World of Tanks Blitz, the free-to-play, team-based mobile MMO action game that puts players in tanks and the heat of combat, is proud to announce their new ambassador, the MMA fighter Aaron Pico. The tank shooter, which has over 100m downloads globally, will be right behind featherweight Pico as he takes on fellow American, Henry Corrales, at Bellator 214 at The Forum in Inglewood, California this weekend.
World of Tanks Blitz and the team will be supporting Pico in the fight and the modern-age Spartan will be taking to the cage in specially branded shorts, featuring the iconic Blitz shield. With ties to the military, Aaron saw it as a great way of paying respect to his family.
“My great grandpa was a tanker. So once the World of Tanks Blitz guys reached out to me, I was curious about the game,” says Aaron Pico. “I played some battles and since then, it’s got me hooked! It’s a fun game which isn’t just about sheer power, but a well-thought-out strategy. Just like in MMA, simply hitting your opponent may just be a waste of your energy. You need to pick the right moments, know his weak spots, take the chance and enjoy the victory.”
Mixed Martial Arts and World of Tanks Blitz certainly share more paths than most would think and the same is true for Pico and the typical World of Tanks Blitz player.
“Aaron is a young, driven competitor who blends his skill and smarts to win. He truly is unbreakable, and perfectly fits the World of Tanks Blitz player profile,” states Thaine Lyman, General Manager, Wargaming Mobile. “We immediately became fans of his style, his spirit, and how he carries himself in the cage. When we then heard him speak about how he approaches his craft, we knew that he was the perfect fit for our game.”