It has just been announced that the partially microsoft sponsored $20.000+ BoA2 tournament will be played on the old patch with the old balance. What an absolute embarrassment for microsoft and the dev team. To quote the organizers (also thank you for their hard work):
Hello guys, since there have been a lot of reports about the current patch, we are going back to the previous patch to get a smooth and safe tournament.
The main difference is that on Notsocotra the players will start with 200 stone, since the old patch can´t remove the stone like we did in this one. There will still be no stone on the map but each player will start with 200. And also remember that the new balance for the civilizations won´t be there anymore.
Sorry for the inconvenience but we want the tournament to run smooth, safe and successful, we were hoping for a hotfix but sadly there is not gonna be one in time. All the series for the main event will be played in previous patch, except one match that has already being played and will be casted on the weekend.
Everyone that need to go back to the old patch will be informed how to do it on discord.