It was held this weekend the Copa America of World of Warcraft, in which the Brazilian team Santos Dexterity was the champion and took home the prize of US $ 4000, about R $ 14,000 in direct quotation. The team also won the chance to compete in the World of WoW Championship, to be held in November at BlizzCon. In addition, the tournament had three teams from Brazil in the first places.
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Formed by Wilson “xadz” Neto, Murkmindz, Shap and Rynd, the team thanked the support of the fans on their official Facebook page and reported feeling to win an international tournament. “We often say that we have the best fans, because our view that for a tree bear fruit takes time and care, so we are grateful to you for that,” said the team in a statement.
Dexterity Santos wins Copa America WoW (Reuters / Blizzard)
World of Warcraft: Dexterity Santos wins Copa America WoW (Reuters / Blizzard)
Second place went to No Name team with prize of US $ 3000, while the third place went to the Keep Calm And Sendn, awarded US $ 2000. The two are also Brazilian and participated in the tournament with other Mexican and Peruvian teams.
Now Dexterity Santos prepares for the regional classification in Burbank, California, that will give the chance to win a place for the world of World of Warcraft. Since the BlizzCon, where it will be the World Cup take place between 6th and 7th of November.
Team celebrated with fans on Facebook (Photo: Playback / Felipe Vineyard)
World of Warcraft: team celebrated with fans on Facebook (Photo: Playback / Felipe Vineyard)
Remember that the Dexterity Santos is a team recently founded by Santos Futebol Clube, in partnership with former Dexterity Team. In addition to WoW, they also have teams of League of Legends, Battlefield and Counter-Strike, among others.
Xavius’s nightmare prince was once a nasty Elf, but now he is a disgusting, infested by demons goats cattle!
From there, the now mutated into grotesque goat cattle Xavius manipulates the Emerald Nightmare through the corrupted world tree Shaladrassil to release the nightmare on Azeroth and so to destroy the enemies of his masters from the Burning Legion. Fortunately, the night elf druids got wind of Böckleins machinations and send a few tough hero in the nightmare to the ol ‘goat long pull the mutton legs.
So I realized something this week, the release of WoD is going to clash with my annual gold survey. The release is set for November 13th, and I know I usually have the survey right before this, but 6.0 is going to land before that, and that’s going to screw up some of the numbers possibly. It might also mean that I get less responses to the survey. Could also mean I get more responses since interest in World of Warcraft will be at an all time high.
I guess I have four options:
Run the survey at the beginning of November per usual
Run it in October
Run it in December
Skip it this year
I really don’t want to skip it, but delaying it or running it early isn’t ideal either. And I don’t know what the pre-WoD madness is going to do to the data. This is going to require some thought, but I guess I’ll have to decide soon.
Yet another of Activision-Blizzard’s always thrilling financial reports has included some World of Warcraft subscription numbers, indicating that subs are down to 5.6 million people.
World of Warcraft numbers operate on such a different plain to other videogame statistics, that there are a couple of ways you can view this news. In one sense, it’s absolutely incredible that this decade old MMO still pulls in numbers that other games can only dream about. 5.6 million subscribers is clearly not to be sniffed at.
But by WoW’s astronomical standards, it is a decline. The Warlords of Dreanor spiked the subscription numbers back up to the 10 million range as recently as late 2014/early 2015. Viewed through that lens, dropping back to 5.6 million within eight months or so is quite a precipitous fall.
However, Blizzard are poised to announce a sixth expansion for the game at Gamescom on 6 August. The last expansion pushed the subscription numbers right back up again. Will it happen once more?
Elsewhere in the financial summary, it was noted that Diablo 3 has now “sold through” more than 30 million copies, globally.
There were also “registered player” numbers of Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, but they were rather unhelpfully bundled up with Destiny. Across all three games, there are 70 million registered. But without the break-down for the individual titles that’s pretty useless as a statistic.
I am not your regular scheduled Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 reporter, so I’m afraid my insight into the new Gamescom trailer is going to be minimal.
Naruto is in it, I can spot that much. Also, the game is now delayed until February 2016. It was originally due in September, but this video concludes with the new date of 9 February.