EA Sports/Gillette contest, Day 2: NBA Live courtside! Win the game!

Before we tell you what today’s contest is, we should probably announce the winner of yesterday’s ’shoop-some-facial-hair-on-Madden contest. Drumroll, please: the funniest image came from…Ballistic! The winner might have been someone else if we were asking for the best ’shoop, but we literally lol’d when we saw Ballistic’s Pai Mei-inspired picture. Great work! Send your information to samit[at]destructoid[dot]com, and we’ll get you your copy of Madden NFL 09 very soon! Congrats!

Now, as for today’s contest, we’re giving away a copy of NBA Live 09 on the Xbox 360. Keeping with the simple theme, we’re just asking for a caption this time — and again, the funniest one wins. The photo is in the gallery; it shows a pensive Yao Ming sitting on the bench, courtside, and boy, does he have some awful facial hair. Again, we’ll only allow one entry per person; if you submit multiple captions, please pick one to be considered in the giveaway. The contest is open to anyone, anywhere! We’ll be accepting entries through 4 PM EST tomorrow, November 19th.

If you’re wondering what this EA Sports/Gillette contest is all about, check out the details after the jump. And remember to keep voting to pick the winner of our Blitz: The League II PS3 giveaway; voting ends tomorrow night at 11:59 PM EST!

The full details can be found here, but in a nutshell, you compete in an Xbox Live tournament with any of five different EA Sports titles (Madden NFL 09, NBA Live 09, NASCAR 09, FIFA Soccer 09, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09) for bragging rights, as well as prizes to certify your sports gaming prowess. There are nine weekly Qualifying Rounds, running from October 31-December 28, a week of leaderboard qualifying in a Knock Out Round from January 4-11, 2009, and a Global Competition around February 3, 2009, held in Orlando, Florida.

There are tournaments in North America, Asia, and Europe — the Global Competition will feature one winner per game from each of the three regions. Those fifteen winners will be flown to Orlando to compete against each other, and the winners will have a chance to play against the Gillette Champions: Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, Thierry Henry, Denny Hamlin, and Roger Federer! Pretty cool, eh? Weekly winners get a Gillette razor and a 3-month Xbox Live Gold subscription; weekly first prize winners receive a Gillette shave kit, a copy of EA’s FaceBreaker, a 12-month Gold subscription, and 1,600 MS Points. Oh, and in addition to being flown to Orlando, the finalists will get a shave kit, 3 EA Sports games, a 12-month Gold subscription, and 4,000 MS Points.

Samit Sarkar