North America - Arena Cup Overview

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[e][h]North America - Arena Cup
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Qualification Points[edit]

AWC Points will be used to determine which four teams will attend the two Seasonal Championships between Europe and North America. The top team from these events will automatically qualify for the Arena World Championship at BlizzCon. The three teams with the most qualification points at the end of the nine cups will also qualify for the AWC. While Arena Cups offer the most qualification points, approved community events are also able to award points.

The points available for the tournaments are as follows:

Place Arena Cup Community Tournament
1st 180 60
2nd 120 40
3rd 80 20
4th 60 12
5th 40 8
6th 40 8
7th 20 0
8th 20 0
9th 12 0
10th 12 0
11th 12 0
12th 12 0


  • Teams must have a minimum of three and a maximum of four players.
  • Bracket seeding is determined by the average current rating of the top three players on a team.
  • All tournaments will be played on a double elimination bracket.
  • All matches will be a Best of Five series, except the Grand Final, which will be a Best of Seven.
  • Each series will begin on Nagrand Arena.
  • Team compositions cannot contain more than one healer or more than one tank.
  • Matches between the top eight teams will be broadcast live.

Roster Swaps[edit]

Points are awarded to teams, not individuals. Once a team has earned points, they are considered 'locked' and must follow the restrictions for roster swaps if they wish to make changes to their team. Adding or removing a fourth player is not considered a roster swap and is therefore not subject to penalties, nor is a team's first actual roster swap. Any changes made outside of this may cause players to lose points.

Once a penalty-free roster swap is made, each member of the original team is considered to be part of a team fragment. If the team makes any further roster swaps, the amount of points the team has earned so far will be halved and given to the team that retains the majority of the team fragment. If the team fragments are of equal size, the team fragment that contains the team's original captain will be awarded the qualification points. [1]


North American Leaderboard

Place Points Team
1st 1180 Method OrangeMethod Orange Method Orange
2nd 1147 The Gosu CrewThe Gosu Crew The Gosu Crew
3rd 737 Super FrogsSuper Frogs Super Frogs
4th 515 Kaska's AngelsKaska's Angels Kaska's Angels
5th 505 The RejectsThe Rejects The Rejects
6th 340 Super RejectsSuper Rejects Super Rejects
7th 200 4 Fun4 Fun 4 Fun
8th 154 Super WhalesSuper Whales Super Whales
9th 127 NeatNeat Neat
10th 102 Plot TwistPlot Twist Plot Twist
12th 64 Chaotic NeutralChaotic Neutral Chaotic Neutral
14th 40 KSKS KS
15th 24 are you throwing?are you throwing? are you throwing?
16th 20 321321 321
17th 15 Hype Synergy TrustHype Synergy Trust Hype Synergy Trust
17th 15 tdotgoonstdotgoons tdotgoons
17th 15 KFCyaKFCya KFCya
20th 12 Angry Long NecksAngry Long Necks Angry Long Necks


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  1. "2018 WORLD OF WARCRAFT® ARENA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP". Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved 2018-03-31.