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  Wargaming Takes Home Two Honors From European Games Award 2012
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15 th August, 2012 — Wargaming is proud to announce that it has received two prestigious honors from the European Games Award 2012. The company was named the Best European Publisher, and its flight combat action MMO World of Warplanes was chosen Europe's Most Wanted Online Game of 2012.

"We are excited to be honored by the European Games Award for the second year in a row," said Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi. "These awards celebrate the creative and commercial progress the company has made over the last year, and demonstrate the recognition and popularity our projects have earned all around Europe."

The 2012 European Games Award took place yesterday evening at an official ceremony in Cologne, Germany. This year more than 100 games were eligible for awards in over 20 categories. The winners were decided by both industry professionals and gamers from all over Europe, who had the chance to support and vote for their favorite titles via a public vote.

The European Games Award is the top award for European video and computer game developers. Since 2010, the ceremony gathers European game development professionals and players to decide the best games, developers and publishers on the continent.

About Wargaming:

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles and employs over 900 people across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, and Asia.

Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011 and currently boasting 30 million players worldwide, the flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012, and the naval World of Warships, scheduled for release in 2013.

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

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