World of Warcraft teams clash in AWC Shadowlands Circuit
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The top World of Warcraft teams clashed in the Arena World Championship Shadowlands Circuit for the event’s third week. Only the top four teams will get a place in the Season 1 Finals.

Creed and Skill Capped dominate Shadowlands Circuit

Day 2 of the third week began with Reload Esports vs. Ad Hoc Gaming in the Nagrand Arena. The latter team took the first win of the day.

The team bested its opponents on Game 2 as well. However, Reload Esports brought it back in the third match and the proceeding one, tying the score 2-2. When it all came down to Tol’viron Arena, Reload Esports completed a reverse-sweep and won 3-2.

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Reload Esports managed to reverse-sweep Ad Hoc Gaming in the third week of competition. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

The second series of the day consisted of matches between Cowana Gaming and Creed. The Nagrand Arena went to Creed, and it didn’t stop there. Following that victory, the team dominated in Hook Point and Black Rook Hold in the Arena World Championship Shadowlands Circuit. This earned the team a score of 3-0.

Up next, Tegridy Damp went against Skill Capped with the latter team obtaining victory in the first game. Although Tegridy Damp put up a fight in both Empyrean Domain and Tol’viron Arena, Skill Capped closed out the region by going 3-0.

Arena World Championship Shadowlands Circuit North America

Method NA went up against Cloud9 in the first matches of the next region. The team fought in the Nagrand Arena, Hook Point and Black Rook Hold. Cloud9 achieved victory in the first and second arenas.

Method was forced into a reverse-sweep situation, starting with Black Rook Hold, but the players of Cloud9 were at the top of their game and took the third game 3-0.

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Cloud9 swept Method NA to start North American play this week. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

World of Warcraft Arena World Championship Shadowlands Circuit teams Unitas and Golden Guardians were up next. The latter team won the first game in the Nagrand Arena. However, Unitas tied the score 1-1 in Ashamane’s Fall. The team continued to fight in Dalaran Sewers and Hook Point, but the Golden Guardians came out on top.

Hamsters & Hares then duked it out against Spacestation Gaming. After claiming victory in the Nagrand Arena, Hamsters & Hares also took Ashamane’s Fall.

However, it was not over for Spacestation Gaming, as the players took out their opponents in Tiger’s Peak and Hook Point. When both teams battled in the decider match in the Ruins of Lordaeron, Hamsters & Hares achieved victory with a score of 3-2.

Hamsters & Hares fended off a reverse-sweep from Spacestation Gaming. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment.

The final games of the day came down to OTK versus Charlotte Phoenix. OTK took the first arena and Tiger’s Peak, but Charlotte Phoenix put up a fight to win in Ashamane’s Fall. When it all came down to Black Rook Hold, OTK snatched victory and closed out week three of the Arena World Championship Shadowlands Circuit with a score of 3-1.

The remaining weekend of matches are scheduled to occur between April 17 and 18. Fans can catch the action over on YouTube. Once a total of four weekends of matches are finished, each region’s top four World of Warcraft teams will head into the Season 1 Finals.

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!