World of Warcraft

Asmongold unveils plans for competitive WoW Classic dueling tournament

Published: 23/Sep/2019 23:20 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 23:42

by Isaac McIntyre

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Leading World of Warcraft is often collated with grinding, dungeon diving, and general player vs environment gameplay, with the player-vs-player modes regularly considered spice and extras to the main objectives of the game.

Twitch star Asmongold has different ideas for Blizzard’s RPG title, announcing a dueling tournament to be held on his server Faerlina on his September 23 stream. He also revealed the competitive tourney could boast a collective prize pool of $40,000, if not more.

The arena-style tournament will see the game’s best clash head-to-head to prove they’ve created the strongest hero in Azeroth, and the concept has already garnered major attention.


“There are a lot of people that thought this tournament was really, really good. There were even some people that thought it was so good that they’re probably going to give us $40,000 in prize money to give out for these tournaments,” Asmongold announced on-stream.

“To be honest, that’s only a very, very small amount of it. It could very well be much more, like twice as much easy,” he added.

According to the streamer, there’s also the potential for Blizzard to grant the $40k tournament a private area to avoid griefers and trolls, though Asmongold marked the idea “unlikely”.

He also confirmed tryouts and sign-ups would be opening soon, as well as more information about the PvP event, and told his viewers that they should get cracking on power-leveling their characters in preparation, as the tournament would be held in the next fortnight.

“We’ll be beginning these tournaments very soon. A lot of you are probably thinking ‘Oh shit I should level up,’ and you’re goddamn right you should. The prizes will be massive, the tournaments will be huge, it’s going to be fucking amazing,” he said.

While many players are interested in the PvP tournament that Asmongold announced, the WoW star also said he knew battling against other players isn’t always the aim for many people grinding out Blizzard’s flagship game.


To cater for these players, Asmongold revealed he and his backing sponsors would also be setting up a speed-running event to run alongside the dueling tournament, with a separate prize pool. He also confirmed this speed-running event would debut live on Twitch.

World of Warcraft, YouTubeBlizzard has hosted WoW esports tournaments like the Arena World Championship in the past.

The two major community-hosted tournaments are great news for the World of Warcraft community, many of whom have already defeated this release’s end-game raids and are looking for more to do with their time.

As well as Amongold’s plans, Blizzard have also confirmed they will be continuing support for WoW Esports with the Arena World Championship. Cloud9, Method, M2KC have already qualified, leaving five more slots up for grabs.

Cosplay

World of Warcraft cosplayer rules over Bastion as amazing Kyrestia

Published: 15/Jan/2021 13:01

by Lauren Bergin

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World of Warcraft has inspired a whole collection of amazing cosplays, but one cosplayer truly brings WoW into reality with her amazing Kyrestia cosplay. 

When it comes to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft universe, there are limitless possibilities to create amazing cosplays. The huge array of iconic characters, coupled with the impressive customization for your own hero or villain, makes the title perfect for passionate fans.

We recently saw cosplayer Cinderys create an amazing Sylvanas cosplay just in time for the release of Shadowlands, which in turn managed to score her Blizzard’s seal of approval.

This time around the subject of this amazing cosplay is Sylvanas’ polar opposite, Kyrestia the Firstborne, the ruler of Bastion.

WoW Kyrestia
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Kyrestia has become one of The Ascended’s most iconic faces.

Cosplayer ascends as Kyrestia

2021 has brought with it a lot of insane cosplays, but this one is certainly one of the most memorable so far.

Artist PlexiCosplay (Plexi) has outdone herself with this beautiful transformation. Having painted herself aqua from head to toe, she can be seen adorned in Kyrestia’s iconic white and gold outfit whilst channeling the Ascended queen’s angelic nature.

What your eyes are immediately drawn to are the wings though. Mirroring the sky blue of her skin, their construction is perfect. Tipped with gold trims that tie in with her vestments and stunning recreation of the warrior’s crown, Plexi literally is Kyrestia.

Join the ranks of the Ascended! Kyrestia cosplay by PlexiCosplay from r/wow

WoW fans are stunned

Considering the wings are, according the Plexi, “15 feet long,” it’s safe to say that fans can’t miss this cosplay.

It’s the wings that have really gotten attention. One fan’s hilarious comment simply wrote: “the wind: I’m about to end this woman’s whole career,” to which Plexi responded “YOU NAILED IT.”

Another respondent was equally as humorous, writing “Kyrestia flight 77 you are cleared for takeoff, proceed to runway 4.”

All of these comments though praised this amazing cosplay, with one comment summing it up: “This blew my mind!!! I thought someone cropped the Archon out and pasted her onto some road!”

It’s safe to say that Plexi has truly embodied the fan favorite Ascended. She’s not only radiant, but emits a ‘don’t mess with me’ aura. We can’t wait to see her next WoW cosplay, as if she keeps going like she’ll be the queen of not just Bastion, but the WoW cosplay scene in no time!