Those looking forward to Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer and hoping to step their game up into the big leagues may be interested in a preorder deal that Major League Gaming (MLG) is offering in conjunction with PlayMonks. Beginning today, fans who preorder a copy of Modern Warfare 3 from the MLG Store will not only get free shipping to anywhere in the States, but they'll also get a free full year of MLG Gold Membership (a $29.99 value) and entry into a tournament with $3,000 of prizes up for grabs.

An MLG Gold membership entitles players to discounts on partner products, early access to pro events, premium online tournaments, live streams of pro matches, premium tournaments with higher payouts and a host of other benefits.

Those who preorder Modern Warfare 3 from MLG will also have the opportunity to show their skills in a live match at MLG headquarters, New York City. This "Sundance Invitational" 4v4 match will be played on the 360 version and will be streamed live on MLG.tv on November 8 to coincide with the game's launch. Further information on the tournament will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Major League Gaming Announces Modern Warfare 3 Membership Bundle and Invitational Match