CHAPTER 5

Victor Kislyi

Founder, Wargaming

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Drawing on his Soviet upbringing in Belarus and a summer job in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Victor Kislyi founded Wargaming in 1998 to develop and publish military strategy video games.

While the company’s earliest properties, DBA Online and the Massive Assault series, never measured up to Kislyi’s aspirations, World of Tanks brought Wargaming to the forefront of the free-to-play MMO market.

World of Tanks continues to dominate as one of the most sophisticated online worlds to date. In 2014, World of Tanks set a Guinness World Record with 1.1 million players simultaneously connected to one ...

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