The UK game rating system is currently a mix-up of several different organisations. They all use different criteria to each other and often give conflicting age ratings to games, as a result just one has been chosen as the sole UK game rating group. Unfortunately for the competitive CoD community, it could potentially damage future attendance to events. It was decided by the UK government as part of the April 2010 Digital Economy Bill that PEGI will soon become the official word on video game ratings, and ratings by other companies such as BBFC will become irrelevant. The more detailed PEGI rating system used in conjunction with age ratingsWhat does this mean for MW3 offline events? The current age rating system for MW3 is decided by BBFC who gave the game an 18+ rating, however this is only law at point of sale. Hence why LAN events such as EGL use consent forms to allow seemingly 'underage' players to still attend and compete.With the new PEGI system reported by MCVUK as coming into force in July this year, it will apply to more than just point of sale. This would mean LAN organisers could be prosecuted for allowing any under 18s to play the game at their event. However we must stress that at the present time it is unclear how it will impact on competitive offline competitions in Europe, for now we must just hold out until further details are released. Please follow us on Twitter for the latest news, articles and media!