Wargaming lends support to Ironfest
April 4, 2016 — Wargaming has taken another step in supporting Australia’s military history by participating as one of the sponsors of the 2016 Ironfest event in Lithgow, New South Wales from 15th– 17th April.
The sponsorship allows the organisers to bring two additional armoured vehicles from Brisbane for its 20th Century re-enactment event, which includes a series of coordinated activities. These will culminate in a clash of armour and tanks going head to head in a battle and the re-enactment will be supported by blank firing weapons, smoke and explosive effects.
Wargaming’s involvement follows the video game company’s donation of one of Australia’s only mass produced tanks – the AC1 Sentinel – from Austin, Texas to its new home at the Australian Armour and Military Museum in Cairns. The museum has one of Australia’s largest private collection of military vehicles.
Jasper Nicholas, General Manager, Wargaming Asia, said it’s important for the company to be able to give back to the military community and help preserve Australia’s military history.
“At Wargaming, we’re passionate about history and military vehicles and believe it’s important to keep history alive for future generations.
“Ironfest is just one of a number of military-themed events Wargaming participate in globally and we’re excited to be able to support local events in Australia that help preserve military history.”
Ironfest is a historical and cultural event in Lithgow, which was first held in April 2000 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the birth of steel in Australia. It has now grown to an annual event, which in 2015 attracted over 1,200 participants and 15,000 visitors. In the past 15 years, Ironfest has attracted over 140,000 visitors to Lithgow and contributed over $20 million into the local economy.
The Wargaming gathering event for Australia will also be incorporated into Ironfest and 50 lucky Wargaming community members will be eligible to participate in the military re-enactments. To be part of the action, visit: http://bit.ly/1RB4Zj4
Ironfest will take place on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 April at the Lithgow Showground. For tickets and more information, visit: www.ironfest.net.
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. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.
As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz on mobiles, tablets and Windows 10 PCs. Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In 2016, Wargaming released World of Tanks for Sony’s PlayStation®4, continuing its console campaign.