AWC Summer Season: A Viewer’s Guide
The Summer Season of the 2019 Arena World Championship (AWC) is here! Though a grueling Spring Season just recently ended, it’s time for the world’s best PvP-ers in World of Warcraft to battle it out in the Arena Cup, a challenging series of tournaments leading into the AWC Summer Finals.
Enter the Arena
The 2019 AWC consists of two seasons of online cups which reward points. Teams with the most points at the end of each season qualify for the cross-region Seasonal Finals. Each Seasonal Final offers qualification spots to the Global Finals taking place at BlizzCon in November. Cloud9 already punched their tickets to BlizzCon at the Spring Finals, and the teams who place first and second at the Summer Finals will meet them there.
The Arena Cup has open registration, which means teams of any skill level can sign up and compete for $10,000 every week and possibly qualify for the Summer Finals in September!
The Summer Season will be from June 12 through August 4, with a two-week break from June 24 through July 9, and the Summer Finals will be held on September 21.
While in the past we only broadcast competitors who made Top 8, this year, through our partnership with GCDTV, we will be broadcasting open bracket games on Wednesdays at Twitch.tv/GCDTV.
All Top 8 series will be broadcast on Twitch.tv/Warcraft on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the Summer Season. Each Top 8 broadcast day will begin at 10 a.m. PT/7 p.m. CET, live on Twitch.
Adrian Archer Lock is mostly known for the multiple Semi Final runs in the Arena World Championship Global Finals in 2014 and 2015. A lesser known fact is that Adrian represented his country (the United Kingdom) as a grand master chess player. You can catch him live at Twitch.tv/Healingstat playing high rated arenas, priest gameplay in WoW Classic, and mythic keystone dungeons.
Sid has been bringing the hype to WoW tournaments as a play-by-play caster since 2014 and has been an avid Arena player for years achieving multiple rank one titles. Outside of WoW, Sid has transformed his life by losing 90 pounds and committing himself to a healthier life. You can catch Sid on stream flexing his musical prowess with flute solos and freestyle rap commentary of his gameplay.
Other than becoming an Arena World Champion at the 2012 Global Finals in Shanghai, Venruki is also known for providing expert analysis and commentary for the AWC tournaments, but his most cherished accolade was becoming the “Level 30 WoW Classic, Horde Side Duel Tournament Champion” in a recent community tournament. You can catch Venruki at Twitch.tv/Venruki with high-end PvP gameplay in both World of Warcraft and WoW Classic.
If you don’t already know who the Swedish Mage, Mohamed "Ziqo" Beshir is, he is a multi-rank one mage who has been playing the game since he was a kid. Equipped with deep knowledge of World of Warcraft paired with his iconic laugh, has made him the perfect expert analyst for the AWC broadcasts.