Blizzard recently detailed its plans for World of Warcraft esports in 2019. It’s bringing back two tournaments – the Arena World Championship (AWC) and also the Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) – and launching some new in-game toys to assist fund prize pools, it mentioned inside a weblog post on Thursday.
The Arena World Championship will return with a couple of “fun” twists, Blizzard stated. The North America and European regions will get wow gold two Arena seasons each, with six cups per season. In the course of each and every cup, teams will compete for any $10,000 USD prize pool, a rise in comparison with final year’s AWC. Every single finals occasion will see the leading four point-earners per season from both regions battle for a $100,000 USD prize pool.
The very first AWC cup starts Feb. 8, Blizzard mentioned. Signups began last week and finish on Monday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. PDT.
The Asia-Pacific, China, and Latin America regions may also run cups according to the AWC ruleset. Signups for those begin later this year.
Meanwhile, the Mythic Dungeon Invitational is no longer an invitational in 2019. It is now open to any player with a Blizzard Battle.net account in good standing. Rebranded the Mythic Dungeon International, it’ll showcase the world’s best dungeon-running teams and can 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).
Just like the AWC, it is going to be broken into cups. Every single cup for MDI East and MDI West will stream reside on Twitch every weekend across six weeks, Blizzard said. Winners will share a $12,000 prize pool per cup and will acquire wow boe items MDI points. At the finish in the season, the top teams from both regions will compete inside a cross-regional LAN event for $100,000 USD.
Blizzard is introducing two new in-game toys to assist fund all of these prize pools. They go on sale in the spring. The prize pools for the year’s final AWC and MDI LAN events are going to be announced later this year soon after the sale.