World of Warships hosting virtual parade to commemorate anniversary of end of WW2
Wargaming will join in commemorating the end of World War II in Europe with a virtual navy parade.
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This unique live event organized by World of Warships’ development team in close partnership with the community will take place on May 6, 2020. Instead of battling each other on the open sea, community members and volunteers will now have a different, more peaceful role of navigating the victorious ships in a graceful choreography.
The World of Warships parade will be live-streamed on Twitch (at twitch.tv/directory/game/World%20of%20Warships) to a worldwide audience and will feature some of the most iconic Allied warships with commentary from The 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 historical context and highlighting the ships’ accomplishments during World War II.
The unique parade came to fruition after many nations truncated or cancelled their official World War II commemorations - which traditionally take place in early May – due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Being widely recognized for its efforts to popularize 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.
During the parade, random prize drops for any World of Warship player watching will also occur, gifting VE permanent camouflages and ships.