World of Tanks: Game info
World of Tanks is a team-based war shooter that sees players controlling a range of tanks in order to destroy the enemy team.
A match is won by destroying all of the vehicles on the opposing team or capturing a base, which is available in some of the game modes. eSports matches are typically 7v7 affairs.
The company behind World of Tanks - Wargaming.net - has released other titles in the series including World of Warplanes and World of Warships, which have also built up their own competitive gaming scenes.
Blurb: World of Tanks
World of Tanks is a team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armoured warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys from all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 220 armoured vehicles from America, Germany, France and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and manoeuvrable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant heavy tanks to eliminate opposing armoured forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.
But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks, it’s all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favourite strategy to build your own iron empire and display the indisputable authority of the power of the tank!
PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360
Typical game length: 5-10mins
Price: Free (plus optional in-game microtransactions)
Notable tournaments: WCA, Wargaming.net League, ESL Major League
Popularity: The total number of players registered in Wargaming products on all platforms together is 150m Twitch: 4.2m hours watched in October 2016 across all viewers
Launched: August 2010
PEGI age rating: 7
Other Pegi info: Violence that is not shown but is implied