Kinect Sports Rivals Kicks Off a World Championship


Feeling a bit sporty, have some energy to burn? Xbox has announced the Kinect Sports Rivals World Championship, the first ever global motion-sports competition. The  competitive championship will challenge players from around the world who have honed their Kinect Sports Rivals gameplay skills and award the grand prize winner with $10,000 in cash and a trip of a lifetime to one of four amazing destinations: a water sports adventure in Bora Bora, walking the Great Wall of China, trekking to Machu Picchu, or skiing the Swiss Alps.

Additional prizes include:

  • 2nd Place:  USD $5,000
  • 3rd Place:  USD $2,500
  • 4th Place:  USD $1,000
  • 5th – 11th Place:  USD $500 each

The Kinect Sports Rivals World Championship will begin online on 11 April in the U.K., France and Germany (8 April in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Brazil) as competitors go head-to-head in the semi-final round of the global competition online. It will culminate with a live, in-person final championship this July at the San Diego Comic-Con, where top finalists from each participating country will battle for their country’s glory and the grand prize.  Players who want to enter can register here. Pre-orders of Kinect Sports Rivals are still available, so if aspiring Champions haven’t secured a copy of the game just yet, they should do so now.

Kinect Sports Rivals launches for Xbox One on 11th April, 2014 in Europe, and on 8th April, 2014 in North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. Remember, it is you vs. the world!

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