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  • Meta Plays Halo Wars 2 League Season 5 Announcement


    We are pleased to announce the Meta Plays Halo Wars 2 League Season 5!
    Meta Plays will cover key matches, with the rest being open to community casters.

    (The Scorpions 2v2 Pro league was cancelled due to low sign ups)

    Introducing the "Scorpions" 2v2 Pro League:

    Scorpions Qualifier 1 - up to $200 - Single Elimination - 1000 Ladder Points - May 27 - One day event
    Scorpions Qualifier 2 - up to $200 Double Elimination - 1000 Ladder Points - June 11 - One day event
    Scorpions Qualifier 3 - up to $200 - Single Elimination - 1000 Ladder Points - June 25 - One day event
    Scorpions Main Event - $500 + Community Donations + Sponsorship Contributions, GSL Group Stage - July 8 - One day event

    This Pro League season features a large change compared to past ones:

    • The starting prize pools of qualifiers with scale with sign ups.
      • A win for the players, and a win for us.
      • Invite your friends to maximize the prizes.
      • Especially with community contributions, we can generate more hype than ever before.
      • The larger prize pool will help eliminate unnecessary forfeits, as there is more on the line.


    Introducing the Amateur 2v2 League Season 2:

    2v2 Amateur League Season 2 Qualifier 1 - Double Elimination - 1000 Ladder Points - May 20 - One day event
    2v2 Amateur League Season 2 Qualifier 2 - Single Elimination - 1000 Ladder Points - June 17 - One day event
    2v2 Amateur League Season 2 Qualifier 3 - Double Elimination - 1000 Ladder Points - July 1 - One day event
    2v2 Amateur League Season 2 Main Event - $200 + Community Donations, Double Elimination - July 8 - One day event

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

    Give Us The Numbers

    Based on the number and quality of signed up players, we modify the prize pool, and the amount of total points that a qualifier can provide. Our guidelines are below.

    The scaling of the starting prize pool is as follows:

    32 players: 100% ($200)
    24 players: 75% ($150)
    16 players: 50% ($100)
    8 players: 25% ($50)

    The scaling of the ladder points is as follows:

    • Base value: 10x Prize pool in USD (or monetary value in prizes).
      • For qualifiers the base value is 1000.
    • 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.

    Monthly Clip Contest

    In addition to the league, we will be running a monthly clip contest in our Discord. Simply take great clips of our content, either on Twitch or YouTube, and share it in Discord. The submitter of the clip with the most "Meta Plays logo" reactions in each month will win $10 either as a direct transfer of a gift card of their choice.

    We will likely also be posting several of these on our social media, on a case-by-case basis.

    Sponsorship Prize Contributions

    In addition to directly contributing to prize pools, you can contribute to event prizes now by participating in our sponsorship offerings.

    As each sponsorship is built different, the nature of these will differ on a case-by-case basis. 

    Participate by submitting a screenshot of competing the sponsor action in our Discord.

    How the Ladder Works

    Each tournament comes with 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 Main Event, we will only take our own ladder into account for your seeding. Check out the Class icons below.


    The top 4 players will also receive medals corresponding with their final placement in each Tournament. While qualifiers are generic, the Pro League Main Event will receive custom medals.



    For additional info, please check our Tournament and Ladder explainer posts!

    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 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, Discord 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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