CaptainKurtz 20 Year Anniversary!

Kurtz shared tonight (was Dec. 13th, 2019 but I stayed up past midnight!) that he found a receipt dated Dec. 13, 1999 for Warcraft 2!

CaptainKurtz celebrated his 20 year anniversary of playing the best game ever made and shared this sweet picture and note with our community!

I remember CaptainKurtz from half a lifetime when I was a teenager and even back then he hosted “High Seas Rumble”, which he also did a few hours ago on his 20th anniversary of playing Warcraft 2.

Thank you for your kind words and lovely note, Kurtz. It means a lot that you are finding peace and enjoyment with all of us at War2USA.

I’m glad you made War2USA your Warcraft 2 home and look forward to many great games to come! Don’t feel bad about tonight, I purposely stacked the teams for the away team since I know like me, you enjoy a challenge. 🙂

2v2 Moriouce Tournament Winner

I would like to thank all the players who took part in today’s tournament! The versatility of players was tested as players were met with small maps, big maps, land maps, water maps, high res, low res, hybrid maps, and constantly changing allies! To top it off, an FFA was thrown in at the end!

Not all W2 players are brave enough to play an assortment of brand new maps in a competition, so kudos to those who were! We also met a number of players new to War2USA server, so welcome!

Our 3 remarkably versatile finalists who took 3 points each over the 5 map series were Ragner, Rebelrouser, and Nedro.

Due to time constraints on a player needing to leave soon, rather than 1sing out the finalists, we went with a 3 way FFA (which both added another layer of versatility testing, and added more of a luck element to this fun-level tournament) to determine the winner.

The tournament winner is Nedro. Congratulations, Nedro!

Dec. 8th 2 PM EST Moriouce 2v2 Tournament Details with Map Pictures

There will be 5 games with continually changing allies, played on a mix of small, big, water, land, and hybrid maps with potentially varied resource settings, so players can showcase their Warcraft 2 versatility. Each member of the winning team for each of the 5 games earns 1 victory point for the tournament. The player with the most victory points wins the tournament. In the event of a tie, tiebreaking games will follow on maps from this tournament. Please have at least one person recording Insight replays to be shared on Discord or forum.

Allies assigned in order of arrival for Game 1
* indicates team with map choice from the Game 1 Maps pictured below
The opposite team chooses resources.

Player 1* Nedro
Player 2 ring62
Player 3 Ragner 1 Victory Point
Player 4 ViTy 1 Victory Point

nedro/ring/Ragner/ViTy played on Rift Valley

Player 5* Moriouce
Player 6 BabyShark 1 Victory Point
Moriouce/BabyShark played on Four is a Crowd

Rotate allies within group. If a player leaves, the spot may be filled by another player if available.

Player 1 Nedro 1 Victory Point
Player 3 Ragner 1 Victory Point
Player 2* ring62
Player 4 ViTy

nedro/Ragner/ring/ViTy played on 8th Lake

BabyShark played 1v2 vs Moriouce 1 Victory Point and Achilles 1 Victory point


For the third round, all Player numbers are reassigned afresh in order of arrival, pairing allies together, skipping previous alliances. Team with * chooses map from the Game 3 maps below. Other team chooses resource setting.

(New # assignments for round 3)
Player 1* Ragner
Player 2 ViTy
Player 3 Nedro 1 Victory Point
Player 4 RebelRouser 1 Victory Point

Ragner/ViTy/Nedro/RebelRouser played at Frozen Shores

Player 5* ring62 1 Victory Point
Player 6 RB-ZUB 1 Victory Point
Player 7 Lost~One
Player 8 Moriouce

ring/Zub/Lost/Moriouce played at Frozen Shores

All new assignments in order of arrival, skipping previous alliances if player number allow for it. If not enough players for new alliances, simply order of arrival in channel assignment.

(New # assignments for round 4)
Player 1* Rebelrouser 1 Victory Point
Player 2 Ragner 1 Victory Point
Player 3 Nedro
Player 4 ViTy

Rebel/Ragner/Nedro/Vity played at Islands of War

Player 5* ring62
Player 6 Moriouce
Player 7 RB-ZUB 1 Victory Point
Player 8 Lost~One 1 Victory Point

ring/Moriouce/Zub/Lost played at Thule Atoll





Nedro 1 Victory Point
RebelRouser 1 Victory Point

Ragner/ring/Nedro/Rebel played at Swamp Blossom

RB-ZUB 1 Victory Point



Zub/ViTy played at Swamp Blossom

Victory Point Totals:

Ragner 3
Nedro 3
RebelRouser 3
ring62 1
Moriouce 1
Achilles 1
BabyShark 1
Lost~One 1

FINAL VICTORY POINT TIEBREAKER DECIDED BY FFA ON BLOOD IN THE ARCTIC, WON BY NEDRO. RebelRouser killed Ragner, then Nedro killed RebelRouser. The joy of FFA.

This was a fun level match. Thank you everyone who participated! I hope you all enjoyed yourselves today.

