• TANKSASIA MASTERS S1 GRAND FINALE
At stake was the title of the TanksAsia Masters Season 1 Grand Finals, where the winning team would take home US$60,000 (~RM193,330) in cash prizes.
The top two Asian World of Tanks teams go head to head in Singapore
Last month, the Command Centre by Wargaming cybercafé at Dhoby Ghaut Station, Singapore was the scene of an epic World of Tanks battle between Team Insidious Gaming of Singapore and Team PVP Super Friends from the Philippines. At stake was the title of the TanksAsia Masters Season 1 Grand Finals, where the winning team would take home US$60,000 (~RM193,330) in cash prizes.
Prior to their meetup in the Grand Finals, both teams emerged victorious over several challenging battles throughout the season. Team ISG was the favorites to win the tournament as they finished first with the most points in the rankings. Despite ranking 3rd, Team PVP managed to sneak into the Grand Finals by defeating 2nd place Team Efficiency. The night before the tournament, both teams enjoyed a sumptuous buffet dinner courtesy of Wargaming at Orchard Central, Singapore. Next evening, both teams were ready to get serious and prove their mettle as they settled into their private gaming booths.
The first round of the match was taken by Team ISG, as they convincingly took out Team PVP’s main force in a pincer attack in Ensk. Team PVP was not deterred by the loss in the first round, bouncing back to nab victories in the following two rounds in Mines and Himmelsdorf. However, the fourth round at Abbey proved to be the most contentious map in the tournament as both teams played cautiously, unwilling to concede a round. Because of this, the map ended in a draw three times. It wasn’t until the fourth time that Team PVP finally caught a break, and they manage to outgun Team ISG.
With Team PVP only requiring one more victory to win the Grand Finals, Team ISG decided to use a risky tactic by rushing under the bridge in Widepark. However, Team PVP anticipated their move, resulting in a swift victory for Team PVP. With a final score of 4:1, Team PVP Super Friends emerged victorious. Despite taking second place with a cash prize of US$20,000, Team ISG was gracious enough to present a tank model to Team PVP as an acknowledgement of their strength.
“We are really happy,” said Alvin Urbiztondo @ Batman, Captain of Team PVP. “It is such a big surprise that we won, and I would like to thank my team for working so hard to win the game”. Team PVP will now be seeded into Season 2, where they will have the opportunity to win even more cash prizes.
World of Tanks fans and players crowded the Command Centre by Wargaming cybercafé during the tournament
A Wargaming marshal explaining the tournament rules to both teams during the media dinner
Jasper Nicolas, Wargaming Asia General Manager, giving a speech to both teams and media