The WoT European Championship 2017: register now!

Answer the call for glory today! 

The European Championship is specially tailored for non-professional World of Tanks players who are eager to represent their country at an international level, and earn extraordinary rewards in the process. Last year's tournament ended with the victory of Finland over Serbia. This year, Europe needs a new champion, and your team could be the one.

The competition will be entirely played in 3v3, on Tier VIII, in two different game modes (Encounter and Attack/Defense).

A three-stage tournament

In the early stage of the tournament, your team will play against other teams from your own country for the title of national champion. All of the national champions will receive a Wargaming League Hoodie from the Wargaming store.

 

But that will only be the beginning. The actual European phase will then see the national champions clash for the ultimate reward: an all-expenses-paid trip to gamescom 2017. There they will play the finals in front of the crowd at Cologne, and go home with even more prizes.

 

You may only register to your own country's competition. Verification will be conducted at every stage of the competition. 

Click on your country's pin to sign up: 

Planets Iceland UK Ireland Portugal Spain France Luxembourg Belgium Holland Switzerland Italy Deutschland Denmark Norway Sweden Estonia Finland Latvia Lithuania Poland Czech Republic Austria Slovenia Slovakia Croatia Hungary Romania Bosnia & Herzegovina Serbia Montenegro Bulgaria Macedonia Albania Greece Turkey

 

Structure of the tournament

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Rules of the tournament

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Tournament Structure:

The World of Tanks European championship consists of 4 stages:

  1. National Qualifier
  2. European Championship Online Group Stage
  3. European Championship Online Finals
  4. European Championship Offline Finals at gamescom

National Qualifiers:

The national qualifiers serve to identify a country’s champion team and its representatives for the rest of the championship. There will be one national qualifier for each of the following countries:

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, FYR Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,  Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

The players must be citizens of the country they represent. By entering the competition, the players consent to collection and further processing of their name, surname and their country of nationality by Wargaming, as may be needed for the purpose of verifying the qualifiers in which they are supposed to play.

At the end of the national qualifiers, IP checks will be conducted to ensure that this rule is respected. In case the IP does not match the selected qualifier, the players will be asked (via forum, in-game messaging, or via their registered email) to provide proof of citizenship, and will have 24 hours to provide this. Failing to provide proof of citizenship may result in disqualification.

  • In case a team is disqualified, the second team will take its place. If additional games are required to determine a winner, the teams will be contacted accordingly. The details (date and time) will also be available on the page of the relevant qualifier. 

National qualifiers structure:

  1. Group Stage - Teams will be divided into groups of four. The top two teams advance to the next stage.
  2. Group stage point distribution: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for defeat.
  3. If two teams have an equal amount of points, their ranking will be based on their head to head ratio.
  4. Playoffs - Teams will play a single-elimination tournament until a winner emerges as the country’s representative. 
  5. In case of draws in the single elimination tournament, both teams will be removed from further competition.
  6. The battles are played in the Encounter mode for the group stage and first rounds of playoff. For quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals, we'll use Attack/Defense mode.
  7. Battles will be one match for Encounter and best of three for Attack/Defense mode.
  8. Team sides on the maps are decided randomly by the system.
  9. In case of a large amount of sign ups there may be a possibility of having some rounds of qualifier being played the following day.

Note: the team that wins the national qualifiers of Germany automatically advances to gamescom to play as the host nation.

European Championship Online Group Stage:

  1. At this stage, each of the represented countries has one national team engaged in the competition.
  2. All of the countries are sorted into eight groups of four to five teams. They play a round robin tournament. The top two teams of each group advance to the next stage.
  3. If two teams have an equal amount of points, their ranking will be based on their head to head ratio.
  4. Group stage point distribution: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for defeat.
  5. The battles are played in the Attack/Defense mode. It will be best of three. The duration of a battle is seven minutes.
  6. Tie breakers are used to determine the outcome of a draw. The team that won a battle the fastest decides which side they play on. The map will be the one they won on.
  7. Team sides on the maps are decided randomly by the system.
  8. WG may organize livestreaming of this stage's matches, and for that reason teams may have delays of their games along with different questions, depending on livestream requirements.

