Rules & Regulations

THE HALO 4 CHALLENGE OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES

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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The Halo 4 Infinity Challenge (the "Tournament") will consist of one (1) Online Qualifier that will run from December 17, 2012 at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Standard Time ("EST") to January 10, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM EST (the "Tournament Qualifying Period"), and an Online Finals that will run from January 12, 2013 until January 19, 2013. By entering and participating in the Tournament, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Tournament Rules (the "Tournament Rules") and the decisions of Virgin Gaming (the "Sponsor"), 524 Queen St. W., P.O. Box 52453, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 2B0, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: Subject to the following restrictions, the Tournament is open to everyone (excluding residents of AZ, CT, MD, TN, VT, QUEBEC AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW) who have reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside (19 in AL, 18 in all other U.S. states) ("Age of Majority") before the start of the Tournament. Employees, officers, directors and agents of Sponsor, Microsoft Corporation, Ford, Lions Gate Entertainment and their advertising, media buying and promotional agencies, assigns, parents, affiliated and subsidiary entities and the immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling, child) or members of their same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers, directors and agents are not eligible to participate in the Tournament. Virgin Gaming-sponsored players are eligible to participate in the Tournament and do not receive any special privileges as they relate to the Tournament. Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity, date of birth and/or eligibility to participate in the Tournament. Failure to provide such proof if requested shall result in disqualification. The Tournament is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations and is VOID IN AZ, CT, MD, TN, VT, and QUEBEC AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

HOW TO REGISTER: Individuals who choose to enter the Tournament ("Entrants") may do so during the Tournament Qualifying Period by navigating to the URL halo4infinitychallenge.com (the "Website"), and registering for a Virgin Gaming account and the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge. Entrants may register from December17, 2012 at 9:00:00 AM EST to January 10, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM EST.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOURNAMENT: Entrants must log into their Xbox 360 game console and play Halo 4 (the "Game") in either War Games mode or Spartan Ops mode (each a "Game Mode") with a Gold subscription. The Online Qualifier will consist of two leader boards: a War Games leader board and a Spartan Ops leader board. Entrants participating in the War Games Leader board must compete with-in the Infinity Challenge powered by Virgin Gaming playlist option. All game scores ("Scores") accumulated in completed in the playlist option will count towards the leader board. Entrants participating in the Spartan Ops leader board must compete with-in the "Find Game" (matchmaking) option. Games in the "Play Chapters" option do not count towards the Spartan Ops leaderboard score.. Entrants get one (1) point ("Points") for every Spartan Ops chapter completed and chapters may be completed more than once for multiple points. may play the Game in either Game Mode and earn Scores/Points to increase their ranking on the corresponding leaderboards. Scores/Points will not transfer between leader boards. After completing the Game, the each Entrant's score/points will be indicated on the leader board corresponding to the game mode used.. At the end of the Tournament Qualifying Period, Entrants in each leader board will be divided into three separated groups based on their score obtained during the Tournament Qualifying Period. The top ten percent (10%) of Entrants will be placed into Tier 1, the next thirty percent (30%) will be placed into Tier 2, and the final sixty percent (60%) will be placed into Tier 3 for competition in the online final tournament (the "Finals") (Entrants who participate in the Finals hereinafter referred to as "Finalists"). In the event that an Entrant has more than one score on the leader board, his or her highest score will be used to determine Tier placement. In the event of a tie for a given Tier, the Entrant who obtained the score first will be used to break the tie for Tier placement.

During the Finals, all scores will reset, and Finalists will play the Game in the Game Mode they used to qualify to compete for a chance to win prizes in their corresponding Tier. Sponsor's computer is the official time keeping device for this Tournament.

