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World of Tanks developer Wargaming are leaving Russia and Belarus

Published: 13:29, 04 April 2022
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Wargaming announced that they will no longer own or operate any businesses in Russia and Belarus and will leave both countries. 

World of Tanks and World of Warships developer and publisher Wargaming are shutting down their studios in Russia and Belarus and will be leaving both countries. The company announced the news via their LinkedIn page. 

Wargaming say they have been conducting a strategic review of business operation worldwide and come to the decision to not own or operate any businesses in Russia and Belarus. They also confirmed that a local studio will be taking over their live games business in Russia and Belarus. 

"Effective March 31 the company transferred its live games business in Russia and Belarus to local management of Lesta Studio that is no longer affiliated with Wargaming," they say in the statement.

Wargaming say they won't be making any profits from this process and expect to suffer substantial losses as a direct result of the decision. 

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So, what does this mean for the games? Well, it seems that the games, or "live products" as Wargaming calls them in the statement, will remain available in Russia nad Belarus and will be operated by the new owner. 

Wargaming also made it clear that they will be providing as much support as possible to their employees affected by this change.

You can read Wargaming's statement in full on  Linkedin. 

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