Competition has been wrapped up with gaming for as long as gaming has existed. Esports thrives today, taking multiple forms from selling out stadiums to casual online tournaments.\r\n\r\nBlizzard is jumping in to continue their Arena World Championship and Mythic Dungeon Invitational once again. Players that are interested in competing are in luck - sign ups for the events are officially open!\r\n\r\nIf you're unfamiliar with the events, the Mythic Dungeon Invitational, or MDI, is an esports event that pits teams against each other to compete for the best time and result in completing a dungeon in the current iteration of the game, Battle for Azeroth. Teams are penalized for deaths and race against each other to see which team reigns superior.\r\n\r\nThe Arena World Championship is a more straightforward esports format, where players are pitted against each other in PvP combat to see who comes out on top in a death match. The competition is separated into EU and NA cups, with the winners of these cups moving forward to do battle for the grand prizes.\r\n\r\n[embed]https:\/\/twitter.com\/Wowhead\/status\/1234562611573714944?s=20[\/embed]\r\n\r\nIt's important to note that these events are only available for players on the Battle for Azeroth version of the game. The Classic version of World of Warcraft doesn't have Arenas or Mythic dungeon difficulties, so neither of these events can be held for players of Classic. It currently remains to be seen on if Blizzard intends to implement any sorts of events of this caliber for the Classic servers, though it seems doubtful.\r\n\r\nPlayers will be competing for their share of a variety of prizes. The Arena World Championship, for example, features a prize pool of USD $10,000 at the Cup levels. For those lucky competitors that make it to the grand finals, there will be a prize pool of USD $500,000 to compete for.\r\n\r\nThere are a handful of rules for the competitions, especially the MDI. The makeups of groups will be traditional with the ruleset now dictating that parties will be made up of one tank, one healer, and three DPS classes. Players will not, unfortunately, be able to push their way through with five mages to try and claim the best time, or any other unorthodox composition.\r\n\r\nThe events are still a good distance away, but it's a good idea to go ahead and sign up immediately. Sign ups are open to anyone, so get out there and stake your claim on the esports scene today!