The Finals will be in accordance with Sponsor's instructions. At the end of the Online Finals, the Sponsor will rank all Finalists in each Tier based on the score they receive. The Grand Prize winner of Tier 1 in each Game Mode will be the individual who obtained the highest score during the Finals, subject to verification. The remaining Finalists may receive prizes based on their ranking as detailed in the attached Exhibit A to these Official Tournament Rules. In the event of a tie for any rank in a given Tier, the Finalist who obtained the score first will be deemed the winner, subject to verification. Any disputes will be resolved by an independent judging organization, whose decision shall be final, conclusive and binding. The judge's decisions shall be made strictly in accordance with these Official Tournament Rules and any other rules and procedures put in place for the Finals. Additional details regarding Finals mechanics and other rules, procedures and conditions for participation in Finals may be provided to Finalists immediately prior to the Finals.

TOURNAMENT PRIZES (2536 total):

War Games Grand Prize (1): prize includes one (1) 2013 UNSC Themed Ford F-150 Raptor SVT Truck. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $73,982.30 or Twenty-Five Thousand ($25,000) USD cash prize. The winner will have the option to claim either the 2013 UNSC Themed Ford F-150 Raptor SVT Truck or the Twenty-Five Thousand ($25,000) USD cash prize. Other package, factory options, and other prize specifics to be determined by Sponsor and are subject to availability. Sponsor does not make, nor in a manner is responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the vehicle including but not limited to its quality, fitness for purpose or mechanical condition. Winner must have proof of a current valid driver's license from their state or place of residence to take delivery of vehicle; failure to show same may result in prize forfeiture and selection of an alternate winner. Winner is solely responsible for all title, license, registration, insurance and other fees required in claiming the vehicle, applicable taxes as well as all other expenses relating to the receipt and use of the vehicle, including any travel and transportation costs associated with collecting the vehicle. All other costs not specifically stated herein as being awarded are the responsibility of the winner. Winner will be provided instructions to obtain his/her Grand Prize vehicle at a dealership designated by Sponsor. Winner must take delivery of vehicle within 30 days of notification that dealership has received vehicle.

Spartan Ops Grand Prize (1): trip to Microsoft Studios and CGI integration of winner into a future Halo® title. Prize includes round-trip, coach class air transportation for winner from a major commercial airport near winner's home within the U.S. to Redmond, WA; one (1) double occupancy standard hotel room for three (3) nights/ four (4) days; and round-trip ground transportation between the destination airport and hotel. ARV: $ 10,875. Actual value of trip may vary based on point of departure and airfare fluctuations. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value of prize will not be awarded. All prize details not specified in the Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Selection of airline and hotel are solely within Sponsor's discretion. Meals, gratuities, luggage fees, incidental hotel charges and any other travel-related expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. All travel dates are subject to the development cycle of the agreed upon future Halo® title. Exact travel dates and arrangements subject to availability. Winner must have all necessary identification and/or travel documents (e.g., a valid U.S. driver's license) required for travel. Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for upgrades and/or frequent flyer miles. All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes. If in the judgment of Sponsor, air travel is not required due to winner's proximity to Redmond, WA, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. The difference in value will not be awarded to the winner. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. Additional prize award details and travel information to be provided to the winner at the time of notification. Winner is also responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at his or her option and hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Lost, stolen or damaged airline tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced or exchanged.

Remaining prizes for each leader board will be as follows:

Tier 1 Prizes (223 per leaderboard) distributed by ranking as described in Exhibit A.

Tier 2 Prizes (403 per leaderboard) distributed by ranking as described in Exhibit A.

Tier 3 Prizes (641 per leaderboard) distributed by ranking as described in Exhibit A.

Total ARV of all prizes: $141,499.36.

GENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Entries to the Tournament are subject to the terms and conditions found at http://virgingaming.com/terms-and-conditions/. A prize is non-transferable, and must be accepted as awarded, without substitutions. In the event that a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded as described in these Official Tournament Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent or greater retail value. ARV is as of the date of printing of these Official Tournament Rules. The difference in value of prizes as stated herein and value at the time of prize notification, if any, will not be awarded. Select prizes will be distributed to the winner within one (1) month of verification by Sponsor of a properly signed Release (as further described below). Additional information regarding prize distribution may be provided to winner at the time of notification. If a winner is a U.S. resident, he/she will be issued an IRS 1099 form for prizes valued over $600 USD. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Limit one (1) prize per person/household.

Winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state, provincial and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by email within twenty-four (24) hours of the conclusion of the Finals. Within five (5) days from the date of notice, potential winners will be required to sign and return the Release (as further described below) to Sponsor within the timeframe indicated on the accompanying letter to successfully claim the prize or such prize may be deemed forfeited. In the event of any dispute concerning the operation of any element of the Tournament, the Finals or these Tournament Rules, the decision of Sponsor will be final.

RELEASE: Potential winners will be required to execute and deliver to Sponsor a legal release ("Release") that confirms the potential winner's (i) eligibility for the Tournament, Finals, and acceptance and compliance with these Tournament Rules; (ii) acceptance of the prizes as offered; (iii) release of Sponsor, Microsoft Corporation, and each of their respective parent, related and affiliated companies and entities, subsidiaries, members, dealers, advertising, franchisees, promotional agencies and each of their respective directors, successors, sponsors, partners, licensees, officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees, artists, advisors, assignees, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Tournament and Finals (collectively, the "Releasees") from any and all liability in connection with this Tournament, Finals or participation in any Tournament related or Finals related activities, including any travel related thereto and attendance at the Finals.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Tournament or Finals, each Entrant: (i) grants the Releasees the right to use his/her name, email address, mailing address, telephone number and other personal information, if any, provided to Releasees ("Personal Information") and the Entrant's Game data for the purpose of administering the Tournament and Finals, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winners; and (ii) who is a winner grants to Releasees the right to use his/her Personal Information for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Tournament and Finals, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Entrants who have opted-in to receive marketing communications agree that Releasees may use his/her Personal Information to contact him/her with marketing and other promotional messages related to products and services of Releasees. In addition, by participating in the Tournament or Finals all Entrants acknowledge and agree that Releasees may disclose their Personal Information to third-party agents and service providers of Sponsor in order to affect any of the activities listed above, in accordance with Sponsor's privacy policy located at http://virgingaming.com/privacy/?f=FTR_2F_001.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering this Tournament, each Entrant acknowledges compliance with, and agrees to be bound by, these Official Tournament Rules and consents to the use of his/her name, city of residence, and/or likeness in any publicity carried out by Releasees, and/or their advertising and promotional agencies and agents without further notice or compensation. Entrants release and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any and all manner of action, causes of action, suits, debts, covenants, contracts, claims and demands, including legal fees and expenses, whatsoever, including but not limited to, claims based on negligence, breach of contract and fundamental breach and liability for physical injury, death, or property damage which the Entrants or his/her administrators, heirs, successors or assigns might have or could have, by reason of or arising out of the Entrant's participation in the Tournament, the Finals and/or in connection with the acceptance, use and/or misuse by the Entrant of the prize.

Neither Sponsor, nor its parent, affiliated and subsidiary companies, directors, officers and employees (for the purposes of this paragraph, collectively, the "Tournament Administrators") shall be responsible for or bear any liability for: (i) late-received, lost, unintelligible/illegible, incomplete, or misdirected registrations, entries or Game scores; (ii) entries or game plays which fail to comply with the Official Tournament Rules; (iii) any technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Tournament or Finals, including any problems or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, all of which may affect an Entrant's ability to participate in the Tournament or Finals, or the ability of Sponsor to receive and/or record and Entrant's Game score; and (iv) any unauthorized human and/or mechanical intervention in any part of the entry process or the Tournament or Finals.

As a condition of participating in this Tournament or Finals, Entrant agrees that (1) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Tournament or Finals, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and (3) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but shall in no event include attorneys' fees.

Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Tournament or the Finals is a violation of the Official Tournament Rules and criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entrants agree to abide by the Tournament Rules.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and/or void any games submitted fraudulently. Any changes will be posted on halo4infinitychallenge.com. Should multiple users of the same e-mail account enter the Tournament or Finals and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said e-mail account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. If, for any reason, the Tournament or Finals is affected by any computer virus, worm, bug, tampering, hacking, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or other cause which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts or otherwise affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Tournament or Finals, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Tournament or Finals, and determine winners from game play already received or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Automatic game play is prohibited, and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification.

