The WoW Factor spiced things up this week, with a new venue for our 20th event!
Horde sponsorships have been quite a rarity compared to Alliance events, 15 to 4 in favour of the Alliance infact, so we were very excited when a group of players from Cho’gall US Horde contacted us with a very generous prize package. For this event, the 20th under the WoW Factor banner, we decided to make things a little more interesting by moving the event to Silvermoon, rather than our usual Horde venue, gathering around Garrosh in Orgrimmar. The Sunfury Spire, aka Lor’themar Theron’s throne room, is considerably larger than Garrosh’s hangout, and the red carpet leading to the room was just begging for a fashion show!
Joining us in the judging this week was Caylena, a WoW Factor regular and master-mogger from Deathwing US. The four of us knew that we’d be in for a busy event thanks to the sponsors advertising well in advance, but as the red carpet filled up before we’d even begun, it became obvious that the move to a larger venue was a good plan. Even with the increased space, a tight circle of participants wrapped all the way around the room and dozens more ran about in the centre alongside the judges.
You can follow along with the judging process on Elvine’s TwitchTV stream, and there are plenty of pictures of participants on Facebook. Check out the links below:
The original drive to bring The WoW Factor to Cho’gall was led by Killgodsheep, who started up a forum thread rallying the realm to sponsor an event. Shortly afterwards, Vain from ePeen Gaming guild, Samarrah and Aneese, took it upon themselves to publicise the event and organise the sponsorship. The result was a prize package 150k gold, a Vial of the Sands and a Mechano-Hog mount, a Guardian Cub pet and many more BoE items. Aneese even bumped the prize gold part way through the event, to bring us to a grand total of 192,000 gold!
The sponsoring individuals were as follows:
ePeen Gaming members (pictured below) – Anneris, Bompabompbum, Iandis, Ulairi, Vain, the guild bank and a couple of anonymous donators.
Individual sponsors – Aneese, Daisey, Halloween, Løcø and Ovals.
A huge thanks to all who contributed and helped in bringing the WoW Factor to Cho’gall!
The Cho’gall event was divided into three rounds, the first being the so-called ‘Random Round’, where we awarded multiple prizes of various sizes. In the second round, judges selected ten characters to receive a larger gold prize, and then selected two among those ten to win the grand prizes in the third round.
Read on below for a list of the winners and a screenshot gallery of the top 10 sets, and for more pictures, visit our Facebook Gallery!
Top 10 Gallery
Top 2 Outfits
Round 3: The top two transmog outfits of the night were awarded a mount each:
Round 2: The following outfits, as well as the Top 2 winners above, were awarded 7,500 gold each (75k total):
Anneris (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Dino (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Iraiin (Plus 4500 from Round 1)
Namass (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Ovals (Plus 3500 from Round 1)
Samarrah (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Yeshoes (Plus 5000 from Round 1)
Zodd (Plus 4000 from Round 1)
Round 1: Selected outfits were awarded between 1000 and 5000 gold until we had expended our total prize fund for this stage of the competition (117k total). Names are listed under prize totals below:
A few extra items were given out to those who narrowly missed out on receiving an extra gold prize in rounds 2 or 3:
Thanks to all of the participants for attending, and all of the sponsors for their contributions, especially Vain, Aneese and Samarrah for their hard work and generosity.Events. Leave a response! You can follow responses to this entry through our RSS 2.0 feed.