Hidden Cup 3

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[e][h]Hidden Cup 3
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Microsoft
Type:
Online
Location:
World World
Players:
16
Format:
1v1, Random Map, Single-elimination
Prize Pool:
$50,228 USD
Start Date:
2020-03-19
End Date:
2020-03-22
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Maps
Arabia • Bay • Cup • Cross • El Dorado • Gold Rush • Hideout • High Tide • Islands • Ravines • Slopes
Chronology

Hidden Cup (HC) is a tournament series created by T90Official where, after qualifiers are done, players are "hidden" until the end of the tournament. Neither the commentators, the audience, or the top 16 competitors know the real identity of the players in each match.

About[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Qualifier:
    • 32 player single-elimination bracket
    • Round of 32 was Bo5
    • Round of 16 was Bo7
  • Playoffs:
    • Single-elimination bracket
      • Round of 16 and quarterfinals were Bo5
      • Remaining matches were Bo7
    • Game settings:
      • Map draft: Pick: A, B; Ban A, B; Pick B, A, (A, B)
      • Civs: Each player can globally ban one civ for the series. After that civs are hidden pick, no repeat
      • Map order:
        • Bo5: Arabia, G1 loser home map, G2 loser home map, G3 loser home map, G4 loser home map
        • Bo7: Arabia, G1 loser home map, G2 loser home map, Slopes, G4 loser home map, G5 loser home map, Ravines

Prize Pool[edit]

The prize pool was the largest prize pool in any AoE2 1v1 tournament since 2002.[1] The tournament prize pool was funded by Microsoft ($35,000), and 4 individual donors who together provided a total of $9500 USD. T90Official also contributed $1 for each Twitch Subscriber.[2]

For the main event $50,228 USD were spread among the players as seen below:

Participants[edit]

Invited (8)
Canada Hera 1
Austria Liereyy 2
Norway MbL 3
China Mr_Yo 4
Spain TaToH 5
Finland TheMax 6
Norway TheViper 7
China Vivi 8
Qualified (8)
Vietnam ACCM 9
Vietnam BacT 10
Serbia DauT 11
Brazil dogao 12
Brazil F1Re 13Spain LaaaaaN 14
Argentina Nicov 15
Finland Villese 16

Tournament identities:
1 Kotyan Khan, 2 King Sancho, 3 William The Conqueror, 4 Alaric The Goth, 5 Joan The Maid, 6 Charles Martel, 7 Saladin, 8 Charlemagne, 9 Friar Tuck, 10 Henry The Lion, 11 Princess Yodit, 12 Emperor in a Barrel, 13 Leif Erikson, 14 Sheriff of Nottingham, 15 Bad Neighbor, 16 Vlad Dracula

Results[edit]

Round of 16
 China Vivi
0
March 19, 2020 - 12:00 GMT
 Austria Liereyy
3
 Spain TaToH
3
vs.
March 19, 2020 - 14:00 GMT
 Argentina Nicov
1
 Brazil F1Re
1
vs.
March 19, 2020 - 16:00 GMT
 Serbia DauT
3
 Canada Hera
3
March 19, 2020 - 19:00 GMT
 Spain LaaaaaN
1
 Norway TheViper
3
March 20, 2020 - 12:00 GMT
 Vietnam ACCM
0
 China Mr_Yo
3
March 20, 2020 - 15:00 GMT
 Finland Villese
2
 Norway MbL
3
MbL Norway
vs.
March 20, 2020 - 17:00 GMT
 Vietnam BacT
0
 Brazil dogao
3
March 20, 2020 - 19:00 GMT
 Finland TheMax
0
Quarterfinals
 Austria Liereyy
2
March 21, 2020 - 14:00 GMT
 Spain TaToH
3
 Serbia DauT
2
vs.
March 21, 2020 - 17:00 GMT
 Canada Hera
3
 Norway TheViper
3
March 21, 2020 - 19:30 GMT
 China Mr_Yo
1
 Norway MbL
2
MbL Norway
vs.
March 21, 2020 - 22:00 GMT
 Brazil dogao
3
Semifinals
 Spain TaToH
1
vs.
March 22, 2020 - 14:00 GMT
 Canada Hera
4
 Norway TheViper
4
March 22, 2020 - 16:00 GMT
 Brazil dogao
1
Finals
 Canada Hera
0
March 22, 2020 - 18:00 GMT
 Norway TheViper
4

Additional Content[edit]

Viewership[edit]

Hidden Cup 3 attracted the highest number of viewers for any Age of Empires II tournament ever at the time, breaking the record just under two hours after commencing. The viewership record was broken 3 times throughout the 3 days of the tournament, with peak watchers reaching 57 922 viewers on the final day.[3]

Viewership Stats
Peak Viewers 57 922
Average Viewers 31 029
Hours Watched 1 186 843

References[edit]

  1. "Hidden Cup 3 - Announcement" (in english). Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  2. "Hidden Cup 3 Main Event is here!" (in english). Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  3. "Hidden Cup 3 - Record-breaking viewership". Retrieved 5 June 2020.