Gamers competing with Virgin Gaming now have a new way to challenge opponents using the Xbox Tournaments application.

The app allows players to browse, enter and play in a variety of online tournaments from Virgin Gaming, which also requires you to register an account at

President and co-founder of Virgin Gaming, Billy Levy had this to say:

“Competitive online gaming is increasingly becoming an important component of the video games industry, and the Xbox Tournaments app allows us to bring engaging tournaments to a large and lively community. The new app on Xbox LIVE delivers unparalleled accessibility for gamers to compete in their favourite games like never before.”

The app will be available in the US, Canada and United Kingdom, with launch titles that include EA Sports Madden NFL 13, FIFA 13, NHL 13 and NBA2K13. If your country’s not included yet, don’t worry as more will be added in the coming months.

At the moment, players can compete in three-round, free-entry tournaments designed for gamers of all skill levels. You will also have the opportunity to participate in free head-to-head challenges to hone your skills for upcoming cash-play.

To celebrate the launch of the app, Virgin Gaming is hosting a $100,000 tournament and leaderboard challenge between April 9 and May 6.  During that time, all players that participate in and win all three tournament rounds or that climb the ranks of the leaderboard will win a portion of the cash prize pool.

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