The UK Online sponsored charity gaming tournaments are now part of the official Xbox Live Calendar and launch this Sunday 13th November followed by Sunday 4th December.
With the addition of the Xbox Live Trueplayerz events, gamers from across the world can now compete for prizes and cash for the charity of their choice. Whilst the Trueplayerz team are preparing for the next real world event on Sunday 20th November at London's Marquee Club, Last Man Standing, one of the UK's leading tournament organisers will be co-ordinating this Sunday's Xbox Live event starting from 2pm.
The first Xbox Live Trueplayerz tournament will take place on Halo 2 from 2pm with the winner scoring $100 for themselves and $100 for the charity of their choice. There will also be Joystick Junkies t-shirts for the runner's up. Members of the Trueplayerz team will also be on hand to answer questions and promote forthcoming events.
Whilst the action is going on, Paul Gordon's Game School team will be running a separate training room with Brit pro-gaming royalty 4 Kings who will be leading a tips & tricks session on Halo 2 for newcomers who must be ranking 10 or below to take part. If you would like to join this event check www.joystickjunkies.com/trueplayerz for more information.
Xbox Live Trueplayerz Tournament - Sunday 13th November @ 2pm
Players will be competing in a variety of Rumble Slayer matches with a maximum of 8 players on maps including: Beaver Creek, Lockout, Turf, Ivory Tower and Foundation. There will be four tournament rooms, which will be opened 5 minutes prior to the start of each match (see match times below). Each round will last 10 minutes with the player with highest kills reaching the semi finals.
Competitors must add one of the relevant servers to their friends list prior to start.
UK / European Players: LAST MAN 2 and LAST MAN 6
US Players: LAST MAN 1 and LAST MAN 4
If the server's friend's list is full then try adding your regions other gamer tag. If you cannot gain access to the game, the game is full. You can try the other gamer tag for your region or wait for the next round of matches. Rooms are closed once either the maximum amount of people is reached or match start time has been reached. Only the top player goes through in each round.
2pm UK/European Rounds begin (see below)
4.30pm U.S Rounds begin (see below)
6.00 pm Semi Finals (15 minute Shot Gun Slayer on Midship)
6.30pm Finals (15 minute MLG Slayer on Zanzibar)
Match times UK and Europe Only
2.00 Rumble Slayer Beaver Creek
2.30 Rumble Slayer Lockout
3.00 Rumble Slayer Turf
3.30 Rumble Slayer Ivory Tower
4.00 Rumble Slayer Foundation
Match Times U.S only (times are currently shown as GMT)
4.30 Rumble Slayer Beaver Creek
5.00 Rumble Slayer Lockout
5.20 Rumble Slayer Ivory Tower
5.40 Rumble Slayer Turf
For more information on Trueplayerz please contact Chris@joystickjunkies.com or call +44 (0) 20 7486 6641
Trueplayerz - 20th November @ London's Marquee Club
The Marquee Club, Leicester Square, London.
Doors open 10.30am, £5 to play (£3 for each extra tournament entry), £3 to spectate.
Tournaments run on Burnout Revenge, Battlefield 2 (Modern Combat), FIFA 2006, Capcom Fighting Jam & Halo 2. Sign up before at www.joystickjunkies.com/trueplayerz or on the day (arrive early). Prizes include 8 Mb broadband accounts and two Xbox 360's from UK Online, Nokia 6681 phones, iPod Shuffles plus games and accessories with the proceeds from the day going to the charity of the winner's choice.
About Trueplayerz - www.joystickjunkies.com/trueplayerz
Trueplayerz is the monthly charity video games tournament sponsored by UK Online (www.ukonline.net) and supported by EA Games, Gamestation, TMF, GamesRadar.com, and Games Master magazine where players compete to win prizes for themselves and cash for the charity of their choice.
About Last Man Standing - www.thelastmanstanding.co.uk
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. The organisation is organising the UK's first Xbox 360 clan tournament in January.
About Joystick Junkies - www.joystickjunkies.com
British clothing label Joystick Junkies has taken world famous icons, such as Space Invaders, from the dawn of video games and turned them in to fashionable designs for the modern day adventurer. Ultra soft vintage washes and bright retro tones, distressed prints and subtle video games references help create a truly lifestyle approach to the world's fastest growing youth market. Joystick Junkies is not just about fashion, their popular club nights and parties have already spread from London to LA, the team are organising the Trueplayerz charity gaming tournaments and JoystickJunkies.com is a focal point for the fast growing video games pop culture phenomenon.