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Wargaming.net press release (May 16, 2011):

    World of Tanks Wins Best Game of GDC Russia 2011

    London, UK and San Francisco, Ca. (16th May, 2011) — Wargaming.net is honored to announce that its free-to-play MMO action game World of Tanks has been awarded the Best Game of 2011 and Audience Award at the annual Game Developers Conference (KRI 2011) that took place in Moscow from May 13th to May 14th.

    Industry professionals and the GDC awards panel expressed positively high opinion on the game’s progress and company’s development that let Wargaming.net also win the Games Industry Award.

    "It’s a big honor for us,” said Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi. "We took our time to develop World of Tanks to make sure that we were putting out a top quality game, and the award for the Best Game of 2011 that we’ve been honored with is additional proof of what a great project we’ve managed to create. I would also like to thank the gamedev representatives for giving us the Industry Award. And, of course the most important, a very special thanks to the players who supported us and made the Audience Award possible. We are working 24/7 and won’t stop until World of Tanks reaches perfection”.

    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 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

    A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade 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 iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!

    Join World of Tanks at: ° http://game.worldoftanks.eu/registration/ (Europe)

    ° http://game.worldoftanks.com/registration/ (North America)

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (224919) on Jul 08, 2011.

Wargaming.net press release (April 12, 2011):

    World of Tanks Invades Europe and North America

    London, UK and San Francisco, Ca. — Wargaming.net announces today that the highly-anticipated free-to-play action MMO game World of Tanks is now live in Europe and North America.

    World of Tanks is an award-winning session-based MMO game dedicated to armored warfare that pits players driving WWII-era vehicles in 15-strong teams against each other on realistically recreated battlegrounds. Alongside with tense PvP tank battles the game features a well-thought out Clan Wars system that unites thousands of clans from all over the globe in the bitter strife for global domination.

    World of Tanks has already gained popularity in Russia striking an impressive 1,7 million registrations and setting a World Guinness Record in the category of Most Players Online on One MMO Server with 91,311 players. During European and North American beta-test World of Tanks proved its worth and uniqueness by recruiting more than 700000 players and receiving positive feedback from enthusiast press.

    “After almost 4 years of hard work I’m extremely proud to see World of Tanks going live today,” – said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net. “We used all the skills and expertise the Wargaming.net team gained while developing our previous titles to create a truly unique and compelling game. However, with the game’s release the real work has only begun for us as there are long-term plans of supporting World of Tanks by adding new modes, vehicles and a lot of other high-end content on a regular basis.”

    Join the game at:

    ° http://game.worldoftanks.eu/registration/ (Europe) ° ° http://game.worldoftanks.com/registration/ (North America) ° 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 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

    A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade 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 iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!

    Key Features:

    The Ultimate Armored Warfare Experience
    Dive into intense tank-on-tank combat to enjoy an amazing new battlefield experience with a balance of multiple genres. A unique blend of these “ingredients” supported by top-notch graphics and stunning audiovisual effects, provides endless challenge and excitement.

    Simulator. Authentic models and vehicle characteristics make you feel like a real tank commander taking part in a furious armored offensive.

    RPG. Your armored steed isn't just a tin can on tracks - it’s a living, evolving mechanism that should be treated accordingly. Research your available upgrades and modifications to enhance its performance on the battlefield.

    Action. Take part in joint operations to spot, track, and destroy enemy units and engage in head-to-head duels where your speed and reaction time is as important as in any co-op shooter.

    Strategy. There’s only one simple rule to follow - don't be a hero. Rally your comrades to devise a battle plan and assign roles, then move out and defeat your enemy on the field of honor.

    Dynamic Combat System
    New players jump into battle in less than a minute to take part in short, decisive combat actions designed to ensure fast and action-oriented warfare. As you are thrown onto the battlefield, you must be bold, decisive, and flexible to succeed in the maelstrom of iron and fire.

    Epic Tank Clashes
    Intense battles with up to 60 combat vehicles unfold on enormous and detailed battlefields featuring a variety of terrain from open fields with hills and forests to deserts and industrial zones. The terrain offers a wide scope for tactical decisions from aggressive fast-paced thrusts to elaborate flanking operations and diversionary attacks.

    Deep Squad-based Gameplay
    Out to conquer the world? Then our highly addictive squad-based gameplay is your ultimate goal. Countless new lands and territories let you show off your teamwork - the key to victory. The distribution and timely accomplishment of tasks and objectives within your squad gives you a critical advantage over your disorganized rivals.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (224919) on Jul 08, 2011.

Wargaming.net press release (January 06, 2011):

    World of Tanks Beats PCCU Record

    London, UK — January 6, 2011 — Wargaming.net is glad to announce that the company’s MMO action game World of Tanks has set up the new world record for the maximum number of users playing concurrently on the same game server. The peak of 74,536 online players was recorded on January 5, 2011 by the Russian release version of World of Tanks.

    At the same time, the global version of World of Tanks, which is still in its closed beta, has reached a personal best PCCU number topping 16,070 online players on December 29, 2010.

    “The online peak has been growing steadily for the past several weeks, and the PCCU numbers shown by both World of Tanks versions are just astonishing. We are extremely proud of the scale of popularity the game has managed to gain so far.” — says Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi. “The fact that Western and Russian players keep on joining the ranks of virtual tank commanders makes us believe that more records are to come”.

