Blizzard Announces New World of Warcraft Tournament: The Great Push

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Blizzard Announces New World of Warcraft Tournament: The Great Push

Alongside the MDI and AWC, Blizzard has announced a new one-off event, The Great Push.

The event, which takes place between May 28-30, adds a new event to the WoW Esports echo system. While WoW’s other dungeon-based event, the Mythic Dungeon International (MDI), has teams focus on beating another team in an identical dungeon, the Great Push will see sides battle to push keys as high as they can.

The Great Push

The tournament will boast a $20,000 prize pool and feature teams from around the world. The event is open to any group of five players, with no limit to the number of teams able to sign up (bar the 2048 team limit on gamebattle.MLG). The event will be a double-elimination bracket. As for the prize money split, first-place teams will take home an $8,000 share, with the lowest prize going to 6th place at $1,000.

A table showing the prize breakdown for the World of Warcraft Great Push event, with the first place team receiving $8,000.

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The event will have similar rules to that of the MDI. Though the usual 1/3/1 composition of a tank, three DPS, and one healer will not be enforced. Spec stacking is not allowed, however, a variation on the class stacking rule in the MDI is. For the Great Push, you’ll be able to bring multiple of the same class, for example, a Resto Druid and Balance Druid, but not two Fire Mages.

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The entire event will go down on the tournament realm, allowing for gear normalization, with teams also able to abandon and restart a key. All dungeons will come with preset affixes.

A calendar is shown with key dates for the World of Warcraft Great Push event highlighted, with the event's logo to the left.

The tournament will begin shortly after signups close (May 17th) where your account will be flagged for the tournament realm. During this time, players can run endless keys of whatever combination they like. Once the Proving Grounds part of the tournament begins, players will receive a quest that offers them a key that will allow them to track the progress of teams.

A full list of rules can be found here alongside signups for the event.

Blizzard Announces New World of Warcraft Tournament: The Great Push
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.