Amaz Team Championships 2 ($200,000 USD Goal!) (Canceled)
Amaz Team Championships 2 ($200,000 USD Goal!) (Canceled)
The acclaimed ATLC (Amaz Team League Championships) returns; a Hearthstone competition starring your favorite players/ personalities.
The acclaimed ATLC (Amaz Team League Championships) returns; a Hearthstone competition starring your favorite players/ personalities. Read more
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.
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!".
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.
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!
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:
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 Format Rules
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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