From/De: SCEA Media Bulletin
SCEA Announces Killzone 2 Online Championships with MLG
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) together with GameBattles, Major League Gaming’s (MLG) leading online tournament site, today announced open registration for the Killzone® 2 Online Championships. This three-month event starting on May 6, 2009 will offer winning teams more than $60,000 in rare collectible items including authentic Helghast uniforms, limited edition StA 52 assault rifle replicas, and collectible Helghast helmet/busts.
This championship is the first of several PlayStation tournaments on Gamebattles in 2009 that will feature blockbuster PlayStation titles, large prize packages and integrated technologies designed to automate such functions as registration and score reporting. Registration for four-player teams begins on April 27, 2009 and ladder play ensues on May 6, 2009. The top 64 teams will qualify to move into bracket play on July 1, 2009.
Prize packages include:
• 1st Place (1 team) = T-shirt, authentic Killzone 2 Helghast suits, DLC codes
• 2nd Place (1 team) = T-shirt, StA 52 assault riffle replicas, DLC codes
• 3rd Place (2 teams) = T-shirt, collectible Killzone 2 helmet/busts, DLC codes
• 5th Place (4 teams) = T-shirt, DLC codes
• 9th Place (8 teams) = T-shirt
The technical development and marketing support behind the Killzone 2 Online Championships highlight an SCEA and MLG commitment to create better tournament experiences for PlayStation fans. As a result of the combined marketing and technical support, the companies anticipate a higher-level of community activity and participation in the online tournaments, which will attract third party brand sponsors.
Developed by Guerrilla Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Killzone® 2 is the critically-acclaimed first-person shooter created exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Following events and action from the original Killzone for PlayStation®2, Killzone 2 brings players into a highly detailed, ultra-realistic “theater of war” that truly leverages the processing power of the PS3. Killzone 2 provides gamers with an engrossing experience, where the player is constantly in the center of the action, experiencing a sensory overload of unsurpassed audio and visuals. With more than 1 million copies sold worldwide and a truly “only on PlayStation” experience, Killzone 2 has garnered the biggest initial success at retail of any first-party PS3 title to date, and will continue to drive incentive for hardware sales throughout the year.
To compete in the Killzone 2 Online Championships, players must have access to a broadband-connected PS3 and the Killzone 2 video game. All participants must be legal residents of the United States and at least 13 years of age as of date of entry. For complete rules and registration, go to www.Gamebattles.com/killzone2.