Blizzard Bares Plans For World Of Warcraft 2019 Arena World Championships

Blizzard Bares Plans For World Of Warcraft 2019 Arena World Championships
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World of Warcraft players from across the globe are gearing up for the upcoming 2019 Arena World Championships (AWC). The announcement of this year’s highly-anticipated AWC, previously known as the Mythic Dungeon Invitational, was recently made by Blizzard.

The annual AWC is shaping up to be one of the top gaming events in this year’s esports calendar, and for a good reason. But what has raised the level of excitement among fans is a crowdfund-assisted prize pool, according to EsportsInsider.

At this point, it is still uncertain what percentage of the World of Warcraft items that will be given out will be earmarked for the event. What is quite clear though are the prizes at stake which include in-game Alliance and Horde-themed toys.

Fans could not help themselves from speculating on the possible toys that would be up for grabs. Popular fan site of Wow was quick on its heels and was able to determine the possible crowdfunded rewards.

Although Blizzard has yet to lift the veil of secrecy, there are those who point out that pets are priced at $11.9 or £9 and therefore, the prizes to be given out during the AWC could be within this bracket. In the game, pets are becoming popular among WoW players because of their many uses.

Blizzard announced the World of Warcraft Arena World Championships would take place within two seasons. To kick off at the EU and NA regions, the Spring and Summer seasons will be composed of six cups featuring $10,000 or £8,000 in crowdfunded prizes.

On top of these cash prizes, the winners will also receive points for season placement, as well as pot money of $100,000 or £80,000 to be divided among the four top scoring teams. The first cup for this year starts on February 8.

Battles in Latin America, Asia Pacific, and China will also be based on cup models but will not have seasons. Players in these areas will also be earning points and prizes similar to their NA and EU counterparts and will have a chance to win more prizes at the end-of-the-year event.

Meanwhile, the World of Warcraft’s Mythic Dungeon International will be divided into two regions. These include MDI East composed of Southeast Asia, Taiwan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Australia/New Zealand. MDI West, on the other hand, is composed of North and Latin America and Europe.