CHOICE OF LAW: The Tournament and Finals are subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Tournament Rules or the rights and obligations as between the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Tournament and Finals shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario. By entering, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in the Province of Ontario.

WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to "Halo 4 Infinity Challenge" Winners List, Virgin Gaming, 524 Queen St. W., P.O. Box 52453, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B0. Requests must be received by January 31, 2013. U.S. residents may omit return postage.

SPONSOR: Virgin Gaming, 524 Queen St. W., P.O. Box 52453, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B0.

Exhibit A: Prize Distribution (Excludes Grand Prizes)

Spartan Ops Finals

Spartan Ops - Tier 1

Prize

ARV

Finalist Ranking

Halo UNSC VANGUARD™ Personal Gaming Environment

$349.99

2-11

Halo Mega Bloks Forward Unto Dawn - Signature Series Set

$249.99

12-14

Halo Anniversary X Cruiser Board

$169.99

15-19

RVBX: Ten Years of Red vs. Blue 14-Disc Blu-ray Boxed Set

$179.95

20-29

Halo 4 Collector’s Edition Die Cast Warthog 

$39.99

30-34

Halo 4: Fuzzy Dice Giclee on Paper

$89.99

35-44

Halo 4  Vigilance Giclee on Paper

$89.99

45-54

Halo 4 Series 1 Action Figure 5-Pack

$59.99

55-74

Halo 4 UNSC Eagle Dog Tags

$5.00

75-224

Spartan Ops - Tier 2

Prize

ARV

Finalist Ranking

HALO 4 WARHEAD™ 7.1 WIRELESS SURROUND HEADSET

$329.99

1-7

RVBX: Ten Years of Red vs. Blue 14-Disc DVD Boxed Set

$139.95

8-17

Halo Mega Bloks Countdown Set

$99.99

18-21

Halo Mega Bloks Rhino Set

$84.99

22-25

Halo Mega Bloks Seraph Set

$64.99

26-29

Halo Mega Bloks Wraith Set

$44.99

30-39

Halo 4 Series 1 Master Chief w/ Cryotube Deluxe Figure

$29.99

40-64

Awakening: The Art of Halo 4

$34.95

65-89

Halo 4  Die Cast Warthog 

$14.99

90-115

Halo 4: Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide

$39.99

116-125

Halo 4 Die Cast Mongoose 

$7.99

126-151

Halo 4 POP! Master Chief Vinyl Figure

$9.99

152-178

Halo 4 POP! Cortana Vinyl Figure

$9.99

179-205

Halo 4 UNSC Eagle Dog Tags

$5.00

206-355

Halo Mega Bloks MAF (Micro Action Figure) Packs

$2.99

356-403

Spartan Ops - Tier 3

Prize

ARV

Finalist Ranking

Halo Mega Bloks Warthog Recon Set

$32.99

1-10

Halo MicrOps  Small Box - High Ground Tower

$29.99

11-25

Halo MicrOps  Small Box - High Ground Gate

$19.99

26-40

Halo Mega Bloks Orbital Banshee Set

$21.99

41-50

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn DVD

$22.99

51-100

Halo 4 Series 1 Carded Action Figure

$12.99

101-300

Halo MicrOps  Small Card

$9.99

301-360

Halo 4 Master Chief T-Shirt  XL

$19.99

361-410

Halo 4 POP! Spartan Warrior Vinyl Figure

$9.99

411-464

Halo Mega Bloks Combat Units Set

$11.99

465-491

Halo 4 UNSC Eagle Dog Tags

$5.00

492-641

War Games Finals

War Games - Tier 1

Prize

ARV

Finalist Ranking

Halo UNSC VANGUARD™ Personal Gaming Environment

$349.99

2-11

Halo Mega Bloks Forward Unto Dawn - Signature Series Set

$249.99

12-14

Halo Anniversary X Cruiser Board

$169.99

15-19

RVBX: Ten Years of Red vs. Blue 14-Disc Blu-ray Boxed Set

$179.95

20-29

Halo 4 Collector’s Edition Die Cast Warthog 

$39.99

30-34

Halo 4: Fuzzy Dice Giclee on Paper

$89.99

35-44

Halo 4  Vigilance Giclee on Paper

$89.99

45-54

Halo 4 Series 1 Action Figure 5-Pack

$59.99

55-74

Halo 4 UNSC Eagle Dog Tags

$5.00

75-224

War Games - Tier 2

Prize

ARV

Finalist Ranking

HALO 4 WARHEAD™ 7.1 WIRELESS SURROUND HEADSET

$329.99

1-7

RVBX: Ten Years of Red vs. Blue 14-Disc DVD Boxed Set

$139.95

8-17

Halo Mega Bloks Countdown Set

$99.99

18-21

Halo Mega Bloks Rhino Set

$84.99

22-25

Halo Mega Bloks Seraph Set

$64.99

26-29

Halo Mega Bloks Wraith Set

$44.99

30-39

Halo 4 Series 1 Master Chief w/ Cryotube Deluxe Figure

