Blizzard reveals 2023 WoW AWC and WoW MDI plans
World of Warcraft esports revealed its 2023 plans for WoW AWC and MDI. Here are the details and how to sign up.
World of Warcraft's Arena World Championship (WoW AWC) and Mythic Dungeon International (WoW MDI) esports programs will return in 2023! Here are the details.
WoW AWC in 2023
The WoW AWC tournaments in 2023 will feature a new seasonal approach. This will mean seasons of esports action tied to the in-game seasons of Dragonflight. Each season will lead up to Season Grand Finals featuring a $300,000 prize pool.
Each season will also have qualifier cups where the top three teams per region will head to the grand finals. As for the top four to eight, those teams will battle in the new AWC Gauntlet.
WoW AWC schedule. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.
What is the AWC Gauntlet?
The AWC Gauntlet will be a tournament that involves a single-elimination bracket. The last-standing team from each region will advance to the Season Grand Finals, according to Blizzard.
Starting Dec. 19, teams from North America and Europe can register via GameBattles for the WoW AWC Season 1 Cups. There will be four open Season 1 Cups per region, and teams will battle for points and the bulk of the $20,000 prize pool per event.
Once the AWC Gauntlet and Season 1 Cup events are done, four teams in each region will duke it out in the WoW AWC Season 1 Grand Finals for a piece of the combined $300,000 prize pool.
WoW MDI 2023 overview. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.
WoW MDI in 2023
As for WoW MDI, Blizzard revealed information for it plus The Great Push (TGP). As always, WoW MDI will involve racing through dungeons. Meanwhile, TGP will involve pushing keys to the limit while also racing against time. Each of these tournaments will conclude in a Global Finals featuring a $300,000 prize pool.
WoW MDI Season 1
WoW MDI Season 1 will involve the Time Trials phase in February. Registration for this is now open, and the top 24 teams will head to the WoW MDI Group stage. The top eight from this stage will battle for a piece of the $30,000 prize pool. The top two teams will then head to the 2023 WoW MDI Global Finals.
After the WoW MDI Group stage, the Last Stand Tournament will involve two spots for a chance at the WoW MDI Global Finals 2023 event involving a $300,000 prize pool.
Registration is now open for WoW AWC and WoW MDI 2023 events. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.
Season 2: The Great Push
As for TGP, it will take feature Dragonflight Season 2 alongside its very own $300,000 Global Finals prize pot. More information about this will be revealed later, according to Blizzard.
"In addition to the quest for immortality and taking home a share of the prize pools, all players across both programs will be able to earn the new in-game Thundering Banner of the Aspects," Blizzard noted, referring to both WoW AWC and WoW MDI events.
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