Team Navi Win $150,000 at World of Tanks 2016 Grand Final

Navi win 7-6 over team Hellraisers.

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Professional Ukrainian gaming team Navi has taken first place at the World of Tanks 2016 grand final. The team emerged victorious over rival team Hellraisers, winning in a nailbaiting series of games which closed out at 7-6. The event took place at Torwar Hall in Warsaw, Poland, and was also live-streamed.

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Navi picks up a cool $150,000 for their victory, and second place winners Hellraisers will be receiving $75,000 for their efforts. Team Wombats on Tanks placed third, netting themselves $35,000. The matches concluded the Wargaming.net League for 2016. The event itself took place from April 8-9 and saw 12 of the best World of Tanks teams from all over the world compete, after having fought their way through their respective regions.

In the 2015 WGL, team Hellraisers had taken home the victory, with team Navi placing third. Chinese team EL Gaming, who had placed second in last year's tournament, were knocked out early on this year.

Last month GameSpot covered the World of Tanks Asia Pacific Season 2 final, which saw Chinese team EL Gaming and South Korean team Gold Bass earn the most points to represent the region on the world stage. The event took place at Yongsan Esports Stadium in Seoul, South Korea--get a closer look at the stadium in our photo gallery.

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Sounds like fun when your young. Sooner or later guessing you will have to get a job, Hope you have a back up plan, and something to put on the resume other than played games for the last few years.

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Herbalninja17

Dendi FTW!

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NoobertoSolano

Dendi finally wins!

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EchoAlphaEcho

Navi made 150,000USD for playing tanks and they didn't even have to leave central Europe! Well done boys, makes me wish I spent less time at school and more time playing video games!

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KBFloYd

@echoalphaecho: how many are in each team? 8? so 150,000/8 is about 18,000 each... pretty bad to live off that for 1 year.

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terminatorOST92

@KBFloYd: In USA? Maybe. But in Ukraine with $18k you are a rich person.

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zBooM

@terminatorost92: Ukrainean team with 80% of Russian citizens in the team. In Russia you can buy a cheap car for that or cover 50% of a small appartments cost in a provincial city. They have their money from sponsors. So i am sure these guys are on salary.

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PS2fweak

@KBFloYd: It's all relative. When I was making that much I was in heaven, and I had a pretty nice car I had to fill it up with gas because I had to drive my ass to work. Most people who work retail don't get sponsored either. They're not dressed like that for twin day.