Last week, World of Warcraft rolled its plans for 2018. Changes are coming! Mythic Dungeon Invitational is back. More CUPS! NA or EU?
Last week, World of Warcraft’s community manager and esports manager – Josh Allen and Jeramy McIntyre spoke about the plans for the World of Warcraft esports side. They announced some really good stuff for the fans of the said side. In 2018, we will witness the introduction of a full-blown esports calendar which will be specially designed to support the 2018 WoW Arena World Championship or AWC for short. A lot of new tournaments will be born! We also get whole TWO Seasonal Finals for the EU and NA where we will see the answer to the question:
EU > NA or NA > EU ?
We will also get a championship which will give us the ability to answer the classic question “Is NA better than EU?”. Each of these events will have a prize pool of US $100, 000. There will be only 8 spots in each of these – 4 for Europe and 4 for North America. The two seasonal finals will come with the rights to secure a spot at the AWC.
Multiple Seasons of Arena Cups in North America & Europe – Blizzard
The number of the Arena cups will be increased from 5 to 9 and they will not only give the sexy $10, 000 prize pool but points too. The numbers of the teams which will compete in the cups will be 18, 9 for each region. Only the top 12 of an Arena Cup will be able to earn points in it. There will also be a new guideline and rule set for the teams. The teams with the most points will be invited to the AWC. The Arena Cups will start soon this February.
The Mythic Dungeon Invitational
The PvE part of Competitive WoW is coming back because Blizzard saw that we like it. As usual, it will be open to teams from around the world and the numbers of teams will be increased. The top 8 teams (2 per region) from each region – Americas, Europe, China and the Asia Pacific, will be eligible to participate in the Global Finals. All live on stage!
The format of the event will be double elimination and the teams, which will participate in the main event, will be sifted through a series of “obstacles”. The first one will be the Proving Grounds. In it, each team will have to successfully complete the Mythic Keystone dungeon challenge so they can advance to the next level – the Time Trials. The trial are actually speedruns and the 8 teams with the fastest runs will be able to get a spot at their regional finals.