It's no secret that World of Tanks has been very popular since it's release on April 12th, 2011. Well, it's time to determine just who the best players are. Wargaming announced today that the World of Tanks championship will take place at the World Cyber Games 2012 Grand Finals to take place from November 29th to December 2nd in Kunshan, China.
Fifteen teams from across Europe, North America, and Asia fought their way through qualifiers online as well as their national finals to compete for the title of World of Tanks champions. All of the stage matches will be broadcasted via multiple streaming sties, such as Twitch TV and Chinese NeoTV, though I didn't see any links in the press release unless I missed it.
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World Cyber Games 2012 to Crown Best World of Tanks Players
World's Top Tankmen to be Decided at Grand Finals in Kunshan
27 November, 2012 - Wargaming today announced details of the World of Tanks championship at the World Cyber Games 2012 Grand Finals. Marking the game's debut as an official eSports discipline, this year`s challenge will be held in Kunshan, China from November 29th to December 2nd.
Fifteen top professional and competitive teams from across Europe, North America, and Asia battled their way through online qualifiers and national finals to compete for the coveted title of World of Tanks World Champion and prize purses going to the best three teams.
The tournament will begin with two groups of eight and seven teams that will see the top two competitors in each group advance to the single elimination best-of-three bracket.
"We are focused on expanding World of Tanks as a world-wide eSport discipline,''- said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. "Events like the World Cyber Games spur growth in it as a cyber sport by encouraging pro gamers to pump more hours into improvement and helping us find what needs to be changed to enhance the gaming experience."
The final battles for the World of Tanks grand prize will be held on December 1, 2012. The semi-finals and the 3rd/4th place matches will be held on stage D, while the ultimate encounter will unfold on stage A.
All stage matches of the WCG 2012 Grand Finals will be broadcasted live by Korean Ongamenet, Twitch TV, Daum TV pot and Chinese NeoTV.
About World Cyber Games
First held in 2001, World Cyber Games is an international competitive cyber-gaming event operated by South Korean company World Cyber Games Inc. and sponsored by Samsung. The tournament encourages cyber athletes from all six continents compete for prizes and prestige, and is credited with launching the professional careers of many of the planet's top video game competitors. The event has a yearlong tournament format, which begins with online, national and regional competitions around the world. Top national competitors then convene to compete in the ultimate global eSports tournament, the WCG Grand Final.
World Cyber Games 2012 will define best of the best in four titles: StarCraft?® II: Wings of Liberty?????, FIFA 12, Cross Fire?®, and World of Tanks.
For more information: http://www.wcg.com/
About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 230 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France and Britain, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrades and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.
But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks, it's all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own steel empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank power!
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http://worldoftanks.com/registration/ (North America)
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 and employs over 1200 people across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Australia.
Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to mid-20th century warfare that will include the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011 and currently boasting 45 million players worldwide, the flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012, and the naval World of Warships, scheduled for release in 2013.
In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Wargaming.net Service, the epicenter of a battle-centric gaming universe that will gather the series under a single portal - http://www.wargaming.net