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World of Tanks Ural Steel 2012 Winners Announced

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Wargaming has announced the winners of their International Ural Steel Championship 2012 finals, which were held in Moscow on September 16.  Three Russian teams swept the top three, with The RED: Rush Unity team beating out The RED-Z GRA 3 games to 0 in the final match.

The top 15 teams in the world consisted of players from Russia, the European Union, North America, China, and Japan.  Each team fielded seven members, and competed in best of five matches played across six different matches.  The quarter- and semi-finals were held on the Himmelsdorf and Steppes maps, respectively.  The Lakeville map hosted the final matchup.

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Ural Steel 2012 Winners Announced

World of Tanks Championship 2012 title goes to The RED: Rush Unity from Russia

18 September 2012 — Wargaming today announced the results of the International Ural Steel Championship 2012 Grand Finals, held on the 16th of September at CSKA Sport Arena in Moscow, where three Russian teams became the champions of the World of Tanks final showdown. After a number of intense clashes, The RED: Rush Unity team took the Champion’s title away from The RED-Z GRA with a 3 to 0 victory on the Lakeville map, while third place went to Virtus.Pro ACES.

“Wargaming is planning on putting more and more effort in establishing World of Tanks as a truly global cyber-sport discipline,” said Andrei Yarantsau, VP of Global Operations at Wargaming. “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.”

The tournament took place in group stages and playoffs, with each team fielding seven tankmen in best-of-five matches played over six maps. The quarter-finals and semi-finals were played on the Himmelsdorf and Steppes maps, respectively, and resulted in two teams vying for the championship, complete with sizable cash prizes.

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.

The Ural Steel Championship is a large-scale international tournament held within World of Tanks and dedicated to providing gamers with the opportunity to come together, have fun and celebrate their passion for the game and professional eSports.

The International Ural Steel Championship is organized by the Russian Cybersport Federation with the support of Wargaming. UralVagonZavod, the largest scientific and industrial complex in Russia and the leading main battle tanks manufacturer in the world, is the general sponsor of the event. The Championship is conducted in partnership with Citylink — the reliable and dynamic partner in popularization of modern service technologies, entertainment and shopping.

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