We have a very fun event coming soon, as the Team Liquid/Raider.io organized Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am tournament is back for its second year, and you could even compete in it!
The tournament features professional MDI players getting teamed up with amateur players, with teams consisting of 2 pros, 2 amateurs and 1 content creator! 6 teams will fight it out to see who can reach the highest key in 5 hours, and proceeds from the whole thing go to charity!
The event itself will take place on July 30th, but registrations for mere mortals (aka the amateurs) are closing this Sunday, July 17th! So see if you meet the requirements and perhaps throw your hats in the ring, as the 12 lucky winners will be chosen on July 18th – and they’ve even excluded players with too high M+ scores!
How To Register
As long as you meet the eligibility requirements below, you can register to be a part of the Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am, and play alongside your MDI favourites!
To register, follow these steps:
Ensure your Battle.net and Discord accounts are synced to your Raider.IO user profile.
Click on the Registration link here and follow the steps.
Your registration will be confirmed after submission.
Wait to see if you have been chosen via the random lottery at 9am PDT / 6pm CEST on July 18th! Selected players will be announced in the #pro-am-chat channel of the Raider.IO Discord.
Eligibility Requirements and Rules
As mentioned above, only eligible players will have their registrations accepted for the event. In order to be eligible, you must meet ALL of the following requirements:
You must have an active World of Warcraft Blizzard account that has been in good standing for at least 6 months.
Your World of Warcraft account must be based in either the Americas/Oceania or Europe Regions.
You must have at least one character on your account that has earned a Mythic+ Score of at least 500 within Shadowlands Season 3.
You cannot have any characters on your account that have earned a Mythic+ Score of 3250 or higher within Shadowlands Season 3.
Your Battle.net and Discord accounts must be synced to your Raider.IO profile.
Raider.IO Score will be validated at the time of registration, so the number of entries you receive will be based on your Score at the time of registration. Keep this in mind if you are on the cusp of the Amateur Score Window!
You MUST be available for the full duration of the event on Saturday, July 30th to participate, so please do not register unless you are certain you can be there.
This is sure to be a very entertaining tournament and the first edition managed to raise over $23,000 for charity, so it’s absolutely a great WoW event which we definitely hope to see more of! Here are the full details:
The 2nd Annual Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am is here!
July 6, 2022 – Team Liquid, one of the most successful and well-established esports organizations in the world, is teaming up with prominent World of Warcraft player-vs-environment (PvE) platform Raider.IO, to bring back an exciting dungeon-themed competition with the goal of raising money for some incredible charities focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts in gaming and the world beyond. The return of this unique and exciting tournament was announced today, and Amateur Registration is officially open!
What it is:
The Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am will be taking place entirely on the World of Warcraft Tournament Realms, a dedicated in-game server provided by Blizzard Entertainment, where event organizers can specify rule sets and players can compete on an even playing field. 6 teams of 5 players will have 5 total hours to put their best feet forward and push Mythic+ keystone dungeons as high as they can go. They’ll be given a group of dungeons with pre-set affixes and starting keystone levels and will earn points based on the highest level they can complete of each dungeon. The team with the most points at the end of 5 full hours of gameplay wins! Last year the Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am was a speed-running format, but this year it will be adopting a “key-pushing” format, where the goal is to complete dungeons at higher and higher levels. The difficulty of each dungeon scales significantly with each level they go up, so players are in for a pretty wild ride when they get to the high numbers. All 6 teams will be playing simultaneously for the entirety of the playtime, and will have freedom to choose which dungeon(s) to play and
when. This means tons of exciting dungeon action!
When it is:
This event will be taking place on Saturday, July 30th on the Team Liquid Twitch Channel. Broadcast will start at 9am PDT and will end at 3pm PDT. This includes a 30 minute pre-show and a 30 minute post-show with 5 hours of LIVE gameplay.
The purpose of the Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am is to raise funds for worthwhile charities doing work that represent the values of the World of Warcraft community. This year, the organizers have decided to focus on charities involved in fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in gaming and the world beyond. This includes organizations such as AbleGamers, The Trevor Project, Girls Who Code, Equal Justice Initiative and more.
Not only is DEI a core element of the charities that will benefit from the event, but the organizers believe it is important to promote DEI within the tournament itself by ensuring a diverse group of players, talent, and behind-the-scenes staff. The goal is to have an event that truly represents the WoW community, because Representation Matters!
