WoW Charity Event – Xy’mox’s Charity Cache & Solo Shuffle Showdown

While we are all anticipating the release of Dragonflight, Blizzard decided to put a show by introducing two competitive events to the WoW esports scene. The best part about the first event is not the fact that it has the two best guilds in the world competing against each other, but the fact that all of it is for charity.

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What to expect from Xy’mox’s Charity Cache?

Naturally, the first thing you should expect from this event is not only that it takes part in one of the best MMORPG games of all time, but that the participants are also going to be some of the best WoW players who will fight for the $100,000 donation pool.

The event takes place on September 10 – 11, and it features guilds Echo and Team Liquid competing against each other in Castle Nathria and Sepulcher of the First Ones. While these two raids have been demolished by these WoW Mythic raiding guilds in the past, the catch is that they are going to do a fated version of the raids.

Of course, fated raids are not really a challenge for the pros, so in order to spice things up, instead of a single Fated Power, these guilds will face bosses that have two of them. To make things even more fun, there are a few checkpoints within the raids that will enable a donation to a charity, but the guild that reaches a checkpoint first will have their next encounters even more chaotic with a Fated Curse.

The charities that are benefiting from the event are Direct Relief, who are aiming to “to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.”, which will receive donations based on how Echo performs in this event.

The second charity is AbleGamers, which is “creating opportunities that enable play in order to combat social isolation, foster inclusive communities, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.”

Solo Shuffle Showdown

Even if Blizzard did give out a free Shadowlands expansion to all who played WoW in the past, this event is going to be an invitational one, so you probably won’t get to participate, as only AWC, top-rated PvP players on the ladder, and popular members of the PvP community will be invited. However, that does not mean that it is not going to be a great show to watch, as it is the first-ever competitive event to feature a brawl.

The event will take place between September 23 – 25, and it will feature 36 players in total. The tournament will begin with six lobbies of players, and the top 12 will advance to the finals. After two more matches, only six will remain for the final game, where there will be two winners, one who is a DPS and one who is a Healer.

Just like the charity event, this one has a prize pool of $100,000, but it will be given to the players and not to a charity. Even with that in mind, it is certainly worth tuning in, considering that this is the first event of this kind, and if it is fun, any boost in viewership will ensure that more similar events are hosted in the future.