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The seventh e-sports tournament among students of pre-university educational institutions “Steel Wall-2021” has ended. For three months, students of the cadet, Suvorov and Nakhimov schools fought stubborn battles for reaching the finals.
The final was held from 24 to 28 May in a distance format. At the first stage, the finalists had to answer the questions of a historical quiz timed to coincide with the 76th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The second stage is the most spectacular – an e-sports battle based on the World of Tanks game.
This year, pupils from 38 educational institutions of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Investigative Committee, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia and the Russian Guard took part in the qualifying stage. 16 teams in two age categories – seventh and tenth grades – made it to the finals. The team of the Astrakhan Suvorov Military School (SVU) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs took part in the Steel Wall tournament for the first time, but managed to reach the final from their group, showing good results for a debutant.
In the age category of the tenth grades, the first place was taken by the students of the Ussuriysk SVU, who for the first time won the Steel Wall Cup. The second place was taken by the students of the Perm SVU, the third – by the students of the St. Petersburg military cadet corps.
In the age group of seventh grades, the first place was taken by students of the Stavropol Presidential Cadet School (PCU). The second place was taken by the team of the Orenburg PKU, which took part in the final for the first time. The third place was taken by the team of the Yekaterinburg SVU.
At the ceremony, which took place via video conference call, the finalists were congratulated by the head of the Information Systems Department of the Russian Ministry of Defense Lieutenant General Oleg Maslennikov, the head of the DIS group Denis Allenov, the general director of the Computer Sports Association Ivan Anokhin and the deputy head of the St. innovative educational technologies Elena Markovskaya.
The organizers of the tournament were the Information Systems Department of the Russian Ministry of Defense and the St. Petersburg Military Cadet Corps, as well as the Computer Sports Association, which provided and carried out information support, refereeing and organizing games broadcasts throughout the tournament.
The final was watched by over 320 thousand people in four days, and the entire tournament was watched by over 2.1 million.
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