Last weekend, Virgin Gaming held their second annual EA Sports Challenge Series that brought together gamers from all over the world to compete in gaming's biggest sports titles exclusively on the PS3. When the smoke cleared, Eric Wright of the U.S.A. took home $140,000 for dominating Madden 13, Ivan Lapange of Sweden came up on $140,000 from his FIFA 13 reign, and Canada represented that NHL 13 life with Julian Fusco winning $70,000.
“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 in a press release. “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.”
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