Team Liquid Wins World of Warcraft Race to World First After Clearing Dragonflight's Aberrus, The Shadowed Crucible Raid

This is their first win in almost three years.

Matthew D'Onofrio
By Matthew D'Onofrio, News Editor Posted:

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Although World of Warcraft was released back in 2004, players are still achieving never-before-done feats.

Team Liquid has emerged victorious in the MMORPG’s Race to World First, marking their first win in almost three years. They accomplished this by clearing the Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible raid before any other guild in the world. This triumph breaks rival Echo's three consecutive wins in the previous mythic races.

Team Liquid started progressing through the Mythic difficulty of the raid 48 hours after release and conducted multiple split raids to strengthen their position. They smoothly cleared the initial part of the raid and achieved world-first kills on the final five bosses. Then, Team Liquid gained momentum during the encounter with the Echo of Neltharion and made a strategic decision to progress offline to prevent competitors from gaining an advantage.

Following this plan, they brought the final boss, Scalecommander Sarkareth, below 15 percent health during the offline phase. The next day, Team Liquid woke up ahead of schedule and sealed their Race to World First victory. They will have the opportunity to defend their title in the next Race to World First during the release of the third Dragonflight expansion raid later this year.

Note: Activision Blizzard has been sued by California’s Civil Rights Department, alleging violations of California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act and Equal Pay Act. CEO Bobby Kotick is alleged to have known about the alleged violations within his company. These allegations have all been denied by Activision Blizzard and the company points to additional diversity and inclusion training as past examples of taking the accusations seriously at the time they were made.

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Matthew D'Onofrio
Matthew D'Onofrio, News Editor

Matthew “dinofries” D'Onofrio is a writer, content creator, podcaster and — most importantly — a gamer. With such a strong passion for video games and a severe case of FOMO, it's no surprise he always has his finger on the pulse of the gaming world. On the rare occasion Matt's away from a screen, you'll find him strumming away on his acoustic guitar or taking care of his cat Totoro.

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