SOE Live Gaming Tournaments and Prizes Announced

Written by Feldon on . Posted in SOE Live (Fan Faire)

Looks like SOE is really pushing Gaming Tournaments this year.

SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
SOE LIVE GAMING TOURNAMENT LINE-UP
WITH PRIZES TOTALING MORE THAN $30,000

Attendees Invited to Compete for Bragging Rights and Thousands in Prize Money in First Ever Gaming Tournaments for PlanetSide® 2 and DC Universe™ Online; Fan Favorites EverQuest® and EverQuest® II Return for
Single and Team Challenges

SOE Live attendees have the opportunity to participate in countless events including a variety of gaming competitions, tournaments, and live quests for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money.

In addition to the renowned costume contest, where attendees show off handmade outfits that showcase their fanaticism for gaming franchise favorites, attendees are encouraged to compete in a range of exciting in-game and live challenges including scavenger hunts, boot camps, PvP battles and live quests. Activities will test player agility, knowledge, dedication, wit, teamwork and problem-solving abilities.

The tournament line-up after the jump…


DC Universe Online

  • Live Quest: Join us for the second DCUO Live Quest — spandex optional but always fashionable! Declare your allegiance by joining a live version of DCUO’s Legends PvP Arenas. Groups of 10 will battle for Las Vegas as their favorite DC Heroes and Villains!
    • Friday, October 19th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
    • 1st Place Prize: $1,000 ($100 per team member)
  • Legends PvP Tournament: Heroes! Villains! Pair up with a friend or forge a last-minute two-person team at the event to battle for supremacy!
    • Saturday, October 20th, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • 1st Place Prize: $3,000 ($1,500 for each team member)

EverQuest

  • Live Quest: Over a decade of EverQuest Live Quests precede this one, each one exciting and challenging in its own way. Groups of 10 will need to travel across the lands, interacting with denizens in many places to recover shards for a mysterious stranger arriving from Shard’s Landing. Knowledge, skill, bravery and tenacity will all be called into play before your group emerges victorious!
    • Friday, October 19th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
    • 1st Place Prize: $1,000 ($100 per team member)
  • Death, Death, Death!: We challenge all casual and hardcore EverQuest players to look death straight in the eye. Group up in teams of six and take on old-school raid mobs in a hellish progression to see which group can get the furthest.
    • Saturday, October 20th, 9:30am – 12:30pm
    • 1st Place Prize: $6,000 ($1,000 per team member)

EverQuest II

  • Aether Races: Hone your flying skills and race to victory! The top five recorded times during the qualifying round will join in the final heat, racing against EverQuest franchise Director of Development Dave Georgeson for the win! (Don’t worry, Dave isn’t eligible to win.)
    • Friday, October 19th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
    • Total Prize Purse: $3,000
      • Gold (1st) $1500
      • Silver (2nd) $1000
      • Bronze (3rd) $500
  • Live Quest: The Nights of the Dead come to SOE Live! Can your team solve this murder mystery? In this “beyond the board game” Norrathian mystery game, your ten-person team will work through various mini-quests to uncover clues to solve the mystery.
    • Saturday, October 20th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
    • 1st Place Prize: $1,000 ($100 per team member)

PlanetSide 2

  • Auraxis Showdown: Take on the challenge for the glory of your empire! All troops will start fresh with standard issue gear and certifications and compete in qualifying rounds on Thursday and Friday. The top 18 players from the qualifying rounds will compete in an 18-man Finals match on Saturday to win the first place grand prize. There will also be prizes awarded to the top nine finalists in the Finals with first, second and third place finalists taking home larger pieces of the total prize.
    • Qualifying Round Day 1
      • Thursday, October 18th, 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. PDT
    • Qualifying Round Day 2
      • Friday, October 19th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT
    • Finals Round
      • Saturday, October 20th, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT
    • Total Prize Purse: $10,100
      • 1st:  $5,000
      • 2nd:  $3,000
      • 3rd:  $1,500
      • 4th – 9th:  $600 ($100 each)
  • Live Boot Camp: Choose your Empire and join in a live PlanetSide 2 boot camp! Earn your stripes by getting together a squad of five and going through Basic and complete training exercises to prove you have what it takes to bring victory to your Empire!
    • Saturday, October 20th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT
    • 1st Place Prize: $1,000 ($200 per team member)

SOE Live Costume Contest

  • Spandex, Chainmail and Fur: Calling all heroes, demons, villains, soldiers, adventurers and creatures! Anything goes in our costume contest! Go funny, go awesome, go for the gold in our longest-running annual competition!
    • Saturday, October 20th, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT
    • Prizes to be awarded for “Best of” winners
The SOE Live contests are open only to individuals who: (a) are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), (b) are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry, and (c) registered to attend the SOE Live event as of October 18, 2012.  Employees of Sony Online Entertainment LLC, its parent or subsidiary companies, or any other company involved in the design, implementation, or promotion of the Tournament, as well as the spouses, children, parents, grandparents, and household members of each such employee, are not eligible. The Tournament is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. The contests are sponsored by Sony Online Entertainment LLC, 8928 Terman Court, San Diego, CA  92121.
The official rules for each contest will be posted at http://www.soe.com/soelive/.
To register for SOE Live, and for information on event and the tournaments, visit: http://www.soe.com/soelive/.

