Pwn the Competition and Earn Cold Hard Cash
Yeah, it’s one thing to play some video games on a casual basis. It’s another thing altogether when you enter real tournaments that have some real prizes. Thankfully, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your mom’s basement to destroy the other players in the community.
Get Real with Virgin Gaming
That’s because you can partake in the online video game tournaments hosted by Virgin Gaming. You could play for just some bragging rights, but it’s so much better when you put your money where your mouth is.
And that’s fundamentally the idea behind Virgin Gaming. You sign up for a free account with their service, connect your account to your Xbox Gamertag or your PSN ID, and challenge other would-be pros from around the world. Part of these matches are for points, but if you fund your account, you can play for money too. They also offer some real world prizes.
Tracking Your Performance
As I’m sure you’re aware, these aren’t games of chance. Being good at Super Street Fighter IV isn’t about luck; it’s about skill. And that’s why these wagers are totally legal in most jurisdictions: you’re competing in a game of skill. You can check out the FAQ for more information about how it works.
The cool thing is that after you’ve set up a game with your opponent, the Virgin Gaming system will automatically track the result of that match. They’ve also put a reputation system and a skill rating system in place to keep everything clean, safe, and fair. Play people at your same skill level and only play those with good reputations.
Right now, there seems to be a heavier sports focus on the featured games on Virgin Gaming. They have plenty of tournaments for NHL 11, Madden 11, EA Sports MMA, and NBA 2K11, but you’ve also got Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood in the mix, as well as Killzone 3 on the way.
It’ll be great when and if they add some fighting games in there. Wouldn’t you want to bet some money on your skills in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 or the new Mortal Kombat game? A win-loss record only means so much. I want some cash. For example, they’ve got a $3,000 TKO tourney running for Fight Night Champion.
Free to Sign Up, Free to Play
Even if you’re not ready to play for money, you can get started with Virgin Gaming by registering for a free account. Check out the available tournaments, challenge gamers from around the world, and prove that you are really are as good as you say you are.