Best Buy calls for COD2 players

Electronics retailer cohosts Xbox 360 Call of Duty 2 tournament with Activision; registration open until June 16.

Activision and Best Buy are calling for gamers for the retailer's Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 online gaming tournament. Through June 16, gamers can enlist at Best Buy's gaming tournament Web site for the chance to win the grand prize--a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The tournament will be facilitated by the Global Gaming League and will take place from June 21-July 23. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older and be Xbox Live Gold subscribers to enter. The single-elimination tournament will feature more than 500 gamers in teams of four in the game's multiplayer mode. Other prizes include Best Buy gift cards and Call of Duty 2 T-shirts and Xbox 360 faceplates.

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58 comments
flipboy25
flipboy25

Why cant there ever be a thing like this in canada. i cant sign up because it only ofr US people!!!!

dan-k-ronic
dan-k-ronic

most contests that give out actual prizes require you to be 18 cause you need to be a legal to claim, like the jeep you would actually have to claim as a sort of income and pay the taxes for it.

CloudStrifeFFO7
CloudStrifeFFO7

Thats cool I dont own a Xbox 360 if I did and had Xbox Live gold I would do this!

knives2
knives2

@ Languish Dude, you make yourself seem like a total ass.

paullywog
paullywog

I could probably do quite well, but i'm not 18. All these restrictions. I'm definitely being set up for failure.

sushimimi
sushimimi

LOL! I'm 37 and many of my friends who are 40 are SERIOUS gamers.. with real lives and jobs and homes. I even have a coworker who's a hardcore guildy and he's in his 50's. HAHAHA If you think 'old people' don't game, look more closely.. particularly the ones with the dark circles under their eyes. And if your parents don't game, they're boring. heeheeheee 8)~

maaly81
maaly81

Don t fall for the trick. They just want you to buy the game because it will be coming out with part 3 soon

sesshybabes
sesshybabes

Dangit. Being a child prodigy is not all it's cracked up to be.

Languish
Languish

... what about european's? Generally we are far better than our american cousins, shame we virtually never get to prove it...

JollyJake
JollyJake

Too bad you have to be 18 and it is on the 360. I would be owning some noobs on the PC.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

No Florida residents? Garbage!!

bart3215
bart3215

Sounds fun, too bad I dont have live.

Lauryn2000
Lauryn2000

Oh darn....work for the company sponsoring the tournament!! RATZ!!!

pundog
pundog

It's 18+ because of legal reasons, probably because of gaming laws (like gambling and lotto tickets) or just because it keeps things nice and easy for Best Buy. It's not contract related because a minor just needs a parent/gaurdians signature instead.

BNOv5
BNOv5

If you work at Bestbuy shuttup I heard what yall did, saving XBOX360 n plus how the hell did bestbuy get this IDEA they were being boycotted or sued or something by microsoft saying they were forcing people to buy packages,,which i dont believe but SHUTUP

usaokay
usaokay

18 and older? *Fakes age

knives2
knives2

It sucks that there are so many states that are excluded from this contest. Mine being one of them ( Iowa ).

HyperPhi
HyperPhi

Ok you guys that are not 18 listen up. You cant play because of legal issues , gaming commission etc... some states consider all gaming for prizes gambling .... so yeah is all about laws and liability , this is also why is prohibited in certain states. and ... most gamers are 18+; besides who is going to pay the taxes on your prize (jeep)?

PeachyRamune
PeachyRamune

Most gamers are actualy over 18. Deal with it.

daveg1
daveg1

well im getting call of duty today hopefuly so i may enter!

icy1007
icy1007

lownhigh i cant play cause i work at best buy ------------------------------------------------------ I know how you feel. I want to participate, but I work at Best Buy as well. :( --------------------------------------------------------- LiquidAssault Xbox 360 only? Didn't you know there's a CoD2 for... the pc too wtfdx? --------------------------------------------------------- The contest is held over Xbox Live, duh!

LiquidAssault
LiquidAssault

Xbox 360 only? Didn't you know there's a CoD2 for... the pc too wtfdx?

lownhigh
lownhigh

i cant play cause i work at best buy

Chris3eb
Chris3eb

If anyone wants to be on a team with me, send me an invite. Chris3eb is my xbox live name

lageasy311
lageasy311

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Legendaryscmt
Legendaryscmt

Simple for someone who plays on veteran, just get a fake ID, lol. Le sigh', everything is always 18 or older, damn Communists...

The_Game21x
The_Game21x

Too bad I kind of suck at that game. Time to practice!

NutsSauce
NutsSauce

Age restrictions are there for the awarding of prizes and the use of your name in future marketing campaigns. If you win the grand prize you have to sign a contract that allows your name to be used as well as for tax purposes on the prize you won. Minors under the age of 18 are not legally allowed to enter into a contract.

ninjaxams
ninjaxams

meh I would luv to join but it would probally be a bunch of snipers anyway. Those who use a unscoped kar 98 like me are at an unfair disadvantage because these types of women need to play with a handicap by using a scope.

Igwababa
Igwababa

Wow man I hate living in Canada

AlexJ-
AlexJ-

Damn, I would join, but I'm not exactly ready to sign up for a gold LIVE membership; to many things I have to get in order.

Sinister904
Sinister904

i can't play cause i live in Florida!!!!!

brad_d
brad_d

REVOLUTIONfreak, young kids on XBL SUCK,that is why they aren't allowed to play. A lot of games are for 17+, but it seems as though most of those games are played by minors. It is irritating.

Conanfan1
Conanfan1

Faceplates!!!?? Count me in.

cubfan1
cubfan1

For those of you who think that games are played by only kids or teens, the average age of a gamer is 29 years old.. The average pc gamer is in there 30's.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Wow, great move for Best Buy but shouldn't there be a Halo2 tournoment? Thats better IMO.

Mystikef
Mystikef

For those who wonder... ...just about every contest in the US is open only to those 18 and over for legal reasons. The states that are excluded are excluded because of laws of that state... not the contest designers. Complain to your local representatives. Last... contrary to popular belief (by kids) most gamers are OVER 18. Gaming has been around a long time and those of us who played as kids... still play.

jeebs213
jeebs213

I already have a Jeep Wrangler. But no 360 sadly

killakb
killakb

they need to hold a fight night round 3 tourny next I will win

Enterprise-E
Enterprise-E

Just sell the jeep for cash. Do you have to have an 360 or the game to sign up?

Invidia_Seputus
Invidia_Seputus

Why do they only accept "old" people if the game is reated T? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Legal reasons, presumably. Or maybe they just don't want to go through the hassle that is parental permission/minors in general.

XENOmorph00010
XENOmorph00010

Cool, but two problems. One: My 360 is currently being worked on since it broke and two: I can't register just because of where I live (Florida), why do all tournaments restrict Florida, what's wrong with Florida or any of those other states for that matter?

apwc
apwc

To all those complaining about the age restriction, give it a rest. Like anyone is going to award a Jeep Wrangler to a 12-year-old boy.

Maui00
Maui00

Too bad they dont do tournaments like that in Puerto Rico :(