Below article is taken from the official World of Tanks EU website.
Our most engaged players are probably aware of a mode called Team Battles. Team Battles are played in a special format (7/54 players, 2 bases), which is not used in other game modes.
Team Battles was originally developed because it was aligned with our competitive format. But while World of Tanks evolved, Team Battles didn’t follow and became a niche, outdated mode with no progression or goals. Additionally, it doesn’t currently sync with our current core formats.
With all of this in mind, we have decided to disable the Team Battles mode with the release of Update 1.6.
Alternative Modes for Your Consideration
We know that among World of Tanks fans there are players who still play Team Battles. Therefore, we want to offer you alternative ways to realize your tanking potential, hone your team tactics, and earn rewards along the way.
Depending on your preferences and skills, you may enjoy one of the following game modes:
- Tournaments. Battle to be the very best and win Gold, Premium tanks, and other special prizes.
- Stronghold. Experience different battle formats with your team, produce reserves to benefit your Clan members in battle, and earn Credits and Gold. You can even join other Clans as a Legionnaire if you’re not yet part of one!
- Frontline. An epic 30v30 mode for Tier VIII vehicles on a huge map with dynamic gameplay. A great way to boost your Credit and XP reserves.
- Ranked Battles with a revised progression system and a bunch of rewards.