GameStop announced today that they have opened their first Premier Store and Tournament Center
in San Jose California. The 4,000 sq ft store will sport a traditional GameStop setup, but have 24 networked Plasma Monitors for weekend tourneys. The initial tourney at the store (if you are lucky enough to live by it) will be this December 15th and will feature Madden 08
an $1,000 GameStop shopping spree to the winner.
Dec 11, 2007 09:00
GameStop Announces Opening of Premier Store and Tournament Center
Madden NFL 08 Tournament to Celebrate Grand Opening
GRAPEVINE, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Dec. 11, 2007 GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, announced today the opening of its first combination store and tournament center. Larger than a standard GameStop location, this 4,000 square foot store is located in heart of the gaming industry in San Jose, CA.
This location is a first of its kind venue for GameStop and the first in a series of tournament focused stores. The center features 24 networked gaming stations with plasma monitors and tournament events will occur most weekends with GameStop system-wide tournament finals occurring at least once a quarter.
"This world class facility takes GameStop stores and video game tournament opportunities to the next level," said Dan DeMatteo, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of GameStop Corp. "With these continued efforts, we are offering customers another way to get the most out of their gaming and are truly giving power to the players."
The inaugural tournament will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2007 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will feature Madden NFL 08 with the grand prize winner receiving a $1,000 GameStop shopping spree. Space is limited and participants are encouraged to arrive early to ensure a spot in the tournament.
About GameStop Corp.
Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp. is the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates over 5,000 retail stores across the United States and in sixteen countries worldwide. The company also operates two e-commerce sites, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for next generation video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website: http://www.gamestop.com/corporate.