Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market across PC, console, and mobile. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles and employs over 4,000 professionals across key regions such as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to mid-20th century warfare. This lineup includes the company’s flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011; the fast-paced flight combat MMO World of Warplanes; and the epic naval warfare shooter World of Warships.

In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Service, the epicenter of a battle-centric gaming universe that gathered the series under a single portal—


In early 2013, the company acquired console developer Day 1 Studios and PC developer Gas Powered Games. Having strengthened its development muscle, Wargaming revealed several brand expansions. The blockbuster World of Tanks on Xbox 360 and Xbox One cemented Wargaming as a major console developer, and the hit World of Tanks Blitz, distilled Wargaming’s signature formula for mobile and tablet audiences. One of its latest projects, a reimagining of the acclimated 4X strategy game Master of Orion, is set for release in 2015, further diversifying the company’s offerings.


Wargaming has also expanded its presence in the eSports industry, with the League. Its Grand Finals events bring together the best eSports professionals from around the world to compete for huge cash prizes.

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Strategy & Mission

We deliver legendary online games. Globally. With passion.

At Wargaming, we make it our mission to provide each player with the best experience possible and strive for excellence in generating intense and action-filled global online battles for our fans.


Through our long history of developing video games, we have applied our vast knowledge to launch a catalog of triple A MMO titles over major gaming platforms, attracting over 150 million users worldwide, all while defining an innovatory business model.


We believe that good ideas become great when working together, and are always open for collaboration. Within the company’s WG Labs platform, we work with internal and 3rd party studios worldwide, publishing games across a number of digital mediums.


We are committed to delivering high quality games. Our free-to-win business model allows consumers to directly download our titles while we continuously improve and enhance our games with new features added through regular updates.


We are always looking for new ways to expand and support our global online gaming community. As an international business with 16 offices around the world, our diversity brings new perspectives into each of our games and inspires innovation, as well as the ability to identify new market opportunities.


As a company founded by history and strategy game enthusiasts, our passion for furthering the preservation of military history and delivering exceptional entertainment experiences to our players keeps us focused and driven.

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Our locations

Wargaming has offices all around the globe. As one of the fastest growing game developers and publishers, we are looking for strong specialists with a passion for games to join our team of dedicated professionals.

Press Room

With three titles evolving into a single MMO series and a new gaming service, we’ve gathered lots of content we want to share with you. Videos, renders, artworks and other materials are featured in our press kits, which you can reach here.

Our story


01 aug 1995

Victor Kislyi and his college friends develop an amateur project, Iron Age, a turn-based strategy game influenced by Risk and Civilization. In Iron Age, players can forge secret alliances and command individual units to conquer territories on a hexagonal grid.

02 aug 1998

Wargaming is founded. Inspired by a visit to the United States where he was introduced to tabletop miniatures ruleset, De Bellis Antiquitatis, Victor Kislyi sets out to create a version of the game for PC.

19 aug 2000

DBA Online—a digital version of the miniature tabletop ruleset De Bellis Antiquitatis—goes live. The company employs a dozen artists.

20 aug 2002

Wargaming ships the Massive Assault series—a franchise of turn-based strategy games set in the future.

22 sep 2003

Massive Assault launches.
The Wargaming team is now 30 people strong.

13 apr 2004

Massive Assault Network add-on is released.

18 mar 2005

Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance enhances the original game by adding new missions and battle units.

22 nov 2006

The sequel to the Massive Assault Network add-on overhauls the ratings system, allowing users to play multiple games simultaneously against live opponents of any skill level.

25 sep 2007

Wargaming ships Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power—the final title in the Massive Assault series. 

04 nov 2007

With the acquisition of Arise, the Minsk-based development studio, Wargaming strengthens its position in the CIS games market and changes its focus from turn-based strategy games to real-time strategy.

20 apr 2008

Wargaming reveals OperationBagration”—a computer game reenactment of the Strategic Offensive Operation of the same name. The project marks the company’s first steps into the RTS genre and is named the Best Strategy Game of the Year in 2008.

22 may 2009

Wargaming receives the Best Developer Award from the media at the Russian Game Developers Conference.

09 sep 2009

Order of War, the company's second WWII-based RTS project, kicks off. Published by Square Enix, the game is the result of the combined effort of more than 90 people.

01 mar 2010

Wargaming releases Order of War: Challenge, a stand-alone add-on to Order of War and the company's first self-published project.

11 may 2010

World of Tanks is announced.
Still in Open beta, World of Tanks receives the Best MMO award at the Russian Game Developers Conference. Wargaming receives the Best Developer award for a second year in a row.

12 aug 2010

World of Tanks goes live in Russia.

15 dec 2010

Over 200 people now work at Wargaming.

05 jan 2011

World of Tanks sets a new Guinness World Record with 91,311 players battling simultaneously on one MMO server.

12 apr 2011

World of Tanks is released in Europe and North America.

16 may 2011

Wargaming receives three awards from the Russian Game Developers Conference. World of Tanks wins in the Best Game category and receives the People's Choice Award. Wargaming wins the Industry Award. 

