GameSpot lassos Halo 3 tourney

Registration for Bungie's futuristic shooter tournament now open; round one begins October 1.

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With an unprecedented opening-day draw of $170 million in the US alone, Halo 3 is what most in the business would call "big." Big enough, in fact, to warrant a tournament not a week after the game's launch to provide a proving ground for all those newly initiated red and blue Spartans. Happy to oblige, GameSpot has announced its Halo 3 Crush the Covenant tournament, sponsored by Best Buy.

Available now and running until 12 p.m. Pacific on October 1, GameSpot's Total Access subscribers can sign up for the Halo 3 Crush the Covenant tourney. Registration is limited to 32 five-player teams, and combatants will compete in Team Slayer mode in the Xbox 360-exclusive shooter. Those Spartans who emerge as total victors will each receive a $300 gift card to Best Buy, with those on the runner-up team each being awarded $100 in Best Buy credit.

The Best Buy Crush the Covenant tournament is open to GameSpot Total Access subscribers residing in the US and Canada (excluding Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, and Vermont, as well as the province of Quebec) aged 17 and older. For a complete list of rules, and more info on the tourney, head over to the Crush the Covenant tournament landing page.

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BTW gamespot is giving out $2000 in cash for this tourney. To those of you complaining about why do you have to be a subscriber, where do you think that money is coming from? That's TWO THOUSAND dollars.... I am a subscriber and I STILL can't play in it....

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Yeah what's up with that ? I'm in Iowa too....I figured gamespot would have a tourney and I was already looking forward to it =(

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premier trust me you don't want to meet any quebecers.

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this is gonna be great for everyone else except us in IOWA. Do they have a reason for excluding states? or did they figure out statistics on where the best players are so they'll exclude them? dude i want to meet some people in province of Quebec, sounds like they pwn noobs for life. lol

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I work for Best Buy so I'm automatically disqualified from the tourney :(

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What no love for MD

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To those whining about not getting to play. I don't know exactly why your states are singled out, but please stop whining. I don't know if it's cause your state has some laws that restrict it or if those states consider it gambling or something, but it's probably not just because gamespot dislikes you so go get pissed off at somebody else I'm sure it's not their fault.

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GameSpot needs to re-think this tournament.. way too soon and way too many restrictions.

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WTF is the deal with not allowing NJ (or the other exclusions) to participate. Thx gspot, this isn't the first time this year I've been screwed by you.

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Bad states, bad.

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andrius what part of florida? i live in tampa. i got my teamates already. me and my friends will own everyone.

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Man I live in florida what a rip off

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its so stupid how u have to be a special member who pays money to enter tuorneys fxck

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time to finsih the...........dishes :(

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Wow! Tourneys already for Halo 3. Its only been like 2 days after the release.

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cant wait till this tournament it should be fun to watch

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I'll be 17 on October 1st, can I join the tournament?

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Sweet.

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yeah so true

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Bonus points for Gamespot posting about Halo 3 without using "finish the fight" somewhere in the article.

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Gamespot tournaments suck... Why? Cause there hasn't been a SINGLE one that someone with a 8 to 5 job can compete in. There needs to be a night tournament every now and then, so people who work can participate. Also, it is ****ed up how people in Florida and a few other states can't play. Gamespot, hook us up with some flavor... Show some love to the people with a job instead of a life.

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Cant wait till the Gamespot Killzone 2 tournament.

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Could someone PM me on why whenever I see certain contests on sites like this they exclude those 6 states? I live in Florida and it p!$ses me off that when stuff like this happens I can't join in on the fun (or my friends)..

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Im still playing the single player campaign, give me a week gamespot!

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why are so many states not allowed to play?

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you will sit there and listen to me make fun of your credit card

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Man, if GS accepted discover, I'd be in. :(

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I want a weekly tournament of Halo 3. less talking more action.

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i live in florida DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got the perfect teammates

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oh yeah I forgot about that, crap I was thinking about going in that

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So we have to pay for a webiste (that we can get for free) to compete in a tournament (that many other places offer for free) ? I don't get it. Just make the tournament available for everyone....for free!

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I was all hyped about playing in it, figuring a team out, and the bomb dropped... have to be a subscriber... I think ill be passing on this one.

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Not bad, a Tournament right from the start.

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crap now I have to pay for another month of premium! Thanks alot GS:P

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Aw man,you have to be a Total Access subscriber,forget that.

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No FFA tourney :(

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The UK never gets any tournaments. :(

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why do i have to wait until oct. let me register now

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I cant participate i live in NJ.

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I dont got anyone to compete on my team!

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WHAAAAAT... i can't play because i live in Florifa, what is the world coming to, well i guess i understand though, there's way to many bad "bleep" Halo players down here in Miami, so its only fair to open the competition for other people to enjoy the fun also... lol

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sounds good to me.

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N00bl3t15, I feel your pain. :( You're hosting another one, Gamespot. Yes, you are.

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Noooo, I won't be getting my fixed 360 back from Microsoft for at least another week.

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Ahk... no solo player tournaments? wtf? Anyone want to team up with me? I made a thread in the Halo 3 forum: << LINK REMOVED >>

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Nice, one that's open to Canadians! Well, not Quebec, but they're excluded from most contests in Canada too so that's sort of a given.

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tempting, but still not subscribing

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This will be interesting. Glad to see GameSpot getting the tournament all planned out just so soon after its release.

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