32-47: +75%
- 48-64: +100%
- You can review the point spread between player placements using our Tournament Point Calculator.
Can I Host Tournaments Too?
Yes! We are in fact looking for additional Content Partners that are willing to contribute to our Seasonal Ladders, or cover events that we may not be able to.
You can apply as a content partner here.
Can I Help Meta Plays Directly?
For any of you looking to support our project, the best way to do so is becoming a subscriber on the website. This is a monthly recurring payment that you get perks and exclusive news for. The more goals we hit, the easier and safer it is for us to keep the project going.
We are also currently looking for Moderators to join our team, so that we can keep our chats, discords and website a pleasant and friendly environment for all. You can apply here.
Where To Watch
We will live stream the main events on our Twitch, and VoDs will be available on our YouTube.
Community casters will have access to cover any and all matches even live, since Age of Empires IV does not have a spectator limit.
That is pretty much it! Let us know what you think in the comments below, join us on Discord for real-time chats, and we will see you on the battlefield!