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How to watch the WoW Race to World First Ny’alotha: Streams, progress

Published: 29/Jan/2020 9:36 Updated: 4/Feb/2020 10:16

by Joe O'Brien

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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.

Wrathion WoW BfA Ny'alotha boss
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Guilds will have to fight their way through 12 bosses in Ny’alotha.

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.

Method stream

 

Limit stream

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

Boss First Kill Date
Wrathion, the Black Emperor Midwinter January 28
The Prophet Skitra Complexity Limit January 28
Maut Midwinter 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.

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Veteran WoW streamer claims he’s been banned from Twitch with no reason given

Published: 23/Jan/2021 19:57

by Julian Young

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On January 19, World of Warcraft creator Mohamed ‘Ziqo’ Beshir announced he would be unable to stream for several days. He later confirmed his account was suspended by Twitch, but claimed the ban came without explanation or warning.

A long-time World of Warcraft content creator and caster, Ziqo is a respected voice in the community and go-to channel for many PVP players. Known for streams and videos showing off his skill as a Mage, he become a staple of the game’s PVP scene over the years.

With tens of thousands of subscribers across his Twitch and YouTube channels, and time spent signed to respected organizations like Cloud9, Ziqo has amassed a dedicated following of fans and the respect of his fellow WoW creators.

Now Ziqo finds himself in a situation where he can’t stream “for some days,” but didn’t have any other details to share at the time. Two days later he confirmed his Twitch account was suspended until January 27, and also claimed the platform never provided a reason for his ban.

Support from fans and creators filled Twitter and Reddit. Fellow WoW streamer Nick ‘nmplol’ Polom asked if Twitch gave a reason for the ban, and Ziqo responded “Nope, zero transparency so far.” Ziqo also discussed how these events had affected him: “I feel like a criminal, I have nightmares about it.”

The creator then explained how went back to his old streams to find something that might explain the ban. “I keep replaying my streams over in my head grasping for straws,” he said. He was unable to pinpoint a reason for the ban, and said “I really feel so bad right now left in the dark.”

Ziqo YouTube Wow Mage Gameplay
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Ziqo’s high-skill gameplay as a Mage earned him the respect of WoW’s PVP community.

After one fan remarked how creators seem to never truly be safe from getting banned, the streamer voiced his agreement and frustration with Twitch’s process: “10 years spotless record, no link to TOS violation, no warning. No one even able to have a conversation with me.”

Fellow Cloud9 WoW creator Elliott ‘Venruki’ Venczel also criticized Twitch for their handling of the ban, and said it “feels like they drastically need a policy update. How on earth can you get a suspension without any context or examples of what you did wrong?”

“Crazy how 10 years of streaming with a spotless record counts for nothing, absolutely absurd, super disappointing,” he ended his tweet. Several replies to Ziqo’s tweets showed frustration from other creators who experienced similar bans of their own channels in the past.

The platform’s policies on banning streamers have been criticized by the community many times for their ambiguity.

Ziqo confirmed that after his suspension ends, he plans to release a video that could help explain the ban and will “share my thoughts on this situation.” The community will need to wait and see if the creator does decide to share more details on his suspension when he returns to Twitch.