Back in February, the folks behind the hugely popular online tank combat game World of Tanks (WoT) – Wargaming.net – has announces its Wargaming.net League that offers RM 7.7 million (USD 2.5 million) worth of prize money. However, before one can actually compete for that huge amount of prize money, he or she must first start at the regional level.
Hence, the Tanks Asia Masters series is where the action will be for the Asia Pacific region which is where Malaysian WoT players are assigned to. Starting from this coming April, the Tanks Asia Masters Series will begin with the Tanks Asia Open Season. Scheduled to take placed until the end of May, the event will determine the team’s eventual placing in the main Tanks Asia Season One which itself is divided into three tiers: Masters, Regular and Challenge. In short, one can think of Tanks Asia Open Season as the qualifiers for the main Tanks Asia Masters competition.
Tanks Asia Masters structure. Click on the image to enlarge it in a new window.
As you can see, the Tanks Asia Masters series is not your standard gaming competition with its rather complex tiered structure that mimics real life sporting league. Furthermore, there is RM 308,700 (USD 100,000) of total cash prize will be given away in the Tanks Asia Season One with half of it will be going to the champion alone.