Rage Forest 5 Age of Empires 2 Tournament Kicks Off June 10, 2024 with 80 Elite Participants

The Rage Forest series returns for its fifth edition, igniting the Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition scene. Kicking off on June 10, 2024, this tournament brings together 80 of the world’s top players from 28 countries, forming 16 elite teams. With a $19,000 prize pool on the line, the competition promises to be fierce and captivating, all streamed live on Twitch for fans around the globe.

What is Rage Forest 5?

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Rage Forest 5 is the latest iteration of the popular Age of Empires 2 tournament series. This event gathers some of the best players in the world to compete in a highly strategic and intense 4v4 team game played on a Rage Forest map, similar to Black Forest with a few balance changes. If you’re a fan of AoE2, this is the tournament you don’t want to miss!

When and Where Will Rage Forest 5 Take Place?

The tournament is scheduled to begin on June 10, 2024. Matches will be streamed live on various platforms, primarily Twitch (check ‘Who is Casting‘ section for links), allowing fans from around the world to follow the action in real-time.

Who is Participating in Rage Forest 5?

Rage Forest 5 features an impressive lineup of participants from around the world, showcasing top-tier talent from various countries. The tournament will see fierce competition among these elite players, all vying for the top spot.

Below is the list of participants:

Country / Region Representation Players
Germany 11 / 80 (14%) Acro17, Annotoph, chaos_2_win, coolcat23, El_Matador, Imperio_cc, jouds, Kylar, PhilippHJS, Target331, Terz
United Kingdom 7 / 80 (9%) Chrissyboo, DanMT, darvoi, King_Boo, Lewis, Matt107, steak
United States 6 / 80 (8%) Daniel, Mo_Tastic, Mununez, NakedNipples, Rooster, Sensar
Taiwan 5 / 80 (6%) Cloud, Rayz, Sora Kuma, Youpudding, z40
Austria 4 / 80 (5%) FreakinAndy, FreakinChris, hoi, teutonic_tanks
Russia 4 / 80 (5%) Dark, Fresh To Death, Vinchester, WaRRioR
Argentina 3 / 80 (4%) Fedex, Lucky_Rox, Monoz
Brazil 3 / 80 (4%) dogao, F1Re, miguel
Canada 3 / 80 (4%) Hera, Jimmy2Timez, slam
Poland 3 / 80 (4%) Barles, Dziamdziak, Zastosy
Romania 3 / 80 (4%) Mihai06, R4v3N_, saps_
Spain 3 / 80 (4%) C3mbrich, m0re, TaToH
Sweden 3 / 80 (4%) Frost_9, Ganji, mratin
Australia 2 / 80 (3%) robo_boro, Shed
Czechia 2 / 80 (3%) Dratek, Somero
Finland 2 / 80 (3%) Juyhou, Valas
France 2 / 80 (3%) Margougou, Sitaux
Mexico 2 / 80 (3%) KingstoNe, MrOsoVC8
Turkey 2 / 80 (3%) NoLo, rono
Bulgaria 1 / 80 (1%) ThunderboltX
Egypt 1 / 80 (1%) Osama
India 1 / 80 (1%) The_Dragonstar
Italy 1 / 80 (1%) Kamigawa
Morocco 1 / 80 (1%) TeMo
Serbia 1 / 80 (1%) DauT
Slovakia 1 / 80 (1%) Ondrej94
Slovenia 1 / 80 (1%) Modri
Switzerland 1 / 80 (1%) abundzuehalt
Vietnam 1 / 80 (1%) ACCM

How is Rage Forest 5 Structured?

Tournament Format

Rage Forest 5 follows a team-based format, with players divided into teams.

