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#1 2018-02-23 18:21:43

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AoC Season 41 Playoffs Have Begun!


Group stage and deciders are done, the best of the best are known, Playoffs here we come! RTS League's Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Clan League is heading for its 41st postseason battles and we're glad it was so thrilling to learn who's going to get through and who's not - those 16 spots were hard to fill and even harder still fought for during the whole season so far, but now the real questions emerge - who's going to confirm their standing, who's going to surprise, who's going to fail? And much more importantly, who's going to claim the prestigious RTS League Banners for the best clans in the community? Applicants are plenty, awards few, so let's get to it and have some good old (new) single elimination clan wars to decide it all!

These 16 teams from 14 clans made their way through to the Playoffs:

Arg, BF', ByT, Eycofcu, Gaucho, Gaucho|B, InLove, Klrz, nC, NHN, RFR, RVK, 'sT, 'sT|B, Straya, VN

Playoff Bracket

All have proven during the divisional warfare they have what it takes to play further with the best, and at this point, with the diverse and tense match-ups, it's anyone's guess who's going to succeed (what's your guess btw? Let us know!) - will it be Gaucho|A who haven't lost a game so far, will it finally be New Chapter again looking strong, or can it be Sick Tacticz with their strong duo of teams? Follow the postseason's progress through our community channels and mainly streams on twitch.tv/RTSLeague and twitch.tv/RTSLeague2 not to miss out on anything and you'll be in the front-row seat to see it all (or as many games as we can get live smile)

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We're already having the first round almost wholly scheduled, so expect some rather good games coming over the weekend, we just need to figure out the streamers and which games we'll do where and how - details to follow on our FB and Twitter smile

Gl&hf everyone, and may the best clan win! smile


Info for the clans

First and foremost congrats on advancing forward in the tournament!

Concerning the format, it's the standard as usual, Round of 16 is Best of 3 (home map each clan, third on Blind Random), starting from Quarterfinals it changes into Best of 5 with two set maps - we'll let you know the pre-set maps soon in the info topic in the scheduling forum.

Round of 16: 16-25th February
Quarterfinals: 26th February - 4th March
Semifinals: 5-11th March
Grand Finals/Bronze Match: 12-18th March

If you're wondering how the Playoffs advancing from the third spots was decided - we looked at achieved results, that means points total (with consideration to the amount of teams and how the divisions developed) and then results against other clans in the division, especially those above in the standings, as that tells a good story about the chances of the clan in the Playoffs against similarly skilled opponents. Seeding into the bracket was then following these few simple rules: reached position in the Division, reached points total (taking into account different sizes of Divisions and their development), results of match-ups within the division, first and second from one division can meet only in the Finals, diversity consideration to prevent same-division match-ups in the first round (we already know how clans played against each other in the division, Playoffs are about comparing with other divs! smile). All in all, the quality and skill level of this season was again really high, so there really isn't any "easy" path to the Gold for anyone smile

Just going to leave this here again - no restarts in RTS League unless a bad mapscrew like obstructed gold and such.

That's it then - you're already nicely scheduling, so no need to remind you of that, therefore let's "just" have some proper AoC fun! smile

Gl&hf clans, may the skill be with you!


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