New Esports Events Announced for Cataclysm Classic Raids and Arenas

New Esports Events Announced for Cataclysm Classic Raids and Arenas
  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: May 23, 2024
  • Updated: May 23, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

Blizzard announced two new esports events for WoW Classic today: a raid challenge and an arena tournament.

The raid event is titled the Dragonslayer Challenge, and will pit two EU speedrunning guilds against each other: Progress and None of the Above. Both groups will be given level 85 template characters and a limited window to acquire additional gear before they race to be the first to clear the new Blackwing Descent raid. This event will be streamed live on YouTube and Twitch on June 8th & 9th.

There’s also a Cataclysm Arena Tournament coming up. You’ll be able to sign up to participate through June 7th. On June 14th through 16th, the top 8 teams from North America and Europe will compete live on Twitch and YouTube for a $50,000 total prize pool.

Blizzard – (Source)

Cataclysm® Classic™ is here, which means it is time for more events!

This June is the Dragonslayer Challenge, where teams race through raids and dungeons. Then, the Cataclysm Arena Tournament, where top combatants will again test their mettle in an open bracket.


While many adventurers have conquered Blackwing Descent before, few are as fast and efficient as two of the top speedrunning guilds: Progress (EU – Gehennas) and None of the Above (EU – Gehennas).

But what if they didn’t have all the best items and near-unlimited time to gear up? The Dragonslayer Challenge gives these two guilds basic level 85 characters, limited time to gear up, and forces them to speedrun through Blackwing Descent.

Can these guilds conquer the challenge?

Watch them take on the Dragonslayer Challenge on June 8–9 live on YouTube and Twitch.


Prepare for the ultimate showdown in the 2024 Cataclysm Arena Tournament! This is your chance to witness the top players from Europe and North America battle for glory and a combined prize pool of $50,000 (USD). Don’t miss this event on June 14–16, live on YouTube and Twitch.

Don’t just watch the action; be a part of it! Sign-ups for the Cataclysm Arena Tournament are open until June 7 at 10:00 am PDT. Visit for more details on Europe and North America. Stay updated with WoW Esports on Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch, and check out the WoW Classic website for all the latest news as we return to a changed Azeroth!

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I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.

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