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Warcraft III Beta Competition -- This Monday!

Win a spot in the World of Warcraft Beta by becoming a winner in the Warcraft III Beta Competition. The competition will start this Monday, April 26 at 6:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and will end the following Monday, May 3 at 6:00 PM PDT. At the competition's start time, the beta ladders will be reset in order to level the playing field. Full details regarding the competition can be found here. Best of luck to all participants!

- Blizzard Entertainment

**Update: Warcraft III Beta Competition Start Time Changed**

Thanks to everyone that has participated in the Warcraft III Patch Beta thus far. Your feedback has been invaluable. Regarding the status of the Beta competition, originally, we intended to start Tuesday, April 20st at 6:00 PM. The start date is now "to be determined" so we can ensure there are no significant outstanding issues when the competition starts. We will give 24 hours notice prior to the competition's starting. The ladders will be reset when the competition commences. Thanks again for all the help in improving Warcraft III. Good luck to everyone!

A beta version of the upcoming Warcraft III patch is now available on Westfall, our new Beta Patch server. This patch adds several new features including clan ladders, the highly anticipated Goblin Tinker, and many balance adjustments. A complete list of additions, fixes, and changes can be found here.

In order to participate, you must own a copy of the English version of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos or Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne and be patched up to version 1.14b. Next, you simply need to connect to the Lordaeron (U.S. West) gateway, and your gateway list will be updated to include Westfall (Beta Test Server). Then, simply choose Westfall as your gateway, and you will be patched up to the English-ONLY beta version of the patch. Once you have patched up you will be required to create a new account. Please make sure you register a valid email address. The Beta Patch server is located in the U.S. on the West Coast, but players from anywhere in the world are invited to participate, provided they are using an English version of Warcraft III. You will be able to revert back to 1.14b at any time by reconnecting to any of the other public servers. We expect this beta test to run for the next couple of weeks, with our primary focus being the new clan ladder functionality.

As additional participation incentive, we will be running a clan ladder, Random Team, and FFA based competition where winners will be awarded spots in the World of Warcraft Beta. The competition will officially start on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) and end Tuesday, April 27 at 6:00 PM PST. The competition will work such that the ten (10) highest experience contributors of each victorious clan will be awarded spots in the World of Warcraft Beta. Clans can compete in all four of the different ladders (1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3, and 4 vs. 4). However, clans and individuals can only win once. We will also award the top five (5) Free-For-All and top five (5) Random Team players a spot in the World of Warcraft Beta. Winners will be chosen at Blizzard Entertainment's sole discretion. Any griefing or perceived cheating by individuals or clans will be cause for disqualification. Additionally, we reserve the right to reset the beta ladders as required. Full tournament rules can be found here.

The competition will start Tuesday evening, so take some time this weekend to learn the clan ladders and prepare a plan of attack to win a spot in the World of Warcraft Beta. We are excited to see the new clan ladder and updated Automated Matchmaking systems in action, as well as listen to feedback regarding the new Goblin Tinker. Thanks for your interest and participation.

- Blizzard Entertainment

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