Gears Tournament 2007 Announced

Kill insects and then go to Prague!

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Gears Tournament 2007 Announced
The Gears of War 2007 Global Xbox LIVE Tournament is alive! Presented by World Cyber Games the global frag-fest will culminate in the Grand Final in Prague, Czech Republic.

Acccording to the press release, "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."

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.

Gears of War main man, Cliff Bleszinski, comments "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. May the best man, or Locust, win."

See what else Cliffy-B has to say about Gears in SPOnG's exclusive GDC interview with the multi-award winner.

More detailed information including full eligibility requirements, official rules and registration can be found at xboxlivetournament.com.
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Joji 30 Mar 2007 14:06
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Should be a laugh but I don't see me ever getting anywhere on it. When a select few get so good at these games its hard for other to get a look in.

Its a welcome challenge all the same.

I think they should start tying ranked Gears games with something like positive points for not quiting out of Live while playing and fairplay points for not using cheats and cracks in these games. I see this so many times its not funny.

Anyone else like to see this kind of thing in Gears or other online games?
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