Grand Finals 2016 First Details Revealed – Virtual battles and real prizes in Wargaming’s eSports event of the year

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Grand Finals 2016 First Details Revealed

Virtual battles and real prizes in Wargaming’s eSports event of the year

March 18, 2016 — Wargaming is excited to reveal further details about the upcoming and action-packed Grand Finals 2016. The crowning event in the World of Tanks eSports calendar will be taking place April 8–9 in Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland, and promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Grand Finals 2016 will begin Friday, April 8, with doors opening at 10:00AM. On day one, spectators can get their first taste of tank action in the group stages. On Saturday, April 9, the battles continue from 12:00PM, featuring the playoffs, quarterfinals, semifinals, and culminating in the show-stopping finale. What’s more, World of Tanks eSports stars will compete in the first ever World of Warships show match.

Inside Torwar Hall will be a Free-to-Play Zone, with 28 gaming stations and VR-headsets. Visitors can play their favourite World of Tanks and World of Warships games and take part in a master class from eSports pros. For the first time players will have a chance to feel the rush of battle watching the action in 360° with their VR-headset. Console tankers will be able to jump into 7-vs-7 competitions, or battle on six additional PlayStation®4 gaming stands.

Visitors can participate in numerous contests at the venue, as well as in social media and streams, snagging themselves lots of cool prizes and gifts from Wargaming and its partners.

Entry to Grand Finals 2016 is absolutely free. Fans can also register for the show and get a special gift: the Premium British Tier 5 heavy tank Excelsior. Registration sessions will be open on March 18 and 25, so fans need to be quick to grab their gift before it’s gone. Also available will be a limited number of VIP tickets. They allow entrance to the venue one hour before everyone else, a fast queuing lane and a dedicated premium seat in front of the action. VIP ticket holders will also receive the Premium British Tier 5 heavy Excelsior, Tier 8 Premium heavy IS-3A, the unique Grand Finals M 41 90 GF tank, and more. Official partners of Grand Finals 2016 are Intel, Razer, PayPal and SanDisc.

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About the Wargaming.net League

The Wargaming.net League is Wargaming’s professional eSports league established in 2013. It showcases the company’s 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. Massive prize pools and world-class competitive gaming tournaments with live broadcasts to millions of viewers along with the League’s accessibility attract new teams and contribute to the growth of the audience with the ultimate goal of turning it into a professional sport.

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

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 include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles 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 on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz on mobiles, tablets and Windows 10 PCs. Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In 2016, Wargaming released World of Tanks for Sony’s PlayStation®4, continuing its console campaign.

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