The following is a press release from Video
Gamers League (VGL):
VIDEO GAMERS LEAGUE OPENS REGISTRATION
FOR NATIONAL GAMING TOURNAMENT OVER $20,000 CASH AND A 2005
SCION xB TO BE AWARDED.
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, www.vgleague.com.
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
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 www.sponsorshipsforsale.com.
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