WoW: Hotel change instead of dungeon master - length of RWF becomes a problem for Liquid

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We can't remember when an official or unofficial Race to World First in WoW once went into the third ID of the respective raid. Either the raid was through in two days or it was made short after the first ID. In the meantime, we have arrived at day 16 in the current Race to World First

and it doesn't look like the dungeon master will bite the dust today.

After the fear about the third ID, the next horror scenario for the professional guilds has occurred, who have organized a location including casters and production team especially for the event: The event will take longer than expected. This causes some organizational problems, prolongs the race and has other negative influences.

Everyone expected +/- two weeks

In the stream of Echo, the topic was already addressed a week ago. They have already planned some leeway in the duration of the Race to World First, but some of the production crew and casters can't be on site for such a long period of time. Flights have been booked, contracts/payment have been arranged with the staff

, and in some cases no one feels like staying in a hotel for a month, separated from their family.

The length of the race is also due to the extensive preparation of the guilds with countless split runs. Nevertheless, the best players in the world, with the best equipment - for which some players have to farm for months - and an orga team in the background, should not need a month to defeat the final boss. After all, how long should normal mortals need then? A year?!

Players leave, the race continues to drag on

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Raid leader Max von Liquid makes clear just how crazy the situation is for the top guilds. Tomorrow they have to do without their tank because he has to fly back home to Scotland

. So he will be unavailable for at least one day for organizational reasons.

The rest of the players who are still at the Boston location will have to change hotels

because the bookings were for a maximum of three weeks. Liquid arrived for the event in February, and now it's the end of March. You have to roll that around on your tongue.Recommended editorial contentAtthis point you will find external content from [PLATTFORM]. To protect your personal data, external embeddings will only be displayed if you confirm this by clicking on "Load all external content":Load all external contentIagree to external content being displayed to me. This means that personal data is transmitted to third-party platforms. More about this in our privacy policy. External content Read more in our privacy policy.

Now they have to look at how - without blowing Liquid's war chest - to get the players to the next hotel. According to Max, instead of tackling the dungeon master tomorrow , they'll probably be squatting on a ferry on the way to the next hotel! Awesome! After all the preparation and hype, the Race to World First could be decided by organizational circumstances.

This can not be in Blizzard's interest

Liquid is lucky to have one of the biggest Esports organizations behind them, which can make up for the possibly overblown budget. Other organizations like our top German favorite Aversion have also picked a location for the event. They stand at 7/11 bosses so far, and may also have fancied being able to celebrate defeating the Dungeon Master on site.

Instead, it looks like it's time for Aversion, Method, Pieces and co. to pull up stakes at some point

and raid from home. Liquid loses at least one day in the race - and that on the last meters. Nobody really wants the event to be decided by such a circumstance. More about the Race to World First 10

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Of course, this kills the hype around Race to World First and can't be in the inventor's spirit. Officially, Blizzard is not hosting the event, but the developers of WoW are of course still interested in ensuring that while so many eyes are on their game, the experience for players and spectators is a positive one.

Blizzard can boast of having put on what is probably the most difficult raid in the history of World of Warcraft (buy now ). But at what cost? How do you feel about the Race to World First lasting almost a month now? We're looking forward to your opinion in the comments.

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