Posted by Chuck Corbin on Mar 22, 2013

NVIDIA Announces The First Ever Global “World of Tanks” Open Tournament

If you consider yourself a pretty good World of Tanks player, and you need a little cash, then you might want to pay attention! NVIDIA has just announced their first ever GeForce World of Tanks Open Tournament, and I’m not going to lie, it looks pretty exciting. You see, this isn’t just a tournament localized to just America, but rather, it’s a truly global event, with 5 different regions participating, from China and the Asian Pacific (APAC), to the Americas, and Europe and Russia as well.

The tournament will be set up as two 7 person teams playing the best of 3 matches. After at least 4 weeks of guaranteed group play, the top players from each group will move on to the double-elimination championship brackets. The regional finalists will all receive an all expenses paid trip to the Grand Finals, which at this time has yet to be determined as to when are where it will be.

Registration will open on March 28th, and will last for 2 weeks. Preregistration is going on right now, which will email you a reminder to finish your signup on the 28th. You can access the preregistration here. Entry into the open tournament is free.

Of course, what good is a tournament without prizes? Since the tournament is being hosted by NVIDIA, it only makes sense that the top three teams in each region will win NVIDIA 600-series graphics cards. Third place will win a cool EVGA GTX 660Ti, 2nd place will get an EVGA GTX 670, and first place will get the GTX 680, as well as that trip to the Grand Finals. Once at the Grand Finals, the finalists will be playing for a $100k prize pool.

All in all, it looks to be a pretty good time. Throughout the tournament you’ll be able to listen to shoutcasts from a couple of World of Tanks favorites, David “Nagatron” Williams and James “Relics” Starr, as well as various localized shoutcasts throughout the world. You’ll be able to pick up these shoutcasts through GeForce.com sites from around the world, as well as Twitch.TV.

So what are you waiting for? You better go brush up on your World of Tanks skills, because you’re going to need them!

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