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Virgin Gaming and EA Sports team up for cash tournament

Electronic Arts and Virgin Gaming have teamed up to bring an new, cash prize tournament, played exclusively on PlayStation 3.

Powered exclusively by Virgin Gaming and PlayStation 3, participants will compete for over $1-million in cash and prizes by going up against each other in Madden NFL 12, NHL 12 and FIFA 12.

“Virgin Gaming is earning a reputation for hosting the biggest gaming tournaments, but our members have been asking for even larger prize pools. That’s what drove the creation of the EA SPORTS Challenge Series; the idea came from them,” said Rob Segal, CEO of Virgin Gaming. “This is also the perfect opportunity to bring our unique tournament format to the masses, giving gamers the freedom to compete whenever they want, instead of according to a set schedule. Those who make it through the online qualifier phase will then earn a seat to play in the live finals for huge cash prizes and true e-sport star status.”

Players that want to compete in the EA Sports Challenge Series can register and participate immediately. The three tournaments will begin with online qualifiers through Virgin Gaming for Madden NFL 12, NHL 12 and FIFA 12. Players will need to outscore the competition by winning through the online qualifiers in order to secure a seat at the final event to be hosted in New York, April 2012.

You can find out more and check out the rules by visiting www.easports.com/challengeseries.

Edited On 13 Dec, 2011

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