World of Tanks now an official discipline at the the World Cyber Games 2013
Posted: 27.11.2013 15:09 by Simon Priest Comments: 2
Wargaming has announced their MMO World of Tanks is officially a disciple at the upcoming World Cyber Games 2013 being held November 28th through to December 1st in Kunshan, China.

Its acceptance is "truly a testament" to World of Tanks success among eSports fans. The best tank warriors will be competing for prize pools across 16 national teams.

Only three teams can actually qualify for sacks of cash which tier at $35,000, $21,000 and $7,000. Wargaming promise all that "intense team-based action" will be livestreamed.

“Watching World of Tanks take the world of eSports by storm has been truly amazing," said Wargaming's Jonghyuk Baak. “Being selected as an official discipline of this year’s World Cyber Games is truly a testament not only to the popularity of World of Tanks around the world, but also to a clear sign of its continued success in competitive gaming.”

Wargaming recently launched World of Warplanes officially following an extensive beta test period, and they've also got World of Warships in the works. One day wars will be settled in eSports arenas - the writing's on the wall.
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By nocutius (SI Elite) on Nov 27, 2013
Did they *finally* remove all the randomness from the game to be considered an eSport and not gambling?

Shooting someone with 1% health in the rear armor and scoring a penetrating hit that does 0 damage and then getting one-shot killed by said person is gambling, nothing more.

I really can't understand this game being called an eSport.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Nov 27, 2013
No they're just throwing money at it until it's an esport. The one thing they have is a large playerbase interested in calling themselves pro gamers, that's why this is happening. It's like CoD, a shooter played with gamepads and cone-of-fire hitscan weapons is an esport somehow.