Blizzard's speedrun inspired wow esport, The Mythic Dungeon International returns to YouTube this Friday, January 22.
If you aren't familiar with the MDI, imagine teams of professional World of Warcraft players each competing for the fastest possible completion of end-game raid content. It is like the MMORPG equivalent of a triathlon: teams must be prepared to adjust on the fly to a variety of different challenges and obstacles that test their raid's teamwork and efficiency to the absolute limit.
Top teams compete for points that count towards advancing to the MDI Season 1 Global Finals while also competing for their share of the $20,000 (USD) prize pool per cup. To make it to each cup, teams will need to prove themselves in Time Trials against more than 200 other teams, with the final eight teams advancing to each cup.
Once all four cups have completed, the top six teams—based on total points—will advance to the Season 1 Global Finals where they will join with the top two teams from China to compete for the title of MDI Global Champion and their share of the $300,000 (USD) prize pool!
- Venue: Online - YouTube.com/Warcraft
- Dates: Every other Friday – Sunday, January 22 – March 14 (See calendar below.)
- Broadcast Start Time: 10:00 AM PT
- Prize Pool: $20,000 (USD) per Cup
- Format: 5v5, Best of 3
- Seasonal Affix: Prideful
- The Necrotic Wake
- Mists of Tirna Scithe
- Halls of Atonement’
- Theater of Pain
- De Other Side
- Spires of Ascension
- Sanguine Depths
- Language Streams on YouTube:
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When to Watch
The cups will run alongside the Arena World Championship (AWC) Season 1, on alternating weekends between the two events. This will allow teams for both AWC and MDI additional time to practice before the next cup, providing greater opportunity for new strategies to develop while enhancing the overall competitiveness of each program.
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