Posts Tagged ‘Wargaming’

Podcast with’s Chris Cook on BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks

Thursday, October 11th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the interview desk just had Wargaming America’s Chris Cook come to their podcast to discuss the growth of and their success with BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks.

“With the recent news of World of Tanks rolling over 40 million registered users, we talk with Wargaming America’s Chris Cook who talk about’s humble beginnings, their transition into the free to play market, and finally to the top of the heap with only a single game: World of Tanks.”

Be sure to listen to the podcast here, and also check out our previous post on World of Tanks reaching 40 million registered users.


BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Update 8.1 Media Exclusives

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Tanks desk

Last week we had a post about the new British tanks being added in BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks with the upcoming 8.1 update. Now, has released some official new media to compliment the upcoming update.

What they released are new screenshots of the British tanks, as well as renders and even the British Tech Tree.

If you’re interested in all that the update will entail, there is also an official “In Development” page detailing what all is being developed for this update.


British Tanks Incoming in BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks

Friday, October 5th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Tanks desk

With Update 8.0 just under their belts, is already starting to release some big information regarding the 8.1 update for BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks. had an exclusive article on the matter.

“Wargaming today announced that the highly anticipated line of British steel machines will invade World of Tanks with the upcoming Update 8.1. Tankmen will get their chance to follow the history of the British tank building mastering 22 iconic steel fortresses…”

World of Tanks Producer Mike Zhivets had this to say on the update.

“The Brits invented the first tank, pioneering the evolution of the whole industry, and it’s an honor for us to greet them in World of Tanks. They are so close, you can hear their tracks rolling! Their looks are as daunting as their guns, and I’m sure the Brits will make great competitors to other nations in World of Tanks.”

This new inclusion of British tanks is an exciting addition to World of Tanks, and should be the first wave of many to come.

For’s article discussing this, click here.


Beta Key Giveaway for BigWorld-Powered World of Warplanes

Thursday, September 27th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the beta desk is currently holding a closed beta key giveaway for BigWorld-Powered World of Warplanes, right in time for the upcoming weekend.

To get a key, just go to this website, log in (or create an account if you don’t have one), and then claim your reward.

Keys are limited though, so be sure to get yours quickly!


Gameplay Video for BigWorld-Powered World of Warplanes Surfaced

Monday, September 24th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the warplane desk

A video recently surfaced on YouTube of some beta footage of BigWorld-Powered World of Warplanes in action.

What’s interesting to look at is how has been able to adapt the World of Tanks interface and formula to the Warplanes world.

Be sure to check out the video below, and if you’re German you might understand the commentary too.

BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Ural Steel Championship 2012 Coverage

Thursday, September 20th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the tanks desk

Following up our previous post on the BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Ural Steel 2012 Championship results, MMOhut had a recent article about their coverage on the tournament.

“The 5,000-seat CSKA Sport Arena played host to the 15 top teams of tankers from Russia, the European Union, North America, China, and Japan, each competing for a $77,000 prize purse and a chance to win the coveted title of World of Tanks World Champions 2012.”

Perhaps the most interesting thing discussed is a quote from Wargaming on the future of their growing e-sports community.

“Wargaming is planning on putting more and more effort in establishing World of Tanks as a truly global cyber-sport discipline…The competition at the Ural Steel Championship 2012 only encourages us to continue to bring together professional gamers as well as work harder to expand our fan base among the eSports community.”

E-sports is quickly becoming one of the biggest components of modern online gaming, and Wargaming is smart to jump in as early as they could to start the community strong. While $77,000 might sound pretty big for a prize purse now, we wouldn’t be surprised if World of Tanks players were competing for double that in just a few years.

For MMOhut’s full coverage on the matter, click here.


BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Ural Steel Championship Results

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the steel desk

Results are in for the 2nd annual BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Ural Steel Championship. The Ural Steel tournament was an event for all of the best World of Tanks teams to compete for the top prize. Details on the tournament can be seen in our previous post on the matter.

The prize pools for the Ural Steel championship were as follows:

  • 1st place: $35,000 + additional prizes
  • 2nd place: $21,000 + additional prizes
  • 3rd place: $14,000 + additional prizes

First place ended up going to “The RED: Rush Unity”, second to “The RED -Z GRA”, and third “Virtus.Pro Aces”.

These teams are probably enjoying their prize money by now, but hopefully they don’t get too carried away and forget to start practicing for next year’s tournament.

A detailed account on the final games can be seen towards the bottom of Ural Steel’s official page, as well as video streams of the games and interviews with the players.