The raiders have been called to the starting lines, and a hush has fallen over the crowd.
The moment we have all been waiting for, the Race to World First: Sanctum of Domination
begins today. All of the hard work, the preparation, the sleepless nights...they all come down to this!
Raider.IO continues to be the best place to get live updates and news from the RWF across the globe. Keep your browser tab open all race long to our self-updating RWF coverage page
to make sure you never miss a thing.
Every time the RWF comes around, there are more and more events and streams to keep track of. To help you keep up with all of the amazing RWF events taking place around the globe, we have compiled as much information as we can into this Official Raider.IO RWF Event Guide: Sanctum of Domination Edition
Here are the details for RWF events taking place around the world, sorted by world rankings from Castle Nathria.
Table of Contents
The reigning World Champions of both Ny’alotha and Castle Nathria, Complexity-Limit are looking to secure the back-to-back-to-back championship, and put on a spectacular on-location event at their home venue in Texas, USA. Make sure to check out their full event schedule including a morning variety show called Eggs Over Azeroth, and a nightly data deep-dive in their RWF After Dark segment!
|Event Location||With Covid-19 restrictions lifting, the team is planning to have |
18 players on-location at the Gamestop Performance Center
|Event Announcement||Click here to see Announcement video!|
|Event Stream Link||Complexity Twitch Channel|
Eiya, Veyloris, Jet, Kams, Tettles, Dratnos, Kalamazi, Crzypck,
Lulaboo, and special guests!
|Raider.IO Event Page||rio.gg/rwfsodlimit |
Echo came onto the RWF scene last year as a newly-formed organization, but boasting a score of veteran WF raiders. They proved to the world that they are here to compete, narrowly coming in 2nd place. The best guild in Europe, Echo is looking to put on a larger-scale event for Sanctum of Domination, with a handful of players and production team members on location in Switzerland! You won't want to miss out on this phenomenal event as Echo looks to upset the Complexity-Limit machine and bring the trophy back to Europe!
|Event Location||Covid restrictions are still making European travel difficult, but the |
Echo team will have a group of players and production on location
at the beautiful Erupt Lounge in Bern, Switzerland!
|Event Stream Link||Echo Esports Twitch Channel|
Naguura, Grant, Steakloins, Kexman, FatBossTV, Athalus,
MrGM, Hulahoops, Arianna, and Jdotb
|Raider.IO Event Page||rio.gg/rwfsodecho |
With their eyes on usurping Echo as the top guild in Europe, Pieces
is continuing to host their own remote RWF event in Sanctum of Domination. Their Castle Nathria event was extremely well-produced, so make sure you tune in to see what they bring this time around!
|Event Announcement||Click here to see Announcement video!|
|Event Stream Link||Pieces Twitch Channel|
The Pieces event will be co-hosted by Psybearslat, Bastu,
and they will be joined by casters JustRuss, Viserio, Naguura,
Herudra, MadSkillz, DesMephisto, Meeix, Drones, and Hulahoops
|Raider.IO Event Page||rio.gg/rwfsodpieces |
Coming in World 4th in the last two RWFs, European guild FatSharkYes will again not be hosting their own event or streaming their progression, and have opted this time around to not share their kill videos with any other organizations. To read more about FatSharkYes, check out this interview
we just did with them.
After the RWF concludes, you can check out the FatSharkYes YouTube Channel
to view their Sanctum of Domination kill videos with multiple PoVs!
The first guild on the list from China is Skyline. In Ny'alotha, they came 7th in the World, and 3rd in China, but in Castle Nathria they stepped up their game and finished the RWF 5th in the World, and 1st in China. The members of Skyline will be staying at an esports-themed hotel (location undisclosed) for the duration of the RWF as they did for Castle Nathria
. They are here to compete, folks!
Skyline is not putting on an event for the RWF, but you can watch their progress on these streams:
For more information on the top Chinese guilds competing in the RWF, click here
Ji Tian Hong (JTH) fell one world rank from Ny'alotha to Castle Nathria, and lost the top China spot to Skyline. Similar to Skyline, they will not be hosting an RWF event, but they will be competing as a team from an esports hotel in Wuhan, Hubei, China. The EHA Esports Hotel
looks like it will provide a unique raiding experience for sure!
