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AoC S35 Grand Finals T___T vs. CZ Live This Sunday!

posted by Black AdderSaturday, 18 October 2014

The Playoffs of RTS League's Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Clan League, Season 35 are almost ready to close their doors, but two last matches need to be decided first. One is a Bronze Banner battle New Chapter vs. Vikingos Nomadas, the other the highly anticipated, promising to be as exciting as ever, Grand Finals between Turkey Team and CZ Clan!

Many of you have probably seen the Semifinal clashes between the four remaining contestants, and if you haven't, then you've missed on a series of games of top AoC quality (read on to learn more) - many of the players in action are renowned experts with skills to be praised, and if you combine such players into teams and pit them against each other, then what you get is a mix of awesomeness rarely witnessed.

RTS League is proud to host such a high quality competition in the paramount classic of the strategy gaming genre, and even prouder still to see all the players, top skill and lower skill alike, enjoy their games so much that they return each new season with renewed zeal to prove their worth and place in history, as this is the 35th time already since the year 2001 that we are all waiting to see which clan will rise to the very top of the whole AoC community and be crowned the RTS League Champions.

This season's Grand Finals will again feature an interesting clash of skills divided by nationality, as the names of the teams suggest:

Turkey Team (T___T) comprises of the top players flying the proud Turkish flag, all headed by none other than Emin himself. Their path to the Finals was one of the toughest they could wish for, as after a near-perfect group stage, they had to overcome the last Champions from Power of Japan in the Quarterfinals (recs, vids). This feat alone puts them in a very good position to succeed, and if you add in the fact they managed to beat Run Forrest Run (recs, vids) and New Chapter (recs, vids) without a single loss, you see why their place in the last fight of the season is well-deserved.

And now lay your eyes upon the fierce warriors sworn to fight for them:

Emin
jugband
_Dnzdalgic_
Artras_

CZ Clan (CZ) is then a team representing the nation from the heart of Europe, the Czech Republic. Under Ovenka's guidance, their path through the competition was similarly straightforward and commanding - they advanced to the Playoffs from a joint first place in their division, and continued to go through Killerz (recs, vids) and Made in Brazil into the Semifinals with ease. There they faced their defining match with Vikingos Nomadas (recs, vids) - a full set of 5 exciting games was needed to determine the Finalists in this pitched battle, and the Czechs sure proved to be worthy of their spot in the last fight of the season.

Behold now the brave knights ready to do battle in their name once more:

Janik
Skull
Mango
Ovenka

With all these skillers, the Best of 5 Grand Finals promise to be a truly great match to remember, simply a clash of AoC experts. Who do you think has the best chance on victory? Who is your favourite to lift the RTS League trophy?

Pick the clan to cheer for and come see the top AoC team games live on Sunday 19th October at 18:00 GMT/20:00 CEST/14:00 EDT/11:00 PDT to VooblyOfficial - the place to be this weekend.

Come see the new RTS League Champions claim their Golden Banner!

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AoT Clan League Season 23 with Upgrades - Sign up!

posted by Black AdderTuesday, 07 October 2014

With cold and damp weather settling in (well at least in the northern hemisphere :) ), it's time to get back to our computers and spend the time more productively again - by playing Age of Mythology of course! To give you the best chance on ultimate fun with the game, we're back with yet another, proper season of RTS League's Age of Mythology: The Titans Clan League, this time with some necessary updates to ensure better experience for everyone.

Novelties for Season 23:

Regarding the current state of the community and a trend evident in the several past seasons, we have decided to take measures to ensure a smoother course of matchplay from now on. Our attempts at having a competition aimed at friendly competing based on fair play and fun will, of course, continue, but we see it's necessary to implement some measure of tough love into the formula for the competition to successfully continue its tradition.

Simply put, you will be the masters of your fate starting Season 23. You will be responsible for your clan's ability to play in the assigned week, finish the games you are supposed to, and to be able to cover for any drop-outs from your clan roster. We will no longer exercise extensive considerations for a tough situation your clan might have suddenly found itself in, it will be only your matter to worry about and resolve. Our attempts at helping clans were often misused and tended to backfire due to various reasons, and this summer showed us a different approach is needed if AoT Clan League is to continue living strong. We will, however, still be here to see what can be done to improve your situation inside the new mantinels we are going to lay down, and we are introducing some more "tools" to help you in getting around in the League.

