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Wargaming expands into Japan with a new office

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Wargaming, the developer of free-to-play massively online games World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Warships, is opening an office in Tokyo, Japan, to provide product support as its titles roll out in the region.

The Tokyo office marks Wargaming's 15th location worldwide. As World of Tanks rolls out in Japan, the office will be providing customer support, as well as focusing on publishing duties, including marketing, public relations and customer service

"As Wargaming continues its global expansion, there's no possible way we can ignore the importance of the Japanese market," Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming, said in a statement. "Besides being one of the largest video games markets in the world, it's also a place where free-to-play gaming is growing by leaps and bounds."

"Being part of the Wargaming family, as they continue their dominance of the free-to-play market, is truly exciting," said Yasuhiro Kawashima, general manager of Wargaming Japan. "We look forward to helping expand Wargaming's presence in Japan now and in the future."

Wargaming recently launched a North American eSports league for World of Tanks comprising of three seasons. The company also announced plans to celebrate its 15th anniversary with a global World of Tanks tournament.

Wargaming is expected to show off its first console game at E3 2013, which is being developed by Wargaming West.

Be sure to read out our feature on Wargaming and World of Tanks.