Virgin Gaming is now the official provider of online tournaments for EA Sports.
Virgin's tournament platform will now integrate directly with certain EA Sports titles, it will offer community tools and web functionality for competitive play across Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.
The first tournaments will begin early this year
Virgin Gaming CEO Rob Segal said: “EA Sports is the leading sports video game brand and publisher in the world, and we are thrilled to offer our members the opportunities to compete in some of their very best multiplayer sports games. Virgin Gaming is a unique convergence of competitive gaming, video games and social/community networking, and we are excited that EA Sports shares our vision for the platform and its potential.”
EA Sports president Peter Moore added: “Competitive online gaming is an increasingly popular component of our industry and a great way for EA Sports and Virgin Gaming to help connect gamers around the world through the global language of sports.
“Virgin Gaming demonstrates the system-wide integrity we desire, and this is a great opportunity for EA Sports fans to experience secure and impeccably managed online tournaments for some of our top titles.”