Get ready for the World of Tanks Grand Finals 2016!

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Ella McConnell
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The biggest World of Tanks esports event in history is back! From April the 8th to the 9th, the World of Tanks Grand Finals will return to Warsaw, Poland to see the world’s top twelve teams fight out for their share of an incredible US$300,000 prize pool as well as the prestigious World of Tanks Grand Finals 2016 championship title. With so much at stake, competition is bound to be fierce - get ready for some truly explosive action!

The teams

Group A

  • YaTo Gaming
  • NSS
  • EL Gaming

Group B

  • RED Canids
  • SIMP
  • Wombats on Tanks

Group C

  • Hellraisers
  • Natus Vincere
  • Gold Bass

Group D

  • Eclipse
  • Kazna Kru
  • Tornado ROX

The format

While the 7v7 lineup remains, the year’s Grand Finals will also see a couple of big changes. The first of these is the battle time, which has increased from 7 minutes to 10. The Grand Finals 2016 will also see the introduction of Tier X tanks, meaning everyone will get to witness the very best that World of Tanks has to offer first hand during the competition.

The Grand FInals game mode will be Attack/Defense - one team must protect two base capture zones while the other team has to try and capture them or else destroy all their opponents’ vehicles.

The venue

This year’s Grand Finals will be taking place at the Torwar Hall in Warsaw, Poland. Twice the size of last year’s venue, The Grand Finals 2016 will be able to welcome more World of Tanks fans than ever before - and you can be part of the crowd without paying a penny!

Torwar Hall is located right of Warsaw and is a short distance from the stadium. Having previously been host to a number of massive concerts and sporting events, the venue is easy to find and get via local transport.

The schedule

Check out the full Grand Finals 2016 schedule below!

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Get ready to roll out!

It all kicks off at 12:00 CEST on April the 8th and 9th, so be sure to tune in via Twitch or join us live at the world’s most epic World of Tanks event in Warsaw, Poland. Entry is free, attendees can get their hands on some exclusive in-game goodies and there are also premium tickets available for the most dedicated World of Tanks fans - find out more here.

For all the latest updates, be sure to follow WGL EU on Facebook and Twitter - especially as there will be plenty of giveaways throughout the event that could mean you get your hands on some exclusive in-game goodies and gaming hardware!