We can’t think of a better way to launch Wordament on Xbox Live than a party and a Wordament tournament. We are very excited about the Microsoft Store as a venue as well as the fantastic prizes we have to give away. Nokia was kind enough to provide us with a white Lumia 900 as the grand prize for the Wordament Champion of the evening. If you haven’t played with one of these phones yet, the Microsoft Store has them on display. It’s a beautiful piece of hardware.
We are going to run this tournament a bit different than the previous one. It will be a bracketed tournament. This requires you to come in and sign up for a time to play. We will start handing out time slots at 6:30. You will then play a round with 8-12 others at your assigned time and if you get the highest score of the round you will advance to the winner’s round. The champ of the winners round will win a Kinect sensor. These mini tournaments will run every 30 minutes until 8:30, at which time we will ask all champs of the winners round to play in the grand prize battle. The winner of the grand prize battle can opt to trade their Kinect sensor for the Nokia 900.
There will also be a free drawing which anyone can enter to win an Xbox 360 Limted Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle and other great prizes. The drawing will happen right after the Championship round at 8:30. You must be present to win. All participants will receive a Wordament T-shirt or Wordament Frisbee.
Come early as tournament spots will be limited and will fill quickly. The entire development team will be hanging out all night ready to talk about all things Wordament. We hope to see you there!