XBOX HALL OF FAME CONTEST | OFFICIAL RULES



 

1. SPONSOR

 

These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Xbox Hall of Fame Contest (“Contest”). Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052, USA, is the Contest sponsor (“Sponsor”).

 

2. DEFINITIONS

 

In these Rules, "Microsoft", "we", "our", and "us" refer to Sponsor and “you” and "yourself" refers to a Contest participant, or the parent/legal guardian of any Contest entrant who has not reached the age of majority to contractually obligate themselves in their legal place of residence. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are not the age of majority in your legal place of residence) agree to be bound by these Rules.

 

3. ENTRY PERIOD

 

The Contest starts at 00:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on October 1, 2020 and ends at 23:59 p.m. PT on October 19, 2020 (“Contest Period”).

 

4. ELIGIBILITY

 

To qualify, you must be 17 years of age or older and a legal resident of one of the following Xbox Live Supported Countries: United Kingdom, The 50 United States+ D.C, Canada (void in Quebec), Brazil, Mexico, France, DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Spain, Italy , Poland and Sweden (each a “Participating Country”).

 

The Sponsor may conduct publicity surrounding the Contest and the winners. Therefore, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check to confirm a selected entrant’s eligibility and compliance with these rules and to review selected entrant’s social media accounts or other public facing communications or actions. By entering, you agree to cooperate reasonably with any such background check. If a background check reveals that a selected entrant has engaged in any conduct that could damage or negatively affect the reputation or business of Microsoft, as determined by Microsoft in its sole discretion, the selected entrant may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate entrant. Any information obtained pursuant to this background check will be collected, used and/or disclosed in accordance with the Microsoft Privacy Statement, as set out at rule 10 of these Official Rules

 

If you are 17 years of age or older but have not reached the age of majority in your legal place of residence, then you must have consent of a parent/legal guardian, who must accept these Official Rules and execute all Contest paperwork on your behalf.

 

Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, are not eligible, nor are persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, or the family members of each above (parents, children, siblings, spouse/domestic partners, or individuals residing in the same household). Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Region of Crimea, and where prohibited.

 

5. HOW TO ENTER

 

No purchase necessary. This is a skills challenge to celebrate and award Xbox Live players in each Participating Country to commemorate players in the Xbox Hall of Fame. The Contest Prize winners in each category will be determined based on their Xbox Live Gamer Scores, in-game achievements and activities, and Drawing Prize winners in Participating Countries (except Poland and Sweden) will be determined by random drawing (each a “Prize Draw”), as set forth in the Entry Chart below.

 

To participate:

 

1. Visit www.xbox.com/promotions/hall-of-fame and create or login to your Xbox Live account profile.

2. Confirm that your profile information is correct and follow instructions to register for the Contest.

 

By registering for the Contest, you will receive one entry into the Prize Drawing for the Participating country in which you reside (except in Brazil, Mexico, Poland and Sweden).

 

Then, engage in gameplay on Xbox Live on an Xbox One to qualify for Contest prizes as set forth in the Entry Chart:

 

ENTRY CHART
CATEGORY TIMEPERIOD
(Each begins at 00:01 a.m. (PT) on the first day
and end at 23:59 p.m. PT on the last day)
CONTEST PRIZE
(One awarded per Participating Country)
Gamerscore Legend: Most Gamerscore earned in the lifetime of Xbox One November 22, 2013 – October 19, 2020.

An Xbox Hall of Fame Prize Pack, which will include:

