Konami unveils Euro Metal Gear Online tournament
- Posted February 15th, 2010 at 10:23 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 14 Comments
Konami has lifted the curtains on its plans for a European six-on-six Metal Gear Online tournament.
Kicking off on February 26, those who are interest will have to pass a preliminary round, which sees teams of six players submit a squad for the tournament. Make it past this stage and you’ll bag a place in the main event.
The team that ultimately triumphs in the overall competition will bag themselves a Metal Gear Solid 4 Edition Astro Audio systems. Meanwhile, runner-ups will receive Astro Gaming Backpack Scots, and the team in third place wins a Mission Astro Gaming Bag. Lastly, MGO points will be distributed to all entrants to spend at the in-game shop.
Fancy your chances? If so, you can sign up here. Meanwhile, feel free to pop over to our review of Metal Gear Online here.
- 5:36am EST - February 15th, 2010
1st this ia a good idea, will have to dust down my copy
- 5:57am EST - February 15th, 2010
nice...BTW why there is an FF advertisement on "XBOX" on this site "isnt it PLAYSTATION UNIVERSE or whta ??? " lol
- 6:08am EST - February 15th, 2010
MGS Online in itself was a bore to me, let alone an actual tourny..
- 6:38am EST - February 15th, 2010
Yeah wtf is up with the xbox add on a PS3 site /boggle
- 6:43am EST - February 15th, 2010
...Konami actually care about European MGO players???
- 7:14am EST - February 15th, 2010
This isn't exactly the first time an MGO tournament has held. In fact there was a championship tournament held back in 2008 for four main regions (Asia, Europe, Japan and NA). I guess it must've been more popular in Europe hence giving them regional tournament.
- 8:05am EST - February 15th, 2010
I don't play MGO anymore, but IMO, a CQC takedown is still the most rewarding "kill" in online history. It's the ultimate tea bag without actually tea-bagging.
- 8:05am EST - February 15th, 2010
Yes I know there was one back in 2008. The reason I'm "shocked" is that Konami never seem to give us anything else. The store is only updated with two things a week (I remember when it was actually one thing a week), they never seem to sort out the glitchers/"lag switches", they put Oceania players with Europeans (Which seems like common sense since we speak English but not with Internet connections.)
- 9:09am EST - February 15th, 2010
Might have considered joining if it even was possible to remember my account and password... Maybe the next MGO will work with PSN account?
- 9:24am EST - February 15th, 2010
That's true, this is held by Konami and not Sony themselves. From that point of view, it is quite a surprise. But at least Sony/PD show a bit of love with the GT5 Trial Challenge earlier last month.
And those delayed PSN store updates and patch delays feels like we're last on the list of priorities (PAL territory). Although, at least we've been shown some love by offering PAL territories some "exclusive editions" of game bundles such as the Heavy Rain and FFXIII CE not officially available for any other region but PAL. That's cool and all, but I'd rather be treated equal as both consumer and gamers for showing our loyalty to Sony and the developers.
Perhaps one day Sony will actually consider gamers as a family and not just segregated regions!?!
- 10:15am EST - February 15th, 2010
Are there actually many people still playing the game? :S
Or is this an attempt to boost player numbers? Tbh, I didn't play MGO much...the perk system annoyed me and the gameplay devolved into pathetic run & gun in many cases. Not something I expected from MGO, but I guess if you provide the ability to do so, it will be abused.
Im happy for those that are interested in the Tournament & still interested in MGO...but as far as Im concerned, its meaningless.
- 1:37pm EST - February 15th, 2010
been a while since i played mgs4 last
- 7:14pm EST - February 15th, 2010
that game sucks, tried the mgo beta.............snore
- 7:41pm EST - February 15th, 2010
If you thought the game sucked, you didn't play it right, period.
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