World of Tanks launches music contest

World of Tanks has announced a music contest in which gamers are encouraged to submit remixes or covers of tracks on the game's soundtrack.

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Whether you pluck the harp, rock out on guitar, or mix tracks on your deck, World of Tanks is calling on its talented community to break out their weapon of choice and remix or cover the game's epic main theme. As part of a total revamp of World of Tanks' sound effects and soundtracks, to arrive next year, the game launched the Tank Factor music competition, and has been collaborating with different artists, including metal band Sabaton and legendary game musician Akira Yamaoka.

There are two categories open for submission in the Tank Factor: a cover and remix. A cover is a live performance of an original variation of the World of Tanks main theme. If you're an instrumental musician, then this is the category for you. A remix is an electronic performance of the World of Tanks main theme, with the use of musical editing software. This category is great for DJs and electronic musicians.

Akira has also joined the Tank Factor as a judge, where he will preside with the pros on the World of Tanks Audio Team to select a winner in each of the two categories, remix or cover, who will snag some great prizes. You don't have to be a professional musician to join in—the Tank Factor's open to everyone.

"I love games and I love music," said Akira Yamaoka. "I've been playing World of Tanks for four years now, so I'm really part of the community and want to help my tank-mates. Empowering tankers of any age to fulfil their dream, to help them take their first big steps in their music career—that's very exciting for me."

The overall winners will even get the chance to perform with Akira on stage at WG Fest in Moscow this year, December 23, an event where the community comes together to celebrate Wargaming's titles. The winners (top 10 in each category) will also get some great musical equipment to help them step up their game.

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To take their shared love of tanks and music to an even greater height, the World of Tanks Audio Team and Akira Yamaoka teamed up and created a special track, "Battle in Japan". Included in the game's new OST, it's Akira's gift to the World of Tanks community that he's a part of.

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