25th October 2007 (London, United Kingdom) - XLEAGUE.TV, the UK’s only dedicated eSports entertainment television channel, today announced that it will be the official sponsor of the Matchbox360 XL Halo 3 Free For All tournament with a guaranteed cash prize fund of£1000.
MatchBox360 XL will take place at the Birmingham NEC Toute Suite on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November. The weekend will feature competitive tournaments and freeplay on a selection of the most popular Xbox 360 titles including the Halo 3 FFA sponsored by XLEAGUE.TV. The full MatchBox360 XL tournament line-up is as follows:
- Halo 3 - FFA and 4v4
- Gears of War - 4v4 Execution
- EA FIFA 08 - Champions League
- Call of Duty 4– FFA
Please check the MatchBox360 website for more information on XL tournament rules and games available on freeplay throughout the weekend: http://www.matchbox360.co.uk
XLEAGUE.TV will be attending the event in an official capacity to film the weekend’s events and promote the pro-gaming scene. In addition, footage from the event will feature on XLEAGUE.TV Sky Channel 279.
With the ever-growing popularity of the XL series, places are sure to be in demand with many of the UK’s top gamers and clans already confirmed to compete. The MatchBox360 XL HALO 3 FFA tournament sponsored by XLEAGUE.TV will see 128 players compete over a number of maps specifically forged for the competition.
MatchBox360 XL is being organised by events manager Chris Barnes:
“We are delighted to welcome XLEAGUE.TV back to MatchBox360 XL. Having worked together at our previous event in August, we look forward to developing our relationship with XLEAGUE.TV and raising the profile of eSports tournaments in the UK. By developing and improving upon the foundations from our previous events, MatchBox360 XL will continue to set the standard for competitive console tournaments for the gaming community and being able to offer large guaranteed cash prizes brings us one step closer to making pro-gaming a reality in the UK and Europe.”
In addition XLEAGUE.TV producer Tommy Boulding added:
"We recognised what a great success MatchBox360 and XLEAGUE.TV’s partnership was at the XL2 event and so it should come as no surprise that the partnership has continued for XL3. XLEAGUE.TV is very proud to sponsor the Halo 3 FFA competition with a guaranteed cash prize fund of£1000...with first place set to walk away with£500! I think it provides further evidence that both XLEAGUE.TV and MatchBox360 XL are moving forward together to create a thriving pro-gaming community in the UK."
Whether a competitor or spectator, MatchBox360 XL is a great chance for the Xbox Live community to meet, compete and socialise all under one roof for a marathon weekend of gaming. And of course XLEAGUE.TV will be there with the camera to capture all the highs and lows of the weekend.
XLEAGUE.TV - the UK’s first and only dedicated gaming television channel is available on Sky Channel 279 and online at www.xleague.tv is part of Portland Enterprises Ltd. Portland Enterprises is the broadcasting arm of Northern&Shell plc.
ABOUT MATCHBOX 360 XL
MatchBox360 XL Event Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 7977 070 596
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.