Hang out with us on the eve of Halo 3: ODST's launch. We insist.
Who: All Halo fans (ages 17 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian)
What: Halo Franchise Celebration and Halo 3: ODST Launch Event
When: Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Experience Music Project | Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
325 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98109
Highlights: Halo 3: ODST Firefight tournament, Halo creators panels and signings, costume contest, free access to the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame gallery and more.
ODST LAUNCH PARTY FIREFIGHT TOURNAMENT
Due to time and space constraints, this tournament will be limited to a maximum of 12 teams. In order to guarantee a spot for your team, you should register in advance. There are some rule and guidelines to follow so please read carefully:
- Each team will need 4 people who will ALL be present and available at the ODST launch party by 6:00 PM on Monday, 9/21. All 4 people must be present.
- Everyone on the team must be at least 17 years in age OR have parent/guardian with them. This is an important rule as ODST is a mature game and the launch party is only open to people of age or with an adult.
- Twelve total teams will be selected to participate. Teams will be loosely chosen based on a first come basis - the earlier you register your team, the better your chances of making the roster. Advance registration is available starting right now. (keep reading!)
- If we don't fill up 12 team spots, we will sign up additional teams on the fly starting at 6pm on 9/21 at the event itself. First come first serve.
- Teams which aren't there or are missing members of their team and haven't fully checked in by 6:15PM on 9/21 will be disqualified and their spot will be given up to another team.
- All teams must register on-site at the EMP by 6:15PM on Monday 9/21. Each team will be assigned a time slot to come and play one TEN MINUTE game of Firefight, on Legendary difficulty. Your score will be recorded by a Bungie staffer.
- The top 3 teams will advance to the final round, playing one more ten minute game on Legendary, on a different map. The order of play will be based on the score earned in the qualifying round (highest score gets to pick their order, then second highest). The team with the highest score is the winner!
- In the event of a tie, a tie breaker will commence - ten more minutes of play on Legendary with BLIND skull turned on for added fun.
- If a team fails to show up within 5 minutes of their scheduled time they will be disqualified.
- If you and your friends are going to be in Seattle on 9/21 and want to register to play:
- Send an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with "ODST TOURNEY" in the SUBJECT LINE.
- In the body of your email, include the names and gamertags/bungie.net usernames of all four people in your team as well as their ages.
- Note who is the team leader and provide at least one valid email address for them. If your team is selected you'll be notified via email.
PLEASE do not register if you're not going to attend and you don't meet the criteria above.
If you have any questions hit up the discussion thread and we'll get back to you.