What is the prize?
The top eight players from the UK will fight it out in the second stage of the tournament which takes place on Saturday 9th April, 2005. But there can be only one national winner. The winner will not only take the title of UK Halo 2 Champion but they also win a state of the art Samsung digital camcorder worth over £400, a special edition 'money can't buy' half-sized Master Chief statue worth around £350, plus a Halo 2 Championship Plaque and commemorative Halo 2 T Shirt. Of the 14 European countries taking part, one Halo 2 Champion from each nation then has the opportunity to go through to the Worldwide Finals which will be announced later in March.
How do I take part?
First you need go to the following URL and register for the tournament
Registration starts today, 7th March 12:00 GMT nd will close at 12:00 GMT on 20th March. Once registered gamers can begin the epic journey to the top of the Rumble Pit Leaderboard. Just sign into Xbox Live, select OptiMatch and start playing in the Rumble Pit. The top eight eligible players who are registered on the Rumble Pit leaderboard from the UK will win a place at the UK final.
To be eligible, gamers should subscribe to Xbox Live, be over 16 and be in one of the participating European countries – UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.
To find out about other great Xbox Live events including Game With Fame, tournaments and Winning Weekends visit the Xbox Live Calendar.
There are now more than 1.4million members of the growing Xbox Live service, which enables gamers to easily find their friends and play together online; talk to other members while they're playing through the Xbox Voice Communicator, download current statistics, new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive. The service is constantly evolving with new features like voice messages and alerts, plus "Game with Fame", 'Winning Weekends' "Play and Win", and "Mystery Gamer." There are now 200 Live-enabled titles available world-wide including Halo® 2 which has so far logged over 61 million sessions on the game, with an average session lasting nearly 92 minutes – the approximate length of a feature film.
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