Quick Rules

  • LATAM Staffcups are played on LATAM servers.
  • This competition will be live during July. The dates of the matches can be agreed freely by the participating admins.


Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition (Steam).


  • Mode: 1on1.
  • Tournament System: Single Round Robin.
  • Series Size: Best of Three (Bo3).

Lobby Settings

  • Hide Civilizations
  • Server:

Game Settings

  • Game: Random Map
  • Map Style: Standard
  • Location: (depending on the map)
  • Map Size: Tiny (2 players)
  • Difficulty: Standard
  • Resources: Standard
  • Population: 200
  • Game Speed: Normal
  • Reveal Map: Normal
  • Starting Age: Standard
  • Ending Age: Standard
  • Victory: Conquest
  • Lock Teams: YES
  • Team Together: YES
  • Team Positions: OFF
  • Shared Exploration: OFF
  • Handicap: OFF
  • Lock Speed: YES
  • Allow Cheats: OFF
  • Turbo Mode: OFF
  • Full Techs Tree: OFF
  • Empire Wars Mode: OFF
  • Sudden Death Mode: OFF
  • Regicide Mode: OFF
  • Record Game: YES

Map Veto

  • The highest seeded admin decides who goes first.
  • Admins take it in turns removing maps until the number of maps needed remain.
  • Admins take it in turns picking maps from the maps remaining.
  • Maps are played in the order they were picked, the remaining map is played last, if needed.

Map Pool

  • African Clearing
  • Arabia
  • Arena
  • Yucatan
  • Four Lakes
  • Atacama
  • Black Forest


The winner admin need to take screenshot at the end of the game and upload it to the match page.


If a tie exists for first place, the tie will be resolved by applying the following tie-breaking mechanisms:

1. Tiebreaker match between the two players in question. 2. Round-robin matches between the three or more players in question.


DiscordLooking for your opponents or need help? During the cup join ESL Play on Discord and contact one of the Staffcups Admins.


Is this your first time? Here are the important steps:

  • Read the related Staffcups News & check the cupinfo for details
  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up and check in
  • If check in is enabled, make sure to check in on time
  • Wait for your first match to show up on the right
  • Get in contact with your opponent and play the match
  • Enter the result and ask your opponent to confirm
  • Wait for your next match

Still need help? Join #staffcups on ESL Play Discord for livesupport and contact the admins. Please dont open supports/protests!