Meet the European Community Team

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I salute you, tank commanders,

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mohamed Fadl and I am the Head of Community for Wargaming Europe. Wargaming created their European headquarters in Paris in November 2011 and started to take over the European duties from our Headquarters in Minsk.

Let me tell you a bit more about myself and our goals here in Europe. I started in the gaming industry seven years ago with Blizzard Entertainment in Paris where I worked in different departments, starting with the Customer Support department over to the Account department till being the treasurer of the work council. After gaining several years of experience with Blizzard Entertainment, I moved on to new adventures. Following a brief period working in China, I joined the UK office of NCsoft, where I continued to work for the next two years as the German Community Manager and afterwards as the Head of Community.
I was already playing World of Tanks during the Beta and got hooked immediately. So, when I heard that the company behind WoT was about to open an office in Europe, I immediately became interested. And so, here I am now, doing what I knew I was destined to do.

Enough about me, let’s talk business:

We recruited a highly dedicated and passionate team. Our newly formed community team in Europe supports several languages (French, English, Polish, Czech, Spanish and German) and our main goal is to deliver the service, support, content and entertainment, which every member of the Wargaming community deserves.Our goals are to understand the needs of the community and provide your feedback to the developers, so they make World of Tanks the game you love and want to play.

That’s not it!

We have a fully packed plan for the coming year, which includes many contests, raffles, events and specials.
We started to do this with the New Year’s Contest and we were overwhelmed by the amount of participants. We can promise you that this contest was just the beginning. Many other in-game action with us will follow.

The team is working at this very moment on a schedule to get the chance to meet you in person in the big cities all over Europe. So you can sit down with us and tell us your thoughts and share ideas.

Furthermore, our European team now also has an army specialist, who served for over 29 years in the British Army as a Tank Commander and participated in countless wars. He is our new tank expert. His knowledge and years of experience will provide us with valuable insight and help us to enhance the work we do.

We have big plans for the year 2012, and with your support we will make amazing things happen.

Without further ado, let me introduce you to your European community team!

 

English Community Manager - Agata "Supercharge" Olewinska

What are your hobbies?

Games ,  WW2, photography, movies from 50’s & 60’s

What kind of gamer are you?

I’m a big fan of history and strategy games where the player can explore different maps, purchase items and level up.  

What do you bring to the Community Team?

Solid social media and marketing knowledge.  War gaming industry it’s a new and interesting challenge for me. Can’t wait to learn more!

What is your favorite quote?

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”- George Bernard Shaw

What is your favorite food?

I don’t have any particular favorite dish. I love Japanese and Indian cuisine.

What is your favorite tank?

7TP a development of the British Vickers 6-ton and also  M24 Chaffee.

Your most epic fail?

I don’t have any, I’m perfect.  Only joking! Most recent one was when I invited friends to dinner and completely forgot about it.  Yes, it happens…

If you were granted one free wish, what would it be?

This would be a teleportation machine. I would love to be able to teleport myself wherever I want to for free.

 

Czech Community Coordinator - Marek "Tuccy" Tučan

What are your hobbies?

History, especially that of warfare, tanks, games, hiking, music, literature, technology...  

What kind of gamer are you?

Casual. I like history-oriented games, especially tactical ones, and simulators - though not too hardcore ones. I want to move and shoot things up, not search half an hour in the manual what is the correct procedure for starting up the engine.

What do you bring to the Community Team?

Atleast partial knowledge of World of Tanks player community, plus lot of stuff about the main object of the game... ie tanks

What is your favorite quote?

"No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will cramp his style."Steven Brust

What is your favorite food?

Anything containing at least trace elements of cheese.

What is your favorite tank?

As a self-appointed representative of M4 Medium (aka Sherman) cheerleading section I think my position is clear. Overall I prefer Mediums.

Your most epic fail?

Spraining my ankle on pedestrian crossing after successfully negotiating frozen landscape for hours...

If you were granted one free wish, what would it be?

To have unlimited number of free wishes of course. Failing that, getting a human psyche user manual would be good.

 

Polish Community Manager - Paweł "rishyu" Sowiźrał

What are your hobbies?

Playing my saxophone and guitar, MMOGames, Anime, military history, in random order.

What kind of gamer are you?

Roleplayer. I like enjoying gameplay, like staggering through low level of MMO game, like exploring, and Roleplay.

What do you bring to the Community Team?

Some knowledge about tanks, evil sense of humor, my awesome, yet humble person.

What is your favourite quote?

"We wanted the best, but it turned out as always" - Viktor Stepanovich Chernomyrdin

What is your favourite food?

Tuna-mayo onigiri.

What is your favourite tank?

I loved E8 sherman before French tanks with autoload came in. Now my personal ranking would be KV, T-32, and Leo.

Your most epic fail?

Coming for the university exam 1 day too soon, to the building on the opposite side of the road, 1 hour too late, to the room one floor too high. And passing it.

If you were granted one free wish, what would it be?

To be able to travel to the worlds described in books and MMO Games.

  

German Community Manager - Michael "Obirian" Broek

What are your hobbies?

All kind of PC games, going out for good restaurants, travelling, couching while I am watching my favorite shows or historical documentations, German beers

What kind of gamer are you?

Casual gamer who prefers to play coop games with his friends

What do you bring to the Community Team?

Years of experience in the MMORP market and my affectation for the giant Tanks from WW2

What is your favorite quote?

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”Abraham Lincoln

What is your favorite food?

Steak Tartare accompanied by a bottle of red wine 

What is your favorite tank?

Jagdtiger, Hetzer, Tiger 

Your most epic fail?

Sending a very intimate SMS to the wrong person. One time in the carousel were I had to puke and hit a lot of people by accident

If you were granted one free wish, what would it be?

So easy, a Holodeck!

 

French Community Coordinator - Guillaume "Blanchard" Lhoyer

What are your hobbies?

MMO-PvP, rollerblades, MLP:FiM 

What kind of gamer are you?

I play for PvP, and to play with my friends. 

What do you bring to the Community Team?

+10% crew skill until the end of the battle 

What is your favorite quote?

For teh lulz! 

What is your favorite food?

Tears of despair 

What is your favorite tank?

Batignolles-Chatillon 25t is AWESOME. But I also love my AMX 13 90, and the AMX 50B. 

Your most epic fail?

When I rushed to the front line with my artillery and wondered why my “medium tank” was so slow today.

 If you were granted one free wish, what would it be?

I want an AMX 13. 

 

Military specialist - Richard "Challenger" Cutland

What are your hobbies?

Football, Sking

What kind of gamer are you?

Has to be MMO with a tactical slant- despise shoot em ups.

What do you bring to the Community Team?

Youth and Good Looks !!!!!

What is your favorite quote?

Cry Havoc and let slip the Dogs Of War - Shakespeare

What is your favorite food?

Lasagne

What is your favorite tank?

Challenger Two – Oh in the game – Tiger

Your most epic fail?

Falling over in front of the queen at Buckingham Palace

If you were granted one free wish, what would it be?

Dinner with Keira Knightley and Anthony Hopkins