Published on February 13th, 2013 | by George X.
World Of Tanks $2.5 million pro-League
Wargaming.net is getting serious about e-sports and has just announced that the total prizes of their new World Of Tanks pro-league will reach $ 2.5 million. The league will kick off in the first quarter of 2013 and will follow ‘traditional’ eSports bracketing tournaments.
“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.” says Wargaming’s Global eSports Director, Jonghyuk Baak.
World of Tanks successfully debuted as an eSports discipline at the WCG 2012 Grand finals in Kunshan, China. Andrei Yrantsau, VP of Global Operation at Wargaming says the following about the development of the new eSports League:
“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.”
With the release of these news it’s highly expected that many e-sport teams will be moving to World of Tanks for this season as it’s one of the highest paying games along with League of Legends, Dota 2 and Starcraft 2.
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