Moriouce Maps 2v2 Random Rotating Allies Tournament Dec. 8, 2019 2 PM EST!!!

Moriouce is War2USA’s Mapmaker of the Year 2019. He made over 50 dazzling, creative and unique masterpieces for the game we love, Warcraft 2. You can view gorgeous images of the Moriouce Collection. This fun 2v2 Tournament will feature some of these beautiful maps.

Even though you play in teams of 2, the way it works is this:

Each game will be on a different map and with changing allies to maximize the variation of challenges in the quest to find the most versatile Warcraft 2 Player playing in 2019.

Each game won earns each member of the winning team 1 point. There will be 5 games. Whichever player earns the most of 5 points possible will win if there is no tie. If there is a tie, the tied players will play a final match to break the tie to decide the winner.

Game 1 (Small Land Map)
Player 1/2 and 5/6 teams choose Game 1 Map from Blood in the Arctic, Four is a Crowd, and Rift Valley
Game 2 (Medium Land Map)
Player 1/3 and 5/7 teams choose Game 2 Map from 8th Lake, Warmongers, and Valley
Game 3 (Hybrid Map)
Choose Game 3 Map from Aegirs Ford, Mystic Clover, and Frozen Shores
Game 4 (Water Map)
Choose Game 4 Map from Anniversary, Thule Atoll, and Islands of War
Game 5 (Big Land Map)
Choose Game 5 Map from Thread of Destiny, Swamp Blossom, and Pain on the Plain

(Pictures coming to this post soon)

Alliances for Game 1 will be assigned in order of arrival. Player 1 + Player 2, 3+4 etc.
For Game 2, the allies will swap to Player 1+3 vs Player 2+4
For Game 3, allies will again be assigned in order of arrival to channel, skipping any ally you were previously allied to. If a player leaves, you will be reassigned the next available ally.
PLAYERS MAY ENTER BEFORE ANY ROUND** You probably won’t win if you don’t arrive in time for the first game, but people showing up late can be added because of revolving random allies format, which is part of the reason it’s being done this way. It gives flexibility you don’t have to worry about with pre-registered no-shows.
If odd numbers show up, which is likely, some players may have to sit some rounds. In general, players will be assigned to teams in order of arrival in channel with some flexibility to avoid re-allying the same person repeatedly.

1. You can enter this tournament before any Game in case you can’t make it for 2 but still want to participate. You most likely won’t win since others will be ahead in points, but you can still play.
2. No hacking or cheating. SS must be provided upon request.
3. War2USA Code of Conduct is in effect.
4. Players not abiding by the rules will be eliminated.

This post will be updated soon with map pictures.

If we don’t get even numbers of players in groups of 4 for 2’s, if two players are left out alone, they will be allowed to 1s for that round and have it count for a Game Point.

The goal is to have a great time playing many new maps with unique layouts and challenges, land, water, and hybrid, various sizes, playing with different allies of different levels, and compete to find out who is the MOST VERSATILE WARCRAFT 2 PLAYER in 2019.

If there is a tie at the end, and more than 1 player has the same number of Game Points, they will fight each other to break the tie.

Come join us Sunday, December 8th at 2 pm EST for this special event enjoying the game we all love, Warcraft 2.

War2USA 50 New Players Playing 2019 Goal Surpassed!!!

I am happy to report that we have surpassed our 50 new player goal for 2019!! This includes only players that we did NOT see in 2018. So 50 NEW to War2USA players since January 2019! And we got more than 50 already halfway through November a month and a half before the end of the year!!

There were plenty more people that logged on who didn’t play, but I did not count players who only logged on, but counted only players that actually played. I believe each of these names is a unique individual, no repeats, and was careful to not include known smurf names of previous users. I also very likely missed a good number of players, so the actual number is higher than the ones I remembered to record.

Visit the War2USA forum for more details.

I want to thank each of you for playing on War2USA and contributing to making War2USA the best Warcraft 2 server on earth!!

Game on.

Summer 2019 Map Contest Official Winner Announcement

Thank you everyone who entered maps in War2USA’s Summer 2019 Map Contest! I was very happy with how many people participated and all the beautiful and unique maps that were added to our community’s map pool for many years to come!

The official winner of War2USA’s Summer 2019 Map Contest as decided by popular vote by the community is:


Well done, Nedro! This map rates very high in uniqueness, creativity, thought put into it, attention to detail, replayability, all traits of a top notch map creation. Thank you for joining in this community contest and congratulations!!

Official Smurf Night at War2USA was Wildly Fun!

Thank you to everyone who participated in War2USA’s first Official Smurf Night on Nov. 1st, 2019!
The night was really fun…I was able to “hide” and not get doubled/tripled/quadrupled every game lol. 😉
Some of the smurfs were pretty easy to pick out, but a few, I still don’t know who they were.
Here’s the Youtube vid from Smurf Night!

War2USA Official Smurf Night Nov. 1, 2019

I definitely plan to have another Smurf Night since it was super fun. I’m thinking twice a year, the last Friday before the time changes in Spring and Fall.