Konami uncovers global Metal Gear Online tournament
Konami has announced a pan-European Metal Gear Online competition for PlayStation 3 owners. In addition to competing for bragging rights among the burgeoning Metal Gear fanbase, entrants will also be vying for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the global MGO finals at the Tokyo Game...
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Gamers over 18 years of age who want to show Europe just how solid their stealth actions are should head on over to www.konami-mgo.com/wc2008 and register. There will be four preliminary tournaments each week, with the first being held August 15. Each team will consist of six players and one backup player and will need to play 16 15-minute games against 15 other teams in the team deathmatch: direct elimination mode, with maps changing after each round.
The top two teams from each first round will then join the European final tournaments, split into two groups. The two best teams from the Euro finals, hosted in September, will have to pack their bags for Japan, to compete in the Grand World Finals at Tokyo Game Show 2008 where, according to Konami, "further prizes await the successful teams."
According to the competition's fine print, "Konami will arrange flights and accommodation and general expenses necessary for transportation to and from the event and will provide tickets for Tokyo Game Show." Due to Japanese visa limitations you'll have to be a resident of the following PAL territories to be eligible to compete: Austria, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Andorra, Bulgaria, Czech Rep., Estonia, Hungary, Latvia Lithuania, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, and Israel.
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i was really looking forward to an MGO competition but now there is one and you have to be 18 to enter :(
they must go to many places like here in philippines so and others so they can see more players out of it
i wuduv joined but im only 15 and so r my mates also i only hav 4 people in my clan which realy suks
im acutally alright with my mgo skills. Its not like call of duty where the learning curve is easy. But im alright. So can we play the tournament from our home?
I predict the servers to crash and burn when this tournament starts. And then delayed for a couple of weeks like always when their cheap severs gets packed.
Well this sounds really cool and everything is paid for the gamers competing as well, Konami really is one of the best gaming companies around!!
I played the MGO beta, but when I bought MGS4, I never signed into the service. The beta was just pretty poorly done, and there was no reason for me to bother when I had the full game of MGS4 to play through, which as is was well worth my $60.
Strange that the visa limitations allow only PAL territories, seeing as Japan is NTSC like the United States.
i whontid to fake my age and do this but i cant find pepole to make the team this is more of a pain in the ass than trying to remmember my gamer id and konami id grrrr
dam, shame it has a 15 rating the game, but you have to be 18, i wanted to do that, MGO is great. hotdork70minus1 use the forums for stupid comments like that.
i still haven't played MGO i don't know if i will since i'm pretty sure i would fail horribly against others.