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KZ3 Edge Challenge Open Next Week, $40K Up for Grabs

JT Pierce's Avatar Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 // Senior Marketing Partnership Specialist, SCEA

KZ3 Edge Shaving Gel contest

Hey guys, we know you’ve been waiting for full details on the massive Get Your EDGE $40,000 KZ3 Challenge taking place on Well, we can finally share those details with you today. Here’s what the battlefield will look like…

The qualifying round of this 3v3 tournament opens up next Monday, June 27th and will run for six weeks. The top 32 teams at the end of the Qualifying Round will move on to the elimination phase where the last team standing will take home a whopping $10,000 in cold hard cash. And that’s just for starters, as the top 20 teams will also get a nice payday once the dust settles. But wait, there’s more!

In addition to the main team-based leaderboard, you can also score some extra cash in a series of individual stat-based weekly challenges. Here’s how it works: Each week, check to find out what the EDGE Shave Gel Weekly Challenge is. During your qualifying matches, you’ll want to keep the weekly challenge in mind and try to not only win the match, but rank at the top of the EDGE Shave Gel Weekly Challenge leaderboard. We’re keeping it simple for the first week: The player with the most kills at the end of week one is going to end up $800 richer.

So, there you have it – a total of $40,000 is on the line, including chances to earn some bonus cash with the weekly challenges. We know you’re itching to get in on this action, so head on over to to register for a free Virgin Gaming account. You’ll also find full tournament details, rules, and other great content including Virgin Gaming’s first Skill Building video for the Get Your EDGE KZ3 $40,000 Challenge, brought to you by EDGE Shave Gel.

Stay sharp!

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+ percast2 on June 22nd, 2011 at 7:27 am said:



+ JohnAlden on June 22nd, 2011 at 7:33 am said:



+ Kluzot on June 22nd, 2011 at 7:43 am said:

Hey @1

Did you ever read the little box on the right when you write a stupid message on the PS blog ?

It say that : Comments are the lifeblood of the PlayStation.Blog, and we encourage you to keep the conversation going in a relevant, constructive way. Remember: no swearing, fighting, or using the comments section of this blog to be “first!” Think about what you’re saying before you press “Submit.” If you’d like to talk about something off topic, click here for our Forums, or here to submit a new idea.


+ mouth62 on June 22nd, 2011 at 7:53 am said:

Please clarify the position on Canadian participation, Thank you!

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    + JT Pierce on June 22nd, 2011 at 11:04 am said:

    This tournament is US only.

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    + JT Pierce on June 22nd, 2011 at 11:06 am said:

    But keep your eyes out for more tournaments from Virgin Gaming that wil be open to Canadien residents as well.



+ IrishPete333 on June 22nd, 2011 at 7:58 am said:

@Percast. You know how that makes you look right? This tourney ispretty damn cool. If I was even close to being good I would try and enter.


+ percast2 on June 22nd, 2011 at 8:14 am said:

*You all bashin’ on me need to stop posting things off-topic. Please grow up.*

Hey! hope I win the grand prize =)


+ reloaded2wice on June 22nd, 2011 at 8:41 am said:

Other than registering on the virgingaming site what else must we do to make sure we are in the qualifying rounds?

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    + JT Pierce on June 22nd, 2011 at 11:06 am said:

    Thanks for registering. You don’t’ have to do a thing once you’re registered. Once your registration is complete, Virgin Gaming will automatically add Killzone 3 to your profile and you will receive any and all important messages from regarding the tournament. Not to worry – they will arm you with all the info you need in order to get started when the tournament gets underway.

    Good luck!


+ chereb on June 22nd, 2011 at 8:56 am said:

@percast2, You realize your “1st” comment is off topic. You grow up. Or just dont post here again.


+ xThe1x on June 22nd, 2011 at 9:34 am said:

No love for Canada. Better off I would have cleaned up.


+ GhostMatter on June 22nd, 2011 at 9:54 am said:

I think you meant “Be crowned the first ever KZ3 *US* Champion”.


+ warezIbanez on June 22nd, 2011 at 10:12 am said:

My clan is all over this. It’s the Rebel Alliance vs. the rest of the US.


