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#1 Vanguards

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:19 PM

2017 WoW Arena Championship Announcement

 

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Watch the VOD at https://www.twitch.tv/videos/127508776.

 

General

- Happy with the 2016 Blizzcon, they plan for 2017 WoW eSports to be bigger than it has ever been

- Global Finals at Blizzcon will have 12 Teams and seeded based on their points in Cups

- More teams in every Regionals, NA and EU will have 12 teams

 

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Cups

- Cups will start in April

- Signup for Cups will start in a few weeks

- Last year they had no rating requirement to join the Cups, they liked this and will continue it this year

- Plans to increase the amount of Cups, biggest changes for the NA and EU regions

- 2016 had 3 Cups for EU and NA, this year there will be 5

- Prize Pool will be replicated, meaning more money in total since there is more Cups compared to 2016

- Tournament format will be changed, rather than qualifying for Regionals it will be more based off a point system similar to Hearthstone

This way players who won in a previous Cup can keep playing to earn more money and also increase their points

 

For more information on Cups and the 2017 Championships check out the official battle.net post here.

 

 

Blizzard PvP Developer Q&A

 

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General

- Leveling via PvP will be buffed

- Developers are still undecided on Solo Queue for PvP

One of the many things they're concerned about for Solo Queue is there is a lot more DPS than healers.

 

Gear

- In 7.2 players can melt their gear acquired from PvP at the Obliterium forge and turn it into a currency to purchase different PvP gear

- Bonus rolls will be added for the weekly rated gear rewards

- Certain PvP mounts such as Vicous and Battleground mounts will now be account wide, Gladiator mounts remain character bound

- For Legion Season 3 you'll be able to purchase Legion Season 1 and 2 gear from the vendor

- Developers don't like how complicated the stat differences are in PvP and PvE currently

 

Duels

- Stat templates might be added to duels, but not in 7.2

 

Rated Battlegrounds

- Developers see Balance Druids and Mistweavers as a problem in RBGs when competitive teams are looking to find 3 Mistweavers + 5 Balance Druids per team

 

Title Rewards

- Blizzard is working on ways to be more transparent about title ranges

 

 

Legion PvP Season Ending Soon

 

Official Blizzard Quote:

Attention arena and Battleground competitors! Legion PvP Season 2 is coming to a close soon. Once ended, the battle will begin again a few hours after, when Legion PvP Season 3 begins!

Season 2 – End of Season Rewards
If you participated in Season 2, in order to ensure you receive the rewards that you’re due, please keep the following in mind:

Refrain from transferring your character(s) to another realm or faction until after Legion Season 1 has ended.
Legion Season 2 titles and mounts will be awarded approximately two weeks after the season ends.
Season 3 Updates
With Legion Season 3, the maximum number of times you can Prestige will increase from 9 to 13.

Faction-based Rewards
Don’t forget—end-of-season rewards are based on your faction. The top 0.5% of Alliance PvPers will be awarded the Gladiator: Legion Season 2 achievement and mount, and the same will go to the top 0.5% of Horde PvPers. If you transfer your character to the other faction, you must have 50 wins after your transfer to receive the reward.

Where will you rank at the end of this season?


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#2 Isokukko

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:58 PM

Announce the rated ashran allready.


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#3 RippedLife

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:26 PM

soloq rbg would be the most hilarious experience ever

 

also please never make soloq a thing in wow


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:36 PM

Lots of cool news regarding the eSports part, excited to see far more teams this year and more tournaments in general. Also, everything is really transparent! Hopefully they continue this way, if you guys remember the year where people weren't even sure if a Tournament Realm would exist or not...

 

A huge question for any competitors is if the April cups will be in 7.2 or the current patch.


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#5 Abidalzim

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:37 PM

I found soloq 3v3 mch to be quite fun, although it was often a bit toxic.


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#6 Abidalzim

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:38 PM

http://blue.mmo-cham...on-ending-soon/

 

Is this something like a 2 weeks warning? Maybe 12 days? 19 days?


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#7 Elorxo

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:11 PM

Announce the rated ashran allready.

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#8 Structural

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:19 PM

women's sports is more competitive than wow esports


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#9 Buddha

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:44 PM

In regards to the Solo queue rated people have been discussing a lot lately, I believe it is one of (if not the only one) ways that PvP would survive in the game. it exists in every single game as a sort of semi-competitive kind of thing for people that aren't really into forming teams and going full competitive.

Stuff like making 2-heals 8-dps RBGs solo queue would be amazing and I have nothing against, in fact I think we need this. WoW PvP was supposed to be very fun and have everyone want to participate on it when they had spare time, but at this point people just rather do anything else than bothering to look for a team to play.


Edited by Buddha, 09 March 2017 - 11:45 PM.

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#10 sarma

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:59 AM

I was advocating Rated Rbg solo/duo q since late cataclysm.

 

I still don't think its a good idea for 3v3.


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:16 AM

women's sports is more competitive than wow esports

 

haram you shall burn


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:26 AM

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#13 Knaittiz

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 11:35 AM

who the fuck is the grey haired guy and how can he say that with a straight face


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:33 PM

"The game is in a really really good state right now" HAHAHA JESUS CHRIST WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE IDIOTS


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:56 AM

"The game is in a really really good state right now" HAHAHA JESUS CHRIST WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE IDIOTS

hahahahhahahah my thought


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#16 Bailantie

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:10 PM

They are just really trying to shape it into the unicorn :D


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