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Don’t miss out on the next unforgettable Wargaming.net League community and
May 4, 2017 — Wargaming is excited to unveil further details about the upcoming and action-packed Grand Finals 2017. With a $300,000 prize pool on the line, 12 of the globe’s finest World of Tanks pro-teams are set to put on a truly impressive show, complete with a variety of community activities, contests, and more.
Taking part in Grand Finals 2017 are some familiar faces and newcomers ready to shake things up: Oops – The Tough Giraffes (EU), DiNG (EU), eClipse (NA), Team Efficiency (APAC), Natus Vincere G2A (CIS), Kazna Kru (EU), EL Gaming (APAC), YaTo Gaming (China), Not So Serious (CIS), TORNADO ENERGY (CIS), Brain Storm (CIS), Elevate (NA).
The 2016–2017 season will culminate in a massive four-day event, divided into two parts. The action kicks off May 23–24 with the group stage, and you can be part of it all by tuning in online. Furious play-off clashes, held in partnership with Facebook and Rostelecom, will take place May 27–28 at the VTB Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia, transforming the venue into a World of Tanks battlefield.
The VTB Ice Palace’s doors open at 9 AM MSK May 27, inviting spectators to get their taste of tank action with the quarterfinals. On Sunday, May 28, the battle resumes from 2 PM MSK, featuring the semifinals, and ends in the show-stopping finale.
To create a true festival atmosphere, Wargaming will be offering fans the opportunity to not only watch the matches, but also hang out with fellow tankers. Viewers at home can jump into social media contests and streams, snagging themselves lots of cool prizes and gifts from Wargaming and its partners.
For the first time ever, the Wargaming.net League has called on a supernatural crustacean to predict the winning teams in Grand Finals 2017 by choosing between two possible outcomes. Viewers can tune in to the livestream to see Tomato the lobster decide the fate of this year’s Grand Finals.
Also available will be 2 types of Grand Packs, and a Fan Pack in our Premium Shop. All of them include unique pack of Grand Finals-dedicated emblems and labels. Grand Packs are Grand Passes that reserve a dedicated premium seat in front of the action.
Catch all the group stage action online. The stream begins 11 AM MSK on May 23 and returns at exactly the same time May 24.
As always, keep it locked to thegrandfinals.com for the full scoop and all updates on the event.
If you can’t make it out to Moscow, be sure to join us at http://wgl.gg/GF2017.
To follow the clairvoyant crustacean on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomatothelobster/
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.
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.
Official website: www.wargaming.com