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Mangled Metal and Easy 8 – Round 2

 

The first round was big, bold and breath-taking. Now the second round will be even better. Mangled Metal and Easy 8 are set to make their comeback in late September with a new set of rules and an even more generous prize pool than last time.

The first instalment of our Wargaming organized contests already saw a good participation across the board with interesting games and happy winners. This time, we wanted to improve upon the old and make the tournaments more accessible and appealing for an even broader audience.

 

When?

Registration for both the Mangled Metal and the Easy 8 opens on August 30th.

For Easy 8, the games themselves will take place on the 26th September and the 3rd October between 19:00 and 22:00 CEST (17:00 and 20:00 GMT).  The final will be on 10th October.

For Mangled Metal, the games will take place on 22nd September and the 29th September between 18:00 and 22:00 CEST (16:00 and 20:00 GMT).  The final will be on 6th October.

What’s new this time around?

Since the Mangled Metal Cup already proved to be a big hit, we chose to stick to the same winning formula, keeping the old rules but increasing the prize pool significantly. In this second edition, players will be able to win a lot more gold for taking part and getting to the final stages.

Rewards for Mangled Metal Cup Winners

1st Place Team

8000 gold per player

2nd Place Team

6000 gold per player

3rd Place Teams (x2)

4000 gold per player

4th Place Teams (x4)

2500 gold per player

5th Place Teams (x8)

1500 gold per player

 

As for the Easy 8 Cup, we chose to mix things up a bit, and to improve on what was already a successful format, to make it even more exciting!

For this we introduced three new rules:

- We removed tank and artillery limitations. Previously you had to not only respect the total allowed tier points, but you could also only have two French tanks and only one T-50-2 per team. Now we have got rid of most of these limitations.  This means that now all you need to worry about is that your total tier points add up to 42 and that the vehicles you use (regardless of artillery or tank) are no higher than tier 8.

- In order to reduce the number of disqualifications due to a draw situation, we are implementing the ESL draw rule. These state that the team with remaining vehicles totalling at least 8 tier points more on the battlefield than the opponents at the end of the match wins the game in the event of a draw. Naturally there will still be a chance for actual draw games, but we should see less of them.

- And finally, as was done for the Mangled Metal, we have significantly boosted the amount of gold players can win if they make it to the top 16. Here’s what you can look forward to if you make it all the way to the last rounds of the Easy 8 tournament:


Rewards for Easy 8 Cup Winners

1st Place Team

8000 gold per player

2nd Place Team

6000 gold per player

3rd Place Teams (x2)

4000 gold per player

4th Place Teams (x4)

2500 gold per player

5th Place Teams (x8)

1500 gold per player

 

What do these changes mean?

It’s always been our goal to make sure that our tournaments are as exciting and riveting as possible. As such we decided that it would be better for the Easy 8 Cup if there were fewer artificial limitations in place. This will allow for a wider array of outcomes and different approaches to the games that we wouldn’t otherwise see.

Our European eSports manager Bump had the following to say:

“eSports is driven by the players and their creativity on the battlefield. Gamers need to be given the freedom to play any way they like. Restricting the matches by imposing vehicle limitations has proven to be somewhat counterproductive. This is not to say that we will disregard all possible limitations. Obviously we need to make sure that the tournaments stay unique and offer a distinctive gameplay experience that’s consistent with the nature of the event. However, we do want to encourage more diversity in terms of strategies and vehicle set-ups throughout all of our eSports contests. It’s for that reason that we want to allow more tanks and arties in the Easy 8 games, so that players can try something new, and find different ways to compete and challenge each other.”

Of course we will monitor the results of the matches closely to make sure that the games stay fair and balanced. However, it is our feeling that with the new rules in place, we should be able to shake up the usual gameplay a bit. We also think that ultimately the players will benefit from these changes and will learn to adapt to these new circumstances as well.

Where do I sign up?

If you feel like this is your moment and you want to participate, come and register your team today at one of the following links:

Register for the 2nd Mangled Metal Cup 

Register for the 2nd Easy 8 Cup 

On these registration pages you’ll be able to see all the other terms and conditions that you need to know to participate in our Wargaming tournaments.

If you’re still looking for players to fill up your roster or to join an existing team yourself, have a look at our special eSports recruitment topic on the forums.

 

See you on the eSports battlegrounds, Commanders! Roll out!

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