Echo claims a massive RWF victory as the race went down to the wire.
After a massive push from all the guilds, we finally have a winner of the Vault of the Incarnates RWF! Both guilds pushed it to the absolute limits, but Echo came out on top. After one of the most intense races we've seen, Echo came away with a victory. The kill came on what was likely the last day of the race for most of the guilds in the West, with Christmas likely to get in the way of plans. Echo had been in the lead for the last few days, with the kill coming shortly after another nerf to Raszageth.
The victory means that Echo has now won 3/3 of the last 3 raids released, as they claim their spot at the top of the guild charts (we'll update this list shortly, though Echo remains top). Now, we just have to wait for who claims the remaining top spots, alongside the final top 10 on the leaderboards.
Obviously, Blizzard wasn't keen for the race to go over the holiday period, and there's no good time to nerf a boss. Sadly for Liquid, the kill came as they woke up to start their day of raiding. The Echo stream casters stated that the nerf was “applied shortly before the pull according to our production” – it was known to all competitive guilds that a hotfix would be applied today, but when wasn't known. From the information, we have from the pull, and the kill, it looks like it was indeed applied shortly before the kill. For Echo, however, they were ahead for the past few days, so they won't feel too concerned about people claiming they got a free kill.
Now, attention will move to the world second and third, with many guilds still in the race. Liquid will, very likely, attempt kills on the boss post-nerf, while BDGG and Method are hunting for the remaining top 3 spot. On the Jailer kill in Shadowlands, Liquid opted to take a break towards the end of the race due to just how long it was taking; we expect them to claim second place at some point.
You can check our full daily recap from the RWF if you want a brief timeline of events. Now, guilds will turn attention to the next raid, which hopefully isn't as far aware as the gaps in Shadowlands were.
Echo claim Dragonflight Vault of the Incarnates RWF Victory
You can catch the full clip below, as Echo claimed another RWF victory.
In case you missed it… here’s the kill clip 🐉⚔️ pic.twitter.com/C4n1JzY4vc
— Echo (@EchoGuild) December 23, 2022
— Method (@Method) December 23, 2022
Method, who currently sits 4th in the race, was praised for their EU counterparts.
GG @EchoGuild! ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE WORLD FIRST.
— Medic (@MedicCasts) December 23, 2022
Most known for his LoL casting, Medic has followed the race closely throughout.
Raszageth the Storm-Eater has fallen!
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) December 23, 2022
Blizzard were quick to praise the Echo members.
— Mike Ybarra (@Qwik) December 23, 2022
Blizzard President, Mike Ybarra, came out to congratulate Echo. As he noted just how good Echo are.
Current RWF Vault of the Incarnates Mythic Progress
Below is the current progress on all Vault bosses. The order is displayed from 1st to 3rd (left to right) with the current best progress. Links will be included to kill videos where possible. You can check out our RWF Stream article for links to catch the action, with new guilds added as the race starts. With Echo now claiming the victory the final spots for Raszageth are up for grabs. We'll update this list for the remaining slots.
- Eranog – Vesper, Nascent, DMG
- Terros – Liquid, BDG, Instant Dollars
- Primal Council – Vesper, Imperative, Tony Halme Pro Skater
- Sennarth – Liquid, Echo, BDGG
- Dathea, Ascended – Liquid, Echo, BDGG
- Kurog Grimtotem – Liquid, Echo, BDGG.
- Broodkeeper Diurna – Liquid, Echo, BDGG
- Raszageth – Echo , Liquid, Method