Battlefield 3 Event: Early Deployment

We have a Battlefield 3 tournament at the GameSpot office in San Francisco, CA!

BREAKING NEWS: September 19, 12:44 p.m.

For those diehard fans of Battlefield 3, we have some exciting news!

GameSpot will be hosting a 48-player tournament at our downtown San Francisco office on Monday, September 26, and we want you to join us. We are reaching out to players and fans to check out our action live on the site. Our tournament play will begin at 5:30 p.m., and we hope to see many of your there. If you plan on making the trip to San Francisco, please visit the event page here get your ticket!

We now return you to our regularly scheduled Daily Report.

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78 comments
DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@SDSkarface: Actually the PS3's are being provided by EA.

Entropy730
Entropy730

i won't be joining you because i'll be playing the beta myself :D have fun

cccp3000
cccp3000

This is great, it is like a welcome school present.

InfestedHunter
InfestedHunter

I am loving this idea by Gamespot. OMG!!! This is exciting. Seriously, there are some awesome BF players out there. And to see these people play a brand new game with some multiplayer action. I am salivating to see this. I can't wait.

cooljay1622
cooljay1622

@SDSkarface Rush is only 32 players on pc. Conquest is the only mode that supports 64 players.

TheBlaqKnight
TheBlaqKnight

One day after Battlefield Bad Company 2 was held hostage with the Battlefield 3 Beta as the ransom, EA and Dice released the date for the BF3 Beta!!! Here is a video of the hostage taker... http://youtu.be/1jrQn83FJxM

Mkherkzen
Mkherkzen

LOL All of you whiners wouldn't probably gather a team of 12 people, not to mention 32. They decided they want 12 v 12 - get over it.

SDSkarface
SDSkarface

come on guys we know the answer we all know what the answer is.. Gamespots too broke to afford 64 PC rigs to run the bf3 tournament the way it was intended, so they decided to dumb it down. WTF?? is the gamespot offices full of Macs?? GTFO!!!

Pete5506
Pete5506

Well I live no where near SF so count me out, but I'm ready for the 27th to come

RayvinAzn
RayvinAzn

Console or PC? I'm not driving four hours to play a handicap tournament.

sonichunter99
sonichunter99

FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU i dont live in California (nor under most circumstances would i want to)

snake2215449
snake2215449

Whoa! I wish I could go to this.. but I will be sure to sign up for the BF3 beta on Sept 29th, 12 days of non stop noob killing!

Gam1nG_W1zard
Gam1nG_W1zard

-___________- didnt COD jus have a tournament and now BF3 is having one? LAME!!!!!!!!

LtReviews
LtReviews

I actually won't be doing the beta. When I've enjoyed a series so much, like I enjoyed Battlefield, hunger wets the appetite :) Good thing they have the beta relatively early- they will need a good test on how the game reacts with massively populated servers

jedediahpelland
jedediahpelland

How is this tournament the 26th when the beta doesnt release till the 29th, and early access is the 27th?? EDIT: NM reread the article and answered my own question

xedgorex
xedgorex

@oipluckie Trust me...Im glad im not

dvincent1
dvincent1

@ More Thot Whats DUMB is not watching the video or reading the story and then commenting!! First of all its 48 people and second of all it 4 teams of 12.

Innos007666
Innos007666

Finally we know Beta date. SEPTEMBER 29 is for now most important date :P

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

nice offer - shame I'm a few thousand miles and an ocean away :P Having 48 players in the same room playing on the same server will have an awesome atmosphere.

MoreThot
MoreThot

a tournament already? that's dumb, all its going to be is a bunch of idiots running around not knowing the maps and sporadic shooting. Personally if they are going to hold a tournament for bf3 I think they should host it on PC since you can go 32v32 instead of 12v12. Will just seem boring to me.

oipluckie
oipluckie

@xedgorex if you were at all tech savvy, it does not take "at least a grand" to play a game or this game in fact.

xedgorex
xedgorex

@murekkep Spending at least a grand to play a game?? Are you insane?? Dont youhave a girlfriend?? I doubt it :)

digitalheadbutt
digitalheadbutt

At 530pm on a Monday. If I was still unemployed this would be awesome, but if I was still unemployed I would be more likely to be panhandling in SF than worrying about playing BF3. Have fun folks who get to go...I envy your freedom.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I still wonder why they are even doing a beta so late in the development. Oh, I get it, it's really an MP demo, just like we go for previous Bf games, including Bf2.

TxuZz
TxuZz

cod xp ugly little brother?

Outer_Raven
Outer_Raven

@murekkep Hurr durr consoles are for noobs durr hurr. Seriously, enough with the PC elitism ****, it gives PC players a bad name and it makes you look like a douche.

fabz_95
fabz_95

Sounds awesome, for those of you who go good luck!

Aragorn931
Aragorn931

@Dark_December 48 total players, 12 vs 12 matches - 4 teams

DemannameD
DemannameD

Just announced that the early Beta starts on September 27th and open Beta starts on September 29th. Rush on Metro Ops Map. And closes on October 10th.

Dark_December
Dark_December

This is definitively not on console, since the cap is at 24 and this is 48.

JimmyJimJim
JimmyJimJim

@DemannameD probably the massive amounts of hiv floating around...

DemannameD
DemannameD

hagbartaronsen are you kidding? San Francisco is amazing, beautiful weather, Parks, culture, great dining... Why wouldn't anyone want to go to San Francisco?

shishi96
shishi96

It should be played on the pc since console players can also plug in a controller and play, and they will probably lose to keyboard and mouse players but if it would be fair to both sides

duderdave
duderdave

@murekkep Yep, if you haven't noticed you will often see a lot of these people - G4, GS, etc. - by force of habit primarily often using gamepads instead of keyboard and mouse - sometimes even when the game plays better with keyboard and mouse. It will probably be easier for all sides to set up a console gig since that is the format they seem to be using for a lot of the trade show demos lately. I am sure that it also probably helps boost participation and interest in the game for the xbox and ps3 gamepadders.

murekkep
murekkep

Playing Bf3 on a console? Are you total noobs or what?

2chase
2chase

first the Don't Ask Don't Tell rule is abolished and now we're having tourneys in San Francisco .... ? kidding kidding, but seriously, im not going to this. Feel free to come to the east coast ... ever

hagbartaronsen
hagbartaronsen

I swore I would never set foot in San Francisco.. But now..

33kit
33kit

ya ya ya its the best game forever talks and every body shut up no no i m kidding huh but its the best game ever

JOKER677
JOKER677

Ok so when does the damn beta drop

Gothic_symphony
Gothic_symphony

Good Luck Soldiers!!!! Thats all I can say; forget San Francisco, I'm not even close to the US.

X-7
X-7

Have the released the latest BF3 Multiplayer Beta for PC. I got invited to the Alpha the last weekend but was not able to check my E-mail that weekend but they said I was at the front of the Beta line. Anyone know when that is coming out?

cipo89
cipo89

I wanna see this

ponorac92
ponorac92

Yup I'm 99% sure the beta will be released on 27th...

ShavdApe
ShavdApe

yay! yet another thing gamespot does that excludes most of us in the uk and the rest of the world thanks GS you rock!

RhysHayes
RhysHayes

How can you can a tournament for a game very few people have ever played?

coldblood439
coldblood439

yup seme this is the battlefield beta date or maybe the next day