Well folks, it’s been very quite lately in the soap opera that is World of Tanks North America, but with the end of the month drawing near, which means the end of the main office of Wargaming North America and the shit canning of 124 people, we thought we’d take a first look at where they’re going to wind up:

AUSTIN TEXAS, BABY!!!

Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I’m pretty familiar with Austin. I’ve been there several times over the course of my life. It’s home to my main man, the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughn.

It’s also home to some of the best BBQ you’ll ever wrap your gums around. No shit, folks. The BBQ and music alone are worth the trip. But I digress…

The new headquarters for Wargaming North America is located at:

10415 Morado Circle
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759

A Suite. How cute. Here’s a shot of the building they’re now located in across the street from a Quick Trip mini-mart gas station:

Well…it could be worse.

Here’s a shot of the foyer.

OK. So it’s worse. Wow. Spared no expense with the luxurious furnishings, did they? And what the fuck are the signs all about?

No thinking?

No smoking?

No entry without anime pedophilia tattooed on ones arm?

Nope.

Guns. No guns. Fucking seriously? You moved to Austin, Texas and take a stand against guns? I mean, pedophilia, Nazism, bullying, racism and more is perfectly fine, but you’re drawing the line at legally carrying a firearm?

Forgive me for a few moments of gut busting laughter.

OK. I’m back. Sorry.

So on it’s face it’s a very clear, very DRASTIC downsizing. So you Google this shit up right, and what do you see?

Interesting.

5 star reviews! Wonderful place! Awesome!

So what do these reviews say?

ABSOLUTELY FUCKING NOTHING.

Just 5 stars. No explanation as to why. No story of “this is a great place to work” or “this place really took care of my issue” or anything of the kind. Just 5 fucking stars.

LOVE THIS FUCKING PLACE FOR NO REASON WHATSOVER!

Yep. That’s about it.

So, who wrote those reviews? These people:

Now that’s interesting. Especially the last one done just 5 days ago. Who is that guy?

Well, folks, that’s the new boss in Austin.

Facebook

So now they have their own employees going up giving themselves good Google reviews. How fucking lame is that shit?

Then of course there’s the mysterious Pujitha M that apparently doesn’t exist. We know her name is Mupparaju Pujitha and that she works for Wargaming, but that’s about it. Everything on this chick is blacked out. EVERY FUCKING THING.

Apparently, she’s one of the very few non-idiots working for them.

Then there’s the last guy, The Manned Gamer.

Here’s his Google Plus page.

Which is linked to his Youtube page.

Although he was very careful to crop out the names on the team columns in his videos, he neglected to blur out his name on the navigator. It’s Vendetta 1.

Another import moved into Austin as all the Americans are shit-canned.

So there you go folks – Wargaming shitcanned them all, brought in people from “back home” , holed them up in a cheap, corner office in Austin to run a skeleton operation until they close the doors for good…and then sent them out to post 5 star reviews with no fucking content at all to them.

And you thought it couldn’t get any more fucking lame, didn’t you?

38 Comments to: Wargaming Austin – A First Look

  1. Gomez_Adams

    March 19th, 2018

    My oh my how the mighty have fallen. My wife’s company is bigger than that and in a much nicer building. That looks like something that would house a walk-in clinic at best.

  2. Donward

    March 19th, 2018

    I guess there’s more than one thing bombing in Austin these days.

  3. Icon_Charlie

    March 19th, 2018

    Yup Bad Russian Management.

  4. Insurrectional_Leftist

    March 19th, 2018

    I wouldn’t be surprised it the women in the his FB page is not the female in question whom has her info all blacked out, is the other person ? He probably has married another employee ? (Theory) It would most likely figure possibly? Given how this operation works.

    So, the number has now risen from 117 up to 124 now ? Um…

    They are prepared for the entire NA to eventually fall off the face of the Earth, what is left of it, that is.

  5. Mr_Alex

    March 19th, 2018

    I’d say WOWS and WOT NA server’s days are limited now

  6. Gomez_Adams

    March 20th, 2018

    LOL @ Donward.

    That was so bad it was good.

  7. ccyen

    March 20th, 2018

    Of course,I don’t want to sit in a office and have any chance to see a player lost 10+ games in a row,waving his handgun in the air and yelling $%@#[email protected]#………^^

  8. Thing 1

    March 20th, 2018

    You realize he can still just sit in the parking lot and shoot your ass through the window or on your way out, don’t you?

  9. Thing 1

    March 20th, 2018

    It’ll never fucking happen. Unions are a thing of the past outside the actors guild.

  10. Beornotns

    March 20th, 2018

    With sheer and total respect, considering how long Warplanes has dragged along with 3 digit numbers, saying that Warships and Tanks will die off in NA is jumping the (not-allowed-into-the-facility) gun a bit, ain’t it?

    ~B

  11. Icon_Charlie

    March 20th, 2018

    @ Beornotns.