$29.99

40-64

Awakening: The Art of Halo 4

$34.95

65-89

Halo 4  Die Cast Warthog 

$14.99

90-115

Halo 4: Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide

$39.99

116-125

Halo 4 Die Cast Mongoose 

$7.99

126-151

Halo 4 POP! Master Chief Vinyl Figure

$9.99

152-178

Halo 4 POP! Cortana Vinyl Figure

$9.99

179-205

Halo 4 UNSC Eagle Dog Tags

$5.00

206-355

Halo Mega Bloks MAF (Micro Action Figure) Packs

$2.99

356-403

War Games - Tier 3

Prize

ARV

Finalist Ranking

Halo Mega Bloks Warthog Recon Set

$32.99

1-10

Halo MicrOps  Small Box - High Ground Tower

$29.99

11-25

Halo MicrOps  Small Box - High Ground Gate

$19.99

26-40

Halo Mega Bloks Orbital Banshee Set

$21.99

41-50

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn DVD

$22.99

51-100

Halo 4 Series 1 Carded Action Figure

$12.99

101-300

Halo MicrOps  Small Card

$9.99

301-360

Halo 4 Master Chief T-Shirt  XL

$19.99

361-410

Halo 4 POP! Spartan Warrior Vinyl Figure

$9.99

411-464

Halo Mega Bloks Combat Units Set

$11.99

465-491

Halo 4 UNSC Eagle Dog Tags

$5.00

492-641

THE HALO 4 WEEKLY CHALLENGE OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The Halo 4 Weekly Challenge (the "Promotion") will consist of five (5) online weekly challenges ("Challenges") that will run each week between December 17, 2012 at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Standard Time ("EST") to January 19, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM EST. By entering and participating in the Promotion, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Promotion Rules (the "Promotion Rules") and the decisions of Virgin Gaming (the "Sponsor"), 524 Queen St. W., P.O. Box 52453, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 2B0, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: Subject to the following restrictions, the Promotion is open to everyone (excluding residents of AZ, CT, MD, TN, VT, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW) who have reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside (19 in AL, 18 in all other U.S. states) ("Age of Majority") before the start of the Promotion. Employees, officers, directors and agents of Sponsor, Microsoft Corporation, Ford, Lions Gate Entertainment and their advertising, media buying and promotional agencies, assigns, parents, affiliated and subsidiary entities and the immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling, child) or members of their same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers, directors and agents are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. Virgin Gaming-sponsored players are eligible to participate in the Promotion and do not receive any special privileges as they relate to the Promotion. Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity, date of birth and/or eligibility to participate in the Promotion. Failure to provide such proof if requested shall result in disqualification. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations and is VOID IN AZ, CT, MD, TN, VT, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

HOW TO REGISTER: Individuals who choose to enter the Promotion ("Entrants") may do so during the Promotion Qualifying Period by navigating to the URL halo4infinitychallenge.com (the "Website"), and registering for a Virgin Gaming account and the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge. Entrants may register from December 10, 2012 at 12:00:00 AM EST to January 13, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM EST.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROMOTION: Entrants must log into their Xbox 360 game console and play Halo 4 (the "Game") in War Games mode with a Gold subscription. The first twenty (20) Entrants who complete one (1) or more of the five (5) Challenges during the corresponding week (as defined below) will be deemed a prize winner, subject to verification.