28 jun 2011

At the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, CA, Wargaming announces World of Warplanes, developed by the company’s new strategic partner Persha Studia.
The Minsk-based mobile games developer, DAVA Consulting, joins Wargaming.

18 aug 2011

The company’s US division—Wargaming America—is opened.
At gamescom 2011, Wargaming announces its third military MMO project—the naval combat game World of Warships, made within Lesta Studio, the company’s strategic partner. 

25 sep 2011

World of Tanks Assistant—the info-app for the highly acclaimed World of Tanks—is now available in Russia.

01 dec 2011

Wargaming employs 360 people.

12 may 2012

World of Warplanes receives the Best Online Game award at the Russian Game Developers Conference. Wargaming is named Best Publisher, and receives the Industry Award for the second year in a row.

19 jun 2012

The Service is announced at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, CA.

20 aug 2012

Wargaming unveils its first browser-based MMO game—World of Tanks: Generals.
The acquisition of the middleware developer BigWorld Pty Ltd. marks the company’s expansion to Australia.

23 oct 2012

World of Tanks wins the gaming industry’s prestigious Golden Joystick Award in the Best MMO category.

12 dec 2012

World of Tanks now exceeds 45 million registered users worldwide.

06 jan 2013

Wargaming welcomes Day 1 Studios to the team and opens Wargaming West.

14 feb 2013

Chris Taylor and Gas Powered Games join Wargaming. The studio is now known as Wargaming Seattle.
The League is announced.

13 mar 2013

World of Tanks Blitz, the MMO action game for smartphones and tablets, is announced at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA.

05 may 2013

Wargaming continues its global expansion with the opening of the office in Tokyo, Japan.
The company presents its new monetization system—free-to-win—revolutionizing the perception of free-to-play games.

01 jun 2013

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is announced at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, CA.

13 jul 2013

The company takes ownership of Total Annihilation and Master of Orion IPs at the Atari auction.

18 aug 2013

Wargaming celebrates 15 years in game development.
The company employs over 2,000 specialists worldwide, delivering quality gaming experiences and services to more than 70 million users across the globe.

01 oct 2013

World of Tanks is named “Best Online Game” at Golden Joystick Awards 2013.

01 nov 2013

World of Warplanes goes live with over 4.5 million players worldwide.

27 dec 2013

World of Tanks hits 80 million registrations.
The company unites over 2,800 specialists.

19 jan 2014

World of Tanks sets a new record with a total of over 1,114,000 gamers playing concurrently on the Russian cluster on January 19, 2014.

10 feb 2014

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition goes live globally.
World of Tanks gets D.I.C.E. 2014 Awards in the “Best Online Game” category.
Wargaming launches the first issue of “Let’s Battle” digital magazine.

17 mar 2014

World of Tanks Blitz enters Closed Beta testing, having amassed over 150,000 applications in less than a week.
The company employs over 3,000 specialists.

22 apr 2014

14 teams from around the globe battle for World of Tanks supremacy at the first League Grand Finals in Warsaw, Poland.

05 may 2014

World of Tanks Blitz goes live for soft launch in the Nordic region. The game receives an average score of 4.5 on the App Store and climbs to the Top 3 Overall in the region.

27 jun 2014

World of Tanks Blitz launches exclusively on iOS. The game is available for free download on App Store.

15 jul 2014

Wargaming Developer Contest starts in CIS, inviting third-party developers to compete for $80,000 in prize money.

12 aug 2014

The universe unites over 100 million registered users.

04 dec 2014

World of Tanks Blitz launches on Android with cross platform play between iOS and Android users.

12 mar 2015

The World of Warships Closed Beta has left port to begin testing.

16 apr 2015

The 12 finest World of Tanks teams clash in a series of high-octane battles to determine the new world champion at The Grand Finals 2015.

09 jun 2015

Wargaming has charted a course that will take gamers out of this world, announcing a reimagining of the classic 4X turn-based strategy title Master of Orion.

02 jul 2015

World of Warships launches its Global Open Beta. The floodgates opened to all who are ready to command the most iconic vessels from the early-to-mid-20th century in intense naval warfare.

08 jul 2015

Wargaming, in partnership with BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation (USA) and Rusavia (Russia), embark on a mission to retrace the historic Alaska to Siberia (ALSIB) route.

28 jul 2015

After huge success on Xbox 360, World of Tanks rolls out onto Xbox One and brings even more fans console tank action with industry-first cross-platform play between Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

30 jul 2015

Wargaming opens WG Labs, a platform for fostering innovation within the video games industry. It supports in-house talent and 3rd party teams in creating and publishing games.

16 sep 2015

World of Tanks set its sights on Sony’s PlayStation®4.

17 sep 2015

World of Warships goes live globally, letting players seize the helm of some of history’s most iconic vessels and dive into giant naval battles.

20 oct 2015

WG Cells, a publishing and development division focusing exclusively on mobile titles, is announced.

26 nov 2015

World of Tanks Generals goes live for iOS tablets and PC browsers, putting unique tactical card combat in the hands of players.

16 dec 2015

World of Tanks Blitz secures another platform, bringing 7-vs-7 tank combat to Windows 10 mobile devices, tablets and PCs.

19 jan 2016

World of Tanks live on PlayStation®4.