The Race to World First is back for the final raid tier in World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion, Ny’alotha, and here’s how you can keep up with all of the action.
The Race to World First is an event unlike any other. When the Mythic difficulty for a new raid unlocks, the world’s best guilds spend every waking moment from then on trying to work their way through all of the bosses and become the first team to clear the raid.
The race usually goes on for more than a week, with the top teams only taking breaks as necessary to eat and sleep enough to keep going.
The race for Ny’alotha kicked off on January 28 for North America, with the raid unlocking for Europe the following day on January 29. Exactly how long it will run for will depend on how quickly the teams are able to reach and then defeat the final boss, N’Zoth the Corrupter, with previous races in BfA taking between seven and 13 days.
How to watch the Race to World First: Ny’alotha
As always, the main stream for the Race to World First will be hosted by the favorites themselves, Method. Method have secured the world first for three of the Battle for Azeroth raid tiers, and will once again be streaming their perspective from the TakeTV studio in Germany, with many of WoW’s most popular commentators and content creators offering their insight over the course of the event.
While the main Method stream will primarily focus on their own team, they’ll also be keeping up to date with other guilds, including Alpha, Ji Tian Hong, and Aversion.
On the North American side of things, Method’s main rivals Limit, who have recently partnered with Complexity, will also be hosting their own RWF event from Complexity’s headquarters at the GameStop performance center, which will also be commentated by their own talent line-up. Like the Method stream, they’ll also be keeping up with a variety of other guilds, including BigDumbGuild and Pieces.
In addition to the main broadcasts run by each team, individual players from a variety of guilds, including Method and Limit, will also be streaming their perspectives.
Race to World First: Ny’alotha progress
|Wrathion, the Black Emperor||Midwinter||January 28|
|The Prophet Skitra||Complexity Limit||January 28|
|Dark Inquisitor Xanesh||Big Dumb Guild||January 28|
|Shad’Har the Insatiable||Complexity Limit||January 28|
|The Hivemind||Complexity Limit||January 28|
|Vexiona||Complexity Limit||January 28|
|Drest’agath||Complexity Limit||January 29|
|Il’gynoth||Complexity Limit||January 31|
|Ra-den the Despoiled||Complexity Limit||January 29|
|Carapace of N’Zoth||Complexity Limit||January 31|
|N’Zoth the Corruptor|
After the first day of raiding for North America it was NA favorites Complexity Limit who made the most progress, with the team claiming several world first kills and closing out the day with seven of the 12 bosses down, while Midwinter and Big Dumb Guild also claimed first kills, but ended the day with only five bosses defeated.
After a quiet day three, Complexity Limit opened day four by downing Il’gynoth first.
Now that Europe has joined the fray, all eyes will be on Method to see how quickly they can catch up to Complexity Limit’s progress, or whether the US guild will at last be able to hold onto their lead to win the race for the first time.