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RTCW 'Battle On The Beachhead II' Tournament Announced

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 1:46 p.m. PST

Activision, NVIDIA Corporation, Corporation and id Software have teamed up with the Online Gaming League to host the Return to Castle Wolfenstein "Battle on the Beachhead II" tournament. Gamers from across North America will hit the battlefield in a struggle for frontline domination and exciting prizes including NVIDIA GeForce FX graphics cards from, limited edition RTCW prints signed by id Software, GameCube, Nintendo Game Boy Advance and hundreds of popular games. The tournament will run from April 7 through May 12, 2003 at the Online Gaming League website, on the Speakeasy Network, home of the largest broadband gaming community and the official ISP of the OGL.

To register for a chance to compete in the "Battle on the Beachhead II" tournament, captains can sign-up their six-person team at the Online Gaming League between March 31 and April 5, 2003. The OGL will choose a total of 64 teams throughout the week.

The Battle on the Beachhead II tournament pits teams against one another in an Axis vs. Allies battle against time. Each map includes a set number of mission objectives that must be completed as quickly as possible. Teams play four rounds, both as the attacker and the defender, with the team winning the most matches advancing to the next bracket. The tournament finals are scheduled for May 12, 2003.

Prizes will be awarded to each member of the top three winning teams and include the following prizes for each team member: Grand Prize - NVIDIA GeForce FX graphics cards from, a limited edition RTCW print signed by the id Software team, Nintendo GameCube(tm), select game prizes from Activision and a dedicated port on a Return to Castle Wolfenstein game server with administrative access for one year from Speakeasy; Second Place - a Game Boy® Advance hand-held video game system and copies of DOOM© and Commander Keen©; Third Place - A collection of Activision's award-winning PC titles. A complete list of tournament rules and prizes can be found at the Online Gaming League website.

Anyone not on the front lines can track the action by going to the offcial Wolfenstein website or the Online Gaming League website. Spectators can view ladders, schedules and statistics and even experience live broadcasts of matches in progress. Fans can also listen to the action on a live internet shoutcast by Team Sportscast Network.

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