Hidden Cup 4

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[e][h]Hidden Cup 4
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Microsoft • Community
Type:
Online
Location:
World World
Players:
16
Format:
1v1, Random Map, Single-elimination
Prize Pool:
$87,240 USD
Start Date:
2021-03-18
End Date:
2021-03-21
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Maps
Arabia • Bay • Bypass • Cross • Cup • Gold Rush • Hideout • High Tides • Islands • Mudflow • Quarry • Slopes
Chronology

Hidden Cup 4 (HC4) is a tournament hosted by T90Official that will take place in February (Qualifiers) and March 2021.[1] 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.

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Main Event Broadcast team is the group of commentators confirmed by the organizers to be part of the primary stream.

  • Guest Commentators:
    • Germany Nili (Sven Reichardt)
    • Canada Dave (David)
    • United States Dash (James Patterson)
    • Canada slam (Christopher Gregson)

Alternative Broadcasters are content creators and/or notable players who live-streamed the games simultaneously to that of the Main Event team and surpassed an average of 50 viewers while doing so. Generally, the purpose of these broadcasts is to support different languages.

  • Mandarin Commentators:

Format[edit]

  • 1 versus 1
  • Single-elimination bracket
    • Round of 16 and Quarterfinals are Bo5
    • Semifinals and Finals are Bo7
  • Game settings:
    • Map draft: Pick: A, B; Ban A, B; Pick B, A, (A, B)
    • Civs Draft:
    • Map order:
      • Bo5: Arabia, G1 loser HM, G2 loser HM, G3 loser HM, G4 loser HM
      • Bo7: Arabia, G1 loser HM, G2 loser HM, Set Map (Bypass/Cup), G4 loser HM, G5 loser HM, Set Map (Mudflow/Quarry)

Map Pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

The tournament prize pool was funded by Microsoft ($57,000), and an individual donor who provided a total of $5,000 USD. T90Official also contributed $1 for each Twitch Subscriber at the end of the event.

$87,240 USD are spread among the players as seen below:

Participants[edit]

Invited (8)
Serbia DauT 1
Brazil dogao 2
Canada Hera 3
Austria Liereyy 4
Norway MbL 5
China Mr_Yo 6
Spain TaToH 7
Norway TheViper 8
Qualified (8)
Vietnam ACCM 9
Vietnam BacT 10
Poland Barles 11Germany JorDan_AoE 12
Argentina Nicov 13
Finland Villese 14
Russia Vinchester 15
China Vivi 16
Seeding
#PlayerTeam

Tournament identities:
1 Gonzalo Pizarro, 2 King Bela IV, 3 John the Fearless, 4 Philip the Good, 5 Master of the Templar, 6 Sundjata, 7 Le Loi, 8 Ivaylo, 9 Warwolf, 10 Edward Longshanks, 11 Jacqueline of Hainaut, 12 Admiral Yi Sun-shin, 13 Little John, 14 Pope Leo I, 15 Harald Hardraade, 16 Cobra Car

Results[edit]

Round of 16
 Vietnam ACCM
3
vs.
March 18, 2021 - 14:00 GMT
 Poland Barles
1
 Germany JorDan_AoE
3
March 18, 2021 - 16:30 GMT
 Norway MbL
1
 Russia Vinchester
1
March 18, 2021 - 18:40 GMT
 China Mr_Yo
3
 Finland Villese
2
March 18, 2021 - 21:00 GMT
 Serbia DauT
3
 Brazil dogao
0
March 19, 2021 - 14:00 GMT
 Norway TheViper
3
 China Vivi
1
vs.
March 19, 2021 - 15:50 GMT
 Vietnam BacT
3
 Spain TaToH
2
vs.
March 19, 2021 - 18:30 GMT
 Canada Hera
3
 Austria Liereyy
3
March 19, 2021 - 21:30 GMT
 Argentina Nicov
1
Quarterfinals
 Vietnam ACCM
1
March 20, 2021 - 14:00 GMT
 Germany JorDan_AoE
3
 China Mr_Yo
3
vs.
March 20, 2021 - 16:30 GMT
 Serbia DauT
1
 Norway TheViper
3
March 20, 2021 - 18:55 GMT
 Vietnam BacT
0
 Canada Hera
3
March 20, 2021 - 20:45 GMT
 Austria Liereyy
1
Semifinals
 Germany JorDan_AoE
4
March 21, 2021 - 13:00 GMT
 China Mr_Yo
1
 Norway TheViper
3
March 21, 2021 - 17:00 GMT
 Canada Hera
4
Finals
 Germany JorDan_AoE
1
March 21, 2021 - 20:30 GMT
 Canada Hera
4

Additional Content[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Viewership[edit]

Viewership Stats
Peak Viewers 76 651
Average Viewers 41 960
Hours Watched 1 713 358

References[edit]

  1. T90Official (2021-01-28). "Hidden Cup 4 Announcement". AoEZone.