All roads lead to gamescom for World of Warcraft competitors in Europe! From August 23–26, 12 top-ranked arena teams from across the continent will throw down in Cologne, Germany at the World of Warcraft European Championship Finals.
PvP pros have been duking it out in community events and official qualifier cups to secure their places at gamescom. Now we’re set for a showdown among some of the best:
A dominant force in recent years, Method won the Arena World Championship in 2015, before defending their title in 2016. Will they maintain their momentum at gamescom?
With a total of nine BlizzCon appearances among its players, Northern Gaming Blue is one of the most experienced teams in the tournament. As defending European Champions, they’ll be eager to score another win in front of their army of fans.
Relative newcomers to the competitive scene, no members of the Rockets Esports roster had appeared in a World of Warcraft tournament before the year began. Since then, they’ve ripped through opponents to earn their spot at the European Championship Finals.
Of course, there’s fortune on the line as teams engage in ruthless combat for the lion’s share of $100,000 USD. Check out the prize pool distribution below:
||Team Total (USD)
|5th & 6th
But there’s more than money at stake—the top four teams from the gamescom event will also qualify for the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship Finals at BlizzCon later this year.
For the latest news and standings, head over to the 2017 Arena World Championship page. If you can’t make it to gamescom this year, be sure to follow World of Warcraft on Twitch to catch all the action via live stream.
We’ll share more details on the European Championship Finals in the coming weeks, including the full list of qualified teams and the tournament schedule. Stay tuned!