NEW YORK & GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2007--GameStop Corp., the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that it has renewed its partnership with Major League Gaming (MLG), the first professional video game league, as the presenting sponsor and official global video game retailer for the MLG Pro Circuit through the 2008 season.
"GameStop's relationship with MLG really gives power to the players," indicated Tom DeNapoli, Vice President of Marketing, GameStop Corp. "By connecting our stores and online retail efforts to the MLG audience, we've been able to cement a relationship with millions of important customers."
GameStop's role as the presenting sponsor of the MLG Pro Circuit includes a significant presence at each of the professional competitions as well as through MLG's media distribution outlets, including television, mobile and online. The partnership also leverages the extensive physical store and online reach of the company's more than 4,816 GameStop and EB Games retail stores across the United States and worldwide, where gamers and fans will have additional opportunities to deepen their involvement in the MLG community.
"GameStop is by far the premier video game retailer, the most respected brand among consumers, and a natural sponsor for MLG," said Matthew Bromberg, CEO of MLG. "We're pleased to continue this successful partnership."
The Boost Mobile Major League Gaming Pro Circuit Presented by GameStop is holding pro competitions in seven cities in 2007: Charlotte, Secaucus (The Meadowlands), Dallas, Chicago, Orlando, and Playoff and National Championship rounds in cities to be announced.
About GameStop Corp.
Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME)(NYSE:GME.B) is the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates over 4,816 retail stores across the United States and in sixteen countries worldwide. The company also owns two e-commerce sites, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and Game Informer magazine, a leading video and computer game publication. GameStop Corp. sells the most popular new software, hardware and game accessories for the PC and next generation video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells computer and video game magazines and strategy guides, action figures, and other related merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website: http://www.gamestop.com/investor-relations/.
About MLG (Major League Gaming)
Major League Gaming is the world's first professional videogame league, the only sanctioning body for pro gaming, and the first sports media business to arise out of the videogame industry. We produce compelling entertainment for national television, broadband and mobile distribution, host live competitions across the country, and exclusively represent the best gamers in the world. We operate a thriving online community and online tournaments for millions of gamers at mlgpro.com. MLG, founded in 2002, is based in New York City and privately held.
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