It’s that time of year again, the ANZPL is upon us, and we’ll be kicking off the third season this Friday from 6:00PM AEST (UTC+10). We’ve got some exciting new changes to the format, to the teams, to the Fantasy League, to the sponsors and to the Twitch Drops offerings. So make sure you familiarise yourself with everything below to be ready and prepared to kick off the weekend with some incredible tanks action.
While we all enjoyed the #ANZPL Let’s 2-2 memes, it was time to do away with the Draw system, and we will now have tiebreakers in the event of a 2-2. The tiebreaker map will be selected from the Map Pool and change each week. The revised Point Structure is as follows:
- 3 Points - Outright Win
- 2 Points - Tie Breaker Win
- 1 Points - Tie Breaker Loss
- 0 Points - Outright Loss
This will shake up the leaderboard a lot, and should lead to some more intense games for you all viewing, for the players, and for a much more drastic change to the standings week on week. In addition to this, Battle Time has been extended from seven minutes to eight minutes, leading to more opportunities for exciting gameplay.
JayRated hosted the Season 3 Draft only a few weeks ago, and there’s some exciting new names in the Premier League, as well as some movements for current players. For all the information on the confirmed team line ups heading into the First Round, head on over to the Team Announcement Article below.
The Fantasy League has had some huge changes this season, including the addition of our version of a Salary Cap - the Star Cap, giving some impactful and meaningful choices to your line up, as well as your choices not resetting each week, so if you want to set and forget coming up to Friday, or micromanage your team each week, both options are available! For more information, including the fantastic prizes up for grab, click below.
For Season 3, HyperX and GameOnAus will be returning, with FortressMelbourne continuing on as our Production Partners! In addition to this we’ll now also be joined by Ironside Coffee Co who you all know and love from our APCR Coffee Blend Collaboration and noblechairs who create incredible chairs for your set ups. In addition to our fantastic partners above, we would love to additionally welcome PC Case Gear, Mwave and Alienware to the Premier League fold! We look forward to sharing more details about how our Premier League players and you the viewer can earn some exciting prizes from all of these brands throughout the season.
Australian Esports League
The Australian Esports League is excited to bring World of Tanks to Season 2 of the 2021 AEL University Cup presented by Chatime Australia! The tournament will feature a massive $2,875 AUD prize pool with a 3v3 format for students to represent their University over 5 weeks of intense competition. Signups are available now and close September 10, so gather your squad and don’t miss out!
After an explosive debut season, the Better League is back! Applications for ANZBL are now open, and given the overwhelming response to the PL Drafts this season, we are hoping to add at least another two teams to the second division, with the aim of incorporating a Promotion/Relegation mechanic between the two divisions in 2022. If you’d like to be involved in ANZBL this season, make sure to register via the link below. But be quick, as applications are closing soon!
The ANZPL wouldn’t be the same without the incredible Twitch Drops on offer over the entire season, and we’re happy to announce they’ll be back again, and this time also redeemable to our viewers in EU and NA! We’ve given them a nice refresh too, with some new styles as well as some new tanks. Here are the full Drops on offer, and what you have a chance of earning:
- A mission for one day World of Tanks Premium Account Time
- A mission for three days World of Tanks Premium Account Time
- A mission for 25,000
- A mission for the II Tetrarch
- A mission for the III M3 Light
- A mission for the II T7 Combat Car
- A mission for the III M22 Locust
- A mission for the III Pz.Kpfw. T 15
- A mission for differing amounts of x5 XP
- The “V for Victory” Style
- The “Touchdown” Style
- The “Maslenitsa” Style
- VI Sherman Firefly *
- VII Type 62 *
* All vehicles will come with a 100% crew and garage slot, if you already have the vehicle, you will be given compensation in the form of credits.
It’s going to be another incredible season of #ANZPL action, and we’re excited to share the tweaks and changes, as well as the refreshed visuals with you all starting this Friday, 6:00PM AEST (UTC+10) at the usual home of the ANZPL, the World of Tanks ANZ Twitch Channel.