World of Tanks "fanfluencer" SirFoch went on a YouTube tirade late last week after it was revealed that a Grand Finals premium tank was sporting an $80 price tag. According to Kotaku, SirFuchs used some mighty colorful language in describing the company as well as flipping the virtual finger. In response, Wargaming threatened to have his video taken down as a violation of copyright.
Wargaming has announced a new partnership with the National Military Family Organization, a group that provides support to spouses through scholarship programs and Operation Purple. From today through May 31st, players who purchase special VALOR emblems or flags in World of Tanks, World of Warships and World of Tanks Console will see 100% of all proceeds going directly to NMFA.
For the first time, the World of Tanks Grand Finals will take place in Moscow, Russia. Twelve teams will be battling for a share of the $300,000 prize pool. The event will take place on May 23-24 and May 27-28 with the finals to be held at the VTB Ice Palace. Any of the tournament action is free to attendees.
In 2016, Wargaming partnered with War Child during a World of Tanks event called the Armistice Campaign. A special package of items and several unique emblems were offered during the event with 100% of Wargaming's share earmarked for War Child. Through these digital sales, World of Tanks players, nearly $85,000 was donated to the UK charity.
The World of Tanks team will be on hand in a special Facebook Live streaming event to give a sneak peek at what's in store for the game in 2017. Product Director Thaine Lyman, Lead Creative Producer Andrey Biletskiy and Community Manager Meathead Militia will be on hand to give first-hand information.