Announcing: Empires of Steel-A-Thon!

Monday, 15 February 2010

So you conquered the world in Empires of Steel against the Computer player, or your friends. But do you want to know who the best Empires of Steel player is, period?

Battlefront.com and Atomicboy Software are introducing the Empires of Steel-A-Thon, the first official Empires of Steel Multiplayer Tournament!

The winner will receive a $100 CASH PRIZE, and any Finalist will receive a $50 Gift Certificate from www.battlefront.com. Registrations are open now and end Feb 28, 2010!

< Click here to register for the tournament now >

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_contact&task=view&contact_id=16&Itemid=396

But wait, there is more… if you don’t own Empires of Steel yet, but would like to participate in the Tourney, we are going to make it even easier for you to join the Frey… uh, Fun! Effective immediately, we’re reducing the price for Empires of Steel from $45 to $35. You can save $10 AND win a Cash Prize.

< Click here to buy Empires of Steel now >

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?page=shop.cart&func=cartAdd&product_id=208&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26

If you are unfamiliar with Empires of Steel, we have also just released a new Feature video with voice-overs from the game designer, Brit Clousing, on our Battlefront.com YouTube Channel.

< Click here to jump directly to the YouTube Channel >

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATRHtFc3lCU

And of course you can download the FREE DEMO at any time to find out what the buzz is all about. Don’t miss one of the most innovative feature-rich global domination and exploration strategy games available today!

< Click here to download the free demo now >

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=240&Itemid=372

EMPIRES OF STEEL-A-THON OFFICIAL RULES (read thoroughly before signing up!) Disclaimer - by entering this tournament you agree to the rules set forth herein. No claims and warranties are made as to any specific purpose, quality or performance of this tournament. Referee - the Tournament Referee designated by the Sponsor is the final source of interpretation of these rules. Any rulings made by the Referee are final. The Referee reserves the right to interpret, edit, modify, and revoke any of the Rules at his own discretion at any time before, during and after the Tournament, and also reserves the right to disqualify any of the Participants at his sole discretion. Eligible - in order to play in the Tournament, you need to legally own a full version of the game Empires of Steel, register using the Registration form and be accepted and not subsequently disqualified. No payment is needed to enter the Tournament, nor would it increase your chances of winning. Sign-up - you sign up forthe Tournament by filling out the registration form, including the following information: your real name, your full physical address, and your email address. Incorrect registration entries will be ignored. You will receive a registration confirmation email when your registration has been accepted. Your personal data will be only stored for the purposes of managing the Tournament and will not be disclosed to any third party– except your name and email address as necessary for the conduction of the tournament - nor used for any other purposes than the Tournament. Matches - after the registration period is closed (and for each subsequent round until there is a winner), all registered players will be randomly set in pairs for 2-3 player matches. The matchups will be displayed in the Tournament section of the Empires of Steel webpage, and will include the date ("reporting date") by which the match is to be played at the latest (usually there will be one round per week), as well as the mandatory settings for the Random Map Generator for each Match! The settings may include additional Computer Players, and will usually be limited to 100, 150 or 200 turns. Each player will receive an email with this information as well, including the email address of his opponent. All players have to arrange for a specific time to meet and conduct the match themselves, but no later than the date specified. The players have to agree between themselves who is the hosting player and who is the client (it is recommended to have the player with the faster comput er and Internet connection be the host). Results– the Winner of a Match is the player declared as Winner by the Game's Result Screen. Often, this will be the player who has the most population under his control after the allotted number of turns has been played. Should a match end with an inconclusive result then it has to be repeated. For the losing player, the tournament is over. The Winner MUST take a screenshot of the results screen, and email it together with the last auto save file to press@battlefront.com. If the results screenshot was not taken for whatever reason, the match has to be repeated. If the referee does not receive a results screenshot until the report date, both players will be excluded from the Tournament. Winner - as many rounds and matches are played as needed until only one player remains. This is the Winner of the tournament. The Winner receives a $100 Cash Prize, sponsored by Battlefront.com. Each Participant in the Quarter Finals, Half Finals and Final receives a $50 Gift Certificate from www.battlefront.com. Missed games - if a player misses a game at the agreed time, that player is excluded from further participation of the tournament, and the other player advances to the next round automatically. If both players miss a game and are not able to agree on a time before the report date specified, BOTH players are disqualified. If you and your opponent have problems scheduling a game for any reason (time zone difference etc.) please email press@battlefront.com as quickly as possible to see if we can arrange for different matchups and/or grant an extension to the reporting date. Lost connections - if a player loses connection during a game, he has to immediately reconnect and the game has to be continued from the last automatic save. If the player is not able to reconnect for any reason, the remaining player is considered the winner of the Match. Disputes - any disputes are to be emailed to press@battlefront.com immediately and will be settled by the designated Tournament Referee, whose rulings are final and not subject to appeal. Legal Disclaimers - the Empires of Steel-A-Thon is not a sweepstake or lottery. Winning depends solely on skill; all Participants have the same starting conditions and no chance is involved. Payments or Purchases are not allowed and would not increase the chance to win. The Sponsor of this Tournament is Battlefront.com, Inc, PO Box 307, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426, USA.


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