The third season of the World of Tanks ANZ Premier League Championship finals takes place this weekend. The Melbourne Matildas will take on the Perth Panthers on Saturday, Nov. 13. Here’s where to watch and how each team reached the finals.
Road to the finals
Both the Melbourne Matildas and Perth Panthers will make their grand final debuts this time out. The Melbourne Matildas have been a crowd favourite throughout season one and two. After a semifinal upset in season two, the Melbourne Matildas will look to take victory in season three. In season three, the Matildas defeated second ranked South Sydney Skorpions 4-2, in the semifinal. They’ve played a little more consistently during this season, only dropping one game in the playoffs and earning three victories.
As for the Perth Panthers, the Wargaming dev team is calling them the “Cinderella story.” They came into the competition having finished season two dead last. The first half of season three saw the team on a very similar path. Later in the season however, they turned it around, claiming three victories. They earned their playoffs spot during their last round. The Panthers came into the the semifinal against the back-to-back defending champions, North Sydney Sentinels. The Panthers dominated the game, taking a 4-2 victory on the back of a stellar second half of the season performance.
Now, it’s down to these two Aussie teams from opposite sides of the country. Jake Truman, the World of Tanks ANZ Product Manager, said season three has been the most exciting of the ANZ Premier Leagues yet. He said the finals “will be a genuine East Coast vs. West Coast finale with both teams hungry for the win. We expect plenty of star power as well, with three of the five Fantasy League ‘Team of the Season’ players playing for the Matildas or Panthers.”
Where to watch the World of Tanks ANZPL Season three finals
All the action begins on Twitch this Saturday night, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. AEDT, or 3 a.m. ET on Saturday morning. For fans lucky enough to be residing in Melbourne, they’ll be able to watch the finals live at Fortress Melbourne. The in-person event kicks off at 6 p.m. AEDT. Fans can register to attend free of charge on Eventbrite.
Winners will take home a $10,000 AUD cash prize. Each player on the winners side will also receive a noblechairs Hero Gold Black Edition gaming chair and a HyperX custom ANZPL Alloy Origins 60 keyboard. The second placed team will receive a cash prize of $5,000 AUD. Each player on the runners up team will also receive a HyperX custom ANZPL Alloy Origins 60 keyboard. Fans can also win some goodies, like the Noble Chair below, or some Ironside coffee.
Thanks to our friends at @noblechairs and @pccasegear we have a Hero Gold Black Edition chair to give away as we celebrate the #ANZPL Season Three grand finals! Check the link for details on how you can enter and win.https://t.co/vSdxo4ofDr pic.twitter.com/KL7pMLEOwE
— WorldofTanksANZ (@WorldofTanksANZ) November 8, 2021
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