Mythic Dungeon International is back this weekend

The much-loved MDI is back this year, and it’s just about to start. From the 11th until the BFA finals later this year, WoW fans can enjoy the Mythic Dungeon Invitational. This year the event is coming back to YouTube – you’ll be able to watch it there, and you can even subscribe to the official WoW channel so that you get notifications about when the live videos kick off.

Naturally, you can watch the recordings of the streams afterward as well, so don’t worry if you happen to miss the most exciting parts. You can also check out the Community tab in the WoW YouTube channel if you want to see more cool content from the fan community – be that active players, or casual fans!

Mythic Dungeon International is back this weekend

The Changes

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the entire tournament has been moved to a remote format – production crew and even casters are all working remotely from home. The same goes for the players from the two divisions. The Eurasian division is made up of players from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Korea, China, and Taiwan, as well as the Americas which are made up of the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand, will all be staying home.

Division is decided for players based on where the majority of their team’s players live.

The Dungeons

Fans familiar with the dungeons will be happy to hear that there have been some additions to the existing pool – not only does the new dungeon from Operation: Mechagon come with 8 bosses split into two wings (Junkyard and Workshop), but there is even a new Affix in the competition.

Awakened has joined the play, and while it’s active, it will allow players to discover obelisks in the dungeon. These obelisks then suck them through to Ny’alotha, where they will have to battle a servant of N’Zoth.

If they fail to do so, that servant joins their leader in the final boss battle, making it that much more difficult. Even without that added layer of difficulty though, the final battle won’t be easy.

Tournament Format

The MDI format will be comprised of six cups – three per region – followed by the BFA finals later this year. The finals are likely going to feature an in-person LAN event for the final play-offs, but whether or not that will be possible given the current situation remains to be seen. Organisers are cautiously optimistic that by the time the events come to their heed, in-person events will be possible again.

The first six cup events will be happening each Saturday and Sunday until the middle of May. Each cup will take up two days – you can check out the exact schedule on the WoW homepage to find out exactly when each cup is happening.

Until then, fans will have to contend themselves with watching the YouTube streams of the MDI cup events. Blizzard promised more, bigger and better this year – we can only hope that they will deliver on their promise!

MDI Cup Pacific Time Central European Time
EU / Asia Cup 1 April 11-12, 10:00 a.m. April 11-12, 7:00 p.m.
Americas Cup 1 April 18-19, 10:00 a.m. April 18-19, 7:00 p.m.
EU / Asia Cup 2 April 25-26, 10:00 a.m. April 25-26, 7:00 p.m.
Americas Cup 2 May 2-3, 10:00 a.m. May 2-3, 7:00 p.m.
EU / Asia Cup 3 May 9-10, 10:00 a.m. May 9-10, 7:00 p.m.
Americas Cup 3 May 16-17, 10:00 a.m. May 16-17, 7:00 p.m.

The Favorites

Method EU, Perplexed and Self Reliance are the EuroAsian favorites for the entire competition. While Perplexed performs well in the initial Trials, we are all aware what Method EU is capable of. Self Reliance is sort of “Dark Horse” that performs really good on live servers and pushes amazing keys and completion times.

With the Mythic Dungeon culture becoming extremely competitive each consecutive year. We can expect the 2020 Mythic Dungeon International to be the best one yet.

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