World Of Warcraft Reveals 2020 Competitive Season Plans

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Changes to the competitive scene.
Changes to the competitive scene. Blizzard

With Battle for Azeroth entering its final season, World of Warcraft announced that there are some plans for 2020. In particular, players can expect some big changes for the Mythic Dungeon International and the Arena World Championship.

The biggest change by far is that WoW esports is now on YouTube. That's right. All content related to Mythic Dungeon International, as well as the Arena World Championship, are going to be on this platform. This includes broadcasts and VODs.

For the other changes, we look at them below.

Arena World Championship

With this being the 13th year of the AWC, the people at WoW said that it was time to shake things up. This may be the final season just to close out Battle for Azeroth.

Starting this spring, registration for the online qualification cups of the AWFC are going to open and anyone can sign up. There is going to be a total of eight online Arena cups divided equally into North America and Europe. Each one is going to offer a $10,000 prize pool along with AWC Points. The teams that have the most AWC points after all eight cups get invited to the AWC Battle of Azeroth Finals where they battle for a large share of the $500,000 prize pool.

Once World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is launched, it will mark the beginning of the Arena World Championship. The first AWC Tournament Series in Shadowlands is going to be two important competitive seasons with online cups along with two in-person tournaments. This also incldes a mid-year LAN plus a finals event scheduled in the summer.

Mythic Dungeon International

For the MDI, there's a new dungeon to be introduced to challenge competitors. In terms of format, the first is that the Europe and Asia (EU/Asia) division now includes players from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Korea, China, and Taiwan. Meanwhile the Americas (AMER) division is going to have players from The Americas, Australia, and New Zealand. To determine the region where the teams participate, it's going to be based on where a majority of the team's players reside.

Of course it won't be a MDI without an in-person LAN. The final tournament of the season is going to offer a $300,000 prize pool.

Moving forward, all MDI seasons are going to be considered as standalone events with a LAN final to cap each event.

What do you think? Ready to try your luck in these tournaments?

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