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Gears of War Global Tourney

Posted by: Dan at 3/29/2007 11:00 PM
Microsoft announced today they will be hosting a Global Gears of War tourney with the top 11 finalists taking a trip to Prague in the Czech Republic to play in the championship.

The preliminary rounds will be played over Xbox Live during a four-week window, with the Grand Finale in Prague 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.

According to the release, "...the top four eligible ranked players from each participating country will win a three-day, two-night trip to their country’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 360 package boasting an Xbox 360 Pro System console, Viva Piñata, Project Gotham Racing® 3, Xbox LIVE Arcade Unplugged Volume 1, Kameo: Elements of Power and a 12-month Xbox LIVE subscription, as well as Gears of War bonuses such as faceplates."

Why Prague? Well it is the city that inspired the scenic destroyed city in the game.

Registration begins March 29th through April 29. Tournament play will begin April 9th 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.


REDMOND, Wash. — March 29, 2007 — Microsoft® Game Studios and Epic Games,
Inc. today announced the “Gears of War®” 2007 Global Xbox LIVE® 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.

“Gears of War” 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 — the setting that influenced the
game’s “Destroyed Beauty” scenic imagery — 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 country’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 360™ package — boasting an Xbox 360 Pro
System console, “Viva Piñata™,” “Project Gotham Racing® 3,” “Xbox LIVE
Arcade Unplugged Volume 1,” “Kameo™: Elements of Power™” and a 12-month Xbox
LIVE subscription, as well as “Gears of War” 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.

“We 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,”
said Cliff Bleszinski, lead designer for “Gears of War.” “May the best man,
or Locust, win.”