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Mythic Emerald Nightmare Progress Coverage

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Tier 19 is finally here and the US guilds are just about ready to head on into the Nightmare (both figuratively and literally, with the hour investment required)

 

Update, Day 2 again:
Well the fastness of the race continues and we already have our top 3. The guilds comprising it were very much expected, but their order certainly was not (except by me, I totally called it!). Method and Serenity take up the 2nd and 3rd spots and all three guilds took under 2 hours to kill Xavius after downing Cenarius. The Asian scene also flared to life as they finally got their reset, with several guilds climbing to 4/7, lead by Alpha who are currently the only ones there to have downed Il'Gynoth.

Now it's a race for the top 5 as From Scratch are in a massive lead as they're the only guild on 6/7 with only the very short lived Xavius left.

Update, still day 2:
Well that was fast. Too fast. Exorsus simply continued on and downed Xavius without too many problems claiming the World First and finishing off the raid in 18 hours from start to finish. They've said Xavius was easier than Cenarius and even he didn't take that long to kill, so all in all a slight blemish for the Blizz balance team. But we have two raids coming up very quickly so it'll surely be fixed there. Congratulations to Exorsus in any case, they were just doing what the top guilds always do, killing bosses as fast as possible!

Update, Day 2:
As expected the other EU guilds soon caught up with Exorsus, first it was From Scratch then Method and Serenity, but the Russians were determined to keep their lead so the just now got another World First, this time on Cenarius leaving them only one boss left in the Emerald Nightmare!

Update, Day 2:
The EU guilds have entered the race and it was very hectic for a while there after they cleared split Heroics, with Exorsus and From Scratch trading off EU firsts on the first few bosses. Method and Serenity were downing things very close to each other as well, and eventually the EU guilds fully caught up with the us on 4/7, with the rankings being Midwinter, Limit, SNF, Easy, Strawberry Puppy Kisses in the lead in the US and then came the EU guilds.

That all changed an hour ago when it was Exorsus that got the World First on Il'gynoth and is now the sole guild on 5/7! It seems the consistency the guild had really paid off as they were the least affected by the various splits and quittings of the inter-progress phase. It's been over an hour now that they've been in the lead so now we'll see how long it takes for the other to catch up and if this advantage will pay off in the end, since Xavius is really all that matters.

As usual, if you want to get more in-depth coverage, killshots and rankings head on over to Method.gg.
 

Update:
We now have three guilds with 4/7 bosses down with Midwinter leading the charge and, well, staying where they were in the last update. But! Limit and SNF have caught up trading World second kills on Dragons of Nightmare and Ursoc, respectively.

There are now 12 guilds that downed at least one boss in the Emerald Nightmare Mythic, only one on 3/7 and two on 2/7.

Update:
Well things are progressing at a fast pace as we're already at four dead bosses. While Easy took the early lead, Midwinter soon caught up and then raced past as they took the next two World Firsts, on Ursoc and Dragons of Nightmare. We have a new face at the top as well as SNF got two World thirds and a World second on Ursoc as well, while Limit joined the race and are on SNF's heels after they did a round of heroic split raids.

The EU servers will be opening in the morning and that's when all hell will break loose, with many more guilds entering the arena.

Update:
So it's been a couple of hours since the raid opened and it seems two US guilds are going at it at a pretty solid pace. Easy has taken two World Firsts so far and were ahead for quite a while, but Midwinter has caught up as they both took down Nythendera and Elerethe Renferal. No videos as of yet, but we do have the killshots (and the image at the bottom is constantly up to date as well.

Nythendera and Elerethe Renferal World First killshots by Easy:

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Tier 19 is finally here and the US guilds are just about ready to head on into the Nightmare (both figuratively and literally, with the hour investment required) in around an hour, with the Eu and Asian guilds joining in 1 and 2 days, respectively. The usual progress coverage from Manaflask has shifted to Method, who've made a pretty impressive new page for the race coverage with plenty of bells and whistles so if you want to keep up to date on all the World First happenings head on over there and we'll also keep you updated here on the major goings on. If you're new to the race or haven't followed it since the last one, you can check out this article to get up to date (shameless self-promotion etc).

One of the cooler features for this progress, however, is this interactive image that will be updated with rankings and World First videos and can be embed into any site, like this one.

So good luck to all the guilds competing and let's hope for a not too short progress race!

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