Funan Interschool e-Gaming Challenge 08 announced

This year’s Funan Interschool e-Gaming Challenge heavily features Xbox 360 game titles, marking a shift away from DotA, and is slated to take place during the March school holidays.

According to the official website, the 2008 Challenge will be held from 7 to 13 March 2008. The game titles to be played are Gears of War 4v4 (PC), FIFA 08 2v2 (Xbox 360), Halo 3 4v4 (Xbox 360), Project Gotham Racing 4 1v1 (Xbox 360). DotA Allstars, which has been a staple for the past two years, is curiously absent this time round. There will also be a Guitar Hero III 3v3 and FIFA 08 2v2 family challenge at the event.

Apart from the usual head-on competition, this year’s Interschool e-Gaming Challenge will also feature a Gears of War map creation challenge, one of the first times that a competition has been held for user created content.

Prizes to be won include Xbox 360 consoles, Tab Manga software worth S$350 and a trip to the Xbox office to experience what working in the games industry is like.

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