+ dragon_night on June 22nd, 2011 at 10:25 am said:



+ cool_Pinoy2343 on June 22nd, 2011 at 10:35 am said:

Origins will be on this. lehgo


+ Busca-Cabezas on June 22nd, 2011 at 10:37 am said:

I need a team! Pronto!!! This contest ROCKS!! and so does From The Ashes DLC! Woot!! :P


+ RichieAppel on June 22nd, 2011 at 11:15 am said:

I’d enter but I know I’m not going to win so I won’t bother. Good luck to those who are entering though.

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    + JT Pierce on June 22nd, 2011 at 11:45 am said:

    You should still enter! We will be running weekly individual challenges so that people can win, even if their team likely isn’t going to finish in the top 20. We will be announcing the weekly challenges every Monday.

    The first week’s challenge (for the week starting Monday, 6/27) is most kills. Whatever registered player scores the most kills at week’s end, is going walk away $800 richer.

    Might as well sign up!


+ EzKill77 on June 22nd, 2011 at 11:18 am said:

well…i need a clan


+ DOOMkillz on June 22nd, 2011 at 1:14 pm said:

i just signed up. no need for a clan, just a One Man Army!


+ DwayneW1987 on June 22nd, 2011 at 1:21 pm said:

Ya, I’m not planning on entering. Some of you guys and girls out there don’t take breaks from this game. I don’t think I stand a chance to people who don’t have rent to pay :-|


+ RichieAppel on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:00 pm said:

@JT Pierce

I only play this game for a few hours a night if even that, with all the hardcore players who never put this game down for one minute, I don’t stand a chance at winning. Therefore there is no point in entering. I don’t have to time to play for hours upon hours on end just to try to win a contest I stand no chance of winning in the first place.


+ nickthestick01 on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:13 pm said:

you never know untill you try. im not that great at the game either, but im still gonna try. why not!!!!


+ Shido- on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:26 pm said:

I think he simply means that in terms of things like ” most kills” he doesnt have the time to win . lets say he is beast and best player ever , he gets 30 kills a game no problem . He can only play five hours a week . 150 kills . someone who plays all the time even if averaging 10 kills per game will out kill him simply from playing more .

Still think it is nice to include extra cash prizes though . So thumbs up .


+ Dariusness on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:30 pm said:

lol can i enter even if i dont have the game


+ trunks1600 on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:31 pm said:

add me


+ Hazelhurst on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:33 pm said:

Not sure if this has been asked, but is the Move controller allowed?


+ nickthestick01 on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

good point #24 i like my sharp shooter…


+ RichieAppel on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:40 pm said:

@24 I wouldn’t think what controller you use matters. Besides how are the people judging the contest going to know what controller you used?


+ JEC94 on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:54 pm said:

I need a clan and friends to play KZ3


+ bigrock326 on June 22nd, 2011 at 3:35 pm said:



+ RichieAppel on June 22nd, 2011 at 3:38 pm said:

After M.A.G I refuse to join a clan on any game. I’m a one man army and I like it that way.


+ WuBang12 on June 22nd, 2011 at 4:47 pm said:

Just signed up. $10k first place prize is mine.


+ SiCK-WAYZ on June 22nd, 2011 at 4:51 pm said:

need peeps to start a clan, i regularly use tactician


+ SiCK-WAYZ on June 22nd, 2011 at 4:53 pm said:

though,i usually am a solo kind of gamer


+ drunk_vader on June 22nd, 2011 at 8:11 pm said:

JT, Do Helghast shave?


+ WingZeroXPdX on June 22nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm said:

Why is it not available for Connecticut i had a friend that was goin to b in it but he cant cuz of that


+ WingZeroXPdX on June 22nd, 2011 at 8:36 pm said:

if anyone needs a clan msg me btw might need 1 or 2 more ppl


+ bharken on June 22nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm said:

Aw.. For US residents only. *sob*


+ El-Diablo04 on June 22nd, 2011 at 9:06 pm said:

This would be awesome if I were eighteen years old or older. I’m going to ask a serious question: Is it possible for me to beable to play if I got one of my parents to approve of me competing in this challenge? That would be awesome if you could, but I would understand otherwise.


+ SodeXL on June 22nd, 2011 at 9:17 pm said:

A little clarification on the Canadian omit? Is it based on residency or where they play from in terms of location? I.E. they play in the US but are Canadian citizens.

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    + JT Pierce on June 23rd, 2011 at 10:38 am said:

    The tournament is open only to US Residents- entirely based on residency, not location.

