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World of Warcraft’s Mythic Dungeon International Season 2 will begin on Aug. 18 with a new format. A prize pool of $380,000 will be on the line.
New three-phase system
Based on the feedback from players and viewers, as well as Blizzard’s own experience with managing Season 1, the upcoming event will have a new three-phase system. This will decrease the demands of each competing team and ensure that every moment in the Mythic Dungeon International matters.
The first phase will be the Time Trials, scheduled from Aug. 18-24. Eligible teams can now register through Gamebattles until Aug. 16. After that, the top 24 teams from the global region will advance to the next phase.
Next, the Group Play phase will run from Sept. 3-19. During those weeks, the 24 teams will be divided into three groups of eight. One Mythic Dungeon International group will compete each weekend, with dungeon keystone difficulties and affixes varying between each group. This means that each team has one week for preparations. Additionally, the two best teams from each group will head to the global finals.
The third phase is the Last Stand Tournament, where teams will fight for a final open registration Time Trials. The top six teams will head to the Last Stand Tournament. According to the announcement, the format will be similar to The Great Push. Teams will have 15 hours to run keystones in dungeons throughout the Mythic Dungeon International event.
The final dates for the Last Stand Tournament have yet to be announced. Blizzard noted that there are plans to share these dates later this summer.
Where to watch and more
Season 2 of the Mythic Dungeon International will be broadcast over on the official World of Warcraft YouTube channel. Fans and supporters will get to watch teams use the new Tormented affix in the Shadowlands dungeons.
The Mythic Dungeon International Global Finals will include eight teams in total, with the top six teams from the global region groups, China’s top team and one more team from the Last Stand Tournament. A prize pool of $300,000 USD will be on the line.
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