Cry out “wololo” and let slip the dogs of war! Yes, Red Bull Wololo is back for its sixth edition, bringing together the greatest Age of Empires players from around the world in a series of intense 1v1 battles, culminating in a historic clash at Castle Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany, from October 21-30 .
Red Bull Wololo is back!
Red Bull Wololo: Legacy will feature three games spanning the entirety of Age of Empires’ history, with Age of Empires I: Definitive Edition, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, and Age of Empires IV all being represented at the tournament. You can also expect to see some familiar faces appearing at the competition, with previous Red Bull Wololo winners returning to prove themselves against each other and a wealth of newcomers.
There are many different routes to Castle Heidelberg for any would-be challengers to the Red Bull Wololo throne, including community events, official Microsoft and partner circuits, and more. But for AoE II DE and AoE IV, Red Bull will be running Open Qualifiers for all to take part in. Below we have all the details on the many roads to the Finals and how players can compete for a chance at the Red Bull Wololo: Legacy crown!
Age of Empires Definitive Edition – Qualification
Age of Empires was the game that started it all, and its definitive edition took that original blueprint and made it even better. AoE DE will be featured at Red Bull Wololo Legacy, but its qualification process will be slightly different from the other tournaments, as Age of Empires I is played mainly in Southeast Asia, especially in Vietnam.
Chim se Di Nang Studio, a local tournament organizer in Vietnam and the host of the biggest AoE DE events, will be creating a special invitational event in the country to bring together the eight best players of the original game.
These eight players will battle until just two remain, and Red Bull Wololo fans can look forward to watching the Grand Final of this invitational from Castle Heidelberg on October 29.
Age of Empires II Definitive Edition – Your Road to Castle Heidelberg
Since its inception, AoE II DE has been at the heart of Red Bull Wololo, so you know it had to come back for Red Bull Wololo: Legacy. All four previous Red Bull Wololo winners – Mr_Yo, DauT, TheViper and two-time winner Liereyy – will be returning to face off against the new intake of potential champions, and you could be one of them.
Four entrants will also be invited from some of the top community tournaments in AoE II DE esports. The invited players from these tournaments will represent the peak of competitive AoE II DE, and are sure to give even previous Wololo winners a run for their money.
But anyone can join the Open Qualifiers. There will be two qualifiers run on August 20-21 and 27-28, with the top four players of each qualifier all receiving invites to Red Bull Wololo Legacy. These qualifiers will run across two days, with the top players then joining the returning champions and other invited players in Castle Heidelberg for the final battles.
To help you get your head around which players will make it to Red Bull Wololo Legacy, here’s a helpful list:
Top eight players from Open Qualifiers
Four players from AoE II DE community tournaments
Four past Red Bull Wololo winners (Mr_Yo, DauT, TheViper and Liereyy)
Age of Empires IV – Qualifying tournaments
Age of Empires IV is the latest game in the long-running Age of Empires series, and Red Bull Wololo will be the perfect opportunity for fans to test their mettle against other players of the game.
There are 10 places at Red Bull Wololo Legacy that are open for anyone to compete for through the Road To Red Bull Wololo online cup, running every weekend from June to the end of September. The first three weekends of each month will see open knockout tournaments for players to prove themselves in, culminating in a monthly final for the top 10 players alongside six other qualified entrants. Only the top two players of each monthly final will receive an invite to Red Bull Wololo Legacy at Castle Heidelberg, while two additional players will qualify by accumulating weekly points.
Here’s all the information on who will make it to Red Bull Wololo: Legacy in an easy-to-digest list:
Top eight players from Road To Red Bull Wololo open qualifiers
Top two Road To Red Bull Wololo players by points
Two players from Last Chance Online Qualifiers
Golden League winner and runner-up
N4C winner (Beastyqt) and runner-up (Leenock)