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A couple fixes have been pushed through that should hopefully make these more accurate. The most important fix is that if you change guilds, it should now be updated properly. Remember that the armory has to first update a guild change before we will notice it. It may take up to 24 hours before the fixes fully propagate through as we need to get your latest guild information again.

Also, just a heads up for those who aren't aware. The Armory seems to be having issues updating arena teams. If this is affecting your access, please shoot me a PM with a screenshot of your character tab. Based on that and your gear information, we can usually manually grant you access. Back to Top

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I'm sure we were all expecting it after how terribly tonight went. Apparently they completely underestimated how many people would sign up and what their servers can handle. They will do some internal stress testing on the server to see if they can fix it, and if not, the issue may have to be patched. =/

The tournament servers are being brought down indefinitely until we can solve the lag issues players are experiencing. We will attempt to hotfix the issue tomorrow during extended maintenance. Depending on the results of our stress test, there is a chance that a hotfix will be insufficient and we will need to patch before the tournament will continue. We are actively working to track down the issue as quickly as possible. There is currently no ETA on when the tournament realms will return.

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The Blizzard 3v3 tournament registration is now open. Here are the important parts of the details. Note, this information is what is shown for the US and EU registration pages. Potentially, KR and TW may have different eligibility requirements.

Who can play?

US Account Holders
Allowed: United States.
Except: Arizona, Connecticut, North Dakota, Maryland, and Vermont.

Allowed: Canada.
Except: The Province of Quebec.

Allowed: Australia
Except: Victoria, Queensland, or the Australian capital territory.

Allowed: New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia.
No Exceptions.

EU Account Holders
Finland, France, Germany, Spain, The United Kingdom, The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Ireland, and Switzerland.
No Exceptions.

Tournament Dates

Qualifier Round One
Practice Starts: March 31, 2008 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time (5:00 PM GMT)
Begins: April 15, 2008 - Sometime, doesn't specify.
Ends: May 20, 2008 - 2:00 AM Pacific Time (9:00 AM GMT)

** Top Four Teams Advance To Regionals and Get Free Entry for Round Two**

Qualifier Round Two
Practice Starts:
June 3, 2008 - 11:00 AM PST (6:00 PM GMT)
Begins: June 17, 2008 - Sometime, doesn't specify.
Ends: July 15, 2008 - 2:00 AM PST (9:00 AM GMT)

** Top Four Teams Advance To Regionals **

* Entry Free
* $20 USD
* Canadians - As an alternative to paying the entry fee, you can submit a 250 word typewritten essay comparing the video gaming culture in Canada to the video gaming culture in the United States. It has to be in by March 31st if you want it to count, so do it quickly.

Other Rules

* After the two weeks practice, there is a 150 rating penalty for changing your team.
* When there are two weeks remaining, you can no longer change your lineup.
* Win-Trading results in the team being disqualified.
* UI Mods may be used during the First and Second rounds, but not the regional qualifier or finals.

Source: World of Warcraft Account Management

Best of luck, time to scramble and make sure all of your players qualify. Canadians, get to writing that essay. If you don't mind sharing, please post it here for our enjoyment. Back to Top