Forts 2v2 Tournament XXIII

G’day Forts fans!

Did somebody say tournament?

Now that everyone has had a chance to explore the High Seas it’s time to unleash that competitive spirit again. We can’t wait to see what new strategies and tactics will emerge. And what better way than by holding a tournament?

Tournament XXIII will be a High Seas 2v2 Team Death Match event. In deference to the later starting time in some regions due to Daylight Savings we’ve chosen to go with 8 team single elimination this time around. It also allows us to increase the match time limit from 15 minutes to 20 minutes if the matches warrant. We’ll make that decision after seeing how long the qualification matches last.

Speaking of qualifying it will be held on April 30th at 4PM ET as an offline event. We realize that this is short notice. If the number of entries falls short we may award 4 entries and reserve the remaining 4 spots for a second round of qualifying on May 4th. Should this happen competitors who competed in the first qualifying event would remain eligible to compete again for a second chance to earn a spot in XXIII.

Tournament XXIII itself will be held on May 7th at 4PM ET and hosted by Bobereto, Frazzz and Project Incursus along with special commenter Noze

On to the details.

How will qualifying work?

8 spaces for Tournament XXIII will be available. If the number of teams registering falls short of that number then 4 spots will be available and an additional round of qualifying will be held on May 4th (time TBD) where there remaining spots will be given out. Competitors who competed in the first round would still be eligible to compete again to earn a spot.

What format will the qualifier have?

This will depend on the number of teams registering. We may use a mix of single and double elimination depending on the final size of the tournament in order to fit time constraints. We may also give first round byes to the top seeds if there is asymmetrical bracket, such as 12 total teams.

Please note however. As before, both tournaments will also feature commander bans. At the start of each match both teams will be asked to select the commander they would like to ban. The two banned commanders may not be chosen by either team for that game on penalty of immediate disqualification.

Seeds? How will players be seeded?

With High Seas being new and no competitors having an established High Seas record, qualifier seedings will be based on aggregated results from tournaments, ranked seasons, and FPL placements, with more weight given to their most recent accomplishments.

Tournament XXIII will be seeded based on qualifying results.

If you have any additional questions please contact us on Discord.

How do I join?

In order to participate, you must do the following…

  • Join the Official FORTS Discord
  • Your name on Discord and Steam must match and include your team tag (see below)
  • Inappropriate competitor names will not be accepted
  • Send a direct message on Discord to Romerolagus#9918 with your team name, tag and roster
  • Team names must be 12 characters or less
  • Team tags should be 3 characters
  • Qualifying teams will also be asked to provide a team logo (128x128 pixels)
  • Entries will be accepted up until the the start of the qualifying tournament, April 30th 4PM EDT
  • The qualifying tournament results will be used to fill and seed the Tournament XXIII slots
  • Maximum of 8 total participants for Tournament XXIII

[b]Team Capacitor
[CAP] Fred
[CAP] Max[/b]

Sample Team and Logo


  • Qualifier Tournament will be held April 30th, 2022 at…
  • 1PM (PT West Coast USA)
  • 4PM (ET East Coast USA)
  • 9PM UTC/GMT +1 (London)
  • 10PM CEST (France, Germany, sorry!)
  • 6AM AEST May 1st (Eastern Australia)

  • Second Qualifier Tournament (if needed)
  • May 4th
  • Time TBD

  • Tournament XXII starts May 7th, 2022 at…
  • 1PM (PT West Coast USA)
  • 4PM (ET East Coast USA)
  • 9PM UTC/GMT +1 (London)
  • 10PM CEST (France, Germany)
  • 6AM AEST May 8th (Eastern Australia)



  • 2v2 Death Match
  • Single elimination
  • Best of 3 Finals if time permits
  • 15 or 20 minute time limit (see description)
  • High Seas enabled (no capture ammo)
  • Tons of Guns enabled
  • Moonshot enabled
  • Portals enabled
  • Commanders enabled
  • Commander bans! Each team selects 1 commander to ban at the start of each game
  • Failure to honour the bans will result in immediate disqualification
  • Draws decided by core damage inflicted (total damage if same core damage)
  • Maximum of 8 teams
  • Check-in on Discord at least 1 hour minutes before tournament start
  • Late or absent players forfeit their matches
  • Use of exploits or bugs for self-charging or any other purpose is strictly forbidden.
  • Earthwork Games reserves the right to make changes to this event as needed


Project Incursus
With special commentator Nozehed


Selected From Scratch maps included with Forts.


See this post on Steam