Wargaming and TeSL Announce Cooperation for Wargaming.net League APAC 2014
The two gaming companies join forces to take Asian eSports to the next level
April 22, 2014 – Wargaming today announced the appointment of TeSL as their official broadcasting partner of Wargaming.net League APAC (hereinafter WGL APAC) for 2014. Wargaming has also announced an upgrade of its eSports broadcast service, which will now allow gamers to enjoy WGL Asia in five languages including Chinese, English, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese. This cooperation marks a definitive milestone within the Asian eSports industry.
At a joint press conference held on 22nd April 2014, special guests including Breaker, eScAlpha, Edison the professional anchors, and yoe Flashwolves – the first professional ‘World of Tanks’ eSports team sponsored by WaninBank Corp. in Taiwan – shared their stories from playing ‘World of Tanks’, as well as their expectations for the new WGL season in 2014.
This year, Wargaming and TeSL will bring the most professional broadcasting standards of WGL Asia to more than 10 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and Australia) in five languages – Chinese, English, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese. This move builds upon Wargaming’s priority to offer the best experience to its players, at the same time supporting TeSL to escalate the standards of Asian eSports to greater heights.
Global eSports players and fans can soon join in the WGL APAC action when the Silver and Golden Series are broadcasted by TeSL. The entire experience will be bolstered by TeSL’s numerous years of expertise in broadcasting, their stable of professional commentators, as well as their excellent production standards. For more details, please find the rules of the WGL APAC below. For further information, please visit the official website of TeSL and Wargaming Asia (http://www.worldoftanks.asia/).
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 will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.
About Wargaming.net League APAC
Wargaming.net League is a regional professional league held by Wargaming, and is divided into two divisions – WGL Asia and WGL Korea. There are four levels in this tournament and they are the Bronze Series, the Silver Series, the Golden Series and the Season Finals.
For WGL Asia, players will have to compete in the Bronze series, which is a weekly single elimination tournament, and finish in the top four spots to advance to the Silver Series. After advancing to the Silver series, the four qualifying teams will fight it out to gain the highest points by ranking. After seven weeks of tournaments, the top eight teams with the highest points will advance to the Golden Series. In the Golden Series, the eight teams will be ranked by points for a single elimination tournament.
The top two teams of the single elimination tournament will then go on to represent the WGL Asia division to compete in the Season Finals, as will the team that wins the single elimination tournament of the WGL Korea division. The final teams will then have to pass a Round Robin trial and a single elimination competition to win the total grand prize of USD100,000 dollars and the titles of season champions.