Champions of the Era

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The logo for Champions of the Era.

Champions of the Era (abbreviated as CotE) was a weekly ARMS tournament series organized by Era. The series began in the Summer of 2018 and ran until its 100th event on October 10th, 2021 where Era also announced her retirement from ARMS tournament organizing.

Format[edit | edit source]

Like most weekly events, Champions of the Era ran double elimination brackets, regardless of entrant count. Players utilized Era's Discord server to communicate with their opponents as the brackets were ran on Challonge, a site that lacks player-to-player chat functions. Many of the early CotE events were streamed and commentated by Cedge whereas later events were streamed by Era herself with various co-commentators over time. On occasion, there were pre-event warm up lobbies ran by Rashiko and LiteraryFirearms of Casual ARMS prior to the bracket beginning. After some tournaments, movie watch parties have also been held including one for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and another for Jurassic Park.

Unlike most other tournaments, CotE does not use the "Backroom" stage list. This means that players have the option to play on traditionally non-legal stages such as Spring Stadium, Ramen Bowl, Sky Arena, and/or Ribbon Ring (Ramen Bowl and Sky Arena are no longer included in the current stage list however).

The unique stage list for Champions of the Era has been considered a breath of fresh air by many, but some players also feel that a more traditional set of stages would be better for a competitive tournament. After many complaints about the stages, Era decided to create a new weekly tournament series, titled Temple Tantrum that utilized the "Backroom" stage list while still continuing to run CotE.

Champions of the Era was not initially region locked, but in early 2020 it became locked to North American players only. This allowed CotE events to count toward the ARMS North American Power Ranking without having European or Japanese players interfere with North American players' results. Prior to Champions of the Era's region lock, in order to provide an event for the European players interested in a CotE like event, Era created Champions of the Erapean Union which was region locked to European players only. This event was ran at a much more reasonable time for European players to play at compared to traditional Champions of the Era tournaments. In Fall 2021, CotE became region-free once more and shifted to a slightly earlier time to better accommodate players from regions other than North America. This continued into the series' final event which even managed to have a full international Top 3.

Tournaments[edit | edit source]

