EA DICE has has announced a huge Battlefield 3 tournament where the first prize is an incredible $1.6 million. The tournament is arranged in partnership with Virgin Gaming and is supposed to be a world-wide tournament for PS3 and Xbox 360 players.

The biggest, most realistic, room-shaking FPS ever demands a tournament that will always be remembered. That’s why Virgin Gaming, and EA DICE have come together to bring you an online competition you’ll be telling your grandkids about. So strap on your boots and check your magazine—when the spoils of war are this rich, you can bet things are gonna get messy.

The tournament will start in 2012, but already now you can sign up to participate via the Virgin Gaming website.

If a similar tournament for PC gamers are coming is yet unknown.