SOELive 2012: Prepare to Fight!

Over $30,000 in prizes up for grabs in the tournaments revealed for SOELive 2012

Every year, SOELive is a colorful event with lots of gaming, cosplay and chances for guildies to get some quality face to face time.

Including the "real life" events -- such as scavenger hunts and live questing -- this year there will be a range of tournaments that holds a total of over $30,000 dollars in prizes.


In Las Vegas at Bally's from October 18 - 21, the full list of tournaments  at SOELive was revealed via press release today:

DC Universe Online

Live Quest: Join us for the second DCUO Live Quest – spandex optional but always fashionable! Declare your allegiance by joining a live version of DCUO’s Legends PvP Arenas. Groups of 10 will battle for Las Vegas as their favorite DC Heroes and Villains!

Friday, October 19th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT

1st Place Prize: $1,000 ($100 per team member)

Legends PvP Tournament: Heroes! Villains! Pair up with a friend or forge a last-minute two-person team at the event to battle for supremacy!

Saturday, October 20th, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT

1st Place Prize: $3,000 ($1,500 for each team member)


Live Quest: Over a decade of EverQuest Live Quests precede this one, each one exciting and challenging in its own way. Groups of 10 will need to travel across the lands, interacting with denizens in many places to recover shards for a mysterious stranger arriving from Shard’s Landing. Knowledge, skill, bravery and tenacity will all be called into play before your group emerges victorious!

Friday, October 19th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT

1st Place Prize: $1,000 ($100 per team member)

Death, Death, Death!: We challenge all casual and hardcore EverQuest players to look death straight in the eye. Group up in teams of six and take on old-school raid mobs in a hellish progression to see which group can get the furthest.

Saturday, October 20th, 9:30am – 12:30pm

1st Place Prize: $6,000 ($1,000 per team member)

EverQuest II

Aether Races: Hone your flying skills and race to victory! The top five recorded times during the qualifying round will join in the final heat, racing against EverQuest franchise Director of Development Dave Georgeson for the win!  (Don’t worry, Dave isn’t eligible to win.)

Friday, October 19th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT

Total Prize Purse: $3,000

Gold (1st) $1500

Silver (2nd) $1000

Bronze (3rd) $500

Live Quest: The Nights of the Dead come to SOE Live! Can your team solve this murder mystery? In this “beyond the board game” Norrathian mystery game, your ten-person team will work through various mini-quests to uncover clues to solve the mystery.

Saturday, October 20th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT

1st Place Prize: $1,000 ($100 per team member)

PlanetSide 2

Auraxis Showdown: Take on the challenge for the glory of your empire! All troops will start fresh with standard issue gear and certifications and compete in qualifying rounds on Thursday and Friday. The top 18 players from the qualifying rounds will compete in an 18-man Finals match on Saturday to win the first place grand prize. There will also be prizes awarded to the top nine finalists in the Finals with first, second and third place finalists taking home larger pieces of the total prize.  

Qualifying Round Day 1

Thursday, October 18th, 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. PDT

Qualifying Round Day 2

Friday, October 19th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT

Finals Round

Saturday, October 20th, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT

Total Prize Purse: $10,100

1st:  $5,000

2nd:  $3,000

3rd:  $1,500

4th - 9th:  $600 ($100 each)

Live Boot Camp: Choose your Empire and join in a live PlanetSide 2 boot camp! Earn your stripes by getting together a squad of five and going through Basic and complete training exercises to prove you have what it takes to bring victory to your Empire!

Saturday, October 20th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT

1st Place Prize: $1,000 ($200 per team member)

That's a lot of fun and loot to be had in among all the partying. Personally, I'd love a shot at the Planetside 2 tournament, I'm becoming a decent Infiltrator -- though my outfit might disagree.

Let us know below if you are heading to Vegas and what you look forward to most at SOELive 2012.

                                                           Scott "Jarimor" Hawkes, Editor in Chief


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