World of Warships Starts the NHL Season with a Hockey Legend

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World of Warships Starts the NHL Season with a Hockey Legend

Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals’ captain, will be the first dual-nation commander available in-game

October 3, 2018 — With the 2018-19 NHL season starting soon, Capitals’ winger Alexander “Ovi” Ovechkin is ready to take up a new role as a World of Warships commander. “The Great Eight” is a current Stanley Cup winner and three-time league MVP who will be available with the upcoming update, scheduled to be released later this month.

Ovi will appear as four different commanders, one that can serve with the US fleet, one for Soviet vessels and two unique ones. These two extra special commanders will be dual-nation, a first for World of Warships, meaning players can easily switch between Soviet and US fleets with a single commander. All four come with special perks which enhance the ship’s targeting and survivability and are personally voiced by Ovi so the hockey legend will be in charge of earning your greatness!

“I wanted people to understand that in any competitive field, you must inspire players to never give up”, said Ovechkin. “Video games are just like sport—play more, train more. When I started the game for the first time, I realized I am not a very good ship commander… But, like on the ice, I will continue to play and build my game skills until I am the best!”

Alongside commander Ovechkin, a special ship camouflage, together with new patches and a commemorative collection will be added to the game.

Also, the update is one of the most surprising and exciting patches since World of Warships launched three years ago. The Halloween update includes the first appearance of the highly anticipated submarines, taking the battlefield to a whole new depth.



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 of ships, 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! Official website:

About Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Founded in 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 4000+ 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 strategic naval action 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.

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