Get ready for a geek on geek smackdown as DC acolytes flock to the Sony Online Entertainment booth at San Diego Comic Con, July 22-25. Fans will have their chance to become legends in the new online world of DC Universe™ Online (DCUO), competing for great prizes and a chance to create a character for SOE’s upcoming action MMO, DC Universe Online. Teams of 2-players each will square off in a ladder tournament of heroes vs. villains Thursday through Saturday, with the two finalist teams battling it out in arena combat for the title of Next Legend!
Tournament highlights will be tracked and updated on the DC Universe Online website (www.dcuniverseonline.com), as well as on the DCUO Facebook and Twitter pages.
The two finalist teams will both receive the chance to create an in-game character that will be put into the live game as part of a high-level combat encounter, becoming a permanent part of the game world. Both finalist teams will also receive a copy of DC Universe Online at launch (PC or PS3 version). The winning team earns the title of Next Legend, and will receive a prize package of DCUO-related gifts, including a limited edition Batman/The Joker poster autographed by superstar artist and DCUO Executive Creative Director, Jim Lee, a DCUO Collector’s Edition game pack and an SOE 30-Day Game Time card.
Tournament registration opens July 14, 2010 and closes July 18, 2010 at 11:59PM PT. Players must e-mail the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
* Active e-mail address
* Ranking of PvP ability (Novice, Intermediate, or Master)
* One sentence (100 character limit) on why they want to be the Next Legend
Entrants will be selected at random via lottery and notified of their eligibility for the tournament by 5:00PM PT on July 19, 2010. The competition will be ladder style, with eight teams competing on Thursday, four on Friday and the finals taking place on Saturday.
For more information on DC Universe Online, visit the website, www.dcuniverseonline.com.
As the show kicks off, check this slideshow for new images right from the show floor!