World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has already been off to a pretty hot competitive start, with Complexity LIMIT defending their title as Mythic World First for the expansion’s first raid.
Now, as 2021 looms closer and closer, Blizzard has released their plans for next year’s Arena World Championship and Mythic Dungeon International competitions.
Arena World Championship
It’s crazy to believe that the AWC is going on it’s FOURTEENTH year running, and I can’t wait to see what kind of competition is in store. The entire year’s AWC 2021 prize pool is a smooth $900,000, so if you’re looking to throw your hat in the ring – you can sign up on GameBattles right now.
As usual, the AWC runs via a point system.
The top eight point-earning teams from both North America and Europe will advance to the Circuit following the conclusion of all four cups. The Circuit will consist of a four-week round robin and total prize pool of $160,000 (USD). Following the Circuit, the top four teams from each region will earn their spots in the Season 1 Finals and a shot at the $200,000 prize pool (USD)!Arena World Championship & Mythic Dungeon International 2021 Plans are Here! – worldofwarcraft.com
Method Black (EU) and Cloud9 (NA) took him the top prize in last season’s Grand Finals.
Mythic Dungeon International
I fucking love the Mythic Dungeon Invitational. It’s an awesome break from typical PvP-focused esports events, and is just a pure race to see which teams can outsmart the content that Mythic Dungeons lay out for them.
This year, the Mythic Dungeon Invitational is pooling together players from all over the world across two seasons. They are keeping China in a separate program entirely (I presume due to the number of competitors in that region).
It’s worth noting here that a North American team has NEVER won the Mythic Dungeon International tournament. Method NA have been runners-up twice, so here’s hoping that we see some stars and stripes put up serious competition this coming year.
If you’re feeling frisky, you can head over to GameBattles to register right now. Competition starts on the 14th of January. In my opinion the MDI is some of the most electric World of Warcraft content you can watch, so I absolutely cannot wait for this new competition to kick off.
Stay tuned for more on both comps here, as well as future raid race coverage as new content drops!