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The World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament will kick off Friday, July 23 at 1 PM ET.
How it works
The event will feature the top 16 teams across North America and Europe. Over 150 teams signed up in the qualifiers, and the best eight teams of each region made it to the top. A total prize pool of $30,000 USD, split into $15,000 per region, will be at stake.
Below is the prize pool distribution:
- $30,000 USD split into $15,000 per region
- 1st place: $5,000
- 2nd place: $3,500
- 3rd place: $2,000
- 4th place: $1,500
- 5th/6th place: $1,000
- 7th/8th place: $500
In terms of the format, it will be a best-of-five double elimination. Each competing team will consist of three players.
The World of Warcraft teams for North America and Europe will be the following:
|RLP Strong||Meme for a Dream|
|Sup Fresh||Poland Mountain|
|What’s up it’s us||We Love Cats|
|xgm||You Want Trouble|
|y u do this?||Zero Reilience|
World of Warcraft esports
The World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament is a celebration of the game’s player-versus-player mode. It’s also a tribute to the game’s esports beginnings.
“Burning Crusade holds a special place in the history of competitive WoW, and we hope to showcase that history and our deep love for Arena and the community that has built up around it for the past 14 years,” Blizzard said in the announcement.
The lead producer of Burning Crusade Classic, Holly Longdale, will be a special guest at the tournament on Sunday. As for the casters, they will be Supatease, Venruki and Ziqo throughout the weekend. They will be joined by Esfand, MrGM and Pikaboo, who will go into play-by-play details.
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!