Arena World Championship: Shadowlands 2021 Season 1 Begins!

January 12th by Blizzard Entertainment

After thirteen incredible years of competitive PvP, the Arena World Championship (AWC) is back for what is slated to be our biggest year so far!

This Friday, January 15, the first of four Cups begins with teams from North America and Europe battling for their share of the weekly $10,000 (USD) prize pool per region, and to earn points towards advancing to the Season 1 Circuit. Over 200 teams have signed up to compete in open tournaments each week, with the top twelve teams from each region making it into the Cup for a shot at the prizing and points. At the end of all four Cups, the top eight point-earners will advance to the Season 1 Circuit. You can catch all the details for AWC’s Road to Glory here


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  • Venue: Online -
  • Dates: Every other Friday – Sunday, January 15 – March 7
  • Broadcast Start Time: 10:00 AM PT
  • Prize Pool: $10,000 (USD) per Regional Cup
  • Format: 3v3, Best of 5

Meet the Casters


Gillian “Eiya” Long: Twitter | Twitch

Mohamed “Ziqo” Beshir: Twitter | Twitch | YouTube

Sid “Supatease” Compston: Twitter | Twitch | YouTube

Elliot “Venruki” Venczel: Twitter | Twitch | YouTube

When to Watch

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In addition to the start of AWC, the Cups will run alongside the Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) Season 1, on alternating weekends between the two events. This will allow teams for both AWC and MDI additional time to practice before the next Cup, providing greater opportunity for new strategies to develop while enhancing the overall competitiveness of AWC.

Stay Connected

Never miss a thing by subscribing to us on YouTube and check out the broadcast schedule on our esports page. Be sure to keep an eye on the WoW Esports Twitter page for live updates, recaps, and all the memes you can handle. We’ll see you in the Arena!