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    Arena World Championship: Shadowlands 2021 Season 1

    Arena World Championship: Shadowlands 2021 Season 1
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    After thirteen incredible years of competitive PvP, the Arena World Championship (AWC) is back for what is slated to be our biggest year so far!

    This Friday, January 15, the first of four Cups begins with teams from North America and Europe battling for their share of the weekly $10,000 (USD) prize pool per region, and to earn points towards advancing to the Season 1 Circuit. Over 200 teams have signed up to compete in open tournaments each week, with the top twelve teams from each region making it into the Cup for a shot at the prizing and points. At the end of all four Cups, the top eight point-earners will advance to the Season 1 Circuit. You can catch all the details for AWC’s Road to Glory here!

    Details


    • Venue: Online - YouTube.com/Warcraft
    • Dates: Every other Friday – Sunday, January 15 – March 7
    • Broadcast Start Time: 10:00 AM PT
    • Prize Pool: $10,000 (USD) per Regional Cup
    • Format: 3v3, Best of 5

    Meet the Casters


    Gillian “Eiya” Long: Twitter | Twitch

    Mohamed “Ziqo” Beshir: Twitter | Twitch | YouTube

    Sid “Supatease” Compston: Twitter | Twitch | YouTube

    Elliot “Venruki” Venczel: Twitter | Twitch | YouTube

    When to Watch


    In addition to the start of AWC, the Cups will run alongside the Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) Season 1, on alternating weekends between the two events. This will allow teams for both AWC and MDI additional time to practice before the next Cup, providing greater opportunity for new strategies to develop while enhancing the overall competitiveness of AWC.

    Stay Connected

    Never miss a thing by subscribing to us on YouTube and check out the broadcast schedule on our esports page. Be sure to keep an eye on the WoW Esports Twitter page for live updates, recaps, and all the memes you can handle. We’ll see you in the Arena!

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    how can you make arenas championships when classes are completly broken in pvp now ?

    im honestly wondering how they plan to do it ? will they disable covenants to prevent 1 shot comps vs 1 shot comps ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamuimac View Post
    how can you make arenas championships when classes are completly broken in pvp now ?

    im honestly wondering how they plan to do it ? will they disable covenants to prevent 1 shot comps vs 1 shot comps ?
    Beats every game going into dampening like in bfa lol.

    But yeah i think your right.
    Do you hear the voices too?

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    There's a typo in the 1st place prize, says 12 points.

    From past experience they'll look at what is broken during the tournament and make some adjustments, so expect some pvp balancing a week or 2 after 1st tourney.

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    I expect another round of buffs/nerfs the following tuesday of January 15th once they see professional/top players getting randomly deleted during their live tournament.

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    yay...who else is hyped? oh yeah.

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    AWT rogues v pallies

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    This tournament will not show a display of skill, only uncounterable 1 shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZazuuPriest View Post
    AWT rogues v pallies
    Rogues - is useless
    No oneshots on pro scene they will play 5~ mins games

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    I hope it's a disaster full of one shots
    Bandwagon sports fans can eat a bag of http://www.ddir.com/ .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seldomisxd View Post
    Rogues - is useless
    No oneshots on pro scene they will play 5~ mins games
    Rogues useless? I don't think you watch very much high tier arena. Whaaz, Akro, Pika etc. are playing it well at 3K+ rating.

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    I hope they dont fuck up pallies after this stupid ass event...

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    Should be interesting to see what ends up getting changed in the next couple weeks.

    Funny seeing people still complain about Rogues here, just shows how little people pay attention. There's basically no chance the majority of games end in one shots, in fact I'd be surprised if more than a couple of them do. Burst is high, sure, but even decent teams are capable of handling it. The top teams in the tournament won't be dying that fast.

    The only things I could really see being changed are Ret Paladins off healing and Fire Mage burst. I'd guess around a 25% nerf to Word of Glory, but I'm not really sure how they fix Mages without gutting the class completely, it's horribly designed at its core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenJesus View Post
    I expect another round of buffs/nerfs the following tuesday of January 15th once they see professional/top players getting randomly deleted during their live tournament.
    I dont think so. I remember Bfa season 1 where the worlds best jungle played vs turbo and lost in like 3 seconds. Later the feral posted a picture of the dmg logs which showed how they got deleted. Feral and hunter got a nerf on their azerit, with the feral even being removed while the one for turbo came weeeeeeeks later

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamuimac View Post
    how can you make arenas championships when classes are completly broken in pvp now ?

    im honestly wondering how they plan to do it ? will they disable covenants to prevent 1 shot comps vs 1 shot comps ?
    one-shots are a low rating/noob problem, it almost never happens at 2k+ let alone at the rank1 level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rucati View Post
    Should be interesting to see what ends up getting changed in the next couple weeks.

    Funny seeing people still complain about Rogues here, just shows how little people pay attention. There's basically no chance the majority of games end in one shots, in fact I'd be surprised if more than a couple of them do. Burst is high, sure, but even decent teams are capable of handling it. The top teams in the tournament won't be dying that fast.

    The only things I could really see being changed are Ret Paladins off healing and Fire Mage burst. I'd guess around a 25% nerf to Word of Glory, but I'm not really sure how they fix Mages without gutting the class completely, it's horribly designed at its core.
    Completely agree. I think combustion needs a small damage nerf otherwise mages are ok. Their power is largely a reflection of the meta rewarding burst. if the meta slows down then fire mages lose relative power. Same with sub rogues.

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    I hope ZIQO would stop casting games with 95% of the content he says is "OHHHHHHHHHHH" and would actually give some not too far below average humanoid intellectual content.

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    First place 12 points and second place 100? Makes perfect sense.

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