PUBLISHER Wargaming have established new offices in Serbia and Poland, respectively, replacing their divested operations in Russia and Belarus.
The company, responsible for the hugely popular free-to-play multiplayer games World of Tanks and World of Warships, publicly withdrew from Russia and Belarus earlier this year, in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
As part of its restructure, Wargaming has announced it is opening two new studios – one in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, and another in the Polish capital Warsaw – with the new offices expected to host more than 400 staff.
Per the official announcement from Wargaming:
“Wargaming Belgrade will house both international and local talent across development and publishing disciplines. Going forward, the office will also become an important relocation hub for Wargaming staff from multiple locations.
The studio will focus on the World of Tanks and World of Warships franchises, providing key services and potential development of new products.
Wargaming Warsaw will initially house a small publishing team with further development plans for the location to beecided as Wargaming’s restructuring process continues.“
Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi said the two cities were logical choices for the company’s new locations – both boasting fast-developing technology sectors with enormous potential.
“We look forward to working closely with both cities’ IT communities to build best-in-class game development and publishing units,” Mr Kislyi said.
“Wargaming continues to move forward with big plans for the future; the Belgrade and Warsaw locations will be essential for accomplishing our goals”.
The company has also announced that as part of its Belgrade office launch, they will be offering an immersive local internship program, known as Wargarming Forge, to support the grown of local gaming talent.
As part of the launch of the office in Belgrade, Wargaming will support the growth of local gaming talent by offering an immersive, local internship program – Wargaming Forge. This program will, according to the official announcement, “allow talented individuals (local students, graduates, junior professionals) to master skills under the guidance of the company’s experienced leaders and mentors”.
The Belgrade and Warsaw offices join Wargaming’s other European locations, which include its HQ in Nicosia (Cyprus) as well as offices in Vilnius (Lithuania), Prague (Czech Republic), Kyiv (Ukraine), Guildford (UK), and Berlin (Germany).
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