When Battlefield 3 comes out next month there will no doubt be a lot of competition between players to see who can make it to the top of the ladder, but now there's even more incentive to master the game: EA are launching an international competition with $1.6 million of cash and prizes to win.
EA, DICE and Virgin are buddying up for the Battlefield 3 Worldwide Conquest Tournament, kicking off sometime in 2012. Details are still a little vague about the when, where and how you might get paid, but it looks like you’ll have to sign up for Virgin Gaming if you’re serious about competing. The 2012 start date gives players at least three months with the game before they have to put their skills to the test against other players.
The tournament will be run online and registration is open now for Xbox 360 and PS3 users.
[BattlefieldMillions with Michael McWhertor]