    Hope this helps.


+ hotshotdas on June 23rd, 2011 at 12:06 am said:

I guess it time to buy this Killer App


+ mouth62 on June 23rd, 2011 at 1:01 am said:

Good luck to all individuals and clans, KZ3 I love it.If there’s another KZ tourney,Please include Canada any Clan would Love to have me, have yet to be killed online and I play alot, though not under the mouth62 moniker, sorry to say everyone that has posted so far has been my victim….. and no I don’t cheat just play 12- 16 hrs a day online.This would have been FUN, why? I would match dollar for dollar all winnings won if included in a clan BONUS, I’ m retired and can afford it.Spread the wealth my oldman use to say,10million inheritance helps, best of luck all!


+ Massive_13 on June 23rd, 2011 at 4:35 am said:

Hey JT… How is the 3 on 3 going to work… A room must be created, and then just 3 on 3?… or are there gonna be two teams of 3 on each side in a room, and everyone just goes at it.


+ Deathspear666 on June 23rd, 2011 at 9:28 am said:

+ percast2 on June 22nd, 2011 at 8:14 am said:

*You all bashin’ on me need to stop posting things off-topic. Please grow up.*

Hey! hope I win the grand prize =)

Who needs to grow up??!! Your the one coming on here shouting “First!!”…tard

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+ JT Pierce on June 23rd, 2011 at 10:42 am said:

1. Add your opposing team’s members to your friends on PlayStation Network.
2.Launch “Multiplayer” in Killzone 3.
3.The first time you enter this lobby, it will ask you to set your region.
4.Choose ‘Create Custom Game’.
5.Within the ‘Match Details’:
Set the match mode to ‘Guerrilla Warfare’.
Map voting should be set to ‘Off’.
Set ‘Unlocks’ to ‘All’ to ensure a fair, level playing field.
6.‘Restrictions’ MUST be set to ‘On’.
7.Within the `Maps` section, the host should only choose one (1) map for the match, the rest of the maps should be set to ‘None’.
8.Change the length of the mission to ’10 Minutes’ in the ‘Missions’ section.
9.Select ‘Invite to Squad’ and add players from your Virgin Gaming team, then select ‘Invite to Enemy Squad’ and add players from the opposing Virgin Gaming Team.
10.Hit ‘Create Game’ and the match will begin.
11.Once the match is completed, quit out of the results page to ensure your match validates.


+ kolinray on June 23rd, 2011 at 11:27 am said:



+ DarkOne_PR on June 23rd, 2011 at 11:57 am said:

how about a tourny with a good 1st place prize for ppl in Puerto Rico???? and canada which we are the ones most left behind in the PS BLOG?


+ DarkOne_PR on June 23rd, 2011 at 12:09 pm said:

BTW i see u guys deleted my rant comment…. thats not helping with this customer u see….im here to express myself as a large consumer of sony products AND seller of sony products since i work in gamestop… so consider the fact that theres a small group of gamers out there that they hav KZ3 right now in their houses bc i personally recommended the game saying “yes i have the game and its AWESOME! i recommend the game blindly!” so after i sign in to virgin games and find that im left behind….again….i think i have the reason to be
Pi SS oFF dont u agree??? i love sony and guerilla but u all are screwing us here in Puerto Rico….

Professional NOTE: I notice that there hasn’t been in a long time someone who is in charge of marketing for sony in GameStop stores… thats bad since Microsoft DO have a marketing person who goes around the region going to all gamestops cheking if they have promotional marketing for Xbox360 and Kinect…. and if they dont… he give the store the marketing… so just saying and giving u a little piece of advise… thanks..


+ williep35 on June 23rd, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

Exciting! :-)


+ jose213jose on June 23rd, 2011 at 4:18 pm said:

i am joining the killzone 3 to win but i don’t have the game, will there be game download of it or does this mean i need to have disc game version of the game? I still have time to getting today.


+ jose213jose on June 23rd, 2011 at 4:19 pm said:

but i am not sure if my ps3 will just freezer up when i play it. sense the new update came out.


+ Coldah on June 24th, 2011 at 2:48 am said:

I’ve see plenty of information on how to find opponents and create matches.. Although, I’ve been having difficulty finding an option to add teammates to the team I created on Virgin Gaming. I have 2 friends that are signing up for it as well and I plan on having them as my teammates. Any suggestions??

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