    Not at all. The definition of a “dead company, Also known as a Zombie corporation” is when a organization loses relevance in their sphere of influence. There are plenty of Zombie corporations with a name brand still doing business today. Circuit City and Montgomery Wards are two examples that comes to mind.

    The dis information and miss information that WG has thrown out in the years about how exactly large they are is telling that they were not that large in the first place.

    I do think that when the all of the leases goes… and I think Washington state will be the next one to shutter their doors… WG will simply run everything in Minsk and scrape by…

    But you NEVER… EVER… rape your golden goose of your player base (the NA) and expect to go far in whatever you do. In Western Europe overall, they are almost a stingy as they are in Eastern Europe.

    And if this old biker can survive in some of the most competitive retail markets in this world you better expect a company that had hundreds of millions of assets could do the same…

    They did not and I can not tell you nor express on how fucked up that really, really is… People lost their jobs because of their fuck ups.. From Minsk

    Because they did not have the decency nor the common business sense to take advantage of their business surroundings.

  12. Insurrectional_Leftist

    March 20th, 2018

    Some of those guys don’t even understand what the real concept of what a union is really for in the first place. I’ve belonged to 4 different Unions in my life, been on strike twice, even with violence, rocks flying, walking picket line, trying to hold back an 18 wheeler from coming through a gate with a load, fist fights broke out, yes the wild times of unionizing in right-to-work-for-less states. All established since the days of Taft-Hartley and beyond.

    Too bad we have lost what we taught the Germans and the rest of the Europeans post WWII. Now they have about 57% Union membership nationwide where ours is around approximately 9% ? Now, wonder corporate runs the country by the nose.

  13. Gomez_Adams

    March 21st, 2018

    @ Beornotns – you have to remember the games are all hosted on the same server cluster, so it doesn’t really cost them any more to run them all than to run just one. World of Warplanes is a freebie for them.

    @ Charlie – that’s about spot on. Look at Toys R Us. I can’t remember the last time I went into that store. I know it’s been at least 10 years. Places like Amazon have made them redundant. They are now filing bankruptcy and will soon disappear forever. The fact that they still have stores open doesn’t change the fact that in effect, they’re already gone.

  14. Thing 1

    March 21st, 2018

    And you’re surprised by that how exactly?

    I know. I feel your pain man, but come on. You had to know they’d lock that shit up quick.

  15. Beornotns

    March 21st, 2018

    Will ANYONE from their CA office make the trek to TX? I don’t think so…

  16. Insurrectional_Leftist

    March 22nd, 2018

    @ Everyone. You know, that’s more proof that no one from the Emeryville office will be going. Look at the “Size of that office on the end.” That is not large enough to fit hardly anyone to begin with! Much less 224 people from Emeryville getting shit canned! 😛

    And all of those signs about no fire arms!! Jesus…! You know I think they are worried about “Angry Blow Back” from pissed off customers coming down there to hunt them down like filthy dogs! 😛 I think someone is worried about disgruntled unstable employees, or some of those angry, mentally ill players, walking in with a loaded rifle shooting the place up, over that damn asshole Match Maker of theirs !!

    I can hear it now. ” Take this you FUCKS !! I paid good fucking money for Tier 8’s and you feed them to tier X’s all day long, and I don’t make shit! So Victor Kisyli can fuck women all day long on his yacht, and stay drunk ? Eat lead you son-of-a-Bitches !! pow, pow, pow, pow, pow…!!!” 🙂

    CNN: Austin, Tx Engraged gamer open fires on Wargaming office, over a dispute about a “rigged Match Maker” in the companies video game, “World of Tanks.” Suspect open fire and annihilated several employees, shot up the office, destroyed server equipment, and employees from Russia were among the dead. Suspect attempted to take cover from police in a display tank in the office with his rifle pointed out the turret of the tank yelling. “Don’t worry RNG will make your shots miss me, and I’ve got stalinium armor too!” Police finally had to kill the suspect. One officer reported the suspect uttering his last words, ” Rigged again, GD Wargaming !! “

  17. Gomez_Adams

    March 22nd, 2018

    You know, one could easily construe that post as a veiled terroristic threat.

  18. Insurrectional_Leftist

    March 22nd, 2018

    But, we know better don’t we.
    Apparently, WG seems concerned for some reason, doesn’t it ? But, atleast we are the sane people here who always reported all the terrorist, death threat makers, violence makers in the game, and always made tickets to Wargaming countless times forever. And Wargaming never took any of it seriously. They even blew off all of our reports, and said, “ So what, you’ll have to contact someone etc. “ they never took anything serious, ever.

    Proof of that is, everyone is gone now.

    Nothing would surprise me anymore, nothing. The sad thing is, it would be their own fault, for being the bastards they are.

