Yesterday, a new update to the Xbox 360‘s Virgin Gaming App was announced which now allows players competing in the Xbox Tournaments to also partake in buy-in tournaments, which include head-to-head challenges. Since the Virgin Gaming app launched nearly two months ago nearly $100,000 has been awarded to players in cash prizes. Players using the app may also seamlessly view, enter, challenge, compete in and track tournaments for their preferred titles directly from Xbox Live. Gamers who are interested but unregistered can create an account and download the app from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
In celebration of the update, Virgin Gaming is offering one lucky player a chance to win the Ultimate Gaming Lounge, which amounts to $15,000 worth of prizes. That includes a 55″ TV, a top surround sound system and a Football table. The winner will be chosen out of all players that downloaded the Xbox Tournaments App and registered for an account between April 9th and June 25th in Canada, U.S., U.K., Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or Mexico.
The co-founder of Virgin Gaming, Zack Zeldin, had this to say about this announcement:
“Since launch, the Xbox Tournaments with Virgin Gaming app on Xbox has allowed us to bring engaging tournaments to a large and lively community that is eager to compete against fellow gamers for bragging rights and cash prizes[…]With this update, Xbox Live Gold subscribers are now able to prove their competitive prowess by pitting their skills against gamers from around the world to win cash and see who is truly the best.”
Interested? If so, be sure to check out the official competition rules.