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Gianluigi Buffon makes his way to World of Tanks

The goalkeeper can be a captain right now.

It's no secret that Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is a legend of the game, but it seems that ever since he got sent off in the quarter-finals of the Champions League he's found a new career in the military, as World of Tanks PC has revealed a partnership with the player which sees Buffon bring a pack of new Italian tanks with auto-reloader mechanics into the game.

"There're always new challenges ready to knock you down, but your teammates are here to back you up. And having a few tanks at your command makes life a little easier," said Gianluigi Buffon. "If you think you're up for it, then join me in World of Tanks!"

You can even recruit Buffon as a captain for your tanks in the game, with 11 vehicles available to choose from right now, whether you want low-tier, compact tanks or slightly heavier beasts, featuring post-WWII designs. As for the auto-reloader, this lets you fire rapid rounds to deadly effect.

"World of Tanks and football may seem a bit of an odd pairing—but trust me, it's not," said Anton Pankov, World of Tanks Publishing Director. "Whether you're 15 vs 15 in our game or 11 vs 11 in football, it's all about teamwork. You need a good head on your shoulders because the right strategy and tactics are crucial to securing victory. It's this core that makes teaming up with the legendary Buffon a natural fit in celebrating Italian tanks."

Will Buffon be joining your ranks as a captain?

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