In Celebration of Veterans Day, World of Warships partners with Verizon to Honour and Preserve Navy Culture in the Face of the Global Pandemic through Virtual Celebrations
Last week, World of Warships revealed it will honour the U.S. Navy with a live virtual Fleet Week celebration on November 9, 2020, just prior to Veterans Day. The celebration, in partnership with Verizon, will feature a mixture of historical footage along with exclusive in-game and CGI footage to recreate the atmosphere of a grand Fleet Week while also paying tribute to the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.
The World of Warships’ Virtual Fleet Week will feature the most iconic U.S. warships, including the famed USS Midway, a virtual airshow, and historical footage commemorating soldier homecomings, veteran story sessions and more. A special keynote speech will be delivered by Chief Executive Officer of the United States Naval Institute, Vice Admiral Peter Daly, USN (Ret.).
“The team is excited to create a Virtual Fleet Week to celebrate Veterans Day with our partners,” said Artur Plociennik, World of Warships’ Regional Publishing Director. “While the pandemic has caused the actual Fleet Week events to cancel, we feel it’s important to continue to celebrate the achievements of the U.S. Navy to ensure the current generation is educated on the many accomplishments of those who have served.”
The World of Warships Virtual Fleet Week will be held on November 9, starting at 3 pm CST (November 10, 8am AEDT), in the virtual New York City harbour and parade down the Hudson River. It will be streamed on World of Warships Twitch and YouTube channels. To get live updates on the event and more, follow the World of Warships on Twitter.
In addition to the virtual parade, the program will be hosted by History Channel’s naval historian, the museum representatives from USS Iowa, USS Midway, USS Intrepid and USS Lexington as well as the veterans that will be sharing their stories. Verizon and the Wounded Warrior Project will join veterans to discuss the intersection of gaming and mental health.
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About World of Warships
World of Warships is a free, historical, online combat PC game from Wargaming. With its massive fleet of most iconic war vessels, including four different ship classes and strategically designed environment, World of Warships provides the ultimate naval warfare gaming experience, suitable for everyone. Thanks to its largest collection of historically accurate ships available to play, World of Warships prides itself as a digital ship museum and a focal point for naval history enthusiasts.
New thematic content and innovative game modes are being added on a regular basis, providing a diverse and exciting gameplay to its broad player base.
One franchise – multiple platforms
After the successful launch of World of Warships on PC, its unique gameplay and design has been adapted to bring free massive naval battles to other platforms with World of Warships: Legends available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and World of Warships Blitz on iOS and Android mobile devices.
Official website: https://worldofwarships.com
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 strategic naval action game World of Warships.
Official website: www.wargaming.com