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World of Tanks surpasses 24 million registered players

Online action game World of Tanks turned one-year old yesterday and to celebrate its anniversary, developer Wargaming.net has announced more than 24 million registered players worldwide take part in the game.

Officially launching on April 12, 2011, World of Tanks has become one of the fastest growing free-to-play MMO games.  Over the past year, players have participated in more than 350 million battles, fired more than 75 billions hells with 49 billion direct hits, and destroyed almost 8 billion armored vehicles, the company boasted.

"Our growth over the last year has been nothing short of amazing," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming.net. "A year ago, no one in the company could possibly imagine that World of Tanks would have skyrocketed like this. As the growth dynamics show, the game isn't slowing down anytime soon. We have massive expectations for the upcoming year, and we'll continue to drive game development that will keep our players engaged and excited."

If that weren't impressive enough, World of Tanks holds the Guinness World Record for "Most Players Online Simultaneously on One MMO Server," reaching 91,311 concurrent players on the game's Russian server on January 23, 2011. Since setting this record, World of Tanks has repeatedly broken its own record, now with more than 450,000 concurrent players on one server.

To learn more about the free-to-play online tank game, check out wargaming.net.

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