Team Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Seed
Team ACCM ACCM Margougou Rooster El_Matador MrOsoVC8 Seed #12
Team Barles Barles Mununez miguel Shed coolcat23 Seed #2
Team Daniel Daniel Kylar R4v3N_ steak Osama Seed #16
Team DauT DauT TeMo Target331 Dziamdziak saps_ Seed #9
Team FreakinAndy FreakinAndy F1Re Acro17 FreakinChris Frost_9 Seed #13
Team Ganji Ganji Lucky_Rox PhilippHJS mrattn Imperio_cc Seed #7
Team Hera Hera Lewis m0re Monoz Mo_Tastic Seed #15
Team KingstoNe KingstoNe dogao darvoi NakedNipples C3mbrich Seed #7
Team Modri Modri Zastosy Ondrej94 DanMT Juyhou Seed #5
Team SItaux SItaux Mihai06 The_Dragonstar Kamiagawa jouds Seed #10
Team slam slam Fedex Dratek ThunderboltX King_Boo Seed #4
Team Somero Somero abundzuehalt Sensar Jimmy2Timez Fresh To Death Seed #8
Team Sora Kuma Sora Kuma Z40 Cloud Youpudding Rayz Seed #11
Team TaToH TaToH Annotoph chaos_2_win robo_boro hoi Seed #6
Team Valas Valas Matt107 NoLo teutonic_tanks Chrissyboo Seed #3
Team Vinchester Vinchester Dark Terz rono WaRRioR Seed #14
Each team competes in a series of matches. The tournament structure is designed to test the players’ adaptability, teamwork, and strategic thinking.


The tournament will take place over several weeks, with matches scheduled as follows:

  • Group Stage: June 10 – June 20, 2024
  • Quarterfinals: June 21 – June 25, 2024
  • Semifinals: June 26 – June 30, 2024
  • Finals: July 1, 2024

Rules and Settings

  • Maps: Black Forest only
  • Civs:
    • Group Stage: Draft, Hidden pick, No repeat
    • Playoffs: Draft for Games 1-4, Game 5 is free pick
  • Slinging: Only allowed by players in the Imperial Age
  • Laming: Allowed, villager fights encouraged
  • Restarts:
    • Players may request a restart if any starting resources or units are trapped, blocked, or inaccessible
    • Lake restart rule: If there is 1 or more lakes difference, an admin restart can be requested
    • Incorrect civ restart rule: If a player picks a civ that is not from the team’s draft pool, the game will be restarted and the opponent team’s captain will choose a civ for the player from their team’s draft pool

Why Should You Watch Rage Forest 5?

Rage Forest 5 is not just a tournament; it’s a celebration of the Age of Empires 2 community. Fans can expect thrilling matches, expert commentary, and a showcase of top-tier gameplay. The tournament offers a unique opportunity to see the best players in action, learn new strategies, and enjoy the camaraderie of the gaming community.

Who is Casting Rage Forest 5?

The tournament will be cast by some of the most popular and knowledgeable figures in the Age of Empires 2 community. These casters bring their expertise and passion to the broadcast, providing insightful commentary and enhancing the viewing experience. Some of the notable casters include:

What is the Prize Pool?

Rage Forest 5 boasts a substantial prize pool, providing an added incentive for players to perform at their best. The prize pool is divided as follows:

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $5,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,500
  • 4th Place: $1,500

How Can You Watch Rage Forest 5?

Fans can watch the matches live on Twitch. The official channels of the casters will stream the games, providing live commentary and analysis. Additionally, highlights and match replays will be available on platforms like YouTube for those who cannot watch live.

Rage Forest vs Black Forest: What’s the Difference?

One key difference is that pond generation and resource distribution are more balanced in Rage Forest, whereas Black Forest may introduce imbalances, potentially leading to unfair games at higher levels of play.

Connect with the Community on Rage Forest Discord and AoE2 Reddit

For those looking to dive deeper into the community, the Rage Forest Discord and the AoE2 Reddit are the places to be. On the Rage Forest Discord, you can engage with fellow fans, discuss strategies, and stay updated on the latest tournament news. It’s a vibrant hub for all things Rage Forest.

Meanwhile, the AoE2 Reddit offers a broader community where you can share insights, ask questions, and participate in discussions about Age of Empires 2, including the latest happenings in Rage Forest 5. Joining these communities will keep you connected and enhance your experience of the tournament.


Rage Forest 5 is set to be one of the most exciting Age of Empires 2 tournaments of the year. With a stellar lineup of players, expert casters, and a substantial prize pool, it promises to deliver intense matches and unforgettable moments. Be sure to mark your calendars and tune in to witness the action unfold live.

For more information and updates, visit the official tournament pages on Liquipedia and AOE Zone.


I am GregStein, an experienced Age of Empires 2 player and part-time developer. With over 7 years of experience in multiplayer gaming, blogging and technical issues.

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