World Of Warships Will Host A Virtual WWII Navy Parade

The folks at Wargaming are going to be throwing their own special parade next week online through World Of Warships. The company will join a host of nations on May 6th to help commemorate the end of World War II in Europe. Which they will celebrate by throwing their own virtual navy parade. This is going to be a unique live online event organized by the World Of Warships' development team, as they will be working in close partnership with the community. Rather than battling in various scenarios for a victor on the open sea, community members and volunteers will be given a change of pace for the day as they will throw a more peaceful event, navigating the victorious ships in a graceful choreography as part of a parade delegation. During the parade, random prize drops for any player watching the festivities will also take place, gifting those players some permanent camouflages and ships to keep with their account. You can read more about the event below.

World Of Warships Navy Parade
Credit: Wargaming

The World Of Warships parade will be live-streamed on Twitch 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 JinglesDrachinifel 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.

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