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World of Warcraft has announced its very first Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament. A prize pool of $30,000 USD will be on the line and split between the Americas and Europe. Players who are in the top 10% will also receive the original Vanquisher title.
How it works
After signing up, teams of three will duke it out from July 17-18 in best-of-three double-elimination matches.
The top eight teams will then test their skills against each other from July 23-25 in best-of-five matches. As for the winners, they will receive the lion’s share of the regional prize pool.
- $30,000 USD split into $15,000 per region:
- First place: $5,000
- Second place: $3,500
- Third place: $2,000
- Fourth place: $1,500
- Fifth/sixth place: $1,000
- Seventh/eighth place: $500
Where to watch
World of Warcraft esports
The tournament hopes to showcase the World of Warcraft community’s love for Arena mode over the past 14 years. Familiar faces, special guests and the competitors themselves will participate in the event to celebrate The Dark Portal’s return.
“From the Ruins of Lordaeron to the Ring of Trials, Burning Crusade Classic has taken players back to where World of Warcraft PvP took off,” the press release and announcement stated.
The Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament is another 2021 event made for competitive World of Warcraft players. Earlier this year, there was The Great Push alongside the Arena World Championship and Mythic Dungeon International Global Finals.
Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!