EL Gaming Has Been Crowned the Champions of the Wargaming.net League APAC Season I 2015-2016

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EL Gaming Has Been Crowned the Champions of the Wargaming.net League APAC Season I 2015-2016

 

EL Gaming Reigns Supreme. 

August 24, 2015 — After a hard-fought season of intense battles leading to the finals at Yongsan e-Sports Stadium (I’Parkmall 9th Fl.) in Seoul, South Korea, Wargaming proudly presents EL Gaming as champions of the Wargaming.net League (“WGL”) APAC Season I Finals 2015 – 2016. Beating out runners-up and three-time winners KONGDOO with a score of 7 – 1, EL Gaming went home with AUD82,953 from the AUD143,855 prize pool and 4,000 points.

Over the same weekend, Caren Tiger defeated Reforn Gaming with a score of 5 – 3 to claim third place, raking in 1,100 points added to their season’s tally. After the next and final season of 2015-2016, the top two teams with the most accumulated points will move on to represent APAC at the Grand Finals in 2016.

Speaking to Wargaming.net after their win, EL Gaming said of their future plans, “We hope to make even more of an impression next season. We will strive to maintain our strengths by training constantly, and our goal is to let the world know of our prowess in World of Tanks and be worthy representatives of China and Asia!”

“It’s been a fantastic blur of a weekend with impressive gameplay shown by our teams and the exuberance of our fans! Congratulations to EL Gaming on their tenacity and taking home the championship!” said Deputy Head of Global eSports, Wargaming.net, Mr Alexey Kuznetsov.

The season finals saw about 650 viewers at the live event over the weekend, and close to 10,000 viewers watching the final matches on the six livestream channels hosted by Twitch.tv and Niconico.

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About the Wargaming.net League

Established in 2013, the Wargaming.net League is Wargaming’s professional eSports league. It showcases one of the company’s key 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. The massive prize pools and world-class competitive gaming tournaments are broadcasted live to millions of viewers. In addition, the League’s accessibility attracts new teams and contributes to global audience growth, with the ultimate goal of turning all eSports into a professional sport.

Having grown from a player-encouraged initiative into a worldwide organization, the League puts its community first and evolves based on the 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 Series—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.

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About Wargaming

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 tank warfare title 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.

As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition and World of Tanks Blitz. Launched in 2014, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and the mobile MMO game World of Tanks Blitz has opened up Wargaming’s trademark team-based military IP to smartphone and tablet users worldwide.

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