Stormscale PvP Guild Yaspresents are hosting an online World of Warcraft Tournament over the next three days. Featuring names such as Snutz, Dakkroth, Glyptic, Talbadar, Khuna and, the main man himself, Hydra—the line-up features some of the best WoW players from both the EU and US. With these players and a much more—highly welcomed in my opinion—mixture of comps, this tournament is shaking up to be a brilliant showdown between these great teams.
The tournament will feature eight teams who will be split into two groups of four for the initial stage. While splitting the teams into two groups will prevent us from seeing certain matchups, this stage of the tournament is still round robin so we’ll see a good variety of matchups. This structure also benefits the second, double elimination, stage of the tournament where the top two teams from each group will advance to juke it out for the $4200 prize for first, $2100 for second and $600 for third place.
It will be played on the EU Arena Pass allowing players to min max their characters for each match up. The absence of 4.3 PvE gear is certainly a plus to boot. They’ve also paid close attention to previous tournaments, banning class stacking and saving us the insomnia curing feat of another monstrosity of double Shaman Warlock as seen at the recent Prestige Gaming and GameSense tournamenta while back. The necessity for a healer on each team is also a great step in the right direction. Finally, with Another been a tournament organiser and learning all too well of the perils of a certain map at BlizzCon last year—we should all be cheering at the fact Ring of Valor is banned from the map pool.
The action will kick off tomorrow at 19:00 CET and at the same time Saturday and Sunday. For those worried about missing the action, Hydramist will be posting the stream on our homepage and telling you when the action kick offs via Facebook and Twitter.
The full list of teams and tournament details with pretty formatting follows:
Eight invited teams will play in two groups of four teams each. Group phase will be played in round robin format. Top two teams from each group advance to the double elimination phase.
The group phase and semi finals will be a best-of-five. The Grand Finals will be played best-of-seven.
Survival Tactics: Shawir (Warrior), Braindeadly (Hunter), Flubbah (Shaman)
Vanguards Cleave: Vanguards (Paladin), Mes (Death Knight), Sodah (Priest)
IntroDucing: Taku (Rogue), Dakkroth (Warlock), Glyptic (Shaman)
Baylyfe: Salv (Druid), Dicegg (Hunter), Hydra (Priest)
Bleached Bones: Mir (Rogue), Skenz (Warlock), Geru (Shaman)
Yas Suprise Effect: Khuna (Rogue), Xandyn (Mage), Zunniyaki (Priest)
Tag Team Stomp: Talbadar (Priest), Snutz (Warlock), Cdew (Shaman)
Multivites: Abni (Mage), Maldiva (Warlock), Karvinen (Paladin)