The professional gaming organization, Team Liquid, has marked the release of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI by announcing a Civilization Team, headed by multiplayer stalwart MrGameTheory.
Team Liquid noted that they were, “proud to announce the creation of our Civilization Team and an initiative to launch Civilization VI into the world of competitive esports,” and stated that, “We’ll be launching a tournament soon, and the revitalization of the Civplayers and Civfanatic communities will be a great start to what will become of the scene.”
In addition, Team Liquid have noted that two additional team members will be announced on October 29, before a ‘series of tournaments’ are hosted starting on November 19 to find more team members.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI has been released worldwide! Marking the 25th anniversary of the Civ series, the game both builds upon the critically and commercially successful Sid Meier’s Civilization V, and introduces a variety of new features, such as the District system.
CivFanatics houses a number of forums to discuss Civ6:
General Discussions – discuss any and all aspects of the game here; let everyone know what you enjoy and what you don’t about the game.
Bug Reports – if you run into any bugs while playing the game, post them here. Firaxis staff have in the past perused our Bug Report forums to identify problems that need fixing in the next patch of the game.
Ideas & Suggestions – have you thought of a way to improve on Civ6? If so, post your idea in this forum and see what other fanatics think.
Strategy & Tips – discuss the best strategies for playing the game with players of all difficulty levels.
2K and Firaxis Games have released a live performance of “Sogno di Volare” the theme music for Civilization VI, and made the game’s soundtrack available for all to enjoy on YouTube.
Watch Christopher Tin conduct “Sogno di Volare”, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Angel City Chorale, Prima Vocal Ensemble, and Lucis at Cadogan Hall in London, July 19, 2016.
Each of the 19 different civilizations featured in Civilization VI has their own unique music. This score lives as an evolving audio record of your civilization’s progress as players aim to expand their empire and conquer the world in Civilization VI.
You can listen to the soundtrack on YouTube here:
Civilization VI soundtrack will be available for purchase from Friday October 21, on Gumroad, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play.
Sogno di Volare” as well as its accompanying track “A New Course” with lyrics are available on YouTube:
The wait is nearly over! Sid Meier’s Civilization VI will be released tomorrow worldwide, available to play immediately for those who have pre-ordered and pre-loaded the game, and available to purchase, download and play immediately for everyone else.
The release schedule is detailed in the following image:
2K have also prepared the following handy links to make it easy to find out when the game will unlock for you:
Thus, the local release times for some common locations are as follows:
Auckland – Friday 21 October 2016, 5am
Sydney – Friday 21 October 2016, 3am
Singapore – Friday 21 October 2016, 12am (midnight)
Moscow – Friday 21 October 2016, 2am
Berlin – Friday 21 October 2016, 1am
London – Friday 21 October 2016, 12am (midnight)
New York – Friday 21 October 2016, 12am (midnight)
Chicago – Thursday 20 October 2016, 11pm
Los Angeles – Thursday 20 October 2016, 9pm
Hawaii – Thursday 20 October 2016, 6pm
2K and Firaxis Games have released a six-part “How to” video series to prepare gamers for the launch of Civilization VI on October 21, 2016. Each part is just under 2 minutes long. The topics covered are: