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Blizzard unveils 2019 World of Warcraft esports plans
  • Blizzard has confirmed plans for the for the 2019 Arena World Championship (AWC) and rebranded Mythic Dungeon International (MDI), previously know because the Mythic Dungeon Invitational.


    Among the important additions towards the 2019 esports schedule, alongside the enhance of events and slight name alter to the MDI, may be the inclusion of a crowdfund assisted prize pool. Whilst no specifics around the precise percentage on the wow items price will go to the event, we do know it will be Alliance and Horde themed in-game toys. WoW fan-site and neighborhood resource Wowhead lately datamined two such toys that they consider would be likely fits for this crowdfunded reward. Blizzard is yet to reveal the value of your in-game toys, however, they price pets at £9, so we would assume a toy would come in under this bracket, mainly as a consequence of companion pets having more utilizes inside WoW, with them serving as not only companions but battle pets in WoW's take on Pokémon.


    Starting using the EU and NA regions, the Arena World Championship will run as two seasons, spring and summer created up of six cups per season. Each and every cup will feature a $10,000 (£8,000) prize pool and points for season placement, with the best four point scoring teams from NA and EU competing for their share in the $100,000 (£80,000) rewards in both summer season and spring, the initial cup begins on February 8th.


    Over in Asia-Pacific, China and Latin America, these regions will adhere to a cup model devoid of seasons. The regions will be earning wow gold points and prizes inside the identical way as EU and NA, nevertheless, and can have an end of year occasion soon after its cups are more than. The end of 2019 finals will probably be made up on the following: 1st location from NA and EU Spring Finals - 1st and 2nd from NA and EU Summer Finals - the best point-earner from NA and EU and the winners of your China, APAC and Latin America Finals.


    As for the Mythic Dungeon International, it will likely be split into two regions: MDI East - China, Korea, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Australia/New Zealand and MDI West - North America, Latin America, and Europe. The MDI will perform similar to previous events with the MDI open to any group of five players in WoW with teams tasked to complete five levels 14 Mythic Keystone Dungeon in time involving February 26 and March 12 to become entered in to the Time Trial pool. with all the procedure repeated for the second season. The MDI will reward $12,000 (£9,300) per cup and $100,000 (£80,000) for the end-of-season LAN, of which you will find two.


    Esports Insider says: Within a year in which Heroes with the Storm esports went the way of your Raphus cucullatus, it really is fantastic to determine Blizzard double down on World of Warcraft esports and see not merely prize pools increase alongside the amount of events but in addition crowdfunding, plus the improved significance from the MDI is going to be extremely interesting to watch as it really is extra like a group vs team speed run than a classic esports event just like the WoW Arena series.