Hidden Cup IV

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[e][h]Hidden Cup IV
League Information
Series:
Organizers:
Sponsor(s):
Microsoft • Community
Game Mode:
Type:
Online
Location:
World World
Format:
1v1, Random Map, Single Elimination
Prize pool:
$87,240 USD
Start Date:
2021-03-18
End Date:
2021-03-21
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Players
Number of Players:
16
Maps
Arabia • Bay • Bypass • Cross • Cup • Gold Rush • Hideout • High Tides • Islands • Mudflow • Quarry • Slopes
Chronology

Hidden Cup IV (abbr. HC4) is an Age of Empires II 1v1 tournament hosted by T90Official that took place in February (Qualifiers) and March 2021. 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]

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 (Dave Burchett)
    • 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:
      • For Bo5: G1: Arabia - G2 onwards: HM of the loser of the previous game
      • For Bo7: G1: Arabia - G2/3/5/6: HM of the loser of the previous game - G4: set map (Bypass/Cup) - G7: 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. 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
GamerLegionGamerLegion
Brazil dogao 2
HeresyHeresy
Canada Hera 3
Tempo StormTempo Storm
Austria Liereyy 4
Tempo StormTempo Storm
Norway MbL 5
AftermathAftermath
China Mr_Yo 6
White Wolf PalaceWhite Wolf Palace
Spain TaToH 7
GamerLegionGamerLegion
Norway TheViper 8
GamerLegionGamerLegion
Qualified (8)
Vietnam ACCM 9
Vietnam LegendsVietnam Legends
Vietnam BacT 10
Infinity LegendsInfinity Legends
Poland Barles 11Germany JorDan_AoE 12
GamerLegionGamerLegion
Argentina Nicov 13
AftermathAftermath
Finland Villese 14
SuomiSuomi
Russia Vinchester 15
SalzZSalzZ
China Vivi 16
White Wolf PalaceWhite Wolf Palace
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

Trivia[edit]

Viewership Statistics[edit]

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

Additional Content[edit]

References[edit]