In the wake of moving its business from both Russia
due to the invasion of Ukraine, Wargaming
has revealed expansion into new European territories with offices in Serbia
, boasting an impressive split of up to 400 employees across both new locations.
Here's the official word from Wargaming on its business relocation:
Reinforcing the organisation global operations, the new locations will become Wargaming’s 7th and 8th offices in Europe, joining Nicosia, Vilnius, Prague, Kyiv, Guildford and Berlin, and will host up to 400 employees.
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 be decided as Wargaming’s restructuring process continues.
“Warsaw and Belgrade were logical choices for these new locations, both are 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.” said Victor Kislyi, Wargaming CEO. “Wargaming continues to move forward with big plans for the future. The Belgrade and Warsaw locations will be essential for accomplishing our goals”.
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 allow talented individuals (local students, graduates, junior professionals) to master skills under the guidance of the company’s experienced leaders and mentors.
This is a defining move on Wargaming's part and echoes a sentiment seemingly held by many other businesses from the region.