Reigning Champion Leads Next Evolution of Historic Competition with Significant Broadcast Overhaul
FRISCO, Texas – July 1, 2021 – Complexity-Limit, the world’s #1 raiding World of Warcraft (WoW) guild and partner of Complexity Gaming, today announced their return to Race to World First (RWF) in the Shadowlands mythic raid, Sanctum of Domination. Kicking off on July 13, Complexity-Limit will race to defeat Sylvanas Windrunner – one of the game’s most infamous characters – and defend their championship title. This summer’s event will feature a major production overhaul, which will introduce new, engaging content segments that can reach a diverse group of gaming fans.
“Beginning as a grassroots competition, Race to World First is quickly becoming one of the most culturally relevant and fastest-growing events in competitive gaming,” said Sören Vendsahm, General Manager of Complexity Gaming. “With each new event, we’re trying to drive more awareness toward the player-vs.-environment scene. We ultimately want to make Race to World First accessible to everyone in the World of Warcraft community as well as the gaming community at-large.”
Complexity will leverage its advanced production capabilities to enhance the RWF viewing experience. Targeting more casual audiences, ‘Eggs Over Azeroth,’ a first-of-its-kind daily morning show hosted by top WoW influencer Lulaboo Jenkins, will preview the day’s upcoming raid. Livestreamed from Complexity’s headquarters each morning, fans can expect race highlights, influencer interviews, and deep dives into WoW history and lore. Each evening, a rotating cast of WoW analysts, including Jet, Veyloris, Kalamazi, Dratnos, and more, will recap the day’s happenings and Complexity-Limit’s raid progress for fans during ‘RWF After Dark.’ These new content segments will bookend approximately 16-to-18 hours of daily raiding, which will be streamed exclusively on Complexity’s official Twitch channel, as well as via individual Twitch streams from prominent Limit members, including Maximum, Thdlock, Imfiredup, Xyronic, and more.
Returning partners will also contribute to various aspects of Complexity-Limit’s RWF broadcast and production. For the third consecutive year, Twitch will provide ample promotional support to help drive viewership and engagement around the guild’s stream. To make for an immersive and professional viewing experience, Texas-based Balanced Media Technology (BMT) will streamline asset creation with Raider.io from World of Warcraft’s API to seamlessly inject real-time game stats, including boss kills, position rank, and instance class compilation, into the broadcast. Wowhead will provide an additional layer of analytical support, helping to create graphics that capture elements of WoW history and lore during the stream. Additionally, DouYu, one of China’s leading streaming platforms, will produce its own Complexity-Limit RWF broadcast exclusively for its viewers in the Chinese region.
“Thanks to Complexity’s continued support, we’ve seen drastic improvements across both our performance and our production, which has led us to back-to-back Race to World First victories,” said Alex “Xyronic” Tatge, Complexity-Limit guild member. “As we begin preparing to enter the Maw, we’re confident we have what it takes to overcome adversities and three-peat.”
The Sanctum of Domination raid promises to be the esports spectacle of the summer, with guilds from around the world vying for their chance to take home the acclaimed World First title. Adhering to local and state COVID-19 protocols, 18 Complexity-Limit guild members will come together to compete at Complexity’s headquarters, the GameStop Performance Center. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the broadcast, Complexity will manage day-to-day player needs, providing nutritional meals, best-in-class gaming equipment, and recovery amenities to ensure guild members can remain dialed in on the competition.
Since partnering together in October 2019, Complexity and Complexity-Limit have helped to professionalize the player-vs.-environment (PvE) scene in North America as well as around the world. Complexity-Limit’s most recent RWF event saw 80 percent year-over-year growth, totaling over 625 million minutes watched and reaching a peak concurrent viewership of over 220,000 viewers. Now competing in their third RWF under the Complexity banner, defending champion Complexity-Limit will contend for a third consecutive title, following their February 2020 victory in the Ny’alotha raid and December 2020 victory in the Castle Nathria raid.
For more information on Complexity-Limit, please visit https://www.limit-guild.com.
For more information on Complexity, please visit https://complexity.gg/.
Limit, now known as Complexity-Limit, was founded in early 2015 from top raiding guilds across North America. Setting their eyes on beating other North American guilds, while also improving their own world rankings, they took their first NA #1, World 7th rank in Hellfire Citadel, tackling Mythic Archimonde and sealing their fate as a force to be reckoned with. As they’ve climbed the world ranks tier after tier, the dream of becoming the #1 raiding guild in the world manifested itself in February 2020 and again in December 2020, when Limit took home back-to-back Race to World First titles.
About Complexity Gaming
Complexity Gaming is one of North America’s longest standing and most successful esports organizations, now owned by Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and investor John Goff. The esports organization is led by Founder and CEO Jason Lake, considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of esports in North America. Complexity’s esports teams have won more than 140 championships in nearly 30 game titles over its 15+ year history. Staunchly committed to passion, professionalism, and a player-first mentality, Complexity has been continuously recognized as a global leader in modern esports. For more information on Complexity, visit http://Complexity.gg and follow the organization on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Facebook.