What it is:
The Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am will be taking place entirely on the World of Warcraft Tournament Realms, a dedicated in-game server provided by Blizzard Entertainment, where event organizers can specify rule sets and players can compete on an even playing field. 6 teams of 5 players will have 5 total hours to put their best feet forward and push Mythic+ keystone dungeons as high as they can go. They’ll be given a group of dungeons with pre-set affixes and starting keystone levels and will earn points based on the highest level they can complete of each dungeon. The team with the most points at the end of 5 full hours of gameplay wins! Last year the Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am was a speed-running format, but this year it will be adopting a “key-pushing” format, where the goal is to complete dungeons at higher and higher levels. The difficulty of each dungeon scales significantly with each level they go up, so players are in for a pretty wild ride when they get to the high numbers. All 6 teams will be playing simultaneously for the entirety of the playtime, and will have freedom to choose which dungeon(s) to play and
when. This means tons of exciting dungeon action!
When it is:
This event will be taking place on Saturday, July 30th on the Team Liquid Twitch Channel
. Broadcast will start at 9am PDT and will end at 3pm PDT. This includes a 30 minute pre-show and a 30 minute post-show with 5 hours of LIVE gameplay.
The purpose of the Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am is to raise funds for worthwhile charities doing work that represent the values of the World of Warcraft community. This year, the organizers have decided to focus on charities involved in fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in gaming and the world beyond. This includes organizations such as AbleGamers
, The Trevor Project
, Girls Who Code
, Equal Justice Initiative
Not only is DEI a core element of the charities that will benefit from the event, but the organizers believe it is important to promote DEI within the tournament itself by ensuring a diverse group of players, talent, and behind-the-scenes staff. The goal is to have an event that truly represents the WoW community, because Representation Matters!
The entirety of the $25,000 USD prize pool, generously donated by our amazing sponsors, will be distributed based on each team’s placement at the conclusion of the event, with all 6 teams earning a portion for the charity they have chosen to represent. Beyond the prize pool, viewers and fans will have the opportunity to support these non-profits by donating directly throughout the live event. Last year, after combining the prize pool and direct donations from viewers, over $23k was raised, and the hope is to raise at least $35k this year.
Pro-Am refers to Professional/Amateur. This is a competition format used commonly in traditional sports, where Amateurs are teamed up with Professionals. It is not often seen in esports, and last year’s inaugural Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am was the first time the format was seen in World of Warcraft.
Each team is made up of 5 players. 2 of these are Professionals - players that have earned money via the Mythic Dungeon International (the MDI), Blizzard’s dungeon-running esport. A 3rd member of each team will be a community influencer or content creator. The final 2 members of each team are the Amateurs - and is open to all players that fall within the eligibility requirements!
Amateurs are chosen via a random lottery from an open registration. Players can learn more about the event, the registration process and eligibility requirements here: https://raider.io/news/378-mythic-plus-charity-pro-am-returns-july-30th
To register, players will need to go to the signups page on Raider.IO here: https://rio.gg/ProAm2022Reg
If you have ever wanted the chance to play with some of the biggest names in WoW esports, now is your chance! Signups will be open from July 6th at 1pm PDT until 11:59pm PDT on July 17th.
This event could not be possible without the incredible support of gaming add-on and mod platform Overwolf
. They are a prominent figure in the gaming industry, and the developers of CurseForge
- the premiere place to download, upload, and manage all of your in-game addons!
The organizers would also like to thank both Twitch and Blizzard Entertainment for their continued support. They have been tremendous backers of this event since its inception! More details, such as profiles on the Pros, Influencers, and broadcast Talent will be coming out throughout the month of July, so keep your eyes on the Liquid Guild
social media accounts.
About Team Liquid / Liquid MMO:
Team Liquid was founded in 2000 in the Netherlands and has evolved into one of the leading international multigame esports teams with training centers in Utrecht, São Paulo, Brazil and Los Angeles, California. Team Liquid has over 120 athletes competing across 19 distinct games, including all major esports titles, such as VALORANT, Rocket League, DOTA 2, League of
Legends, CS:GO, Fortnite, Rainbow 6: Siege, and more. Led by Co-CEOs Steve Arhancet and Victor Goossens, Team Liquid is one of the most successful esports teams in the Western market in terms of competitive achievement and fan engagement across multiple sports.
In addition to the premier esports team franchise, Liquid Enterprises operates various business units created to complement its esports athletic brand. This includes influencer management agency Liquid Media, esports wikipedia Liquipedia, and 1UP Studios, the full service production company known for its high-quality esports documentary style filmmaking, and creative
In September 2016, controlling interest in Team Liquid was purchased by esports ownership group, aXiomatic. aXiomatic leadership includes Co-Executive Chairmen Peter Guber, Ted Leonsis, Jeff Vinik and Bruce Karsh who together represent an unparalleled team of sports, technology, entertainment and investment industry titans In early 2022, Team Liquid formed Liquid MMO, a new branch of the organization with a focus on the genre’s esports competitions. Team Liquid founded Liquid MMO by signing premier World of Warcraft Guild Limit, renaming it Liquid Guild. Team Liquid is also a passionate supporter of DEIBAJ initiatives within the gaming industry, and will be officially announcing the launch of a new initiative tackling misogyny in World of Warcraft during the Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Raider.IO on this event and further demonstrate Team Liquid’s commitment to DEIBAJ initiatives. This event was so much fun last year, and I’m so excited to bring it to the Warcraft community again!
- Azorea, General Manager of Liquid MMO
The Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am is an event that exemplifies all that is great about World of Warcraft: fun, community, and competition. We are tremendously excited to be able to team up with Team Liquid to bring this event back to be able to raise funds and awareness for the importance of DEI initiatives in gaming.
-Jah Raphael, CEO and Founder of Raider.IO
Overwolf is proud to partner with Raider.IO and Team Liquid on the Mythic+ Charity Pro-Am. Equity and inclusion initiatives are critical, particularly within the gaming ecosystem, and we are happy to be able to collaborate with the WoW community while supporting these incredible causes.
-Avner Florenthal, VP of Business Development at Overwolf, the parent company of CurseForge