Who says gaming doesn’t pay off? If you master the art of Tank-estry, you could become a rich man.
Not only is simulated warfare free-to-play, but now it can pay you for supreme mastery Announced today, Wargaming is officially starting its own eSports league, featuring a revamped site: Wargaming.net; with the armored MMO, World of Tanks, leading the charge. An official season will ensue this year with a finals and championship offering a prize pool in the millions.
“Running our own eSports league allows us to truly focus on making World of Tanks not only a compelling and challenging eSports discipline, but also one that's incredibly entertaining for spectators,” said VP of Global Operations at Wargaming, Andrei Yarantsau. The Wargaming.net league is poised at providing pro players the opportunity with larger, more organized tourneys that offer the, “best pro gamers with completely viable career opportunities.”
The site combines the country-segregated WoT communities into one cohesive, “eSports entity.” World of Warplanes (currently in beta) and World of Warships are included in this gaming league site and are slated to drop later this year.
“The scale and popularity of competitive gaming has been skyrocketing over the last couple of years, and we have now reached the point where we can focus significant effort on advancing World of Tanks on to the global eSports scene,” said Wargaming Global eSports Director Jonghyuk Baak. Their aim is to raise the pedestal of professional gaming into the national spotlight and what better way to do it then with a $2.5 million prize pool. You read right.
The war is on and so is the opportunity to tout your best gaming skills for the chance at an impressive pot of prize money. If you were unsure of that career in pro-gaming perhaps tank-warfare is your meal ticket. What have you got to lose with a free-to-play World of Tanks?!