JTH even put out promo videos for the upcoming competition:
If you want to watch their progress live, these players will likely be streaming:
After a restructuring and rebuilding process post-Ny'alotha, Method
brought a new team to the Castle Nathria RWF and managed to secure the 7th world rank. They did not host an event for Castle Nathria, but they will be back to doing so for the Sanctum of Domination RWF.
After finishing Ny'alotha at world rank 15, the guild formerly known as Big Dumb Guild signed on with famed esports organization Golden Guardians
prior to Castle Nathria. It looks like they did something right, because they improved their world rank by 6 spots, being the 9th guild in the world to defeat Sire Denathrius on Mythic difficulty. BDGG's Castle Nathria RWF event was extremely well produced and very creative, so we are looking forward to seeing what they bring for their Sanctum of Domination event!
Aversion unfortunately dropped a few world ranks from Ny'alotha to Castle Nathria, going from world rank 9 to 12. However, this has only fueled the all-German squad to buckle down for Sanctum of Domination and come back even stronger. They've made some changes, moving guild leader Nexxzz
to the 21st raider position. We're excited to see what they can do this RWF! Their event has been moved fully remote this time around due to Covid restrictions, but they are hoping to be able to be back on-location together for the next raid. Be sure to tune in and wish them viel glück!
Previously known as Alpha
The Chinese guild previously known as Alpha, who dropped from world rank 6 in Ny'alotha to world rank 14 in Castle Nathria, is looking to come back strong for Sanctum of Domination with a complete rebranding. The guild has merged with another Chinese guild named KeaHoarl, part of a huge esports organization that even has its own esports school, and is now known as 秩序阿尔法七煌 (K-O Network). To read more about this, check out our recent article
on RWF raiding in China.
K-O Network will be competing in the Sanctum of Domination RWF from their very own esports venue, which you can check out in this video:
Similar to the other guilds from China, K-O Network is not hosting an event, but you can check out their progression on these player's streams:
Previously under the banner of esports organization Lazarus, Imperative has this time teamed up with Soniqs Esports
out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They are planning on putting on a smaller-scale remote production, focusing on player PoVs and comms. Soniqs Imperative is looking to bolster their world ranking in Sanctum of Domination and crack the top 20 (or higher)!
This is an exciting collaboration between a long-established staple of the World of Warcraft scene, Warcraft Radio
, and the crew of Chaos Creative
, who have produced at least one RWF show every single tier since Uldir! Their goal is to put on a 24/7 stream that will be all-things RWF: Sanctum of Domination. Stats, VoDs, news updates and more, will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are looking for a quick update on the status of the RWF across the board, this stream will be a great place for that. They are hoping to have a few live segments each day with hosts and casters, as well as interviews from players and staff from other RWF broadcasts!
The Race to World First event will be the best place to easily view feeds and data from MNM
, Club Camel
, and other guilds that are top competitors but not involved in any RWF broadcasts themselves.
Event Stream Schedule
|EVENT||AMERICAS (PST)||EUROPE (CEST)||EUROPE (UTC/GMT)|
|COMPLEXITY LIMIT||7am - 10:00pm||4:00pm - 7:00am||2:00pm - 4:00am|
|ECHO||11:30pm - 4:00pm||8:30am - 1:00am||6:30am - 11:00pm|
|PIECES||12:00am - 4:00pm||9:00am - 1:00am||7:00am - 10:00pm|
|METHOD||11:00pm - 3:00pm||8:00am - 12:00am||6:00am - 10:00pm|
|BDGG||7:00am - 11:00pm||4:00pm - 8:00am||2:00pm - 5:00am|
|AVERSION||Various - 3:00pm||Various - 12:00am||Various - 10:00pm|
|SONIQS IMPERATIVE||4:00pm - 10:00pm||1:00am - 7:00am||11:00pm - 5:00am|
|RACE TO WORLD FIRST||24/7||24/7||24/7|
About the Author
has been playing WoW since Vanilla. If she’s not leading her Mythic Progression guild TBD
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