Second Annual International Ural Steel Championship 2012
Registrations are open now.
Wargaming is hosting the Second Annual International Ural Steel Championship 2012 in Moscow for its MMO World of Tanks. Registrations began on July 19th and will continue until July 31, 2012.
"World of Tanks has become a global eSport discipline," says Victor Kislyi, Wargaming CEO. "The game is turning into a massive communication platform that merges together gaming communities of different countries and regions."
Sixteen teams of the world's best World of Tanks gamers from America, Europe, Russia, China, and Southeast Asia will compete on six battle maps for their shot at the bragging rights of Ural Steel Championship 2012 winner and a prize purse of $77,000 USD. The Grand Finals will take place on September 15th - 16th at CSKA Sport Arena in Moscow, Russia.
The tournament is organized by Wargaming in partnership with UralVagonZavod, one of the largest scientific and industrial complexes in Russia and the largest tank manufacturer in the world and in association with the Russian Cyber-sport Federation.
"We'll continue to encourage and support eSport events like Ural Steel in the future, providing attractive prizes and contributing our skills and knowledge to make these events even more exciting," states Kislyi. The first Ural Steel Championship was held last year and became a virtual battleground for more than 40,000 players from nearly 30 countries.
Sign up for Ural Steel 2012 here:
- http://worldoftanks.eu/uc/tournaments/58-Ural_Steel_World_Tour_%28Qualifiers%29/ (Europe)
- http://worldoftanks.com/uc/tournaments/101-Ural_Steel_2012/ (North America)
About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, the Soviet Union, and France, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrades and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.
But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks, it's all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own steel empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank power!
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Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles and employs over 900 people across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, and Asia.
Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011 and currently boasting 30 million players worldwide, the flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012, and the naval World of Battleships, scheduled for release in 2013.
In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Wargaming.net Service, the epicenter of a battle-centric gaming universe that will gather the series under a single portal - www.wargaming.net.
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