Challenge

Challenge Name

Week

Required Act to Complete Challenge

1

Spartan Takedown

Dec. 17 - Dec. 23, 2012

Kill 250 players

2

Got Backup

Dec. 24 - Dec. 30, 2012

Get 200 kills with a Secondary Weapon

3

Spray and Pray

Dec. 31, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013

Get 200 kills with an Automatic Loadout Weapon

4

One, Two, Three, Four...

Jan. 7 - Jan. 13, 2013

Earn 150 Multikill medals

5

To Be Precise

Jan. 14 - Jan. 20, 2013

Get 200 kills with a Precision Loadout Weapon

Each Challenge Week begins at 12:00:00 AM EST and ends at 11:59:59 PM EST on the dates noted above. In the event of a tie, the Entrant who first completed the Challenge will be deemed a winner, subject to verification. Any disputes will be resolved by an independent judging organization, whose decision shall be final, conclusive and binding. The judge's decisions shall be made strictly in accordance with these Promotion Rules and any other rules and procedures put in place for the Promotion.

PROMOTION PRIZES (100 total; 20 per Week): each winner will each receive one (1) Weekly Challenge Prize Pack that includes one (1) Halo 4 Master Chief T-shirt XL; one (1) Halo 4 OST CD; and one (1) Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Blu-ray. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $62.96 each. Total ARV of all prizes: $6,296.00.

GENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Entries to the Promotion are subject to the terms and conditions found at http://virgingaming.com/terms-and-conditions/. A prize is non-transferable, and must be accepted as awarded, without substitutions. In the event that a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded as described in these Official Promotion Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent or greater retail value. Entrants are only eligible to win one (1) prize pack during the Tournament. If an Entrant falls under the top 20 winner list, more than once, his/her position will be nullified and given to the next eligible Entrant. ARV is as of the date of printing of these Official Promotion Rules. The difference in value of prizes as stated herein and value at the time of prize notification, if any, will not be awarded. Prize will be shipped to the winner within one (1) month of verification by Sponsor. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.

Winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state, provincial and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by email within twenty-four (24) hours of the conclusion of the Challenge Week. In the event of any dispute concerning the operation of any element of the Promotion, the decision of Sponsor will be final.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering this Promotion, each Entrant acknowledges compliance with, and agrees to be bound by, these Official Promotion Rules and consents to the use of his/her name, city of residence, and/or likeness in any publicity carried out by Sponsor, Microsoft Corporation, and each of their respective parent, related and affiliated companies and entities, subsidiaries, members, dealers, advertising, franchisees, promotional agencies and each of their respective directors, successors, sponsors, partners, licensees, officers, subsidiaries, agents, employees, artists, advisors, assignees, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Promotion and Finals (collectively, the "Releasees") without further notice or compensation. Entrants release and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any and all manner of action, causes of action, suits, debts, covenants, contracts, claims and demands, including legal fees and expenses, whatsoever, including but not limited to, claims based on negligence, breach of contract and fundamental breach and liability for physical injury, death, or property damage which the Entrants or his/her administrators, heirs, successors or assigns might have or could have, by reason of or arising out of the Entrant's participation in the Promotion, the Finals and/or in connection with the acceptance, use and/or misuse by the Entrant of the prize.

Neither Sponsor, nor its parent, affiliated and subsidiary companies, directors, officers and employees (for the purposes of this paragraph, collectively, the "Promotion Administrators") shall be responsible for or bear any liability for: (i) late-received, lost, unintelligible/illegible, incomplete, or misdirected registrations, entries or Game scores; (ii) entries or Game plays which fail to comply with the Promotion Rules; (iii) any technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Promotion or Finals, including any problems or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, all of which may affect an Entrant's ability to participate in the Promotion or Finals, or the ability of Sponsor to receive and/or record and Entrant's Game score; and (iv) any unauthorized human and/or mechanical intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion or Finals.

