Activision Call of Duty XP UK Qualifier
Consolegaming.eu is proud to partner with Activision to give 4 lucky players the opportunity to represent the UK at the world's biggest video games event ever. We are offering you the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to compete in the Call of Duty XP event (sponsored by Xbox) where you and 3 of your friends will get the chance to win a share of $1,000,000!
The lucky winner gets the opportunity to team up with their friends and be entered into the COD:XP tournament where you will fight it out as one of 32 teams from around the world for the glory of bringing the title back to the UK (plus a lovely Cash prize)
Saturday Qualifiers - Signups Closed
Sunday Qualifiers - Signups Closed
If the host does not turn up, please contact support immediately and we will arrange a solution for your FFA group.
In the even of a tie, the advancing player will be whoever is higher on the leaderboard.
Penalties and Disqualifications:
Anyone found cheating will be automatically disqualified from the tournament and banned from future ConsoleGaming.eu tournaments.
Anyone who attempts to mislead a member of the ConsoleGaming.eu staff team will also be banned from the tournament.
If you use an the Create a Class items from the banned section of the rules, you will receive a -5 kill penalty for your first offence and a disqualification for a second offence. - If you cannot remove, do NOT use during the tournament.
If you've got a problem with your game, either post in the following thread: http://forum.consolegaming.eu/showthread.php?58926-CoD-XP-FFA-Match-Support&p=1453615#post1453615
Or add ImperialMellow on Skype. We will then do our best to resolve your problem.
Winners will receive:
- Flights to Los Angeles for them and 3 friends
- 3 nights accommodation in Los Angeles for them and 3 friends
- 4 tickets for Call of Duty XP and entry into the Call of Duty $1m tournament sponsored by Xbox
Schedule of events:
Signups will open on Saturday 6th August at 10pm. Signups will remain open until 10pm on Friday 12th August for the Saturday qualifiers, and 10pm Saturday 13th August for the Sunday qualifiers. Players can sign up to a qualifier of their choice. However be sure you will be available to take part in the Final at 9pm on Sunday 14th August. The timings of the qualifiers will be:
- Qualifer 1: 12pm - 4pm Saturday 13th August (Closed - Full) - View Groupings
- Qualifier 2: 4pm - 8pm Saturday 13th August (Closed - Full) - View Groupings
- Qualifier 3: 12pm - 4pm Sunday 14th August (Open - Signup) - View Groupings
- Qualifier 4: 4pm - 8pm Sunday 14th August (Open - Signup) - View Groupings
- FINAL: 9pm - Sunday 14th August (Top 2 players from each qualifier)
The winner of the final will then take three friends and find themselves jetting off to the Call of Duty XP event which takes place over the weekend of September 2-3rd in Los Angeles. 2nd place gets nothing, coming 1st is everything.
Good luck to everyone. The eventual winner will have to show tremendous skill and dedication to win the ConsoleGaming.eu FFA and will hopefully be the perfect candidate to fly the UK flag on the world's biggest stage.
Please read through these carefully to make sure you are eligible to enter the competition
Every person who enters MUST be 18 or older on the 13th of August 2011.
Anyone who is under 18 automatically forfeits their prize, this will be awarded to the next highest ranked finisher.
All players must have a valid UK passport
All players must meet all necessary ESTA VISA requirements to visit the USA (see https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/)
All entrants must be available to travel to Los Angeles on 1st September, returning on 4th September (landing back in the UK on 5th September). Flights will be from London
Failure to produce a photocopy or scan of a passport when requested to do so (within a reasonable 3 working day timeframe) will result in forfeiture of all prize entitlements, We need this verification at the earliest possible opportunity in order to book your flights.
Previous qualifer winners are unable to win any prize in this tournament. Should anyone from the Gamerbase or Multiplay qualifiers win this FFA event, the prize will be transfered to the 2nd place finisher.
Should players be found to be playing outside the spirit of fair competition in order to win this prize allows Consolegaming.eu to have the right to defer the prize to the next highest finisher.
How the rounds will work
All sign ups will be randomised and split into groups of 8 players *this may change in various circumstances*. If your name is highlighted, this means that you are the host. For details on how to host, please read below. The other 7 players should await an invite into the match. Once invited and all the rules have been correctly input correctly the game will get under way. After the 10 minute round time, the top 2 players on the leader board will advance into the next round of the tournament. The top 2 from each Heat will then earn their place in the Sunday Grand Final, where they will compete against 7 other games and the player finishing 1st on the leader board will be crowned the overall winner!
