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  Wargaming Sets up Direct Presence in Southeast Asia
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11/15/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

15 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 year's time."

"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 market."

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 accuracy.

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!

About Wargaming

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 — www.wargaming.net.

Official website: www.wargaming.com

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