EA and Virgin Gaming Announce $1.6 Million Battlefield 3 Competition

September 27, 2011Written by Sebastian Moss

Battlefield 3 will probably be awesome, but there’s one thing even better than a great game – money! EA have teamed up with Virgin Gaming to give out a whopping $1.6 Million to BF3 players.

The “largest console videogame competition in gaming history,” the Battlefield 3 Worldwide Conquest Tournament will be a worldwide tournament that begins in early 2012.

Zachary Zeldin, Co-Founder of Virgin Gaming, said:

We’re always looking to raise the bar for our members, to give them truly epic gaming experiences they won’t find anywhere else and Battlefield 3 hits the mark. This partnership with EA and DICE is exactly the kind of relationship it takes to deliver on that goal, and we can’t be more excited to be working with them to host the greatest competitive gaming event I’ve ever seen.

Karl Magnus Troedsson, General Manager of DICE commented:

The Battlefield series has always been a very social experience with its best-in-class multiplayer gameplay and we’re honored to have such passionate and loyal fans. We want to give them the best Battlefield experience we’ve ever created with Battlefield 3. The Worldwide Conquest Tournament with Virgin Gaming is a great way to celebrate the gameplay and reward our fans.

The competition will be available to PS3 and 360 users, and more information can be found here. Battlefield 3 launches on October 25th, 2011.