Although outsiders hear little about World of Tanks in the esports scene, it is highly regarded by its fans. The tank shooter by Wargaming has an incredibly huge fanbase, ranging from casuals over semi-pros to real pros. But what is so fascinating about this game?
We invited Milan ‘Mailand’ Süß from Team ‘Oops’ to our podcast to find out! The German plays in one of the best teams in the world. In his opinion, WoT always offers new goals you can set yourself. Be it grinding for a new tank or rising in rank, the game knows how to reward its players. Accordingly, many players stick to WoT for years. Milan, for instance, has been playing it for six years.
Become a pro
Becoming a professional was by no means easy for him, though. When he had to invest more time in order to improve, but got nothing more out of it, Milan’s parents got skeptical about his passion. But he kept playing and managed to become a professional, convincing also his parents that WoT is more than just shooting, killing and wasting time.
Face your own mistakes
If prospective pros have removed the infrastructural and social obstacles, all they have to do is becoming better. However, this is an especially tricky part in every pros career. Just like in other team-oriented games like League of Legends or Counter-Strike you’ll have to analyze your mistakes. There is no use blaming all your team mates, when your own performance was lacking as well. Constructive critique and feedback is essential to your play and your team spirit.
The future of WoT
Milan, like many other pros, is annoyed by some balance issues in the game. He discusses map and artillery balance that are currently being reworked by Wargaming. On top of that, his team qualified for the World Championship equivalent in May.
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