This was unexpected given that the main audience of Wargaming games is located in Russia, however, today an official statement of the company was published on Facebook . Wargaming announced that it is leaving the markets of Russia and Belarus.
According to the statement, the company will not own or operate businesses in Russia and Belarus and will transfer its gaming business in those countries to the local management of Lesta Studio (formerly St. Petersburg’s Wargaming division), which is “no longer affiliated”. Wargaming also claims that it will not receive any profits from the transfer process, but on the contrary, “suffers significant losses.”
In addition, Wargaming has begun the process of closing its studio in Minsk.