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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.


  • 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.

Recent Tournament Appearances[edit]

This automatically generated table shows up to 10 most recent S-Tier and A-Tier tournaments.
Start dateEnd dateTournament
2023-11-272023-12-17Copa 3k LibertadoresCopa 3k Libertadores
2023-11-012023-11-19Warlords IIWarlords II
2023-08-192023-09-10Clash of EmpiresClash of Empires
2023-05-222023-07-06AoE2 Admirals League 2
2023-02-282023-04-18AoE2 Admirals League
2022-12-152022-12-17The Grand MeleeThe Grand Melee
2022-10-212022-10-29Red 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 5
2022-06-272022-08-13T90 Titans League: Gold LeagueT90 Titans League: Gold League

Recent Games[edit]

This automatically generated table shows the 10 most recent games and can be modified here.
DateTimeGTournamentModeOpponentVs. OpponentVOD
2024-02-2402:30 UTCCopa México 20241v1Daniboy Mexico JapaneseDarK_KnighTGoths Mexico DarK_KnighT
2024-02-2401:00 UTCCopa México 20241v1ganso_lm Mexico BulgariansGUKIMagyars Mexico GUKI
2024-02-2316:45 UTCDM Unity Cup1v1Mununez United States PortugueseZayuBengalis Germany Zayu
2024-02-2304:00 UTCCopa México 20241v1Bicho_ Mexico TeutonsLobodeLaNieveKhmer Mexico LobodeLaNieve
2024-02-2303:00 UTCCopa México 20241v1Kiss Mexico FranksErenMagyars Mexico Eren
2024-02-2302:00 UTCCopa México 20241v1SpAwN Mexico PersiansCombitoMagyars Mexico Combito
2024-02-2220:00 UTCDM Unity Cup1v1MaJoR_Kd United Kingdom CumanskelarJapanese Germany kelar
2024-02-2201:15 UTCHidden zZ1v1Pedro Velazco Argentina IncasGabriel MedinaRomans Argentina Gabriel Medina
2024-02-2002:00 UTCArgenLeague 21v1Nahuel05_ Argentina FranksdeaKerTeutons Argentina deaKer
2024-02-1917:45 UTCArgenLeague 21v1Prisma09 Argentina MaliansPelaFranks Argentina Pela


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