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Uldir Race Day 9: Two 8/8s, Wipe Counts, Nerdscreams and More

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Two G'huun kills in one day, with Limit's coming some 6 hours after Method's World First, it seems that lockout extension decision was indeed what cost the US guild the No.1 spot. We also got nerdscreams from both guilds for the entire raid, wipe counts from Method for the kill and more info!

Yesterday was the highlight of the Uldir Mythic progress race, as we got our final World First and Method claimed their 10th trophy.


(You can also check out the stream cut of Method's WF video,
kill clip and more in our previous post.)

It all came down to Limit's decision to extend their lockout, due to having sub 1% tries and feeling that Method was closing in on them and would get the kill on Tuesday while Limit were re-clearing. They bet wrong, as Method's best try was at 4% before the re-clear and Limit spent a whole day hitting their head against the G'huun wall after their reset, only getting new gear from the weekly Mythic+ chest, some Heroic kills and whatever M+ dungeons they could run. It simply wasn't enough and they remained on their best 1% try, aka the 639k HP one. They did push insanely hard on their reset day, raiding until 6 in the morning and just coming up short.

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Meanwhile the EU reset arrived and Method took quite a while to re-clear, taking around 7 hours to down 7/8 Mythic, as well as do a Heroic run. Fully geared up they immediately got their best try ever on G'huun, after 2 pulls, getting him down to 1.8%. It seemed all done at that point, as Limit were still sleeping and/or had to go to work, and Exorsus hadn't downed Mythrax after the reset. However, it took quite a while longer for Method to get that killing blow, as they struggled for just under 3 hours to get that 8/8. Considering how much farther along Limit were, the fact that they had more time on G'huun and the timing of their reset, it's almost 100% certain that they would have gotten the World First on Tuesday had they just re-cleared the raid.

They actually managed to get the kill, even without the extra gear, some 6+ hours after Method. Here are both guilds' killshots:

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The other big news here is that Limit announced they'd be raiding full-time in the next raid, meaning the competition will be a lot fiercer and Method have to watch their backs:

You should also read all of the recent tweets by @maximimwow, as he goes into a lot of the details of the race, including Limit's time commitments etc.

And so we have the top 2 locked in after a grueling 9 days of progression, with no one else having managed to get the big blob down. We did get some wipe counts for the raid as well, from Method's Deepshades:

So Fetid Devourer was almost the second hardest boss of the raid, with Mythrax coming in some 50 pulls later and G'huun properly being the endboss that he was supposed to be. The amount of pulls it took after the reset was around 20 or so (from memory) so the extra gear was key for everything, making it that much more impressive that Limit even managed to get a kill at all without that second reset's work of Mythic Uldir loot.

In closing, we just want to congratulate both guilds on an amazing performance and thank Method for making it this entertaining to follow the race. The amount of tension and excitement in the final day of the race was so high thanks to the stream, and it can only get better from here as we potentially see both or even all guilds stream their progress live from now on. With Method's streams being the No.1 and 2 on all of Twitch and WoW being the top game for almost the entire time of streaming, as well as all the Method streams combined having a grand total of over 250 THOUSAND viewers, the raid progress race is one of the most watched WoW esport events ever and it's only going to get bigger in the future!

We'll continue covering the other G'huun kills as they come in, but we wanted to thank you for following our coverage and thank Method again for their live coverage as well as the streams. The next raid, Siege of Zuldazar, sounds like a bit of a departure from the usual ones, so the race will be extra interesting as well.

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I agree.

Limit should have re-cleared. Hindsight is 20/20 but Method's best pull pre-reset was 4.8%. On G'huun that's a long way from a kill and there was no real way Method was going to down G'huun without more gear.

Oh well. Maybe NA will get the next one. GG all!

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