After all these words, let's get down to business - here is what we will do to help you:

1) Clearly stated Round dates - the exact time span a match is supposed to be played in will be posted in the scheduling thread's title to be constantnly on your eyes, a schedule will be posted in each division, and we will add the dates to the match schedule itself.

2) Pause on significant holidays - we will work to create a schedule avoiding times where clans historically have problems attending games. This means that in the upcoming season, we are planning to finish group stage before Christmas and start Playoffs after Christmas.

3) Timely staffing efforts - we will work diligently to solve problematic situations as soon as they start to brew and make sure we avoid further escalations.


And here's what's going to change for you:

1) Match is supposed to be played in its given week. If it's not, you have to have a time scheduled by Wednesday of the following week, otherwise an Admin Time is set on Thursday for a date until the end of the second week. You can schedule around that Admin Time, but if the match is not done or hard-scheduled by that Admin Time, it's forfeit. If you manage to schedule another time, that one will become the new Admin Time.

This will effectively mean that a match will take no longer than 2 weeks.

2) No post in a scheduling thread by Friday means a Miss for the offending team. Even if there is no scheduling thread up yet, you will get the Miss. Don't wait for anyone, it's your job to schedule actively.

3) No more vague scheduling. If a match is not played in the appropriate week due to your insufficient efforts, you will get a Miss. And you might get it even sooner if you're not scheduling seriously. Make true and clear effort to schedule your games.

4) If your clan faces problems with activity due to whatever reason (vacation, sickness, school...), or, more importantly and what's happening regularly in AoT League, your top player cannot play this week, it's your own problem. You will be given no consideration. When signing up, you agree to have 6 active players for a reason - to be able to cover for problems. Use all your available players. Even if it should hurt your pride - you're here to play games and have fun, remember? :)

5) Delays in uploading recorded games and submitting Fair Play Ratings will not be tolerated. Games and Fair Play Ratings should be submitted no later than the day following the match. If a recorded game or FP rating is missing for a week, you will get a Miss (for record and FP each). Another week, another Misses. Let's keep the competition clean and tidy. If you have some kind of trouble, contact a staffer.


These are quite some changes to the current practices, but we believe they are necessary for improving the playing experience for everyone, so you better make sure your Clan Operator can handle the task well - it's not really that hard, all it takes is being able to be responsible and reliable :)

The transition might be hard for some established clans, but, well, changes come all the time, even in the ultraconservative AoT community :) We expect to see some more Misses and Admin Losses, maybe a lesser amount of played games, but if that's what it takes to make things better, let's give it a go, together.

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With this serious matter behind us, we have some more news for the upcoming season and beyond concerning the gameplay itself!

1) Teams are now able to choose Conquest instead of Supremacy on their home map. We have listened to the worries about the increasing number of Wonder wins in the community, and this will help you gain victory in a manner you feel most comfortable with.

2) Semifinals, Bronze match and Grand Finals will be played as Best of 5. This enhanced format will help you in proving your real worth and eliminating any prevailing luck factor in the most important games of all, and fans will have more games of you to swoon over and watch live in streams.

We will work with a combination of home maps and pre-set maps in the following manner:
1. Pre-set
2. Map 1 loser's home map
3. Map 1 winner's home map
4. Pre-set
5. Random

The mappool for the pre-sets will be decided during the season with the help of you, the participating clans.

3) We have introduced a chapter about live streaming and spectating into the rules, covering the basics like 2-minute delay or 1 observer only that are already in effect through other means.

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So this has been the part covering the news awaiting you in the new season, and now it's time to get to the sign-ups themselves! Is your clan looking for some friendly team-game competing in a League with a decade-long tradition? Or do you even think you could take up arms with the current Champions Deities of Death and throw them off their throne? Then don't wait any longer and sign up!

First though you will need a Clan Operator - the guy/gal representing you in the competition, scheduling your matches with the opponents, and communicating with League staffers on your behalf. This person should be reliable, responsible, and available regularly, every day if at all possible. Proper and timely communication is the key here. You can, of course, have more than 1 Clan Operator to cover for each other :)

Then you must have at least 6 active players ready to participate - this is to ensure you are able to complete your matches regularly even if some of your heroes happen to be temporarily unavailable.

Further you need to be familiar with the League rules. Read them carefully, and pay attention to the novelties for Season 23 posted above as well.

