Blizzard “World of Warcraft Classic” now live worldwide, Let’s relive the legend in WOW’s 15 year anniversary!

Players can return to Azeroth like it was in 2006 when World of Warcraft Classic servers go live Monday. To accommodate players, Blizzard Entertainment added more realms to choose from, but it’s still expecting a long wait time for people who want to jump back into the game they first played more than a decade ago.

WoW Classic went live in the Americas starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT Monday. Players who tried logging in right away likely found themselves waiting. Multiple players shared their queue time in the WoW Classic subreddit, waiting periods ranging from 30 minutes to a few hours. On Twitch, there were more than 1 million viewers watching a multitude of streams for the game.

The game, also known as Vanilla WoW, predates many of the expansions released over the past 15 years since the game was launched. The WoW Classic version of the game is 1.12, known as the “Drums of War” update released in August 2006, prior to the release of the first major expansion The Burning Crusade.

Blizzard expected extended queues Monday and added more realms for players to join when the servers go live, but it wasn’t enough as so many players attempted to log on. The developer also increased the number of character slots to 10 per realm.

Those interested in playing WoW Classic need to purchase a subscription from the Blizzard Shop, which costs $15 a month. This subscription also gives players access to the current version of WoW. All current WoW subscribers will have access to WoW Classic.

The idea for WoW Classic came from players who started their own private servers with older versions of the game. In April 2016, Blizzard began shutting down these unauthorized servers, causing a backlash from the fanbase, but it did spur the developer into looking for a proper solution. Blizzard made the first WoW Classic announcement in November 2017 and in May, gave it the Aug. 26 release date.

Originally published Aug. 26, 12:24 p.m. PT.

Source: cnet

The 19th ASIAN GAMES Hangzhou 2022

Arena of Valor
Asian Games Version


Dream Three Kingdoms 2

branded soccer games


League of Legends

PUBG Mobile

Asian Games Version
Street Fighter V

As global esports talents of all types of games have been striving to perfect their skills for preparation of any international competitions, Yesports (https://yesports.asia/) mandates are to provide linkage and the required skill sets for these talents to participate in these global events for testing their skills, to gain Fame & Fortune as a result!

There are 40 sports including swimming, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, etc., with 61 disciplines being covered at The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 in September 2023 in Hangzhou, China. Esports will also be an official medal competition in the 19th Asian Games (the “Event”) for the first time. There is a total of 8 medal items for the 8 esports games category (the “Games”) to be competed including Hearthstone, PUBG Mobile (Asian Games version), League of Legends, FIFA Online 4, Street Fighter V, Arena of Valor (Asian Games version), Dota 2 and Dream Three Kingdoms 2.

The International Esports Talents Booster Program (the “Program”) will be launched soon with the objectives of assisting those international gamers interested in addressing this opportunity of possible participation in the Event as contestant or candidate.

Program Highlights

Yesports will co-organize the International Esports Talents Booster Program, a 5-day intensive program, to prepare those participating talents for the Event. Talents participating in the Program (and/or excel in the final contests of the Program) may have the opportunity to represent Hong Kong, China to participate in the Event, subject to the satisfaction of the Asian Games and related qualifying entities. The final winners, hopefully through this process, can showcase their skills and profiles on an international scale and access to potential prize pool of millions, not to mention that the Asian Games Award is being perceived as having a similar status as that of Olympic Games.