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World of Tanks is calling on DJs and musicians to put their spin on the game’s main theme

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.

Two Music Competition Categories

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.

The Judges

Akira Yamaoka has joined the World of Tanks Audio Team on the Tank Factor to be judges. They will 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 fulfill their dream, to help them take their first big steps in their music career—that’s very exciting for me.”

world of tanks music competition winners on stage akira

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.


world of tanks music competition best cover prize

Best Cover Prize: Winners perform live with Akira Yamaoka at WG Fest in Moscow + win a Mackie DL32R Mixer

2nd Place Cover Prize: Shure PSM 300 Premium T11 Wireless in-ear Monitor System

3rd Place Cover Prize: Boss GT-100 guitar multi-effects processor

4th – 10th Place Cover Prize: Shure SM58S Vocal Microphone

world of tanks music competition best remix prize

Best Remix Prize: Winners receive a master class from Akira Yamaoka at WG Fest in Moscow + win a Moog Sub 37 Synthesizer Tribute Edition

2nd Place Remix Prize: Moog Sub Phatty Analog Synthesizer

3rd Place Remix Prize: Korgue Minilogue Analog Synthesizer

4th – 10th Place Remix Prize: Korg Volca FM Synthesizer


Call for Entries: September 20, 2017

Entry Deadline: October 17, 2017

Public Voting: October 20, 2017 – November 1, 2017

Short List: The top 50 Tracks go to the judges: November 2, 2017 – November 14, 2017

Winners Announced: November 16, 2017

Entry Cost: Free!


Click Here to learn how to participate!

Side Note

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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