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The World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament crowned its regional player-versus-player champions after a weekend of intense matches. While You Want Trouble won in the Europe region, Sup Fresh took home the gold in North America. Both teams won the lion’s share of the regional $15,000 prize pool.
Top World of Warcraft teams
The format was a best-of-five double elimination. Each competing team consisted of three players. The top 16 teams across both regions were 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 Resilience|
You Want Trouble’s victory
Throughout the weekend, You Want Trouble fought its way to the top. The matches were broadcast over on the official World of Warcraft YouTube channel. In the first round, the team took down Scooter. Next, they swept Meme for a Dream and Zero Resilience before facing HAHAHA in the finals and winning with a score of 3-1.
In the final faceoff, You Want Trouble’s Warlock, Druid and Warrior took down HAHAHA’s combination of Rogue, Priest and Mage in the Nagrand Arena and Ruins of Lordaeron maps.
Pressure was put on HAHAHA’s Priest in the first two games. HAHAHA’s Rogue used Eviscerate to finish off the enemy Warlock first in the third game, but You Want Trouble won the final battle with another Priest takedown.
Sup Fresh sweeps the competition
As for North America, Sup Fresh won the lion’s share of the regional prize pool. The World of Warcraft team bested RLP Strong in the first round, followed up by sweeping uWu 3-0 and What’s up it’s us in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively.
In the finals, Sup Fresh’s Mage, Rogue and Priest fought against Fishstick Gaming’s Warrior, Druid and Warlock in the finals, going 3-0 in the Nagrand Arena and Ruins of Lordaeron maps.
Sup Fresh defeated Fishstick Gaming’s Warrior and Druid in the first couple of games. The final game consisted of Warrior Fishstick Gaming’s Warrior getting polymorphed, breaking out of it early and using Execute to take down Sup Fresh’s Priest. However, Sup Fresh persisted by taking down the enemy Druid and the rest of Fishstick Gaming.
The World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament featured the top 16 teams across both regions, as well as over 150 teams that registered in the qualifiers.
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!