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Comments (18)

  • Madcat

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    YAY !!!

    Most of the news about EQ2 are about MONAY (make, win, discount, …), where is the game ?

    then i go back do the same 3 BG since 2 years… and be auction LFG due to a tools cald Dungeon finder who dont work (at all) as intended due to irrelevent reward (and some bugs, unfinished code). Who want a small bonus xp at 92/320 ?

    At last they do lot of work (and some good work) for tease people with monay.

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  • singing

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    was wondering what monay is ?

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  • Valkas

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    I can’t take you anywhere Singing.

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  • Cyliena

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    The SOE Live contests are open only to individuals who: (a) are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia)

    While I’m not shocked, I think this sucks. People from all over go to Fan Faire and they’re kicking them in the nuts (or metaphorical nuts). There should be alternative prize options if a non-U.S. resident wins.

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  • Landiin

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    Why? Don’t you like money?

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  • Sagitto

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    Would someone please tell me if they are making an app to SOE Live like they had for FF last year. The app was really useful.

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  • Feldon

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    Sagitto,

    Sending an e-mail to Rothgar now about that.

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  • Onorem

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    Everything fanfaire is massive yawn. There shouldn’t be an airfare and cover charge to give input or hear news…especially when the news is sure to be another massive yawn.

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  • Onorem

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    I’m guessing the US restriction is to keep things easier for the law dept.

    Why frustrate yourself with all the possible tax nonsense involved in giving prizes to the dozen foreigners who make the trip…

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  • Kralus

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    If SoE chooses not to discuss EQ Next again, I will be very unhappy. lol If Smed gets on stage and teases a lame ass still shot again, I will be equally as disappointed.

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  • Whilhelmina

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    Yeah, it’s always “easier for law dept” to screw up every single player coming from the void area somewhere outside the center (and only country) of the world, aka USA. We’re probably living in another galaxy, somewhere.
    I’ll create a char and name it ET one day.

    (note: I have nothing against US citizens mind you, I only want to go at SoE with pitchfork and torches sometimes)

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  • Savas

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    If you’re not getting your moneys worth at fanfaire you’re doing it wrong.

    Besides these games, I’ll be holding my own fanfaire games which include the following now, coach a socially awkward nerd to hit on a fanfaire model and score her number. Last nerd standing at the pool party (I carried one back last year from the pool). Say something inappropriate that feldon’s video camera picks up during a panel, and as always to be crowned king or queen of fanfaire kiss a female bearded dwarf. Bonus points include playing blackjack with smed’s parents and getting embarrassing stories from them.

    Prizes include more free booze.

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  • Onorem

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    I guess I asked for that with ‘the dozen foreigners’ portion of my response. I don’t think the US is the center (and only country) of the world. I do think the US is the center of SOE and EQ2 and fanfaire…and that knowing the way SOE has handled things in the past, they’d prefer to sidestep an issue instead of deal with it. Can you not see my explanation as even being a possibility?

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  • Tulvarus

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    Danica has posted on the SOE live forums regarding my question

    Will non US Residents be able to praticpate in any of the SOE Live contests? According to the offical rules posted anyone not living in the us is not eligible.

    Tulvarus

    Alas, this is true. Unfortunately, we don’t control the local/state/national/international laws regarding contests. It’s a good question for the Livecast; I’m sure many will have this same question.

    http://forums.station.sony.com/station/posts/list.m?start=0&topic_id=11500049230&#11500296027

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  • Brasse

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    Yep, although we keep hearing that the world is moving to a “global economy,” we are still bound and restricted by laws in every country pertaining to who can enter what contest, sweepstake or prize drawing. It drives us crazy too.

    At this time we have a panel tentatively scheduled called “Legalese – Our Industry Evolution,” (tentative pending their ability to travel during that period). International participation restrictions is one of the topics I’ll ask them to cover for certain, because we get so many questions about it. I know our Legal team works really hard to make things as inclusive as possible, but of course have no power to circumvent law.

    Brasse

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  • Brasse

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    For Cyliena, who wrote, “There should be alternative prize options if a non-U.S. resident wins,” and

    For Whilhelmina, you’ll need to take the pitchforks to the lawmakers, not those who are obliged to follow the law. =)

    Unforunately, again, SOE cannot circumvent law, and there is no way to provide alternative prize options. We can’t. We don’t like massive fines, months in court and potential jail time. It has nothing to do with what we want to do for the player base. =( We are hosting the event in the US and are bound by laws accordingly.

    For reasons of law, even some US states preclude participation in things like our standard TCG tournaments, I kid you not. When I lived in Florida, I could never enter any online tournaments for prizes (regardless of the game, SOE or not). That was FL law, and I know there are several others like that.

    I really, really hope our terrific Legal team can make it to SOE Live to expand upon these topics.
    ;-)#

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  • Feldon

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    Brasse, thanks for posting about this.

    I guess what a lot of us were hoping for was a little upside from the Pro7Sat.1 deal. Specifically, they’ve wrestled with the legalities of conducting business in other countries, so surely they must know how to do contests, etc. in Europe.

    Couldn’t this knowledge be leveraged?

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