Following its raging success in 2018, the Battle of Africa tournament—hosted by MembTV—makes its triumphant return to the tournament stage, this time on Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. The Battle of Africa 2 brings team games to the forefront of the Age of Empires scene: pitting the top 16 teams in the world against each other starting later this month through the start of June.

Check out the announcement video for the tournament:

The Battlefields

As the first 3v3 Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition tournament, the Battle of Africa 2 offers a full handcart of unique strategies, tactics, and options for participating teams to synergize their play styles and civilization choices.

A custom map pool has been designed for Battle of Africa 2 with an emphasis on open land maps. These maps are designed to encourage aggressive, fast-paced gameplay throughout the entire tournament—what’s certain to result in an out-of-this-world viewing experience.

Download Map Pack

The qualification phase started on 1st of May with 16 teams battling it out for a position in the tournament. The top 8 teams will qualify for the main event; the 8 losing teams will move into the Gold League, a separate bracket from the Main Event.

The Teams

With teams such as Aftermath, Team Secret, Suomi, Vietnam Legends and YinYang competing, it’s going to be a hard-fought battle to the end. Will TheViper, TaToH and DauT of Team Secret hold on to their title as the reigning champions in the Battle of Africa?

Tournament Brackets

Watch Live!

You can catch all of the action with tournament host, MembTV, or can follow along with your regional shoutcasters thanks to the tournament’s open streaming policy.

Qualification Stage 16th of May – 17th of May
Round 1 & 2 22nd of May – 24th of May 
Round 3 & Quarterfinals 30th of May – 31st of May
Semi-finals 6th of June 
Grand Final 7th of June

2020 has been an outstanding year for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and the Battle of Africa 2 tournament will be no exception!

Contributed by the Forgotten Empires Community Lead, BBQTurkman

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