WORLD OF WARSHIPS AND VERIZON PRESENT
VERIZON WARRIOR SERIES TOURNAMENT FINALS – Eight Best Teams Compete For A $100,000 Prize Pool Benefiting Charity
AUSTIN, TX (August 5, 2021) — World of Warships and Verizon are proud to announce the Verizon Warrior Series tournament Finals will take place on August 8th. The Finals will be streamed exclusively on the official World of Warships Twitch channel. Date and converted times below:
August 8th, 2021
- PT: 8am – 1:30pm
- CT: 10am – 3:30pm
- ET: 11am – 4:30pm
- UTC: 3pm – 8:30pm
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Over 230 Veterans participated in the tournament (more than 2/3rd of all players), with 104 competing in the July 25th Qualifiers. Throughout June and July players took part in three official training sessions before the qualifiers and now only eight teams remain from a starting total of 32.
Teams that made it to the Finals were given a choice of one of 15 Veteran charities to donate their share of Verizon’s $100,000 prize pool. The winning team’s chosen charity will receive the largest share of the money, with each subsequent lower-ranked team’s charity getting a proportionally smaller share. Additionally, the seven unpicked charities will also receive a smaller equal share of the prize pool:
|5th – 8th||$5,000/ea.|
|7x Unpicked Charities||$2,000/ea.|
Each final team has one or more verified Veterans on the roster. The eight final teams and their selected charities are as follows:
|Blue Falcons||Gary Sinise Foundation|
|Double the Fun||Disabled American Veterans|
|Flying Philosopher||Blue Star Family|
|Iconic Fleet of Heroic Ephraim||Burnpits360|
|Jedi||Warrior Freedom Service Dogs|
|Small Boat Navy||Guitars for Vets|
|The Fire Kitchen||USO|
|Where’s the W Key||Veterans for Foreign Wars|
“We believe it’s our duty to support organizations that care for the men and women who have served our country and are proud to continue our efforts by partnering once again with Wargaming,” said David M. Caruth, Head of Military segment. “What these organizations do to support our nation’s heroes is commendable and it’s through programs like the Verizon Wounded Warrior Series that we help to raise awareness and much needed funds to assist with their missions to help our soldiers.” Click here for impactful interviews with Veterans on the benefits of video games.
In addition to the $100,000 prize pool donated by Verizon, the livestreams have been raising money throughout the series for the Wounded Warrior Project and have already more than doubled the $10,000 fundraising goal. Donations will be open until August 8th, 4:45pm PT.
“We are proud to partner with Verizon once again to support the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Artur Plociennik, World of Warships’ Regional Publishing Director. “We have an incredible community of players always eager to help and this time was no different. A significant number of our players are either Veterans or servicemembers and it’s important to us to support organizations that have a direct, positive impact on our community.”
Each fundraising milestone included a random draw prize for anyone who donated, with the current and final prize being a Toaster signed by actor Jay Ellis (Top Gun: Maverick), who participated in the tournament training sessions.
More details regarding the fundraiser, tournament, and prizes can be found here.
About World of Warships
World of Warships is a free, historical, online combat PC game from Wargaming. With its massive fleet of most iconic war vessels, including four different ship classes and strategically designed environment, World of Warships provides the ultimate naval warfare gaming experience, suitable for everyone. Thanks to its largest collection of historically accurate ships available to play, World of Warships prides itself as a digital ship museum and a focal point for naval history enthusiasts.
New thematic content and innovative game modes are being added on a regular basis, providing a diverse and exciting gameplay to its broad player base.
One franchise – multiple platforms
After the successful launch of World of Warships on PC, its unique gameplay and design has been adapted to bring free massive naval battles to other platforms with World of Warships: Legends available on PlayStation and Xbox and World of Warships Blitz on iOS and Android mobile devices.
Official website: https://worldofwarships.com
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 5,500 employees and offices spread all over the world. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms. Their flagship products include the massively popular free-to-play hit World of Tanks and the strategic naval action game World of Warships.
Official website: www.wargaming.com
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $128.3 billion in 2020. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
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