Metal Gear Tourney Planned

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today an official online tournament for their tactical espionage action video game, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence to take place between July 29th and September 17th. Sponsored and hosted by iGames, the tournament will let gamers compete with others nationwide for a chance to win a selection of incredible Metal Gear prizes and top honors as the best players in the country.

Gamers will be able to register for the official Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence tournament on the iGames web site, www.igames.org or at iGames centers nationwide.

The tournament will consist of a series of solo and team games in which contestants can participate from home or from iGames centers nationwide. Tournament matches will be held regularly each weekend, and players can participate in as many matches as they wish. Each player will be rated using the ELO ranking system that judges their overall skill level rather than just wins and losses. The players and teams with the top rating each day will win Metal Gear memorabilia such as shirts, games and accessories, while the players and teams with the best rating over the course of the entire competition will earn entry into a final elimination stage. The team and solo game winners from this stage will become Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence champions and will win prizes such as HDTVs, special in-game awards and rare Metal Gear memorabilia.

For the first time in the history of the Metal Gear series, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence features an online mode that lets players utilize classic characters and gameplay elements as they compete against other players from around the country on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Gamers will be able to choose from five different online modes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Sneaking Mission, Capture Mission and Rescue Mission, each with their own unique set of goals. Competition takes place in more than 10 different areas and includes classic environments from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater as well as original levels created specifically for Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. The game supports up to eight players online as well as full in-game voice chat for the most immersive online gameplay experience possible on the PlayStation 2.

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