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By Jason "Amaz" Chan
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About this project

Hey everyone! I’m Jason Chan, known by my screen name “Amaz", and I'm the main director and creator of the ATLC series. In this page, I’ll explain the history of ATLC, details of ATLC2, and also how you could help join the team to make this project a reality!

The Archon Team League Championships (ATLC) was one of the largest and most successful Hearthstone tournaments which featured 8 competitive teams and a $250,000 prize pool

It ran for 10 weeks starting online from July 2015, and ending in the live finals in September. It was an intense conclusion of the event and it even topped at 150,000 concurrent viewers on twitch.tv/amazhs!

                                                The first ATLC Trailer and Series Playlist.

Winner of the first ATLC, Team Nihilum: Lifecoach, RDU, and Thijs.
Winner of the first ATLC, Team Nihilum: Lifecoach, RDU, and Thijs.

I was really proud of ATLC as it was the first tournament to prominently feature team-based play in Hearthstone. With a cast of some of the most celebrated Hearthstone players and personalities, it was a major success: Forbes even named ATLC "Hearthstone's Most Successful Community Tournament"!

The innovative Team Conquest format, the hallmark of ATLC's success, proved that Hearthstone could become a diverse and thriving esport.

What was most important though was that everybody helped make ATLC a successful league. The players, casters, staff, and community all helped to make it an enjoyable and memorable experience. This is how I got the idea to make a Kickstarter campaign for this new edition of ATLC.

After a lot of work and preparation, I am ready to launch the second ATLC, renamed the Amaz Team League Championships 2 (ATLC2).

It will once again be an invitational tournament, to celebrate the Hearthstone personalities and pro players that make Hearthstone the great game it is today. Each participant is one who has contributed positively to our community. Whether it has been through their streams, video content, or tournament participation over the years, this is my way of saying "Thanks for being involved in the community!".

You should visit ATLC2.ORG as well for more information!
You should visit ATLC2.ORG as well for more information!

We will have 8 teams of 3 players each competing once again for a big prize pool and the title of ATLC2 champions in our extended 12-week online phase, and of course culminating in a live grand finale!

There are some very cool changes in the format though from the last ATLC, while still keeping the ones that were successful! We'll be posting videos here as the reveal calendar progresses. See below for more details. 

                                                                 Format Details

The first ATLC’s funding mainly came from me saying, “I’ll just pay everything if we don’t get sponsors.” Multiple people joined the development process afterwards, including Brent (“Backspace”) who offered to chip in as well. With this initial funding, we knew we could pay our staff and the prize pool no matter what happened. Luckily, after some sponsors jumped on board, we were able to avoid such a scenario.

So now to ensure that we will be able to pay for the costs for ATLC2, we are not only seeking the help of the Hearthstone community, but anyone that hopes to make this league a reality.

The current prize pool for the tournament is $100,000. If our Kickstarter campaign exceeds our initial goal of $200,000 and if we find plenty of sponsors before our first league matches in January, there is a high likelihood the prize pool will also increase.

The rest of the funds raised from this campaign will go towards production costs; this includes our production staff, promotional videos and content, graphical assets, technical support, travel, live finale venue, hosting costs, Kickstarter rewards, and much much more behind-the-scenes stuff!

Distribution Chart
Distribution Chart

 

In the last 3 years, I've accomplished in running many successful Hearthstone tournaments and productions. For example, in the early years of Hearthstone, I developed the Pinnacle Invitational Series, which were along the first Hearthstone tournaments to be made. I developed the Curse Trials which was also the first standard Hearthstone tournament made in 2016!

I also created fun events such as Jeoparino, a Jeopardy-based Hearthstone quiz show, showmatch-based events like Amaz vs. World, and other innovative events such as the Blackrock Tag Team Tournament. Here is a video you can watch to see my journey as a Hearthstone tournament and entertainment producer:

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                                              Why Amaz is qualified to run ATLC2.

As for being a Hearthstone personality I have streamed on Twitch for close to 3 years with over 730,000 followers, broadcasting live on a strict 5 days a week schedule. As a Hearthstone competitor, I have participated in numerous tournaments and have also won a few majors such as IEM Shenzhen.

Between all this, I feel like I have an in-depth knowledge of Hearthstone and what the community wants to see in one word: content. We always look forward to Hearthstone events, whether it be streams, tournaments, or expansion sets. This tournament is not only for the players, it's a cool experience for everyone!

I hope that this tournament will add another chapter of an exciting, competitive team-based event to Hearthstone's storyline.

Something I thought would be cool was to make a calendar reveal event for each day of November. Every day we will have something special planned such as a team reveal or a format video, so check back often to get more info on the event!

We will have 8 teams of 3 players each competing once again for a big prize pool and the title of ATLC2 champions in our extended 12-week online phase, and of course culminating in a live grand finale! There are some very cool changes in the format though from the last ATLC, while still keeping the ones that were successful! We'll be posting videos here as the reveal calendar progresses.

