Introducing the WoW Variety Show
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The WoW© Variety Show is a new three-event live broadcast coming to Twitch on August 24!

For glory and honor, a mix of renowned Warcraft Celebrity Contestants and chosen community members will go head-to-head as they compete in a triathlon of unique WoW activities. Players will have to show off their in-game knowledge, mastery of leveling, and speed in our specially-tailored segments for bragging rights over their fellow heroes and a slew of giveaway prizes. Read on for details of each event, and be sure to both register here and join the Variety Show Discord before the event goes live on Twitch!

Leveling

We’ve seen what some of our favorite friendly faces can do at max level, but now we’re taking them back to where it all began. Hosted on live servers, four Warcraft Celebrity Contestants will have exactly one hour to level a fresh character as high as possible, with a series of additional tasks and challenges to face along the way!

Scavenger Hunt

From lore to unsolved mysteries, the Warcraft universe is filled with all sorts of hidden items. Faced with riddles, puzzles, and plenty of things to find, teams of five will need to work together, making the most of their time as they scour the zones and complete as many scavenger tasks as possible! Register today to start your search, because spots are limited.

Footrace Through Azeroth

The final activity comes down to a test of speed and strategy, as players will fight without flight on a footrace through Azeroth! Grab your ground-mounts and go sign-up today. May the fastest hero win!

FAQ

Who can register?

  • The first Variety Show is limited to players from North America. Full eligibility and rules can be found here.

When does registration close?

  • Signups will be open until 11:00 am (PT) on August 15.

Who are the four WoW Celebrity Contestants?

  • The four will be revealed in the coming weeks! Make sure to follow us on Twitter to catch who will be joining the broadcast.

What prizes are being given away?

  • We will be giving away a variety of in-game goodies–Game Time, Mounts, Pets, and some special surprises–to players throughout the broadcast.

How many spots are available?

  • Spots are limited! The four Celebrity Captains will be joined by a further four registered players to join each of their teams, be sure to sign up for a chance to be selected. The Footrace Across Azeroth is open to additional players. Limiting spots allows us to ensure the best experience for everyone as we experiment with our first Variety Show.

How often will you be hosting the Variety Show?

  • Only time will tell! Let’s see how the first one goes before we plan on the second.
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  1. swisscheese's Avatar
    Well this is.......interesting
  1. Seiken3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by swisscheese View Post
    Well this is.......interesting
    My thoughts exactly. Did we ask for this? I mean, there's 9000 other things we as players want, but it seem to fall on deaf ears and we end up getting things we didn't ask for.
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seiken3 View Post
    My thoughts exactly. Did we ask for this? I mean, there's 9000 other things we as players want, but it seem to fall on deaf ears and we end up getting things we didn't ask for.
    Did this take up development time?
  1. HeraldofSargeras's Avatar
    "NA only." lmao
  1. swisscheese's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    Did this take up development time?
    Cost us 3 or 4 new raids
  1. VoidSeeker199X's Avatar
    WAT
    /10char
  1. rrayy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seiken3 View Post
    My thoughts exactly. Did we ask for this? I mean, there's 9000 other things we as players want, but it seem to fall on deaf ears and we end up getting things we didn't ask for.
    You only speak for you. Also, this does not take any away any development time. Stop acting like you are the sole arbiter of what they should be giving out.
  1. Orby's Avatar
    I like this. Bit of an alternative play style played for fun.
  1. Seiken3's Avatar
    No need to get all hostile. I'd love to know your sources on the info that this didn't take from resources that could be spent on development, however.
  1. Redwyrm's Avatar
    Probably more entertaining than the competitive dungeon runs (MDI)
  1. Chilela's Avatar
    Feels like marketing, but hey, could be fun for the people still playing.
  1. ParanoiD84's Avatar
    Cant be worse then the so so boring arena and m+ they usually stream where its always the same comps.
  1. Lorgar Aurelian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seiken3 View Post
    No need to get all hostile. I'd love to know your sources on the info that this didn't take from resources that could be spent on development, however.
    How could it possible take resources form development? They don’t seem to be adding any thing new for this stuff at most it’s some community mangers setting this stuff up and they would never be working on development anyway.
  1. Xofa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ParanoiD84 View Post
    Cant be worse then the so so boring arena and m+ they usually stream where its always the same comps.
    Than.. THAN!! If you're gonna complain.. please for the love of God, do it properly................
  1. ParanoiD84's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xofa View Post
    Than.. THAN!! If you're gonna complain.. please for the love of God, do it properly................
    No i dont think i will, does it bother you?
  1. TheRevenantHero's Avatar
    Why even bother having sign ups? they're only going to choose huge Twitch streamers as contestants. This is fucking stupid and a waste of time.
  1. Ehrenpanzer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by HeraldofSargeras View Post
    "NA only." lmao
    NA only.. then read the rules and see its literally only the USA eligible.. fuck Mexico and Canada I guess...
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seiken3 View Post
    No need to get all hostile. I'd love to know your sources on the info that this didn't take from resources that could be spent on development, however.
    Common sense. It's not developers making this. It's the community managers.
  1. lolbubble's Avatar
    ................wat
  1. StillMcfuu's Avatar
    Guess Blizz finally got tired of streamers doing more for the community and keeping a positive light on the game than they have.

    This isn't to say I'm not going to give their ideas a go, I'd like to see them.

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