British esports organisation Method's world-beating World of Warcraft Raiding guild has defeated Queen Azshara on Mythic difficulty, becoming the first guild to do so, as reported by Esports News UK.
Queen Azshara is the final boss of the Eternal Palace raid in the Battle for Azeroth expansion, with Method completing the feat on the afternoon of Sunday, July 28. Other popular raiding guilds such as Limit, Pieces and Alpha were also part of the race to be the world's first to defeat Azshara, but Method beat them whilst streaming from Germany's TaKeTV studios.
Following the achievement, Scott "Sco" McMillan, Method founder and co-owner, had this to say.
"I feel so good right now, it means a lot. This is huge. The viewership is crazy right now, the Method stream has 161,000 viewers. Thank you so much for tuning in. Thank you so much for supporting us. It's been an epic journey and it wouldn't be possible without you guys."
This win comes after Blizzard nerfed Queen Azshara's Arcane Vulnerability from seven to five seconds, with racing teams struggling to see her off. Method had over 600 wipes as a whole, with more than 350 on Azshara. The nerf allowed them a little more flexibility to take her down and they finally came out on top.
For context on Azshara, she is the queen of the naga, ruling from the underwater city of Nazjatar. In Battle for Azeroth, Azshara split open the ocean as the Alliance and Horde fleet sailed above. As both factions' naval forces were smashed on the ocean floor, she welcomed them to Nazjatar. The Alliance and Horde had to work together to confront Azshara in her Eternal Palace.
Method has had a series of world-firsts in the Raiding sphere; as well as Queen Azshara, they were also the first to take out Mythic Jaina, Mythic G'Huun, Argus the Unmaker, Archimonde, Zul, Reborn and more. It's hard to deny that right now, Method are probably the best raiding guild in World of Warcraft.