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Meta Plays Skirmish #2


The second skirmish tournament for Season 1 in Age of Empires IV! $10 and 100 Meta Plays Ladder Points are up for grabs.
Starting on Sunday, September 25 at 6 PM GMT. Bracket will be locked at 5:45 PM GMT, making signing up impossible.

Please note this is a ONE DAY EVENT. You must complete the tournament in 1 sitting. The event might take 6+ hours. Make sure you have enough time before you sign up.

Seeding is based on ranked Elo! The maximum rank for signing up in this event will be Platinum 3. Diamond and above players will be removed from this event. Meta Plays Staff reserves the right to remove suspicious or known high ranked players.

The total amount of tournament points is subject to change based on sign ups

@Olvadi is the manager for this tournament. For any questions, concerns or requests, please reach out to him on Discord, or @ him in the comments here (if not urgent).


  • 1st place: $10 | 29 Meta Plays Ladder Points | Gold Medal Icon
  • 2nd place: 22 Meta Plays Ladder Points | Silver Medal Icon
  • 3rd place: 17 Meta Plays Ladder Points | Bronze Medal Icon
  • 4th place: 13 Meta Plays Ladder Points | Copper Medal Icon
  • 5-8th place: 5 Meta Plays Ladder Points

Confused about the tournament system? Check our Tournament and Ladder info posts, and the Age of Empires IV Season 1 announcement!


  • Mode: Standard
  • Win Conditions: All
  • Tuning Pack: None
  • Display Player Scores: No
  • Starting Resources: Standard
  • Starting Age: Age 1
  • Map State: Concealed
  • Map Size: Micro
  • First map and biome of each series is defined in the bracket.
  • Each player may ban 1 map for the entire series.
  • Losing player each game picks next map. Each map may only be played once.
  • Map Pool:
    • Official maps: Altai, Ancient Spires, Dry Arabia, High View, Hill and Dale, Lipany
    • Community maps: Frisian Marshes, Four Lakes, Holy Island
  • Each player has 1 restart per series for map generation before the 3-minute mark.
  • Players must blind pick their civ using this tool each game (after the map is selected).
    • Once joining the lobby, you must use the civ you announced.
    • Random civ is not allowed.
    • Contact @Olvadi for civ pick disputes.
  • Repeating civs is allowed.
  • No cheating or exploits of any form.
  • No stone walls in Age 2.
  • All matches must be observable and have at a 2-minute in-game delay.


  • Each player has 1 restart for crashes before the 10-minute mark.
  • If any crashes happen after 10 minutes, the replay will be reviewed if necessary with the following potential outcomes:
    • If both players crash: A restart is made.
    • If the Advantaged player crashed: The player is entitled to a restart.
    • If the disadvantaged player crashed: The player is given a loss.
    • If the state of advantage is unclear: The map is deemed a draw and a new map & civilizations draft is made.


  • Games will be hosted by the higher seeded player.


  • Participants must be in the Meta Plays Discord. Report match results there.
  • Forfeiting/not showing up to any match with prizes and without notice will result in disqualification and you forfeiting the prizes.
    • 1 rescheduling opportunity is granted when external conditions force it. There will not be a second rescheduling.
    • Forfeiting players that break rules on any of our platforms, or do so out of malicious intent will be banned from the next event.
    • Repeat offenders will receive a ban from the entire season. There will not be a fourth chance after the season-long ban expires.
  • Penalties for not showing up:
    • Timer starts when 1 player is ready and neither player is currently playing a match.
    • Late by over 10 minutes: opponent gains 1 match win.
      • This is the wait time BEFORE a series begins.
      • BETWEEN games in a series, the lateness limit is 5 minutes.
    • Late by additional 5 minutes: opponent gains 1 match win for each 5 min.
    • Once a player wins via lateness penalties, the late player is disqualified.
  • No harassment or discrimination of players/viewers/staff on any of our platforms.
    • You will be disqualified, forfeit of prizes in this event, and be permanently banned from all event participation
  • No excessively derogatory messaging targeting our staff on any platform.
    • This will result in a permanent ban on all Meta Plays platforms.
  • Win trading will result in forfeit. Do your best to win. You may resign if you are clearly losing.
  • Do not sign up with smurfs. Match all account usernames. We will remove suspicious sign-ups.
  • No account sharing. You will be disqualified, forfeit of prizes in this event, and be permanently banned from all event participation. 


  • You will be paid approximately 2-5 work days after the event.
  • Please reach out to @Nakamura with your payment information after the event. 
    • If you do not provide payment information despite requests within 60 days after the event, you forfeit the prize money.
    • You confirm that the account you provide is owned by you. We do not take responsibility for funds getting lost to third parties in the event of the account not belonging to you. We will not pay out to a known third party.
  • We can pay out via bank transfers or Paypal. We do not pay out via other methods.
  • We do not pay extra to cover transfer fees.
  • This tournament takes place during a war period. Ukraine has been invaded by Russia and Belarus.
    • In light of NATO sanctions against Russia and Belarus, we are not able to pay out prizes to Russian and Belarusian competitors residing in Russia or Belarus.
      • Russian or Belarusian citizens are not affected by this if they reside in an un-sanctioned country, or have financial accounts in such a country able to receive payments.
    • Affected prizes will be paid to a selected charity unrelated to the war, chosen by our staff.


  • Everyone:
    • You may stream all of your own matches.
    • You may upload videos at your leisure.
    • You are required to feature the provided Meta Plays Logo over gameplay at all times.
    • We request you give Meta Plays one shout-out mid-commentary, such as an invitation to make an account on the site.
    • We recommend you use the Meta Plays Casting Tool for the best viewer experience.

Start Date: 09/25/2022 06:00 PM Tournament Ladders: 1v1 Skirmish Permitted Classes: S Class, A Class, B Class, C Class, D Class Tournament Point Value: 100 Player/Team Limit: 16 Team Size: 1 Tournament Formats: Single Elimination Tournament Status: live Use Custom Award Icons?: No Use Custom Seeding?: Yes Invitational Tournament: No Media Labels: Yes
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    • Round 1

      Round 2



      Seed 16
      Seed 8
      Seed 9
      Seed 13
      Seed 12
      Seed 15
      Seed 7
      Seed 10
      Seed 14
      Seed 6
      Seed 11

      Bronze Match


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