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MatchBox360 XL Summer 2008

Returns this summer at a new location, promising to be bigger and better.

Event: MatchBox360 XL

Date: 25th – 27th July 2008

Venue: Cranmore Park, Birmingham

MatchBox360 XL proudly presents Europe’s premier Xbox 360 eSports tournament...bigger and better than ever before!

Having sold out all previous events and with over 400 gamers having attended XL4 in March, MatchBox360 XL will be moving to Cranmore Park in Solihull for the remainder of the XL 2008 season! With over 1000 square metres dedicated to the gaming action on all your favourite Xbox 360 titles, MatchBox360 XL Summer 2008 promises to be the largest XL eSports tournament to date and will take place on the weekend Friday 25th - Sunday 27th July.

“We’re really pleased that Matchbox 360 have decided to hold their event with us – I think we will make a great partnership. Cranmore Park is a blank canvas which they can really make their own and make this event something to remember!” - Victoria Ketcher (Events Manager, Cranmore Park).

Compete side by side with the very best players and teams from across Europe, as MatchBox360 XL presents a 3-day eSports extravaganza featuring over 80 Xbox 360 consoles hosting the very best in high definition gaming.

With cash prizes worth upto £10,000, MatchBox360 XL continues to set the standard for competitive console tournaments including the largest Halo 3, Call of Duty 4 and Gears of War tournaments in Europe!!!

MatchBox360 XL will feature competitive tournaments and freeplay on a selection of the most popular Xbox 360 titles. The confirmed XL tournament line-up includes:

Friday 25th July

Gears of War 4v4 Call of Duty 4 FFA Halo 3 FFA

Saturday 26th July

Gears of War 4v4 Halo 3 4v4 Call of Duty 4 5v5

Sunday 27th July

Halo 3 4v4 Call of Duty 4 5v5 please note: additional tournaments may be added in due course.

MatchBox360 XL is being organised by event managers Chris Barnes and Graham Hoffman:

“XL has received overwhelming support from the European gaming community, and we look forward to the future as we take XL to the next level with a bigger and better venue at Cranmore Park. As we continue to develop the competitive console gaming scene in Europe, players and spectators can expect to witness the most intense gaming action at XL to date with improved facilities, more space and the largest Xbox 360 tournaments in Europe!” - Chris Barnes.

Whether you’re a competitor or spectator, MatchBox360 XL provides the perfect opportunity for the Xbox Live community to meet, compete and socialise all under one roof for a marathon weekend of gaming.

If you are yet to experience XL, a full online photo gallery from MatchBox360 XL4 in March can be found here:

Admission tickets and tournament entry fees are on sale now from the online MatchBox360 XL Ticket Office:

For all the latest MatchBox360 XL news and information please visit:

Are you ready to XL?!

XL Sponsorship:

MatchBox360 currently have a number of unique marketing and showcase opportunities available at our forthcoming XL tournament in July 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 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


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MatchBox360 XL Ticket Office: 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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