The march down the road to BlizzCon 2015 is about to commence! Arena teams across North America can now sign up for the online North American Qualifiers and fight to become one of six teams that will continue on to the North American Regionals later this year. There, they’ll battle against one team from Latin America and one team from Australia & New Zealand to find out who’s heading to the World Championships at BlizzCon 2015.
Teams will have the opportunity to compete for their place at the NA Regionals over three online cups, produced in partnership with GCDTV:
- Cup 1: July 14 – July 18 (one team qualifies)
- Cup 2: July 28 – August 1 (two teams qualify)
- Cup 3: August 11 – August 15 (three teams qualify)
These cups will use a single-elimination tournament structure. Matches will be best of 3 up until the semifinals, which will be best of 5, with a best of 7 series at the finals. Because of this, we highly encourage teams to make use of the 4-player team roster we’re allowing in this year’s tournament, to allow for some extra flexibility in their team’s class composition.
Brackets will be seeded according to the average Arena Ladder rating (CR) of the three highest-rated players on the team’s roster. Teams who qualify for the North American Regionals will not be allowed to compete again in the online NA Qualifiers. Teams who do not qualify may continue to compete in any remaining cups.
We’ll have more details on these qualifier cups—including when you’ll be able to watch the action live onTwitch.tv/WoW—in the coming weeks.