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WoW Dragonflight Arena World Championship: How To Watch, Join Cups, Schedule

A guide to joining or watching the Arena World Championship in WoW Dragonflight, including the schedule and important details.
WoW Dragonflight Arena World Championship: How To Watch, Join Cups, Schedule

The time has come for the World of Warcraft (WoW) Dragonflight Season 1 Arena World Championship (AWC) to begin. If you are into WoW esports at all, then this should be one of the most exciting AWC showings to date, kicking off 2023 with a bang.

This article outlines everything you need to know about the WoW Dragonflight Season 1 AWC, from how you can join in the cups to the schedule and how you can watch all the action live, so let's jump in.

WoW Dragonflight AWC 2023 Season 1 Schedule & Details

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We will see Evokers join the Arena World Championship in WoW for the first time. (Picture: Blizzard)

First and foremost, the AWC 2023 for WoW Dragonflight Season 1 features both the new Arena, Nokhudon Proving Grounds, and Evokers. Blizzard explains:

Competitors will battle for the title of both the champion of their series and the clan’s greatest warrior in The Nokhudon Proving Grounds, while tackling the tricky terrain that includes ramps, pillars, and a middle wall. Evokers are ready to prove themselves, as these scale-coated-competitors enter the AWC for the first time! 

In terms of the start date for the AWC in WoW Dragonflight Season 1, that's 20 January 2023 with the first Cup. There are four cups in total, running each weekend until 12 February 2023. Each of these cups has a prize pool of $20,000 to fight for.

AWC Cup Schedule:

  • 20 to 22 January - Cup 1
  • 27 to 29 January - Cup 2
  • 3 to 5 February - Cup 3
  • 10 to 12 February - Cup 4

The 4th to 8th-placed teams in each cup will compete in the AWC Gauntlet ($20,000 on the line) on 31 March 2023, while the top 3 teams from each cup will advance to the Grand Finals, where they will fight for a prize pool of $300,000 from 1 to 2 April 2023.

The format for these cups is Double Elimination, and all matches are best-of-five (BO5). The start time is 18:00 UTC each day.

How to Join AWC 2023 Season 1 in WoW Dragonflight

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How the AWC 2023 Season 1 for WoW Dragonflight works. (Picture: Blizzard)

First up, joining one of the AWC 2023 Season 1 Cups in WoW Dragonflight is completely free. All you need to do is get your team together and head on over to the GameBattles page to sign up.

From here, follow the steps and remember to first confirm your team, as limited spots are available. Register before the end date to start competing for glory in the WoW Dragonflight Season 1 AWC 2023.

Watch WoW Dragonflight AWC Live

You can watch all the WoW Dragonflight Arena World Championship esports action on the official Warcraft YouTube and Warcraft Twitch channels. The talent includes:

For your viewing convenience, we've embedded the Warcraft Twitch channel below.

So there you have everything that WoW esports fans need to know about the AWC 2023 Dragonflight Season 1 event, from the schedule to how you can join the Cups or watch the action live. Enjoy!


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