We are very pleased to announce Season 2 for our Age of Mythology: The Titans Tournament League on Voobly!
Huge shout-out to @WarriorMario and @Ippert who have graciously donated 150 and 100 USD respectively towards this season. The season will be made up of the following tournaments:
Meta Plays Monthly #6 - $150, Open, Single Elimination - Jan 29 - One day event
Meta Plays Monthly #7 - $220, Open, Double Elimination - Feb 7 - March 13 - Free scheduling
Meta Plays Monthly #8 - $150, Open, Single Elimination - April 10 - One day event
Meta Plays Monthly #9 - $150, Open, Single Elimination - April 24 - One day event
Meta Plays Monthly #10 - $150, Open, Single Elimination - May 21 - One day event
Season Finale - "Freyja's Blessing" - $400, Invitational, Group Stage into Single Elimination - June 4 - June 26 - Free scheduling
We are also starting a separate no-stakes league for Age of Mythology: Extended Edition!
The season will be made up of the following tournaments:
Meta Plays Skirmish #1- 1000 Meta Plays Points, Open, Single Elimination - Jan 21 - Feb 6 - Free scheduling
Meta Plays Skirmish #2 - 1000 Meta Plays Points, Open, Single Elimination - March 12 - One day event
Meta Plays Skirmish #3 - $250, Open, Single Elimination - April 2 - One day event
Eternal Frost - $300, Open, Single Elimination - April 30- One day event
Season Finale - "Bearer of the Heavens" - $500, Invitational, Group Stage into Single Elimination - May 6 - May 29 - Free scheduling
How the Season Works
Same as last season! 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, as well as any mid-season cup that reaches a prize pool of $300 will receive custom medals.
For additional info, please check our Tournament and Ladder explainer posts!
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%
- 16-24: no change
- 24-32: +50%
- 33-47: +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 Tournament Hosts that are willing to contribute to our Seasonal Ladders, or cover an aspect of the game that we don't, such as team games.
You can apply as a tournament host here.
The ideal third party Tournament Host will:
- Have a prize pool for each event.
- Have a solid history of past tournaments.
- Not have been the cause of pay-out scandals.
- Try not to create conflicts with our event dates.
What about Team Games?
Same as in Season 1, we have no plans to fund a season for TG. We do however have the technical capability for keeping this separate and to facilitate them in the first place, and will be keeping our eyes on your feedback. The plan is to leave team tournaments to the community.
You Can Help!
For any of you looking to support our events, the best way to do so is becoming a subscriber on the website. This is a monthly recurring payment that you get perks for. The higher goals we hit, the better the prize pools will be.
You can also increase prize pools by donating (look for the AoM option on this page) - we think with your help, boosting one of the monthlies to $300 is a very achieve-able first goal!
There is also a donation goal specifically for the Extended Edition part of the league. We plan to pay these out to the top players according to our ladder at the end of the season.
Where To Watch
We will live stream all of the events on our Twitch, and VoDs will be available on our Youtube.
Community casters will have access to cover games as well - all games that we don't cover are open casting for live streamers. Please contact each event's manager for clearance.
We also provide replay packs that may be used for replay casts or learning purposes.
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!
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