    Hell, probably the ones who do it, would most likely be their own employees shit canned from the Emeryville office getting thrown out of thier house real soon most likely ??

  19. Insurrectional_Leftist

    March 23rd, 2018

    ** But officially for the record, there is no know terrorist activity that I am aware of directed toward WG offices what so ever. If I knew of any, it would be by duty to report it to some one. **

    But as I stated, “Wargaming has stepped on a lot of people along it’s path, and nothing would surprise me, given the latest events, and the times we live in. That alone should give any business organization reflective thought enough to realize, it’s good to treat everyone well whom you do business with in an ethical, meaningful way, both your customers, players, and your own employees, and the different locations around the world.

    But from what we have experienced in our dealings from a customer standpoint unfortunately that has not always been the case. And some people are not always fully in control of their senses, or mentally stable, or able to control their behavior. Perhaps, sociopaths, psychopaths, enraged, etc. Weapons are always available in society. Look at recent months these in the news. ( just saying )

  20. Insurrectional_Leftist

    March 23rd, 2018

    Outside of that, why would they have that on the wall? Would it be because someone from the Emeryville office is protesting that they will not come because of Texas fire arms open carry laws?

    Do Wargaming employees from Russia not like or are afraid of Americans having fire arms around them like that? Wargaming trying to call the shots again? ( no pun intended )

  21. PrinzEugen85

    March 24th, 2018

    Nothing spells “Our critics were wrong” than operating out of an old dentists office. Smh.

  22. Gomez_Adams

    March 25th, 2018

    LOL!

    Now cue Striker 70 to explain how it was the world’s largest dental office with a hygienist branch of 190 on site.

  23. Thing 1

    March 25th, 2018

    Yep. That fucking douchebag will pull something out of his ass along those lines I’m sure.

  24. Insurrectional_Leftist

    April 3rd, 2018

    He’ll probably tell us about how that small quickie stop on the corner sells the most or best Icy/Slushies in all of Texas probably and they are willing to give Wargaming Employees 10% on Fridays probably? Even the vendor there probably feels sorry for them saying, “Damn, that small office in there all day long!” 🙂 Their best excitement all day long will be hoping to catch a glimpse of deer running across the Deer Xing in the front ?”

  25. SPACEDUDE71

    April 5th, 2018

    Have we figured out who got shit canned.

  26. Thing 1

    April 5th, 2018

    Still working on it.

    I know they allowed Cabbage Mechanic and The Chieftain to stay on as sub contracted labor. That is to say they’re not actual employees anymore, but are staying on as volunteers that can be paid for single projects should they need them. So odds are you wont be seeing very much from either of them anymore.

    I do have a very long list of people that were definitely shit-canned, I’ve simply not posted it yet.

  27. Insurrectional_Leftist

    April 5th, 2018

    What about that “MeatHead-Militia” (former Ghost-Prime) AKA “Brian” ? Will he still be making those idiotic weekend “Stooge” WOT Weekly clips ?

  28. Thing 1

    April 5th, 2018

    Not sure about him yet. I do also know that Melinda Heilman (Dance210) was shit canned. She works over at Discord now. One fellow did make the trip to Austin that I know of. David Sohn. He’s originally from Korea I think. He is now the Operations Manager of North America as well as the Monetization Specialist.

  29. Gomez_Adams

    April 5th, 2018

    So much for Discord…

  30. landedkiller

    April 7th, 2018

    https://twitter.com/meatheadmilitia?lang=en this may help in some way to finding out what meatheadmiltia is up to. For some reason I keep having my ip blacklisted wish I knew what was going on with that

  31. Thing 1

    April 8th, 2018

    I have no clue what all that shit is. Diarrhea of the keyboard is all it looks like. Being black listed where? Here? Not possible. The only way that happens is if Cloudflare does it automatically or I do it manually…and neither has happened. If you’re talking about your post needing approval, any time you post a link it has to be approved no matter what. That prevents any asshole from simply posting, getting approved once, then spamming the site with anime porn like they did before.

    Which of course tells you the type of people they are – that I have to be careful so they can’t spam porn.

    Also, if you have a dynamic IP, each IP you connect from is treated as new connection. That’s not some thing I set up, it’s just the way Cloudflare and WordPress firewalls work.

  32. Beornotns

    April 8th, 2018

    So, apparently, according to Meathead’s twitter feed, he is playing FarCry 5, reviewing shitty movies, and eating fatty foods while at the same time doing cardio at the gym to “maintain” his “physique.”?

    Did I miss anything?

  33. Gomez_Adams

    April 8th, 2018

    Not as far as I can see.

    Tweeting as much as he does is a cry for help. That guy has issues.

  34. landedkiller

    April 8th, 2018

    He does have issues I thought that there would have been a way to use the photo to find out if Meathead was in Texas or In California still. I guess I will check with my isp and see what’s up with the blacklisting. Looking forward to your next post Thing 1

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