Wargaming.net continues growth with Seoul office

Wargaming.net continues growth with Seoul office
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

May 8th 2012 at 4:52PM

MMO Studio's rapid expansion into Asia follows opening of Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand branches

World of Tanks developer Wargaming.net has continued its growth in the Asia market by opening new office in Seoul.

The new South Korean studio will be headed up by Park Chan Guk as managing director, and will look to take advantage of one of the largest online markets in the world.

"We are proud to announce that Wargaming.net is just a couple of steps away from establishing its Korean presence," said Wargaming.net CEO Viktor Kislyi.

"Now that we're fully prepared to meet the high expectations of the Korean gaming community, I don't see any reasons for World of Tanks not to become a success."

Chan Guk added: "I'm honoured to become a part of the Wargaming.net team. We've gathered a strong team of professionals in Seoul, who will help us reach all goals we've set."

The opening of a Seoul office comes shortly after the free-to-play MMO developer opened four new offices in Southeast Asia, including branches in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand as part of the company’s global expansion plans.

The userbase of the company’s flagship title recently surpassed more then 24m users, with 450,000 concurrent players battling it out on a single server.