Escape Euro Cup is a 1 month tournament to determine the top Age of Empires 2 player in Europe. Each weekend will feature 1 qualifier round, with the winner of each qualifier advancing to Gamescom to play the final rounds in a LAN event on August 26th.
Map & Civ Rules Qualifier A

Round of 32 Bo1: Mappack  & Mirror civs

Round of 16 Bo3:
Mappack & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs

Round of 8 Bo3:
Mappack & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs

Semi Final Bo5:
Regicide Fortress & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs
Mappack & Mirror civs
Golden Pit & Hidden civs

Final Bo5:
Arabia & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs
Mappack & Mirror civs
Baltic & Hidden civs

 

Map & Civ Rules Qualifier B

Round of 32 Bo1: Mappack  & Mirror civs

Round of 16 Bo3:
Mappack & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs

Round of 8 Bo3:
Mappack & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs

Semi Final Bo5:
Regicide Fortress & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs
Mappack & Mirror civs
Valley & Hidden civs

Final Bo5:
Arabia & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs
Mappack & Mirror civs
Arena & Hidden civs

 

Map & Civ Rules Qualifier C

Round of 32 Bo1: Mappack  & Mirror civs

Round of 16 Bo3:
Mappack & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs

Round of 8 Bo3:
Mappack & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs

Semi Final Bo5:
Regicide Fortress & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs
Mappack & Mirror civs
Ghost Lake & Hidden civs

Final Bo5:
Arabia & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs
Mappack & Mirror civs
Gold Rush & Hidden civs

 

Map & Civ Rules Qualifier D

Round of 32 Bo1: Mappack  & Mirror civs

Round of 16 Bo3:
Mappack & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs

Round of 8 Bo3:
Mappack & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs

Semi Final Bo5:
Regicide Fortress & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs
Mappack & Mirror civs
Migration & Hidden civs

Final Bo5:
Arabia & Mirror civs
Loser Home Map & Hidden civs
Winner Home Map & Hidden civs
Mappack & Mirror civs
Hideout & Hidden civs

 

Home Map Pool

 Highland
Migration
 Nomad
Team Islands
Ghost Lake
 Golden Pit
Hideout

Map Pack

Baltic
 Continental
 Gold Rush
 Arena
Steppe
Valley
Serengeti

 

Download the Mappack here

Restarts

Players are entitled to 1 restart for each set, called before 4 minutes (4:00) in game time, unless there is a bugged map in which case a restart will not be used up.
Bugged maps are where any food resources are 100% blocked or where there are less than 3 faces of your main gold or stone available to mine. Must be called after 4 minutes game time or have a screenshot for the admins. If you are unsure please pause and ask.

Lobby Settings

Game : Standard Map
Size : 2 player map
Resources : Standard
Population : 200
Game Speed : Normal
Reveal Map : Normal
Starting Age : Standard
Victory Condition : Conquest
Allow Cheats : [ ] No
Lock Speed : [X] Yes
Record Game : [X] Yes

Prize Split

$6000 total prizes and all expenses paid for the LAN

 $2600
 $1700
 $900
 $600

2nd place in each qualifier $50

Sign up Information

Availability
By signing up to each Qualification you confirm that you will be available to play the weekend of the Qualifier, between 11-16gmt. During the qualification you will be expected to play all matches during the weekend. There will be no delays.

By signing up to each Qualification you confirm that you will be available to attend the Gamescom LAN Finals between August 25th – 27th.

Players will be seeded based on their 1v1 ladder ratings. (Highest + Current (at the end of signups)) /2

You can Sign up here! 

Full Rules

1. Residency. By signing up to a qualifier you confirm that you live in Europe.
2. You will actively monitor the event Steam group and reply within a reasonable time-frame to any admin requests. Players will be online and ready to play within 10 minutes of the scheduled starting time.
3. In the event that a player is late to a Qualifier, withdraws or qualifies in a previous Qualifier, then all lower seeded players will move up one.
4. Players will be seeded based on their 1v1 ladder ratings. (Highest + Current (at the end of signups)) /2
5. If a Finalist is unable to attend the LAN final for any reason then the runner up from that qualifier shall replace them. If the runner up is also unable to attend, or has qualifier in a different Qualifier, then the other remaining runner ups will play off for the Finalist position.
6. All games are to be played on AoEHD with all expansions and the latest patch.
Each player must email their recorded games POV to recs@escape.gg immediately after the end of each match.
7. Civs may not be repeated within a Match
8. In the event of a no-TC start (Steppe, Nomad) – that is a start where players do not have Town Centers but only villagers:
a) the first buildings constructed must be either a Town Center, Mill, Lumbercamp or a Dock.
b) No Barracks, no Palisade Wall and no more than one House may be built until the first TC is up.
c) No fighting is allowed until both player’s TC is up.
9. Any graphic changes that only affects the player’s AoEHD are allowed.
10. Cheating is not allowed under any circumstances. Players doing any kind of cheating will be disqualified and banned from future EscapeGaming events.
11. Players must play on a known nickname and must play on their own account. Players must not play for somebody else.