The best Madden NFL 13, FIFA Soccer 13 and NHL 13 gamers on PlayStation 3 left Las Vegas a lot richer courtesy of Virgin Gaming.
On Feb. 9, 2013, Virgin Gaming gave away a combined $1 million to the winners of the EA SPORTS Challenge Series Powered by Virgin Gaming at Lagasse’s Stadium inside The Palazzo Las Vegas. This annual series is one of the largest video game competitions in the world set a milestone for by offering one of the largest prize pools
The event began at 9 a.m. on Saturday, where 640 gamers and 1,000 spectators from all over the world lined up to enter the famed Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas. With more than 100 HD TVs, stadium-style seating, and Emeril Lagasse’s signature cuisine, Lagasse’s Stadium has been recognized as the best sports lounge in Las Vegas.
“In 2012, when we launched the inaugural EA SPORTS Challenge Series, we set the bar high for video game tournaments by creating a truly groundbreaking event for gamers from all over the world”, said Billy Levy, co-founder and president of Virgin Gaming. “Now in its second year, we witnessed once again the best competition for FIFA Soccer 13, MADDEN 13 and NHL 13 all playing under one roof for their share of $1,000,000. Our vision has always been to make competitive gaming more fun and accessible by doing what we do best- arming players from all corners of the world with the tools to win big cash prizes and epic opportunities, all from the comfort of their couch. Being able to run a live tournament that culminates all of the time and effort that the gamers put in to qualifying for the 2013 EA SPORTS Challenge Series, is incredible to witness firsthand and extremely rewarding for everyone involved.”