European Championship Online Finals:

  1. All of the qualified countries play a single elimination tournament. The top three teams qualify to go to the Finals at gamescom.
  2. The Battles are played in the Attack/Defense mode.They will be best of three. The duration of a battle is seven minutes.
  3. Tie breakers are used to determine the outcome of a draw. The team that won a battle the fastest decides which side they play on. The map will be the one they won on.
  4. WG may organize livestreaming of this stage's matches, and for that reason teams may have delays of their games along with different questions, depending on livestream requirements.

European Championship Offline Finals at gamescom:

  1. The teams that finish in the top three at the end of the European qualifiers, and the team from Germany (as the host nation) will be eligible for the finals in Cologne during gamescom 2017, on August 24 and 25.
  2. The cost of travel and accommodation will be covered by Wargaming for all participants.
  3. All participants are required to be physically present at gamescom to be able to play in the finals.
  4. Any participant under the age of 16 will be required to travel with a parent or guardian. The cost of travel and accommodation will be covered for that person.
  5. All the participants will require a valid passport or ID card and, if necessary, the relevant legal authorization (VISA) to enter Germany.
  6. The players will receive a separate offline rulebook and guidelines when they qualify.
  7. Players should show a high level of professionalism while conducting themselves with locals, staff, and organisers.

Tournament Schedule: 

  • Registration starts on 30 June and ends on 7 July.
  • The national qualifiers start on 10 July, and last until 16 July:
  • 10 July: Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Sweden (Monday)
  • 11 July: Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland (Tuesday)
  • 12 July: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Luxembourg (Wednesday)
  • 13 July: Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, United Kingdom (Thursday)
  • 14 July: Norway, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Spain (Friday)
  • 15 July: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Poland (Saturday)
  • 16 July: Serbia, FYR Macedonia, Switzerland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Germany (Sunday)
  • 17-18 July: European Championship Online Group Stage
  • 19-22 July: European Championship Online Finals
  • The finals will be held in Cologne, Germany, during gamescom on 24-25 August.

IMPORTANT – Due to Livestreaming requirements, Finland, France and Poland will play their finals on 15th July. The United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Germany will play their finals on 16th July. The teams participating will be contacted in order to arrange the games and livestreaming.

Rewards:

  • In-game gold and other rewards are usually sent within a week (maximum two) after the tournament’s completion.
  • If your team is missing gold or any other rewards AFTER two weeks, you may report it on the forum by posting in the section of the specific tournament or contacting customer support.
  • All rewards are per player, unless otherwise specified.
  • If two or more teams/players have the same amount of points, their ranking will be based on head to head ratio.
  • Some tournaments don’t have a playoff stage after the round robin. In such cases, the reward is given based on the points accumulated.

The exact rewards, including the physical goodies and prizes, can be found on the tournament announcement page. For reference in the rules, the in-game rewards are as follows:

National Qualifiers rewards (Round Robin groups of 4 + playoffs):

  • 1st:  3,000 
  • 2nd:  1,500 
  • 3rd-4th:  750 
  • 5th-8th:  500 
  • 9-16th:  250 

European phase Online Finals rewards (16 teams, single elimination tournament):

  • 1st: Qualification for gamescom
  • 2nd: Qualification for gamescom
  • 3rd: Qualification for gamescom
  • 4th-8th: 3 months of Premium Account

Offline Finals at Gamescom:

  • 1st: 1 year of Premium Account + Type 59
  • 2nd: 1 year of Premium Account + other Tier VIII of choice
  • 3rd: 6 months of Premium Account + other Tier VIII of choice
  • 4th: 6 months of Premium Account + other Tier VIII of choice

Team/Player Rules & Info for Captains:

All team captains must stay up to date on the forum. The tournament administration recommends every captain follow the “rules and information” thread of the European Championship tournament, in case of critical changes. 

The team captain is responsible for their team: only a team captain can make requests on behalf of their team on the forum. 

Captains and players are advised to use the in-game reporting system to report foul language, rather than the official rules enforcement thread.

