Blizzard continues to develop World of Warcraft esports

It has been a relatively quiet week in the wonderful world of esports. Blizzard's 2018 Fall Season of the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship is kicking off,

Arena World Championships

Blizzard released a trailer for its 2018 Fall Season of the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, putting teams of three against one another. The top 12 teams will meet up at BlizzCon to compete for their share of the prize pool and to see who takes home the title of Arena World Champion.

The championship has already kicked off, with the first batch of matches played on September 15. The full schedule can be found on the official website.

HCS in London

This weekend saw the Halo Championship return to London at the Gfinity Esports Arena in Fulham, London. Held between September 14 - 16, a total of 32 teams battling it out. $135,000 was up for grabs for the teams of four, with a further $5,000 for the free-for-all community matches.

If you somehow missed the action and wish to catch recorded footage of the games, be sure to check out the official VOD.

Black Ops 4 season reveal September 19

The next Call of Duty game, Black Ops 4, is set to launch on October 12 but the professional scene can't wait that long. The new Call of Duty World League season will be revealed in a livestream on September 19 ahead of the first confirmed event in Las Vegas in December.

For this year's game there's added interest. Rumors have been swirling that the professional scene will switch to a 5v5 format, which would lead to every leading organization quickly scrambling to pick up an additional player. If indeed it does pan out this way it'll certainly be one of the biggest shake-ups in competitive Call of Duty history, but we don't have long to wait to find out.

Upcoming live events

  • World of Warcraft Arena World Championship on September 28, 29 - watch on Twitch.
  • League of Legends Worlds 2018 - Starts October 1, watch on Twitch.
  • COD World League season reveal - September 19, watch on Twitch
Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.