Red Bull has announced the 2022 edition of Red Bull Wololo, the real-time strategy Age of Empires esports tournament called Red Bull Wololo: Legacy.
The tournament will be played in three Age of Empires (AoE) games; AoE I: Definitive Edition, AoE II: Definitive Edition, and AoE IV. The tournament’s partners include AOC, AMD and BACKFORCE.
Red Bull Wololo is not a new tournament. First played in 2020, the Age of Empires esports tournament has proven popular with viewers, with the finals in September 2021 watched by over 70,000 viewers.
The tournament is officially supported by Microsoft, the publishers of the Age of Empires series.
The Red Bull Wololo tournament will be played in the Bo3 format. The matches will be played between 21-30 October at the Heidelberg castle in Germany. Yes, you heard right, as an ongoing tradition, Wololo tournament finals are played inside a 13th century castle.
The prize pool is $50,000 for AoE I, $200,000 for AoE II, and $300,000 for AoE IV.
The upcoming tournament will be held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Age of Empires franchise, the real-time strategy game first released in 1997. The Age of Empires franchise has a surprisingly storied esports history.
AGON by AOC will serve as the official monitor partner for the event. AMD will return as Technology Partner and provide gaming components for PCs and BACKFORCE will provide gaming chairs for gamers.
These are some big sponsors for Age of Empires scene, which is considered to be a relatively successful as an esports. However, this event is a special occasion to celebrate an anniversary rather than something like LoL Worlds or Dota 2 International tournaments.