Bracket Date Winner Character(s) used
Champions of the Era July 1, 2018 LuisM21 Icon-Helix.png
Champions of the Era 2 July 8, 2018 Para Icon-Spring Man.png
Champions of the Era 3 July 14, 2018 Dastardly Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 4 July 22, 2018 river_reverb Icon-Misango.png
Champions of the Era 5 July 29, 2018 SlosherWailord Icon-Master Mummy.png
Champions of the Era 6 August 5, 2018 SirRosalina Icon-Master Mummy.png
Champions of the Era 7 August 12, 2018 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 8 August 19, 2018 SlosherWailord Icon-Master Mummy.png
Champions of the Era 9 August 26, 2018 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 10 September 2, 2018 SlosherWailord Icon-Master Mummy.png
Champions of the Era 11 September 9, 2018 Gryffical Icon-Master Mummy.png Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Misango.png
Champions of the Era 12 September 16, 2018 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 13 September 23, 2018 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 14 September 30, 2018 SirRosalina Icon-Master Mummy.png
MWe - Champions of the Era 15 October 7, 2018 JMCANADA Icon-Kid Cobra.png
MWe - Champions of the Era 16 October 14, 2018 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png Icon-Master Mummy.png
MWe - Champions of the Era 17 October 21, 2018 Serp Icon-Max Brass.png
MWe - Champions of the Era 18 October 28, 2018 Serp Icon-Max Brass.png
MWe - Champions of the Era 19 November 4, 2018 Twinedfive0 Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 20 November 11, 2018 Para Icon-Spring Man.png Icon-Kid Cobra.png Icon-Springtron.png Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Mechanica.png Icon-Helix.png Icon-Byte & Barq.png
Champions of the Era 21 November 18, 2018 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 22 November 25, 2018 SirRosalina Icon-Twintelle.png Icon-Mechanica.png Icon-Max Brass.png Icon-Ninjara.png
Champions of the Era 23 December 2, 2018 Twinedfive0 Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 24 December 9, 2018 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png Icon-Master Mummy.png Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 25 January 13, 2019 Twinedfive0 Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 26 January 20, 2019 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 27 January 27, 2019 Twinedfive0 Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 28 February 3, 2019 Twinedfive0 Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 29 February 10, 2019 Serp Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 30 February 17, 2019 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 31 February 24, 2019 Gouf Icon-Mechanica.png Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 32 March 3, 2019 Steelhead Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 33 March 10, 2019 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 34 March 24, 2019 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 35 March 31, 2019 Gouf Icon-Mechanica.png
Champions of the Era 36 April 7, 2019 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 37 April 21, 2019 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 38 April 28, 2019 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 39 May 5, 2019 Serp Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 40 May 12, 2019 Mileve Icon-Mechanica.png
Champions of the Era 41 May 19, 2019 Twinedfive0 Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 42 June 9, 2019 Serp Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 43 June 23, 2019 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 44 June 30, 2019 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 45 July 14, 2019 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png
Champions of the Era 46 July 21, 2019 MrPiedPiper Icon-Ninjara.png
Champions of the Era 47 July 28, 2019 Hamma Icon-Spring Man.png Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 48 August 11, 2019 Hebirote Icon-Kid Cobra.png
Champions of the Era 49 September 8, 2019 Jiko Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 50 September 22, 2019 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 51 October 6, 2019 Mileve Icon-Mechanica.png
Champions of the Era 52 January 19, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 53 February 2, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 54 February 16, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 55 March 1, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 56 March 29, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 57 April 5, 2020 ALUMOX Icon-Spring Man.png
Champions of the Era 58 May 3, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 59 May 10, 2020 Para Icon-Spring Man.png
Champions of the Era 60 May 24, 2020 Mystery_Man_Bro Icon-Ribbon Girl.png Icon-Byte & Barq.png
Champions of the Era 61 June 7, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 62 July 12, 2020 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png Icon-Ninjara.png
Champions of the Era 63 July 26, 2020 Steelhead Icon-Max Brass.png Icon-Springtron.png
Champions of the Era 64 August 2, 2020 Patita Icon-Mechanica.png
Champions of the Era 65 August 16, 2020 Luna-Gabs Icon-Twintelle.png Icon-Kid Cobra.png Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 66 August 23, 2020 LuisM21 Icon-Helix.png Icon-Spring Man.png
Champions of the Era 67 August 30, 2020 Luna-Gabs Icon-Twintelle.png Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 68 September 4, 2020 Tree Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 69 September 20, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 70 September 27, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 71 October 4, 2020 LuisM21 Icon-Helix.png Icon-Spring Man.png
Champions of the Era 72 October 11, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Misango.png
Champions of the Era 73 November 1, 2020 Luna-Gabs Icon-Byte & Barq.png Icon-Ribbon Girl.png Icon-Min Min.png Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 74 November 8, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Misango.png
Champions of the Era 75 November 15, 2020 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 76 November 22, 2020 ALUMOX Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 77 December 6, 2020 FleshEater49 Icon-Ninjara.png Icon-Twintelle.png
Champions of the Era 78 January 10, 2021 ALUMOX Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 79 January 17, 2021 Teddy Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 80 January 24, 2021 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png Icon-Master Mummy.png
Champions of the Era 81 January 31, 2021 Asqew Icon-Min Min.png Icon-Master Mummy.png
Champions of the Era 82 February 7, 2021 Teddy Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Springtron.png
Champions of the Era 83 February 28, 2021 Teddy Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 84 March 14, 2021 Teddy Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 85 March 28, 2021 ALUMOX Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 86 April 25, 2021 Twinedfive0 Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 87 May 2, 2021 Twinedfive0 Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 88 May 9, 2021 False King Icon-Twintelle.png
Champions of the Era 89 May 16, 2021 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Misango.png
Champions of the Era 90 May 23, 2021 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 91 June 6, 2021 Teddy Icon-Springtron.png
Champions of the Era 92 June 13, 2021 Teddy Icon-Springtron.png
Champions of the Era 93 July 11, 2021 Serp Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 94 July 18, 2021 AstroNinja Icon-Dr. Coyle.png Icon-Misango.png Icon-Max Brass.png
Champions of the Era 95 July 25, 2021 Teddy Icon-Dr. Coyle.png
Champions of the Era 96 August 1, 2021 Luna-Gabs Icon-Lola Pop.png
Champions of the Era 97 August 22, 2021 FleshEater49 Icon-Twintelle.png Icon-Min Min.png Icon-Lola Pop.png Icon-Master Mummy.png Icon-Ribbon Girl.png Icon-Ninjara.png
Champions of the Era 98 September 5, 2021 Beamer Icon-Spring Man.png
Champions of the Era 99 September 19, 2021 Gryffical Icon-Byte & Barq.png
Champions of the Era 100 October 10, 2021 Twinedfive0 Icon-Lola Pop.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The unique logo used for Champions of the Era 100.
  • With 19 wins, Asqew has the most Champions of the Era wins out of all 28 unique victors.
  • The logo for Champions of the Era was created by Gryffical. He also created the logo for Mega League Monday and Temple Tantrum.
  • Hamma was the co-owner of Champions of the Era up until early February 2019.
  • When the tournament series began there were bi-weekly prize pots donated from Radio and Cedge.
  • During the time that Era was sponsored by Milky Way eSports, it was requested that Champions of the Era also came under the MWe umbrella. This sponsorship was somewhat short lived as only five events carried the MWe name.
  • For the 69th event, due to its infamous numbering, many players donated to a prize pot that eventually totaled to $169.69.
    • This event was also streamed by Neru with Mungus as his co-commentator, who used VTuber avatars based on Mechanica and Min Min respectively.
  • Frosty and LOSER have organized a couple of CotE events (#64, #73, and #99) for Era under circumstances in which she was too busy to do so.
  • Champions of the Era is the first ARMS tournament series to reach 100 events.
    • CotE 100 was initially announced on September 26th, 2021 with a trailer parodying the trailer for Jurassic Park.[1] To fit that theme, it was given the official nickname "Erassic Park". It also featured a unique logo based on the aforementioned movie made specifically for the occasion by the artist bucketart.[2]

Gameplay Videos[edit | edit source]

Champions of the Era #15 Playlist
Champions of the Era #16 Playlist
Champions of the Era #17 Playlist
Champions of the Era #19 Playlist
Champions of the Era #20 Playlist

References[edit | edit source]