As Alex Ovechkin is preparing to go into battle for the 2018-19 season, he will literally be going to war… in a popular online game.
World of Warships, a free-to-play naval warfare game, will have Ovechkin be an in-game character in its upcoming update, scheduled to be released in mid-October. Ovechkin was created to be four different commander characters.
On Tuesday, Wargaming Saint Petersburg, the makers of the game, released a commercial promoting Ovechkin’s association with the game. I promise it’s going to make you want to run through several walls.
According to a release, Ovechkin filmed the commercial in South Florida while awaiting the birth of his son Sergei. But not everything went as planned during the shoot.
“Everything was perfect but one little problem with the fog machine. It kept setting off the smoke detector. In the end, we just covered it up with a cup,” a laughing Ovechkin said. “I wanted people to understand that in any competitive field, you must inspire players to never give up. Video games are just like sport—play more, train more. When I started the game for the first time, I realized I am not a very good ship commander…. But, like on the ice, I will continue to play and build my game skills until I am the best!”
Playing the game will be worth it just to see Commander Ovechkin in action. Ovechkin voiced the characters and I’m a fan of his spiffy war uniforms.
According to the press release, these four commanders are “one that can serve with the US fleet, one for Soviet vessels and two unique ones. These two extra special commanders will be dual-nation, a first for World of Warships, meaning players can easily switch between Soviet and US fleets with a single commander.”
One of the Ovechkin characters even comes with a warship that has an ice rink built on top of its deck.
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Alexander Ovechkin Starts the Hockey Season with World of Warships
The Washington Capitals’ captain will be available as an in-game commander
October 2, 2018 — With the 2018-19 NHL season starting soon, Capitals’ winger Alexander Ovechkin is ready to take up a new role as a World of Warships commander. The current Stanley Cup winner and three-time league MVP will be available with the upcoming update, scheduled to be released later this month.
The Capitals’ captain is part of a new marketing campaign named “Earn Your Greatness” that features a cinematic trailer of Ovi in action. The trailer was filmed in Palm Beach, Florida while Ovi and his wife were awaiting the birth of their son. Watch the video and find out what professional sportsmen and passionate online gamers have in common.
In World of Warships, Ovi will appear as four different commanders, one that can serve with the US fleet, one for Soviet vessels and two unique ones. These two extra special commanders will be dual-nation, a first for World of Warships, meaning players can easily switch between Soviet and US fleets with a single commander. All four come with special perks which enhance the ship’s targeting and survivability and are personally voiced by Ovi so the hockey legend will be leading the charge!
Commander Ovechkin will be released within the Halloween update scheduled for mid-October. The update also includes the first appearance of the highly anticipated submarines, taking the battlefield to a whole new depth.
About World of Warships
World of Warships is a free, historical, online combat game from Wargaming. Command a massive naval fleet featuring some of history’s most iconic war vessels, level up important tech modules and prepare to dominate the oceans in World of Warships.
With four classes of ships, myriad upgrades, and strategically designed environments, the action never ends, and every match is a unique experience.
RMNB is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
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