is one of the games that changed the way people viewed the Xbox Live Arcade. Before this title hit on August 27th, 2008, the arcade marketplace was home mostly to ports of retro titles and very few games that could go toe-to-toe with a retail release. Castle Crashers
debuted at the then unthinkable price of 1200 MSP and has been listed as a top seller for almost all of the 29 months it has been released.
Behemoth, the developer's behind Castle Crashers
and the upcoming Battle Block Theater
, have decided to celebrate over 2 million players on Xbox LIVE by launching the first ever Tournament of Champions.
First prize in this contest gets the winner a solid 24k gold-plated Xbox 360:
Second prize gets a Castle Crashers themed Xbox 360 Elite.
Third gets 250 Squishy Chickens (the white chickens around the gold Xbox).
In order to qualify for the 1v1 Tournament of Champions, all you have to do is be listed in the Top 100 Weekly Ranked Arena Players leaderboard on January 28th. The top 100 players will then participate in a 1v1 single elimination tournament on February 5th.
What are you waiting for? Go level up that Orange Knight collecting dust in your Games Played Library!