Need for Speed Blacklist Tournament

Electronic Arts announced today that it will host the first of six Need for Speed Most Wanted Blacklist Regional Tournaments in Houston, TX at the Formula Drift Championship on June 11, 2005. In addition to being the first people in the country to play the game, attendees will have a chance to compete for numerous prizes including a Finals Grand Prize Trip Package to attend the Need for Speed Most Wanted launch event in November 2005. Highlights from the Tournament will be televised on G4 – videogame tv’s drifting series, “Formula D� on Sunday, July 10, at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT.

Gamers can register online to enter the Houston Regional Tournament by visiting the website at All Tournament participants will compete in the “Toll Booth� mode where they will go up against other gamers as they try to reach the in-game toll booth in the fastest time while evading cops and other in-game obstacles. Complete details, Tournament Official Rules and prize descriptions can be found at

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EA is the title sponsor of the 2005 Formula Drift Championship, the only professional drifting championship in the world. The Need for Speed Most Wanted Blacklist Tournament consists of six Regional Tournaments, one occurring each of the following Formula Drift locations and dates: June 11 (Reliant Center, Houston, TX), July 9 (Infineon Raceway – Sonoma, CA), August 6 (Soldier Field – Chicago, IL) and August 27 (Irwindale Speedway – Irwindale, CA). Dates and venues for the last two Regional Tournaments will be announced in the coming weeks, be sure to visit for updated schedule information. For more information on Formula D, please visit:

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