And when you've checked all these points and you're ready to join, then again make sure that your clan meets the criteria listed above and within the rules and simply post the following sign-up form. Returning clans need just to confirm the participation.

Clan Tag:
Clan Name:
Clan Website:
Number of Members:
Clan Operator Name and IM:
Clan Leader Name and IM:
Clan Operator has read the rules and agrees to them:

Please sign up your clan only if you seriously want to take part in the League, do not sign up inactive clans or clans with too few players to actually meaningfully compete. Clans that drop out during the season will be excluded from the next one/s.

Sign-ups will be closed on Friday 17th October, Season 23 will start on the Monday 20th.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our AoT staff members or any other staffers.

You can check the games played in RTS League at the RTS League's Replays Archive that is currently being worked upon or in the dedicated forum at RTS-Sanctuary where you can also discuss them. Visit our YouTube channel for previously streamed League matches to enjoy the games with insightful commentary from RyFang, DragonQ, Clown and others, or see the games through the eyes of player's the likes of SpOefT.

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DoD Outlasts Everyone in AoT Season 22!

posted by Black AdderWednesday, 01 October 2014

The 22nd edition of RTS League's Age of Mythology: The Titans Clan League faced many hurdles and bumps along the way, showing us all points for improvement and further enhancement on the player experience, but nonetheless, here we finally are at the finishing line - and who proved to be the most resilient and successful in coping with all the opposition thrown their way?

Right on the start of the season the defending Champions Mighty Genaration looked to be strong competitors for the Title again, and they sure did not disappoint - we saw them win their division in comfortable manner, even though Players Killers were a clan looking for their chance. Unfortunately for them they couldn't keep one of their key players in check and that opened a free path to no1 seed for mG.

Playoffs faced the Champs with their last opponents from Season 21 and their personal nemesis, Tsunami Clan, who were again looking to secure a banner position. TSM's very good group stage record placed them in a nice position to see their plans through, but apparently mG remembered the strats well and put the Silver clan into the Bronze banner match this time around.

The other half of the elimination bracket contained three very interesting clans, promising fun fights along the way. But due to a series of unfortunate events beyond anyone's control, PKs were forced to relinquish their position in the competition, and thus we were left with "just" the two teams always fighting for the top spots in RTS League.

Muppets, the winners of Division 2, were hot favourites for the Finals as in the last round match in the group stage, they overcame their Semifinal opponents from Deities of Death 2:0. But underestimating the thirst for success in the multiple-times RTS League Champions would be a grave mistake, they found a way to prepare for their all-important match again and secure the second place in the Finals with equally strong performance - 2:0.

The last fight of the season promised to be something great with two of the oldest AoT clans still around, but summer heat and other game events took its toll on the last season's Champions mG and effectively left us to wonder who would win in a square fight between mG and DoD. Nonetheless, even perseverance and dedication are traits worth rewarding, and thus the Champions of RTS League's Age of Mythology: The Titans Clan League, Season 22 are:

The Finalists:

The Bronze banner match was a fun clash of top players in which we could see some interesting experimental strats by MpT against Zeus-strong TSM. In the end they proved just that, experimental, but provided for some novelties to the standards, and it's good to see clans trying to surprise their opponents with specific ideas - that's what team games are all about, as you have more than enough place and time there for this kind of thinking. The Third place then goes to Tsunami Clan:

Download recorded games: Mediterranean, Tundra

In the League Cup teams that haven't reached Playoffs have a chance for redemption, to show they are skilled and worthy of an award, and this season we again saw some nice extra fights. The team that overshadowed all the competition, already proven strong in the group stage by stealing a game from the Finalists mG, was Gladiadores del Mythology:

And here comes the ceremony for the most fair clan of all, the clan that showed the best scheduling efforts and respect towards their opponents during games and beyond, the Fair Play Award winners - we hope everyone will strive to follow the high standards the top finishers from Tsunami Clan showed this season, and try hard to be even better, nicer to their opponents:

TSM 9.4
MpT|B 8.8
vK 8.8
DoD|B 8.7
TBL 8.1
GDM 8.0
mG 7.6
DoD 7.4
PK 7.0
TCL 6.9
MpT 6.8
PK|B 6.4

And now that all the awards have their owners and a new set is in the making, let us, the staffers here at RTS League, say good job everyone, congrats to the awarded clans and thanks yet again to all the players who took part!

