20 August 2019 (London) – Method and The World Showdown of Esports (WSOE) a multi-genre, multi-game tournament series produced by Estars Studios, have partnered to produce the Classic Race to World First, from the PokerGO Studio (ARIA Resort and Casino) in Las Vegas. The fully interactive 24-hour coverage on twitch.tv/method and twitch.tv/WSOE will feature a mix of world-class speed levelers and content experts from the Classic WoW community, as well as some of the top WoW streamers on Twitch racing to achieve notable “firsts” in Classic WoW, to be released at 23:00/11pm BST on Monday 26 August.
“The WSOE and Method partnership is a powerful combination to bring unforgettable action, nostalgia, and non-stop entertainment to the World of Warcraft community,” said Christian Bishop, WSOE commissioner. “We look forward to bringing the high-quality production value that WSOE is known for to this rising genre in gaming.”
Participants in the Classic Race to World First will seek to be the first players to level their personal characters to Level 60, then attempt to lead their guilds from around the world to be the first group of 40 players to kill the legendary "end bosses" Ragnaros and Onyxia.
The players streaming live from The Classic Race To World First in Las Vegas will be:
The talent desk will feature many returning faces to those who have watched Method’s previous Race To World First events, as well as a handful of new and experienced casters. Headlining the event will be Mike “Preach” Lamb, JB “Jdotb” Daniel, Sid “Supatease” Compton, Adam “Finalboss” Knych, and Daniel Falcone. New faces on the desk from the Classic community will include Daniel “MrGM” Carter, and Michael “Nano” Allred.
Check out the full line talent line up:
“‘Being able to bring the Classic Race To World First to the WSOE calendar of events in Las Vegas is incredibly exciting for all of us at Method. After three Race To World First events in Europe, it feels fantastic to bring an event to U.S. soil,”, according to Shanna "Darrie" Roberts, General Manager of Method. “‘The passion of the Classic WoW fanbase is unparalleled and we are confident that Estars Studios is going to help us not only live up to the expectations of the fans, but exceed them.”
Pre-show coverage starts at 22:00/10pm BST Monday 26 August on twitch.tv/method. WSOE will feature different player perspectives, unique content, and more simultaneously on twitch.tv/WSOE. Fans can also connect with the WSOE on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and keep track of Method on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, as well as join their Discord.
WSOE is the world’s premier multi-genre esports tournament series, where skills are tested, reputations are forged, and upsets are a certainty. The WSOE brings together the most compelling personalities in competitive gaming for intimate, head-to-head competition that puts the passion behind the games on full display. For more information, visit WSOE.com. Follow WSOE on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest news and updates.
About Estars Studios
Estars Studios is a premier competitive gaming content company in the world, comprised of live sports and entertainment leaders, who between them boast over 15 Emmy Awards from decades of production experience. As an industry-leading source of premium experiences for game developers, esports teams and gaming communities, Estars Studios offers best-in-class broadcast and digital production, distribution, end-to-end league, and tournament operations, player management, marketing, sponsorship, ad sales and more.
Getting our start as a World of Warcraft guild, Method is now a global, world championship winning esports organisation. Founded in 2005 by Scott ‘Sco’ McMillan and based in the UK, Method consists of 9 teams featuring over 75 world class players.More than an esports organisation, content creation is Method’s core foundation. Besides housing one of the largest live stream teams in esports, Method is the host of original events such as the Method Majors and the Race to World First: Uldir in September 2018 and the Race to World First: Dazar'Alor in February 2019. The Method brand can be encapsulated by the word “progress”, it is illustrated via the upwards trend in our logo. Our Mission is to progress esports, our players, our fans, and our partners through the offering of unique content, experiences and team work.