World of Tanks Blitz will see the four best teams in Blitz head to Minsk, Belarus, on November 11th to compete for their share of $30,000 (£22,600) in the Twister Cup.
It follows on from the 2016 iteration in which team C4 from the CIS region tok the crown in New York City — but this time the game’s headed back to Minsk, the birthplace of the game itself.
For those unaware, World of Tanks Blitz is a cross-platform free-to-play MMO action game using tanks. It’s available on iOS, Google Play, Mac OS, Windows Store and Steam so it’s a wide range of platforms. The game has over 250 tanks available for the user and through the use of one dedicated Wargaming.net ID, progress can be directly transferred across platforms by the users.
This month will see qualification for Minsk get underway. Each of the four regions will see week-long qualifiers to discover just who’s strongest within each region before they then set off for Minsk and the chance to win their share of the grand prize.
“With esports, we give players the opportunity to see which of them is truly the best of the best, not just to themselves or their competitors, but the whole world,” said Daria Klimchuk, esports Manager. “2016’s Twister Cup was awesome, and we plan on making this year’s event one not to be missed.”
Esports Insider caught up with two members of staff who work on World of Tanks Blitz, including Daria and full feature length articles will be posted shortly so make sure to keep an eye out. The pieces cover not only the esports side but also the development of World of Tanks Blitz as a standalone title.
Esports Insider says: We’ll be watching the tournament with keen interest as the fun and often frenetic gameplay makes for great viewing. One would expect the CIS region to yet again be extremely strong, but can the rest of the world conquer them this time around? Only time will tell.