Cologne, 07 January 2014 – Just around the corner is the very last chance professional World of Tanks players have to qualify for the Global Finals in Poland later in 2014. Held in Tychy, Poland, the European Season 3 Finals will see €100,000 awarded to the team that plays best over the two competition days. Six teams will battle it out, of which only a maximum of two will qualify for the Global Finals. Who will make it?
The top three teams are currently Team Dignitas, Virtus Pro and Mousesports, but this means little going into the Regional Finals. As previous finals have shown, World of Tanks professional teams’ offline playstyle is radically different to their online performances throughout the season. With Virtus Pro boasting an impressive offline tournament record and qualifying for the finals as one of the top teams, they are clearly one of the favourites to win. However, Team Dignitas, who lost only three of their eighteen games throughout the season, are on top form and eager to prove themselves. Meanwhile, DeNova, Kazna Kru and Evil Panda Squad are just as able to take the Season Title come January 25th.
The six teams qualified for the Season 3 Finals will face off on the 24th and 25th of January at the Old Brewery in Tychy, Poland. Veteran World of Tanks host, Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie, will be on scene to guide both online and offline viewers through the two-day event. He will be joined by Social Media Host, Melek ‘m3lly’ Balgün, with in-game commentary from Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott and Oliver ‘Laughter’ Maxfield.
Steven Neale, World of Tanks Product Manager at Turtle Entertainment GmbH, said ahead of the tournament, "2013 was a great year packed with great games and a lot of emotion. As the third season comes to a close, we are looking forward to hosting a thrilling event in Tychy, where we determine which of the teams will move on to the Grand Finals."
For those who cannot make it out to Poland for the event, the Finals will be streamed online on ESL TV. Tune in to www.esl.tv/channel/esltv-wot/ on the 24th and 25th of January for some of the best tank action in Europe. For more information about the competition please visit www.wgleu.com/
Turtle Entertainment GmbH
Turtle Entertainment is the world's largest eSports company leading the industry in raising eSport production and audience levels to those of mainstream sports. With offices in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Italy, Russia, China and the USA, it has a true global footprint. Aided by two daughter companies in the form of ESL.TV and ESL.Tech Turtle Entertainment creates products that cover the entire eSports spectrum. This includes high profile international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters, ESL Major Series, ESL Pro Series, Starcraft II World Championship Series, Wargaming.net League EU as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. From its 6 state of the art event and production studios with a total of 1.000 m² it runs daily broadcasts of a multitude of leagues and games, while its mobile production team hosts massive offline tournaments in large stadiums and trade fairs around the world. With nearly 1 million attendees in its last Intel Extreme Masters season and tens of millions more watching over streams and video at home it has been increasingly successful in its ambition to deliver amazing gaming experiences and to convey the thrill, emotions and excitement of competing and performing at the highest level and to the worlds audience.
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.