‘Crush the Champions!’ Tournament

en smallDo YOU have what it takes to defeat a team of two bloodthirsty challengers in a special handicap match? Perhaps you’d rather be on the other side… Challenging some of the greatest veteran Lords in Stronghold history with a teammate at your side.

In celebration of the Stronghold Crusader 2: Gold Edition release in Germany on February 26, we are holding a tournament that gives you the chance to play as David or Goliath. Crush two opposing Lords under your heel or prove that teamwork is the ultimate weapon!


All you have to do is sign up before Monday March 7th using the form below, train diligently either alone or with your selected ally and get ready for a weekend of gory Crusader battles. The quickest Lords to win with the highest final scores will win the following physical and digital prizes:


  • All Crusader 2 DLC
  • Signed physical copy of Stronghold Crusader 2
  • All Firefly Studios games on Steam
  • Firefly Studios T-Shirt (Medium)
  • Sealed royal parchment declaring you as champion (Signed by Firefly)


  • All Crusader 2 DLC
  • Signed physical copy of Stronghold Crusader 2
  • All Firefly Studios games on Steam


  • All Crusader 2 DLC
  • One Firefly Studios game on Steam*

* Choose between Stronghold HD, Stronghold Crusader HD, Space Colony: Steam Edition, Stronghold Crusader 2: Special Edition and a Stronghold Kingdoms Starter Pack.


How to Enter

  1. Submit a completed application form by 23:59 GMT on Sunday March 6th
  2. Add us on Steam
  3. Keep an eye on your mail after applying to see if you’ve been selected!

Our ‘Crush the Champions’ Tournament will take place on Saturday March 19th and Sunday March 20th from 14:00 GMT to 18:00 GMT. All games will be streamed live via the Firefly Studios Twitch channel and may be uploaded to the SergiuHellDragoonHQ YouTube channel.

We will accept four solo players and four teams in this new tournament, for a total of 12 contestants selected from the pool of applicants. Players need to specify their preferences in the application form; we will choose the solo players considering the hours of gameplay on Steam and their performances in previous tournaments (if it’s applicable). Contestants will receive an email containing the full tournament schedule, tournament rules and scores guideline 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 March 21st.

Wondering how can a solo player can possibly win against two opponents?

Fear not! This new tournament is organised with a unique scoring system geared towards those brave enough to go it alone. Each solo player will fight against all teams and vice-versa, gaining points for each game. The players with most points at the end will win, a draw being decided by the speed with which each player won their matches. As an added twist to encourage close quarters combat, players will not be able to use trebuchets!