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9th July 2007 (London, United Kingdom) - XLEAGUE.TV, the UK's first dedicated eSports entertainment television channel, has confirmed that it will be an Official Partner to the Matchbox360 XL Event at the NEC Birmingham on 4th-5th August 2007.

Taking place at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Toute Suite on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of August, MatchBox360 XL will feature competitive tournaments and freeplay on a selection of the most popular Xbox and Xbox 360 titles including:

Halo 2 - FFA & 4v4

Gears of War - 4v4 Execution

Rainbow Six Vegas - FFA & 4v4

Pro Evolution Soccer 6

XLEAGUE.TV will be attending the event in an official capacity to film and promote Matchbox XL and competitive gaming. In addition, footage from the event will be shown on XLEAGUE.TV Sky Channel 291*, so to feature on the UK's first dedicated eSports Channel please visit or visit for information on how you can potentially win tickets to this gaming showpiece in our XLEAGUE.TV Gears of War Competition.

Many of the top players and teams have already confirmed that they are looking to attend with some signed up and raring to go, so if you want to fight against the best then get signed up, get to the NEC and battle it out for prize funds of up to £7,500 for the winners.

MatchBox360 XL is being organised by events manager Chris Barnes:

"Following the overwhelming success of our first XL tournament with over 300 gamers travelling from all over the UK and Europe, we are delighted to announce the second MatchBox360 XL in association with XLEAGUE.TV. By continually improving upon the success of our last events, we aim to provide the best Xbox and Xbox 360 LAN tournaments for the UK and European gaming community. MatchBox360 XL is for the gamers, by the gamers."

In addition XLEAGUE.TV Marketing Manager Lee Catania added, "XLEAGUE.TV are pleased to announce our involvement with MatchBox360 XL. XLEAGUE.TV aims to provide the best in competition gaming and we feel XL provides the best platform to demonstrate what XLEAGUE.TV is all about with competitive, compelling and overall enjoyable gaming."

Whether you're a competitor or spectator, MatchBox360 XL is a chance for the Xbox Live community to meet, compete and socialise all under one roof for a marathon weekend of gaming. Have you got what it takes to XL? If so, XLEAGUE.TV will be there to capture your skills on film and show it to the nation.

Check out www.XLEAGUE.TV for more information, or alternatively contact Lee Catania on

*XLEAGUE.TV will move to Sky Channel 279 from 16th July onwards.


XLEAGUE.TV is the UK's first dedicated gaming television channel is available on Sky Channel 291 and online at www.XLEAGUE.TV is part of Portland Enterprises Ltd. Portland Enterprises is the broadcasting arm of Northern & Shell plc.

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