GameSpot Named Exclusive Live Stream Partner Of Virgin Gaming And EA SPORTS™ Challenge Series Finals

 GameSpot Named Exclusive Live Stream Partner Of Virgin Gaming And EA SPORTS™
                           Challenge Series Finals

Comprehensive Coverage and Analysis from Noon - Midnight PT on Saturday, Feb.
9

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --GameSpot Network, the #1 gaming
information destination, today announced GameSpot.com will offer exclusive
live stream coverage of the EA SPORTS™ Challenge Series finals exclusively on
PS3™, powered by Virgin Gaming, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 9 at
Lagasse's Stadium in Las Vegas. Pitting the best Madden, FIFA and NHL pro
gamers from around the world in a sports video game showdown, the EA SPORTS™
Challenge Series exclusively on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) will determine the
ultimate global champion, with more than $1 million in prize money at stake.

GameSpot's live coverage of the EA SPORTS™ Challenge from Lagasse's Stadium
runs from noon PT until midnight on Feb. 9 and will be available on-demand
following the event. Coverage will include dynamic match highlights and
interviews with star eSports athletes and celebrities from the NHL, the NFL
and more. GameSpot's coverage of the event will air on GameSpot.com and
Twitch.tv as well as the Virgin Gaming, Sony PlayStation and EA websites.

"The EA SPORTS™ Challenge Series will bring together some of the world's best
eSports athletes under one roof, and GameSpot.com will cover every minute of
the live action," said David Rice, Senior Vice President and General Manager
of CBS Interactive's Games division. "We envision 2013 to be a banner year for
eSports and this will be the first of several major tournaments CBS
Interactive Games will bring to our massive gaming audience."

GameSpot's live coverage of the EA SPORTS™ Challenge Series is the first in a
series of high-profile international eSports competitions that the site will
live stream and host this year.

"Virgin Gaming's vision is to make competitive gaming more accessible and fun,
and GameSpot provides an excellent way for us to get our event to a much
larger fan base," said Billy Levy, President of Virgin Gaming.

The EA SPORTS™ Challenge Series exclusively on PS3™ kicked off with online
qualifiers to determine the 640 competitors who will face off at the finals in
Las Vegas. For more information on the event and to live stream, please visit
www.gamespot.com/esports.

About CBS Interactive

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visiting its properties each month, it is a top 10 web property globally and a
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GameSpot, TV.com and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology,
entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

About Virgin Gaming

Introduced in June 2010, Virgin Gaming is the premier destination for
competitive console gamers to meet, challenge and play in head-to-head matches
and tournaments for cash and prizes. With an array of proprietary features,
including a Fair Play Guarantee™ (with automatic game results validation),
Virgin Gaming allows gamers of all skill levels from around the world to
safely and easily compete online against friends and other members in some of
their favorite multiplayer games. A leading-edge convergence of competitive
online gaming and video games, Virgin Gaming offers robust community features
with member pages, community reputation and skill ratings, a variety of
exciting tournament formats and more. For additional information, visit Virgin
Gaming.



SOURCE GameSpot

Website: http://www.gamespot.com
Contact: Rosabel Tao, +1-415-344-2515, rosabel.tao@cbsinteractive.com, or
Matthew Hutchison, +1-415-344-2368, Matthew.Hutchison@CBSInteractive.com
 
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