 

                                                      Team Reveal #1: G2 Esports

                                                  Team Reveal #3: Gentlemen's Club

                                                          Team Reveal #4: Cloud 9

                                                   Team Reveal: Team Luminosity 

                                                     Team Reveal: Dog's Furries

This year one of our teams will be determined by a team qualifier. That means we will be having a 32 person tournament to determine the makeup of one of our ATLC2 teams. Following Blizzcon, we will be having a 4 weeks tournament every Thursday at 10 am PDT at twitch.tv/amazhs.

                                              Team Reveal: Amazon Coins Qualifier

Amazon Coins ATLC2 Qualifier Poster
Amazon Coins ATLC2 Qualifier Poster

 

                                                      Amazon Coins Format Rules

Amazon Coins Qualifier Player List
Amazon Coins Qualifier Player List

 

Look around and see if any of our rewards interest you. Here’s a table of the rewards that we currently offer:

 

If you have ideas of rewards and tiers levels you would like to see, let us know by posting in the discussion or let me know directly!

If ATLC 2 surpasses its $200,000USD project goal, I have a lot of ideas on how to improve the event. Let us see how well the project does before we further develop this section.

 

Here’s the list of people who are helping ATLC2 be the best if could be:

 

I also want to say a big thanks to everyone who helped ATLC2 along the way. Much appreciated!

Risks and challenges

With my past experience running tournaments, I know firsthand the possible challenges that await us. The most evident are possible broadcast issues: such as network problems and audio, video, and graphical bugs. Most of these fixes have to be spontaneous and reactionary, and I'll do my best to minimize the events of these happening.

This is also the first time backer rewards have to be physically made and delivered to our backers. We'll be putting a lot of effort to make sure this is as smooth as possible, but you might have to expect some delays from the estimated time.

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    Supporter

    (USD $2, EUR 1.75€)

    Thanks for making ATLC2 one step closer to reality - Every pledge helps.

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    Patron

    (USD $11, EUR 9€)

    Thanks for your support! Your name will be immortalized in our credits and website, proof that you help make this league happen! We also have cool digital logos for your social media to use too.

    Includes:
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Wallpapers for your Computer and Phone
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Icons for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
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    VIP (Very Important Patron)

    (USD $25, EUR 23€)

    Become a VIP(atron) to subscribe to our special ATLC newsletter! You'll get one each week of the league to help you stay up-to-date with the scores, and also includes all decklists used by our players. You'll also get the Behind-The-Scenes documentary video short when the league finishes as a souvenir!

    [Includes all rewards from the Patron tier]

    Includes:
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Wallpapers for your Computer and Phone
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Icons for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    • Weekly League Newsletters, with all Players' Decklists
    • A Behind-the-Scenes documentary on the journey of ATLC2
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    Competitor

    (USD $40, EUR 36€)

    Join our exclusive Hearthstone Backer Tournament and have some fun! The two finalists will be flown to the ATLC2 Finals to play their final match, and there are also participation rewards! (More details revealed @ Nov 8!)

    [Includes all rewards from the VIPatron tier]

    Includes:
    • Participate in The ATLC2 Backer Tournament
    • A Behind-the-Scenes documentary on the journey of ATLC2
    • Weekly League Newsletters, with all Players' Decklists
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Wallpapers for your Computer and Phone
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Icons for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
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    Squire

    (USD $60, EUR 55€)

    "Squire" for one of the ATLC teams of your choice, and receive a poster of their team! We'll also include 1 of 10 random collectible ATLC2 Postcards in your package!

    [Includes all rewards from the Competitor tier]

    *Shipping is free worldwide

    *Add-ons:
    - $50 for a T-Shirt (Your choice of team)
    - $15 for a Poster (Your choice of team)
    - $10 for the entire set of 10 collectible postcards
    (Add-ons are additional rewards you can purchase within this tier)

    Includes:
    • 1 of the 8 ATLC2 Team Posters
    • A Random Collectible ATLC2 Postcard
    • Participate in The ATLC2 Backer Tournament
    • A Behind-the-Scenes documentary on the journey of ATLC2
    • Weekly League Newsletters, with all Players' Decklists
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Wallpapers for your Computer and Phone
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Icons for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
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    Jouster

    (USD $75, EUR 69€)

    Cheer on your favorite ATLC team as a "Jouster" and get an exclusive T-Shirt for the team your choice! We'll also package a random collectible ATLC2 Postcard.

    [Includes all rewards from the Competitor tier]

    *Shipping is free worldwide

    *Add-ons:
    - $50 for a T-Shirt (Your choice of team)
    - $15 for a Poster (Your choice of team)
    - $10 for the entire set of 10 collectible postcards
    (Add-ons are additional rewards you can purchase within this tier)

    Includes:
    • 1 of the 8 ATLC2 Team T-shirts
    • A Random Collectible ATLC2 Postcard
    • Participate in The ATLC2 Backer Tournament
    • A Behind-the-Scenes documentary on the journey of ATLC2
    • Weekly League Newsletters, with all Players' Decklists
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Wallpapers for your Computer and Phone
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Icons for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
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    Gladiator (Early Riser)

    (USD $95, EUR 86€)

    Become one of the 500 EARLY BACKERS to receive one ATLC2 team poster and T-Shirt (of your choice) and the entire set of 10 collectible ATLC2 Postcard! People who play Hearthstone will know this as a "Value Tier".

