WORLD OF Warships is celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day with a virtual Fleet Review and Parade on May 7 (Australian time).
VE Day (May 8, 1945) marked the official end of World War II in Europe as German forces surrendered to the Allies. Japan continued to fight until surrendering on August 15 of that year, a date referred to as VJ Day.
Described as “The first ever online live-streamed navy parade”, the digital naval parade event has been organised by World of Warships development team and the game’s community.
“Instead of battling each other on the open
sea, community members and volunteers will now have a different, more peaceful
role, navigating the victorious ships in a graceful choreography,” the official
Publisher Wargaming have said the World of Warships parade will be live-streamed on Twitch to a worldwide audience at 2AM AEST on May 7 and will feature some of the most iconic Allied warships with commentary from navy experts and New York Times bestselling author and naval historian James D. Hornfischer.
“Alongside Hornfischer, popular influencers
The Mighty Jingles, Drachinifel and Wargaming’s very own Chieftain will present
more details about selected ships while providing a historical context and
highlighting the ships’ accomplishments during World War II,” the announcement
“The unique parade came to fruition after many nations truncated or canceled their official World War II commemorations – which traditionally take place in early May – due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Being widely recognised for its efforts to
popularise history through immersive gaming experience, Wargaming took on the
role of commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory Day virtually, by
preparing a special treat for all those home-bound history buffs.”
As a bonus for World of Warships players viewing the parade, random prize drops of VE permanent camouflages and ships will also take place too.