Players and teams:

  1. Each player can only play for one team in the tournament.
  2. Wargaming.net staff or affiliates are not prohibited from playing, unless they are part of the tournament administration.
  3. The Wargaming.net League Gold Series players are not allowed to participate in the tournament. This includes the players from Season I & II, 2016/2017.
  4. Once the team has been created, its name cannot be changed (please be very careful when naming your team). 
  5. Team and player names must not violate the Wargaming.net naming rules. Any team violating these rules will be disqualified. Highly offensive names may be further sanctioned with an in-game suspension.
  6. Teams must keep all names alpha-numeric. Teams are not allowed to use special signs, unprintable words, etc. All names have to be clearly readable.
  7. When a team wins a national qualifier, it becomes the country's champion team. They are  thereafter referred to by that country's name for the rest of the competition. 

Administration:

  • Administrators resolve disputes.
  • The ruling of an Administrator is final.
  • The organizer reserves the right to modify the rules prior or during the tournament, while notifying the players via official forum or portal publication.
  • In case of dispute, an admin will contact the team captains through the forum’s personal message system.

Reporting and replays:

  1. Replays must be recorded by the teams for all the games, and provided if requested. If replays are required (i.e. to resolve disputes between teams), the details on where to send the files will be provided by the admins.
  2. Replays may be uploaded to the World of Tanks Replays service for easy access.
  3. In case of dispute, the team captains will be contacted on the forum, and will have 24 hours to reply. Failure to reply or provide the replays may result in the cancellation of the victory and the removal of the prizes.
  4. Any action that goes against the spirt of the game, such as battle rigging or other types of abuse of the game mechanics, may lead to disqualification and/or further in-game sanctions.
  5. Complaints of violation of game rules are accepted only through the in-game reporting system.

Forum & Guides:

  • Everyone is highly encouraged to read the following guide. It describes the process of creating/joining or modifying teams.
  • Video guide on how to create and join a team.
  • Join us on the forum to discuss current and upcoming tournaments. You may also ask any question about any cup or rules.

Compensation:

  • Compensation will be given out to participants in case of technical issues with the TMS (Tournament Management System) or the game server, if it's not possible to continue a tournament.
  • Compensation will not be given automatically, but each case will be reviewed separately. Follow the forum to get eventual updates.
  • Compensation will have a value of 1x Booster - Personal Experience 50% for 2h.

Summary:

Even though we highly recommend that you read the rules fully, we'll include this part for everyone who likes to have a brief overview of everything.

This tournament is the only World of Tanks tournament where you can represent your country and win a trip to gamescom, along with some badass hardware and gold.

There will be a qualifier for each country. Each country's winning team will then play in the group stage + playoffs in order to win one of three places in the Finals in Germany. As host nation, Germans will have one team automatically qualify.

We're planning on streaming a lot of games, so whether or not you're planning to sign up, you can follow the WoT European Championship.

We'll be active on the forum, so find the European Championship thread and feel free to ask us any questions you may have.

 

 

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Rewards

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National Qualifiers rewards (Round Robin groups of 4 + playoffs):

  • 1st:  3,000, voucher for a Wargaming League hoodie (with free shipping). 
  • 2nd:  1,500 
  • 3rd-4th:  750 
  • 5th-8th:  500 
  • 9-16th:  250 

European phase Online Finals rewards (16 teams, single elimination tournament):

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Qualification for gamescom
  • 4th-8th: 3 months of Premium Account

Offline Finals at gamescom:

  • 1st: 1 year of Premium Account + Type 59 + Alienware 15 laptop (i7 6700, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, FHD 60Hz Screen, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD SATA).
  • 2nd: 1 year of Premium Account + other Tier VIII of choice currently in the shop + World of Tanks Gaming Chair. 
  • 3rd-4th: 6 months of Premium Account + other Tier VIII of choice currently in the shop + headphones.
Important note: due to country-specific shipping conditions, the champions of Turkey may receive different rewards of the same value.
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Livestream and social media

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Support your country all the way to gamescom. All the matches, from the end of the national qualifiers to the finals at gamescom will be broadcasted on multiple channels.

15 16 July: national qualifiers livestream
17-18 July: streaming of online group stage on Twitch and Youtube.
22 July: streaming of online playoff on Twitch and Youtube.
24-25 August: streaming at gamescom.

Learn more by consulting our official Facebook page at every step of the competition. 

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