    [Includes all rewards from the Competitor tier]

    *Shipping is free worldwide

    *Add-ons:
    - $50 for a t-shirt of your choice
    - $15 for an extra poster of your choice
    - $10 for the entire set of 10 collectible postcards.
    (Add-ons are additional rewards you can purchase within this tier)

    Includes:
    • 1 of the 8 ATLC2 Team T-shirts
    • 1 of the 8 ATLC2 Team Posters
    • All 10 Collectible ATLC2 Postcards
    • Participate in The ATLC2 Backer Tournament
    • A Behind-the-Scenes documentary on the journey of ATLC2
    • Weekly League Newsletters, with all Players' Decklists
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Wallpapers for your Computer and Phone
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Icons for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
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    Champion

    (USD $100, EUR 90€)

    Become your favorite team's "Champion", and get their respective ATLC2 poster and T-Shirts, along with a random collectible ATLC2 Postcard!

    [Includes all rewards from the Competitor tier]

    *Shipping is free worldwide

    *Add-ons:
    - $50 for a t-shirt of your choice
    - $15 for an extra poster of your choice
    - $10 for the entire set of 10 collectible postcards.
    (Add-ons are additional rewards you can purchase within this tier)

    Includes:
    • 1 of the 8 ATLC2 Team T-shirts
    • 1 of the 8 ATLC2 Team Posters
    • A Random Collectible ATLC2 Postcard
    • Participate in The ATLC2 Backer Tournament
    • A Behind-the-Scenes documentary on the journey of ATLC2
    • Weekly League Newsletters, with all Players' Decklists
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Wallpapers for your Computer and Phone
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Icons for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
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    Ultimate Fan

    (USD $300, EUR 268€)

    Wow, you really are the ultimate ATLC fan! Get all 8 ATLC2 Team Posters, All 8 T-Shirts (can be different sizes), and the full set of 10 collectable ATLC2 Postcards.

    [Includes all rewards from the Competitor tier]

    *Shipping is free worldwide

    *Add-ons:
    - $50 for a t-shirt of your choice
    - $15 for an extra poster of your choice
    - $10 for the entire set of 10 collectible postcards.
    (Add-ons are additional rewards you can purchase within this tier)

    Includes:
    • All 8 Team T-shirts
    • All 8 Team Posters
    • All 10 Collectible ATLC2 Postcards
    • Participate in The ATLC2 Backer Tournament
    • A Behind-the-Scenes documentary on the journey of ATLC2
    • Weekly League Newsletters, with all Players' Decklists
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Wallpapers for your Computer and Phone
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Icons for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
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    Grand Spectator

    (USD $1000, EUR 914€)

    A huge thanks for this level of support: We'll give you the Ultimate Fan package, along with an invitational to come watch the ATLC2 live finals in person and come hang out with your favorite players!

    [Includes all rewards from the Ultimate Fan tier]

    *Shipping is free worldwide

    *Add-ons:
    - $50 for a t-shirt of your choice
    - $15 for an extra poster of your choice
    - $10 for the entire set of 10 collectible postcards.
    (Add-ons are additional rewards you can purchase within this tier)

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    Includes:
    • Plane Ticket to the ATLC2 Finales
    • All 8 Team T-shirts
    • All 8 Team Posters
    • All 10 Collectible ATLC2 Postcards
    • Participate in The ATLC2 Backer Tournament
    • A Behind-the-Scenes documentary on the journey of ATLC2
    • Weekly League Newsletters, with all Players' Decklists
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Wallpapers for your Computer and Phone
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Icons for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
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    Grand Master

    (USD would be $9,670, EUR would be 8,854€)

    Wow, that is some dedication! We don't know what to say! We'll give you 2 Ultimate Fan packages and organize your travel plans for the ATLC2. We'll also have a VIP experience for you during the event, which includes streaming with Amaz, showmatches against your favorite pros, and other exclusive activities as well!

    [Includes all rewards from the Ultimate Fan tier, twice]

    *Shipping is free worldwide

    *Add-ons:
    - $50 for a t-shirt of your choice
    - $15 for an extra poster of your choice
    - $10 for the entire set of 10 collectible postcards.
    (Add-ons are additional rewards you can purchase within this tier)

    *Screening/Background Checks may apply

    Includes:
    • All 8 Team T-shirts
    • All 8 Team Posters
    • Plane Ticket to the ATLC2 Finales
    • All 10 Collectible ATLC2 Postcards
    • Participate in The ATLC2 Backer Tournament
    • A Behind-the-Scenes documentary on the journey of ATLC2
    • Weekly League Newsletters, with all Players' Decklists
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Wallpapers for your Computer and Phone
    • Exclusive ATLC2 Icons for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    • Your Name Will be Placed in Our Special Thanks List
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