We're looking forward to seeing you and any new clans in the next edition of RTS League with numerous enhancements coming soon.

You can check the games played in RTS League at the RTS League's Replays Archive that is currently being worked upon or in the dedicated forum at RTS-Sanctuary where you can also discuss them. Visit our YouTube channel for previously streamed League matches to enjoy the games with insightful commentary from RyFang, DragonQ, Clown and others, or see the games through the eyes of player's the likes of SpOefT.

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Administrative Review of AoC Round of 16 Match LoS vs. kLu

posted by Black AdderTuesday, 19 August 2014

RTS League as the prominent and longest running Age of Empires competition strives to provide the community of one the most iconic gaming classics with tournaments testing your skills and bringing you loads of fun along the way. While we are primarily aimed at friendly competing in a not-so-formal setting, some rules need to be in place to make sure games are fair and no one gets cheated out of their deserved accomplishments. Thanks to this approach and also the continuous support by the community itself RTS League continues to live strong even 13 years after its creation, sporting the 35th Season of Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Clan League.

Usually clans and players stick to the goal of the League to have fun in friendly competitive games, but ever so often somebody crosses the line in an attempt to get further in the tournament, to get closer to the prestigious RTS League Title, and when that happens, we, the staffers, are ready to take action to protect the integrity of the League and to keep the participating clans safe from foul play ruining their experience.

Recently a Playoff Round of 16 match between Lords of Skulls and clan kLu was played with LoS sporting a new player _Hyouka on their team who hasn't played this season yet, even though he's on the roster for several months. He performed well enough to allow his team to take a 2:0 win and eliminate kLu.

Upon posting the games, it was revealed that during the in-game chatting, one of his teammates called him "mounstro", which is a nickname of different LoS player registered and actively playing for LoS|B this season - Mounstrosity - who played the next day in a match VN vs. LoS|B. This "mistake" made us delve into the situation further, and upon in-depth checking of both players' accounts through all available means, including Voobly admin, we could safely determine that Mounstrosity has access to this account, therefore all things considered it is beyond reasonable doubt that Mounstrosity indeed did play on _Hyouka in the LoS vs. kLu match, and that his teammates knew about this.

Since Mounstrosity is a registered and active player for LoS|B, he cannot actively participate in games for other teams this season, which makes this smurfing illegal in its entirety, and therefore warranting administrative decision upon the games in question.

All things considered, the penalties are as follows:

1) Player Mounstrosity is banned from RTS League for the remainder of this season and the next one
2) LoS|A receives 2 Admin Losses for both games with the _Hyouka account used and is disqualified
3) LoS|B receives an Admin Loss for the game where Mounstrosity took part after he smurfed for LoS|A
4) LoS clan as a whole is put on a probationary period for the duration of their next active season. Any subsequent serious infraction will result in LoS being booted from the League.

This means that LoS|A is eliminated from the Playoffs and clan kLu takes their place in the Quarterfinals. Further on LoS|B is currently not in the Quarterfinals as the match result of VN vs. LoS|B now stands at 1:1 and the deciding game needs to be played, with Mounstrosity being unable to play further for LoS|B.

The purpose of this topic is not to bash or criticize any player or clan. It is merely to inform. Therefore, those who have questions in regards to the incident are more than welcome to ask, but we do not want the thread to turn into a flame-fest. For those who have not seen the games, they are currently available at AoCZone.

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35th AoC Playoffs Set Up - PoJ Ready to Defend!

posted by Black AdderThursday, 07 August 2014

Seven Rounds of division warfare in RTS League's Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Clan League are finished, and we are ready to see the final climb to the top of the pyramid. Power of Japan confirmed their title ambitions with commanding performance and any clan looking to take the title from their hands is going to have to give it their very best!

From the multitude of teams starting the season, these 16 performed the best and are looking to prove their qualities even further:

Arg, CZ, HaT, Klrz, kLu, kLu|B, LoS, LoS|B, MIB, nC, PoJ, RED, RFR, RoR, T___T, VN

And this is how their group stage results seeded them: Playoff Bracket

Who is your favourite to lift the trophy?

Info for Clan Operators:

Operators of the successful teams - the season continues! So start scheduling the Round of 16 and work your way up the brackets!

