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  • Age of Mythology Meta Plays League Season 3 Announcement


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    We are pleased to announce the Meta Plays Age of Mythology League Season 3!
    The main events will be held on
    Age of Mythology: Extended Edition!
    Meta Plays and our Content Partners will cover key matches, with the rest being open to community casters.

    Meta Plays Monthly #11 - $100 + Community Donations, Single Elimination - July 30 One day event
    Meta Plays Monthly #12 - $100 + Community Donations, Single Elimination - August 28 - One day event
    Meta Plays Monthly #13$100 Community Donations, Single Elimination - September 24 - One day event
    Meta Plays Monthly #14 - $100 + Community Donations, Single Elimination - October 23 - One day event
    Season Finale - Name TBD - $250 + Community Donations, GSL Group Stage - November 19 - One day event

    We are also hosting separate low-level-only events for Age of Mythology: Extended Edition!
    These "Skirmish" Tournaments will be covered by community casters.

    Meta Plays Skirmish #4 - $10, Single Elimination - August 6 - One day event
    Meta Plays Skirmish #5$10, Single Elimination - September 4 - One day event
    Meta Plays Skirmish #6 - $10, Single Elimination - October 1 - One day event
    Meta Plays Skirmish #7 - $10, Single Elimination - October 30 - One day event

    All Extended Edition Tournaments will be using the Meta Plays Balance Mod.

    The mod adds maps, rebalances the Chinese civilization, and tweaks the Egyptian one.

    Note: we made tweaks since our announcement in reaction to community feedback - be sure to check the updated change log!

    There is more! We are also hosting 2v2 Tournaments for Age of Mythology: The Titans on Voobly!
    These "Hands-Off" Tournaments will have community-driven prize pools and coverage.

    Meta Plays Hands-Off 2v2 #1 - Community Donations, Single Elimination - August 20 - One day event
    Meta Plays Hands-Off 2v2 #2Community Donations, Single Elimination - September 18 - One day event
    Meta Plays Hands-Off 2v2 #3 - Community Donations, Single Elimination - October 15 - One day event
    Meta Plays Hands-Off 2v2 #4 Community Donations, Single Elimination - November 13 - One day event

    Note: this article and our calendar will be updated as we progress through the season and new info becomes available.

    How the Season Works

    Similarly to the last season, but with some tweaks! 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. For the Season Finale, we will only take our own ladder into account for your seeding - but unlike prior seasons, these events will now be open to all that are in C class or above (essentially everyone that won at least one series in the season). Check out the Class icons below.

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    The top 4 players will also receive medals corresponding with their final placement in each Tournament. While most are generic, Season Finale event will receive custom medals.

    Note: we are currently working with our subscribers on the theme and name of the season finale, but in the mean time for illustration purposes, see last season's finale medals below.

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    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%
      • 16-23: 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.

    What's Up With These Community-Funded Events?

    Same as in Season 1 and 2, we are unable to fund Team events and 1v1 events on 2 platforms. However, we have received so many requests to attempt running Team events, as well as simultaneous Voobly and EE events, that we will indeed attempt to make this happen! However, we will need your help with donations to prize pools, so as to make this all worth the players' time.

    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 websiteThis 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 games as well - all games that we don't cover are open casting for live streamers. Please contact each event's manager for clearance. Bear in mind though, that in Age of Mythology, due to limited spectating slots and lag reasons, our Content Partners have priority in key matches.
    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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