I was always all about the Unreal Tournament, and Quake Tournaments. I’m less of a GoW Fan but for those of you who are.
Gamers Set to Battle Their Way to Worldwide Domination in the â€œGears of Warâ€ 2007 Global Xbox LIVE Tournament
Microsoft announces the â€œGears of War–â€ 2007 Global Xbox LIVE Tournament with prizes that include a trip to Prague, Czech Republic, and an invitation to compete in the Grand Final.
REDMOND, Wash. â€” March 29, 2007 â€” MicrosoftÂ® Game Studios and Epic Games, Inc. today announced the â€œGears of WarÂ®â€ 2007 Global Xbox LIVEÂ® Tournament, presented by the World Cyber Games, offering gamers the opportunity to curb-stomp and chain saw their way to the Grand Final in Prague, Czech Republic. The tournament promises nonstop thrills over Xbox LIVE.
â€œGears of Warâ€ players across the globe will have the opportunity to compete in ranked matches on Xbox LIVE for four weeks of leaderboard play. The top 11 finalists in the world with the highest individual scores will receive the grand prize, a trip for two to Prague â€” the setting that influenced the gameâ€™s â€œDestroyed Beautyâ€ scenic imagery â€” to compete in the Grand Final in July. The grand prize includes a four-day, three-night trip to Prague with round-trip coach air transportation for the winner and a guest, standard hotel accommodations, basic ground transportation in Prague, and a $200 Visa gift card.
The top four eligible ranked players from each participating country will win a three-day, two-night trip to their countryâ€™s 2007 World Cyber Games National Championship event. The trip includes round-trip transportation for the winner, standard hotel accommodations and a $300 Visa gift card. Secondary prizes include an Xbox 360â„¢ package â€” boasting an Xbox 360 Pro System console, â€œViva PiÃ±ataâ„¢,â€ â€œProject Gotham RacingÂ® 3,â€ â€œXbox LIVE Arcade Unplugged Volume 1,â€ â€œKameoâ„¢: Elements of Powerâ„¢â€ and a 12-month Xbox LIVE subscription, as well as â€œGears of Warâ€ bonuses such as faceplates.
Registration for the tournament begins March 29 and continues through April 29, while official play begins April 9 and continues through May 6. Winners will be announced in May. More detailed information including full eligibility requirements, official rules and registration can be found at http://xboxlivetournament.com starting March 29.
â€œWe are thrilled to offer the chance for gamers across the world to come together and share the glories of blowing apart someone into little chunks,â€ said Cliff Bleszinski, lead designer for â€œGears of War.â€ â€œMay the best man, or Locust, win.â€
About â€œGears of Warâ€
â€œGears of War,â€ rated â€œMâ€ for Mature, thrusts gamers into humankindâ€™s epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. Blending the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, â€œGears of Warâ€ features cinematic, beautifully rendered interactive environments with high-definition visuals.
About Epic Games, Inc.
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and game engine technology for PC and console. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in their UnrealÂ® series and their latest game, Gears of War, broke sales records on Xbox 360 selling more than 3 million copies worldwide in the first ten weeks and awarded overall Game of the Year for 2006 by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Game Developers Choice Awards, GameSpot, GamePro and many others. Epic is also responsible for the Unreal Engine, which is the underlying technology for a wide range of games including, Console Game of the Year winner, â€œTom Clancyâ€™s Splinter Cellâ„¢â€ by Ubi Soft; PC Gamerâ€™s Game of the Year, â€œDeus Exâ€ from Ion Storm/Eidos; â€œAmericaâ€™s Army: Special Forcesâ€ by the United States Army, and â€œHarry Potter and the Sorcererâ€™s Stoneâ€ (PC) by Electronic Arts. Epicâ€™s Unreal Engine 3 is the current holder, and three-time consecutive winner, of Game Developer magazineâ€™s Front Line award for Best Game Engine. Epic Games was also awarded Studio of the Year at the 2006 Spike TV Video Game Awards and Developer of the Year by Official Xbox Magazine. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through Epicâ€™s Web site at http://www.epicgames.com. â€œGears of WarÂ®â€ and Unreal are registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the USA and other countries.
About Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the XboxÂ® and Xbox 360 video game systems, the WindowsÂ® operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (http://www.microsoft.com/games), including such franchises as â€œAge of EmpiresÂ®,â€ â€œFlight Simulatorâ€ and â€œZoo TycoonÂ®;â€ Xbox and Xbox 360 (http://www.xbox.com), including such games as â€œGears of Warâ€ and franchises such as â€œHaloÂ®,â€ â€œFableÂ®,â€ â€œProject Gotham Racingâ€ and â€œForza Motorsportâ„¢â€; and MSNÂ® Games (http://www.games.msn.com), the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as â€œBejeweledâ€ and â€œHexicÂ®.â€