The Four-Hour Event Was Followed by 44,000 Viewers
AUSTIN, TX (November 10, 2020) – On November 9, World of Warships in partnership with Verizon streamed a Virtual Fleet Week to honor the U.S. Navy just prior to Veterans Day. The celebration featured 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. In addition, during the stream viewers donated $4,936 to support the Wounded Warrior Project.
To view a recap of World of Warships Virtual Fleet week click here.
The Virtual Fleet Week was a four hour event that took place in the virtual New York City harbor parading down the Hudson River. It was streamed on World of Warships Twitch, YouTube and Steam channels with 44,000 people tuning in for the event.
The World of Warships’ Virtual Fleet Week featured 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 was delivered by Chief Executive Officer of the United States Naval Institute, Vice Admiral Peter Daly, USN (Ret.).
“It was an honor to create Virtual Fleet Week to celebrate the U.S. Navy and the men and women who have served in uniform throughout all the branches of the armed forces. We’d like to thank all those who tuned-in and donated to the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Artur Plociennik, World of Warships’ Regional Publishing Director. “It’s important to continue to educate and inform new generations of gamers on the accomplishments of the Navy and the contributions of those who served, especially as we near Veterans Day.”
The program was co-hosted by Dr. Geoffrey Wawro, Professor of Military History at the University of North Texas (UNT) and Director of the UNT Military History Center. Museum representatives from USS Iowa, USS Midway, USS Lexington and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum joined to share interesting stories about their ships along with several Navy veterans such as John Wolfinbarger, Carl Reismanm, Bill Huber who all served aboard the USS Iowa between 1943-1945. Verizon and the Wounded Warrior Project joined veterans to discuss the intersection of gaming and mental health.
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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.
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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.
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