Wargaming has announced their final results today of the first Wargaming.net League Grand Finals, which took place in Warsaw, Poland on April 4 – 6.
The newly-crowned world champions of World of Tanks, took home a hefty sum of approximately $110,000 after they beat their runner-up team, Virtus.Pro. Their runner-ups won nearly $100,000, while the third-place finisher, the RE Rush: Unity, walked away with a sum of $40,000. Not bad for a weekends’ work I would say.
“Over the past three days we’ve seen the truly best World of Tanks teams from around the world battle for what can only be considered world domination,” said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. “I congratulate Na’Vi on their superb performance and thank the city of Warsaw and eSports fans around the world for making this Grand Finals such a monumental success.”
The 14 top-performing tank squads from around the world competed in a keenly watched contest that has spanned over the course of three full days. With numerous exciting matches, including an amazing play by the hometown favorite called Lemming Train. Na’Vi and Vitus.Pro were the two frontrunners, they rose to the top of the ranks and engaged each other in a series of smart, tactical battles that constantly tested their resolve and concentration. Na’Vi came out on top though in the end, proving that their superior teamwork and dead-eye precision were a feat unmatched by all other teams, which scored them the first place and title.
“We knew from the first game that the competition would be fierce,” said Dmitry “de1uxe” Repin, the captain of Na’Vi. “We respect each and every team that has made it here to Warsaw, especially Virtus.Pro. Winning at the Grand Finals is a dream come true for us, and we are extremely excited to take home the title of world champions and look forward to defending our title in future.”
The eSports festival sported thousands of avid fans who came their to support their favorite team. Millions of spectators have watched via Twitch stream and other streaming sites, the tournament was a massive success.