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Get Ready for the Method Rush Event with the Official Rules and Schedule

The first Method Rush Path of Exile race season starts in just a few days on April 25th, will take place over 4 days and feature a whole lot of bosses getting rushed down from scratch! Today we'll be taking a look at the official rules for the event and the full schedule, but first let's go over the inspiration for the Method Rush series.

Path of Exile Racing has a very long and colorful history, extending back to the game's Early Alpha days. Straddling the divide between esport and Speedrunning, PoE Racing combines game knowledge, skill know-how, time optimization, and speed of course! Long ago Grinding Gear Games sponsored large-scale community races inside of Path of Exile that ranged anywhere from a Boss Kill to Endless Ledge which was an XP event. Method, along with community support staff and participants, hopes to revive and re-install this beloved racing format for the public to once more enjoy!

The Method Rush Race Season 1 will start with qualifier races, and from there, the top 35 qualifiers will duke it out in a series of races ranging in complexity, speed, and danger in order to rack up as many points as possible! With 11 separate boss rushes (each having its own first place $100 reward), and a total of $4200 worth of cash prizes on the table, this should be quite the event to tune in for!

The event will be streamed on the Method twitch channel: and you can check the full rules here.

In case you were wondering what the Meme Races are, they're just different and fun things that some of your favorite community members will be doing to lighten the mood and won't be included in the season standings. For example the first one, which should kick off around 18:00 EST on April 25th, will include ZiggyD, Gilbertamie, Cutedog_ and EmpyrianGaming in a Default Attack + Conversion Trap 45 Minute XP Race.

Schedule:


Qualifier: April 25th, 12:00 EST (18:00 CEST)

  • Pre-Show
  • Softcore Act 5 Kitava - 2 Hour Cutoff
  • Softcore Act 5 Kitava - 2 Hour Cutoff
  • Meme Race (Not Part of Season)

Day 1: April 26th, 12:00 EST (18:00 CEST)

  •  Pre-Show
  •  Hardcore Vaal Kill
  •  Hardcore Piety Kill - Lunaris Level 2
  •  Hardcore Malachai Kill
  •  Hardcore Act 5 Kitava
  •  Meme Race (Not Part of Season)

Day 2: May 2nd, 12:00 EST (18:00 CEST)

  • Pre-Show
  • Hardcore Dominus Kill
  • Hardcore 90 Minute EXP
  • Hardcore Act 5 Kitava
  • Meme Race (Not Part of Season)

Day 3: May 3rd, 12:00 EST (18:00 CEST)

  • Pre-Show
  • Hardcore Brutus Burst x3
  • Hardcore Merveil Burst x2
  • Hardcore Malachai Kill
  • Hardcore Izaro Kill

It'll be a really fun event with some of the top players participating, with anyone in the community being able to join as well, so make sure to tune in, starting with the qualifiers this Saturday! You can also check out the Method twitter for updates and the latest news about the event and everything Method.

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