Wargaming.net, developers of the massively online games World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Warships, launched a North American eSports league for World of Tanks today, according to the company.
The Wargaming.net League North America will hold three seasons, each of which will culminate in a final tournament with $100,000 in prizes. League play will follow "regularly practiced global standards," including 7v7 matches, tanks with a maximum tier of eight and a 42 point maximum.
Registration will open tomorrow, May 29, and the first season will include the following events:
- Qualifier matches from June 5-23
- Group stage matches from July 11-27
- Tiebreaker and playoff matches on July 28
- Season 1 finals from Aug. 17-18
From August 8-15, Wargaming.net will broadcast a series of videos, each of which focuses on a team in the finals.
"World of Tanks is a perfect match for eSports, thanks to its addicting combination of team-based tactics and intense action," said Caleb Fox, Wargaming.net North America's head of eSports. "The launch of the Wargaming.net League North America is going to give all of our players in this region their chance to show that they have what it takes to be considered the best of the best."
Earlier this month, Wargaming.net announced plans to commemorate its 15th anniversary with a global World of Tanks tournament. For more on the games and the company behind them, be sure to check out Polygon's interview with Wargaming.net president Victor Kislyi.