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MatchBox360 XL3 Success!

MatchBox360 are pleased to announce the overwhelming success of their Xbox 360 eSports tournament series in 2007 as a sell out crowd of over 350 gamers descended upon the Birmingham NEC Toute Suite for the third instalment of XL on the weekend 17-18th November.

Once again, gamers travelled from across the UK and Europe to compete on all the latest Xbox 360 titles. MatchBox360 XL3 featured the first major European tournaments on Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4, alongside the hugely popular Gears of War, FIFA 08 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2008.

MatchBox360 XL continues to set the standard for competitive console tournaments in the UK with more than 80 Xbox 360 consoles hosting tournaments and freeplay, and?6500 in cash prizes being won throughout the XL3 weekend!

“With its growing reputation, XL is now being recognised as one of the premier console eSports tournament in Europe, and we would like to thank everyone who has supported XL over the last 12 months. We aim to build upon the success of our first 3 events, and look forward to providing the European gaming community with bigger and better XL events in 2008.” - Chris Barnes (XL Event Manager)

A full online photo gallery from MatchBox360 XL3 in November can be found here:

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/www.XLGaming.co.uk/XL3

MatchBox360 would like to thank the following games publishers, sponsors and community websites their invaluable support and generous assistance:

• Electronic Arts

• Activision

• Ubisoft

• Konami

• Microsoft

• XLEAGUE.TV

• Lime Ltd

• Halo3forum

• Console Gaming

MatchBox360 will soon be releasing details of their forthcoming XL events in 2008. For all the latest XL news and information, please visit the website and community forum: http://www.xlgaming.co.uk

** Unique showcase opportunities and event sponsorship is currently available. Please contact us for further information. **

Contact:

Chris Barnes

MatchBox360 XL Event Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 7977 070 596

E-mail: konspiracy@matchbox360.co.uk

About MatchBox360

MatchBox360: http://www.matchbox360.co.uk

XL Gaming: http://www.xlgaming.co.uk

MatchBox360.co.uk is one of the fastest growing Xbox Live communitiesin the United Kingdom. A focused events site and XCN member, MatchBox360 revolves around its thriving forum community, and boasts an impressive membership of gamers of varying ages, gender and skill. MatchBox360 XL is the premier console eSports tournament in the UK and sets the standard for competitive console LAN events for the European gaming community.

MATCHBOX360 XL WINNERS

Birmingham NEC Toute Suite

17-18th November

TEAM TOURNAMENTS:

XL HALO 3 4v4

Total Cash Prize fund:?2400

1st: The Incredibles

Prize:?1200 (?300/player)

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Omega

Ruffell

2nd: iG Four

Prize:?800 (?200/player)

Adihash

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La1

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3rd: Fastswitch

Prize:?400 (?100/player)

FS Ethnic

FS Garden

FS Gormen

FS Seven

XL GEARS OF WAR 4v4

Total Cash Prize fund:?1500

1st: Vision Valor Victory

Prize:?800 (?200/player)

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vVv Dark Angel

vVv Maxpax

vVv Seal

2nd: Reason Gaming

Prize:?500 (?125/player)

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Devilz

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Loco

3rd: Team NoK

Prize:?;200 (?50/player)

NoK HiTmaN

NoK FrontaXe

NoK PyRo

NoK SouLz

SINGLE PLAYER TOURNAMENTS:

XL HALO 3 FFA - sponsored by XLEAGUE.TV

Total Cash Prize fund:?1000

1st: Adamack

Prize:?500

2nd: Omega

Prize:?350

3rd: o0 Lethal 0o

Prize:?150

4th: La1

5th: PiRO

6th: AnG3L

7th: Adihash

8th: Knos

XL FIFA08 - sponsored by Electronic Arts

Total Cash Prize fund:?1000

1st: XcL Potential

Prize:?500

2nd: TSF STA1K3R

Prize:?350

3rd: xP I p34nuTT

Prize:?75

4th: I Rebel Ryder I

Prize:?75

XL CALL OF DUTY 4 FFA

Total Cash Prize fund:?600

1st: Hybrid

Prize: 300

2nd: Devilz

Prize:?200

3rd: NM Cr41m3r

Prize:?100

4th: Firefly

5th: TeaAnyOne

6th: NM Infamous

6th: iD Paradise

8th: kHz Blonde

XL PES2008 in association with PES Rankings

1st: XcL Enemy

Prize: Xbox 360 PES2008 and signed England shirt

2nd: John G

Prize: Xbox 360 PES2008

TOTAL CASH PRIZE FUND =?6500

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