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Gears of War 2007 Global Xbox Live Tournament announced by Microsoft and Epic Games

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Here is some news that will make all you Gears of War fans run around in childlike delight. Microsoft Game Studios together with Epic Games has announced the “Gears of Wars” 2007 Global Xbox Live Tournament. The tournament which will be presented by the World Cyber Games, offers gamers the chance to chain saw their way to the Grand Finals in Prague, Czech Republic.

As part of the Gears of War 2007 Global Xbox Live Tournament, there will be ranked matches on Xbox Live for four weeks of leaderboard play. The top 11 finalists with the highest individual scores will receive a trip for two to Prague to compete in the Grand Final in July 2007.

The Grand Prize for a lucky winner includes a four-day, three-night trip to Prague with round-trip coach air transportation for two. Besides, the winner will also get standard hotel accommodations, basic ground transportation in Prague and a $200 Visa gift card.

The top four eligible ranked players from each participating country will win a three-day, two-night trip to their country’s 2007 World Cyber Games National Championship event. The trip includes round-trip transportation, standard hotel accommodation and a $300 Visa gift card for the winner.

Secondary prizes include an Xbox 360 package, comprising an Xbox 360 Pro System console, “”Viva Piñata,” “Project Gotham Racing 3,” “Xbox LIVE Arcade Unplugged Volume 1,” “Kameo: Elements of Power” and a 12-month Xbox LIVE subscription, as well as “Gears of War” bonuses such as faceplates.

According to Cliff Bleszinski, lead designer for Gears of War, May the Best Man or Locust Win, “We are thrilled to offer the chance for gamers across the world to come together and share the glories of blowing apart someone into little chunks.”

All those who wish to register for the Gears of War 2007 Global Xbox Live Tournament can do so as registrations will continue through April 29, 2007. Official gameplay will begin on April 9 and will continue through May 6. The winner will be announced in May as well.

And, in case you were wondering why all the winners will be sent to Prague. Well, it’s only because Prague influenced the setting for the game’s “Destroyed Scenery” scenic imagery. That’s probably the reason they have selected Prague to host the Grand Final in July 2007.

You can get more information on this Gears of war Tournament from here. Sadly, as Xbox Live has not yet launched in India, Indian fans of the game will not be able to participate. However, for the rest of the world, this announcement is another release to celebrate, and of course to gear up for the tournament!