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WorldGaming, formerly Virgin Gaming, is an online video gaming platform that hosts head to head matches, tournaments and ladders for consoles and PC gamers. WorldGaming has had over 2.67 million gamers register for its platform worldwide which makes it one of the most robust and dynamic global eSports communities. There have been over 25 million matches played over 100,000 tournaments held on WorldGaming.com since 2010.
WorldGaming has traditionally focused on the sports games, fighting games and driving games. They had formed a partnership with EA Sports to be integrated into the game and have automatically verified results from the EA servers. These games included the FIFA, Madden and NHL franchises. A partnership was also in place with Take-Two Interactive to be featured and integrated into the NBA2K series of games.
WorldGaming has relaunched a new platform focused on gaming and tournaments but also incorporating streaming, live events and being the central community for gaming enthusiasts worldwide.
On September 18, 2015 it was announced that WorldGaming had been acquired by theatre chain Cineplex Entertainment. Cineplex plans to leverage its cinema locations to serve as sites for e-sports events.
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