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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

Registration for the Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament is now open and will close on July 9. Interested teams must visit Gamebattles and sign up in either the Americas or Europe region.

After signing up, teams of three will duke it out from July 17-18 in best-of-three double-elimination matches.

World of Warcraft announces Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament
Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament schedule. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

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 

The Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament will be broadcast on the official World of Warcraft Twitch and YouTube channels on July 23 and 25.

Alongside some special guests, Supatease, Venruki and Ziqo will be featured during the live broadcast event.

Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament talent. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

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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.