Calling all World of Warcraft esports fanatics! The first North America Qualifier Cup will be broadcast live on Twitch, on Saturday April 8th at 11:00am PDT. You can read up on entry requirements, prizes and community events below. Get involved!
All About Tournaments
- The events will be 3v3 Arena Tournaments on live realms
- There is a double elimination bracket
- Team rosters are 4-player, but you can sign-up with 3
- All series are best-of-5
- Tournament Mode is required; all gear is normalized and honor talents and artifact power are maximized
All About Prize Pools
- 1st place: $3,000, 160 points
- 2nd place: $1,500, 80 points
- 3rd place: $1,000, 36 points
- 4th place: $500, 20 points
- 5th and 6th places: 12 points each
All About Points
This is a great year for esports and a big year for World of Warcraft. The new points system allows us to spread tournaments consistently throughout the year, which keeps up the momentum and excitement— from the tournament all the way to the Championship. Don't forget, the top 12 teams are the ones who earn their place in the Championship.
All About Rosters
- Didn't finish in the top 6 in the first tournament? Not a problem! Teams can change their team members as often as they want, until points are earned. Once you have points on the board, your teams are set in stone. Well, except. . .
- Teams who earn points are allotted one roster swap without consequences.
- After the free swap, there is an automatic 50% reduction to your points tally.
- If you want to know more, you should definitely read the official rules below.
- Signups are live!
- Signups will be open until 9:00am PDT on April 3rd.
- Teams will be seeded by the rating they achieve at the end of the season.
- The open tournament bracket starts on April 6th, and plays through until the 7th.
- The last 8 teams will be broadcast live on Twitch on Saturday, April 8th starting at 11:00am PDT.
- We're excited to partner-up with GCDTV, who will be helping us out with all that has to happen behind the scenes (which is a lot).
- The full rules and regs—plus the essential player handbook—can be found here.
Want To Run Your Own Tournament?
We would love to see more of these! The more community involvement the better and there are some seriously solid reasons for doing it. Community-run tournaments directly impact which teams end up in the Arena World Championships, as all approved community-run events award points. If you're even remotely interested, here's what you should do: read the guide, fill out the application form and send it to us. If you have any questions about running your own event, get in touch. We're here to help and want you to create as many buzzing community events as it's possible to have.