Welcome to the home of Competitive Hogs of War! This is a community led event that sees individual players battle it out to determine who will be crowned HoWL champion! This will be our 4th year running, with this year seeing the continuation of the Grunt League with a potential split between summer and winter seasons! Want to get involved? Head over to the main page and join the Hogs community discord to get in touch with our mod team! We welcome all players and abilities, the only question is - are you Hog enough to take the next step? See you on the battlefield soldier!
> Matches will be played each week, with the exact date and time agreed upon by both players before hand. Fixtures must be played during the week they are scheduled for, if a match is unable to be played due to disagreement by players/being unable to decide on a date during that week then the match will be labelled as forfeit and neither player will receive any points, unless the forfeit was caused by an individual player
> All matches will be a best of 3 rounds, except for the Semi Final & Final which are best of 5
> If both players have won 1 round and it ends up going to round 3 & if all of both player's pigs die during round 3 - the match ends in a draw and both players are awarded 1 point to conclude the match
> At the end of the season, if any players are level on points and score difference - they will play a one off head to head, best of 3 match to determine who will take the higher position in the league table
> Players are allowed to use either version of Hogs ((PAL or NTSC). Players should decide amongst themselves which version they will be using during fixtures
> The host should make Save States as much as possible (preferably at the start of a new turn) in order to avoid game crashes. If the game does crash during play - the current game must be restarted, unless an earlier save state can be used that is agreed upon by both players
> The League tends to use ePSXe and Duckstation as its primary emulators when matches are played, however any emulator is allowed to be used during matches so long as it is agreed upon by both players before the match begins & as long as it does not provide any form of technical advantage to the player who is acting as both player and host at the time the match is being played
> If a player is hosting one of their own matches (when deciding team line ups on the roster screen) they have the option to hide the screen so as to not show their own lineup to their opponent, unless agreed upon beforehand by both players
> Players are allowed to pause the game if they are having internet/lag issues, it will be up to the players at the time of their match to discuss beforehand what measures they should take to deal with internet/lag issues. If issues persist - please contact a League Staff Member and we will assist where possible
> Abusive/offensive language towards other players (regardless if its over voice or text chat) will not be tolerated. Players who are found to be doing this will automatically be Disqualified from the league until further notice
> The team system for selecting lineups has been changed in the off season. Players can now choose from a pool of 17 pigs across best of 3 and 28 across best of 5.
The total pig pool for Bo3 matches is as follows:
- 1 grenadier
- 2 medics (max 1x round)
- 3 sappers (max 2x round)
- 4 paratroopers (max 2x round)
- 3 scouts
- 4 gunners
- The Total pig pool for best of 5 matches is as follows:
- 2 grenadier (max 1x round)
- 3 medics (max 1x round)
- 5 sappers (max 2x round)
- 7 paratroopers (max 2x round)
- 5 scouts
- 6 gunners
> in Best of 5 games - you can play a medic and grenadier together ONLY ONCE throughout the match
> The player who goes first in Match 1 will take their first turn second in Match 2. Match 3 will be randomised on who goes first (if Bo5 - matches 3 and 4 will be rotated again, with match 5 then being randomised)
> The player who goes first in Round 1 will take their first turn second in Round 2. Round 3 will be randomised on who goes first
> Jumping on pigs heads to deal +1 damage is allowed
> The Flamethrower trick is not allowed
> Wall Climbing is not Allowed
> The Game Timer will be set to 30 seconds by default
> Health will be set to double with +1 pigs set, so matches will be 1v1, 5 pigs each
> Teams are allowed a maximum of x2 paratroopers, x1 Orderly, x1 Grenadier and x2 Sappers, all other classes in multiplayer have no limit
> If you do use an Orderly, they are only allowed to heal x1 per turn via the healing hands. All other methods of healing, such as via health & weapon crate drops are allowed and have no limit
> Maps that will not be in Rotation - Play Pen, Duvet Fun, Friendly Fire, Doomed, Cratermass, Moon Buttes, Island Hopper, Death Bowl and Death Valley 1
WANT TO PLAY ON THE LEAGUE MAPS?
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Looking to practice like the Pro Players do? Getting ready for one of our upcoming tournaments/leagues? Then you better check out our latest version of Competitive Hogs! We've swapped out some of the less balanced multiplayer maps for a couple of brand new and existing maps from both singleplayer & earlier versions of the game. Both the Pro and Grunt League will be using this version, further updates/changes will be added and mentioned via update posts on the home page. The currently map pool for both the Pro & Grunt League is:
High and Dry
Grassy Knolls (this is Mission 2's Map)
Pigs in Space
Morning Glory [NEW]
Dusty Ridge [NEW]
Barnyard Blitz [NEW]
Pitch Invasion (Swapped for Friendly Fire, this is an older version of the same Map)
Saustralia Stand-off [NEW]
Hedgerow Warfare [NEW]
Bridge the Gap
Well, Well, Well! (this is Mission 25's Map)
Over the Top
Pdrag (Swapped for Death Valley, see 'File 3' ISO in download)
Maps not included in 2023 pool: Pigin' Hell, One Way System, Hedge Maze, The Lake and Hillbase
ARE YOU NEW TO HOGS OF WAR? HAVEN'T PLAYED IN A WHILE? WHY NOT JOIN THE GRUNT LEAGUE!
The Grunt League aims to teach new players the ropes of comp Hogs. This League offers a larger time limit per turn and a more chill approach to competitive Hogs of War. If you are interested in being apart of this seasons tournament then please contact us directly by joining the Hogs of War Community Discord Server (linked on the home page). Grunt League 2023 will be split into summer and winter seasons, so if you happen to join us too late for one - you can join in during the next!
LOOKING TO JOIN US FOR THE PRO/GRUNT LEAGUE OR RANKUP? CLICK ON UNCLE HAM FOR ALL THE DETAILS!
Update - Registry for Season 3 of GL Winter Season 2023 has closed. If you want to get involved in the Summer Season of 2024 then please join the Hogs Community Discord (see homepage for link) and speak to our moderator team!