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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Finale

The 2020-21 Empire Deluxe Tournament Championship is in the books and our winner is Keiren.  After strong performances in our first two games, he was unanimously declared the tournament victor and received the highest total points scored by a considerable margin.  This is his second win in a row as he successfully defended his title as Empire Deluxe Champion and will carry that title throughout all of 2021 until we have the chance to claim it from him once more.  Congratulations!

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 3

This is our third and final battle of the 2020 tournament.  Due to the performance of our players in the first two games, we elected to try a modified unit database and try some rule variations.  After obtaining unanimous approval, the changes were implemented by the moderator and action started.  With that, this tournament will go into the books as one of firsts – The first on EDCE, the first to use a modified unit set, the first with true Regicide enabled, and the first to be streamed live.

As is tradition, we are using the Tournament Scoring rules outlined on the rule page of this website.  Any set matches declared by a player will be shown in Black in the summary provided and any player-specific information will be shown in the color they chose during the initial setup.

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 2

The second game of our Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 is complete and it is a stalemate.  This round had more set matches declared than Game One and more aggressive expansion during mid-game.  It was the first play through where players used both the horizontal and vertical wrapping in their strategies with naval action taking center stage.  This game also took longer to complete, spanning four days, before we ultimately called the winners.

As is tradition, we are using the Tournament Scoring rules outlined on the rule page of this website.  Any set matches declared by a player will be shown in Black in the summary provided and any player-specific information will be shown in the color they chose during the initial setup.

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Game 1

Our first game of EDT 2020 has been completed and, depending on which player you were watching, it was either a nail biter or a slumberfest.  Our players have already debriefed and declared a winner.  They have started Round 2 which will conclude in the next two days and the results will be posted.  As for the final scores, those will not occur until next week when the team has a chance to convene and declare the winner, hand out titles, and receive their trophies.

As is tradition, we are using the Tournament Scoring rules outlined on the rule page of this website.  Any set matches declared by a player will be shown in Black in the summary provided and any player-specific information will be shown in the color they chose during the initial setup.

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2020 – Preliminaries

Today is the start of our yearly Empire Deluxe Championship Tournament.  Played on the final two weeks of every year, the top players from the leader board pit themselves against each other in a moderated game to determine who will carry the title of Empire Champion for the next twelve months.

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Empire Deluxe Tournament Strategy Guide Posted

With our end of year tournament just a month away, the first draft of the re-written tournament rules has been posted to the website.  There is still more to come with this guide, and it still needs proof reading, but it includes 90% of the rule changes needed to move from classic Empire Deluxe to the new streaming Combined Edition tournament for 2020.

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2019 – Finale

This is the final and conclusive game of our 2019 tournament.  This was the longest and hardest fought of the three, requiring a solid three days to complete.  It was the only one to result in no capitals being taken by another player.  It may not go down as one of our most indecisive or most memorable, but it was certainly interesting.  It was also a deciding factor in naming this year’s MVP.

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2019 – Week Two

Week Two saw an equally competitive game with all six players opting to participate in the follow up.  There are some minor changes to the starting locations.  This game would see air power become the deciding factor in victory as well as the return of infantry slogs.  In the end it didn’t matter who chose what, as the game would be a lopsided win for one player in particular.

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Empire Deluxe Tournament 2019 – Week One

Our opening session saw six players attempting to take control on the Meer Sea.  This is the first time in several years we will have every playable slot filled with a human opponent.  We all expected turns to be longer as more players means more time per round. Moreover, we learned during the preliminaries that there were several mapping errors which had to be accounted for prior to game start.  We also opted to allow for a wider selection of starting spots to facilitate better competitive play in the subsequent rounds.

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