Hidden Cup Italia
(≃ $740 USD)
Hidden Cup Italia (abbr. HCI) is a 1v1 tournament hosted by AgeOfEmpiresItalia that takes place in April (Qualifiers) and May 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. The tournament is inspired by T90Official's Hidden Cup 4, the map pool and the settings of HCI are largely the same as HC4. Only Italian, Swiss Italian and Italian resident players (who speak the Italian language) are eligible to play in Hidden Cup Italia. The official language of the tournament is Italian.
- 1 versus 1
- Qualifiers: Bo3
- Main Event: Single-elimination bracket, Bo5, except the Final which is Bo7
- Map draft (HM pick(s) and 1 ban each)
- G1: Arabia - G2 onwards: HM of the loser of the previous game
The tournament prize pool was funded by the admins of AgeOfEmpiresItalia (€300). MrDjm also contributed €1 for each euro donated to the stream, and another €1 for every twitch subscription to AgeOfEmpiresItalia at the end of the event.
The prizepool is spread among the players as seen below:
|Architetto Rambaldo Melandri||Gopnik||L'Ammiraglio||Marknight|