Where can you find the latest gaming system, games, a comfy chair and a friend who shares your love of Halo 4? Even if your answer is not “my living room,” it may be closer than you think.

Gaming leagues are popping up in Microsoft stores across the country, in cities like Charlotte, Chicago, San Francisco and everywhere in between. Thousands of avid gamers participating in the weekly tournaments that come complete with store credits, prizes and most important – bragging rights.

All the leagues are free to join. Of course, you’ll be surrounded by some tough competition but if you’re an avid gamer, that just might be the best part. Anyone 14 and older can join and try out new games like Call of Duty, NBA 2K13, Madden NFL 13 or the incredibly popular TITANFALL.

Whether you are a fighter or a soccer pro, you can stop by your local Microsoft Store to see if you're truly the best around. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the store every week. Each event is a stand-alone tournament with its own prize. To find a tournament near you, click here