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  Virgin Gaming Releases Update for Xbox Tournaments App on Xbox Introducing Cash Challenges and Tournaments
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Toronto – June 18, 2013 – 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 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 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, between April 9 th and July 9 th in Canada, U.S., U.K., Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or Mexico. Additional details regarding the giveaway and the app can be found at

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.

About Virgin Gaming

Introduced in June 2010 through a partnership with, Virgin Gaming is the premier destination for competitive console gamers to meet, challenge and play against each in head-to head and tournament challenges for cash, points and prizes. With an array of proprietary features, including The Fair Play Guarantee™ (with automatic results validation), a secure payment back end, and a Community Reputation Management System, Virgin Gaming allows gamers to safely and easily find and compete against players of all skill levels from around the world in their favorite multiplayer games. A leading-edge convergence of competitive online gaming and video games, Virgin Gaming offers robust community features with member pages, clan support, invitational tournaments, stats tracking, news, information, and more. For additional information, visit

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