Leading Video Game Company to Host 'Virtual Naval Parade' to Commemorate Anniversary of End of WWII
By Lisa Padilla -
Thursday Apr 30, 2020
Wargaming will join a host of nations this May in commemorating the end of World War II in Europe - with a virtual navy parade. This unique live event organized by World of Warships’ development team in close partnership with the community will take place on May 6, 2020. Instead of battling each other on the open sea, community members and volunteers will now have a different, more peaceful role of navigating the victorious ships in a graceful choreography.
The World of Warships parade will be live-streamed on Twitch at http://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/World%20of%20Warships to a worldwide audience and will feature some of the most iconic Allied warships with commentary from The New York Times bestselling author and naval historian, James D. Hornfischer. Alongside Hornfischer, popular influencers The Mighty Jingles, Drachinifel and Wargaming’s very own Chieftain will present more details about selected ships while providing historical context and highlighting the ships’ accomplishments during World War II.
The unique parade came to fruition after many nations truncated or cancelled their official World War II commemorations - which traditionally take place in early May – due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Being widely recognized for its efforts to popularize history through immersive gaming experience, Wargaming took on the role of commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory Day virtually, by preparing a special treat for all those home-bound history buffs.
During the parade, random prize drops for any World of Warship player watching will also occur, gifting VE permanent camouflages and ships.
About World of Warships
World of Warships is a free, historical, online combat game from Wargaming. Command a massive naval fleet featuring some of history's most iconic war vessels, level up important tech modules and prepare to dominate the oceans in World of Warships. With four classes and over 300 warships, myriad upgrades, and strategically designed environments, the action never ends and every match is a unique experience. World of Warships brings players endless hours of strategy, tactical gameplay and pulse-pounding combat!
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 4500+ employees and offices spread all over the world. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms. Their flagship products include the massively popular free-to-play hit World of Tanks and the naval combat game World of Warships. The company’s dedicated unit, Wargaming Mobile, is forging collaborations to deliver new mobile experiences alongside their in-house game development.
By Glenn Mandel
Photo Courtesy of World of Warships