Gears of War tourney announced

Official Gears of War 2007 Global Xbox Live Tournament begins April 9, registrations opens today; winners flown to Prague, Czech Republic.

Gamers looking to prove they are among the best in the world at the multiplayer portion of Gears of War should start greasing up their chainsaws. Microsoft today announced the Gears of War 2007 Global Xbox Live Tournament, which will begin April 9. Registration for regional events is currently open at the Xbox Live Tournaments Web site.

Matches will be played in ranked games under the Warzone gametype through May 6. The top 11 ranked players will be eligible for the grand prize, a four-day, three-night vacation package to Prague, Czech Republic--the city that influenced Gears of War's art design. The top four players from each country will win a three-day, two-night trip to their country's 2007 World Cyber Games national championship event.

Secondary prizes, awarded to those ranked 12th to 25th, include Xbox 360 bundles packaged with Viva Piñata, Project Gotham Racing 3, Kameo: Elements of Power, Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged, a 12-month Xbox Live subscription, and a Gears of War faceplate.

For more information on eligibility and prize packages, read the rules of the contest. For more on Gears of War, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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164 comments
Teka522001
Teka522001

this is totally screwed... on the website is says registration is open till may?!?!

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

This tournament soundz like its gonna b insane.....too bad i'm not gonna b in it to kick ass!!

monkeyman360
monkeyman360

there r no rounds in this messed up tourni.

Samakar
Samakar

That sucks that I won't be getting Live until next week, lol, I would have smoked this tourney. Ahh well, good luck to the entrants!

mullen1200
mullen1200

lol killswitch. Good luck. I doubt a single person here will make it in the top 50

Teka522001
Teka522001

is it me or does it like not work atm?!?!?!

whitout
whitout

I entered, i wont get past the first round

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

I just registered to this tourny. I hope I at least make it to the final 10, thats if it's not lagging.

tylert20
tylert20

Love the Gears, but I don't have the Live. Makes me lose interest in playing the game because there's no one I can play with. I wish I had Live, Go Gears!

sean_de_retro
sean_de_retro

Did one of you register yet, it keep saying theirs a error with it.

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

Damn the prizes are ####!!!! :o I wish I could win....

cenz_is
cenz_is

im so in...ill be in it for the Aussies!

xXRownaNXx
xXRownaNXx

Corko21-I have played many of the top ranked people and won. Just because someone plays gears constantly and is ranked really high doesn't mean that there aren't people who are better than that person ranked lower. They just don't have the time to play as much as the higher ranked players.

_JPH_
_JPH_

Too bad I don't have Live Service in my country. DAMN!!!!!!!!

The_Fell_One
The_Fell_One

Corko21: You're kind of coming off like a jerk. If people want to play in a tournament, what's wrong with that? Maybe a really good player doesn't play ranked matches all the time, and isn't ranked that high. He/she could still dominate in this tournament and get a chance to go to Europe, whereas if they went with your (rather weak) suggestion, that person would never get a chance.

jello44
jello44

heh, not bad. Too bad I suck at Gears Deathmatches =P

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Damn I'm rusty. Haven't played in a long while.

Corko21
Corko21

Yah, this almost sounded like something I would like to be involved in, until I realize I have other stuff to do besides sit in front of my XBox night and day for a month. Get with it GOW and XBox, why not just send the top 11 or 10 or whatever it is kids that are currently ranked to Prague, and quit wasting those lives of all the losers that are gonna try and make it to the top. Poor bas-ards.

F1sTDaCuffS
F1sTDaCuffS

they should offer some real money. like 100k.

meepers9
meepers9

lol nice :P TrueIori is only saying that because he can't play it xD

Ad-2cool4u
Ad-2cool4u

Hey Truelori My buddy has none of what you said( social life girlfriend ect.) so he'll be in that turnoment!!! lol

TrueIori
TrueIori

Sanguis_Malus These tournaments are great news for people without social lives, girlfriends, careers etc. Must say, I do like Prague, the Women are filthy and the Beer is delicious ! "How can u kill that which has no life"-South Park World of Warcraft Episode

nin752545
nin752545

Hell yeah boi!!!!!!!! U noobz who r gonna enter prepare 2 get beasted on, U kidz ain't got a chance against marmar7 lol!!!!!!!!!!

zsc4
zsc4

Nice, competition is always fun. To bad I don't own a 360 :cry:

ProphetOfValor
ProphetOfValor

Alright, lets see someone try to cheat in this tournament. Also, I'm assuming the ranks are from the time of the tourney, not overall, right? Nobody would be able to catch up to Redrum, lol.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

These tournaments are great news for people without social lives, girlfriends, careers etc. Must say, I do like Prague, the Women are filthy and the Beer is delicious !

qaz88aof
qaz88aof

"Microsoft today announced the Gears of War 2007 Global Xbox Live Tournament, which will begin April 9." "Registration begins on March 29 and ends May 5." http://xboxlivetournament.com/Default.aspx Get it right next time gamespot... So i guess the tournament actually begins May 9th...

stejmatty
stejmatty

tournament on GoW? i would take my place among those at top, but you know, i have stuff to do over the holidays, soz every1, u mite have a chance now...

RightOn44
RightOn44

"actually. its GOW = God of War GEOW = Gears of War" Yeah, but since Gears surpassed God of War in popularity I'd say GoW should now stand for Gears of War.

especensor
especensor

actually. its GOW = God of War GEOW = Gears of War geometry wars is barely ever spoken of. and even then, they don't say GeoW cos most people still get confused with Gears of War cos gears is more popular. or u could just call it gears.

azizrulez
azizrulez

the prizes are awesome i mightve had a crack at it but like reetesh said no india

GrayHalo
GrayHalo

GOW = God Of War so just call it Gears

NaturalBornGamR
NaturalBornGamR

GeoW = Geometry Wars GOW= Gears of War get it right bub

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I'm just not excited by GeoW. It's a way to tide me over till Halo3 comes out.

malmeid2
malmeid2

schweet. Get ready for my sticky grenades...

ct1257860
ct1257860

yea do they have them on live itself to right?

scibbly
scibbly

well darn i live in Maryland, not that i would be that good anyhow. but it would still be fun. then i could have gotten a shirt that said "I was there, GoW 2007" Then I could have been awesome.