Wargaming launches league with a 2.5 million prize pool
World of Tanks which was seperated by geographic boundaries is now getting into the global competitive gaming with a 2.5 million prize pool.
World of Tanks whose communities were seperated previously, can finally play some games alongside each other. Wargaming has decided to 'bridge the gap' between communities by annoucing a 2.5 million dollar prize pool for its latest, 2013 season.
This brand new league is planned to begin in the first quarter of this year. It will contain the format of regional tournaments and playoffs, all leading up to the Grand Finals. When Wargaming's league reaches the release stages, they also plan to include tournaments within some other MMO titles.
Let's see what Jonghyuk Baak (Wargaming's Global esports Director) has to say about their new league:
The scale and popularity of competitive gaming has been skyrocketing over the last couple of years, and we have now reached the point where we can focus significant effort on advancing World of Tanks on to the global eSports scene. Wargaming.net League is a groundbreaking step in our quest to bring the game’s eSports potential into the international spotlight.
Another quotation of Andrei Yrantsau (Wargaming's VP of Global Operation):
Now we have a sustainable tool to broaden our global eSports involvement in an unprecedented way: stimulate the growth of the competitive community, organize bigger and better tournaments with larger prize pools than ever, and provide our best pro gamers with completely viable career opportunities.
We are sure that all World of Tanks players will love this awesome news. We wish everybody good luck!