SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To further extend the success of the record-breaking NBA® 2K14, 2K and Virgin Gaming (www.virgingaming.com) will be taking online gaming to the hoop with the NBA 2K14 King of the Court Challenge, a month-long online video game tournament that will culminate with a live Championship match broadcasted by Major League Gaming (MLG). NBA 2K14 players on the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will be able to register and compete in this epic online tournament during the qualification round which begins on March 7, 2014 and runs through April 3, 2014. On April 19, the top two remaining finalists will win an all-expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the live Championship on the new PlayStation 4 and broadcast from the MLG studios and airing exclusively on MLG.tv. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to the 2014 NBA Finals, $5,000 USD and a PlayStation 4 system NBA 2K14 bundle.
Contestants can sign up throughout the qualifying round at [www.virgingaming.com/kingofthecourt], where they can register for a Virgin Gaming account, opt-in to the King of the Court leaderboards and begin qualifying.
Every PlayStation 3 system NBA 2K14 game played in the Virgin Gaming Tournaments lobby during the qualification round will automatically count towards the player’s overall ranking in each of the weekly challenges. They include:
- Week 1, March 7-March 13: Total Wins;
- Week 2, March 14-20: Total Assists;
- Week 3, March 21-27: Total Blocks;
- Week 4, March 28-April 3: Total Games Played.
The top four participants from each leaderboard will be entered into the 16-person bracketed semi-finals which will be held on April 9-10. The semi-finalists will compete until the last two finalists remain. Then on April 19, the two finalists will compete on the PlayStation®4 system live from the MLG studios in New York City in a best-of-three match to determine the true King of the Court.
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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, the service offers robust community features with member pages, community reputation and skill ratings, a variety of exciting tournament formats and more. For additional information on the company or the all-new Virgin Gaming Premium service, visit http://www.virgingaming.com/.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™ and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise*. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.