World of Warcraft Arena World Championship kicks off this weekend
The World of Warcraft Arena World Championship kicks off this weekend! Here’s what to expect, where to watch, and more.
The live broadcast for the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship (WoW AWC) will kick off this weekend. Read on for the WoW AWC 2023 details!
World of Warcraft Arena World Championship
This World of Warcraft esports tournament will kick off its official live broadcast between Jan. 20 through Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. PST. It will feature the first cup of the season. Teams will duke it out against each other for points and a place in the Season 1 WoW AWC Grand Finals.
World of Warcraft Arena World Championship schedule (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Here's when these Cups will be happening:
- WoW AWC Cup 1: Jan. 20 to Jan. 22
- WoW AWC Cup 2: Jan. 27 to Jan. 29
- WoW AWC Cup 3: Feb. 3 to Feb. 5
- WoW AWC Cup 4: Feb. 10 to Feb.12
The matches will be under the double-elimination and best-of-five format, according to Blizzard. When these Season 1 Cups are over, the Season 1 WoW AWC Grand Finals will occur and feature a $300,000 prize pool.
Teams will also get a chance at the Season 1 WoW AWC Grand Finals through the AWC Gauntlet tournament. This will involve a single-elimination bracket where the last-standing team from each region will earn a place in the big event.
WoW AWC Cup broadcast talent (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
WoW AWC 2023 and WoW Dragonflight
These WoW AWC events take on a seasonal approach, which means all of the esports action is tied to the in-game seasons of the Dragonflight expansion.
"If the competition wasn’t already exciting enough, these Cups will present a plethora of new additions to the Arena World Championship, including both The Nokhudon Proving Grounds and Evokers," Blizzard recently announced.
The Nokhudon Proving Grounds refer to a zone in the new expansion. Meanwhile, Evokers refer to the latest playable class in World of Warcraft.
Thundering Banner of the Aspects item (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Additionally, players who complete a full AWC Cup will get the new Thundering Banner of the Aspects in-game item.
Registration is still open on GameBattles for WoW AWC Cups 2 to 4.
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