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The Virgin Gaming eSports league has introduced a subscription plan designed to simplify the process of winning cash by excelling at video games. Previously, those using the Virgin Gaming service on either Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 would be required to shell out a small fee for each match they hop...

October 23rd 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Virgin Gaming's occasional prize-dispensing video game tournaments are setting up shop in your house, through an upcoming Xbox Live app designed to integrate skill-based tournaments into home games.The new "Xbox Live Tournament Service" will offer a variety of tournaments, both free and paid entry,...

June 4th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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If you're convinced that you're the best at virtual kicking, throwing, catching and running, Virgin Gaming and EA have teamed up to make your skillset into a profitable exercise. Well, potentially profitable -- the two are hosting an EA Sports online tournament for the PS3 versions of three title...

December 8th 2011 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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EA's poured millions into the development of Battlefield 3; what's another $1.6 million handed out to its players? In conjunction with the competition specialists at Virgin Gaming, EA is holding a "Battlefield 3 Worldwide Conquest Tournament" in early 2012. Details are slim at the moment, but th...

September 27th 2011 at 6:50pm 0 Comments
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Are you ready for some football? Virgin Gaming wants you and all your rowdy friends to come over to GameStop for some Madden NFL 12 tournaments. Registration for the "Battle of the Gridiron" event takes place from August 30 through September 18 for Madden pre-orderers and buyers, with the actual...

August 4th 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Virgin Gaming wants to give you up to $10,000! There's a catch, though ... if you want to rescue that loot from Sir Richard Branson's cavernous coffers, you first have to prove your dominance in the field of Killzone 3. Qualifying rounds for the "Killzone 3 Edge Challenge" open June 27 for the t...

June 22nd 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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It looks like Virgin Gaming has picked up a new client, as Electronic Arts has announced that the company will become the "official worldwide provider of online tournaments for EA Sports." The deal encompasses "all head-to-head competitive play, pay-to-enter and sponsored tournaments" for certain E...

January 21st 2011 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Virgin Gaming may not be ready to officially reveal its operations until E3, but a bit of sleuthing has shown that at least part of its business likely will be online tournaments for popular games -- with cash prizes. MaxConsole found that the VirginGaming.com domain is administered by Entertainment...

June 1st 2010 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Mega-billionaire Richard Branson (look around your house -- there may be a document nearby indicating that he owns you) once had a game publishing company called Virgin Interactive, responsible for releasing the original Command & Conquer, the Lands of Lore games and, of course, the NES classic...

May 26th 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments