Metal Gear online tourney kicks off next week

North American Subsistence players set to compete over eight weeks for pride and prizes.

In March, Konami's Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence gave players the opportunity to play against each other with the introduction of a new online multiplayer mode to the series. Now they'll get a chance to prove who's the best Snake of them all with an official online tournament.

Sponsored by iGames, the tournament will be open to North American Subsistence players and will run from July 29 to September 17. Each weekend during that span, participants will compete in as many deathmatch and team deathmatch games as they wish and will be rated with a system intended to judge overall skill level instead of wins and losses. After the first seven weeks of qualifying matches, the best 128 solo players and the top 32 teams will compete in a final elimination round.

Each day's winners will receive a Metal Gear Saga DVD or a copy of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. The overall deathmatch champion will earn a 32-inch Hyundai HDTV with speakers and stand, while the best team deathmatch squad will win a Logitech surround-sound speaker system. All of the tournament winners will get an in-game FoxHound champion emblem.

For more information on the tournament, go to the official iGames rules page. For more on Subsistence, check out GameSpot's full review.

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45 comments
_Sam_
_Sam_

I wish I could be able to play online, don't have the hardware....

phoenixp3k
phoenixp3k

I better start strech-up I haven't played online in weeks. Time to get in shape and kick some MGS action

Dante200X
Dante200X

I'm tired of all the "why isn't this on xbox?" comments. Stop being stupid, MGS will never be on xbox/360 ever again. As for the tournament: I wish i had known more about this earlier. I kept hearing about it, but without a date to go on i kinda got tired to training up and stopped playing for a few weeks (an MMO took over as well). Now i fear it's too late to get back into my "grove" and get back to the skill i as at. That and, it's probably too late to sign up now.

da-CELL
da-CELL

hell yea!..i hope we can also play knife only kills matches too b/c only a FOOL trust his life to a weapon-Gray Fox

arnouluck
arnouluck

Your going DOWN!! USA USA...lol

PSdual_wielder
PSdual_wielder

nice idea. but then whats the point for MGO winners to each receive a copy of MGS: Subsistence if they all won by playing that game?

7thLayerSlayer
7thLayerSlayer

Luckily, I'm not that bad at MGO. I've taken on some good players and schooled them.

Safe_Bet
Safe_Bet

I've got a question about these tourneys... How do they ensure people aren't cheating?

TriPPZz
TriPPZz

a MGS tourney??? thats nice

Cloud2145
Cloud2145

I wish I was older, or else I've would've joined by now...

vaejas
vaejas

Win the game you're playing? Are they expecting a lot of weekend warrior rentals? Would be fun to spectate, anyway. Finally... an online use for my network adapter!

Exeed_Orbit
Exeed_Orbit

That sounds pretty nice, I wish they would do more of these tournaments.

pizzamanopenup
pizzamanopenup

Man this would be so cool if I didn't completely suck at MGO.

japam
japam

Oh man, I think I'm the worst MGO player that ever lived... I guess I'll jump on a couple more times during this and really embarrass myself.

emadayag
emadayag

this is so sic. i'm in!!!! (once i get the game)

faridmon
faridmon

yeah great, is it online or is it like a place to play it?

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

well i would like to participate...except ive never played the game

diablobasher
diablobasher

Cool. Not for me though, not a fan, only played it through all the dificulties then ditched it, would get my butt kicked ^_^, hopefully more and more tournaments will start to pop up, not just for this, but for games in general. Throw a fighter tourney (anything thats not Tekken or DOA) my way, that i can get to >.> (in the uk) and ill be there. But that aint gonna happen anytime soon, but when i manage to get an arcade stick (really hard to get in the uk without buying expensive custom ones) i can at least play online against people. Game tournaments for the win. Diablo

billigloo
billigloo

the amount of headshot's in mgo has gotten to crazy for me

F1sTDaCuffS
F1sTDaCuffS

32 inch thats it, all that, are they missing the boat.... ea offered 250k for bf2, a dodge charger , xbox 360 and lots more. sonys cheap.

srraven
srraven

Best-Tournament-Ever

Celeso
Celeso

mgs on xbox controls really suck tail, how dumb is having to click the joystick for FPV, its a lot faster and much more easy whit the R1, i love the controls

Kfoss
Kfoss

i work so yea no comp for me.. :(

juanfraino
juanfraino

dont have the game nor the console so this news from me might get an "ok", or a "meh". but its cool people still play the game. konami did make a good work at it.

The-Longshot
The-Longshot

hmm seems like an awesome tournament, too bad im not gonna be good enough to win that sweet tv. =(

Ronald2588
Ronald2588

All I want to know is how the heck do I register? It's not very user friendly.

bizarrorollins
bizarrorollins

SWEET! I'm going to buy subsistence so i can start practicing right now. that prize copy of subsistence is as good as mine.

magnawiz
magnawiz

Waaaaaaah I'm not even good enough I bet!

SemiMaster
SemiMaster

How about a copy of MGS 4 or Portable Ops when they are released, isn't that a better prize?

AlbedoSnake
AlbedoSnake

I actually thought the controls for the Xbox version of MGS2 were pretty tight, but I've never played the PS2 version and at that time hadn't played much of the original Metal Gear Solid on Playstation. The one major difference was that when you clicked in the right-thumbstick on the Xbox controller to go into first-person view, you had to click the right-thumbstick again to get out of that view. In MGS, MGS2, and MGS3 on PS2, you just have to let go of one of the shoulder buttons to get out of that view. The change on the Xbox irked experienced players, but I actually MUCH preferred having to click to get out of first-person view because I found it to be much more comfortable for my hands and efficient for gameplay.

yoshi_64
yoshi_64

Great, but I don't have an online adaptor for my PS2 :cry: I've never played online either, but I wanna try it...

neozero9731
neozero9731

OMG, and I have like two weeks that I stopped playing!!!!!

hanapepe_dragon
hanapepe_dragon

YEAH! I'm ready, bring it on. THE RENEGADE IS READY!

Rarehunter0165
Rarehunter0165

mgs2 wasn't supposed to be that good on xbox control-wise

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Each day's winners receive a Metal Gear Saga DVD or a copy of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence? . . . You need a copy of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence in order to play in the tournament. Being rewarded with something you already own? Perhaps Konami has a load of copies yet to be moved and this is Konami's way to unload the copies.

xbox_gamer1
xbox_gamer1

Damn it why coudnt they port this on Xbox like they did with MGS2!!!

silvertalis315
silvertalis315

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