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5 Sep 2019, 20:15 PM
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SEGA/ Relic is very proud to present our largest, most prestigious tournament in franchise history: Company of Heroes 2 - World Championship 2019

We are excited to present this inaugural World Championship tournament, and are keen to build on the legacy of key community and developer led events from years past.

This major online 1v1 tournament will feature the best players in the world, playing over three exciting weekends, including an epic finals weekend. Oh, and did we mention there’s a cool US $20,000 in total prize money up for grabs?

With so much at stake, and a new balance patch on the way, we think we’re about to see the absolute pinnacle of CoH gameplay! Put quite simply, we are in for a total treat.

Key Dates


Any player wishing to participate will need to be available for all of the following dates. More information on each of these dates is posted in the Format Overview section further below

  • Round Robin Weekend – Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of October
  • Round of 16 and Quarter Finals – Saturday the 9th of November and Sunday the 10th of November
  • Finals Weekend – Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of November


    Sign Up and Participation


    Full rules and sign up terms will be posted at a later date, at which time any player wishing to participate will need to officially sign up. However, here is what you need to know now if you want a chance to take part in this epic showdown!

    There are 48 places available in the tournament.

    There will be sixteen seeded players, who will be selected as seeds through a weighted exercise accounting for past tournament and overall ladder performance. These seeds will be selected from the list of eligible players who have completed a valid sign-up and declared their intent to participate.

    The remaining 32 players will be decided based on their overall automatch ranks. Again, these players will be drawn from the list of eligible players who have completed a valid sign up.

    So long story short, make sure you get working on those automatch ranks right now, should you want to be eligible!


    Prizing


    We’re excited to announce the most extensive SEGA/ Relic 1v1 prize pool in franchise history!
  • 1st Place: US $10,000
  • 2nd Place: US $4,500
  • 3rd Place: US $2,000
  • 4th Place: US $900
  • 5th- 8th Places: US $500
  • Underdog of the tournament – US $ 300 (Fan vote based on short list)
  • Strategist of the tournament – US $ 300 (Decided by expert panel – Will be awarded for successful strategically daring gameplay)

    Format Overview


    Round Robin Weekend - Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of October

    The Round Robins themselves will take place on the Saturday, with 16 separate groups comprising three players, each assigned based on their overall tournament seed.

    Each player will face off against the two other players in their group, playing each player once as Axis and once as Allies, meaning each player will play four games in total. This will provide ample chance for players to prove themselves.

    Maps will be selected from a tournament approved pool. Each series between two players will be played on the same map for the sake of fairness.

    Players will accrue one point for a win, and no points for a loss. The player with the most points will qualify in first place, and the player with the second-most points will qualify in second place. The player in third place will not qualify from their group and will be eliminated from the tournament. Victory Point count will be used to determine tie situations.

    On Sunday, the sixteen players who qualified top of their group will face off against one of the sixteen players who finished second in their group in a best-of-five elimination series.

    This is effectively the start of a traditional 32-player single-elimination tournament. A fight for survival and a chance to prove who is the very best in the world.

    Further information about this round will be provided at the time of official sign up on companyofheroes.com

    Round of 16 and Quarter Finals – Saturday the 9th of November and Sunday the 10th of November

    A fantastic weekend of action as the 16 contenders battle until only four remain.

    Further information about this round will be provided at the time of official sign up on companyofheroes.com



    Finals Weekend – Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of November


    The Finals Weekend will start with the Semi-Finals matchups on Saturday the 16th.

    Sunday the 17th will feature the third-place playoff, and the Grand Finals showdown!! Coverage of the whole weekend will be cast by the best in the business.

    This will be the culmination of a hard campaign and fighting and a celebration of this game being played by legendary players at their absolute peak.

    Further information about this round will be provided at the time of official sign up on companyofheroes.com

    Note: SEGA/ Relic reserves the right to make changes to any of the tournament parameters and information within this post as necessary
    http://www.companyofheroes.com/blog/2019/09/05/company-of-heroes-2-world-championship-2019-announced
5 Sep 2019, 20:22 PM
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A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.

