The World of Tanks Pro League qualifiers have ended, and we now know which teams will be going to DreamHack this month. However, we know that our eSport fans want every juicy detail of the last day of the qualifiers and that’s why we’ve prepared a recap of the streamed matches!
There are two replays for each game so that you can enjoy them from the perspective of both teams.
There were three matches streamed on this day: two full matches and the last game of the third match, which was quite possibly the most epic win of this World of Tanks Pro League season! Read on and watch the replays to see all the action!
The match was very important for both teams as EPS were at 7thplace, just under the line of teams going to the finals at Dreamhack, and Kuraky were fighting to avoid relegation.
EPS rushed towards the middle of the map while Kuraky stayed back on the F line of the map guard. The engagement started around the town, but the Kuraky defence was not coordinated or strong enough break the EPS iron fist. First game went to EPS bringing the match score to 1:0!
Despite an early push by EPS, this match ended up in a draw due to a lack of decisive action.
EPS started by moving to the west and rushing north, managing to avoid being spotted until the very end. Kuraky tried to cap with two T1s and an IS-3 but the brilliant defence by a T69 led to the counter being reset while the northern forces of EPS decimated the remaining Kuraky tanks. 2:0 for EPS!
EPS decided to make an aggressive start, training to the C line and then to the Kuraky cap circle, forcing their retreat to shooting positions. EPS placed their tanks to protect the T1 light on cap duty, but unfortunately their bold tactic failed, leaving the score at 2:1!
Kuraky headed east through the village while EPS took defensive positions. Kuraky lost their GW Panther early in the game which put them at a severe disadvantage. Shortly after, EPS managed to scrap all of Kuraky’s tanks, leading to an almost flawless game and a 3:1 victory in this match!
Spale and Kazna were going head to head for the entire World of Tanks Pro League. This game was particularly important for SPALE, as only if they won would they get to the final at Dreamhack!
SPALE decided to perform the famous “SPALE Push” by heading straight towards the enemy base and performing an aggressive attack. Unfortunately for them, Kazna’s defence proved superior and the score went to 1:0 in their favour!
This time the “SPALE Push” along the train tracks didn’t falter under the rain of shells from Kazna. SPALE spread out at the half way point and introduced Kazna to, quoting Redeye, a “whole world of pain”. The game became a 2 vs. 2, with only damaged tanks left on the field! SPALE continued their great tactical thinking and managed to push the game to a beautifully finish and a 1:1 match score!
This time both teams played carefully and most of the match passed without much action. Just before timeout the teams engaged in a close-quarters fight with SPALE eventually winning by points! 2:1 for SPALE! One more won battle for SPALE would open their way to DreamHack finals in Sweden!
Kazna took the western-middle camping spot with SPALE a bit north of them. The teams engaged, with SPALE taking down Kazna’s team, one wreck at a time! SPALE won their trip to the finals at DreamHack by bringing the match score to 3:1!
Our casters dropped to the OM vs MYM match just after it started, just in time to see one of the most epic battles streamed in this season of the World of Tanks Pro League!
The final battle of the match was decisive for both teams. At this moment five of the top teams were already known, so there was only one spot left for a trip to DreamHack, and so both teams were fighting to not go home empty handed.
The match was at a nerve-biting 2:2 score, and this battle was the very last game of this season’s qualifiers. With all eyes fixed on them and so much at stake, this battle on Widepark was always going to be a great show, but it proved even more exciting than anyone had expected!
Both teams clashed hard with tanks were exploding left and right and smoke everywhere. Ultimately OM lost the heavy tank fight. However, at the same time, a small OM T1, which had been ignored by MYM when crossing the tracks, managed to sneak past to the MYM base and started capping. Our casters had already called victory for MYM after the scrap, but that speaking too soon! The OM T1 was the last tank standing for the team and was capping quickly. MYM rushed back but they were too late! A game which seemed lost for OM was won only by an unspotted T1! OM goes onto DreamHack!
Congratulations to the winners! Today’s battles were a great show of tanking skill and we hope you learned something! The next time you’ll get to see World of Tanks Pro League games will be DreamHack on June 15-16! Don’t miss the champions fighting for victory!