Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Cash Challenges And Tournaments Come To Xbox

Gamers competing via the Xbox Tournaments with Virgin Gaming app on Xbox 360, now have a new way to win cash and show off their gaming skills. With the new update, available today, players can now enter buy-in tournaments and head-to-head challenges using their own money. Since launching nearly two months ago, Virgin Gaming has awarded Xbox 360 gamers nearly $100,000 in cash prizes, while also allowing players to seamlessly browse, enter, challenge, play in and track tournaments for their favorite games directly from Xbox Live .

Gamers that are not already using the app can register for an account at http://virgingaming.com/xbox and download the app from Xbox Live.

“Since launch, the Xbox Tournaments with Virgin Gaming app on Xbox has allowed us to bring engaging tournaments to a large and lively community that is eager to compete against fellow gamers for bragging rights and cash prizes,” said Zack Zeldin, co-founder of Virgin Gaming. “With this update, Xbox Live Gold subscribers are now able to prove their competitive prowess by pitting their skills against gamers from around the world to win cash and see who is truly the best.”

Following the Xbox Tournaments with Virgin Gaming app initially launched in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, this update will make the app available in additional markets, including New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Mexico with titles that include EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 13, FIFA 13, NHL® 13 and NBA 2K13, as well as FarCry 3 from Ubisoft™. Players can compete in both buy-in and prized tournaments, and in wagered head-to-head competitions for FIFA 13, with additional one-on-one matchup titles to come in the future. To help gamers with their busy schedules, Virgin Gaming offers proprietary Play & Go Tournaments that allow players to enter flexible, convenience-based tournaments that they can play at any time.

To celebrate the app’s update and expansion, Virgin Gaming is offering one lucky gamer a chance to win The Ultimate Gaming Lounge, which amounts to $15,000 worth of prizes, including a 55” Television, a top surround sound system and a Foosball table. The winner will be selected from all those that downloaded the Xbox Tournaments App and registered for an account at VirginGaming.com, between April 9th and June 25th in Canada, U.S., U.K., Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or Mexico. Additional details regarding the giveaway and the app can be found at www.virgingaming.com/xbox.

Virgin Gaming offers numerous proprietary features; including in-game reporting of match results, a skill ranking system, secure payment facilities, and strong customer support, making it the platform of choice for competitive gamers.  With a community of more than two million gamers and top partners, Virgin Gaming offers a strong network for sponsors, such as NOS® Energy Drink, Ford, Kia and Dr Pepper, looking to reach the coveted gamer audience.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!