A major World of Tanks professional gaming event, the WGL APAC Season II Finals, was held today in Taipei, Taiwan. EL Gaming beat Team Efficiency convincingly in the finals, winning by a score of 7-1, and claiming a big prize of $ 50,000 USD.
EL Gaming started off strong, winning games 1 and 2 easily, but Team Efficiency came back with more decisive and spirited play in Game 3 to make it 2-1. EL Gaming stormed back in Game 4, losing just one tank in another victory. Game 5 was the most competitive. The match came down to the last minute, with EL Gaming claiming victory to make it 4-1. This felt like a turning point in the match, as EL Gaming stormed through the next three games to win overall 7-1.
EL Gaming beat Horsemen 7-1 in the Semifinals yesterday, while Team Efficiency took down Caren Tiger in its own Semifinal round by a score of 7-4.
The WGL APAC Season II Finals had a prize pool of $ 100,000 USD, with $ 50,000 going to EL Gaming. EL Gaming and Team Efficiency move on to the Grand Finals in Moscow later this year.
In an interview following the match, EL Gaming players discussed their victory. Here is a rundown of what they said, as relayed through a translator:
- They prepared hard for Team Efficiency.
- They are now preparing for their match at the Grand Finals in Moscow
- They grade themselves an 8/10 for their performance this weekend.
- How do they plan to celebrate? By eating and sleeping well.
And here is the moment that EL Gaming captured victory today, securing back-to-back wins at the event: