Preseason league

Preseason League

To celebrate the launch of Hands of Victory we’re running a league all throughout May. There are three different ways to score league points that will be accumulated on a leaderboard. The top 50 leaderboard players will advance to a final. $10 will be added to the prize pool for each player who scores ANY leaderboard points. Maximum prize pool is $10,000. Please read through the below Q&A.

Prize pool
Host
Format
Nr of Players
Status
Date
Up to $10,000
Us
Leaderboard + Round Robin
 1,000 max
May 1 – 31

 

How to score leaderboard points

Participate in league tournaments

Sprinkled throughout May we will run smaller scheduled league tournaments to test a novel round robin format as well as our web-based events hub.  Each tournament will require a code to enter. Join our Discord to find out how to get these codes. Your total score in each event will count towards your total leaderboard score. See detailed rules 

Stream games

Spread awareness of the game and help yourself in the process. Earn points from streams where you play either Contender Mode games (when they get going) or participate in league events. You will earn 0.5 point per view and can earn a maximum of 500 leaderboard points total across all sessions from streaming.  If you are a streamer with significant following please contact us regarding paid creator partnerships.
Collect your points by e-mailing proof of views (link to twitch clip for example) to stream@aftermathplay.com along with your Hands of Victory username.

Earn XP

Once we have enough players, you can start unlocking and levelling up all the characters in Contender Mode. Each XP you earn in Contender Mode during May will count towards the leaderboard. You start with a limited number of Contender Cards needed to enter Contender mode games and SP (the in-game currency). You can convert SP earned in Grind Mode to more Contender Cards or buy additional SP. Max leaderboard points achievable through this route is 500.

 

League Q&A

Find important information about the league, the app and the game.
Please participate in this league in good faith. We’re a small studio with limited resources trying to invest in players and content creators rather than paying Facebook. We will mess some things up along the way. If you come here to angle shoot us and other participants please just don’t participate.

SO WHAT'S THE FIRST RULE?

First rule is that all rules can be tweaked AT ANY TIME. We’re doing this to test things and make the game better. Issues with balancing, exploits or rules that were dumb from start will be fixed and come into effect on the fly. 

 

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

You can download the game from Appstore or Google Play. Follow links or search for Skill Poker: Hands of Victory. Then signup for the league on our Event Hub. You use the same log-in details for the game and the hub.

WHEN IS THE FIRST LEAGUE EVENT?

The first event will be scheduled as soon as enough players have signed up for the league and to our Discord where information about how to gain the access code to each league tournament will be distributed. Once we get going you will find the schedule by logging into the Event Hub. 

 

I'M NEW. DO I STAND A CHANCE?

The playing field is level in all league tournaments. All players can select from ANY of the playable characters and any of the free and (normally) locked abilities. But obviously previous playing experience is an advantage.

WHERE IS THE LEADERBOARD?

The leaderboard will be on display on this website once the league is fully underway. We will update it as frequently as we can. 

WHAT IS THE EVENTS HUB?

It’s a stand-alone web portal through which  tournaments can be hosted independently of Hands of Victory’s monthly competitive cycle. You log into the event portal, find your tournament and wait in the lobby. The app will automatically start the right game when it’s your turn to play.

WHAT'S THE TOURNAMENT FORMAT?

Please read up on the basics first. Each Preseason league tournament uses a Round Robin format. Each player plays 3 rounds. In the event of odd numbers the last game will be filled up by top scorers after the first 3 rounds. All points earned count towards the overall league leaderboard.

SO HOW DO I WIN PRIZE MONEY?

The top 50 players at the end of the month will be invited to a final tournament which will use a variation of the round-robin tournament use throughout the league. Amount of prize money and distribution will depend on total participation. Our aim is to payout prize money to the top 20 players in the final tournament.