Blizzard reveals the first official tournament for World of Warcraft Classic. The Summer Bowl will begin on June 17, 2020
According to Blizzard Entertainment Incorporated, World of Warcraft Classic will finally be holding an eSports tournament. The tournament will feature players coming from various parts of Europe and North America.
The PvP event will span for three weekends. It will begin on June 17. The Summer Bowl is a 10-vs-10 tournament.
Blizzard released a blue post talking about the first official PvP tournament in #ClassicWoW – the Summer Bowl, a 10v10 Warsong Gulch with a USD $4,000 prize poll in North America and Europe!#Warcrafthttps://t.co/JbGteSS2Mg pic.twitter.com/BOhrpfGD5N
— Wowhead (@Wowhead) June 8, 2020
Summer Bowl setup
The entire tournament will be occurring during the summer season. The qualifiers are scheduled to start next week, on June 17th. For three exciting weekends, European and North American teams will be fighting for the prize pool. Both regions will be fighting for $4000 (8500 AUD) each.
The prize pool is surprisingly low since most community-based events had higher prize pools compared to what Blizzard is offering. Players who want to join the tournament must register in teams of ten.
The tournament requires players to have a level 60 character and must have no past and existing punishments or bans in their account. In addition, a few quest items and consumables, including Magic Dust, will not be allowed in the tournament. This is solid proof that the developers are following the outcry of the community and will adapt the rules subsequently.
The tournament will be divided into two stages. The first will be two sets of qualifying rounds and the second, the finals itself. The registrations for the qualifying matches are open for everyone as long as they meet the requirements. However, only the top six teams for each region will enter the finals.
Finals and Meta
Only the top two teams in Europe and North America will take the $4000 prize pool. The champion will get $3000 (4345 AUD) and the second placer $1000 (1450 AUD).
However, the most important thing is to win the first World of Warcraft Classic title. In addition, there is still a lot of unknown information about the event such as its hosts, shoutcasters, and people helping in hosting the event.
As of today, the metas are clearly defined in the WSG, with only minor adjustments to it. Two mages and two priests are needed in every team composition. A druid is usually the flag carrier or either one of the mages in the team. The remaining slots will be filled mostly by Warriors, Warlocks, Hunters, and Paladins.
The tournament layout is also straightforward. Usually, two players will target the enemy’s flag while the rest will have an all-out war in the middle of the World of Warcraft map. The team’s goal is to transfer the flag safely across the midpoint.
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