Hosting a Lobby
If you are chosen as the host, it is your responsibility to set up the game for the other players to join. To host a Private Game, you select 'Multiplayer' on the Call of Duty main menu, and then select the 'Xbox Live' option. You will now be greeted with a new menu where you will chose the 'Xbox Live' option again and then select 'Private Match'. You can now enter the game settings as found below. Please ensure you set the Maximum Players to 8. This will prevent people randomly joining the Free for All mid progress. It is also your job to invite the other 7 players to the game. To add a new Friend, simple get their Gamertag from the ConsoleGaming match up list, and click the guide button on your Xbox controller. Chose Friends and select 'Add Friend' at the top of the list. Please ensure that you have sufficient space on your 'Friends List' before attempting to add people. Once you have added all the other participants, you can proceed to inviting them into the game by selecting their gamer profile and clicking, 'Send Game Invite'.
Joining a Lobby
If you are not highlighted as the host of the game, then do not sweat, you should await your invite to play. Please ensure that you have enough space on your Xbox Live Friends List to receive a Friend Request from the host. Alternatively, you can add the host yourself to save time. Once you have either accepted the Host's Friend Request, or they have accepted your Friend Request, you should now await an invite to join the game.
When Hosting a game, you will need to enter the following settings before invite the other participant:
Map: Firing Range
Gamemode: Free For All
Score Limit: 30000 Points
Time Limit: 10 minutes (Final Time Limit 20 minutes)
Hardcore Mode: Disabled
Allow Killcam: Enabled
Headshots Only: Disabled
Allow Sprint: Enabled
Force Respawn: Enabled
Max Health: Normal
Health Regen: Normal
Class Editor: Allow Player Classes
Killstreak Editor: Don't Allow Killstreaks
Perk Editor: Allow Perks
Guide to Changing Settings
If you have never hosted a Private Game before, you will need to enter the settings above when you have created the Private Game. To change the map to 'Firing Range', select the 'Change Map' option and chose 'Firing Range' from the list available.
Then select 'Change Game Mode' and set this to 'Free For All'.
Now select 'Edit Game Options'. Here you can input all the minor rule changes as seen above.
The Time Limit must be set to '10 Minutes'
Score Limit set to '30000 Points'
Class Editor set to 'Allow Player Classes'
Killstreak Editor set to 'Don't Allow Killstreaks'
Perk Editor set to 'Allow Perks'
Game Recording set to 'Enabled'
You do not need to change any settings in the 'Game Mode' or 'General Options' menus.
In the 'Create a Class' menu, the following following Secondary Weapons, Tactical Grenades, Equipment, Perks and Weapon Attachments are banned from use in the Free for All Tournament. Anyone found to be using any of the following list will be disqualified from the tournament.
- Secondary Launchers
- Flak Jacket
- Nova Gas
- All Equipment
- Second Chance
- Grenade Launcher
- Rapid Fire
How to Enter
Signing up for the event can be broken down into three eay steps:
- Register your ConsoleGaming.eu Account - If you are already registered skip to the third step.
- Activate your account from the email you receive. Please use our Contact Us form if you are having problems activating your account.
- Sign up to the event of your choice (using the links above). You will need to enter your Xbox Live Gamertag at this point and confirm that you accept the rules for this event.
Further details on how the event will work, what the process is, along with specific tournament game details(which map to use, time limits etc) will be added shortly. Each qualifier will be limited to 512 people, so we strongly suggest you signup as soon as signups are open.
If you have a problem with your game, you can contact a ConsoleGaming.eu member of staff who will aim to troubleshoot the problem and hopefully resolve them. A list of available staff will be made available on the day of the tournament.
We hope to have a large number of the games staffed. If this is the case then you do not need to worry about submitting the score as the referee will handle that for you.
However if there is no referee then you are no doubt wondering what to do.
On your qualifiers grouping screen (links at the top) you should see a set of checkboxes next to all the teams in your group.
This is so that you can inform us of the winners (i.e. the top two teams) of your FFA match. We can't just go off what the first person says so it'll essentially work like a voting system. You'll only able to vote on your own group and only once per round.
Providing there isn't a referee in the room, a staff member will then tally the results of these 'votes' at the end of the round and then decide which team should be advanced to the next round of the qualifier.
Once teams have been advanced to the next round you should find that the groupings screen automatically shows you the latest round. If you need to go back to Round 1 then you'll be able to use the links above the groups to do so.
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