Wargaming.net League 2016 Grand Finals Announced
January, 2016 — Wargaming is excited to announce the 2016 Grand Finals will be taking place on April 8–9 in Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland. This giant, international tournament is the crowning achievement for any Wargaming.net League team and signifies which World of Tanks players stand out from the rest.
Twelve elite eSports teams will take to the stage with the top two teams from North America, Europe, CIS, and Asia—plus three wildcards—and one team from China all competing over the $300,000 prize pool. With the new Tier X format rolling out, audiences can expect to see the biggest and best tanks in an intense event that’s not to be missed. Throwing in a maximum number of 68 Tier points to play with and an increased match time of 10 minutes (previously seven), teams will have to go back to the drawing board to reinvent their game plans.
“The Wargaming.net League Grand Finals represents the pinnacle of World of Tanks eSports,” said Mohammed Fadl, Head of Global Competitive Gaming, Wargaming. “During the 2015–2016 season, the WGL has given out over $3 million in prizes. For this year’s Grand Finals, we are putting up another impressive cash prize. We’ll see the best teams, taking to our biggest stage, with their reputations on the line.”
Last year’s Grand Finals, hosted at the EXPO XXI arena in Warsaw, drew more than 15,000 Wargaming fans to the venue and 2.6 million unique viewers online—all there to be a part of the Wargaming.net League’s biggest tournament to date. The winners of the event, HellRaisers, battled it out with EL Gaming to claim the crown. While they may be the current world champions, all bets are off on who will take home the coveted title in 2016.
The 2016 Grand Finals will be free to the public, with a variety of activities and exclusive prizes for attendees.
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About the Wargaming.net League
The Wargaming.net League is Wargaming’s professional eSports league established in 2013. It showcases the company’s products in an eSports capacity; runs all-year-round world-class events giving professional and aspiring gamers a platform to compete and excel, and provides its ever-growing, global audience with instant access to premier competitive gaming content.
The League promotes eSports through large scale events and premium content fostering its popularity among gamers and spectators. Massive prize pools and world-class competitive gaming tournaments with live broadcasts to millions of viewers along with the League’s accessibility attract new teams and contribute to the growth of the audience with the ultimate goal of turning it into a professional sport.
Having grown from a player-encouraged initiative into a global organization, the League puts its community first and evolves based on needs of pro-gamers and viewers. Format and rule sets for matches are continually improved in close cooperation with professional players.
The Wargaming.net League infrastructure gives aspiring players a clear ladder of progression for them to transition to the pro scene. Split into three divisions—Gold, Silver, and Bronze leagues—it allows for skilled players to tap into the world of pro-gaming and provides them with a clear path onward to the top echelon.
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net .
As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz on mobiles, tablets and Windows 10 PCs. Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In 2016, Wargaming released World of Tanks for Sony’s PlayStation ®4, continuing its console campaign.
Official website: http://www.wargaming.com