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The World of Warcraft Arena World Championship Grand Finals will kick off on Sept 25. The top teams across Europe and North America will duke it out for a share of the combined $300,000 prize pool. The AWC: Shadowlands 2021 Grand Finals Champions title is also at stake.

How to watch the AWC Grand Finals

World of Warcraft fans can watch the Arena World Championship Grand Finals over on YouTube. The action will begin at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday.

Each day, the matches will start with the European region, followed by the North American one. The quarterfinals and semifinals will finish by the end of Saturday. Meanwhile, the elimination rounds and the finals will happen on Sunday.

Each competing team will duke it out against others in best-of-five matches before the best-of-seven finals.

Teams, players and classes

For the European region, World of Warcraft teams Reload Esports, Skill Capped, Method EU and Horizon earned a place in the Arena World Championship Grand Finals. Below are the team compositions and classes:

Reload EsportsLontar (Restoration Shaman), Vilaye (Shadow Priest), Merce (Warlock) and Mystic (Retribution Paladin)
Skill CappedMaro (Mage),  Asgarath (Restoration Druid), Blizo (Warrior) and Froffsy (Mage)
Method EUChas (Restoration Druid/Discipline Priest), Zunniyaki (Shadow Priest), Whaazz (Rogue) and Thesia (Mage)
HorizonTonyFeral (Feral Druid),  Kasuxo (Hunter), GeluBaba (Mage) and Relzah (Discipline Priest)
How to watch the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship Grand Finals
Tournament brackets for Europe. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

As for North America, the top teams include Cloud9, the Golden Guardians, Method NA and Unitas Blue. Here are the World of Warcraft players and their respective classes:

Cloud9Snutz (Rogue/Warrior), Chanimal (Warlock), Wealthyman (Mage) and Kubzy (Restoration Druid)
Golden GuardiansPikaboo (Rogue), Absterge (Restoration Shaman), Wizk (Shadow Priest) and Jellybeans (Hunter/Mage)
Method NACeralium (Mage), Brain (Holy Paladin), Drake (Windwalker Monk/Warrior/Rogue), Prev (Balance Druid)
Unitas BlueSmexxin (Warrior), Borngood (Holy Paladin), Aiden (Rogue) and Nuked (Mage)
How to watch the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship Grand Finals
Tournament brackets for North America. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

Skill Capped will face Reload Esports in the European quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Horizon will go up against Method EU.

As for North American quarterfinals, the matches will first feature Method NA versus the Golden Guardians, and then Cloud9 versus Unitas Blue.

The casters will include Gillian “Eiya” Long, Sid “Supatease” Compston, Elliott “Venruki” Venczel and Mohammed “Ziqo” Beshir.

Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!