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SAN JOSE, Calif., September, 2004—Coin-op manufacturer, GLOBAL VR® announces exhibition matches and tournament events for EA SPORTS™ MADDEN NFL™ FOOTBALL and EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF to take place in select cities. “Competitive, coin-op video game play is more than a passing trend,” says GLOBAL VR® National Tournament Director, Rob White. “Players get interested in tournaments because of the large cash prize pools and other awards. They keep interested in tournaments because of the excitement and fun the player community experience provides.”

This year, GLOBAL VR® will encourage this interest and create awareness in competitive tournament play through its promotional efforts. By joining partner, Electronic Arts at select cities on the Madden Challenge Tour, the all-new coin-op version of EA SPORTS™ MADDEN NFL™ FOOTBALL will offer exhibition matches throughout October and November in the following cities: Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Las Vegas, NV, Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA (see attached schedule and flyer for details).

Additionally, ongoing EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF operator-run tournament events will be hosted by Eldridge Vending throughout Northern Texas and Southern Oklahoma at select locations. “Prizes for some of these events are substantial,” says Operator, Rusty Eldridge, “including tickets for the IRL Chevy 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Monday Night Football and Cotton Bowl tickets and authentic sports memorabilia.”

“Now is a good time for players to get interested in video golf and football tournament play,” says GLOBAL PLUS Producer, James Kucera. GLOBAL VR® will host its first North American Championship, with $100,000 prize pool, for EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF this November. “Players still have time to qualify, and they receive a minimum of $500 just for playing at the Championship,” says Kucera.

GLOBAL VR® will also host its first $100,000 Madden Championship next fall. Tournament play and qualifications for the Championship begin this October.

For further information please contact:

Barb Roy
Phone: (408) 597-3400 ext: 2409
Fax: (408) 597-3431


*Operator-run tournaments are not sponsored by or administered by GLOBAL VR, Electronic Arts, PGA TOUR, NFL, NFLPA or John Madden.

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