As a condition of participating in this Promotion or Finals, Entrant agrees that (1) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or Finals, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and (3) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but shall in no event include attorneys' fees.

Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion or the Finals is a violation of the Official Promotion Rules and criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entrants agree to abide by the Promotion Rules.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and/or void any games submitted fraudulently. Any changes will be posted on halo4infinitychallenge.com. Should multiple users of the same e-mail account enter the Promotion or Finals and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said e-mail account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. If, for any reason, the Promotion or Finals is affected by any computer virus, worm, bug, tampering, hacking, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or other cause which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts or otherwise affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion or Finals, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Promotion or Finals, and determine winners from game play already received or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Automatic game play is prohibited, and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Promotion or Finals, each Entrant: (i) grants the Releasees the right to use his/her name, email address, mailing address, telephone number and other personal information, if any, provided to Releasees ("Personal Information") and the Entrant's Game data for the purpose of administering the Promotion and Finals, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winners; and (ii) who is a winner grants to Releasees the right to use his/her Personal Information for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Promotion and Finals, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Entrants who have opted-in to receive marketing communications agree that Releasees may use his/her Personal Information to contact him/her with marketing and other promotional messages related to products and services of Releasees. In addition, by participating in the Promotion or Finals all Entrants acknowledge and agree that Releasees may disclose their Personal Information to third-party agents and service providers of Sponsor in order to affect any of the activities listed above, in accordance with Sponsor's privacy policy located at http://virgingaming.com/privacy/?f=FTR_2F_001.

CHOICE OF LAW: The Promotion and Finals are subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Promotion Rules or the rights and obligations as between the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion and Finals shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario. By entering, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in the province of Ontario.

WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to "Halo 4 Infinity Challenge" Winners List, Virgin Gaming, 524 Queen St. W., P.O. Box 52453, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B0. Requests must be received by January 31, 2013. U.S. residents may omit return postage.

SPONSOR: Virgin Gaming, 524 Queen St. W., P.O. Box 52453, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B0.

  • How do I take part in the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge?

    Simply register and then start competing within the Leaderboard Challengeof your own choice. Your score will be tracked on the War Games leaderboardsand the number of games you complete will be tracked on the Spartan Opsleaderboards from the day you sign-up.

    Once you sign-up you will automatically be eligible for the War GamesLeaderboard, Spartan Ops Leaderboard and the Weekly Challenges.

  • How long does this challenge run?

    The Halo 4 Infinity Challenge has a qualifier period running from Dec17, 2012 to Jan 10, 2013 and a finals period from Jan 12, 2013 to Jan 19,2013

  • How does the Qualifier Leaderboard period work?

    During the qualifier period you gain rank on the leaderboards by playingin War Games quick matches or Spartan Ops Chapters to increase your scoreor complete games for their respective leaderboard. Players rank up withinthe leaderboards to get into either one of the three tiers.

    Tiers have been setup to split up players during the finals and give outprizing to players of all levels, from rookies to full blown elites.

  • How do Finals Leaderboards work?

    Once the Qualifier Leaderboards are finished, players get placed intoa tier depending on their rank.. From Jan 12, 2013 to Jan 19, 2013 playersthen compete against players with-in their tier to rank up to win prizing.

    Finals competition is played exactly like Qualifier Leaderboard whereyou play War Games quick matches or Spartan Ops Chapters to increase scoreor number of games completed for the respective leaderboard. Note thatscore are reset to zero for the finals so that everyone in the tier hasa fresh start to win.

  • How does the tiering system work?

    The tiering system has been built into the tournament to allow for playersof all skill levels to get an opportunity to get in on the great prizing.

