WoW Wednesday: Here’s How to Watch the Arena World Championship This Friday

The World of Warcraft Arena World Championship is back, kicking off its 2-month stretch this…


The World of Warcraft Arena World Championship is back, kicking off its 2-month stretch this Friday 15th January in a fortnightly run alongside the Mythic Dungeon International. Meaning we’re in for a 2-month WoW binge that should certainly help comfort those of us enduring another lockdown. And for those who aren’t – do you really need an excuse?

2020 seems to have made a significant impact on this year’s Arena World Championship, which is projected to be the biggest so far. Over 200 teams have signed up to compete in open tournaments each week, but only the top 12 teams from each region will get a chance to enter the Cup and hash it out for their share of the weekly $10,000 prize pool per region. 

The first of four Cups can be watched this Friday as teams from North America and Europe vie for the prize pool and the necessary points to edge them into the Season 1 Circuit. But it’s only the top 8 point-earners from all 4 Cups who will advance.

Needless to say, It should make for some nail-biting watching, so here’s all the details: 

Venue: Online via the Warcraft YouTube channel

Dates: Every other Friday – Sunday, 15th January – 7th March

Broadcast Start time: 10:00AM PT

Prize Pool: $10,000 (USD) per Regional Cup

Format: 3v3, Best of 5

The weeks in-between each Cup will be occupied by Mythic Dungeon International Season 1, which means that competing teams from each tournament now have a little extra wiggle-room to hone their strategies before the next bout. It also means that we can enjoy an extra serving of sweet WoW esports, so there’s plenty to indulge yourself with.

Visit the AWC and MDI websites for all the info on upcoming dates and matches and prepare yourself for what promises to be a particularly epic year.

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