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WoW Arena World Championship 2017 Details

The 2017 Arena World Championship system has been detailed and we get a good look at what it's going to take for the Method boys to get back to Blizzcon and maybe this year we can get an all Method Grand Finals! There's also a nice summary video of last year's event, including the insanely tense final game of our NA team going up against Splice, which you really should check out even if you aren't into Arena and PvP in general, it's that good! Here's te full post, covering the extra qualifier tournaments and detailing the new ways players can get involved:

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World of Warcraft esports is leveling up! This year we’re bringing you more ways to participate, more teams, and more live action for everyone watching at home. So if you have a competitive bone in your body (and who doesn’t?), read on for an overview of the exciting changes. There are many ways you, your team, and your community can get involved.

But first, a quick—and epic—reminder of what you can expect. . . .

More Teams, More Action

This year, there’ll be more opportunities to prove your teams’ prowess on the world stage:

  • Extra qualifier cups in North America and Europe, giving more teams the chance to shine.
  • Open signups: you don’t need an Arena rating to sign on the dotted line. What’s stopping you?
  • The top eight teams will be broadcast live, giving your team the chance to show off epic skills and the audience good reason to cheer on the teams they’re passionate about.
  • Prize pool of $6,000. Each. Pretty sweet. *nods*

Points Win Prizes: How to Qualify

To advance, teams can earn points through a variety of events:

  • Online Arena Cups award points to the top teams, so the teams with the most points qualify to their regional LAN event.
  • Teams can sign up to compete in as many cups in their region as they want. Go, go, go!
  • Approved community-run events can also award points—so what better reason to encourage your community to get involved? The more points you have, the more chance you have of qualifying. Simple as that.

How Points Are Awarded

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th and 6th
Online Arena Cup 160 80 36 20 12
Approved Community Events 40 20 12 8 N/A

Note that points are earned by teams, not individuals, so leaving your team means leaving some of your points behind. Safety in numbers, friends!

The Road to the World Championship Finals




Regional Championship Events—Claim Your Crown!

  • 12 teams for NA and EU—up from 8 last year.
  • All regional events are LAN-based, with teams competing in person.

The WoW Arena World Championship Finals

  • 12 teams—up from 8 last year.
  • Latin America now has a dedicated spot and China will be represented by a second team—get your game on, wherever you are.

Join us!

Not looking to participate but want to follow the action? We’ll be updating you soon on when and how you can catch the epic battles, so you can follow your favorite team along the glorious road to the WoW Arena World Championship Finals. Up for the challenge? Keep your eyes peeled for event announcement and rules in the coming weeks.

Good luck, heroes!