  • An Xbox Series X console
  • An Xbox Hall of Fame trophy
  • A 12-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
  • An Xbox Hall of Fame branded hoodie sweatshirt.
Achievement Conqueror: Most achievements earned in the lifetime of Xbox One November 22, 2013 – October 19, 2020 An Xbox Hall of Fame Prize Pack
Game Pass Ruler: Most Xbox Game Pass titles played in the lifetime of Xbox One November 22, 2013 – October 19, 2020 An Xbox Hall of Fame Prize Pack
Achievement Defeater: Most achievements earned during the campaign period. October 1 –19, 2020. An Xbox Hall of Fame Prize Pack
Gamerscore Champion: Most Gamerscore earned during the campaign period. October 1 - 19, 2020. An Xbox Hall of Fame Prize Pack
Sea of Thieves - Legendary Captain’s Challenge: Earn as much Emissary Value as you can in Athena’s Fortune Emissary voyages. October 2 - 4, 2020. An Xbox Hall of Fame Prize Pack
State of Decay 2: Eliminate all plague hearts as quickly as possible on a freshly-started map, at Standard Zone difficulty or above. October 16 - 18, 2020. An Xbox Hall of Fame Prize Pack
Forza Horizon 4: Get the fastest lap on the Xbox Hall Of Fame Circuit. September 22 - October 11, 2020. An Xbox Hall of Fame Prize Pack
Prize Draw
Prize Draw Entry Period Drawing Prizes awarded per Participating Country (except Sweden and Poland)
One per Participating Country, except Sweden and Poland. October 1 - 19, 2020 10) First Prizes: A 12-Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate code
(10) Second Prizes: A 1-Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate code

 

 

The entry limit is one per person per Category and per Prize Draw (where allowed). Any attempt by any you to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Xbox Live accounts, email addresses, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods will void your entries and you may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited.

 

We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the “authorized account holder” of the email address, social media account, or other method used to enter. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an internet or online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.

 

6. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

 

Within 7 days following the close of the Entry Period, Potential Contest Prize winners will be determined by Microsoft or their Agent based on the Category criteria described in the Entry Chart above, and Drawing Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received in each Participating Country. The Xbox Live computer server and individual game leaderboards are the official scorekeepers for this Contest.

 

Contest Prize winners will be determined in the order listed in Entry Chart above. Once a player has qualified for a Contest Prize, they will not qualify for any other prizes. In the event they are the highest scoring player in any subsequent Category, it will be awarded to the next eligible highest-scoring player. In the event of a tie between any eligible Entries, the winner will be the Contest participant who achieved the winning Category score first.

 

The decisions of the judges are final and binding. If we do not receive enough entries meeting the Entry requirements in any Participating Country, we may, at our discretion, select fewer winners than the number of Contest Prizes described. If public vote determines winners, it is prohibited for any person to obtain votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including offering prizes or other inducements in exchange for votes, automated programs or fraudulent i.d’s. Microsoft will void any questionable votes.

 

Winners will be notified via the contact information in their Xbox Live gamer profile no more than 10 days following the close of the Contest Period with prize claim instructions, including submission deadlines. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing. If you are a potential winner and you are 17 or older, but have not reached the age of majority in your legal place of residence, we may require your parent/legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. Only three alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded.

 

Canadian Prize Draw winners will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question to be conducted at a mutually agreeable time before being declared a winner.

 

7. PRIZES

 

Contest Prizes:

 

One Prize Pack will be awarded per Category per Participating Country. Each Prize Pack will include the following items:

 

  • An Xbox Series X console. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) US$449 each. This product and its manufacturer’s suggested retail price have not been released to market at the time of print.
  • An Xbox Hall of Fame branded hoodie. Size to be determined by Sponsor. ARV, US$50 each
  • An Xbox Hall of Fame trophy. ARV, US$50 each
  • A 12-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription code. ARV, US$139 each

 

Prize Draw Prizes:

 

10 First Prizes will be awarded per Participating Country, except Brazil, Mexico, Sweden and Poland:

 

  • A 12-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription code. ARV, US$139 each

 

 

The ARV of prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. We will determine the value of the prize to be the fair market value at the time of prize award.

 

The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes awarded: US$102,116.00

 

We will only award one (1) prize(s) per person. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Except in Australia and New Zealand, prizes are awarded “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. In Australia and New Zealand, these Official Rules do not operate to limit, exclude or modify any non-excludable statutory guarantees as provided under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (NZ) or any other warranties (whether express or implied) under any state, territory or federal legislation which cannot be excluded. Prize winners may be required to complete and return prize claim and / or tax forms (“Forms”) within the deadline stated in the winner notification. Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. By accepting a prize, you agree that Microsoft may use your entry, name, image and hometown online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Challenge without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

 

8. ODDS

 

The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received and skill of the Entrants.

