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Durante la prossima Blizzcon si svolgeranno anche le finali dell’Arena World Championship e del Mythic Dungeon International di World of Warcraft, importanti attività competitive che vedranno i migliori giocatori del mondo sfidarsi per il ricchissimo montepremi di più di 600 mila Dollari.

Le sfide dell’Arena World Championship prenderanno il via il prossimo 31 Ottobre, ed avranno come protagoniste molte celebri squadre della scena come Method, Wild Card Gaming, Unitas e Cloud9, che si sfideranno in un bracket a doppia eliminazione per il montepremi finale di 330 mila Dollari (mentre gli altri 330 mila verranno destinati alle finali Mythic), e che sarà integralmente trasmesso in diretta streaming.

Di seguito, andiamo quindi a mostrare il post ufficiale provvisto di tutte le principali novità, rilasciato sul sito di World of Warcraft. Vi auguriamo una buona consultazione ed un buon divertimento  a tutti.

Il post ufficiale

After months of preparation and hard-fought battles, the world’s best WoW teams have risen to the challenge to compete in the Global Finals, but each tournament will crown only one World Champion.

The culmination of the 2019 Arena World Championship and Mythic Dungeon International will take place within the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center at BlizzCon 2019!

Teams competing in the AWC & MDI Global Finals will take part in early rounds on Thursday, October 31. These games will determine who will continue in the upper bracket and who will have to fight their way through the lower. Interested in catching every second of the action? Don’t worry, recordings of the early round games will be released as a Twitch Premiere.

The MDI will kick off the epic WoW esport festivities all day Friday, November 1, beginning immediately after the opening ceremonies, while the AWC will keep the action going all day Saturday, November 2.

PRIZE POOL

We’re happy to announce that because of your direct support, the combined prize pool for WoW Esports at BlizzCon 2019 will be $660,000! Each of our two WoW Esports programs, the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship and the Mythic Dungeon International Global Finals, will have a prize pool of $330,000 up for grabs. Thank you for making this the largest prize pool we’ve ever had for WoW Esports at BlizzCon and thank you for your continued support of WoW Esports.

Check out the BlizzCon schedule here to learn more!

AWC, THE STORY SO FAR

Online tournaments all over the world broke out earlier this year in efforts to find Arena’s fiercest competitors. Every year, these online events are open registration with no requirements allowing any and all to step up and prove their worth. After grueling back to back competitions, the very best has separated and earned their place at the Arena World Championship Global Finals.

In North America, Cloud9 has dominated the point standings. An absolute juggernaut of a team took 1st place at Spring Finals & Summer Finals. While the remainder of the NA teams at both LAN events fell to European rosters like Wildcard Gaming and Aztech. Experts on the desk believe, the European region appears to have the most prepared rosters in the world. Method Black have trained all year for their moment at BlizzCon. At the Summer Finals, Method Black came just short of winning the whole thing, just to be being bested again by Cloud9 in the finals. The experts say Method Black on paper are World Champion material, but can they overcome the dominance of Cloud9?

Meanwhile at the Asia Pacific Finals, the Australian and New Zealand region rose above Taiwan and Korea after the Grand Finals became an all Aussie affair. Unitas White, being made up by the same roster which qualified to the Global Finals last year, faced off against their old teammate Featherfeet in a Best of 7 series, which went the distance. Unitas White clutched out 3 wins in a row, qualifying yet again to BlizzCon.

In Latin America, Unitas White’s sister team Unitas Blue crushed the online cups. The veteran Latam roster is no stranger to LAN events, qualifying two years in a row. Question is, will the Global Finals be a battle of the NA and EU giants, or will the consistency of APAC, LATAM, or even the wildcard team from China step up to the challenge on AWC’s biggest stage?


