EA Sports and Virgin Gaming have announced a new agreement whereby Virgin Gaming becomes the official worldwide provider of online tournaments for EA SPORTS. The agreement covers all head-to-head competitive play, pay-to-enter and sponsored tournaments for select EA SPORTS console video games.
Virgin gaming is relatively new to this space as they were only formed last year, but this is a huge win for them. This should catch the attention of Major League Gaming who really dominates this space right now. As part of the agreement, the Virgin Gaming tournament platform will integrate directly with select EA Sports titles offering seamless web functionality and enhanced community tools for competitive gaming across PS3 and Xbox 360. The first tournaments will begin early 2011, with details to be announced in the near future.
I am not quite sure how big this market will be but if you have skills like that then this might be the thing for you. I know tons of people who say they are unbeatable in Madden or FIFA, now is your chance to prove it. Time to put up or shut up. Oh yeah, there is a Madden tournament going on right now with $25,000 worth of cash and prizes on the line.