Wargaming.net becomes headline sponsor of the European Games Awards 2011

The growing importance of the EGA is now recognized as leading MMO developer takes up headline sponsorship opportunity.

Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, August 4 th 2011Wargaming.net, one of the most respects and successful MMO specialists in the world, is today proud to announce that it will be the official headline sponsor of this year’s European Games Award (EGA). The awards, now widely recognized as one of Europe’s largest games award ceremonies and taking place before the start of the giant Gamescom event, will be held on 13th August 2011 on the event ship Pure Liner 1, moored on the Rhine river in Cologne.

Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net, is proud to be involved in such an important industry event “A games-award, which allows players from all over Europe to not only to nominate games and companies, but to choose the winner themselves, is a fantastic idea” he said.  “By working to this model, not only do developers gain valuable feedback from regions they usually have little or no contact with, but games and companies which might have been under the regional radar now receive public attention. We are very happy that we can support this great initiative”.

Wargaming.net is best known to fans of strategy games such as the international award-winning Massive Assault-series, Order of War published by Square Enix and the current headline project World of Tanks, which recently gained Guiness World Record recognition for the most players on one server playing a simultaneous game .

For more information, please contact:

Tom Reynolds                                                                                                  

Peppermint P

tom.reynolds@peppermintp.com

+44(0)207 2402645

Cristina Lamyon

Aruba Events

pr@aruba-events.de

+49 208 698 26 08

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Wargaming.net®

Wargaming.net® is an award-winning online game developer and publisher, incorporated in the UK. Its 270-strong development team is located in Minsk, Belarus. Since 1998 the company has shipped 13 titles, including the acclaimed Massive Assault series, Order of War RTS published by Square Enix, and three add-ons for Blitzkrieg II. At the Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI) in 2009 and 2010, Wargaming.net® was named The Best Developer Company from the ex-USSR. At KRI 2011 the company was awarded the Industry Prize and World of Tanks® won the Best Game Award. The company's headliner project, World of Tanks®, gained the Guinness World Record for the “most players on one server simultaneously”. Currently, Wargaming.net® is developing the next action MMO, World of Warplanes, and new, as yet unannounced, project.

Official web site: www.wargaming.net

About the European Games Award

The European Games Award is Europe's largest consumer award regarding gaming and honors the best games, developers, publishers and platforms. Organizer Aruba Events has been organizing the annual German Developer Awards for the last seven years. The most important award for German developers, led to the conception of the European Games Award. More information on the European Games Award can be found on the Internet at www.european-games-award.com

About Aruba Events

The Aruba Events GmbH is Germany‘s leading event agency for events in the games sector. Amongst other events, Aruba organizes the renowned German Developers Award (since 2004), the Quo Vadis in Berlin (the most successful German developer’s conference since 2003)‚ Europe’s first cultural festival for games, the Living Games Festival (since 2008) as well as Europe’s largest public games award, the aforementioned European Games Award (since 2010). The German Developers Award and the Living Games Festival were both official projects of the European Capital of Culture RUHR 2010.  


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