    During the qualifier period, the player's rank gets them into a certaintier. Players then compete against other gamers within their own tier duringthe finals period in order to qualify to win prizes. Each tier has itsown prizing allotted to it. To see what prizing can be won, go to the prizing page

    The tiers are broken down as such:

    • a.Tier 1: Consisting of the top 10% of players competing
    • b.Tier 2: Consisting of the next 11-40% of players competing
    • c.Tier 3: Consisting of the bottom 60% of players competing
  • How do I know which tier I am in?

    Your current tier placement is listed on the leaderboard. Simply searchyour name on the leaderboard you are competing for and you will get a resultshowing your Rank, score or Number of Games Completed and also your currenttier. Remember that you can only be in one tier per leaderboard.

    If you want to know what score or how many more completed games you needin order to get into the next tier, simply look at the Tier Info boxes,which will tell you what score is needed. Note that this information isupdated every 24 hours and will change based on activity of other players.

    Tiers are locked after the Qualifier Periods end on Jan 10, 2013.

  • Can I compete in both War Games and Spartan Ops Leaderboards?

    Yes.

  • How do I know if I have won?

    After the finals have ended on Jan 19, 2013, we will be updating the leaderboardwith the final standings and will have all of the winners announced onhalo4infinitychallenge.com and contacted via email. Virgin Gaming willalso be announcing winners on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to Likeand Follow to stay up to date.

  • HELP! I can't see myself on the leaderboard.

    There are several reasons you may not see yourself on the leaderboardand it all depends on your situation.

    1. You may not see yourself on the leaderboard if you haven't registeredfor the challenge. In order to have your score count towards the leaderboardchallenge, you will have to sign-up. It's simple and easy to do, so ifyou haven't yet. DO IT!
    2. You may have been banned from the tournament for infringing upon the tournament,Xbox Live or Halo 4 terms and conditions.
    3. You may have spelled your gamertag incorrectly, characters are case sensitive.
  • I just completed the Weekly challenge, how do I know if I won?

    Winners are announced at the start of the next week. Only the first 20people to complete the challenge will win the prize pack for that weeklychallenge. We will also be announcing weekly winners on our social channelsso be sure to Follow us on Twitter and Like our Facebook page to get upto the minute information.

  • How often are the leaderboards updated?

    The Spartan Ops and War Games leaderboards will be updated every 24 hoursin order to show you your current position, generally by 12:00pm EST.

  • How do I increase my score on the leaderboards?

    You play more and play better to gain more score.

    War Games Leaderboard:

    Compete in the Infinity Challenge playlist quick match you will earn ascore for all the points you gain from matches completed. The score iscalculated on leaderboards from the day you sign-up.

    Spartan Ops Leaderboard:

    Complete any Spartan Ops chapters and the games you complete will counttowards your leaderboard standings. You can play any Chapter more thanonce and it will count towards your leaderboard score. All games completedis calculated towards the leaderboards from December 17, 2012 or the dayyou sign-up if you sign up after the tournament begins.

  • I play Spartan Ops with my friends, will the games I complete count towards the leaderboard?

    Yes. All online co-op games completed within the Spartan Ops Chapterswill count towards the Spartan Ops leaderboard.

  • Does playing Spartan Ops offline count towards the Leaderboards as well?

    No. Only matches competed in online co-op will count towards the leaderboard.You must also actively compete in the chapter in order to have it validate.Any matches played in idle will not count.

  • If I play War Games with a party of my friends, will my score count towards the leaderboard?

    As long as you are playing a quick match with-in the Infinity ChallengePlaylist, your scorewill count towards the leaderboard. Note that customgame matches will not count towards the leaderboard.

  • I just won a Weekly Challenge/Leaderboard prize, how will I receive it?

    After the tournament completes all winners will receive an email detailingwhat their next steps are in getting their prize. All emails will be sentto your LIVE email address. We also reserve the right to ID winners atour discretion and refuse prizing to any players we find to be cheating,colluding and/or underage.

  • I still have questions. Who can I contact?

    Any questions that you may have that were not answered on this FAQ orthe How It Works on the leaderboard pages can be directed to Virgin gaming,the Tournament Sponsor at support@virgingaming.com