“Honorable members of the Horde, welcome and thank you for joining us on this auspicious evening as we celebrate and observe an old tradition. For generations great tournaments were hosted in Lordaeron before the fall. The greatest of Champions would step forward and then fight on behalf of a noble cause, decided by their sponsoring patron.
Tonight many great Champions of the Horde are stepping forward. You will have the chance to bid on, and sponsor the Champion who then will in turn enter into the tournament and fight for the honor of your cause. By sponsoring a Champion you support some of the Horde’s best warriors with the costs of their armor, weapons, and other battlefield needs.
Tonight we remember Lordaeron and her old ways, tomorrow we honor the Horde.” (Opening speech from the Champion’s Auction)