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The World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament will kick off Friday, July 23 at 1 PM ET.

How it works

The event will feature the top 16 teams across North America and Europe. Over 150 teams signed up in the qualifiers, and the best eight teams of each region made it to the top. A total prize pool of $30,000 USD, split into $15,000 per region, will be at stake.

Below is the prize pool distribution:

  • $30,000 USD split into $15,000 per region
    • 1st place: $5,000
    • 2nd place: $3,500
    • 3rd place: $2,000
    • 4th place: $1,500
    • 5th/6th place: $1,000
    • 7th/8th place: $500

In terms of the format, it will be a best-of-five double elimination. Each competing team will consist of three players.

World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament begins Friday
Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament schedule. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

The World of Warcraft teams for North America and Europe will be the following:

North AmericaEurope
Fishstick GamingHAHAHA
RLP StrongMeme for a Dream
Sup FreshPoland Mountain
Toxic WasteShadowplay
uWuSpriest Clicker
What’s up it’s usWe Love Cats
xgmYou Want Trouble
y u do this?Zero Reilience

World of Warcraft esports

The World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament is a celebration of the game’s player-versus-player mode. It’s also a tribute to the game’s esports beginnings.

“Burning Crusade holds a special place in the history of competitive WoW, and we hope to showcase that history and our deep love for Arena and the community that has built up around it for the past 14 years,” Blizzard said in the announcement.

World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament begins Friday
Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament casters. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

The lead producer of Burning Crusade Classic, Holly Longdale, will be a special guest at the tournament on Sunday. As for the casters, they will be Supatease, Venruki and Ziqo throughout the weekend. They will be joined by Esfand, MrGM and Pikaboo, who will go into play-by-play details.

Alongside official streams over on World of Warcraft’s official Twitch and YouTube channels, competitors will also get to co-stream their games on their own Twitch channels.

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!
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