Playoff Scheduling Forum

Round of 16 is set to last until Sunday 17th August, further rounds will last the usual 1 week.

Gl&hf everyone!


RTS League is looking for AoC League Staffers!

RTSL relies on dedicated people willing to put up an effort for their fellow players, people who understand that thriving community is built upon the common effort of its members. Are you such a person wanting to help your game flourish?

If so, send us an e-mail to jan__steiner@hotmail.com with some basic info about yourself and why you want to join RTS League.

As a League Staffer, you should be knowledgeable about the game and the community, active on a regular basis and mature in your behaviour. And what would you do? Help set up and run the competition, be part of important decisions and be the contact point for participating clans. And you would become a true contributor to the AoC community!

For more detailed information, visit the Staff Openings forum here on our web.

Sounds interesting? Then give it a shot!

If you have some other idea how you could help the game and RTS League, message us and let us know! We're looking for every constructive feedback and aid.


You can check the games played in RTS League at the RTS League's Replays Archive or in the dedicated forum at AoCZone where you can also discuss them. Visit our YouTube channel for previously streamed League matches, including the epic Grand Finals of Season 34 between RVK and PoJ.

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AoT S22 Advances to Postseason!

posted by Black AdderTuesday, 01 July 2014

It's that time of the RTS League's Age of Mythology: The Titans Clan League season again and it'll be interesting to see how clans fare this time around - can Mighty Generation defend their premiere title or will some other clan rise up to the challenge? We definitely have the very top contenders again:

DoD, mG, MpT, PK, TSM, vK

Who do you think runs the best chance?

Playoff Bracket

Playoff Scheduling Forum


RTS League's League Cup is all about postseason competitive fun for everyone, and as such is a very unique way to prolong the League participation for teams beyond the playoff spots.

So far no clan was able to take the League double, to win both the RTS League Playoffs and League Cup - do you think our current line-up might be finally up to it? This time we have multiple options for this exciting scenario:

DoD|B, GDM, MpT|B, PK|B, TBL, TCL

Can Muppets, Deities of Death or Player Killers do it? Follow us and find out!

League Cup Scheduling Forum and Bracket

We are preparing to offer you the awesome battles to the death live through RTS League live streaming - follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to learn of upcoming streams with top quality players!

Gl&hf everyone and may the best clan win!

You can check the games played in RTS League at the RTS League's Replays Archive or in the dedicated forum at RTS-Sanctuary where you can also discuss them. Visit our YouTube channel for previously streamed League matches, including the Grand Finals of Season 21 between TSM and mG.

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Addendum to the administrative review of PK|A and TBL.

posted by ChronoJJSaturday, 21 June 2014

Following discussion among the RTSL staff, I present a brief addendum to the original decision.

1) Based on further information gained, [PK]7upSL is banned for this season, as well as the next, as a person who admitted to being a responsible party for the smurfing incident.

2) We revoke the administrative victories for MpT|B, and reinstate the original two losses. The two administrative losses for PK|A still stand. The original decision that MpT|B receive administrative victories was due to a long-standing RTS League ruling, in that when one clan receives administrative losses, the opposing clan consequently receives administrative victories. We have agreed upon an exception to the traditional ruling, due to the fact that this was an exceptional case. We feel that the sanction PK|A received was just, but at the same time, we acknowledge that MpT|B did lose to a valid (albeit 'tainted') PK|A team. Therefore, we determined that MpT|B's original losses shall stand.

Administrative review of PK B vs TBL

posted by ChronoJJSaturday, 07 June 2014

RTS League strives to provide Age of Mythology clans with the ability to participate in an organized, serious clan league. We, the RTS League staff, recognize that the League is not perfect nothing is but we try to make RTS League as fun and enjoyable as possible. With that in mind, it is necessary to maintain a list of rules, and to expect all participating clans to adhere to them. We would rather that all clans abide by the rules and show good sportsmanship in getting the games played. But when clans/players break the rules, we are more than prepared to deal with the situation.

Over the past weekend (May 31st), PK B and TBL played their RTSL matches. The results were an upset, with the lesser-skilled PK B achieving victory in both matches. Of particular note, PK_Demonoid played exceptionally well. Following the conclusion of the matches, there were many individuals, TBL included, who expressed a suspicion that someone else had played on Demonoid's account.