AWC WHERE TO WATCH

 StreamsLanguage
Warcraft (official channel)English
WarcraftFR (official channel)French
WarcraftDE (official channel)German
WarcraftRU (official channel)Russian
Falcony89Spanish
RowemSpanish (esMX)
PVPLABPortuguese (ptBR)

MEET THE AWC TEAMS

Whaazz (Rogue), Raiku (Mage), Chas (Druid), Swapxy (Death Knight)

Method Black have been dominant in the EU region for the past two years. Method Black were fan favorites going into the Summer Finals but fell short losing to Cloud9 in the Grand Finals after having had beat them in the Upper Finals. Placing third at BlizzCon last year with the same roster, they return to prove themselves as champions.

Loony (Restoration Druid), Blizo (Arms Warrior), Zeepeye (Elemental Shaman), Maro (Frost Mage)

Wildcard Gaming could be the “dark horse” after their strong Summer Finals finish. The core roster of Loony, Blizo, and Zeepeye returns this year, this time around with the legendary mage Maro on the team. All of these players have competed at multiple BlizzCons, with Loony as the only World Champion on the team, winning in 2014.

Minpojke (Restoration Druid), Vilaye (Shadow Priest), Akrololz(Assassination Rogue), Friedkitteh (Frost Mage)

Formerly known as Team Prismatic, Aztech qualified to the Global Finals by a sliver – Wildcard Gaming’s performance at the Summer LAN pushed Aztech to be the top point earner in EU. However, the competition shouldn’t underestimate them. With previous BlizzCon runner-ups Minpojke and Vilaye, they could deliver some surprises.

Gorecki (Restoration Druid), Smexxin (Arms Warrior), Thugonomics (DestructioWarlock), Chunli (Windwalker Monk)

The Gosu Crew (previously known as The Boys) are coming in as NA’s second seed. Every player on this team is world-class at their respective role and has competed at multiple BlizzCons, so they have the potential to go far in the tournament, despite their performances at the Spring and Summer Finals.

Snutz (Assassination Rogue), Chanimal (Destruction Warlock), Wealthyman (Frost Mage), Kubzy (Restoration Druid)

Cloud9 put in a dominating performance in the NA cups and at both the Spring and Summer Finals (taking first place at both events). Kubzy and Wealthyman have competed together since 2014 (except in 2016), making it to BlizzCon multiple times. With BlizzCon Champions Chanimal and Snutz on the roster this year, they are definitely the fan favorites.

Cmd (Shadow Priest), Yoske (Arms Warrior), Oxygen (Discipline Priest), Fresh (Retribution Paladin)

Unitas White consists of some of Australia’s best Arena players. They are the returning APAC champions from last year, replacing Featherfeet with Cmd. At the APAC Finals, they lost in the first round. They learned from their loss and battled all the way through the lower bracket and qualified for BlizzCon.

Aiden (Assassination Rogue), Hozitojones (Frost Mage), Shdwx (Restoration Druid), Pride (Arms Warrior)

Unitas Blue, the powerhouse team in the Latin American scene, has earned their shot at BlizzCon once again. This is the same roster who made it to the Global Finals last year.

Hen, Monian, Starshine, Zuoshoudada

New players to the scene, Time to Take Medicine earned their spot at BlizzCon by competing in the CN qualifier cups and winning the CN Finals. While teams from the Chinese region have been treated as underdogs the past few years – however last year the team Pen and Paper surprised the crowd, taking upsets in series and placed 4th. Will Time to Take Medicine be able to do the same?


AWC BEHIND THE DESK


AWC BRACKET

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Standings as of October 28 at 2:00 p.m. PDT

Marco "Stak" Cresta

Sono un appassionato di videogiochi fin da quando ne abbia ricordo e credo nella bontà del progresso che scaturirà grazie agli eSports anche a livello sociale. L'altra mia grande passione è da sempre stata l'attualità e la storia, motivo per il quale ho concluso il mio percorso di studi con la laurea in Scienze Politiche nell'Università calabrese di Cosenza.