:hansGG:
5 Sep 2019, 20:38 PM
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Fantastic!

I think I need a graphic for the round robin though :luvDerp:, it's a bit confusing but I believe i understand correctly that the bottom 1/3 or 16 of the 48 participants will not advance. Then the remaining 32 will play in best of 5s
5 Sep 2019, 21:41 PM
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5 Sep 2019, 23:19 PM
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ID : -HOI-12Th ANGEL LELIEL

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Sign Up and Participation

Full rules and sign up terms will be posted at a later date, at which time any player wishing to participate will need to officially sign up.

But nice that you want to play in the cup B-)
5 Sep 2019, 23:45 PM
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:hyper:

:faint:
6 Sep 2019, 00:35 AM
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there’s a cool US $20,000 in total prize money up for grabs



Relic & SEGA, outstanding stuff!
6 Sep 2019, 03:33 AM
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Lets get the hype started!!!

6 Sep 2019, 04:46 AM
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Fun facts, check dates:
1) CoH World Championship Finals Weekend
Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of November
2) Microsoft X019
Confirmed AoE4 news and likely new Xbox GamePass announcements: 14.-16. November
https://www.xbox.com/x019

Do you believe in coincidence? You think Microsoft Store will give up on steam competition?
EGS honeycomb trap? (check revenue split and Epic anti-steam propaganda)

Report: Steam's 30% cut is actually the industry standard:
A breakdown of how much every major retailer takes from the sale of a game
https://ca.ign.com/articles/2019/10/07/report-steams-30-cut-is-actually-the-industry-standard

Sounds great Relic/Sega is supporting CoH again.
But remember this is business and AoE/Microsoft money is what keeping Relic afloat right now.
$20,000 for a game that are at the end of its life cycle. Why?
CoH2 is not making Sega money anymore and a skeleton Relic crew working on balance patches.
CoH and AoE are the two biggest RTS on steam, how does Microsoft Store compete?
Epic Game Store has exclusivity, Microsoft Store focus is on GamePass.




Xbox marketing team give a clear indication that Age of Empires 4 will be included in GamePass at launch:
https://www.gameskinny.com/4g8if/age-of-empires-4-gameplay-reportedly-coming-in-november-wololo

Coming announcement this fall: CoH and AoE4 GamePass?


My predictions is not always accurate but CoH/AoE Game Pass and later console is a done deal.
Not if, when.

EDIT: Updated with IGN report
6 Sep 2019, 09:07 AM
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Fun facts, check dates:
1) CoH World Championship Finals Weekend
Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of November
2) Microsoft X019
Confirmed AoE4 news and likely new Xbox GamePass announcements: 14.-16. November
https://www.xbox.com/x019

Do you believe in coincidence? You think Microsoft Store will give up on steam competition?
EGS honeycomb trap? (check revenue split and Epic anti-steam propaganda)

Sounds great Relic/Sega is supporting CoH again.
But remember this is business and AoE/Microsoft money is what keeping Relic afloat right now.
$20,000 for a game that are at the end of its life cycle. Why?


Hey Cobra,


My bet is an announce about CoH3 2020 on this date.
6 Sep 2019, 14:39 PM
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6 Sep 2019, 14:41 PM
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...a skeleton Relic crew working on balance patches.

Well that's being generous...

Honestly, if Relic is willing to take the reins for COH2 back over (be it through a game pass or not), I'm all for it.
6 Sep 2019, 14:43 PM
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Looks promising!
7 Sep 2019, 02:16 AM
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Well done
7 Sep 2019, 08:07 AM
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Guess I'll have to take coh more seriously for this.
7 Sep 2019, 14:03 PM
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This is great news! Awesome
8 Sep 2019, 14:23 PM
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Better late than never, i'm excited!
11 Sep 2019, 05:22 AM
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Well that's being generous...

I'm trying to be polite, for $20,000 I can do that.

EDIT: Sorry for the derailed post.
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