World of Tanks Blitz to Host its First Global eSports Tournament
Wargaming reveals Blitz Twister Cup and an exclusive tank at Tokyo Game Show
September 20, 2016 — At this year’s Tokyo Game Show, World of Tanks Blitz rolled out the big guns. Among the announcements was Blitz Twister Cup and the reveal of the Okawara tank, which will be the first in a series of vehicles designed in cooperation with famous artists from across the globe as part of the Artist Signature Label.
With Blitz Twister Cup, World of Tanks Blitz is firmly stepping into the competitive gaming arena. This will be the first global eSports tournament, reserved for Clan players. If you have been waiting for an opportunity to really test your teamwork and tank skills, this is it. After the online preliminary matches, a winner from each region will be determined. The four best teams will clash in the ultimate championship battle, in a special offline event. Registration for the tournament will begin soon, so be sure to keep an eye on the official portal. There’s still time to join a clan and sign up for Blitz Twister Cup.
“We can’t wait for Blitz Twister Cup to kick off,” said Andrey Ryabovol, World of Tanks Blitz Publishing Product Director. “World of Tanks Blitz is always growing, and the most skilled players out there have been crying out for a bigger challenge. This tournament will definitely show the kind of potential the game has in eSports.”
World of Tanks Blitz is known for its awesome collaborations and unique, sometimes pretty quirky, vehicles. Now, with the World of Tanks Blitz Artist Signature Label, we’ll be teaming up with famed artists from across the globe to create exclusive tanks. The first off the production line is the O-47 project, a unique vehicle designed by iconic mecha artist Kunio Okawara, famous for his work on the Gundam and Brave Series franchises.
“Creating an original tank design for World of Tanks Blitz was a unique and fascinating opportunity,” said Kunio Okawara. “The game has a lot of fans in Asia and has collaborated with some fantastic anime already. I can’t wait for the players to see it and get to play the tank myself. I hope everyone enjoys this special collaboration.”
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About World of Tanks Blitz
World of Tanks Blitz is a free-to-play team-based MMO action game dedicated to fierce tank combat. Players can take to the battlefield in cross-platform battles for a variety of smartphones and tablets, as well as on Windows 10 devices and Mac OS X.
With an impressive roster of over 200 iconic armored vehicles, stunning graphics, intuitive touch-screen controls for tablets and phones, as well as keyboard and mouse support for the PC version, World of Tanks Blitz makes it easy to jump into short, action-packed 7vs7 tank battles no matter where you are.
The unified Wargaming.net ID allows switching between platforms and devices while retaining in-game progress, while cross-platform support lets World of Tanks Blitz community play together on a single server.
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 over 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that includes 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 mobile platforms, Windows 10 PCs and Mac OS X. 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 PlayStation®4, continuing its console campaign.