The matches were played on Voobly. It should be noted that Voobly has an exhaustive Administrative Control Panel, particularly in the area of user logs. The Administrative Panel has the capability to track logins, which (among many other options) allows the Administrative Panel to catalogue a list of who logs onto which usernames. Two of the RTSL staff (myself and MasterOfFreedom) are Voobly moderators, which gives us access to the Administrator Panel.

MasterOfFreedom was online when the matches were played, and after being alerted to the rising suspicions surrounding Demonoid's level of play, he immediately accessed the Voobly panel following the conclusion of the second match.

A check of Demonoid's account indicated that PK_reDo logged onto Demonoid's account at 1858 GMT+1. The PK B / TBL matches began shortly after 1900 GMT+1. The Administrative Panel did not show anyone else logging onto Demonoid's account for the duration of the matches. Therefore, PK_reDo played on PK_Demonoid's account for both matches against TBL.

There is no way around that fact. The Voobly database cannot lie. Two users cannot be on one account at the same time. So if reDo was logged on for the entire duration of the matches, then Demonoid was not.

The RTSL staff spent the last few days discussing the appropriate penalties for the cheating. We took into account that it was likely that the majority of PK was unaware that the cheating had occurred. Having said that, a clan is responsible for its players' behavior. Sure, reDo and Demonoid were the guilty parties, but both were representatives of the PK clan. Not only that, but Demonoid was also a staff member in PK. And then there is the audacity of smurfing in one match, and immediately after it ends playing another one for the original team.

The following is the list of agreed-upon sanctions:

1) Due to the fact that reDo had already received a tempory ban for a previous instance of smurfing, reDo is banned from RTS League participation for life.
2) Being a first offense, Demonoid is banned from RTS League participation for the remainder of this season, as well as the next.
3) The PK clan as a whole is put on a probationary period for the remainder of this season, as well as the next. Any subsequent serious infractions will result in PK being booted from the League.
4) The results for the games between PK B and TBL have been changed to administrative victories for TBL.
5) The results for the games between PK A and MpT B, in which reDo participated right after the smurfing incident, have been changed to administrative victories for MpT B.

The purpose of this topic is not to bash or criticize any player or clan. It is merely to inform. Therefore, those who have questions in regards to the incident are more than welcome to ask, but we do not want the thread to turn into a flame-fest. For those who have not seen the games, the links are below:

Game 1 on Mediterranean, video, upload on RTS-Sanctuary
Game 2 on Anatolia, video, upload on RTS-Sanctuary

Let's Get Started - AoC Season 35 Up and Ready!

posted by Black AdderTuesday, 03 June 2014

The moment you've all been waiting for has come - RTS League's Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Clan League starts yet another season that promises to be as fun and exciting as ever! Power of Japan are the clan to beat and we have a pretty exciting line-up trying their hand and AoC skills at taking them down!

Number of signed-up clans has markedly increased from last season, and so we sport one more division than before - here is how we have spread the 33 teams vying for fame and glory:

Division 1 - kLu, LyF, PoJ, TeamNL, TheJedi|B, VN
Division 2 - AU, DmX, Klrz, KtwR, LoS, LOTD, T___T
Division 3 - Arg, LoS|B, mTr, RoR, TheJedi|C, VIK, WOTC
Division 4 - HaT, kLu|B, LKC, nC, RFR, TK, VNS
Division 5 - CZ, Darth, MIB, RED, RoOk, TheJedi

So who's it gonna be this time?

As last season, we're ready to provide you with loads of quality live streaming of top quality AoC clan wars you are all so excited about, so definitely keep a watch on our social channels ( ) to learn of upcoming live castings. And follow Twitch channels VooblyOfficial, Voobly_Stream and our own RTSLeague! Previous streamings are then available on our YouTube video archive OfficialRTSLeague for your viewing pleasure at any time :)

Some technical info for all you participating clans:

All divisions will be staffed by Black Adder (for the time being, we are looking for AoC staffers!)

New Clan Operators amongst us, check your forum PMs for your Clan Operator log-ins you will need in order to update your clan infos and rosters. In case of any questions regarding the League, do not hesitate to contact me (Black Adder).

Links you might want to keep are League standings and the schedule for your division (Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4, Division 5). You can reach both of these also by selecting the appropriate competition in the Leagues menu, schedules are then available below the respective division's table.

