World of Tanks reaches 1.1M concurrent players, still nowhere close to League of Legends

Milestone achieved on the Russian server cluster January 19; League of Legends still the king at 5 million.

Wargaming today announced that the company's free-to-play MMO World of Tanks had 1.114 million concurrent players on the game's Russian server cluster January 19, representing a record high for the game.

Wargaming vice president of publishing Andrei Yarantsau said the previous concurrent player record was around 900,000. More than 75 million people around the world have a registered World of Tanks account.

The concurrent player figure for World of Tanks may sound big, but it pales in comparison to the 5 million concurrent number that Riot Games announced for League of Legends in March 2013.

Importantly, the 1.1 million concurrent figure for World of Tanks says nothing about engagement levels--notably, how much real-world money players are spending.

Looking ahead, Yarantsau said World of Tanks is "set to scale even greater heights" in 2014 with the arrival of "considerable improvements" for the game. World of Tanks is currently in beta for Xbox 360.

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spenta
spenta

Hey Eddie go work for TMZ, your skills will be far better suited there.

yzeng
yzeng

If this kind of title is usable, Gamespot should total hire me, I can do better, 

World of Tanks reaches 1.1M concurrent players, still nowhere close to League of Legends, but way ahead of Star Trek Online, And the Graphics of this game is way better than Counter Strike 1.5. Players appraise that the game is light year ahead of Battle City which originally released on Nintendo FC in 1988.

nurnberg
nurnberg

I have seen several people play this game and IMO it looks boring.

sammoth
sammoth

Who the hell cares....?

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

In case you are wondering, Eddie won't rope in much Internet traffic if he had mentioned Team Fortress 2 as troll-bait instead. The fans of that game are more likely to be hanging around the Steam forums instead of coming to GameSpot - they are too hip to be "mainstream". ;)

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

Really, some of you just love to jump on the Makuch-bashing bandwagon when you can swamp CBSI with "formal" complaints about his tabloid-reporting style. If you haven't noticed already, Eddie Makuch has never heeded your complaints.

No guarantees that your formal complaints would get through though - Eddie has been like this since he was an intern, and CBSI promoted him to news editor.

Go figure.

The_Gump
The_Gump

Unbelievably biased and pointless article.  Fire this guy.

thefyeman
thefyeman

Did the author win a prize for a job on this site?  He has the worst articles I've ever read and I've been on this site for years.  But it does seem like they love to write articles to incite trolls seeing as they do a video just to post troll comments.


PS - What's not coming out for the Wii U?  It's been awhile since I've seen one of those.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

What is the point of mentioning League of Legends?

Wistful_Gamer
Wistful_Gamer

When some people read that WoT reached 1.1M players they'd think "wow this must be the most-played game in the world", that's because they don't know how many people play which game. And here comes Eddie to explain that point. He didn't compare WoT to LoL as which game is better. He was just comparing the popularity of the 2 games cuz they are both popular. It's like saying that Batman Origins is the 5th on UK chart but GTA V is still the 1st. Keep saying what does this have to do with LoL -_-

Truth_Hurts_U
Truth_Hurts_U

And that's the majority of players too... Russian.

2014 going to finally upgrade your game? Getting scared of Warthunder. Maybe you'll add multi core CPU support and DX 11 into that old engine you have.

DevilDog982
DevilDog982

Seriously, this article has one of the stupidest headers. Nice bait Eddie, you a LoL fan or something?

spenta
spenta

Oh I get it, because they are both team based pvp you thought there was a valid comparison between the two.  Bang up job, keep up the...work.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Is this the game that plays the ads online in which commentators shout "Oh my God!" when nothing interesting is actually happening on the screen?

MateykoSlam
MateykoSlam

lets compare two completely different games yeah!

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

There is a difference between registered players and people paying. This article is more like one big advertisement for world of tanks. I promise you that 1.1 million players are not giving them money. Smart players play for free.

StHapns247
StHapns247

Congratulations on your new baby boy! Although, it was the worst baby boy delivered today.

Fabian85
Fabian85

More excited to see what warthunder does with tanks. Looked very good.

daabulls23
daabulls23

Why are we comparing this to League of Legends? 

vader501st
vader501st

At least World of Tanks has some kind of dignity to it. League of Legends, on the other hand, is pitiful.

cvbz
cvbz

Lol wtf does League of Legends have to do with this? No where did anyone at Wargaming announce that they were even trying to compete with League of Legends.

Riddick123
Riddick123

*yawns and goes back to the meaningful breakthrough article.

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

I hate the mandatory promo. oooh myyy caaaattt!!!  for America to answer the call  of OOOH MYYY CAAATTT... that I don't actually want to play it.

K33p0ut
K33p0ut

What the hell does League of Legends have to do with this? This is just sensasionalistic and trying to pull League of Legends players (a shitton of people) into a topic that has nothing to do with it at all. Plus, any game pales in comparison to LoL numbers, so are you gonna make another topic of it when Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare only reaches 25.000 concurrent users compared to 5 million LoL players?

tommyd79
tommyd79

World of Tanks reaches 1.1M concurrent players, still nowhere close to League of Legends 

Seriously, why would you even write that as a topic? Gamespot hates trolls but loves to bait.

normanislost
normanislost

TF2 fans?? Can't say I've ever knowingly encountered them here

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Why? Cause he posted the player count of one game compared to another... Wtf is the matter you? Are you jealous of him? Please child grow the fuck up

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Then go somewhere else you whiny fuck... Holy shit it's just a website man... You people get way to worked up over nothing

wallacom
wallacom

@Mr_Big_Boss Yea mention WoW with 7.5 million active monthly paying subscribers. Does it really matters what game he is comparing? 

Truth_Hurts_U
Truth_Hurts_U

Oh and fix all the GD packet loss you been refusing to do anything about it while your at it. Been that way for over 2 years.

sokolov22
sokolov22

@Xx_DemonSoul_xX  


The funniest part is that this information is actually publicly available and easy to find.  The fact that the author says:

"Importantly, the 1.1 million concurrent figure for World of Tanks says nothing about engagement levels--notably, how much real-world money players are spending."

instead of reporting those numbers is just sad.

Last year, LoL made 624 million, WoT made 372 million.  So, the reality is that while WoT has less users, those users pay MORE, not less.

kasperdyhr
kasperdyhr

@Xx_DemonSoul_xX Yes, for sure it have something to do with "smarts" when people choose to pay for a game or not. It can't be that they simply want what the money is buying them ingame. 

MrYaotubo
MrYaotubo

@daabulls23 Probably because League is the most played game in the world and WoT also has really high numbers,probably the second biggest at this point but still fairly far from League. Dota 2 is probably the third I guess.

normanislost
normanislost

@Vidpci what? ok ive got some similar advice for you if you like RPGs go play CoD because is a the most popular computer game


that is how stupid your suggestion was i swear people on the Internet are getting dumber.....

shreddyz
shreddyz

@DrizztDark i suppose you should include yourself in your comment. whiny fuck?

riotinto876
riotinto876

@MrYaotubo @daabulls23 You can go take a look at the number of ppl playing dota 2 in the steam community activity. Numbers are not that high, I'd guess there are a couple of mmos with higher numbers.

normanislost
normanislost

@road_rage_april @nl_skipper @Vidpci have you tried "i love that dress but it would look better on my bedroom floor"