UK-based esports organisation Method have won the World of Warcraft Mythic Dungeon International at Blizzcon 2019.
Their EU team went up against their NA team in the grand final, with the European players having the edge in the end to finish the dungeon run before their American compatriots.
Method EU have been a dominant force in MDI throughout the year. At the mid-year spring finals LAN, Method EU lost to Method NA in the finals and now take their revenge.
The separate Arena World Championship (AWC) takes place today on November 2nd. With the help of player in-game toy sales, Blizzcon 2019 has the largest prize pool for WoW esports of all time: $660,000 ($330,000 for MDI and $330,000 for AWC).
Meanwhile, in the Overwatch World Cup, it’s disappointment for Team UK who lost 3-0 to holders South Korea, 2-1 to France, 3-0 to the USA and 2-1 to Sweden.
Fusions added: “My drive to improve in overwatch is higher than its ever been so I promise you I will keep improving for 2020 and go above and beyond everyone’s expectations. Thank you everyone for the crazy support again this year.”
It’s a shame to see Team UK’s run come to an early end in the group stages, especially taking into consideration the strength of their performances at the Overwatch World Cup in recent years.
Last year, they reached the semi-finals where they were knocked out by Canada, and in 2018 they reached the quarter finals before being defeated by Sweden.
Other Blizzcon 2019 news
- Overwatch 2 announced, confirming old rumours about its development
- WoW Shadowlands: Warcraft’s next expansion confirmed
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.