VIRGIN GAMING REACHES ONE MILLION REGISTERED MEMBERS

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TORONTO, CANADA – January 26, 2012 -- The industry leader in online competitive gaming, VirginGaming.com, continues to grow at a rapid rate as the company today announced that they have surpassed the one million member milestone.  To date, over $7 million in cash prizes have been awarded; over four million game challenges have been issued and registered members are spending an average of 72 minutes per visit logged onto VirginGaming.com.  These numbers continue to increase daily as publishers continue to integrate the Virgin Gaming platform into their franchise properties.

"We knew we were on to something and that our service had significant potential, we just didn't realize it would take off as quickly as it did," said Rob Segal, CEO of Virgin Gaming.  "Our team continues to evolve the experience on a daily basis, and user feedback has been a key component in our upgrades.  The responses have been resoundingly insightful and positive, so we’re very excited for our current direction and what the future holds, including the expansion of the biggest and best tournaments for mobile and social games.”

“I think the value proposition of the Virgin Gaming platform has been resonating with our partners, and has been a critical component to our success this past year,” said Billy Levy, President and Co-Founder of Virgin Gaming.  “We’re pleased to have publishers and retailers like PlayStation, EA SPORTS, 2K Sports, Ubisoft and GameStop supporting our vision of online competitive gaming.”

Innovations like in-game integration to automate the reporting of match results, a skill ranking system, secure payment facilities and customer support all combine to make the Virgin Gaming platform the easier, safer way for gamers to meet and compete online for cash.   Since entering the competitive gaming sector in June 2010, it’s these core components that have made it possible for Virgin Gaming to develop a reputation for hosting some of the highest paying online video game tournaments to date.

  

The current tournament is the Challenge Series, played exclusively on the PlayStation ®3 computer entertainment system, where players worldwide are competing in EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 12, NHL®12 and FIFA 12 for a chance to win over $1-million in cash and prizes – the largest prize money of any console-based sports gaming tournament ever.  Players can sign up now to compete online for their shot at winning a seat at the live finals in New York this April.

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 and prizes. With an array of proprietary features, including a Fair Play Guarantee™ (with automatic game results validation), Virgin Gaming allows gamers of all skill levels from around the world to safely and easily compete online against 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, community reputation and skill ratings, a variety of exciting tournament formats and more. For additional information, visit Virgin Gaming.

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