Scheduling forums:
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Division 5

Round 1 is traditionally open for two weeks until June 15 to get you all properly settled in and let you update the clan rosters, subsequent rounds will last the customary 1 week.

Gl&hf!

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RTSL relies on dedicated people willing to put up an effort for their fellow players, people who understand that thriving community is built upon the common effort of its members. Are you such a person wanting to help your game flourish?

If so, send us a private message here at RTSL forums with some basic info about yourself and why you want to join RTS League.

As a League Staffer, you should be knowledgeable about the game and the community, active on a regular basis and mature in your behaviour. And what would you do? Help set up and run the competition, be part of important decisions and be the contact point for participating clans. And you would become a true contributor to the AoC community!

For more detailed information, visit the Staff Openings forum here on our web.

Sounds interesting? Then give it a shot!

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AoC Season 35 Is Here - Sign Up!

posted by Black AdderSaturday, 10 May 2014

After some respite following the superexciting Season 34 of RTS League's Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Clan League, here we come with its 35th edition! Last time around we saw Revenge of Knights' 6-season supremacy streak ended by tremendous effort from Power of Japan, and seeing as many other clans performed exceptionally well, too, we're sure this season will be even more action-packed than before! And what about your clan - are you ready to fight for your place in AoC history?

If your clan is interested in competing with the best of the best and have fun in a League with more than a decade-long tradition, post the following sign-up form and make sure your clan meets the criteria listed within the rules. Returning clans need just to confirm the participation.

Clan Tag:
Clan Name:
Clan Website/Voobly Team Page:
Number of Members:
Operator Name and Contact Info (E-mail/IM):
Leader Name and Contact Info (E-mail/IM):
Operator has read the rules and agrees to them:

Updated set of rules for Season 35!

Because our League rules were created a long time ago and didn't really fit the current state of the game anymore, we have prepared an extensive update for the upcoming season to cover everything in need of covering.

But don't be worried, RTS League is still the same old traditional clan competition you all enjoy and love - we haven't really as much changed anything as added new stuff to give you a better idea of what is allowed in the League and what not. All the base settings you're used to remain the same, because, quite simply, why fix it if it ain't broken, right? Therefore you can still look forward to traditional 3v3 AoC clan wars with standard RTS League settings, you can sign up B-teams, have fun in the group stage and fight for the prestigious title in the Playoffs.

Some of the notable newer content has to do with specific settings like Multiple Building Queue, match streaming and we have also added new maps to the permitted map pool - if you're in like mind with your opponents, you can now choose even the maps from The Medieval Wars tourney!

You can find the rules here - we will update the web version soon. Read them really carefully this time around! :)

Big thank you to RoR_BzH for his tremendous help in making RTS League better for all of you! :)

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And now back to the sign-ups:

Please sign up your clan only if you seriously want to take part in the League, do not sign up inactive clans or clans with too few players to actually meaningfully compete. Clans that drop out during the season will be excluded from the next one/s.

Sign-ups will be closed on Sunday 25th May, Season 35 will start shortly after.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me (Black Adder) or any other staffers.

Looking forward to another awesome season!


RTS League is looking for AoC League Staffers!

RTSL relies on dedicated people willing to put up an effort for their fellow players, people who understand that thriving community is built upon the common effort of its members. Are you such a person wanting to help your game to flourish?

If so, send us a private message here at RTSL forums with some basic info about yourself and why you want to join RTS League.

As a League Staffer, you should be knowledgeable about the game and the community, active on a regular basis and mature in your behaviour. And what would you do? Help set up and run the competition, be part of important decisions and be the contact point for participating clans. And you would become a true contributor to the AoC community!

For more detailed information, visit the Staff Openings forum here on our web.

Sounds interesting? Then give it a shot!

If you have some other idea how you could help the game and RTS League, message us and let us know! We're looking for every constructive feedback and aid.


You can check the games played in RTS League at the RTS League's Replays Archive or in the dedicated forum at AoCZone where you can also discuss them. Visit our YouTube channel for previously streamed League matches, including the epic Grand Finals of Season 34 between RVK and PoJ.

About us:
RTS League is the foremost and longest running "Age of" clan competition ever, with a history of hosting numerous other strategy games (like StarCraft II, Empire Earth, and Dawn of War) in the past. Fun and friendliness are the prominent aspects of RTS League, with the unquestionable prestige and fame the triumph brings to the top finishing clans following close behind.

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