VGL Opens Registration for National Tourney [03/22/05]

The following is a press release from Video Gamers League (VGL):


Dallas, Texas - March 21, 2005 - VGL, (Video Gamers League), the first organization to advance console gaming competitions to the level of a professional sport, announced today that they have opened registration for the first season of competition in the National VGL Video Gaming Tournament, the largest-ever console game tournament. Players can register to compete in official (qualifying) tournaments at the VGL website, Halo 2 is the official game for the first season, which will include 112 tournaments that will take place in Scion dealerships across the nation.

The VGL will offer both team and FFA (free for all) tournaments. The FFA tournaments are free to enter. Official winners will advance to one of six regional tournaments, which will take place in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando, San Francisco, and Chicago. Winners of the regional tournaments will advance to the national championship, where top finishers will receive cash and prizes and the grand champion will drive away with a 2005 Scion xB. All tournament participants will receive Scion merchandise, including beanies, CDís, and backpacks.

The National VGL Video Gaming Tournament is made up of two tournament seasons. It is produced and managed by VGL of Dallas, TX and Turn-Key Marketing Services, Inc. of Orlando, FL. Scion, a top-level sponsor, will host the official Halo 2 tournaments for the first season and will determine the official game for the second season in the near future.

Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. produces the versatile x, the urban xB and the sporty tC. Visit their website at

Turn-Key Marketing Services, Inc. is the exclusive sponsorship sales and marketing firm representing the VGL. In addition to VGLís National Video Gaming Tournament, Turn-Key Marketing is working with numerous corporations and venues to further develop the growth of the VGL and its tournaments. Turn-Key Marketing represents a variety of regional and national events that include sports, family entertainment, and faith-based initiatives. Visit their website at

Jeff Gross launched VGL in 1999. Gross previously was involved in tournaments with both CPL and Twin Galaxies, and now focuses his full attention on the VGL. VGLís newly designed website is

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