One month on exactly from that shocking event that stunned the World of Warcraft community, the former players of the now-defunct guild Method have once again joined forces to create a new organisation & guild with esports aspirations: Echo.
This ambitious project was essentially revealed to the world through a tweet from a fresh account that contained a video unveiling their legendary lineup. This reveal was also accompanied by the creation of a brand new Twitch channel for the organisation: echo_esports.
Who is in Echo?
The members of this new guild are essentially the main holdovers from their time in Method, with few surprises in store. Nevertherless, the org has added a few new faces to replace some of the players who've decided not to take part in this new guild:
Some of these names are well known PvE players, while others are perhaps more widely known for their PvP accomplishments. It's therefore very likely that we can expect to see Echo field teams in future MDIs & and AWCs, as well as competing for World Firsts.
While this new guild haven't exactly made their objectives clear, it is known that they'll be playing on Tarren Mill (EU) and that players within their ranks will be looking to compete for World Firsts in the new raids added in Shadowlands.
Shortly after their first reveal, Echo made another announcement on their twitter account, this time unveiling a charity event which took place on July 26th. The goal of this event was to raise funds for INHOPE and Rise Above The Disorder, organisations that combat sexual abuse of minors and mental health issues respectively. A clear declaration of itent to dealing with issues that led to the fall of their former organsiation.
Numerous items were up for grabs, including:
- 1x Ny'alotha Allseer
- 2x Glacial Tidestorm
- 2x Reins of the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur
- 2x Shadowlands Epic Edition
- And a whole lot of others
Echo look set for Shadowlands, and guilds like Complexity Limit would do well to keep an eye on them. This reveal also provides a much needed shot in the arm to the esports component of World of Warcraft, one that is still reeling from the demise of Method. Here's hoping that Pieces and Exorsus will soon be able to make that next step as well!
The final Race to World First of Battle for Azeroth will be hosted by the Method guild, and will take place in Germany starting Tuesday, January 28, 2020. No less than 57 different points of view will be available live throughout the race!