Gaijin Entertainment, developer and publisher of War Thunder, has announced that an official international championship called Gladiators.WT 4×4 is taking place in War Thunder. With more than $28,000 USD in prize fund at stake, the e-sports tournament will run until the end of March 2014. In addition to in-game prizes, winners will also be getting brand-spanking new powerful gaming laptops, video cards and tablets. The official hardware partner sponsoring the tournament is MSI.
“Gladiators is a special set of rules well known among virtual pilots, and through trial we have perfected the tournament and optimized it, so that it is best suited for flight simulators,” said Gaijin Entertainment´s Creative Director Kirill Yudintsev. “The Gladiators. WT 4×4 iteration marks the first time that fans can watch the tournament live, making it a true e-sport experience. We’re looking forward to seeing which squad will be crowned a war thunder champion.”
To become the champion in Gladiators.WT 4×4, the 310 teams, comprised of more than 1,800 pilots representing more than 30 countries, will battle each other for aerial supremacy over the course of the month.