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Special Opportunity: E3 Appearance Prize


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ArenaNet announces a special opportunity for the winner of the first Guild Wars Factions Championship series seasonal playoff! ArenaNet wants the winning guild to come and be a part of the Guild Wars presence at the 2006 E3 Conference where you will be paid to play Guild Wars live onstage in the NCsoft booth.

Come and meet Guild Wars developers! Take on challenging guilds from around the world! Show off your skills in front of the worldwide press! Win the E3 Appearance Prize and all this may be yours!


E3 Appearance Prize — First GWFC Seasonal Playoff

  • The guild that finishes in the No. 1 position at the conclusion of the first GWFC Seasonal Playoff (taking place April 8 — April 13) will be offered the opportunity to be make a paid appearance at E3, where they will play Guild Wars several times at the ArenaNet/NCsoft booth.
     
  • In the event that the guild that comes in at 1st Place is unable to put together a valid tournament roster of eight (8) players for these dates, or is unable to prove eligibility to travel to Los Angeles, then the guild that finishes next (2nd) in the GWFC Seasonal Playoff tournament will be offered this opportunity. If that guild is unable to do so, then it will be offered to the next guild (ties to be broken by seasonal ladder ratings) and so on.
     
  • A maximum of eight eligible players from the designated guild will be brought to the E3 Conference. A Guild with a tournament roster of more than eight players must select eligible players from their roster and provide ArenaNet with a revised tournament roster of eight eligible players by 08:00 (a.m.) GMT on Tuesday, April 14, 2006.
     
  • Players must be able to travel without restriction to Los Angeles, California, USA. Players will be required to deliver proof of possession of a passport and satisfaction of all other requirements for entering the country. Proof must be sent to and received by ArenaNet by expedited mail, fax or scanned image on or before 08:00 (a.m.) GMT April 16, 2006. Costs associated with obtaining a passport and with providing proofs of eligibility are the sole responsibility of the individual player.
     
  • Players must be age 18 or over, due to the admission restrictions of the E3 Conference.
     
  • The Guild Wars Factions Universal Tournament Rules apply, except in cases where these individual rules supersede the Universal rules.
     
  • Players on the final guild tournament roster must execute and transmit to ArenaNet a Publicity Release, a Liability Release, and a Declaration of Eligibility by 08:00 (a.m.) GMT on April 16, 2006.
     
  • Player must be a Guild Wars account holder in good standing and in compliance with the Guild Wars User Agreement.
     
  • The designated guild will be required to play one battle-match against selected online opponents at the top of every other hour during show hours in the NCsoft booth at the E3 Conference on hardware provided by ArenaNet. When not scheduled to compete, players will be given leave to explore the E3 Conference.
     
  • ArenaNet will provide noise-canceling headsets and access to a voice-communication system in order to allow team communication during matches. Players will be permitted to bring their own keyboard and/or mouse, but both must be standard USB devices, and no drivers may be installed to enable or enhance their use. All players must be physically present for each match, and may not use any of their own software during the match. A player may not access web-browsers or other external programs while playing or between matches.
     
  • By agreeing to serve as the showcased guild at the E3 Conference, the eight members of the guild's designated team will receive air transportation, hotel accommodations and E3 tickets for the 8 members of the tournament roster. Air transportation will be provided from the nearest major metropolitan airport approved by ArenaNet and will be in coach class on an airline selected at ArenaNet's sole discretion. Once trip dates/times have been determined, no change or substitution of trip dates/times is permitted except at ArenaNet's sole discretion. If a guild member is under 19 in AL or NE or under 21 in CO, MS, PA or WV, such guild member must be accompanied by parent or guardian, at such member/parent/guardian's expense. ArenaNet and NCsoft will include the guild in approximately five scheduled staff meals during the duration of the Guild Wars event. Players will be responsible for other meal costs and for all other expenses.
     
  • Players will each be paid a flat appearance fee of $500.00 each in advance of their arrival.
     

All prize opportunities will be awarded. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). This is a contest of skill and, therefore, there are no odds of winning as is the case with a game of chance. All applicable taxes, fees, duties, tariffs, passport or visa costs, and any license, destination, entry, exit and/or delivery charges are the sole responsibility of each player.


Release: By entering the ladder season or Guild Wars Factions Championship, each participant and the winner thereby releases ArenaNet, NCsoft, NCsoft Europe Ltd. and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies from any liability whatsoever, and waives any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the ladder season or Guild Wars Factions Championship or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of Washington, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and participants agree that such shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the U.S. Federal and State Courts of King County, Washington, U.S.A. All of Sponsor's decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the Rules are final.


Disclaimer of Liability; Certain Risks

Sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, distorted, or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any event disruptions, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Guild Wars Factions Championship. There are risks inherent in travel and players who travel as part of the Guild Wars Factions Championship should take lawful steps to protect themselves from sickness, injury or crime and to protect their property from damage, theft or loss, which may include, without limitation, familiarizing themselves as to health, safety and security precautions, determining whether insurance coverage is adequate and timely obtaining prior to travel all immunizations and medication recommended by the player's qualified healthcare professional.


Promotion Sponsors: The sponsor of Guild Wars Factions Championship is ArenaNet Inc. Bellevue, Washington

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