LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GameStop (NYSE:GME), the world’s largest multichannel video game retailer, and Virgin Gaming, the premier online destination for competitive console gamers, today announced a partnership to power online video gaming tournaments. The partnership makes Virgin Gaming the preferred online tournament provider for featured console game releases sold in U.S. GameStop locations and through GameStop.com. GameStop will offer publisher partners unique, large-scale online tournaments to help market, sell and create deep player engagement for their games. GameStop customers will have the opportunity to win cash and incredible prize packages through the GameStop/Virgin Gaming tournaments, in addition to Virgin Gaming credits redeemable for games and other merchandise.
“This partnership is an ideal fit since GameStop and Virgin Gaming are both in the business of bringing value and engagement to gamers while helping our publisher partners market and promote their games,” said Rob Segal, CEO of Virgin Gaming. “By combining and leveraging our online tournament platform we will be able to offer more large-scale tournaments, prizes and glory for competitive console gamers around the world.”
“GameStop tournaments add tremendous value and engagement for our customers around key video game releases. Virgin Gaming has proved their relevancy in the category and an integrated partnership will help elevate customer experience by creating, offering and managing these great and exciting tournament events,” said Kristin Djurdjulov, divisional vice president of marketing for GameStop.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include more than 6,670 company-operated stores in 17 countries worldwide, www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site with more than 13 million monthly unique visitors, and Game Informer(R) magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication. The company also sells video games and related merchandise at www.GameStop.com. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website.
About Virgin Gaming
Introduced in June 2010 through a partnership with WorldGaming.com, Virgin Gaming is the premier destination for competitive console gamers to meet, challenge and play in head-to-head and tournament challenges for cash, points and prizes. With an array of proprietary features, including a Fair Play GuaranteeTM (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 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, clan support, invitational tournaments, stats tracking, news, information, and more. For additional information, visit http://virgingaming.com.
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