Well, looks like Wargaming has another competition fail on its hands (let's not use "rigging" word, please... let's all just think it and wink significantly at each other :) nah, just kidding.). I got an e-mail yesterday from PoddyMcQ - a player, who took part in it. Here's what happened as he described it:
On 19.1.2013, German community announced an Nvidia competition. What was it about? Basically if I understand it correctly, you had to collect as much XP and medals as possible under some rules. Pretty run-of-the-mill competition. The first to third place prize was an Nvidia graphic card (GeForce GTX660Ti), fourth to tenth place prize were various amounts of gold.
Now, PoddyMcQ ended second - the results were announced on 19.2.2013. After that, he got contacted by PanzerGert (German CO) for shipping details and... nothing happened. After some time and some conversation with PanzerGert, the parcel was "allegedly" sent to the Wargaming office by a screwup. WG people said they'd fix it ASAP, but nothing happened again, player's questions about the parcel number (so he can track it) were unanswered. Now, it's been 3 months since the competition end - and still nothing. Only a few days ago, Berbo bothered to answer that "the issue has been forwarded to the guy in charge".
Well, this isn't the first time a WG EU competition had such a fail, let's hope Poddy and other folks (who apparently didn't get shit either) get their prizes soon. And for all you other people - whenever you want to participate in some "grand prize" competition, think about Poddy...