VIRGIN GAMING.COM TO AWARD OVER €3,000,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES IN 2012

COLOGNE, August 17, 2011—Virgin Gaming announced today its commitment to award over €3 million in cash and prizes to its members throughout 2012, once again raising the stakes in the competitive online gaming market. Virgin Gaming will deliver on its commitment by hosting even more big money tournaments and exclusive events throughout the year. 

A key component to enabling the record-setting prize giveaway is the introduction of a unique online tournament model developed by Virgin Gaming called Series Tournaments. Launching on VirginGaming.com August 25, 2011, this new multi-level tournament model allows Virgin Gaming members to enter a tournament at any time, play as many matches as they want to, leave and come back again to finish the remaining levels. The flexibility of this format frees players from the rigorous time commitment of traditional bracketed tournament play, and allows tournaments to start and finish sooner, and more often. 

"We're always listening to our members, and one thing we kept hearing was they wanted more frequent tournaments for larger prize pools," said Zachary Zeldin, co-founder of Virgin Gaming. "We can't wait for them to try this new style of tournament; it's going to let us to host more games and accommodate our unrivalled million euro prize pools."

Virgin Gaming has experienced considerable growth since its launch in June 2010, with a number of significant enhancements to its service being added within the last quarter. These include a refined website with new content, matchmaking and other usability improvements, new industry partnerships, and some of the largest online tournament announcements the industry has seen. Gamers can learn more about Virgin Gaming and sign up for free membership at VirginGaming.com.

About Virgin Gaming

Introduced in June 2010, Virgin Gaming is the premier destination for competitive console gamers to meet, challenge and play in head-to-head matches and tournaments for cash, points and prizes. With an array of proprietary features, including a Fair Play Guarantee™ (with automatic results validation), a secure payment back end, and a Community Reputation Management System, Virgin Gaming allows gamers of all skill levels from around the world to safely and easily compete against their friends and other members in some of their favorite multiplayer games. A leading-edge convergence of competitive online gaming and video games, Virgin Gaming offers robust community features with member pages, team play on supported games, a variety of exciting tournament formats and more. For additional information, visit http://VirginGaming.com. ;

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