World of Warplanes tournaments are relatively easy to join. You can join any tournament which has an active registration period. This period usually lasts from one week to a month after the tournament announcement has been posted.
The dates of the registration period are always listed in the specific tournament news with the start date and end date in a table, together with the match days.
Once you know that you’ll most likely be able to play during the specific match days listed in the news and you decide that you want to participate, you have to see who you have to play with. There are several typical situations people encounter at this moment:
- You have enough friends to join the tournament
This is the easiest situation for you. The only thing you need to do is contact your wingmen and start planning. Read the tournament registration news thoroughly for details regarding the registration details. Within the news you will find a link to the forum registration topic created by one of our EU eSports team members. Go there and create a reply in the proper thread with your team name and a list of members.
Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to get airborne! Just wait for the match days and proceed according to the directives specified in the rules or on the forum.
- Some of your friends are available to play, but there are not enough of them to form a full team
Don’t worry, this is one of the most common cases. In such a situation you should first go to the news and find a link to the “Looking for Team Players” forum thread. Those threads are specific for a certain tournament and are created specifically to tackle situations like yours. You should post a simple announcement as a reply in that thread regarding how many people your team is looking for and what you expect of a new recruit. Once you’ve done that, worst case within a few days, you’ll find the missing team member(s).
If you’re looking for a specific kind of player, it’s a good idea to write it in your post. You may be looking for someone with a specific plane, or just someone who’d be fun to have in a team. Whatever it is you are looking for, it’s always easier to find it if it’s stated up front.
Once you’ve found the missing team member(s) and you’ve all agreed to play together, you should do the same as you would have done in the previous point to sign your team up.
- You’re a lone wolf, but want to find a team to play with
It’s pretty simple, as all you need to do is visit the “Looking for Team Players” forum thread and announce yourself by replying in it. Alternatively you can look up a team that has already announced it is looking for members and PM the team captain.
It’s a good idea to include your number of battles, efficiency, previous tournament experience, etc. We’re not saying that you won’t find a team if you don’t, but the more open you are, the more likely it is you’ll get spotted. It’s not only about skill, you have to know how to sell yourself!
Once you’ve been accepted, the team captain should include you in his registration thread forum reply, as in the first point. Remember that you need to be listed as part of the team in that thread to be eligible to participate in the tournamen!
As you can see, it’s not hard to get a group of great guys and girls ready to fly together. It’s up to you to do everything you can to conquer the skies. What are you waiting for?
Sign up and get airborne!