A few weeks ago we let you know about the Virgin\EA BF3 tournament that was giving away a bunch of cash. Well now it looks like the sports games are getting their turn as EA have just announced the Sports game tournament exclusive to PS3.
Pro athletes will not be the only ones cashing in on their highlight reel moves in 2012, as EA has today announced the EA SPORTS Challenge Series, a sports video game tournament series that will determine the most skilled Madden NFL 12, NHL 12 and FIFA 12 gamers.
Powered by Virgin Gaming and exclusive to the PlayStation 3, gamers will compete for over $1-million in cash and prizes — the largest prize money of any console-based sports gaming tournament ever. You can head over to the Virgin Gaming site , where it will allow gamers to participate online tournaments at their leisure by pairing up gamers to battle away.
We’ll let Rob Segal, CEO of Virgin Gaming do the talking from here,
Virgin Gaming is earning a reputation for hosting the biggest gaming tournaments, but our members have been asking for even larger prize pools. That’s what drove the creation of the EA SPORTS Challenge Series; the idea came from them, this is also the perfect opportunity to bring our unique tournament format to the masses, giving gamers the freedom to compete whenever they want, instead of according to a set schedule. Those who make it through the online qualifier phase will then earn a seat to play in the live finals for huge cash prizes and true e-sport star status.
If it sound slike your kind of thing you can head over to the Virgin gaming site to register and participate now. The three tournaments will begin with online qualifiers through Virgin Gaming for Madden NFL 12, NHL 12 and FIFA 12. Players will need to outscore the competition by winning through the online qualifiers in order to secure a seat at the final event to be hosted in New York, April 2012. For the official rules, you can check out the EA site too
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