While the PvP modes in World of Warcraft have long had a seriously competitive nature to them despite being on a much smaller scale as compared to other eSports titles like Dota 2, it seems like Blizzard is adding another layer of competitive gameplay of their MMO through Mythic Dungeon Invitational.
According to Blizzard, this Mythic Dungeon Invitational in World of Warcraft will have players competing in a PvE environment, with teams struggling to complete dungeons with the best possible score in order to win big and take away a chunk of the $100,000 prize pool.
Potential players will start competing in a 2-week “proving grounds” period starting from 25th July to showcase their PvE skills and team compositions while clearing Mythic Keystone dungeons. When the two week period is up, 8 top-scoring teams from Americas, Europe, China and Asia-Pacific will advance to the final pool of 32 teams.
The final match of the World of Warcraft Mythic Dungeon Invitational will take place in September with the teams facing a series of elimination rounds to determine the best PvE team across the world. No further details regarding the World of Warcraft PvE tournament is available but if this ends up successful, it is possible that Blizzard might expand this to add competitive raiding with even better rewards and more challenge.
World of Warcraft is currently in its final stretch of the Legion expansion with the next one expected to be announced in the upcoming few months. For long time players of the game, Blizzard recently opened up the option to sell their World of Warcraft Tokens for real money and then use that to purchase items from the Blizzard store, including Destiny 2.
Despite being on the market for more than a decade, World of Warcraft continues to stay strong with an active players base of more than 2 million, even though that figure has decreased considerably in the past few years due to mediocre expansions.