Forts – High Seas 2v2 Tournament XXVI

G’day Forts fans!

Are you ready to set sail upon the High Seas again? As promised we return to naval warfare for our 26th official tournament with 2v2 High Seas Co-op. From the smallest dinghy to the largest battleship to a combined land and sea armada you and your crewmate share full control as you compete for fame and glory. And of course Steam gift cards too!

Tournament XXVI will be held May 27th at 8pm UTC and hosted by Project Incursus. In order to participate teams must first compete in a qualifying event on May 20th at 8pm UTC with the top 8 teams advancing to XXVI. Please note that we will be using Challengermode to handle registrations.

Registration for the qualifying event will open on May 13th at 10pm UTC Up to the first 16 eligible teams will be accepted.

On to the details.

When will Registration open?

Registration will open at Tournament XXVI Qualifiers

May 13th at

  • 3pm PT (West Coast USA)
  • 6pm ET (East Coast USA)
  • 11pm GMT +1 (London)
  • 12 CEST (France, Germany)
  • 8am May 14 (AEST Eastern Australia)

Entries submitted before this time will not be accepted. Once registration has opened the first 16 teams to submit a valid entry will be admitted. Valid entries must fulfill the requirements listed below under How do I join?

How will teams be seeded?

Seedings will be automatic based on past results in Challengermode events.

Will all matches be streamed?
During the qualifiers select matches may be chosen for live broadcast while others take place offline.
All main event XXVI matches are planned to be streamed live.


The current prize pool is as follows:

  • 1st place $100
  • 2nd place $50
  • 3rd place $20

Prizes will be awarded in the form of Steam digital gift cards. Each team member will receive a card equaling half the value of the full team prize.

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
  • Create accounts on Challengermode for yourselves and your team and join the XXVI Qualifying event
  • Your names on Discord, Steam, and Challengermode must match and include your team tag (see below)
  • Inappropriate competitor or team names and logos will not be accepted
  • Send a message on Discord to 42 scientist#0042 with your team name, tag, roster, and logo
  • Team names should be 12 characters or less
  • Team tags should be 3 characters
  • Team rosters should include links to each player’s Steam profile
  • Team logos should be 128x128 pixels
  • Registration will not open until May 13 6pm ET (10pm UTC)
  • Maximum of 16 teams
  • The top 8 finishing teams will advance to Tournament XXVI

[b]Team Capacitor
[CAP] Fred[/b]
(Link to Fred’s Steam profile)
[CAP] Max
(Link to Max’s Steam profile)

Sample entry with Team and Logo


  • Tournament XXVI Qualification starts May 20th, 2023 at…
  • 1pm PT (West Coast USA)
  • 4pm ET (East Coast USA)
  • 9pm GMT +1 (London)
  • 10pm CEST (France, Germany)
  • 6am AEST (Eastern Australia)
  • Tournament XXVI starts May 27th, 2023 at…
  • 1pm PT (West Coast USA)
  • 4pm ET (East Coast USA)
  • 9pm GMT +1 (London)
  • 10pm CEST (France, Germany)
  • 6am AEST (Eastern Australia)



  • 2v2 Co-op
  • Double elimination
  • 20 minute time limit
  • High Seas enabled
  • Moonshot enabled
  • Tons of Guns enabled
  • Portals enabled
  • Commanders enabled
  • No Commander bans! All commanders reporting for duty!
  • Draws decided by core damage inflicted (total damage if core health is equal)
  • Maximum of 16 teams
  • Check-in on Discord starts 1 hour before tournament
  • 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


Including but not limited to:
Fort Falls 2v2
Sun & Oil 2v2
The Leviathan
Volcanic Rim


See this post on Steam