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Patch 7.3 Hotfixes - September 29
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Originally Posted by MMO-ChampionThat’s interesting to hear, what were some things Kaplan taught you
Notice how he always takes the blame for anything that goes wrong, while deflecting any praise to the team? He never throws his title around. He’s just “Jeff from the Overwatch team.”
That behavior existed internally too. He’d always call out a team when they delivered something great. I think some leaders are worried about the perception of being too soft or they’re just uncomfortable lavishing praise, even when it’s earned. But a little of that goes a really long way. It makes a big difference. But it’s also weirdly rare. (Source)
Mythic Dungeon Invitational Group Stage Recap
The Mythic Dungeon Invitational is a three stage event organized to allow the top players from each region to face off against each other in a tournament format. In the first round, eight teams from each region qualified to compete in the Regional Group Stage. Over the past two weeks, these teams battled amongst themselves for a chance to compete at the Global Group Stage. The two best teams from each region will face off in a single elimination, best of three bracket to prove who the best team and region is.
The Story So Far
Over the last weekend we watched the EU and NA regions battle for their spots in the Global Group Stage. Raider.IO got a bye on their first round, however in the later games proved that they are the most dominant team of the European region. After sweeping Wheezing Harsies and Team Bigpull with a perfect record, they are looking like a top contender for the Grand Final. This group of players demonstrated very efficient strategies, and were able to execute difficult pulls effectively. Team Bigpull also put up a good show, with a few flex picks they were able to play for specific affix and dungeon combinations, such as the double Rogue or double Warrior, they were able to secure the second place in the Eurpean Grand Finals.
Premonition had a very exciting series against Team Deplete, where they narrowly lost the first game due to a bolstered mob wiping their group, after which they showed a dominant performance during the next two games securing their spot in the final. Friends With Affixes defeated Lethal in a reverse sweep, utilizing an interesting strategy to defeat the four kings of Halls of Valor. During the grand finals we saw another clever use of class abilities during Premonition’s fight against Dargrul in Neltharion’s Lair, winning them the Americas Grand Final.
The Global Group Stage
Teams were seeded into an eight team bracket based on their performance in their Regional Group Stage. The first place from each region will be playing against the second place seed from a different region. Same rules apply as in the previous Stage, the teams will be playing on special Blizzard Tournament realms, where their gear will be scaled to 935 ilvl, and their Artifact Weapons to 965. Blizzard will be selecting the affixes, and the first map, after which the losing team has a chance to select the second map. The last team standing will be taking home the Grand Prize of $50,000.
The Global Group Stage started on Saturday, September 30 at 18:00 (CEST)/ 9:00 a.m. PDT. The Grand Final will be live on Sunday, October 1 at 18:00 (CEST)/ 9:00 a.m. PDT on the Warcraft Twitch.
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