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World of Tanks sets MMO server record

Shoves Eve Online off top spot.

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World of Tanks maker has claimed a world record for the most players online simultaneously on one MMO server.

The record was set on 23rd January this year, when the number of players on the game's Russian server totalled 91,311.

The impressive figure beats a previous record set by Eve Online, which claimed 63,170 concurrent accounts logged on to the same server on, strangely enough, 23rd January.

"We are excited to see so many people playing World of Tanks and the new record is an important achievement for us," said CEO Victor Kislyi.

"However, with the population of the game growing steadily another week or two would let us report a more impressive record as the current PCCU number surpasses 120,000 players."

  Free-to-play MMO War of Tanks is in beta in Europe and North America.

Last month announced that one million people had registered with the game, spread across Russia, Europe and America.

Then it said it planned to "update and polish" in the run up to World of Tanks' "commercialisation" for the Western audience in the first three months of 2011. Soon, then.

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