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Blizzard Announces Two WoW Esports Events, with One for Charity, and the First Solo Shuffle Competitive Event

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 In addition to the newly arrived Wrath of the Lich King Classic pre-patch this week, and ongoing development on Dragonflight, Blizzard is announcing two new eports-related events. The first is a charity event that will pit teams against each other in raids to raise money for charity, and the second is the first-ever Solo Shuffle competition.

The first of these events, Xy’mox’s Charity Cache, will happen on September 10-11th. This event will feature two of the top World of Warcraft PVE guilds facing off against each other to earn a share of a combined $100,000 donation pot. the EU team will be raising money for Direct Relief, A charity working  “to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies”. The North American team will play for the AbleGamers charity, which works to expand opportunities to play and improve access and the lives of people with disabilities.

Teams will come from Team Liquid and Echo, and will face off in Castle Nathria and Sepulcher of the First Ones. Each team will try to beat select bosses as fast as possible.

Of course, there are some changes for this event:

    Instead of the usual Fated Power rotation, all bosses will have at least two Fated Powers activated. Double the power, double the fun!

    Each raid will have two checkpoints which will grant an amount to donate to their charity, with a higher amount going to the guild that reaches the checkpoint first.

    To up the fun, the guild that reaches a checkpoint first will receive a Fated Curse modifier that will make one of the next encounters even more chaotic.

The second upcoming event is the first-ever Solo Shuffle Showdown. The newly-introduced brawl from Shadowlands, will gain a ranked mode in Dragonflight. To get ready, this three-day invitational tournament will happen from September 23rd to 25th with 36 Arena players from both NA and EU competing to see who's the best Solo Shuffle player and grab a share of a $100,000 prize pool.

For more, see the announcement over at World of Warcraft.


Christina Gonzalez

Christina is MMORPG.COM’s News Editor and a contributor since 2011. Always a fan of great community and wondering if the same sort of magic that was her first guild exists anymore.