As we noted last weekend, Wargaming was going all out with World of Warships to celebrate the 75th Victory in Europe Day, which marks the surrender of the Nazis in World War II. While generally the event is honored on May 8th or 9th, Wargaming chose to stream a massive in-game parade on May 6th, complete with the attendance of noted historians who could add context for the show. According to the studio, players and volunteers streed 24 Allied warships representing the UK (and the Commonwealth including Canada), the US, France, Poland, and Russia through the game’s virtual port of New York City.
“The parade route was 62 kilometers long. The largest ship that took part in the parade was the HMS Hood (263.3 meters), the largest surviving ship was the USS Massachusetts (210 meters), while the smallest was the HMS Campbeltown (95.81 meters). Out of 24 ships presented, 5 are still operational as museum ships: USS Kidd (US), USS Texas (US), USS Massachusetts (US), ORP Błyskawica (Poland), HMCS Haida (Canada).”
You can watch the whole thing in the recording down below!