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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
th November, 2012 — Wargaming, the
award-winning online video game developer and publisher, is pleased
to report steadfast growth across Southeast Asia as well as
announce its direct presence in the region. Guided in its first
steps into the regional market by SEA Gaming, a game publishing
company based in Singapore and Malaysia, Wargaming gained valuable
marketing expertise necessary to publish and operate Word of Tanks
and its upcoming projects directly in that region.
The free-to-play MMO action game World of Tanks was published in
Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand in May of 2012.
The thrilling PvP gameplay, convenient payment options, region
specific localization and high-level customer support services
enabled Wargaming to capture a solid share of the Southeast Asian
market. The recent launch of a Singapore-based server group has
drastically improved the gaming environment for players in the
region and spurred the growing popularity of World of Tanks.
"It's been a pleasure to assist a world-class company like
Wargaming," said Stephane Panyasiri, CEO of SEA Gaming Pte Ltd.
"The partnership allowed us to leverage powers of each other for
the combined benefit and reach considerable results in less than a
"We'd like to thank our partners, SEA Gaming, for their
assistance in establishing our presence in Southeast Asia," said
Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. "We stand firmly on our feet now
and are focused on maintaining sustainable long-term growth in the
A high-quality gameplay experience and smart strategic marketing
concept secured a loyal Wargaming community that now includes more
than 700,000 tankmen. The impressive growth in Southeast Asia
creates great opportunities for Wargaming and the company places
high priority on increasing its presence within the region.
About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively
multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw
yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other
steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than
230 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union,
France and Britain, carefully detailed with historical
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrades and development
allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game.
Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable
light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose
medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing
armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers,
each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely
effective when operated by a true tank ace.
But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In
World of Tanks, it's all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by
combining your combat skills with those of the other members of
your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add
your favorite strategy to build your own steel empire and manifest
the indisputable authority of the tank power!
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and
publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market.
Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped
more than 15 titles and employs over 1200 people across such key
regions as North America, Europe, Russia, and Asia.
Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series
dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the
company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April
2011 and currently boasting over 40 million players worldwide, the
flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated
MMOs for 2012, and the naval World of Warships, scheduled for
release in 2013.
In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Wargaming.net Service, the
epicenter of a battle-centric gaming universe that will gather the
series under a single portal —