Compete for Sweet Swag in Expo’s Videogame Tournaments


Check out our full lineup of videogame tournaments at this year’s Expo!

With the Escapist Expo just around the corner – it starts this Friday, people! – now is the perfect time to reserve your spot for any (or all) of our weekend videogame tournaments. From September 14th – 16th, you’ll be able to compete head-to-head with other Expo attendees for a series of cool game-related prizes.

Only $10 gets you a Tournament Pass, allowing you to register for our Halo, Mortal Kombat, Virtua Fighter, and Street Fighter competitions, while the League of Legends, Gears of War 3, and Ghost Recon tournaments are all free to enter, courtesy of Riot Games, Epic Games, and Red Storm Entertainment, respectively. Even if you’ve already registered for one of our Tournament Passes, or just want to complete in one of our free, sponsored events, please take the time to register for individual events before the Expo. Want to enter a team competition, but don’t have a team waiting in the wings? Don’t worry; we have you covered. The Escapist will pair up individuals and fill up incomplete teams that have an empty slot or two so no one is left out.

Due to overwhelming support from our amazing sponsors, all winners will walk away with tons of amazing perks and prizes. Plantronics GameCom is the official headset sponsor of the Escapist Expo 2012. Over $3,000 in gaming headsets will be awarded to tournament winners, including the GameCom x95 to every console winner and the GameCom 780 to every PC winner. In addition, Plantronics GameCom will be conducting headset giveaway contests all weekend long that all tournament participants will be automatically entered to win.

Here’s the official lineup:

League of Legends
09/14/12 @ 2:00pm – 6:00pm
09/15/12 @ 10:00am – 6:00pm
09/16/12 @ 10:00am – 4:00pm

Additional Prizes: All winners will receive exclusive in-game prizes to their personal accounts, direct from Riot, in addition to on-site swag.

Halo: Reach
09/14/12 @ 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Gears of War 3 (Sponsored by Epic Games)
09/15/12 @ 11:00am – 6:00pm

Additional Prizes:

  • 1x Autographed Epic Edition Gears of War 3
  • 1x Autographed Gears of War 3 Art Book
  • 1x Autographed ComicCon Exclusive Theron Action Figure
  • 1x Autographed Gears of War Board Game
  • 4x Chicks Love Baird T-Shirt

Tom Clancy’s: Ghost Recon Future Soldier (Sponsored by Red Storm Entertainment)
09/16/12 @ 11:00am – 4:00pm

Additional Prizes:

  • Red Storm Entertainment Studio Tour
  • 4x Autographed Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Games
  • 4x Autographed Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Posters
  • 4x Ghost Recon Future Soldier t-shirt

Mortal Kombat 9: Komplete Edition
09/14/12 @ 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
09/15/12 @ 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition
09/16/12 @ 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Every member of all winning teams for each tournament game will also receive a limited edition commemorative Expo tournament plaque, unique to each game, and a $100 Amazon Gift Card, courtesy of The Escapist.

For a full list of rules, maps, and formats, check out the forum posting located here.

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