Sponsored by Target, the tournament – which runs from April 17 – May 17, 2004 – will pit the best online racing gamers from three regions against one another in an intercontinental competition of the best-selling, critically acclaimed Xbox video game, Project Gotham Racing 2.
Gamers from Canada and the United States that would like to participate in the “Project Gotham Racing 2 International Tournament” can log on to www.xbox.com/en-us/live/tournaments from now until April 17 to register. Gamers from Europe should check the regional Xbox.com URL in their area for more details on how to sign up.
Over 750,000 Xbox Live members are challenged to race through the game’s “Princes Street East” track in Edinburgh, Scotland and record their best times. The racers with the best seven times – two from the United States, two from Canada and three from Europe – will represent their region as finalists.
These final seven will receive an all-expense paid trip to Charlotte, N.C. for the “Project Gotham Racing 2 International Tournament” finals, which will take place over Memorial Day weekend at NASCAR’s highly-anticipated “Food Lion Speed Street” event. The finalists will also receive a pass to one of the most celebrated races in NASCAR – the Coca Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. In addition, the finals will feature a performance by Island Records recording act, Autopilot Off to celebrate both the tournament and the release of their first full-length album, Make A Sound. But among those seven finalists, there can be only one true champion. One winner will be crowned the world’s best online racer and take home the grand prize package of $5,000, a one-year subscription to Xbox Live and the chance to play against the band members from Autopilot Off.
One of the largest retailers in the United States, Target, has signed on as official sponsor of the “Project Gotham Racing 2 International Tournament” and will provide gamers with special discounts off the purchase of Project Gotham Racing 2 exclusively in its 1,200 Target stores across the U.S. For more information on this offer and the company’s commitment to video gaming, visit Target’s official website via a link on the tournament registration page www.xbox.com/en-us/live/tournaments.
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