Blizzard Entertainment recently revealed a new Esport competition format for high end mythic plus players in World of Warcraft. Their first one-off tournament of the year, completely separate from the format of Mythic Dungeon International (MDI). Instead of two teams of five competing against each other to see who can finish the dungeon the fastest, The Great Push! challenges the team to push for completing the highest keystone level possible.
This comes as a great news for many of the high-end mythic plus players. As many of the high-end teams have already been pushing for World First 25 or 26 keystone level for different dungeons. It would be very interesting to see what a team can do in a tournament realm, where players can pick and choose their gears and talents and not be restricted to time-gating like on live-server.
The Great Push! is an open tournament with a total prize pool of $20,000. With no prerequisites to play, any team of five can sign up to compete before May 17. Teams will be competing in an initial qualifier phase, the Proving Grounds, on May 22 – 23. Two dungeon keystone combinations will be given to teams for them to push to the highest difficulty they can reach in the tournament realm. The top six teams from the qualifier will be competing in the final on May 23-30, where the team with the highest overall score from dungeon pushed will be taking home the crown and the $20,000.
The tournament will be broadcast live on Youtube and Twitch, unlike MDI and AWC, the players themselves will be able to stream their gameplay during the tournament and Proving Grounds. So if you are a mythic + players and fans, be sure to support your favorite player through their platforms.