Pro vs. GI Joe and GGL Global Gaming Unveil Exclusive Interactive Gaming Network for America's Troops, Military Online Gaming (MOG)
Company: GGL
Fairfax, Va. July 4, 2009 – The Military may be dubbed all work and no play but Pro vs. GI Joe, the non-profit that supports the troops through high profile video game competitions between professional athletes and military men and women, is attempting to change all that. The organization today announced its newest program, Military Online Gaming (MOG), an exclusive military-only online gaming network that give troops stationed all over the world a vehicle to connect with one another in fun yet fierce online video game competitions. Pro vs. GI Joe has teamed up with GGL Global Gaming, a gaming platform that provides millions of gaming fans with a unique social/interactive platform where they can connect, compete & manage their gaming lives across hundreds of game titles on all game platforms, as the online host for their MOG tournaments.

Pro vs GI Joe is kicking off the program's launch with a special Call of Duty: World at War tournament, bringing together troops from all over the world in a military only competition. The top 10 contenders from the ladder tournament will be flown to Atlanta (unless stationed overseas in which case they will participate in the live final remotely) for the live final event. The top gamers win a chance to play against the Atlanta Falcons and Activision-sponsored prizing that includes a top of the line all terrain vehicle. Registration for the first MOG tournament begins July 4th, and the ladder tournament will run for five weeks, from July 27th through August 30th, with the final tournament taking place in mid-September.

“Pro vs. GI Joe makes connections, despite the miles,” says Greg Zinone, who founded the organization with his wife in June of 2007. “But we don’t want to limit the connections we make through video games to just the professional athletes and troops who participate in our Pro vs. GI Joe events. Gaming is hugely popular among our military men and women but not everyone gets an opportunity to battle a pro. So we created the MOG exclusively for the hundreds of thousands of military gamers around the world, to serve as a virtual connection among branches and bases, during deployments, and as a source of entertainment. Our partnership with the USO allows troops to play wherever they are serving, even in combat zones so if they don’t have access to a computer or a strong internet connection, they can head over to their local USO center.”

“We are thrilled to offer the GGL Global Gaming experience to our troops who risk their lives every day to protect us”, said GGL Global Gaming CEO, Ted Owen. “We know that gaming helps these heroes reduce the stress associated with defending our way of life and being away from their families. We believe that our efforts with MOG will give them a way to connect and have fun, no matter where in the world they may be serving”.


About Pro vs. GI Joe
Pro vs. GI Joe, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is changing the way our troops stay connected! Pro vs. GI Joe provides America's heroes with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities by pitting them against their favorite professional athletes and celebrities in heated yet fun video game competitions via the Internet and in person, when applicable! Not only do we connect the Pro and the GI Joe, but we also create lasting memories for families by inviting the participating troops' loved ones to our events to reunite with them via webcam. Through our partnership with the USO, Pro vs. GI Joe brings these amazing opportunities to troops in combat zones and remote locations around the world. We aim to do something no other morale boosting organization does: use the best of today's modern technology to make virtual connections via video games and webcams, simultaneously, across the miles.

About GGL Global Gaming
GGL Global Gaming (GGL) is an online gaming network providing millions of gaming fans with a unique social/interactive platform where they can connect, compete & manage their gaming lives across hundreds of game titles on all game platforms. Founded by gaming fanatics and lead by a collection of gaming insiders, GGL works in partnership with leading game publishers and developers to provide users with access to game play data and statistics related to their own personal gaming experiences. With 2.5 million registered gamers and more than 20 million monthly unique users across their properties, GGL has been a major part of the growth of the video gaming industry and culture since the company's launch in 2003.

About Call Of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty®: World at War completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen in WWII. Powered by Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare technology, Call of Duty: World at War brings an uncensored edge to combat, as soldiers face the most harrowing and climatic European and Pacific battles in which an enemy, who knows no surrender and no retreat, will fight to the last breath, unleashing an arsenal of lethal surprising tactics. Peril and danger lurk throughout the battlefield as players combat the unknown risk of the new chaos of battle.
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Title: Call of Duty: World at War (Multi-Platform)