Stronghold GOG Tournament

en SHC2We’re thrilled to finally announce that Stronghold Crusader 2 will be coming soon to GOG (formerly Good Old Games). This new version of the game will be DRM-free and has also been reworked to be fully compatible with the new features of GOG Galaxy. Galaxy is GOG’s online gaming platform, which means you can enjoy the full multiplayer experience as well as achievements, chat, game-time tracking and more completely DRM-free!

UPDATE: Thank you to each brave warrior who applied for our official Stronghold Crusader 2 GOG launch tournament! Overwhelmed by the colossal number tournament applicants, we have chosen to make a few small changes.

Change #1: Instead of streaming exclusively from our Firefly Studios Twitch channel, one round will now be streamed by GOG themselves! You’ll be able to view these matches (and maybe even catch yourself live!) on the GOG Twitch.

Change #2: All participants must be existing owners of the game on Steam. They will however receive a free copy of Stronghold Crusader 2 and all currently released DLC on GOG! Secure yourself a place in the tournament and you’ll be competing in the first ever Crusader 2 tournament hosted through GOG Galaxy.

Change #3: We’re taking a little extra time to polish the GOG version of Crusader 2 and test its integration with GOG Galaxy to ensure smooth and stable multiplayer, hence the delay. To ensure the above the tournament will now begin shortly after the game’s release on GOG.

We will announce new info about both the release of the GOG version and the beginning of the tournament as soon as possible. Stay tuned!


Original Post: To celebrate the upcoming release we’re organizing a new Crusader 2 GOG tournament! Sign up now and defeat your fellow players, before taking on the resident Firefly Studios champion! With matches streamed live via the Firefly Twitch channel, the time has come for you to test your mettle against Firefly’s best. Scheduled to begin on Sunday October 18th, our tournament introduces new loot to be won in the form of GOG vouchers for games, a Firefly GOG collection, signed physical prizes and merchandise.


All YOU have to do is sign up, train diligently and hold your nerve when the battles begin. With players competing against each other in one bracket and Firefly staff in the other, the tournament will end with the most skilled player facing off against our Firefly champion in a grand finale! Those skilful enough to reach the semi-finals can look forward to winning at least some of the following tournament-exclusive prizes:


  • GOG discount voucher ($9.99)*
  • All Firefly Studios Games on GOG
  • Signed Physical Copy of Stronghold Crusader 2
  • Firefly Studios T-Shirt (Medium or Large)


  • Signed Physical Copy of Stronghold Crusader 2
  • All Firefly Studios Games on GOG
  • GOG discount voucher ($5.99)*


  • Stronghold Crusader 2 and all DLCs on GOG
  • GOG discount voucher ($5.99)*

* Valid for games up to $9.99 or $5.99 in value

Grand Champion

The winning player will then go head-to-head with our Firefly Champion in a grand final. Emerge victorious and they will be awarded with:

  • Sealed royal parchment declaring YOU as champion (Signed by Firefly)
  • Stronghold Crusader 2 Polo Shirt (Small or Medium)
  • Firefly Studios Coffee Mug


How to Enter

  1. Submit a completed application form by 17:00 (UK Time) on Monday October 12th
  2. Add our official Crusader 2 Tournament account on Steam
  3. Check your e-mail over the next few days to see if you’ve been selected!



This tournament will take place over the course of three separate weekends. The first round will be held on October 18th, with the quarter-finals on the 25th, semi-finals on 31st and the grand final against our reigning Firefly Studios champion on November 1st. All games will be streamed live on the Firefly Studios Twitch channel. To enter you must be available to play during the official tournament hours of 14:00 to 19:00 (UK Time).

Our GOG launch tournament will accept a total of eight contestants, randomly selected from the pool of applicants and announced on Wednesday October 14th. Contestant will receive an email containing the full tournament schedule, as well as the date and time of their first match, shortly after being selected. Winners will be announced following the end of the tournament on Monday November 2nd.

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