We are very pleased to announce Season 2 for our Halo Wars 2 Tournament League!
The season will be made up of the following tournaments:
Meta Plays Monthly #7 - $100, Open, Double Elimination - Jan 23 - One day event
Meta Plays Monthly #8 - $100, Open, Double Elimination - Feb 19 - One day event
Meta Plays Monthly #9 - $100, Open, Double Elimination - March 20 - One day event
Meta Plays Monthly #10 - $100, Open, Double Elimination - April 23 - One day event
Meta Plays Monthly #11 - $100, Open, Double Elimination - May 15 - One day event
Season Finale - "Helljumpers" - $425 Invitational, Group Stage into Single Elimination - Group scheduling
There will also be additional no-stakes tournaments intended for sub-champion players:
Meta Plays Skirmish #2 - 100 Meta Plays Points, Open, Double Elimination - Jan 28 - Feb 13 - Free scheduling
Meta Plays Skirmish #3 - 100 Meta Plays Points, Open, Double Elimination - April 3 - One day event
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 HW2 option on this page) - we think with your help, boosting one of the monthlies to $300 is a very achieve-able first goal!
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.
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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