Microsoft launches Halo 3 European Tourney

Microsoft has announced "The Official European Halo 3 Tournament Sponsored by Samsung TV," to take place in living rooms across Europe from March 18 to 30.Players will be competing for the chance to win a Samsung 40-inch HD display, an Xbox 360 Elite, and exclusive Halo 3 artwork--and can do it all...

Microsoft has announced "The Official European Halo 3 Tournament Sponsored by Samsung TV," to take place in living rooms across Europe from March 18 to 30.

Players will be competing for the chance to win a Samsung 40-inch HD display, an Xbox 360 Elite, and exclusive Halo 3 artwork--and can do it all from the comfort of their own sofas.

After signing up through the Xbox Live dashboard from today and obtaining a free GamerPic, players will need to compete in Slayer, King of the Hill, and Oddball game modes. At the end of the open play period (March 30), the top-ranked player from each country will be crowned Halo 3 National Champion and win some exclusive Halo artwork.

Following this, each national champion--14 in total--will compete in the European Final to determine who is the undisputed Master Chief, and the winner will walk away with the new Samsung telly…or more likely sit around and wait for it to be delivered to their door.

More information can be found at the tournament's official Web site.

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Discussion

14 comments
ironsonic
ironsonic

this is stupid since only people who will 'win' will be nerds or people with no lives glued to their halo 3 in that month, and people with skills (and live) will not be able to compete. This is a competition to see who has least to lose

ZhugeMarc
ZhugeMarc

Ever since I start playing CoD4 online, Halo 3 has just seemed really slow to me. I'm wondering if I should sign up knowing most of the time I won't be bothered to play.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Christ, it's not that good. Gears of War is better.

reckeweg
reckeweg

Lucky Britons! Win one for the Crown old bean! Seriously I live in the USA and I would love to see a dude or chick from the UK take it all. Make me proud boys.

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

a great way to find out who has the least social life!

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Hmm, played Halo 1 a million times and dont play much of Halo 3 because I have a Wii and a PS3 to play in addition to my 360. Im guessing I havent had enough practice to engage in a Halo 3 tourney so Im gonna pass. Maybe if it was Halo 1, I'll consider it. Gooduck to the contestants tho.

SuperGogeta24
SuperGogeta24

pft i hate king of the hill and oddball >: (

Skreb-Masters
Skreb-Masters

I'll give it a shot. Only played a few online matches but I'm game.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I'll sign up. Doubt I'm good enough to win but I'll give it a shot.

uklegendkiller
uklegendkiller

That's great news, I'm looking forward to this one :D

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

A free gamer picture? I'll get it, I guess.

galerian86
galerian86

Sweet. :D Too bad I dont have the game. Who am I kidding...

rambo_ando
rambo_ando

Microsoft has announced "The Official European Halo 3 Tournament Sponsored by Samsung TV," to take place in living rooms across Europe from March 18 to 30.Players will be competing for the chance to win a Samsung 40-inch HD display, an Xbox 360 Elite, and exclusive Halo 3 artwork--and can do it all from the comfort of their own sofas.After signing up through the Xbox Live dashboard from today and obtaining a free GamerPic, players will need to compete in Slayer, King of the Hill, and Oddball game modes. At the end of the open play period (March 30), the top-ranked player from each country will be crowned Halo 3 National Champion and win some exclusive Halo artwork.Following this, each national champion--14 in total--will compete in the European Final to determine who is the undisputed Master Chief, and the winner will walk away with the new Samsung telly…or more likely sit around and wait for it to be delivered to their door.More information can be found at the tournament's official Web site.