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ML4: Scorched Earth

Privyet Tovarishchi. Lieutenant Colonel Ed informs us that the fashisty are coming. Below you must read transcript of patriotic propaganda movie-film to prepare.

!(thick Russian accent) Hello comrades. This is the fourth instalment of the Great Patriotic War Motherland Défense Training Video for the Expulsion of the Fascists™ Junior Edition. If you are watching this our country is in grave danger. The first instalment of the video is for children under the age of two. If this applies to you, please crawl to your parents or begin crying loudly. If you are over the age of fourteen you should report to your local Commissar immediately. Everyone else, continue watching!

Some bad people are coming and your mommy and daddy are going to do their best to defend the Motherland. But it will be very difficult for them so they will need your help. Please follow these directions to learn how to make portable campfire.

Step One Find an empty vodka bottle. It will be the one that daddy drinks from when he is having a good day or bad day. There should be many in the garbage.
Step Two Steal some gasoline from your neighbour’s tractor, filling up about half of the bottle.
Step Three Add some dish soap (don’t let babushka see; she will be upset you are wasting it for your new toy), then mix. If you are one of the lucky Kulaks that escaped the purges, add some of your fancy gelatin powder!
Step Four Repeat! Make as many as you can (but be sure to leave daddy and mommy some of their vodka).
Step Five When the evil germans are about to come to your village, make a vodka bath for strips of cloth and put one piece of cloth in each bottle.
Step Six Next, ask your babushka to give you a match. When you see the bad people coming, be sure to light your match and throw your Campfire-in-a-Bottle at them to make them leave!
Step Seven If babushka tells you it is too dangerous, you must take anything and everything of value to your home and use campfire bottle to destroy it. Do remember to wake Babushka from her nap before campfire. Only take with you what you can carry

Thank you for watching this instructional video. Together, we can all defend the Motherland!Ed

Please take three minutes for compulsory applause of Admiral-General-Commander A_E for this production. Standing is extra credit.

Now that you have applauded, it’s time to know why you’re all here. There is a huge upcoming Master League event in January. But before it, in December we will also see:

Patreon Cup

The Master League: Patreon Money Lords Do Commander Terminating Cup to End Terrible Osttruppen Regime and Make Great Internal Battle for Christmas Trophy! will take place on December 19-20 and feature patrons of the Master League. It will use the tourney mod and will feature ML2 style of commander elimination where each player can use a commander only once in the entire event. The likes of Elpern and Angry Dutchman will be casting this 'prestigious' event.. Brackets here.

Then the big one...

Master League Four: Scorched Earth

Master League 4: Scorched Earth is coming to YOU on January sixteenth. Prepare yourself for a four day event with the absolute best players of CoH2 in 2021.

This tournament will feature: two group phases, commander terminator mode, custom winter maps, and the winter balance mod!

If you’re an eligible player sign ups will go live in Discord this coming weekend, check for an announcement there!

Explained in detail here:

On the brackets the players will be divided into groups of four. On the first day, starting with thirty-two players, there will be eight groups. Players will be playing each three opponents once in a best of three series, and the top player from each group will move on to the next phase. Leaving the bottom three to be “scorched” and left to the wayside. In this manner, we’ll then have eight players in two groups and then the winners of both groups will progress to the finals. With a best-of-seven match, we will determine who is the champion of ML4.

Custom Ruleset!

As mentioned, there will be some custom rules.

First, ML4 will be on the balance preview mod or, if completed, the patched game! We believe this will be our first proper chance to see the changes in a competitive state and will be vital to setting the game's meta and our understanding of the game as it will stand.

Second, it will also utilise the ever popular Commander Terminator concept where commanders can only be used once in the whole event. Big shout out to everyone that nagged AE to use it in every tournament, without that nagging we wouldn't be living under the rule of our new Skynet overlords. (Praise Janne for working on automated discord bot functionality).

Third, we will see winter custom maps: Bocage Winter, Bayeux Winter, and Faymonville Winter (praise Kpen97 and Spanky!)

Sneak preview of Faymonville Winter (1:1 conversion)


Big thanks to the Patrons of the Master League who have funded the following:

1st place: $1500
2nd place: $600
3rd-8th place: $100

They also get to vote on the following $50 awards!

  • Underdog win of the tournament.
  • Most improved player
  • New strategy win of the tournament.

About the Company of Heroes Master League

The Company of Heroes Master League is a community-driven project that showcases CoH’s competitive scene. It features tournaments every two months and is broadcast live on Twitch. The prize pool is funded by members of the community chipping in small dollar amounts every month. By becoming a Patron, anyone can have the chance to vote on a variety of things that affect future tournaments and events via the exclusive Discord channel that brings together fans, players, and the organizers. In addition to the regular tournaments, the Master League is a living history of Company of Heroes. Detailed statistics of past tournaments are documented and results from the twenty most recent events are used to seed players in upcoming tournaments. This is to ensure that the Master League stays as competitive as possible while providing an archive of past achievements. The best part about this is that the data is free to access and available to the public! Check it out in the Master League spreadsheet. For more information about the CoH Master League, read the announcement post and, if you’re interested in getting involved, visit the CoH Master League Patreon page.

Additional Links

  • ML4 + Streamer cup + Patreon tourney announcement
  • Become a patron at the CoH Master League Patreon page!
  • Catch the best action of the Master League tournaments via Twitch.
  • Check out A_E's YouTube channel here.
  • For a history of competitive CoH tournaments, and to see how seeds for the Master League are calculated, click here

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