World of Tanks PC to set Tank Pull GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS at Arnold Pro Strongman Australia
When you think of a team-up, World of Tanks and Weight Lifters make unlikely allies, however they’re joining forces in Melbourne this weekend to attempt a Guinness World Record.
The title on the line is for the fastest individual to pull a tank 10 metres.
Though it’s been out seven years, Wargaming is launching World of Tanks 1.0, the biggest game update to date. To celebrate, professional strongmen will compete in the inaugural ‘World of Tanks PC Tank Pull’ and aim to become the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holder for the Fastest time to pull a tank over 10 metres.
The Arnold Pro Strongman Australia, presented by World of Tanks PC, is part of the Arnold Sports Festival founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger and will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre from March 16-18. The ‘World of Tanks PC Tank Pull’ will be the fourth of six events in the professional strongman competition, held on Saturday 17th March at 12.00pm AEDT.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen World of Tanks bring the big guns to an event at the MCEC. Fans who’ve attended PAX Australia have been able to get photos with the tanks dropped in the main hall around Wargaming’s booth.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is of course no stranger to tanks either and has even shown off his own crushing cars. But Arnold won’t be doing the pulling today. According to Alexander de Giorgio, World of Tanks’ Regional Publishing Director, the title attempt will see thirteen of the strongest men from Australia, New Zealand and across the world go head to head, with the fastest competitor to pull an eight tonne FV102 Striker tank over 10 metres, claiming the world record.
“With the completely remastered PC game, World of Tanks 1.0, set to launch soon, we wanted our 160 million players and new fans to get hyped up about this massive game update. Nothing is bigger than going for a tank pull GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title!”
“We’re calling on all Australians and New Zealanders to get behind the strongman attempting the world record and witness the true power of man versus tank,“
Tony Doherty, 2018 Arnold Sports Festival organiser and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s business partner, says they are looking forward to the ‘World of Tanks PC Tank Pull’.
“We have had truck pull events in the past, but this is the first ever tank pull event, so it will certainly be one to watch. Our professional strongman competitors are now gunning not only for the Arnold Pro Strongman Australia title, but they also want the tank pull GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title,”
Though this is semi-gaming related, it doesn’t look like it’ll be streamed on Twitch in any official capacity. Arnold Pro Strongman Australia has their own streaming at https://arnoldsportsfestival.com.au/arnold-tv/ and https://livestream.com/mysportlive.
While the details will be shared through the World of Tanks PC Asia Facebook page https://facebook.com/WorldOfTanksASIA/.