Posted Fri Mar 7, 2014 at 03:02 PM PST by Brian Hoss
Month-long tournament worth thousands to the winner.
Virigin Gaming, the same Virgin media arm that brought us online wagering on 'Super Street Fighter IV,' has partnered with 2K for a month-long online 'NBA 2K14' tournament. The NBA 2K14 King of the Court Challenge will culminate in a live broadcast of the championship match by Major League Gaming, and up for grabs is a trip to the 2014 NBA Finals, $5,000m and a PlayStation 4 console and 'NBA 2K14' bundle.
The tournament runs through the PS3 version of 'NBA 2K14,' a those interested can register here. The run-up to the championship has an interesting ranking system:
Every PlayStation 3 system NBA 2K14 game played in the Virgin Gaming Tournaments lobby during the qualification round will automatically count towards the player’s overall ranking in each of the weekly challenges. They include:
● Week 1, March 7-March 13: Total Wins;
● Week 2, March 14-20: Total Assists;
● Week 3, March 21-27: Total Blocks;
● Week 4, March 28-April 3: Total Games Played.
The top four participants from each leaderboard will be entered into the 16-person bracketed semi-finals which will be held on April 9-10. The semi-finalists will compete until the last two finalists remain. Then on April 19, the two finalists will compete on the PlayStation®4 system live from the MLG studios in New York City in a best-of-three match to determine the true King of the Court.
From the High-Def Digest Review of 'NBA 2K14:'
"The brilliant thing about the NBA 2K series is that not only has Visual Concepts continued to innovate and improve every year with new modes and graphics, it has done so without a direct competitor driving them for the last 4 years. Long time players know that since the demise of EA Sports' 'NBA Live,' the 'NBA 2K' series of games has literally been the only game in town."
Source: Virgin Gaming
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