Wargaming has announced that one team has emerged victorious from the Grand Final of the Blitz Twister Cup – winning $50,000 of the $100,000 prize pool! After blasting their way through the groups, the CIS based team vanquished the North American team REIGN in an international Grand Final.
The Blitz Twister Cup saw the world’s 6 best teams take to the stage in explosive 7v7 tank battles; battles featured in a 7-hour stream that gained over 2.6 million views around the world, with up to 30,000 simultaneous viewers tuning into the stream!
- 2nd place went to REIGN [RGN] netting them $20,000 as well as the title of the first North American team to ever reach a Blitz Twister Cup final;
- 3rd-4th places — ULTIMATE FEAST [FEAST] and RBmk-Energy [MERCY] (10 000$ per team).
- 5th-6th places — END GAME [EG-] and TEAM Wombats [-WoT-] (5000$ per team).
In a post-game interview, 7Star’s captain Ivan Matskevich had this to say about the event:
“Being a world champion means you’ve basically completed the game,” Ivan Matskevich, captain of the 7STAR team.” This was the first Twister Cup for the 7STAR roster. We’ve trained hard for five months. What am I feeling right now? Satisfaction! I’m ecstatic that all the work and effort we’ve put into preparations and training paid off. I’d like to thank my team for winning this!”
The 7-hour stream collected over 2,6 mln views around the world, with a maximum of 30,000 simultaneous viewers tuning into the stream.
“We are extremely proud of the way Blitz Twister Cup 2019 turned out. The event’s popularity proves that mobile esports have just as much potential as PC and console counterparts, and that the World of Tanks Blitz community is one of the best, most passionate ones in the world. We are excited to see the growing competitiveness between the regions, with Europe taking the world champion title in 2018, and REIGN from North America being extremely close to winning this year,” – Daria Klimchuk, Head of World of Tanks Blitz eSports.
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