Blizzard has announced plans to launch its next major World of Warcraft classic event on Battle.Net this week, the Burning Crusade Arena Tournament, which will kick off in North America and Europe.
The Burning Crusade Arena Tournament will have the top 16 teams from North America and Europe. The best will enter this weekend’s live broadcast, the Classic Arena Championship (CAT) broadcast.
The Arena Tournament will be broadcast on YouTube and Twitch, and Blizzard told gamers today:
"From the more than 150 teams that signed up before the qualifiers last weekend, to only 8 teams left in North America and Europe, the epic ending of WoW Esports' first Burning Crusade Classic Arena Championship has been finalized.
"The remaining team is made up of some of the best 3v3 players in the world. They have mastered the legendary arena and their total prize money is US$30,000 (USD).
"CAT is our celebration of all things WoW pvp, because we can go back to the greatest game of 2007 and the original birthplace of WoW Esports.
"We will have a special guest commentary and Holly Longdale, the classic lead producer of "Burning Crusade", so be sure to keep reading so that you won't miss a truly classic weekend moment."
The casters Supatase, Venruki and Ziqo of the Arena World Championship will be in charge of the service desk throughout the weekend. Esfand, MrGM and Pikaboo will join them. The team will cover the best games and games, and will include Holly Langdale as part of the table lineup on Sunday.
The start time of the WoW Classic Arena Tournament has been set to Friday, July 23 at 10 am Pacific Daylight Time. The complete schedule is as follows:
Location: YouTube.com/Warcraft and Twitch.tv/Warcraft
Co-Streams: Players will be able to broadcast their matches live on their own channels
Date: Friday, July 23-Sunday, July 25
Broadcast start time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Bonus: USD 30,000 (USD), divided into USD 15,000 for each region
First place: US$5,000
Second place: USD 3,500
Third place: USD 2,000
Fourth place: USD 1,500
5th/6th place: 1,000 USD
7th/8th place: 500 USD
Competition system: 3v3, double lose in five games
It should also be noted that in addition to tournaments, there will be some top arena events in World of Warcraft.
Throughout the week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the team finder (default hotkey: i), select the player battle tab at the bottom of the window, and then at leisure, select the arena skirmish and join the battle.
You will match your teammates and provide opponents to kill in the arena. You can also queue up Premade groups in the Premade tab or create your own groups.