If you’ve been craving for some old-school World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena pvp, then you’re in luck. Blizzard Entertainment is releasing their second installment of WoW Classic Arena Tournament this weekend.
The tournament is scheduled to begin on Friday, February 18th, and is expected to conclude on the same weeked on Sunday, February 21st.
The two regions, Europe and North America, will battle it out for a combined prize pool of $100.000. The entire tournament will be streamed live on Twitch and YouTube, so you’ll have both options available to you for free!
What is the WoW Classic Arena Tournament?
In case you’re new to World of Warcraft or you somehow never played any PvP in The Burning Crusade, we’re here to guide you.
In essence, the WoW Classic Arena Tournament boils down to two teams of three players entering a small arena where they fight to the death. The last team standing wins the match.
That’s the bare-bones description of it. However, the more knowledgeable players and viewers will know that WoW Classic Arena Tournament has much more depth to it. Knowing the specific team comps, the classes and specialisations within those same comps, and being able to recognize signature spells and abilities of each class, is all part of that game.
But worry not, the tournament will have some excellent casters to not only hype up each of the matches, but to also provide the viewers with step-by-step commentary and dissect the complex team plays into something we can all easily understand.
Here are the official casters of the tournament:
- Elliott “Venruki” Venczel
- Gillian “Eiya” Long
- Mohammed “Ziqo” Beshir
- Sid “Supatease” Compston
How to Watch WoW Classic Arena Tournament
We’ll begin by mentioning how to watch the WoW Classic Arena Tournament.
There will be two official tournaments, the official Warcraft Twitch stream and the Warcraft YouTube channel. Additionally, the players competing in the tournament will also have an option to stream the tournament themselves.
The broadcast will begin on Friday, February 18th, at 10:00 AM PT.
The Tournament Format and Prizes
We already said how the WoW Classic Arena Tournament boasts a massive $100.000 prize pool, but now we’ll share how it will be distributed.
- 1st: $17.000
- 2nd: $12.000
- 3rd: $8.000
- 4th: $5.000
- 5th/6th: $2.500
- 7th/8th: $1.500
In terms of tournament format, the WoW Classic Arena Tournament will only use the 3v3 arena mode, and not 2v2 or 5v5. It’s the usual format Blizzard uses in their WoW esports matches. Also, the teams will play a series of best-of-seven matches. Whoever accumulates the most wins after all seven matches, will win the series.
Let’s Check Out The Teams
The WoW Classic Arena Tournament will see two regions of eight teams each competing for the combined prize pool. Both NA and EU teams will fight in their separate brackets.
- Blackwater Gaming
- Bald Pythons
- Got Renamed
- J.B. Phelps Insta
- Naixi Demon King
- Poland Mountain
- Czsk Pumpers
- Sup Fresh
- Fishstick Gaming
- Kick Aimed Shot
- Congrats Flaberz
- Surfs Up
- No Glaives
- B I N G B O N G
- PHD In Misery
WoW Esports Looks Great in 2022
The esports schedule Blizzard revealed some time ago gave much hope to the fans of WoW. For years, they’ve been neglected and given scraps, while some other Blizzard titles enjoyed an objectively better treatment.
It’s great to finally see some love being given to World of Warcraft, especially the Classic version of the game. The WoW Classic Arena Tournament has great potential to reinvigorate the competitive scene within the game and perhaps even influence the retail version too.
All in all, this is an incredible time for WoW Classic fans, so make sure to watch the tournament and support your favourite teams and players.