 

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

 

All local laws apply. The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss, or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Contest or any prize won.

 

Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. Entrants in this Prize Draw agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for (a) any injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this Prize Draw or (b) technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit the entrant's ability to participate in the Prize Draw. The foregoing shall apply in the event your data or your entry is not received or lost by the Promoter. Nothing in this clause shall limit the Promoter’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or arising out of fraud. The provisions of this section shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

 

[If you are resident of France, this paragraph shall apply to the exclusion of the above paragraph. Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party over which it has no control. Entrants in this Prize Draw agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this Prize Draw as long as these losses, costs, damage or disappointment are not caused by a breach by Microsoft of its statutory or contractual obligations towards the entrant.]

 

[If you are resident of Germany, this paragraph shall apply to the exclusion of the above paragraph[s]. Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. Entrants in this Prize Draw agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for (a) any injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this Prize Draw or (b) technical, hardware or software failures, lost, faulty or unavailable network connections or difficulties of any kind that may limit or prohibit the entrant's ability to participate in the Prize Draw, unless such injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment is caused by gross negligence or willful intent of the Promoter.]

 

We reserve the right to cancel, change, terminate or suspend this Contest for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Contest, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Contest cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change, terminate or suspend the Contest.

 

If you are resident of Germany or France, this paragraph shall apply to the exclusion of the above paragraph: If cheating, a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled - provided that these events are considered as force majeure events as defined by German or French Courts - affects the fairness and /or integrity of this Prize Draw, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Prize Draw. This right is reserved whether this force majeure event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Prize Draw, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Prize Draw. If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Prize Draw by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek compensation from you for any losses that we incur as a result of your actions to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Prize Draws, so please play fairly.]

 

If you attempt or we have strong reason to believe that you have compromised the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by cheating, hacking, creating a bot or other automated program, or by committing fraud in any way, we may seek damages from you to the full extent of the law and you may be banned from participation in future Microsoft promotions.

 

[If you are resident of Germany or France, this paragraph shall apply to the exclusion of the above paragraph: If cheating, a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled - provided that these events are considered as force majeure events as defined by German or French Courts - affects the fairness and /or integrity of this Prize Draw, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Prize Draw. This right is reserved whether this force majeure event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Prize Draw, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Prize Draw. If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Prize Draw by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek compensation from you for any losses that we incur as a result of your actions to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Prize Draws, so please play fairly.]

 

10. USE OF YOUR DATA

 

At Microsoft, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Personal data you provide while entering this Contest will be used by Microsoft and/or its agents and prize fulfillers acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the administration and operation of this Contest and in accordance with the Microsoft Privacy Statement. Microsoft uses the information you provide on this form to notify you of important information about our products, upgrades and enhancements, and to send you information about other Microsoft products and services and for eligibility purposes mentioned on item 4 above. Microsoft will not share the information you provide with third parties without your permission except where necessary to complete the services or transactions you have requested, or as required by law. Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above.

 

If you believe that Microsoft has not adhered to this statement, please contact Microsoft by sending an email to privrc@microsoft.com or postal mail to Microsoft Privacy Response Center, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052.

 

 

11. GOVERNING LAW

 

This Contest will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Contest.

 

12. WINNERS LIST

 

Send an email to halloffame@clockworkmedia.co.uk with the subject line “Xbox Hall of Fame Winners” within 30 days of October 19, 2020, to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.

 

POSSIBLE REIMBURSEMENT

 

If you are a resident of France you may seek to claim reimbursement costs of your entry by posting your claim with full details of the costs of connection together with a copy of your bill to the address below, provided that you have incurred an identified cost related to you participation in this Prize Draw: MSN Xbox Competition Reimbursements, Microsoft Limited, Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG, United Kingdom.