StarCraft II isn’t the only game at the Battle.net World Championship (BWC), taking place on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 in Shanghai, China. Some of the best World of Warcraft players from around the world will also be sharing the spotlight in events that include a live raid encounter featuring the Stars and Supreme Quicksand raiding guilds, Challenge Mode dungeon races, and an epic Arena championship.
Dungeon Challenge Event
Day one of the Battle.net World Championship will get rolling with the Battle.net World Championship Dungeon Challenge. Two five-player teams from the raiding guilds in attendance, Stars and Supreme Quicksand, will conduct simultaneous Challenge Mode runs to prove who the fastest dungeon runners in the East really are. Each guild must select a single team and class composition to use throughout the event and will need to be prepared to take on Shado-Pan Monastery, Scarlet Halls, and Stormstout Brewery. Final times will be tallied to determine the winning guild.
Live Raid with Stars
The Chinese guild Stars has a long history of facing down the toughest challenges in World of Warcraft with skill and aplomb, consistently ranking amongst the world’s top raiders. Meanwhile, the members of Supreme Quicksand proved themselves worthy at a recent raid challenge where they beat out five other top guilds in China with a Heroic Dragon Soul fastest clear time of 1 hour, 13 minutes, and 59 seconds. On the second day of the BWC, these guilds will be putting their considerable abilities on display as they race through the Heroic version of Mogu’shan Vaults.
World Championship World of Warcraft Arena Global Finals
Ten top Arena teams—two from each global region—are coming to Shanghai to face off for the title of 2012 Global Champion at the Battle.net World Championship. They’ll be vying for international glory and their share of a prize pool totaling $189,000.
First, this incredibly talented pool of players will have a chance to test their mettle against the field in a series of grueling best-of-five round robin matches. Then, the top four teams to emerge from the melee will move on to the double-elimination championship bracket to see which team is worthy of the title of Global Champion, and a championship purse worth over $100,000.
First Place - $105,000
Second Place -$45,000
Third Place - $27,000
Fourth Place -$12,000
Stay tuned for a full list of all of the teams competing in Shanghai!