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26 April, 2015
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2.02 and the Return of the King

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015
Greetings Rise of the Witch-king players! As many of you know, we are currently preparing for the next version of 2.02. We plan to release more information about what to expect in version 5.0 in the near future, but for now we have a pretty big update. Today I am announcing that Forlong has...
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April Tournament Results

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015
Dear Rise of the Witch-king players, GameReplays recently hosted a tournament on April 26, 2015 via Gameranger. Here are the results! Akashi-San (formerly known as Andy^), RotWK Expert and 2.02 Developer, earned 3rd place. Megrim, who earned 2nd place in the last tournament, managed to repeat the...
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April Tournament Announced!

Friday, 17 Apr 2015
It's time for another Rise of the Witch-king tournament! This event is a simple 16 player best of three single elimination tournament. Interested participants should read the Standard Tournament Rules before signing up. Tournaments are a guaranteed way to get games, so don't miss this chance....
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April 2.02 Mentor/Mentee Program Begins!

Saturday, 11 Apr 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to announce the beginning of the Rise of the Witch-king April 2.02 Mentor/Mentee Program! The program will run from Saturday, April 11th until Sunday, May 10th. Mentoring teams may choose to extend their mentoring sessions beyond this date if they wish, but this...
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The Golden Rule of Three

Thursday, 2 Apr 2015
When it comes to competitive games, Rise of the Witch-king is a very challenging one. It offers a wide variety of units, abilities, and strategies...and every minut decision can have great influence on a game's outcome. In this tip we would like to emphasize three of the most important things...
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Powers Can Save You - Commentary

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015
Our newest featured commentary covers an older replay from 2.02 version 3.0.1. This was a truly fun game to watch. Both players fought hard for control of the Fords of Isen but ultimately only one side could be victorious. Forlong, who previously worked on the 2.02 patch, had the following to say...
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Screenshot of the Week Winner (20/03/2015)

Monday, 23 Mar 2015
We have recently resurrected The Screenshot of the Week competition, and we have a new winner! The Smoking Man™ managed to beat his competitors with an awesome troll rampage on Nanduhirion! Here is his screenshot: The winner receives a special badge to show off his triumph while the winning...
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April 2.02 Mentor/Mentee Sign-ups

Saturday, 21 Mar 2015
We are happy to announce the return of the 2.02 Mentor/Mentee program! The program will run for the duration of the month of April. For those of you who don't know, a mentor/mentee program pairs newer players to competitive RotWK and/or 2.02 (mentees) with experienced players (mentors). Mentors...
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Witch-King's Hour this Saturday

Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015
This Saturday, Witch-King's Hour (think happy hour) officially begins at 15:00 GMT. The Witch-King's Hour is a day-long 2.02 party where every RotWK player is invited to simply log in and play a few games. This is not a tournament, so play as much of whatever type of RotWK game you desire.Like...
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MauHuR vs. Megrim - Feb Tournament Finals Game 1

Monday, 16 Mar 2015
And so begins the finals of the February 2015 Single Day Tournament. After a grueling day of death, destruction, and Rise of the Witch King, only two players remain. MauHur, strategy specialist, faces off against his final challenger, Megrim, fabled warrior of the west. As the winner-take-all...
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Heroes & Cavalry Elven Mirror - Commentary

Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015
It's time for another featured commentary! This time we're looking at a classic Fords of Isen II 1v1 on 2.02 V4.0. Both players were Elves, which made things particularly interesting as they were forced to test their strategies against each other. One player really liked heroes, the other...
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MauHuR vs. Andy - Feb Tournament Commentary

Saturday, 7 Mar 2015
A premier game between two titans. Mauhur, an expert strategist, and Andy, a legendary player from years past who is now focusing on 2.02 5.0 patch development, each started off their tournament run with a hard fought battle. One player opting for traditional infantry while the other focusing on...
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March for Clanwars

Monday, 2 Mar 2015
Warriors,Great news has marched in! Clanwars has finally reset, and players are already spamming cw games once again. The cash prize for the March gold cup winner as mentioned in our Compete for Cash this March article is still up for grabs! So get out there, spam those games, and secure that...
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February Tournament Results

Saturday, 28 Feb 2015
Warriors,Our February Tournament was a great success, yielding 34 games! MauHuR was the overall victor, going undefeated throughout. He has been rewarded points, unlike the 2nd and 3rd place players, since this tournament was more of an experiment than an all out competition. Check out the...
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Commentary: Feb Tournament Match C - Game 1 Megrim vs. Bushit

Saturday, 28 Feb 2015
Game 1 between Megrim and IceVice (in-game name "bushit") on Fords of Isen II - February 2015 Tournament.One of the first games to be played for the February 2015 Tournament, the match features an exciting clash between Gondor (bushit) and Goblins (Megrim), with a variety of unique strategies and...
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The Screenshot of the Week Competition Returns!

Friday, 27 Feb 2015
If you've been around as long as Fangorn Forest you will remember the glorious competition we used to run: Screenshot of the Week. Creative participants would take pride in their wonderful screenshots, sharing their colourful creativity for all to see. It truly was a magnificent feast for the...
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RotWK 2.01 Support Returns on GameReplays

Sunday, 22 Feb 2015
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,A light from the shadows shall spring;Renewed shall be blade that was broken,The crownless again shall be king.With great pleasure, we are announcing the return of RotWK 2.01 support on GameReplays.org. The old 2.01 section, previously archived, is now being...
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February Tournament Brackets

Sunday, 22 Feb 2015
Listen Warriors,It is time to know your rivals. Now pay attention to how this battle will work:The tournament consists of two stages. In the first stage, participants are placed into groups of two and are assigned a group letter (A,B,C, ...). Each will then fight their designated opponent...
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Commentary: The Fortress of Evendim Island

Sunday, 22 Feb 2015
It's time for another commentary! It's a 4v4 again but this time on Evendim. Great battles were waged over control of the western and eastern shores as the players ferociously fought over narrow strips of land. Several players realized the benefits of ships and soon a base was secretly...
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Announcing the RotWK Facebook Page!

Thursday, 19 Feb 2015
We are happy to announce that the Rise of the Witch-king community on GameReplays.org now has a Facebook page! We will use this Facebook page for communications and to better interact with everyone. If you want to keep up with the latest commentaries, tournaments, guides, and more, be sure to...
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Commentary: Elves and Eagles vs. Dwarves and Hobbits

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015
Our new commentary features a quick back-and-forth 1v1 on Fords of Isen II between Elves and Dwarves. The Elves opted for a Lancer start to surprise the Dwarves, quickly bringing down Mine Shafts as the Elves began to prepare their infantry. The Dwarves used the Mine Shaft network effectively to...
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A Message to the RotWk Community

Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015
Dear Rise of the Witch-King Community,We have begun exerting great effort in order to bring life to the forums, motivate more players to play 2.02 and Clanwars, and boost the activity of the game. One example is the reorganizing of our Staff forums and Staff members to provide you with fresh...
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Commentary: Epic 4v4 with Massive Armies

Saturday, 14 Feb 2015
We finally have another commentary! This one covers an epic 4v4 on Nanduhirion, played on 2.02 4.0. The armies of Mordor and Goblins converged and fought as if the very whips of their masters were behind them. Dwarven and Angmar factions also joined the fray. The unit spam reached epic...
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February Single-Day Tournament

Thursday, 5 Feb 2015
Our recent plans for a February Cash Tournament went awry because the RotWk Clanwars League did not reset for a new month as it should. Thus, we decided to move our cash prize to next month, March. But don't woe! As we wait for March to blow in with its Cash-Prize Tournament, let's warm up with a...