Wargaming launches its own eSport league

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Wargaming is going to launch the new Wargaming.net League for World of Tanks, its armored action MMO. With this important step into the eSports world, the company aims to become a key player in the competitive gaming industry and introduce its game to new players and eSports fan.

The project is going to be launched during the first quarter of 2013 and will adopt the format of traditional competitive gaming by way of regular regional tourneys and playoffs leading up to a Grand Finals. The competitive season 2013 will offer $2.5 million prize pool.

"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. "Wargaming.net League is a groundbreaking step in our quest to bring the game's eSports potential into the international spotlight."

World of Tanks successfully debuted as the eSports discipline at the WCG 2012 Grand Finals in Kunshan, China, and has since continued to garner interest from competitive gaming communities worldwide.

Source of informations: Wargaming press release