WoW: Informationen zu der Gruppenphase der World Championships
Am Freitag, den 30. Oktober 2015 gegen 1:30 p.m. PDT werden die Mitarbeiter von Blizzard die Gruppenphase der Arena World Championship von World of Warcraft starten und von den acht für die Weltmeisterschaften qualifizierten Teams dann insgesamt sechs Mannschaften auswählen, die in der nächsten Phase auf der Blizzcon 2015 im November antreten dürfen. Passend zu dieser anstehenden Gruppenphase und den Meisterschaften auf der eigentlichen Messe habe die Entwickler vor Kurzem nun einen neuen Blogeintrag mit allen Informationen zu den acht qualifizierten Teams, den Preisgeldern und den Kommentatoren veröffentlicht.
- Start: 30. Oktober 2015 gegen 1:30 p.m. PDT
- Livestream: Eine Liste findet ihr hier
- Planung der Weltmeisterschaften
SK Gaming – Europe
SK Gaming (formerly known as Solari Gaming Blue) took first place at the European Road to BlizzCon event in an epic 5-game series against Skill Capped EU. Their presence at BlizzCon 2015 should come as no surprise, as all of these players have repeatedly proven themselves to be among the best of the best in the World of Warcraft Arena.
Skill Capped EU – Europe
Although they were defeated by SK Gaming in the Grand Finals at the European Road to BlizzCon, Skill Capped EU (formerly known as Solari Gaming Red) had a tremendous run throughout the tournament. Now, with Opening Week on the horizon, this team is looking to come back swinging and take the championship title at BlizzCon 2015.
Solari Gaming – Europe
Solari Gaming is quite possibly the team with the most to prove in this year’s WoW Arena World Championship. At the European Road to BlizzCon (under the name Solari Gaming Yellow) they faced off against Three Languages One Team for the third and final spot at BlizzCon . . . and lost. However, they caught a lucky break after Three Languages One Team was unable to travel to BlizzCon. How will Solari Gaming Yellow make use of their second chance at glory?
Cloud9 – North America
This team qualified for BlizzCon 2015 under the name Juveniles—and with less major tournament experience than several of the other teams, and only three members on their roster, many considered them to be the underdogs. However, after taking first place at the Americas Regionals, that all changed, as Cloud9 proved themselves as one of the strongest RMDs (Rogue/Mage/Druid combo) in the world.
Tempo Storm – North America
It should be no surprise to see these guys at BlizzCon. Elite, Pikaboo, and Jahmilli have repeatedly shown to be one of the strongest teams in online tournaments over the past couple of years, and with Starship filling out their roster, they were nearly unstoppable at the Americas Regionals. Now Tempo Storm is out to prove that they have what it takes to be the BlizzCon 2015 champions.
FollowEsports.com – North America
FollowEsports.com’s path to BlizzCon 2015 was rocky at best. They were the last of the six North American teams to qualify for the Americas Regionals, where they came in third place, narrowly beating out Luminosity. However, they’ve proven time and again that they can’t be kept down. Will this be their time to shine?
Do It For Fun – Korea
Yeonyeon and Coding competed as members of team Push Push at BlizzCon 2014 and fought their way past some incredibly strong competitors to advance to the semifinals. Now, with Jyottu and Mudyane joining them, Do It For Fun is here for another shot at that first place prize and the title of BlizzCon champions.
Original Gangstarr – China
Original Gangstarr is composed of an all-star lineup from China. XaioJie, Han BaiChuan, and Darkarchonyo have all qualified for BlizzCon before, and YiYang won the Chinese championship in 2014. Although they may not be as well-known as some of the other teams, these players should absolutely not be underestimated.
- Sid ‘Supatease’ Compston
- Elliott ‘Venruki’ Venczel
- Jared ‘vhell’ Coulston
- Josh ‘Lore’ Allen
- Jackson ‘Bajheera’ Bliton
- 1st place team: $120,000
- 2nd place team: $50,000
- 3rd–4th: $20,000
- 5th–6th: $12,000
- 7th–8th: $8,000