On the 14th September 2012, EB Games announced a sizable batch of announcements for next months EB Games Expo held in Sydney, Australia. These announcements, ranging from event to game preview announcements can be read in my article “New Games, Guests and More Announced For Next Months EB Games Expo“. One of the announcements pertained to the “Navy Big Game” event, something I feel they only lightly touched upon – although looked to be quite an interesting addition to this years loaded convention.
Today, some new information on the event has been unveiled by Marketing and Events agency “The Spaceship”, which (As an example) were part of the Activision and the “Best of Show” XBox 360 booth at last years events.
The Royal Australian Navy in conjunction with “The Spaceship” have welcomed US Pro Gamers Dave ‘Walshy’ Walsh and Michael ‘StrongSide’ Cavanaugh to this years EB Games Expo to take part in the event. The Navy Big Game is a new invitational event where Aussie gamers get to pit their skills against the Navy Team of Stars. The team to go up against them will be a team of four players comprised of members recruited through ebexpo.com.au and XBox Live Competition winners. The winners will get to play against the Navy Team of Stars on the big screen at the 2012 EB Games Live Arena (And going from last years screens… it will be a big one!).
The game the parties will fight each other on?… Halo Reach.
Both Walshy and Strongside will also be on hand at the Navy Big Game stand to provide a sneak preview of Zero In. Zero In allows you to challenge your friends online in a global game of ‘hide and seek’ using Navy skills to zero in on their warship. As you learn the skills of Navy Combat Console personnel, you have a chance to utilise advanced detection and location equipment, operate radars, sonars and world class technology to see if you have what it takes for a highly classified role in the Navy. Zero In itself is set to launch in 2013.
About the Pro Gamers
Best known by his gamertag, ‘Walshy’ has led his teams to multiple Major League Gaming (MLG) championships with masterful strategies, thrilling gameplay, and outside-the-box thinking. Walsh helped set the bar in this emerging sport and he continues to amaze, maintaining his status in an environment where competitors frequently burn out and fade away.
He left a comment in regards to his upcoming appearance:
We are super thrilled to take part in this invitational format on the big stage. We are looking forward to putting on a show for everyone.
Michael Strongside Cavanaugh
Has been a professional Halo player in the MLG community since July 2005. Within MLG he has eight first place finishes and one National Championship where his team, Final Boss did not lose a single game, taking the title as the best Halo 2 team of all time. Cavanaugh was the 13th player to be signed to a $250,000 contract with MLG.