Joystick Junkies have teamed up with tournament organisers Last Man Standing to host Halo 2 matches at the next two Trueplayerz events with Xbox 360s up for grabs thanks to sponsors UK Online
Mark Boadey and Louis Simpson established last Man Standing two years ago with the aim of encouraging competitive game play in the UK. Weekly LMS tournaments are exclusively over Xbox Live and comprise of single player and, soon to be launched, team tournaments. Their tireless work to grow the competitive gaming market in the UK was instrumental in Trueplayerz choosing to work with them to help reach the UK's gaming community.
"The guys at Last Man Standing have been really supportive of our previous events. The UK is someway behind the US in developing online and physical events that draw in the gaming fans so we hope that new partnerships like this will help grow the number of gaming events in the UK". Commented Chris Birch, event producer for Trueplayerz.
The next Trueplayerz event is this Sunday 23rd October at London's Marquee Club on Leicester Square. See below for detailed information.
Each Trueplayerz event offers everyone the chance to play new games, score great prizes (including ton's of games (from Eidos, Capcom, EA, Atari, Konami, Activision, Madcatz, Saitek, Guillemot, Radica, Midway), two one year 8 Mb broadband accounts from UK Online, two Nokia 6681 phones and four iPod Shuffles) and of course win cash for the charity of their choice!
The unique concept behind Trueplayerz is that the winner of each tournament decides which charity receives the proceeds from the event, it's as simple as that.
The tournament is being played out on four big screens plus there will also be loads of game pods for side tournaments and special events. Players can compete on the autumn's top new releases including Burnout Revenge, FIFA 2006, Battlefield 2 (Modern Combat), Capcom Fighting Jam and now Halo2.
Competitors are assigned an hour during which they play a number of rounds on their chosen game to qualify for the finals. All finalists will play off on a mystery game that changes every month to decide who wins the ultimate Trueplayer.
Players win free games, t-shirts and other prizes throughout the tournament plus we have goodie bags for all players including an exclusive TMF iPod cover so you don't need to be a champion to go home with something.
You can pick up flyers in Gamestation stores around Greater London or simply visit www.joystickjunkies.com/trueplayerz
Sunday 23rd October and Sunday 20th November
The Marquee Club, Leicester Square, London
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square, Northern Line
Daytime tournament: hourly heats from 11am-6pm
Grand Final 7pm and Awards 8pm
After party: 8.30pm-1am
Tournament Games (all on Xbox):
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
Capcom Fighting Jam
£5 to play in tournament with subsequent tournament games only £3, £3 for spectators (both payable on arrival)
Please note all door proceeds go to the charity of the winner's choice
The event is open to all ages 12 and above, however you will need proof of age to compete on some games and if you are under 16 you must be accompanied or have parental permission.
Sign up to play at www.joystickjunkies.com/trueplayerz or ring 020 7486 6641 10am-6pm Mon-Fri