Jul 24, 2008

MLG: Canada’s Top Gamers to Battle for More Than $70,000

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Canada’s Top Gamers to Battle for More Than $70,000 at Major League Gaming Pro Circuit Toronto, Presented by Ford

TORONTO, July 24, 2008 – Ford Major League Gaming Canada and Insight Sports announced today that Canada’s top video gamers will have an opportunity to compete for a total purse of more than $70,000 U.S. during next month’s MLG Pro Circuit Toronto, presented by Ford. A featured event of Fan Expo Canada, this exciting competition is scheduled to take place from August 22-24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

An official stop of the six-city 2008 MLG Pro Circuit, MLG Pro Circuit Toronto, presented by Ford, will feature the top professional and amateur video gamers from Canada and the United States.

The event will feature three main tournaments:
  • Halo 3 – four vs. four
  • Gears of War – four vs. four
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas 2 – four vs. four
The top eight teams in the Halo 3 competition will receive prize money, with the championship squad receiving $20,000 U.S.

In both the Gears of War and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas 2 competitions, the top four teams will receive prize money, with each first-place squad receiving $4,000 U.S. A complete breakdown of the prize money for the 2008 Ford MLG Canadian Open can be found at www.mlgcanada.com .

Teams can guarantee themselves a spot in one of the three tournaments by qualifying through the MLG Pro Circuit Toronto Online Ladders. The top squads in the online competition will be automatically seeded into the main draw of their event for MLG Pro Circuit Toronto, presented by Ford.

See more at the Full Press Release

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