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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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 Show this October.

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.

Discussion

52 comments
Ashkan_pyro
Ashkan_pyro

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Dante_May_Die
Dante_May_Die

When Will Game Tournaments Come To The Middle East And Arabs Gosh I Hate This!

Taisanos
Taisanos

im in the tournament :D yes yes

Homestar1992
Homestar1992

Yay! to bad i dont know any REAL Aussie guys that want to do it :(

brian_13un
brian_13un

How nice i want to join but there age requirement is 18 T_T

brian_13un
brian_13un

How nice i want to join but there age requirement is 18 T_T

seamoose91
seamoose91

i was really looking forward to an MGO competition but now there is one and you have to be 18 to enter :(

MajorAnubis3
MajorAnubis3

The NA tounri should be coming soon. Should be a hella lotta fun

mgsxmike
mgsxmike

There aren't many ps3 owners in the Philippines.

the_greenzero
the_greenzero

I'm okay in MGO, I couldn't play this because I would get headshotted all the time XD.

solidum-jurgin
solidum-jurgin

they must go to many places like here in philippines so and others so they can see more players out of it

hvnscld77
hvnscld77

nooooo i need a ps3 i would love to compete in something like this :(

Ownsin
Ownsin

i wonder how Israel qualifies as European? i agree it shouldn't...

ps3thabest
ps3thabest

i will make a fool out of them later.

ocdog45
ocdog45

not interested in that right now. playing too much madden and rsv2

TonePwn
TonePwn

RAGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE RAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Generalmojo
Generalmojo

i wuduv joined but im only 15 and so r my mates also i only hav 4 people in my clan which realy suks

go-cizmek
go-cizmek

Yas, finally a MGO tournament!

snoopy248
snoopy248

Pretty rad! Too bad I can't get to that level. Haha

gusnitro
gusnitro

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?

dante6000
dante6000

man this will be a hard ass tournament cant wait for it

Kiaininja
Kiaininja

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.

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

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!!

ctg867
ctg867

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.

Funkyhamster
Funkyhamster

If this is in Europe, then how is it global? :|

megocrazy
megocrazy

Strange that the visa limitations allow only PAL territories, seeing as Japan is NTSC like the United States.

andrius45
andrius45

wow i would play even though i suck but i'm from usa damnit all

TonePwn
TonePwn

That sound fun!...but mgo is to hard for me!

iDox
iDox

Looks awesome, no newbies under 18 years-old!!

Narutofan30
Narutofan30

Its not fair. Why 18? I kick I still @$$

coolguyff7
coolguyff7

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

K_A_R_X
K_A_R_X

Well well...And where is Russian Federation? :(

9w43
9w43

The registration is pain - forgot about the whole online

jackrocks123
jackrocks123

it are going to mention about how you didn't like MGO use the forums.

jackrocks123
jackrocks123

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.

shadowkiller11
shadowkiller11

cool but i'm not 18 yet too bad i like this game alot.

mikewalsh69
mikewalsh69

cool. hope an irish team does well lol. i just got mgs so i won't be taking part

hotdork70minus1
hotdork70minus1

Metal Gear Online isn't very good. I tried but I just can't get hooked into it.

D-Camo
D-Camo

I hope there is one for Asia as well.

GundamBlue
GundamBlue

mgo ehh it was good...but it got old to me.

s0njas0n
s0njas0n

i still haven't played MGO i don't know if i will since i'm pretty sure i would fail horribly against others.

wrestlemaniaw
wrestlemaniaw

I have problems with the Internet, so can't be there :(