    Join the beta at: http://game.worldoftanks.com/registration/cbt/

    For more information on World of Tanks, visit www.worldoftanks.com

    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 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

    A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade 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 iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (224919) on Jul 08, 2011.

Wargaming.net press release (February 16, 2010):

    Wargaming.net Announces World of Tanks MMO

    London (16th February 2010) - Wargaming.net announces the company is developing WORLD OF TANKS, a brand-new free-to-play MMO game based on massive numbers of armored battles.

    In WORLD OF TANKS 30-player teams are fighting action-packed PvP battles. The game features more than 150 armored fighting vehicles from the pre-WW2 era up to the Korean War: light, medium, heavy and super heavy tanks, tank destroyers, self-propelled howitzers and rocket artillery. The game includes American, German and Soviet tanks.

    Ride the legendary Tiger tank, or choose the fast-and-furious Soviet T-34, practice your sharp-shooting skills with the American 155mm M40 Gun Motor Carriage or try experimental/prototype machines such as the Germany's monstrous Maus tank. A Player can have an endless number of tanks in "garage", and all machines can be upgraded in dozens of ways: better turrets, chassis, guns, engines, radios, various ammunition types, plus tank crew members can be leveled up as well.

    The game offers fast random battles featuring various modes, historic mini-campaigns, tourneys and epic Clan Wars on a global map, where mighty clans fight for hundreds of provinces employing grand strategy, diplomacy and economic power. Besides individual tank-ace skills, WORLD OF TANKS requires team work and a fine balance between light and heavy armor. WORLD OF TANKS gives you thousands of ways of building your Steel Empire and manifesting the indisputable authority of TANK POWER!

    "A wise gentleman once observed that men had the same relationship to tanks, as women to SPA treatments: an all-eclipsing love, hardwired into the genes," says Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net, "That's why we are coming up with Panzer MMO."

    The game will be available as a free download and is expected to be released in Fall 2010. This product is not yet rated by PEGI and ESRB.

    To join the Tank MMO community and get updates on the development progress, visit the Forum.

    WORLD OF TANKS Debut teaser is available here: http://worldoftanks.com/gallery/video/1

    The first game screenshots can be viewed here: http://worldoftanks.com/gallery/screenshots/1

    For more information on WORLD OF TANKS, visit www.worldoftanks.com.

    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 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

    A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade 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 iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!

    Key Features:
    • Action-packed 30-vs-30 PvP Tank battles
    • Mixture of Action, Strategy, Simulation and MMORPG genres
    • 150 Vehicles, thousands of upgrades
    • Unprecedented global Clan Wars

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (224919) on Jul 08, 2011.

worldoftanks.eu (Official website):

    Game Overview

    World of Tanks is a team-based massively multiplayer online game dedicated to armored warfare in the mid-20th century. Throw yourself into epic tank battles shoulder to shoulder with other steel cowboys to dominate the world with tank supremacy!

    An advanced system of vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try out the vehicles and weapons featured in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, punch deep into enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the power of heavy tanks to eliminate opposing forces, or become a high-powered sniper using long-range artillery, each unit type is extremely lethal and effective when commanded by a true tank ace.

    It takes more than just being a great tank commander to win. In World of Tanks, it's all about teamwork. Victory can only be achieved through the combined efforts of every member of the team, each playing their own role on the battlefield.

    Dynamic Combat System

    World of Tanks is an action-based MMO, although it is not restricted by the cliches of many popular games in this genre.

    RPG. Your armored steed is not just a tin can on tracks - it is a living, evolving creature and should be treated accordingly. Experience and credits gained in battle allow you to research and develop upgrades and modifications, enhancing your tank's performance on the battlefield.

    Simulation. Unique models and vehicle characteristics, historically authentic in every minute detail to the actual tanks and prototypes of World War II, wrap you up in furious armored offensives that emulate the tank battles of the period.

    Action. Remember, it is all about your skill and reaction time, whether you take part in operations to spot, track, and destroy enemy units or engage in head-to-head gun battles.

    Shooter. The flexible camera provides a range of viewpoints, from arcade-like third-person to sniper-like views straight down the gunsights, with simple controls to handle your tank smoothly on the battlefield.

    Strategy. In World of Tanks there is only one rule - don't be a hero! Rally your comrades, devise a battle plan, and assign roles - then move out and defeat your enemy on the field of battle.

    Vast Armory

    The enormous fleet of tanks at your disposal includes more than 150 vehicles engineered and produced in Germany, the Soviet Union and the United States from the 1930's to the 1950's. You have a unique opportunity to operate any armored fighting vehicle of the period, including legendary World War II tanks such as the T-34, Tiger, and Pershing, and experimental models and prototypes which never made it onto the battlefield.

    Wide Variety of Maps

    From the open fields of Eastern Europe and the narrow streets of small German towns to the burning deserts of North Africa and the mountains of Italy - the diversity of battlefield terrain is amazing! A huge selection of maps featuring a mix of open fields and industrial zones offers not only an impressive spectacle but also the tactical challenge of a variety of battle conditions.

    Tankers, Unite!

    Out to take over the world? There's nothing better for conquering than our global map, divided into provinces and ready to be dominated by you and a team of friends! Invade hostile territories, ally with other groups to destroy your enemies, and employ trade and negotiation. In World of Tanks, victory doesn't just go to the tank with the biggest gun or heaviest armor, but to the clearest head and most effective tactician.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (224919) on Jul 08, 2011.