After several intense weeks of World of Warcraft Mythic Dungeon International action, seven teams earned a place in the WoW MDI global final. This means the remaining spot will go to the winners of the upcoming Last Stand Tournament, which will take place this weekend according to a Monday announcement from Blizzard Entertainment.
All about the Last Stand Tournament
The event will run from May 20-22, with the live broadcast starting at 1 p.m. ET each day. In terms of the format, the World of Warcraft teams will consist of five players each. Competitors will have 15 hours to complete all six dungeons, and the team with the best cumulative time will secure a spot in the global final. There will run five Shadowlands dungeons plus Neltharion’s Lair from the Legion expansion.
A prize pool of $30,000 will be at stake during the Last Stand Tournament, too. Meanwhile, the ultimate goal will be the bulk $300,000 in the global final, happening from July 8-10.
According to Blizzard, more than 5,000 World of Warcraft teams signed up for the Time Trials phase of the Last Stand Tournament. Of those, six persistent teams made it to the upcoming live broadcast weekend.
Whichever team wins the Last Stand Tournament will join Long Ming, Donuts and Despair, Sloth, Monka, Perplexed, Echo and Baldy in the ultimate dungeon-running showdown.
Where to watch the WoW MDI action
Fans and supporters can visit the official World of Warcraft YouTube channel from May 20-22 to watch the Last Stand Tournament gameplay.
The event will feature casters Tristan “Dratnos” Killeen, Moira “Meeix,” Caroline “Naguura” Forer, Peyton “Tettles” Tettleton and Alex “Xyronic” Tatge. Joining them will be special guests Jordan “Okaymage” and Robin “Naowh” Gabay.
“You won’t see me playing, but you will see me casting,” Naowh said on Twitter. “Excited to see teams fighting for that last Globals spot! Will try my best to not curse.”
You won’t see me playing, but you will see me casting.
Excited to see teams fighting for that last Globals spot!
Will try my best to not curse. https://t.co/SDtGskr02Y
— Naowh // Robin (@Naowhxd) May 16, 2022
In addition to English, the Last Stand Tournament matches will be available in French, German, Russian, Spanish and Korean.
More World of Warcraft esports
According to Blizzard, there will be a variety of upcoming events to honor the conclusion of the Shadowlands expansion. World of Warcraft Dragonflight will also be featured in PvE and PvP esports.
Blizzard then noted that the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship will run from July 16-17. This will be followed by an online cross-region tournament from July 23-24.
“We’ll also have brand-new community events, an extended Great Push tournament format, and a slew of one-off events to close out the year,” the announcement revealed.
More details about these activities will be provided in the coming months.
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