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
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
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.”