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64 Madden NFL Football fans are headed to the Alexis Park Hotel and Resort to tackle the opportunity of winning a portion of the $100,000 Prize Pool

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 25, 2005 — GLOBAL VR today announced that the roster for the first $100,000 Madden Championship is complete and competition is set to begin August 5 th at Las Vegas’s Alexis Hotel and Resort. 64 players and 6 alternates will be arriving in the gaming capital of the world where they will find the stage set and their opponents ready to kick-off.

Festivities begin Friday afternoon when players will arrive and register for the weekend event. There will also be an opportunity for players to participate in a team match up Friday evening where a $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winning 2-player team.

Saturday morning, beginning promptly at 11:00, the double elimination qualifying rounds begin. Match-ups and cabinet numbers will be announced to the field by GLOBAL VR staff and players will take their stations. The play will continue until only 32 players remain standing. Those players will face off on Sunday morning where the big prize money winners will be determined. Sunday’s match-up will be single elimination rounds and will continue until the Grand Prize winner is determined. The awards ceremony will immediately follow the last round of play and payout of all prize money and trophies will be completed.

“Players have been looking forward to this event all year,” shared Wes Harris, GLOBAL VR’s Director of Product Marketing. “Being able to assemble the best players is a chance for the tournament community to finally meet one another and put a face to the name they’ve only seen on the leaderboard.” Wes further commented, “This type of event is good for the coin-op industry too. It keeps coin-op gaming fresh in the minds of players and future players. We know that they will keep coming back to play for their chance to participate in these exciting events.”

The Grand Prize Winner of this event will walk away with a cool $15,000. All attendees, including alternates, are guaranteed a cash award.

For more information of this event or GLOBAL VR products, please visit or call

GLOBAL VR at 408-597-3400






*Tournaments are not sponsored or administered by Electronic Arts or its Licensors.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Jose, California, GLOBAL VR® is the world's leading manufacturer of coin-operated video games based on home gaming technology. GLOBAL VR® is leveraging massive investment in development of home games and triggering a renaissance in the out-of-home video game industry. GLOBAL VR® has development agreements with the world's leading game publishers Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), Atari (NASDAQ:ATAR) that provide exclusive rights to create coin-op versions of popular home games such as EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF, NEED FOR SPEED™, Beach Head and Operation Blockade.

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