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As you may already know from our recent news, the Thunder League will consist of three divisions

  • Pro Division a division for the top teams;
  • Semi Division –  a division for intermediates;
  • Beginners Division –  a division for beginners

The first Pro Division season is now over. Tens of thousands of viewers followed some of the most heated battles between the best teams. Now the time has come to create a fundamental structure for the Thunder League.


We announce the qualifiers for the Semi-division of the Thunder League – please, feel free to participate in the initial automated tournament!

  • From February the 4th, 2016, we will have a qualifying Squadron rating tournament in a 7 vs 7 Thunder League format. Only Squadrons can participate.
  • During the first 24 hours, the event will be in test mode – on February the 5th at 16:00 GMT the leaderboard will be reset and the actual squadron rating for qualification will be enabled.
  • The leaderboard will reflect the score of the participating Squadrons.
  • The tournament will end on February the 16th at 8:00 AM GMT.

According to the leaderboard of the automated tournament, the top 24 Squadrons will be able to choose 9 members to go on to play in the final qualifying tournament.

Click here for more information about the rules.

6 qualifier groups (4 teams in each) will determine the best 12 teams (the top 2 teams in each group) that will actually play in the Semi Division.


The “Semi Division” 1st season will be held in March

The announced squadron rating tournament as well as the qualifying tournament will NOT be a part of the first season of the Beginners Division. They will be held only once as a required technical procedure. The “Beginners Division” will begin in March in a similar Squadron rating format.

According to the leaderboard scores, the 4 best squadrons will compete in play-offs against  the Semi Division teams that finished in places from 9th to 12th. Squadrons that take 1st to 4th place in the Beginners Division will receive 500 GE per player, the team will also receive an additional 1000 GE for each player if they qualify for the Semi Division.

Qualifiers rules:

  • format: 7 vs 7
  • mode: RB with markers for both teams
  • a single match is a battle between 2 teams in a random location from one of the following:
    • [Domination] Berlin,
    • [Domination] Poland
    • [Domination] Eastern Europe
    • [Domination] Normandy
    • [Domination] Tunisia
  • 2 spawns per player per battle
  • 15 minute time limit
  • Players can utilise any 2 crews to one of the following vehicles (no duplicate vehicles)
Click here for more information about the allowed vehicles:

US Germany USSR
  • M4A1(76)W
  • M4A2(76)W
  • M4A3(76)W
  • T 25
  • M4A3E2(76)W Jumbo
  • M18 GMC
  • M36 GMC
  • M16 MGMC
  • M19
  • P-63C-5
  • TBF-1c
  • Panther D
  • Panther А
  • Panther F
  • Tiger E
  • Panzer IV/70 (V)
  • Sd.Kfz 6/2
  • Ostwind
  • Bf109-G6
  • Ju 87 D5
  • SM.79B Sparviero
  • Do 17 Z-2
  • T-34-85(D-5T)
  • T-34-85
  • T-44
  • IS-1
  • SU-85M
  • 72K-GAZ-MM
  • ZSU-37
  • La-7
  • IL-2 1942
Not familiar with the Thunder League? Check it out at WARTHUNDER.PRO