About the APAC League
The APAC League is a major tournament comprising 3 local leagues – the ANZ, JPN, and SEA Leagues – which will each produce their own champions to compete for regional supremacy, bragging rights, and the glory of victory.
Sounds enticing? You bet! Here's how the route to competitive World of Tanks stardom looks like:
Stage 1: The QualifiersExpand
Registration period: 10 - 20 August 2018
Match date: 25 August 2018
The first step for any budding eSports star wishing to be part of the APAC League is to register for their local Qualifiers. All Asia server players physically residing in APAC are eligible to join their respective local leagues, as follows:
- ANZ League: For players living in Australia/New Zealand only
- JPN League: For players living in Japan only
- SEA League: For players living in all APAC countries, excluding China, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, and the CIS region
IMPORTANT! Please note that each team may only consist of up to 3 players based in APAC countries that are not eligible for their chosen local leagues. For example:
- Team A joins the SEA League with 2 players from Taiwan, 2 from Korea & 3 from Australia
- Team B joins the JPN League with 3 players from Japan, 2 from Thailand and 2 from Australia
The top 2 ANZ and SEA Qualifiers teams will join the teams from Season 1 in their respective Major Leagues, while the 4 best JPN Qualifiers teams will enter the JPN Minor League instead.
Stage 2: The Minor LeaguesExpand
Match dates: Every Saturday, 8 September - 6 October 2018 (Round-robin)
14 October 2018 (Playoffs)
21 October 2018 (Finals)
The results of the promotion matches are in and only 4 seats in the JPN Minor League remain for the taking – will your team be able to secure one?
JPN Minor League Prizes (per Team)
The top 2 teams emerging from the JPN Minor League will earn the chance to enter next Season's JPN Major League through a post-Season playoff. Look out for more details on this closer to the date!
Stage 3: The Major LeaguesExpand
Match dates: Every Saturday, 8 September - 6 October 2018 2018 (Round-robin)
13 October 2018 (Playoffs)
20 October 2018 (Finals)
Ready to show that yours is the strongest team nationwide? The Major League is where it's at. Following a month of round-robin matches, the best 3 teams of each local league will go head-to-head in a gauntlet-style Playoff to determine the champions of the ANZ/SEA/JPN Leagues.
Major League Prizes (per Team)
The 2 teams in each League who rise to the top in the Major League Playoffs will then go on to represent their countries and fight for the title of APAC League grand champion in the next and final round – the APAC Masters.
Stage 4: The APAC MastersExpand
Match dates: 10 November 2018 (Playoffs)
17 November 2018 (Finals)
We're finally here at the pinnacle of World of Tanks skill – the APAC Masters! Here the top 2 teams from the ANZ, SEA, and JPN leagues will gather for a final, electrifying showdown, streamed live for their cheering fans all over APAC. Which of these 6 formidable contenders will carry off the regional crown?
This last grand battle will unfold in 2 stages: First, the Playoffs, where the three 2nd-placed teams from each League will compete among themselves. Only 1 team will survive this round and prove themselves worthy to enter the APAC Masters Finals, where they will encounter the top teams from all 3 Leagues in the ultimate struggle for the championship title and the biggest slice of the 10,000 USD prize pool.
Stage 5: The AftermathExpand
With our newly-crowned APAC Masters standing victorious in the aftermath of the storm, the 2018 APAC League has reached its conclusion. It’s now time to start preparing for the next challenge – look out for more details on the next thrilling activity in the coming months!