Get ready for more competitive World of Warcraft gaming this year. The 2019 Arena World Championship (AWC) and the rebranded Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) will be leading the lines for WoW’s e-sport and competitive scene. Both the AWC and MDI are growing in 2019, and European players will have the chance to prove that they can mix it against the world’s top opponents in cups and qualifying events coming soon. Blizzard also wants to give fans a chance to further support the programs—and have some fun along the way. Two new in-game toys are coming to the shop (details to follow), with a portion of the sales being added to prize pools for both WoW esports programs.
The NA and EU regions will have two Arena seasons each, with six cups per season. Each cup will see teams battle for their share of a USD $10,000 prize pool. This represents an increase over last year’s competition, with more cups and more chances for players to win. Like last year, each cup will award points. For each finals event, the top four point-earners per season from both NA and EU will compete for a USD $100,000 prize pool. The first cup begins on Feb. 8; signups start today and will close Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. PDT/6 p.m. CET.
Asia-Pacific, China, and Latin America: These regions also will run cups based on the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship ruleset. Signups for Korea, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau, Australia/New Zealand, China, and Latin America will kick off later in the year. Keep an eye on regional channels for more information.
For more information, check out the official news post here.