The level is a 1v1v1 on the Small Earth map. The player starts in Argentina and the AIs start in Eastern Australia and Yakutsk.
The AIs typically clash in Asia, but the player can't see this happening due to the fog. The AI in Australia gets an early quick bonus, whereas the AI starting in Asia typically fails to take Asia and ends up being quite weak.
Gold stars are awarded to players who complete Level 2 in 14 or fewer turns (18 on the standalone client).