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Prize Pool:

  • TBA



Winner's Bracket:

  • Qualifying Round: March 15th to 18th
  • Round 1: March 15th to March 21st
  • Round 2: March 22nd to March 28th
  • Round 3: March 29th to April 4th
  • Semi-Finals: April 5th to April 11th
  • Finals: April 12th to April 18th

Loser's Bracket:

  • Round 1: March 22nd to March 28th
  • Round 2: March 29th to April 4th
  • Round 3:  April 5th to April 11th
  • Round 4: April 12th to April 18th
  • Round 5: April 19th to April 25th
  • Round 6: April 26th to May 2nd
  • Round 7: May 3rd to May 9th
  • Loser's Bracket Final: May 10th to May 16th

Grand Finals:

  • May 17th to May 23rd


Round Settings: 


All rounds will be played with the following settings:

  • ZR_Green_Arabia_v1, Franks.
  • Zone Rules will be enforced
  • Match Stats Ladder must be used
  • All rounds that are not Semi-Finals or Finals will be Best of 3
  • Semi-Finals will be Best of 5
  • Finals and Grand FInals will be Best of 7

Game Settings: 


§1 - Game Settings
The game settings must be the following.

Game : Death Match
Map Style : Custom
Location : ZR_Green_Arabia_v1
Size : Tiny (2 player)
Difficulty : Standard
Population : 200
Game Speed : Fast
Reveal Map : Explored
Starting Age : Post-Imperial Age
Victory Condition : Conquest
Teams Together : [X] Yes
All Techs : [ ] No
Allow Cheats : [ ] No
Lock Teams : [X] Yes
Lock Speed : [X] Yes
Record Game : [X] Yes
Queue Mode        : MQ


§2 - Restarts

  • In a Best of 3 each player is awarded one restart each. 
  • In a Best of 5 each player is awarded one restart each. 
  • In a Best of 7 each player is awarded two restart each. 
  • A restart must be requested before minute 2:00 game time (remember that this is shorter than real minutes). 

§3 - Bugged Map Restarts

  • A team can request bugged map restarts during the first 2 minutes (game time). A restart requested due to a bugged map does not count as one of the restarts awarded before a series.

§4 - Zone Rules

  • You can only have a maximum of 5 trebuchets at a time.
  • Trebuchets must strictly be used to knock down buildings and battle other Trebuchets. Attacking of other units with Trebuchets is strictly prohibited.
  • Siege is not allowed. ( Onager, Heavy Scorpions, or Rams ) 
  • Must fight with only 40 Axemen at a time.

§5 - Graphical Mods

  • Any graphic changes that only affects the player's Age of Empires II: The Conquerors are allowed.

§6 - Cheating

  • Cheating is not allowed under any circumstances. Players using any kind of cheat will be disqualified from Masters of the Axe tournament and banned from future events hosted by DM Gaming.

§7 - Automatic Agreement & Punishment

  • All the game settings provided in this post MUST be followed. Not following them may result in penalties and possibly disqualification.

§8 - Admin Participation

  • No Masters of the Axe Admin is allowed to make admin decisions involving his/her team or a team that might affect his/her team.



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