"Best Buy makes sure gamers have everything they need to compete online," said Jill Hamburger, vice president of video games at Best Buy. "And this tournament has it all - phenomenal gameplay with Ghost Recon, live interaction with your opponent on Xbox Live Gold and great prizes. It's going to be fun."
For the first three weeks of the competition, teams of two will compete against thousands of other teams as they eliminate each other for the top spot to compete in the deathmatch final. The two finalist teams will then travel to E3 and compete for the grand prize of an all-new 2007 Dodge Caliber, a sporty five-door compact car with a powerful stance that provides the functional flexibility of an SUV. The first-place winner will also receive $5,000 and the second-place winners will each receive cash prizes of $1,000.
"There is no doubt that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is the killer game for Xbox 360 and the online tournament is a great way to experience the game with thousands of other players in a heated competition," said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is going to blow up on Xbox Live."
The face of war has changed. Enemy lines blur and there is no longer a clear opponent. New enemies and new threats require a new type of warfare - a new type of soldier. Enter the Ghosts. In 2013, the U.S. Army will implement the Integrated Warfighter System (IWS), evolving what we know as the modern soldier. IWS combines advanced weapon systems, satellite communication devices and enhanced survivability into one fully integrated combat system. The IWS program has been developed to meet these new threats head on. Now, it can be tested on the battlefield. Following an insurgence in the heart of Mexico City, the U.S. Army's most elite Special Forces team is deployed to the center of the conflict to regain control of the city. Greatly outnumbered but fully equipped with the IWS, this elite team is the first and last line of defense on the battlefield. They are the "quiet" professionals. They are the Ghosts.
Tournament registration began March 19 and ends March 31 on www.bestbuy.com/gamingtournaments.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for Xbox 360 and the Xbox are now available in stores. The PS2 version will ship in late March 2006 and the PC will be arriving in May 2006.
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