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“NEW YORK and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ — Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS) and Major League Gaming today announced a collaboration to bring the 2009 EA SPORTS™ Challenge Series to gamers around the world. Beginning this summer, MLG will operate live and online qualifying competitions for multiple titles from the EA SPORTS line-up. Best Buy, one of the nation’s leading gaming retailers, continues its commitment to EA SPORTS Challenge Series as presenting partner for the competitions. The 2009 EA SPORTS Challenge Series will be played on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
“MLG and EA SPORTS are also teaming to create new online offerings for the EA SPORTS Challenge Series, allowing for competitors to join the 2009 EA SPORTS Challenge Series online for the first time. Both online and live competitors in the 2009 EA SPORTS Challenge Series will be competing for cash and prizes totaling $170,000, made possible by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.“