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Map Information
Map Type:
Starting TC(s):
Player capacity:
Up to 8
First appearance:
Extreme Challenge Tournament
Competition Span:
2010 - Present

Atacama is an Age of Empires II multiplayer map created by Mr ED.


An open map whose central feature is the massive woodpile in the middle. After having been used in various tournaments since its release, Atacama also has become a common Empire Wars tournament map. Wood around the player is sparse which encourages early conflict. However, because of the map's unique layout, players typically spawn further away from one another than a typical Arabia matchup.

Strategic Basics[edit]

Aside from the center, good woodlines are impossible to find and players will likely suffer inefficiencies if they fail to contest the middle. The amount of starting trees has two consequences: wood workers will be exposed in the middle and it is impossible to wall a base. Consequently, map control and feudal play is an absolute must. Earlier pressure is preferred, so drushing, Man-at-Arms, and Scouts are popular opening strategies along with towers and archers used later to pressure the center. In Castle Age, locking down the center becomes more important thus it is a popular place for Castles, Kreposts and Town Centers. In order to exploit the openness of the map, mobile units (like Knights, Light Cavalry, Cavalry Archers) see heavy play. For less mobile units, Atacama provides a suitable environment for sneak buildings given all of the exposed resources at a player's base. Strong/Weak civilizations on Atacama: ...


  • Original version: Less round center wood with ponds with shore fish between the wood clumps.
  • Double Cup version: 2-town center start version Double Atacama
  • RBW2 version: Rounder center wood, no ponds
  • RBW3 version: Ponds in each corner with 4 deep fish
  • WDC version: Based on the original version, but updated terrain/wildlife and with unwallable rock terrain with mountains along the map's edge.
  • Holy Cup (Holy Atacama) version: Players start with a monastery and an additional closeby relic in their base.

Tournament Appearances[edit]

Start dateEnd dateTournament
2022-12-152022-12-17The Grand MeleeThe Grand MeleeThe Grand Melee
2022-10-212022-10-29Red Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires IIRed Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires IIRed Bull Wololo: Legacy 2022 Age of Empires II
2022-09-102022-09-18Death Match World Cup 5Death Match World Cup 5Death Match World Cup 5
2022-06-272022-08-13T90 Titans League: Gold LeagueT90 Titans League: Gold LeagueT90 Titans League: Gold League
2022-06-272022-08-07T90 Titans League: Platinum LeagueT90 Titans League: Platinum LeagueT90 Titans League: Platinum League
2022-05-072022-05-22The ResurgenceThe ResurgenceThe Resurgence
2022-03-212022-05-12King of Americas IIIKing of Americas IIIKing of Americas III
2022-05-022022-05-06Rise of the ElephantsRise of the ElephantsRise of the Elephants
2021-09-132021-09-19Red Bull Wololo VRed Bull Wololo VRed Bull Wololo V
2021-09-102021-09-12Exiled HeroesExiled HeroesExiled Heroes

Recent Games[edit]

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DateTimeGTournamentModeOpponentVs. OpponentVOD
2022-11-2823:40 UTCCopa Amazonia1v1Tatengue Argentina KhmerOzoneFranks Colombia Ozone
2022-11-2805:00 UTCLanding Cup 21v1Joliatg Colombia MagyarsOzoneLithuanians Colombia Ozone
2022-11-27Landing Cup 21v1IamKusH ColombiaAngelColombia Angel
2022-11-2619:30 UTCWarlords1v1Liereyy Austria FranksTheViperCumans Norway TheViperWatch VOD (G5)
2022-11-2420:45 UTCCopa Amazonia: Qualifier1v1Heisen Argentina BerbersCheloMagyars Argentina Chelo
2022-11-2320:30 UTCCopa Amazonia: Qualifier1v1Fasturtle Brazil KhmerEärnurFranks Ecuador Eärnur
2022-11-2319:00 UTCCopa Supremacía1v1m0re Spain JapaneseLaaaaaNSlavs Spain LaaaaaN
2022-11-2119:15 UTCCopa Supremacía1v1C3mbrich Spain Berbersm0reMagyars Spain m0re
2022-11-2118:30 UTCCopa Supremacía1v1Gauss Spain Khmer_TomateFranks Spain _Tomate
2022-11-2102:00 UTCCopa Amazonia: Qualifier1v1Micav Argentina Franksuno1Ethiopians Argentina uno1


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