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WoW® Arena Championship Finals announced!
 

Official Blizzard Quote:

The North America Championship finals will be held at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, 7-10 September. The top 12 teams from North America will be invited to compete, based on hard-earned points amassed during the tournament. You can see the point standings here.

 

Who You Can Expect To See

  • Tempo Storm (Jahmilli, Pikaboo, Gorecki)
  • Method: Reborn (Cdew, Snutz, Samiyam, Bean)
  • Union (Sethcurry, Mageiden, Prevy, Brain)
  • Method: Synergy (Mes, Maldiva, Kolo)
  • Panda Global (Rubcub, Rositajones, Jellybeans, Wallabare)
  • And many more!
  • Catch all the action on our Twitch channel.

Prize Pool: $100,000

1st Place - $50,000
2nd Place - $20,000
3rd Place - $12,000
4th Place - $8,000
5th and 6th Place - $5,000

BlizzCon Final
Only the top 4 teams will get to compete at BlizzCon, representing their region at the World Championship. And with $280,000 up for grabs, the competition will be fierce.


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Regional Events
The WoW Arena Championship is truly global, and all regions in the tournament will be sending a team to the BlizzCon finals. Want to know who you’re up against? Keep an eye on the international team play on the dates below.

Cups #4 and #5 Are Still Up For Grabs!
The NA Championship finalists are far from decided, and with two more cups to play for there’s plenty of opportunity for late contenders to taste glory. Want to compete? Sign up for Cup #4 here and Cup #5 here. For those of you following at home, you can watch all the action from Cups #4 and #5 on the dates and times below.

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Hotfixes: July 11
 

Official Blizzard Quote:

Player versus Player

  • [With realm restarts in each region] Many toys can again be used in Battlegrounds.
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • PvP template Intellect increased by 3%.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • PvP template Mana regeneration reduced by 10%.
      • Way of the Crane's mana cost increased by 25%.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Template Intellect increased by 3%.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • PvP template Mana Regeneration reduced by 10%.
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
      • The absorb from Earthen Shield Totem is now affected by Dampening.
      • PvP template Mana regeneration reduced by 10%.
      • Earth Shield's internal cooldown increased to 1 second (was 0.5 seconds).
      • Earth Shield's cooldown increased to 6 seconds (was 5 seconds).

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Hotfixes: July 7
 

Official Blizzard Quote:

Hotfixes
 

Player Versus Player

  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Ray of Hope will now increase healing done by the intended 50%, and can no longer be used while silenced.

Classes

  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Exploding Keg now reduces enemy autoattack damage by 99% for 3 seconds, instead of causing all melee attacks to miss.
      • Developers’ Note: Exploding Keg had some unintended interactions with raid bosses which allowed it to trivialize some mechanics. Rather than making bosses immune to it, we’re redesigning the debuff slightly, in order to retain the spirit of the effect. A followup hotfix will restore the original functionality in PvP, and the tooltip will be updated in Patch 7.3.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Binding Heal will now always correctly heal the target, caster, and one additional target.

Raids and Dungeons

  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Slightly increased the level of Mythic Keystones received from the Grand Challenger’s Bounty in relation to the previous week’s highest level Keystone completed.
  • Tomb of Sargeras
    • Sisters of the Moon
      • Lunar Barrage will no longer prevent Spirit of Redemption from activating.
      • The healing absorb effect from Embrace of the Eclipse has been increased, but now scales less per player.
    • Fallen Avatar
      • Dark Mark damage reduced by 25%, and will no longer target healers.

 

NPCs

  • Broll Bearmantle and Thisalee Crow should have definitely stopped trying to enter Travel Form if the Druid they’re with is in Travel Form.

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