Auto enthusiasts, racing fans and gamers from around the world are now challenged to “put the pedal to the metal” in an all-out online battle for racing supremacy in the next Xbox Live tournament: the Project Gotham Racing 2 Tournament. The tournament â€“ hosted on the Xbox Live service from 19th April to the 10th May, 2004 – will pit the best online racing gamers in a competition of the best-selling, critically acclaimed Xbox video game, Project Gotham Racing 2. Three European winners receive a trip to the NASCAR Speed Week in the US in May and the chance to become the Online Racing World Champion.
More than 750,000 Xbox Live members are challenged to race through the game’s “Princes Street East” track in Edinburgh, Scotland and record their best times. The racers with the best times â€“ two from the United States, two from Canada and three from the participating countries in Europe â€“ will have the opportunity to represent their region as finalists in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The three fastest European gamers will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Charlotte, USA, during NASCAR’s highly anticipated Speed Week, which takes place between the 27th and the 31st of May. But there can be only one Online Racing World Champion â€“ so while they are there they will be given the opportunity to compete in the finals and battle it out again, playing Project Gotham Racing 2 on Xbox Live for ultimate supremacy. The grand prize for the gamer that comes out on top of the Online Racing World Champion tournament in Charlotte in May is â‚¬4,000 (approximately Â£2600) plus one year’s subscription to Xbox Live.
All you need to do to take part is to play Project Gotham Racing 2 on the Xbox Live service at some point between 12.00hrs (midday BST/ 1.00pm CET) on 19th April to 12.00hrs (midday BST/1.00pm CET) up until 10th May and record your best time on the ‘Princes Street East’ track in Edinburgh.
To be eligible, gamers should be over 21, be opted in for communication with Xbox Live so that Xbox Live can contact them if they win and be in one of the ten participating European countries – Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.