This week, Community Nights return with a celebration of the new GCON and GameDunzo partnership we recently announced. We've always made a promise at GCON to cater to all parts of the Gears of War community, and we are finally ready to incorporate another portion of community into everything we do.
Competitive Gaming is a built for competing in Leagues, Tournaments, and Ladders with organized teams and different rules to balance out the gameplay. While the idea of competitive gaming can be intimidating, winners can end up with prizes, trophies, and prestige in a competitive environment. We at GCON are glad to welcome the competitive community into our events and so this week, GCON will host a feature match with two of the top competitive Gears teams - Legacy and Vision. This feature match will be played as a full 5 map cycle on competitive settings with professional commentary with the stream beginning at 4:00 PM EST. Immediately following the featured match, GCON will host the standard event lobbies you know and love and in addition, will be including lobbys hosted by Gears professionals on competitive settings. Make sure you don't miss the action!
GameDunzo will be offering free points to registrants on their site for their tournament system. GameDunzo will be providing 10 lucky winners 50 points each, good for entering tournaments on their site. Tournaments occur daily and usually involve cash prizes! A typical tournament runs 20 to 25 points for entry, so you could walk away with two free tournament entires for the future!
GameDunzo is a social online gaming platform that organizes the most sophisticated online tournament environment to all levels of gamers - from casual to professional. Our technology eliminates the problems that other platforms face by offering dedicated server technology for Xbox360 and soon Playstation 3 allowing us to maximize the number of participants and spectators free of dropped games from connection interruptions. You can find out more information at http://www.gamedunzo.com
Not up to speed with the plans for Season 4? Every single Saturday from now until September 17th, you have the chance to win prizes from companies such as Microsoft, Astro Gaming, Calibur11, Project Triforce, GAEMS and much much more. On top of that, we'll be posting exclusive articles, reviews and videos relating to these companies on our website over the next twelve weeks. You can find the full details of this announcement here: Article on Gearscon.com
For fans on Twitter, you can join the conversation with the hashtag #GearsWeekend before, during and after the event. Epic Games will be randomly selecting tweets with that hashtag every Monday to win a prize, so join in and spread the word!
A Quick Introduction to GCON
GCON is a community run group that has been producing high-quality events and content for the official Gears of War community for over a year. We have an extensive website with a full profile system including awards and levels returning soon, and a team comprised of over 40 different members of the community.
Want to be Part of the Team?
Lead Manager Hooligunn posted up all the information you need in a quick and easy thread. Find the thread HERE.
Attending any GCON event is a quick and easy process. All you'll need to do is return to this thread at the time and date shown below, then simply click the host you want to join to be taken to the Xbox.com message system, message them for an invitation, then wait at your console! It's quick and easy, and you can get in touch with as many hosts as you like throughout the night.
Community Night 4.4 - Saturday August 6th 2011
Featured Match Stream begins at 10pm BST / 5pm EST / 2pm PST
The stream can be found at http://www.twitch.tv/hooligunn
Event Lobbies open at 10pm BST / 5pm EST / 2pm PST
Lobbies usually remain open for 3-5 hours
EVENT IS NOW OVER
PRIZES PROVIDED BY GAMEDUNZO
10x 50 Point Packages for GameDunzo.com
To win a prize entry ticket, simply play and finish a full match in one of the GCON hosted lobbies for the night to earn an entry into the prize draw. You may earn only ONE entry per Community Night event, no matter how many full matches you play over however many different lobbies.
Once the event is over, we'll gather all the attendee lists and draw a winner at random using Random.org's number generator. Winners will usually be drawn on the Sunday or Monday after the event. Winners will then be contacted via Xbox Live message and listed in the thread by gamertag - you will be given 7 full days to contact Hooligunn before a redraw is conducted. You can only win ONE prize per season.
If you are a returning fan, we are running on a completely different system than before - there will be NO end of season prize draw. Prizes will be awarded on a per-event basis.