AOE1 doesn’t get enough love but I think a low-stakes tournament that is streamed with proper advertisement would do a bit to rectify that.
Obviously AOE1 will never be AOE2 or AOE3, and a tournament isn’t going to see numbers like AOE2 or Red Bull sponsorships but that shouldn’t be the goal. The goals are:
- To remind people of the glorious beginnings of our beloved Age series
- To demonstrate the merit of Antiquity
- To have fun
A casual tournament may draw in many AOE2 and AOE3 players (like myself) who are just interested in changing things up a bit temporarily, as a novelty. This song can certainly be sung to appeal to the wider fanbase.
Advertise it on the official forums, Reddit, and to the government of Vietnam. Outsource streaming to big popular streamers. Make it feel like a laid-back summer event. Summer in Sumeria. Make sure everything is recorded for posterity and Age 1 glory.
The ball is in your court, Age 1 fans.