The entirety of the $25,000 USD prize pool, generously donated by our amazing sponsors, will be distributed based on each team’s placement at the conclusion of the event, with all 6 teams earning a portion for the charity they have chosen to represent. Beyond the prize pool, viewers and fans will have the opportunity to support these non-profits by donating directly throughout the live event. Last year, after combining the prize pool and direct donations from viewers, over $23k was raised, and the hope is to raise at least $35k this year.
Pro-Am refers to Professional/Amateur. This is a competition format used commonly in traditional sports, where Amateurs are teamed up with Professionals. It is not often seen in esports, and last year’s inaugural Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am was the first time the format was seen in World of Warcraft.
Each team is made up of 5 players. 2 of these are Professionals – players that have earned money via the Mythic Dungeon International (the MDI), Blizzard’s dungeon-running esport. A 3rd member of each team will be a community influencer or content creator. The final 2 members of each team are the Amateurs – and is open to all players that fall within the eligibility requirements!
Amateurs are chosen via a random lottery from an open registration. Players can learn more about the event, the registration process and eligibility requirements here: https://raider.io/news/378-mythic-plus-charity-pro-am-returns-july-30th.
To register, players will need to go to the signups page on Raider.IO here: https://rio.gg/ProAm2022Reg.
If you have ever wanted the chance to play with some of the biggest names in WoW esports, now is your chance! Signups will be open from July 6th at 1pm PDT until 11:59pm PDT on July 17th.
This event could not be possible without the incredible support of gaming add-on and mod platform Overwolf. They are a prominent figure in the gaming industry, and the developers of CurseForge – the premiere place to download, upload, and manage all of your in-game addons!
The organizers would also like to thank both Twitch and Blizzard Entertainment for their continued support. They have been tremendous backers of this event since its inception! More details, such as profiles on the Pros, Influencers, and broadcast Talent will be coming out throughout the month of July, so keep your eyes on the Liquid Guild and Raider.IO social media accounts.
About Team Liquid / Liquid MMO:
Team Liquid was founded in 2000 in the Netherlands and has evolved into one of the leading international multigame esports teams with training centers in Utrecht, São Paulo, Brazil and Los Angeles, California. Team Liquid has over 120 athletes competing across 19 distinct games, including all major esports titles, such as VALORANT, Rocket League, DOTA 2, League of
Legends, CS:GO, Fortnite, Rainbow 6: Siege, and more. Led by Co-CEOs Steve Arhancet and Victor Goossens, Team Liquid is one of the most successful esports teams in the Western market in terms of competitive achievement and fan engagement across multiple sports.
In addition to the premier esports team franchise, Liquid Enterprises operates various business units created to complement its esports athletic brand. This includes influencer management agency Liquid Media, esports wikipedia Liquipedia, and 1UP Studios, the full service production company known for its high-quality esports documentary style filmmaking, and creative
In September 2016, controlling interest in Team Liquid was purchased by esports ownership group, aXiomatic. aXiomatic leadership includes Co-Executive Chairmen Peter Guber, Ted Leonsis, Jeff Vinik and Bruce Karsh who together represent an unparalleled team of sports, technology, entertainment and investment industry titans In early 2022, Team Liquid formed Liquid MMO, a new branch of the organization with a focus on the genre’s esports competitions. Team Liquid founded Liquid MMO by signing premier World of Warcraft Guild Limit, renaming it Liquid Guild. Team Liquid is also a passionate supporter of DEIBAJ initiatives within the gaming industry, and will be officially announcing the launch of a new initiative tackling misogyny in World of Warcraft during the Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am.
Raider.IO is the premiere platform for PVE players in World of Warcraft, providing progression tracking, character and guild information, support and hosting of community events, as well as high quality news and content for all things Mythic+ and Raiding. Jah Raphael helms a small team of passionate writers, developers, and analysts, all of whom are active WoW players and community members. Raider.IO is a proudly black-owned business where Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core values. Since its launch in 2017, Raider.IO has tracked hundreds of millions of hours of Mythic+ dungeons, has provided global coverage and logistical support for the Race to World First, and has worked directly with the Blizzard Esports team on all MDI competitions. A true community hub, Raider.IO is a household name for World of Warcraft PVE players.
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