Highwinds GDN Supports Wargaming Titles

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Aug. 15, 2013 Highwinds® is pleased to announce that its GDN™ (Game Delivery Network™) is supporting the huge global growth of Wargaming.net’s free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) war series games, including World of Tanks and the highly anticipated World of Warplanes.

World of Tanks currently boasts over 65 million registered players and recently set a new Guinness World Record for “Most Players Online Simultaneously on One MMO Server,” breaking its own previous record by more than double. A game known for its strategic and team-based tactical action, World of Tanks puts players into the seats of some of the most iconic armored vehicles to ever grace the field of battle. With more than 300 tanks from six different nations, the game continues to be updated with new content on a regular basis, including the recent inclusion of real-world physics and a completely overhauled rendering and graphics engine.

World of Tanks will soon be joined by World of Warplanes, an aerial combat MMO set in the golden age of military aviation, and later, by World of Warships, a naval action MMO that submerges players into devastating sea wars and challenges them to conquer the high seas. Highwinds began supporting Wargaming.net in 2012 with global game delivery over Highwinds GDN, the ultimate platform for delivering online games to global gaming audiences, and the companies have been expanding the business relationship over the past year for game delivery services.

“Coveted awards, record-breaking stats and immense popularity have propelled Wargaming into the position as the company to watch when it comes to AAA free-to-play gaming, and we are excited to be supporting their growth, which is as fast-paced and explosive as the games they create,” said Steve Miller, founder and CEO of Highwinds. “This partnership is a testament to our technology and our people, and it reaffirms the GDN’s position as the industry’s go-to content delivery network.”

“World of Tanks continues to grow at an impressive rate and working with Highwinds has helped us ensure that growth is well-managed,” said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. “We look forward to our continued work with Highwinds GDN as we evolve to grow World of Tanks and plan for the releases of our future titles.”

Learn more about Highwinds GDN at https://www.highwinds.com/products/game-delivery-network/. To schedule a meeting with Highwinds next week at GDC Europe and gamescom in Cologne, Germany, e-mail info@highwinds.com.

About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 300 armored vehicles from the United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

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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 2,000 people across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia. Official web site: www.wargaming.com.

About Highwinds
Highwinds offers a comprehensive suite of high-performance, cross-platform content delivery solutions, including CDN, GDN, storage, analytics and cloud-based IP services. Games, videos, ads and other digital assets are delivered across Highwinds’ network to millions of global users every day. For more information, visit www.highwinds.com.

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