First Official Xbox Live TournamentSince the launch of Xbox Live on November 15th, pigskin fans across North America have been battling it out on what has become the worlds largest and most competitive football arena. After months of blood, sweat, tears and trash talking, its put up or shut up time for "NFL Fever 2003"s elite online players. Beginning January 10th, the top 64 "NFL Fever 2003" ranked players on Xbox Live will test their skills in the first ever Xbox Live tournament. This head-to-head single-elimination tournament will determine the ultimate "NFL Fever 2003" Champion. At stake is ultimate gridiron acclaim and legend status amongst Xbox Live football players. The winner of the Gridiron Showdown will receive a football autographed by NFL Fever spokesperson and cover athlete, Peyton Manning, a one-year subscription to Xbox Live and a copy of "NFL Fever 2004" (when available). The runner-up will receive a one-year subscription to Xbox Live and a copy of "NFL Fever 2004" (when available) autographed by Peyton Manning. All participants in the "NFL Fever 2003" Gridiron Showdown will receive an Xbox Live tournament T-shirt. On January 7th, tournament invites were sent out to the top 1,500 Xbox Live ranked NFL Fever players. The top 64 ranked players who accepted the invite have met the following eligibility requirements: at least 18 years of age, owns "NFL Fever 2003", possesses a valid Xbox Live account and Xbox.com account. For up to the minute tournament updates, in-depth tournament rankings, brackets, forums and news reports visit www.xbox.com.