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The Grand Finals 2016

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On 8 and 9 April, the city of Warsaw, Poland, will become the world capital of competitive gaming, as it will once again host the biggest Wargaming eSports event of the year: The Grand Finals 2016. This phenomenal annual competition will see the 12 greatest teams of World of Tanks clash for the ultimate title of World Champion and a $300,000 prize pool.

If you thought last year's event was huge, think again! The Grand Finals 2015 were so successful that we could barely welcome everyone. This year, the event will be held in Torwar Hall. With extended capacity, we will be able to accommodate twice as many visitors as we did in 2015. So, if you are looking for an unforgettable eSports experience, this is where you will want to be. And before you even wonder, entrance will be FREE!




Every year, each region of the world sends its best two representatives to the Grand Finals. To get into the details, the event will host:

  • Two teams representing Asia and the Pacific (APAC, the KR and Asia servers)
  • Two teams representing the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS server)
  • Two teams representing Europe (EU server)
  • Two teams representing North America (NA server)
  • One team representing China (CN server)
  • Three teams selected as Wild Cards (WC) – teams selected for their outstanding performance and/or other qualities.

The battle for Season 2 is still raging in all the regions. Closer to the event, we will be able to reveal the names of the participants!






The Torwar Hall is located in the heart of Warsaw, near the stadium. It traditionally hosts the most popular concerts and sporting events, including basketball and ice hockey games. Of course, the arena is easily accessible and well served by public transportation.

Check out the location and take the virtual tour!


The tournament will be played in 7 versus 7, in battles of 10 minutes, with Tier X tanks. For the first time, the best armoured vehicles in World of Tanks will be represented, so the games will look like nothing you have seen before!

The game mode will be attack/defence. One team is protecting two base capture zones, while the other is attempting to outmanoeuvre the defenders to capture them, or destroy all their vehicles.


Who will dethrone Hellraisers, the current champions? 







For the best experience we highly recommend you attend in person and enjoy the moment with thousands of other cheering fans. You can also choose to watch it online at home, along with millions of others! The entire event will be livestreamed in English, Polish and Russian for your viewing pleasure. No matter how you decide to follow the event, we will make sure you never miss a beat.

More information will come as we draw closer to the date!


What would an event be without the traditional giveaways and contests? If you are the least bit familiar with Wargaming's habits, then you know you can expect a wide variety of physical and in-game goodies this year! Whether you earn them online, or come collect them in person, there will always be something for you to grab!

Make sure you follow the League's social media pages so you never miss an opportuniy and we will make sure you enjoy the show and all the treats that come with it!






The capital of Poland has demonstrated a great passion for eSports in the past and it was a natural choice to organise the event there again. If you are planning a visit, there will be plenty of places for you to see, in a city full of architectural splendour.

Of course, Warsaw offers a wide range of accommodation and affordable restaurants, so you can readily start to plan your trip.

You will come for the eSports, but you might just stay for the food!



Watch out for more information as we draw closer to the event of the year!



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