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If you've ever wanted to go to the premier video game event of the year, you'll want to enter this new Ubisoft Uplay contest.
The Uplay Fan Video Contest will choose 12 gamers from the Ubisoft community to attend E3 as VIP "Uplay Ambassadors" on a trip that includes "all-expenses paid travel, access to the E3 show floor, a ticket to the Ubisoft press conference and exclusive meetings with Ubisoft's development teams."
To win, you'll have to make a eye-catching video in one of three categories: Filmmaker (for creative, highly crafted videos), Competitor (creating a Twitch livestream that shows off your skills), or Cosplay (a video that shows off your costume-making craftsmanship). For more details on the rules and how to enter, check the official contest site. Entries will be accepted beginning on April 15 and the contest will close on April 30.
In addition, 1,000 additional players will receive invites to attend the "Uplay Lounge," a pop-up event that will take place near the L.A. Convention Center and feature playable demos of Ubisoft's E3 lineup. For more information on the Uplay Lounge, click here.
Our Take:There's no event quite like E3. If you've not been, I highly suggest you enter this contest. Who knows? Maybe you can hang out with GI's Dan Ryckert. Just kidding, you don't want to do that.
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