Wargaming today shared additional information regarding the Wargaming.net Grand Finals, taking place April 4 – 6 at the Multikino Zlote Tarasy in Warsaw, Poland, including details on the $300,000 prize pool up for grabs by the competitors.
The seeding ceremony will be held on March 24, 2014 at ESL studio in Cologne, Germany. To maximize geographic separation, 14 teams will be drawn into two groups using a "controlled random" system. On March 25, ESL will broadcast the video on the Wargaming.net League EU twitch channel at 19:00 CET. Then, the video will be uploaded on YouTube, news portals, and to social networks.
Following the festive Opening Ceremony, set to take place at 12:00 CET on April 4, these 14 best performing tank squads from all over the globe will play a series of matches, spread over three days. Except for the first day, tournaments will start at 9:00 CET and end at around 19:00 CET, with the Winners Ceremony slated to take place at 19:00 CET on April 6. All games will be streamed live on the Wargaming.net League Twitch channels:
- http://www.twitch.tv/wgleu (Europe, North America)
- http://www.twitch.tv/wargamingasia (Asia)
- http://www.twitch.tv/wargaming_kr (South Korea)
- http://www.twitch.tv/eslpl_wot (Poland)
The international eSports celebration will be free to the public, with a variety of prizes for spectators including stage giveaways, invite and bonus codes for World of Tanks, as well as exclusive goodie bags for the most avid spectators. Live stream viewers will be able to win invite and bonus codes as well, during the many hours of match streaming.
The World of Tanks player community will be able to partake in a creative "Cheerleading Madness Contest" by creating a short video that shows their support for one of the eSports teams participating in the Grand Finals.
The sponsors of the tournament are Razer, PayPal, Alienware, and the City of Warsaw.