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MatchBox360 Online Autumn Series

eSports tournament back for another outing, scheduled for 28th/30th November at Cranmore Park.

MatchBox360 are pleased to announce that the latest series of online tournaments for the Xbox 360 gaming community are now open for registration and will start on Sunday 7th September.

The “MatchBox360 Online Autumn Series” features the most popular Xbox 360 titles including Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Gears of War, FIFA08 and Unreal Tournament 3.

Following the overwhelming success of the £3000 Summer Series sponsored by Netgear and iiyama, over 200 teams and 800 players will take to the Xbox Live battlefield in this latest selection of online tournaments.

With the forthcoming MatchBox360 XL eSports LAN tournament on 28-30th November at Cranmore Park, the “MatchBox360 Online Autumn Series” will once again see some of the best teams in Europe practising their tactics as they prepare for the largest dedicated Xbox 360 tournament in Europe.

For all the latest MatchBox360 XL news and information please visit: http://www.matchbox360.co.uk

The “MatchBox360 Online Autumn Series” includes:

SteelSeries Halo 3 2v2

64 teams confirmed Prizes: €500 SteelSeries Headphones Forum: http://matchbox360.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=136 Registration: Maximum capacity reached. Registration closed.

Halo 3 FFA

Over 180 players confirmed Prizes: to be confirmed (please contact for unique tournament sponsorship opportunities) Forum: http://matchbox360.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=137 Registration: Maximum capacity reached. Registration closed.

Call of Duty 4 2v2

64 teams confirmed Prizes: to be confirmed (please contact for unique tournament sponsorship opportunities) Forum: http://matchbox360.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=139 Registration: Maximum capacity reached. Registration closed.

Call of Duty 4 4v4

32 teams confirmed (maximum 64) Prizes: to be confirmed (please contact for unique tournament sponsorship opportunities) Forum: http://matchbox360.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=138 Registration: http://matchbox360.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=7464

Gears of War 4v4:

32 teams confirmed (maximum 64) Prizes: to be confirmed (please contact for unique tournament sponsorship opportunities) Forum: http://matchbox360.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=140 Registration: http://matchbox360.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=7459

MatchBox360 spoke to Edward Burrows (aka vVv Varddd) who won the Summer Series Halo 3 FFA and a finalist in the recent XL Summer Halo 3 4v4 with vVv Gaming:

You won the online Summer Series Halo 3 FFA, but what was your goal in placing for before the tournament started?

- I felt that I could of won the event, but all I really wanted was to place in the top 8. I think that is a great achievement to be reached in an FFA, but when you enter a tournament you should never aim below first place.

You are an experienced Halo 3 player. How does the online FFA differ from XL FFA? Which one do you think allows the player to perform at his best?

- I think the online FFA is much harder to perform on due to the fact it is online and much harder to get kills as it depends on your own connection, which may be good or bad. XL FFA works so much better due to the fact you’re playing on LAN, which means you have the same advantages and disadvantages as everyone else. I prefer playing XL FFA even though the pressure is more intense with all the people watching how you play, but I love to compete and strive to win.

With console eSports receiving more publicity in the UK, do you think the European scene can ever grow to the scale of the likes of MLG in the USA?

- I believe that European gaming can get much bigger with more people joining the community and playing at the tournaments, which will lead to better players, stronger teams and increased prize money. I think that MLG is so much bigger than XL at the moment due to the fact they have been doing competitive tournaments for several years, but I think XL can be this BIG in a couple of years time if more people get involved. Hopefully we can be bigger and better than MLG.

Strong words from Varddd as he prepares to defend his Halo 3 FFA title and take on the best European players in the MatchBox360 Halo 3 2v2 sponsored by SteelSeries.

The “MatchBox360 Online Autumn Series” tournaments are now open for registration and will take place throughout September to November with the first tournaments starting on Monday 1st September...so what are you waiting for, get your teams registered now!!!

More of your favourite Xbox 360 titles including Guitar Hero 3 and Unreal Tournament 3 will be added to the online tournament line-up over the next few weeks. For more information on all the tournaments available, please visit the MatchBox360 online tournament forums:


We look forward to meeting you online and at MatchBox360 XL on 28-30th November at Cranmore Park!

MatchBox360 Online and XL Sponsorship:

MatchBox360 currently have a number of unique marketing and showcase opportunities available online and at our forthcoming XL tournament in November at Cranmore Park. Whether you would like to feature your product at the event or advertise your business via tournament sponsorship, we have a selection of marketing packages to suit your needs. If you would like the your product or business to be associated with the most successful Xbox 360 online tournaments or the largest console LAN tournament in Europe then please contact us for further information.


Chris Barnes

MatchBox360 XL Event Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 7977 070 596

E-mail: enquiries@matchbox360.co.uk

About MatchBox360

MatchBox360: http://www.matchbox360.co.uk

XL Gaming: http://www.xlgaming.co.uk

MatchBox360 XL Ticket Office: http://tickets.matchbox360.co.uk/

MatchBox360.co.uk is one of the fastest growing Xbox Live communities in the United Kingdom. A focused events site and XCN member, MatchBox360 revolves around its thriving forum community, and boasts an impressive membership of gamers of varying ages, gender and skill.

MatchBox360 XL is the premier console eSports tournament in the UK and sets the standard for competitive console LAN events for the European gaming community.

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