SourceVIRGIN GAMING™ TEAMS UP WITH XBOX
TO BRING TOURNAMENTS TO XBOX LIVE
Xbox LIVE Tournaments Service, Powered by Virgin Gaming, Brings Skill-Based Competitions to Xbox LIVE Gold Subscribers
TORONTO, CANADA – June 4, 2012 – Today, Virgin Gaming announced that it will be teaming up with Microsoft Corp. to launch the new Xbox LIVE® Tournaments service, powered by Virgin Gaming. Available later this year, this new exclusive entertainment application will let Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers seamlessly browse, enter, play in and track tournaments for their favorite games directly from the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network.
"It was always our dream to have the Virgin Gaming tournament experience seamlessly integrated into consoles," said Billy Levy, President and Co-founder of Virgin Gaming. "The new application on Xbox LIVE delivers unparalleled accessibility for all gamers to compete like never before in the biggest tournaments, for the biggest prizes with a growing selection of new games to choose from. This is truly game changing."
The Xbox LIVE Tournaments service, powered by Virgin Gaming will offer skill-based events and challenges for players of all levels, including a wide variety of free-to-play or paid-entry tournaments and head-to-head matches in top titles from leading publishers.
"We're really excited to work with Virgin Gaming to redefine the way people think about video game competitions on Xbox LIVE," said Alex Garden, general manager, Xbox LIVE, Microsoft. "The launch of the Xbox LIVE Tournament service, powered by Virgin Gaming will bring a wide variety of competitive and casual tournament options to Xbox LIVE subscribers. Our goal is to deliver a play experience that makes tournaments fun and accessible, in a way that resonates with both the core and casual Xbox gamer, and we've found a partner that shares that same vision. By teaming up with Virgin we are able to match their expertise in operating a tournament service with our large and highly engaged community on Xbox LIVE."
When it's time for gamers to showcase their skills in today's most popular console games, against the best competition, in the biggest and most exciting tournaments in history, Virgin Gaming is the premiere destination. With a community of over 1.3-million gamers and counting, top partners including EA SPORTS, 2K Sports and Ubisoft, and Innovations like in-game integration of automatic reporting of match results; a skill ranking system; secure payment facilities, and customer support all combine to make Virgin Gaming the platform of choice for both gamers and sponsors alike. You don't need to be a pro to be a player at Virgin Gaming, just bring your game.
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