FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GLOBAL VR’S EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® GOLF CHALLENGE EDITION TOURNAMENTS ARE SET TO TEE OFF
Tournament System Enhanced to Provide More Revenue Opportunity for Operators and More Rewards for Players
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 28, 2005 — GLOBAL VR announced that monthly cash tournaments are set to begin on the new and highly anticipated version of EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR® Golf – Challenge Edition. The tournament event will be kicked off beginning August 1 st 2005 and will run for the entire month. Lowest score will walk away with the $5,000 top prize. Each month thereafter a new course will be chosen for the 9 hole match-up and players will compete for their share of over $40,000 in cash and prizes.
In addition to monthly tournaments, GLOBAL VR is also sponsoring a North American weekly event – Monday Golf. Every Monday beginning at 12:00 a.m., players will be able to compete in a new event. Prizes will be awarded in Plus Points™, a part of the new on-line loyalty program introduced with Challenge Edition Golf. A weekly bounty of 1.5 Million Plus Points™ will be awarded to players who finish in the top ten on the Monday Golf leader board. Plus Points are won by players as a part of the monthly and weekly prize pool, but are also awarded in special Challenge Edition Play Modes such as World Tour.
GLOBAL VR’s Plus Points Program is the first of its kind in the coin-op industry. Fashioned after the highly successfully loyalty programs of large consumer brands, GLOBAL VR intends to reward players for their loyalty while, at the same time, increasing the revenue for GLOBAL VR operators. Plus Points can be redeemed for merchandise certificates from companies such as Cabela’s, Amazon.com, eBay, Gift Certificates.com, and other providers of major brand name merchandise. All a player has to do is visit www.globalvr.com to make his selection.
When asked for comment about the new tournament program, Jim DeRose, GLOBAL VR’s President and CEO shared, “Taking an idea like a loyalty program and bringing it to the coin-op industry is an initiative designed to further stimulate revenue growth in this industry.” He went on to state, “ GLOBAL VR will continue to push the envelope when it comes to the development of products and programs and we will actively pursue new revenue opportunities for our operators.”
In the next few weeks GLOBAL VR will be announcing details of the World Championship Event. Players from around the global will be able to qualify to participate in this exciting and financially rewarding event. Information about this event and other GLOBAL VR products can be found at www.globalvr.com or by calling 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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