Now that Battlefield 3 is finally a more mature game, there are more and more Battlefield 3 tournaments beginning to sprout up. Gigabyte, in partnership with AMD, has begun a series of tournaments for Battlefield 3 starting in North America. The tournament will be based on a mix of classic and B2K (Back to Karkand) maps.

Knowing Gigabyte, this will not be the last tournament, as Gigabyte tends to do global competitions and will likely spread to Europe and Asia. The first round, though, is in North America. The prizes for winning are valued at approximately $12,000 and will be granted in 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.

Each team will consist of eight members and if you read the rules, you’ve also have to legally own the game and list up to 10 people on your roster in the event that you’ll need a backup.

Taking a look at the prizes, we’ve got some really sweet graphics cards including some yet-to-be announced graphics cards!

Think you have what it takes? If you do, then check out the prize pool waiting for the top champions:
? 1st Prize: Eight GV-R797OC-3GD + USD $1600 (split among 8)
? 2nd Prize: Eight Unannounced Next-Generation Graphics Cards + USD $800 (split among 8)
? 3rd Prize: Eight K8100+M8600 + USD $400 (split among 8)
Total prize value: $12,000!

The tournament begins March 12th, 2012 with finals beginning on March 31st, 2012. Registration is open NOW!
So, go ahead and head on over to their site and sign you and your friends up for a fun time fragging as well as potentially a lot of swag